Reception Rooms: 3
A delightful canal side stone built cottage, enlarged and improved by the present owners to create a lovely 4 bedroom home full of character in a sought after position. The property is attached to other cottages and has it’s origins in the late 1600’s. The ground floor offers a family kitchen, utility, two reception rooms, living room and conservatory extending into the beautifully tended gardens. The upper level has four super versatile bedrooms, one of which is en-suite with a dressing room and family bathroom. Outside the property, the garden area offers level parking, lawns and access onto the Lancaster Canal towpath.
Located in the pretty village of Bolton-le-Sands, the property is tucked away from all through traffic yet only a couple of hundred yards from the A6. Bolton-le-Sands itself is a popular small village close to the larger town of Carnforth and with excellent transport links to nearby Lancaster and further afield if required. The village boasts a number of small shops, post office, three churches, three pubs, a library, a doctors surgery and a renowned fish and chip shop. Carnforth also offers a selection of larger supermarkets and additional amenities including the train station. There are plenty of pleasant walks along the canal and also towards the shore at Hest Bank. Schooling in the area is good with Bolton le Sands CofE being the closest and St Lukes in Slyne with Hest also close by. Those with children of secondary school age will be pleased to know the property falls within the catchment area for the Lancaster Grammar Schools, and Carnforth high school offers a further alternative.
Accommodation Within the house, stone wall features, original pine boarding, beams and open fires combined with the modern appointments of central heating, double glazing, en-suite facilities and a fine fitted kitchen create a very comfortable and characterful home, which will appeal to a wide variety of buyers.
Upvc double glazed front entrance porch with glazed leaded window opens out into a spacious inner porch with glazed door leading to:
Reception Hall 12’6" x 9’7" (3.81m x 2.92m) This creates a lovely reception area at the front of the house with oak flooring, alcove cupboard, stone wall feature and old range fire.
Dining Room 11’9" x 9’10" (3.58m x 3.00m) This is also part of the original house and has stone wall features and an old pine stable door leading into the large breakfast kitchen.
Breakfast Kitchen 14’4" x 14’1" (4.37m x 4.29m) Immaculately presented and tastefully fitted with an extensive range of quality floor cabinets which incorporate inset sink unit, microwave, double oven, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge. Ceiling beams have been incorporated to follow the style of the property, there is a stone feature wall, stone window sill and the floor is finished with Karndean heavy duty flooring.
Rear lobby Door from the entrance drive and access to recently installed cloakroom fitted with separate W.C and wash hand basin with vanity unit and utility room fitted with cupboards, sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and Vaillant gas central heating boiler.
Lounge 26’5" x 11’3" (8.05m x 3.43m) A lovely room, full of character with beamed ceiling and stone fire surrounds at either end of the room with an open grate and coal effect gas fire.
A short flight of stone steps from the lounge lead up into:
UPVC double glazed conservatory. 16’1" x 12’11" (4.90m x 3.94m) Finished with a pine floor, this adds a lovely dimension to the house looking out over the garden. French windows open into the garden.
Landing 2 Loft access points. Part pine panelled walls.
Master Bedroom 15’2" x 13’11" (4.62m x 4.24m) A generous double bedroom situated at the front of the property with 4 windows across one wall providing plenty of light and a full wall of wardrobes.
En suite dressing room and en-suite shower room This facility is attractively designed with a dressing area walk through to a modern quality suite comprising vanity wash basin, a range of cabinets and cupboards, W.C and wide corner shower cabinet with multi jet system and curved screen. Chrome towel radiator and attractive wall tiling.
Family Bathroom An excellent facility with suite providing under floor heating to tiled floor, pedestal wash basin, roll top bath, corner shower cabinet and W.C. Full wall tiling, towel radiator and cylinder/airing cupboard.
Bedroom Two 12’7" x 9’7" (3.84m x 2.92m) A comfortable double bedroom at the rear of the house looking out over the canal and featuring original pine boarded wall.
Bedroom Three 12’1" x 11’7" (3.68m x 3.53m) Good size double bedroom looking out over the canal, currently used as a study/home office.
Bedroom Four 12’0" x 9’10" (3.66m x 3.00m) A good fourth double bedroom at the front of the house with built-in wardrobe over the stair head.
Outside At the head of Town End, continue past the adjoining cottages to the private driveway at No 9 and the level parking and turning area at the side of the property. The garden areas are well bounded with local stone walling with a pedestrian gate leading out onto the Lancaster Canal towpath. The gardens are very neatly tended with level lawns, tidy borders, small water feature and exterior lighting.
Directions From Lancaster, head North on the A6 towards Carnforth. Passing through Slyne continue on the A6, just before you reach the traffic lights at the end of Bye-Pass Road, joining Coastal Road, turn right onto Town End.