Arrowfield House, Little Arrow, Coniston, LA21 8AU
- Detached Family Home
- 1 Bed Annexe
- Popular Holiday Let
- Lake District National Park
- Close to Coniston Water
- Architect Designed Extension
- Landscaped Garden
- 6 Bedrooms
- Private Drive
- Victorian Home
Located close to the picturesque village of Torver near to Coniston Water, this beautiful six bed detached Victorian country residence with an adjoining one bed annexe is the perfect example of the synergy that can be achieved between old and new. Originally built in 1896, as depicted on the original date stone, the front of this property is full of charm and offers the expected features of a 19th century Lake District home with refurbished original sash windows and Lakeland stone fronting. The property is currently run as a popular and exclusive holiday let yet would also make for a beautiful family home. Within, residents enjoy two grand reception rooms to either side of the wide entrance hall that features original Minton tiling. To the end of the hall sits a large farmhouse style kitchen that was added in 2001, with an adjoining pantry room and utility. When the current owners purchased this grand home they felt the property wasn't making the most of the beautiful surrounding grounds and enlisted the help of local architects to create a show stopping contemporary extension. This stunning extension located to the rear of the property offers a colonnade arrangement of square pillars and full length windows finished with local slate from the nearby High Fell quarry. This has created a stunning modern space with innovate architectural design comprising a concealable breakfast room and striking timber framed garden room. An appreciation for the local area is evident throughout this unique and exquisite home with the finishes throughout sourced from local craftsmen, from the stunning Burlington Stone flooring to the strikingly beautiful bathrooms designed by Sarah Jane Nielsen of Staveley. Quality finishes are enjoyed in every room and what has been achieved is a home that is flooded with natural light, boasting an expanse of open space and windows that invite the beautiful outside space within, creating a natural extension of to the National Park.
Little Arrow is a small rural hamlet set within the Lake District National Park approximately 1.5 miles north of the popular village of Coniston and on the outskirts of Torver village. It is also just west of Coniston Water, a popular spot for the visitors of The Lakes as the areas third largest lake. It is this idyllic location that makes Little Arrow a popular holiday let which has a confirmed income of £36,000 in 2021 in spite of covid closures, with scope to easily increase profitability if desired. There are two pubs and a small deli in Torver (5 minutes walk) and the village of Coniston is a 30 minutes walk away with a choice of popular Lakeland pubs, the village brewery and local shops. To the west of the village stand the imposing Coniston Fells; Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam and Swirl Howe. Paths to Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag are easily accessible just behind house.
The in and out driveway of Arrowfield is a fantastic design to make the most of the private parking. The property sits at the top of this gently elevated plot, with the entrance door framed by the original lattice entrance porch. The original entrance door opens wide into the befittingly grand entrance hall that is finished with the original Minton tiling. High ceilings are enjoyed from the outset. Receptions rooms sit to either side of this original double fronted home. The snug is a cosy space that still offers grand proportions, high ceilings and a large square bay window overlooking the front. A log burner is set upon a slate hearth, perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere in the winter time. To the other side of the entrance hall is the grand drawing room. A space filled with natural light from the dual aspect that includes another large bay window looking out over the front. Beautiful period features can be enjoyed in here such as the detailed coving and picture rails along the walls. Double doors open into the extension and rooms beyond but first, back to the entrance hall.
Leading down the hall brings you to a handy cloaks area with striking flagged floors. To the inner hall there is access to a beautifully presented cloaks room as well as a very useful boot room that offers external access, ideal for knocking off muddy boots and wet rain coats after enjoying a brisk walk across the surrounding fells. The traditional farmhouse kitchen is another extension that was added in 2001 to provide a stunning space set in front of timber framed windows that extend from the ceiling right up to the apex of the roof. This welcoming kitchen affords space for a traditional family dining table and the painted wooden shaker style units that encompass the room are finished with rich granite worktops. Appliances include a Stoves range cooker with induction hob that is set within a tiled inglenook and there is an integrated dishwasher. The double Belfast sink enjoys a lovely outlook over the natural garden to the side or the apex windows afford a lovely view over the garden and field beyond. In addition to this large kitchen there is also an adjoining walk in pantry that features a matching range of painted units, a freestanding central island and space for an American style fridge freezer. There is also a separate utility room with space for white goods and external access.
Now it is time to enter the beautifully designed extension, from the inner hall you open into a bright space that is flooded with natural light from the large velux window above. Handcrafted wooden doors that sit flush to the walls when pushed back reveal a fantastic breakfast room with a triple aspect perfectly capturing the field view and an open hatch looking into the adjoining garden room to allow of a continuous flow of natural light. To this area the floors are finished with engineered smoked limed oak and as the steps lead down into the garden room this changes into the striking Baycliff Caulfield honed finish stone tiles, the same stone is used externally on the patio beyond which can be viewed from the colonnade design of large floor length timber framed windows that allow for that all important tranquil garden aspect. Skylights sit within the roof of the garden room, further adding to the airy atmosphere. For the colder months, the log burning stove set upon a matching stone hearth to the floor tiles fills the room with warmth. External access can be found opening out onto the patio that wraps around the rear of the property.
The staircase grandly leads up from the entrance hall passing a beautiful gallery landing window with a picture perfect window seat set beneath. This is a lovely spot to enjoy the tranquil view over the surrounding fields. To the first floor there are four well proportioned double bedrooms that again feature high ceilings and bright aspects with views over the garden, fields and even out to the Coniston Fells. There is also a choice of two bathrooms, both professionally designed and therefore beautifully finished with local tiling and quality Duravit sanitary ware. The bathroom features a large fitted Duravit bath and sleek his and hers vanity units and behind the wall reveals a walk in rain shower. The smaller shower room is equally finished to the same high standard and includes a modern double shower. The staircase continues to lead up to the second floor, again passing a window seat set under the tall gallery window. This quality loft conversion offers a further two double bedrooms, the elevated position of which affords stunning views over the surrounding National Park land. There is also a great choice of under eaves storage available.
The annexe of Arrowfield is a great addition for those looking for secondary accommodation whether it be for dependant relatives, guests or as an additional income. It offers just as much charm as the main house, full of character and sympathetic interiors. It comprises a living room, farmhouse style kitchen, double bedroom and a bathroom. It has its own external access with use of a private woodland area to the side that is awash with wildflowers and offers a tranquil seating area set amongst the trees. There is also integral access to the main house which leads into the pantry of the kitchen should you wish to reintegrate in to the main accommodation.
The property is approached via a private in and out gated drive with ample car parking facilities. The property benefits from attractive gardens to the front, side and rear with an abundance of mature shrubs and bushes as well as an attractive manageable lawned garden. An illuminated substantial paved patio partially separated with an L shaped stone planter wall perfect for enjoying alfresco dining with tranquil panoramic views over the fields and countryside, with soft illuminated LED lights for the evenings.
Directions Head South from Coniston for approximately 1.5 miles arriving in Torver, the property is adjacent to the main road, slightly elevated and set back on the right hand side.
Services Mains water, mains electric, LPG gas and Septic Tank
Tenure - Freehold