4 bedroom town house for sale

22 Standen Park House, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 3FF

Guide Price £435,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Uniquely occupying the south westerly corner of this spectacular and historic, Grade II listed building, Number 22 Standen Park House is a magnificent, highly versatile 4 bedroom home in this sought after development close to the centre of Lancaster. Originally designed by architect Thomas Standen in 1816, the elegant Palladian architecture of Standen Park House forms the centrepiece to this private estate, set around a gravel driveway and landscaped crescent. The award-winning conversion by Gleeson Homes in 1999 provides exclusive dwellings on the outskirts of Lancaster city centre and borders a conservation area and Lancaster's most recognizable heritage landmark, the Ashton Memorial in the historic Williamson Park. Set out over three floors, this spacious home enjoys an abundance of original features, generous, well proportioned rooms and a rich history. Two, excellent south facing reception rooms, one of which is on the first floor, enjoy a bright dual aspect, along with a breakfast kitchen, and 4 bedrooms, two of which are ensuite and further complimented by a house bathrooms. The accommodation is very flexible and this superb property will prove popular with a wide range of buyers; families, couples and downsizers will enjoy the versatility, convenience and attractiveness of this special home. Outside the communal gardens provide an attractive back drop and 22 also benefits from a south facing paved area to the front of the house from which to enjoy sunny days along with a practical carport with separate storage room.

Ease of accessibility to the M6 at J34 or J33 and the West Coast mainline makes this home ideal for those looking to commute. Furthermore, there is an excellent choice of schooling close by for all ages and both the Lancaster Girls' Grammar and Boys' Grammar are within walking distance. With its mediaeval castle and intriguing heritage, Lancaster is a historic and vibrant city with a good choice of high street and independent shops, great restaurants and sports facilities, cinemas and theatres. 

Accommodation  

Entrance Vestibule Approached from the south facing paved patio area, number 22 occupies the bright south westerly corner of the main Standen Park House. A substantial timber door, painted in the distinctive black of the Standen park development, leads into a super entrance vestibule which has been created by the vendor, following insertion of an inner doorway made from pitch pine sourced from a local church and stained glass which was commissioned by Andy Whitfield, a local stained glass artist. The entrance vestibule flooring is practically covered with a hard wearing laminate and there is ample space for shoes, boots and cloaks.  

Inner Hall The entrance vestibule ensures excellent heat retention and the inner hall is a welcoming space benefitting from a useful understair cupboard and with ample space for occasional furniture.  

Ground Floor Reception Room 21'6 x 19'8 (6.56 x 6.00) Presently utilised as a home office, this versatile space boasts an abundance of original features including cornice mouldings, friezes and attractive window seats. The unique position of number 22 Standen Park House creates an extremely bright and light dual aspect via the sash windows.  

Kitchen 18'9 x 9'8 (5.72 x 2.95) A neatly arranged breakfast kitchen with a good selection of wall and base units in an Oak finish. There is an integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven with extractor over and a washing machine. Practically, the floor is tiled and there is ample space for a breakfast/dining table. The attractive sash window affords views over the garden area which enjoys a wide variety of smaller wildlife.  

First Floor  

Landing Area A generous storage cupboard houses the water tank and provides excellent space for airing and additional storage.  

Sitting Room 26'10 x 21'0 (8.18 x 6.40) A quite marvellous "L" shaped reception space with plenty of scope for modern living, again enjoying a superb dual aspect, window seats, cornice mouldings, intricate plaster friezes and a picture rail. This very spacious room benefits from laminate floor covering and a range of options for layout.  

Bedroom 12'10 x 10'3 (3.91 x 3.13) An excellent double bedroom, ideal for guests, with cornice mouldings, high ceilings and magnificent sash windows which fill the room with light. 

Shower Room Immediately adjacent to the guest double bedroom, this neatly arranged shower room benefits from a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC and is neatly tiled throughout.  

Second floor  

Landing Area Providing access to the large, fully boarded loft space with mains power and lighting, there is also a substantial full height storage cupboard.  

Master Bedroom 19'3 x 10'1 (5.86 x 3.08) Occupying the major portion of the south west corner of this magnificent section of building, this master bedroom is once again light, airy and of excellent proportions. The high ceilings benefit from a ceiling fan and the attractive paned sash windows also afford delightful window seats.  

Ensuite This Ensuite shower room has been timelessly designed and provides a shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash hand basin with fully tiled floor.  

Bedroom Three 14'9 x 10'9 (4.50 x 3.28) A super, spacious double bedroom presently utilised as a second study and fitted with an excellent double wardrobe and storage above. Cornice mouldings and sash windows finish this bright and serene space.  

Bedroom Four 18'9 x 10'2 (5.72 x 3.09) A further double bedroom, perfect for guests or children, again enjoying excellent proportions. This bedroom also features fitted storage solutions.  

Bathroom Finally on the second floor, this generous bathroom enjoys a larger than average panelled bath, vanity wash hand basin, bidet, WC and has been neutrally tiled in a classic style.  

Outside The crescent area to the front of Standen Park House provides plentiful parking for residents and guests, however with 22 SPH being unique in that it occupies the south facing 'rear' of the building there is also opportunity to park on the main driveway that runs to the Piazza. Furthermore there is an allocated secure carport with adjacent, private useful store room. Beautiful communal areas are laid mainly to lawn and surround the property and number 22 has an open, yet clearly defined seating area to the front with a south facing, sunny aspect, perfect for al fresco dining. The Piazza is easily accessible and is an attractive feature. Further exploration leads to a conservation area and a plethora of walks toward Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial.  

Directions Travelling south through Lancaster one way system, turn left in front of the Lancaster Town Hall, continue up the hill, past the Grammar School and Williamsons Park. At the mini roundabout, take the second exit and continue down Parkgate Drive and the property can be found on the left hand side, with access via a pathway that leads to the front door. 

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26 May 2016

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  • Bare Lane (3.1 mi)
  • Morecambe (4.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Lancaster (1.3 mi)
  • Bare Lane (3.1 mi)
  • Morecambe (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Lancaster

19 Castle Hill, Lancaster, LA1 1YN

01524 930023 Local call rate

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