Reception Rooms: 3
A superb, versatile three bedroom family home, set in a highly desirable location in a wonderful residential area within the historic City of Lancaster, enjoying enviable views across the city. Dating back to around 1850, this period property is abundant in original Victorian features and has been carefully and sympathetically modernised by the current owners to provide a beautiful, deceptively spacious home ideal for a couple or a family. Set out over four floors, the ground floor boasts an open plan Living/Dining Room, a super open plan Kitchen, Utility and bright Garden room. To the first floor, two well proportioned double bedrooms and a large bathroom are complimented by a further double bedroom that occupies the whole top floor and has had plans passed to extend using dormers to capitalise further on the incredible views to both the Castle and Williamson’s Park and to include an en-suite facility (these plans have lapsed but drawings and information are available on request). Below ground there is a very useful two room cellar. Outside, private off road parking for two cars is complimented by a beautifully presented garden, with lawn and seating areas.
Lancaster, a bustling and vibrant city with plentiful shops, restaurants, entertainment and amenities. 43 Derwent Road’s convenient and accessible location, including the proximity of the hospital, and the university, will prove to be extremely popular with a range of buyers. Those looking to commute will also find M6 J34 within a 5 minute drive and Lancaster Train station provides a 2 1/2 hour, regular service to London Euston, not bad for a property that also boasts the wonderful Lancashire countryside within easy reach. There is an impressive selection of schooling in the area with two primary schools within walking distance , further Ripley St Thomas and both the Girls and Boys Grammar schools are within easy reach and highly regarded.
Accommodation Accessed from a quaint, gated front garden with stone wall, the timber door opens into a welcoming entrance vestibule with glazed secondary door and solid Oak flooring. The hallway leads to the stairs and also into;
Living/Dining 13’8 X 10’6 (4.16 X 3.19) & 13’9 X 11’9 (4.19 X 3.57) A bright and spacious area which has been well planned to provide a sociable space for relaxation or entertaining. The large bay window to the front of the property enjoys spectacular views to the Castle, Bay and Lakeland Fells beyond. In the Living area, a gas fire is set within an attractive Cast Iron and Marble surround, and flanked by two alcove cupboards. the dining area features a Morso wood burning stove in an Inglenook style opening and alcove detail to either side. Throughout, original plaster friezes, picture rails and cornice mouldings are complemented by a solid Oak floor throughout.
Kitchen 9’11 x 6’10 (3.02 x 2.08) Well planned to maximise on light and space, the Kitchen has been formed from the original kitchen and part of the garden room to provide a wonderful area in which to cook and socialise. There are a good range of high gloss wall and base units encompassing a NEFF oven, and gas hob, a dishwasher, stainless steel sink and a half with drainer and with space for larger appliances such as a large fridge freezer. The units also provide an excellent breakfast bar that reaches into the garden room.
Garden Room 21’11 x 10’9 (6.67 x 3.28) To the rear of the property, and mainly glazed, this versatile reception room affords great privacy and views over the garden. The angular, timber framed design provides an interesting feature, along with reclaimed parquet flooring and exposed stone wall feature. Double french doors lead out onto attractive stone steps and feature curved wall leading to the main garden.
Laundry Room Immediately adjacent to the kitchen, the laundry room also serves as a downstairs cloakroom, with WC and wash hand basin alongside plumbing for both washing machine and tumbler dryer.
First Floor Landing area with storage cupboard and original Georgian sash window.
Bedroom 2 16’8 x 10’6 (5.09 x 3.19) Situated at the front of this lovely home, this well proportioned double bedroom enjoys enviable, far reaching views across the roof tops of the city to the Castle and Morecambe Bay. Period features include a sash effect window and picture rail with original exposed timber floor.
Bedroom 3 11’9 x 10’3 (3.57 x 3.12) A further double bedroom with original sash window overlooking the garden and with views to Ashton Memorial.
Bathroom This spacious, modern facility, with original sash window, comprises a white suite of panel bath, corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Travertine tiles complement and there is also a useful airing cupboard.
Second Floor 22’7 x 16’8 (6.89 x 5.08) The whole of the top floor is occupied by the master bedroom and benefits from plans to extend further in order to maximise the views further and add an ensuite facility. Currently with beam features and two large Velux windows there is ample space for a double bed and plenty of storage furniture. Views to the Ashton Memorial and the Castle.
Cellar 17’2 x 10’7 (5.22 x 3.22) & 14’6 x 5’1 (4.42 x 1.54) A useful two room cellar with power and light, perfect for storage.
Outside To the rear of 43 Derwent Road, there is a delightful garden, laid mainly to lawn and bounded by a Beech hedge providing privacy and security. The vendors have created seating areas to enjoy sunny days and al fresco dining and there are manageable flower beds. An access path leads around one side of the house for convenience and there is off road parking for two cars. To the front, a small flagged garden bounded by a low stone wall is neatly presented.
Directions Exiting the M6 at Junction 34 continue down Caton Road towards Lancaster/ Morecambe. After approximately 1.4 miles, just before the traffic lights entering the city centre, make a slight left onto Bulk Road, then take your first left onto Ridge Lane. At the roundabout continue straight through. Take the first right onto Derwent Road and continue for approximately 0.3 miles where number 43 can be found on your left hand side.