Where is Ullswater Road
Welcome to Freehold, one of the most in demand and popular residential areas of Lancaster. Freehold is just a 10 minute walk from the heart of Lancaster. It is close to Williamson Park and not far from Lancaster Canal. It's a vibrant area with so much going on. The Gregson centre plays host to many events from Pilates through to Zumba, Stage Coach acting classes for children through to a weekly choir meet up. There are excellent schools in walking distance including the renowned Lancaster Royal Grammar School for Boys.
Freehold is one of the few areas of the city where period homes have gardens. It's one of the reasons why it is in such demand.
About this home
Ullswater Road is a deceptive period home which dates back to 1873. Originally it was the end of terrace, hence it's almost a metre wider than it's neighbours and of course benefits from larger rooms because of this.
From entering into the hallway, you'll soon start to realise why the owners of this home have resided here for over 20 years. Expect to find a home which is light and bright. Multi fuel stoves in both reception rooms create a cosy, welcoming feel and certainly take away any chill on these cooler evenings. Both of the bedrooms are doubles. In fact the current owners choose to use the 2nd double bedroom as their master room so they can enjoy the views over their beautifully planted garden.
The kitchen is modern, the white bathroom spacious. For the more artistic ones there is workshop in the cellar ( the owners enjoy creating handmade pottery ). You'll also like the fact there is an outdoor workshop and a summerhouse. Interested? Read on.....
What we like
"We are always attracted to wood burners and multi fuel stoves so to find a home with two is always a big plus for us! However, it's the little things that you wouldn't always realise at first that we like. For instance, this garden is full of fruit trees and has private access on to Rydal Road ( many of the neighbouring homes have shared access ). The cellar is now a workshop so it's ideal for people with hobbies or who just like to enjoy a spot of DIY!"
The ground floor
Enter through the vestibule into the entrance hall. Take the first door into the bay fronted lounge. You'll be greeted by the cosy glow of the multi-fuel stove - always a welcoming feature in any home. The current owners have chosen to this as sitting/dining room, preferring to use the spacious 2nd reception room as the heart of their character home.
Head through to the main lounge. Large enough to house the families organ, this spacious reception room has ample space to relax. The multi-fuel stove is set back into the stone chimney breast. Combine the red-hot glow from the burning ambers of the multi fuel stove with the stained wooden flooring and it creates a cosy feel. The kitchen is set just off, perfect for when you want to pop the kettle on!
Follow us through the kitchen. The crisp white units have a distinct cottage feel enhanced by the oak wood effect worksurface. The kitchen is well equipped and comes complete with a built in oven and hob. There is lots of storage, more than you would first think.
The first floor
Take the stairs up to the first floor. There are two double bedrooms and both could easily be master bedrooms. In fact, the current owners have chsoen to use the 2nd bedroom as their main room. They love the light and views over the their delightful rear garden.
The "original" master spans the front of the home. This large bedroom has soft neutral decor. It's light and airy, so which ever room you choose as yours, you won't be disappointed.
The bathroom is surprisingly spacious. Featuring a 3-piece suite in white, you'll be able to soak in deep bathtub or take a refreshing shower. There's excellent storage in here too - a place to keep your spare towels and bedding too.
Stone steps lead down to the cellar. This is a workshop which is used on daily basis. The pottery kiln is going, however, the huge, heavyweight storage bench is stopping - perfect for DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists!
The cellar has power and light. There is even a hot and cold water supply.
Outside the home
Step out the garden. The purpose-built wood store is stopping. With two multi-fuel fires in this home - you'll be needing it! Follow the winding path through the garden. It's a garden which has been planted for seasons with the snowdrops currently out in full bloom. This garden is home to a variety of fruiting trees and bushes. Come the summer, you could be baking fruit pies and enjoying homemade jam.
The purpose-built summerhouse has been designed and built for all year round use. It is insulated and has power, light and water. It's been built so the current owner can hand paint her crafts. You may, of course, use it as a home office or just enjoy as a summerhouse as you tend to your garden. There is also a a great shed, also with electrics which was designed to be the workshop. Both are superb additions to this garden.
- This home was built in 1873. It was originally an end of terrace home hence it wider than it's neighbours
- It is Upvc double glazed
- It is gas central heated. The Ramada Condensing boiler is discreetly located in the bathroom and has been serviced annually
- The meters for the home are located in the cellar
- Both of the feature fires are multifuel
- The garden has outdoor garden sockets and two outside taps
- This home is council tax band A
- There is no chain