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Cranewood Cottage is a lovely 3 bedroom terraced barn conversion that enjoys an enviable and convenient location just South of Lancaster. Part of a conversion of former farm buildings carried out in 1998, the property looks out over the rolling countryside and enjoys a truly peaceful setting. The accommodation is full of charm with some lovely characterful features found throughout. Set out over two floors, the living room and dining kitchen with handy utility area, enjoy sunny positions and are flooded with natural night. There are a total of three bedrooms on the first floor, two doubles and a single, along with a good sized house bathroom. The charm continues into the rear cottage style garden, which being south-west facing, proves as a sun trap year round. This wonderful haven has been well planned to provide a wonder of well stocked flower beds and even a vegetable plot. The flagged patio area is ideal for outdoor furniture and there is a wooden summer house located at the end of the garden. The property provides ample parking at the front, along with an informal visitors parking area and a single garage.
Ashton With Stodday is well placed for access into the popular City of Lancaster, yet enjoys a beautiful rural setting and even boasts the Lancaster Golf course in close proximity. Lancaster itself has so much to offer people of all ages with a growing cultural scene, excellent range of high street and independent shops, unrivalled choice of health care, good local amenities and easy access to Lancaster University. The property also benefits from an exceptional choice of primary schooling within the local area, and the well respected Boys and Girls Grammar Schools and Ripley St Thomas are also within easy reach for those of secondary age. The train station which provides a 2½ hour commute to the centre of London, in addition to the relative proximity of both junctions 33 and 34 of the M6.
Entrance Hall With tiled floors, the entrance hall is a homely welcome into this charming home and benefits from a good sized cloaks cupboard and also a separate WC with wash hand basin.
Living Room 20’5 x 12’1 (6.22 x 3.68) Enjoying a dual aspect over the front and rear of the property this light filled living room features exposed wooden beams and a cast iron multifuel stove set upon a stone hearth with lovely Limestone and exposed brick surround.
Dining Kitchen 12’11 x 11’5 (3.94 x 3.47) The kitchen is a charming heart of the home with a range of solid Oak wall, drawer and base units with pine worktops that encompass a double Belfast sink overlooking the colourful cottage style garden. There is space for a range master cooker or AGA and the floor practically tiled floors benefit from underfloor heating. Furthermore there is a small utility area open to the kitchen which provides space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer. A stable door leads out onto the rear patio which is perfect for alfresco dining. From the kitchen, access can also be found into a loft space which is great for additional storage.
First Floor A wooden spindled staircase that matches the hardwood windows, doors and woodwork found across the property, leads up to the first floor landing which is flooded with natural light afforded via a Velux light tunnel.
Master Bedroom 13’0 x 11’10 (3.96 x 3.60) Enjoying lovely views over the front field, the master bedroom features exposed wooden ceiling beams and also benefits from a;
Ensuite Comprising corner shower, WC and vanity wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 13’2 x 8’6 (4.02 x 2.58) A further double bedroom this time located at the rear of the property. This room is currently utilised as a study with a range of shelving which will be removed upon completion.
Bedroom 3 8’10 x 8’5 (2.70 x 2.57) The final bedroom, a good sized single that enjoys lovely views over the pretty rear garden.
Bathroom This well planned family bathroom with tiled walls includes a bath with shower over, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and there is also a useful airing cupboard for towels and linen.
Outside As previously mentioned, there is an enclosed cottage garden at the rear that is awash with pretty flowers and plants. The flower beds are well stocked with a medley of colours that include Allium’s, Lupins, Aquilegia and Geranium’s to name a few. There is also a productive vegetable plot and herb garden. The flagged patio affords space for outdoor dining and is ideal for summer barbequing, whilst a pretty wooden arbour is the ideal spot from which to enjoy this tranquil haven. At the end of the garden is a wooden summer house, perfect for a potting shed or as a playhouse for young children. A hidden bin store disguised by bushes at the end of the garden also provides gated access onto a communal pathway at the rear which in turn leads to the communal parking area. This space provides informal visitors parking and also access into the single garage with up and over door. There is also parking afforded at the front which enjoys a lovely outlook over the fields.
Directions From Lancaster City Centre follow Thurnham Street and the A6 towards Lancaster Infirmary. At the pointer roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ashton Road/A588. At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit to remain on Ashton Road. After approximately 1.2 miles, before the Lancaster Golf Club, turn left onto Tarnwater Lane and number 8 can be found on your right hand side.