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The Laurels, Cinder Lane, Woodplumpton, Preston, PR4 0TH
- Impressive newly built executive house
- One of three in exclusive cul-de-sac
- Built by J S Berry Contractors Ltd
- Meticulously and stylishly finished
- Strong energy efficiency credentials
- Large garden, ample parking, open views
- Large hall, cloakroom, sitting room, office
- Living kitchen, utility, integral double garage
- Four bedrooms, bathroom, ensuite shower
- Rural setting, handy for Preston, M55, M6
Occupying a generously sized plot with ample parking and a large, level, family friendly garden bordering open fields and enjoying far reaching country views over a succession of hedge edged fields, The Laurels offers an entrance porch, large hallway off which is a cloakroom, large living kitchen with utility room, plant room and access to the integral double garage, sitting room and home office/den. Rising to the spacious first floor landing (a room in itself) via the airy stairwell, the principal bedroom has an ensuite shower room and three further double bedrooms share the house bathroom.
The ideal house to raise a family or if there’s two of you there is an opportunity to embrace the space; there’s plenty of room to work from home and invite guests to stay overnight. Whilst the setting is rural, it’s certainly not isolated with the city of
Preston being easy to reach as well as offering excellent access to the M55 and M6 whether for business or pleasure.
Reassuring to know you’re in experienced hands….
The Laurels and the two adjacent properties, The Willows and The Oaks, have been built by J S Berry Contractors Ltd who are a family business with a reputation that has been achieved by building prestigious detached properties in semi-rural locations to
the north of Preston. The Willows and The Oaks have already sold and the new residents moved in.
Attention to detail combined with classic good loo
A carved date stone sits above the front door and provides an attractive feature of this impressive detached house. The Laurels stands well to the north of this exclusive residential development of three detached houses. With red brick elevations under a slated roof, the composite sandstone lintels and cills are a smart architectural detail. A high quality specification has been employed and together with the standard of finish a contemporary country aesthetic has been curated.
The eco efficiency credentials of the house are confirmed with Ecodan Renewable Heating Technology from an air source heating pump (under floor on the ground floor providing comfort and maximum flexibility for furniture and on the first floor to radiators and heated towel rails), a mi-fire wood burning stove (one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient stoves on the market) and PVC double glazed windows and doors (stylish anthracite on the outside, crisp and fresh white internally). The glazed panels in the front door (and twin side panels) as well as the bathroom and ensuite all feature opaque glass for privacy.
Walls and woodwork are painted in crisp, classic white that marries well with the modern boarded solid oak doors and sleek solid oak and glass balustrade to the staircase.
Flooring has been carefully chosen to have broad appeal and longevity with Spanish porcelain marble look floor tiles (supplied by Roccia in Preston) and plush carpets (fitted to the office, sitting room, staircase, landing and all four bedrooms) in a soft grey colourway – we highly recommend shoes are taken off when you view in order to fully experience the deep pile and luxurious feel underfoot. Giving a contemporary look are the brushed chrome sockets, switches, TV and data points and door stops whilst the door furniture is complementary satin chrome. The majority of lights throughout are brushed chrome edged downlighters with a row of three statement pendants above the island unit and a cluster of five pendants in the stairwell.
Classically styled fixtures and fittings in the kitchen and utility provide timeless appeal and have been supplied and fitted by well regarded KAM Design in Preston. The cabinets have pale grey Shaker style doors and are topped with a quartz worktop which extends into the upstands as the worktop meets the walls. Handles and knobs are brushed chrome and complete the look. The cabinets have soft close doors and include deep pan drawers and a wide integrated cutlery tray.
Integrated NEFF appliances comprise a pyrolytic double oven and grill in Graphite Grey, five plate induction hob with extractor fan and light above, dishwasher, larder fridge and tall freezer. On top of this there is a Capel wine store and instant hot water Quooker tap (an energy efficient, safe and sustainable alternative to the traditional kettle). The island unit is generous and offers not only excellent additional storage but seating along two lengths for at least four stools so providing an informal place for a light bite or for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and chat whilst food is being prepared. The utility room has matching cabinets, this time with laminate worktops, here you’ll also find plumbing for a washing machine.
The sitting room, living kitchen, home office/den and all four bedrooms have conveniently placed power, data and TV aerial sockets.
