Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Lane House, Brookhouse, Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 9NP
- Detached Family Home
- Five Bedrooms
- Dependent Relative Accommodation
- Beautiful Formal Garden
- Private Drive
- B4RN Internet Available
- Lune Valley
- Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Four Miles to Lancaster
Located on the outskirts of Caton village, just 5 miles from Lancaster City yet surrounded by the countryside of the Lune Valley, Lane House is a historic detached farmhouse with fantastic potential for those looking for a spacious and versatile family home. Believed to be amongst the first houses built in the area, this 18th century stone built property is set along a private drive shared amongst a cluster of unique and characterful homes converted from the original farm buildings. Lane House is set to the front, with a beautifully landscaped front garden surrounded by historic yew hedges. The property boasts versatile accommodation set out over two floors that includes a new extension to the side. This extension has been used for a dependant relative with a large double bedroom and ensuite wet room however would also make for a fantastic home office or a beautiful additional reception room with French doors opening onto the glass balustrade patio. There are a further two formal reception rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen with adjoining pantry and a large utility room. To the first floor, there is a family bathroom and four bedrooms that include three well proportioned doubles and a single bedroom. There is ample storage space found across the property to include original built in cupboards, a dry cellar with original stone flagged tables and a great, fully insulated loft space. The landscaped front garden offers the pristine elegance that would have been expected for a property of this stature in the 18th century. There is also an attached single garage and a newly block paved private drive that affords ample parking.
Located between the villages of Caton and Brookhouse, a popular choice for families of the local area looking for a countryside village that still enjoys easy access into Lancaster City, 4 miles away and easy access to the M6 and excellent transport links. It is also set within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the popular Lune Valley area. There is a good choice of amenities in both of the neighbouring villages including shops, doctors, pharmacy, post office and a choice of pubs and cafes. For local schooling there is a choice of two local primary schools and the property is set within the catchment area of the schools of Lancaster City which included the renowned Lancaster Grammar Schools and other well regarded secondary schools such as Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale.
The original pedestrian access sits deep with the hidden archway of the historic English yew hedges, with a path leading through and opening up onto the pristine formal garden. For vehicle access, the private drive runs along side of the grounds leading onto the block paved driveway where there is ample parking and access to the attached single garage. Leading in from the front brings you into the traditional entrance hall where there is space for coats and an original detailed plasterwork archway. There is access from here into both reception rooms and the kitchen. Leading into the dining room first, a, formal space with views over the front. Double doors open into the adjoining kitchen. This large farmhouse kitchen has been recently updated with traditional shaker style units affording plentiful space. Appliances include an AEG oven and grill, Lamona 5 ring ceramic hob with extractor over and an integrated dishwasher. There is access from the kitchen into a rear entrance porch with plentiful space for storing coats and shoes, ideal for access from the rear driveway. The cellar below which is a large storage room complete with the original stone flagged tables, the adjoining pantry that provides additional storage and space for white goods along with a freestanding oven and finally you enter into a large utility and laundry room. This versatile space offers ample room for those looking for a home office or hobby room or is just a great additional space for the larger of families.
Back to the entrance hall, leading off to the other side of the property, you enter into a lovely sitting room with views over the front garden and an open fire set within a unique brass and tiled surround. Further period features include a picture rail and built in storage cupboard. Now you enter into the extension that was completed by the present owner around 4 years ago. It has been used as a large double bedroom with an ensuite wet room for a dependant relative and even benefits from the external access to the rear driveway and French doors opening onto a private glass balustrade patio looking out over the front garden. This versatile space is ideal for such use however would also make for a lovely guest or master suite or even a home office, with the benefit of B4RN hyper-fast internet available for connection at the property. It is from here that you can access the fully insulated loft area, ideal for storage.
The staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the first floor galleried landing. The tall window looks out across the courtyard of the beautiful stone built properties behind. There are a total of four bedrooms on offer here which include three large doubles and a well proportioned single bedroom. The master bedroom is currently being utilised as a second floor reception space and enjoys lovely views over the countryside beyond the front of the property. The family bathroom comprises a fitted heritage whirlpool bath with shower over, WC, pedestal hand basin and Replica tiled walls to finish.
The front garden of Lane House has been beautifully re-landscaped by the present owners to offer a formal arrangement suited to a house of this stature. To the top of the front garden sits the historic English yew hedge and the "Three Sisters" which are well established Irish Yew Hedges. Wide gravelled paths split the two pristine lawns, wrapping around to the raised flagged patio with glass balustrade railings. To the side of the property, the block paved driveway leads to the parking area and a further raised flagged seating area. The private drive provides ample parking along with access to the attached single garage.
Directions Travelling from Lancaster along the A683, pass through Caton village and at the mini roundabout after the garage take the third exit onto Brookhouse Road. Continue along until you reach number 115, Lane House, on your left hand side. Turning into the drive, the private parking area can be found on your right hand side at the rear of the property.