Reception Rooms: 2
An impressive 4 bedroom Victorian mid-terrace home set out over three floors and conveniently located along Lancaster’s canal corridor, within easy walking distance of Lancaster city centre and a short travel to the local countryside of Aldcliffe. Situated in a conservation area and enjoying elevated access to a lawned garden, patio and an enclosed flagged courtyard with outbuildings to the rear, the property enjoys views out across Aldcliffe Road. Deceptively spacious, the three storey accommodation retains many original features including picture rails, exposed wood beams and cornice mouldings. The ground floor boasts separate lounge and open plan dining kitchen. To the first floor there are two well proportioned double bedrooms and a four piece house bathroom, with two further bedrooms to the second floor. Below ground there is a very useful cellar ideal for storage or which could even be converted, if so required, subject to relevant planning. The residents parking scheme enables two residents permits and two additional visitors permits.
Lancaster is the historic county town of Lancashire and offers a plethora of high street and independent shops, restaurants and amenities, along with a vibrant cultural and music scene and unrivalled choice of health care. The convenient and accessible location of Portland Place includes proximity to the hospital, two universities and an impressive range of schooling including Dallas Road Primary School, Ripley St Thomas senior school and the renowned Lancaster boys and girls Grammar Schools. For those who will be commuting, the train station is less than a 10 minute walk away; with travel to London in 2 ½ hours and J34 of the M6 just a 10 minute drive away.
Accommodation Accessed from a shared gateway with steps leading to the front lawn and quaint seating area. A traditional entrance door leads to a spacious entrance hallway with beautiful Italian Quarry tiled floor.
Lounge 15’3 x 10’6 (4.65 x 3.20) Double glazed Bay windows, overlooking the variety of established trees to the front, afford for plenty of light in this well presented principle reception room. The attractive cast iron and tiled open fireplace with a wooden pine fire surround and tiled hearth create an impressive focal point. This characterful room is further complemented by original exposed wooden floor boards.
Dining Kitchen 17’0 x 12’5 (5.17 x 3.79) Well planned to maximise on light and space with windows overlooking the enclosed rear garden, providing a good range of wall and base units with appliances including; 5 ring gas hob with extractor over and integrated electric oven. There is also ample space for an American style freestanding fridge/ freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher. The dining area features a cast iron multi-fuel stove with feature exposed stone chimney breast and flagged hearth. Ample space for a good sized dining table and chairs and completed with Italian Quarry tiled floors.
Cellar 15’3 x 10’6 (4.65 x 3.20) A pine door from the entrance hall with steps leading down to the cellar; an ideal space for storage benefitting from electric and plumbing for washer/dryer machine, the cellar also houses the gas meters and electric fuse box.
An impressive wood spindled staircase leads to;
House bathroom Spacious four piece bathroom suite in white comprising; corner bath with chrome shower mixer taps, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with Thermostatic waterfall shower unit and heated towel rail. A handy built in cupboard houses a wall mounted Biasi gas combination central heating boiler. Part tiled to complement and window to the rear elevation.
Master Bedroom 17’0 x 11’11 (5.17 x 3.63) An L-Shaped double bedroom situated to the front of this lovely home and enjoying views over the garden and along Aldcliffe Road to the canal bridge. Built in cupboard provides extra storage space.
Bedroom 2 12’7 x 9’3 (3.84 x 2.81) A further double bedroom with built in wardrobe and high level storage cupboards.
Traditional spindled staircase leads to;
Bedroom 3 20’6 x 9’4 (6.25 x 2.85) Sizeable double bedroom with Dormer windows, featuring angled ceilings, exposed wood beams and feature stone wall.
Bedroom 4 9’4 x 7’9 (2.85 x 2.35) A generous single bedroom ideal for children with dormer windows enjoying views to the rear.
Outside A delightful garden to the front of the property with a neat lawn and variety of established trees and shrubs. There is also a lovely paved patio and seating area ideal for enjoying the views across the garden. To the rear, a stone boundary wall encloses a flagged area complete with two handy outhouses and timber latch gate giving access to a shared, cobbled alleyway. The outside space at 2 Portland place will prove popular with a range of buyers, especially those looking for a low-maintenance garden whilst not compromising on space.
Directions Exiting the M6 at Junction 34 continue down Caton Road towards Lancaster/ Morecambe and continue into Lancaster city centre. Following the one way system around, after passing QuickFit on your right hand side take the second set of traffic lights on your left to continue straight on Aldcliffe Road and along the canal. After passing B&Q, the entrance to Portland Place can be found a little further down on your right hand side, on the bend turning towards Carr Bank Lane.