Time capsule 1960s Lake Windermere home up for sale for the first time

Living in the past: Four-bedroom ‘time capsule’ home left untouched since 1960s with brown leather sofas, wood panelling and blue carpets goes on market for £850,000

  • The amazing property is located in the Lake Windermere World Heritage Site and is on sale for £850,000
  •  It is sited on a 0.4 acre site on the edge of Bowness-on-Windermere only a short distance from the lake 
  • According to the sales agents Matthews Benjamin, the new owner may wish to refurbish the property 
  • The property has amazing views of the Lake District and has reasonable travel access to London  

This is the ‘time capsule’ house which has not been updated since it was built in the 1960s and has amazing views over Lake Windermere. 

The £850,000 four-bedroom property was built by its owner and this is the first time since it has come up for sale. 

According to the Wowhaus blog on properties built in the Bauhaus style, it is likely that this home will sell very quickly, despite the price tag. 

Inside the house, it is a complete return to the 1960s, with original features, including dated carpets and wall paper 

The retro kitchen might be replaced by the news owner, including the use of free standing white goods

The house sits on a 0.4 acre elevated site which is only a short walk from Lake Windermere. It also has mature gardens 

One of the bedrooms features wonderful views of the Lake District, although the property has no central heating and instead relies on storage heaters

According to the sales agents Matthews Benjamin, the house is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of Bowness-on-Windermere. 

According to the sales agent: ‘Greenlands is a large detached residence originally built in the 1960s occupying an exclusive location in one of the Lake District’s most sought after areas, between Storrs Park and Blackwell with nearby attractions including the shores of Lake Windermere, Motorboat club and the Arts and Crafts house at nearby Blackwell. 

‘The property is also convenient for junction 36 of the M6 motorway. There is a railway station at Windermere for Kendal and Oxenholme with a link to Main West Coast line.’

The house was built in the 1960s for the vendor but would now require major upgrading.  

As well as being located in a World Heritage Site, the new owner will have water access along with four other properties with a 10ft section of lake frontage. 

The property has a wet room which has been designed for use by a disabled person. 

According to the sales brochure: ‘The property was built for the vendor in the 1960s but now requires a scheme of upgrading and offers a substantial blank canvass for a buyer to create their own comfortable family home. 

‘The accommodation is spread over two floors with the upper floors providing living accommodation including a sitting room with sliding patio doors onto a large balcony, formal dining area, kitchen, cloakroom and fourth bedroom. 

This amazing four-bedroom house with views overlooking Lake Windermere in the village of Bowness-on-Windermere has panoramic views of the lake and the Lakeland Fells

All five properties on the cul de sac have a 10ft section of lake frontage providing them with private access to the water

The property is based over two floors with a garage and a car port as well as a large verandah leading out from the sitting room on the first floor

‘Downstairs the property has a large entrance hall with the central staircase, master bedroom with en-suite and two further good size double bedrooms with built in wardrobes all of which enjoy westerly views to the Lakeland Fells and there is a separate walk-in shower room. Also on the ground level is a useful utility with backdoor out to the garden, integral garage and a carport.’

The property has three large bedrooms and the fourth is smaller and could easily converted into an office or a study for people planning to work from home. 

Also, the dining room has views over Lake Windermere, Coniston Old Man and Langdale Pikes.  

The property does not have central heating and uses electric night storage and underfloor heating. 

Some of the neighbouring properties are connected to mains gas.  

For more information, contact Matthews Benjamin. 

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