Low House, Cleabarrow, Windermere, LA23 3NA

£1,100,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 17430
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Attractive Detached Period Home
  • Successful Holiday Let
  • Eight Bedrooms
  • Five Bathrooms Including One En-Suite
  • Almost Two Acres Of Land
  • Garage & Off Road Parking For Up To Seven Vehicles
  • Planning Permission To Create A Detached Bungalow

Property Summary

Dating back to the 1600’s, with a later Victorian addition, Low House is an attractive period home in a sought after, south facing position to the south of Windermere.

Full Details

Dating back to the 1600's, with a later Victorian addition, Low House is an attractive period home in a sought after, south facing position to the south of Windermere. Conveniently situated, the property boasts fine period reception rooms and eight generous bedrooms. Care and attention has been taken to retain much of the character and style of the original building with open fires in elegant surrounds, detailed cornice mouldings and beamed ceilings combined with tasteful decorations throughout. Although the property is used as the owners main residence, it is also currently run as a successful holiday let with Lakelovers with a gross income of around £70,000 + per annum and is being sold as a going concern with forward bookings and majority of contents. However, this could also suit a larger family looking for a lifestyle change or those looking for a popular B&B spot in this impressive Lake District location and with plans in place to extend the main house, this could be well suited for staff or owners accommodation. Along with this fantastic package, there is also current planning permission to extend the property further along with the option to convert the garage into a seperate two bedroom holiday let, providing the scope to generate additional income, circa £25,000; full plans are available for inspection.

Located in the picturesque South Lakeland village of Windermere, Low House will attract a range of buyers, due in part to its fantastic location just off the Kendal to Bowness Road. Ideally located for easy access into the central Lakes, and only a stones throw away from the renowned Windermere Golf Club which sits on the very doorstep. There are also a plethora of walks and bike rides available and the property is within 15 minutes of M6 J36 and the west coast mainline which provides a 2 ½ hour connection to London from Oxenholme, is approximately 7 miles away. The purchaser will have an excellent choice of schooling as there are a good range of primary and secondary schools in both Windermere and Kendal, with some collecting from the end of the road. Further, the well thought of Windermere School is less than 4 miles away. Low House's proximity to both Kendal and Bowness mean that it benefits from a vast range of amenities; both towns have got thriving communities and plenty of practical services such as doctors, dentists and post offices.

Accommodation Entering this picturesque property through a traditional glazed and slate entrance porch, which has stone seating to both sides, providing entry into the main house where you are immediately greeted by this striking home. The entrance hall has beautiful wall panelling and provides access to the ground floor principal reception rooms. The dining room is a very special area full of character and charm with exposed ceiling beams and shuttered windows overlooking the garden to the front. The carved fire is an attractive feature and there is also a glazed alcove cabinet, perfect for occasional dinnerware. Into the sitting room; this is a very comfortable room with panelled wall and bay window with a multifuel stove set on a red brick hearth in the original fire surround dated 1692, the perfect place to enjoy in the evenings and colder months. A door from the sitting room leads into the drawing room; an extremely elegant room and part of the Victorian development with tall windows and high ceiling details, cornice mouldings, period fire surround with open grate and recessed alcove book case shelving. The entrance hall leads into the rear of the house; a practical, contemporary wet room is well placed, comprising shower, WC, two vanity units and towel radiator.
The kitchen is certainly the heart of the home, in keeping with the Lakeland style there is a 2 oven electric AGA, electric range and a generous selection of cabinets, storage cupboards and work surfaces. A Belfast sink and drainer is positioned in front of a large window which over looks the side and an external door provides access into the garden. Off the breakfast kitchen there are a series of useful rooms comprising laundry room with plumbing in place for washing machine with butler's sink and plenty of shelving, a pantry store, boot room and a practical 'Walkers Shower' adjacent to the back door - perfect if you have been out on the fells with the children or the dogs! The staircase, with attractive wall panelling, provides access to all of the bedrooms. In total there are eight generous double bedrooms spread across two floors all with their own unique aspects and outlooks over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Two of the large double rooms, 'Grasmere' and 'Windermere' rooms both benefit from en suites and furthermore, two house bathrooms to the first floor; one of which is of a contemporary style. There are ample storage areas to the landing, one of which houses the water cylinder with plentiful space for shelving.

Outside The gardens and grounds of Low House extend to almost 2 acres and form a delightful feature of the property. Path ways, raised lawn and woodland areas envelope the entirety, including well established borders and flower beds together with some fine mature trees including oak and beech, set around lawns and well tended areas including vegetable plot and small stand of mixed trees. Ample private parking areas are available and on the opposite side of the lane the gardens incorporate a generous level parking and turning area for around 7 cars, together with timber garaging and workshop space. The garaging has planning permission in place Ref 7/2018/5064 to create a detached bungalow, should the discerning purchaser wished to explore this avenue, which has the potential to generate around £25,000 +. Additionally, subject to relevant planning consent, there is also the scope and potential for camping pods on site. All in all this is a splendid package of traditional Lakeland property and land combined; which is a rarity.

Directions From junction 36 of the M6 motorway proceed on the A591 Kendal bypass to the Plumgarths roundabout. Take the first turning signposted Crook onto the B5284. Proceed through the village of Crook towards Windermere and after the Windermere Golf Club turn right on to the lane with the property being situated on the right hand side after approximately ¼ of a mile.

Services Mains water & Electricity
Oil fired central heating
AGA Electric
Private Drainage

Tenure Freehold

Council Tax Band H