Reception Rooms: 3
Brackenthwaite House is set in the well regarded area of Black Beck Wood, a small private drive serving 13 properties just a few minutes drive from Bowness and conveniently located close to Windermere Motor Boat Club and Storrs Hall Hotel. Occupying a quiet elevated position enjoying excellent views of Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells beyond and to open countryside at the rear with fantastic walks right from the doorstep.
Built in 1988 and in its current ownership since 1996, Brackenthwaite House offers the rare opportunity to acquire a spacious four bedroom family home set in an attractive garden. The generous accommodation is spread over a split level layout comprising lounge with Inglenook fireplace, library/study, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast/dining area, additional conservatory extension built in 1998 with slate tiled roof taking in the views and the sunny aspect. The lower ground floor consists of an extensive double garage with twin electric doors, garden store room and under croft for storage. To the top floor are four bedrooms (1 en-suite master bedroom) and family bathroom.
This well maintained residence sits well within its established 1/3 of an acre garden plot with tarmac driveway leading to a flat parking area and access to the twin garages.
DIRECTIONS From our Windermere office in Ellerthwaite Square head down New Road/ Lake Road into Bowness-On-Windermere. Continue through the shops passing the Lake shore and the ferry piers and continue along the A592. Follow the A592 (Newby Bridge Road) for approximately 2 miles passing Storrs Hall Hotel and continue up the rise for a further ½ mile bearing left at the first junction ‘Counties Meet’ then immediately right onto the small private driveway (Black Beck Wood). Brackenthwaite House can be found by taking the left turn branching off the main driveway and is located at the head of the cul-de-sac on the right hand side.
ACCOMMODATION Steps up from the drive to a paved and stone faced terrace giving access to a Lakeland stone slate covered porch with flagged floor and timber glazed windows. Timber glazed front door leading into
ENTRANCE HALL Generous reception hallway with stairs leading to upper and lower levels. Accessed off the entrance hall is a cloakroom with wash basin, WC and built in cloaks cupboard with mahogany doors, window frames and skirting’s which are a feature throughout the property. Further more there is a walk in cloaks and storage cupboard with useful shelved storage.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Splendid open plan kitchen with generous morning sitting room and dining space with mahogany double glazed window enjoying fantastic views to the Lakeland fells and glimpses of Lake Windermere. The breakfast dining area has a glass fronted calor gas fire with timber surround and TV point. The kitchen is to the rear of the room with a range of fitted medium oak fronted base and wall units with laminate worktops incorporating double bowl sink with drainer and waste disposal in front of a double glazed window enjoying aspect over the garden. The kitchen has a range of Neff equipment integrated including grill/oven, induction hob and dishwasher. Serving hatch through to formal dining room.
UTILITY ROOM Situated to the rear of the kitchen, purpose utility room with built in base units incorporating sink unit and drainer, washing machine, dryer and freestanding freezer. Rear mahogany glazed door out to the rear garden.
DINING ROOM Adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room is a formal dining room with mahogany double glazed window overlooking the rear gardens and beyond to the open fields. Wall and ceiling lighting.
CONSERVATORY/ GARDEN ROOM Superb extension built in 1998 comprising of a block and mahogany double glazed windows to three sides under a solid slate roof with patio doors out to the rear garden. This superb room enjoys a dual aspect over both the gardens and excellent views to the Lakeland fells. Each window has a adjustable blind to provide shading as required. Finished with tiled floor and inset ceiling lighting.
Short flight of stairs from the entrance hallway lead to half landing and into
LOUNGE Spacious and characterful sitting room with large central red brick Inglenook fireplace with iron grate featuring calor gas supplied flame effect open fire. Finished with timber beam lintel over the fireplace and rustic timber beams to ceilings. Brilliant light and airy living space with two mahogany double glazed windows enjoying fantastic views towards Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Finished with lighting to walls and ceiling, TV point.
LIBRARY/STUDY Accessed via the lounge, a good size study with ample room for a computer work-station and storage units. The room is fitted with quality shelving along two walls capable of accommodating a large collection of books, DVD’s etc. Two mahogany double glazed windows enjoying views over the garden and to the fields beyond. Telephone points and loft hatch access.
Further short flight of stairs from half landing lead to first floor landing.
LANDING Spacious landing with loft access and large built airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
MASTER BEDROOM Large double bedroom at the front of the house with excellent range of built in mahogany wardrobes. Mahogany double glazed window with fantastic views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond.
ENSUITE BATHROOM Four piece suite comprising paneled bath with shower over, vanity unit with wash basin, bidet and WC. Part tiled walls. Mahogany double glazed window enjoying pleasant views.
BEDROOM TWO Double bedroom with built in wardrobes, mahogany double glazed window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden and to the fells beyond.
BEDROOM THREE Double bedroom with mahogany double glazed window overlooking the rear garden.
BEDROOM FOUR Comfortable single bedroom with built in wardrobe and mahogany double glazed window.
BATHROOM Family bathroom comprising corner bath with shower over, vanity unit with wash basin and WC. Heated electric towel rail.
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE Access from the main entrance hall, stairs down lead into garage. Two up and over electric doors with ample space for two cars, adjacent recessed workbench area, access to undercroft storage area. Further access to large store room at the rear for garden furniture, bikes etc.
OUTSIDE Occupying the 0.4 acre plot, the front garden has an array of established shrubs, rhododendrons and small trees to either side of the tarmac driveway, the driveway levels off at the top with parking for several vehicles and access to the double garage. The gardens extend to either side of the property with a stone faced raised terrace to the front elevation enjoying a sunny south-east aspect with views to the lake and fells beyond. The gardens at the rear are a mix of planted borders and lawn areas with steps up to a high level patio area which enjoys views over the gardens, house and beyond to the Lake and fells. The rear of the property has a stone walled boundary with gated access onto the open fields beyond which has a public footpath running through it up onto the fells behind.
SERVICES Mains water, drainage and electric. Electric underfloor heating throughout with each room fitted with its own thermostat control. Calor gas fireplace in the lounge and breakfast room.
TENURE Freehold. Council tax band (H).