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9 bedroom character property for sale

Lakeside, Windermere, Cumbria, LA12

Under Offer £4,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Lakeland estate
  • on Windermere's West shore
  • Main House - 3 receptions, study
  • 6 bedroom suites, cellars, loggia
  • Coach House - Games/guest room
  • Kitchenette, bar, shower room
  • garaging
  • The Lodge - 5* graded for holiday let
  • 2 receptions, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The position of this impressive lakeside estate on the West shore of Windermere, is hard to better. It offers peace, privacy and security within its own grounds to about 14 acres which offer the opportunity for helicopter landing. Main House and
The Lodge, which has been a very successful 5* graded holiday let, lies at the head of the driveway beyond the automated gates and similarly has spectacular views over the lake, meadows and woodland towards Gummers How.
The Coach House includes garaging and games/entertaining room. Boat House with P.P. to extend.


Ridding Bay
Ulverston Cumbria LA12 8AU

Impressive Lakeland estate in about 14 acres on the western shore of Windermere

Newby Bridge: 1.5 miles, Bowness-on-Windermere: 9 miles, Kendal: 14 miles, Oxenholme Station (London Euston 2hrs 46mins) (Manchester Airport 1hr 32mins): 18 miles, M6 Junction 36: 17 miles

Ridding Bay
6 large bedroom suites 6 bathrooms 3 reception room study dining kitchen breakfast room
reception hall laundry/utility room range of cellars cloakroom loggia

Coach House
Games/entertaining room with kitchenette & bar shower room boiler room garaging

Ridding Bay Lodge
5* graded holiday letting
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 reception room dining kitchen balcony outside store

Extensive grounds and terraces lakeside tennis court boat house with P.P. for enlargement & jetty
Formal gardens, meadows and woodland about 900 ft of lake frontage

In all about 14 acres

The position of Ridding Bay on the shores of Windermere, overlooking the lake and fells is hard to better. It offers peace, privacy and security within its own grounds which offer the opportunity for helicopter landing. The train station at Oxenholme, just south of Kendal, provides a direct service to London Euston and Manchester International Airport and the southern lakes are especially convenient for those based in the commercial centres of the North-West being only 17 miles from Junction 36 of the M6. The property lies just north of Lakeside on the quiet western side of Lake Windermere about 1.5 miles north of Newby Bridge. The delights of the Lake District are all with easy reach whether boating, golfing, walking or simply enjoying the outstanding scenery. The Lodge, which has been a very successful 5* graded holiday let, lies at the head of the driveway beyond the automated gates and similarly has spectacular views over the lake, meadows and woodland towards Gummers How.

Ridding Bay offers the rare opportunity to acquire a stunning Lakeside estate on the quiet western shore of Windermere. The sale includes the fine refurbished principal house set in formal gardens and grounds of around 14 acres, a coach house which provides garaging with a games room or ancillary accommodation above, an excellent separate 3 bedroomed lodge and a boat house. This very attractive freehold parcel of land and property enjoys a private and peaceful position at the southern end of the lake looking out over the water with a backdrop of the prominent fell of Gummers How.

The house was refurbished in 2006 and offers very well proportioned accommodation over three floors plus a full basement which has plans for a further substantial glass fronted leisure suite including a 15m pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness area. In addition, these plans, which utilise the area below the lakeside terrace and elements of the formal garden, also include a cinema room and a two lane bowling alley.

The accommodation is well planned with excellent and versatile principal reception rooms, 6 bedroom suites, each with en-suite facilities and many with dressing/sitting room areas. All the principal rooms enjoy stunning views over the lake and fells.

A secure gated driveway leads to the main house with gardens and surrounding terraces offering a high degree of privacy.

To the rear is the original coach house and outbuildings which provide garaging, storage areas and a workshop. Above is a superb entertaining room offering space for home offices or ancillary accommodation but is presently utilised as a games room with a bar, kitchenette and an en-suite shower room.

The Lodge is a beautifully appointed 5* graded holiday letting property offering a good income source or is ideal for guest accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and two bathrooms, glorious views and has an adjoining parking area.

The boat house is on a delightful stretch of about 900’ of lake frontage and has planning consent to substantially redevelop and enlarge. There is a jetty and it lies close to the hard tennis court, possibly enjoying one of the best views in the country.

