19 Castle Hill
01524 384 960
Stoneymead, Caton Green Road, Caton Green, Lancaster LA2 9JG
- Detached Family Home
- Three Reception Rooms
- Large Kitchen and Utility
- 4 Bedrooms
- Master Bedroom with Ensuite
- Double Garage
- Lune Valley Views
- Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
With captivating views over the Lune Valley enjoyed from every room, Stoneymead presents an exciting opportunity to acquire a historic detached barn conversion in the peaceful hamlet of Caton Green. Believed to date back to the early 1800s this beautiful stone built barn was converted in the early 1970s. It has since only held two owners and been a much loved and cherished family homes, offering the right amount of space for larger families. Whilst it is now in need of some modernisation, the property presents ample scope for the further development to suit your individual family needs. Whether you are looking to work from home and in need of hyper-fast B4RN internet or are a growing family looking for a tranquil setting and extra bedroom space, Stoneymead truly is the perfect family package. At present, the property is utilised as three reception rooms and four double bedrooms, of which the master benefits from an ensuite. Adjoining the breakfast kitchen there is a large utility and laundry room, a shower room and access to the integral double garage. There is also a large attic room with two adjoining rooms that is ripe for development, subject to relevant planning consents.
The small hamlet of Caton Green is set within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also located between the villages of Brookhouse, just outside Caton, and Claughton, a popular choice for families of the local area looking for a countryside village that still enjoys easy access into Lancaster City, 5 miles away and easy access to the M6 and excellent transport links. There is a good choice of amenities in both Caton and Brookhouse including shops, doctors, pharmacy, post office and a choice of pubs and cafes. Caton Green offers a quieter pace of life with a rural setting offering unrivalled views over the Lune Valley. 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.
Accommodation The gates to Stoneymead open up onto the private drive that leads down the side of the property before opening up to the rear parking area with access to the integral double garage. Lush climbing Virginia Creeper along the stone work to the front of the property creates a quintessential first impression as you approach the entrance porch. The front garden also creates a lovely first impression, stocked to the brim with an array of establish shrubbery for a lovely outlook throughout the seasons.
Entrance porch Finished with practical tiled floors.
Entrance Hall With access to an understairs cupboard.
Living Room Double arched doors grandly open into the living room, a bright and generously sized reception space with a dual aspect affording picture perfect views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a sliding patio door that provides access into the rear garden, perfect for opening up in the summer time. For the colder months there is an open fire set within a stone surround against the exposed stone wall that, along with the mock exposed ceilings beams, pays homage to the barns heritage.
Dining Room A lovely formal reception room with space for formal dining and enjoying views over the front that stretch across to Caton Moor and Clougha Pike. A much loved view from which you can enjoy the curlews returning to the moor in the spring time and the purple hue of Clougha Pike when the heather comes out.
Snug A versatile room presently utilised as a snug but would also make a great option for a home office, especially due to the B4RN internet available at the property.
Kitchen Whilst the kitchen would benefit from modernisation it offers a good choice of storage units and a breakfast bar set in front of the window that affords a front row seat to enjoy the lovely views over the garden and Lune Valley countryside beyond. Appliances include an AEG ceramic hob, double oven and grill and there is also space for an undercounter fridge and dishwasher.
Utility Room Adjoining the kitchen, this large utility and laundry room is a great addition for modern families. It affords further storage cupboards along with space for a washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer.
Wet Room A rear hall accessed from the utility leads to the ground floor wet room complete with an electric shower, WC and sink. This is ideal for families with children returning muddy from sports days and pets after a long walk over the surrounding countryside as. From the rear hall, there is external access to the rear garden.
Double Garage The garage can also be accessed from the rear hall offering space for two vehicles and additional storage. There is one electric up and over door and one manual.
First Floor The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to open out on a spacious galleried landing area with a lovely view over the front aspect fields and a useful storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom A large principal bedroom boasting stunning dual aspect views that stretch over the Lune Valley and perfectly capture the view of the River Lune. The exposed ceiling beams add character and there is fitted storage and an ensuite.
Ensuite Comprising a double shower cubicle with an electric shower, WC and pedestal hand basin.
Bedroom 2 A lovely double bedroom enjoy views over the front and down the valley.
Family Bathroom Comprising a corner bath with shower over, vanity sink and a large airing cupboard. There is a separate WC. Even these two rooms enjoy stunning views over the River Lune and countryside beyond.
Bedroom 3 Presently utilised as a study, this double bedroom again enjoys tranquil views over the rear.
Bedroom 4 The final double bedroom of this barn conversion enjoys a front aspect with views extending to Caton Moor and Clougha Pike.
Attic Accessed via a pull down ladder on the landing area, the attic is a fantastic space for additional storage and is almost a room within itself. Enjoying full head height within the pitch of the roof and two additional storage rooms, it is ripe for development and would make for the ultimate home office, subject to relevant planning consents. Part of the development has already been carried out as the space is complete with a Velux window, light, power and carpeting.
Outside The grounds of Stoneymead surround the property, with the rear garden being completely private and only open to look down the valley over the hedge boundaries. A path leads through the shrubbery garden to the front and around the side. The private drive leads along the side of the property and opens out at the rear onto the private parking area with access to the integral double garage so there is plenty of parking available. The rear garden offers a lovely mix of lawn and vibrant flowering shrubberies. Set within an alpine shrubbery garden is a tranquil seating area from which you can take in this magnificent setting. There is also a lovely pond and a green house, ideal for those with green fingers.
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 which eventually joins onto Caton Green Road. Pass the first cluster of houses and continue to the second cluster and Stoneymead is the first property on your left hand side.
Mains water and electric
Gas central heating
Private septic tank drainage
Council Tax - F
Tenure - Freehold