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No. 2 Priory Manor, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, LA23 1EX


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* Built in 1869
* Grade II listed
* Leasehold
* Stunning lake views and fells
* Lake and jetty access
* 4 bedrooms
* Large private patio to the front with fell and lake views
* Ample parking
* Two story garage

*For more Information regarding the lease please ask the team for more details.

Grounds and Location:
* Shared formal gardens around 1 acre
* Large private patio at the front
* Access to lake and jetty
* The home faces Southwest

* Mains Gas
* Mains Water
* Mains electric
* Mains drainage
* Superfast broadband

Within walking distance of Windermere Station, commute to the city for work with ease. Also easily accessible from J36 of the M6, discover this central Windermere sanctuary slightly off the beaten track, well shielded from the road.

Built as a gentleman's residence by William Carver in c.1869, this Grade-II listed gothic manor is every inch the country oasis, enjoying elevated views out over Lake Windermere to Coniston Old Man and the distant Langdales from its sunny front terrace.

Sense the serenity and seclusion of the setting instantly, as the view ahead cascades over immaculately maintained, mature grounds down to the lakeside and fells beyond. The view to the east is just as spectacular, as the stone mullion trefoil arched windows and gargoyle adornments of Priory Manor greet you on route to the main entrance.

A grand arrival; intricate coving within the high ceiling sets the scene for a home of substance and style. Dine at the cleverly engineered dining table, which converts to a snooker table, savouring the sunset views out over Lake Windermere beyond. Shutters to the rear of the room open up through to the kitchen, sharing these inimitable views with the chef and adding a modern sense of sociability.

Make your way through the archway into the kitchen where all the essential cabinetry and appliances you need are readily at hand including an integrated Bosch double oven, fridge, dishwasher and electric hob.

From the kitchen enter an inner hallway, turning right through a period hardwood door to be greeted by the incredible views through the trefoil stone mullion windows of the drawing room.

An imposing and impressive room, wood panelling and a handsome coffered ceiling are among the standout features of this grandly sized yet supremely cosy room. Heavy velvet drapes open out to reveal the sparkling waters of Lake Windermere to the west, which are also reflected in a large mirror to the opposite wall to allow all parties to soak up the magnificence whilst seated on the sofas.

Hunker down in front of the electric log burner's ambient glow as the weather sweeps in during the winter months, safe within the sturdy stone walls of this stately room.

Returning to the hallway, make your way down to the lower ground floor where directly ahead, refreshment awaits in the shower room, with shower, wall-mounted wash basin and WC. There is also a large dressing area and ample space for storage.

Turning to the right, make your way along, before arriving at the first bedroom with an oak screen behind which are twin beds. Beyond this, a double bedroom is dressed in minimal, classic tones and featuring chandelier lighting. Spacious and bright, a large window draws down the westerly sun from above. Together these bedrooms are ideal for parents and their children, who can enjoy their own space and privacy on their own level.

Retracing your steps up to the ground floor and then ascending the wood and brass stairs once more, arrive at the first floor.

From the top of the stairs take the door immediately on the right, to discover the sumptuously sized and styled main bedroom, where arched gothic windows capture breathtaking views out over Lake Windermere and beyond. There is even a walk-in wardrobe.

Soak up the lake views from the cast iron air-jet bathtub in the ensuite, perfectly positioned to provide effortless vistas out over the water. Also to hand is a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC, all stylishly designed and beautifully fitted.

Making your way along the landing, admire the coffered, barrel-vaulted cathedral ceiling with its circular skylights, and quirky archways within the walls.

Turning right, sneak a peek at the fourth bedroom, with its trefoil stone mullion windows looking out over leafy Rayrigg Road. Currently furnished with bunk beds, it enjoys the comfort and privacy of its own ensuite with shower, wash basin and WC.

Gardens and Lake
With a broad patio to the front soak up the sun and the views through the day, and watch the stars emerge from the night sky after dusk.

A large shared area of lawn to the front is the perfect place for children to play as you relax and watch them, with Lake Windermere as the backdrop to their games. Or they can find more fun in the garden level garage which is currently a handy den, where children can escape the inclement weather to enjoy a game of table tennis or darts.

Leading down to the lake, stroll through the field also owned by the seven homes at Priory Manor, a haven for deer and badgers, and a great spot to walk the dog.

With the estate's own private jetty, watch the kids splash into the water or enjoy trips across the lake with the children. Boats can be kept conveniently down by the lake and you can stash your sailing gear, wetsuits and bikes in the upper garage.

Out and about
How will you explore the local area? By boat, bike, foot or car? Begin by taking a kayak and paddling over to one of the small islands on Lake Windermere with a picnic, or into Bowness for ice cream, or perhaps a coffee at Wray Castle.

Jump on your bike and discover the many great rides straight from Priory Manor, from the hour loop around Dodds Reservoir, or further afield to the café at Staveley, or perhaps following the trail around the top half of Lake Windermere, along the side of Wansfell then down into Ambleside to Wray Castle and home via the car ferry. Scope for adventures is limitless.

Take the small footpath not far from the door and follow it through the woods and up the hill to Orrest Head to share in Alfred Wainwright's much-loved view over the lake. Continue out along to Brothers Water, or on into Troutbeck and stop for Sunday lunch at The Mortal Man, continuing over Wansfell to Ambleside.

Make your way in the opposite direction over the hills behind Windermere and round to Bowness, returning via Miller Ground. Hop on the ferry to explore the quieter side of the lake and take a swim in Eccles Tarn (a favourite spot of Beatrix Potter).

Families are well placed with easy access to the independent Windermere School. Meanwhile professionals can work from home or catch a train from Windermere Station and head into the city.

From afternoon tea at The Wild Boar to fine dining at The Samling, the epicurean options are endless in the surrounding area. Sample luxury at the spa at Low Wood Bay, catch a movie at the retro Royalty Cinema in Bowness, or take the kids adventuring on the trampoline nets at Brockhole and the climbing wall in Ambleside before returning home to your warm and welcoming slice of paradise at Priory Manor.

Live the Lakes lifestyle in luxury, comfort and style, in an utterly unique home where sunset views come as standard. Book your viewing today.

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team **

Tenure: Freehold



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No. 2 Priory Manor, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, LA23 1EX


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  • Staveley Station4.0 miles
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