Wood Cottage, Newby Bridge, Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District, LA12 8NP
- PROPERTY TYPE
* Good size 4/5 bedrooms home
* Beautiful rural location and landscape garden
* 15 and half acres of garden, grounds, and woodland
* Fabulous family home, or holiday let potential.
* Ultrafast broadband
* Double garage
* Views of the surrounding Lakeland fells
* Trees in the wood as you enter are beech which lay a lovely carpet as you drive through the entrance in autumn, silver birch, oak, and cherry trees.
* Fell views and in the Autumn, you can see a glimpse of Lake Windermere
* 5-minute drive to Fell Foot Park
* Only a 10-minute drive to Bowness
* Endless walks on your doorstep, the owners particularly like walking up Gummers How and being able to look down on Wood Cottage
* Private water supply
* Private drainage
* Mains electricity
* Oil fired central heating.
* Council tax band - 'G'
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, and yet close to the lively market towns of Bowness, Windermere, and Ulverston, this wonderful home isn't just a place to live, it's a spacious, charming Lake District oasis that you'll never want to leave.
Wind your way down the private driveway, where two round Lakeland posts and a riot of deciduous trees welcome you. In early spring, bluebells adorn the path leading to the last gate. As the season progresses, daffodils, crocuses, and snowdrops give way to lush azaleas and rhododendrons.
Let yourself be captivated by the sun-drenched lawn, filled with a variety of mature plants providing a tapestry of rich colour, as the beauty of Wood Cottage reveals itself and all that it contains.
Bright white walls and the Lakeland slate roof harmoniously combine to set the scene for a home filled with charm and wonder. With the lush woodlands as a backdrop, make your way past the double garage, where there is ample room for parking, and up to the patio area that leads to the entrance.
Feel the sun on your face, hear the gentle toot of the passing steam train, marvel at the views, and get ready to fall in love as you step inside to the light filled porch.
Ascend the carpeted stairs and turn right into a hallway where there is plenty of space for storage and seating. Freshen up in the adjoining cloakroom, featuring washbasin and WC, and store jackets and umbrellas in the fitted cupboard to the left, before flowing through into the lounge.
Sink your toes into the rich gold carpet and make your way into the spacious room where deep sofas and armchairs await. Pristine white walls reflect the light from the windows that showcase the gardens beyond, and large double doors open out onto the patio inviting you to step outside.
Open the doors to let the outside in and indulge in the spectacular views of the lawn and woodland beyond. Fill the room with fresh air and warmth from the sunshine, as you begin to understand what makes Wood Cottage so special.
Dine alfresco in the warmer months, where an awning has been cleverly fitted for shade, and when the nights draw in, cosy up around the fire. Perfect for entertaining, gather family and friends over for celebrations where the space is adaptable for any occasion.
Make your way back to the entrance hall, turn left, and enter the double garage. Currently used for storage, keep vehicles, paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks all out of the elements in this large space. Fitted with plumbing for a sink and washing machine, and with extra storage above, the area could also be converted into another living, cinema, or games room, as well as a host of other possibilities.
Retrace your steps back into the hallway and continue into the dining room. Bright and light, the room is spacious, welcoming, and warm. Host Christmas dinner as you admire the framed views of the gardens from the windows, where a dusting of snow can be seen on the higher fells in the winter months. Invite friends around for dinner parties and intimate suppers, where you can create special memories as you fill the room with laughter and chatter.
Flow through to the hub of the home, the large kitchen diner. With space enough for a table and chairs, as well as extra seating, the room has a perfect blend of comfort and functionality. Cook up meals and dishes as you chat to your family and let canine companions and friends congregate as meals are made.
Wooden cabinetry aligns the walls, offering plenty of storage and vertical wooden beams add to the charm of this farmhouse kitchen where integrated appliances include fridge, double oven, dishwasher, and hob. A door to the left provides another entrance to the home, alongside a pantry where shelving offers ample storage space.
Large French doors lead out onto the garden, flooding the area in natural light and merge the living spaces. Wander back and forth as you enjoy the areas of Wood Cottage that work in complete harmony.
Continue and discover a dressing room, currently housing bunk beds ready to host extra family members and friends, before discovering the large family bathroom next door. Featuring washbasin with built-in storage, WC, bidet, and steps leading to a bath with an overhead shower, the room is the perfect place to refresh and unwind.
Fill the bath with bubbles for a relaxing soak before turning left into the large double bedroom. With neutral décor and dual aspect windows, the room is airy and bright and perfect for visiting guests who can enjoy their own space.
Retrace your steps back through the kitchen and dining room to the entrance hall, and ascend the stairs to the upper floor. The family bathroom with a fitted skylight awaits on the left, comprising WC, a washbasin with built-in storage and bath. Take the next left and discover a large double bedroom with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond.
Built in storage aligns the wall ready to keep all personal items organised and tidy, and a washbasin and vanity unit await under a window showcasing views of the gardens. Open the set of wooden doors to the left to discover a shower, cleverly hidden away.
Return to the hallway and take the next left to find another bedroom, before continuing into the second bedroom.
Open the door to the right to find a storage area with shelving ready to store linen and clothing before heading to the sliding doors that open out onto a patio area. Ready to enjoy your morning coffee as you listen to the birdsong and spot the wildlife, they add a wonderful ambience to the spacious bedroom.
Flow through to the ensuite, a perfect place to end or start your day comprising corner shower, washbasin, WC, and bath.
Garden and Grounds
Surrounded by nature, in a unique elevated position that provides mesmerising views of Lake Windermere and beyond, the woodland and gardens of Wood Cottage are what make it so unique.
From the moment you begin the journey toward the home along the private driveway, the magic of the garden and grounds to Wood Cottage presents itself in all its glory. Enclosed in fifteen and a half acres of lawned areas and woodland, when it comes to enjoying nature and the outdoors, you've no end of choice when deciding where to go.
Drenched in the sun throughout the day, this tranquil space is a cherished area for everyone who visits. Secluded and peaceful, with a tapestry of rich plants and flowers that provide interest throughout the year, spend days strolling amongst the gardens and grounds. Take a wander and lose yourself in nature as you head up to the woodland and enjoy walks under the trees before returning to the garden to stretch out on the lawn.
Invite family and friends over for games of hide and seek, where there are ample places to discover, or camp out and chatter over lanterns in the summer evenings. Stroll over to the side of the woodland and visit the former tennis court, in need of some repair, ready to be fixed up so you can challenge family members to a match. Make your way towards the flat paddock area for a game of football or rugby; with so much outside space, you'll never be stuck at where to explore next.
Sit with a glass of wine and watch the sunset from your elevated position as it dips behind the fells. In winter months, build snowmen and enjoy snowball fights before drinking hot chocolate on the patio and at night, look up to the uninterrupted views of the stars. Point out the constellations with no light pollution to spoil the night sky and listen to the owl's hoot as you cosy up in the wonder that is Wood Cottage.
The perfect rural retreat and family home, that combines nature and comfort in the most magical of settings, Wood Cottage offers not just an idyllic home, but the idyllic lifestyle of your dreams.
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Wood Cottage, Newby Bridge, Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District, LA12 8NP
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- Windermere Station6.8 miles
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