Reception Rooms: 4
Hidden at the top of a private lane in the popular rural village of Scorton, is this simply stunning combined Farm House and barn conversion which boasts some of the greatest views that Lancashire has to offer. The elevated position set against a dramatic backdrop of the local fells opens up to allow for panoramic views that stretch out across the vast countryside below, reaching from Blackpool tower, across Morecambe Bay and to the distant Lake District National Park. Completed just 16 years ago, this once historic and humble barn has been masterfully extended using Green Oak, designed to create a striking home that both stands out for its beauty yet blends in with its natural surrounds. The final effect is a substantial property that looks to have stood for centuries, a theme that continues within to offer a perfect synergy between old and new. Despite the traditional aesthetics, the property is finished with all the desired modern connotations with underfloor heating throughout, built in surround sound and B4RN hyperfast internet connectivity. The main house boasts an impressive three reception rooms, a mezzanine study and five ensuite double bedrooms to include an impressive master suite. There is also an additional one bedroom annexe above the double garage come workshop, all sitting within 6 acres of private grounds that are a mix of garden, woodland and grazing land.
Scorton is a small rural village which will appeal to all ages. With its vibrant community; the village is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists and visitors who are spoilt for choice to enjoy refreshments at a number of well established eateries including The Priory, The Barn, Daisy Clough Nurseries and Apple Store Cafe at Wyresdale Park. Nearby landmark Nicky Nook is a popular climb, and the fisheries at Wyreside Lake and Cleveley Mere are well worth a visit too! The village is also conveniently located for those looking to commute with access to the A6 and M6 a short drive away. You are also well placed for travel into Garstang and Lancaster City.
The private lane leads up to the property, bounded by the local countryside, to eventually open up to the vast grounds of Lane Head. Standing at the gravelled parking area to the front of this beautiful property, stunning views can be enjoyed from every aspect, whether it is the towering fells behind, manicured gardens that stretch around the property, the woodlands beyond or the breath taking panoramic outlook over to Morecambe Bay and beyond. The property is most notable for its striking Green Oak extensions that create a timeless finish that has been used across England by master craftsmen for centuries. However, no little detail has been missed in the design of this home to ensure an authentic and quality seal, from the stone mullioned windows, to the beautiful stone work exterior. The oak frame to the front protrudes to create a covered porch with stone flags and a large open air log store. The heavy oak entrance door is set within a stone surround, opening into the grand entrance hall with a mezzanine landing above, extending to the exposed trusses of the vaulted ceiling. The space is filled with natural light afforded by the tall arch windows that look out over the front, an impressive start that sets the tone for what’s to come.
The first reception room sits within the first of the oak extensions and is an impressive room that boasts floor to ceiling windows extending to the apex of the roof and around three sides of the room. This expanse of glazing is perfect for capturing the beautiful surrounding views, interrupted only by the feature exposed stone fireplace that houses a large multi fuel stove. At present, this space is utilised as a dining room complete with a lounge area set in front of the fire. French doors open up onto the surrounding garden and a wrought iron spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine study above.
The large kitchen boasts green oak extensions to two aspects that create space for both living and dining areas. As a whole, the space is a central hub where the family can reconnect after a busy day. The kitchen itself includes a range of bespoke handmade painted units that are finished in granite worktops. With two large central islands and an array of quality appliances, this is the keen cooks dream. A 2 door AGA is set within a tiled inglenook, filling the room with warmth, it creates an inviting space for all to enjoy. Further appliances include a Miele double oven, combination microwave, warming drawer, 4 ring induction hob and an integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. The deep window sills create fantastic window seats and one of the islands has an oak breakfast bar extension. Just off the kitchen, a rear entrance leads out onto the garden providing space for coats and shoes, further leading into a very useful utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Also to the ground floor, there are two double bedrooms with ensuites, with one being a Jack ‘N’ Jill from the entrance hall and the other featuring a unique sunken jacuzzi bath. All the bathrooms within the property have been immaculately maintained and are finished with luxury brands, such as Villeroy & Boch, elegant tiling and timeless design.
A bespoke curved staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the mezzanine landing of the first floor. Double doors open into the principal suite, a luxury space, boasting high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. It is semi-open plan to the ensuite which again has high vaulted ceilings and tall oak windows that allow for a serene view of the fells whilst enjoying a soak in the unique freestanding roll top Roca bath. A walk in wardrobe completes this enviable suite. There are a further two double bedrooms to the first floor, both of which are ensuite, alternative access onto the mezzanine of the dining room and a separate WC.
The final reception room is the sitting room which has been designed up on the first floor, making use of an Green Oak extension to the gable end that affords for full length windows running up to the apex of the roof, perfectly capturing the breath taking panoramic views across to Morecambe Bay. Whilst enjoying the ever changing outlook across the seasons, the open fire set against the exposed stone wall within a stone surround creates a cosy atmosphere, perfect for the winter months. As the weather warms, bifold doors open onto a covered balcony that is the perfect place to enjoy an evening glass of wine whilst looking out over the vast countryside beyond the boundary.
Lane End sits within stunning private grounds amounting to approximately 6 acres, bounded by an expanse of open countryside and the local fells. The garden has been designed as an extension of these green natural surroundings, with open expanses of neatly kept lawn, woodland areas both new and old and a shrubbery and rose garden finished with a quaint woodland path. There is also a separate grazing field with the potential for ample space to create stabling, subject to relevant planning consents, so this could be ideal for those with equestrian interests, especially due to the great choice of local bridleways available on your doorstep. The property boasts a large naturally sourced pond that is a popular spot for local wildlife to gather and also feeds the pond and water feature to the front of the property. The flagged patio is ideal for alfresco dining, with a vista that is certain to impress guests.
Finally, the private drive also leads to the detached double garage and carport which has been converted into a fantastic workshop and store. Above there is also a one bedroom annexe that would be ideal for guests or even as a holiday let, subject to relevant consents. It comprises an open plan kitchen and living area, double bedroom and an ensuite shower room.
Services: Private Water Supply
Septic Tank Drainage
Oil Fired Heating
EPC Rating: D