Where is St. Mary's Parade?
St Mary’s Parade is, without a doubt, one of Lancaster's most prestigious addresses. Set in the heart of Lancaster, within the Castle Precinct, this is a home which can truly boast having a castle as it's next door neighbour.
Surprisingly peaceful, this leafy setting offers an ideal lifestyle for families who love to entertain and appreciate architectural living. St Mary's Parade is, after all, Grade II listed and is set in Lancaster’s conservation area which protects the beauty of the area.
Live here and you are just a few minutes stroll from the city centre, home to popular eateries, wine bars, traditional pubs and independent shops. Lancaster train station is just a few minutes away - ideal for those commuting by rail.
There are also some beautiful walks right on your doorstep. Venture up the steps that lead to the priory church and follow the footpath down to St George's Quay. Walk along the Riverside and you are soon heading into the open countryside as you stroll towards Glasson Dock.
Make your way into the property via the imposing solid wood door and be greeted with a light and bright entrance hallway. Space to store your shoes and hang your coats is provided before entering the main living area of the home.
Beautiful solid oak flooring runs from the entrance into the living room/diner, effortlessly combining with the white walls, high ceiling and period features on display. Carpeted stairs up to the first and second floors, sit directly in front of you and an entrance to your left will see you into the ground and lower floor rooms.
Living accommodation and kitchen/diner
As you enter the hub of the house, notice the beautiful solid oak flooring continuing in from the hallway. In this living room/dining space you will find the perfect blend of old and new. The modern, light decoration to the walls, compliments the original features present. Two Inglenook fireplaces are the focal points, one storing wood, the other housing the multi fuel burner.
The towering sash window looking out toward the Castle, provides light from one side, as does a further window to the rear, thus producing an extremely light and inviting room to relax or entertain within. Space for a large dining table is available, as well as room for comfy furniture too. To top it all off, you have an adorable window seat to the rear, perfection!
Make your way out of the living room and see to your left, access out to your yard. We are going to turn right however and make our way down to the lower floor. This gorgeous kitchen area reveals itself more and more each step you take down. Attractive units and worktop surfaces surround the walls, offering space for all the appliances you will no doubt require. A large Range cooker with hood sits proudly to the centre.
Opposite the kitchen you will find a further handy area to utilise. Maybe as an extensive walk in pantry or wine storage. Currently used as this and a casual space to dine.
Bedrooms and bathroom
As you make your way up the staircase to the first floor, you will notice just how light and airy it is. Due in part to the crisp white walls and tall landing window, allowing lots of natural light within.
The first room you will come across is the truly stunning family bathroom. In here, you are presented with a modern four piece suite, effortlessly blending with the charm of the building itself. An inviting roll top bath is the main feature, accompanied by a walk-in corner shower, low flush toilet and wash basin. The charm continues with exposed wood floor boards and tastefully, part tiled walls.
Toward the front of the home is the master bedroom. Once more benefiting from beautiful sash windows and shutters, exposed wood floor boards and pleasant decoration to the walls. A feature fireplace sits to one wall, adding further allure to the room. Plenty of space for a large double bed and furniture to suit is available within this master bedroom.
Up to the second floor and be presented with a further two bedrooms. The views from both sides really are special from up here as you gaze out of the large sash windows. Both benefitting from soft and neutral decoration, plus those gorgeous floor boards.
The room to the rear would be perfect as a child's bedroom or maybe as an office/study, depending on your needs. The bedroom to the front is slightly bigger, offering space for a double bed and additional furniture.
Outside space and views
Accessed from the rear door is a quaint little yard. A delightful place to sit out in during the warmer months of the year, with a glass of wine.
The views you are blessed with are simply wonderful. Looking out the front windows you will see the Lancaster Castle in all it's glory. To the rear of the home you have views out over Lancaster itself, including Ashton Memorial and Lancaster Cathedral. Simply stunning!