Reception Rooms: 5
A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire a very special, 5 bedroom, detached family home that is arguably one of the best located homes in the highly sought after village of Bolton le Sands. Set in approximately ½ an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens and conveniently placed for access to Lancaster, and with superb road and rail links for those commuting further afield. The Old School House presents versatile and spacious living accommodation over two floors, with adaptive, well planned and much improved space that provides a wide range of uses for all the family. There is plentiful space for hobbies, studies and working from home whilst the ground floor boasts three excellent, bright reception rooms, a lovely open plan kitchen, practical gym room, home office, secondary conservatory entrance and useful utility alongside a ground floor en-suite double bedroom. The first floor provides three individual double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, a single bedroom and a generous house bathroom. Outside, there is ample parking for three cars plus a super double garage with workshop. Surrounding the property neatly presented gardens provide a secure haven for play, with the green house and vegetable plots providing countless opportunities for those with green fingers.
Extremely well positioned in a conservation area, yet superbly accessible for those wishing to travel into Lancaster, the property is also ideally located for commuting further afield with the M6 J35 and Carnforth train station each being less than ten minutes away. The adjacent primary school was deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, and the property is also within the catchment area for the well respected Ripley St Thomas secondary school in Lancaster and both the girls and boys Grammar Schools. Bolton le Sands itself has a post office, village pub, church and a number of independent amenities which are useful for day to day. A larger selection of amenities including doctors, dentists and supermarkets are close by in Carnforth.
Entrance A welcoming entrance to this stunning family home that dates back to 1894. Timber and glazed door with stained glass features leading to a spacious vestibule. Handy double cupboard with hanging space and an adjacent, separate WC with wash hand basin.
Inner Hall This magnificent, bright inner hall with stained glass feature window, beautiful staircase and high ceilings sets the tone for the rest of this super property.
Open Plan Kitchen & Living Space 18’8 x 17’5 (5.70 x 5.31) & 18’8 x 10’6 (5.70 x 3.21) Creatively designed, this wonderful heart of the home provides ample space for the whole family to socialise. In the ‘Living’ area, a red brick inglenook encompasses a fantastic multi-fuel wood burning stove. There are cornice features and a practical wood effect laminate floor covering. Enjoying views over the garden and open to the Kitchen area which has been well planned and affords a superb selection of cream wall and base units, plenty of useful wooden work surface space and stainless steel sink and drainer provide the practicalities in addition to an integrated dishwasher and magnificent Rangemaster cooker with extractor over. Ample space for other appliances if so required. The kitchen enjoys views over the neighbouring school fields.
Dining Room 18’3 x 17’7 (5.56 x 5.36) Immediately adjacent to the Kitchen and with open access from the Living area, this room has a triple aspect which affords plentiful light and provides a wonderful space for formal or informal dining in a relaxed garden room setting. Double doors lead out on to the paved patio area.
Gym 19’6 x 9’8 (5.94 x 2.95) Just off the Kitchen, this is a versatile room that is presently utilised as a gym but would lend itself to a variety of uses including playroom, additional study area or even a music room.
Utility 11’3 x 9’11 (3.43 x 3.02) A fantastic Utility space which is in essence a second Kitchen, boasting a good range of timber wall and base units, plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a stainless steel sink and drainer. The floor is practically tiled and there is a door to the rear garden.
Study 12’6 x 10’0 (3.81 x 3.06) Currently used as an office, this adaptable room is ideal as such, but could lend itself to a wide range of uses dependent on the new owner’s requirements.
Conservatory Entrance 9’11 x 9’11 (3.02 x 3.02) In addition to the magnificent primary entrance, this secondary entrance is equally impressive and has been formed from a stone and hardwood conservatory and benefits from a practical tiled floor. French doors lead out onto the pretty courtyard area and the garaging. There is also internal access into the inner hall.
Sitting Room 19’7 x 15’9 (5.97 x 4.79) A fantastic formal reception space with feature cornice mouldings, plaster friezes and two bay windows providing a wonderful dual aspect over the garden. A gas fire with Mahogany and tiled surround in the famed Adams style.
Bedroom 5 9’10 x 9’1 (2.99 x 2.78) A wonderful double bedroom on the ground floor with cornice mouldings and excellent en-suite facility comprising; corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and towel radiator. Fully tiled to complement.
First Floor A galleried landing area benefits from an enclosed storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom 24’10 x 15’9 (7.57 x 4.81) A most welcoming principal double bedroom with an excellent range of fitted furniture and enjoying extensive views across the rooftops to the Church and Morecambe Bay beyond. Boasting interesting original features such as cornicing detail. The dressing area is very well planned and provides wonderful storage along with a dressing table and good lighting. The en-suite bathroom is a generous size, finished in a contemporary style and provides a large panel bath, spacious corner shower cubicle with remote operated shower, vanity wash hand basin, WC and towel radiator.
Bedroom 2 19’3 x 18’7 (5.88 x 5.67) & 15’1 x 9’7 (4.60 x 2.93)
Simply stunning, this unique and quirky room is ideal for guests or teenagers and enjoys expansive views across the neighbouring fields to Morecambe Bay and Warton Crag beyond. The arch shaped window is a magnificent feature and maximises both light and views. There are an excellent selection of fitted wardrobes. The Minstrels Gallery provides a very special feature with exposed beams and parquet flooring, it creates an excellent opportunity for sleep, work or play. Also providing access to loft space – perfect for storage.
Bedroom 3 13’3 x 9’7 (4.04 x 2.93) A further double bedroom with beam feature, lovely views and good proportions.
Bedroom 4 10’0 x 9’7 (3.04 x 2.92) A generous single bedroom also with beam feature and enjoying good views.
House bathroom This neatly presented house bathroom comprises bath with shower over, vanity wash hand basin, WC, towel radiator and has been tiled to complement.
Outside Set in approximately ½ an acre of gardens and grounds, and with an abundance of wildlife, The Old School House enjoys a generous, flat lawn area which is bordered by a variety of hardy shrubs and perennials in addition to some spring flowering plants. Presenting so much opportunity for those with green fingers, the main part of the grounds are a delight and there are plenty of patio seating areas from which to observe and enjoy. The Hartley Botanic Greenhouse has power and light, there is an ornamental pond and raised beds for a productive garden! That being said, the gardens provide an excellent low maintenance space for those with busy lives who just wish to enjoy wonderful surroundings with village views. There is access to the School sports fields for buyers with children of that age (by agreement with the school). To the front of the property there is ample off road parking for three cars and a double garage with workshop and gated private courtyard area.
Directions From Lancaster take the A6 north towards Bolton le Sands, for approx 3.5 miles travelling through slyne. After passing the speed camera take the turning right on to Main Road, follow this road for 0.3 miles, you will pass a Church on your left, take the next right, (sign post to Nether Kellet) and continue onto Bolton Lane. The entrance to the Old School House will be found on your left hand side.