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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Birks, Silverdale Road, Arnside, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 0EH


Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Victorian Residence
  • Six Bedrooms and Three Reception Rooms
  • Garage, Drive and Well Screened Mature Gardens
  • Energy Rating Band: F

Full description

Location Entering Arnside under the railway bridge turn right onto Station Road, proceed along the Promenade and turn left at the Albion Public House. Continue up Silverdale Road passing the playing fields on the left and the fire station on the right. The entrance to The Birks can be found on the right just after Queens Drive, bear left in the drive to the main entrance. 

Description A most charming Victorian property that has generous well proportioned rooms and having been restored from its early life as a hotel. The accommodation is very much influenced by the arts and crafts movement with stained glass windows as well as the themes of the day, with a wonderful staircase, beautiful fireplaces and surrounds, high ceilings, deep skirting boards and the list goes on. Needless to say for a follower of period property this is a home that should be high on the agenda with the six bedroom, three reception room accommodation well laid out and offering family living of the highest order. A beautiful house that with some updating will give years of enjoyment. 

Entrance Vestibule with the original Victorian floor tiles, a dado rail and plaster cornice. The original stained glass entrance door and side screens. 

Entrance Hall with picture rail, plaster cornice and dado rail. Brick fireplace with open grate and semi circular hearth. Pitch Pine return staircase with balustrade and ornate newel post. Two central heating radiators. 

Cloak Room with a decorative stained glass window. A two piece suite comprising a low suite WC and a
corner vanity unit with an inset wash hand basin. Central heating radiator and access to the cellar.

Sitting Room 18' 10" x 14' 8" (5.74m x 4.47m) with a large double glazed bay window overlooking the adjoining garden. A stylish arts and crafts mahogany fire surround with oval mirror and over mantel, which we understand is by Waring and Gillow , tiled hearth with an open grate. Two wall light points, two central heating radiators, picture rail and cornice. 

Morning Room 19' 9" x 14' (6.02m x 4.27m) with dual aspect including a square bay window overlooking the garden. A very stylish mahogany arts and crafts fire surround with decorative over mantel and mirror, a tiled hearth and open grate. Two central heating radiators, picture rail and cornice. TV aerial point and a serving hatch from the kitchen. 

Dining Room 14' 6" x 12' 10" (4.42m x 3.91m) with a mahogany arts and crafts decorative fire surround with over mantel and mirror, tiled hearth with open grate. Decorative white plaster wall mounted seagulls. Picture rail, cornice, telephone point and two central heating radiators. 

Inner Hall with a central heating radiator and a fitted cupboard housing the electricity meter. Access to the rear garden. 

Breakfast Kitchen 15' 2" x 14' (4.62m x 4.27m) with a range of medium oak wall and base units with complementary tiling and work surface incorporating a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with single drainer and mixer tap. Neff electric oven and grill combined, Castle four ring gas hob with a cooker hood extractor fan over. An original wall mounted bell board and a built in storage cupboard with drawers below. Telephone point, a central heating radiator and plumbing for a dishwasher. Serving hatch to the sitting room. 

Utility Room 11' x 9' 3" (3.35m x 2.82m) with an Ideal Mexico gas fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine, fitted cupboards incorporating enamel sink with double drainer. Wall mounted shelving and a fitted work bench. 

Cellar 15' 6" x 13' 2 (plus recess)" (4.72m x 4.01m) with power, a central slate cold table and the original ceiling meat hooks. 

On the First Floor  

Landing with an impressive stained glass window with deep sill. Dado rail, cornice, picture rail and central heating radiator.  

Bedroom 1 19' 6" x 14' 7" (5.94m x 4.44m) with a large bay window enjoying glimpses of the distant Lakeland fells. Two central heating radiators, cornice and picture rail. 

Bedroom 2 14' 6" x 13' 10" (4.42m x 4.22m) with dual aspect including a gothic style arched window with deep sill. Pedestal wash hand basin with vanity mirror and shaver light. Central heating radiator, cornice, picture rail and a tiled fireplace with open grate. 

Bedroom 3 15' 4" x 13' 2" (4.67m x 4.01m) with dual aspect sash windows. Pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splash back and shaver light. 

Bedroom 4 14' 1" x 13' 9" (4.29m x 4.19m) with dual aspect enjoying an open aspect over the rear garden. Victorian fireplace with a tiled inset and open grate. Central heating radiator built in alcove shelving, picture rail and cornice. Pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splash back and shaver light. 

Bedroom 5 10' x 6' 10" (3.05m x 2.08m) with a central heating radiator. 

Bathroom with a three piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with a Mira shower, panelled bath and a pedestal wash hand basin with vanity mirror and shaver light. Built in shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Central heating radiator, cornice and complementary tiling. 

Separate WC with a two piece suite comprising a low suite WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin. Complementary tiling.  

Inner Landing with stair case to: 

Attic Room/Bedroom 6 12' 10" x 12' 2" (3.91m x 3.71m) with views over the rear garden to the adjoining woodland. Pedestal wash hand basin with vanity mirror and light. Central heating radiator and access to the eaves. 


Detached Garage  

Gardens A sweeping shared drive leads through the gardens to a private drive providing parking for several cars and access to the garage and main entrance. The garden to the front of the property has a lawn surrounded by a variety of mature shrubs and trees. The rear garden is laid to lawn that is surrounded by mature trees and has gated access to the adjoining woodland. There is exterior lighting. 

Services Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. 

South Lakeland District Council Council Tax Band F 

Tenure Freehold
There is an annual fee of £10 payable for the gated access right of way from the rear garden to Arnside Knott. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh 01524 761806 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 November 2010


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