The Launds, 63 Lancaster Road, Carnforth, LA5 9LE


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented, stone built Victorian family home located in the heart of the market town of Carnforth. The Launds was believed to have been built in 1867 and has since been extended and renovated to provide flexible living accommodation ideal for the modern family with three reception rooms, a large dining kitchen, four double bedrooms of which one is ensuite and two bathrooms. The versatile extended wing of the property that houses one of the reception rooms and ensuite double bedroom also provides potential for secondary accommodation along with the formerly converted cellar which whilst now is in need of renovation, it was formerly utilised as a fifth bedroom, bathroom and snug - the perfect hide out for teenagers. Outside, the gardens surround the property with abundant beds to the front, productive vegetable plots and an enclosed garden to the sides and a quietly tucked away rear courtyard with a flagged patio area and raised driveway and double garage.

Carnforth is a conveniently located market town that offers a full range of amenities including supermarkets, shops, cafes, pubs, doctors, pharmacy and well regarded local schooling for all ages. The Carnforth train station provides access to the West Coast Mainline with quick commutes across the country and M6 access is located just 1 mile away. Discerning purchasers will also find themselves a short drive away from the historic City of Lancaster and to the beautiful setting of the Lake District.

Accomodation A wrought iron gate at the front leads along a path up to the stone steps of the grand original Victorian entrance door. This opens into a small entrance porch which is ideal for hanging coats and further into the;

Entrance Hall The entrance hall sets the tone for this period family home with original features such as dado rail and detailed cornicing along with in keeping solid wooden floors, high ceilings and the original stripped wooden doors found throughout.

Lounge 5.95 x 3.96 (19'6 x 13'0) A lovely formal reception space with a bay window overlooking the front garden and an exposed original stone fireplace and sandstone hearth housing a wood burning stove. Further period features include detailed cornicing and rose to the ceiling.

Dining Room 3.86 x 3.57 (12'8 x 11'9) This secondary reception room is ideal for formal dining however could also be utilised as another sitting room. Original built in glazed storage cupboards surround the traditional cast iron fireplace with gas fire to either side.

Dining Kitchen 6.54 x 3.70 (21'5 x 12'2) The kitchen is perfect for modern families, affording ample space for a dining table and chairs. It includes a range of traditional wooden wall, drawer and base units with granite worktops and splash back tiling. There is a 4 door AGA and fitted appliances include an oven, dishwasher and an integral washing machine along with space for an American style fridge freezer. The tiled floors of the kitchen benefit from underfloor heating and there is also a large pantry/ utility cupboard affront the external door that leads onto the rear patio.

Living Room 3.90 x 3.70 (12'10 x 12'2) Quietly tucked away from the rest of the property, this versatile space is currently utilised as secondary accommodation as it boasts a reception room with adjoining double ensuite bedroom benefitting from private external access to the side of the property. In the reception room, French doors lead out onto the rear patio and flood this cosy room with natural light. An original stone decorative fireplace has been well restored, making for a lovely featurein keeping with the period feel of the property.

Guest Suite 5.28 x 3.23 (17'4 x 10'7) Leading on into a good sized double bedroom which is part of the extension and is where the private external access can be found. This room also benefits from underfloor heating that continues into the ensuite.

Ensuite A well presented modern bathroom with tiled walls and floors, walk in rain shower, WC and pedestal hand basin.

First Floor The original spindled staircase is a lovely period feature, leading up from the entrance hall via a gallery window that fills the space with natural light. The landing provides access to a part boarded loft space.

Master Suite 4.82 x 3.85 (15'10 x 12'8) 2.41 x 1.81 (7'11 x 5'11) A good sized, bright master bedroom with a bay window overlooking the front with original panelling below. An archway also leads into an adjoining dressing room.

Bedroom 2 3.72 x 3.50 (12'2 x 11'6) A double bedroom with views over the front.

Bedroom 3 3.74 x 3.72 (12'3 x 12'2) The final double bedroom enjoying views over the side of the property.

Bathroom A great family bathroom with a contemporary jacuzzi bath, WC, vanity hand basin, a large airing cupboard and tiled floors that benefit from underfloor heating. This continues into the;

Shower Room Adjoining the bathroom, this is a great addition for larger families being fully tiled and comprising a double walk in shower, WC and vanity sink.

Cellar 3.38 x 3.26 (11'1 x 10'8) 2.33 x 1.64 (7'8 x 5'5) 5.64 x 3.27 (18'6 x 10'9) As previously mentioned, the three room cellar was formerly converted and utilised as a reception room, bathroom and double bedroom. At present, it is in need of some renovation to be fully utilised in this way again however the foundations are there to create the ideal additional space which is especially perfect for larger families in need of a quiet hide out or a private hang out for teenagers. If that is not required, it is also perfect for storage.

Outside The gardens surround the property, with abundant flower beds to the front, framing the path that leads to the entrance. To the side of the property there is a productive vegetable plot currently growing beetroot's, broad beans, french beans, onions, shallots and sweet peas. To the other side of the property, there is a fully enclosed garden with an apple tree and garden shed that was formerly used as a hen run. The enclosed rear courtyard is a sun trap, with a flagged patio ideal for alfresco dining, ideally accessed from the kitchen. Steps lead up to the gated driveway that leads to the detached single garage.

Directions Leaving Lancaster city centre, head north on the A6 towards Carnforth, continue through Slyne for approximately 4 miles. At the traffic lights in Bolton-le-Sands follow the road to the right. Continue through Bolton le Sands towards Carnforth passing The Royal Hotel on your right. Continue for approximately 1 mile, straight over the mini roundabout, continuing passed Tesco on your left hand side, The Launds can be found on your right hand side.

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