Reception Rooms: 3
Boasting tranquil views over the River Leven at the Southern tip of Lake Windermere, Alloa occupies a generous ½ acre plot that is situated in the popular hamlet of Newby Bridge with an additional acre of lake frontage opposite the property with planning permission for a boathouse giving access to Lake Windermere. Alloa is a spacious detached property which was formerly a bungalow, a first floor was added in 2016 along with a new roof, now providing flexible accommodation set out over two floors. This includes a total of three reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen, three double bedrooms to the ground floor and two double bedrooms to the first floor, of which three are ensuite, there is also a house bathroom, utility, a gym and 9 metre indoor heated swimming pool. Externally, the gated entrance opens up onto a large parking area where there is access to a single garage and large carport so parking is plentiful. The gardens lead around the property, offering plentiful space for the keen gardener along with a flagged patio, two ponds and feature waterfall and vegetable plots. Discerning purchasers will also benefit from the newly installed solar panels with a feed in tariff.
Alloa has so much of the Lake District National Park on it’s doorstep with Lake Windermere and Lakeside close by, and the market towns of Kendal and Ulverston and the honey pot of Bowness, all within easy reach. Alloa benefits from M6 J36 being only 20 minutes away, and the West Coast Mainline and its Lakes to London 2 ½ hour service only 15 minutes away by car. Locally, there are some excellent amenities, a few pubs within walking distance and nearby Cartmel village has a superb array of independent shops and eateries. The bustling town of Windermere is only a ten minute drive from this fantastic property and has schooling, general amenities such as post offices and laundrettes and plenty of trendy bars. There are also numerous country walks right on the doorstep.
A practical glazed entrance porch accessed from the front drive opens into the spacious entrance hall with high ceilings revealing the glass balustrade mezzanine of the first floor that was added in 2016. Green slate tiled floors continue into quality Karndean flooring and there is a handy cloaks cupboard and airing cupboard. Coming to the first of the reception rooms, the large sitting room featuring a picture window looking out over the front to the River Leven. Intricate cornicing and roses make for a lovely feature along with a contemporary curved log burning stove with part exposed flue set upon a flagged hearth. Leading on into the large dining room with bi-folding doors allowing for plenty of light. The detailed cornicing continues in here and there is a marble effect fireplace with electric fire. The breakfast kitchen also features bi-folding doors that open up onto the rear garden. Comprising a range of wall, drawer and base units and central island with breakfast bar, topped with solid granite worktops. The large central island houses a 4 ring induction hob and a single gas hob, other fitted appliances include a double oven, microwave, dishwasher, integrated freezer and there is space for a fridge. Adjoining the kitchen there is also a handy utility room with space for a washing machine and dryer and a separate WC. Accessed just off the dining room is the gym, with sliding doors opening up into the pool room. A characterful room with exposed stone walls that houses the 9 metre swimming pool with electric cover and a jacuzzi. Multiple sliding patio doors fill the room with light and provide access on to the rear patio, perfect for entertaining and relaxing during the summer months.
On the ground floor there are a total of four double bedrooms, although can prove very versatile as one is currently utilised as a study enjoying those stunning front views over the River Leven that leads into Lake Windermere. Two of the ground floor bedrooms also benefit from ensuites, one a shower room with a walk in wardrobe and the other comprising a bath and shower. A contemporary glass balustrade and oak staircase lead up from the entrance hall to the mezzanine first floor landing. Here you find the stunning master bedroom which boasts a large picture window nearly ceiling to floor that captures that stunning view of the River Leven and the lush green backdrop of the local hills. There is also the added benefit of a walk in wardrobe. As previously mentioned, the first floor was newly added in 2016 and therefor includes a newly fitted bathroom comprising a contemporary freestanding bath and walk in double shower, finished with Karndean flooring and complimentary tiled walls. The final of the six double bedrooms enjoys generous proportions with velux windows and angled ceilings bouncing the light throughout the room. Most impressive, the final reception room, located on the first floor and again capitalising on those stunning front river views with a door leading out onto a balcony area. This is the ideal additional living room for large families and guests alike.
Gates open up onto the private driveway of Alloa that leads to a large parking area, covered carport and single garage providing ample parking even for large parties. In front of the drive is a small lawn area that is the perfect seating space to sit and take in the breath taking and tranquil view over the neighbouring River Leven. A green slate terrace leads up to the entrance of the property and continues to lead around to a side lawn that opens into the rear garden. Along with the rear lawn, there are two ponds with a waterfall feature and a spacious flagged patio that continues around the pool room. This is the perfect space for alfresco dining, barbecuing and entertaining. Those with green fingers will be delighted with the vegetable plots which currently produce strawberries, cabbages, lettuces and there is also a couple of very productive gooseberry bushes. Practically, there is the pool control room, a log store, garden shed and a large garden room located at the back of the single garage. This would make for a great workshop or works well for additional storage and it includes an outdoor WC and shower. Within the single garage there is also a secure store. The property is being sold with the rare advantage of an acre of land with access to Lake Windermere via the River Leven, with two jetty’s and the opportunity to build a wet dock boathouse with planning permission for a day room with a balcony, shower room and store room above. For details of the planning permission please visit the www.lakedistrict.gov.uk planning website using the reference 7/2017/5749. The land has a vehicular gated access off the A590 and is located across the road from Alloa enjoying views north up the River Leven.
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DIRECTIONS Alloa can be approached from North, South, East and West with ease. Travelling from Kendal/M6, travel on the main A590 heading towards the Newby Bridge, continue over the roundabout and just before the Newby Bridge Hotel on the left hand side you will see the drive and sign for Alloa. Continue up the drive and Alloa is on the left with private gates.