This elegant Victorian Villa situated on a private road in sought after south Lancaster is the perfect home for professional families. With plenty of space inside and out and full of character features this is an impressive house steeped in history.
Westbourne Drive is a prestigious private road in sought after South Lancaster close to the orchards and nature trails. It is just minutes away from the city centre, just past the railway station and yet the surroundings are peaceful and private. The grand period properties are quite individual and full of character, they attract professional families having great access to the mainline railway station, the hospital and the universities. Fairfield Orchard is just a walk away with allotments and green space. Within the area is a primary school rated outstanding by Ofsted and of course a great choice of secondary schools including Ripley and the Grammar schools. Period properties of this size and calibre rarely come to the open market. It truly is an opportunity to part of Lancaster's history.
An impressive, Victorian, semi detached villa built in 1888 and packed full of character. Original features are of high quality craftmanship from the stone mullion windows, panelling, intricate cornice and feature windows. It is a delight throughout and you will even find an Edwardian Waring & Gillow fire surround in the front sitting room. The front door opens to a vestibule and from there to the impressive hallway where a central staircase sweeps up to the first floor and doors with brass fittings and plates open to either side.
The front sitting room has a large front window, stripped floorboards and focal point open fire with Waring & Gillow surround. A large, light and impressive sitting room with intricate ceiling cornice and a picture rail. Across the hallway you will find the formal dining room again looks out to the front and enjoys an open fireplace with with a traditional wooden surround. The rear garden room is a third, generous reception room and once again it is impressive and stylish. A French Door opens to the garden and there is a further window to the side making this a light, bright room. The garden faces west so the rear of the house gets sunlight into the evening.
This is a real 'heart of the home' kitchen. Space for a big kitchen table means plenty of family catch ups and the Aga makes the room warm and welcoming. Quarry tiled floor tiling and the ceiling mounted drying rack add the perfect character feel and blend seamlessly with the bespoke, free standing solid wood kitchen cabinets. There is a Belfast style sink and the window looks out over the garden where there is plenty of space to grow vegetables for the kitchen. A built in pantry cupboard allows for plenty of storage and the back door opens to a large utility with Velux windows above and a slate cold shelf beside a second Belfast style sink. The back door opens out to the garden. Beside the back door is the boiler cupboard where you find the gas boiler for the home and a modern pressurized cylinder. A door from the hallway leads to the cellars where you will find plenty of additional space. A cloakroom/ WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
Bedrooms & Bathroom
On the first floor you will find four generous bedrooms. Large sash windows, high ceilings and original fireplaces make for family bedrooms straight out of story book. The large central landing has a feeling of space and light and there is a feature stained glass panel. The modern four piece shower room is styled perfectly for the house. There is a large shower enclosure with chrome shower head and traditionally styled fittings. The shower room incorporates a wash basin, low flush WC and bidet. Upstairs are a further two bedrooms one of which is used as a study. Again you will find feature windows and plenty of character. There are a further two attic style rooms with deep eaves and Velux windows. These rooms lead off one of the bedrooms offering plenty of additional storage or the potential for further rooms.