Where is Escowbeck House?
Escowbeck House is part of a Victorian country manor house, tucked away down a private country road, right on the edge of Crook O' Lune. The village of Caton is a two-minute drive away, where you will find several local shops including a post office, newsagents, pharmacy, and a local Co-op to grab your groceries.
A petrol station is also located here, along with village pubs where you can dine and relax with family and friends. Pleasant country walks can be found on your doorstep along the River Lune, with the addition of beautiful and green views all around you and quick access to the Lune cycle path providing off-road access to the centre of Lancaster. You are truly spoilt with your surroundings here. A ten-minute drive takes you to Lancaster and the M6 for those of you who travel, making it the perfect country retreat after a long day at work.
The Property Overview
Escowbeck House was built by John Greg in 1842. He was the son of Samuel Greg, a well-known textile manufacturer of Styal Mill, Manchester. In 1955 the then owner, Sir Norman Seddon Brown, divided the Estate by selling the various properties and also divided the main house into four. A few years later, number 2 was divided into 2A and 2B. And so now several families occupy the house that John Greg built and have the enjoyment of this very pleasant location.
From stepping into the incredible grand hallway via the original Manor House entrance door and porch, you can't help but be immediately drawn to the beautiful winding staircase, making its way up to the huge glass ceiling...Wow, what an introduction to the home! The ground floor comprises a comfortable living room with French doors leading out to the rear patio, a working multi-fuel stove, and oodles of character throughout. There is also access through to the kitchen diner where families and friends can be dined and entertained whilst you prepare dinner in the attached kitchen.
Start your journey up the incredible centerpiece staircase to the 1st floor, stop and marvel at the grandeur of this open space before exploring the three bedrooms and 4 piece bathroom on show. The main bedroom is as expected, a generously proportioned bedroom full of charm, character, and of course breathtaking views to the rear. A little further along the landing and find yourself in a quaint room overlooking the rear elevation once more, offering buyers the perfect study/office or children's bedroom.
Across the landing, a second double bedroom is located overlooking the woodland grounds to the front elevation. This wonderful room also benefits from an en-suite shower room. Make your way back around the landing and head up to the attic room. Once more you are greeted with a fantastic double bedroom, offering gorgeous far-reaching views towards Ingleborough. The glorious 4 piece bathroom is located to the front and comprises of a central bath, separate walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin. The suite itself is in keeping with the characteristics and charm of the home.
Escowbeck House is surrounded by beautiful woodlands, farmer's fields, and incredible views. There is a patio and small garden to the rear but a larger portion of the land belonging to 2a Escowbeck can be found to the front, as a lawn knoll winds up toward a further woodland area, complete with huge woodstore and views looking back at the house. There is even a handy garage for storage, separate to the building a short stroll away. Under the house is an extremely useful cellar space. Split into two rooms, one being currently used as a workshop and storage area and the other as a handy utility room. Access is achieved via steps down from the rear patio and an internal hatch and steps, located in the main hallway.
Extra Useful Information
- The original building was built in 1842 and divided into separate dwellings in 1955 with 2 Escowbeck House split into 2a and 2b a few years later.
- 2a Escowbeck House has the fortune of inheriting the grand and original front entrance, a sight to behold upon entering.
- Escowbeck is part of the Conservation area in the Bowland Area Of Natural Beauty.
- Amazing views can be enjoyed through the beautiful sash windows located throughout this home
- There is a heat bank system in place, able to take heat from either an oil fired boiler, multi fuel stove or a solar thermal array, this is used to provide both mains water pressure hot water and the central heating system.
- The home has a shared septic tank.
- There is off road parking for at least 4 cars.
- There is a ground floor W.C.
- There are woodland gardens to the front, full of fruit trees and a separate garage to utilise.
- Large cellar with separate rooms, perfect for storage, as a workshop and utility room.
- Soon to be connected to B4RN rural broadband service.