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3 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Ard Rathain, Windy Hall Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HX

Sold by Us £1,150,000

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Tenure: Freehold

An extremely rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a most attractive Lakeland residence set within a highly desirable area of Bowness-on-Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. Built in the 1930s, Ard Rathain occupies a gently sloping, mature site, sufficiently elevated to take best advantage of a 180 degree vista of majestic Lake Windermere and her surrounding fell range. This fine, family home has been thoughtfully designed to make best use of the views from the main living areas of this well planned, three bedroom accommodation, from the delightful grounds and from the local slate terrace to the front. Ard Rathain also offers the unique facility of a substantial leisure room with indoor heated swimming pool, the space enjoying a wonderful aspect towards the lake and fells.

Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of England, Ard Rathain offers peace and tranquillity in a quiet yet convenient location on the fringes of Bowness. Well placed for travel, junction 36 of the M6 motorway is a mere 20 minutes with Manchester city and airport reached by road within 90 minutes. Links to the west coast mainline from Oxenholme are a mere 20 minutes drive away or join at Windermere for easy connection. In addition to the super scenery, Bowness and Windermere offer a well established and supported sailing club, motor boat club, golf club and Royal Windermere Yacht club all within easy reach of Ard Rathain. Windermere School, formerly St. Annes provides pre-preparatory, preparatory, senior and sixth form on either a day or boarding basis.

The main front entrance here at Ard Rathain, reached via a substantial solid oak door leads to the inner hallway and a super lounge room with inset gas fire and large picture windows providing a super Lake view. Three good double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, two with modern en-suite facilities and a separate, fully tiled 3 piece house bathroom sit at the front of the house whilst the modern kitchen with Karndean flooring, central island and excellent range of Stoves appliances sits to the rear. Interesting light wells created by the vendor during an extension in the 1980s add further light and interest to the living space and result in a delightful formal dining room with garden views and solid oak shelving leading to a quiet reading area. Beyond the living areas is the superb leisure suite comprising large indoor heated swimming pool with pump room to the rear and separate shower and toilet facilities, this room enjoying a large seating area from where more of that fantastic view can be enjoyed. French doors lead from here to the front terrace. A single, integral garage with electric door makes up the lower ground floor of the house with adjacent, useful storage room with privacy door to the outside.

Occupying a gently sloping site, Ard Rathain is reached by a private drive and is surrounded by well manicured gardens, mostly set to lawn with a variety of mature heathers, rhododendrons and native trees. The Lakeland slate terrace to the front of the property is an ideal place to sit and take in the magnificent scenery and a full, uninterrupted 180 degree vista of Lake Windermere. An integral garage provides parking for one car, the site offering ample parking for up to 4 cars on the driveway with a level space at the bottom of the site, particularly suited for siting a boat, trailer or motorhome.  

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