This delightful character property built in 1840 is located on West Road just beyond Lancaster's historic castle precinct. Buyers will benefit from being within pleasant strolling distance of all the cultural, culinary and commercial amenities our city centre has to offer. Enjoy the wealth of events the castle organises, strolls down to St Georges Quay or take advantage of being so close to the railway station. The location is convenient for exploring the city so why not take a look!
What we like...
Imagine a beautiful period with a stunning west facing cottage garden. A home which is full of history and an abundance of original features. Think wide, stripped original flooring and a warming wood burning stove. A kitchen you can dine in with space to entertain.
Now imagine a home which is ecologically aware. Decorated in Farrow and Ball eco paints and mock sash windows chosen for their Thermal energy ratings. Welcome.
A brief description
The main entrance to the front of the home opens into a hallway from here you can access the through lounge diner which is a great space for relaxing and entertaining. To the far end of the ground floor is an extended fitted kitchen with offers further space to dine and there is also a rather handy ground floor wc.
Once you are up to the first floor there are two generous sized bedrooms with the master overlooking the front of the home and up to the top floor you will discover a further spacious double room and a three piece bathroom suite. Externally there is a small courtyard style garden area to the front with mature plants whilst round to the rear you will find a private garden which has much to offer. The home is double glazed and also offers a gas central heating system throughout.
The ground floor rooms
From the front of the home there is the main entrance which opens up into a hallway where you have space to store your coats and shoes before you step through to the main living area of the home. The staircase is also straight ahead of you which will lead you up to the first and second floors.
To the front of the home there is the main living room which features an original style open fireplace to the centre of the room which adds character and charm to the room. To either side of the chimney breast there are a range of built in shelves which offer extra storage for your bits and pieces. There is a window to the front elevation which gives the room a really bright and airy feel and you will see that the original floorboards have been exposed. The dining room is open plan to the living room which will be ideal for when you are entertaining your family and friends. The dining area looks out to the rear courtyard and garden area and there are further shelves built into one alcove. A rather impressive Inglenook stone fireplace has been exposed and would be the perfect place to have a wood burning stove for those colder nights. Access off the dining area will lead you to the rear hallway.
The rear hall has access to a very handy ground floor wc to save you having to go upstairs and there is a further doorway which leads you to the outside space. Steps lead you up into the extended kitchen which has been fitted with a wonderful range of built in storage and work space for those who love to cook. This room offers fantastic light thanks to two double glazed Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling along with a further double glazed window to the side elevation. You will see that there is an integrated electric oven along with a four ring gas hob. Further space if available for all the extra white goods you will require. The floor has been tiled for ease of cleaning and there is space for a dining table if you so wish.
First and Second floors
Once you are up to the first floor you will find the master bedroom overlooks the front of the property. This spacious double room has a range of built in wardrobes with sliding doors for all your storage needs and there are built in shelves to the far end. The original floorboards have been exposed which is a great feature and there is a double glazed window to the front elevation which features a window seat. The second bedroom on this floor is also large enough to accommodate a double bed if you require and this room has a pleasing aspect looking out over the garden. This room also features a window seat and the original exposed floorboards.
To the top floor of this home there is a further double bedroom which is a fantastic space and would be ideal for your guests or possibly even your children to use. This room overlooks the front of the home and like the other bedrooms, once again has the exposed floorboards. The family bathroom is also on this level and this room features a white three piece suite in white. There is a cast iron bath which is a lovely feature and there is storage built in below the sink. This room also features a built in cupboard which would be ideal for your towels and bedding.
To the front of the home there is gated access and steps down to your own courtyard style area which has a variety of mature plants and walled boundaries to offer privacy from the roadside. There is also a bicycle storage area you can use to the front of the home. Once you are round to the rear of the home you are in for a real treat.
As you step out of the back door there is a small courtyard style area which has space for a table and chairs and there is a pathway which leads you towards your very own private garden space. This area has been well maintained by the owners and features a wide variety of trees, plants and hedges to give privacy from the neighbouring homes. The lawned garden area will be ideal for the kids to play whilst you maybe dine alfresco at the top end of the garden on the paved patio seating space. You will also see that there is a generous sized timber storage shed which can be used for all your bits and pieces.
- Council Tax Band B - New boiler 2014 - Extra roof insulation added 2014 - New Kitchen and tiling 2010 - The home has been painted throughout with eco-paint (Farrow & Ball/Little Green) 2014 - Double Glazed windows fitted with Thermal efficient glass known as 'low e' and Swiss space savers to increase the efficiency
Three Storey Terrace
Open Plan Lounge Diner
Extended Kitchen Diner
EPC Rating - D
GF WC & Three Piece Bathroom
Private Garden to the Rear
Close to City Centre & Station
Available with No Chain
A georgous period home with a beautiful west facing garden. The elegant interior, wide feature floorboards and cosy open fires create a truly special home just minutes away from the heart of the city and Lancaster Castle. EPC-D