Welcome to Barton Road
Barton Road is a leafy residential street in the heart of Scotforth.
This is a sought after, tree-lined street. The beautiful open views to the front are just part of what adds to the appeal of this substantial extended home. Scotforth is special. This suburb of Lancaster has very much a village vibe with its picturesque church, highly regarded primary school and an array of shops and stores that range from a traditional post office all the way through to Booths supermarket.
Scotforth is just 1 mile south of the city centre and just under 2 miles from the University of Lancaster. Many of the areas key employers are close by hence it has been a firm favourite with the local residents for many years. Welcome to Scotforth.
Barton Road is a fabulous home. You'll note how it's slightly different from the rest and how it has been built elevated in order to truly take in the open views from the comfort of your armchair.
As you pull up outside this home, you can help but admire this period property. This is a home with kerb appeal which starts at the wrought iron gates. Head up the driveway and take a moment to admire the arched stonework that surrounds the front entrance giving the home a feeling of grandeur. Step through the entrance vestibule with its original tiled floor and through the stained and leaded door into the hallway.
The hallway is spacious. It also impresses with its original pannelled walls, solid oak floor, stained glass window and beautiful original staircase. This hallway sets the tone of the home. Set just off is a walk-in cloaks cupboard and also ground floor WC - perfect for when you have visiting guests.
The living rooms
Head through to the bay fronted lounge. Why not take a seat and admire the open green outlook. Neighbouring homes look out onto the road, the elevated position of this property means your outlook is uninterrupted.
The bay window is large. The ceilings are high, a characteristic of the era of the home. The original deep cornicing is still intact. A coal effect, living flame gas fire sits in a traditional wooden surround.
Next is the 2nd reception room. Will you use this as a 2nd sitting room or as a more formal dining room? Like the lounge, this carpeted room as decor in soft shades of cream. It features the original deep cornicing. The large picture window looks out to the rear and frames the well-stocked garden beautifully.
The kitchen diner will appeal to many, space to cook and casually dine. The kitchen features a range of cream shaker style units topped with stone effect worksurfaces. The oven and hob are both built-in. Karndean flooring flows through the kitchen into the dining area. Imagine sitting here, with patio doors open, looking out over the beautiful garden. This is a home which really suits family life.
The first floor bedrooms
Head back to the hallway and take the stairs to the first floor. The family chose to keep the original stained window at the half landing point. As the sun streams through the hall lights up with the yellow, green and blue glass.
This home has 3 generous sized bedrooms, a 4-piece bathroom, plus an additional WC.
The master bedroom to the front is bay fronted. It's only as you stand in this bay, looking at the view, that you realise you have 180-degree views and that you can see up and down the street. The decor in this bedroom is fresh in shades of cream. Wardrobes have been built into both of the alcoves, a dressing table in between in front of the chimney breast.
The 2nd double bedroom has full-width built-in wardrobes. These are just 6 months old and feature lots of storage from full length hanging through to lots of shelving. This bedroom looks out over the beautiful garden. Both of the bedrooms feature the original picture rails.
The 3rd bedroom is a spacious single bedroom. This bedroom would also make a spacious study with open views to the front.
The stylish 4-piece bathroom is just 3 years old. It features a twin ended bath, a walk in shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. It is beutiful tiled in white with an inset mosaic border which sparkles with glass and chrome tiles.
If a garden could sell a home, then this garden would be a great contender. Beautifully landscaped to both the front and rear, and rather private thanks to the mature planting, these beautiful gardens are there to be explored.
The rear gardens face west. On these warmer afternoons, you'll be wanting to dine alfresco on the York stone patio. Children will want to play on the large lawn and you can relax as you watch the wildlife this garden attracts with the variety of mature plants, trees and bushes. The garden is also secure, a gated fence stops both young children and pets wandering onto the driveway.
The garage and driveway
The detached garage has both power and light. In addition to the up and over door to the front, there is also a personal door to the rear. The driveway in front will take 6 cars, perfect for when family and friends come to visit in the future!