Reception Rooms: 1
A stunning penthouse apartment situated on a peninsula of land on Lake Windermere, boasting views of the lake from every window. The Ferry House was built around 1880 and served as a grand hotel for the high class Victorians. The historic building was converted in 2006 by local developer Robert Hughes to create 13 luxurious apartments. These apartments have been designed to both serve that of every day life and as a secure lock up and leave. No 10 boasts a top floor setting, with a enviable open plan living and dining room, contemporary kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and a family shower room. The property benefits from the beautifully kept communal grounds with picture perfect seating areas set along the lawn leading down to private lake frontage. The gated entrance leads to a private parking bay and there is ample visitor parking too.
The Ferry House is located on Lake Windermere, close to the ferry which gives both pedestrian and vehicular access across the Lake to the vibrant and popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots, the western shores of Lake Windermere offer a more peaceful and tranquil setting close to the village of Far and Near Sawrey, famed for its literary connections as the home of Beatrix Potter and Hawkshead village, the home of William Wordsworth. The beautiful fells and countryside of the UKs most famous national park is right on your doorstep and the lovers of the outdoors will be more than pleased with the numerous walks, cycle paths and even water sports on the lake.
The driveway and parking looks out over the front aspect of the lake, leading to the painted wooden portico entrance. Opening into a useful entrance porch and further into the communal entrance hall where the grand oak staircase leads directly up to No 10 on the top floor. From the ground floor, there is access down into the communal cellar where each apartment benefits from a sizeable storage area.
The top floor landing is filled with natural light due to a cleverly installed light tunnel. The entrance to No 10 opens into a welcoming entrance hall continuing throughout the apartment. The apartment provides a calming and contemporary aesthetic from the outset. The large reception room is bright and airy, boasting a dual aspect with direct views through the tall period sash windows over Lake Windermere. High ceilings, a coal effect electric fire and wood effect floors provide a luxury finish and there is space designed for both a living and dining area.
The contemporary kitchen stands out from the crowd with red accents to the units and complimentary splash back tiling. The units are finished with newly installed quartz worktops, in keeping to the sleek quartz floor tiles. Quality appliances include a NEFF double oven with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, washing machine and innovative storage designs such as a large pantry cupboard and integrated bin. The stainless steel sink and drainer enjoys views over the lake.
The master bedroom also enjoys a front aspect to perfectly enjoy the uninterrupted lake views. The sizeable proportions and high ceilings provide a lovely space with a fitted double wardrobe. The adjoining ensuite was updated just last year to include a double shower, WC, basin with illuminated and heated mirror and quartz tiling to finish. The final two bedrooms are both of double proportions and each offer a unique aspect over the lake. The beautifully finished shower room to the apartment is fully tiled and includes a large walk in rain shower. Along with the allocated cellar storage there is also a useful cloaks cupboard and two insulated loft areas.
Perched upon a croft of land, surrounded by Lake Windermere, the setting of The Ferry House couldn’t get more picture perfect. The communal grounds are dotted with seating areas, looking out over the lake and passing boats. The neatly kept lawn is flanked by an array of colourful rhododendrons for added privacy. It extends down to private lake frontage where there is even a canoe rack. In addition to the front garden, there is a private courtyard the enjoys the best of the afternoon sun and is a peaceful, tucked away space, ideal to wind down the day in. The remote control accessed gates open on to the driveway directly from the ferry so the location is both convenient and secure.
Directions From Hawkshead continue through Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey proceed down the hill towards the car ferry, as you approach the car ferry, The Ferry House is on the right hand side with electronic gated drive leading to the designated private parking and visitor parking. The property can also be accessed using the car ferry from Bowness-on-Windermere at Ferry Nab by both car and foot.
Services Mains Electric. Private Water Supply. Private Drainage. LPG heating
Tenure Leasehold. 999 years from 2006.
Council Tax Band E