Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Beaumont Cote, Nether Kellet, Carnforth, LA5 8AB
- Grade II Listed property
- Spacious accommodation across 3 floors
- 4 Double bedrooms
- 2 Spacious reception rooms
- Plot extending to around 1.2 acres
- Double garage
- Large lawned garden and patio
- Woodland area
A country house with 5 centuries of history; large proportioned rooms; large garden; rural peace; space and distance; clear starry night skies; morning birdsong; early spring snowdrops; late spring bluebells; migrating swifts in April; wisteria candles in May; extensively updated and renovated by current owners in the last 24 years. These are a few of the owners' favourite things ……….
This Grade II listed property is part of a larger period country house, with later extensions, to provide spacious accommodation across 3 floors. Beaumont Cote has provided a lovely family home for the current owners over the last 24 years and has been extensively updated and renovated in that time. This has included all roofs, electrics, plumbing, kitchen, bathroom and ensuite shower room, solid fuel burner in the dining room, many windows, courtyard and land drainage and garage roof. Further, the approach along Stellas Lane has just been fully resurfaced and planning permission has been sought for installation of a new treatment sewerage centre to service both sides of the property.
In brief, Beaumont Cote benefits from two spacious reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen and separate utility, a master ensuite bedroom with 3 other double bedrooms and a versatile second floor, currently used as an office and large games room. Many rooms enjoy high ceilings, filled with natural light through original sash windows, looking out onto the surrounding gardens and countryside. The plot extends to around 1.2 acres and includes a private driveway, a recently re-roofed double garage with coal store, large gravelled courtyard, large lawned garden and patio and a woodland area.
Set on the outskirts of the village of Nether Kellet, surrounded by open countryside and farmland, Beaumont Cote is ideal for those looking for a country home with excellent accessibility. There are excellent transport links with the M6 junctions 34 and 35 only 5 minutes away and the market town of Carnforth, with its railway access to the West Coast mainline train station at Lancaster. There is access to a full range of local amenities including supermarkets and doctors, which are only 5 minutes away. Families will be delighted by the choice of local schools, including the renowned Royal Lancaster Boys and Girls Grammar Schools.
A fully resurfaced private lane brings you to the gated entrance to Beaumont Cote and into the large gravelled courtyard affront the property and with access to the garage. A glazed entrance door opens into the entrance hall, a room in itself used as a casual dining area, setting the tone for the property with high ceilings and original exposed wooden floors.
The hallway leads to the two reception rooms. The living room forms part of the original house, with lovely period features including two full length sash windows looking onto the gardens, corniced roof beams and an open fire featuring stone surround and hearth. The dining room was originally designated as a gentleman's library, is naturally well lit with dual aspect sash windows and a square bay window with lovely garden views, present within the 1926 extension. This leads to a porch and rear access to the south facing patio and gardens. This room also features period cornicing and a multifuel stove set upon a marble hearth with oak surround.
From the hallway there is also access to the stairs, a WC and a walk in storage room and a smaller under the stairs storage area, housing the electric meter and fusebox.
The breakfast kitchen was fully renovated in 2008 with a range of SieMatic wall, drawer and base units, topped with solid granite worktops, a double sink with mixed water tap and featuring a central peninsula breakfast bar, essential for any modern family. There are a range of quality appliances, including a NEFF oven, warming drawer, NEFF combination microwave oven, a Miele coffee machine, NEFF 5 ring induction hob with extractor hood and a NEFF American style fridge freezer. An external door provide an additional access option to the courtyard. The separate utility room houses the oil fired boiler and has additional storage units, additional sink and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. The main water stop cock and meter is here.
The staircase leading up to the gallery landing of the first floor, features an oak handrail, with painted spindles and two sash windows. There are four very generously sized double bedrooms supported by a family bathroom refitted in 2016 with a full length glass sliding doors fronting a large storage area and immersion tank. The white, cream and brown bathroom features a P-shaped bath and integral shower and a separate sink with fitted unit. The walls and ceiling are waterproof panelled with wood panelled flooring.
The large master bedroom suite has inbuilt full length wardrobes in a dressing area and access into an ensuite shower room with large oval shower and separate sink and vanity cupboard, again serviced with waterproof faun marble-effect wall boards and white ceiling panels. This was fully refitted in 2019. The master suite benefits from a high ceiling and lovely dual aspect sash windows overlooking the garden and wood. Bedrooms 2 and 3 also enjoy high ceilings and sash windows overlooking the garden, both positioned within the original house. Bedroom 4 has is naturally well lit with modern opening dual aspect windows, overlooking the wood and courtyard, with sink.
A concealed stairway leads up to the second floor, which presents two versatile rooms, which has been fully refitted together with a full re-roofing in 2017. All sash windows here have been replaced. The largest room is well lit with natural light from 2 sash windows overlooking the garden and one on the opposite side. The roof has been vaulted with exposed new wooden trusses and purlins. There is a large electric fire, TV aerial points and is currently used as a games room. This could provide future versatility as a main master suite with enviable countryside views or a large office, or else as a cinema room. The smaller room is currently used as an office, but could potentially be fitted as an ensuite.
Beaumont Cote sits within an approximate 1.2 acre plot, which includes a private gravelled courtyard, a detached double garage with coal store, which has been re-roofed and re-slated in 2020. The walled garden to the rear encloses a neatly kept lawn and a stone flagged patio area with views over the surrounding countryside. There are front borders to the patio, a large border to the right of the lawn, planned with shrubs in front of a free standing wall and large evergreen oak tree on the right corner. A the bottom of the garden medium height bushes partly conceal a stone built potting shed, which could be developed into a summer house. To the right of the free standing stone wall is a tree lined clearing, which leads into an adjacent small wood, the proximal part of which is part of this property. To the right of the courtyard are mature beds and stone steps leading to a historic stone sundial, with a date stone of 1680. Beyond this lies the wood, where the floor is covered with snowdrops, then bluebells as spring progresses.
Set within the left boundary wall of the courtyard is a stone window lintel with a date stone of 1642.
Directions: Head north up the A6 from Lancaster City Centre towards Carnforth. After passing Slyne Lodge on the left, take the next right into Bottomdale Road. At the next cross roads turn left onto Kellet Lane. After about 800 yards turn right between two curved entrance stone walls into Strellas Lane. Beaumont Cote is the first property on the right.
Services: Shared septic tank, with Planning Permission granted for a new sewerage treatment plant
Newly re-surfaced Strellas Lane
Oil fired central heating