Aldcliffe Hall Drive, Aldcliffe, Lancaster, LA1 5BG

£999,000
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Beautiful Detached Family Residence
  • Outstanding 180 Degree Views To The Rear
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Sun Room Leading To Feature Decking Area
  • Main Lounge & Conservatory
  • Wonderful Dining Kitchen
  • Family Bathroom & Wet Room
  • Extensive Wrap Around Manicured Gardens
  • Close To Lots Of Local Amenities
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Property Summary

Simply Stunning, this wonderful detached family home needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. Prestige & Country Home are delighted to introduce to the market Aldcliffe Heights. This wonderful family home has some of the best views (and sunsets!) around. It really is beautiful with unbelievable 180 degrees of pure panorama taking in Lancaster Castle and Priory, In my opinion this is the jewel in the crown together with the beautiful manicured wrap around gardens.

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Simply Stunning, this wonderful detached family home needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. Prestige & Country Home are delighted to introduce to the market Aldcliffe Heights. This wonderful family home has some of the best views (and sunsets!) around. It really is beautiful with unbelievable 180 degrees of pure panorama taking in Lancaster Castle and Priory, In my opinion this is the jewel in the crown together with the beautiful manicured wrap around gardens. 

The historic 17th C tide-affected pub, Snatchems, all with a blanket of fields and Fairfield Nature Reserve in the foreground and the Lakeland fells in the far distance. Clouds permitting, great views can be had of the Coniston Hills, The Langdales, and even Scafell Pike itself! The view is a work of art, different from season to season, day to day even hour to hour. 

In a quiet and peaceful setting at the head of a private lane, on the brow of Aldcliffe Hill, the property is set within a secure, gated and very private garden which wraps around the property, indeed, one of the many delights of Aldcliffe Heights is the outside space on offer. The gardens are well stocked and established being well screened from the few neighbouring properties ensuring that when you are enjoying one of the many distinct seating areas or terraces you are wonderfully private, critically the gardens are then open where it matters most – the fabulous panoramic views. 

This tucked away semi rural setting and general location will appeal to those looking to take advantage of all that the vibrant city of Lancaster has on offer in terms of excellent schools and commercial enterprises, a thriving high street and wide choice of restaurants offering cuisines from around the world and a diverse arts and cultural scene. 

The orientation of the property and extensive glazing ensures that it is also an exceptionally bright and sunny internally. Well proportioned accommodation is beautifully presented and immaculately kept with a stunning garden room, a sitting room that extends into a conservatory, a high spec dining kitchen with utility room, four double bedrooms, a bathroom, wet-room and cloakroom. 

This is a prime property in a choice setting with exceptional views. 

A message from the current owners..

It was the view that sold this property to us. We knew we could change and upgrade the accommodation but the one thing we could never change or improve upon was the view. It’s pure gold and has been the background to our lives for the last eighteen years; we have loved every minute of living here. 

Accommodation.

Utility Room

Size: (3.35m x 1.44m)

Entrance into side via double glazed door, access to utility room, Wc and double glazed door to dining kitchen, single radiator, Velux rooflight window, extractor, range of wall and base units with complimentary worktops, single bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer taps, appliance spaces, spotlights to ceiling, part tiled elevations, tiled floor. 

Downstairs Wc

Size: (1.44m x 1.02m)

Double glazed window to front, spotlights to ceiling, Wc, hand wash basin set into a vanity unit, single radiator, part tiled elevations, tiled floor. 

Family Dining - Kitchen

Size: (5.95m x 4.39m)

Double glazed windows to front, internal doors with matching sidelights leading to the sun room, access to inner hallway, spotlights and hardwired speakers to ceiling, range of wall and base units with complimentary Granite worktops, window reveals and splashbacks, fully integrated separate fridge and freezer, pull out base and corner unit, under-mounted 1 ½ sink with chrome mixer taps, built under dishwasher, base glass display units, tall storage unit, ceramic tiled floor, feature island consists of pan drawers, storage cupboards, induction Neff hob, extractor, teppanyaki hot plate, double socket and feature breakfast bar area. 

Sun – Lounge

Size: (4.72m x 3.62m)

Bi-fold double glazed doors with fabulous far reaching views over the local countryside and beyond, double glazed windows to rear, Velux rooflight windows, feature marble fireplace with real fire, ceiling light point, hardwired speakers into ceiling, decorative upright radiator, solid wood flooring. 

