5 Bedroom Detached Home
– Victorian family home
– 5 Bedrooms
– Built in 1893
– 1/2 acre garden with bay views
– Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage
– Council tax band G
– Local Authority – SLDC
– 0.6 miles to Grange-over-sands
– 1 mile to Railway Station
– 2.5 miles to Cartmel
Heather Glen is set amidst wraparound gardens with authentic feature-filled rooms, with large windows framing watercolour views over Morecambe Bay.
Screening foliage lines the 25-foot gravel driveway up to the main parking area, flanked by hedges and gardens. Space for up to three cars here. Step into the Victorian-tiled-floor porch.
A main door leads into the entrance hall, a wow-factor space courtesy of the pitch-pine staircase that sweeps up to the first and second floors. Original wide floor-boarding underfoot, deep skirtings and high ornate architraves set the standard for what is to come: a home which has retained a sense of its Victorian heritage.
From the lounge, at the end of the entrance hall on the left, a boxed bay window delivers 180 degree views along the width of the Bay, from Ingleton to Heysham.
Spacious and welcoming, a cast iron multi-fuel stove is surmounted by an antique style surround. Above the mantelpiece hangs an impressive Victorian mirror. Pay close attention to its finish; certain motifs are repeated throughout the house, in the architraves, gilded work, furniture and fretwork; a flashback to the former custodians of this home. Traditional deep skirting boards, picture rails and cornicing also dress this sitting room, with a Victorian-style rug coating the breadth of the floor.
Next door, is the grand dining room, with its hard wood floor, high ceilings and authentic cornicing. The angled bay window allows for views to the left and right as well as across the Bay view.
Keeping the winter months warm, a cast iron surround screens an impressive and original open fire. Deep skirtings, high corniced ceilings and ornate chandelier all add to the atmosphere.
Across the way a stripped back, beech door leads to a country-style kitchen. A red Rangemaster is housed centre-stage within the central inglenook arch. Vintage, solid wood cupboards painted in a lick of cream, supplies this space with storage, with a deep Belfast sink set beneath the window looking out to the garden, which is accessible through a back door.
An inner hall leads to a cloakroom and utility room, replete with its own supply of cupboards, drawers and also plumbing for a washing machine and space for an additional fridge-freezer. Another window frames views up towards the terraced gardens at the back.
The lower floor, houses two cellars. One half is currently employed as a workshop with a workbench and external access from the garden. Dry and secure, the second cellar is currently utilised for storage purposes.
Returning to the main entrance hall, more storage is found in the cupboard beneath the stairs. Follow the solid wood balustrade as it sweeps up to the first floor in a tight ‘S’ bend.
Reaching the first floor, emerge on the large landing. To the far end, an original feature wood-panelled wall is flanked by tall windows, flooding this space with light.
To the right, a beech door leads through to a spacious and contemporary family bathroom. A free-standing claw footed bath is a nod to the Victorian heritage of Heather Glen, complete with telephone-style shower attachment.
Storage is in plentiful supply with a large in-built cupboard and walk-in store; with a radiator and heated towel rail.
Next door is a large double bedroom, currently used as a dressing room for the neighbouring master bedroom. Positioned to the rear of Heather Glen, this quiet space looks out onto the vegetable plot to the top of the garden.
Next door, the chandelier-lit master bedroom takes in all the splendour of Morecambe Bay through its easterly facing windows.
One further chamber awaits on this level; bedroom two. Another large double bedroom, with two windows to make the most of the garden and bay views.
The uppermost floor is where the penthouse bedrooms await. A second bathroom stands to the right, complete with claw-footed roll-top bath, in keeping with the period of the home. Fully tiled and with a bank of fitted cupboards…this top-level bathroom delivers distinguished refreshments to its guests.
Light and spacious, the master stroke of this double room is its dormer window, overlooking the Bay.
A further large double bedroom lies beyond, with a window seat set into the dormer window to the front. To the rear, two large walk-in cupboards flank an almost full-length window which overlooks the lush garden to the rear.
At the apex of this triangular set garden is a sheltered space, with a vintage greenhouse and a seating area capturing expansive views across the bay.
Beneath, a tier of lawn is fringed by an area of chippings and bushes, before a small wall which boundaries another lower level tier of garden, home to raised vegetable beds.
Another, flatter, gravelled area is home to raised beds of colourful flowers, whilst laurel hedges and fruit bushes are found further along to the side and front. Outside the kitchen window is another pocket of garden, with a wood store also to the rear of the house.