Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Uggle House, Uggle Lane, Scotforth, Lancaster LA1 4QB
- Detached Contemporary Home
- Built to Passive House Standards
- Solar PV & Solar Hot Water Panels
- Private Gated Drive
- Double Garage and Workshop/ Home Office
- Open Plan Living Space
- Modern Kitchen
- Three/ Four Reception Rooms
- Four/ Five Bedrooms, Three Ensuites
- Landscaped Garden
Completed in 2013 to the owners exacting standards, this unique and modern detached home has an impressive design that is perfect for entertaining with smart open plan living and luxury finishes. It is also a high spec home having been completed to a Passive House standard to offer unrivalled energy efficiency achieved from high levels of insulation, triple glazing, a smart mechanical heat recovery ventilation system, rainwater harvesting system and a combination of south facing solar PV and solar hot water panels. The versatile layout of the home creates flexible options for families looking for that extra space or for those with dependent relatives and there is the option to partition part of the home to create a one bed annexe, in addition to the three double bedrooms of the main house. There is also wheel chair friendly access to the property via the neatly flagged ramp from the parking area. As a whole, the property still flows well as a four/ five bed family home, offering three reception rooms to include the semi open plan design of the living and dining room. The property sits within an approximate ½ acre private gated plot with lovely gardens and a large private drive offering access to the attached double garage and man cave/workshop a versatile room adjoining the garage that would also be ideal as a home office or gym. The gardens to the rear offer a multitude of different spaces to enjoy; sat upon the raised flagged patio you enjoy a view over the large Koi Karp pond, the expansive lawn and the kitchen garden that is host to an array of raised beds, vegetable plots and fruit trees.
The conveniently located village of Scotforth, located just over a mile outside of Lancaster City Centre, is a fantastic option for families looking to be close to the City amenities but without the hustle and bustle that a central location brings. There are excellent transport links into the City and a great choice of local primary schools, the most popular being the Scotforth St Pauls C of E primary and nursery school. You also sit within the catchment area for the secondary schools of Lancaster including the renowned Lancaster Boys and Girls Grammar Schools. There is a great choice of local amenities within walking distance, including a supermarket and the popular Boot & Shoe pub. Lancaster itself has a plethora of high street and independent shops, coupled with a wide range of places to eat and drink and a rich cultural and music scene.
Accessed along a quiet private bridleway, tall wrought iron gates set within stone pillars open onto the entrance of Uggle House. You are immediately greeted by the sight of this striking contemporary home, finished with Siberian Larch cladding and an expanse of full length windows. The gravelled parking area to the front of the property affords ample private parking and access into the double garage via a remote control up and over door. Leading up the wide slate steps onto the upper patio, you come to the main entrance door. This opens into the entrance lobby with built in cloaks storage and further into the entrance hall that is flooded with natural light from full length glazing and external access to the rear garden. Leading to the left first to enter the main house via a wide open archway with a concealed sliding door, the floors change from the striking slate tiles to rich oak floors within the semi-open plan, high ceilinged living space. This show-stopping area is again filled with natural light from the expanse of full length windows. A striking travertine half wall divides the dining and living rooms, still allowing for an open flow that is ideal for entertaining but also for every day family life. A contemporary wood burning fire is built within the wall offering dual access to either sides. Within the living area, beautiful seating areas are set in front of the corners of full length glazing, offering views over the flower beds to the side and rear garden. The high ceilings are perfect for bouncing the natural light throughout to create a bright and inviting space. In the summertime, the double doors open up onto the rear patio creating an alfresco extension to this fantastic social space. An open doorway leads into the kitchen that was designed and fitted by Butler Interiors in Bentham. It includes a sleek range of modern white gloss units finished with granite worktops and a large central island with breakfast bar seating. Fitted appliances include a Bosch 5 ring gas hob with extractor over, Belling oven and grill, Smeg dishwasher and a Quooker boiling water tap. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer and the double Belfast sink enjoys a view over the front aspect. External access can also be found to the side of the property for a convenient additional entrance option.
A bespoke oak and structural steel floating staircase leads up to the first floor landing, with a glass balustrade
railing giving an uninterrupted view out of the gallery window to the front of the property and the same quality oak floors running throughout. In total there are a further three double bedrooms, each benefitting from their own ensuites. The master bedroom is beautifully finished with his and hers fitted wardrobes, again bespoke made by Butler Interiors and a bright aspect of the rear affording lovely views over the fields beyond the garden. The ensuite is tastefully finished with the same limestone tiling found in all the bathrooms of the property and all benefit from underfloor heating. The ensuite includes a freestanding claw-foot bath, his and hers sinks and a separate shower. The remaining two bedrooms again offer generous double proportions, fitted storage and equally high quality ensuite shower rooms. Finishing the first floor accommodation is a nicely positioned walk in linen cupboard, ideal for modern family life and additional storage.
Crossing over the entrance hall to the right side of the property; at present these rooms are utilised as a home office that benefits from private external access to the rear garden, a generously proportioned ensuite shower room, utility room and first floor double bedroom. It could however be separated from the main house to create a one bed annexe, utilising the utility room as a kitchenette. There is also a plant room that contains the controls of the technical additions within the property, the gas boiler and hot water storage tank.
Mains Electric and Drainage Mains Water and R
Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery System
Hot Water Solar Tubes
PV Solar Panels
Integral CCTV System
Internal Security Movement Sensors
Tenure – Freehold
Council Tax – G
Entering Scotforth from the Lancaster direction along the A6, at the crossroads by Booths Supermarket, turn right onto Ashford Road. Take the second left onto Uggle Lane, continue down the bridleway straight ahead on the left hand side of the houses. The entrance to Uggle House can be found further down the lane on the right hand side.