Fine and Country Windermere
Fine & Country
3 Great Howe, Cowan Head, Burneside, Cumbria, LA8 9HL
- Two Bedroom Apartment
- Situated In Highly Sought-After Cowan Head Development
- Private 47 Acre Estate
- One En-Suite & House Bathroom
- Balcony With Views Over River
Situated within the highly sought-after Cowan Head development, a private 47 acre estate set within the magnificent Lake District National Park, 3 Great Howe is a beautifully appointed two bedroom apartment enjoying fantastic views over the River Kent, and towards the rolling countryside beyond. Cowan Head is a tranquil and secure community created on the site of a former 18th century paper mill which has been meticulously designed to provide luxurious, riverside living. It offers exclusive access to a private stretch of the River Kent with fishing rights, a pristine 9 hole golf course and an indoor leisure facility with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The privacy and exclusivity of owners residing at Cowan Head is maintained by a restriction against holiday letting throughout the site. Alternatively, it offers a fantastic lock up and leave option for those looking for a second home to enjoy the best of the Lake District National Park.
The picturesque Cowan Head estate is located only a few minutes drive from the tourist hotspots of Bowness and Windermere and the glorious Lake District. Nearby Kendal, just 3 miles away, provides a wealth of local amenities including a well supported High Street and out of town retail outlets, as well as a great choice of restaurants and a host of bars and cafes. Four miles south of Cowan Head, Oxenholme station, serves the West Coast main line rail service providing access to London in 2 ½ hours and with direct links to Manchester Airport. For road users, Junction 36 of the M6 is less than a 15 minute drive away. Excellent first and second stage schooling is available at Windermere, Sedbergh and Lancaster.
Situated on the first floor of the Great Howe building, apartment 3 enjoys a lovely private position overlooking the golf course. The spacious design of the apartment includes a wide entrance hall with access to a double cloaks cupboard, and a walk in airing cupboard, both with built in shelving, providing plenty of storage. The hall leads to an open plan living area, set in front of an angular design of full-length windows and a sliding door leading out onto the balcony, which is finished with glass balustrade railings. This is a fantastic spot to enjoy the beautiful views across the golf course whilst taking in the tranquil sounds of the River Kent below and there is also ample room for alfresco dining. The living area continues into an open dining room, offering a great space for socialising. The kitchen is bright, fitted with a traditional range of units and a suite of built-in appliances including an oven, microwave, 4 ring ceramic hob with integrated extractor, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a washer dryer.
This apartment previously accommodated three bedrooms however it was redesigned to offer two generous double bedrooms, which are light and airy, boasting fantastic views. Should three bedrooms be required, the current apartment could easily be restored to the original layout. The spacious master bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom and a luxurious dressing area whilst both bedrooms incorporate a full suite of fitted wardrobes and storage. Finally, there is a neatly presented four-piece suite family bathroom accessed from the hall.
The pristine grounds of the Cowan Head development offer 47 acres available for the residents to enjoy. This includes the private stretch of the River Kent with fishing rights, a 9 hole golf course, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Furthermore, 3 Great Howe benefits from two private parking spaces and a large, lockable storage room with shelving. Right from your very doorstep you can enjoy stunning walks across unique and beautiful countryside. It truly is the perfect bolt hole from which you can enjoy not only your immediate surroundings, but access to the very best of Lake District National Park. It is also a popular location for those looking for a permanent residence, benefitting from a tranquil setting whilst offering low maintenance and secure accommodation.
Directions From the M6 J36, follow the main A591 and then signs for Windermere at the Plumgarths 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 apartment sits within the building known as Great Howe (apartment 3).
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 £3880 covers full maintenance of the development including lifts, heating and cleaning of common parts, leisure facilities, gardens, ground keeping and buildings insurance. A further £1420 approx is paid directly into the sinking fund each year.
Council Tax Band G