5 bedroom detached house for saleCalm Waters, Bowness On Windermere
Guide Price £4,750,000
One of the finest houses fronting Lake Windermere, Calm Waters is set in 2 acres of gardens and grounds and boasts enviable views of the lake with a dramatic backdrop of the high Lakeland mountains.
Built in 2002 and extending over three floors this beautiful home must answer most peoples wish list; high quality structure and finishes to the building combine with the splendid landscaped gardens and water features leading down to the lake shore and excellent boat house. From the secure gated entrance and garage block, through this well designed family home to the fabulous indoor swimming pool and leisure area and onto the wide expanse of sun terrace there is plenty to enjoy about this stunning lakeside property.
The landscaped gardens sweep down to the eastern shores of Windermere, taking advantage of the natural slopes and water features above which patios, terraces and large veranda lead out from the principle reception room. Great thought and care has been given to the design and styling of Calm Waters with the use of American Oak, finest quality kitchen and bathroom fittings, attractive tiling and bespoke bedroom furniture. The swimming pool area is a stunning facility for the property, beautifully designed with plenty of space for Jacuzzi, exercise area, shower and changing facilities.
Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom, Calm Waters offers both peace and tranquillity, yet is well placed for travel, being only 15 minutes drive from junction 36 of the M6 and close to the west coast mainline rail connection at Kendal and 90 minutes drive from Manchester Airport. In addition to the world renowned scenery there is sailing and boating from your own garden, jetty and boat house, golf and Royal Windermere Yacht club are close by with an excellent choice of private schooling in the region.
Set out on three floors, Calm Waters has been designed by the present owners to take full advantage of its elevated position with most rooms looking out over the lake and fells.
In addition to the three car garage block there are plenty of parking and turning areas around the property. The upper drive leads to a covered parking area over the double fronted entrance doors which lead through the vestibule onto the middle floor. The entrance hall and stairwell are a fine feature of the house and create a lovely open space in the centre of the property with a beautiful galleried landing and staircase all detailed in solid American oak. There is also a lift serving all floors.
Principle reception rooms lead off this central space and middle floor and three sets of opening doors lead out onto the veranda and sun balcony which extends the full width of the rear elevation.
Two main reception rooms of living room and dining room have been completed with style and care to create very comfortable spaces, both of which can be opened out into the central area for entertaining. Each room has an elegant fire surround in keeping with the property, cornice details and tasteful decorations.
The breakfast kitchen on this floor is a superb space fitted with an extensive range of cabinets and granite work surfaces and incorporates a high level of equipment including Gaggenau wide oven and grill, induction hob, larder fridge, freezer and Miele coffee machine. Completing this level is a generously sized cloakroom, fully tiled and fitted with wide pedestal wash basin and wc.
The upper floor bedrooms are designed around the bright and elegant galleried landing. Two large principle suites are positioned at either end of the house and offer magnificent large bedroom areas, both fitted with craftsmen made wardrobes, cabinets and dressing tables. Wide windows and French doors open onto a balcony taking the full view of the lake and high Lakeland fells in the distance. Each of these two main suites have generous ensuite bathroom facilities also designed and finished to the highest specification with granite surrounds to double ended baths, bidet, corner shower cabinets, storage cabinets, wc and vanity wash basins. Two other double bedrooms and the large house bathrooms complete this floor. The bathroom is beautifully presented finished with some quality marble tiling and a very attractive suite which provides vanity wash basin, corner shower cabinet, bidet, wc and double ended bath in fitted surround.
The house is very extensive on the ground floor where there is the main entrance from lower drive, double doors opening into the main reception hall and sitting area. There is also a second cloakroom at this level adjacent to a very useful inner room which is an ideal play room, occasional bedroom or an excellent space for a home cinema. Adjoining this is a spacious study area which enjoys a lake view and French windows opening out onto the front terrace. There is also a large extremely well fitted laundry room with cabinets and equipment providing space as a secondary kitchen for the garden and a wide range of cabinets and integrated equipment.
The remainder of the ground floor has created a stunning leisure facility with a superb swimming pool with tiled stone surrounds. This very impressive leisure facility also has a Jacuzzi and exercise space with doors opening out onto the balcony and sunny aspect up to the rear of the pool area are generously sized changing and shower areas.
The gardens and grounds of calm waters provide an excellent amenity and plot of this size and shape rarely become available fronting the lake. Landscaped gardens and natural meadows slope down to the lake shore where there is a small beach, a slipway and jetty adjacent to the renewed wet dock boat house.
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