Reception Rooms: 3
A 1930s, extended semi-detached, whitewashed family home located on the periphery of the conveniently located Forton village. Holme View presents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a spacious home that boasts a generous private garden. On the market for the first time since 1982, the property has undergone two sympathetic extensions to date and provides fluent and well maintained accommodation that includes a lounge, dining room, conservatory and dining kitchen on the ground floor. To the first floor there are currently two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a spacious home office that would lend itself to a further double bedroom. The potential four bedrooms share both a house bathroom and a shower room. To the rear of the property, a mature garden offers a plethora of space for all the family to enjoy, with an abundance of flower beds, plants, bushes and trees encircling the neatly kept lawn and vegetable plot.
Forton is a quiet yet conveniently located countryside village equidistant from the historic City of Lancaster and picturesque market town of Garstang. Within the village there is a popular primary school and a cricket club whilst nearby Lancaster and Garstang provide a full range of amenities including supermarket, shops, cafes, doctors and social/ sporting clubs. For those in need of commute, access to the M6 can be found just a 5 minute drive away and there is also the West Coast Mainline train station at Lancaster.
Accommodation An entrance porch with a practically tiled floor and bay window leads through into the entrance hall which is bright and welcoming.
Sitting Room 14’2 x 11’11 (4.33 x 3.64) A well proportioned living room with large mock-sash windows, which are found across the property, allowing plenty of natural light and views over the front. An exposed brick and tiled fireplace with Mahogany mantle houses a cast iron log effect gas stove. There are also fixed, bespoke Mahogany shelving units to either side of the fireplace.
Dining Room 12’5 x 11’11 (3.78 x 3.63) Bright and airy, this good sized dining room features glazed French doors that would have originally led out onto the rear garden but now lead into the;
Conservatory 12’10 x 8’7 (3.92 x 2.62) A quiet haven tucked away at the back of the property and enjoying a lovely garden aspect. The floor is practically tiled which is great for the external access onto the patio and lawn.
Dining Kitchen 10’8 x 7’11 (3.24 x 2.42) & 10’3 x 6’9 (3.12 x 2.06) Part of the extension completed in 1992, the original portion of the kitchen is utilised as a dining area with built in benches and space for a dining table. The extension creates a spacious kitchen with a range of traditional wall, drawer and base units, classic splash back tiling and a sink and a half with drainer that overlooks the garden. Fitted appliances include a NEFF induction hob with integrator extractor, NEFF double oven and grill, NEFF microwave and Miele Dishwasher.
Boot Room 6’11 x 6’2 (2.10 x 1.87) Located just off the kitchen, this useful room features wall and base units and would make a great pantry. At present it is simply utilised as a rear porch with external access into the garden and tiled floor making it perfect for muddy boots and rain coats.
Integral Garage 18’4 x 8’3 (5.60 x 2.51) Accessed internally via the boot room, a handy utility area has been created with a sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer.
First Floor A traditional spindled staircase from the hallway leads up to the first floor, splitting off at the top to lead into the original portion of the house and the extension.
Master Bedroom 11’11 x 11’8 (3.63 x 3.56) A sizeable double bedroom with views over the front.
Bedroom 2 12’4 x 11’11 (3.77 x 3.62) Overlooking the rear garden, this double bedroom features a built-in over bed storage unit and a pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 7’10 x 6’9 (2.39 x 2.05) Currently utilised as a hobby room, this single bedroom would make for a great nursery or child’s bedroom.
Bathroom Briefly comprising bath with Mira electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, heated towel radiator and fully tiled walls. There is also access into the loft area.
Heading back across the landing into the newer side of the house, there are handy built in storage cupboards on the landing and a Velux window affording plenty of natural light.
Study/ Bedroom 17’9 x 12’9 (5.42 x 3.89) This spacious and lofty room is currently set up as a home office with a built-in, custom made bookcase, storage unit and desk by Neville Johnson. Tucked away from the other rooms and with a lovely garden aspect, this room makes for a peaceful study however it would also lends itself to be a fourth bedroom if needed.
Shower Room Tiled to the dado and comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and walk-in shower.
Outside A real surprise and appeal to this family home is the large garden to the rear. A passion of the current vendors, it has been well planned for family life and offers the keen gardener a wonder of opportunity. The hedgerow boundary creates a real sense of privacy and security and there are an array of established trees and bushes that include a Monkey Puzzle, Ginkgo Tree and a Willow Arch. Tucked away at the end is a BBQ area and summer house that makes for a perfect peaceful retreat. A greenhouse stands by a productive fruit and vegetable plot that gives raspberries, blackcurrants, strawberries and gooseberries and there is also a damson tree, apple tree and ancient pear tree. Hidden from the main garden is a small area that houses the garden bins and a handy shed. To the front of the property, there is also a small lawn area with raised flower beds to the side of the block paved driveway that leads to the single garage and provides off road parking for two vehicles.
Directions Traveling along the A6 from Lancaster, pass junction 33 of the M6 and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. Take a right hand turn next to a detached house on a corner, down Cockerham Road. Take the first left hand turn down Wallace Lane and Holme View can be found on your left hand side, just after the Armstrongs garden store.