Reception Rooms: 3
Located just 100 yards away from the beautiful Fell Foot National Trust Park and Lake Windermere, this true traditional Lakeland stone detached property enjoys an elevated and private position with fantastic accessibility to all that the Lake District has to offer. Believed to date back to the 1800s, Fell Foot Cottage has been in the same ownership for over 10 years, during which time it has been extensively renovated and served as a well-loved holiday home for the family. The renovation included complete rewiring, plumbing, new roofs, plastering, wall and loft insulation, bathrooms, interior decoration and external landscaping to name a few. Despite the extensive list of renovations, it has been sympathetically carried out to protect the integrity of this fine period home. Original features, including all sash windows, have been restored or reclaimed and the property is finished to a high standard and to the traditional aesthetics expected of a traditional Lakeland home. Offering a total of three reception rooms, kitchen and separate utility/pantry to the ground floor, four well-proportioned bedrooms to the first floor, of which one is ensuite, and a beautifully finished house bathroom. Externally, private landscaped gardens of approximately 1 acre enfold the property and extend into a further approximate 2 acres of woodlands. There are a selection of outbuildings to include a lovely detached garden room created from a converted bothey and a detached double garage accessed from the gated private driveway.
The property is suited to both those looking for a ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home and families looking to settle in the area who will be pleased with the choice of local schooling. With Lake access just across the road in Fell Foot Park, there are an array of water sports and beautiful scenic walks to be enjoyed right on your doorstep. The lakeshore park also boasts a lovely café and nearby Bowness and Windermere have a full range of local amenities including shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. You are also well placed for access across The Lake District, Kendal and M6 junctions whilst still benefitting from a private setting, away from the main hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots.
Remote control accessed gates open onto a sizeable parking area with a path leading through the gardens up to the front of this pretty Lakeland stone property. A reclaimed portico entrance opens into the entrance hall, leading to the first two reception rooms. Firstly the living room, a cosy space centred around the exposed slate fireplace that houses a large log burner, with a back boiler, set upon a slate flagged hearth with a large reclaimed oak beam lintel. A bay window looks out over the front garden and restored wooden floors finish this elegant yet homely space. On the opposite side of the property, again with a bay window looking out over the front garden, is the ‘Adam’s room’. A formal reception space that would make for a great dining room, featuring an open fire with an impressive marble and intricate carved Adam’s wood surround, and solid oak flooring. An inner hall leads via an under stairs cupboard to the final reception room, kitchen and a pantry/utility. The snug is located to the rear of the property, with a wooden door leading out onto the garden and a warming log burner. The kitchen comprises of a range of traditional units with a tiled splash back and appliances including an original 2 oven Aga, a Stoves oven with 4 ring ceramic hob and an integrated dishwasher and fridge. This is a fantastic practical kitchen however should you wish to further enhance the property; there are architect drawn plans for an extension of the kitchen to adjoin to the snug which would in turn create a large, open kitchen diner with a separate utility room. The current sizeable pantry could then be utilised as the rear entrance to the property.
The original restored wooden staircase leads up to the split level first floor. The four double bedrooms are all of good proportions, each featuring a show of period features, whether that be restored wooden floors, sash windows, cast iron radiators or decorative cast iron and stone fireplaces. The master bedroom is classically decorated and boasts lovely views over the front garden. Adjoining is the beautifully finished ensuite shower room, sympathetically designed with beautiful Thomas Crapper & Company and Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware. The family bathroom features the same luxury brands with a Lefroy Brooks double shower, freestanding claw foot roll top bath and Thomas Crapper & Company sink and WC. There is also a separate restored original WC.
Formal landscaped gardens of approximately 1 acre encompass the property, with a mix of manicured lawns, patios and vibrant plants and shrubs that come to life in the spring with a show of rhododendrons, magnolia and laurel hedge boundaries. The garden extends into a further approximate 2 acres of private woodland, the perfect adventure playground for children with the added benefit of privacy. Outbuildings to the grounds include a large garden store, stone built potting shed, attached utility and boiler room and a detached double garage. There is also a beautifully converted original bothey, now called the ‘summer house’. With an expanse of windows and natural light, this is a fantastic space for alfresco dining in the summer months and could also be used as a home office.
Directions Fell Foot Cottage 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, take the second exit at the roundabout and continue for approximately 2miles and the private gates for Fell Foot Cottage can be found on your right.
Services Private water supply.
Oil central heating.
Council Tax Band G