Reception Rooms: 3
Narr Lodge Farmhouse is a very special and distinctive farmhouse dating back to the early 1800’s. Forming a major portion of the original Narr Lodge Farmstead that was converted in 2001, this super 4 bedroom property offers versatile and deceptive accommodation set in large and well kept grounds complete with detached double garage and one bedroom detached annexe. Set out over three floors, the main farmhouse has been lovingly converted by the current owners to provide two very comfortable and attractive reception rooms to the ground floor in addition to a marvellous breakfast kitchen and practical utility. The first floor boasts three excellent, bright double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite and a large house shower room. On the second floor, two rooms have been formed from the loft space and are presently used as a hobby room, although provide endless possibilities for alternative uses and/or a 4th bedroom. Outside there is ample parking for at least 4 cars alongside the double garage and wonderful gardens which provide a real haven of tranquillity. Above the double garage is a one bedroom ‘annexe’ suitable for accommodating family and friends.
Quernmore is located 3 miles east of the historic city of Lancaster and lies within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Quernmore is a very picturesque and quiet village centred around the Methodist chapel that lies at the heart of the community and the larger St Peters Church of England is situated next to the popular Quernmore Primary School. Lancaster is a fantastic small city with an excellent cultural and historical scene, alongside two universities and many high street and independent shops and eateries. The Farmhouse is also within the catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Girls and Boys Grammar Schools. There is wonderful accessibility both locally, regionally and nationally via the M6 and West Coast Main Line.
Entrance The main entrance to this super farmhouse leads from the front garden and beautiful cobbled area.
Entrance Hall The entrance hall is welcoming and characterful with storage cupboard, library shelving and hard wearing, wood effect flooring. Immediately adjacent to the entrance hall, an under stairs area has been creatively adapted to create a cloak room with Saniflo WC and wash hand basin, it has been tiled fully in a contemporary style.
Lounge 16’4 x 12’1 (4.98 x 3.68) Situated to the front of the property and enjoying beautiful open views across the countryside and the garden area. This spacious and bright reception space benefits from a delightful window seat and stone chimney breast, which encompasses a Broseley wood burning stove. Alcove feature and timber lintels define the character of this wonderful family home.
Kitchen 12’6 x 10’11 (3.82 x 3.33) A generous kitchen enjoying a bright dual aspect with adjacent open dining area. There are an excellent range of wall and base units, in a high gloss white finish, which encompass a Smeg hob and double oven with extractor. There are also some delightful original features including original cupboards and exposed wooden beams.
Utility 7’2 x 5’4 (2.19 x 1.63) Just off the kitchen, the practical utility has base units with space for a washing machine and there is also ample space for a generous freestanding fridge.
Dining Room 13’7 x 8’11 (4.14 x 2.73) Located toward what is essentially the rear of the property, this dining room has been formed from a rear hall and small reception space. The merging of these two rooms has created a delightful formal dining room, which is highly versatile and could be used as a second reception space if so required. This is a lovely use of space that overlooks the courtyard. There is a stone chimney breast with oak lintel and a super Charnwood wood burning stove. There are stone window ledges and beam features throughout. There is also an external door which leads out onto a private parking space.
First Floor A very attractive pitch pine staircase leads to a half landing and up again to the first floor.
Bedroom 1 15’0 x 12’0 (4.56 x 3.65) Enjoying delightful country views across the garden towards the small beck that runs on the periphery of Narr Lodge Farm, this excellent double bedroom also features a delightful window seat and timber lintel. In addition the vendors are leaving a full bank of wardrobes.
Shower Room Immediately adjacent to bedroom 1, this contemporary shower room has been beautifully finished and features a large corner shower with range shower and hand held unit, chrome towel radiator, vanity wash hand basin and WC. To the floor practical laminate covering is in a wood effect.
Bedroom 2 12’11 x 12’3 (3.93 x 3.74) A delightful second bedroom which is of generous proportions and is perfect as a master suite or indeed for guests. This bright double bedroom features a super range of wardrobes, which are not fitted but are being left by the current vendors.
Ensuite The ensuite bathroom is beautifully presented and has been tiled in a contemporary neutral style. The Velux in the vaulted ceiling provides plentiful light. The panelled bath benefits from a shower over and there is a vanity wash hand basin, towel radiator and WC. In addition there is a super under eaves store cupboard that is believed to have been the original apple store.
Bedroom 3 12’3 x 8’0 (3.74 x 2.45) A further, good sized double bedroom with views over the courtyard at Narr Lodge Farm. This room, as with all the other bedrooms, features a wardrobe which will be left by the vendor.
Second floor 25’2 x 12’1 (7.67 x 3.68) The beautiful staircase continues up to a further landing benefitting from substantial storage cupboards and on into a loft room which occupies the whole of the second floor. Split into two at present this excellent versatile bedroom could also be a super hobby or games room and there is extensive scope for development. Plenty of light is provided by the two Velux windows, there are also numerous exposed beams that add character and charm.
Outside A real feature of this wonderful property is the detached annexe. Set above the excellent double garage, this annexe (which is subject to occupancy restrictions) is perfect for dependant relatives, whether that be teenagers or indeed the elderly. Benefitting from an open plan kitchen/ living space, a full sized bathroom including bath with shower over and a well proportioned double bedroom. This super annexe is excellent ancillary accommodation to the house, but cannot be rented out under the current concept.
The outside space at The Farmhouse is both deceptive and beautiful. Predominately a walled garden, these grounds are extremely private and enjoy a variety of neatly arranged seating areas, two lawn areas and a wonderful selection of well stocked flower beds. For productive gardeners there is even a poly tunnel and five raised beds. The vendors have carefully created private parking for up to four vehicles in addition to the excellent double garage which features electrically operated up and over doors.
Directions From Lancaster town hall, head up towards the Boys Grammar School and Williamsons Park, as you get to the Grammar School, turn right onto Wyresdale Road and just after Williamsons Park, take your first left towards Quernmore. Follow this road along and over the bridge, then take the next left turn on to a private lane over the beck and turn left.