Reception Rooms: 2
Completed in 2010, this stunning architect built home has been designed to make the most of the panoramic views over Lake Windermere and fells of The Lake District. An expanse of full length windows and an abundance of light is present throughout, with the front elevation near complete of windows. Post Knott Cottage is a contemporary home planned with entertainment in mind and complete with all the modern connotations to include underfloor heating throughout. The versatile open plan living accommodation flows across the ground floor however can also be separated to create a more intimate reception space. The show stopping living, dining and kitchen area offers uninterrupted panoramic views to the Lake and access onto an elevated private terrace with glass balustrade railings to ensure the magnificent view is left unspoilt. The five double bedrooms are set across three floors and each offer good proportions and unique aspects. This includes the enviable master suite, created from original plans of two rooms, it boasts its own living area, private balcony and ensuite. Should an additional bedroom be required, this space can easily be converted in to two separate rooms. The extensive landscaped grounds are a mix of lawns and seating areas fit for modern family life. The private gated driveway affords parking for at least 8 cars and gives access to an attached single garage. There is also further development potential for the house with the cellar that could be converted into an entertainment suite, home office or even an annexe, subject to relevant planning consents.
The property is situated at the end of a prestigious private drive on the edge of the popular tourist honey pot of Bowness-on-Windermere, boasting an elevated position to offer uninterrupted surrounding views. The quiet yet convenient position is just 10 minutes walk to Lake Windermere and the centre of the village which offers a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants and local amenities and also within easy reach are Windermere Marina, Royal Windermere Yacht Club and Windermere Golf Club together with a choice of good public and private schooling at all levels. The location really does offer the best of both worlds and there is direct access to the Lake Districts many fantastic walkways right from your doorstep.
Remote control accessed gates open up onto the private tarmac drive where there is ample parking and access into the integral single garage. The large glass entrance door opens into the hall where there is a walk in cloaks room with built in hanging and storage space for shoes. Engineered oak floors stretch across the ground floor and benefit from underfloor heating. The west facing living room enjoys full length windows and French doors that open out onto the terrace and also provide uninterrupted views to the lake and fells. The space flows into the main open plan accommodation however for a more intimate setting, bi-folding doors can be closed and there is a warming log burner set upon a slate hearth.
The open plan kitchen, dining and living area can also be accessed from the entrance hall and is quite simply show stopping. High angled ceilings and a triple aspect of full length windows that extend up to the pitch of the roof in parts perfectly capture the lake views and floods the space with natural light. The contemporary kitchen comprises a range of gloss units and a large central island. NEFF appliances include an oven, combination microwave, warming drawer, 5 ring gas hob with extractor over and there is also an integrated dishwasher. The space extends into the living area where there is room for both occasional and dining furniture. It’s easy to see how this area of the house becomes the central hub for families to enjoy and with access onto the terrace and a panoramic view, it’s certainly the most enviable area for entertaining guests.
An inner hall from the entrance leads to a neatly tucked away utility room with three separate walk in storage rooms, great for laundry. There is external access to the garden here as well as to the integral single garage. Also on the ground floor is the first of five double bedrooms, perfect for guests or even as a quietly tucked away home office. It enjoys generous proportions and French doors that open onto the side of the terrace wrapping around the rear.
The bespoke oak staircase curves around the first floor to a spacious landing area where there is ample storage space to include two double built in cupboards. The master suite has been created from original architect plans for two rooms so boasts very generous proportions. This allows for both a large bedroom and living area set in front of the wall of full length windows that extend up to the angled ceilings. There is even a private balcony from which to enjoy your morning coffee in peace whilst taking in the stunning panoramic view of the lake and fells beyond, as well as a Juliette balcony to the bedroom area. Adjoining there is a walk in dressing room and ensuite with a large walk in shower and decorative floor tiles complete with underfloor heating. On the first floor there are a further two double bedrooms, both of good proportions and offering lake views and one including a Juliette balcony and ensuite shower room. The neatly presented family bathroom provides a bath with shower over and even this room enjoys a lake view.
The staircase continues to curve around the second floor landing area and into a fantastic double bedroom that will certainly prove popular with the older children. The large space again affords room for occasional furniture in front of full length windows and a Juliette balcony looking out to the lake. Tall angled ceilings and once again the expanse of windows bounce the natural light throughout. There is even the added benefit of a cleverly designed ensuite shower room and a large under eaves storage space on the landing.
A further appeal to this already versatile and abundant home is the part developed cellar that runs the length of the house. At present it is utilised for storage and there is also a boat store with access from the drive however, subject to relevant planning consents, there is great potential to further develop this area. With its own private access it could be utilised as an annexe or would make for a fantastic entertainment suite complete with cinema room and gym.
Outside The raised terrace off the ground floor wraps around to the side of the property, with glass balustrade railing leaving the panoramic view open. This is a fantastic space for opening up across the reception spaces and entertaining, especially in the summer months as there is ample space for alfresco dining, outdoor furniture, living areas and barbequing. Grand stone steps lead down to the two sizeable lower lawns that are great for families to enjoy. Despite the size of the grounds, they have been planned to be relatively manageable and achieve a simple yet effective finish to go with this impressive and grand family home.
Directions From our Windermere office proceed down to Bowness-On-Windermere. Continue through the shops and down Crag Brow hill crossing over the roundabout and continue turning next left opposite Costa Coffee into Kendal Road and immediately left again into Brantfell Road. Continue up the hill and take the right hand turning after ‘Fairfield’ and Post Knott Cottage can be found at the end of this track.
Services Mains water and drainage
Oil central heating
Oil central heating
Council Tax Band G