About the location
Bowerham is one of Lancaster's most popular residential areas. Situated on the south side of the city, it continues to attract young professionals, growing families and the retired due to its wide range of amenities, shops, schools and churches. There are excellent transport links with regular buses both to Lancaster University and to the city centre. Minutes away are the hospital and University of Cumbria, two of the city’s largest employers.
About this home
We think this is a great location, a cul-de-sac between Greaves, Bowerham and Scotforth the three most popular and sought after districts in the south Lancaster area. Ideal for getting back into the city centre in minutes or out to the south to the University or the M6 motorway junction 33.
The property itself offers fantastic potential to increase the value as it does require a touch of updating and would benefit from a new kitchen. Personally I think the bathroom could be revived and have a great retro look with a little bit of work. You've also got two good sized reception rooms and three beds, two of which are good double and the third a decent size single.
Outside there are front and rear gardens, south facing rear garden, a detached garage and driveway that will probably need widening to accommodate a modern car. Come take a look, we think this is a cracker!
Ground floor rooms
The front door leads straight from the porch into the hallway, the original stained glass doorway is a lovely feature. The hall gives access to all the ground floor rooms as well as the staircase leading to the first floor.
To the front of the home is where you will find the main living room which is a generous size and has been decorated in a neutral fashion. There is a gas fire to the centre of the room, and a bay window to the front elevation helps to give the room a bright and airy feel. Buyers will find that the separate dining room has also been decorated in a similar fashion to the lounge and enjoys a rather pleasing aspect out to the rear garden. This would make the perfect space to enjoy your evening meals with your friends and family.
The walk-in cupboard under the stairs is large enough to store all the usual cleaning equipment as well as providing larder space. The kitchen offers plenty of built in storage with worktops to two sides of the room. There is adequate space for you to install all your white goods along with a gas cooker for which the supply is provided. Above the sink is an east-facing window which looks out to the side elevation, and a door which leads out to the rear garden.
First floor rooms
The first floor landing, with its elegant east-facing stained glass window, gives access to all the upstairs rooms. In the ceiling is the hatch which opens to the loft area. This has a boarded floor and makes a great storage space.
The master bedroom is to the front of the home; from its bay window can be caught glimpses of Morecambe Bay. There is ample space for all the expected furniture you would require and there are fitted wardrobe and cupboards to either side of the chimney breast. The second bedroom, with lovely views over the secluded rear garden, is also a double room and would make a generously sized bedroom for a teenager or guest. The third bedroom, overlooking the front, is adequate in size for use as a bedroom but could have other uses, there are high fitted shelves on two walls for storage.
The two piece bathroom suite in the bathroom features the original tiling. A Mira shower has been installed above the bath. The fitted cupboard at the end of the bath houses the hot water tank and provides an airing cupboard. The wc is separate from the bathroom.
To the front of the home there is a well maintained garden which is full of colour thanks to mature plants and shrubs. The driveway offers plenty of room for manoeuvring bicycles, lawnmowers and wheelie bins. The garage is a great storage area which offers an up-and-over door. Once you are round to the rear you will discover a pleasing and well maintained garden space which all the family can enjoy. There are a variety of mature trees, plants and herbs. The rear garden faces south so on the summer days you can enjoy the sunshine all day long. The overgrown woodland, which slopes down from the fence at the rear of the garden to the pathway at the bottom (Quarry Road), is land that also forms part of the property.
Extra Useful Infomation
- Apart from the original stained glass leaded windows in the hall and the re-framed stained glass window on the landing, the house is double glazed throughout.
- It is gas central heated with Hive controls. The wall mounted conventional Baxi gas boiler in the kitchen is 20 years old and has been serviced annually.
- The replaced cold water tank is in the attic.
- The garage roof was replaced in 2016.
- The electric meter is located under the stairs, the gas meter is in the outside ex coal-house. A recently installed smart meter can be placed anywhere in the house.
- The attic has electric light and power supply, it is accessed via a metal pull down ladder.
- It has been owned by the current owner for over 30 years. Since getting married 25 years ago, he and his wife have retained it as their second home.
- There is no chain.