Reception Rooms: 2
Surrounded by rolling countryside and boasting stunning views, this beautiful period property forms part of a former workhouse that is believed to date back as far as 1848. The stately workhouse was sympathetically converted in the early 1980s to create a total of 10 individual dwellings with a further 5 properties added within the grounds. No 6. has been in the same ownership, serving as a much loved family home, for over 25 years and has been immaculately maintained and updated over that time. The authentic period feel of the property has been well retained with original sash windows and high ceilings found across the property. The entrance hall gives way to two reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen and adjoining utility room. The first floor offers a total of three double bedrooms, of which the master is ensuite, and there is also a newly converted loft which provides a further two double bedrooms and WC. The property is set within the communal grounds of Lunesdale Court and also offers a private lawned area and rear patio which prove extremely low maintenance. However those with gardening interests will be delighted with the communal space on offer which includes a rear garden of approximately ¾ of an acre. This is a fantastic home for families that want the countryside ideal whilst still being a part of a community and not compromising on convenient access to amenities and commuting.
Located just on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Hornby, Lunesdale Court is surrounded by open countryside with ample walks across the Forest of Bowland AONB right from your doorstep. The village itself offers a vibrant community with a village shop, nursery and primary school, tea room, butchers, post office and even a florist. The City of Lancaster is just under 10 miles away along with access to the M6 and the train station that offers quick commutes across the country. The property also sits within the catchment for some great secondary schools including the renowned Lancaster Boys’ and Girls’ Grammar Schools and QES in Kirkby Lonsdale.
A covered entrance porch is flanked to either side by lawn and flower beds to provide a pretty approach to this impressive property. Opening into the entrance hall where you get your first glimpse of the lofty ceilings, with period dado rail and access into a ground floor WC. Double doors open into the formal sitting room which features a dual aspect of stunning double sash windows over the front and side of the property providing far reaching countryside views. Leading on into the dining room, which again has a distinct period feel with detailed cornicing and large original sash window, a sympathetic ornate fireplace serves as an impressive feature with a working fire and granite hearth, and a glazed door leads externally into the rear enclosed patio area. The kitchen affords space for a more informal dining setting and is again filled with natural light afforded by the original sash windows. It includes a traditional range of wall, drawer and base units with granite worktops, integrated dishwasher and tiled inglenook housing a Stoves range cooker with a 7 ring gas hob. The floor is practically tiled and continues into a useful utility room where there is a further selection of units, space for fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer. There is also external access to the rear courtyard.
The original stone steps have been retained and lead up from the entrance hall to the landing via a large gallery window that captures beautiful views over the local countryside. On the first floor there is a useful linen cupboard, three out of five of the double bedrooms and the family bathroom which comprises of a bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Of these three bedrooms, the master offers generous proportions, a lovely dual aspect and ensuite shower room. The two bedrooms on this floor rival for some of the best views in the house, looking out over the far stretching countryside and on to Ingleborough Mountain. However the views from the final two double bedrooms in the newly converted loft steal the show. Optimised by triple Velux windows that open out to reveal endless countryside and an uninterrupted view of Ingleborough. Both bedrooms offer generous under eaves storage and are supported by a cleverly incorporated WC. This floor is the perfect area for guests and children alike, making this a perfect home for large families looking for that extra space.
A long sweeping drive leads around the front entrance of the property offering 5 private parking spaces and access into the large single garage with remote control doors which would also allow for a workshop if required. As previously mentioned, No. 6 includes a private lawn to the front of this stately home that is the ideal space to sit and take in the far reaching views over the local countryside. There is also a private, enclosed flagged patio area to the rear which is a tranquil sun trap to enjoy alfresco dining and relaxing. These areas prove very low maintenance and are thus ideal for those with busy lives however should you wish for more gardening potential the communal grounds are open for all residents to enjoy. This includes a neatly kept courtyard with raised flower beds, drying area and an approximate ¾ acre garden tucked away to the rear. This space has a paved barbecue area which has otherwise been left undeveloped. However, should you wish, there is potential for creating vegetable plots and landscaping.
Directions From Lancaster, take the A6 from Caton Road. Continue through the village of Caton and then through Claughton, after which there is a right hand turn to take, following signs to Wray/Wennington. After approx. 500 yards, take your first right into the Lunesdale Court development.
Services Leasehold – Service charge of £75/month including water drainage and upkeep of all communal garden areas
The residents of Lunesdale Court own the freehold of the lease which has approximately 960 years remaining.
Gas central heating
B4RN fibre optic internet connection
Council tax band E
Management fee – £75 pcm