Rowanthwaite, Chapel Lane, Crook, LA8 9HR
Planning permission for a 7 bedroom, 9000ft² home built on the shore of your own Lake...
3.25 acre plot
1.5 acre Lake
Alternative drawings available
The building in the photographs has now been demolished leaving a dream plot ready to start building on!
Welcome to Rowanthwaite...come take a look around your dream home...
Wend along Chapel Lane, gaining height and views, then drop down into Rowanthwaite's private grounds. They occupy the most tranquil of spots and are framed by a protective encirclement of rolling pastureland and majestic Scotch Pines. And at the heart of the plot, the still depths of an ancient millpond.
On your own secluded 'island' you can bask in sunlight all day long. The sun rises to the east and lingers throughout the day before leaving you with a show-stopping sunset.
Warm stone steps lead you down to a minimal glass door; before you even set foot inside Rowanthwaite, pause in awe at the view over the lake and trees. Once inside, look up: you're in a glass atrium with the Lakeland skies above.
Behind, the practicalities: spacious office, cloakroom, utility room and pantry. Ahead, the wow-factor: an abundancy of glass and uninterrupted views out to where your glass galleried balcony extends towards the lake - the perfect spot to stand and stare.
Stand at the very prow of Rowanthwaite, and you'll see the architect's vision for this home. Each room at this side of the house has its own balcony or terrace.
On this core level, you'll find a cosy snug, the perfect room for winter evenings where you can hunker down enjoying the last of the day's light. Next door lies your family dining room, the perfect place to gather and catch up on the events of the day. In summer months, take your meals al fresco on the glass fronted balcony, which runs the full length of the front of the house, and watch the brown trout leaping lazily in the last light of dusk.
Your vast and comprehensive open plan kitchen, living and dining area occupies the right-hand side of this level, where one entire corner is glazed to create a glorious sun lounge. Enjoy your first coffee of the day here, watching through the steam of your mug as the sun rises, heating the water of the lake to create its own misty vapour. Pure serenity. Of course you can take this drink out onto the balcony too if you wish, the door is right there. At night time, gaze out over the illuminated lake where sympathetic uplighting and outlighting has been rigged amidst the trees to create an amphitheatre of light.
The kids even have their own play room back here, but take the grand staircase in the atrium down to the lower ground floor to discover more of their domain.
On the lower ground floor, four bedrooms, all with individual en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms await. Ideal for the youngsters, all the bedrooms boast lake views and even have patio doors opening out into the contemporary garden beyond. Out here at the front and sides of Rowanthwaite, enjoy a combination of lawn, patio and decking, fully LED lit and levelled, leading out onto the jetty below and with steps down to the wilderness beyond: the perfect place for entertaining.
Ascend the incredible glass tower to its zenith to discover yourself in a fortress of sorts: a castellated peel tower design, reminiscent of the Lakes farm estates of yore creates a solid central portion to your palatial home, with modern glass wings extended to each side combining old and new. Within this powerhouse, you find yourself looking down over your domain from your master suite. Or should we say penthouse? Your huge master bedroom is balanced out by its equally enormous en-suite bathroom and dressing room. Best of all, a beautiful glass balcony from here affords its residents their very own 'Pride Rock' moment as you gaze out over your kingdom and the ancient reflective surface of the lake with the best view in the house.
Rowanthwaite is the perfect place in which to escape from it all and relax. From your ground floor entrance, slip through to the right into a glass conservatory that connects you to your very own leisure complex. In here, swim lengths for purpose or pleasure whilst enjoying the enrapturing views of nature in your own woodland outside. Above your own private pool is situated a fully equipped gym on the mezzanine level.
Out here, there is wildlife in abundance. Follow the babbling sounds of the meandering beck that marks the borders of your land along the roadside beyond the lake. Glimpse a playful otter capering amidst the old waterwheel and keystones of the antique bridges, a nod towards the heritage of this site. In springtime, note the snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells as they sequentially pop their nodding heads through. In summertime, the grounds are a blaze of colour from the azaleas and rhododendrons.
Listen out for the heron, nesting in the scotch pines above, or the snap of a twig as a furtive deer passes by. A haven for wildlife, Rowanthwaite is truly every nature lover's dream abode.
For a lazy Sunday away from the rat race, down your fisherman's hat and push off into the lake in your rowing boat for a spot of fly fishing. As evening falls, the lake is bubbling with brown trout, jumping three a second in the dusky waters of the lake.
Invite all your friends over for the ultimate midsummer's party and follow the 40ft jetty out to the hot tub where you can enjoy champagne parties and reviving dips into the cool water of the lake in total privacy and seclusion.
To book a viewing of Rowanthwaite or to request further details, call our team. Alternatively download the brochure on desktop.