Gerrard Street has pedestrian access off Westbourne Road in a residential area of Lancaster that is close to the railway station and only a short walk from the city centre. The area comprises of a mix of homes from Victorian terraces, through to new modern town houses and attracts a diverse clientele.
There are good local amenities and schools close by. Regular buses go to the city centre and also to the university. This home is situated at the half way up the hill on the left hand side and is close to the open playing fields, allotments and Freemans Wood.
About this home
This mid terrace home offers two separate reception rooms with the main living room to the front of the home, whilst the dining room is to the rear. Just off the dining room you will find the kitchen which is to the far end of the ground floor.
Once you are up to the first floor you will find there are two double bedrooms with the larger of the two to the front of the home whilst the second bedroom has a lovely open aspect overlooking the open space to the rear. The first floor also offers the three piece bathroom suite which has been partially tiled. Once you are round to the rear of the home you will find a generous sized yard which has walled boundaries and access to an open area which has been looked after by the local residents for many years.
What we like
We really like the fact that this home offers great value for money. Fair enough the home may require some updating inside to get it how you would want but we feel this would be a great first time buy or investment opportunity.
The living spaces
As you step inside this home you will find yourself in the main living room which offers a gas fire to the centre of the room. There is also a built in storage cupboard to one side of the chimney breast which houses the meters for the home. This room will be the perfect space to sit and relax after a long hard day. Access through to the dining room can be gained from this room.
Once you are through to the dining room you will see there is plenty of space for you to add in a generous sized table so you and your guests can sit down and enjoy your evening meals together. This room looks out to the rear of the home and also offers the stairs up to the first floor. Once again there is a gas fire to the centre of the room along with an original built in cupboard to one side of the chimney breast for extra storage.
To the far end of the ground floor there is a kitchen which offers storage and space for the white goods which you will require. Space is available for a gas cooker and from the stainless steel sink unit there is a window which looks out to the rear yard.
The bedrooms and bathroom
Once you are up to the first floor you will see that there is access to all the rooms available with the master bedroom on your right hand side. The largest double bedroom faces the front of the home and has been decorated in soft, neutral tones to create a bright and airy feel.
The second bedroom is also a generous sized double room and has a rather pleasing aspect looking out over the rear of the home towards the open land at the rear. This room also features a built in storage cupboard which could be used as a wardrobe if you so wish.
Finally on the first floor is the bathroom which has been fitted with a three piece suite which offers a shower over the bath to give you the best of both worlds. The room has been partially tiled and where you will find the instant hot water boiler for the home.
The rear south facing courtyard
Access to the rear of the home can actually be gained from the front of the property. The shared passageway between yourself and your neighbour leads you round to the rear of the home. This low maintenance space offers walled boundaries and privacy from the neighbouring homes. The rear will enjoy the late afternoon sunshine which will be ideal for those summertime BBQ's or just simply relaxing. Access at the far end of your private outside space leads onto the communal land which the residents have maintained over the course of many years and have actually now turned the space into allotments.
Extra Useful infomation
- Council Tax Band A - Close to local amenities and schools - The owner has lived here for over 30 years which speaks volumes - In need of modernisation
Mid Terrace Home
Two Reception Rooms
Fitted Kitchen to the Rear
EPC Rating -F
First Floor Three Piece Bathroom
Enclosed Garden to the Rear
Backs onto Allotments
Close to Local Amenities
This home has a bit of a cottage feel and although modernisation is needed, this is reflected in the price. With two double bedrooms and an open aspect to the rear, we feel this home will be snapped up. We love the rear courtyard!