Property Details

  • Most versatile spacious layout
  • Currently a 7 bedroomed family home
  • Currently finishing a detached annexe
  • Pleasant location, on the northern outskirts of Windermere

Description: St Catherines Cottage is a detached Lakeland stone seven bedroomed family house that offers spacious versatile accommodation. It is located on the outskirts of Windermere village in a pleasant setting at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley, with pleasant outlook and in close proximity to the Windermere School.

The conversion has created a very interesting 7 bedroomed, 3 reception roomed 3500+ sq ft house with many original features blended effortlessly with modern fittings, together with a useful detached annexe which will be finished late June 2022.

Location: From Windermere take the A591 in the direction of Ambleside. Approaching Cooks House mini-roundabout turn right at the roundabout signposted for Kirkstone Pass (A592). Continue along this road for 1/2 a mile and just before the main driveway for Windermere School is the driveway for St Catherines Cottage shared in part with Windermere School. The drive forks off right through stone pillar posts and St Catherines Cottage owns either side of the drive.

Accommodation (with approximate measurements) The property is entered via a private courtyard. The front door leads into the Entrance Hall.

Entrance Hall 17′ 2" x 10′ 0" (5.23m x 3.05m) Pleasant and spacious with alcove, high ceilings with exposed beams, tall deep sill window and open space under the staircase.

Dining Kitchen 20′ 5" x 17′ 2" (6.22m x 5.23m) Stunning open light and airy kitchen with centre island and ample dining area. Fitted oak wall and base units with granite work surface, tall unit for freestanding fridge freezer, centre island incorporating inset stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sink and mixer tap and built in Indesit dishwasher. Belling electric cooker and gas hob, built in Neff microwave, space for large fridge/freezer. TV point, tiled floor with under floor heating. This impressive kitchen has high ceilings and two tall deep sill windows overlooking the courtyard to the front and three high level windows to the rear which provides plenty of natural light.

Utility Room 17′ 4" x 6′ 5" (5.28m x 1.96m) Inset stainless steel sink unit and work surface. Storage cupboards. Cupboard housing the Baxi boiler and Megaflo hot water cylinder and thermostat. Plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Tiled floor and part tiled walls and extractor fan.

Lounge 17′ 5" x 15′ 5" (5.31m x 4.7m) Full height windows overlooking the courtyard. Oak flooring and TV point.

Dining Room 15′ 5" x 13′ 0 inc stairs" (4.7m x 3.96m) Second reception hall or room with full height glazing and French windows opening onto the courtyard.

Spacious inner hallway connecting the original cottage to the stable conversion and staircase to first floor level.

Steps down lead to inner hallway of the original cottage.

Bedroom 6 13′ 5" x 8′ 3" (4.09m x 2.51m) With separate entrance from courtyard and shelving.

Sitting Room 16′ 5" x 14′ 0 max" (5m x 4.27m) This room benefits from having dual aspect, enjoying the views over the grounds and towards the Lakeland fells. Stone fireplace with inset multi fuel stove on a granite hearth. T V point and door leading to the front patio area.

Bedroom 7 10′ 11" x 9′ 3" (3.33m x 2.82m) This room has patio doors out to the front of the property and would make a fantastic study. Telephone point.

Shower Room Three piece white suite of WC, washbasin and shower cubicle.

An adjacent walk in cupboard houses the central heating boiler serving the original cottage and houses the electric meters.

First Floor The property has two staircases, one located in the entrance hall leading to the master bedroom suite and the other giving access to the bedrooms within the original cottage and a further bedroom located with the stables.

Master Bedroom Suite 22′ 0" x 17′ 8" (6.71m x 5.38m) A splendid master bedroom with vaulted ceiling to ridge, exposed beams, feature windows and original barn window openings. From the master bedroom is a dressing room with built in wardrobes and shelving. Wood effect flooring.

En-suite bathroom with 4 piece white suite of WC, washbasin, bath and shower cubicle with Mira shower. Tiled floor with underfloor heating and fully tiled walls and extractor fan. Exposed beams and heated towel rail.

Second stairs to:

Landing Giving access to two bedrooms in original cottage and Bedroom 2 in the stables.

Bedroom 2 12′ 8" x 12′ 0" (3.86m x 3.66m) Double bedroom with two Velux windows and access to eaves storage.

Bedroom 3 14′ 0" x 10′ 10 max" (4.27m x 3.3m) Twin bedroom overlooking the front elevation with windows on two sides enjoying views of the fells.

Bedroom 4 11′ 0" x 9′ 11 max" (3.35m x 3.02m) Double bedroom within the original cottage with windows on two sides enjoying excellent views of the fells in the distance.

Shower Room Shower, pedestal wash basin and WC. Velux window.

Guest Bedroom Suite (accessed through the dining kitchen) 15′ 6" x 12′ 0 inc ensuite and spiral staircase" (4.72m x 3.66m) Accessed via the Dining Kitchen and externally via patio doors this separate suite is on two levels with a spiral staircase leading to a galleried bedroom on the upper level and en-suite shower room and lounge area to the ground floor. This versatile space will suit a number of needs including office space or teenagers annexe. Built in wardrobe.

Galleried Bedroom 5 15′ 7" x 12′ 1 max" (4.75m x 3.68m)

En-suite to Guest Bedroom Suite WC, washbasin, shower, heated towel rail. Tiled walls and pebble effect flooring.

Annexe Planning permission was granted in November 2020 (ref 7/2020/5560) for a "Replacement ancillary building" on the land on the other side of the driveway. The land has been levelled, the footings put in and the structure is ordered, paid for and will be constructed by the end of June 2022 (hopefully) to create a ground floor of an ‘L’ shaped playroom and shower room with stairs up to a home office. Once constructed this will be a fabulous home office, gym or possibly guest accommodation.

Outside: Gardens surround the property and there is a large courtyard with gated access and stone walls, which is private and great to sit in on those summer evenings. To the front of the cottage is a pleasant patio and stone wall enclosed garden. The remaining garden is at the rear of the property which is woodland. There is also a lower tiered paved area with hot tub.

Services: Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity. Gas fired central heating.

Tenure: Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – Band G.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Windermere Sales 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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