The loft hatch has a pull down wooden ladder and once up in the loft there’s a light. If you’re looking at this for storage then it’s ready for you to board out. There’s good storage on the landing too with a bonus airing cupboard (with a radiator as the hot water tank is in the plant room downstairs). The ground floor cloakroom, house bathroom and principal bedroom ensuite shower room are all well fitted using quality fittings that have a luxurious look and feel. The four piece bathroom has a contemporary curved double ended bath, a large corner shower cubicle with rainfall and handheld heads, a dark grey high gloss floating vanity unit and a loo. The shower room has a large shower cubicle, floating vanity unit and loo. Both are fully tiled, have mirrors with built in lights and chrome heated towel rails.
Got your hands full? No problem, there are automatic lights when you go from the utility room into either the plant cupboard or the garage. The double garage has an electric up and over door and plenty of power points with space for a workbench, extra kitchen appliances or gym equipment; it’s ready for you to make the space your own.
There’s a great flow from the house out to the garden, bi-folding doors from both the sitting room and the living kitchen fold right back opening up to the flagged terrace and garden. The outside area is simply landscaped, there’s a large terrace paved with Indian sandstone flags with more than enough room for a couple of sets of outdoor furniture, a substantial lawn (it’s level so perfect for children’s games and play equipment and let’s be honest, much easier to mow too!) An area of limestone chippings runs behind the garage and makes the perfect drying area and site for your shed and then at the front of the house there’s a sizeable tarmac area for parking. The garden is fenced as it borders the neighbouring house and then hedged along the field, it’s ready for you to design and plant the garden that suits your lifestyle best – whether you are seeking low maintenance or labour intensive, there’s space for borders and beds, raised beds and a greenhouse, wildflowers and ponds…. whatever you fancy.
External services comprise lighting, power points and a cold water tap.
This semi rural location offers far reaching country views and a quieter pace of life. It doesn’t however leave you isolated as depending on whether you like a city or market town your day-to-day needs will either be met by Preston or ‘one of the most
desirable villages in the UK’ of Great Eccleston or the attractive market town of Garstang. At Great Eccleston a Farmers Market takes place every other Wednesday and is known for its agricultural show and tractor pulling event. At Garstang you’ll find a full range of health services, supermarkets and a thriving weekly market. Also worth a visit locally is Honeywell’s Farm Shop (1.5 miles distant), a celebration of local food, farmers and producers.
To the north the historic city of Lancaster and to the south and much nearer, Preston both have much to offer all generations with established cultural and music scenes and a wide range of bars and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.
Both cities have busy shopping areas with both national and independent retailers represented and a comprehensive range of professional services and healthcare providers with both private and NHS hospitals available.
Whether you need to travel for business or love to get out and about for pleasure, transport links are to hand with convenient access onto the M55 and M6 as well as train stations on the main West Coast line at both Lancaster and Preston. London and Edinburgh can easily be reached within 2.5 hours by train, with Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport around an hour away.
Preston City Council
Mains electricity and water. Air source central heating from an Ecodan boiler system, the air source fan unit is positioned at the side of the house. The plant cupboard is off the utility room and houses the heating system and hot water store. Drainage to a private septic tank location behind the garage. Security alarm
Use Sat Nav PR4 0TH with reference to the directions below:
Leave Preston and head towards the Tulketh Brow (B6241) and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Tom Benson Way (B6241) for one mile. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Tag Lane (B5411) and at the next roundabout continue onto Tabley Lane. After 3.5 miles turn right onto Cinder Lane and follow for 0.5 miles. The development is on the left hand side. Turn in and head to the right.
Included in the sale
Fitted carpets, light fittings and integral kitchen appliances as described.
Woodplumpton St. Anne’s CoE Primary School
Catforth Primary School
Great Eccleston Copp CoE and St Mary’s Catholic
Primary School, both in Great Eccleston
St Michael’s-on-Wyre CoE Primary School
There’s also choice in Garstang
Broughton High School
Garstang Community Academy
St Aiden’s C o E High School, Preesall
Kirkham Grammar School
The Royal Grammar and Girls’ Grammar Schools, Lancaster
Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy, Lancaster
AKS, Lytham and Rossall, Fleetwood (both independent schools)
Lancaster - Lancaster University, University of Cumbria
(Lancaster campus) and Lancaster and Morecambe College
Preston - University of Central Lancashire UCLan and Preston College
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