6 bedroom detached house for saleStorrs Park, Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23
Storrs Park is situated to the south of the popular tourist village of Bowness on Windermere within the heart of the Lake District National Park, situated to the east side of the lake which is dominated by detached country houses. Beech Manor provides a splendid slightly elevated position with the much renowned Grade II Listed 4 * Storrs Hall Hotel being close by, and the famous land mark of the National Trust owned folly, known as "The Temple", originally built for Sir John Legard, being clearly visible from the lake shore and boat house of the property. To the south of the property is Broad Leys, Voysey's masterpiece on the lake, now the headquarters of the Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club, built in 1898 and set in 7 acres of gardens with extensive lake access.
Beech Manor stands in the company of these exceptional buildings and is easily accessible to the local towns and villages, junction 36 of the M6 Motorway and the West Coast Mainline Railway Station at Oxenholme for travel to London and Edinburgh.
Beech Manor is a fabulous architectural creation designed with the lake views in mind and which has accomplished the design brief in all senses. Substantially extended and carefully refurbished in more recent years, much thought has gone into the internal styling of the property providing a superb quality residence with much versatility throughout and has the potential to generate substantial income as a holiday let. The immediate gardens and grounds to the house have both privacy and seclusion with perimeter walls and laurel hedging, there are lawns and terraces and from which the lake views can be enjoyed. Equally private is the lake frontage, directly opposite the property with level lawns suitable for helicopter landing, twin jetties, a slip way, boat dock and a 50' wet dock boat house, fully automated and having catering and drying facilities.
The accommodation is situated over two split level floors with the addition of a considerable basement area which has been pre serviced for the establishment of a swimming pool complex. The canopied entrance has glazed screening and leads into a stunning reception hallway with a feature galleried oak staircase providing the highlight.
The hallway leads to a family lounge which has traditional oak beams and open fireplace with sandstone surround. There is a cloak room, a billiard room with oak panelled walls below the dado, oak fronted bar for entertaining and detailing to the ceiling mouldings. From the lower hallway there is access to the basement which provides scope for further development into a pool complex.
The main hallway leads through oak double doors to an impressive kitchen and breakfast area which has been individually designed in oak and incorporates an Aga together with integral appliances and is serviced by a separate laundry room. The dining room has an appealing cast fire surround with coal effect gas fire and superb views over the gardens to the lake. There is a rear hallway and second cloak room.
To the ground floor there is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room which is a useful addition to the upper floor rooms.
The craftsman made feature staircase leads to the galleried landing leading and on to an impressive summer sitting room with a box bay window enjoying the spectacular views in a westerly direction over the lake. There are four double en suite bedrooms leading off the galleried landing together with a house bathroom with four piece suite and a further double bedroom with back staircase leading to the ground floor.
These have been extensively landscaped with electrically operated gates opening to a sweeping gravel driveway with stepped access to the upper terrace which runs the length of the house. The lawned gardens are interspersed with feature lighting with a rear gateway leading into the woodland which extends to approximately 2 acres at the rear of the house.
These are situated directly opposite the house with private gated access leading on to a gravelled parking area. Further there is an extensive level lawn which is used by visitors to the property for helicopter landing.
The gardens extend to 190' of lake frontage with a slip way and individual timber jetty. There is a boat dock adjacent to which is the boat house. This has been fully redeveloped and has a stone jetty encroaching into the lake with the wet dock area extending to 50' with walk ways to three sides, there is an electronic gate leading into the lake with fully automated and adjustable lighting and boat hoists.
The boat house has drying and showering facilities with a kitchenette for entertaining purposes.
The property is offered for sale freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.
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