As purchasers of a property we found Matthews Benjamin excellent to deal with. We spoke to Janet who offered useful advice and insight into the market in the early stages and was also very prompt in replying to emails and keeping us informed during the purchase process and was extremely professional throughout. They were also very helpful in letting us view the property and went out of their way to assist us when we needed access to check a few things. We would definitely recommend MB and would use them ourselves for a future sale.
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OPERATING THROUGHOUT A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE NORTH WEST REGION
Here at Matthews Benjamin Estate Agents, we are a forward-thinking estate agent handling quality residential and commercial property sales and lettings in the Lake District and North Lancashire region. We offer a wide real estate property register including houses, apartments, hotels, shops, farms and land. We also undertake a broad range of professional valuation work.
With offices covering Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal and Lancaster, Matthews Benjamin are well placed in Cumbria and North Lancashire for facilitating the sale, purchase and rental of properties within the central and southern Lake District and Lancashire.
36 Hornby Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QS
Guide Price: £375,000
4 Bedrooms | Close to Local Amenities | Converted Basement | Recently Landscaped Garden | Close to Lancaster City Centre
Dating back to 1899, this semi-detached Victorian home is full of period charm and offers versatile accommodation set over four floors. As the name entails, the property once served as the doctors surgery for the popular village of Caton but has since been converted into a spacious and well proportioned four bed home that is ideal for families. Within the same ownership for 20 years, The Old Surgery has been sympathetically updated and well maintained by the present owners, offering a wealth of period features from original tiled and marble fireplaces to the deep coving and picture rails seen throughout. This property is ideal for those families wanting a central village location and looking for a little extra space. Set over four floors, there are four reception rooms, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The recently landscaped private garden is a lovely safe haven for all the family to enjoy with a neat lawn, flagged patio and raised decking area. There is also direct access onto the adjoining sports field to the rear for a fantastic extension to the outside space which will be much cherished by the younger residents. To the front, the cobbled parking area affords private parking for two vehicles.
SOME OF OUR RECENT INSTRUCTIONS
£550,000 Guide PriceThe sale of Waterhead Range Cottage represents an ideal development/modernisation opportunity to purchase a large and deceptively well proportioned four bedroom traditional detached property. Constructed in local Lakeland stone with a pitched slate roof.
£175,000 Guide Price215 Millans Court is an excellent two bedroom second floor, light and airy apartment with superb west facing views from the sitting room's juliette balcony towards Loughrigg and Fairfield Horseshoe. Enviably positioned within this highly popular residential development designed for over 55’s.
£650,000 Guide PriceA rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a detached, beautifully presented 4 bedroom house located in the well regarded area of St Marys Park. The property is in an ideal, peaceful position in a quiet cul-de-sac with a lovely sunny aspect .
£650,000 Guide PriceLocated on the outskirts of Caton village, just 5 miles from Lancaster City yet surrounded by the countryside of the Lune Valley, Lane House is a historic detached farmhouse with fantastic potential for those looking for a spacious and versatile family home.
£250,0001 Lowlands Road is a superb, detached two bedroom bungalow which has been in the same ownership since the property was built in 1960 and has been maintained to an excellent standard throughout; it’s easy to see this home has been a well loved and cared for, for generations.
£750,000 Guide PriceBarn End is a superb end-of-terrace, Grade II Listed barn conversion. The spacious living accommodation on the upper floor enjoys stunning countryside views across the Langdale Valley. The three double bedrooms are situated on the lower ground floor, which also has an additional front entrance.
£250,000Situated in the sought after village of Heysham, 17 Cyprus Road is an exceptional detached five bedroom property with great potential. Built in the 1950’s by Holroyds, No 17 is a unique property designed and built to their locally reputable standard, and has since remained in the family as a much ...
£600,000With captivating views over the Lune Valley enjoyed from every room, Stoneymead presents an exciting opportunity to acquire a historic detached barn conversion in the peaceful hamlet of Caton Green.
RECENT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
Mr Ollis & Ms Strachan
We were very impressed with everyone from Matthews Benjamin who helped us in our property search, viewings and eventual purchase in Ambleside. Everyone was enthusiastic, friendly, eager to help and given that we had limited time to spend in Ambleside acted with a sense of urgency in responding to our various requests.
And, of course, we are very happy with the outcome.
Matthews Benjamin achieved a most speedy and successful result for us with the sale of our lakeside home, for which we are truly grateful. We are positive that this is due to their excellent marketing ability, proven experience and professional expertise, coupled with an exemplary and impressively high level of personal attention and client care.
Jan & Toby Mone MBE
We were delighted with the prompt and efficient service offered by Matthews Benjamin, who managed to find a buyer for our house within one week of putting it on the market! We were initially impressed that the sales staff in the Windermere office took the time and trouble to view the house themselves, so that they could describe it properly to prospective buyers. At all times during the selling process we were kept informed and updated by the sales staff, who gave us a regular progress report and were extremely reassuring during some stressful moments relating to our own purchase. The whole selling process felt as smooth as it is possible to expect, and we would not hesitate to recommend this agent to anybody else hoping to buy property in the Lake District.
Our first contact with Matthews Benjamin was when we purchased our house through them 16 years ago. We were so impressed with their professionalism and friendly service that we had no hesitation in choosing them when the time came to sell. Now living 100 miles away, we relied on the team to handle everything – not just the marketing but escorted viewings, allowing surveyors access etc. It was all dealt with promptly and efficiently and we were kept up to date every step of the way. Using an agent with in depth local knowledge was really important to us as we knew some of the prospective purchasers were likely to be from outside the area. We were so pleased that, with Matthews Benjamin’s expertise, we were able to complete the sale of our house within three months.
Mr & Mrs Redfern
Just a little note to say a huge thank you to you both. The way you worked and communicated with the vendor and us made a huge difference to our confidence that the right things were happening at the right time and helped keep our stress levels under control “sofa surfing” at 60 is not ideal!!! You have helped us to achieve our dream property (in Time!!) in a dream location and without Nicola guiding us towards the property in the first place we would never have even know about it. We look forward to riveting you round of a drink once we complete all the renovation work.
Heather & Michael
Having now dealt with Matthews Benjamin as both a seller and as a purchaser, I would like to place on record my appreciation of the excellent service I have received from the Ambleside office team of Matt, Janet and Jenna. The advice I received, and levels of communication and customer care, have all been exemplary, all the way through each process. Their in-depth and practical knowledge of the local property market is first class. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending Matthews Benjamin Ambleside to anyone wishing to sell or buy a property in the Lake District.
Throughout the buying process we found Matthews Benjamin responsive and efficient. All our enquiries were dealt with promptly. Both Jenna and Janet were excellent points of contact. They acted brilliantly as intermediaries between us and the sellers- especially when we had lots of questions. Even after completion they accommodated us when we were delayed and couldn’t pick up the keys in office hours. Thanks!
Mr & Mrs Heller