Luxury Lake Windermere boathouse with some of Britain’s most spectacular views could be yours for just £2MILLION
By Alex Ward
PUBLISHED:13:00, 31 August 2012| UPDATED:14:31, 31 August 20
A luxurious boathouse with some of Britain's most spectacular views is up for sale for almost £2 million.
The rural retreat on the shoreline of Lake Windermere in the Lake District offers panoramic views, 650ft of lakeside frontage and is one of the only properties on the lake that can be lived in.
Set in tranquil countryside, the property which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private jetty was originally built around 1870.
Luxurious boathouse: On the shoreline of Lake Windermere, the property which is for sale for almost £2million, has 650ft of lakeside frontage
Matt Dixon, a director at Fine and Country, who are handling the sale, said: ‘Properties like this are scarce and we’ve had a number of people expressing an interest so far.
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‘The boathouse would suit people looking for a second home. The family who currently own it let it out to holiday makers, so it could be used in that way too.
Panoramic views: The agent said the boathouse, set on the tranquil lake, is 'a unique opportunity'
Private peace: The property in Pullwood Bay, Ambleside has its own private jetty in a peaceful setting
Boathouse for many: The property has a wet dock where several boats can be moored
‘It’s one of the only properties on the lake which can be lived in, and has it’s own gardens and jetty.’
The boathouse, in Pullwood Bay, Ambleside was put on sale as the estate it is situated on was sub-divided and the rest of the estate has already been sold.
Mr Dixon said: ‘It’s such a unique opportunity to own a property like this, it has been sympathetically restored and offers peace and tranquility.’
Second home: There ample living space, the boathouse would suit people looking for a second home, agent Matt Dixon said
Modern interior: The boathouse, which was built around 1870 has been modernised inside with two bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms
Top floor: A wall of folding glass doors to a viewing glass balcony is on the top floor where you can gaze out at the lake and surrounding mountains
Reduced asking price: Since going on sale in April, the asking price has dropped from £2,750,000 to £1,975,000
The asking price is £1,975,000, reduced from £2,750,000 when it was put up for sale in April.
He said: ‘The asking price has been reduced since it went on sale in April, but it’s definitely a rare commodity so it’s difficult to put a value on.’
There is enough space to moor a number of boats on the property’s own wet dock and the top floor features a wall of folding glass doors to a viewing glass balcony, where the owner can gaze out at the lake and surrounding mountains.
The interior has been modernised throughout and includes a designer kitchen, solid oak floors, an open staircase and luxury bathrooms.
Liveable lakeside: The boathouse is one of the only properties on the lake that can be lived in
Luxury finishes: The boathouse has solid oak floors and an open staircase inside
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