Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
7 Standen Park House, Lancaster, LA1 3FF
- Town House
- Set Across 3 Floors
- Communal Gardens & Grounds
- Four Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms
- Grade ll Listed Building
- Two Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Diner Arrangement
- Lovely Community
- Great Location
Situated in this highly sought after area just outside Lancaster City Centre and bordering Williamsons Park, with it's own direct access. Originally designed by architect Thomas Standen in 1816, the elegant Palladian architecture of Standen Park House forms the centre piece to this private estate, set around a gravel driveway and landscaped crescent. The award-winning conversion by Gleeson Homes in 1999 provides exclusive dwellings on the outskirts of Lancaster city centre and borders a conservation area and Lancaster's most recognizable heritage landmark, the Ashton Memorial. There is a real sense of community within the neighbourhood at Standen Park and it will certainly be something the current vendors will miss.
The location of this stunning home will appeal to a wide range of buyers; its proximity to Lancaster, the M6 and West Coast mainline makes it ideal for those looking to commute. Furthermore, there is an excellent choice of schooling close by for all ages and both the Lancaster Girls’ Grammar and Boys’ Grammar are within walking distance. With its mediaeval castle, Lancaster is a historic and vibrant city with a good choice of high street and independent shops, great restaurants and sports facilities, cinemas and theatres.
Enter via a beautiful period door, with glazed panels above;
Light and airy complete with high ceilings, plaster friezes cornice mouldings and a laminate style floor. Off the hall a beautifully presented WC with pedestal wash hand basin and a further spacious airing cupboard, finished with shelving, and housing the water tank.
A well proportioned living room to the rear of the property with views looking towards the rolling hills in the distance & towards the Piazza via a large sash window. Picture rails, plaster friezes and cornice mouldings create a characterful finish, with ample space for comfortable seating.
Currently utilised as a study, but could easily be a fourth bedroom, this is a spacious room positioned to the front of the property with a built in wardrobe/storage cupboard.
Lower Ground Floor
Adjacent to the kitchen and with beautiful high ceilings, cornice mouldings and sash window, this extremely spacious grand room also benefits from a useful under stair storage cupboard, which is deep so perfect for storage.
Upgraded by the current vendors approximately 14 years ago the stunning Webbs kitchen is the central hub of the home and perfect for entertaining friends and family. Complete with a full range of fitted wall & base units, complete with granite work tops, integrated appliances comprising Miele fridge freezer, Miele dishwasher, Miele steam oven, Miele conventional oven, Miele induction hob with extractor over. The kitchen also houses the boiler, which was last serviced in 2021. Ample space in the kitchen provides room for casual furniture, or could have a breakfast kitchen if desired; the room is complete with Lutron lighting allowing complete control over the ambience within the kitchen. A back door provides external access into the communal garden and patio area; perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months.
Situated off the kitchen, the utility is a practical space fitted with wall and base units with a sink and drainer and plumbing for washing machine, also housing the consumer unit.
Positioned to the rear providing beautiful views, the master bedroom is of generous proportions benefitting from a duel aspect approach with floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and complete with an ensuite bathroom with tiles to both the walls & floors, shower, wc, wash basin and towel radiator.
Also situated to the rear, the second bedroom is a spacious room with views over the back toward the rolling countryside and beyond.
Located at the front with an elevated window, this is a spacious double bedroom with a full wall of fitted wardrobes and storage.
The crescent area to the front of Standen Park House provides plentiful parking for residents and guests, furthermore there is an allocated secure carport with useful store for bikes and the like. Beautiful communal areas laid mainly to lawn surround the property and number 7 has an open, yet clearly defined seating area to the rear, perfect for al fresco dining. The Piazza is easily accessible and is an interesting feature, with the wider area and a plethora of walks toward Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial.
Travelling south through Lancaster one way system, turn left in front of the Lancaster town hall, continue up the hill, past the Grammar School and Williamsons Park. At the mini roundabout, take the second exit, continue over the speed bumps then take the turning left into Standen Park House. Number 7 is located to the left hand corner of the house from the central pillars.
All mains services connected.
Gas central heating.
Council tax Band – F
Service charge - £3,800 per annum.