Inner Hall

Doors leading to master bedroom, bedrooms two, three, four, wet room, main lounge and family bathroom, double glazed door and window to front, spotlights to ceiling, double radiators, double glazed door to rear, with matching sidelight, Parquet flooring, double glazed window to side.

Main Lounge

Size: (4.14m x 3.29m)

Open to conservatory, spotlights to ceiling with hard wired speakers, double radiator, double glazed window to side, carpet flooring. 

Conservatory

Size: (3.92m x 3.87m)

Double glazed windows to three elevations with outstanding uninterrupted views of the local countryside, double glazed French doors to side, double radiator, carpet flooring, pull down full width blind offering privacy from the main lounge. 

Master Bedroom

Size: (4.33m x 4.12m)

Double glazed patio sliding doors to rear, stunning views of local countryside, Velux rooflight window, ceiling light point, carpet flooring, double radiator. 

Family Bathroom

Size: (3.72m x 3.59m)

Double glazed frosted window to rear, spotlights and speakers into ceiling, feature centre-fill bath with chrome taps, Wc, hand wash basin set into a vanity unit, walk in shower enclosure with chrome rain shower and detachable hose, storage cupboard, extractor, chrome heated towel rail, part ceramic tiled elevations with decorative wall boarding, ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom Two

Size: (3.98m x 3.86m)

Double glazed door to rear with matching window, Velux rooflight window, carpet flooring, upright radiator. 

Bedroom Three

Size: (3.72m x 3.59m)

Double glazed sliding windows to side, with double glazed window, spotlights to ceiling, laminate floor, upright radiator. 

Bedroom Four

Size: (3.28m x 3.28m)

Double glazed window to side, double radiator, spotlights to ceiling, carpet flooring. 

Wet Room

Size: (3.23m x 1.53m)

Spotlights to ceiling, extractor, chrome rain shower with detachable hose, hand wash basin and Wc set into a vanity unit, ceramic tiled floor, shaver point, chrome heated towel rail. 

External

Electric powered entrance gates with separate pedestrian entrance, parking for several average sized vehicles, outside tap, pathway entrance to either side of the property, storage shed with electric power, trees and shrubs, perimeter fencing. 

Side

Feature elevated patio laid to lawn, trees and shrubs, perimeter fencing, further entertainment areas, wrap around access to rear, storage shed. 

Rear

Main patio entertainment area with elevated decked area with outstanding views of the local countryside and beyond, exterior lighting. Main entrance doorway to side. 

Viewings: Strictly by appointment only. Please call 0330 1289221 or email : info@prestigeandcountryhomesltd.co.uk to book your private viewing appointment.

Location

Aldcliffe is situated on a gentle hill, is separated from Lancaster by open countryside yet remains within easy walking distance of the city centre, just 20 minutes along the beautiful Lancaster Canal,  and as such is sought after by a variety of different buyers as one of Lancaster’s premier residential areas as it offers a great lifestyle enhancing balance of country and city lifestyles. 

It is convenient for those working at the Universities of Lancaster and Cumbria and the hospitals (there are both private and NHS in the city). Aldcliffe Heights is within walking distance for children attending the Grammar Schools or Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy.  It’s also handy for all that Lancaster has to offer in terms of retail, social and commercial opportunities and is convenient for those needing the train station whether for commuting or away days; Lancaster station is on the main west coast line with frequent services to Manchester and London Euston. By road, Aldcliffe is easily accessible to the wider road network via the M6, via either J33 or 34 bringing travel for work and pleasure in easy reach.

A message from the current owners..

We’ve really valued the location. It has a country feel and outlook, but we can easily walk into the city centre. The setting, atop a hill, is absolutely unique and is situated at the end of a quiet single track cul-de-sac and therefore traffic free.

Step inside 

Built in 1957 and bought by the current vendors in 2005, this single storey detached property has been remodeled, extended and extensively upgraded to create the impressive property now on offer.  

Contemporary clean lines and a colour palette that flows from room to room and reflects nature ensures that Aldcliffe Heights has a bright and fresh feel with high quality modern appointments for ease of living. For reduced upkeep there are uPVC windows and doors and white high gloss, part glazed internal doors. Most windows are fitted with blinds rather than curtains to enhance the architectural clean lines. The Velux skylights in the sun room (and the master bedroom) have remote operation and rain sensors with all internal lights fitted with dimmer switches. 

