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Hillcrest, Westfield Close, Elswick, Preston PR4 3YN
- Newly built and smartly presented
- Spacious and light filled
- Built to a high standard, well appointed
- Highly accessible village of Elswick
- Built specifically for the over 55s
- Generous sitting room, large living kitchen
- Utility, cloaks and integral double garage
- Three double bedrooms, three bath/showers
- Roomy landing could be a home office
- Enclosed gardens and good private parking
Within the popular and highly accessible village of Elswick with good road and rail links, Hillcrest is on a small and select cul-de-sac of just three properties built by Applethwaite Homes. Designed and built specifically for the over 55s, Hillcrest represents a great opportunity for those looking to downsize.
The accommodation is laid out over two floors and offers a generous sitting room with a large bay window, a sociable living kitchen providing not only space to cook but also to dine and relax. Separate utility room and downstairs cloakroom and an integral double garage with EV charging point.
The three double bedrooms are arrange to provide maximum flexibility with a ground floor ensuite room providing either the principal bedroom enabling single level living, or a good guest room. The two remaining bedrooms are off the generous first floor landing, one has an ensuite, the other is served by the main bathroom. The roomy landing has scope to be a home office.
Level gardens surround the property with a west facing seating terrace in the back garden and good driveway parking for several cars if double parked.
Hillcrest presents as a smart, well designed and executive home for the discerning purchaser.
For those seeking the security and social connections of a local community and advantages of village life Elswick has much to offer. There are two pubs, a village shop, primary school and church within easy reach. Day-to-day needs are well provided for between the attractive towns of Garstang and Lytham. Between the two you will find a full range of health services (doctors, dentists, opticians as well as hairdressers and barbers), professional services (including solicitors and accountants), supermarkets
(including Booths, Sainsbury’s and Aldi), vets and a great selection of places to go for drinks and food as well as busy high streets full of independent retailers.
Hillcrest and the neighbouring Woodlands form a striking pair of properties. Stone cills, lintels and quoin stones on the front elevation creates a polished look; the choice of black uPVC windows echoes the black rainwater goods and complements the slated roof. The colour choice of golden tones for the paved seating terraces and paths, the gravel and stone garden walls all tie in and create a uniform and smart aesthetic.
Internally the look is seamless and flows beautifully. Hardwearing and good looking Karndean flooring is laid in the hall, living kitchen, utility room, downstairs cloakroom and all three of the bath/shower rooms. Soft grey carpets are laid in the sitting room, three bedrooms, staircase and landing. There’s a light and airy feel to the accommodation enhanced by the general décor; all internal woodwork and walls are painted white, the uPVC windows are internally white and the internal doors have a light oak veneer and brushed chrome handles.
A composite front door with glass panel and side windows (all glass is obscured for privacy in the hall) opens to the hallway which rises to a lofty stairwell as the staircase climbs to the gallery landing above. The hallway also provides an under-stairs cupboard and a second, walk in cupboard with light.
The east facing spacious sitting room has a large square bay window. The open plan living kitchen spans the west facing rear elevation and has two sets of French windows out to the back garden. The kitchen cabinets have classic look with shaker style pale grey doors with polished chrome handles and quartz worktops with matching upstands. There are useful deep pan drawers for easy access and a hidden cutlery tray. The units extend into a breakfast bar with space for three or four stools. There’s a 1 ½ bowl sink unit with draining grooves set into the worktops. Bosch integrated appliances comprise induction hob with extractor fan over, double oven (one with grill), fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Spot lights have been fitted over the
dining area and there are chrome downlighters over the kitchen area.
With a convenient door out to the back garden the utility room is fitted to match the kitchen with a sink unit and space for a condenser drier and separate washing machine (fitting to be the responsibility of the buyer). From here you can also directly access the garage; always handy on a rainy day if you have a car load of shopping.
The downstairs cloakroom has a dark grey high gloss vanity unit, loo and chrome heated towel rail.
There’s great flexibility with a ground floor bedroom. It might well be that you like the option of single level living yourself or indeed the option of it in the future. You may be welcoming guests with mobility issues or possibly thinking of the advantages of a bedroom slightly away from the others for a teenager. Whatever your situation, the versatility that this layout offers is a definite plus point. The ground floor bedroom suite at Hillcrest offers a good sized double room with a square bay window facing east over the front garden. There’s an ensuite shower room with Briston shower, dark grey high gloss vanity unit and loo. Completing the look are tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, spot lights and an extractor fan.
The integral double garage houses the boiler, hot water store, has an electric up and over door, an EV charging point, power and light.
The staircase rises to the light landing with Velux window, there’s certainly space for furniture, an office set up or occasional armchair would work well.
The principal bedroom suite is an absolute delight. With partly sloping ceilings there are dormer windows to both the front and rear of the property so it’s a light and bright room. The bedroom has a fully tiled ensuite shower room with a Briston shower, dark grey high gloss vanity unit and loo. There’s a chrome heated towel rail, downlighters and an extractor fan.
The third and final bedroom is also well proportioned with a dormer window providing an outlook to the rear. This bedroom has the benefit of the main bathroom with Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware comprising bath with shower fitting, twin wash basins set into a dark grey high gloss vanity unit, separate shower and a loo. With tiled walls there is a chrome heated towel rail, Velux window, downlighters and an extractor fan.
All in all, this is a smart, modern and contemporary home presented in a style that would be easy to move straight into and start enjoying. Space and layout wise it has broad appeal and will suit a range of buyers.
Hillcrest is almost east facing and as such will enjoy a day long sunny aspect with the front facing rooms and garden enjoying the morning sun and the living kitchen and two bedrooms benefitting from the afternoon and evening sun. The walled back garden is enclosed and so safe for pets.
Leading out from the French windows in the living kitchen there is a paved terrace which then extends round the property through a gate to the front. This provides plenty of room for your garden furniture and bbq to be set up. A level lawn surrounds the terrace. Along the rear wall are planted a selection of climbing plants which will mature and provide seasonal blooms, these include honeysuckle, clematis, roses, pyracantha and hawthorn. The front garden is mainly lawned with a semi circular border complete with a selection of plants chosen for their purple blooms.
There’s parking for several cars if double parked in front of the garage, that’s six private spaces in total including the garage.
External lighting to front and rear elevations, outside tap and bird boxes. There is gated pedestrian access to the rear garden between the two houses.
The road is un-adopted and owned by the management company. A management company will look after the external communal areas which will include highway, footways, grass verges, street lighting, open spaces and the hedgerow frontage to Beech Road. It is planned that each of the three properties on Westfield Close will contribute c.£1000 pa (to be confirmed).
Please note that a covenant condition exists restricting ownership/occupation to the over 55s.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Underfloor gas fired central heating throughout from a Worcester Bosch boiler in the garage.
EV charging point.
TV points in the sitting room, living kitchen and the three bedrooms.
Tenure - Freehold
Council tax band - To be assessed
Use Sat Nav PR4 3YN with reference to the directions below:
Travelling north from Preston along the A6, just north of Catterall turn left onto the A586 and proceed through the villages of Churchtown, St Michaels on Wyre and into Great Eccleston, from here bear left onto the B5293, through the village and then onto Copp Lane heading towards Elswick. Once in Elswick, turn right onto Beech Road, drive past The Boot and Shoe pub on your left and then turn right into Westfield Close. Woodlands is the second property on the left, there is a slate name plate next to the front door.