Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Holly Barn, Winder Lane, Forton, PR3 0AX
- Barn Conversion
- Adjacent Paddock of over half an acre
- Three Bedroom Family Home
- Stone Built
- Original Beam Frames
- Private Pebbled Driveway
- Detached Stone Built Garage
- Village Location
Being pleasantly situated and enjoying a good degree of privacy, Holly Barn offers a sympathetic yet contemporary finish complete with all the modern connotations and cosy barn features such as a multi fuel stove, exposed stone wall detailing, slate flooring and exposed beams; creating the most idyllic family home.
Conveniently located, the property benefits from an excellent semi rural situation surrounded by open fields; Forton is a quiet countryside village located just off the A6 that provides great access for those looking to commute, whether that be to Lancaster City Centre, Garstang, Preston City Centre or further afield, with M6 access a mere 5 minutes drive away. With an abundance of local country and canal side walks right from your doorstep, Holly Barn truly offers an idyllic lifestyle that does not compromise on convenient amenities and commutes. Forton village has a well rated primary school, newly built children’s playground, cricket and bowling club a short stroll away. The nearby market town, Garstang also provides a wealth of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, supermarkets, post office, shops, cafes, popular pubs and sporting facilities that include a public swimming pool and a range of sports and arts clubs.
The front entrance door opens through to a welcoming and spacious porch area, a practical space for hanging coats & shoes. The slate floors set the tone of what is to come within this stunning barn in turn leading into the truly stunning and impressive breakfast kitchen. The contemporary, practical kitchen is certainly the hear of the home, which briefly comprises a range of attractive wall & base units and integrated appliances which include dishwasher, fridge freezer, a second under counter freezer, microwave, Rangemaster range cooker and a large central island with ample space for informal seating along with Bluetooth charging device and pull up tower socket. The kitchen is flooded with natural light by way of the dual aspect approach and an
attractive internal mullion window which looks on into the dining room. The dining room is the central hub of the home which contains the exposed staircase and has ample space for formal dining furniture with an external door leading out into the garden; perfect for alfresco dining in the summer months. A utility room is positioned just off the dining room which has plumbing in place for washing machine and space for dryer with the additional benefit of a WC and wash basin. A further deep cupboard is also positioned off the dining room to the adjacent side, which is great for storage and houses the boiler. A place to escape from the rest of the house, there is an extremely spacious yet cosy living room to the west end of the property,
a brilliant room for the entire family to enjoy with exposed stone wall detailing, double height vaulted ceiling at the gable end, a multi fuel stove and a glazed door providing access onto the rear garden. A quirky yet attractive feature; the large barn style window stretches up to the ceiling, again adding to the authenticity of this conversion.
To the first floor, the exposed stairs lead up from the entrance hall and splits off to two different levels to afford for and enhance the original beam frame. There is also access from the landing into the loft area along with an airing cupboard which houses the water tank and has fitted shelving, making perfect for storage. Taking the right hand staircase will direct you to the second bedroom, a spacious and attractive room with a dual aspect which brings in the natural light and the glazed mezzanine that has been cleverly incorporated through the framing, proves as an intriguing feature that looks through to the exposed stone walling and multi fuel stove of the living room. There is also a practical, good sized under eaves cupboard which is great for additional storage. Completed in 2020 the bathroom is attractive and modern, comprising a claw foot freestanding bath, shower, WC, wash basin, towel radiator with the additional attractive feature of exposed beams and a velux window to afford plenty of light. Bedroom three is situated on the adjacent side of the landing and is the perfect children’s room which currently houses a single bed; this could also make the perfect home office, if required! Adjacent to bedroom 3 you will find a separate WC and wash hand basin. The master bedroom is a most charming, expansive room with a triple aspect view, quietly located at the end of the landing and has the benefit of an attractive en-suite bathroom; comprising a WC, shower cubicle and wash hand basin.
The neatly maintained garden at Holly Barn is surrounded by the peaceful, rolling countryside and is a great outdoor haven to be enjoyed all year round. A wonderful array of mature trees and bushes lay around the borders of the well kept lawn. By the entrance to the private, pebbled driveway there is access into the detached stone built garage which benefits from power and water. Flagged stones lead across the front of the property and also down the side to a wooden gate between the bushes that provides pedestrian access from the lane. Continuing past the coal store and through a large wooden gate brings you onto the patio at the rear, which can also be accessed internally via the living room. This additional outdoor area is fully flagged and enclosed, peacefully tucked away forming a tranquil spot to catch the late afternoon and evening sun. As previously mentioned, the driveway also gives access into the 5/8 acre paddock that protects the lovely agricultural views beyond.
Traveling along the A6 from Lancaster, pass junction 33 of the M6 and continue for approximately 1.8 miles. Then take a right hand turn down School Lane, heading into the village of Forton and taking the first left after the bowling club to join Winder Lane.
The entrance to Holly Barn can be found on your left hand side approximately 0.6 miles along.
Mains water & electric
Septic tank drainage
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - F