Reception Rooms: 2
Enjoying a peaceful setting in the heart of the historic village of Overton, this former Primitive Chapel dates back to 1902 and has been tastefully updated throughout to provide spacious and versatile accommodation. The simply charming character of this beautiful home has been retained throughout with original features merging seamlessly with the modern renovations. The entrance hall gives way to the bright and spacious living room, overlooked by an open mezzanine landing area and further to the separate dining room, wonderful breakfast kitchen and practical downstairs shower room. To the first floor there are three great sized bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, along with a house bathroom. Leading up again, the second floor provides a creative fourth bedroom with plentiful character. Outside enjoys an array of mature trees, bushes and plants along with seating areas to enjoy the private setting and oriental fish pond. Practically, the driveway provides parking for two vehicles and access to the attached single garage.
The picturesque village of Overton is perfect for those looking for convenient access whilst not compromising on the village idyll. With an abundance of scenic walks right on your doorstep, the village also benefits from a primary school, village hall, church and a pub, whilst nearby Heysham provides a wealth of practical everyday amenities. Both Morecambe and Lancaster are within 5 miles and with the construction of the new bypass nearly complete, there will soon be very quick access onto the M6.
Accommodation A traditional wrought iron gate leads through the front courtyard of this magnificent property to the entrance door and on into the practically tiled entrance hall, ideal for shoes, cloaks and the like.
Sitting Room 27’2 x 25’1 (8.29 x 7.64) This impressive, L-shaped reception room has plenty of natural light afforded through the three magnificent, chapel windows overlooking the front and further windows providing views of the garden and countryside beyond. The Nester Martin Multi fuel stove with flagged hearth helps to create a homely feel and an intriguing wrought iron central spiral staircase leads up to the first floor accommodation and open mezzanine gallery landing area, currently utilised as a study.
Double French doors with feature stained glass leaded windows lead into the;
Dining Room 14’6 x 12’4 (4.42 x 3.77) A great space which enjoys generous proportions and is conveniently located in the centre of the house, ideal for entertaining.
To the side of the property there is a further, practically tiled, hallway with stable door providing access onto the driveway.
Shower Room Accessed off the side hallway, this handy facility is fully tiled throughout and briefly comprises WC, vanity wash hand basin and fully tiled shower cubicle. The original fireplace area has been creatively utilised with built in shelving for towels.
Breakfast Kitchen 14’8 x 10’10 (4.46 x 3.05) A wonderful family kitchen, kept bright and airy with windows overlooking the garden and a stable door leading out to the suntrap yard. Fitted by Atlantis Kitchens of Kendal, the kitchen comprises a range of complimentary wall, drawer and base units with good sized works surfaces and breakfast bar. The sink and a half with drainer enjoys a push button waste disposal unit and garden views. Boasting a gas Rayburn oven with two hot plates and two ovens, stainless steel extractor over and an integrated dishwasher and fridge, the floor is also practically tiled throughout.
First Floor The wrought iron spiral staircase from the living room gives access to the first floor landing and creative mezzanine area which is an ideal space for a study/ office and enjoys roof top views towards Morecambe Bay.
Bedroom 1 12’6 x 10’6 (3.80 x 3.20) Located to the rear of the property, this double bedroom enjoys good proportions, lovely countryside views and also benefits from an eaves storage cupboard and handy walk-in eaves area, great for storage or could even be utilised as a walk-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 10’11 x 8’6 (3.34 x 2.60) A comfortable double bedroom with built in storage cupboards and adjoining;
Ensuite/ Dressing Room This great addition again benefits from built in storage cupboards/ wardrobes as well as a vanity wash hand basin and fully tiled, built in bath with shower over.
Bedroom 3 10’4 x 8’8 (3.14 x 2.63) A further double bedroom featuring angled ceiling and Velux window affording plenty of light.
Family Bathroom This neatly presented house bathroom comprises a four piece suite that includes a vanity wash hand basin, WC, bidet (not in use) and carpeted steps that lead up into a cast iron bath with complimentary splash back tiling. There is also a further under eaves storage area.
Second Floor 23’4 x 7’10 (7.12 x 2.40) From the landing, a pull down Slingsby ladder leads up into the fully boarded and carpeted loft room which is currently utilised as an additional bedroom. This room enjoys plenty of natural light afforded by the three Velux windows and features an exposed stone wall and original wooden beam framework to the centre.
Outside The enclosed gardens surrounding The Old Chapel are a delight, with an abundance of mature trees, shrubs, bushes and well stocked flowerbeds that provide plenty of scope for those with green fingers. To the front, the neat courtyard is surrounded by a traditional wrought iron fence and stone wall, providing a quaint seating area from which to enjoy the sunny aspect. To the side, a shared courtyard provides access to the driveway leading up to the attached single garage with remote control door. Practically, the garage benefits from power, light and even plumbing and space for a freezer, if so required. Furthermore there is also an additional large loft storage area. A secondary entrance door can be found off the drive and a wrought iron gate leads into the side lawn area which again features an abundance of wildlife which includes a fig tree, small pond and a further seating area from which to enjoy the surroundings.
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. Passing through the village, The Old Chapel can be found on your right hand side, just before The Globe Hotel.