Reception Rooms: 1
Built on the site of a former old barn, Newbanks Barn was sympathetically re-constructed in the 1980s, designed by John Moore and Partners of Lancaster and built to exacting requirements utilising the original, mellow stone. A rare opportunity has now arisen to purchase this charming and much loved superior residence, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the desirable Lune Valley. Newbanks Barn has been thoughtfully presented to provide flexible and spacious living accommodation of up to five good bedrooms matched by equally comfortable and quality social areas. Wonderful views can be enjoyed from all of the rooms of the lush, green, and extensive gardens to the rear or the delightful vista of rolling, open countryside from the front.
The flourishing community of Aughton, meaning place where Oak trees grow, was known as Actun in the 1086 Domesday book and continues to thrive to this day with a full calendar of well supported events based around the church and recreation rooms. Purchasers will also be delighted to know that Newbanks Barn benefits from hyperfast B4RN broadband connection. The nearby village of Over Kellet, just 3 miles away has a host of amenities by way of a well supported village store, post office and local pub. Aughton provides easy access for work or leisure into Lancashire, Yorkshire and The Lakes and with the A6 just 5 miles away and junctions 34 and 35 of the M6 close by, is extremely convenient for commuters. A good choice of schooling for all ages available in Halton, Arkholme and Kirkby Lonsdale, 9 miles and two excellent grammar schools in nearby Lancaster, 8 miles. The Heysham link road opens in the winter of 2016 providing much improved connections to the coast.
Newbanks Barn offers a most inviting welcome into an elegant, stone flagged hallway, through a traditional barn entrance with full height side windows allowing for plenty of light. To the left is a bespoke, well fitted dining kitchen, crafted by the current owners with Siemens appliances and a solid oak floor, the dining area set around a warming Morso wood burner. To the right of the hallway are three of the five bedrooms (the smallest currently used as an office) which share a modern, house bathroom with three piece suite. A well fitted utility and large, dry garage complete the accommodation on the ground floor. Access to the colourful grounds can be found off the half landing. The delightful gallery at the top of the stairs leads to a magnificent, multi aspect lounge room with Morso wood burning stove, exposed trusses and lots of windows providing excellent views across the garden to the rear and open countryside from the front. The master bedroom reached across the landing enjoys an en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe providing ample storage. The fifth bedroom, a double, is also blessed with a modern, en-suite shower room and views over the open countryside.
Directions The property is situated in Aughton, on the low road, near to the crossroads.