Where is Regent Street?
Welcome to Regent Street, a beautiful, imposing period home with perfect canal views looking out over Aldcliffe Road, yet moments from the city centre.
Lancaster city centre with its boutique shopping, fabulous eateries, cafes and theatres is just a short stroll. Lancaster Canal can be joined in just 20 meters providing pleasing walks into the countryside. There is a small open grassy knoll, known as the triangle - set just across the road. This is an area which is surrounded in greenery. It feels peaceful and tranquil.
Two of Lancaster's key employers are close by, both Lancaster Royal Infirmary and the University of Cumbria are within walking distance. The renowned Lancaster Royal Boys and Girls Grammar Schools are in the neighbourhood. Ripley School is just a 10-minute walk. The education options when you live at Regent Street are excellent.
For those who commute, the train station is close by. You can be in Manchester under 1 hour and London in just 2.5 hours. Access to the M6 is relatively easy with both Junctions 33 and 34 under 3 miles away.
67 Regent Street is the home that has always attracted admiring glances. Tucked behind the curving stone wall. it stands proud, looking out over Aldcliffe Road and Lancaster Canal.
Open the wooden gate and follow the garden path as is it winds its way to the front door. Take a moment to admire the green foliage that surrounds you. The original front entrance with its open canopy porch, traditional black gloss door, and stained and leaded side windows is a stunning feature in its own right. It sets the tone of the home you are about to discover.
Enter into the spacious hallway, where there is ample space to hang up your coat. An Victorian staircase doglegs as it leads to the upper floors. Stripped, original wooden floors flow through to the ground floor reception rooms.
The ground floor living
The character leads through to the dual aspect lounge. The original windows have been preserved, the stained glass detail some of the finest we have seen in a residential house.
Once you have torn your eyes from the windows, you'll be pleased to see the traditional marble fireplace with its open fire inset. You can't beat the warmth of a real fire, especially on these cooler winter evenings.
Next is in the dining room with its beautiful stained and leaded window and stripped wooden floor which matches that of the lounge. Useful book shelving is built into the alcoves, either side of the chimney breast.
Both the lounge and dining room feature the deep original skirting and the cornicing.
The bespoke solid wooden kitchen suits the period of the home and has been thoughtfully considered. The design has been based upon the original Victorian cupboard which is built into the alcove next to the chimney breast. Solid wooden cabinets support luxurious granite worksurfaces. A Belfast sink is built-in, under the sash window which looks out to the rear courtyard. A six-ring range cooker sits back into the exposed stone original chimney breast.
The kitchen has retained the original stone flooring. From the kitchen, solid stone steps lead down to the cellar.
The first floor
Return to the hallway and take the solid wooden staircase up to the upper floors. On the first floor, you will find 3 of the 5 well-proportioned bedrooms and one of the two bathrooms.
Speckled with original features, 2 of these double bedrooms feature the original sash windows and original period doors. The decor in all is restful, in simple neutral shades.
The master bedroom to the front impresses with its dual aspect windows and honey-toned original flooring. Imagine waking up each morning to such perfect uninterrupted canal views.
The bathroom features a 3-piece suite in white, the white brick tiling complimenting the character of the home.
The second floor
The 2nd floor plays host to two further bedrooms and the family bathroom. The beautiful bathroom features a free-standing roll-top bath, beamed ceilings and stripped wooden flooring. Where the first-floor bathroom is great for those that like to shower and go, this bathroom has been designed for pure relaxation.
The bathroom also has a large built-in storage cupboard set back into the eaves which acts as walk-in attic.
The compact garden wraps around the home and have been thoughtfully considered, creating several places to sit out and relax as the sun traverses around the home.
Beautiful york stone paving winds through the front garden. Boarders have been planted, creating interest, colour and privacy. To the rear, there is a stone built outhouse and bike storage.
Directly across from the home, is "The Triangle" a public green space. There is also direct access to Lancaster Canal - perfect for cyclists, dog walkers or those who simply want to take a pleasurable walk into the countryside.
An interesting fact
The reason why this home is so different from others on the street is that it was designed and built for the family of the builder of Regent Street. It was designed so the sun could rise in the morning and follow the building around, setting over the living rooms in the late afternoon.