Welcome to Chequers Avenue, a popular residential street in Newlands which attracts both families and the semi-retired due to the excellent range of amenities in the area.
Close by are Lancaster's key employers (think Universities and the hospital). There are excellent primary and secondary schools - two of the primary schools are just a few minutes away.
Live in Newlands and there are bus and cycle routes close by both into the city and to the university. There is an excellent range of local shops in nearby Bowerham. Booths Supermarket is just 1 mile.
A key reason to live here though has to be the view. How many homes can boast a bay view like this home offers? We welcome you to take a look.
The ground floor
Pull your car into the driveway and enter into the L-shaped hallway at Chequers Avenue. This is a hallway which is truly central to the home.
Step through to the lounge. You'll be struck by just how light and airy this home is - thanks to the plentiful windows which are large in size. The spacious lounge offers an abundance of space for family living. The decor is modern, enhanced by the stylish fireplace which provides a pleasing and warming focal point. Take a moment to take in the fantastic view looking out over the rooftops of South Lancaster.
Next is the dining room. The decor is soft in pale sunny shades. Large patio doors frame the garden perfectly and in the summer allow for the outdoors to come in. The dining room neighbours the kitchen. It is perfect to enjoy as is but also offers the scope to create a large kitchen diner if desired.
The stylish cream shaker style kitchen is bright with dual aspect facing windows and a fully glazed door. The cupboards are complemented by wood effect knob handles which complement the wood effect work surfaces. A stainless steel double oven and halogen hob are both built in. Adjacent is the utility room and WC.
The ground floor also has the families home office. This 3rd reception room (which looks out to the front of the home) gives the homes flexible living. This room could be a 4th bedroom - it is also ideal as guest room or even play room. The choice is yours.
The bedrooms and family bathroom
To the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms. You have a choice of master bedrooms - the spacious double with the large Velux window has fabulous views over Lancaster. The 2nd bedroom ( the current master bedroom ) has soft, more neutral decor and additional hidden storage, tucked away into the eaves. Which will you pick?
The 3rd bedroom has views over the rear garden and field beyond.
The family bathroom is spacious. It was installed when the dormer was added to the first floor. The bathroom features a 3-piece suite in white with a shower bath. Simple white floor to ceiling tiles complement.
The gardens are a key feature of Chequers Avenue and one of the reasons that the current family chose to buy this home. The neat front garden with its colourful planting, shrubs and bushes give the home excellent kerb appeal and an element of privacy.
Step around to the rear. Sit and relax in the easy to maintain patio garden and enjoy the views over the fields behind from this homes elevated position. Follow the paved stepping stones past the planted borders and admire the wildlife pond. Take the steps that lead behind the fence and discover your tiered fruit and vegetable garden that leads all the way down to Newlands Road. You'll soon be picking Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples, Pears and Plums. There is also a base ready for a greenhouse. Newlands Road can be accessed from the bottom of the garden.
The driveway and outbuilding
Chequers Avenue has a driveway for 2/3 vehicles. There is a large (garage size) sectional outbuilding which can also easily be converted into a true garage if desired. It gives excellent storage and is equipped with power and light.
Semi Detached Dormer Bungalow
Modern Fitted Kitchen
Dining Room with Patio Doors
Three Piece Bathroom Suite
Separate Utility Area / WC
Generous Tiered Rear Garden
Large Garage Size Outbuilding for storage
Driveway for 2/3 vehicles
Chequers Avenue is a 3/4 bed fabulous home which offers flexible living and superb bay views. Perfect for family life, this home will grow with you. The rooms are spacious, the kitchen and bathroom are modern. Step out to the generous garden and discover the tiered fruit and vegetable garden. A must see.