Reception Rooms: 2
Bowfell Close offers a rare and unique opportunity to purchase a single storey versatile 4 bedroom family home built in 1910 as the original ball room to the existing residence built by GH Pattinson in 1890. The property occupies a splendid elevated position with superb views in southerly, westerly and northerly directions across the Lake, with the fells on the horizon and is located within the well regarded area of Storrs Park south of Bowness-on-Windermere.
The exclusive opportunity on offer is that Bowfell Close stands in over 1.5 acres of grounds being elevated with breathtaking lake views, and mountains to the backdrop and has the rarely available benefit of Outline Planning Permission for a replacement detached dwelling anywhere in the grounds, of which the detailed design is reserved for future determination by the purchaser to create a desirable family home to their own requirements.
The current vendors have carefully updated and maintained the substantial property to a high standard retaining nearly all of its designs and features in the original rooms boasting fine plaster work ceilings, maple flooring, green slate fireplaces and sash windows, ensuring a very well presented home that is extremely versatile with spacious accommodation set out over the ground floor with fabulous views over Lake Windermere to the central Lakeland fells from the principle rooms including the open plan kitchen with dining area, impressive lounge and master ensuite bedroom. In addition there are two further ensuite double bedrooms and a separate rear extension which offers annexed accommodation of kitchenette, ensuite bedroom, dressing room and sitting room/home office.
In all the present home offers flexible family accommodation on the level benefiting from good proportions and magnificent high ceilings with each of the four generous bedrooms benefiting from en-suite bathroom facilities. The property has patio doors out from the principle rooms to the Lakeland stone terrace with 180 degree views of Lake Windermere and fells beyond. The garden extends to the north, west and eastern elevations of the property which includes the original outdoor swimming pool, greenhouse, sweeping driveway with extensive parking area.
Planning Reference 7/2016/5760 The site is a large plot of land, which is considered suitable to accommodate a replacement dwelling with outline planning permission granted for a replacement dwelling within the site with all matters reserved for future determination. The Lake District National Park Planning Authority state that the development should be of a scale and nature appropriate to the character and function of the location in which it is proposed.
Details of the appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale of development, and the means of access thereto (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any development begins and the development shall be carried out as approved. Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the Local Planning Authority not later than 3 years from the date of the outline planning permission. The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than 2 years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved. The replacement dwellinghouse hereby permitted shall not be brought into use until the existing dwelling, known as ‘Bowfell Close’, has been demolished.
Potential buyers can make their own enquiries at the Lake District National Park Authority’s offices. The Outline Planning Permission submission has been dealt with by planning consultant Harry Tonge at Steven Abbotts Associates, Kendal and architect John Coward Architects, Cartmel. Details of which are available from the agents.
Directions From the boat landings in Bowness, continue south on Newby Bridge Road past Windermere Marina. Continue another ½ mile and Middle Entrance Drive is on the left. Proceed up the drive and after approximately 300 yards the entrance to Bowfell Close is on the left hand side, the immediate drive splits to three properties and Bowfell Close is the right hand drive which sweeps around to the property.
Services All mains services connected. Gas fired central heating.
Council Tax Band G