Reception Rooms: 3
Located on the very outskirts of Lancaster City and forming part of the prestigious Standen Park development is this wonderful 5 bed detached family home. Built in 2001 by Gleeson Homes as part of an exclusive selection of award winning homes that border Lancaster’s most recognisable heritage landmark, the Ashton Memorial at Williamson Park, North Lodge has since been within the same ownership and has been well maintained and updated during this time. The property provides flexible living accommodation suited to the modern family with gas central heating and Everest double glazing and includes a newly renovated dining kitchen with separate utility, three reception rooms, five double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and two house bathrooms. Set within the private grounds of Standen Park, the private grounds of North Lodge are themselves extensive. Amounting to approximately 0.6 acres the grounds include a private driveway affording plentiful parking and access into a detached double garage, lovely surrounding gardens, seating areas and a patio and also a woodland area.
The location of this stunning home will appeal to a wide range of buyers; its proximity to Lancaster, the M6 and West Coast mainline makes it ideal for those looking to commute. Furthermore, there is an excellent choice of schooling close by for all ages and both the Lancaster Girls’ Grammar and Boys’ Grammar are within walking distance. With its medieval castle, Lancaster is a historic and vibrant city with a good choice of high street and independent shops, great restaurants and sports facilities, cinemas and theatres.
A private drive leads from the gates of Standen Park to the entrance of North Lodge. The entrance hall benefits from practical tiled floors, a large cloaks room, separate WC and an under stairs storage cupboard. Enjoying a dual aspect and with solid wood floors running the width of the property, the sizeable living room features a pebble effect gas fire set upon a granite hearth with an attractive marble and sycamore surround. Adjacent to the lounge is a good sized dining room that enjoys a lovely outlook via a bay window. Fitted in 2016, the dining kitchen enjoys a sunny aspect with access directly onto the rear patio, perfect for alfresco dining. A range of modern gloss wall, drawer and base units encompass a sink with drainers and high quality fitted appliances include an NEFF slide and hide oven, combination microwave, 5 ring gas hob with extractor over, a Zanussi integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also space for a dining table and chairs in front of the glazed external door to the garden. Adjoining is a useful utility room which houses the gas central heating boiler and also has a sink and space for a washing machine and dryer. External access can also be found from here onto the driveway.
A traditional spindled staircase leads up to the spacious first floor landing that provides access into a part boarded loft space, ideal for storage. Located on this floor is the family room, the perfect additional reception room for children and teenagers or as presently utilised, a home office. Sliding patio doors lead out onto a balcony from which you can enjoy lovely views over the front. On this floor there are two good sized double bedrooms and the master suite which includes two built-in in wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. The bay window in here affords lovely, peaceful views over the front. The house bathroom on the first floor was modernised just 5 years ago and includes quality Duravit porcelain sanitary ware and a double walk in rain shower. Stairs lead up to the third and final floor where the two final double bedrooms can be found. Both rooms feature ’tilt and turn’ windows, one leading onto a balcony and the other a Juliette balcony, which enjoy lovely views over the front and rear. A final family bathroom completes the accommodation that is ideal for the larger of families. Further storage space can be found in either the airing cupboard or another loft space accessed from one of the bedrooms.
The private gated driveway to the front of the property provides ample off road parking and also access into the detached double garage with a remote control up and over door. The drive is bounded by hedges and borders the woodland area at the front which is included in the sale. This is a great area for children to explore and as it is kept to nature requires virtually no upkeep. The garden at the rear includes a neatly maintained lawn bordered by well stocked flowerbeds and varying conifers that provide privacy. A wonderful feature is the stone built pond and there is space for outdoor furniture on the flagged stone patio. Tucked away passed the pretty wooden pergola is a small orchard which consists of two apple and a plum tree along with a selection of soft fruit canes. Furthermore there is also a raised vegetable plot on the front lawn. The complete grounds amount to approximately 0.6 acres however the upkeep is minimal as they are planned with busy lives in mind or could lend themselves to further development by the keen gardener.
All mains connected
Gas central heating
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