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£550,000

Derwent Road, Freehold - a period home with superb views

Welcome to Derwent Road

Freehold is one of our most requested areas of Lancaster. Probably because it's one of the greenest!

Derwent Road is a prestigious street with many grand character homes. Many of these homes have large gardens. Several have stunning bay views due to their elevated raised up position. It is home to many of the Lancaster's doctors, professors and academics.

Residents initially move here due to the sought after grammar schools and excellent motorway links. They like the fact you can walk into the city, yet just a 5-minute stroll brings you to the park.

Ask a local what they love and they will tell you that there is a great sense of community, whether it's just getting to know your neighbours through to joining in with the local events at The Gregson Centre. We love it as it's one of the few places you can get a period home with a garden!

Step inside this beautiful period home

From entering through the welcoming brick built porch and opening the traditional solid wooden door into the spacious central hallway, visitors cannot help but notice that this is a grand home and one full of features. It's evident the moment you see the elegance of the staircase and how it winds up the stairs.

Throughout the ground floor, the ceilings are high, a character feature of the home's era. Many of the homes original picture rails and deep skirting boards are still intact.

Set just off the hallway is a useful ground floor wc - ideal for visiting guests.

The ground floor living rooms

The bay fronted sitting room which looks out over the rear garden is just one of the living rooms in this home. This classical room with its walk-in bay window easily seats the largest of families. The Adams style fireplace creates a central focal point. The views are outstanding.

The dining room and 2nd sitting room are both set off the hallway. Both look out to the front of the home and both feature sash double glazed windows. Enjoy formal dining with friends or dinner around the table with extended family. The 2nd sitting room could easily become a study or even a teenagers lounge for when friends come to visit.

The kitchen

The dine-in breakfast kitchen was installed in 2008. The cream traditional Shaker style is enhanced with solid granite work surfaces and ample storage. A range cooker is set back into the chimney breast. The family size fridge and dishwasher are both integral. Karndean flooring runs through.

Washing up becomes a joy when you have views like this kitchen offer.

The upper floors

Let's go upstairs.

The first floor is home to three spacious double bedrooms. The master bedroom is so light with its large bay window and stunning views. The decor is soft in cream with a feature pale green wall. Stand by the window and look out over the garden. Is this the perfect view?

The 2nd double bedroom has views out over Derwent Road. There's ample space for a bank of wardrobes. Built into one corner is a useful wash basin. The 3rd double bedroom looks back out over the garden. All three bedrooms have simple, neutral decor.

The family bathroom features a 4-piece suite in white and incorporates a bath and separate shower cubicle.

Follow us up the 3rd floor. Home to two further bedrooms, both of which are double rooms. This floor also has ample storage built into the eaves which is fully boarded. Could you create a further bathroom up here?

Above the landing is a fully boarded attic accessed by a pull down loft ladder providing more storage space.

A self contained apartment

Extended families, families coming together, those with older children and also those with dependent relatives will love the lower ground floor of this period home. This entire floor has been set up to create a spacious 2-bed ground floor apartment. It even has its own entrance which leads out to the large rear garden.

You may, of course, choose to use it entirely as bedrooms - thus creating an 8 bedroom home. You may want more living rooms, a games room or even a playroom. This home offers you superb flexibility. The kitchen could be used as a utility room. There is also a separate shower room with WC

The gardens and garage

Step out to the west facing garden on to the raised patio. Come the warmer weather, you'll be wanting to sit out in the evening and watch the sunset. If you like wildlife, there is also a raised wildlife pond. The patio steps down to the generous sized lawn which is hedged by mature well stocked borders.

At the bottom of the garden there is off street parking and a detached single garage.

  • Fabulous large period home
  • 5 bedrooms ( all are double rooms )
  • 3 reception rooms with characteristic high ceilings
  • 2 bathrooms and ground floor wc
  • Self contained lower ground floor
  • Stunning view across Morecambe Bay
  • Large west facing garden
  • Garage and off street parking
  • No chain
Floorplan for Derwent Road, Freehold - a period home with superb views
EPC Graph for Derwent Road, Freehold - a period home with superb views
5 Bedrooms 3 Receptions 3 Bathrooms
Is this one of Lancaster's finest homes? Standing proud with commanding views over the city, this spacious home will house the largest of families. It even has a self-contained 2 bed lower ground floor. Granny annexe or would you make this into a 8 bed home?

Key Features

  • Fabulous large period home
  • 5 bedrooms ( all are double rooms )
  • 3 reception rooms with characteristic high ceilings
  • 2 bathrooms and ground floor wc
  • Self contained lower ground floor
  • Stunning view across Morecambe Bay
  • Large west facing garden
  • Garage and off street parking
  • No chain

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