Where is The Coach House?
Perfectly positioned, with outstanding Bay views, Coach House is an outstanding, contemporary home located on one of Hest Banks most prestigious streets. Live here and not only are you on a quiet, exclusive street of just 9 others homes, but you are also located directly across from Lancaster Canal. Every home on this Drive is unique and in the past 20 years, only 4 have ever come available for sale.
Live in Hest Bank and you are in one of Lancaster's most highly regarded locations. This upmarket, coastal village has lots to offer. There are lots of pleasing walks along the canal and also down to the shore. The village canal-side pub has always been popular and regular events and fitness classes are held at the Memorial Hall.
Families will be pleased to know that the village school scores good in its Ofsted report and there are school buses to nearby secondary schools including Dallam in Milnthorpe, Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster Grammar Schools.
Turn on to Ashworth Drive, you'll soon see the stone nameplate for Coach House. As you approach up the long block paved driveway, cast your head to the left and take a moment to drink in the totally stunning bay view.
Head through the arch and into the private garden. You'll see gardeners cottage just ahead but for now, we'll step into the entrance porch that leads into the central hallway of this stunning home. Just set of the entrance is the ground floor WC - it is ideally positioned for both visiting guests or for those days when you are lazing in the garden.
You only get one chance to make a great first impression and this spacious, central hallway certainly does that. Glazed French doors fold back into both the main living area and also the diner kitchen. Solid wooden flooring flows through.
The ground floor living
Go through to the spacious lounge. This stunning lounge is beautifully presented in a palette of soft greys and white. A traditional living flame gas fire sits in a chromed Victorian-style fireplace creating a warming focal point. However, it is the stunning views from almost wall to wall sliding glass doors that really steal the show. Slide the doors open and step outside to your alfresco living area. This covered terrace creates for an outdoor lounge. And when you take a seat and admire that beautiful sea view, you'll understand why the current owners spend a lot of time sat here watching the sunset over Morecambe Bay.
Next is the kitchen diner, the hub of family life and home of many a party. When you see it you'll understand why. This classic inframe style is a timeless design and has all the mod cons, storage and food preparation space that a family could wish for. There's even space for a wine cooler! A large island unit sits centrally and there is the space for the largest of dining tables. Set just off the kitchen is a useful utility room. Large glazed doors slide open from the kitchen into the garden, revealing an outdoor dining area complete with pizza oven. This really is a home which has been designed to bring the outdoors in.
What we love though about this ground floor is the sheer amount of light and how the glass doors fold back allowing the spaces to become free-flowing and easily connected. It truly is a social home.
The first floor
Head back to the hallway and take the stairs up to the first floor. Take note of the turn of the staircase, the detailing in the carpet and how it is beautifully edged. The attention to detail in this home should not go unnoticed.....
The words well proportioned do not do this master bedroom justice. At first, you'll be drawn to the incredible view from this bedrooms balcony and the perfectly positioned sun loungers. Few homes have a bedroom like this where you can wake up to such beautiful views. However, after you tear your eyes away and look around, you'll realise just how spacious this suite really is. How many bedrooms can boast a sitting area large enough to a house a sofa? There's a walk-in dressing room with his and her sides. There is also a beautiful ensuite complete with a spa bath.
The first floor plays host to 3 other bedrooms. Two are generous sized double bedrooms, both have built-in wardrobes and both have attractive outlooks over the leafy neighbourhood. The 4th bedroom is a smaller double bedroom, or some might say a spacious single bedroom. A family bathroom complete with a 3piece suite in white (with a shower over the bath) serves these 3 bedrooms.
Gardeners Cottage - now an office, sauna and store
Standing in the walled garden is Gardeners Cottage, the former cottage for the gardener which served neighbouring Uplands. Now part of the Coach House, it has been converted to create a spacious home office and would suit someone who works from home or even somebody who works in the beauty/therapy business and has visiting clients.
It could, of course easily be a home gym. The choice is yours. Next is the double walk-in 3-person Clearlight Premium range infrared sauna ( the garden even has an outdoor shower for when you have finished and need to cool off) and adjacent is a large storage area - perfect for gardening equipment or even bicycles.
The gardens and driveway
Completely sheltered and surrounded by greenery, the gardens at Coach House have been designed for both relaxation and peace. The garden has a flow and cleverley a number of seating areas in which you can find your own quiet spot. The block paved driveway provides parking for several vehicles and even has an outstanding view in it is own right.
To give you an idea, this home has "zoned" areas. You could....step out from the kitchen and enjoy breakfast on the patio with the original Victorian setts paving or come the evening step into the outdoor kitchen featuring an Italian built wood-fired oven with Elterwater slate countertop. Move to the sofa area and sit out with a morning coffee. On sunny days you may opt to sunbathe in privacy on the first-floor balcony, or on cooler evenings you may choose to sit on the covered terrace with a fire pit or heater to take the autumn evening chill off you. This is a home with views. It is surrounded by greenery. It is also very special.