Ellerdene, 85 Hornby Road, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9HZ


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  • Bedrooms: 4
This modern, architect designed, 4 bedroom family home sits on the outskirts of Caton, a vibrant village that is conveniently located a short drive away from the City of Lancaster, with access to the M6 just minutes away. Completed in 1999, the property has been in the same ownership since 2001 and has been immaculately maintained, updated and extended to include a new modern kitchen and bathrooms. The deceptively spacious accommodation includes a total of three reception rooms that offer flexible living accommodation and ample space for large modern families. There are a total of four double bedrooms across the property, including the attractive master ensuite on the ground floor. The former garage was converted around 2002 to house an additional living room with the fourth double bedroom above. This space benefits from its own external access and is an ideal area for teenagers, guests or could even be converted to an annexe or home offices if required (subject to relevant planning). There is also now an attached double garage and the private driveway that affords ample parking for numerous vehicles. With a sizeable 0.5 acre plot, Ellerdene is surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens which includes lawns to the front, side and rear and a lovely patio area. The side lawn extends down to the banks of the picturesque Artle Beck which is the ideal tranquil space for summer picnics along the waters edge. The private driveway leads around to the side of the property affording extensive parking and access into the remote control accessed double garage. The neatly landscaped gardens offer a lovely welcoming approach up to the glazed front door.

The village of Caton sits within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and thus provides a lovely countryside backdrop whilst also boasting excellent transport links, with easy access onto the M6 and just a short drive to the City of Lancaster where there is the West Coast Mainline train station offering quick commutes across the country. To the other side of the village, the open countryside continues to offer fantastic walks in the Lune Valley right from your doorstep. The village provides a full range of local amenities including a shop, post office, doctors, pharmacy, cafe and two pubs. There is also a choice of two primary schools and you are well within the catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, as well as other well regarded secondary schools including the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale.


Entrance Hall Opening into the spacious entrance hall which is flooded with natural light afforded via a Velux window on the first floor mezzanine landing.

WC A tidy ground floor WC that was updated approximately two years ago to include Karndean floors, 1/2 tiling to the walls, WC with illuminated mirror and vanity sink unit.

Lounge 6.13 x 4.36 (20'1 x 14'4) The principal reception room to the property, a dual aspect again makes this a lovely bright and airy space with good proportions. A Global remote controlled living flame gas fire with marble surrounds makes for an attractive feature and a patio door leads out to the front of the property.

Dining Room 4.56 x 3.61 (15'0 x 11'10) A perfect space for formal dining with a gas fire set within a marble and wood surround and a built in drinks/ display cabinet. There is also a patio door that again leads out to the side of the property.

Laundry Room Located just off the kitchen with an inner hall that leads into the laundry room and a separate WC.

Kitchen 5.64 x 2.94 (18'6 x 9'8) Recently refurbished in 2017 by Butlers Interiors of Bentham, this modern family kitchen has been completed to the highest of standards and includes a contemporary range of high gloss wall, drawer and base units with Silestone worktops incorporating a sink with drainer which also benefits from a boiling water tap. Integrated appliances include a full length fridge, a full length freezer and a dishwasher. There is also a Siemens oven, combination microwave and a NEFF five ring induction hob with NEFF extractor over. The floors are attactively finished with hard wearing Karndean flooring.

Living Room 6.04 x 5.62 (19'10 x 18'5) Cleverly created from the former garages to the property, this conversion provides a spacious and light filled reception space which is perfect for entertaining. Full length windows and an external door run across one side, providing access onto the patio and driveway and there is a Dovre multifuel woodburning stove set upon a slate hearth which creates the perfect cosy atmosphere during the winter months. There is also access into the attached double garage which further benefits from large storage area above.

Master Bedroom 5.43 x 4.37 (17'10 x 14'4) Benefiting from ground floor location, the south facing master bedroom offers generous proportions and includes a range of fitted wardrobes. There is also a separate storage area with airing cupboard that leads into the;

Ensuite This modern ensuite was recently updated approximately three years ago with a range of quality modern sanitaryware, Karndean floors and complementary 1/2 tiling. It includes a remote controlled, double walk-in rain shower, large vanity sink units with illuminated, heated mirror, matching storage unit and WC.

First Floor A traditional spindled wooden staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the bright and airy galleried landing where there is also a handy linen cupboard

Bedroom 4.56 x 3.61 (15'0 x 11'10) This good sized double bedroom features a bay window and range of fitted wardrobes and dresser.

Bedroom 4.56 x 4.36 (15'0 x 14'4) Again, a double bedroom of good proportions with fitted wardrobe, drawers and bedside tables.

Bathroom A five piece suite which includes a corner shower, bath, bidet, WC and vanity sink unit.

First Floor

Bedroom 5.10 x 4.20 (16'9 x 13'9) Stairs lead up to the first floor where there is good sized double bedroom with angled ceilings and two large Velux windows. Practically, there is under eaves storage space and a storage cupboard at the top of the stairs.

The independent access from the drive means this space could lends itself for further conversion into an annexe or even the ideal office space for those looking to work from home, subject to relevant planning consents. As it stands, the living room with double bedroom above, it is perfect for teenagers and guests alike.

Outside Sitting on a generous plot size of approximately half an acre, Ellerdene boasts lovely landscaped gardens with lawns to the front, side and rear and with many places to sit and enjoy the fresh outdoors. The side lawn extends down to the banks of the beck and offers a lovely picnic site for idyllic summer days spent along the waters edge. A wrought iron and wooden gazebo is the perfect area from which to enjoy the surroundings overlooking the beck and there is also a patio area with ample space for outdoor dining in the summer. The rear garden is perfect for young families to enjoy and there is also a green house and garden shed along with two raised vegetable plots. The private driveway offers plentiful parking and access into the remote controlled double garage.

Directions From the M6 travel East towards Caton and Hornby. After 3 miles you reach Caton and at the mini roundabout take the second exit past the Co-Op. After around 300m immediately after the small bridge turn left into Ellerdene.

Services Mains Connected

Gas central heating

Council Tax Band - F


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