Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
7 Hatlex Hill, Hest Bank, LA2 6ET
- Detached & Modern Family Home
- Sought After Village Location
- Large, South Facing Garden
- Six Double Bedrooms
- Spread Across Three Floors
- Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area
- Undergone A Complete Renovation
- Large, Spacious & Private Drive
- Two Ensuite Bathrooms
- Stylish Interiors
Passing over the canal bridge of Hest Bank village, the small lane of Hatlex Hill veers up out of sight, concealing the location of this exclusive six bed detached home. It is not until you venture up this unassuming cul-de-sac that you fully appreciate what a hidden gem it is; located just a short stroll from the village yet backing on to rolling countryside, it boasts a quiet and picturesque setting that is ideal for families. It is not just the location that makes this a show stopping home, the property has undergone a complete renovation and is essentially ready for a new family to walk into. It now presents as a stunning contemporary family home with stylish interiors comprising of three reception rooms, a fantastic open plan kitchen, dining and living area and six bedrooms, of which two are ensuite, including the enviable master suite with a walk in wardrobe, ensuite shower room and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. The property sits within a sizeable private plot with an in-out drive to the front leading to the integral double garage and a fantastic landscaped south facing rear garden. Bi-fold doors from the open plan kitchen open to reveal the raised terrace area with glass balustrade railings looking out over the large bottom lawn and the fields extending out behind. The south facing position of this garden means that in the summer time, this property truly feels like being holiday with the cool breeze flowing into the open plan kitchen and living area, perfect for alfresco dining and summertime soirees.
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. For children of secondary age, there are well connected bus routes to the local secondary schools, including those of Lancaster and Dallam School, at the village hall which is an easy walk from the property. 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.
The in-out drive of this home is an ideal grand entrance befitting of a property finished to such a high standard. The entrance sits with an extended porch with a pitched roof. Finished with tiled floors it is a practical space that then enters into the spacious entrance hall. The entrance hall is finished in quality exposed wooden floors that extend into the open plan kitchen. It is filled with natural light as the ceiling extends up to the gallery landing above. From here, access can be found into a useful understairs storage cupboard with space for coats and shoes and a cloaks room with WC. Two of the reception rooms can be found to either side of the entrance hall; the home office featuring built in shelving and the lounge. The lounge is a stylish space centred around a Stovax log burning stove set upon a granite hearth that is ideal for creating a cosy atmosphere in the winter time. Otherwise, this is a bright and airy reception space thanks to the triple aspect.
Double doors from the entrance hall grandly open into what is certainly the heart of this family home; the open plan kitchen, living and dining room. The kitchen features a range of sleek contemporary white gloss units and a large central island with focal drop down spot lights. Despite the attractive kitchen, as you enter the room, your attention is immediately drawn to the expanse of full length bi-folding doors that open out to the terrace. The south facing setting enjoys the best of the sunshine, especially in the summer time when it is noted by the present owners to be there own private sanctuary that, with the fresh summer breeze and music playing from the integrated SONOS sound system, feels like being on holiday. The room boasts underfloor heating and within the kitchen, there is a choice of quality Siemans appliances to include a double oven, steam oven with warming drawer and Siemans induction hob with extractor over. There is also an integrated dishwasher and a sink with Quooker boiling water tap located on the large central island come breakfast bar. The mirrored splash back reflects the sunlight further and creates a unique edge to this otherwise minimalist design. There is space with this the open plan room for formal dining furniture and occasional furniture so you can truly create a social hub for all the family to gather at the end of a busy day. Adjoining the kitchen there is a useful utility room offering a matching range of units and space for white goods. It also affords access into the integral double garage which at present it being used as a brilliant games and cinema room, sure to prove popular as a teenage hang out. Double doors from the kitchen also open into the final reception room that is presently utilised as a gym however would also make for a lovely snug with French doors opening out on to the elevated terrace at the rear. This room also benefits from underfloor heating and integrated SONOS speakers.
The bespoke oak staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the bright and spacious galleried landing of the first floor. On this level there are four bedrooms on offer, three of double proportions and one generous single with built in wardrobes and lovely views over the countryside at the rear. In fact, each of the rooms offer unique views whether that be the surrounding fields or over the rooftops to Morecambe Bay where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The family bathroom has been newly updated, featuring a beautiful contemporary freestanding bath and corner rain shower, finished with complimentary tiling. Stairs lead up to the second gallery landing where there is useful undereaves storage. The second floor includes a further double bedroom with an ensuite shower room and the impressive master suite. Each of these rooms enjoys an elevated position that allows for lovely countryside views over the rear. The Master suite enjoys generous proportions, a walk in wardrobe complete with sensor lighting and an elegantly finished ensuite with a walk in rain shower. The master suite also benefits from integrated SONOS speakers and further undereaves storage space can be found in both the second floor rooms.
The In-out driveway to the front of the property allows for ample private parking as well as affording access to the integral double garage with a remote controlled up and over door. The paved drive also leads down the side of the property to access the rear garden. The terrace that sits outside the bi-fold and French doors is finished with unique slate flags with the glass balustrade railings giving an uninterrupted view over the large lower lawn. The lawn is bounded by trees, mature shrubbery boarders and fencing, create a secure space for all the family to enjoy. It backs on to the fields behind, create a lovely private setting. At the bottom of the garden there is a purple slate chipped seating area, the perfect spot to enjoy the end of the day sunshine whilst unwinding with a glass of wine around a warming fire, looking back on this beautifully spotlighted home.
Services All mains services connected. Tenure: Freehold. Council Tax Band: F.
Directions Head North on the A6 from Lancaster city centre towards Carnforth after passing The Lodge, take the left hand turn into Manor Lane, continue on to Hanging Green Lane. Hanging Green Lane turn slightly right and becomes Hatlex Lane, follow this road up the hill and before you go over the canal bridge, take the right hand turn onto Hatlex Hil, continue until you reach number 7 on your right hand side.