Reception Rooms: 1
Arguably one of the last development opportunities on Lake Windermere, this tremendous package provides great versatility and numerous permutations with the potential for two residential boathouses, one of which is existing (Planning Permission Ref: 7/2019/5618) and the second has planning permission (Ref: 7/2019/5641), neither have occupancy restrictions. Enviably positioned on the shores of Lake Windermere within a generous plot extending to approximately 2.85 acres. At present the existing boathouse is a truly stunning stone built dwelling with wet dock, slipway, double sided jetty and around 150m of Lake Frontage; plus an additional 1.8 acres of woodland with river running adjacent to the land and an access lane containing a large shelter barn, with a further potential development opportunity.
This unique opportunity will appeal to the sailing/water sports enthusiasts, and those who enjoy the outdoor playground the Lake District offers. Being on the shore of Lake Windermere and overlooking the lake with majestic views. Primly positioned for immediate access to endless walks and cycling routes within the Lake District National Park. This spectacular property offers peace, tranquillity, privacy and security within its own grounds whilst being well placed for travel throughout the Lakes. Cunsey is a small hamlet close to the western shores of Lake Windermere near the ferry crossing and nearby are the picturesque villages of Near and Far Sawrey which have strong associations with Beatrix Potter and the conservation village of Hawkshead with a primary school and doctors surgery. Ambleside is the nearest large village; a vibrant and bustling place, with a plethora of wonderful independent shops and eateries, a cinema coupled with useful everyday amenities such as doctors, dentists and small supermarkets. The train station at Oxenholme, just south of Kendal, provides a direct service to London Euston and Manchester International Airport and the southern lakes are especially convenient for those based in the commercial centres of the North-West being only 17 miles from Junction 36 of the M6.
Accommodation Large double doors open into the boat house from the lake, which lead into the wet dock which has a three sided mooring deck. The accommodation is accessed by way of stairs which lead to the dual aspect open plan living arrangement with large glazed windows and balcony which over looks the picturesque Lake Windermere; making this the complete tranquil escape. Shutters to both sides of the boat house flood the entire accommodation with natural light, a rarity for the west side of the lake. The accommodation comprises a kitchen, which is fully fitted and provides ample space for dining and lounge area with a feature wood burning stove, making this the perfect cosy hideaway during the winter months. Practically, there is a bathroom and three bedrooms, two of which are built in with raised beds and one twin.
Externally, there is approximately 150 metres of Lake Frontage to enjoy across the 2.85 acres which is kept to woodland with a long sweeping private drive ensuring complete privacy. Ample patio seating at the boat house makes for a lovely formal setting from which to barbecue, sit and relax whilst taking in the views over the lake. This is a fantastic package for those local to the area and holiday makers alike, perfect for water sports enthusiasts or those looking for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) are in the process of realigning the route of the public footpath out of the paddock in which the boathouse is located as part of an upgrade to bridleway status. The Vendors have informally participated in the negotiations indicating their willingness to facilitate this aim. The ambition is funded by the LDNPA.
Directions The property can be approached from Newby Bridge from the south, from Ambleside, Hawkshead and also from the car ferry from Bowness. When entering from Hawkshead turn right as you approach Far Sawrey passing the village shop, continue for approximately 1 mile turn right at the T-junction and continue for approximately 500m.
Services Mains water & electric. Private Drainage (septic tank)
Lake Encroachment Fee – Approx. £800 P.A