Dream Properties - Beech Manor, Windermere
PUBLISHED: 11:30 25 July 2013 | UPDATED: 21:15 29 July 2013
This stunning property would be the ideal luxury home for a family with a passion for sailing
Beech Manor beside Windermere is close to the renowned Grade II Listed Storrs Hall Hotel and the famous folly, The Temple, owned by the National Trust. To the south of the property is Broad Leys, Voysey’s masterpiece on the lake, now the headquarters of the Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club.
Beech Manor is a fabulous architectural creation designed with the lake views in mind. Substantially extended and carefully refurbished in more recent years, much thought has gone into the internal styling providing a superb quality residence with much versatility throughout.
The accommodation is situated over two split-level floors with the addition of a considerable basement area which has been pre-serviced for a swimming pool complex.
The canopied entrance has glazed screening and leads into a stunning reception hallway with a feature galleried oak staircase providing the highlight.
The hallway leads to a family lounge which has traditional oak beams and open fireplace with sandstone surround. There is a cloak room, a billiard room with oak panelled walls below the dado, oak fronted bar for entertaining.
The impressive kitchen and breakfast area has been individually designed in oak and incorporates an Aga together with integral appliances and is serviced by a separate laundry room. The dining room has an appealing cast fire surround with coal effect gas fire and superb views over the gardens to the lake.
To the ground floor there is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room which is a useful addition to the upper floor rooms. The feature staircase leads to the galleried landing leading to an impressive summer sitting room with a box bay window enjoying the spectacular views in a westerly direction over the lake. There are four double en-suite bedrooms together with a house bathroom a further double bedroom with back staircase leading to the ground floor
The grounds have been extensively landscaped with electrically operated gates opening to a sweeping gravel driveway with stepped access to the upper terrace which runs the length of the house. The woodland extends to approximately two acres at the rear of the house.
The Lake Gardens are situated directly opposite the house with an extensive level lawn which is used by visitors for helicopter landing. The gardens extend to 190’ of lake frontage with a slip way and individual timber jetty. There is a boat dock adjacent to which is the boat house. This has been fully redeveloped and has a stone jetty with the wet dock area extending to 50’ with walkways to three sides.The boat house has drying and showering facilities with a kitchenette.
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