3 bedroom terraced house for saleThe Gin Gang, Narr Lodge Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 9EF
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A most impressive Grade II listed, 4 bedroom, stone built home dating back to the 18th Century, set within the peaceful Lancashire countryside in Quernmore. Located in a neat courtyard This quaint former mill is steeped in original features, most poignant of which is the large wooden gin engine, most likely to have been powered by horses to process feed for stock. Believed to be one of the best preserved late 17th century exemplars still in existence, the 'Gin Gang', now proves an impressive centre piece to the open plan living area. Originally converted by a developer in 2003 and revamped by the current owners in 2006, the tastefully presented accommodation is set out over three floors. Downstairs boasts a modern kitchen and spacious open plan living/ dining room enjoying views over the rear lawn. To the first floor there are two generous double bedrooms, a single bedroom which would be ideal as a nursery or even dressing room and a three piece bathroom. The top floor further enjoys a double bedroom with three piece ensuite shower room and stunning views across the local countryside. Outside there is a communal and visitors parking area with private parking to the front elevation and a single garage. The private paved patio area to the back provides ample space for alfresco dining and extends onto a lovely lawned garden with a small stream running through at the end.
Quernmore is a picturesque village located 3 miles east of the historic city of Lancaster and lies within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Methodist chapel lies at the heart of the community and the larger St Peters Church of England is situated next to the popular Quernmore Primary School and the property is also within the catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Girls and Boys Grammar Schools.
Accommodation Two timber and glazed entrance doors lead into;
Open Plan Living/ Dining Room 32'4 x 18'2 (9.85 x 5.53) Extremely spacious with plenty of charm, this great living space retains an abundance of original features that include exposed stone walls, flagged stone floors, wooden beams and of course the original Gin Gang with circular stone cobbled base and original metal workings, certainly an impressive focal point. A further attractive feature is the Cast Iron multifuel stove/ log burner. Single timber doors give access to both the front and rear elevations and double glazed windows enjoy views over the garden and local countryside. This room also benefits from a built in surround sound system, focal spotlights and a built in wine rack under the stairs.
Kitchen 17'6 x 7'4 (5.34 x 2.23) Carefully planned and highly functional with feature tiled flooring and under floor heating, this neat family kitchen includes a range of wooden wall, drawer and base units with granite work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink. Appliances include a free standing Newhome Gas and Electric Range Cooker, Beko Washer/Dryer and integrated Dishwasher and Fridge/Freezer. Three double glazed windows afford for plenty of light and overlook the courtyard.
Fabulous open plan, wooden staircase with built from the living/dining room leads to;
First Floor Split level first floor landing with attractive exposed wood floor boards.
Nursery/ Dressing Room 11'0 x 7'3 (3.35 x 2.21) Angeled ceiling and double glazed sky light window with exposed wooden floors create a light and airey space, currently utilised as a dressing room but would also be great as a nursery.
Bathroom A neatly presented three piece suite in white comprising low level bath with thermostatic shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin, also benefiting from under floor heating.
Master Bedroom 17'7 x 15'0 (5.36 x 4.57) A well proportioned master bedroom with feature exposed wood floors and wooden beams to the ceilings, a pretty window seat enjoys views over the garden and beautiful local countryside. The room also benefits from a large built in storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 17'7 x 15'10 (4.98 x 3.07) Another sizeable double bedroom with built in wooden book shelves, exposed wood floors and views over the courtyard.
A wooden staircase from the first floor landing leads to;
Bedroom 3 13'7 x 12'6 (4.14 z 3.81) A Lovely double bedroom with double glazed sky light window affording plenty of light and again with exposed wooden floors and angled ceilings.
Ensuite Comprising double glazed sky light window and three piece suite in white including a fully tiled shower cubicle with a Mira Electric Shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Outside Accessed via a private drive which leads onto the communal courtyard, shared amongst similar dwellings, with block paved road leading to individual properties and onwards to the enclosed visitors parking area. There is also a small communal garden area where the Septic Tank is located. The Gin Gang benefits from a single garage located in the middle of three with remote control up and over doors and power points/ lights within. There is also private, off road parking for one vehicle to the front of the property. To the rear, a private enclosed garden nestled in between neighbouring properties with magnificent views across the local countryside. The patio and seating area, with well stocked flower beds and useful floor lights, has plenty of space for enjoying alfresco dining and a path leads out onto the lawned garden with small vegetable patch and hedged boundaries. To the bottom of the garden there is a handy wood store and a small stream passes through.
Directions From Lancaster town hall, head up towards the Boys Grammar School and Williamsons Park, as you get to the Grammar School, turn right onto Wyresdale Road and just after Williamsons Park, take your first left towards Quernmore. Follow this road along and over the bridge, then take the next left turn on to a private lane over the beck and turn left. Gin Gang is within the development on the left.
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