Whinthwaite House, Brigsteer Road, Levens, LA8 8NU
- Built in 1874 by David Henry Fenton
- 4 good size bedrooms, 3 en-suite and a family bathroom
- New windows throughout
- Original tiles in porch and wood floor in the drawing room
- Hallway, utility and W/C have Italian flooring
- Amazing basement cinema room
- Integrated Sonos sound system
- The original staircase was uncovered during the renovations and restored
- Heritage Radiators of London throughout
- Views from all rooms of pretty woodlands, Arnside or the Kentmere Horseshoe
Handsomely positioned, with its elegant Victorian features looking down over the rolling lawns from an elevated perch, the understated glamour of Whinthwaite House as approached along its sweeping driveway (accessible from two entrances) is an instant draw.
Experience the elegance of décor, the comfort of contemporary kitchen design and the free-flowing functionality of layout first hand...
Dating back to 1874, understated glamour is evident in each room at Whinthwaite House and is lovingly teased out through the use of complementary and sympathetic décor; at once paying homage to the home's original features and heralding its arrival into the 21st century.
The grand reception hall is a room with which it is impossible not to fall in love instantly. Embodying the elegance of the Victorian period, a coffered ceiling embraces a ceiling rose from which stylish Buster + Punch lighting is suspended, delivering an urban punch to the proceedings.
Ahead, the staircase rises to the half landing, light flowing down from the large window, with additional plinth lighting offering an atmospheric subdued option for evenings.
Passing the detailed carvings of the staircase, continue on ahead into the jaw-dropping, film-set perfect, open-plan kitchen-living space.
Essentially four rooms in one, this free-flowing space extends the entire length of the house, transitioning seamlessly from breakfast-kitchen to chefs-zone, to casual dining, to formal dining to snug lounge to private alfresco dining terrace.
With underfloor heating extending throughout the Italian ceramic tiling of the kitchen (and out into the utility room, boot room and WC), this kitchen is fitted with an array of top-quality fittings and appliances including: a large larder cupboard, two dishwashers, two fridges, freezer, wine cooler, instant hot water tap, Neff electric oven (including microwave oven), Britannia double oven with six-hob burner and griddle plate and Belgian-sinks with easy-clean stainless-steel insert.
Beyond the kitchen, a practical element to Whinthwaite House can be found in its every-day entrance and boot room - ideal for dog owners - and storage-laden utility room, with plumbing for a washer and dryer, double sink, easy clean units and elegant metro splashback tiles.
Often overlooked in lesser homes, sneak a peek at the Victorian-feel WC, decorated in opulent Clarke and Clarke wallpaper and featuring a bespoke vanity unit and sink.
Grandeur and comfort combine in the formal sitting room, where the light simply streams in through vast windows elegantly dressed in French linen drapes, hand-sewn by an artisan local seamstress.
A true winter sitting room, huddle up with the family in front of the Clearview log burner. One of only a handful of Lake District homes to feature a window above the fireplace, watch as the snow coats the distant fells above a roaring Christmas fire.
Prior to reaching the kitchen, on the right another cosy room beckons; the snug and inviting library.
Dressed in Clarke and Clarke wallpaper and Emma Shipley drapery, with a large ornamental fireplace and lighting by Industrial, alongside Buster + Punch fixtures and handles, this room is utterly atmospheric.
The cinema room is evocative of a chic urban bar, with exposed brick-effect walls interspersed with industrial style sconce lighting.
The perfect escape for youngsters, ideal for 'date night-in' and so versatile; why not set this space up as a games room, yoga studio...anything you like!
A further music room can be found down here, doubling as a chill out room or simply a spill over from the cinema room.
The intricately carved staircase, takes you up to the first floor. So bright, light flows through the window on the turn in the staircase and also from the ornate chandeliers on the landing.
There's an evocative guest bedroom, with a Parisian boudoir mood, with its own dreamy ensuite, clad in tones of sage and 'Dressage'.
The second guest double bedroom is bathed in warm grey, allowing the views out to the woodlands, orchard, Arnside and Sandside to take centre stage. The third bedroom has a beach-feel, echoing its estuary views.
The family bathroom is simply breathtaking, oozing Victorian character with a contemporary slant.
Light floods into the master bedroom, from the direction of Kentmere, Sandside and Arnside. The finer details are what truly set this room apart: the panelled walls; the concealed television, unobtrusive storage, and bronze coloured iron radiators.
At Whinthwaite House, the garden is so well concealed from all sides, enjoy total privacy for you and your family.
Mature trees to the front mark one side of the boundary, with an acre of forest trails to discover to the rear. Discover the Woodkeeper's Cottage, built in the same stone as the house and with a little chimney - a real life Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.
Follow the terrace round to discover the traditional stone walled garden at the rear, with more seating and a barbecue area filled with the aroma of herb planters; a real Mediterranean oasis.
Swathed in slopes of green lawn surrounding Whinthwaite House, the grounds are simply evocative of every child's dream haven. There even is a playground; located to the right of the path. Sheltered, secure and utterly peaceful.
The elevated position of Whinthwaite House in its wraparound grounds is the icing on the cake.
For a home that combines grandeur and stature with warmth and practicality, a home that pays homage to its ancestry whilst keeping all the conveniences of contemporary life, Whinthwaite House is a stylish home, completed to a superb specification, with love and with passion.
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