Reception Rooms: 3
A most magnificent and extremely deceptive detached 4 bedroom home set within a magnificent plot of approximately ¾ of an acre within the beautiful North Lancashire village of Overton, near Heysham. Enjoying far reaching and expansive views across Sunderland Point to Morecambe Bay, Haven Lea is beautifully presented and has been well maintained to the highest of standards to provide a versatile home for a family or couple alike. Set out over two floors, this former 1960’s bungalow is well planned and has been creatively extended in 2001 to provide modern reception space that capitalises on the wonderful surroundings, a fantastic, quality kitchen, utility room and a ground floor ensuite bedroom that are further complemented on this lower level by practical utility space, cloakroom and storage room. The first floor boasts three further double bedrooms, all enjoying very attractive outlooks, one of which is ensuite and an excellent house bathroom. Surrounding the property delightful gardens are laid mainly to lawn and provide an abundance of opportunities for creative growing. There is a detached double garage, hardwearing low maintenance drive with parking for at least 6 cars and a pretty and productive orchard area. There are also numerous seating and patio areas from which to enjoy the magnificent countryside and bay views.
Ideally located, adjacent to a footpath and plentiful walks in the surrounding countryside, this superb family home is perfect for busy families with working parents who enjoy a convenient location coupled with a village idyll, or indeed couples who wish to have a quieter pace of life. Overton itself benefits from a primary school, village hall, church and a pub, whilst nearby Heysham provides a wealth of practical everyday amenities. Both Morecambe and Lancaster are within 5 miles of the village; and the M6 and Lancaster train station are both within easy reach.
Accommodation Approached via a concrete drive that has been stamp printed in a deep cobbled style, this attractive former bungalow has a welcoming entrance vestibule with stained glass door and fully tiled floor which is both attractive and practical.
Entrance Hall With beautiful Mahogany floor and staircase, this provides the ideal space for welcoming guests or family. To the rear there is a store room with ample space for shoes and cloaks and similarly a cloak room adjacent, beautifully presented with WC and wash hand basin.
Living Room & Dining Room 15’7 x 13’3 (4.76 x 4.03) & 15’10 x 13’0 (4.83 x 3.96) Dining Area 12’9 x 12’8 (3.88 x 3.87) A fantastic, spacious and bright L-Shaped, split level room with beautiful mahogany wood flooring throughout. There is ample space for comfortable seating, dining table and a further lower level that provides additional reception space. Within this room is a magnificent marble fireplace with living flame gas fire. The views from the spectacular triple aspect stretch across Morecambe Bay and Sunderland Point. Double glazed doors lead onto a partly covered balcony area which is perfect for enjoying summer evenings and watching the tide roll in and out.
Kitchen 16’1 x 11’10 (4.91 x 3.61) Immediately adjacent to the living room and accessed via double glazed doors, this wonderful breakfast kitchen has been extremely well planned and provides an excellent range of wall and base units in an oak finish that are topped with Corian work surfaces. These excellent units, which also include a larder cupboard, glazed display cupboard and island style unit, also encompasses a sink and a half with drainer, NEFF double oven, ceramic electric induction hob and microwave. There is also a integrated Bosch dishwasher and integral fridge. Throughout this room has been practically tiled and there is a half bay window that enjoys a lovely view down the cobbled driveway.
Utility 11’3 x 8’3 (3.44 x 2.51) Again immediately adjacent to the kitchen, this fully tiled facility features wall and base units, a stainless steel sink and drainer and one external door leading onto the covered balcony and an internal door leading into the swimming pool.
Swimming Pool 43’8 x 19’8 (13.31 x 5.99) Plant room 14’10 x 6’2 (4.26 x 1.88) A very welcome feature to this deceptive home, the swimming pool at Haven Lea has been immaculately maintained and enjoys views across the garden through a full length arch window and the double glazed French doors that lead out onto the patio and garden. The ten metre pool has varying depths for swimmers of all abilities and the system is regularly maintained and updated. The vaulted ceiling with dark Mahoney wood continues the stylish approach to this enviable bungalow.
Adjacent to the swimming pool there is a changing room with shower and a separate WC. There is also a full plant room with heat and vent system.
Guest Suite 12’0 x 11’9 (3.67 x 3.57) Presently utilised as the master bedroom, this wonderful double bedroom features a fantastic bay window allowing plenty of light. There is a superb range of Hammonds fitted furniture in an oak finish, which includes a fully fitted dressing room with dressing table, concealed television space and plentiful hanging space. The dressing room area leads into the;
Ensuite Shower Room Recently updated this very contemporary ensuite shower room is fully tiled and has been complimented by an excellent array of Vileroy & Boch appliances including wash hand basin and WC. There is XOR Monsoon rain shower with a Hansgrohe shower head; this is a walk in shower with glazed panelling. There is also a stylish, modern towel rail and under floor heating. This is a most wonderful facility, perfect for modern living.
First Floor The mahogany stairs lead from the entrance hall to a spacious landing area that benefits from two dormer style windows allowing natural light. There are two further generous storage cupboards, both with radiators, which are ideal as airing cupboards or indeed additional storage.
Throughout the property, under the lower part of the eaves, there have been access points enabled for additional storage purposed.
Master Bedroom 16’2 x 15’10 (4.93 x 4.82) This super double bedroom is very well proportioned and enjoys breath taking views across Sunderland point and towards Morecambe Bay. It has been fully fitted with Hammonds fitted furniture (which is found throughout the property) which includes dressing tables, bedside tables and plentiful hanging space.
Ensuite Capitalising on under eaves space, this excellent bathroom features a panel bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC and has been fully tiled with a vaulted ceiling to provide an excellent additional facility.
Bedroom 3 18’2 x 9’11 (5.54 x 3.03) Presently utilised as a twin, this versatile and flexible room, with vaulted ceilings, would make a wonderful home office or is perfect for guests/ children/ grandchildren and enjoys lovely views over the orchard. There are also a good range of fitted wardrobes and drawers.
House Bathroom As with this entire wonderful home, this bathroom is extremely well presented and features a panel bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Attractive tiling finishes the room.
Bedroom 4 15’11 x 9’4 (4.86 x 2.85) A further, excellent double bedroom, perfect for guests, again with a superb array of fitted furniture and magnificent views across the bay.
Outside The low maintenance and very attractive driveway leads from Chapel Lane far back to this very generous plot. Completely deceptive, there are magnificent lawn areas surrounding the property and in addition a wonderful orchard area with an abundance of apple and pear trees. For those with green fingers, there are also raised beds and a green house, all benefitting from a fully automated irrigation system. Running along side the full length of the swimming pool building (accessed via French doors from the swimming pool or wooden stairs from the veranda) there is a wonderful seating area, paved completely and perfect for alfresco dining. The vendors have included a magnificent and creative, yet very safe, water feature which provides a very soothing back drop. The lawn is complemented by a few lovely trees such as an Oak and Weeping Willow and to the centre there is an area that has been left to nature to attract the local wildlife. The double garage, which is detached, features and electric up and over door and has also been fitted with a WC and wash hand basin.
Directions Travelling from Lancaster, on the A683 towards Morecambe at the first roundabout take the first exit on to Ovangle Road, at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit on to Mellishaw Lane, and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit heading towards Heysham. Continue for a mile and at the roundabout take the 1st exit on to Moss Lane then on to Lancaster Road for approx. 2 miles. Just before entering the centre of the village, veer left onto Chapel Lane and continue to the end of Chapel Lane (approx. 0.3 miles) and just before the road forks, the driveway of Haven Lea can be found on your right hand side.