Reception Rooms: 5
A superb opportunity to purchase a very unique and desirable package in the highly sought after residential area of Hest Bank. 6 Hatlex Drive is a much extended and developed family home that offers principle accommodation comprising of 5 bedrooms and 4 excellent reception rooms alongside a superb, self contained, one bedroom annexe. Situated on this quiet lane, this wonderful home also boasts plenty of off road parking for at least 6 cars, a double garage and delightful gardens. With the original construction dating back to 1921 the vendors have carefully and creatively extended the property, retaining some lovely original features whilst ensuring well planned accommodation for all the family. This property will be attractive to a wide range of buyers, those with large families, dependent relatives and also those who work from home.
Located on the periphery of the popular village of Hest Bank, this highly sought after North Lancashire location is accessible for those working in the historic city of Lancaster and indeed further afield, with the train station at nearby Carnforth providing a speedy link to the west coast mainline and Manchester and London being reached within an hour and 2 hours respectively. The M6 J34 and J35 are both within easy reach and provide further connectivity. Hest Bank itself is a pretty village which boasts a super selection of amenities including post office, corner shop, pharmacy, primary school, church, village hall and playing fields with tennis courts. With an active community, it’s proximity to Lancaster means it is an excellent choice for buyers who wish to be in the catchment area for the Grammar Schools and the very highly regarded Ripley St Thomas.
Entrance Hall Off the main drive, there is an inner vestibule area with plenty of space for cloaks and shoes. Stained glass original features are evident and a hard wearing wood effect laminate floor runs throughout the majority of the ground floor. There is an adjacent cloakroom facility with WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Study/ Reception room 13’6 x 9’0 (4.12m x 2.74m) A bright and light study area with cornice mouldings and picture rail, overlooking the parking area to the front of the property and ideally fit for purpose.
Kitchen Dining Room 27’5 x 23’2 (8.36m x 7.05m) This superb heart of the home is spacious and bright with French doors leading out onto the patio area and vast garden. The kitchen area has a good selection of wall and base units and a black granite breakfast bar, that encompass a range cooker, stainless steel double sink and a half, plumbing for a washing machine and a dishwasher. In addition there is a super pantry and further store cupboard. Ample space for a large dining table and chairs.
Study / Reception Room 2 14’10 x 9’11 (4.52m x 3.01m) A spacious study that was formerly an ensuite double bedroom and benefits from a lovely square bay window, cornice mouldings and picture rails. There is an adjacent room, presently utilised as a craft room that is fully plumbed to enable the option to revert back to an ensuite.
Family Room 15’11 x 14’4 (4.85m x 4.36m) Large sliding doors provide access from the kitchen into the family room where a multifuel stove sits upon a sandstone hearth, providing warmth and a lovely focal point.
Doors lead into the;
Conservatory 14’3 x 8’9 (4.34m x 2.67m) A lovely reception space, allowing the garden and living spaces within the house to merge. The floor is tiled and there is a door to the patio seating area outside.
First Floor A central stairway leads to a wonderful flowing landing area;
Master Bedroom 20’0 x 11’9 (6.10m x 3.59m) Spacious and light, this large double bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and good proportions. There is an airing cupboard within this room. The ensuite shower room is modern, neatly presented and comprises corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Tiled in a neutral style to complement.
Bedroom 3 13’11 x 12’5 (4.24m x 3.78m) Enjoying lovely views over the garden this super double bedroom also benefits from an ensuite shower facility comprising double shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin that has been tiled throughout in a classic style.
Bedrooms 2 ,4 & 5 Three further, well proportioned double bedrooms with views over the garden, and plentiful space, ideal for guests or children alike.
House Bathroom A wonderful bathroom that features a superb, freestanding, claw foot bath with shower attachment. Contemporary tiles, vanity wash hand basin, towel radiator and WC occupy the rest of this very spacious and welcoming bathroom.
Annexe Connected via a walkway and porch area the first floor annexe is a fantastic conversion above the garage that provides an excellent open plan living – kitchen space with a solid selection of wall and base units and access onto a magnificent balcony that enjoys far reaching views to Morecambe Bay and has steps leading down into the rear garden; a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, complete with P shaped bath.
Outside Beneath the annexe and also connected to the main house, there is a tremendous garage with space for up to four cars, separate workshop and plenty of storage space. The parking to the front of the house is ideal for at least 6 cars and to the rear of the property the gardens are laid mainly to lawn. Planted borders, paved patio seating areas, places to grow soft fruit and veg and terraced, shale seating areas add definition and interest. There is a beautiful pergola and vine trellis that are also charming features of the garden.
Directions From Lancaster follow signs for Carnforth /A6, follow this road through Slyne, passing the Slyne Lodge on your left, then take the next left onto Manor Lane and continue on to Hanging Green Lane, which then becomes Hatlex Lane. Follow this road over the canal bridge, then take the next left into Hatlex drive, follow the road around and number 6 is half way round on the left.