Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
The Cottage, Bailrigg Lane, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4XR
A cottage by charm but in no way by size, this fantastic detached property set within approximately ½ an acre is a hidden gem conveniently located just on the outskirts of the city of Lancaster. The Cottage boasts flexible living accommodation set out over two floors that is tastefully presented, with a wealth of character. Striking features include exposed wooden ceiling beams, cottage style latch doors and original wooden parquet flooring. There are a total of five reception rooms along with a newly modernised breakfast kitchen, adjoining utility, laundry room, pantry and two WCs to the ground floor and to the first floor there are 5 double bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. The formal gardens that surround the property have been re-landscaped to maximise on space and provide an array of plantings, neatly kept lawns and idyllic seating areas from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside views. The private driveway also leads up to a gravelled parking area with ample parking and a large single garage.
Bailrigg is a small and well connected area that is located just on the outskirts of the City of Lancaster. The high achieving Lancaster University is just a short stroll away and the centre of Lancaster with the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, University of Cumbria and west coast mainline train station, is an approximate 5 minute drive away, as is access to the M6. The Cottage also sits within the primary catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Boys' & Girls' Grammar Schools and the city centre provides the necessities for all the family, including a well established high street and range of local shops, eateries and entertainment.
The property is believed to have been built in the 1920's and the original cottage door opens into a practical entrance porch with tiled floors and a glazed door that leads into the welcoming entrance hall of this wonderful family home. The original parquet flooring has been restored to create a stunning finish, feature circle windows and convenient understairs storage complete this spacious area. Leading into the breakfast kitchen, which has been recently modernised in 2015 and designed by Magnet Kitchens, and includes a range of shaker style units and a central island / breakfast bar, tastefully finished with luxury Quartz worktops. Fitted appliances include a Rangemaster Professional+ cooker with a 5 ring induction hob and an extractor fan, an integral dishwasher and sink with integrated drainer on the worktops.
Open to the kitchen is a cosy breakfast room with a multi fuel stove and french doors that open out onto a decking area at the rear, providing charming views over the neighbouring field. This is the perfect room from which to enjoy a morning coffee or unwind with a glass of wine. Exposed wooden ceiling beams and Fired Earth quarry tiled floors in the kitchen and the breakfast room further complement the charming aesthetics of the cottage.
Adjoining the kitchen, the former outbuildings have been cleverly converted to provide a unique utility area with external access to the drive, pantry, WC and sizeable laundry room. The formal dining room serves space for a large dining table and chairs with views looking out over the veranda and garden to the rear. There is also a study, ideal for those looking to work from home, and a cosy snug featuring a multifuel stove. The final and most impressive reception room is the sitting room, located at the end of the property and featuring a dual aspect, the room is flooded with natural light. The solid marble fireplace makes for an impressive feature, housing a large multi fuel stove perfect for the winter months. French doors open up to lead onto the terrace above a neatly kept lawn at the side of the property.
An oak staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the first floor gallery landing with high angled ceilings allowing for plenty of natural light. The landing boasts solid oak floors and an array of efficiently placed storage cupboards. There are five substantially sized double bedrooms, each offering idyllic views over the countryside, decorative fireplaces and built in wardrobes and storage cupboards. The master bedroom is tucked away at the end of the property and boasts very generous proportions and a dual aspect providing views over the well kept gardens and picturesque countryside.
Supporting the bedrooms there are two modern house bathrooms, both recently renovated by Purely Bathrooms to include luxury Duravit sanitary ware and Hansgrohe fittings. The first bathroom includes a bath and corner shower, finished with high quality porcelain tiles and the second bathroom features a contemporary feature Victorian Albert bath, complete with ceramic tiling.
Outside The formal gardens that surround the property have been landscaped to maximise on space and provide a host of plantings, neatly kept lawns and peaceful seating areas from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside views. The grounds of The Cottage, amount to approximately ½ an acre, are scattered with a selection of mature trees and beautifully landscaped to provide a wealth of colour year round. The top lawn houses a green house and log shed and leads down onto the flagged patio at the rear of the property providing ample space for seating areas. The open veranda fitted with heaters is perfect for alfresco dining year round. This patio continues around to a terrace at the side of the property that can be accessed from the large living room. The private and attractively stone flagged driveway of the cottage leads up past the property to a gravelled parking area where there is access into a detached double garage. The drive is edged with raised beds filled with an eclectic arrangement of plants, flowers and shrubs.
Directions Leaving the M6 at junction 33 at the roundabout take the second exit onto Lancaster Road (A6), continue for around 2.7 miles and take you right hand turn onto Bailrigg Lane. After approximately 0.3 miles, The Cottage will be on your left.
Services Gas central heating
Council tax - G