Big picture windows, frameless glass curtains, French windows and fully glazed external doors enable light to flood in and allow the fabulous view be fully appreciated throughout. There’s a real connection between the house and garden as it’s possible to step outside from virtually every room. 

The entrance hall and inner hallways (with oak parquet flooring) provide a connection and flow between all rooms. There are two main living rooms, the sun room and the main lounge. 

Truly a room for all seasons, the sun room provides a warm and cosy sitting room in autumn and winter with its oak floor and open fire grate, whilst in the summer with the glass curtain wall fully open it enjoys an excellent flow from the inside out to the terrace. The striking fire surround is green granite and the copper radiator cover is a work of art in its own right. The ceiling rises high to the roof apex and gives the room a really airy feel, enhanced by the twin multi pendant light fittings. 

Off the hall, a fully glazed door opens to the main lounge which extends into the conservatory where the 180 degree view really speaks for itself. A cleverly positioned internal blind enables a degree of shade for watching the big screen when the sun is flooding in. The wall hung TV has concealed cabling and ten surround sound speakers for a fully immersive experience. 

The sociable dining kitchen has space for a conventional dining table and for more informal dining the central island has a breakfast bar with space for four stools. With pale grey high gloss fronted Siematic handleless cabinets it is sleek, stylish and well equipped. Integral appliances comprise a five plate induction hob, an electric fan oven and combination oven/grill/microwave and dishwasher (all NEFF), tall larder fridge and tall freezer (both Miele), Gaggenau teppanyaki hot plate and a ceiling extractor fan.

The neighbouring utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and is vented outside for a tumble drier and is fitted with white high gloss fronted cabinets. Beyond the utility room is the cloakroom, stylishly fitted with a two piece suite. 

Wake up and see the view! Along one entire wall in the master bedroom are sliding doors that open out onto the sunset patio. The ceiling rises high to the roof apex and gives the room a really airy feel, and the two large Velux roof windows allow you feel that you can almost touch the sky as you stargaze and drift off into a peaceful sleep.

Three further bedrooms are all doubles, two have doors to the garden and all enjoy good outlooks. 

The family bathroom is worthy of any boutique hotel with a double ended bath, large walk in shower with both rainfall and handheld heads, a white high gloss vanity unit and WC. Ensuring a polished look are the finishing touches; an illuminated mirror, tall storage cabinet and surround sound speakers. 

Both the bathroom and the wet-room have marble effect composite wall paneling for a glamorous look. The wet-room has a rainfall shower, high gloss vanity unit and WC. 

There’s a pull down ladder to the loft which has central height, boarding and light.

A Message from the current owners..

We love to entertain and this is a great place for a party. There are so many doors out into the garden and the sound system works both inside and out so there’s a natural flow. 

Whilst it can easily hold a crowd, (50 guests for one event) at the same time, there are cosy areas for when it’s just us, like the sun room. With the fire roaring and the rain on the skylights above (or even better when it snows) it’s incredibly atmospheric.  

Step outside

The electric wrought iron gates, incorporating the name of the house, sweep open to a generous parking area where there is space for several average sized vehicles to park without double parking. There is also a pedestrian gate set within a fragrant jasmine covered archway. 

The parking area is block paved and this continues in paths around the property, extending to a substantial terrace at the rear. The front door is round to the left and approached under a rose covered trellis arch. 

There are several seating areas throughout the garden, each one carefully created to enable day long enjoyment of the outdoor space that has been considerately designed, well planted and lovingly tended. Distinct areas enable movement around the garden depending on the time of day, whether you seek light or shade, whether there’s just you or a dozen more and your purpose; it may be an alfresco breakfast, a quiet coffee with the papers, a long leisurely lunch with a bbq stretching long into the afternoon, pre dinner drinks, an evening supper with friends or a chilled sundowner as you reflect on the day and marvel at the deepening sunset. It’s a garden that just keeps on giving. 

Deserving a special mention is the west facing sandstone flagged tiered terrace and the contemporary raised deck with glass balustrading. The deck enjoys an advantageous position as far as the views are concerned which is really a living and breathing work of art; bordering the open countryside there are roses planted along the boundary, with space for both dining and lounge furniture and there’s a distinctly Mediterranean feel about it, no wonder it’s a favourite place for the owners as it gets the first and last of the sunshine.  

There are several outside storage areas; a large shed with double doors at either end (for the easy access and exit of the mower) has power and is adorned with wisteria and clematis. There is also a pair of sheds (one of which has power laid on) and external fuel stores for the open fire. 

