Reception Rooms: 5
Sitting within an approximate ¾ acre plot on the highly sought after private Haverbreaks estate on the outskirts of Lancaster City, Oatlands is a fantastic contemporary family home that boasts a total of 7 bedrooms. Having undergone several extensions and full refurbishment since its original build in the 1960s, the property now presents flexible living accommodation that has been well planned for the largest of families with an option of four reception rooms spread across the ground floor and a stunning semi-open plan kitchen dining room with adjoining utility. There is a ground floor guest suite that is quietly tucked away at the rear of the property and a total of five double bedrooms and a single bedroom on the first floor, of which three are ensuite and there is also a modern family bathroom. A wealth of storage spaces are available across the property including a large cloaks room and a part boarded loft area that runs almost the full width of the property. The private driveway provides ample parking and access into the attached double garage with integral workshop. The extensive gardens to both the front and rear should not deter those with busy lives as the well stocked borders and fuss free lawns prove low maintenance year round.
The convenient location yet private setting at Oatlands will appeal to a range of buyers, especially those looking for a forever family home that is within walking distance to a choice of excellent schooling, including the renowned Lancaster Girls & Boys Grammar Schools. A short stroll along the canal brings you to the city centre with its well established high street and independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Lancaster has a bustling community that caters to all age ranges and boasts two universities and unrivalled health care at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. For those looking to commute, the Lancaster train station provides quick access across the country and is a mere 5 minute drive away from Oatlands and both the M6 J33 and J34 are close by.
The driveway leads up to the raised front terrace that looks out over the front lawn and to the stone front entrance porch. Leading into the spacious and welcoming entrance hall with attractive parquet effect Amtico flooring and ample storage space in the form of a cloaks room, storage room with a range of fitted cupboards that further provides access into the attached double garage and an under stairs storage cupboard. The sitting room offers lovely views over the front lawn via the large picture window and Stovax wood burner set upon a flagged hearth with brick surround and wooden lintel proves an attractive feature. The snug, located to the opposite end of the house, also enjoys front views and is the ideal hangout for children and teenagers. Those looking to work from home will be pleased with the good sized home office. Extended and renovated in 2010, the semi-open plan kitchen dining room has been beautifully designed and is filled with natural light from the angled glazed windows. The solid wood, painted kitchen units have been handcrafted by Linda Joseph Interiors with granite and oak worktops that encompass a double Belfast sink and also incorporate a stylish breakfast bar. High quality fitted appliances include an integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a Rangemaster cooker with 6 ring gas hob set within an inglenook with tiled splash back. The Travertine floors benefit from underfloor heating and continue into the semi-open plan dining area which affords ample space for formal dining furniture and is again flooded with outside light. The setting is tranquil, enjoying lovely views over the rear garden and double glazed doors open out into the sun room which enjoys a triple aspect. This is a great space for entertaining with bi-folding doors that open out onto a patio on the front terrace, perfect for hosting and barbequing during the summer months. Located just off the kitchen is a back porch and a useful utility/ laundry room. There is space in here for two washing machines and dryer and there is a sink and WC which can also be accessed from the entrance hall.
Quietly tucked away at the rear of the property and benefitting from its own external access to the rear garden is a bright and spacious guest suite. The room benefits from the morning sun shining through the glazed external door, full length windows and large Velux’s and comprises walk in wardrobe and a fully tiled ensuite shower room. Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the galleried landing above with a pretty Juliette balcony looking out over the rear/ front. The master bedroom enjoys good proportions and lovely front aspect, benefitting from built in wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. Across the first floor there are a further four double bedrooms, of which three are ensuite, a single bedroom and a contemporary family bathroom. Access to the large loft space can be found from the landing, this is part boarded and runs nearly the full width of the house providing ample additional storage if required.
The extensive gardens amount to approximately ¾ acre comprising of a spacious front and rear lawn that are fully enclosed, bounded by towering trees and hedgerow. The well stocked borders that are abundant with colourful plants, shrubs and bushes prove easy to maintain along with the neat lawns. The front flagged stone terrace is raised above the garden and is a great space from which to enjoy the private surroundings. A path leads into the rear garden where there is a lovely rockery feature area and stone built pond that was designed by a local garden centre back in the 1960s. An orchard that has been left to nature in order to attract the local wildlife bounds the lawn and includes a selection of fruit trees and brambles. The keen gardener will also be intrigued by the green house, compost bins and former vegetable patch which is currently laid dormant but is ripe for development. Children will also be delighted by the wood chip bark trampoline area tucked away at the side of the property and the tree house at the front. The private driveway affords ample off road parking and also leads into the attached double garage with remote control up and over door. Further parking can be found on the adjoining private lane, The Rise.
Directions From Lancaster follow signs to Aldcliffe Road, continue along this road for approx. 0.6miles passing a B&Q store on your right, take a left turn over the bridge on to Haverbreaks Estate. Bear right to continue down Haverbreaks Road and the driveway to Oatlands can be found immediately on the left hand turning for The Rise.