An elegant Edwardian home from home refurbished with a contemporary twist. With 360 degree views of some of the Lake Districts most outstanding peaks, this ten bedroomed property also offers four acres of serene seclusion. With a fine mix of period features and modern touches, Bristowe Hill can be your retreat. Enjoy the evening sun on the al-fresco terrace, admire the orangery or take a book and indulge in a little 'me time' with tea and scones in the parklands pavilion.Just a 20 minute walk to the shores of Derwentwater, and walking distance to Keswick, pubs bars and restaurants are a plenty, making this property the ideal location to explore the North lakes. Bristowe Hill will make a fine venue for a family get together and is available for either short breaks or full weeks.
Accommodation; You approach this incredible Edwardian building, up a long sweeping drive. Through the front door into a small porch then straight into the large hallway, full of grandeur with its imposing mahogany staircase. The first lounge has elegant furnishings and decor plus an occasional dining table, open fire and Bose sound system with a curve 55" Samsung TV all encased in an impressive oak unit. The second reception room has leather sofas, a second open fire and views in abundance. The grand dining hall, with parquet flooring and oak panelled walls, features a long central dining table, fine fireplace and doors leading to the extensive gardens. On the ground floor there is also a cloakroom and wc, plus a double bedroom with en-suite featuring a large walk in shower. All bedrooms and stairs are carpeted. Next to the bedroom is access to first floor via the original staff stairs. The ground floor is also home to the first kitchen with central island, gas Rangemaster and beautifully light orangery, which makes the perfect socialising area and features doors to the patio area and access to the Chef's larder. The second kitchen has another large fridge freezer, double digital dishwasher, Bosch Hob and oven, fully fitted wooden worktops and Belfast sink. The utility room with sink, washer and dryer, along with a separate WC, basin and shower, plus an exit to the garden and shed, makes up the remainder of the ground floor accomodation.
Impressive stairs lead to the first floor where you will find the family bathroom with roll top bath, basin and wc. The first bedroom has a double sleigh bed, views over Keswick and the perfectly landscaped gardens of Bristowe Hill. The second double bedroom has window seating and fabulous views. A further king bedroom with en-suite (wc, basin, shower) and an Edwardian bay window to take in yet more views of the glorious Keswick landscape. The fourth bedroom is the king master en-suite (basin and shower and separate wc) and features a room length balcony with external seating. The fifth king bedroom has two large windows showing an almost 180 degree view. A smaller king bedroom also enjoys wonderful views. Two further spacious family bathrooms and two separate wcs.
From a second set of original staff stairs you will find the second floor with access to a snug with TV and reading corner. On this floor there are two further twin bedrooms - one en-suite (wc, shower and basin) and a further fourth family bathroom. Finally this floor also contains a king bedroom with en-suite. As a little added extra there is access to a viewing turret right at the top of the house.
About the location
Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.
The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.