Paddock House, Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, LA23 1LU
** Viewing by appointment only. Please do not try to visit the Holbeck Estate without prior permission**
- Mains electricity
-Water supply with ultra violet filter system and drainage to septic tank shared with Holbeck Ghyll Hotel
- Oil fired central heating to radiators
- Double glazed windows
- Hot water comes from a centralised biomass boiler from a neighbouring property
- Business Rates: South Lakeland District Council. The current owner pays business rates
- Open plan living/& kitchen space which is currently a blank canvas. There is so much potential here to develop it into the most amazing living space with floor-to-ceiling walls of window that look out onto the Lake & Fells.
- Planning permission exists to convert and extend the large double garage in order to create two additional en-suite guest bedrooms, living accommodation, games room, utility and boiler room (Planning reference: 7/2004/5077)
In premier position, nestled between the classic Lakeland way posts of Ambleside and Windermere, Paddock House occupies the same elevated plot (and thus enjoys the same vistas of the lake and fells) as the renowned Holbeck Ghyll Hotel.
From Holbeck Lane, take the turning for the Holbeck Ghyll Hotel, continuing past the hotel, before reaching the gated driveway to Paddock House.
Park up in the double garage, or to the front - where there is ample space available for visiting family and friends.
A covered walkway runs between the main building itself and the potential annex; currently a high-spec garage.
Step through to the entrance hall of Paddock House, whose glazed frontage provides a seamless link between the outdoors and within.
Above, a honey-toned, solid wood staircase opens out into an expansive galleried landing, leading to the sleeping quarters beyond.
Stash walking gear, hats and scarves in the spacious cloakroom to the right, which connects through, via a second storage room, to the kitchen.
Once open, light floods in through the double oak doors, directly ahead, revealing a bright open-plan area, laden with the potential to create a bespoke living-dining space.
Compelling views across to the Old Man of Coniston and the Langdale Pikes beyond Lake Windermere take up residence in the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows to the far side of the room; an inimitable and ever-changing sight.
Captured in the foreground are vistas of neatly trimmed lawns and rolling fields beyond. Slide open the patio doors to enjoy an after-dinner digestif on the terrace, watching the setting sun reflected in the waters of the lake as it disappears behind the distant peaks.
Season these quintessential Lakeland views to your own taste; from the living-dining area, step up to the breakfast kitchen.
Create the kitchen of your dreams, with views in abundance, in this light and practical space. Sliding doors lead out to the front patio and access is also available, on the opposite side, out to the covered walkway.
Drift off to sleep at Paddock House, to visions of Lake Windermere and its backdrop of silhouetted Lake District fells...time to explore the bedrooms.
Downstairs, bedroom three's full height windows slide open to reveal a sun terrace, perfect for watching the boats ripple across the water of Lake Windermere.
From the entrance hall, take the open staircase up to the galleried landing where two more substantially-sized bedrooms await.
Immediately to the left lies bedroom two, light and bright, heated by a contemporary vertical radiator.
Sneak a peek at the en-suite shower room, tiled in white with a striking band of blue and caramel toned tiles running through.
Inset spotlighting illuminates this refreshing space, where a cubicle with overhead shower is accompanied by a wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, slip through to bedroom one, nestled at the far end of the landing.
Soak up the breath-taking views across the lake and to the Langdale Pikes from the floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
Overhead, inset spotlighting shines down from beneath the honeyed ceiling beams.
Relax and refresh in style, in the largest of the three en-suites at Paddock House.
Start the day with a rejuvenating spritz in the large shower cubicle, or while away an hour or two in the large bath at the end of the day.
Design your own dream home...
With its perfect position above Lake Windermere, Paddock House is already a nose ahead when it comes to the ultimate in bolt-hole country living.
However, there is the potential to further develop the home in order to create your own dream abode.
Planning permission exists to convert and extend the large double garage in order to create two additional en-suite guest bedrooms, living accommodation, games room, utility and boiler room.
No need to lose the benefit of a detached garage either; permission has also been granted to build a new double garage with separate WC. Initial work on this project has already been completed to foundation level.