A city centre home
Portland Street is situated in the heart of Lancaster. You won't find a city centre home much more central than this is. In just a few minutes you are in the centre with all its shops, restaurants and bars. This historic city has a cafe culture, theatre and cinema, as well as literature and music festivals. Lancaster Canal is just at the end of the road. From here you can enjoy quiet, relaxing walks out to the countryside or watch as the boats go by.
Commuters enjoy the proximity to the train station. Lancaster Hospital is also just a short 10-minute walk.
About this home
Built in the early 1900's, Portland Street is a beautiful Victorian home. It's a home which stands out on the street with its privet hedge and wrought iron gate. From the original front door perfectly painted to pick out the colours in the original tiled floor, you'll soon fall in love with this bright and airy home.
This home has been beautifully renovated and improved over recent years. From entering through the original door, you are welcomed by a stylish hallway which sets the scene for the rest of this picturesque home. Throughout the ceilings are high, a feature from the period of this home. There are two bedrooms, both of which are double rooms, a spacious 4-piece bathroom and two separate reception rooms.
The rear courtyard faces west - perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer Summer months.
What we love
"You only have to look at the lounge photo with roaring open fire to know what we love! This home impresses. The styling is stunning and most importantly in keeping with the homes character."
The living space
From entering the home from the original front door, through the vestibule, into the welcoming hallway, Portland Street is a home with an abundance of original features. In only a few steps buyers will see, mosaic tiled floors, a beautiful hallway and original internal doors. Stairs naturally lead to the upper floors.
The character flows through to the two reception rooms. In the main bay fronted sitting room, an open fire stove sits in a 1930's tiled fireplace. It is complemented by fabulous matching bookshelves inset into each alcove. The original floorboards have been lovingly sanded and painted given a distressed finish in bleached white. The decor is crisp in white chosen to enhance the features and create a modern twist.
The second reception is equally as welcoming. The decor complements the sitting room in crisp white. Stone flooring and a stone inglenook fireplace add a unique character to this home. Useful shelving is built into one alcove.
The stone flooring leads us into the kitchen. Cream shaker style units are finished with solid wooden work surfaces. Sage metro tiles compliment. The kitchen style suits the character of the home and gives it a cottage feel in the heart of the city.
Stone steps lead down to the cellar. This spacious cellar makes for great storage or a place to keep your wine collection cool.....
The bedrooms and bathroom
To the first floor, there are two double bedrooms and a spacious traditional 4-piece bathroom. with rolltop bath and a walk in shower cubicle. The master bedroom spans the front of the home. Wardrobes are built in along one wall providing his and her closet storage. A double glazed sash windows look out the front. The 2nd bedroom, also a double room has views over the rear courtyard. The ornamental cast iron fireplace is a pleasing feature.
The rear courtyard
Once round to the rear you will find an enclosed rear yard which is a low maintenance area and has space for a small table and chairs. There are two outbuildings for extra storage and the boundaries are formed by stone walls and hedges to all sides. Thanks to it's west facing position you will get plenty of sunshine on those bright days. It has a lockable timber gate opening out to the rear service lane.
Extra Useful Infomation
- This home is gas central heated. The gas combination boiler is located in the bathroom
- The home features original sash windows
- The mosaic tiled floor in the hallway is original to the home
- The bathroom and kitchen were installed in 2014
- There is permit parking available for residents
- Damp course with 20 year guarantee - Approx 17 years remain.
- Roof and chimney work including brand new bay window roof and handmade fascia and ornamental frogs legs, new gutters and drain pipes in 2016
- This home is council tax band B
- There is no onward chain