Guide Price £1,100,000
Farley, Cornbirthwaite Road, Windermere, Lake District, LA23 1DJ
Possessing a highly desirable location just off the private Cornbirthwaite Road in central Windermere, Farley is a beautiful Lakeland stone built home set beside the ancient trees of the adjoining woodland. This charming four bedroom detached property dates back to the 1920's and was built by the renowned local firm Pattinsons, responsible for some of the Lakes finest traditional homes. Despite the picturesque and tranquil setting, the property is within an easy, level walk to Windermere village, where you will find the well connected Windermere train station, perfect for saving on commuting times. Whilst in need of modernisation in parts, Farley would make for a wonderful family home, offering four double bedrooms and ample scope for extension if required, subject to relevant planning consents. A further draw to this already appealing property is that it sits within a generous private plot extending to approximately 0.8 acres. The grounds include a generous parking area, detached single garage and mature shrubbery gardens that gently slope alongside the lawn to open out at the bottom.
Located just on the outskirts of the main hustle and bustle of Windermere village, Farley offers the best of both worlds. The private setting is just a short stroll to the plethora of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars of this popular destination. A short bus ride or manageable walk brings you to the waterfront and the Lake Districts 'honeypot destination', Bowness-On-Windermere. The A592 is only a 5 minute drive away so it's a great area for those who are looking to commute or for an easily accessed holiday home.
A small lane branches off from Cornbirthwaite Road leading to the private drive of Farley which runs by the front of the property, opening out to a spacious gravelled parking area with access to the detached single garage. A Lakeland stone built portico covers the entrance door that opens into a traditional period entrance hall with rich varnished exposed wooden floors. The formal sitting room is located just off the entrance hall. Upon entering your attention is immediately taken to the large bay window, a typical feature of a Pattinson house. Further natural light is afforded by the sliding patio doors that look out over the mature rear garden, full of flowering shrubbery and bounded by tall trees. The living room boasts high ceilings and deep coving to the ceiling, there is an open fire set within a decorative slate surround and built in shelving. Across the entrance hall to the living room is the formal dining room that again enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden to the woodland beyond. The sizeable family kitchen affords space for a more informal dining setting should the dining room be required as a second living space. The kitchen itself comprises a range of wooden units that sit upon a traditional tiled floor. Exposed beams create a charming feel within this homely space. Appliances include a Smeg rangecooker and gas hob and there is also an under counter fridge and dishwasher. Through the kitchen there is a second front entrance area, off which there are a WC with washbasin and a spacious utility room containing a gas boiler, washing machine, drying rack, fridge freezer and shelves. This room is also useful as a boot room, where shoes can be left after enjoying one of the many scenic walks.
The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a bright galleried landing, with feature windows giving an elevated view out over the tops of the woodland trees that enfold the property, creating a protective private haven. There are four double bedrooms on offer with the principal bedroom situated at the rear of the property to capitalise on the stunning green views over the garden and woodland. It also enjoys good proportions and suite of fitted wardrobes. One of the other bedrooms also has access to an ensuite WC and there is a house bathroom that comprises a fitted bath with shower over and there is an adjoining separate WC.
The property is set within approximately 0.8 acres of private grounds surrounded by mature trees. Gravel paths on either side of the house lead around to an elevated terrace that looks out over the gardens. This area can also be accessed from the sliding doors of the living room and from a rear external door at the end of the entrance hall. A well stocked mature shrubbery garden gently slopes down alongside a lawn and levels out at the bottom to create a lovely open lawn dotted with a selection of fruit trees. The grounds of Farley are a true rarity for such a central location in one of The Lake Districts most popular villages. They provide a private and tranquil haven which is ideal for families.
Directions From the Windermere office, continue along New Road heading towards Bowness and after approximately 400 yards turn right down Cornbirthwaite Road. Continue down Cornbirthwhaite Road and then take the first left turning down a small private lane which will lead down to the drive of Farley.
Services Mains gas, electric and water. Shared septic tank drainage.
Council Tax Band :G
EPC Rating: E
- Lakeland Stone Built Home
- Convenient Location
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Dates Back To 1920
- Walking Distance to Windermere Village
- Picturesque Setting
- 0.8 Acre Plot
- Spacious Reception Spaces
- Detached Garage
- Space for Extension