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6 bedroom town house for sale

20 Castle Park, Lancaster, LA1 1YQ

Guide Price £845,000

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The impressive frontage hides a beautifully preserved interior with fine oak panelling designed by Gillow, window shutters and a stunning walled garden at the rear, redesigned thoughtfully and sympathetically for the present owners.  

For anybody looking for a city centre residence with history, style, character and space, 20 Castle Park is a rare find; with views over the Castle and the city, private parking, garaging adjacent and west coast main line trains to London Euston or Manchester Airport only 5 minutes walk away. Care has been taken to incorporate modern facilities and amenities within this splendid home where tall sash windows offer differing views of the castle, gardens and city. The house retains its original neo-classical oak panelled walls to the first two floors, and has fine fireplaces in the principal rooms. Set out on 4 floors, over extensive cellars, the accommodation is ideal for a growing family and must be viewed to be fully appreciated for its size, quality and individuality. 

Ground floor  

Dining hall  

24’9 x 20’4 (7.55m x 6.19m) The double fronted entrance with its fine old door leads into a beautiful oak panelled and pillared dining hall finished with marble flooring and detailed covings and mouldings. A period fire to the corner of the room has a marble surround with original Delft tiles and a coal effect gas fire. Tall windows with shutters and seats look out towards the Castle. The room also incorporates a “snug” sitting area. 

Cloakroom Panelled cloakroom with window seat and cloaks cupboard. Separate W.C fitted with wash hand basin and W.C. 


13’7 x 10’11 (4.15m x 3.33m) Double doors from the dining hall open out into the breakfast kitchen, fitted by Mark Leigh, with an extensive range of high quality cabinets, fittings and equipment incorporating double sink, corian worktops, Miele induction hob, double oven and microwave. The room is finished with Amtico flooring and a tall window overlooks the garden. Pantry cupboard. Separate side door leads out to the garden. 

Drawing room  

26’10 x 14’4 (8.19m x 4.38m) This is a beautiful oak panelled room with old oak plank floor and beautiful covings. An arched feature is over a full height window opening which is south facing and provides a glorious aspect over the redesigned garden. An original marble surround houses fire basket with coal effect gas inset. 

Utility room Also off the dining hall, a short flight of steps leads to a good sized utility room with tiled floor, Belfast sink and twin gas central heating boilers. 

Basement From the utility room, a door and steps lead down to the basement, which has 3 large storage areas and a dedicated wine cellar. 

First Floor An elegant staircase in oak leads to a panelled landing with a tall window looking out over the garden and the main first floor landing with window looking out onto the Castle. Walk-in linen and airing cupboard. 

Master bedroom  

16’2 x 14’11 (4.92m x 4.55m) A large south facing double bedroom with tall ceiling, panelled walls and marble fire surround. Built-in wardrobe and window shutters. This master bedroom has an excellent en-suite bathroom facility, refurbished and providing a modern quality suite of pedestal wash basin, W.C, bidet and walk-in shower with curved screen. Windows offer views over the Castle. 

Bedroom two  

12’6 x 12’4 (3.80m x 3.76m) Double bedroom at the rear of the house with panelled walls, southerly view and original marble fireplace. Built-in wardrobe. Window shutters. Connecting door to family bathroom. 

Family bathroom A spacious family bathroom on the first floor, also oak panelled with two windows looking out onto the Castle. The suite provides W.C, pedestal wash basin and bath with shower attachment. 

Second floor  

Shower room An attractive refurbished facility on the half landing, completed with a contemporary suite of W.C, pedestal wash basin and shower cabinet with curved screen. This room is finished with tiled walls and Amtico flooring. 

Bedroom three  

15’2 x 12’6 (4.62m x 3.81m) A lovely double south facing bedroom at the rear of the house currently used as a study 

Bedroom four  

13’2 x 12’7 (4.02m x 3.84m) A comfortable double bedroom at the rear of the property with pedestal wash basin, built-in wardrobe and an outlook over the garden. 

Bedroom five  

13’7 x 10’10 (4.14m x 3.30m) Double bedroom at the front of the property with outlook over the Castle, pedestal wash basin and period fire surround. Adjacent dressing room with built-in wardrobes. 

Bedroom six  

15’1 x 10’11 (4.59m x 3.33m) A pleasant double bedroom at the front of the property overlooking the Castle. Connecting door to bedroom three. 

Third floor This floor currently provides a very versatile area in two rooms with original trusses and beams, Velux windows and storage cupboards. It would make an ideal home office space and/or teenager's den. 

Outside Adjacent to the cobbled front courtyard is a parking area and garage block, previously providing stabling for this city residence. The garage and parking area are held on a lease by a peppercorn rent from a previous owner. The garage has lighting and mains water supply, and provides access to the garden.

The walled rear garden is a real surprise find in the centre of the city. Redesigned and prepared for the present owner in 2003 it provides a series of sheltered sitting areas around a central lawn, formal garden, water feature, raised borders, herbaceous beds, a wealth of spring flowers, lighting and mature trees, including a fine yew. In the corner of the garden is a curved brick outbuilding that houses an original communal privy. 

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