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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Manor House, Manor Lane, Slyne, Lancaster, LA2 6RD

Sold by Us £450,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Built in 1681, this beautiful, Grade II* listed, 5 bedroom former farmstead is situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Slyne. The same family have lived here for four generations, Manor House has been sympathetically and carefully enhanced over the years to provide an excellent family home, steeped in history and period features. Set out over two floors, and bearing the advantage of a currently undeveloped and unutilised, third floor this property boasts spacious living accommodation with 4 unique reception rooms, a lovely recently installed kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. To the outside, a very pleasant, low maintenance garden surrounds two sides of the property and has plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors, an excellent selection of stone built outbuildings which provide ample storage including undercover parking for two cars and a former washroom which would make a super home office.

Well placed for travel into Lancaster and also commuting further afield, this properties prominent position just back from the A6 and on the periphery of this highly sought after Lancashire Village, makes it an outstanding choice for a professional couple and their family. Slyne village has a vibrant community centred around a wonderful primary school, in addition there are a variety of clubs including tennis, football and bowling. Useful amenities such as a Post office, village store and pub also further enhance.  

Accommodation The stone wall courtyard which leads off the drive provides a cobbled and flagged area which is partially covered and is a welcoming precursor to the imposing timber door that leads into the; 

Sitting Room 17'4 x 12'4 (5.28m x 3.76m) At the rear of the property and with windows to two sides, this room sets the scene for the rest of the property; stone mullioned windows, exposed beams and interesting alcoving complement the large exposed stone fireplace with sandstone hearth and gas fire. 

Drawing Room 18'2 x 17'5 (5.53m x 5.3m) This bright reception room has good proportions and the large, stone, open fireplace with timber lintel and dog grate provides a prominent feature in the room. A beautiful, dated court cupboard bearing 1681 conveys the history of the room and complemented by oak panelling throughout the room, stone mullions with shutters and timber window seat. The original main entrance believed to be the original door allows access to the front garden area. 

Dining Room 14'6 x 12'5 (4.41m x 3.78m) A very pleasing formal dining room, complete with wooden clad walls, an array of built in cupboards and stone fireplace. As prominent throughout the house the room benefits from stone mullioned windows and a pretty window seats. 

Kitchen 12'0 x 10'5 (3.65m x 3.17m) Highly functional and well planned, this modern yet in keeping Kitchen was installed in 2010 and features a range of Bosch integrated appliances including dishwasher, double oven and microwave set within a good selection of wall and base units, topped with a granite effect work surface and also benefiting from a breakfast bar. Integrated fridge and freezer, stainless steel sink and drainer and tiled floor finish this room that has been opened out into the recently developed;  

Garden Room 15'3 x 15'3 (4.64m x 4.64m) A superb room that has been designed with assistance from the conservation team from listed buildings and incorporates original windows with angular vaulted ceiling and glass walls to proved a modern, bright room ideal for a wide range of uses. Travertine flooring benefits from underfloor heating and double doors lead out into the garden. 

Utility Room Just off the kitchen and with stainless steel sink and tiled floor, together with plumbing for a washing machine, a number of wall and base units this makes a useful utility room. Also houses the boiler. 

First floor The original, oak, staircase leads to a sizeable first floor landing area off which is a double airing cupboard and stairs leading to the next floor. 

Master Bedroom 17'7 x 15'8 (5.36m x 4.78m) This bright and spacious double bedroom to the front of the property is both characterful and inviting. A prominent fireplace and surround occupy the majority of one wall, built in cupboard, beamed features and stone mullion windows finish the room. 

En-suite A very pleasant facility comprising vanity wash hand basin, shower cubicle, bidet and WC. Tiled to complement and with electric towel radiator. 

Bedroom 2 14'6 x 10'6 (4.42m x 3.20m) At the side of the property and with good proportions, this bright double bedroom has plenty of lovely features including an interesting exposed timber joist, small mullioned windows, and beams. 

Bedroom 3 13'9 x 10'7 (4.18m x 3.22m) To the front of the property and benefiting from wonderful wood panelled walls, bedroom three is well proportioned and can accommodate twin or double bed. As throughout; stone mullions and exposed beams add character. 

Bedroom 4 17'7 x 12'0 (5.37m x 3.66m) A spacious single bedroom with dual aspect. Pleasant and bright this room would be suitable for bunks, or as a study, or could even be joined with bedroom 3 if required. 

Study/Bedroom 5 12'4 x 10'6 (3.76m x 3.19m) Interesting room, which is currently utilised as a home office but could accommodate a single bed if required, or be used as a handy storage room. Vaulted ceiling and exposed beams finish.. 

House Bathroom This super modern facility comprises a panelled bath, vanity wash hand basin with useful array of cupboards, corner shower cubicle, WC, electric towel radiator and stunning black granite tiled floor, further tiling floor to ceiling completes the room. 

Third Floor An excellent space that has been relatively untouched aside from general upkeep and continued maintenance. On a split level and with wonderful cruck beam features with windows at floor level and a vaulted ceiling, this would make an excellent master suite, games room, home office or could be transformed easily for variety of other uses depending on requirements. 

Outside The gardens and outside space at Manor House are utterly delightful. Wrapping itself around three sides of the property, the secure, low maintenance garden is laid manly to lawn, with a range of beds that boast a colourful selection of mature shrubs, plants and trees that provide added interest. From the sunroom, double doors lead out on to a gravelled seating area with plenty of space for enjoying alfresco dining. To the rear of the plot and accessible from both the drive and the garden an excellent range of versatile, stone built, outbuildings provide superb opportunity for a games room/home office, and also boast a double car port, lawn mower store, outside WC and further stores and intriguing rooms all with excellent potential. All in all a wonderful, practical garden for children, pets and all the family to enjoy. 

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