Fine and Country Lancaster

Matthews Benjamin Lancaster Office

Address:
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 1YN

Telephone:
01524 380560

Email:
sales@fineandcountry-lakes.co.uk

For Sale

Woodacre, Littlefell Lane, Lancaster, LA2 0RQ

£895,000 Guide Price
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Detached Property
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Four En Suites
  • Lovely Entrance Hallway
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Modern Kitchen With French Doors
  • Large Utility Room
  • Pond With Waterfall Feature
  • Perfect Family Home
  • Block Paved Driveaway

Property Summary

Settled at the top of a valley on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet just a few minutes’ drive both to Lancaster and Lancaster University. This spacious and unique detached house enjoys beautiful views and provides a flexible array of reception and bedrooms.

Full Details

Settled at the top of a valley on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet just a few minutes’ drive both to Lancaster and Lancaster University. This spacious and unique detached house enjoys beautiful views and provides a flexible array of reception and bedrooms.

With five bedrooms, four with their own ensuite, and plenty of space for entertaining and home working, this stunning family property can accommodate many lifestyles.

The property was commissioned by the present owners, taking influence from the Grand Designs exhibitions, and offers many fantastic contemporary luxuries, including B4RN hyperfast fibre optic internet, an efficient ventilation heat recovery system, Kanmor smart heating system, underfloor heating throughout and an integrated vacuum system. The attention to detail doesn't stop there, with each room offering beautiful interiors, quality fittings and finishes that serve to frame views of the surrounding valley, with large glass panels to the rear perfectly capturing the vista and flooding the living spaces with natural light. The gardens of Woodacre have been landscaped to offer a tranquil haven, stocked full of hidden surprises. Glass balustrade railings wrap around the upper terrace so as to not interrupt the view and paths meander through the abundant mature grounds, with lawn space, vegetable plots and, tucked away at the very end, a hidden oasis set around a vibrant pond and a pretty summer house that stands upon raised decking. At every turn, this house is set to impress and the versatility and comfort that this smart home offers will suit a range of buyers

Woodacre is the perfect option for the working professionals and families of Lancaster City who are looking for close commuting connections whilst not compromising on the peaceful countryside lifestyle. Access to the City is just a 5 minute drive away where there is the Lancaster train station offering regular, direct connections to Manchester, London and more. It is also just 10 minutes to the M6. Quernmore is a beautiful village set within a small valley and thus offering both beautiful countryside views and a choice of scenic walks right from your doorstep. Being approximately 2 miles from Lancaster means there is a full range of amenities close by and there is a well-regarded primary school within the village. Families will also be delighted to find themselves within the primary catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Boys & Girls Grammar Schools.

At the approach to the property, there is a neatly block-paved driveway affording spacious parking for four vehicles. From the front, Woodacre appears to be a modern countryside property, which makes it all the more impressive as you open into the grand entrance hall filled with natural light that bounces off the high angled ceilings extending to the first floor mezzanine landing. It is evident from the outset that this house has been impeccably designed. From here you can enjoy a view of the bespoke oak staircase.

Solid oak flooring extends throughout the property, except in the kitchen and bathrooms. To the rear of the property is an impressive open plan Siematic kitchen designed by Mark Leigh. Contemporary cream gloss units have been built into the wall for a seamless finish along with the large central island and breakfast bar. All this is finished with contrasting, rich granite worktops and splashback. Quality NEFF appliances include a 5 ring induction hob to the island with extractor overhead, oven, combination microwave, steam oven, warming drawer, coffee machine, integrated dishwasher and Miele fridge. Adjoining the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and wine store and separately a large utility room where there are further matching units along with space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and upright freezer. There is also integral access to the two car garage/workshop from here and access to the integrated vacuum system.

The large open space of the kitchen is set in front of French doors that open onto the rear terrace. The dining area is separated by way of the different floors, with wide porcelain tiles to the kitchen and solid oak to the reception area. An open arch leads you into the adjoining sitting room, a beautifully planned reception space complete with bespoke fitted storage that surrounds the contemporary fitted Piazzetta log burner with a beautiful majolica surround. Another set of French doors can be found here, creating a fantastic flow for entertaining from both the kitchen and the terrace that overlooks the garden and valley beyond.

From the spacious entrance hall you can also access a further two reception rooms that could also be utilised as double bedrooms. At present they are set up as a home office and a hobby room. There is also a well-appointed cloaks room with WC and finally an ideal ground floor guest suite. This lovely double bedroom enjoys a front aspect and offers both an ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe with bespoke fitted storage.

The bespoke oak staircase with glass balustrade railings grandly leads up from the entrance hall to the dual-sided mezzanine landing above. This is an impressive feature from both floors, affording the double ceiling height as you walk in as well as capturing the lovely view of the surrounding fields from the second floor. There are a total of four double bedrooms on the first floor, three of which are ensuite, including the impressive master suite. Offering very generous proportions, the suite is a touch of luxury befitting this unique home. Raised platforms finished in the same solid oak as the rest of the house sit at either side of the room, offering space for occasional furniture and a vanity area. French doors with full length glazing to either side offer access to a private balcony that looks out over the lush rear garden and valley beyond. The large ensuite is tastefully finished with Italian travertine tiling and includes an Airbath, an integrated TV and a separate double shower. The walk-in wardrobe is again fitted with quality, bespoke storage and there is even an additional walk-in linen cupboard accessed from in here. Guests don't have to be envious of this space though, the second bedroom once again offers large proportions and includes its own private balcony with the valley views. Natural light bounces throughout this restful bedroom, and it offers its own ensuite bathroom. Of the final two double bedrooms, one again benefits from its own ensuite, while the other is presently utilised as a gym. There is ample storage space across the property, from undereaves, loft access, an external wood store and large undercroft for storage. There is an outside W/C accessible from the garden.

The grounds of Woodacre have been transformed by the present owners. They feature a variety of magical spaces to relax, play, work or simply take in the views. The upper terrace is perfect for alfresco entertaining, impressing guests with the valley views and offering an easy flow from the main reception areas. Steps lead down to the neatly kept lawn surrounded by colourful mature flowering shrubbery and tall trees offering complete privacy. As you move along the paths there are a multitude of further patio and seating areas, vegetable plots and a green house for the keen gardener to flourish and finally you step down into your own hidden oasis. This peaceful green space is set around a large pond that attracts the local wildlife, with a gentle waterfall feature creating a serene sound amongst the vibrant surroundings. Set upon a raised decking platform is a picture-perfect summerhouse and spacious seating area. It is easy to imagine losing a day to this relaxing space. Finally, at the very end of this seemingly never-ending outdoor space is a tucked-away practical area set within the woodlands, with a generous shed and compost bins. As previously mentioned, to the front there is a neatly block paved driveway with space for four large vehicles along with access to the two car garage, half of which is currently utilised as a workshop.

Directions
Leaving Lancaster along Wyresdale Road towards Quernmore, continue for approximately 1 mile and then turn right onto Little Fell Lane. Woodacre is the third property located on your left hand side.

Services
B4RN
Heat Recovery Ventilation System
Wet Underfloor Heating
CCTV
Mains water
Private Septic Tank Drainage
Freehold
Council Tax Band - G