Reception Rooms: 3
A fine example of a handsome Victorian home situated within walking distance to the historic city of Lancaster. 9 Derwent Road boasts a wealth of fine, period features throughout the immaculately maintained accommodation which has been sympathetically restored and updated by the present owners. Set out over three floors, the original entrance door gives way to a bright entrance hall leading to a formal sitting room, dining room (currently utilised as a music room) and a classic Victorian breakfast kitchen with separate utility room. The creatively converted basement provides a spacious and versatile additional space, presently utilised as a play room it would also serve well as a guest bedroom or even a snug. To the first floor, the master bedroom enjoys beautiful views over the city and towards the bay. There are two further double bedrooms and a generous single bedroom along with a modern family bathroom. A picturesque patio at the rear, with steps leading up to the neat lawn, provides a wonderful safe haven for children to play and from which to enjoy the outdoors. This historic property will appeal to a wide range of buyers for its convenient location and amazing potential as a lovely family home.
The historic city of Lancaster has so much to offer people of all ages with a growing cultural and music scene, excellent range of high street and independent shops, and an unrivalled choice of health care and local amenities. The purchaser of 9 Derwent Road will benefit from an exceptional choice of primary schooling within walking distance, and the highly rated Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, and Ripley St Thomas also within easy reach for those of secondary age. The train station, which provides a 2½ hour commute to the centre of London, is within a 15 minute walk and J34 of the M6 is less than two miles away.
Accommodation The original Victorian entrance door, with a glazed panel surround features the original stained glass. This opens up into the;
Entrance hall With classic original tiling to the floor, the entrance hall really sets the tone for what is to come with an abundance of original features including deep skirting boards and intricate cornice moldings.
Sitting Room 15’7 x 12’8 (4.76 x 3.86) A truly beautiful principal reception room that is flooded with natural light from the wall length bay windows with original sash windows that look out over the rear garden. An authentically restored cast iron fireplace with flagged hearth creates a cosy atmosphere and the picture rail, beautiful cornices and an intricate rose sing true to the Victorian Era.
Breakfast Kitchen 12’2 x 11’10 (3.71 x 3.6) In traditional Victorian style, this classic breakfast kitchen features freestanding work units that provide a good amount of work surfaces and encompass a Belfast sink. The two door gas AGA, with two hot plates, creates a warm and homely feel and also provides hot water for the house during the winter. There is also ample space for a large dining table and chairs or central work bench. Above the AGA and sink area, there are antique Victorian glass shelves and the floor is tiled in the original tiling reminiscent of the period.
Utility/ Pantry 12’10 x 5’11 (3.9 x 1.8) Accessed just off the kitchen, this handy space includes built in shelving, ideal for pantry use, as well as a range of fitted wall units. There is also space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and fridge/freezer. Classically etched windows allow for plenty of light and an external door leads out to the side of the property, either into the rear garden or out to the front.
Dining Room 15’4 x 12’5 (4.68 x 3.79) Presently utilised as a music room, this great additional reception space would make for a wonderful dining room. Original features include coving and picture rails, deep skirting’s, sash windows and a beautifully restored cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth.
Basement/ Playroom 15’5 x 11’6 (4.69 x 3.5) Fully tanked, the converted basement provides a wonderful space to be quietly enjoyed. Natural light is afforded through the front window and the utilities have been cleverly disguised by built in cupboards that also leave space for additional storage. There is also a large, covered alcove area which provides further storage space. Currently used as a play room, this space is extremely versatile and would even work as a guest bedroom or snug/cinema room, if so required.
First Floor A traditional spindled stair case leads up onto the spacious first floor landing which is full of natural light and character.
Master Bedroom 12’7 x 11’8 (3.84 x 3.55) A bright and spacious master bedroom with large windows that enjoy stunning views over the city and beyond to Morecambe Bay.
Bedroom 2 8’11 x 5’11 (2.72 x 1.8) Currently utilised as a study, this versatile single bedroom features original sash windows.
House Bathroom Neatly presented with an oak picture rail, paneling to the dado and matching oak flooring. Sanitary ware includes bath, fully tiled with shower over, WC and a freestanding hand basin. Practically there is also a chrome heated towel rail and access into the fully insulated loft space.
Bedroom 3 10’6 x 9’9 (3.2 x 2.96) A great double bedroom with a restored and painted cast iron fireplace and original sash windows.
Bedroom 4 11’11 x 10’8 (3.64 x 3.26) Situated to the rear of the property, this is another generous double bedroom that enjoys tranquil views of the garden and handy built in corner storage cupboards.
Outside Planted rockery enclosed by flagged stones and a wrought iron railing create a unique and attractive first impression, beautifully surrounding the front exterior. Flagged pathways lead down towards the main entrance and to the other side, a wooden door leads to a secondary entrance into the utility room. Here, a useful garden store and log store can be found along with an outdoor WC, perfect for when returning with muddy boots from the many excellent countryside walks around Lancaster. A flagged patio area can be found at the rear with ample space for outdoor furniture and alfresco dining. Steps leads up from the patio into the neat, enclosed lawned area with well stocked boarders that include flower beds and mature trees. There is also a quaint summer house situated at the end of lawn. This peaceful retreat is flanked by a small public footpath that provides access onto the Lancaster Boys Grammar School playing field beyond.
Directions From Caton Road, 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 number 9 can be found on your left hand side.