Where is South Road?
A truly stunning period home in the heart of the city. With four double bedrooms, four reception rooms, character features and a large secluded garden, this generously proportioned Victorian house is a perfect family home in an enviable location.
South Road is in the historical heart of the city, a short walk from both key employers and some of the region’s top schools, and ten minutes’ walk from the train station, making it a convenient base for commuters. Lancaster Canal is just three hundred yards away, from which a short walk, run or cycle leads to open countryside in minutes
We love it as many of these homes feature fabulous secluded gardens. It's a key feature to living here and something we know you will love.
What we like
"It's hard to pick just one feature when you are selling such a magnificent home. To find so many original features is such a joy - there is even a fireplace in the bathroom! However, we love the copious amount of living space this home has. There really is space for the entire family. Each room has an entirely different feel - yet the home still flows perfectly."
About this period home
South Road is an impressive, versatile family home benefiting from many original features, such as mosaic tiling, stained glass, open fire places, high ceilings, as well as a host of modern improvements, including double glazing, a modern fitted kitchen, wood burning stove and efficient gas central heating.
It is a fine example of a period home, with character and space, immaculately maintained and tastefully decorated throughout, with the benefit of a fabulous private garden
The ground floor living areas
The light and welcoming hallway leads to a delightfully sized reception room, tastefully decorated in soft, neutral tones, with high ceilings, exposed floorboards, and a feature gas fire.
The second sitting room, with a sash window to the rear, features an open fireplace with tiled hearth and original recessed book-shelves with glass doors, and access to the cellar and dining room.
The bright and airy dining room can accommodate a large table and features sash windows to the rear, a Town and Country wood burning stove, and original recessed storage. The dining room connects to the modern cream coloured shaker-style fitted kitchen with solid wooden work surface, plentiful storage, Belfast sink, Smeg five ring hob and Siemens built-in oven.
The kitchen adjoins the light and stylish family room with oak floor, which leads to the enclosed rear garden. The room has access to a convenient small wc with its own hand wash basin.
The upper floors
The staircase to the first floor has a curved original wooden handrail and attractive, working sash window. On the first floor the generously proportioned master bedroom includes a large original fireplace, fitted double wardrobe, and delightful arched windows to the front.
The second double bedroom overlooks the rear garden and adjoins a study space with fitted wardrobe and three piece shower room, creating an entirely separate area of the house which could be used as guest accommodation if desired.
The main bathroom is unusually spacious, including a walk in shower, bath, wash basin, low flush wc, plenty of built-in storage, exposed wooden floor and feature open fireplace. The Worcester-Bosch combination boiler is in a recessed airing cupboard.
On the second floor are two further double bedrooms and a light and airy landing with built-in wardrobe, and an attractive sash window offering views towards the Cathedral and the Ashton Memorial.
The basement is a superb asset comprising over thirty square metres of dry, clean space which could be used for storage or work areas. The cellar includes plumbing for a washing machine, plenty of light, and access both to the front and rear, making it an ideal storage space for bikes and garden equipment respectively.
To the front of the home there is a low maintenance area with gated access and steps to the main entrance.
The 100ft enclosed garden is exceptionally private. It includes a gravel area perfect for outside dining, large lawn with a mature border, and a space at the rear with play area, wood store, and small pond. There are mature plants, an outside tap, outside light, power point and a mixture of fruit trees.
Extra Useful Infomation
- Mostly double glazed
- Gas central heated, with recent combination boiler
- Working open fires in several rooms
- Two bathrooms, three wc’s
- Council tax band D
- Permit parking for Meadowside and Springfield Street
- 100ft secluded rear garden