Fine and Country Lancaster

Matthews Benjamin Lancaster Office

Address:
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 1YN

Telephone:
01524 380560

Email:
sales@fineandcountry-lakes.co.uk

For Sale

Hollyhead Farm, Proctor Moss Road, Abbeystead, LA2 9BB

£745,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 17977
  • Type: House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Built In The Early 1900s
  • Lovely Original Features
  • Detached Stone Built Family Home
  • A Unique and Exciting Opportunity
  • Surrounded by Beautiful Countryside
  • Views Over The Fells
  • Retaining Lovely Original Features
  • Set in Approx. 2 acres
  • Selection of Outbuildings
  • B4RN Hyper-fast Internet

Property Summary

Hollyhead Farm presents a unique and exciting opportunity for families looking to escape to an idyllic countryside setting. Located on the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property is surrounded by beautiful countryside and enjoys views over the fells, yet it is still only situated just five miles from Lancaster City, in the hamlet of Abbeystead.

Full Details

Hollyhead Farm presents a unique and exciting opportunity for families looking to escape to an idyllic countryside setting. Located on the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property is surrounded by beautiful countryside and enjoys views over the fells, yet it is still only situated just five miles from Lancaster City, in the hamlet of Abbeystead.

The property and former farm has been in the same family for generations, with the farmhouse being built in the early 1900s. It retains some lovely original features and is perfectly designed to capitalise on the beautiful surrounding views, with a window situated to every corner of the house on the first floor so that the farmer could check the cattle across the farmland. In present day it offers a lovely detached stone built family home with three reception rooms, four double bedrooms and ample storage space. What really makes this home unique is the impressive and surprising grounds that enfold it, amounting to approximately 2 acres. There is a great selection of outbuildings to suit a range of hobbies including garaging and workshop space. There is also a fantastic large summer house complete with its own private decking area. The gardens offer space for everyone; from the large Koi Karp pond set within the shrubbery gardens, the lacing paths leading to different pockets of gardens, to the immaculately manicured front lawn. There is also the added benefit of B4RN hyper-fast internet connectivity available for connection nearby.

The peaceful setting of Hollyhead Farm will certainly appeal to a range of buyers, especially the working professionals of Lancaster and the surrounding areas who are looking for a quiet and private retreat that does not compromise on good accessibility. For those in need of commuting, M6 access at J33 is less than 4 miles away and the train station in Lancaster offers direct commuters to London, Manchester and more. Being situated along the border for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty means you can access stunning countryside right from your doorstep with great options for ramblers, keen cyclists and even equestrian. Local amenities can be found in nearby Galgate and there is a lovely primary school in the neighbouring village of Dolphinholme as well as the Cawthorne's Endowed School at Abbeystead, which Ofsted report is outstanding. For those of secondary age, there is a great choice of schools in Lancaster City including the renowned Royal Lancaster Grammar School.

A private lane brings you to the large parking area in front of Hollyhead Farm where you can also access the choice of detached garaging and outbuildings. Located to the rear of the property is a glazed porch extension that forms a convenient access into the property and also doubles a utility space. Adjoining the original 1900s farmhouse, the exterior stone walls make a lovely feature and frames the original entrance door. This then leads into the traditional farmhouse kitchen with a range of units, tiled floors and a feature electric stove. Appliances include an electric oven and 4 ring hob with extractor over and there is space for an undercounter fridge. You can also access the property via the front entrance door which leads into the entrance hall. A handy office space has been created under the stairs where the original stone flags of the farmhouse have been retained. The living room enjoys a lovely front aspect over the walled patio garden. A large multifuel stove creates a cosy atmosphere in the winter time, with original beam lintel adding to the character and charm. Steps lead up into the dining room that offers two tall windows overlooking the grounds. This is a great space for formal entertaining, created from what would have once been the original diary. To the opposite side of the entrance hall is 'The Parlour', a further reception space again enjoying views over the front of the property, with an open fire set within a feature brick surround with built in shelving. An inner hall on the ground floor provides useful cloaks storage as well as access into a utility come storage room, perfect for large families.

The staircase leads up from the entrance hall via a tall gallery window, opening onto a landing area. There are a total of four double bedrooms available, each of which enjoy unique views over the surrounding grounds. The two bedrooms to the front of the property boast stunning uninterrupted views over the fells of the Forest of Bowland but as previously mentioned, the property was designed so that the original farmer could enjoy a view across the entirety of his land to check his cattle no matter the weather. Even the family bathroom enjoys a tranquil outlook over the countryside and fells beyond. It includes a fitted bath and vanity sink unit with tiled walls to finish. There is also a Jack 'N' Jill bathroom located between two of the double bedrooms with a corner bath and shower over.

The grounds of Hollyhead Farm are completely unique and offer a multitude of different spaces to suit all requirements. The keen gardeners will love the abundant shrubbery gardens, families can enjoy the large and pristine front lawn and are sure to fall in love with the Koi Karp fish pond set within the lush green shrubbery. The rear garden almost creates a hidden haven, with winding paths leading through the plants and wildlife, revealing secret seating areas and a fantastic, large summer house. Built by the present owners, this is a fantastic hidden gem complete with large room and adjoining garden room. There is even an externally accessed WC. It is a great space for a hobby room, peaceful retreat or could even be utilised as a home office as there is B4RN available for connection at the boundary. It even enjoys its own private decking area and 'The Dell', a unique feature patio area. The multitude of outbuildings includes a detached triple garage, double garage, single garage and a shed. There is ample space for those looking for a workshop, parking for a motorhome and overall fantastic storage.

Directions
The Sat Nav should bring you to the entrance of the private drive leading to Hollyhead Farm and shared by the collection of three properties. It is located along Proctor Moss Road, on the right hand side if travelling from Lancaster.

Services
Main water & electric
Oil fired central heating
Private septic tank drainage
B4RN internet available for connection nearby
Council Tax- E
Tenure - Freehold