Reception Rooms: 3
An extremely rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a luxurious, four bedroomed triplex Penthouse at the highly sought after Cowan Head development, a private 47 acre estate set within the magnificent Lake District National Park. This tranquil and secure community was created on the site of a former 18th century paper mill and has been meticulously designed and built in stages over recent years to provide luxurious, riverside living with exclusive access to a private stretch of the River Kent with fishing rights, a pristine 9 hole golf course and indoor leisure facility with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The Penthouse enjoys superb views from the glazed balcony directly over the River Kent and across the golf course towards the rolling countryside beyond. The privacy and exclusivity of owners residing at Cowan Head is maintained by a restriction against holiday letting throughout the site.
The picturesque Cowan Head estate can be found only a few minutes drive from the tourist hotspots of Bowness and Windermere and the glorious Lake District. Nearby Kendal, 3 miles, provides a wealth of local amenities by way of a well supported high street and out of town retail outlets as well as mouth watering restaurants and a host of bars and cafes. Oxenholme station, 4 miles, serves the West Coast main line rail service providing access to London in 2 ½ hours with direct links to Manchester Airport and for road users, Junction 36 of the M6 is less than a 15 minute drive. Excellent first and second stage schooling is available at Windermere, Sedbergh and Lancaster.
The Penthouse occupies the third and fourth floors of the building known as Falcon Crag and benefits from both stair and lift access. The property has been lovingly cared for by the current vendors who made their home at Cowan Head almost 20 years ago. The accommodation offers sumptuous and stylish accommodation across three floors, beautifully dressed with elaborate plaster crown mouldings, elegant, individually designed ‘Signature’ 100% lambs wool carpeting to the ground floor, stairs and landing complimented by bespoke, designer drapes throughout. The ground floor and master bedroom suite are pre-wired for a surround sound system. The graceful entrance hall leads to a magnificent lounge and dining room fitted with Lutron lighting system and displaying a marbled ceiling. The glazed, private balcony accessed directly from the lounge affords you a superb sight of the River Kent and golf course below. The Carl Joseph kitchen with granite tops and central breakfast area provides sophisticated facilities for the modern cook to include Neff appliances and an integral pantry and leads neatly through to a useful laundry room and cloakroom. A light and airy double bedroom on the ground floor provides ample storage by way of built in units with walk in wardrobe and en-suite bath, shower cubicle, vanity handbasin and WC. The first floor, reached by a stylish, handcrafted staircase leads to the glorious master suite, fitted by Carl Josef with a delightful seating area strategically placed to provide great views of the river, a separate walk in dressing room and spacious en-suite with underfloor heating and Jacuzzi fittings, comprising walk in shower enclosure, large twin sinks and WC. A twin bedroom room, fitted by Webbs of Kendal with fully tiled en-suite shower room and further double bedroom with en-suite, fully tiled with shower over the bath, twin handbasin and WC complete the bedroom accommodation on this floor. A galleried study/library area with built in storage underneath exposed trusses sits above the 1st floor and offers far reaching views across the site to the countryside beyond through the unique, fully functioning round window.
The extensive and well maintained grounds surrounding Cowan Head are accessed by high level privacy and security including remote video link to the main gated entrance. Domestic animals are permitted on site. Outstanding 360 degree views take in the River Kent, Kentmere Valley and far reaching vistas of the natural rolling landscape. The leisure facilities are superb and offer an indoor swimming pool with surrounding terrace area, steam room and sauna available exclusively for residents. Two private and large parking spaces sit beneath the Falcon Crag building, in a communal area and additional, unassigned spaces are available for visitors if required. A useful, private store room can be found on the lower ground floor, ideal for golf clubs, outdoor equipment etc.
Directions From M6 J36 follow the main A591 following signs for Windermere at the Plumbgarths Roundabout. Continue along the small dual carriageway and as the road drops down the hill pass the filling station on the right and take the first right turning signposted Burneside and Cowan Head. Follow the road for approx. ¾ of a mile and turn left at the Cowan Head signpost. The gated site is accessed via secure key entry. The Penthouse sits within the building known as Falcon Crag and is no. 8.
Services Mains gas, electricity and drainage.
Tenure Long leasehold for the balance of a 999 year lease. The freehold is vested in the Management Company, each resident being a shareholder in that company. An annual service charge of £3300 covers full maintenance of the development including lifts, heating and cleaning of common parts, leisure facilities, gardens, ground keeping and buildings insurance. A further £1000 is paid directly into the sinking fund each year.
Council Tax Band D