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Surrounded by the countryside, Barn End Cottage presents a wonderful opportunity to acquire this extended barn conversion located in Bay Horse, an enviable location with great accessibility across the country. Originally converted in 1992 and extended in 2008, the current vendors have meticulously maintained this family home to provide well planned accommodation to suit. The ground floor offers a sizeable lounge and a great breakfast kitchen along with two double bedrooms and a downstairs shower room. To the first floor, there are a further two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, the neat patio and enclosed lawn provide ample space for outdoor entertaining. There is also a detached double garage which benefits from an adjoining office room and WC and practically there is also ample private parking.
Bay Horse is a fantastic location just 10 minutes drive south of the historic city of Lancaster, boasting quick access to the M6 junction 33 whilst still enjoying an idyllic countryside location with the Forest of Bowland on the doorstep. The nearby villages of Galgate and Dolphinholme provide an abundance of local amenities including shops and great country pubs. The vibrant city of Lancaster has so much to offer people of all ages including a range of high street and independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The train station provides access to the West Coast mainline with direct rail services to London and Glasgow (2½ hours) and Manchester with its international airport (1 to 1½ hours). There is also unrivalled health care and schooling in the area, including Dolphinholme primary school and the renowned Lancaster boys and girls Grammar schools (within catchment) and both the University of Cumbria and Lancaster University which are just a 5-10 minute drive away.
Entrance Hall An attractive arched, timber and glazed entrance door leads into the impressive and welcoming entrance hall with feature full length windows affording plenty of natural light. Practically there is also a great sized understairs storage cupboard.
Utility Room Located just off the hall, this handy facility provides space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
Lounge 19’7 x 12’4 (5.96 x 3.75) High ceilings and floor length windows further compliment this bright and open reception space with patio doors leading out onto the rear patio and garden. Providing a great feature, the floor to ceiling exposed stone chimney breast surround, with flagged hearth and space and fittings for a wood burning stove. Exposed wooden beams and feature angled ceilings add further to the character and appeal of this sizeable room.
Breakfast Kitchen 21’4 x 12’10 (6.50 x 3.91) Extended by the current vendors in 2008 this wonderful and spacious heart of the home provides ample room for occasional/ dining furniture and is an ideal space for entertaining. Light and airy, with two windows and fabulous full length glazed bi-folding doors that lead out onto the patio and garden. The modern kitchen is fitted with quality matching wall, drawer and base units with solid Getacore work surfaces incorporating a sink and a half with drainer. Fitted appliances include Bosch 4 ring ceramic electric hob with Bosch stainless steel extractor over, Bosch fan assisted electric oven, combination microwave, integrated fridge and freezer and HAD dishwasher. There are feature angled ceilings with exposed wooden beams and the floor is practically tiled, benefitting from underfloor heating.
Shower/ Wet Room Immediately adjacent to the utility room, this fully tiled facility briefly comprises pedestal wash hand basin, WC and shower are a with thermostatic shower unit.
Bedroom 1 13’9 x 9’6 (4.20 x 2.90) Situated to the front of the property, this great double bedroom benefits from built in wardrobes with additional book shelves.
Bedroom 2 13’9 x 9’6 (4.20 x 2.90) Another sizeable double bedroom featuring exposed wooden beams and views over the rear garden.
First Floor A beautiful, traditional wood spindled staircase leads from the hallway up onto the first floor landing, practically providing storage cupboards and access into the insulated and boarded loft area.
Master Bedroom 12’2 x 12’0 (3.72 x 3.66) A lovely and bright double bedroom boasting built in His and Hers wardrobes with high level storage cupboards, dressing table and drawers.
Bedroom 4 13’9 x 9’6 (4.18 x 2.90) A further great sized double bedroom, enjoying garden and countryside views, with a built in, mirror fronted wardrobe.
Family Bathroom A modern family bathroom with fully tiled walls to compliment, comprising free standing bath, WC, wall mounted hand basin and a fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower unit. Practically there is also a chrome towel radiator, a large airing cupboard and laminate flooring.
Outside The driveway leads into a neat courtyard to the front of the property which provides ample parking and also access into the double garage with up and over doors. A wrought iron gate to the side of the property leads to the enclosed rear garden with a flagged stone patio area providing plenty space for alfresco dining along with play areas for the children, if so required, and a raised oriental fish pond. From the patio area, the neat lawn enjoys lovely countryside views across the neighbouring fields and provides plenty of scope for those with green fingers. A pedestrian door to the side of the garage leads into the attached office space, ideal for those wanting to work from home, with additional WC.
Directions From Lancaster take the A6 towards Galgate. Entering the village of Galgate, turn left at the traffic lights onto Stoney Lane. Continue along Stoney Lane for approximately 1 mile and the shared driveway to Barn End Cottage can be found on your right hand side. Continue over the cattle grid, bearing left at the fork to enter the front courtyard.