Where is The Residence?
Welcome to The Residence, a luxury apartment development converted by the PJ Livesey Group. This Grade II listed development is stunning. It has to be seen to truly appreciate its grandeur and understand it's boutique, hotel feel. This development is approached by a tree-lined driveway and is surrounded by greenery with views over the Forest of Bowland. The grounds are perfectly manicured. It feels serene.
Williamson Park neighbours this development. The 54 acres include mature grounds, a duck pond, ornamental gardens and the famous butterfly house. The park is also a dog walkers paradise (pets are allowed at The Residence). Every Saturday morning, there is a park run - perfect for if you are feeling energetic!
The historic city centre is just a 20-minute walk. Enjoy independent shopping, visit one of the many cafes, bars, restaurants and cinema or visit one of the two highly regarded theatres. For more every day needs the recently opened Co-op is a just a few minutes away.
The location on the edge of the city centre is also convenient for local transport, as well as having easy access to the University, hospital and the M6.
Make your way through the key coded, secure South Wing entrance, in to the beautifully kept communal areas and take the lift or stairs up to the first floor. Follow the signs to number 131 and make your way into the the entrance hallway of the apartment.
Once inside, you will immediately notice how light and spacious the hallway is. Giving access to all rooms within the apartment, including two storage cupboards, one housing the boiler.
The open plan living areas
Head straight into the spacious living area of the home and be greeted by a generously proportioned living room/diner and modern fitted kitchen. Plenty of space is available for lots of comfy and practical furniture, and access out to your own private balcony is achieved via a mainly glazed door, surrounded by windows for additional light. Dine to one end with family and friends and relax in front of a movie to the other, there are many ways of arranging this part of the apartment to suit.
To the rear of the room a fully fitted and integrated kitchen awaits. Stylish grey, hi gloss units provide the necessary storage and simultaneously hide your integrated appliances neatly. Appliances include - a tall fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher electric oven, microwave and electric hob.
All in all, an attractive living area to enjoy, the tall ceilings provide the additional feeling of space and airiness, whilst the neutral decoration gives the feeling of freshness.
Bedrooms, bathrooms and dressing area
Also from the entrance hallway, to your right, is the main bathroom of the property. Beautifully designed and spacious to boot, this 3 piece bathroom consists of a bath with shower over, large wash basin, low flush toilet and heated towel rail. Gorgeous tiles surround the walls, bath and floor - displaying a clean, crisp, 'hotel' feeling in this bathroom
Across the hall and take a right into the second bedroom. A great size room capable of comfortably housing a double bed and additional furniture to suit. A plush, comfy carpet can be found under your feet upon entering and plenty of natural light fills the room via the tall window to one corner.
Before entering the master bedroom to the far end of the apartment, you will come across a handy dressing area, also giving access to the en-suite shower room. Space for a dressing table and additional furniture can be found and we think this is a really handy addition to the property. The en-suite itself is beautifully designed and boasts a double walk in shower, wash basin and low flush toilet. Once again, fully tiled for convenience and design.
Finally, we have the master bedroom, and probably one of the grandest we have seen in The Residence. So much space is afforded for a large double bed and further furniture, but what really steals the show in this room is the huge bay window. It really does offer a unique and enviable outlook and feel. So much light streams in, brightening this special room and in turn, bespoke blinds have been fitted to block out light for a really good nights sleep.
To the opposite side of the bedroom and cleverly tucked under an attractive arch, you will find a huge amount of storage in the shape of high gloss wardrobes.
Did you know that small pets are allowed at The Residence? Providing they are well behaved they are all welcome. The Residence is one of few apartment developments that allow this.
The communal grounds are simply beautiful and maintained to a very high standard. The large tree lined driveway invites you into this stunning development and there are two allocated parking spaces available for this particular apartment and guest parking situated around the grounds.
The communal entrances are all very impressive and they really do set the standards high. There are gorgeous seating areas available so your guests can wait in style whilst you come down to greet them.