Halton Road in Skerton runs 3.5 miles north east along the River Lune connecting Lancaster to the small village of Halton. Blessed with some stunning uninterrupted views of the historic Lune Viaduct, built in 1797, and gives access to the local cycle path and walks up to popular picnic spot of Crook o Lune.
A family friendly area with two local primary schools and a high school within walking distance. Multiple small convenience stores are also accessible by foot and with the new Bay Gate Way just a short drive down the A6 you can get to Morecambe and the M6 within minutes. Lancaster John O'Gaunt Rowing Club is just down the road. Its origins date back to 1842 making it the fifth oldest surviving rowing club in the United Kingdom outside the universities.
Once you have finished taking in the views across the Lune and as far as the Ashton Memorial take your first steps through the well-presented front garden. An artificial lawn accompanied by some neat bushes and shrubs is spread out on your left and the path takes you up a couple of steps to the charming wooden front door.
Walk down the long hallway that runs down the right-hand side of the house and take in the ornate cornice on the ceiling and dado rails that continue on the stairs and landing. On the left allowing some light is a frosted glass window and then the door through to the living rooms.
Open Plan Double Lounge
Once two separate rooms we now have a large open plan living area with lounge and sitting room combined. A large UPVC bay window sits proudly facing the front garden and at the far end, another window offers views into the rear garden making for a wonderful dual aspect. The room benefits from having a gas fire with a stone hearth in the front lounge and gorgeous tiled period open log burning fire in the rear sitting room making this a wonderful cozy house. This is a really useable space for families or those who love to entertain.
Kitchen & Dining Room
Folding dual doors to the rear of the room gives access to the galley-style kitchen. Countertops are placed on adjacent walls with fitted units along with space for a free-standing cooker/stove, integrated fridge and washing machine. A UPVC door lets you into the rear garden and a well-placed window opposite the sink help bring in lots of light.
At the far end of the property is the open-plan dining room. Ample room to sit up to 8 people it has double doors that open out onto the patio. An inviting space that lends itself to multiple uses such as a more casual kitchen diner or hosting diner parties.
Much like the front lounge, the master bedroom features a large UPVC bay window which gives you breath-taking views of the Lune. For those nature lovers, you will be able to keep track of the nesting Herons of which 3/4 pairs are visible from this very window. This is a very generous bedroom that comes with its own dressing room/walk-in wardrobe.
The second bedroom is situated to the rear of the property overlooking the rear garden. A good double room with plenty of space for a double bed and furniture, great size for a child or a guest room.
Bathroom & Office
A few paces along from the top of the stairs and to the left is the three-piece bathroom. Black tiles adorn the walls with Heron emblems at either end as a homage to the beautiful birds that can be seen from the property. The lavish sink and bath have floral patterns as well as period faucets a subtle touch to pay respect to the time this property was built.
Turn left directly from the staircase and a quick right you will find yourself stood in the home office, which an ever-increasing amount of us are finding not just useful but a necessity. With enough room for two desks and a window overlooking the rear garden, that helps to bring some tranquillity to the room.
Cellar, Rear Garden & Garage
Surely to be of interest to many is the fantastic storage space that comes in the shape of a large cellar. Accessed via a disguised door in the kitchen it currently houses a coal store for the upstairs fire and features good head height. This could easily be turned into a games room, gym, or utility room.
The rear garden has a wonderful private patio with raised pond and fountain. A small flower bed just behind this for those with green fingers is also a welcome addition. This is a very private garden that doesn't feel overlooked and with its westerly aspect will have sunshine all afternoon and most of the evening too.
The end of the garden has a garage that is large enough to fit a small car and has access via an alleyway running behind the property.
Three Bed Period Terrace
Open Plan Double Lounge
Stunning River Views
Three Piece Bathroom
Private Patio with Pond & Fountain
Fully Kitted Fitted Kitchen
Have you been searching for a beautiful period home with large living areas and a unique family kitchen? Look no further than 13 Halton Road, offering stunning views due to its location on the north bank of the River Lune. With off-street parking, large cellar and home office it has something for every one.