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5 bedroom detached house for sale

White Foss, Longtail Hill, Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JD

Withdrawn from Market £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fine and substantial 4/5 Bedroom (1 en-suite) detached traditional Lakeland house
  • Set within 2.5 acres of mature grounds
  • Ample parking and triple garage with turning circle
  • Fine outlook over Lake Windermere and to the fells Near to Bowness and Windermere Marina

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: White Foss is a substantial Lakeland house, originally built by Pattinson Builders in 1898, to a high specification with stone walls, tiled roof, with traditional internal details of decorative cornices, picture rails, paneled doors throughout. The house was completely renovated in 2005/06 by the current owners, both architects, who modernized the property, replaced all the services, converted the attic and made it into a delightful family home, with tasteful decoration and lighting effects throughout.

The accommodation is arranged over four floors with good amenity space to the lower ground floor, 2 reception rooms, hall and kitchen/dining to the ground floor, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the first floor. The current owners converted the roof space in 2006 to create a second floor sitting room with Juilet balcony overlooking Lake Windermere, leading through to the snug/bedroom 5. This would make an ideal guest suite or indeed teenage ´den´. Gas fired central heating is installed, hot water cylinder with pumped circulation, fully insulated roof and partial double glazed windows.

The property is set within well screened grounds amounting to 2.5 acres with sweeping driveway and turning circle with parking for several vehicles along with a detached triple garage. To the front of the house is a level lawn with well planted colourful borders, the grounds then stretch down to a mature woodland with a stream, mature trees and specii rhododendrons.

White Foss is an ideal first class family home within an exclusive setting and close to the amenities of Bowness.

Location: Situated just to the south of Bowness, on Longtail Hill, close to Windermere Marina and yet in a quiet secluded position.

From Bowness proceed south on the A592 bearing left on to Longtail Hill, just before Windermere Marina. Continue up Longtail Hill and the entrance is located on the right, on the corner.

Accommodation: (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Porch Glazed porch with stone tiled floor, original oak front door

Entrance Hall Attractive original grand staircase with carved newel posts and paneling, cherry hardwood floor

Sitting Room 21' 10" into bay x 14' 1" (6.65m into bay x 4.29m) Bay window with seats overlooking the garden, attractive Arts & Crafts tiled fireplace with open fire and hearth. Open display cabinets built either side of opening with double doors leading to:

Kitchen/ Dining Room 18' 7" into bay x 16' 0" (5.66m into bay x 4.88m) Custom designed kitchen units in maple and cherry providing base and wall units with Burlington slate worktops and granite island centerpiece. 3 oven gas fired AGA, 2 integrated dishwashers, fridge freezer, inset double stainless steel sinks and double spice cupboards and cherry floor throughout, bay window with double French doors leading out to lawn garden.

Family Room 12' 3" x 12' 1" (3.73m x 3.68m) Intimate family room with TV recess, marble hearth, original storage cupboard with paneled doors, faces south.

Inner Hall with black and white Amtico tiled floor leading to:  

Cloakroom WC with concealed cistern, wash basin mounted on granite surface with mirror above, storage cupboard

Boot Room/ Back Porch Coat cupboard, shoe storage racks, marble work surfaces and wall storage unit, leading to south courtyard

Staircase from Inner Hall to Lower Ground floor. Staircase to lower hall, original food storage cupboards with slate slab and storage closets

Games Room 15' 10" x 13' 10" (4.83m x 4.22m) Intimate games room, with attractive original fireplace and door to outside.

Utility Room 12' 10" x 12' 3" (3.91m x 3.73m) Ideal Concord gas fired boiler (2005), stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, dryer vent, Built in cupboards for hot water cylinder and storage.

Lower Back Hall with back door leading to south courtyard:  

Separate WC with wash hand basin  

Log Store 7' 8" x 5' 8" (2.34m x 1.73m) Original slate flagstone floor and shelving

Main Staircase from Entrance Hall to First Floor Half Landing  

Family Bathroom Modern three piece white bathroom suite, with thermostatic shower mixer valve and diverter over generous bath, fully tiled, wash hand basin with counters both sides, WC with concealed cistern, stainless steel heated ladder towel rail and radiator, mirrors, wall cabinet and shaver point.

Bedroom 4 12' 2" x 9' 6" (3.71m x 2.9m) Next to Family Bathroom and can be used as guest suite.

Master Bedroom 1 16' 5" x 15' 7" max inc en-suite (5m x 4.75m max inc en-suite) Original master bedroom, now with en-suite bathroom. Superb views over Lake Windermere and garden, built-in cupboard.

En-suite Shower room Shower in tiled recess with thermostatic shower control, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, stainless steel heated ladder towel rail, wall cabinet with mirror. Amtico patterned floor tiles

Bedroom 2 17' 5" x 14' 6" (5.31m x 4.42m) Grand Bedroom with bay window giving panoramic views of Lake Windermere, fells, garden and woodlands. Adjacent shower room

Bedroom 3 13' 2" x 12' 11" (4.01m x 3.94m) Faces south with views of woodland.

Modern Master Shower Room Large shower cubicle, tiled with marble full height with soap recess shelves, thermostatic shower control. Wash basin set on marble vanity basin with mirror over, WC with concealed cistern, stainless steel heated ladder towel rail and radiator, Marble floor and shaver point.

Dressing Lobby Lobby outside shower room with linen cupboard and wardrobes.
Lobby contains staircase to second floor.

Staircase to Second Floor converted roof space  

The attic has been converted into 2 delightful spaces that can be used together or individually with bespoke designed bookshelves full length of the space with concealed storage behind: 

Sitting Room/ Library The Sitting Room has a bay window with double doors to Juilet Balcony and fantastic views over Lake Windermere.

Bedroom 5/ Snug Intimate snug or Bedroom 5, well lit with large dormer window and rooflights

Outside: White Foss is situated on a substantial and private plot amounting to approximately 2.5 acres. The property is approached via a sweeping driveway, lined with rhododendrons leading to turning circle with lovely Japanese Maple in central island. There is parking for several cars as well as triple garage.

The front of the property is well screened, with front lawn and mature borders, enclosed courtyard facing south and mature woodland. There is a delightful stream with waterfalls running through the woodland which has a network of footpaths through mature yew, oak, beech and birch trees, under planted with specii rhododendrons.

Detached Triple Garage 30' 0" x 19' 11" (9.14m x 6.07m) with three up and over garage doors, light and power and small store to rear and below.

Services: Mains water, gas, drainage and electric. Gas fired central heating. Security Alarm system. Fire detectors

Council Tax Band: South Lakeland District Council- Band H

Tenure: Freehold - Vacant Possession Upon Completion.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, Telephone 015394 44461

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05 November 2013


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