Reception Rooms: 4
Highfield House offers a rare and exceptional opportunity to acquire an immaculate detached home with unparalleled, panoramic views over the magnificent Morecambe bay and beyond. Individually designed and boasting a generous plot, nestled on elevated banks on the outskirts of Grange over Sands, this contemporary property is ideally positioned and perfect for a sunny aspect and peaceful coastal lifestyle. Originally built in the 1930s and extensively redeveloped in 2005, Highfield House offers state of the art fixtures and fittings and light and airy rooms of generous proportions that are well positioned to admire the wonderful gardens and surroundings. The accommodation extends to approximately 2900 sq ft and offers luxurious living, including an outstanding dining kitchen with adjoining private sun room, formal dining room, and a beautiful lounge with stunning views all captured by a sweeping patio along the front elevation of this truly eye-catching home. There is also a handy study, spacious entrance hall, a beautiful master suite and a further two en-suite double bedrooms. The property now benefits from guest accommodation within the grounds completed in 2011, this attractive hideaway provides a unique and desirable package to a host of buyers. Accessed from its own private drive and offering modern luxurious accommodation with ample living space, it currently poses a tranquil escape for visitors and may present further future potential for a fully independent unit or separate rental income.
Just a short walk from the picturesque town centre, Highfield House is particularly convenient for the abundance of amenities the friendly and vibrant town of Grange over Sands has to offer. This popular sea side resort benefits from a plethora of local shops and facilities, and is a highly sought after location all year round for tourists and locals alike. Many often like to stroll along the picturesque promenade or enjoy time to reflect in the stunning ornamental gardens. A multitude of other delights include highly commendable bakeries, cafes, shops, and guest houses. There is also a well regarded primary school , and a horde of breathtaking walks to enjoy across the South Lakeland Fells and endless countryside right on the doorstep. The towns railway station is a maximum of 10 minutes walk from the property, with great connections to Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness to the west, and Lancaster, Preston and Manchester to the east . The A590 affords further quick and easy transport links, from the M6 J36 and from the pretty neighboring town of Kendal. Just five minutes drive takes you to the Historical village of Cartmel with its fine priory church, eating places including a Michelin star restaurant and of course the Race Course.
The property is approached off Highfield Road, through electric gates bound by elegant limestone pillars, onto a sweeping driveway leading through the instantly delightful gardens. This meandering entrance leads up to a tarmac turning area with extensive double garage occupying the lower ground floor. This extremely useful facility is accessed by a remotely operated door, and is spacious enough to accommodate two large cars with ample additional storage space. Continuing up to the main entrance under a slated canopy, leads into an impressive bright entrance hall with tall windows sweeping up the fine Ash staircase affording natural light and high ceilings. A fully fitted study, designed by Neville Johnson, provides an excellent space and enjoys a stunning outlook over the beautiful Morecambe bay and picturesque surroundings, as do the majority of rooms within this wonderful home.
Leading onto the spacious lounge, a fabulous open plan room that affords large panoramic windows, decorative polished marble fire surround and a coal affect gas fire. The room also benefits from a surround sound system, perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Ideally placed comfortable seating makes it effortless to admire the properties enviable outlook. Double French patio doors further unveil an all-encompassing patio, affording the ultimate addition to further admire the spectacular grounds.
A Glazed door from the lounge leads to a inner hall, offering a practical storage cupboard and an additional cloakroom fitted with a Villeroy and Boch suite to include a vanity wash basin on a hardwood stand and WC.
The dining room provides a generous space for a more formal reception room, complete with sound system. The magnificent dining kitchen has been expertly fitted with high quality Siematic cabinets by Mark Leigh. Glossy granite worktops house an extensive range of cutting edge appliances by Miele and Liebherr, with an impressive double fridge freezer, two ovens, integrated microwave, dishwasher, wine chiller and five burner gas hob with chrome cooker hood. A practical and impressive island unit incorporates a double bowl sink finishing the room with modern tiled flooring, and cosy under floor heating. The kitchen opens out into an excellent bright sun room enjoying fine views leading onto the sheltered stone flag terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a fully fitted laundry room equipped with two recently serviced boilers, storage units, a sink, tumble dryer and washing machine.
The first floor welcomes you to a charming landing featuring ash handrail and balusters, designed with a gallery viewing area, adorned by the beautiful coast line, and a handy walk in cylinder cupboard with shelved storage. The impressive master suite is of good proportions and has been tastefully decorated to absorb the abundance of light beaming through the large window and its views across the town and out to the hills beyond. The master bedroom affords its own extensive dressing room with Neville Johnson bespoke quality maple units providing wardrobes and storage on three walls. Beyond is the stunning modern en-suite with a luxury 5 piece suite by Laufen including a twin bowl vanity sink unit, WC, bidet, walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath, incorporating full wall and floor tiles and under floor heating.
The second bedroom is an attractive double with sliding doors leading onto a private terraced balcony enjoying more of the incredible views. The en-suite bathroom is fitted out with a quality five piece suite comprising a panel bath, vanity wash basin, WC, and large corner shower with curved screen.
The third bedroom is again a generous double enjoying views over Morecambe Bay. It also has its own en-suite shower room including a WC, vanity wash basin and walk in wet shower area.
To add to the brilliant package this property has to offer, the previously mentioned guest accommodation which lays nestled at the top of the properties extensive grounds. Accessed by a separate road and driveway, in keeping with the impressive style of the main house, this fantastic accommodation offers open plan living and sleeping accommodation for family and visitors all year round. Comprising two floors, there is a large garage/workshop space underneath featuring Howden’s kitchen units, a ceramic sink, washing machine and separate WC. From an enclosed walled patio area, stairs lead to the guest accommodation. A modern open plan living, dining and kitchen space create an instant homely feel to this wonderful retreat. The kitchen is fully fitted using Howdens shaker style units and high quality appliances comprising double ceramic sink with drainer, and Neff fridge with freezer tray. There is also a useful breakfast island unit with an integrated Neff cooker, wine chiller unit and Neff induction hob. The living space includes a modern attractive electric fire and there is a double bedroom and a lovely modern shower room.
With the sun rising at the front of Highfield House and setting at the rear, you will be able to effortlessly enjoy the sunny aspect this wonderful home has to offer. The breath-taking landscaped gardens have been painstakingly improved and nurtured by the current owners creating magical eye catching grounds, with magnificent attention to detail at every turn. A wealth of well stocked colourful borders, rockeries, patios, lawns and trees have been intricately designed and implemented to create a haven to sit, relax, dine and enjoy the glorious views both within the properties’ grounds and beyond.
The gardens have been cleverly executed to allow for privacy as well as for soaking up the sun and coastal breeze. Meandering pathways and steps take you through a multitude of visual delights, and various separate areas and hideaways have been created with the addition of several seating areas. There is also a separate lockable outbuilding with an electricity supply and ample space for storing garden equipment and outdoor tools.
DIRECTIONS From the train station in Grange-over-Sands, continue into the village up the hill to the mini roundabout taking the right hand exit onto Main Street. Continue along Main Street passing Higginsons Butchers and at the T-junction head straight across and head up Grange Fell Road. Highfield Road is the second left hand turning and Highfield House, no.22 can be found after 200 yards on the right hand side.