Standing proudly at the beginning of the street, No 1. Ardengate has to be one of the finest addresses in Lancaster. This imposing Edwardian home stands tall commanding magnificent views over Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and offers views over the Lakeland Hills. Peak out of the landing window and the views towards St Pauls Church capture you - the views are in fact one of the key features the current owners will miss. Step outside and you'll instantly realise just how peaceful Ardengate is. The sound of the birds singing is the only thing that will disturb your peace as you sit in the front lawned garden watching the sunset.
Don't forget living at Ardengate is also convenient. The A6 is just minutes away. You are a mere 10 minutes away from the heart of the city with it's bars, restaurants and shops. Scotforth also has its own parade of shops, in facts you can even walk to Booths supermarket in just 5 minutes.
Families will also appreciate the schooling living in Scotforth offers. You are in the catchment area for both Lancaster Boys' and Girls' Grammar School and Ripley St Thomas. Welcome.
What we like
"This home is located in an enviable location. We were struck by just how light and bright this home. The views and the surroundings make this home extra special. We can understand why it's has been a big decision for the owners to leave."
About this home
Ardengate is a prestigious family home which enjoys a peaceful tucked away location with green leafy surroundings. Constructed in 1904, this handsome Edwardian home is set over 3 floors. This home has retained many original features including the original lincrusta panelling in the hallway, deep skirtings, decorative cornicing and original period doors throughout the home.
The five bedrooms are set over the two upper floors - 4 are double rooms. There are 2 bathrooms and useful ground floor WC. You'll also be pleased to discover this home has a garage - something of a rarity in period homes. This is a family home in a fabulous location not to be missed.
The ground floor
The main entrance to the home opens into a vestibule before you step into the welcoming hallway which has such lovely features. We are certain you will be impressed.
Buyers will find that both reception rooms enjoy looking out to the front of the home. The lounge is the perfect place where you can sit and relax whilst the dining room allows enough space for all the family to enjoy sit down meals together in the evening. The high ceilings really do give the rooms a sense of space along with giving a bright and airy feel and the exposed floorboards in the dining room add that extra bit of character. Just off the dining room is the fitted Siematic kitchen which has all the storage you will require and space for the white goods is available. From the sink area there is a window which looks out over your rear garden.
The ground floor doesn't stop there as there is a generous sized utility room along with a rather handy wc. Access to the cellar can be gained from the rear entrance hall and extra storage can be found down there. One thing this home is certainly not short of is storage!
The upper floors
Once you are up to the first floor you will see that the landing offers access to all the rooms on this level along with a very handy airing cupboard with space for all your towels and bedding, something which the owners say they will miss.
The master bedroom is a great sized double room whilst the second double bedroom on this floor is also rather spacious. We love the fact that both double bedrooms enjoy views to the front of the home across Lancaster and out towards the Lakeland Hills. The third bedroom on this floor is a single room which has been used for when the grandchildren come to stay and here you can overlook the garden to the rear. Finally on the first floor there is a two piece shower room and a separate wc. The walk in shower cubicle has been fully tiled and the rest of the room has been partially tiled to complement.
As you walk up the stairs to the first floor there is a lovely window on the half landing which offers wonderful views out across Lancaster towards Morecambe Bay and the Lakes, a truly great aspect. The top floor landing again has built in storage which is great to have and there are two further double bedrooms. One of the rooms faces the front which provides the best views this home has to offer whilst the fifth and final room has been used as a great sized study but could easily be another double bedroom.
The final room on the top five is a piece bathroom suite complete with its very own bidet. The shower is separate to the bath so you really do have the best of both worlds. The majority of the room has been tiled whist below the sink there is a built in cupboard to hide away the toiletries.
Take the stone steps from the hallway down to the cellar. It opens up to a large cellar. The main cellar is used as a workshop. It's ideal for hose who like to indulge in abit of DIY. There is also excellent headroom meaning it is ripe for conversion. Think what you could do with it. The old coal shoot neighbouring gives further storage - or perhaps it could make an ideal wine store.....
To the front of the home there is a well maintained garden area which gives the home real kerb appeal. The stone walls and steps up to this impressive home will lead you towards the main entrance.
To the rear of the property you will discover a delightful garden area where you and your family/guests and sit and relax whilst enjoying the summer sunshine on the patio garden. Space is on offer for potted plants to add that bit of extra colour during the summer months and there is a storage shed. Underneath the patio there is also a great sized garage which has both power and light and could be used for storage or for parking your car as there is plenty of space inside.
Extra Useful Infomation
- This Edwardian home dates back to 1908 - The tenure is Freehold - The double glazed sash windows are in fact upvc. They have been bespoke made to reflect the home's heritage. - The lincrusta panelling in the hallway is original - The boiler for the home is located in the utility room. It has been serviced annually - This home is council tax band E
Impressive Character Home
Five Bedrooms (Four Doubles)
Two Receptions Rooms
Kitchen and Separate Utility
EPC Rating - D
Bathroom, Shower Room & GF WC
Cellar which is used as a Workshop
Gardens and Garage
Fantastic Views to Side & Front
Is this one of Lancaster's finest period homes? Large elegant rooms, fabulous features, double glazed sash windows and stunning views from all 3 elevations. You won't find a better location. Ps. It also has a garage! EPC D