Reception Rooms: 4
Bowes Lodge A simply stunning, recently and fully renovated 4 bedroom detached home with superb equestrian facilities in a most desirable setting within the boundary of the Lake District National Park. Bowes Lodge, set within open countryside on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Witherslack occupies an elevated position with wide and far reaching views. The current vendors have painstakingly created a stylish modern home with plentiful charm and character; throughout the renovations to the existing 18th century farm house and attached barns, attention to detail has been paramount, so to has the desire to create a family home that is kind to the environment; thus wherever possible local suppliers and materials have been used and the property boasts a number of eco friendly features such as a ground source heating system and rainwater harvester. Set in circa 4 acres of landscaped grounds and grazing land this wonderful home also benefits from an excellent double garage and a purpose built 4 stable block complete with tack room, kitchen and WC.
Set out over two floors with a split level design to the ground floor which is centralised around a magnificent breakfast Kitchen by Kirkland Kitchens of Kendal, an adjacent and open plan family room creates a true heart of the home, the purpose built study, utility room and large open plan living dining spaces are further complemented by the two stylish WC’s and a separate laundry area. The first floor, as with the ground floor is a seamless hybrid between the old farmhouse and barn and features 3 superb double bedrooms one of which is ensuite, and a stunning house bathroom. The Master suite is an incredible architect designed space which brings the outdoors indoors through floor to ceiling windows and a vaulted ceiling; superb Kirkland walk in dressing room and modern Aqua Jade Bathroom.
Witherslack is a highly regarded village on the edge of the Lake District National Park, extremely well placed for travel being only a mile or so from the A590 trunk road, which brings Kendal, the Central Lakes and junction 36 of the M6 within easy reach. Bowes Lodge enjoys peace & privacy on the periphery of this active village has a good primary school, busy community shop, church and well patronised village pub.
Accommodation The ample tarmac drive allows for privacy from the very quiet country lane and also plentiful parking and turning areas. Surrounding the property, neatly landscaped grounds provide a welcoming approach.
Entrance Hall A timber door with glazed casing leads into the spacious and inviting entrance hall, slate tiles to the floor and a solid oak staircase Leading to a first floor oak, mezzanine landing. Useful under stairs cupboard.
WC & Laundry A compact, well presented facility with WC and wash hand basin, slate floor and handy built in cupboards. Double doors to laundry facility with useful shelving and Miele Appliances.
Living Room Simply stunning this vast, unique space is filled with light through a wall of French doors, electrically operated, rain sensitive Velux and dual aspect windows. Perfect for entertaining or cosy nights as a family centred around the Charnwood Wood burning stove. The room opens out in summer months onto the large patio area with impressive rock face water feature.
Boot Room and WC Immediately adjacent to the Living Room this is a useful external exit to the patio with tiled floor and separate WC.
Kitchen The kitchen here at Bowes Lodge has been creatively designed by locally renowned Kirkland Kitchens and is constructed of solid oak and Silestone, incorporating a vast array of units and Miele appliances including dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is centred around a bespoke island unit with breakfast bar. The Britannia range cooker features 5 gas rings and a double electric oven, all with extractor over and artistic tile backdrop. A Belfast sink complete with boiling/chilled water tap, large American fridge freezer and wine rack.
Family Room Open plan to the kitchen this is a wonderful space for comfortable seating and benefits from a lovely dual aspect and wood burning stove set upon a slate hearth with oak plinth.. The slightly elevated nature allows for a very sociable kitchen and living space to be combined.
Study Purpose built this is a superb home office with a bank of fitted shelving and cupboards and a delightful outlook to Whitbarrow Scar. The engineered oak floor continues into this room and the original front door to the property remains.
Utility A useful facility with external door and slate tiled floor. An excellent range of cream wall and base units are topped with Silestone work surfaces and encompass a Belfast sink, this is the ideal space for muddy boots and wet dogs! Access to the plant room.
First Floor The expansive landing area has a beautiful oak floor which extends throughout all the first floor bedrooms. The mezzanine landing above the main entrance hall provides a super feeling of light and space.
Master Suite Located effectively to the rear of this magnificent home, this very special suite has been creatively planned to include a lovely double bedroom that benefits from a large floor to ceiling window enjoying views to the stunning rock face and water feature, and beyond to the fields and countryside. Bespoke fitted furniture maximises alcove space. The Dressing Room has been fully fitted by Kirkland Kitchens and includes hand made wardrobes and drawers complete with sliding doors. The Ensuite bathroom is stylish, spacious and light, comprising large panel bath, double vanity wash hand basins, large walk in rain shower and floating WC.
Bedroom 2 A delightful principal guest bedroom with dual aspect and built in TV/entertainment area. The Aquajade designed en-suite is simply stunning and includes vanity wash hand basin, floating WC and walk in rain shower. The heated towel rail completes.
Bedroom 3 A further good sized double bedroom with space for TV/entertainments area.
Bedroom 4 Enjoying a triple aspect across the grounds and surrounding countryside, this well proportioned bedroom is ideal for guests or children alike.
Bathroom The house bathroom, also by Aquajade is beautifully planned and presented with neutral luxury tiles to walls and floor, fantastic free standing tub bath, vanity wash hand basin, walk in shower, floating WC and towel radiator.
Outside Sitting in around an acre of landscaped gardens and ground with an additional 3 acres of paddocks suitable for grazing. Bowes Lodge is a delightful package that is ideal for those who keep animals, specifically those with equine interests yet is manageable and versatile enough to also be a generous second home. There is plentiful parking, a secure , gated drive and pretty patio and gravelled seating areas surrounding the property from which to enjoy the captivating countryside scenery. The area is naturally limestone rich and the landscaping team have included a rock face into the garden that has been well planted and has a splendid waterfall feature. There is also an area suitable for a dog run. Beyond the immediate garden the newly constructed stable block is a dream for those with horse but also provides extensive garaging/storage opportunities if preferred. Four super stables with additional, large kitchen area with feed store and WC are attached to a generous double garage. Throughout the renovation, ecological factors have been considered and the rain water harvester, private sewerage plant and ground source heat pump have been seamlessly incorporated. A small wildflower meadow to the front adds interest, with two further paddocks suitable for grazing also provide protection to the front and the rear.
Services Mains electric.
Mains water and 6,000 litre rainwater harvesting tank.
Ground source heat pump.
Biopure package sewage treatment plant.