Reception Rooms: 2
Riverside Cottage offers an intriguing opportunity to acquire this converted 1930s semi-detached property, set within an acre plot with additional detached 3 acre paddock, in an enviable countryside location. The simply-breath taking views stretch out across the countryside and towards Glasson Dock, the Trough of Bowland hills and over the Morecambe Bay Estuary and River Lune. The property itself requires updating and modernisation throughout thus providing the potential to create a fabulous family home to suit. The current vendors are in discussions with an architect about the possibility of an eco-extension to the side elevation and there is also potential to submit planning permission in the garden/ orchard area for a new dwelling that would still enjoy a good sized garden and already benefits from its own septic tank. Presently, the accommodation briefly comprises lounge, kitchen, large separate utility room, conservatory and on the first floor, two bedrooms and house shower room. Outside, the lovely surrounding gardens include neat lawned areas along with productive veg plots, large poly tunnel and separate fruit tree orchard. There is also a selection of outbuildings, one presently being used as a garden room, along with a shed and carport with attached store room, woodstore and garage.
Overton is a popular village located South West of the historic city of Lancaster and South of Morecambe, just a 5 minutes drive away. Both the M6 and Lancaster train station are within easy reach and neighbouring villages Middleton, Sunderland Point and Glasson Dock to the opposite side of the river, provide an array of local amenities. With the construction of the new bypass nearly complete, very fast access to the M6 is imminent. The nearby St Helens Primary School proves very popular and Riverside Cottage also sits within the catchment area for both the Lancaster boys and girls Grammar Schools.
Accommodation The large drive leads through the timber entrance gate and on to the rear of the property. A timber and glazed entrance door leads to;
Utility Room 17’1 x 11’2 (5.2 x 3.4) A large and open space which benefits from a handy under stairs storage cupboard. There is plentiful opportunity to create a fabulous dining room or even extend the current kitchen, subject to relevant planning, to create a large breakfast kitchen with great views, utilising the original features that include wooden beams, picture rail and open chimney space.
Kitchen 10’10 x 6’7 (3.3 x 2.0) Currently comprising a range of wall, drawer and base units incorporating a single sink with drainer that enjoys delightful views over the garden. There is also a gas cooker point and space for a fridge/ freezer and splash back tiling throughout.
Lounge 15’1 x 11’10 (4.6 x 3.6) French doors lead into the conservatory and afford plenty of natural light to this sizeable reception room. A cast iron log burner proves as a centre feature with part exposed brick wall surround providing plenty of character. Furthermore there is also a picture rail and cornice mouldings.
Garden Room/ Conservatory 11’10 x 10’6 (3.6 x 3.2) The French doors from the lounge open out into this fantastic conservatory which highlights the stunning, panoramic views across the garden and out to the Lune Estuary. There is ample space for occasional furniture and the sliding patio doors lead out onto the rear lawn.
First Floor A staircase from the inner hallway leads up to the first floor landing where access to the loft can be found.
Master Bedroom 13’9 x 13’5 (4.2 x 4.1) A bright double bedroom enjoying good proportions and a bay window with a magnificent outlook over the rear garden and beyond. This room also features a picture rail.
Bedroom 2 9’2 x 7’3 (2.8 x 2.2) This single bedroom enjoys views to the rear.
Shower Room A great shower room that features an exposed brick wall and benefits from built in storage cupboards. The facilities include a modern shower cubicle with thermostatic rain shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. There is also plenty of natural light afforded through the window looking out over the fields and village beyond.
Garden Room 13’5 x 9’6 (4.1 x 2.9) A real highlight to this fantastic package is the lovely, enclosed surrounding gardens, which amount to approximately 1 acre. Neat lawns with well stocked boarders and vegetable plots are further benefitted by a large, productive poly tunnel, perfect for those with green fingers. Furthermore a gate leads out into the adjoining orchard with an abundance of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums and damsons, the orchard can also be accessed from Bazil Lane by a wooden five bar gate which leads to a further large wood shed and garage. Practically there is a wooden shed with Belfast sink, which is soon to be connected to power and water. The detached, approximate 3 acre paddock is located only a 2 minute walk away, on the adjoining Basil Grove. A metal bar gate gives access onto the paddock, which also benefits from the hardstanding for a stable area.
Directions Travelling from Lancaster, on the A683 towards Morecambe at the first roundabout take the first exit on to Ovangle Road, at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit on to Mellishaw Lane, and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit heading towards Heysham. Continue for a mile and at the roundabout take the 1st exit on to Moss Lane then on to Lancaster Road for approx. 2 miles. Just before entering the centre of the village, veer left onto Chapel Lane and continue down onto Bazil Lane and take the left hand turning and Riverside Cottage can be found at the end of the drive.
Services All mains connected
Gas central heating
Tenure Flying Freehold
Council Tax Band C