Sometimes the house can be the star, sometimes the location. With this 1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria, it’s a close-run thing.
The location is perhaps the outright winner though. On the shores of Derwent Water, this place offers panoramic views including Skiddaw, Derwent Water, St Johns in the Vale and the Central fell. It’s the dream start to anyone’s day. But you also need a house design that takes full advantage.
This 1970s-build does that from an elevated position, offering balcony space and extensive glazing for those views, not to mention a good amount of Scandinavian influence. The original design looks largely unchanged, but with some modern updates – the kitchen being the most obvious on the front. But it is in stark contrast to the living room, which is very much still of its era. Other areas might need an update – especially the bathrooms and perhaps the decor for many people too.
As for space, that’s what you might refer to as ‘upside down’, with a ground floor entrance hall giving leading to three ‘good sized’ double bedrooms one with an en-suite, along with the main bathroom with separate toilet, a rear hall with direct access to the garage and a study (possibly bedroom four if you need it).
Head up the main stairs to the upper ground floor and the pen plan dining hall and that wonderful lounge with timber clad vaulted ceiling and French patio doors leading out on to a large terrace. Also here is the kitchen, a rear hall, second storeroom and cloaks/WC. Outside is a driveway, gardens, a double garage, a large private patio area and sun terrace plus a heated swimming and plant room.
£849,500 is the guide price.
Thanks to tipmeister Stefi Orazi for the tip off!