The Croft, Carriage Drive, Windermere, LA23 1SA
- Modernized Mid 19th Century Cottage
- High Quality Fixtures and Fittings Throughout
- Income Potential or Family Home
- Located in Sought After Area Below Orrest Head
- Close to Local Amenities and Transport Links
The Croft is a unique stone built cottage originally dating back to the mid 19th century, now offering a modern property with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Accommodation briefly comprises of three double bedrooms over two floors with a splendid extension providing an excellent dining kitchen enjoying bi-folding doors opening onto the garden, generous lounge with log burning stove, utility room and both a house bathroom and a shower room. The property benefits from a generous lawned garden and patio area and gated parking area for three cars. Currently run as a holiday let with Cumbrian Cottages, this property will appeal to a range of buyers, ideal as a permanent family home, those downsizing or equally as a holiday home, weekend retreat or rental investment.
Nestling above Windermere in a sought after area below Orrest Head, The Croft is formerly the billiard room of Oaklands a Victorian gentlemen’s residence which sits elevated above Windermere. Situated in a peaceful position with country walks right from the doorstep, yet only a short stroll into Windermere village with its wide range of shops, restaurants, Booths supermarket, health centre, parish church, state and private schools and excellent public transport links with a train station at Windermere.
From the top of Windermere village turn left onto A591, pass St. Mary’s Church and as the road bears right Carriage Drive is on the right hand side of the bend. Continue up Carriage Drive and take the branch off where indicated. Continue up Carriage Drive and the parking area with gates is on the left signed for The Croft.
Stone steps from the garden lead to the traditional timber glazed front door and into the:
Good sized reception hall open to the staircase, with useful storage cupboard built in below. The hallway is finished with very serviceable, traditional oak flooring.
Lounge 5.41m x 3.58m
Family sized living room, flooded with natural light from the magnificent tall windows to both the front and rear. A splendid central fireplace with attractive surround and inset log burning stove set on a slate hearth. The living room retains some traditional features, which include deep skirting boards and cornicing.
Utility Room/Boot Room 5.54m x 2.03m
A useful, well equipped purpose utility and boot room with its own external entrance, great for muddy boots! Fitted with a range of units and slate worktops, Belfast sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and dryer and wall mounted gas central heating boiler.
Dining Kitchen 3.30m x 2.67m & 2.92m x 2.64m
A modern, well equipped shaker style kitchen which opens up into a fabulous extension forming a splendid light and airy living area with ample space for a family dining table and offers views over the garden and bi-folding doors onto the patio. The kitchen area featuring a good range of base, wall and full height units has solid slate worktops and incorporates a Belfast sink unit, Neff electric hob and oven, Neff integral microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The kitchen and dining area are finished with slate stone flooring with under floor heating, column radiators, inset ceiling spot lighting and an original feature stone mullioned window.
Ground Floor Bedroom Three 3.00m x 2.62m
Small double or generous single bedroom with timber double glazed window, cornice and TV point.
Stunning downstairs bathroom, with a white suite comprising freestanding pebble double ended bath, set on a plinth, vanity wash basin set on a slate shelf, WC and chrome heated towel rail. There is a built in cupboard with radiator and a unique slate and mirrored wall behind the bath, part tiled walls and tiled floor with underfloor heating and inset spot lighting. Frosted window to the rear elevation.
Landing with dormer window enjoying full aspect over the garden and feature ornate plasterwork. Useful fitted modern storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space if required.
Bedroom One 5.31m x 3.58m
Large double bedroom full of character, with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams a feature stone chimney breast and plenty of light from Velux windows on two sides. The bedroom is fitted with built in modern wardrobes offering ample storage space and has a wall mounted TV point.
Bedroom Two 5.31m x 3.05m
Second generous bedroom, currently used as a twin bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, two Velux windows and feature ornate plasterwork. The bedroom is fitted with built in wardrobe and storage shelf to the side.
Three piece suite comprising walk in tiled shower unit with glazed screen, vanity wash basin with under storage and WC. The shower room has a Velux window, chrome heated towel rail, spot lighting, oak flooring and has a wall mirror and slate shelf.
As you approach the property from Carriage Drive, the private gravelled bay offers parking for three vehicles. A gate leads into the garden and a slate pathway leads across the lawn to the house. The private garden is bordered by established hedgerows enjoys a sunny south east aspect with a pleasant patio area and log store.
All mains services connected. Gas central heating.
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