- 7 Bedroom House, Annexe and Guest Accommodation.
- Architect designed eco-home.
- Panoramic Views of Lake Windermere.
- Eco credentials include: Bow Strung Truss earth sheltered roofs.
- Triple height Atrium with 23ft. heat storing slate wall.
- Bespoke timber staircase.
- Villeroy & Boch Bathroom Suites.
- Indoor 10M Swimming Pool.
- Ceiling to Floor Windows.
- Reclaimed Maple and Beech Flooring.
Dome House is a spectacular detached property with 7 bedrooms, indoor swimming pool and 2 reception rooms with magnificent views across Lake Windermere towards the distant fells and set on the outskirts of the town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the picturesque Lake District.
Now run as an entire holiday home sleeping 10 adults and 4 children managed by Sykes Cottages with an annual revenue forecast of £151,600 for 2016 giving a gross annual return on investment of 8.2% based on the now reduced price of 1.85M with an option to increase capacity and return for upto 18 guests.
Built to blend in with its stunning natural surroundings, this very special architect-designed house was featured on Channel 4s Grand Designs and provides guests with a one-of-a-kind self-catering experience. Clad in locally-sourced larch and with an unusual curved grass roof, this luxurious holiday home offers the wow factor for a unique break with family or friends, and combines eco-friendly design with contemporary living. As soon as you enter youll be transfixed by the spacious hallway, complete with a wall of stone excavated from the hillside during completion. The first floor compromises three fabulous bedrooms with super king-size beds, en-suite facilities and balconies where guests can sit back with a good book whilst soaking up the incredible sights. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, including a fantastic four poster room, a double and an mezzanine twin bedroom set above the living area, which will delight the little ones! On the top floor youll love the second magnificent living area, which is complemented by a cosy woodburner and floor-to-ceiling windows creating a bright and airy feel, offering further views of the lake, leading to a very spacious balcony where you can soak up the views. Dine alfresco on the balcony or retire to the garden area in this private hillside setting. Total relaxation can be found in the delightful indoor swimming pool, in addition to an outdoor hot tub and sauna area. Furthermore, its just a short walk to all the amenities of the pretty lakeside town of Bowness with its wealth of attractions, wonderful boat trips and watersports. Walking and cycling is the best way to see this stunning area with Englands highest mountain, Scafell Pike, just a short distance away. The towns of Ambleside and Keswick are also nearby, and golfers and fishermen will love the scenic opportunities that their hobbies afford. This very special and unique Lake District property will not only provide a good ROI as a holiday home/let and certainly providing a purchaser and guests with of a truly special holiday experience.
Described as 'impressive' and 'awe inspiring' in Kevin McCloud's book 'The Best of Grand Designs'. Dome House occupies an elevated setting towards Lake Windermere's eastern shore and is approached via a private driveway and gated entrance on Brant Fell, within walking distance of the village and marinas of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Description - Dome House was designed by Architectural Practitioner Robert Gaukroger and built in renewable materials on the site of a former smaller property, being entirely remodelled and significantly extended, orientated to maximise light and views.
The bright and exciting interiors have been finished to a high standard of craftsmanship, design and functionality, providing three levels of accommodation with a central, dramatic full height slate stone wall, a feature of the atrium reception space connecting the lower ground floor annexe with ground and first floor main house wing, guest wing and pool wing. The atrium is fully glazed and enjoys views over Lake Windermere, revealed as you climb the bespoke staircase. Arriving at the top of the staircase your eye is drawn to a further staircase leading to a galleried landing and double height Reception Room, the brilliance of light entering from the south and west off Lake Windermere into this simply stunning large open plan family sitting/ dining room area with kitchen / utility is dramatic as light pours through the large expanses of glazing (In addition there is a Bath and Wet Room which could lend this large Reception room to use as an additional Guest Suite) The room features a geometric 'bow strung' engineered roof, structural engineered by Chartered Surveyors; maple flooring, log burner and German kitchen with an excellent range of units, integrated appliances, island and Silestone worktop. Two bi fold doors open to a full length balcony deck enjoying outward panoramic views over Lake Windermere and the Lakeland mountains beyond, seamlessly integrating house and view.
The first floor galleried landing overhangs the reception hall below which leads to the ground floor annexe with guest suite comprising of an open plan bedroom, sitting/dining area and galley kitchen, bathroom and access to the garden. The Boot Room, Storage Rooms, Water Tank, and Boiler Room lead off the annexe hallway.
The main house wing comprises of master bedroom with extensive storage which includes built in wardrobes along the north wall and having access to it's own en suite luxury bathroom. Two further bedrooms along the main house inner hallway feature double height mezzanine sleeping platforms, fitted wardrobes and beech flooring. The Inner hallway reveals a bathroom and double height open plan reception room with sitting / dining areas, galley kitchen, mezzanine study area and features beech flooring and an exposed geometric 'bow strung' roof. The master bedroom and reception rooms have the benefit of access to an inner courtyard with space for a hot tub, which provides a light well to the main house wing.
Emerging from the galleried landing are the Pool and Guest Wings with full height windows facing an inner light well. The Pool Room features a slate wall, pinhead non slip tiled floor and plant rooms. The 10m glass mosaic tiled pool is heated by air source heat pump. There is a double glazed door to an external courtyard with sauna and space for a hot tub. The Guest Wing comprises three suites leading off an Inner Hall each suite comprising of boutique style en suite bath/ shower room (there is a feature wooden bath in the ' Green Suite') maple flooring, partition walls separate the bedroom / lounge area from the galley kitchen areas which comprise a range of fitted units with integral Miele appliances. The full height double glazed bi fold windows and doors lead to the balcony deck and enjoy fine views.
Dome House lends itself to a variety of uses and is currently a large family home with guest accommodation. There are fantastic entertaining spaces with an Indoor Swimming Pool, Inner Courtyard areas with space for hot tubs, Sauna, Balcony Decks and Terraces crafted into the slopes of Brant Fell.
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