Reception Rooms: 4
Set in a superb location surrounded by delightful landscaped gardens and woodland extending to 5.5 acres in total, this is an opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented and substantial detached residence which enjoys panoramic views of the lake and fells together with separate lake frontage of approximately 20 feet with a jetty. Rocklands has been carefully re-designed and extended in recent decades using high quality fittings and equipment, together with attractive decoration to create a highly desirable Lakeland stone built home which will appeal to a wide variety of buyers. Well planned and generously sized accommodation makes the most of the sunny aspect and stunning views across the lake to the fells of Coniston Old Man and the Langdales beyond. There is plenty of spacious living space in the three reception rooms, combined with a fitted breakfast kitchen looking out over the gardens and lake together with an enviable master en-suite, two bathrooms and two further large bedrooms.
Rocklands is located between the popular lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere and Newby Bridge where there is immediate access to the A590 and a short journey to the M6 Junction 36. The property is perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District and for access to Bowness and Lake Windermere with Windermere Motor Boat Club nearby. Bowness is one of the Lake District’s main tourist centres, providing an excellent range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities. The lake frontage is positioned over the Newby Bridge Road and is on a lovely stretch of the eastern shores of the National Park’s largest lake, well regarded by boating enthusiasts and ideal for simply enjoying your own piece of water frontage. With a sunny aspect, Rocklands enjoys sun for most of the day including an ideal position for watching beautiful sunsets over the distant mountains.
Set out on two floors, Rocklands was built to take full advantage of its elevated position with most rooms looking out over the lake and fells. The large solid oak arched front door leads into the fabulous reception hall featuring a large stone open fireplace, built in window seating and fantastic high ceilings to the exposed beams. Principal reception rooms lead off the central hallway with French doors into the main reception rooms of living room and dining room which have been completed with style and care to create very comfortable spaces, which can be opened out into a large area for entertaining. Central to the living room is an elegant fireplace in keeping with the property, and plenty of light and fantastic views provided by the unique picture windows and set of opening doors leading out onto the veranda and sun balcony which extends the full width of the front elevation.
Extended to the rear in 1998, the extension incorporated the fabulous reception hall and an additional reception room making an ideal snug or home study which features sandstone open fireplace, oak beam vaulted ceiling with skylights and in keeping unique arched style windows. The breakfast kitchen on this floor is a superb space, fitted with an extensive range of beech cabinets and granite work surfaces. The kitchen incorporates a high level of equipment including oven and grill, induction hob, larder fridge freezer, dishwasher and inset sink unit, and enjoys stunning views to Lake Windermere, distant fells and the beautiful gardens. Completing this level is a generously sized cloakroom, fully tiled and fitted with wide pedestal wash basin and WC.
The stairwell with tall window to rear allows plenty of light into the hallway and first floor landing. The upper floor bedrooms are all positioned to the front of the property, west facing, and taking in the splendid views of Lake Windermere, Coniston Old Man and the Langdales. The large principal suite offers magnificent large bedroom area, fitted with built in wardrobes, ensuite fully tiled bathroom suite and wide picture window seat taking the full view of the lake and high fells in the distance. The two further generous bedrooms are both complemented with built-in wardrobes and dressing areas and are serviced by a large family bathroom with panelled bath, walk-in shower cabinet, storage cabinets, WC and a pedestal wash basin. In addition there is a bathroom suite and a separate WC off the landing.
The gardens and grounds are a delightful feature to Rocklands, having been landscaped to take full advantage of the setting with Lakeland stone paths, limestone rockeries, lawns and terracing. There is a wide variety of established trees, bushes, shrubs and flowering plants with a choice of sheltered sitting areas around the gardens and an impressive raised patio area with a substantial summerhouse that is positioned to enjoy the sun and views at any time of day. In the lower gardens there is a good sized timber shed and an external wine store. To the rear of the property is an extensive woodland backdrop which continues up the hillside.
In addition to the integral car garage there are plenty of parking and turning areas around the property. The upper drive leads to a level parking area in front of the entrance porch.The lake frontage is reached by a gateway marked private on the opposite side of Newby Bridge Road. This provides pedestrian access across the meadow down to the lake shore, where Rocklands owns approximately 20 feet of lake frontage with a jetty. There is also a mooring buoy on the lake; the annual rent payable to South Lakeland District Council.
Oil fired central heating. Mains electric, water and drainage.
DIRECTIONS From Bowness-On-Windermere travel south along the A592 for approximately 2.5 miles. 100 yards after passing the Beech Hill Hotel on your right and immediately after the blue parking sign turn sharp left up the shared driveway and continue up the hill. The entrance gates are straight ahead at the top of the drive with a sweeping drive leading to a private parking area and garaging for Rocklands.