Reception Rooms: 4
A grand detached family home situated in the seaside village of Heysham, just a short stroll to the picturesque Morecambe Bay and promenade. Fairbank House was built in 1922 for a Mr Fairbank who is believed to have been one of the gentleman responsible for the development of the immediate area. The prominent red brick property is set within an extremely generous double plot amounting to approximately half an acre that would have once stretched right down to the seafront. The property has been immaculately maintained, updated and even extended during its history and now stands as a modern and tastefully presented four bedroom family home that has even been freshly decorated. The accommodation offers a total of four reception rooms, a lovely dining kitchen supported by a separate utility room, four double bedrooms to include the elegant master suite complete with a fitted dressing room and ensuite, family bathroom and a plethora of storage space across the property. Externally, the gardens wrap around the property offering lawns, patios and parking space a plenty. In terms of outbuildings, there is a detached log cabin currently utilised as a gym, detached single garage, potting shed and a show stopping summer house and kids play area currently under construction, tucked away in the top garden.
Heysham is a growing sea side community and with the promise of the Eden Project potentially transforming Morecambe into something even more wonderful. The property is well connected for commuters, with the Bay Gateway allowing for quick access to the M6 motorway as well as nearby Lancaster City Centre and the West Coast mainline train station, hospital and universities. Purchasers will also have the choice between numerous, well-regarded primary and high schools close by. For local amenities, a popular supermarket can be found nearby and the village also boasts a doctors surgery, pharmacy and multiple shops, café’s and restaurants including The Royal which is a Heysham hotspot having recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation. Also just a short stroll away is the Morecambe Bay promenade which offers entertainment for all the family or simply makes for a lovely walk.
Private wrought iron electric gates sit within stone pillars, opening up to the long driveway that leads around the side of the property, offering plentiful parking and access to the detached red brick single garage. This impressive home has a striking structure of rich red bricks and stone window surrounds, creating an imposing first impression. A path leads through the front garden of lawns, paving and shrubbery features, up to the front entrance. Marble pillars support a portico to double doors into one of the reception rooms, whilst the entrance benefits from a useful entrance porch before opening into the wide and inviting hall. Setting the tone for the property, this spacious welcome area has tall ceilings and is tastefully decorated.
The living room is located just off the entrance hall, again boasting tall ceilings, beautiful plaster frieze detailing and a picture rail. The original fireplace takes centre stage; believed to have been the work of master English furniture producers, Waring & Gillow. Its grand mahogany structure is laced with intricate carved detailing and it houses a large wood burning stove set upon a sandstone hearth. The large bay window floods the room with natural light and affords a front aspect and the original circle leaded windows have been retained, framing either side of the fireplace. Leading from the other side of the entrance hall, the dining room boasts generous proportions, front views and a decorative sandstone fireplace with an eye catching Cast inset. Bi-folding Maple doors can be opened up into the sitting room to create one large flowing space, perfect for entertaining. The formal sitting room benefits from underfloor heating and is bright and spacious, with a triple aspect including two large bay windows. It sits within an extension to the original house however the room is again focused around a striking open fireplace created to tie in the old and new aesthetics that this property has so perfectly achieved.
The dining kitchen is a beautiful heart to the home, benefitting from an extension to create an open space perfect for the family and entertaining, fitted with a Rako lighting control system. The Siematic kitchen boasts lovely painted units with granite worktops and a large central island housing a NEFF 4 ring ceramic and 1 ring gas hob, with a Siemens integrated ceiling extractor above. Further appliances include a Siemens oven and separate grill. The floors are beautifully finished in engineered oak that extend into the dining area set in front of French doors that open up to the patio at the rear. From the kitchen, an inner hall leads to a fantastic under stairs storage cupboard and WC complete with a sauna. The kitchen also leads into the garden room; this is a great private space away from the main accommodation, enjoying a private outlook over the rear garden and French door access to the side and rear. There is also a very useful utility room with a range of storage units with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the equally spacious first floor landing, passing a beautiful triple panelled stained glass gallery window. There are a total of four bedrooms on offer, which includes the enviable master suite. Elegantly decorated, the large master bedroom boasts lovely views over the front, looking out over Heysham to the distant Trough of Bowland fells. The room enjoys modern connotations such as smart controlled Rako lighting, Lutron Roman blinds, Cast feature radiators and retractable TV unit by Majik House. An open archway leads to a dressing area and further into a separate dressing room, all finished with quality bespoke English Hardwood fitted storage. There is also a good sized ensuite with a contemporary double shower which, along with the dressing room, benefits from underfloor heating. The remaining three double bedrooms all enjoy good proportions, one with a front aspect and one looking out over the rear which benefits from Rako lighting control and Lutron roller blinds; the third bedroom is generously sized and is currently utilised as a home office. The large family bathroom includes a Villeroy & Boch five piece suite with a large shower and bath, Carl Josef Cabinetry and Amtico flooring.
Fairbank House sits within a sizeable double plot allowing for formal gardens that wrap around the entirety of the property. They are a mix of low maintenance shrubbery planting, long stretching lawns, tall trees and plenty of patio and seating areas. The private gated driveway leads around to the side of the property to the detached single garage that benefits from an electrically operated door. The garden to the rear boasts a sizeable patio, accessed from both the kitchen and garden room, creating the perfect space for alfresco entertaining during the summer months. There is also a large detached Norwegian Log cabin that is currently being utilised as a home gym complete with a separate shower room. Benefitting from being fully connected to all services, this would also make for a great home office or independent hang out for older children. Steps lead up to the hidden top garden where there is a large elevated lawn, patio area enjoying open views across Heysham and to the Trough of Bowland, a detached red brick potting shed and finally the family garden area which is currently under development. A fantastic cedar clad summer house is currently being constructed; with bi-folding doors opening onto the decking and a brilliant kids play park.
Services – All mains services connected
Tenure – Freehold
Council Tax Band – F