Guide Price £600,000
Bank House, Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 5AZ
Built in 1867, Bank House is a truly picturesque detached period property, which has been sympathetically restored and improved to create a wonderful five bedroom family home.
Built in 1867, Bank House is a truly picturesque detached period property, which has been sympathetically restored and improved to create a wonderful five bedroom family home. Many original features have been retained, being brought back to life and enhanced with tasteful additions and decoration, much of which follows the styling of this 1800's period. The gardens are an excellent balance of formal areas, orchard, wide paved terraces for outside entertaining, an array of outbuildings, and the front lawn which is secured by private gates. Sitting on the edge of Lancaster, minutes walk from the City, Bank House is the most idyllic and well placed family home, offering privacy whilst also being easily accessible.
The historic city of Lancaster has so much to offer people of all ages with a growing cultural and music scene, excellent range of high street and independent shops, and an unrivalled choice of health care and local amenities. Families will be delighted with the exceptional choice of primary schooling, and the highly rated Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, and Ripley St Thomas which are within walking distance, as are the Cumbria and Lancaster Universities and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The train station provides quick commutes across the country, reaching Manchester in 1 hour and London in 2½ hours. Quick and easy access can also be found to the M6, a mere 10 minute drive away, making this an ideal base for those who travel countrywide whilst also being able to enjoy the local countryside, in particular the nearby Lancaster canal and many cycle paths.
Entering Bank House via the private sweeping drive which leads to the rear of the property, this provides ample parking and an array of outbuildings affording potential garaging.
The house itself is particularly well planned around the central elegant stairwell to ensure best use is made of the fine features and characterful detail throughout which works beautifully with first class, modern facilities, the result being a truly elegant and sophisticated home. Two principal reception rooms both to the front of Bank House enjoy an easterly aspect across the front garden. The living room boasts two full length sash windows which look out across the garden and a Morso log burner with "Arts and Crafts" tile surround and hearth make for lovely period features to this ideal family room. The formal dining room is flooded with light from the attractive bay window and also enjoys additional features such as picture rails and cornice mouldings, again with the luxury of a Morso log burner for the winter months. The useful study room and utility were both additions in circa 2002 and both rooms provide valuable extra space, storage and light. The utility room which houses the boiler and has further storage units and space for a washing machine and dryer, is ideal for family living and an external door provides an additional entrance option from the drive/rear of the property. Also on the ground floor there is a WC and ample storage space by way of an understairs storage cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room is the perfect room for entertaining and the real heart of the home. There are a range of quality appliances including 6 ring range cooker, integrated NEFF dishwasher and a traditional three oven AGA in the breakfast room to name just a few.
To the first floor, a large window creates a bright landing area and profits five bedrooms, built in wardrobe and storage and two family bathrooms on split levels all of great proportions. Each of the bedrooms enjoys high ceilings and are bright and spacious, looking out over the gardens and surrounding fields.
The gardens are a particular feature of Bank House and are well tended, having been developed over the years by the present owners. The walled garden to the rear provides a neatly kept lawn and a flagged patio area surrounds the property. The garden is ideal for family enjoyment year round and, at present, has been kept with busy lives in mind providing low maintenance, but still with the opportunity for the keen gardener to enjoy with a selection of productive vegetable plots, fruit patch and small orchard. There is a fantastic and sizeable Barn/Garage space that is great for anyone looking for further scope to develop either into a workshop, home office or garage. In addition, there is a detached outbuilding which is currently utilised for storage however this also has huge scope for potential to be transformed into anything the discerning purchaser may desire.
DIRECTIONS From Lancaster City centre follow Thurnham Street and the A6 towards Lancaster Infirmary. At the Pointer roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ashton Road/ A588, continue along this road for approximately 1 mile. Go straight ahead at the mini roundabout and Bank House can be found on your right hand side, just after the Ashford Avenue turning.
SERVICES Mains gas, water and drainage
Gas central heating
COUNCIL TAX BAND G
- Detached period property
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception rooms
- Many original features
- Beautiful gardens
- Walking distance of Lancaster city centre
- Excellent schooling close by