Brantwithern, 2 Holbeck Close, Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1NA
- Five Bedroom Detached Residence
- Views Over Lake Windermere & Lakeland Fells
- Split Level Design Over Three Floors
- Private Drive With Generous Parking Facility & Double Garage
- Easy To Maintain But Spacious Gardens
- Same Ownership Since It Was Built In 1981
Located along a quiet lane in close proximity to the peaceful village of Troutbeck, Brantwithern is a striking architect designed 5 bed detached residence that has been in the same ownership since it was built in 1981. The unique home presents a rare opportunity to acquire a prime family home with great potential but most important of all, a home that offers beautiful views over Lake Windermere and the Lakeland Fells. The elevated balcony, finished with glass balustrade railings so as not to interrupt the outlook, boasts a panoramic view, looking out across the Lake to Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam, Cringle Crags and Bowfell. These views can also be enjoyed from the first floor mezzanine and the property holds great potential for redevelopment to further accentuate this stunning backdrop from every room. At present, the property is in need of modernisation and offers a unique split level design that is set across three floors. It includes two reception rooms and a breakfast kitchen on the ground floor, with a total of five bedrooms set across the first and lower ground floors. There are two house bathrooms and the master suite includes walk in his and hers wardrobes and an ensuite. There is also the added benefit of a large integral double garage, private drive and lovely grounds that wrap around the property offering a mix of terrace gardens and gently sloping lawns that are easy to maintain yet still offer ample space for families to enjoy.
Situated between the popular Lakeland villages of Windermere, Ambleside and Troutbeck, Brantwithern is well positioned to enjoy all the amenities the National Park has to offer. The quiet location along the private lane offers families a peaceful setting and of course stunning elevated views, that still doesn't have to compromise on great accessibilities to not only the best of the Lake District but also for commuting to the M6, with the A591 under a five minute drive away. The train station of Windermere is also just a 10 minute drive away, offering great connections to the West Coast Mainline at Oxenholme where there are direct routes to London. The Lake District offers a great choice of local schools for all ages and there are primary schools and everyday amenities available in all the adjoining villages.
Driving up the private lane of Holbeck Close, Brantwithern sits near the top to enjoy a greatly elevated outlook over Lake Windermere. The private drive is situated to the rear of the property and provides parking for up to four vehicles as well as access to the large integral double garage. Leading around the property, the unique glazed entrance door is situated to the rear and is framed by vertical glass panels for a unique introduction to this equally distinctive home. Opening into the entrance hall, you can also access the integral double garage from here. Steps lead both up to the upper ground floor and down to the bedrooms of the lower ground floor. Taking the steps up, you open into a bright and large principal reception space set in front of a dual aspect of sliding patio doors and full length windows that perfectly capture the front aspect over Lake Windermere. A choice of sliding patio doors open onto the surrounding balcony that is finished with composite decking and a contemporary glass balustrade railing. This is a sunny spot that is certain to not only impress guests but also offer an enticing space for families to unwind whilst basking in the mesmerising view. Within, this unique room offers high ceilings that extend up to the mezzanine landing of the first floor. There are feature exposed wooden trusses and ceiling beams and rich mahogany Edwardian fire surround that houses a built in multifuel stove. There is ample space in here for both a reception and formal dining area.
Next we enter in to the traditional family kitchen that includes a range of solid painted wooden units finished with rich granite worktops that also incorporate a large central island. There is a Falcon range cooker with a gas hob and matching granite splash back. In the corner there is a built in corner seating bench, creating the perfect breakfast nook for a more informal dining setting. Open to the kitchen is a cosy snug featuring a wood burning stove and back boiler within an original Edwardian oak fire surround that fills this space with warmth in the winter time. Accessed from the kitchen there is also a useful utility and boot room with external access to the garden.
To the first floor of the property, the mezzanine looks out over the reception room below and opens out into a study area where you can enjoy the window seat looking out over Lake Windermere. There is also space at the top of the landing for occasional furniture set under the velux windows. There are two bedrooms on offer to this floor, both of double proportions, one being the master suite with his and hers walk in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. The family bathroom is a three piece suite that includes a bath with shower over. Three further bedrooms can be found on the lower ground floor, these offer generous single proportions with space for double beds if required. They share use of another family bathroom that again includes a bath with shower over. Finally, there is also access on the lower ground floor to the cellar room that offers great additional storage and provides access into the garden via a covered store area.
The gardens of Brantwithern sit at the front of the property to make the most of the captivating view over the National Park and of Lake Windermere. Offering a terraced design with a mix of shrubbery and gently sloping lawns, the gardens are relatively easy to maintain yet still offer the space for families to enjoy, with seating areas and even a miniature train track built within the rockery that will surely be of great excitement to the children. There is also a lovely summer house to enjoy and of course that elevated balcony that captures the best of the days sunshine. The private drive is a great bonus providing ample parking and access to the integral double garage.
Directions From junction 36 of the M6 motorway, take the A591 to Windermere and go towards Ambleside over the mini roundabout. Continue through Troutbeck Bridge and after passing the Brockhole visitors centre approach The Langdale Chase Hotel on the left and turn immediately right into Holbeck Lane. Follow up Holbeck Lane for one mile and turn left into Holbeck Close, bear right and the property is situated up the hill and on the right hand side, at the bend of the private road.
Services Mains water & electricity. Private drainage and oil fired central heating.
Council Tax Band G