Rose Cottage, Lakeside, LA12 8AS
- Open plan kitchen and diner
- Original flooring in lounge and hallway
- Underfloor heating in the snug
- Stone slate tiles in Kitchen
- Oil AGA - Powder blue
- Electric operated velux windows
- All double glazed windows
- No local occupancy
- No restrictions
- Parking for 3 cars
- Oil fired central heating
- Mains water
- Septic tank
- Main electric
- Super fast fibre broadband
- Walking distance to Swan Hotel and Lakeside hotel
- Walking distance to the east shores of Lake Windermere
Tucked off the lake shore road, pull up through the entrance in the dry stone wall and onto a large gravel driveway, with parking for several cars.
A traditional Lakeland cottage in its handsome slate and stone design, the Victorian symmetry of Rose Cottage is soothing at first sight.
Built in 1875 and, until recent times, divided into two properties, inside a blend of traditional elements and contemporary twists await.
Hang up your coat and shed your shoes in the tiled porch, where a heater and windows deliver warmth and light in equal measure.
To the left, a glazed door draws the light through, highlighting the dark tones in the original slate floor of the hallway.
A turn to the immediate left once more reveals the lounge, a light-filled space with windows framing views of the garden on two sides.
Maintaining the owner's desire for clean-lined cosiness, the fireplace has been remodelled and fitted simply with a traditional log burner, topped with a wooden lintel and set on a slate hearth.
Reflecting the simple rustic design is the original wooden flooring, a warm contrast to the neutral tones of the summer linen walls.
Returning through the original wooden door, take a left along the slate tiles of the hallway and peep through to the utility room, clad in the same original flooring.
Once a kitchen in its own right, when Rose Cottage served as two separate homes, this is now a spacious addition to the main kitchen, with fully fitted cream-coloured units providing storage above and below the countertop. These robust wooden worktops also house an inset sink and a large washer and dryer.
Open the honey-toned oak door and follow your nose through to the dining-kitchen, the heart and hearth of the home.
Flowing off from the main kitchen, the dining room retains a traditional feel, with newly reupholstered window seats offering 'pause points' in which to sit and watch the world go by.
Beneath the window seats, miniature log stores are handy for feeding the wood-burning stove, set under a large timber lintel.
Brimming with light from the multitude of windows, this is a cheerful and spacious room in which to entertain family and friends.
Emanating warmth and welcome from the quintessentially cottage-kitchen, oil-fired Aga, the kitchen is truly the hub of the home.
Comprehensively fitted with oak units, there is also an integrated microwave, electric hob and oven alongside a full-height American style fridge.
Welcoming you home on a Friday evening is also a convenient wine cooler.
From the kitchen, sneak a peek at the downstairs shower room, fitted with a large rainfall head in the walk-in, travertine coated shower and a tall, designer vertical radiator. A WC and wash basin complete this comprehensive downstairs wash room.
Slip through to the cosy snug, fitted with underfloor heating and with access to a quiet and discreet office - perfect for home working.
Easy access from here to the garden, through an external door. Sneak out from beneath the slate porch onto the private, side patio
From the entrance hall, take the stairs up to the first floor where the pure wool carpet extends throughout the bedrooms.
Invitingly light, the master bedroom is bathed in brightness from two sides, and is discovered through the first door on the left.
Supremely spacious, there is room here for a super king size bed. For the traditionalists, beneath the brand new pure wool carpet, the original varnished wooden floor remains intact.
Turning right at the end of the landing, subdued lighting creates a cosy sanctuary in the guest bedroom.
Also looking out in the direction of Lake Windermere, this bedroom currently accommodates a king size bed. Overhead suspended from the high ceiling, chandelier lighting adds a splash of luxury. Laura Ashley light fittings illuminate each room at Rose Cottage.
Spruce up in spa-quality spaciousness in the lavishly-sized bathroom at Rose Cottage. Refurbished only a year ago and refitted in Travertine, the theme of natural materials continues upstairs.
Soak away the day's aches in the claw-footed roll-top bath, bathed in light from the window.
Adding to the luxury hotel feel, a toilet and separate sink backed in creamy travertine are accessed through a separate door within the bathroom.
So much space to relax and refresh, step into the walk-in Aqualisa digital shower. There is also a deep linen cupboard perfect for bedding and towels in this bathroom.
Slate gravel walkways surround the house, meeting with a neatly paved patio to the rear. Built around a natural rocky outcrop, so reminiscent of the glacial carvings found throughout the Lake District National Park, colourful pots of flowers help to break the hard landscaping and introduce the feeling of an oasis to this private sun trap.
Stretch out beneath the solid timber frame and protective cover of the pagoda, strung with festoon lights for evening ambience, and raise a glass to luxury lakeside living.
With no grass to mow, just the natural allure of the rugged stone outcrops creating their own landscaping, this low maintenance garden is ideal for holiday let purposes or simply for those seeking a bolthole sanctuary with minimal upkeep.
For watersport enthusiasts, the biggest playground is only metres away over the road...
Stash your canoe in the large newly built shed, fitted with power, light and heaters.