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5 Bed Detached House  For Sale  The School House Staveley-in-Cartmel  Windermere  Newby Bridge  Cumbria  LA12  - £699,950

For Sale
TENURE: Freehold
A superb opportunity has arisen to purchase a unique and attractive 5 bedroom home set in delightful private grounds in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Dating back to 1799, this former girls school is abundant in character, yet has been much upgraded and modernised by the current owners to provide a variety of opportunities. Presently utilised as a holiday let with Lakelovers, The School House has a healthy balance sheet and would be ideal for those looking for a second home with income. This well planned home also lends itself very well to being a permanent family home, benefitting from excellent accessibility. Set out over three floors, there is a large living room and a super dining kitchen, in addition to a garden room, games room and a ground floor bedroom and shower room. The first floor boasts three double bedrooms, one of which is an impressive master suite, plus a house shower room. The second floor has been creatively converted to create a wonderful loft room with en-suite bathroom. This magnificent home has been fully modernised and provides an excellent contrast to the charming character of the building itself. Surrounding the property, beautiful open countryside allows for enchanting views from most rooms. The School House also benefits from a detached double garage and ample off road parking. There is also the option to purchase an additional 8.25 acres of land, by separate negotiation.

Situated close to the South Eastern shore of Lake Windermere, and within a short drive from the bustling town of Bowness on Windermere which has an excellent choice of shops, restaurants and a everyday amenities; Windermere Marina, The Motorboat Racing Club, Royal Windermere Yacht Club, Fell Foot and the Golf club are also within easy reach. In the immediate area there are a few good local pubs and The Swan at Newby Bridge boasts not only a super dining pub but also a gym and swimming pool. The School House has all the Lake District National Park has to offer on its doorstep and the popular market towns of Kendal and Ulverston are also within a twenty minute drive; its proximity to the A590 also means that J36 of the M6 is around 15 minutes away and access to the West Coast Mainline at Oxenholme is both easy and convenient for connectivity to Glasgow, London and Manchester. There are a number of primary schools within a short drive and most have transport services and for those looking for independent schools, Sedbergh and Windermere Schools both have pick ups nearby.

Set back off the quiet country lane, double gates provide access to the gravelled parking area with parking for at least 5 cars in addition to the double garage.

Entrance A pretty, glazed and timber door provides access into the spacious and welcoming hallway that benefits from practical slate flooring and plentiful hanging space. Two separate doors give access to the games room and main house.

Games Room 16'6 x 8'8 (5.03 x 2.63) This versatile room, currently utilised to great effect as a snooker room would also lend itself well to a home study or cinema room. The ceiling is semi vaulted and there is plenty of natural light.

Inner Hall A bright inner hall within the main portion of the house, a magnificent double height window complete with window seat is an interesting feature alongside the pitch pine open staircase.

Shower Room Immediately off the inner hall this modern and stylish facility is fully tiled and comprises corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. There is also a cupboard housing the boiler.

Living Room 21'7 x 14'2 (6.57 x 4.32) The spacious living room is located centrally within this super home and has characterful features such as exposed beams and the magnificent red brick chimney breast that envelopes the wood burning stove providing both warmth and a lovely focal point. To the side, alcove shelving is a practical addition. The dual aspect affords good natural light and double glazed doors lead into the garden room.

Garden Room 14'8 x 9'3 (4.47 x 2.82) This part glazed garden room is currently used as a dining room and enjoys delightful views across the private garden with double doors opening out on to the lawn. The tiled floor benefits from under floor heating.

Bedroom 5 14'10 x 8'2 (4.53 x 2.49) A lovely ground floor double bedroom with triple aspect and interesting feature window. Enjoys a very pleasant view over the garden.

Dining Kitchen 18'7 x 8'0 (5.66 x 2.44),12'9 x 8'2 (3.88 x 2.48) Arranged in a U shape, and benefiting from slate tiled flooring throughout, this fully refurbished breakfast kitchen is well planned and incorporates a utility area with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. The main part of the kitchen has an excellent selection of wall and base units in a modern style topped with a granite effect laminate work surface,. In addition, Rangemaster electric oven with gas 5 ring hob, integrated wine rack, dishwasher, sink and drainer and various pan drawers make this a very user friendly heart of the home. Double doors lead out on to the gravelled seating area and there is ample space within the kitchen itself for a dining table and chairs.

Rear Porch Off the back of the kitchen this neat porch is ideal for entering the property with muddy boots and the like and has a feature stained glass window and hanging space.

First Floor The split level landing firstly leads to;

Master Bedroom 15'2 x 10'3 (4.62 x 3.13) A well proportioned 'suite' with dressing area boasting a good range of built in wardrobes and drawers. The bedroom area is spacious and bright, with beam detail; enjoying a dual aspect and enviable views. The en-suite bathroom is beautifully presented in a modern, neutral style with large panelled bath, double shower cubicle, pedestal wash and basin, WC and towel radiator and enjoys views over the garden.

Bedroom 2 16'1 x 8'1 (4.91 x 2.46) A good sized double bedroom with views of the garden.

Bedroom 3 10'6 x 8'2 (3.21 x 2.48) A delightful twin bedroom that would facilitate a double bed and is ideal for guests or children.

Shower Room Tiled throughout, this contemporary shower room has a double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

Second Floor

Bedroom 4 19'2 x 8'2 (5.84 x 2.50) Converted from the loft space this super double bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and plenty of light via the numerous Velux windows. The en-suite bathroom features a free standing claw foot bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. It has been tiled in a neutral modern style to finish, with Velux windows affording brightness.

Outside Accessed from the quiet country lane, double gates lead onto the gravelled parking area with ample parking for at least five cars. The School House sits neatly in its plot of approximately one acre. Laid mainly to lawn the pretty south facing garden area is relatively low maintenance with a number of hardy shrubs and trees bounded by a hedge and wall in parts. There is an area of woodland to the rear and East side that is a true example of a Lake District garden and provides opportunity for safe exploring for children and pets, with at least two areas that are perfect for al fresco dining throughout the day. The double garage is detached and does provide further opportunity for development or extension if required and subject to usual consents. There is also the option to purchase an additional 8.25 acres of land, by separate negotiation.

Services Mains Water & Electric
Oil Fired central heating Private Septic Tank Drainage
Property currently on Business Rates

Tenure Freehold

DIRECTIONS From M6 J36 follow the A590 taking the first exit signposted 'Barrow' continue along the A590 for approximately ten miles. Upon reaching the Newby Bridge Roundabout take the second exit signposted Bowness on Windermere. Follow the road for less than half a mile before taking the first right, continue along this lane before reaching a T junction, turn left and follow the lane, The School House is on the right hand side. Read less

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