Incredible four-bed ‘time capsule’ home untouched since the 1960s goes on sale


A four-bedroom family home has gone on the market for £850,000 – and viewers of the “time capsule” home have been transported back in time.

The modern house in Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District is up for sale for the first time since being built.

With panoramic views of Lake Windermere, the property is in an incredible location – but it’s the interior of the house that has grabbed people’s attention.

The one-of-a-kind house is fitted out with brown sofas, panelled ceilings, colourful carpets and wallpaper and feels like a throwback to the 1960s.

It’s been put on the market with Matthews Benjamin estate agents, which describes it as “a detached, elevated residence with stunning World Heritage views of the Lakelands Fells and Lake Windermere.”

The property is already proving popular thanks to the quirky design and throwback features.

Blog WowHaus shared the details of the house on its website, where they described it as: “A time capsule and someone’s dream I’m sure.”

They added: “This is a rare example of a modern house in this area, especially one that has been largely untouched since the 1960s.”

On Twitter, people were suitably impressed by the interior – where one person dubbed it their “dream house.”

Another added: “Gonna win the Euromillions tonight, you’ll find me here.”

Set in an 0.4 acre of land, the property is surrounded by trees on the fringe of the popular Lakeland village of Bowness-on-Windermere.

The house includes four bedrooms, a garage & carport, along with space for parking.

The property was specially built for the seller and is described as a “substantial blank canvas” for a new buyer, with lots of potential.

The main living room is decorated with a set of brown armchairs and sofa in front of a floor to ceiling window, while the carpet is a snazzy green.

The room is decorated with wallpaper, retro light fittings and a few portraits, along with a bookshelf and small cabinet, and a period fireplace.

Another reception room – which is very blue – looks like it has come from a 1960s design book, with matching curtains and another two large windows offering an incredible view.

Meanwhile, blue cabinets and an original cooker in the kitchen take you back in time, with some decorative tiling adding to the effect – and it’s a nice roomy space too.

The bathroom has been modernised slightly, with a support bar added into the kitchen, while one of the bedrooms includes a gorgeous green ceiling and blue carpet.

The listing on Rightmove states: “The property was built for the vendor in the 1960’s but now requires a scheme of upgrading and offers a substantial blank canvass for a buyer to create their own comfortable family home.”

It continues: “Set in approximately 0.4 of an acre of mature gardens, enjoying panoramic views of Lake Windermere and beyond to the Western Lake District fells, Greenlands is a large detached residence originally built in the 1960’s 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. “