Where is Yealand Drive?
Welcome to Yealand Drive, a beautiful, elevated cul-de-sac just off the A6 at Scotforth. 2b Yealand Drive is one of three homes built by Jim Prestwood in 1989.
Scotforth is special. This suburb of Lancaster has a wonderful village feel with its picturesque church, highly regarded primary school and an array of shops and stores, including Booths supermarket and a handy fuel station.
Scotforth is just 1 mile south of the city centre and just under 2 miles from the University of Lancaster. Many of the area's key employers are close by hence it has been a firm favourite with the local residents for many years. Ripley High School and the Grammar Schools are also easily accessible making this a truly family friendly area. Welcome to Yealand Drive.
As you pull up outside Yealand Drive, take a moment to look around the street. You'll notice that the elevated position takes in wonderful views of Lancaster, you can even see the Ashton Memorial peeking through the tree lined horizon. Take note of all the greenery surrounding you.
This is a home which also has great kerb appeal starting with the pretty lawned frontage. The driveway is expansive, which means you have lots of useful off road parking. Take the path to the right leading to the front door, edged with pretty winter pansies and admire the garden as you approach the front door.
Step inside, through the Upvc double glazed door and into the porch, wide enough for a handy storage cupboard or shoe rack and then into the imposing hallway with central staircase and oak hardwood flooring. The decor is pleasing and neutral. Useful storage is afforded in a neat cupboard tucked discreetly in the corner and underneath the staircase.
The ground floor
The lounge is spacious with a large picture window looking over the rear garden. This is a generous sized living room and the living flame gas fire set in a Portland stone surround creates a wonderful and warming focal point to the centre of the room. The decor is fresh in cream, neutral shades and the oak hardwood flooring flows seamlessly through the room. A damask wallpaper graces one wall and gives the room a calming feel.
The dining room is accessed from the lounge at one side and the kitchen at the other, the perfect social space for family dining. The open plan nature means conversation can flow freely between these three rooms and french doors open out to connect with the private rear garden and paved patio.
The hardwood Ash shaker style kitchen will impress many and will become the hub of family life. A window to the side elevation provides a pleasing view and washing up becomes an enjoyable task! Inset spotlights illuminate this room as darkness falls.
Integral appliances include the Neff electric double oven and 4 ring Neff gas hob. The utility room leads off the kitchen to the rear of the home with a UPVC DG door leading outside. The utility is light and bright from the large window looking out to the rear garden. With plumbing for your appliances, a storage cupboard, work top space and a second sink plus the easily accessible Worcester Bosch boiler tucked away in the corner, this is a truly functional space.
Essential to family living, you'll find a handy downstairs WC, partially tiled in soft grey tones for convenience, with a window allowing natural light in from the side elevation.
To the front of the property, the room currently used as a peaceful home office taking in views of the front garden, would work equally well as a playroom, craft room, second sitting room or even a fourth bedroom. This space is versatile to suit your needs.
An integral door provides useful access to the garage.
The first floor
Return to the entrance hall and take the stunning central staircase to the first floor. The galleried landing area is impressive, almost a room in itself. Light flows into this space from the double glass doors which open into the first floor conservatory, across the rear of the property. Once again this is a room which offers versatile living, currently used as a relaxation and reading room, the current owners have also used it as a guest bedroom. Anti glare glass has been installed which means this room can be enjoyed all year round.
The master bedroom is spacious and light and has double fitted wardrobes which span one wall. Its position to the front of the home offeres stunning panoramic views over Lancaster towards Williamson Park through the two velux windows. The ensuite leads off this bedroom with a step in shower and pedestal sink.
The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are both good sized double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes. The bedroom to the front of the property offers ample space for a super king bed and storage is afforded in the two built in cupboards. The third bedroom to the rear, looks out over the south west facing garden and is sure to guarantee a restful nights sleep.
The 4 piece family bathroom was newly installed just 18 months ago and has a large walk in shower with rainfall shower head and invigorating jet handset. It is the perfect place to escape to when you want to unwind and immerse yourself in a long bubble bath. The modern white suite and partial wall tiling contrasts beautifully with the contemporary grey decor.
The attic is boarded with a pull down ladder and automatic lighting as you open the hatch.
The gardens, driveway and garage
The extensive south west facing rear garden is the crowning glory of this beautiful home providing both sunny and shaded areas.
A large lawn allows for the children to play. It is fully enclosed, also making it safe for pets. Plants have been chosen for all year round colour and high hedges across the back boundary provide ample privacy. The perimeter fencing panels are just 18 months old. Two storage sheds offer ample storage, one is only 6 months old and the other has just been re-roofed. A handy outside tap makes watering the plants or washing the cars an easy task.
A large, extended stone patio is perfect for alfresco dining and evenings sat taking in the sunset. Raised beds beyond the lawn are perfect for growing your own vegetables and salad.
This home offers an extensive driveway and a large garage with electric door. Parking is so easy when you live here. Access to the rear of the home is afforded by pathways which run to either side of the property.