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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Dove Wood, Storrs Park, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LB

Sold STC £2,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Set on the shores of Lake Windermere with wet dock, slipway and 165ft of frontage
  • Beautiful 1920's G.H. Pattinson built Detached Residence
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Energy Rating Band F

Full description

Location: Enjoying one of the most sought after settings within the National Park, Dove Wood is set in a most enviable position on the shores of Lake Windermere in the well regarded area of Storrs Park. Discreetly located away from the road, approximately 1 mile of south of Bowness-On-Windermere with its own private entrance and affording the most wonderful open views,

From Bowness Bay head towards Newby Bridge on the A592, on passing the Windermere Marina, Dove Wood can be found approximately 0.4 miles along on the right.  

Description: Built from stone quarried within its own grounds by well renowned Windermere builders G.H. Pattinson in 1920's this beautiful Lakeland residence enjoys wonderfully elegant accommodation of excellent proportions with fabulous character features including deep bay windows, decorative plasterwork, ornate fireplaces (not currently in use), two original bathroom suites and even servant's bells! The extensive accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, snug, kitchen and butler's pantry to the ground floor. Four bedrooms (master en-suite) plus bathroom and store/dressing room to the first floor and attic with good sized fifth bedroom, bathroom and tank room. The property is fitted with gas fired central heating with radiators to all main rooms and with double glazing (some secondary, some upvc). Two water heating solar panels discretely positioned on the roof.

Outside there is a small domestic courtyard with outbuildings of gardeners wc, store/former larder with original cold slab and store room. Double garage and paved driveway with large parking area. The beautiful landscaped grounds amount to a little over 2.5 acres and have many mature trees and shrubs, established flowering plants, large lawns, feature pond and hedged walkway gently sloping down to the lake with 165 ft of shoreline, wet dock and slipway. 

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)  

Entrance Porch Entrance door with feature stained glass panel to 

Entrance Hall A good sized welcoming space with impressive return staircase to first floor and telephone point.  

Cloakroom Original wash basin and splash back tiling, steps down to small storage space. 

Separate WC  

Drawing Room 21' 5" into bay x 15' 3" (6.53m into bay x 4.65m) A magnificent dual aspect room with deep bay window with window seat giving beautiful views to the lake, attractive fireplace with inset gas fire, wood panelling and telephone point.  

Dining Room 21' 5" into bay x 15' 4" (6.53m into bay x 4.67m) A wonderful room for entertaining with deep bay window having window seat and wonderful views to the lake. Decorative wooden panelling, feature fireplace with inset gas fire, wall light points and serving hatch to pantry.  

Snug 14' 9" x 11' 10" (4.5m x 3.61m) A lovely comfortable room with window seat and corner fireplace currently with electric flame effect stove.  

Inner Hallway  

Kitchen 16' 3" x 12' 8" (4.95m x 3.86m) plus 8' 10" x 7' 4" (2.69m x 2.24m) A good sized room with lots of natural light fitted with a range of wall and base units, two inset stainless sink units, central kitchen island unit, electric hob and four ring gas hob with extractor over, electric double oven, washing machine and dishwasher. Potterton gas central heating boiler with feature mantle over, original built-in airing cupboards housing large cylinder tank with immersion and/or solar panels for water heating. Telephone point. Servant's bell board mainly in working order and door to courtyard.  

Butler's Pantry 12' 7" x 5' 10" (3.84m x 1.78m) with original pantry cupboards and built-in glass fronted cabinets, work surface, hatch to dining room and door to outside. 

First Floor Landing Staircase to attic.  

Bedroom 1 22' 0" into bay x 15' 4" (6.71m into bay x 4.67m) Excellent lake views from the deep bay window, attractive fireplace, telephone point.  

En-suite Bathroom Comprising a five piece suite of inset bath, corner shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, vanity unit providing good storage and inset wash basin, bidet and wc. Tiled walls with decorative inlay, Dimplex wall heater and access to landing.  

Bedroom 2 22' 2" into bay x 15' 5" (6.76m into bay x 4.7m) Deep bay window with lovely views to the lake, original built-in wall cupboard, built-in book cases, pedestal wash basin, attractive fireplace and telephone point.  

Bedroom 3 16' 4" x 12' 11" (4.98m x 3.94m) Original built-in wall cupboard, attractive fireplace and pedestal wash basin.  

Bedroom 4 14' 10" x 11' 10" (4.52m x 3.61m) Window seat and character corner fireplace.  

Dressing Room 14' 4" x 5' 0" (4.37m x 1.52m)  

Bathroom With the original roll top and claw feet bath and reproduction wash basin with stand. Original tiled walls, heated towel rail and built-in airing cupboard.  

Separate WC  

Second Floor Landing  

Attic Bedroom 5 20' 10" x 9' 3" (6.35m x 2.82m) Built-in wall cupboard and fireplace. 

Bathroom fitted with the original suite of small roll top and claw feet bath and wash basin. Velux roof light.  

Tank Room Water tank, access to eaves storage area and solar panel controls, Velux roof light. 


Enclosed Courtyard with gated external access and door to kitchen. Outside wc and cold water tap.  

Former Larder/Store 7' 5" x 7' 4" (2.26m x 2.24m) Original cold slab, storage shelving and electric light.  

Store 9' 1" x 7' 4" (2.77m x 2.24m)  

Double Garage 21' 10" x 16' 0" (6.65m x 4.88m) with electric roller door, electric light and power. Door to rear with paved area having two garden sheds.  

Gardens & Grounds Dove Wood is set within a plot amounting to a little over 2.5 acres with paved driveway leading from the entrance to the garaging and with good sized parking area. The wonderful grounds have a variety of matures trees, shrubs and flowering plants and beautiful landscaped terraced lawns with bedded borders, stone steps, feature ponds and hedged walkway gently sloping down to the lake shore. The property enjoys 165 ft of lake frontage with small natural beach, slipway and wet dock.  

Services: Mains water, septic tank drainage, gas and electricity. Central heating to radiators, solar panels assist boiler heated hot water system, standby immersion heater.  

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council - Band H 

Tenure: Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion. 

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Limited, Telephone: 015394 44461 

Energy Performance Certificate: The full energy performance certificate is available on our website or at any of our offices.  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 May 2013


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