Reception Rooms: 3
Innisfree is a rare and fantastic opportunity to acquire a stunningly located detached Lakeland house on the peaceful shores of Lake Windermere with direct Lake access. Built by the local and highly respected builders GH Pattinson in 1925, this home has been in the same family ownership since the late 1920s. It is considered to be in one of the very best positions and is one of the few traditional Lakeside homes on this most famous stretch of water in the English Lake District. Situated on one of the wider stretches of Lake Windermere, Innisfree has a spectacular, sunny and beautiful south westerly aspect, with views down to Bowness Bay, across the shoreline to the wooded fells of Claife Heights, and to the West and the mountains beyond.
Nestled on the eastern shores of the Lake, down a peaceful private lane, Innisfree is a 20 minute amble from Windermere village with its wide range of amenities, shops, cafes, restaurants and a choice of both private and state schools close by. It is also well placed between the bays of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside with access to marina facilities, The Motorboat Racing Club, Royal Windermere Yacht Club and Windermere Golf Club. It is conveniently positioned with good road access to the M6 and Windermere railway station, with its connections to the West Coast Mainline and links to Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, just a 5 minute drive away.
Occupying this captivating location, Innisfree is centred on a good level plot at the end of Old Hall Road with a private gated entrance onto a good parking and turning area with a large detached double garage to the rear of the house, complimented by beautiful surrounding gardens approaching an acre in total, a terrace running along the front of the house takes in those timeless views completed with a sweeping lawned garden leading down to the private shoreline of over 200ft of Lake frontage, equipped with a 93ft jetty and adjacent slip way. The original Pattinson Lakeland stone built property was constructed in 1925 and still retains much of its charm and character, it was later extended in the late 1980’s and still has plenty of scope and space for further development if required making this an ideal opportunity to transform into a fabulous dream home for
use as a either a superb weekend or holiday retreat or equally provide a unique permanent home with breath taking panoramic views to enjoy every morning and superb sunsets throughout the year.
Innisfree is a typical and fine example of a G H Pattinson home of the era, built of solid traditional Lakeland stone having rendered elevations, rounded chimneys, under a slated roof. The original well proportioned rooms and accommodation comprises of a traditional entrance hall with solid wood staircase and panelled cupboard, cloak room, two comfortable reception rooms featuring ornate open fireplaces and feature curved bay window enjoying a panorama of Lake views, both lead into the sun room with sliding patio doors onto the terrace, generous breakfast kitchen, pantry, utility room, four bedrooms, fifth occasional bedroom and bathroom which were extended to in the late 1980’s adding a study. Adjacent to the property are several outbuildings, vegetable garden and rear courtyard leading off the kitchen across to the double garage.
Mains water and electric connected. Oil fired central
heating. Private septic tank drainage.
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