Offered for sale for the first time in over 50 years, this impressive residence represents one of Garstangs last untouched, larger residences providing an impressive amount of accommodation and to the first floor some 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are also two useful attic rooms and externally there is a sizeable four car garage which provides fantastic potential to be converted to further ancillary accommodation to the main dwelling.
The property we understand was originally constructed for an eccentric Sea Captain and was subsequently owned by the town Doctor and has more recently been occupied by a local solicitor synonymous with Garstang. The property is set within an enviable position within easy access of the amenities of Garstang Town Centre yet providing fantastic levels of privacy. The property is in need of modernisation and improvement yet provides a fantastic blank canvas and boasts a large number of original features.
From the original timber and glazed entrance door into the reception hallway, boasting an original Victorian tiled floor and archway leading to an inner hall, with an attractive early Victorian rise of stairs, with feature large window to the half landing. Radiating from the hall can be found the principal reception rooms, notably the large drawing room measuring 7.75 X 5.33 metres with casement windows to the front with original wooden shutters, cornice, picture rail and fireplace. The study boasts windows to the front and to the side garden area with original timber shutters and a feature open fire with original plaster coving and picture rail.
The formal dining room, latterly utilised as a ground floor bedroom, with a beautiful bay window to the side of the property again boasting original timber shutters and an open fire and with plaster coving and a picture rail. Leading from the rear hall can be found a further vestibule with access to an understairs storage cupboard and morning room which benefits from a semi-circular leaded bay window to the rear providing views to the garden and further window to the side with ornate plasterwork to the ceilings. An Adam style fireplace with marble back and inset fire makes a focal point to this room.
Across the rear hall is a half glazed timber door leading to the porch, drive and garden. The kitchen boasting a picture window to the rear garden area, range of base and wall-mounted units with ample appliances and a small pantry off. Adjacent to this is an inner butlers hall with adjoining separate cloakroom with low level WC, handwash basin and bidet.
The impressive staircase provides access to the main landing and from here can be found an inner landing with large bedroom and family bathroom which benefits from a 1950s suite in white comprising of a panelled bath with low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with airing cupboard off.
The main landing provides further access to bedroom 2 benefitting from twin aspects to the front and side of the property, bedroom 3, the smallest of the bedrooms, boasting a window to the front of the property but could ideally be altered to provide en-suite facilities for one of the adjoining bedrooms. Bedroom 4 benefits from a window to the front, original plaster coving and a door to the Jack and Jill en-suite shared with the Master bedroom. Jack and Jill en-suite again from the 1950s comprising of a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.
The Master bedroom is an impressive room with large windows to the garden elevation providing fantastic views. There is a fitted dressing room to the rear. Accessed from the main landing can be found a staircase to 2 good size attic rooms each benefitting from a Velux window.
The gardens and grounds extend to the rear and side of the property, having an enclosed side garden area with flagpole and mature shrubs leading to the private driveway, with circular turnaround and access to the Coach House which currently provides substantial car storage for up to 4 vehicles and also houses the oil-fired central heating boiler; however, provides fantastic potential, should it be required, to convert to provide further ancillary accommodation to the main house or as a granny flat. The main garden area then extends beyond with substantial herbaceous border, curved hedging providing a tranquil backdrop to the property.
In short the offering of Sion Hill upon the open market provides purchasers the opportunity of gaining possession of one of Garstangs last untouched gems set within the heart of the market town within access of all of the local amenities and provides fantastic potential for alteration to form a superb family home.
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