Welcome to South Road
Welcome to South Road, the gateway to the city, a street lined with fine beautiful period homes.
A key feature is that the city centre is just a short stroll. Live here and you are just a few minutes stroll to popular eateries, wine bars, traditional pubs and independent shops.
Lancaster Canal can be joined in just 300 yards providing pleasing walks into the countryside. 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. The education options when you live at South Road 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.
South Road is a home with kerb appeal. Please take a moment to step back and admire her beauty. Afterwards, open the front gate and take the few steps that lead up to the sage green entrance door.
Step inside, through the vestibule and into the welcoming hallway. In just a few steps, you'll quickly realise that this home is special. From the original mosaic tiled floor through to the stained, leaded windows, deep skirtings and original mouldings - you will find a home which is full of original character and features. It sets the tone of what you are about to discover.
The ground floor living
How many homes can boast having 4 reception rooms? With elegant high ceilings, the downstairs living area's have been carefully designated creating a social area for cooking, dining and entertaining. The elegant lounge looks out over the front garden. Exposed original floorboards run through and complement the soft neutral decor. A beautiful marble fireplace sits central and creates a striking focal point. The shutters to the windows are in full working order.
The second sitting room, with a sash window to the rear, features an open fireplace with tiled hearth and original recessed book-shelves with glass doors, This is a room which feels peaceful. It sits centrally in the home and in many ways becomes the heart of family life.
The bright and airy dining room can accommodate a large table and features sash windows to the rear, a Town and Country wood burning stove, and original recessed storage. The dining room connects to the modern cream coloured shaker-style fitted kitchen with solid wooden work surface, plentiful storage, Belfast sink, Smeg five ring hob and Siemens built-in oven.
Next is the snug, although many refer to this as the garden room with views over the extensive lawned garden. Larger families with children might use this a teenage lounge, Others may opt to use it as a study. A useful ground floor WC is set just off - ideal for when you have visiting guests.
The first floor
To the first floor, there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The master bedroom spans the front of the home. It's a beautiful light bedroom. The tinted white decor combines with the honey tones of the carpet. A cast iron fireplace creates a pleasing focal point. The beautiful windows are a feature in their own right. Acoustic glass guarantees a peaceful nights rest from the city traffic.
The next bedroom is also a double room, this time finished in crisp white and featuring a cast iron fireplace. This bedroom looks out over the rear garden. We just love the location of this room, it feels set away, almost self-contained - perfect for those with a teenager or ideal for guests as it has it's own hallway (which is large enough as homework area) and its own shower room.
The main bathroom is unusually spacious and full of character. The 4-piece suite includes a walk-in shower and bath. There is plenty of built-in storage including an airing cupboard housing the gas combination boiler.
On the second floor are two further double bedrooms and a light and airy landing with built-in wardrobe. The large bedroom to the front rivals that of the master bedroom. The bedroom to the rear has fabulous views of Williamson Memorial and Lancaster Cathedral.
The cellar rooms
The basement is a superb asset comprising over thirty square metres of dry, clean space which could be used for storage or work areas. It is split into three separate areas - one of which is a utility area which has plumbing for a washing machine.
The cellar also provides access from the front of the home - out to the rear garden. This means it is ideal for those with bicycles and other interests - where they do not wish to trail items through the main house.
The extensive lawned garden
To the front of the home, there is a low maintenance forecourt garden with gated access. Stone steps lead up to the main entrance and newly fitted front door.
The 100ft enclosed garden is exceptionally private. Enjoy alfresco dining on the gravelled patio adjacent to the home. Step down onto a generous sized lawned garden area where the kids can play. Enjoy the many fruit trees as they bear their fruit later in the year. The mature hedges and trees offer privacy from the neighbouring homes and there are planted borders to add extra colour and interest. Why not create a vegetable garden at the bottom of the garden? There is space to do so.