Reception Rooms: 2
Converted in 2007, The Byre is the most delightful conversion of a former farm building located in the rolling countryside to the East of Lancaster in the picturesque Lune Valley. This detached, 4 bedroom home has been finished to the highest of standards and enjoys a beautiful outlook over its own gardens and land toward the woodland beyond. Set in circa 5 acres of grounds, approximately 1 acre of which is formal garden, The Byre is situated in a private plot and offers adaptive living accommodation set out over two floors. Spacious and light throughout, this charming home has been extremely well planned to offer a magnificent principal reception room, large kitchen dining room, and 4 bedrooms, three of which are en-suite and one which is presently utilised as a study. A further ‘family bathroom’ and a utility room prove useful features. Outside, the detached double garage is surrounded by plentiful turning and parking areas and beautiful landscaped gardens, in addition approximately 4 acres of grazing land provides opportunity for those with animals, or can be let out to local farmers.
Situated in a stunning rural location yet benefiting from excellent connectivity to Lancaster City centre, the motorway and west coast mainline, this superb home will prove very popular with a wide range of buyers. The Byre is also within the catchment area for Quernmore Primary school and both the highly regarded Lancaster Boys and Girls Grammar schools. Lancaster itself is a vibrant historic city that has so much to offer people of all ages with a growing cultural and music scene, excellent range of high street and independent shops, wonderful pubs and restaurants and unrivalled choice of local amenities. This, coupled with two universities and both private and NHS hospitals make Lancaster and surrounding areas a very attractive place to live.
Ground Floor Glazed and timber entrance door with external feature glazed canopy leads into the main hallway with excellent storage provision and a bespoke fitted cupboard for cloaks.
Lounge 22’4 x 16’1 (6.8m x 4.0m) This magnificent space has a wall of sliding patio windows that open out onto the private patio area and fill the room with light. American white oak to the floor and the vaulted ceiling featuring exposed beams creates a super space both aesthetically and acoustically. For those cooler days the Jotul wood burning stove set upon a slate hearth provides a high quality, attractive solution for warmth. Surround sound capability and integrated, inset space for TV and concealed wiring finish the room.
Dining Kitchen 23’0 x 15’9 (7.0m x 4.8m) Simply stunning, again with two sets of large sliding doors opening out on to the patio and enjoying expansive views across the garden to the fields and woodland beyond. Designed and installed by Mark Leigh, this Siematic kitchen has an excellent selection of wall and base units and also includes a generous island unit. These units are topped with granite work surfaces and encompass a good range of high quality NEFF and Miele appliances including; combination microwave and oven, warming drawer, induction hob with extractor over, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and double stainless steel sink. There is ample space for a large dining table, beautiful exposed beams and the Karndean flooring is both attractive and practical.
Utility 11’10 x 4’11 (3.6m x 1.5m) Immediately adjacent to the kitchen, this useful facility has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer alongside a super selection of wall and base units and a handy stainless steel sink and drainer
Bedroom 3 18’1 x 11’2 (5.5m x 3.4m) A super, ground floor double bedroom ideal for guests, family or indeed those who are less mobile. There is a quality selection of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, drawers and bedside tables. En-suite; very well planned to maximise space, this modern suite comprises; pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with rain shower, WC and towel radiator. Neat white tiles to the dado create a lovely finish.
Bedroom 4/ Study 11’6 x 8’10 (3.5m x 2.7m) Presently utilised as a study and ideal as such, this room could also be used as a double bedroom. Neat proportions and the ability to have a study desk and space for a sofa bed make this ideal for unexpected guests!
Bathroom Just off the main hall and adjacent to the study/bedroom 4 this is a fantastic facility, presented beautifully and with panel bath, wash hand basin on wooden frame stand, WC and heated towel rail. Neutral tiles complete this relaxing space.
First Floor A split level stair case with interesting feature windows and ‘old style’ barn door leads to the first floor landing which benefits from a generous airing cupboard.
Master Bedroom 18’1 x 16’1 (5.5m x 4.9m) This super double bedroom has vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, Velux windows fitted with roller blinds and a marvellous tall window from which to enjoy the very pleasant views. Furthermore an excellent selection of fitted furniture provide neat and functional storage solutions including; wardrobes, drawers and bedside tables. The generous ensuite bathroom has a double shower cubicle, double vanity wash hand basins topped with Corian, a WC and is tiled throughout in a neutral, stylish finish.
Bedroom 2 15’9 x 14’1 (4.8m x 4.3m) Enjoying excellent proportions, this double bedroom has a delightful dual aspect, and Velux windows affording plenty of light. The ensuite bathroom boasts a P shaped bath with shower over , wash hand basin, WC and towel radiator.
Outside The outside areas at the Byre are a continuation of the beautifully presented and maintained internal areas. Accessed via a drive shared with one neighbouring property, and with a secure electrically operated gate, the driveway then becomes private to The Byre and affords plentiful parking for at least four cars in addition to the super, detached double garage with electrically operated up and over door and storage space. To the front of the property there is a delightful paved area with plenty of space for seating and al fresco dining. The two tiered lawn area is extremely well kept and bordered by hardy shrubs and low stone walls, the raised pond also provides an interesting feature. There is a productive fruit and vegetable garden, two sheds and graveled pathways surrounding the entire property. Adjacent to the garden is a large paddock circa 4 acres, currently grazed by a local farmer and with great opportunity for those with animals, or as the current vendors utilise it; for enjoying the view!
Directions Travelling south through the one way system, turn left to the front of Lancaster Town Hall, continue up the hill, past the Grammar School and Williamson’s Park, continue over the motorway bridge, following the road signposted ‘Caton’ and the property is situated on the right hand side before Gresgarth Hall. Located for ease of access to J34 of M6, village amenities, Quernmore Junior School and Lancaster Grammar Schools.