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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
Underfell, Westbourne Drive, Lancaster,LA1 5EE
Accommodation External open porch with sandstone flagged floor leads to:
Fine entrance through an imposing original front door. Generous vestibule with ornate cornice, window and marble tiled floor that leads through original half glazed door and stained glass panels into an impressive reception hall. This grand space in the centre of the house has ornate ceiling coving, dado rail with Lincrusta panels and lovely marble staircase with pitch pine balustrade.
Throughout the property there are tall panelled windows, high ceilings and walnut doors to principal rooms.
Formal Drawing Room
2011 x 186 (6.37m x 5.63m) A lovely bright reception room with sash bay window and further sash window providing natural light. There is a Minster stone fireplace with open fire and Baxi grate, ornate ceiling coving, finished with oak parquet flooring.
2210 x 148 (6.96m x 4.46m) This is a fine reception room with french doors leading out to the rear garden and sash window with pleasant outlook. A superb original mahogany and marble fire surround with open grate, tile inset and hearth is a lovely feature along with original ornate ceiling and coving, hand painted Lincrusta frieze and the original Victorian serving hatch from the kitchen, discreetly hidden behind a full height door.
A generous family kitchen / breakfast area
235 x 122 (7.13m x 3.72m) An excellent family kitchen with stripped pine sash windows overlooking rear garden. The breakfast kitchen is extremely well planned and fitted with a range of bespoke units in oak and reclaimed antique pine, comprising of double butler style sink with butchers block worktop incorporating breakfast bar and plumbing for dishwasher. Integrated appliances include Bosch double oven and five ring gas hob with concealed extractor, finished with tiled floor.
159 x 122 (4.80m x 3.70m) With bay sash window, glazed outer door and further window overlooking gardens. A pleasant room with a lovely feature painted marble effect fireplace with sunflower tiled inset and cast iron grate with coal effect gas fire, detailed frieze to cornice and ornate ceiling.
Access from inner hall to cellar, cloakroom, WC and Utility room.
Basement This area provides a great storage space with five rooms
and wood / coal store, which could be converted into a childrens den, play area, home office or gym.
120 x 910 (3.65m x 3.00m) A very useful facility at the side of the property with plumbing for a washer, vented for tumbledryer, stripped pine sash window, tiled floor and access to outside. Also providing a separate walk-in pantry with side window, original pine shelving and tiled floor.
First Floor Marble stairs lead from the entrance hall to half landing with leaded stained glass Westmorland window.
Inner hall to separate WC, boiler / store room and house bathroom (10 x 910) comprising of bath with shower mixer taps in grey slate surround, pedestal wash hand wash basin and WC finished with tiled floor and half tiled walls. Steps and door to guest bedroom.
Landing Arch and ornate ceiling coving, original built in double storage cupboard, dado rail and door with stairs leading up to second floor.
1210 x 114 (3.90m x 3.48m) A double bedroom situated at the front of the property with mahogany fireplace, cast iron grate and marble surround, sash window overlooking front garden, ceiling coving and pedestal wash basin.
Guest bedroom bedroom 3
1310 x 115 (4.22m x 3.47m) Double room with sash window overlooking rear garden, marble fireplace with tiled surround and cast iron grate
coving to ceiling, sash window and door which leads to house bathroom.
210 x 156 (6.39m x 4.73m) A generous suite with a bay sash window and further window making this room light and spacious with pleasant outlook over front garden. Lovely coving to the ceiling, original marble fireplace with tiled surround and coal effect gas fire and attractive spacious ensuite bathroom (10 x 10) with original cast bath set in painted wood surround, his & hers vanity wash basins set in to base cupboards, WC and heated chrome towel rail, original half tiled walls around bath, sash window and coving.
136 x 107 (4.11m x 3.23m) Bedrooms 4 and 5 are double rooms with interconnecting door, currently two separate bedrooms these rooms could be used as bedroom with walk in wardrobe or teenage room with separate study.
181 x 136 (5.50m x 4.11m) Two panelled sash windows, cornice, mahogany fire surround with tiled insert and cast iron grate, pedestal sink, door to understairs storage cupboard.
Second Floor The second floor of Underfell offers very versatile additional living or bedroom space. Presently 3 rooms, currently set out as a studio which was used by the Painter Laureate Samuel John Lamorna Birch, with views towards Lancaster Castle and 2 further bedrooms:
211 x 115 (6.43m x 3.47m)
Sash window. Skylight.
143 x 121 (4.34m x 3.69m) Currently used as an extra storage room. Sash window. Exposed beam.
Outside The property is approached through gated original pillars on to a sweeping driveway with plenty of parking and turning space. The front garden is well established with lawn, shrubs and mature tress providing a god degree of privacy. The garden extends to the side through wrought iron gates to a courtyard with double garage, workshops and secluded rear garden with private sitting area, lawn and mature trees.