An extremely rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a luxurious, five bedroomed duplex apartment over two floors at the highly sought after Cowan Head development, a private 47 acre estate set just on the edge of the magnificent Lake District National Park.
This tranquil and secure community was created on the site of a former 18th century paper mill and has been meticulously designed and built in stages over recent years to provide luxurious, riverside living with exclusive access to a private stretch of the River Kent with fishing rights, a pristine 9 hole golf course and indoor leisure facility with full size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The Penthouse enjoys superb views from the glazed balcony directly over the River Kent and across the golf course towards the rolling countryside beyond. The privacy and exclusivity of owners residing at Cowan Head is maintained by a restriction against holiday letting throughout the site.
The picturesque Cowan Head estate can be found only a few minutes drive from the tourist hotspots of Bowness and Windermere and the glorious Lake District. Nearby Kendal, 3 miles, provides a wealth of local amenities by way of a well supported high street and out of town retail outlets as well as mouth watering restaurants and a host of bars and cafes. Oxenholme station, 4 miles, serves the West Coast main line rail service providing access to London in 2 1⁄2 hours with direct links to Manchester Airport and for road users, Junction 36 of the M6 is less than a 15 minute drive. Excellent first and second stage schooling is available at Windermere, Sedbergh and Lancaster.
Apartment 4 is on the second and third floors of the block known as Haverigg which is the only building located on the golf course side of the river and benefits from both stair and lift access. The property has been lovingly cared for and updated by the current vendors who have made Cowan Head their home for a number of years. The accommodation offers sumptuous and stylish accommodation across two floors, beautifully dressed and upgraded over the years to an excellent standard. The elegant entrance hall offers a comfortable reception space which leads to an expansive central hallway which leads to the living room, kitchen and master bedroom suite as well as a cloakroom facility, utility/laundry room and storage cupboard. Two glazed wrap around private balconies accessed directly from the living room enjoy views and south facing sunshine and the windows and sliding doors on three sides afford you a superb sight of the River Kent and golf course vista. The living room offers expansive and flexible space for dining and lounging. The oak fronted kitchen provides sophisticated facilities for the modern cook including built in Bosch oven and microwave, gas hob and integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher with a sink unit enjoying a view out to the golf course. A light and spacious master bedroom perfectly situated on the ground floor of the apartment provides ample storage by way of built in fitted units and extensive his and her wardrobes. A modern four piece en-suite offering a double ended slipper bath, large shower cubicle, his and her wash hand basins and a segregated WC and bidet.
The first floor, which is reached by a staircase from the entrance hallway leads to a further two large double bedrooms and then two smaller rooms which are currently used as an office and snug. In addition there is a family size bathroom and boiler/storage room and all the rooms have large Velux windows, completing the bedroom accommodation on this floor. There are several storage areas under the eaves.
The extensive and well maintained grounds surrounding Cowan Head are accessed by high level privacy and security including remote video link to the main gated entrance. Domestic animals are permitted on site. Outstanding 360 degree views take in the River Kent, Kentmere Valley and far reaching vistas of the natural rolling landscape. The leisure facilities are superb and offer an indoor swimming pool with surrounding terrace area, steam room and sauna available exclusively for residents. Two private and large parking spaces sit on the ground floor of the building, in a communal garage and additional, unassigned spaces are available in the Cowan Head complex for visitors if required. A useful, private store room can be found in the garage, ideal for golf clubs, outdoor equipment etc.
From M6 J36 follow the main A591 following signs for Windermere at the Plumgarths Roundabout. Continue along the small dual carriageway and as the road drops down the hill pass the filling station on the right and take the first right turning signposted Burneside and Cowan Head. Follow the road for approx. 3⁄4 of a mile and turn left at the Cowan Head signpost. The gated site is accessed via secure key entry. Haverigg is located over the bridge and is the only block on the opposite side of the river.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
Long leasehold for the balance of a 999 year lease. The freehold is vested in the Management Company, each resident being a shareholder in that company. An annual service charge of £4,080 covers full maintenance of the development including lifts, heating and cleaning of common parts, leisure facilities, gardens, ground keeping and buildings insurance. A further £1,500 is paid directly into the sinking fund each year.