Push open the cast iron gates and crunch across the gravel to the imposing front door, reach for the bell pull and listen to the muffled ring, welcome to No.1 Bank Place. This double fronted Victorian corner house, built circa 1860, is a lovely example of mid 19th century architecture. The white rendered facade and tall, slim windows hark back to an earlier time and a stunning stone fireplace complete with wood burner awaits you inside. Lovers of character homes will love this period residence as much as our clients have.
Step across the threshold, past the gorgeous front door, encased in a stone surround to the hallway. On the left sits a comfortable lounge adorned with plate rail and dado rail. A tall window sits opposite the feature fireplace and French doors lead out to the garden. Across the hall the dining room is dominated by an open stone fireplace, home to a wood burning stove, perfect for those chilly winter days. At the rear of the room, French doors open to the enclosed courtyard and next door a large kitchen is fitted in a French country style with pale cabinets and bright blue tiled work surfaces. A two and a half bowl sink unit sits under the window and an integrated stainless steel gas hob with extractor hood sits adjacent to the eye level electric double oven, whilst there is space and plumbing for both a washing machine and dishwasher.
Upstairs a long landing lit by a skylight leads to the master bedroom, with its two windows and high ceiling. Tucked off the bedroom sits an en suite shower room with a shower cubicle housing a Mira power shower, a pedestal wash basin and low level wc. The other two bedrooms make great children's rooms and a fully tiled family bathroom features a panelled bath, pedestal basin and low level wc, plus chrome ladder style radiator.
Tucked behind mature hedges the front garden of the house is gravelled and a gate leads through to the side garden. Here the garden is further gravelled with room for a table adjacent to the French doors leading from the lounge, providing a perfect place to sit and relax whilst entertaining friends. For that extra privacy a separate enclosed courtyard is located off the dining room behind the house.
This part of Ashton-on-Ribble has a real village feel to it with an interesting mix of house styles and its own local shops just across the road in Wellington Road. A popular pub, two churches and the wide open spaces of Haslam Park with its canal side walks are all within easy walking distance. Away from the local vicinity there is much to attract people to the area with Preston Docks, host to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cinema and health clubs only a short drive down the hill and the City Centre itself within easy reach.
Tenure - Freehold Council Tax Band - B (£1435.16 per annum for 2018/19) EPC Rating - E Gas Central Heating Boiler (installed in 2013) housed in cupboard on landing Double Glazing
We love the charm and character of the house from its striking external appearance to the deceptive accommodation which is bursting with personality. Best of all at the back of the house is its own secret garden just waiting to be discovered.