Reception Rooms: 3
Opportunity to purchase a substantial Victorian characterful residence built in circa 1890 offering a splendid 7 bedroom family home set in the heart of this beautiful coastal town. Prospect House enjoys an elevated position taking in views of the Morecambe estuary. Included within the package there is also a stone built detached two bedroom cottage named Ashwood. This presents fantastic letting potential for those looking for some extra income or a small business venture and would even be great for dependant relatives. For those not wanting to take on the cottage, there is also an option to purchase just the main house and accompanying grounds at a reflective price. The grounds provide ample parking along with pleasant gardens and patio areas.
The property is situated in the Victorian coastal town of Grange-over-Sands along the shores of Morecambe Bay. With its mile long promenade and ornamental gardens Grange has a wide range of amenities on offer. Plenty of excellent pubs and eateries to choose from, individual boutique-style shops, library, post office, banks and two golf courses, as well as a selection of excellent local food producers. There is a train station that provides a connection to the West Coast Mainline. Both the primary and secondary schools in Grange and nearby Cartmel have rated "Outstanding" with Ofsted, and for those looking for independent schools, Sedbergh and Windermere Schools both have pick ups nearby. J36 of the M6 is around 15 minutes away and access to the Lakes and all it has to offer is both easy and convenient. Grange-over-Sands is proving to be hugely popular not only as a friendly and thriving place to live but also as a tourist destination.
The main substantial property, Prospect House is a beautiful semi-detached seven bedroom period home which has been lovingly restored by the present owners. It has retained most of its Victorian character including original covings, skirting boards, doors and sash windows. This is combined with modern touches including bathrooms, en-suites and kitchen which compliment the well proportioned accommodation which is spread over four floors in total.
From the three car bay parking area at the front of Prospect House, slate steps and patio terraces lead to the front door and into the ground floor level. A generous entrance hall and cloakroom greets you and leads into three reception rooms comprising of a dual aspect lounge with bay window, taking in the views, and attractive ornate gas fireplace. Across the hall is a music room/snug with Victorian pewter style gas fireplace and feature arched alcoves. The third reception room is a beautifully crafted panelled dining room offering formal dining space. This is adjacent to the well equipped solid wood breakfast kitchen which enjoys a dual aspect and is beautifully finished with granite worktops and attractive tiling. There is a self contained utility room which is fitted with base and wall units, with plumbing for automatic appliances. This opens directly into the studio area with a window onto the rear courtyard. The utility has an access door down stairs to three basement rooms which would make an ideal play area for teenagers, cinema room or gym.
From the hall which is finished with Lincrusta wall mouldings, a fine crafted staircase which leads to the first floor half landing where there is a storage room leading onto a four piece bathroom at the rear.
The main landing gives access to four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower room facilities each enjoying pleasant outlooks including views of Morecambe Bay Estuary and beyond.
The staircase and Lincrusta wall mouldings continue to the second floor where there are three further bedrooms including the master bedroom suite. This room enjoys pleasant views to the Bay, walk in wardrobe with shelving, wood panelled en-suite with claw foot bath and separate shower cubicle. The further two bedrooms feature an en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes to one with the other having a dormer window overlooking the rear garden.
Leading out of the rear door of Prospect House is an enclosed courtyard with outside store room.
To the rear of Prospect House, the driveway opens onto a parking area, which the tenants use. The separate detached two bedroom cottage is known as Ashwood Cottage. This separate and versatile detached cottage is currently let out on a long term basis. It does require some modernisation but could be transformed and used for a variety of uses including a granny annex, holiday let investment or continued as a long term rental. Beyond Ashwood Cottage there is terraced garden and a few stone store outbuildings.
In all Prospect House and Ashwood Cottage combined offer a unique and versatile package for a family with separate income potential together. However both properties could be used for alternative uses such as a guest house, B&B. Prospect House already has mixed use permission on it. Other commercial uses of either element could be possible subject to necessary planning consent required.
Directions From the train station in Grange-over-Sands, continue into the village up the hill to the mini roundabout taking the first exit into The Esplanade. Continue along Park Road/ Kents Bank Road to the fire station and immediately opposite on the right hand side, Prospect House can be found with a private driveway and parking at the bottom of the drive.
Services All mains services connected. Gas fired central heating in Prospect House. Electric heating to Ashwood Cottage
COUNCIL TAX BAND E – Prospect House
C – Ashwood Cottage