An exceptional Lake District residence. Occupying one of the most unrivalled locations in England. It is one of the few remaining private country houses with such a stunning lakeside and parkland setting.
Stunning views over Lake Windermere, with 500 metres of shoreline along the eastern side with boat house, parkland and stables. Town Head House offers potential for a large country residence or the opportunity to remodel and
recreate a contemporary Lakeland retreat in the form of a boutique hotel or other leisure enterprise (subject to the usual consents). The house dates back to the 1400’s, it is a statement property with historical style in an enviable location.
The property offers wide scope for those wishing to have a substantial family home with great entertaining space and extensive living accommodation. Alternatively the fabulous
elevated position overlooking Lake Windermere and grounds presents the opportunity to create a unique Lakeland retreat.
Accessed off the A592 via a private gated driveway across parkland onto the large gravelled turning area to the front of the property. The extensive parkland offers both privacy and seclusion, yet there is close proximity to the main arterial
route of the M6 (17 miles) with the popular market town of Kendal 17.5 miles and the mainline station at Oxenholme offering direct connections to London (2 hrs 40 mins approx.). Townhead also has the benefit of having its own large area of parkland to the front of the property which can
be utilised by a helicopter.
The main house is arranged over three floors, with the added benefit of cellars to the lower ground floor.
Three reception rooms lead off the main entrance hall, all of which have stunning views over the lake and the parkland.
A large family kitchen with traditional AGA range cooker offers the opportunity for the new owners to put their own touches to this wonderful entertaining space. The ground floor also benefits from a utility room, study, store and further workshop, all or any of which could be altered and
adapted for alternative uses.
To the rear of the property lies a useful two bedroom cottage, which can either be incorporated into the main living accommodation or separated off to provide a staff annexe with its own access.
The first floor has nine bedrooms in total, offering scope for upgrading and adaptation to modern family life. The light and airy feel of the rooms throughout the first floor brings a sense of space and tranquillity, with sweeping views from the
master bedroom over Lake Windermere.
There are three further rooms to the second floor,
again offering a superb opportunity for upgrading and incorporating as either further bedrooms or as a study or studio space.
The house is surrounded by gardens and grounds, lawns interspersed with mature shrubs and plants. To the north lies a fine walled garden with a large greenhouse and potting sheds.
There are 34.09 acres (13.79 Ha) of parkland and paddocks which stretch down to the lake shore, where there is a charming Victorian stone built boat house with wet dock and comfortable day room above. A balcony overlooks the lake and has panoramic views across the lake and Langdale
Mountains beyond. There is also a shingle beach enabling easy additional boat launching.
East of the house there is an extensive range of outbuildings, incorporating Victorian coach houses/garages, stables, loose boxes, workshops and a large storage barn.
Additional properties, land and woodland may be available by separate negotiation.