There are strategically placed external lights (including feature lights set into the soffit boards of the roof), power points, sound speakers and water taps as well as an EV charging point. 

There is an irrigation system in place to water the bamboo plants either side of the main gates and a water butt collects rainwater for watering the garden.  The post box is located outside the gates. 

A message from the current owners..

It’s such a private garden; we’re not overlooked from any angle. The wide expansive view means that we never feel contained; it’s just so open. 

We love to have family and friends over. We once hosted a mid summer champagne and seafood dinner in a marque on the top terrace, it was absolutely magical. 

On the road

M6 J34                                    4 miles

Lancaster                                1 mile

Lancaster station                     1.3 miles

Preston                                    22.5 miles

Windermere                             30 miles

Manchester                              53 miles

Manchester airport                   62 miles

Liverpool airport                       68 miles

The above journey distances are for approximate guidance only and have been sourced from the fastest route on the AA website from the property postcode. 

LANCASTER

Primary Schools

Moorside Primary School

Lancaster Christ Church CoE Primary School

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

Secondary Schools

Royal Lancaster Grammar Schools

Ripley St Thomas CoE Academy

Our Lady's Catholic College

Higher education

Lancaster University

University of Cumbria in Lancaster

Lancaster and Morecambe College

Rail journeys

Manchester (Piccadilly)  57 minutes

London (Euston)          2 hours  30 minutes   

Edinburgh                    2 hours  17 minutes

Based on approximate direct train journey times from Lancaster station. Train service durations vary, please check nationalrail.co.uk for further details. 

Things to do in the area

Places to visit

Lancaster Castle and Priory

Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House at Williamson Park

Museums: Lancaster Maritime and City Museums and Judges’ Lodgings 

The Storey (an arts centre)

The Dukes and the Lancaster Grand Theatre

Williamson Park hosts open air theatre during the summer

The Dukes and Vue cinemas 

Local leisure activities

Lancaster Golf Club

3-1-5 Health Club

Swimming at the university

There are thriving football, rugby and cricket clubs

Places to eat

With cuisine from around the world represented in the city, we’re spoilt for choice here in Lancaster but here are a few local favourites 

Informal dining, cafes and pubs

The Sun Hotel

The Quarterhouse

Journey Social

Brew

The Music Room, The Hall and The Castle by Atkinsons Coffee Roasters

For fine dining

Quite Simply French

Now or Never by Journey Social

Great walks nearby

Right from the door – the owners recommend a variety of circular routes which include Lancaster canal, the historic quayside, the River Lune and along the old railway to Glasson Dock. 

Slightly further afield but definitely worth getting in the car for there are the fells of the Lake District (214 Wainwright Fells to tick off your list) and Yorkshire Dales (including Yorkshire’s famous three peaks; Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent) National Parks. 

Services

Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating to radiators from a Baxi combi boiler in the utility room. Chrome heated towel rails in the bath and wet rooms. 

SONOS surround sound speakers in the sitting room, dining kitchen, garden room, principal bedroom, bathroom and garden. 

Security alarm. 

Broadband

Superfast speed of 35 Mbps download and for uploading 7 Mbps. 

Local Authority charges 

Lancaster City Council – Council Tax band F

Tenure

Freehold 

Included in the sale 

Fitted carpets, curtains, curtain poles, blinds, light fittings and integral kitchen appliances as described. The garden furniture on the deck, large TV in the sitting room and freestanding washing machine are additionally available by way of further negotiation.

Please note

There are full rights of way over the shared private drive which is owned by Guernsey Estate. Upkeep is shared, according to user. 

Directions 

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Use Sat Nav LA1 5BG with reference to the directions below:

Approaching from Lancaster city centre on the one way system, drive through impressive Dalton Square and pass Lancaster Town Hall on the left. Straight through the first set of lights (Magistrates’ Court on the left) and at the second set, proceed straight ahead onto Aldcliffe Road. Pass Aldi on the right and continue as the road follows the route of Lancaster Canal (on your left). The road continues into a semi rural setting with Fairfield Nature Reserve on the right, bear right onto Aldcliffe Hall Lane and then right onto Aldcliffe Hall Drive. Proceed to the very end (there are bollards blocking the thoroughfare) and Aldcliffe Heights is the last property on the left.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment only. Please call 0330 1289221 or email : info@prestigeandcountryhomesltd.co.uk to book your private viewing appointment.