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Royalthorn, Victoria Road, Windermere, Lake District, LA23 2DP

£850,000 Guide Price
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Detached Family Home
  • Close To Centre Of Windermere Village
  • Elevated Views Towards Lake District Fells
  • Currently Has Three Bedrooms But Potential To Develop This
  • Off Road Parking & Double Garage

Property Summary

Originally built in 1992 and in the same ownership for 28 years, this immaculately presented imposing detached family home is a true rarity within the Lake District National Park.

Full Details

Originally built in 1992 and in the same ownership for 28 years, this immaculately presented imposing detached family home is a true rarity within the Lake District National Park.

Located along a quiet private road on the upper outskirts of Windermere village, Royalthorn was designed in an upside down manner resulting in a flexible and spacious family home that offers simply breathtaking elevated views over some of the Lakes District’s most famous fells. Conceived as a five bedroom property and currently configured with three bedrooms, it is set across three floors. The property is deceptively spacious and offers a fantastic balance between peaceful reception space and open plan living that is ideal for both family life and entertaining. The layout is also highly flexible and adaptable to meet differing accommodation requirements. Each of Royalthorn’s rooms is well proportioned and there is a plethora of storage space across the property, both inside and out. The second floor master suite is a great added bonus offering luxury principal bedroom space with a dressing area, two walk in cupboards and a large ensuite bathroom. The kitchen was recently updated with new units and the ground floor ensuite has been completely modernised within the last year. The grounds of the property offer a mix of terraced landscaping and patio areas, with a first floor wrap around balcony with glass balustrade railing that allows for views over the Helvellyn range, the Langdales and even the top end of Kentmere. The private drive affords ample parking along with access to an integral double garage that has been semi-converted into a utility and reception space. Furthermore, there is also an additional significant parcel of land adjacent to the property that is available by separate negotiation and could present discerning purchasers an exciting opportunity for further development. Leading up the private road, the entrance to Royalthorn branches off to the right leading onto a neatly block paved driveway with ample parking space and access to the integral double garage. This attractive chalet style detached property is finished with exposed trusses and stonework detailing to create a homely and welcoming first impression as you lead up to the fully glazed front entrance door. This opens into a useful entrance porch, through which is the spacious entrance hall with access to a cloaks cupboard and to the integral garage. The garage has been semi-converted into a reception space with an electric flame effect heater. It would be ideal as a home office or even a workshop with a range of storage units and space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Also to the ground floor is a lovely guest suite consisting of a generous double bedroom with fitted sliding wardrobes, a walk in dressing room currently utilised as a home office and a newly installed ensuite complete with a walk in rain shower and marble effect tiling.

The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor galleried landing. From here, to your right you enter the dining room where you are immediately welcomed by a wash of natural light afforded by the dual aspect and further enhanced by the open arch leading into the adjoining living room. From here you are treated to an uninterrupted view through the sliding patio doors, out across the glass balustrade railing of the balcony and to the collection of Lake District fells beyond. The dining room is a large reception space and great for formal dining. The textured glass partitioning feature wall, reminiscent of the art deco period, separates the dining room from the lovely family kitchen. The units within the kitchen have been recently replaced with contemporary cream gloss cupboard fronts. It is a social space with the worktops extending into a four seater breakfast bar. Appliances include an integrated microwave, double oven and grill, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also external access to the rear patio and terraced garden. Back to the living room, this bright and airy space has been designed to mainly focus on that captivating view over the fells, but also includes a bespoke sandstone fire surround with an electric fire set upon a black slate hearth. Being semi-open to the dining room by way of the open arch creates a great flow that is ideal for entertaining and enjoying the front aspect from both rooms. The sliding patio doors open onto the elevated timber decked balcony, the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening aperitif as you watch the weather roll in from the fells and over the rooftops. Taking the landing to the left you will find what was previously a double bedroom which has now been opened up to a conservatory installed four years ago. This creates a double reception space with a cosy snug contrasting with the bright conservatory that enjoys a private garden aspect. Across the landing, another bedroom of the property is a good sized double with fitted wardrobes and with beautiful views to the front and completing the accommodation on this level is the family bathroom offering a fitted bath with shower over. Passing access to a useful under eaves storage area on the way, the stairs from the first floor landing lead you to the second floor, which hides away the impressive master suite. This sizeable principal bedroom offers a secluded retreat away from the rest of the accommodation and the generous proportions mean there is ample storage space, which includes a suite of mirror fronted fitted wardrobes, drawers and dresser, two separate walk in storage cupboards and the ensuite bathroom. The angled ceilings give this room character and there is even a lovely view over the side of the property, stretching out across to the fells beyond Windermere.

Royalthorn was created by cutting into the rock face to provide the spacious and versatile plot that offers stunning elevated views over the Lake District fells. The result of this is a varied garden that will offer something for everyone. The neatly block paved driveway affords ample parking and access to the integral double garage. Steps lead along the side of the property where there is a lawn and a striking large fan palm tree. There is also a useful undercroft storage area ideal for bikes and garden equipment under the conservatory. The garden continues up and around to the rear of the property where there is a paved patio looking up at the dramatic terraced alpine garden with steps leading right to the top, a perfect vantage spot to look over the rooftops to the fells. You will find a useful garden shed. As you continue around the property you open onto the upper terrace, a formal patio with stone pillars looking directly over the front aspect and fells. This is a great space for outdoor soirees and alfresco dining. You can access steps to the first floor balcony from here, with the newly installed glass balustrade railing affording an uninterrupted view. There is a further garden store under the steps to the balcony as you lead back onto the front driveway. Finally, there is a practical garden area hidden away at the front where you will find two garden sheds that create the ideal workshop space. Available by separate negotiation is a sizeable plot of land adjacent to the property developed under the current ownership to provide significant extra parking including for a motorhome. It has potential for further development, subject to relevant planning consents.

Directions The property is located just over ½ a mile from our Windermere office. Travelling along New Road from our office, take the first left onto Ellerthwaite Road. Continue straight onto Park Avenue and then slight left onto Whinfield Road. Turn right onto Park Road and continue up the hill turning left onto Victoria Road and at the end continue straight onto the private road then bear right and Royalthorn is located in an elevated position on your right hand side.

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