Reception Rooms: 4
A fantastic detached family home located on the highly sought after Prospect Drive in the popular village of Hest Bank; a home of this standard and size is a true rarity to the market and will certainly prove popular with those looking for a large family home in a safe and desirable location. Within the same ownership for 27 years, the property has been immaculately maintained and substantially extended to stand as an impressive five bedroom detached residence boasting a stunning Leicht breakfast kitchen, separate utility, home gym, three large reception rooms and an equally impressive and private garden, large drive and integral double garage. This home has been planned with entertaining in mind, from the extensive suite of Gaggenau and Miele appliances in the kitchen, the open plan flow of the large dining and living room complete with a built in bar service area and sliding doors leading out onto a south facing decking of the garden, to the fantastic choice of good sized bedrooms benefitting from ensuite bathrooms. The interiors throughout are tasteful and have been updated with a host of well known brands, beautiful bathroom finishes and quality floor coverings. The property has also been completely re-roofed with Burlington slate.
Hest Bank is a family orientated village centred around the popular primary school, with an active community offering something for all ages. The village hall offers a range of activities and classes and also hosts the well regarded preschool. The large green in the village offers a playground and tennis courts to enjoy and there is also a post office, village shop and selection of pubs. Access to both the M6 and Lancaster City Centre is easily accessible either along the A6 or the Bay Gateway which also provides easy access to Morecambe and Heysham, and only a 30 minute drive to Windermere; so you are really in a great location for commuting and exploring. A selection of further amenities including a doctors, pharmacy and supermarkets can be found in Bolton-Le-Sands and Carnforth, just a short drive away. You are also a gentle stroll from the Lancaster canal and Morecambe Bay for some fantastic walks and scenery. Remote control operated wrought iron gates grandly open up onto the large driveway to the front of the property which is finished with a quality Resin surfacing. The drive affords ample parking even when entertaining in large numbers, as well as access into the integral double garage which benefits from remote control access. To the front of the property, the landscaped borders and manicured lawn are shaded by a large Cedar tree and all together create a beautiful first impression as you walk up to the covered entrance door. Opening into a useful entrance porch with parquet flooring, the internal door leads into a welcoming entrance hall with beautiful polished porcelain floor tiles, with access to a useful cloaks cupboard. The first reception room is located to the front of the property. Offering good proportions, this is a versatile space that is presently utilised as a study, complete with fitted desks and storage units. Solid oak floors run across the floor and the large picture window offers a view over the lovely front garden. The entrance hall also leads into the impressive, semi-open plan dining and living room. The dining room affords space for a large dining table to easily accommodate all the extended family in the festive periods. This is set in front of large sliding patio doors that open out onto a sunny south facing decked patio which is ideal for opening up for alfresco entertaining during the warmer months. The dining room also boasts a brilliant fitted bar service area fitted with Miele units topped within granite work surfaces, an integrated fridge and Zip chilled water tap. The open fire is a lovely feature and ideal for the colder days. The dining room is finished with a white pigmented oak chevron floor and effortlessly flows in the large living room which is a sizeable extension to the original property. With high vaulted ceilings and large ‘Tilt & Turn’ sliding patio doors, natural light bounces throughout the room which can also be opened up to continue to outdoor flow across the patio. Central to the room is a Barbas fire set within a feature curved chimney that extends up the height of the room. The protective glass screen can be opened up to create an open fire that produces a more intimate atmosphere in the winter time. Within this superb home, there is also the advantage of air conditioning to the lounge, dining room and master bedroom.
The breakfast kitchen was extended and updated in 2007 and is certainly a show stopper. With quality shaker style units by Leicht, finished with Corian worktops that extend throughout the u-shaped space, complete with a breakfast bar and host of top quality appliances. These include a Gaggenau combination microwave, single oven, double oven and grill, steam oven and two warming drawers, two Miele integrated dishwashers, a 4 ring induction hob with extractor over and a Zip chilled and boiling water tap. The floors are finished with attractive Travertine tiles that extended into the large adjoining utility room offering a further range of units and space for additional fridge, freezer storage, washing machine and dryer. Accessed from the back kitchen area, there is also a useful ground floor shower room complete with a feature stone wash basin and ceramic tiling throughout and into the integral double garage where there is also a separate gym/ storage room.
An enclosed staircase from the entrance hall leads up to the galleried first floor landing where there is a useful built in linen cupboard. There are a total of five well proportioned double bedrooms available, three complete with their own ensuites and the fifth having use of the family bathroom. The master bedroom is an impressive space, complete with a large bedroom, inner hall area with storage and beautifully appointed ensuite bath and shower room finished in Travertine tiling. The room enjoys a lovely aspect over the front and a suite of fitted Hulsta wardrobes with focal lighting. In addition to the three ensuites, there is also a large family bathroom and storage space available in the sizeable insulated loft area. Despite the large proportions of this property, it has a homely and welcoming feel from the outset and the first floor gives space for large families to breathe but also doesn’t prove over bearing for couples looking for a larger property that is ideally suited for hosting guests and family.
As previously mentioned, the front of the property has been beautifully landscaped and includes the large resin driveway with access to the integral double garage. To the rear, the gardens prove equally as immaculate with a stone flagged patio extended around the rear, running into the decking area outside of the dining room. This expanse of patio creates multiple areas for seating, entertaining and barbecuing. The large lawn area is neatly kept, bounded by an array of colourful plants and shrubbery to include Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Hydrangeas. There is also a lovely summer house and a sizeable outside garden store externally attached to the gym. The whole garden is protected by tall Beech hedges that help create a private and tranquil setting to enjoy throughout the seasons.
All Mains Services Connected Gas Central Heating
EPC Rating: C
Council Tax Band: G
Directions Head North on the A6 from Lancaster city centre towards Carnforth, after approximately 2 miles take the left hand turn signposted Hest Bank into Hest Bank Lane, Prospect Drive is the 4th turning on your right hand side.