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GUIDE PRICE £375,000+ FOR SALE BY AUCTION ON THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER AT CORONATION HALL, ULVERSTON AT 6.30PM. Traditional three bedroom detached property in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
An opportunity has arisen to acquire a most attractive Lakeland stone built detached residence set within a highly desirable area of Bowness-on-Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. Built in the 1894, Claife Cottage occupies a gently sloping, corner plot sufficiently elevated to take best advantage of a view of Lake Windermere and surrounding fell range. This fine traditional, 3 bedroom detached family home has been in same ownership for the last 50 years retaining the beautiful period features of the house including tall ceilings with cornice moulding, deep skirting boards, panel doors and offers an excellent opportunity with scope for someone to renovate, modernise and extend into a beautiful family home set in delightful gardens.
Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of England just a stones throw from Lake Windermere, Claife Cottage offers peace and tranquillity in a quiet yet convenient location on the fringes and only half a mile or so from the centre of the bustling village of Bowness with its wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Well placed for travel, junction 36 of the M6 motorway is a mere 20 minutes with links to the west coast mainline from Oxenholme or at Windermere for easy connection. In addition to the beautiful Lake District scenery, Bowness and Windermere offer a well established sailing club, motor boat club, golf club and Royal Windermere Yacht Club all within easy reach.
Directions From the centre of Bowness proceed out on the A5074 Kendal Road (opposite St Martins Church) for approximately half a mile then bearing left onto Windy Hall Road. The driveway for Claife Cottage is the first turning immediately on the right with the house situated at the foot of the driveway with parking.
Accommodation Stone steps lead into the:
Front Porch Fully glazed timber framed and stone built traditional porch which has ample space for seating area to enjoy its sunny aspect and beautiful outlook over the gardens and to the fells in the distance.
Hallway Traditional solid wood door leads into Inner Hall with staircase and small timber frame sash window enjoying a pleasant view. The original mosaic flooring can be found under the current flooring.
Lounge 14’5 x 10′ (4.4m x 3.1m) Splendid sitting room with large timber sash bay window enjoying a pleasant outlook over the west facing gardens with glimpses of the Lake. Central to the room is an fitted flam gas fire with a solid marble surround and adjacent recessed original cupboards and shelving.
Open Plan Kitchen to Dining Area 20’11 x 10’10 (6.4m x 3.3m) Good size living space comprising of a generous dining area with central gas fireplace and timber windows to two sides, open plan to fitted kitchen area which has a range of wall and base units with sink unit and windows to the rear enjoying outlook over the garden. There is a built in full height cupboard and access from the dining area to a under stairs cupboard. A rear door opens out to a large secluded patio which is a sun trap.
First Floor Landing with small glazed window.
Bedroom One 13’10 x 10’1 (4.2m x 3.1m) Large double bedroom with built in wardrobes and large timber glazed window enjoying splendid outlook with distance views of the Fells and Lake Windermere.
Bedroom Two 11’5 x 10’10 (3.5m x 3.3m) Double bedroom with timber glazed window to the rear of the property.
Bedroom Three 10’5 x 9’8 (3.2m x 3m) Good size single or guest room with built in cupboards and wardrobes, timber glazed window with one of the best views from the house enjoying views North across Lake Windermere and to the northern Lake District Fells.
Bathroom Good size house bathroom comprising three piece coloured suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Timber glazed window.
Outbuildings Located to the rear of the property are some stone built, slate roof L-shaped outbuilding split into three store rooms offering a garden store and storage space.
Gardens Located on a large corner plot, the property sites at the highest point with beautiful landscaped borders, lawns, pathways, established hedgerows, shrubs and trees including a Magnolia Tree and a Bramley Apple Tree. The driveway off Windy Hall Road is tarmac and leads to a gravel parking area in front of the property. The property also has a foot gate onto Kendal Road.
Services Mains gas, electric and water installed. Private drainage with septic tank located in the garden.
Tenure Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.
Council Tax Band F