Ellerwood, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3DL
Offers in Excess of£1,750,000
Ellerwood comprises a significant holding situated within the premier residential area of Storrs Park accessed from the renowned Lake Road. The property provides enviable accommodation which retains all of its original charm, dating back to 1730, whilst incorporating modern and well thought through additions, alterations and upgrades from the traditional Westmorland slate roofs, exposed beams, original oak doors and cupboards to its modern glass porch, all coming together to set the tone for the property as a whole.
The 360-degree grounds provide a mixture of lawned and landscaped gardens, perfect hideaway seating sections along with a central patio for al fresco dining in the summer months, benefiting from a beautiful aspect.
Ellerwood is situated on the A592, known locally as Lake Road and at Storrs Park, a short distance to the south of the town of Bowness-on-Windermere in South Lakeland, Cumbria, in the North West of England. Bowness-on-Windermere is an attractive tourist town situated on the east shore of Lake Windermere, 9 miles to the west of Kendal and 14 miles from Junction 36 of the M6 Motorway.
Bowness-on-Windermere is known as Cumbria’s most popular tourist destination and is effectively one large settlement with Windermere having a resident population of circa 12,173 (2011 Census). The town provides a range of retail and leisure offerings. It is situated in the Lake District National Park which was designated in 1951, is the largest National Park in England and was recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. It covers 2,362 square kilometres following the extension of its boundaries in August 2016 and makes up a third of the total area of Cumbria extending across parts of Eden, Allerdale, South Lakeland and Copeland. The National Park has a population of 41,100 (2011 Census) and attracts approximately 18,410,000 visitors each year with tourism being the major industry. (Source – Lake District National Park).
There is a train and bus station at the northern end of Windermere and around 2 miles from Ellerwood providing local train services to Kendal and Oxenholme Station which is on the main North West Virgin Train Line as well as regular bus services.
Kendal is approximately 10 miles to the south east of Bowness and is the principal town of South Lakeland, situated just outside of the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park and only 6 miles from Junctions 36 and 37 of the M6 Motorway. The town has a resident population of 28,586 (2011 Census) and is also a popular tourist destination being in close proximity to the Lake District National Park. The town has a weighted retail catchment in excess of 50,000 people and a greater district catchment in excess of 102,000. The district’s Class Grouping indicates that in excess of 50% of the catchment area is of A, B or C demographic. Kendal offers good retail and leisure facilities within a bust town centre and benefits from year round festivals.
Oxenholme Train Station which is located to the south east of Kendal and around 13 miles from the subject property, provides services on the West Coast main railway line with direct routes to London (approximate journey time 2 hours 50 minutes) and Glasgow (1 hour 45 minutes).
The A592 runs along the eastern shore of Lake Windermere forming an exclusive stretch of detached private dwellings, hotels, marina clubs and boathouses and meeting up with the A590 and Newby Bridge, 7 miles to the south and north in to the heart of Bowness town centre. The A5074 is approximately 1 mile to the north east which again travels north to Bowness-on-Windermere and forming Lake Road which connects with the A591 in Windermere, approximately 2 miles away travelling on to Kendal and Ambleside, 6 miles to the north. The B5284 is accessed immediately from the A5074, a short distance to the north and travels east through the desirable Lyth Valley and providing an alternative ‘back road’ to Kendal approximately 8 miles away.
At its centre is a traditional and expansive four bedroom family home providing a well proportioned attractive dwelling. Opposite and adjacent are associated stores and playroom, outside toilet and a detached double garage providing dry vehicle storage, all accessed via a sweeping private driveway through an electronic double gated entrance leading to a primary parking area which continues to the side of the property, the double garage and further parking.
Adjacent to the house, the garden and grounds surround the whole property and provide a true oasis including sweeping patio areas, lawned and attractive planted borders, a former stables and paddock alongside decorative water features and bounded in the main by beech hedging and timber fencing.
Ellerwood benefits from a rear separate but interconnected stables area which has recently had planning permission approved for a bespoke detached four bedroom residence and separate driveway.
Ellerwood is approached from a gravelled driveway leading to a grand storm porch on what was originally the side and western elevation but now forming the main entrance with feature pillars framing a large timber door which opens up into a porch with secondary modern glazed doors, arranged internally as follows:
Entrance Hall – Amtico parquet style flooring that incorporates a large hardwearing door mat, two timber framed single glazed sliding sash windows either side of the front door, glazed atrium opening up to a main hallway with matching flooring, part plaster painted/timber panel ornate walls, plaster painted ceiling, coving, recessed down-lighting, coal effect gas fire set within a timber and marble surround with marble hearth, dwarf height radiators with decorative timber covering and doors to the main day room and ground floor cloakroom.
