Derwent Road is one of central Lancaster's most sought after locations. It is a prestigious street with grand character homes that offer superb views over the city skyline towards Morecambe Bay. It is also located in one of the greenest areas of the city.
Live at Derwent Road and you are just a short stroll from Williamson Park with its 54 acres of gardens, woodlands and ponds. There is even the fabulous butterfly centre and a superb popular cafe. At weekends you can join in with the Saturday morning park run. Excellent local schools are in the neighbourhood.
Lancaster City Centre is under 1 mile. Walk into the bustling city centre and enjoy one the cities eateries, wine bars and independent shops. This really is an in-demand location.
The ground floor
Take the front path which leads to your traditionally styled front door. Step through into the hallway. It's light and bright thanks to the stained glass side windows on this and the upper floors. The beautiful staircase sets the scene of the home, sitting central, it leads to all the floors.
Turn left into the first of the 3 reception rooms. Admire the beautiful fireplace - we believe it is original to the home. The chimney breast has been decorated to pick out the colours of the tiled hearth. It is a striking central point. Set into either alcove are purpose-built bookshelves. This room is a book lover's dream - hence it is used by the family as their private study.
The bay fronted sitting room is to the rear of this home and overlooks the rear lawned garden. This classical room with its walk-in bay window, beautiful honey toned flooring features high ceilings with intricate cornicing. A traditional gas fire sits in an original marble surround and creates a warming focal point.
The lower ground floor
The lower ground floor is dedicated to everyday living - it a place where families can gather and relax and laughter can be enjoyed.
The stylish kitchen suits the character of this home. Fitted with shaker style units in a pale sage green complemented by wood effect work surfaces, this kitchen features a built-in double oven and 4 ring hob. This is a kitchen where you can casually dine and enjoy conversations as dinner is prepared. There is also a useful ground floor wc adjacent to the kitchen - ideal for when you are spending days out in the garden or tinkering in the garage.
Across the hallway is the family sitting room. It's a fabulous room in all seasons. In the summer open the french doors and step out to the rear garden. In the winter you will be wanting to toast marshmallows around the multi-fuel stove. Take a moment to admire the herringbone solid wooden floor.
The upper floors
Let's go upstairs. Take the traditional staircase up to the first floor. The first floor has two bedrooms, the two further bedrooms are on the upper floor. All of the bedrooms feature the original stripped wooden flooring and beautiful original Victorian doors.
The master bedroom is almost a mirror image of the lounge below. It spans the full width of the home. Beautiful stripped flooring adds a sense of warmth to this room. It's a room full of character and it's pleasing to discover the fireplace. The bed is perfectly positioned to enjoy the views this home boasts. Imagine easy Sunday morning reading the papers in bed whilst looking over the city.
The 2nd bedroom is directly above on the upper floor and has the best views in the house. It's a spacious double bedroom - a great place to enjoy the fireworks each November and admire the sunsets across Morecambe Bay. The two further bedrooms are to the front of the home. - they both feature fabulous fireplaces - a pleasing feature to see.
The family bathroom is stunning and beautifully tiled in whites and grey. New in 2014, it features a 4-piece suite with a twin ended bath by Vilroy & Boch and a walk in wet area.
The garden and garage
A key feature to Derwent Road is the west facing garden. Not many Lancaster homes can boast this, off street parking and a garage. The garden faces west- perfect for the afternoon sun. At the end of the garden is your home allotment and a useful garden shed.
Adjacent to the home there is also a sheltered patio with outdoor lighting, outhouses and a useful garage.
An impressive period home
Stunning views over the city
3 reception rooms
Luxurious family bathroom
West facing garden
Many original features throughout
Garage and off street parking
A beautiful period and elegant period home with the most stunning views over the Lancaster skyline and across Morecambe Bay. Will it be these views, the west facing garden or impressive living space that attracts you to view this fabulous family home?