A beautifully appointed second floor 2 bedroomed riverside apartment within the prestigious Cowan Head development which boasts some quite unique features available exclusively to the residents such as a nine hole golf course, indoor swimming pool complex, fishing rights and beautiful open views over the shared 47 acres of well managed grounds.
This luxury development is set in the rural countryside, within easy reach of both Kendal and Windermere, and has just 60 units to share the facilities. This apartment offers two double bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms, a large open plan living/dining room with balcony, and a separate fitted kitchen. Outside is a private store and two designated parking spaces, one of which is in the underbuilt open garage. Secure entry system to both the development and apartments.
Description: The Cowan Head development comprises of 60 units within a secure environment provided by the security electronic gate system with video together with a video entry call system to the apartment. The apartments are for the exclusive use of the residents and it is understood that commercial holiday lettings are not allowed.
6 Great Howe was the former show apartment, being located alongside the river and with views across to open countryside. Owned from new by the vendors, the well presented layout offers a spacious entrance hall with excellent storage, a light and airy living/dining room that opens onto the sheltered balcony, a kitchen that has been refitted and equipped to a high standard. There is a main bathroom and two double bedrooms both with fitted furniture, with the master bedroom having its own an en-suite shower room and a study and dressing area. Completing the picture are two private parking spaces, one being undercover.
Note: The dining room furniture and matching cabinets can be included in the sale, but arrangement with the owners.
Location: The Cowan Head development is situated on the banks of the River Kent set amidst beautiful rural countryside, on the outskirts of Bowston being readily accessible from both Windermere and Kendal.
From Kendal take the A591 Windermere Road, travel as far as Plantation Bridge Filling Station and then take the first turning right, signposted Cowan Head 1 mile. Travel along and then turn left to Cowan Head proceed through the electronically controlled wrought iron gates.
From Windermere, take the main A591 towards Kendal and turn left where signposted Bowston and Cowan Head just before the Plantation Bridge Filling Station then continue as above.
On entering the development Great Howe can be seen straight ahead with the stone tower. The outside parking space is numbered G6 and lies on the right hand side of the building, there is also a further covered car parking space.
The location is both secluded and rural, with plenty of countryside walks including the Dales Way on the doorstep, yet rail links are a just short drive away from Staveley, Burneside, Kendal and Oxenholme Lake District Station from where you can be in London in under three hours.
Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)
Ground Floor Entrance The apartment can be approached from the main entrance hall for Great Howe via a lift or staircase.
Entrance Hall Having good sized double cloaks cupboard, entry phone intercom system, two radiators and two wall lights. Walk-in linen/store cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater and storage shelves. Honeywell central heating thermostat.
Open Plan Living-Dining Room 23′ 7" x 22′ 11 max" (7.19m x 6.99m) A wonderful light and airy room with full height double glazed windows and sliding patio door onto the balcony, enjoying a lovely aspect over the golf course and the countryside beyond. Additional double glazed window, TV aerial and telephone point, three radiators and three wall lights.
Covered Balcony 14′ 3" x 7′ 3 max" (4.34m x 2.21m) A good sized tiled and glazed balcony with fantastic outlook over the cascading river below, lighting and built-in store cupboard with electric power.
Kitchen 10′ 7" x 9′ 1" (3.23m x 2.77m) Fitted with an attractive range of modern wall and base units with pan drawers and two excellent pull-out Le-Mans corner units, contrasting worktops with inset one and a half bowl sink unit with waste disposal and complementary tiling. Integrated appliances of Siemens induction hob with Siemens extractor over, dual Siemens electric fan assisted ovens, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and Bosch washing machine. Neutral vinyl flooring and double glazed window with open aspect.
Master Bedroom 16′ 10" x 16 including dressing area (5.13m x 4.88m) A spacious double bedroom having double glazed window overlooking the river below. Built-in range of bedroom furniture including two double and one single wardrobes, with matching bedside cabinets, dressing table with chest of drawers and cupboard. Radiator and TV aerial point. Archway to study area 6′ x 5’2 (1.83m x 1.58m) with built-in desk, cupboard, drawers and shelving. Radiator, telephone point and double glazed window overlooking the river.
En-suite Shower Room Comprising of a four piece suite of; WC, bidet, vanity unit with inset wash basin and wall mounted mirror over and glazed shower cubicle. Attractive wall tiling, extractor, shaver point, wall mounted mirrored medicine cabinet, radiator and towel rail.
Bedroom 2 16′ 6" x 9′ 11" (5.03m x 3.02m) A good double bedroom with partial aspect over the golf course from the double glazed window. Fitted furniture of two double and one single wardrobes and overhead cupboards and matching drawer fitments. Radiator.
Bathroom Comprising a three piece white suite; of pedestal wash basin with wall mounted mirror and glass shelf over, WC and panel bath with shower over and sliding glazed screen. Attractive tiling to walls, glass shelving unit, wall light, extractor, towel rail and radiator.
Outside: The apartment benefits from two allocated parking spaces, one undercover and one outdoor.
The development of Cowan Head is set within approximately 47 acres of beautiful rural countryside and the grounds include a nine-hole practice golf course. For those who enjoy fishing, there are the private fishing rights for the River Kent. The leisure facilities exclusive to the residents include a sauna and steam room and a splendid swimming pool with Jacuzzi.
Service Charge: At the present time each owner is paying a service charge of £3800 per annum, paid in quarterly installments of £950 which covers the cost for maintenance of lifts, heating and cleaning of common parts, sky television, building insurance, pool and leisure facility, maintenance and gardening. Currently a further fee of £1200.00 per annum is paid into a Reserve Account, payable in two half yearly installments of £600.
Tenure: We understand the tenure to be Leasehold for the balance of a period of 999 years, with the Freehold belonging to the Management Company with the residents being shareholders in that Company.
Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – Band G
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Kendal Office.
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
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