Mulberry Cottage, 6 Bank Terrace Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3BL
- Traditional Lakeland Stone Cottage
- Successful Holiday Let
- Central Bowness-on-Windermere Location
- Three Double Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms
The outside space is equally impressive with highly prized and valuable parking to both front and rear with room for at least three cars (right in the middle of Bowness, how super is this?) and a generous garden area, all landscaped with minimum fuss and low upkeep in mind, giving you more time to be out and about or sitting and relaxing, rather than weeding and mowing.
Dating from the late 19th century the cottage forms part of a central village Lakeland stone terrace of non-identical properties which only goes to enhance the vernacular architecture. In recent years, Mulberry Cottage has been lovingly renovated and the accommodation extended to include a glazed rear extension (completed in 2017) providing a lovely and light rear entrance and a useful utility room and downstairs cloakroom as well as a basement conversion which now offers a large living room with space for both sitting and dining. The extensive accommodation now comprises two reception rooms, a dining kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are white painted modern boarded internal doors, PVC windows and gas fired central heating.
It’s hard to emphasize enough the central location of Mulberry Cottage, walk to the end of the road and you are in the heart of one of Lakeland’s business tourist hotspots meaning that a host of restaurants, cafes and bars, general provision and gift shops, the three screen cinema and theatre are all within walking distance.
It would be easy to manage here without a car. The station at Windermere is on a branch line from Oxenholme which sits on the main West Coast railway line and there are number of readily available local taxi services available to transport you.
Equally suitable as a main, second or investment property; currently operating as a commercial holiday let through istaylakes.co.uk, the property is available for sale fully furnished to enable the business to continue seamlessly during handover or, if you are looking for a private second home, the contents may still be useful as they will ‘set you on’ and enable you to start enjoying the cottage straight away, before taking your time to put your own stamp on the interior.
From the private road in front of the property, wrought iron railings enclose the small foregarden and edge the three slate tiled steps which lead to the composite front door with top light. A contemporary stainless steel outside light is positioned above the name sign “Mulberry Cottage”. The door opens to
Sitting Room 4.52m x 4.37m
The front of the cottage faces south west and so this good sized room is lovely and sunny thanks to the floor to ceiling double glazed sash style bay window which provides a pleasant open view as there is no row of cottages directly opposite, instead, open gardens. All of the aesthetic and convenience with non of the hard work (or dust!), an inset gas powered feature log effect stove sits on a slate hearth with a shelved alcove to one side. Oak effect laminate flooring.
With door to Dining Kitchen and stairs up to the First Floor
Dining Kitchen 4.17m x 2.87m
Attractively fitted with shaker style cream coloured high gloss fronted kitchen cabinets complimented with solid oak worktops, cream bevelled metro style splashback wall tiling, under unit downlights and LED lighting set into the kickboards. Units extend to two walls leaving plenty of space for a dining table. Integral BOSCH appliances comprise electric oven, microwave, four ring gas hob, fridge and dishwasher. Extractor hood over, downlighters, oak effect laminate flooring which carries on into the glazed extension and then down the steps leading to the large family living room. The staircase has a glazed balustrade to one side, a feature rope to the other side. With a glazed roof and PVC glazed door and side panel, light floods into this room and into the stairwell.
A short flight of stairs down to a half landing with the rear entrance and
Worcester central heating boiler, Hoover washing machine, stainless steel sink unit set within counter top on which sits a small freezer. Ceiling mounted airer, coat hooks and oak effect laminate flooring.
With loo and wash basin. Downlighters, extractor fan and oak effect laminate flooring.
Lower Ground Floor
Living Room 6.15m x 3.86m
A super addition to the accommodation offering a flexible living space with room for both soft seating and dining table making for a very sociable space – great for both families and entertaining. Recessed window with deep cill, oak effect laminate flooring and downlighters.
The staircase rises to a half landing giving access to
With a four piece white suite comprising panelled bath with splashback tiling, separate curved shower cubicle with shower boarding to two walls and chrome shower unit, floating vanity wash basin with storage drawer and a loo. Frosted glass for privacy, ceiling skylight, chrome heated towel rail, downlighters, wall mirror, shaver point, vanity light and vinyl tiled flooring.
With space for furniture, storage cupboard under stairs (rising to the second floor with a rope balustrade), inset downlighters and doors to both bedrooms.
Double Bedroom Two 4.22m x 3.25m
A good sized double bedroom at the front of the property enjoying a pleasant south west facing open outlook over the gardens opposite. Inset downlighters and a feature curved wall built around the stairs to the second floor.
Double Bedroom Three 2.87m x 2.51m
Presently a twin bedroom but could be a small double with window to the rear aspect overlooking the drying grounds. Inset downlighters.
Curved staircase with a rope balustrade to outer wall, glass balustrade to inner, leads up to
Master Bedroom 6.40m x 3.28m
A super light room; spanning the whole of the top floor with two skylights to the front elevation and a dormer window to the rear aspect. Fitted with a triple wardrobe, low level eaves cupboard and inset downlighters.
En Suite Shower Room
Four piece suite comprising curved shower cubicle with chrome shower and shower boarding to two walls, floating wash basin, bidet and loo. Finished with inset downlighters, small inset shelved cupboard, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan and frosted glazing to window.
To the Front
One of the big advantages of this substantial property is the parking and gardens which are extremely rare for a property of this nature so close to the centre of the village; to find a property with one of these features is great, but to have both is really advantageous. To the front of the property on Bank Terrace, the shared private lane leads to a parking area laid with gravel and having space for two vehicles. Wrought iron railings dissect the garden and four sleeper edged steps lead down to the lower two levels used for seating with sleeper edged raised planted beds and trellis either side on which climbing hydrangeas are planted to screen neighbouring gardens.
This is an open and sunny garden, the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Bowness and enjoy a quieter moment.
To the rear of the property is a further access lane with provision for one more small car parking space and gives access into the rear of the property through the glazed extension.
Use the postcode LA23 3BL on Sat Nav with reference to the directions below:
From our Windermere office, head south on New Road which then becomes Lake Road as you near Bowness on Windermere. Entering Bowness, passing the Royalty Cinema on the right, take a left turn immediately after Urban Food House into Bank Terrace. No.6 is on the left hand side.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating to radiators throughout and heated towel rails in the bathroom and ensuite shower room
Local Authority & Council Tax Band
Westmorland and Furness Council – Band D
Carpets, curtains, curtain poles, blinds, light fittings, all contents (with the exception of a few personal items) and kitchen appliances as listed are all included in the sale.