Reception Rooms: 3
This beautiful, 4 bedroom barn conversion enjoys an excellent location with far reaching, rural views and superb proximity to Lancaster. One of five barn conversions that were completed in 2003 by the highly regarded Hay Carr developers. This wonderful home has been carefully planned and enhanced by the current owners who have lived here since it was built. Set out over three floors, the ground floor boasts a magnificent breakfast kitchen, study and impressive reception rooms enjoying delightful outlooks across the surrounding, rolling farmland. The first floor benefits from three double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a house bathroom. On the second floor a versatile guest bedroom commands extensive views. Throughout, 5 Waterside Barn is extremely well appointed and maintained. Both private and low maintenance, the garden area enjoys a beautiful open aspect and private parking for two cars, in addition to the very useful, integral double garage.
Located just to the south of Lancaster, Stodday is well placed for access into this popular historic City, yet enjoys a beautiful rural setting and even boasts the Lancaster Golf course in close proximity. Lancaster itself has so much to offer people of all ages with a growing cultural and music scene, excellent range of high street and independent shops, unrivalled choice of health care, good local amenities and easy access to Lancaster University. The property also benefits from an exceptional choice of schooling within the local area, and the well respected Boys and Girls Grammar Schools and Ripley St Thomas are also within easy reach for those of secondary age. The train station which provides a 2½ hour commute to the centre of London, in addition to the relative proximity of both junctions 33 and 34 of the M6, means 5 Waterside will suit a wide range of buyers due, in part, to its superb accessibility.
Accommodation A sweeping, tarmacadam drive leads from the private road to the cluster of conversions and whilst each property has its own private parking space, there is also ample parking for visitors. The communal areas are neatly presented and well maintained and provide an attractive approach.
A timber and stained glass door leads into a welcoming Entrance Hall.
Entrance Hall With practical and hardwearing Karndean flooring this is a spacious entrance complete with useful under stairs cupboard, and cloakroom with pedestal wash hand basin, WC and ample hanging space for coats and jackets. A bespoke made, stained glass window affords plenty of light.
Study 10’4 x 7’9 (3.14 x 2.36) Immediately off the hall, this super room is ideal for those looking for a separate area to work, do crafts or similar.
Sitting Room 30’7 x 15’11 (9.33 x 4.85) A most magnificent, and very spacious living room with three large windows and double doors to the patio allowing plenty of light and a very attractive vista. To one end an electric, wood-burning effect fire set upon a sandstone hearth with slate lintel provides a lovely focal point.
Breakfast Kitchen 17’3 x 12’11 (5.25 x 3.93) This farmhouse style kitchen enjoys a solid range of handmade wall and base units in painted ivory, topped with impressive black granite work surfaces and encompassing a Rangemaster electric oven, integrated fridge and separate integrated freezer, dishwasher and stainless steel sink and a half with drainer. Enjoying a bright, open aspect and practical tiled floor, there is ample space for a large breakfast table and occasional furniture. A door leads to the dining room.
Utility A handy facility with a selection of base units, stainless steel sink and drainer and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Stained glass window allowing natural light.
Dining Room 13’0 x 11’8 (3.95 x 3.55) Adjacent to the Kitchen this is a superb formal entertaining space of good proportions with very pleasant views.
First Floor Spacious landing area with shelved storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom 15’11 x 10’4 (4.84 x 3.15) A serene and peaceful space of good proportions, with generous walk in wardrobe.
En-suite A very neatly presented shower room with neutral tiles that briefly comprises; corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and towel rail. In addition; plenty of practical under eaves storage.
Bedroom 3 12’8 x 12’0 (3.85 x 3.67) This delightful double bedroom has a semi vaulted ceiling and Velux window coupled with useful under eaves storage cupboards.
Bedroom 4 10’6 x 8’5 (3.21 x 2.56) The smallest of the bedrooms, this charming single bedroom is very light and bright, and also features a Velux window and handy under eaves storage.
Family Bathroom The perfect haven for relaxation featuring a stunning, free standing claw foot bath, this well-ordered bathroom also boasts a corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and has been tiled in a neutral style to the dado. The Velux window affords plenty of natural light.
Bedroom 2 17’5 x 13’11 (5.31 x 4.24) A wonderful guest bedroom enjoying far reaching countryside views. Ideal for teenagers or guests, there is also scope and space to insert an en-suite facility if required.
Outside Situated within a sought after rural setting, 5 Waterside benefits from a very well maintained, communal approach and courtyard areas with ample parking for guests. The private garden is laid mainly to lawn and also enjoys a slightly elevated patio seating area that is perfect for al fresco dining. Well stocked borders create definition and colour through the spring and summer months and the garden is bounded predominantly by a stone wall, making it secure for those with pets and children. There is a gated gravel area suitable for additional private parking if required. The double integral garage with electrically operated doors also has a boarded storage area above with scope for further development if of interest to the purchaser and subject to usual consents.
Directions From Lancaster City Centre follow Thurnham Street and the A6 towards Lancaster Infirmary. At the pointer roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ashton Road/A588. At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit to remain on Ashton Road. After approximately 1 mile take a right hand turn down Stodday Lane. Follow the lane down and around and the drive to 5 Waterside drive can be found on your left hand side.