Where is Aldcliffe Mews?
Aldcliffe Mews in the village of Aldcliffe is a very sought after area. It is a beautiful green area on the edge of Lancaster city centre set between Lancaster Canal and the River Lune. It is an area known for its open countryside yet one of its unique charms is the fact it is just a mere 5 minutes drive from Lancaster City Centre. In fact many residents cite the beauty of country life with the convenience of the city centre so close as a key reason for living here.
Lancaster City Centre is a delightful historic city with the feel of a market town. Independent shops, charming boutiques and an array of cafes and restaurants are just some of the many charms. Enjoy trips to theatre ( Lancaster is home to two theatres ) or simply enjoy the wide and varied music scene. Lancaster train station is just 2 miles away, connecting Lancaster with London in just under 2 hours and 20 minutes.
About this home
Aldcliffe Mews is a beautiful, spacious barn conversion set in the heart of the village. It's an enticing home, one where the rooms flow and are designed for family living. It is beautifully presented and combines rustic charm with more contemporary styling.
The spacious living rooms will impress the most discernering viewers. A large lounge looks out over the rear walled garden. In fact all the living areas look out to the rear and enjoy the afternoon sun from the south facing aspect. The formal dining room connects to the bright and airy contemporary kitchen where more casual teas can be enjoyed. Views of the beautifully planted garden can be appreciated from the spacious conservatory.
The first floor has 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are double bedrooms. The two luxury bathrooms and additional wc are all newly installed in the last 18 months. With a double garage and parking for several vehicles, Aldcliffe Mews is a home which is sure to impress.
The living space
Starting on the ground floor, you enter Aldcliffe Mews into a rather beautiful and spacious entrance hallway. The double height of this hallway impresses. Look up and you'll see the original beam over what would have once been the original stable doors into this barn.
Step into the restful, charming and spacious living room where you can sit back and relax around the cosy gas stove which is set back into a sandstone surround. The lounge has 2 windows and sliding patio doors and is so wonderfully light and airy as well as being cosy. This room benefits from being south facing overlooking the attractive rear walled garden.
The formal dining room features a deep window seat looking out over the garden. It's beautifully presented with Laura Ashley decor. Glass display shelves are set back into the alcove.
The spacious kitchen was new just 2 years ago. Installed by Wren kitchen to the owners exacting designs, it is a kitchen which has been thought about and has become the heart of this family home. Fitted with white shaker style units, complemented by grey work surfaces, you'll find a full range of integral appliances. The two double ovens one of which is a combination microwave as well as an oven and 5 ring Neff hob mean you can easily cater for guests and larger families, whilst the built in wine cooler ensures you can serve a glass of wine at the ideal temperature. There is the space to casually dine. Step through to the conservatory and relax looking out over the garden under the lantern style roof.
The ground floor also has a useful utility room with an integral freezers, an integral washer dryer and ample shelved storage.
The bedrooms and bathrooms
To the first floor there are 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are double rooms and the family bathroom. There is also an additional useful wc.
The master bedroom is ever so spacious. Dual aspect windows face south looking out over the rear garden. Beautiful built in furniture give this bedroom a hotel feel. The wardrobes have true his and her sides. A laundry basket is built into the dressing table. The 2nd bedroom also features cleverly designed built in wardrobes which span along the wall. Deep window sills are a key feature to this home. There are 3 further bedrooms, all of which are well presented and beautifully decorated.
The family bathroom, ground floor shower room and additional wc are all luxurious. All were installed just 18 months ago and all are beautifully tiled featuring glass mosaic tiles. The bathrooms have built in storage for towels and bedding and vanity units to store your toiletries.
The south facing walled garden has been designed to give a true English feel. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Splashes of colour from the beautiful scented flowers fill the air. Honeysuckle, clematis and a stunning wisteria are just some of the plants that flower throughout the year. Enjoy afternoon tea in front of the sheltered walled garden whilst you listen to the peaceful sounds of running water from the fountain. Discreet Garden lighting illuminates the garden in an evening and extend the time you can sit out and enjoy.
The garage and parking
Drive through the private double gates and to the double garage. With an electric door to the front, you'll be pleased to find the garage is fully equipped with power and light. There is also parking available on the driveway. This home however has ample parking. The family own the land in front of the home which can easily park 3 vehicles. There is also further space to the side of the home.
Extra Useful Infomation
- This beautiful home was converted from a working barn in the 1970's. The barn itself is believed to date back to the 1800's
- It is upvc double glazed throughout
- It is gas central heated. The gas combination boiler was installed 5 years ago and con also be operated by remote control.
- The kitchen was installed in 2015
- The bathrooms were new in 2016
- New internal doors were installed 3 years ago
- This home is council tax band G
- The loft spans the entire barn, with telescopic ladder
- The rear elevation has been recently re-glazed