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St Catherines Cottage, Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NH

Withdrawn from Market £825,000

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Tenure: Freehold

St Catherines Cottage is a detached Lakeland stone house with versatile accommodation combining the original cottage with a contemporary L-shaped stable conversion to the rear encompassing a sandstone paved courtyard with Lakeland stone walls. Additionally the property has mature gardens, ample parking and large double garage with planning permission for ancillary accommodation.

The accommodation offers flexible living space of Entrance Hall with open fire, stunning open plan Kitchen/Diner with high ceilings and exposed beams, Lounge with full height windows overlooking the courtyard, reception hall leading into the original cottage which has two reception rooms enjoying views towards the fells. On the first floor level two bedrooms and family bathroom are retained in the original cottage and a further double bedroom and impressive master bedroom with feature trusses and vaulted ceiling with dressing room and en-suite. Incorporated is a separate suite comprising lounge, gallery bedroom and shower room. 

SITUATION St Catherines Cottage is a detached Lakeland stone five bedroom house located on the outskirts of Windermere village in an idyllic setting at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley and in close proximity to the Windermere School. 

DIRECTIONS From Windermere head out of the village onto the A591 in the direction of Ambleside. Approaching Cooks House mini roundabout take the right hand lane and turn right at the roundabout signposted for Kirkstone Pass (A592). Continue along this road for ½ mile and just before the main driveway for Windermere School is the driveway for St Catherines Cottage shared in part with Windermere School. The drive forks off right through stone pillar posts and St Catherines Cottage owns either side of the drive for parking. 

ACCOMMODATION Entering via the courtyard is a solid white painted door leading into a  

ENTRANCE HALL Pleasant and spacious 17ft entrance hall with open fireplace, high ceilings with exposed beams, tall deep sill window and open space under the staircase. 

DINING KITCHEN Stunning open light and airy kitchen with centre island and ample dining space, this splendid living area with impressive high ceilings has two tall deep sill windows overlooking the courtyard to the front and three high level windows to rear providing plenty of natural light. The kitchen has fitted oak units spanning the full 20ft width with solid black granite work surface incorporating tall unit for freestanding American fridge/freezer, range gas cooker and centre island with inset stainless steel 1 ½ bowl and mixer tap, built in dishwasher. Plenty of character including beams to ceilings and over windows, panelled ceilings with inset lighting. 

UTILITY ROOM 17ft long separate utility room on the opposite side of the entrance hall housing washing facilities and sink unit. Central heating boiler serving the stables. 

LOUNGE Formal sitting room with full height windows overlooking the courtyard and providing plenty of natural light. Finished with wall and ceiling lighting, oak flooring and medieval gothic style door through to 

RECEPTION ROOM Second reception hall or room with full height glazing and French windows opening onto the courtyard. Spacious inner hallway connecting the original cottage to the stable conversion and staircase to first floor level.

Steps down lead to inner hallway of the original cottage 

COTTAGE RECEPTION HALL Separate entrance hall for the original cottage which could be utilised as kitchen for this part of the house if separated once again. 

SITTING ROOM Good size and cosy sitting room with windows to three sides enjoying pleasant aspect over the ground and towards the Lakeland fells in the distance. Centre stone fireplace with inset multi-fuel burning stove on a granite hearth. Laminate flooring. 

STUDY/ RECEPTION ROOM Currently a useful study with built in office storage and desk units. This room has patio doors out to the front of the property and benefits from pleasant views. 

SHOWER ROOM Three piece suite comprising shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Adjacent is a walk in cupboard housing central heating boiler serving the original cottage. 

FIRST FLOOR The property has two staircases, one located in the entrance hall leading to the master bedroom suite, and the other located in the reception hall giving access to bedrooms within the original cottage and a further bedroom located with the stables. 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE Exceptional master bedroom with vaulted ceiling to ridge with inset lighting, exposed oak beam trusses, windows to both front and rear aspects and room features original barn window openings. Adjacent to the master bedroom is dressing room leading through to a en-suite offering attractive tiled four piece suite of bath, curved shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. 

LANDING Large 24ft landing giving access to two bedrooms in original cottage and other in the stables. 

BEDROOM TWO Generous double bedroom positioned to the front elevation of the cottage with windows on two sides enjoying great views of the surrounding countryside and fells in the distance. 

BEDROOM THREE Double bedroom within the original cottage with windows on two sides enjoying excellent views of the surrounding countryside and fells in the distance. 

BATHROOM Period family bathroom with Victorian style roll top bath, pedestal wash basin and WC. Painted wood panelling to half height and Velux window. 

BEDROOM FOUR Double bedroom with two Velux windows and access to eaves storage.  

GUEST SUITE Accessed via the kitchen diner and externally via patio doors, this separate suite is on two levels with a spiral staircase leading to a galleried bedroom on the upper level and en-suite shower room and lounge to the ground floor. This versatile space will suit a number of needs including home office suite, teenager's annex or potential for separate income. 

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE Located across the driveway surrounded by mature gardens and plenty of parking in front. Full planning permission has been granted and implemented in 2005 for alteration of the existing detached garage to form ancillary accommodation. Planning ref; 7/2005/5081 

OUTSIDE Gardens surround the immediate house and the stable conversion wrap around a large courtyard with gated access and stone walls. To the front of the cottage is a pleasant patio and stone wall enclosed garden. The remaining garden is to the rear of the property which is woodland and across the drive beside the garden which has potential for landscaping. 

SERVICES All mains services connected. Gas central heating. 

TENURE Freehold. Council tax band (G). 


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