Reception Rooms: 1
This award-winning Grade II listed conversion is peacefully located within a small, private development along the Lancaster Canal, just on the outskirts of the city centre. Renovated to a high specification in 2016, this former blacksmith’s forge is believed to date back in parts to the early 1800s; however, the conversion has been seamlessly carried out to offer contemporary yet sympathetic living spaces abundant with striking, characterful features. The stylish design enhances the original charm, from high vaulted ceilings, expanses of exposed stone walls and lintels, wooden ceiling beams, sash windows and quality fittings and finishes throughout, this property is certainly impressive. The accommodation is set across two floors, offering an option of two reception rooms, a modern kitchen, family bathroom and three/ four double bedrooms, of which two are ensuite. The landscaped south-facing gardens are a joy and flexible in that they could be relatively low maintenance but also offer scope for the keen gardener. There is private parking for two vehicles and a gated communal parking area for visitors.
Located a short stroll from the centre of the historic city of Lancaster, the property is ideally located with the adjoining canal offering access to lovely countryside walks right from your doorstep. Lancaster benefits from a well-established high street with an ever growing cultural and music scene. There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area including the renowned Lancaster Boys’ and Girls’ Grammar Schools, along with the award-winning Lancaster University which is just a short drive away. For those in need of commuting further afield, the Lancaster train station offers quick commutes across the country with direct lines to London in 2 ½ hours. Access to the M6 is also located just 3 miles away.
Accommodation A flagged York stone path leads through the garden to the front door of this impressive stone-built property.
Entrance Hall Setting the standard, this entrance hall is both impressive and welcoming with high vaulted ceilings and exposed ceiling beams, a tall exposed stone wall and gallery landing above, finished with Amtico wood effect floors that continue into the adjoining living room. Practically there is also a useful under stairs storage and access to the;
Cloak Room A large, neatly presented WC with sink and towel radiator.
Living Room 26’6 x 17’11 (8.08 x 5.45) Double doors open from the entrance hall into this principal reception space, creating an effortless flow that is perfect for entertaining. This large space is flooded with natural light due to the front aspect over the garden, French doors that open onto the patio and the high angled ceilings with Velux windows and feature exposed trusses. This open space allows plenty of room for both living and dining spaces. The impressive exposed stone wall opens up at the original archway and leads into the kitchen.
Kitchen 15’4 x 11’3 (4.67 x 3.44) A contemporary yet classic Siematic kitchen with painted shaker style units finished with eye-catching quartz worktops; the character has again been retained with exposed wooden beams to the ceiling. There is a range of quality NEFF appliances to include an oven, combination microwave oven, 4 ring gas hob and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
Utility A neatly planned utility with matching storage cupboards and space for a washing machine and dryer.
Study/ Bedroom 4 14’11 x 10’7 (4.55 x 3.22) This versatile space is presently used as a study, with a selection of quality, stylish fitted cupboards and shelving, bespoke wooden shutters and beautiful views over the canal.
It could however be utilised as a fourth double bedroom.
Bedroom 3 15’6 x 15’4 (4.73 x 4.67) A stylishly finished double bedroom again boasting views over the canal with bespoke wooden shutters, quality fitted wardrobes and the added benefit of an ensuite.
Ensuite A contemporary ensuite, comprising a corner shower, WC, sink and towel radiator with tiled floors to finish.
First Floor The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the mezzanine first floor landing.
Master Suite 18’7 x 10’4 (5.66 x 3.16) A well-proportioned and elegant master bedroom with views over the canal, vaulted ceilings and beams and boasting a walk-in, fully fitted wardrobe and ensuite.
Ensuite Neatly presented, comprising a corner shower, WC, sink and towel radiator with tiled floors to finish.
Bedroom 2 18’7 x 8’8 (5.66 x 2.63) A final double bedroom with matching fitted wardrobes and featuring angled ceilings, exposed ceiling beams and canal views.
Family Bathroom Comprising a contemporary freestanding bath, WC, sink, heated towel radiator and complementary tiling to finish.
Outside The landscaped south-facing garden to the front of the property has been beautifully planned with a selection of low maintenance yet vibrant plants and shrubbery. The newly finished York stone flagged patio is accessed from the French doors of the living room and is a lovely suntrap perfect for alfresco dining. It extends into a generous lawn area, bounded by fencing and a tall stone wall. The flagged path winds through the garden along a shrubbery pathway to the private parking area with space for two vehicles. The whole development benefits from private, remote control access gates that open onto the communal parking area which visitors can use.
Directions From the pointer/Royal Lancaster Infirmary roundabout, follow signs for the City centre. At the traffic lights, take the left hand turn onto Aldcliffe Road, continue along this road for approx. 0.4 miles passing a B&Q store on your right, take the left hand turn over a canal bridge, this is opposite Quay’s chip shop. After the Canal bridge and through the metal gates turn left where you will find 7 Aldcliffe Yard.
Services All mains connected
Gas central heating
Council Tax Band E