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Under Offer

Belvidere, 35 Belle Vue Terrace, Lancaster. LA1 4TY

£595,000 Guide Price
  • Type: End of Terrace House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Features

  • Central Location
  • Private Rear Garden
  • Garage
  • Parking to the rear
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Ideal Family Home
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Spread Across 3 Floors
  • Spacious Cellar

Property Summary

An exciting opportunity to acquire a beautiful five bedroom Victorian residence that showcases a wealth of original period features, located on the outskirts of Lancaster City centre.

Full Details

An exciting opportunity to acquire a beautiful five bedroom Victorian residence that showcases a wealth of original period features, located on the outskirts of Lancaster City centre.

Belvidere is situated along Belle Vue Terrace, set back against the road amongst a row of unique and grand Victorian homes. The location is ideal for those working professional families looking to be close to the city whilst not being amongst the hustle and bustle of the centre. The property is also unique for such a central location, offering grand, well proportioned reception rooms, five double bedrooms and even a sizeable rear garden, single garage and private parking. Belvidere has been within the same ownership for nearly 50 years and has been a much cherished family home with particular care taken to the beautiful period features, with grand marble fireplaces to many of the rooms, deep coving and skirting boards and intricate ceiling roses. Set across four floors, which includes the two room cellar, the property is ideal for the larger of families and whilst it is in need of modernisation, it offers fantastic space and potential to create a truly magical and characterful forever family home.

The historic City of Lancaster has so much to offer people of all ages with a growing cultural and music scene, excellent range of high street and independent shops, and an unrivalled choice of health care and local amenities. The purchaser of Belvidere will benefit from an exceptional choice of primary schools, the highly rated Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, and Ripley St Thomas which are all within walking distance. Both the Lancaster and Cumbria Universities are nearby and you are within walking distance to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The train station, which provides a 2½ hour commute to the centre of London, is within a 15 minute walk and J33 and J34 of the M6 are a short drive away.

From the front of Belle Vue Terrace, the wide stone steps lead you up to a path which brings you to the grand original front door of this well retained Victorian home. Lawns flank to either side of the path to create a lovely first approach. You enter into a traditional entrance porch with the original Minton floor tiles extending into the entrance hall. The character of this home is evident from the outset with high ceilings, beautiful stained glass detailing to the inner door and original plasterwork to the archway within the hall. Two reception rooms are set to either side of this double fronted property. The first is the formal sitting room, a spacious and lighted filled reception space with high ceilings bouncing the natural light throughout from the tall bay window overlooking the front. All the windows to the front of the property have been replaced with UPVC in the traditional sash style to blend in seamlessly with the features of the era. A grand marble fireplace creates a beautiful feature, with an open fire set upon a slate hearth. The second reception room is a formal dining room that again features an ornate original marble fireplace, tall bay windows looking out over the front aspect and deep coving, picture rail detailing and a decorative ceiling rose.

As you pass by the original wood paneled staircase in the entrance hall you will find the more informal setting of the breakfast room that adjoins the kitchen. This is a versatile area that would also make for a cosy reception room, enjoying an outlook over the rear. The kitchen is in need of modernisation, as with many parts of the house. It currently affords a range of pine units and worktops, with pine wood paneling to the walls and space for freestanding appliances. The window enjoys a south facing aspect over the private walled courtyard to the rear, with external access to this area. Externally adjoining the kitchen is an attached outhouse that was formerly planned to be incorporated into the main accommodation of the house to provide a grander galley style kitchen. Tucked away behind the staircase is the final reception room, a quietly located home office enjoying a lovely outlook over the rear. There is also external access to the rear and down to the two room cellar which has been utilised as a large store room and a fantastic workshop space that retains the original stone table that would have originally been utilised as a cold store.

The original dark wood staircase leads up from the entrance hall passing by a tall gallery window with beautiful stained glass detailing. The landing is spacious and provides access into the three double bedrooms on this floor as well as the family bathroom with separate WC. The bathroom retains the original Victorian bath set within wood paneling and the original vanity sink, a fantastic feature that could easily be retained with a little TLC. There is also a great selection of built in storage cupboards. The principal bedroom offers great proportions along with high ceilings and original features to include built in cupboards, picture rails and deep coving as found in all the bedrooms to this floor.
An open arch leads into an adjoining dressing room that can also be independently accessed from the landing. The remaining two bedrooms are each of double proportions and feature original marble fireplaces with classic tiled inserts and hearths. The stairs continue up to the second floor. This attic space is fantastic for those with larger families and offers a further two good sized double bedrooms with double glazed UPVC dormer windows and a central storage room that could even be turned into a second bathroom, with access to generous undereaves storage.

The gardens of Belvidere are a hidden delight and a true rarity for such a central location. The walled courtyard to the rear of the property looks out over the south facing aspect and is a peaceful and private area with ample space for outdoor furniture, access to the adjoining outbuilding and separate stone built log store. Steps lead up to the upper gardens that consist of tiered lawns and a selection of vibrant shrubs and trees. It truly is a little haven within the garden and a delight for the keen gardener to enjoy whilst also providing the option to be low maintenance for those with busy lives. At the top of the garden, a gate opens out onto the lane to the rear of the property where there is a shared parking area for Belvidere and the neighbouring property. Here there is parking available for two vehicles and access to the single garage. If additional parking is required, along with the space to the front of the property, the top of the garden could be opened up onto the drive as seen with neighbouring properties.

All mains services connected.
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - E