This exceptional detached Regency Villa was designed and built by renowned architect George Webster as his own family home in 1827. Containing many unusual features and full of character this quality property is set in a secluded yet convenient location just above Lindale in 12 acres of informal landscaped wooded gardens and grounds. It is a property that has to be discovered and its viewing is highly recommended.
Introduction - In the south of the Lake District National Park, Eller How is ten minutes from the southern end of Lake Windermere and fifteen minutes from junction 36 of the M6. There are sea views from the summer house in the grounds and fabulous views of the Lakeland hills ten minutes walk up the fell behind the house.
Main House - The East wing is entered via an impressive columned porch. The ground floor comprises reception hall with Minton tiled floor, spacious drawing room with large open grate fire and feature Webster marble fire place, superb large sunny aspected bay window which allows the light to flood into the room. A feature of the room is the finely detailed coving and ceiling rose.
At the rear there is a second sitting room with feature Dent marble fireplace with wood burner and French doors out to the courtyard. The property has a farmhouse kitchen with traditional stone flagged floor, Belfast sink, a range of antique pine units with slate work surfaces complete with Aga, utility room and cloaks/WC.
The property also has a useful range of dry cellars.
On the first floor the spacious landing has a skylight, drawing light into the centre of the house, there are four good sized bedrooms accessed off the landing together with a fifth master bedroom with a fireplace and which enjoys superb views out over the grounds towards the coast.
Completing the first floor accommodation is the good sized house bathroom which has a useful large airing cupboard off.
Entrance Hall - 3.35m x 2.69m (11'0" x 8'10") -
Utility - 2.39m x 1.91m (7'10" x 6'3") -
Cellar Rooms - Room1 3.33m x 2.39m
Room 2 3.23m x 2.03m
Room 3 2.03m x 1.75m
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 6.10m x 3.78m (20'0" x 12'5") -
Drawing Room - 8.28m x 4.80m (27'2" x 15'9") -
Sitting Room - 3.20m x 3.88m (10'6" x 12'9") -
Upper Landing -
Bedroom 1 - 4.80m x 4.40m (15'9" x 14'5") -
Bedroom 2 - 3.85m x 3.41m (12'8" x 11'2") -
Bedroom 3 - 3.86m x 3.43m (12'8" x 11'3") -
Bedroom 4 - 3.28m x 2.72m (10'9" x 8'11") -
Bedroom 5 - 3.33m x 2.51m (10'11" x 8'3") -
Bathroom - 3.96 x 3.76 (13'0" x 12'4") -
West Wing - The West wing is currently a highly regarded self-contained holiday let complete with its own access and gardens. Tastefully updated this property has proved a popular holiday destination and the atmospheric grandeur of the property combined with secluded woodland setting means that guests return numerous times.
The accommodation is currently laid out as follows, reception hall, dining kitchen with a quality range of modern units with integrated appliances including island breakfast bar, utility room, store cupboard, two generous ground floor bedrooms both with en suite facilities. There is a spacious galleried landing which provides access to a magnificent first floor drawing room/sitting room with magnificent open fireplace and large windows under a delightful period decorative coved ceiling. The first floor master bedroom is equally opulent with its unusual collection of 'heads' holding up the ceiling, splendid balcony, Victorian bathroom with additional separate WC.
Reception Hall - 3.45m x 2.74m (11'4" x 9'0") -
Dining Kitchen - 6.50m x 4.29m (21'4" x 14'1") -
Utility - 2.62m x 2.21m (8'7" x 7'3") -
Bedroom 2 With Ensuite - 6.02m x 4.88m (19'9" x 16'0") -
Bedroom 3 With Ensuite - 4.32m x 3.30m (14'2" x 10'10") -
Upstairs Landing -
Bedroom 1 With Ensuite - 8.05m x 4.90m (26'5" x 16'1") -
Sitting Room - 7.21m x 7.06m (23'8" x 23'2") -
Exterior - Outside there are 12 acres of delightful wooded grounds to explore with ornamental lake, superb viewpoints, formal flower garden and the property even has its own ruined folly. There is ample car parking, a garage and a range of outbuildings providing implement and wood storage. From turning off the road through the stone columned gates one cannot help but be captivated by this impressive house.
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