Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Field House, 11 Prospect Drive, Hest Bank, Lancaster LA2 6HZ
- Detached House
- Private Drive
- Sought After Location
- Large Garden
- Three Reception Rooms
- Mature Shrubbery
- Family Home
- All Mains Services Connected
- Fibre Broadband
Whilst the property is in need of modernisation, it offers a fantastic canvas for those looking to create their dream and has undergone some improvements over recent time, including rewiring and new UPVC windows throughout. Boasting three well proportioned reception rooms, a part modernised breakfast kitchen with separate utility and cloaks room to the ground floor and four bedrooms and a large family bathroom to the first, the spacious accommodation of the home is a welcome surprise. High ceilings, tall windows and original features can be enjoyed throughout. The garden is a real added bonus, with a neat front lawn and private drive running alongside the property, leading to the detached garage. To the side of the property there is a further drive area, large adjoining green house and finally, you open out onto the lush rear garden, offering a large lawn, well stocked shrubbery borders and even a hidden away apple orchard.
Hest Bank is a family orientated village centred around the popular primary school, with an active community offering something for all ages. The village hall offers a range of activities and classes and also hosts the well regarded preschool. The large green in the village offers a playground and tennis courts to enjoy and there is also a post office, village shop and selection of pubs. Access to both the M6 and Lancaster City Centre is easily accessible either along the A6 or the Bay Gateway which also provides easy access to Morecambe and Heysham, and only a 30 minute drive to Windermere; so you are really in a great location for commuting and exploring. A selection of further amenities including a doctors, pharmacy and supermarkets can be found in Bolton-Le-Sands and Carnforth, just a short drive away. You are also a gentle stroll from the Lancaster canal and Morecambe Bay for some fantastic walks and scenery.
The private drive of Field House leads up alongside the property to the single garage at the rear. You could also utilise the secondary drive accessed from Prospect Avenue if further parking is required. The immaculately maintained and vibrant front garden is a beautiful welcome as you approach the front entrance. The door is set under a wide open porch with original timber frame detail. The stained glass windows seen across the property are original but have been retained and installed into the new UPVC frames to protect the beautiful history of the home. A circle stained glass window is set within the entrance door as you enter into the spacious and welcoming hallway. The sitting room is the first of the three reception rooms, situated to the front of the property. The large bay window looks out over the front garden and floods the room with natural light that bounces across the tall ceilings. There are some lovely original features such as the picture rails, ceiling plasterwork, deep coving, ornate friezes and of course the retained original stained glass windows to the top of the bay. Set to the rear aspect of the property and benefitting from French doors opening out onto the patio is the more informal but still well proportioned living room. An original mahogany fireplace has been well retained in this room, with the Victorian tiled inset still in place should you wish to restore. Built in shelves sit to either side of the fireplace in a traditional period style. To the back of the entrance hall there is a useful understairs storage cupboard and a cloaks room with WC.
The dining room enjoys a tranquil and private view over the rear gardens and offers ample space for formal dining furniture. It immediately joins to the breakfast kitchen where again there is space for a more informal breakfast setting. The units have in part been modernised with white gloss fronts and complementary splash back tiling. Original cupboards are also still in situ and there is space for an under counter fridge and freezer. There is a double oven and ceramic hob. Adjoining the kitchen is a good sized utility room created from the former coal store, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. There is great potential to open up the dining room and kitchen to create a stunning open plan space, with tall bi-folding doors to create a beautiful garden aspect, subject to relevant planning consents.
The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to open out on to the spacious galleried landing of the property. There are a total of four bedrooms currently on offer along with a large family bathroom and separate WC. The master bedroom is situated to the front of the property, boasting a dual aspect that floods the room with natural light. The large proportions of the room are befitting to the home and there are built in cupboards and an original decorative fireplace. There is also a lovely single bedroom to the front of the property and the back double bedroom is again well proportioned, matching nearly the size of the master bedroom but offering a view over the rear. The final bedroom offers double proportions with a dual aspect to both the front and rear. This would also make for a great home office for those looking to work from home, tucked away at the side of the property. The family bathroom formerly stood as a bedroom but has been repurposed to offer a larger bathroom that is ideal for the big families. It comprises a walk in double shower and a fitted bath and is full of natural light thanks to the rear aspect. The loft space of Field House also presents potential for further extension if required, with ample space available on the landing, subject to relevant planning consents.
The gardens of Field House enfold the property to offer a wonderful private haven and a generously sized corner plot that will be ideal for families. There is ample parking available on the current drive from the front that leads to the detached single garage and further potential to the side drive. There is a well kept lawn to the front, bounded by tall flowering shrubbery and trees for a sheltered and private approach. To the side of the property along the secondary drive space there is a large adjoining green house running almost the length of the property. The south facing aspect makes this a great spot for growers. The rear garden stretches out at the back of the property, offering great secure space for families of all ages to enjoy. It is again bounded by a variety of shrubs, bushes, plants and trees to create a private haven and pretty outlook throughout the seasons. The top lawn is well maintained offering a great open space for children to enjoy. It even leads around to a hidden orchard area where there are two prolific apple trees. The flagged stone patio is a great space for outdoor garden furniture and wide stone flagged steps lead up to a further top patio. The detached single garage is a great space for those looking for a workshop, with double skinned walls, power, electric and water. There is also the added benefit of an electric roller door.
Head North on the A6 from Lancaster city centre towards Carnforth, after approximately 2 miles take the left hand turn signposted Hest Bank into Hest Bank Lane, Prospect Drive is the 4th turning on your right hand side. Field House is number 11, located on your left hand side.
All mains connected
Gas central Heating
Council Tax – F
Tenure – Freehold