- Handsome brick built detached former farmhouse
- Immaculately presented décor throughout
- Three spacious and light reception rooms
- Bespoke painted wooden kitchen by Matthew Marsden
- Second kitchen with walk-in pantry and utility room
- Three generously sized double bedrooms
- Three luxurious and contemporary bathrooms
- Large detached garage, driveway and extensive additional parking
- Secluded location behind a tree lined boundary
- Gardens to three sides on a corner plot
This handsome former farmhouse, dating back to the 1870’s has been refurbished to a high specification displaying contemporary flair combined with traditional features throughout. Briefly, the accommodation comprises three reception rooms, a large kitchen dining room with family sitting area, three double bedrooms and three luxury bathrooms. It is surrounded by lawn gardens with mature trees and hedges, and there is a driveway additional parking and a large detached garage.
The village lane setting is just a short walk from beautiful countryside, local amenities, in a sought-after village and a short drive to commuter motorways and rail connections.
The property is built in a handsome Lancashire brick with stone detail and sash windows. It is set off by a local architectural feature; a double front door with a domed cupola incorporating a stained and leaded fanlight, leading into a glazed area with a semi-glazed second door below an original niche window, all leading to an impressive hall.
The hall has both entrance and inner halls with solid oak flooring throughout, revealing the true depth of the property. It has bespoke panel doors with brass furnishings leading to each of the downstairs rooms, door architraves and deep skirting boards all designed to be true to the age of the property while reflecting a modern, warm environment. The perfect blend of contemporary and classic features are reinforced by the modern recessed lighting and painted spindle staircase with polished mahogany rail which rises to the first floor. There is light from side windows which overlook the garden and the area is warmed by a vertical panel radiator.
The oak flooring flows through into the well-proportioned, dual aspect reception room which is also warmed by a panel radiator. Sash windows to the front and side allow natural light to pour into the room and the high ceiling has recessed down-lights for ambient evening lighting. This room has a gas point to allow a feature fire to be installed and access to a chimney for a fireplace.
To the rear of the property there is a large third reception room which is fitted as a study and sitting room. It has picture windows to the side and rear, recessed lighting and is warmed by a panel radiator. The room is fitted with hand painted and oak furniture which includes an oak desk, bookshelves, drawers and cabinets.
The dual aspect kitchen leads into a dining area and a spacious family room. It is a superb, tall-ceiling space with sash windows to the front and side and fitted with an array of elegant, Matthew Marsden hand-painted cabinets having black granite and oak work-tops. The large central island incorporates a sitting area, a white enamel sink and separate swan neck mixer and spray taps. Above is a ceiling mounted B & O sound system. There is a black Aga and companion with two hotplates, four-burners and four ovens, set into a tiled, painted French mantle incorporating a canopy extractor fan.
There is a recently fitted American style fridge freezer with wine cooler set in a large larder unit. There are extensive, bespoke free-standing cabinets. The flooring throughout is nutmeg limestone. The kitchen flows into a more formal dining area and then into a light and spacious family room with an integrated B&O television. The family room has a vaulted ceiling, has two Velux electric skylight windows and four wrap-around windows overlooking the cobbled feature area outside. Recessed lighting provides ambience and there are vertical panel radiators for warmth.
Off the family room there is an adjoining hall leading to a very useful cloaks cupboard, the back kitchen, pantry and utility rooms. The adjoining hall also connects with the inner and entrance halls and has solid oak flooring, recessed lighting and a sash window. It has a feature electric Velux skylight.
The back kitchen has a sash window, recessed lighting, stone flagged floors, painted and oak Neptune fitted kitchen cabinets and a free-standing double cupboard, all with granite tops and upstands. There is a television point, a Neff electric combination oven, microwave, warming drawer and integrated fridge. A door opens into the walk-in pantry which has extensive shelving and a side window. The stone flooring follows through into the utility room which has granite topped Neptune fitted oak cabinets with integrated dishwasher and washing machines. The cabinets enclose a double Butlers sink unit with both French style mixer and Quooker boiling water taps, set beneath the sash window.
Off the utility room is a Travertine tiled cloakroom fitted with a contemporary white suite of wall mounted wash basin and a wall mounted w.c. There is also recessed lighting.
The carpeted staircase with mahogany handrail leads to the first-floor landing, has recessed lighting and a window overlooking the gardens. There is a ceiling mounted B&O speaker for the sound system and a large linen cupboard with fitted shelving.
The large, chic dual aspect master bedroom has sash windows to the front and side and is lit by recessed lighting in the semi vaulted ceiling. Hand painted fitted wardrobes line one wall and there is ample space for further furniture of your choice. There is a wall mounted television point opposite the bed-space and two panel radiators to warm the room.
The spacious and luxury family bathroom has an opaque side window and Amtico tiled floor. The sophisticated Villeroy & Boch five-piece white suite is set within a classic range of hand painted furniture having black granite surfaces, comprising a deep bath tub with central faucets and hand shower, w.c. and bidet. A wash basin is inset in a bespoke bathroom cabinet below and illuminated mirror. There is a large integrated shower. A generously sized chrome ladder radiator is on hand to warm the bath towels.
The second double bedroom also has side and front sash windows and recessed lighting in the semi vaulted ceiling. The original cast iron fireplace with granite hearth creates a focal point in the room and can be used as a working fire. Panel radiators provides the ample warmth and there is plenty of space for clothes furniture.
A door opens to the en suite shower room which has Amtico flooring, recessed lighting, tiled walls and a white Vernon Tetbury suite of step-in shower with sliding door, wash basin inset below a feature mirror, and a w.c. There is a white ladder-style radiator.
The dual aspect third double room has solid oak flooring, recessed lighting and panel radiators. There is ample space for a king-sized bed and extensive furniture.
Next to the third double bedroom is the third bathroom. It has an opaque window, Amtico flooring and a chrome ladder heated towel rail. There is Travertine tiled and mirror backdrop to the bespoke bathroom furniture in the form of black granite-topped cabinet with oak and stainless-steel cupboards and drawers. There is a wall mounted w.c. and large shower cabinet with sliding door. There is ceiling access to the extensive floor panelled loft with two recently fitted gas boilers and ample storage.
The property sits behind high laurel, beech and conifer hedging. It has a front lawn garden with a centre island approached through wrought iron gates. There is a feature cobbled area to the side of the property which can provide additional parking for two/three cars. A flagged path runs around the entire property, leading to the front entrance and round to the rear flagged area.
To the rear, a Tarmacadam driveway with parking for two cars leads to the large, detached brick-built garage with up and over electric door, and internal power and light. Tall wrought iron gates lead to the rear garden, a flagged terrace and barbecue area and gardens which wrap-around the rear elevation to the far side of the property to the front elevation. A low, brick-built wall abuts the lawn and gardens which are surrounded by mature shrubs and fruit trees. The borders are well maintained panel fences which give the area excellent seclusion. There are useful outside amenities including outside taps, an outside w.c., an external electrical point, garden and security lighting, concealed energy cabinets and refuse area.
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