Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Matingold, Stanmore Drive, Haverbreaks, Lancaster, LA1 5BL
- Five Bedroom Home
- Detached Property
- Open Plan Kitchen Living
- Benefits From A Studio Extension
- Entrance Hallway With Access To Gym
- Prestigious Home
- Large Gardens
- Detached Composite Summer House
- CCTV system
- Spacious, Private Drive
This original 1930s home has undergone a double renovation project and now stands as an impressive five bedroom detached property complete with an additional studio extension and four reception rooms, with a fantastic games room and a gym. Modern family life and entertainment has been at the forefront of creating this large home, with an effortless flow from indoor to outdoor spaces and a sizeable private garden offering a host of impressive areas to enjoy; from the large flagged patio to the hidden away decking space complete with a summer house and log burner. The home is also ideally set up for those looking to work from home with integrated ‘mesh network’ internet access that even reaches to the summerhouse at the end of the garden, offering great connection in every room despite the grand proportions. It boasts quality fittings with luxury connotations such as the unique Siematic kitchen designed by Mark Leigh, stocked with a plethora of Miele appliances. Matingold benefits the discerning purchaser of having no onward chain.
Haverbreaks is a secure and peaceful private estate with bollard access at one end of the estate to prevent drive through traffic, to the South East of the centre of Lancaster. The city is bustling and vibrant with plentiful shops, restaurants, entertainment and amenities. Its convenient and accessible location, including the proximity of the hospital which is just over half a mile away and the university being only two miles away, will prove to be extremely popular with a range of tenants. Those looking to commute will also find M6 J33 within a 10 minute drive and Lancaster Train station provides a 2 1/2 hour, regular service to London Euston, not bad for a property that also boasts the wonderful Lancashire countryside also within easy reach. There is an impressive selection of schooling in the area with primary schools in nearby Scotforth and Bowerham both gaining 'outstanding' in their Ofsted inspections, further Ripley St Thomas High School, and both the Girls and Boys Grammar schools are within walking distance and highly regarded nationally.
The stone flagged private drive to the front of the property creates an impressive welcome into this imposing home. The front door opens into the entrance hall where there is space for cloaks along with access to the gym and boiler room that was created from part of the former garage. The remaining has been converted into a shower room complete with a built-in steam room with SONOS sound system and colour changing lighting for the ultimate leisure facility. An extension to the rear of the property has allowed space for a well planned utility room and a separate WC. The extension also houses the studio, a great space for dependent relatives, guests or older children looking for a little slice of independence. Formerly utilised as a home office, there is space for both bedroom and living furniture along with a kitchenette and ensuite shower room.
The open plan kitchen and living room is easily the heart of this family home, offering an open and social space where all the family can reconnect at the end of a busy day. Large bi-folding doors flood this dual aspect room with natural light, affording both a front aspect and easy flow to the rear garden. The Siematic kitchen was designed by Mark Leigh and boasts a unique collection of contemporary steel units that are finished with granite worktops. The large central island and breakfast bar houses a choice of induction hobs with extractor over and further Miele appliances include a double oven, combination microwave, steam oven, warming drawer and integrated dishwasher. A great connotation is the quooker boiling water tap and there is space for an American style fridge freezer. The room offers space for both dining and living furniture, has an integrated SONOS speaker, and the floors are finished with luxury karndean that extend into the adjoining dining room, lounge, and games room. The dining room is a great space for formal soirees, the low reaching bay window captures a lovely view over the rear garden and the dual sided contemporary remote control gas ‘tunnel’ fire is a fantastic addition for the colder months. This can also be enjoyed from the adjoining sitting room, creating a cosy atmosphere in an otherwise bright and airy reception room. A sound proof door takes you into another extension of the original house where you will find the ultimate games room. This space is sure to impress guests and be a hit with those of all ages. Bi-folding doors run along the side aspect to open out onto the patio that can also be accessed from the kitchen, creating a large open space that is ideal for entertaining on a large scale. The games room offers space for a pool table and even includes a fitted bar and integrated SONOS surround sound.
The bespoke oak staircase leads up from the dining room, where the steps also lead down to a versatile storage area that has previously been utilised as a compact home office. The mezzanine landing of the first floor extends along a corridor stretching right along the front of the property. The beautiful master bedroom is fitted with stylish gloss storage and the high ceilings flood the room with natural light afforded from the juliette balcony looking out over the garden. The tastefully designed ensuite wet room is tucked away at the side of the room, fully tiled with a walk in shower. The remaining four bedrooms each offer generous proportions and three of them are complete with a selection of fitted furniture, perfect for growing families of all ages. The modern family bathroom is finished with polished tiles with a contrasting colour design. It comprises a double walk in shower and a contemporary freestanding bath with built-in hidden storage. The bathroom also has a celiing SONOS speaker. Access can be found in one of the bedrooms to the boarded loft space, ideal for storage.
The outside space of Matingold is a real bonus to this already appealing large family home. You simply couldn't ask for more space yet it has also been designed with busy lives in mind. The neatly stone flagged patio to the rear offers a vast space for outdoor dining and living and there is a large hot tub. The tall trees and shrubbery borders creates a private enclosed area to enjoy and there is a large, easily maintained lawn. To the end of the garden the current owners have created the ultimate alfresco entertaining space from a former allotment. Set into two halves, there is a large raised composite decking space with a water feature and lighting, a fantastic summer house complete with its own log burner, power, light and internet connectivity. The other side is an open space finished with slate chipping and there is a good sized shed in matching composite to the summer house. The private drive at the front of the property offers ample parking and a 7kw car charger.
The house is fully alarmed and has a CCTV system covering the front and back of the house as well as the summer house at the bottom of the garden.
Coming along the one way system of Lancaster, bare left at the Toll House Inn, following signs to Aldcliffe Road. Continue along this road for approx. 0.6miles passing an Aldi supermarket on your right, take a left turn over the bridge on to Haverbreaks Estate. Keep left to continue up the hill and then turn right on Stanmore Drive and the property is located on the left hand side.
The estate can also be accessed from Ashton Road via the residents only security bollard, allowing quicker access to the south.
Mains gas and electricity
Council tax band G