5 bedroom detached house for saleMount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Lane, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth LA5 8AD
Sold by Us £875,000
An absolutely incredible five bedroom family home, set in approximately 4 acres, which has been completely refurbished and restored by the current owners to the highest of standards including a highly efficient eco-friendly heating system. Carefully unearthing and enhancing the fine historic and period features of this Grade II Listed farmhouse to create a striking detached home with Victorian tower overlooking Morecambe Bay, 2 stables and paddock and an additional detached barn that has been fully developed to provide an incredible games room with separate purpose built cinema room, three car garage and wine production facility.
Believed to date back as far as the 1700's and with further extension and modernisation in 1863, Mount Pleasant is a distinguished example of a stunning former Farmhouse and now gentlemen's residence which exudes Victorian features and has been creatively brought into the 21st Century whilst retaining all the charm and character that one would hope for. Set out over two floors the main house boasts two beautiful reception rooms, a delightful farmhouse kitchen, large pantry and utility space, and a conservatory complete with vine. To the split level first floor five bedrooms are complemented by two bathrooms and a dressing room. The recently restored and developed detached barn provides further exciting and highly versatile reception space.
Being the most northerly Vineyard in England, Mount Pleasant is an exciting and unique property and will prove popular with families and couples alike, with further interest to those working from home and indeed those with equestrian interests. Extremely well positioned for those wishing to travel into Lancaster, the property is also ideally located for commuting further afield with the M6 J35 and Carnforth train station each being less than ten minutes away. The primary school in the village, which is within walking distance, was deemed 'outstanding' by Ofsted, and the property is also within the catchment area for the well respected Ripley St Thomas secondary school in Lancaster and both the girls and boys Grammar Schools.
Entrance Porch A most welcoming entrance with original tiled floor and beautiful stained glass window detail.
Entrance Hall Beautiful high ceilings, cornice mouldings and intricate plaster work detailing around archways create a dramatic period hallway, to the rear there is a generous cupboard for cloaks and shoes. Original oak flooring.
Living Room This stunning living room is centred on a superb listed fireplace of plaster and timber construction that houses a large open fire. Enjoying a beautiful dual aspect across the gardens and allowing plenty of light the sash windows are encased by fully restored shutters. The living space is open to a generous dining space with picture rails, cornice moulding's and plaster friezes adding the distinguished period detail. A bespoke stained glass door leads to;
Conservatory Set upon a stone base and of timber construction, this delightful room enjoys views across the gardens and even boasts a red grape vine growing amongst the rafters.
Snug Quite possibly the best example of a snug we have ever seen! This spacious yet cosy room is occupied by a magnificent stone fireplace that encompasses a large wood burning stove, to each side of the chimney breast large alcoves are particularly useful for shelving and a collection of books. Original sandstone flags to the floor, sash windows, shutters and a lovely dual aspect complete the room.
Kitchen This beautiful handmade kitchen is topped with polished black granite surfaces and
a good selection of base units encase an Elan Range cooker and Belfast sink. A wood
burning stove sits within the chimney of the old range. Original sandstone flags to
the floor, high ceilings and fully refurbished sash windows add the finishing touches.
Utility and Pantry Adjacent to the Kitchen and with external access there is a useful large utility area with space for washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer, storage and space for muddy boots. There is also a useful, spare WC and hand basin. Leading on from this is the Pantry, a sizeable cool room that benefits from original limestone cold slabs along side practical more modern storage.
Master Bedroom Located to the front of the house and with a beautiful dual aspect, this well proportioned bedroom also has lovely cornice details.
Dressing Room Immediately adjacent to the Master bedroom, this sizeable dressing space is fit for purpose but could also present opportunity for a further en-suite or small bedroom if so required.
Bedroom 2 Enjoying delightful views over the garden and the vineyard to the open countryside beyond this is a further well proportioned double room.
Bedroom 3 Presently utilised as a home office, this double bedroom would be ideal for guests and again enjoys a dual aspect and as such is light and airy. A picture rail and original fireplace with tiled hearth finish this lovely room.
Bathroom Simply stunning, this beautiful bathroom is centred around a freestanding claw foot bath in the centre of the room and also comprises two Victoria style wash basins, a large 'walk-in' double shower cubicle and high level cistern, Victorian style WC. Oak flooring and sympathetic tiling create a stylish finish.
Bedroom 4 Across a split level this double bedroom is ideal for guests or children, with feature cast iron fire place, views over garden and alcove detail.
Bedroom 5 A further good size double with garden views and cast iron fire place.
Shower Room with separate WC A well appointed shower room with corner shower cubicle and vanity wash hand basin and Oak floor. Adjacent is a WC.
Outside Occupying an elevated position the house is surrounded by delightful, private, walled gardens that are laid mainly to lawn but also include a range of shrubs and plants within mature borders that create definition and interest. Of course the upper part of the garden is given over to the productive vines and apple trees. Currently dormant, the vineyard is capable of producing some 300 bottles per year however if Viticulture was not an interest the plot can be reverted back to nature.
There is an excellent chicken coop, and a majestic Victorian tower which is a real feature of Mount Pleasant, the panoramic views across Morecambe Bay and around the surrounding countryside are simply breath taking. Practically there is plentiful parking for around 8 cars, a useful tractor shed and stores and approximately 4 acres comprising of beautifully established garden, woodland and paddock.
The Barn Believed to date back to 1866, the barn at Mount Pleasant has been fully restored by the current vendors to create magnificent games room with adjacent cinema space. The high ceilings, exposed stonework and beam details create the perfect back drop for entertaining or enjoying a private movie experience. The barn also benefits from being fully rewired and insulated, and as such the three car garage is ideal for a classic collection and the vast shippons have great potential or are indeed ideal for storage. Established in 1996 as England's most northerly vineyard Mount Pleasant also boasts a wine and cider making area within the bard. This imposing structure is full of architectural details and has a hand carved coat of arms on the front elevation.
SERVICES Mains water supply
Septic tank drainage
Air source heat pump with diesel backup heating supply.
There is a brand new high powered but economical diesel boiler. However, this is rarely used as the house benefits from solar and air source heat pump which provides hot water and heating at very low running costs.
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