Reception Rooms: 3
Tucked away atop of the quiet Bailrigg Lane is Bumble Cottage, part of a sympathetically converted barn that once belonged to the neighbouring farmhouse, believed to date back to 1851. Completed in 2002 by local property developer Michael Stainton, the conversion of all the buildings has been carefully carried out to retain the original character and charm. Bumble Cottage enjoys a prominent frontage on the paved courtyard of the development, providing ample private parking and access into an excellent double garage. Within, the versatile and spacious split level accommodation provides two reception rooms, a large dining kitchen and three double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite. There is an easy to maintain private garden to the rear with a flagged patio area perfect for alfresco dining.
Bailrigg Lane benefits from an excellent semi rural situation, surrounded by open fields; yet is only a five minute drive into the centre of Lancaster, superbly placed for the University and M6 J33 is also within a ten minute drive. This property will appeal to a wide range of buyers, families, couples and singles, at any stage of life and will find so much on offer in this area and from this well maintained property. Nearby, the village of Galgate has a good range of everyday amenities including, pub, post office and general store. Lancaster itself has a plethora of high street and independent shops, coupled with a wide range of places to eat and drink and a rich cultural and music scene.
Entrance Hall A split level entrance hall with quality wood engineered flooring that runs throughout the ground floor. The hall also gives access into a useful storage cupboard.
Lounge 15´2 x 14´0 (4.62 x 4.26) Located at the front of the property, overlooking the courtyard, this room is flooded with natural light from the large windows. A whitewashed exposed brick fireplace houses a Gazco coal burning effect fire set upon a sandstone hearth that makes for a cosy feature to this spacious formal sitting room.
Family Room/ Study 13´6 x 11´11 (4.12 x 3.62) Stepping down to the lower level and leading into a second reception space of equally good proportions. This would make for a great family room or perhaps a home office, with external access onto the rear patio.
Dining Kitchen Kitchen 11´2 x 9´4 (3.40 x 2.85)
Dining area 12´1 x 9´5 (3.68 x 2.88) This well planned and spacious dining kitchen offers a great sized dining area with space for a large dining table and chairs and patio doors that open out onto the rear. The kitchen includes a range of classic wall, drawer and base units with solid Oak worktops encompassing a Belfast sink. There is an integrated fridge and freezer, microwave and dishwasher along with a CAD range cooker with 6 ring gas hob and extractor over.
Utility 6´2 x 5´10 (1.87 x 1.77) A handy facility adjacent to the kitchen that provides space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer along with base units and sink. From here you can also find access into the downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
With access into the loft.
Master Bedroom 15´1 x 14´0 (4.60 x 4.27) This unique master bedroom enjoys good proportions and a characterful low lying and split windows that overlook the front courtyard and show off the original character of this charming barn. There is also a selection of built in wardrobes and storage areas.
Ensuite Tiled to the dado and briefly comprising WC, wash hand basin and corner shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 11´10 x 9´11 (3.61 x 3.01) The smallest of the three double bedrooms yet still a good size, enjoying a pleasant rear garden outlook and handy built in storage unit.
Bathroom A modern family bathroom that is fully tiled and includes a freestanding claw foot bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 3 18´3 x 9´5 (5.56 x 2.88) Currently utilised as a gym, this spacious double bedroom enjoys high ceilings with Velux window and an excellent under eaves storage area.
Outside The paved courtyard at the front is neatly maintained and provides ample parking for guests. There are also two private gravelled parking spaces to the front of the double garage with remote control up and over doors. The neat garden to the rear of the property includes a flagged patio that is accessed off the family room or kitchen and is perfect for alfresco dining. The lawn is ideal for those with busy lives, proving easy to maintain with pretty flower bed borders and useful garden store fit for a lawnmower. A gate leads from the garden into a useful shared passage which houses the bins for both Bumble Cottage and the neighbouring property.