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25 St. Georges Quay

Lancaster, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064141)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

‘25 St Georges Quay’ is a charming apartment housed on the top two floors of a Grade II listed building dating from the 1750s, on Lancaster’s historic quayside.

Boasting stunning views over the waters of the River Lune to the fore and open meadowland leading up to the Castle to the rear, the flat is barely a ten minute stroll from Lancaster's beautiful Georgian centre.

St Georges Quay is Lancaster’s most sought-after location.

A long row of handsome warehouses stands eave to eave along the quayside, leading to the city’s most iconic landmark: the former Customs House, replete with stunning portico and Ionic sandstone columns.

St Georges Quay is Lancaster at its most photogenic – your apartment, ‘25 St Georges Quay’, is right here.

As soon as you set foot inside ‘25 St Georges Quay’, you’ll get a sense of the history of the building.

Quirky and creaky, this cosy apartment spans two floors and has been tastefully renovated to preserve its historic features.

Coarsely-hewn wooden beams (taller guests get ready to duck!) line the airy V-shaped ceiling, complete with generously-sized Velux windows, of the living room on the upper floor.

On the entrance level below are the two comfortable bedrooms and the bathroom.

There’s a king-size bed in the rear bedroom, whilst the front bedroom, which overlooks the river through Georgian sash windows, has a double bed.

Both bedrooms have step-free access to the bathroom, which contains a toilet, wash basin, shower and full-size bath, perfect for a soak after a day’s exploring.

There are solid wooden floors throughout the apartment.

On the upper floor, there’s a new fully fitted kitchen, too.

‘25 St Georges Quay’ is the ideal place to stay to explore Lancaster, the Forest of Bowland AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) or the Lake District, be it for a couple, two sets of friends or a family of four looking for a well-earned break.

The apartment was formerly listed as ‘Dodshon Place’ and is undergoing an upgrade and modernisation with a view to accepting guests from April 1st.

There are three parking options.

Simply leave your car either in the layby right outside the door, where it can stay free for 3 hours, or pay to leave it in the car park to the rear of the Maritime Museum (former Customs House) next door.

Alternatively, drive 500m further along St Georges Quay for free, unrestricted, street-side parking.

Lancaster is justifiably known for its cycle paths.

From right outside the apartment, you can head off to explore the natural beauty of Morecambe Bay, just three miles away, the largest expanse of tidal mudflats and sands anywhere in the country and a haven for birdlife.

You can get here on two wheels following car-free cycle routes all the way.

The cycle route to Morecambe is part of the extremely popular Bay Cycle Way – read more at www.sustrans.org.uk/find-other-routes/bay-cycle-way. Alternatively, a short stroll through Quay Meadow to the rear of the apartment will bring you to one of northern England’s greatest fortresses: Lancaster Castle, location of the notorious trial of the Pendle Witches in 1612.

It’s not hard to see why the castle was built on this hilltop beside the city centre – from here there are extensive views out over Morecambe Bay and the southern fells of the Lake District across the estuary.

A must-see is the Maritime Museum, next door to the apartment, located in the former Customs House of 1764, designed and built by Richard Gillow of furniture-maker fame.

Then amble along St Georges Quay itself to admire the tall-fronted warehouses which once stored mahogany, rum and sugar, unloaded from ships docked along the quayside having recently arrived from the West Indies.

This trans-Atlantic trade made Lancaster’s eighteenth century merchants among the richest men in the city.

Just a few doors away from ‘25 St Georges Quay’, the celebrated Quite Simply French (QSF) has been voted Lancaster's best restaurant.

Next door to the QSF, the Wagon and Horses serves a winning range of pub staples and makes an easy and handy choice for a filling supper.

For a drink overlooking the open meadowland behind the apartment, draw up a seat in the beer garden of the George and Dragon, right next door.

What could be easier?

Lancaster is renowned for its beautiful Georgian buildings which line seemingly every street in the city centre.

The heart of the city is pedestrianised which makes shopping all the easier.

Strolling from shop to shop, taking in the Georgian architecture and stopping for a coffee in one of the city’s many cafés, is a special treat.

Then, when you’re done, it’s a short stroll back to your apartment or why not take the bus – the bus stop for the number 4 bus is right outside the apartment door on St Georges Quay.

Summary

  • Second and top floors, over two levels
  • Two lower level double bedrooms: 1 x king-size double bed, 1 x double bed
  • Lover level bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Upper level kitchen
  • Upper level sitting room with dining area
  • Electric heaters throughout
  • New electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, unlimited free WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 3hr free roadside parking at the front of the apartment, additional pay and display parking to the rear, unlimited free parking 500m away
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and city centre 10 mins walk, pub next door
  • Restaurant 1 min walk
  • Note: There's no garden at this property
  • Note: Property only accessed via stairs, there's no lift
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in kitchen and sitting room
  • Note: Apartment next to the River Lune, children and dogs must be supervised at all times

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About the location

LANCASTER

Morecambe 5 miles; Kendal 21 miles; Windermere 38 miles.

The historic city of Lancaster sits on edge of Morecambe Bay, with the River Lune flowing through its centre. Lancaster retains many excellent examples of handsome Georgian architecture, and with its captivating medieval castle, Ashton Memorial, and four museums, it’s an interesting place for those in search of history and tales of the past. Among the many amenities, there are two venues for live performances, the Lancaster Grand Theatre and the Dukes, as well as open-air concerts held frequently in the pretty Williamson Park during the summer season. The Forest of Bowland and The Arnside & Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty provide visitors with lots of opportunities to take in the flora and fauna of the area, with wonderful walking and cycling ways to enjoy. There are also good road and rail links into Cumbria and beyond, meaning Lancaster is a wonderful base for also exploring the Lake District.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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