Storrs Park Cottages, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3LQ
- PROPERTY TYPE
* Semi-detached Family Home
* Original Storrs Hall Coachman's Cottage
* Warm and welcoming rooms with original features
* Built in the 1790's
* 5 Bedrooms
* Home Office
* Double Garage
Grounds and Garden:
* Southeast facing large lawn
* Peaceful and quiet location
* Patio area for outside furniture
* Convenient location, only ten minute walk into Bowness and Windermere
* Mains Water, Gas, Electric
* Part Private Drainage, Part Mains Drainage
* Fibre Internet
Amidst the modern apartments and hotels of Storrs Park in Bowness, along Bellman Close, step back in time at No. 2, Storrs Park Cottages.
Built in 1796 by the renowned Yorkshire landowner Sir John Legard, as the coachman's cottage to Storrs Hall, No. 2 has since been extended, with the addition of a garage and bedrooms.
Though the legendary Storrs Hall, once private residence turned hotel, still attracts much interest, the area surrounding No. 2, Storrs Park Cottages remains peaceful and quiet - despite its accessible location close to the hustle and bustle of Bowness.
Park up along the gated driveway or inside the double garage, with its electric up and over door. Ideal for those with kayaks, paddleboards and mountain bikes, there is space even for a boat should you wish to take advantage of the proximity to Lake Windermere. The garage also has a handy WC.
A large front lawn, spacious enough to accommodate a marquee, is privately nestled behind a tall, mature hedge, providing plenty of privacy.
Make your way to the gabled porch and step inside. A glazed door opens into the living room, a welcoming space which serves as the heart of the home. Robust beams add character within the ceiling above, whilst the large inglenook fireplace serves as a hearty focal point, the log-burning stove within issuing warmth and welcome.
Cool in summer and cosy in winter, sense the quiet separation from the wider world snug behind the thick stone walls of the cottage. Cupboard spaces within the inglenook's recesses are reminiscent of spice cupboards.
Tucked off the lounge is the study, a private and peaceful room with light flowing in through a window to the courtyard. A quiet place, with shelves for your books, work from home with reliable broadband speeds of around 50 Mbps. Ideal for streaming and downloading. Escape the work for a stroll about the garden through the external door.
To the other side of the lounge, a door opens to the dining room, a light and spacious yet cosy room, with an intimate ambience aided by the overhead beams and deep windowsill, providing views out to the lush front lawn. Perfectly private courtesy of the high hedge, this room is ideal for entertaining and special occasions. Traditional paneling and a former spice cupboard, now serving as a wine rack, infuse character.
From the dining room, continue through to the utility room, where there is plumbing for a washer and dryer, space for a fridge and freezer and also a sink alongside the boiler.
Next, feast your eyes on the open-plan kitchen-diner. Flagstones are warmed by electric underfloor heating. Mid-coloured oak doors add a classic country touch to the cabinetry, with plenty of storage for all your essentials. Cook up a delicious meal for family and friends on the large Leisure cooker with electric oven and gas hob. Appliances currently housed in the kitchen include a built-in dishwasher and a larder fridge-freezer.
Dine overlooking the garden, where doors slide open to provide access to the patio where you can enjoy summer barbecues in the sunshine.
Returning to the hub of the home, take the stairs up from the lounge, noting the light flowing in through a window on the turn and a sky light above.
Turning left, explore the original cottage side of the home, lifting a latch to discover the large family bathroom, with shower cubicle, corner bath, wash basin and WC. Light pours in through a window to the rear and a sky light above.
Next, arrive at a spacious bedroom overlooking the front garden. Carpeted underfoot, this double bedroom currently accommodates twin beds with space for a wardrobe.
Continuing along the broad, bright landing, turn left to sneak a peek at a second bedroom, currently furnished with a single bed and overlooking the lush garden to the front.
Back on the landing, a robust beam above adds character, stepping left into a third bedroom, whose deep windowsill to the front serves as a reminder of the thick stone walls and antiquity of the home.
Moving through into the more recent extension of the home, fitted wooden wardrobes offer storage ahead, before turning right into a light and bright double bedroom. Open and spacious, a large Velux frames starlit views above the bed, with plenty of space for wardrobes and chests of drawers.
Freshen up in the tiled ensuite, with wash basin, WC and shower cubicle.
Across the way arrive at the main bedroom, a bountiful bedroom with views overlooking the front. Storage is substantial, with a wall of fitted wardrobes.
Relax and unwind in the private ensuite, furnished with a large corner jacuzzi bath, spacious shower, wash basin, WC and with ample storage.
Two lofts, one in the original section of the home and another part-boarded above the main bedroom, are handy for storage.
Wrapped up in greenery
Quite secluded, and not overlooked, garden extends to the front and rear of No. 2, Storrs Park Cottages.
Low maintenance and manageable yet spacious, lawn to the front is enclosed by mature hedging whilst the kitchen-diner opens out to a courtyard garden to the rear. Enjoy the sizzle of a summer barbecue in perfect peace and privacy. In the back garden, soak up the westerly sunshine from noon onwards.
Out and about
Advantageously located on the cusp of Bowness, prior to serving as a much-loved family home, No. 2, Storrs Park Cottage was a successful holiday let for many years.
Stroll into Bowness, around a 30-minute walk depending on your pace, less than two miles away. A bus stop outside Storrs Hall only 100 yards away takes you from Windermere to Newby Bridge and on to Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.
Walk up to the Arts & Crafts house of Blackwell for a spot of lunch. Walks abound in the nearby Winster Valley, where the ever-popular Brown Horse pub offers the opportunity for rest and refreshment. Enjoy a 20-minute walk to Ghyll Head Reservoir.
For shopping, there are convenience stores in Bowness including a Tesco Express, whilst there is also a large Booths and Lakeland in Windermere. Head into Ulverston and pay a visit to Irvings Butcher and sample some of their locally sourced saltmarsh lamb. Ulverston is also home to the Lake District Lobster and Seafood Company.
Head towards Walney Island and Peel Island for a taste of coastal life, with impressive bird sanctuaries and the opportunity to spot seals and sea birds.
A thriving local community, there are plenty of groups to join in the vicinity from Bridge clubs to a community choir.
Dine out at Storrs Hall, featuring in Tatler's 'Top 100 Hotels in the World' 2022 list. For Michelin-starred fine dining, No. 2, Storrs Park Cottages is perfectly situated close to Ambleside's The Old Stamp House, the nearby Gilpin Spice and Simon Rogan's Henrock at The Linthwaite House Hotel.
Commuting is a breeze, with easy access to the M6 and Windermere Station, from where you can pick up the mainline at Oxenholme to connect with London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
With excellent independent and state schooling available in nearby Windermere and the surrounding villages, this home could continue to serve well as a family home, whilst also suiting those looking to retire to the Lake District, or somebody seeking a second home or a holiday home.
A flexible, spacious and comfortable character home, discover your peace of mind at No. 2, Storrs Park Cottages.
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Storrs Park Cottages, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3LQ
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Windermere Station3.2 miles
- Staveley Station5.3 miles
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