Reception Rooms: 2
Opportunity to purchase a unique stone built cottage originally dating back to the mid 18th century, offering pleasant 3 bedroom accommodation over two floors with a splendid extension providing an excellent dining kitchen enjoying bi-folding doors opening onto the garden, generous lounge with log burning stove, utility room and both a house bathroom and shower room. The property benefits from a generous lawned garden and patio area and parking area for two cars. This property will appeal to a range of buyers, ideal as a permanent family home, those downsizing or equally as a holiday home, weekend retreat or investment.
Nestling above Windermere in a sought after area below Orrest Head, The Croft is formerly the billiard room of Oaklands a Victorian gentlemen’s residence which sits elevated above Windermere. Situated in a peaceful position with country walks right from the doorstep, yet only a short stroll into Windermere village with its wide range of shops, restaurants, Booths supermarket, health centre, parish church, state and private schools and excellent public transport links with a train station at Windermere.
Directions From the top of Windermere village turn left onto A591, pass St. Mary’s Church and as the road bears right Carriage Drive is on the right hand side of the bend. Continue up Carriage Drive and take the branch off where indicated. Continue up Carriage Drive and the driveway on the left is signed for The Croft and the parking for The Croft is the bay on the left hand side at the bottom of the garden.
Accommodation Stone steps from the garden lead to the traditional timber glazed front door and into the:
Entrance Hall Pleasant reception hall open to the staircase, with useful storage cupboard built in below. The hallway is finished with oak flooring.
Lounge 17’8 x 11’9 (5.4m x 3.6m) Generous living room with magnificent tall windows to both the front and rear and a splendid central fireplace with attractive surround and inset log burning stove set on a slate hearth. The living room retains some traditional features including cast iron style radiators, deep skirting boards and cornicing.
Dining Kitchen 19’11 x 9’8 (6.1m x 2.9m) Attractive well equipped shaker style kitchen which opens up into a fabulous extension forming a splendid light and airy living area with ample space for a family dining table and offers views over the garden and bi-folding doors onto the patio. The kitchen area featuring a good range of base, wall and full height units has solid slate worktops and incorporates a Belfast sink unit, electric hob and oven, integral microwave, fridge and freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen and dining area are finished with slate stone flooring with under floor heating, column radiators, inset ceiling spot lighting and speaker system and an original feature stone mullioned window.
Utility Room/Boot Room Well equipped purpose utility and boot room with its own external entrance, fitted with a range units and slate worktops, Belfast sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and dryer and wall mounted gas central heating boiler.
Ground Floor Bedroom Three 9’11 x 8’7 (3m x 2.6m) Small double or generous single bedroom with timber double glazed window and TV point.
Bathroom Beautifully finished suite comprising freestanding claw foot double ended bath, vanity wash basin set on a slate shelf, WC and chrome heated towel rail. There is a built in cupboard and unique slate and mirrored wall behind the bath, part tiled walls and tiled floor with underfloor heating and inset spot lighting. Frost window to the rear elevation.
First Floor Landing with dormer window enjoying full aspect over the garden. Space for a storage unit or sideboard.
Bedroom One 17’4 x 11’9 (5.3m x 3.6m) Good size double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams a feature stone chimney breast and plenty of light from Velux windows on two sides. The bedroom is fitted with a built in wardrobe and has a wall mounted TV point.
Bedroom Two 17’2 x 9’11 (5.2m x 3m) Second generous bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, two Velux windows and feature ornate plasterwork. The bedroom is fitted with built in wardrobe.
Shower Room Three piece suite comprising walk in tiled shower unit with glazed screen, vanity wash basin with under storage and WC. The shower room has a Velux window, chrome heated towel rail, spot lighting, oak flooring and has a wall mirror and slate shelf.
Outside As you approach the property from Carriage Drive, the private gravelled bay offers parking for two vehicles. A gate leads into the garden and a slate pathway leads across the lawn to the house. The private garden bordered by established hedgerows enjoys a sunny south east aspect with a pleasant patio area and log store.
Services All mains services connected. Gas central heating.
Council Tax Band D