Savills | West Lodge Boathouse, Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS | Property for sale
0.75 Ac(0.30 Ha)
Excess of £550,000(€636,721)

West Lodge BoathouseWatermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS


    Key features

    • OFFER DEADLINE CLOSED
    • Lakeland boathouse arranged as three or four bedrooms
    • Stunning position and spectacular Ullswater views
    • Large boathouse, slipways and mooring
    • Gowbarrow Bay setting
    • Renovation required
    • Grassland, parking and outbuilding
    • In all about 0.75 acre

    OFFER DEADLINE CLOSED - Beautiful listed Ullswater boathouse requiring renovation in a stunning Lake District setting.

    About this property

    • OFFER DEADLINE CLOSED

      PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE EXPERIENCING EXTREMELY HIGH VOLUMES OF CALLS AND INTEREST IN THIS SALE. BEFORE CONTACTING US, WE WOULD LIKE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FLOODING ISSUES DETAILED IN THE SALE BROCHURE, THIS ALSO HAS AN AFFECT ON THE MORTGAGEABILITY OF THE PROPERTY.

      Please email - wdouglas@savills.com - to register interest in the first instance.

      West Lodge is an excellent example of an extensive Lakeland Boathouse in a beautiful part of the Lake District National Park. The setting beside the water at Gowbarrow Bay is simply wonderful, framed by the imposing Hallin Fell.

      The property consists of a traditional stone built boathouse, under a slate roof, extending to over 1,400 sq ft. Ground floor accommodation includes porch, entrance hall, kitchen and two reception rooms. The first floor accommodation includes two bedrooms and family bathroom. The additional ground floor which sits over the boathouse is arranged as two further rooms, bathroom and store. Much of this is divided with stud walls and layout could be amended to suit a purchasers requirements and preferences.

      The property requires complete renovation. There is potential to reconfigure accommodation and connect the boathouse ground floor to the cottage, to create a wonderful home (subject to the necessary consents). Throughout the property are exposed beams, traditional fireplaces and wonderful stone work, together with many other attractive period features, which could be further enhanced when renovating the property.

      To the north of the property is a small stone built store. This was most recently used as a general store but could be re-purposed as required by a purchaser (subject to any necessary consents).

      The sale includes an area of lakeshore and grassland which together with the property, totals about 0.75 acre. There are also two slipways from which boats may be launched onto Ullswater. The land is interspersed with mature trees, making
      for a very sheltered and attractive setting.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • West Lodge is superbly situated in the heart of the Lake District. Beside the north shore of Ullswater and close to the hamlet of Watermillock, the property sits privately in Gowbarrow Bay, with uninterrupted views south to Hallin Fell and east towards the Helvellyn range and Glenridding. The immediate surroundings are typical for the Lakes and comprise traditional livestock farms and undulating grassland, interspersed with attractive woodlands rising towards the spectacular Lakeland Fells.
    • There are good transport connections, being close to the A66, only 9 miles from Penrith, the M6 motorway and the West Coast mainline, with regular services to London, Newcastle Airport is 85 miles to the east and Manchester Airport 100 miles to the south.

    Additional information

    • Tenure: The freehold of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession.
    • Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves: The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private whether specifically mentioned or not. An agricultural and occasional informal leisure use private right of way crosses the land included in the sale, subject to a fair proportion of maintenance of the track.
    • Services: Mains electricity, mains water supply and private drainage. The private drainage system is unlikely to comply with current regulations.
    • Planning Authority:
    • Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal LA9 7RL, Tel: 01539 724555
    • Designations: The property lies within the Lake District National Park World Heritage site and is Grade II listed, UID: 1111804
    • Flooding: The property flooded in 2009 and 2015 during extreme weather events.
    • Sporting & Fishing Rights: The sporting and fishing rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
    • Council Tax: Band G
    • Energy Performance Certificate: Exempt
    • Directions: CA11 0JL (nearest) - please note this differs from the postal address.
    • EPC Exempt