Cloakroom – carpeted flooring, painted walls, wallpapered ceiling, WC set within a marble top cistern unit, wash hand basin set within a marble topped vanity cupboard, recessed down-lighting, extractor fan and timber framed single glazed sash window.
LIVING SPACE – The heart of the home
Day room – arranged in two areas with plush carpeted flooring, decorative wallpapered walls, painted ceiling with exposed oak beams, recessed down-lighting, feature built-in original wall cupboard, wall mounted radiators, large central open fireplace which is set within a part marble and cast-iron surround with a cast-iron/stone hearth truly the centre point of the room, timber framed sash effect double glazed windows, internal timber framed single glazed sliding sash windows that overlook the adjacent sun room, stairs to the first floor and doors to a secondary formal living room, sun room and dining room.
Formal Sitting room – a lovely room filled with natural light having carpeted flooring, part wallpapered/ornate timber panel walls, wallpapered ceiling, coving, chandelier light fitting, modern gas fire set within a timber and marble surround with a marble hearth, original timber framed single glazed sash bay window with double aspect overlooking the garden, timber framed single glazed sliding sash window to the driveway and wall mounted radiators.
Walk-in cupboard from the day room – two stone steps down to a small store room with solid concrete painted flooring, part timber/rendered walls, timber shelving and lighting.
Sun room – this was added in 1999 and is of exceptional masonry/timber framed construction with timber framed double glazed windows, double doors out to a paved side garden and views to Lake Windermere. Originally this was the front entrance to the house and still incorporates the former timber front door which now provides an internal entrance from the living room to the sun room.
Dining room – linking through from the day room to an open plan dining room and kitchen with carpeted flooring, wallpapered walls and crisp painted ceilings, exposed oak beams, recessed down-lighting casting light across the room, wall mounted radiators, built-in original oak doors housing the alarm system, original oak built-in storage cupboard, timber framed single glazed sash windows, doors to pantry, rear entrance/boot room and leading through to the kitchen.
Kitchen – Amtico flooring, painted walls and ceiling, recessed down-lighting, timber framed double glazed windows, a range of bespoke wall and base kitchen units with granite worktops, five ring gas hob set within a granite top and surround, granite window sills, integral electric oven and microwave, dishwasher, double sink with mixer tap, breakfast bar, wall mounted radiator and with steps up to a laundry room.
Pantry – cushioned vinyl flooring, painted walls and ceiling, timber framed single glazed sliding sash window, light fitting, timber shelving and original stone/slate meat table.
Rear entrance/boot room – hardwearing floor mat, painted walls and ceiling, timber framed double glazed windows and door and timber frame single glazed original door which is now internal between the boot room and dining area.
Laundry room – terracotta tile flooring, painted walls and ceiling, strip fluorescent lighting, floor and wall mounted units, plumbing for washing machine and dryer, stainless steel sink and drainer, floor mounted Ideal combination boiler, hot water tank with pressurised unit and timber framed double glazed door to the side/northern courtyard and driveway.
A carpeted staircase with part timber decorative panel and wallpapered walls leads up to the first floor landing that has carpeted flooring, wallpapered walls and ceiling, lightwell with timber framed single glazed opaque pane, wall lighting, exposed timber beams and trusses, timber framed single glazed sash window, 2 No. wall mounted radiators and doors to three bedrooms, the shower room and stairs to the master suite.
BEDROOMS – Time to relax
Master bedroom – south and west facing providing the crown of the home with carpeted flooring, attractive feature wallpaper, recessed LED down-lighting, timber framed single glazed sliding sash window with views out to south over the gardens and to Lake Windermere, a window seat below perfect for afternoons spent reading in the sunshine, timber framed single glazed sliding window overlooking the driveway with window seat below, built-in dressing table, large luxury bed with built-in drawers, shelves and bedhead above, wall mounted vertical feature radiator, built-in cupboards and door through to an enviable dressing room and en-suite shower room.
Dressing room – through an arched doorway into a dream dressing room with carpeted flooring, wallpapered walls following the theme from the master bedroom, plaster painted ceiling, recessed LED down-lighting, timber framed single glazed sliding sash windows overlooking the driveway west and north, expert craftsmanship provides a range of built-in cupboards and drawers, office area, vertical wall mounted feature radiator and door to the en-suite shower room.
En-suite shower room – crisp tile flooring, plaster painted walls and ceiling, recessed LED down-lighting, double walk-in shower with solid tile surround, the craftsmanship is continued throughout the en-suite with wash hand basin set within a large vanity unit and stone effect top and cupboard below, WC set within a separate vanity unit with cupboards above, timber framed single glazed sliding sash window and wall mounted chrome central heating radiator all within a muted but decadent palette.
