Carriage Drive, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23


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  • Bedrooms: 2
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The whole development is set within 4 acres of shared grounds designed by the internationally famous garden architect, Mawson. The Lantern Tower accommodation is unique retaining much of the original features from the billiard room including part of the musicians bandstand, stone mullioned stained glass windows, Inglenook fireplace and barrel vaulted ceiling to mention a few. This splendid drawing room with galleried room above and feature Lantern Tower is complimented with hand built traditional styled kitchen, large master double bedroom with en-suite shower room and additional house bathroom both with underfloor heating. The communal gardens are a complement to the property being well tended; car parking is located off the driveway with newly built double garage providing more than adequate space for storage and two additional allocated parking spaces

SITUATION Nestling above Windermere in the sought after area of ‘Cleeve Howe' below Orrest Head, The Lantern Tower is formerly the billiard room of Cleeve Howe which sits elevated above Windermere with fine views over Lake Windermere from the grounds and towards the Lakeland fells beyond. 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, amenities and excellent public transport links, train station at Windermere.

ACCOMMODATION Glazed front door and side window into open entrance hallway.

ENTRANCE HALL Hallway to the rear of the drawing room, part of the musicians bandstand. Wood panelling and built in cloaks cupboards under the stairs.

DRAWING ROOM Magnificent triple aspect living room with feature stone mullioned windows to all elevations all elaborately hand painted stain glass windows including sporting motifs and some having seating beneath with oak panelling to dado height. This splendid former billiard room has high up-lit barrel vaulted ceilings with corbels and lower mezzanine level inset down lighting. This versatile living space offers open plan living with a recessed panelled archway to a carved oak fireplace with built in alcoves either side and gas log effect fire with slate hearth. Brand new, quality neutral wool carpet to all areas.

KITCHEN Newly fitted kitchen with range of quality cream fronted cabinets, recessed shelving and finished with black granite worktops incorporating sink and drainer with stainless steel mix taps. A Rangemaster cooker electric oven and with five gas hobs, dishwasher washing machine, dryer, Fridge freezer original oak parquet flooring, and beautiful stone mullioned stain glass windows with wild flower motifs.

SHOWER ROOM Newley fitted Fully tiled house bathroom with large shower cubicle, electric floor heating.Crafted by bespoke specialists using Burdbad and VitrA designer fixtures and Grohe fittings Extractor fan, inset ceiling down lights.

BEDROOM Large double bedroom with stone mullioned windows, built in corner wardrobe, two further built in double wardrobes and airing cupboard housing central heating boiler. Double glazed windows. TV point.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled en-suite shower room featuring barrel vaulted ceiling with walk-in glazed shower with raindrop showerhead. Vanity wash basin with wall mirror and wall lights above, low suite toilet. Burdbad and VitrA designer fixtures and Grohe fittings heated towel rail. Extractor fan. electric floor heating

Staircase from the entrance hallway to

GALLERY/ GUEST ROOM Mezzanine space above the drawing room with two newly installed remotely operated Velux windows, this room could be used for variety of uses including a second bedroom or office/snug. Decorative fret work on the ceiling, spindled balustrades and staircase leading to

TOWER ROOM Lantern Tower Room with views through leaded stained glass windows to two sides and two plain glass windows to the other providing views over neighbouring woodland and glimpses of the Lake in the winter. Detailed carved panelling to lower walls and carved ceiling rose.

DETACHED GARAGE Newly built double garage with remotely controlled electric up and over door, electric power. Ample parking is situated in front of the garage for several vehicles.

OUTSIDE Beautifully landscaped gardens amounting to approximately 3 acres being tended and maintained by a gardener. The gardens were originally designed and modelled by the famous garden architect, Mawson in 1890. The gardens have lovely seating areas in amongst rolling lawns, from which to sit and admire the fabulous views over the Lake and mountains beyond. The garden incorporates ponds, fruit cages and a former croquet lawn.

SERVICES All mains services connected. Gas central heating.

TENURE Long leasehold for the term of 999 years from 1985. Council tax band (E).

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