Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
22 Castle Park, Lancaster LA1 1YQ
- Georgian Townhouse
- 5 Reception Rooms
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Original Period Features
- Private Garden
- Private Parking
- Close to City Centre
- Lancaster Castle Views
- Walking Distance to Train Station & Shops
22 Castle Park is a fantastic option for those looking for a generous family home that offers easy walking access to the City shops and schools including the boys' and girls' Grammars. It is also just a mere 2 minutes walk to the mainline train station with direct routes to Manchester (1hr), London (2 ½ hr) and more. For those travelling by car, the M6 can be accessed just a 10 minute drive away. It is a great option for the working professionals of Lancaster with the hospital and universities nearby and even easy connections to the Heysham power station. The City of Lancaster has something to offer those of all ages with an ever growing cultural and music scene, a great choice of independent and high street shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The castle precinct is an immaculate and historic area dominated by the medieval castle and the Lancaster Priory, from where you can enjoy panoramic views across Morecambe Bay to the distant mountains of the Lakes, which like the Yorkshire Dales can be reached within an hour.
Located facing the historic Lancaster Castle within the medieval precinct, 22 Castle Park is a fine example of a Georgian Town House of impressively expansive proportions. Dating back to the 18th century this property has been immaculately maintained to retain a striking show of original features, from the intricate cornicing to rich marble fireplaces and the Richard Gillow inspired stone staircase that has given this property the enhanced Grade II* listing. Offering the grandness expected for what is one of the areas most prestigious locations the property offers versatile and abundant accommodation set across four floors. This includes four reception rooms, a traditional kitchen, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each room is entirely unique, from the magnificent first floor sitting room looking out over the castle to the exceptionally large master bedroom with floor to ceiling sash windows which look out over the city roof tops. What is consistent throughout are the lavish high ceilings and beautifully retained features, which include sash windows, with some rooms featuring the original wooden shutters. Externally, 22 Castle Park offers a delightful walled patio garden to the rear with enough space for both alfresco entertaining and for the keen gardener to enjoy the lovely selection of shrubbery. The property benefits from two private parking spaces, a rarity for such a central location. Purchasers will also be eligible for the residents parking scheme in Zone B.
Stone steps lead up to the original entrance door of the prestigious stone built terrace home. It opens into an entrance hall with an original stone flagged floor, dado rail detailing and of course the high ceilings. To the end of the long hall, there is access to an understairs cupboard within the original wooden staircase and you enter into the large dining room, an imposing space with original stone flagged floors, a large open stone hearth and sash windows. There is ample space within this grand room for formal dining on a large scale. Stepping down there is a large kitchen with original ceiling beams .The proportions of the kitchen allow for a more informal breakfast dining area and a substantial traditional storage unit. There are traditional kitchen units and work tops with space for a tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric cooker and a freestanding fridge. Adjoining is the fourth large reception room overlooking the garden which has been utilised as a hobby room. This could be incorporated to create a larger open plan kitchen area, subject to relevant planning consents, or even as a large utility and pantry. Both rooms benefit from external access to the rear.
From the entrance hall, a door leads into a large inner hall from which you can enjoy the striking view of the circular staircase that follows the curvature of the wall up to the first floor, with a tall intricately designed sash window and a pendant light fitting hanging from an original and again, intricately designed ceiling rose.
From the hall there is access into a large cloaks room with WC, to the dry cellar below and into the study. Located to the front of the property and therefore enjoying a view over the Castle through the original sash window with wooden shutters, the study is a fantastic space for a home office as it enjoys a peaceful setting away from the main accommodation. With a cast iron open fire creating a cosy atmosphere the study would also be ideal as a snug.
Taking the grand staircase to the first floor you find the final reception room, a grand and imposing formal sitting room with high ceilings featuring original cornice moulding, dado rail and deep skirtings. Tall sash windows look out over the medieval castle and a gas fire is set within an impressive original marble and intricately decorated surround. From the first floor landing of the inner hall thee is access to the bedroom accommodation which can also be accessed from the second staircase at the end of the entrance hall. The second staircase curves around to open on to the landing, revealing a large sash window with a window seat. Along the landing there is a double bedroom enjoying a tall sash window with a built in airing cupboard and a spacious family bathroom featuring a separate shower, fitted bath and matching B.C Sanitan WC and sink. At the end of the landing, you enter into the grand master bedroom. Boasting impressively large proportions and high ceilings, this master bedroom is certainly show stopping. To the centre of the room is an original marble fireplace and wooden floors section off a seating area in front of the floor to ceiling sash window looking out over the roof tops beyond. Through the windows it is possible to access the area at the top of the outside staircase. Back into the bedroom, a dressing area has been created through partition walls, creating a walk in storage space with fitted drawers and hanging space. This is an excellent use of space which does not in any way impede on the grandeur of the room. The stairs continue up to the second floor, passing a useful under eaves storage space. Here you will find the final two double bedrooms and a shower room. Both of the bedrooms are well proportioned and enjoy a lovely view of the medieval castle and grounds.
22 Castle Park enjoys a lovely patio style garden to the rear of the property which can be accessed from both the kitchen and hobby room. Running along the side of the property is a private stone flagged area where there is an original well that runs down 27ft. This opens up at the rear into the walled garden with a path leading throughout the shrubbery. The Robert Gillow inspired stone staircase is supported by two stone arches with the wrought iron railing curving up to the master bedroom above. It is a striking historic feature which also proves practical; an external door sits within one of the arches and the other arch can be used for storage. The garden of 22 Castle Park offers the best of both worlds, there is ample space for the keen gardener to flourish should they desire but equally it can be kept relatively low maintenance yet still offering the secure space for families to enjoy.
To the front of the property there are two private parking spaces upon the original cobbles and the property is also eligible for the residents parking scheme which allows for one permanent space and a visitors pass within Zone B.
Directions 22 Castle Park is located just a 1 minute walk from our Lancaster office, opposite the castle on the left hand side.
Services All mains connected
Gas central heating
Council Tax G