Occupying part of a Grade II listed, period country house that was the former country residence of the family who developed Lancaster Judges Lodgings as their townhouse, Beaumont Cote presents an exciting opportunity to acquire a fine family home with ample potential. Beaumont Cote Estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the original portion of the house is believed to date back to the 1600s, with later dated extensions providing flexible and spacious living accommodation set across three floors. Within the same ownership for the past 21 years, Beaumont Cote has served as a loving family home and briefly comprises two spacious reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen, separate utility, four double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and a versatile second floor currently utilised as a home office and games room. This space was recently renovated when the property was reroofed in 2017. All the rooms enjoy high ceilings and are filled with natural light afforded through the original sash windows that look out around the surrounding gardens and across the countryside. The plot extends to approximately 1.2 acres and includes a private driveway, detached double garage, a large lawned garden and a private woodland area.
Set on the outskirts of the village of Nether Kellet, surrounded by open countryside and farmland, Beaumont Cote is ideal for those looking for a country home with excellent accessibility. There are excellent transport links with the M6 junctions 34 and 35 being only 5 minutes away and the market town of Carnforth, with its railway access to the West Coast mainline train station at Lancaster and full range of local amenities, including a supermarket and doctors, is also an approximate 5 minutes away. Families will be delighted with the choice of local schooling at both primary and secondary age, including the renowned Lancaster Royal Boys & Girls Grammar Schools. A private lane brings you to the gated entrance of Beaumont Cote and onto the spacious gravelled driveway affront the property which also provides access into the detached double garage. A glazed entrance door opens out into the entrance hall, a room in itself that is currently utilised as a casual dining area, setting the tone for the property with high ceilings and original exposed wooden floors.
The hallway leads along to the two reception rooms, which both enjoy very generous proportions. The living room forms part of the original house, two full length sash windows look out across the garden and the working fire with stone surround and hearth and cornicing make for lovely period features.
The formal dining room boasts a dual aspect and is part of the later dated extension in 1926, as depicted on the external date stone. A square bay window again enjoys lovely garden views and there is also external access onto the garden patio via a handy inner porch. This room again features period cornicing and a multifuel stove set upon a marble hearth.
The breakfast kitchen was fully renovated in 2008 with a range of SieMatic wall, drawer and base units, topped with solid granite worktops incorporating a breakfast bar, an essential for any modern family. There are a range of quality appliances including a NEFF oven, warming drawer, combination microwave, 5 ring induction hob with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, a Miele coffee machine and American style fridge freezer. An external door provides an additional entrance option from the driveway. The separate utility room which houses the oil fired boiler and has further storage units and space for a washing machine and dryer is ideal for family living and also on the ground floor there is a WC and ample storage space by way of a walk in understairs storage cupboard.
Leading up to the gallery landing of the first floor, where there are a total of four very generously sized double bedrooms supported by a family bathroom that was refitted in 2016. The four bedrooms include the large master suite with its own dressing area with built in wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. Each of the rooms again enjoy high ceilings and are bright and spacious, looking out over the garden and surrounding countryside. A concealed stairway further leads up to the second floor, which presents two versatile rooms that were recently renovated when the roof of the property was replaced. The largest of the rooms has exposed wooden trusses and purlins in a vaulted ceiling which is currently utilised as a games rooms however would also make for a wonderful master bedroom. The second room, currently utilised as a home office, could then be made into an ensuite to create a most enviable master suite that enjoys lovely countryside views. However as it stands, this space is also perfect for larger families wanting that extra space and the privacy of the second floor is ideal if you were looking to work from home.
Beaumont Cote sits within an approximate 1.2 acre plot, which includes the private gravelled driveway and detached stone built double garage with adjoining coal store. The walled garden to the rear provides a neatly kept lawn and a flagged patio area with views over the surrounding countryside. The garden is ideal for family enjoyment year round and at present has been kept with busy lives in mind, however could lend itself to further landscape development if required. Adjoining the garden there is also a woodland area scattered with snowdrops in the winter and bluebells in spring and a stone built potting shed which could be revamped into a fantastic summer house. There is a window lintel set into the rear adjoining courtyard wall with a date of 1642.
Directions Head North on the A6 from Lancaster city centre towards Carnforth, after passing Slyne Lodge on your left hand side, take the immediate right into Bottomdale Lane. Follow this road along until you come to the cross roads, turn left on to Kellet Lane. Continue for approx 0.5 miles , then turn right on to Beaumont Cote Manor Lane, follow the lane and the property entrance is the second on your right.
Services Shared septic tank
Mains water and electric
Oil fired central heating
Council Tax Band E