Reception Rooms: 4
A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a delightfully detached property situated within easy walking distance of the city of Lancaster. Easby House, built towards the end of the 1800s, is a wonderful example of Victorian architecture and proudly displays a wealth of original features to include fine period plasterwork, original stained glass and sash windows, wooden floors and fireplaces true to the era. The charming character of the period has been sympathetically added to by way of a superb basement conversion resulting in a beautiful mix of ancient and modern and a flexible layout suitable for a range of purchasers. Set across 4 floors, this fine family home, with spacious and enclosed grounds offers 5 good bedrooms matched by 3 bathrooms, 3 elegant reception rooms and a glorious modern day, social entertaining space.
Easby House is ideally located to take advantage of all there is on offer in the historic city of Lancaster. Just a 5/10 minute walk away to the centre which boasts an ever growing cultural and music scene as well as a well established high street and a plethora of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Also close by is the stunning Williamsons Park and access to some lovely countryside and canal side walks. The property also sits within the primary catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Boys & Girls Grammar Schools as well as many other well regarded secondary and primary schools. The Grammar schools are just a short walk away, along with the Lancaster Royal Infirmary, University of Cumbria and just a few minutes drive to the Lancaster University. For those travelling further a field, the main line train station provides quick commutes across the country and both Junction 33 and 34 of the M6 can be reached in 5/10 minutes.
Easby House provides a homely welcome into a tiled hallway leading to the front and original main lounge room with wood floor and open fireplace set in its original surround. The music room just off here also displays an original fire surround and stripped floorboards. A third lounge to the rear presents in a more contemporary style with vaulted ceiling and windows to three sides providing lots of light and a view across the garden to the field beyond. The first floor is reached by a split landing with interesting leaded window; to the right is a quality house bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower cubicle and as with all the bathrooms, under floor heating. Furthermore, there is an always useful separate wc. Across the landing are two excellent bedrooms, both with original fireplaces and ornate plasterwork. The third and fourth bedrooms sit on the second floor; one a spacious king, again with aforementioned original features, the other blessed with a fully tiled ensuite shower room, again in keeping with the same character afforded to the rest of the house. The lower ground floor of Easby House, accessed via the original stone staircase off the main hallway or from the exterior side entrance has been creatively re-worked in recent times to provide a further spacious bedroom, a stylish and fully tiled wet room with adjacent utility and a most wonderful entertaining and social area – surely the main hub of this fine house. This cleverly designed space is defined by a series of glazed roof lights allowing daylight to flood through. A superb, contemporary Atlantis kitchen offers a fine range of units wrapped in silestone and complimented by quality Bosch appliances. An independent island also serves as a convenient breakfast bar. The dining and seating area are strategically placed to take in views of the garden by way of full width bi-fold doors providing the opportunity for combining outdoor and indoor living when the weather will allow.
Easby House sits on a fully enclosed, sunny site with on street parking to the front and private garage for one vehicle. The exterior of this unique Georgian property has been extremely well cared for by the vendors and offers the purchaser a completed, easily maintained characterful home. The Victorian feel enclosed garden to the rear offers a sunny stone terrace directly off the kitchen and dining room leading to a neatly kept lawn bordered by a host of well established, fragrant shrubs. Beyond the boundary is a large area of protected land, utilised only by local residents and their families.
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 and the continue straight ahead onto Borrowdale Road, Easby House is located on your left hand side.