Nestled between the hills of the Kentmere Valley, One Long Houses, commands some of the best views in the area. The eighteenth century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and opened into the adjoining barn to create one of the most impressive properties in the area. Finished to the highest standard with exacting attention to detail the current owners have created the prefect holiday retreat for friends and families.
Opening the front door to One Long Houses it will take you a few minutes to explore this amazing property. The original farmhouse with low ceilings, flagged floors and ancient timbers incorporates the beautiful farm house and kitchen, the snug, three of the bedrooms and the family shower room. From here two steps down leads into the spacious, double height barn conversion with its imposing and spacious lounge floor-to-ceiling picture windows and historic beams. A mezzanine reading room links the first floor of the farmhouse to the master bedroom at the top of the barn. To the rear of the property the architect designed conservatory offers breath-taking views up the valley and with its cosy log burning stove is the ideal place to relax over dinner in the evening. To the rear of the property the old outbuildings have been created into a wonderful bedroom suite.
With beautiful views across the meadows to the woods and the mountains beyond, One Longhouses is one of the most beautifully located cottages in the Lake District. With walks from the door, an abundance of wildlife, just ten minutes from Windermere Village and easy access to the central Lake District beyond this is certainly more than just a holiday cottage this is a an experience that is not to be missed.
Accommodation in detail
The road narrows as it winds its way through the Kentmere Valley and as you spy the village a small lane leads to the cottage. The gate opens to a pretty cottage garden and as you open the front door you step into the original farmhouse dating back over 300 years. The first room you enter is the cosy snug with its beautiful Lakeland slate flagged floor, historic beams and imposing feature fire place.
Step from the snug down to the impressive, double height lounge, with beautiful floor to ceiling picture windows offering views across the valley and glimpses of the Kentmere Tarn. Comfortable sofas offer a choice of places to relax, chat or read or alternatively to watch TV in front of the Clearview log burning stove. A spiral staircase leads from here up to the reading area on mezzanine level with glass balustrades.
Back downstairs, the farmhouse kitchen is the real heart of the home and in the ancient part of the house the historic beams and pretty windows blend seamlessly with the modern, well equipped kitchen with large electric range cooker with electric double oven and five ring hob, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher and breakfast table. From here step forward in time into the new, architect designed glass conservatory that host the large family dining table and here, in front of the cosy log burner friends and families will gather over many a meal to relax, socialise and celebrate.
The winding farmhouse staircase leads to the first four of the bedrooms. All the bedrooms in this section of the house include beautiful original wooden floorboards and oak beams and pretty cottage windows frame the views to the surrounding countryside. Firstly a king size double with ensuite bathroom with feature bath, large shower basin and WC, Also in this old section of thehouse are a pretty twin room and characterful small room with 4'6” double bed. These two rooms are complemented by a smart shower room with walk-in shower basin and WC.
Follow the historic landing and across the mezzanine to discover the master bedroom with super king bed, walk-in wardrobe and large ensuite bathroom with roll top feature bath, large shower, basin and WC. Across the mezannine area is a delightful super king size double with its own bathroom just across the landing with a large walk-in shower, bath, basin and wc.
The sixth and final bedroom is actually our favourite. Step out from the dining room and across the path and up a few steps into the old outhouse and you will discover an impressive luxury bedroom suite. The bedroom offers a welcoming super kingsize bed and pretty picture windows open with a glass infinity balustrade to create a Juliet balcony allowing you to lie in bed and enjoy the beautiful scenery beyond. The spacious, contemporary ensuite bathroom incorporates a luxurious walk in shower, basin and WC.
To the rear of the house there is a large lawned area that backs on to the neighbouring fields and woods, that are a haven for wildlife and a large patio with outdoor dining furniture allow guests to enjoy alfresco dinning on a summer evening. To the front to the cottage there is pretty cottage garden and a smaller patio (just the spot for a morning coffee or a glass of Pimms).
Parking is available for four cars. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome.
Traditional Lakeland Farmhouse with sophisticated barn conversion
Stunning mountain views
Period features combined with contemporary design throughout
Super king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom
King size bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Super king size bedroom with adjacent bathroom
Super king bedroom suite with ensuite shower room
Family shower room
Large double height lounge with wood-burner
Large screen Smart TV with blu-ray player and DVD library
Quad speaker HiFi with CD player, phone/iPad connector, and CD library
Upright Yamaha piano
Large picture windows
Contemporary glass conservatory with family dining table and wood burner
Cosy snug with open fireplace, TV, and board games collection
Mezzanine reading room with large collection of books
Well-appointed kitchen with breakfast table
Range cooker with 5 ring induction hob
Electric double oven
Microwave / combi oven
American style fridge / freezer
Nespresso Coffee Machine
DAB radio / Bluetooth stereo speaker
Large washing machine
Large tumble drier
Additional ground floor WC
Rear patio with outdoor furniture
Cottage garden with patio area, large grass paddocks front and rear
Parking for four cars
Walks from the door
Biomass heating and hot water
Up to 2 well behaved dogs (sorry no cats due to owner allergy)