New Year, New View

It’s the start of a new decade and as the dust settles on the general election and a light is seen at the end of the tunnel for the dominating Brexit headlines, feeling of uncertainty is finally starting to ease in the UK. Whilst there is still a long way to go, we hope 2020 will bring the property market out of its sleepy procession and predict a boom in the market by the end of the year. January 2020 will mark the start of change for many across the country and long Christmas evenings have born decisions on what the New Year means for you. Many will have decided that 2020 is the year for them to find a new home, whether it’s first time buyers ready to take the plunge, plans for a larger family and therefor a need for more bedrooms, a larger garden or downsizing in readiness for a well earned retirement. To help you on your way, we have put together a list of our favourite properties available on the market this New Year, from family favourites to much sought after bolt holes – we have got you covered in the North Lancashire and Lake District region.

The Family Home with a Central Location – 14 Standen Park House, Lancaster

Set within the exclusive private Standen Park House development located on the outskirts of Lancaster City Centre, No 14 is a stunning 5 bed townhouse that is perfect for modern family life.  The property has been updated by the current owners to offer a stylish and quality finish. The accommodation is ideal for large families offering a total of 3 reception rooms and a showstopping contemporary kitchen. Families will also be delighted with the central location,within walking distance to Lancaster City with its well regarded grammar schools and established high street.

The Perfect Waterside Getaway – 10 The Ferry House, Lake Windermere

A stunning penthouse apartment situated on a peninsula of land on Lake Windermere, boasting views of the lake from every window. These apartments have been designed to both serve that of every day life and as a secure lock up and leave. No 10 boasts a top floor setting, with an enviable open plan living and dining room, contemporary kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and a family shower room. Well kept communal grounds lead down to the lake side, offering serene private seating areas from which to enjoy the tranquil setting.

The Country Downsizer – Brook Cottage, Ireby

Set in the peaceful hamlet of Ireby is this 2 bed charming cottage, recently modernised by the current owners to offer an immaculate home that is ready to move into and ideal for those looking for a quiet retirement retreat. The property has been finished to a high quality specification with bespoke window shutters, oak doors, exposed beams and delightful attention to detail throughout. The attention to detail also flows into the landscaped garden, designed to be a haven in which to relax and take in the peaceful countryside setting.

The One For the Active Family – Harprigg Hall Farm, Killington

This picture perfect detached farmhouse offers a deceptive package that is rare to find in such a beautiful setting in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Surrounded by private gardens and land amounting to approximately 12 acres, with panoramic views over the local fells, Harprigg Hall Farm offers the ultimate private retreat with a large 5 bed detached farmhouse and separate converted barn leisure suite offering a swimming pool, sauna and large games room, with plentiful space for separate accommodation too. Discerning purchasers can make the most of the surrounding area with a plethora of walks and treks to choose from across the national park.

For the Explorers – Blencathra, 34 The Falls, Ambleside

This two bedroom townhouse is set on the outskirts of the vibrant Ambleside town. An excellent proposition for holiday letting properties, it has all the attractions of the outdoors and central Lakeland close at hand with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and cinema in the town. Along with being located in the heart of The Lake District, surrounded by the some of the countries finest walks and cycle routes, explorers can also find there way to the nearby Stock Ghyll Force waterfalls.

For the Quiet Life – Smithy Beck House, Blawith

Built by the present owners and occupiers in the late 1980’s, this is a highly versatile and quirky split level home that boasts a tranquil and private setting perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle of a bustle of everyday life. The one acre plot is set within Blawith, a small hamlet just south of Coniston water, one of the most well known Lakes in the National Park renowned for it’s connection to Donald Campbell, John Ruskin and Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons.

For the Fixer-Upper Family – The Hollies, Hest Bank

Located in the highly desirable village of Hest Bank, The Hollies is a fantastic family home boasting an enviable plot size of approximately 0.4 acres. The four bedroom detached home is perfect for families looking to put their own stamp on a property and create the family home of their dreams. The central village location is also perfect, being within walking distance of the popular village primary school. You are also within the primary catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Boys and Girls Grammar schools, as well a selection of other highly regarded secondary schools.

The Wildcard – The Belfry, 5 St Marys Cottages, Windermere

A unique opportunity to purchase a beautiful end of terrace three bedroom cottage, created within a historic ecclesiastical stone and slate church hall formerly part of St Marys Church, dating back to the 16th century. Converted in 2006 retaining much of its traditional Lakeland style including the arched mullioned windows, this well proportioned cottage has been very well maintained. Quietly located within a development of just five cottages, the cottage is within level walking distance of the village amenities making this ideal for a range of purchasers and would suit those looking for a holiday letting investment, second home or bolt hole in the lakes or a comfortable permanent home in a convenient and quiet location.