Reception Rooms: 3
An extremely rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a most attractive Lakeland residence set within a highly desirable area of Bowness-on-Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. Built in the early 1900’s, Longmynd occupies a gently sloping, mature site, sufficiently elevated to take best advantage of Lake Windermere and the surrounding Fell range. This family home, built by the famous local firm Pattinsons who were responsible for some of The Lake Districts finest period homes, has been thoughtfully designed and enjoys five double bedrooms, three to the ground floor and two to the first floor.
Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of England, Longmynd offers peace and tranquillity in a quiet yet convenient location on the fringes of Bowness. Well placed for travel, junction 36 of the M6 motorway is a mere 20 minutes with Manchester City and airport reached by road within 90 minutes. The Oxenholme train station offers links to the West Coast Mainline and is just a 20 minute drive away or join at Windermere for an easy connection. In addition to the superb scenery, Bowness and Windermere offer a well established and supported motor boat club, golf club and Royal Windermere Yacht club all within easy reach of Longmynd. Windermere School, formerly St. Annes provides pre-preparatory, preparatory, senior and sixth form on either a day or boarding basis.
The property will suit a variety of buyers and offers versatile accommodation set out over two floors. On entering the property via the solid wood front door, the bright and airy living accommodation is set to the ground floor. This includes a delightful sitting room featuring two curved bay windows and large central stone fireplace with inset gas fire, a formal dining room with large central stone fireplace with inset cast iron and tiled gas fire, and a well fitted kitchen with breakfast area; all of which overlook and enjoy views of the surrounding gardens. The kitchen is attractively fitted with a range of quality base and wall units and central island with black granite worktops, incorporating a range of fitted equipment to include a large range gas cooker, integrated 1 ½ sink unit with drainer and dishwasher. In addition there is a separate utility room, conveniently placed next to the back door which is perfect for muddy boots! There is also a cloak room facility which is half tiled with fitted cupboards, pedestal wash basin and WC. Three generous sized double bedrooms one with ensuite and a spacious three piece house bathroom are situated to the ground floor, one of these bedrooms is currently utilised as a cosy snug with a log burner fire. To the first floor, there are two large double bedrooms, one currently operated as a spacious home office. The master bedroom is a grand space which enjoys views of Lake Windermere and beyond, with an ensuite bathroom. There is an extremely versatile attic room to the first floor, perfect for storage, but could easily be adapted or extended to make an additional bedroom or ensuite bathroom if required.
Longmynd is reached by a private drive and set comfortably within its 1 acre plot, this well maintained and loved home has gently sloping, well manicured gardens with extensive lawns, well established hedge and tree lined borders and a beautiful selection of shrubs and planted borders, patio areas and detached stone storage outbuilding. The Lakeland slate terrace to the front of the property is an ideal place to sit and take in the magnificent scenery. Complementing the family home is a generous purpose built triple garage providing parking for three cars whilst the site also offers ample parking on the driveway; the garage has the potential to be extended or adapted to make additional accommodation, subject to the relevant planning consent. There is an additional pedestrian gate leading onto Middle Entrance Drive, which has the option to be opened up to create an additional vehicular entrance.
Directions From the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, head south on the A592, Newby Bridge road. Continue past Windermere Marina for a further ½ mile or so and turn left onto Middle Entrance Drive. Longmynd has its driveway access from Meadowcroft Lane situated on the corner plot fronting Middle Entrance Drive.