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The Old Mill, Winster, Windermere, LA23 3NN

5 BED 3 BATH £1,000,000

The Old Mill, Winster, Windermere, LA23 3NN

£1,000,000
  • Ref: 1000_RS0527
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Steeped in rich history and bursting with unique character, The Old Mill is a rare treasure that offers limitless possibilities and perfectly embodies idyllic country living.

Full Details

Home:
* A home steeped in history
* The barn dates back to 1802
* 5 bedrooms
* 3 bathrooms
* Exciting re-development opportunity

Services:
* Mains electric
* Private water supply
* Septic tank
* Storage heaters
* B4RN in Winster

Grounds and Location:
* South facing gardens
* Private river and waterfall
* Plentiful parking
* Idyllic location

Dating back to the 1800s, with original beams, majestic stone walls, and the river Winster running alongside, it's a secluded slice of perfection.

Only two miles from the bustling town of Bowness and Lake Windermere, The Old Mill is easily accessed down a secluded lane. With comfortable parking for at least four cars, a large outbuilding that can be used as a double garage or storage, the whole place is filled with character and endless potential.

At the front of the home is a large patio area that is perfect for summer picnics and barbecues. Secluded and private, the courtyard is a place for listening to the birdsong with your morning coffee, for taking a moment in peace and tranquility.

As you approach, a large wooden door welcomes you and once you enter, the personality of The Old Mill leads you on a journey as you explore everything it has to offer.

Decorative tiles greet you underfoot as you step inside, and it's impossible to overlook the open entrance hall that extends up to the ceiling, showcasing exposed beams. Original beams are featured throughout, acting as a continual reminder of The Old Mill's fascinating past. The walls in this part of the building long to be touched, as they speak of a time when symmetry and hard lines weren't a requirement.

The restored traditional stonework provides a rural echo of the past that encloses you in a peaceful homage to days gone by. On your right, is a cloakroom and storage area, the perfect place for muddy boots and jackets to dry after enjoying the elements of the Winster valleys and the many walks that lead from the home. Brant Fell and Ghyll Head are just a few that are within easy access from The Old Mill.

Continue through the hallway and enter the first kitchen, where the warmth from an authentic wood-burning stove is unmatched. Deep-set windows offer views of the garden and courtyard as well as filling the room with natural light. The array of cabinets and storage areas provide ample space for preparing refreshments and warming drinks or cooking up satisfying feasts after your days out by the river.

Step through to the heart of the building, where the generous open plan dining and family room greet you with a charm and character that embodies The Old Mill. This spacious room is adorned with numerous wooden beams and initially leads to a dining space. A double doorway to the right offers views of the courtyard and provides a glimpse of the wooded landscape beyond. Enjoy family meals in the dining area or walk through the doors to the courtyard and dine in the open air.

Steps take you up into the living area, the heart of the home, a perfect place for socialising and reconnecting.

Family gatherings and get-togethers are a must around the unique open stone fireplace, an impressive feature that welcomes you with its comforting warmth.

Take time to relax and destress, curl up and enjoy cosy nights in front of the dancing flames after a day out hiking on the hills, or let the fireplace be a backdrop to your celebrations, filling the room with an inviting atmosphere as you fill it with laughter. This large room is as versatile as you are, and adaptable to whatever your needs may be.

Carpeted stairs at the back of the room take you up to a walkway, where you can overlook the living area, enjoy the atmosphere at a distance and appreciate the beauty of the space.

Walk along the upper landing, where a double bedroom steeped in character awaits. With white walls, deep-set windows and original beams, this bedroom is bright and inviting. The pitched roof features a Velux window, allowing plenty of natural light to flood the room, and just before the doorway leading into the next bedroom, there is a small sink and wash area that adds to the room's distinct charm and character.

The adjoining double bedroom is a mirror to the previous one, and provides excellent storage nestled under the beams. Another Velux window allows the room to be bathed in light, along with its own sink and wash area.

Walking out of the bedroom brings you to a balcony area that overlooks the magnificent entrance hallway and leads on to a large family bathroom. Tiled walls surround the bath, along with a heated towel radiator, wash basin and WC. The deep-set window overlooking the courtyard, along with the overhead beams, continues the charm and character of the place.

Wooden steps lead you into the newer part of The Old Mill. Take a step left, up onto the carpeted floor and enter a double bedroom filled with light. White walls and built-in storage cupboards add to the airy feeling of the room. The window looks out over the patio and river beyond, ready to lull you to sleep as you rest. Turning left will take you past a feature that is distinct to The Old Mill. What could have been a hearth but is now disused, built into the thick wall, with an exposed beam and stone flooring, makes a decorative focal point.

Continue on and enter a large bedroom, with space for both a double and single bed, nestled underneath the slanted roof, that speaks of the building's history and unique layout. Back along the walkway and down three carpeted steps and on your right is a large family bathroom with ample space and storage. Steps lead down into this white family bathroom, which comprises a bath with an overhead shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel radiator.

Leading off from the bathroom, and entering the annex, the possibilities of The Old Mill present themselves.

Ideal for visiting guests, or family members who would like their own privacy, this space offers a place for independent living, whilst still being a part of The Old Mill. With wooden flooring underfoot, walk past two more entrances to the home, and down wooden steps that lead to a kitchenette area, with space for dining along with wonderfully curved woodwork.

Retracing your steps back up the stairs, takes you to a tiled bathroom, with tiles underfoot along with a shower, sink and WC. A Velux window fills the space with natural light, where there is enough room for a dining area with French doors leading out to the glory of the river and woodland beyond.

Walk up the paddle staircase and you'll find a double bedroom nestled under the pivoted roof with Velux windows. With a small area overlooking the kitchenette, and a window providing views from the front of the house, this bedroom is both cosy and bright.

Walking back through the annex, and taking the stairs down from the bedrooms, will bring you into a main kitchen with a tiled floor, white cabinets, electric hob, and dining area.
A large storage area is at the back of the kitchen, perfect for products and appliances and to the right, a door leads out to a patio area. Ideal for eating outside whilst spotting wildlife.
From there, make your way into a large living area which is bright and spacious and has its own entrance, making it perfect for adaptable living arrangements.

A large lawn at the front of the home provides a perfect setting for family games and socialising, somewhere to relax whilst listening to the gentle sound of the river. With your very own slice of waterway, including a small waterfall and makeshift bridge, there is no end to the fun to be had outdoors.

A habitat that's home to an array of wildlife, spend lazy summer days on the lawn enjoying nature and dipping your toes into the cooling water surrounded by the habitat that's home to an array of wildlife.
With the Winster valley surrounding you, there are countless hikes and trails to discover, making it a haven for those who appreciate the outdoors and enjoy being immersed in nature.

OUT AND ABOUT

Perfectly situated for total seclusion, yet only ten minutes' drive away from the bustling town of Bowness, The Old Mill offers complete refuge whilst being totally accessible.

The vibrant town of Bowness provides many cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, whilst the close-by village of Windermere, with its train station that branches to Kendal and all major train lines, is only a fifteen-minute drive away.

With the rolling hills of the Winster Valley surrounding you, numerous walks can be taken from the doorstep where woodlands and stunning views await. Stroll into Winster village and onto The Brown Horse Inn for a spot of lunch, or hike further afield toward Ghyll Head and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Windermere.

Take a ride out to The Old Stamp House at Ambleside, Gilpin Spice or Storrs Hall which are all within easy reach and offer fine dining at its best. Filled with history and character, surrounded by gardens, with its own river and waterfall, this rural retreat is brimming with potential and possibilities.

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Tenure: Freehold

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