Bedroom 2 – a large double en-suite with plush carpeted flooring, wallpapered walls and ceiling setting a different but equally beautiful tone, timber framed single glazed sash windows with views to the east over the gardens and open countryside, wall mounted radiators, bespoke built-in drawers and shelves, wardrobes, seating area and wall and ceiling lighting. The ultimate en-suite bathroom has quality vinyl floor covering, part tile/part wallpapered walls and ceiling, exposed timber beams, recessed down-lighting, window with side aspect, bath set within a marble top surround, wash hand basin set within a marble top vanity unit, WC and bidet, wall mounted central heating radiator and ventilation fan.
Bedroom 3 – a further example of precision craftmanship this double bedroom has floor to ceiling wardrobes, carpeted flooring, wallpapered walls and ceiling, timber framed single glazed sliding sash window with views out to the south over the gardens and to Lake Windermere and oak beams enhancing the feeling throughout.
Bedroom 4 – a fourth double bedroom continuing the light and bright accommodation with carpeted flooring, wallpapered walls and ceiling incorporating exposed timber beams, timber framed single glazed sliding sash window with views out to the south over the gardens and to Lake Windermere, wall mounted radiator and a sink set within a vanity unit with cupboard below and above.
Shower room – tile effect vinyl floor covering, part wallpaper and elegant tile walls, plaster painted ceiling, recessed down-lighting, double walk-in shower with stone effect surround, a range of floor mounted units with marble top, wash hand basin set within a marble top with cupboard below, WC, bidet, timber framed single glazed windows with views to the east and rear gardens.
THE GROUNDS – Step Outside
Externally, the property is accessed via electric double steel gates and a compacted gravel driveway which leads round to the front/west of the house and car park, the driveway continues to the side/north where there is a detached garage, further car parking, stores and outside toilet.
The front gardens are landscaped with a range of mature trees, shrubs with a gravelled area that surrounds an ornate pond with light posts around the borders. There is a small lawned area with mature tree and further mature planted borders, bounded by timber fencing and with secondary gates to the side/north car parking area and garage which is formed in tarmacadam.
The garage is of single storey Lakeland stone constructed beneath a pitched felted roof incorporating a large ‘up and over’ garage door. The parking area is bounded partially by stone walling and a large Leylandii hedge. Opposite and accessed via an external staircase is a useful playroom/storeroom.
Adjacent to the car parking area is an enclosed yard formed in part compacted gravel and paving stones with a detached timber greenhouse that has a mono-pitched felted roof.
The side/southern gardens extend from the driveway around the house and are formed in a large lawn with various stone planted borders, mature trees and at the south west boundary there is mature and dense shrubs and trees with Lake Road beyond.
The lawn slopes up the southern side to a large semi-circle paved terrace which can be accessed from the sunroom and beyond are various planted mature borders and the boundary is formed in mature hedging.
DEVELOPMENT PLOT – Proposed Dwelling
To the rear of Ellerwood, is an enclosed former paddock and stables formed partly in gravel and mostly in lawn sloping up to the eastern boundary with a stone wall, access gate and double timber gates at the western end, mature hedging to the east, a part stone wall through the middle section with adjacent dated timber stables.
This element of the holding has gained planning permission to develop a bespoke detached four bedroom dwelling benefiting from associated gardens, private driveway and garage.
The primary aspect of the house is orientated towards the south and west with floor to ceiling glazing that will provide views of the surrounding natural beauty and Lake Windermere and maximise natural light into the residence. The proposed dwelling briefly comprises a modern open plan layout at ground floor which is zoned and providing living, dining and kitchen areas, a rear utility and integrated and interconnected garage with four double bedrooms two being en-suite and family bathroom at first floor utilising roof lights to continue the light modern internal design.
Further details are available on the Lake District National Park Authority Planning website under planning reference: 7/2020/5559 or from our Windermere office upon request.
It is understood that mains electricity, water and gas are connected to Ellerwood which benefits from a gas fired central heating system supplying heating and hot water throughout.
We have been informed that the property is connected to septic tank drainage systems serving the dwelling. Please note we have not been able to test services or make judgement on their current condition.
Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the services available for future use.
It has been advised the land and property is owned freehold with vacant possession.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC’S)
The Energy Performance Certificates are available on request from the selling agent and are available to download from the Edwin Thompson Website.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
The successful purchaser(s) should be aware that they will be required to provide us with documents in relation to Money Laundering Regulations. Further details are available upon request.
The whole of the freehold interest is available at offers in excess of £1,750,000. The residential development plot may be available by way of separate negotiation.
Please note the Vendor is not obliged to accept the highest or any offer, subject to contract.
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