A property with a rich and fascinating history combined with an abundance of internal space and fabulous views. Built in 1865 and originally owned by Francis John Crossfield, the youngest son of John Crossfield. The Crossfield's were a well known boat building family residing in Arnside for many years. The property has also served as a hotel in the 1920's and has been a much loved family home since. Offering accommodation over three floors, the ground floor rooms are impressive in size and offer two separate living rooms, a dining room, a well equipped and spacious kitchen and a must have for every home - a ground floor cloakroom. The first floor currently has 4 bedrooms plus a large dressing room and a bathroom - bedroom 4 has the potential to be converted in to a luxury steam room/ bathroom with top of the range floor and wall tiles already purchased for this purpose. The second floor benefits from 5 bedrooms however bedroom 9 could easily be converted into a home office or a hobby/ craft room and there are also 2 bathrooms on this floor. The property could be used a number of different ways, it could be a large family home with ample space for family and friends to stay over, it could be split up with self contained annexes or used as a B&B. Externally the front garden is laid part to lawn on one side and part raised and established flower beds. The wow factor that sets this property apart are the elevated views to the viaduct and estuary beyond and the garden provides the ideal place to sit, relax and soak in these beautiful surroundings with an abundance of different places to sit and take in these views. Mature trees are dotted around and soften the garden and a pathway leads up and round to one side of the property which is low maintenance and offers room for a shed or two for storage and a further place to sit and relax. A further 'walled' garden is located to the other side of the home and provides a secluded space for al fresco dining or entertaining. Arnside is a sought-after village and designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a variety of amenities including: the famous 'Arnside Chip Shop', 2 grocery stores - one being 30 seconds walk away, a doctors surgery, pharmacy, a primary school, 2 pubs and a variety of coffee shops. There are good transport links from the village with a train station (with access to Lancaster, Manchester, Manchester Airport and the West coast). There is a bus service and the M6 motorway 15 minutes away. The village has a vibrant community with several local groups/societies, play groups, crown green bowling, tennis courts, a popular sailing club and both a football and cricket club.
3.52m x 6.25m (11' 7" x 20' 6") Such a light room with original picture rails and coving and a 1920's style fireplace with an electric fire. Double aspect views through the feature bay window and large side window to the gardens beyond.
3.08m x 5.03m (10' 1" x 16' 6") A further living space packed with original features including the lovely exposed floorboards and a Victorian cast iron fireplace with multi fuel stove. A bay window allows natural light in and offers views out to the front garden.
3.51m x 5.3m (11' 6" x 17' 5") A generous space for formal dining located next to the kitchen. The Victorian cast iron open fireplace provides a beautiful focal point and the large recessed window captures natural light. There is ample room here to comfortably seat a table for 8.
4.15m x 4.57m (13' 7" x 15' 0") The fabulous heart of the home with bespoke farmhouse style, wooden storage units and wooden work surfaces with a considerable central island providing further storage and work surface space. There is a substantial Falcon gas fired range cooker, space for a washing machine, plumbing for a dishwasher and room for a tall fridge freezer. A generous corner storage cupboard is available to one end of the room and a door leads out to the walled garden which makes a fantastic, private space to entertain and dine alfresco in the warmer months.
1.05m x 2.51m (3' 5" x 8' 3") Located off the hallway with a concealed cistern W.C and hand basin there is also a built in cupboard for storage and a heated towel rail with a fully tiled floor.
1.32m x 5.13m (4' 4" x 16' 10") A grand hallway with a high ceiling leads to all rooms located on the ground floor. A modest porch is found when you first enter the home with space to store coats, boots and shoes. An elegant monochrome tiled flooring runs throughout.
3.94m x 4.5m (12' 11" x 14' 9") A fantastic bright double bedroom with dual aspect views out to the front and side of the home. There is a feature fireplace to one wall.
3.71m x 4.23m (12' 2" x 13' 11") Accessed from bedroom one, this spacious room is currently used as a dressing room with views to the front of the property.
2.51m x 3.15m (8' 3" x 10' 4") Currently used as an office, this room could be used as a single bedroom, playroom, craft room or library with elevated, side views to the estuary.
3.16m x 3.9m (10' 4" x 12' 10") This double bedroom affords fantastic elevated views out to the estuary through the sash window.
2.97m x 5.04m (9' 9" x 16' 6") A double bedroom with two separate storage cupboards, original exposed floorboards and views out through the sash window to the side of the property. There is potential here for the room to be converted in to a luxury steam room/ bathroom with top of the range floor and wall tiles already purchased for this purpose.
1.59m x 3.39m (5' 3" x 11' 1") Consisting of a large shower cubicle with an electric shower, W.C and a hand basin within a vanity unit for storage. A statement red tiled floor with half tiled walls, a heated towel rail and a frosted glass window allows light through from the landing.
1.24m x 3.63m (4' 1" x 11' 11")
2.69m x 4.98m (8' 10" x 16' 4") A double bedroom with a low level window allowing natural light through and side facing views. There is a built in double wardrobe with cupboard storage above and a sink unit with storage below.
3.23m x 3.68m (10' 7" x 12' 1") A side facing double bedroom with fantastic elevated views out to the estuary and beyond.
2.75m x 4.3m (9' 0" x 14' 1") A double bedroom with views out to the estuary through the low level window with a deep window sill.
4.23m x 4.07m (13' 11" x 13' 4") Double aspect, elevated views from this double bedroom allowing plenty of natural light in with exposed original beams.
2.39m x 3.93m (7' 10" x 12' 11") Currently fitted out with a built in wardrobe and sink unit with base and wall storage cupboards and tiled splashbacks. Front facing views with a deep window sill. This room could easily be converted into a home office or a hobby/ craft room.
1.36m x 2.99m (4' 6" x 9' 10") With a bath, W.C and a hand basin, half tiling to the walls with a Velux window flooding the room with natural light and a wooden flooring.
1.66m x 2.63m (5' 5" x 8' 8") Consisting of a bath, W.C and hand basin with a tiled floor and half tiled walls. There is an original exposed wooden beam to one wall.
2.09m x 2.47m (6' 10" x 8' 1")
Leading through the decorative gate within the traditional limestone wall, you are greeted by the impressive property. Steps lead up the path from the front garden to the imposing front door. The front garden is laid part to lawn on one side and and part raised and established flower beds. Fabulous elevated views from the garden with an abundance of different places here to sit and take in the views. Mature trees are dotted around and soften the garden and a pathway leads up and round to the side of the property which is low maintenance and offers room for a couple of sheds for storage and a further place to sit and relax. To the other side of the home is a 'walled' garden, a private and secluded space ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. There is private parking with space for two vehicles to one side of the home.
Council tax band - F
House built - 1865
Heating - Gas central heating
Drainage - Mains
Roof completely re-slated in 2003
History - Originally owned by Francis John Crossfield, youngest son of John Crossfield - boat builders of Arnside.