The front door opens to a large reception hall with a sandstone fireplace and fine oak panelling. There is a cloakroom and W.C. off. A traditional turning staircase leads off the hall and below this is access to the excellent cellarage with three large rooms including a wine cellar. There is tremendous scope for further development at this level and there is already lapsed planning consent for a leisure suite and pool complex.

To the right of the reception hall lies the drawing room. An impressive stone fireplace takes pride of place and a deep bay window has views to the lake. A French door leads onto the terrace loggia and glazed oak double doors open through to the impressive dining room. Capable of easily seating 14 for dinner these two rooms combine to form great entertaining space. The bay window has a window seat and views over the gardens to the lake. A family room lies through double doors off the drawing room and is fully glazed to make the most of the views with a French door opening to the terrace. A study with a French door to the gardens and oak library shelving also lies off the rear of the hall.

The kitchen lies off the hall to the left and has been well appointed with an island unit and granite surfaces, integrated appliances and a teppanyaki hotplate. AEG equipment includes a coffee machine, microwave, twin ovens and a large ceramic hob plus a wine fridge and an American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen opens into a light breakfast room which is perfect for informal dining. A rear hall/boot room area leads through to the laundry room/utility room at the rear.

The master bedroom suite has a dual aspect and a French door to a full width balcony with stunning views over the lake to the fells offering plenty of space for sun loungers and a breakfast table etc. The dressing room lies off and is fitted with ash cabinets. The en-suite bathroom is well appointed with a free-standing bath and a separate shower. The second bedroom suite also has a dual aspect and a French door to the balcony along with a well appointed shower room. The third bedroom is accessed through a fitted dressing area and has an en-suite shower room, whilst the fourth bedroom has fitted wardrobes and also has an en-suite shower room.

On the second floor, accessed by a staircase from the rear landing, there are two magnificent further bedroom suites, both with dressing/sitting areas, fitted wardrobes and well appointed en-suite bathrooms. Both enjoy stunning views over the lake and fells.

The Coach House
The stone and slate built coach house stands at the rear of the main house and has ground floor garaging with twin automatic doors and a car port area alongside. To the other side is a plant room housing boilers for the coach house and main house. There are two further rooms, one for storage and the second housing a gardener’s W.C.

The first floor, accessible by a staircase internally or externally, provides a superb games room or ancillary accommodation having a kitchenette and a shower room. Equally suited as a home office or gym it is currently used as a games room with a snooker table and bar and has Sky TV facilities.

Ridding Bay Lodge
This lies at the head of the driveway and has separate parking facilities. It is a five star graded holiday letting property achieving a high occupancy level and attractive income stream. Equally the redesigned and enlarged lodge makes an extremely comfortable retreat for visitors or family guests.

The property is arranged over two floors and takes full advantage of the stunning views to the lake and Gummers How beyond. The front door opens to a reception hall with a splendid vaulted living room beyond. This opens in turn to a full width balcony with a spiral staircase leading down to the gardens below. A breakfast kitchen lies off the hall to the left and is well appointed with granite surfaces, integrated appliances and an island unit. There is an inner hall area with access to a laundry room and a cloakroom with a W.C. The garden level has three double bedrooms including the master suite with its own terrace, fitted wardrobes and a contemporary en-suite bathroom. The second and third double bedrooms are served by the well appointed house bathroom which is also en-suite to the second bedroom.

The gardens are private and sheltered, enclosed with lovely views and have two access gates to the meadows. There are two large external storage areas in a separate building, one of which houses a sink and W.C. There is a children’s play area and additional secure storage under the kitchen area with external access.

Gardens and Grounds
These form a delightful feature of the estate with formal gardens surrounding the main house with natural mixed woodland at the rear giving protection from the lane and privacy. To the south, opposite the lodge are about 2 acres of woodland. Open meadows lead down to the lake and prove a haven for wildlife. At the lakeside there are some attractive rock formations and small copses, the hard tennis court and family sitting areas including a picnic table and space for hammocks, bench seating and a fire pit. The boathouse has a jetty and a stone built wet dock.

Services – Mains electricity and water are connected. Modern private drainage system. Oil central heating system.

Viewing – Strictly by appointment with Savills 01625 417450 or Matthews Benjamin 015394 47717

Square Footage: 9318 sq ft
Acreage: 14 Acres

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