- Detached former farmhouse brimming with character
- Two beautifully presented receptions rooms
- Generously proportioned farmhouse kitchen
- Master bedroom with en suite shower facility
- Three further delightful double bedrooms
- Luxury bathroom with traditional white suite
- Double glazing and warmed by gas central heating
- Set in 2.5 acres of grounds having three timber stables
- Ample driveway parking and detached single garage
- Well positioned for access to the transport networks
Dating back to 1713, this beautifully presented, detached, four-bedroom former farmhouse just oozes character and charm throughout its spacious and comfortable rooms which also include two receptions and a breakfast kitchen. The driveway provides parking for numerous cars, leads to a single detached garage and the well-situated 2.5 acres of grounds include formal gardens and paddocks with three timber stables alongside.
Arriving by car through the five-barred gate and parking on the pebbled driveway, the property is approached via the rear timber panelled entrance door with leaded glass inlay and sheltered by a timber framed open porch. On entering, the rear hall has painted latch doors giving way to each of the rooms and a deep, stone sill window overlooks the driveway. A traditional style radiator warms and the exposed quarter round ceiling beams are highlighted by the two pendant lights and are a feature which can been seen throughout this attractive, characterful home.
The engineered oak flooring follows through from here into the spacious, dual aspect lounge with windows to the front and rear, both having stone sills. The eye-catching brick ingle fireplace with beam above and raised stone flagged hearth houses a log burning stove, is supplemented by a further traditional style radiator during colder weather and has a television point alongside for relaxed family nights in.
A doorway leads to the inner hall and reveals the timber formal front door with leaded glass inlay which is accessed via a rarely used pedestrian diamond patterned path. From this hallway, a spindle staircase rises to the first-floor landing and, once again, exposed beams can be found.
A further door from the lounge takes you into the generously sized and dual aspect breakfast kitchen with stable-style door to the garden. An extensive range of wall and base cabinets have been fitted, hand painted in an ivory hue, and incorporate drawer banks and a window seat beneath the front window. The wood-block work surfaces with slate tiled upstands blend perfectly with the units and incorporate an inset Butlers sink and French style mixer tap beneath the rear window.
With regard to cooking, there is a six-burner Rangemaster Elan stove situated in a tiled recess with a beam and discreet extractor fans above and, close by, there is also an inset microwave oven. Sadly, the old bread oven to the corner of the room is now redundant but never fails to spark the imagination. Integrated appliances include an automatic dishwasher and an automatic washing machine and there is also space for an American style fridge freezer. The room is lit by three suspended pendant lights above the table space and a decoratively covered radiator helps to warm the room.
Off the rear hallway, the cosy snug has a slate sill window to the front and a central pendant light for nightfall. For chillier evenings, a traditional style radiator aids the wood burning stove which rests on the stone hearth of the beamed brick ingle fireplace and has a wall mounted television above. A corner built-in cupboard houses the electricity meter.
Completing the ground floor accommodation, the cloakroom with a slate tiled floor and timber wall panelling to dado height, is fitted with a two-piece white suite comprising wall mounted corner wash basin and low flush w.c.
The first floor, L-shaped landing has a window to the driveway, three pendant lights and a linen cupboard housing the lagged hot water cylinder tank. Each of the rooms is accessed via a painted latch door, has an array of exposed beams and warmed by central heating radiators.
The very pretty master bedroom has a stone sill window to the front, an angled decorative cast iron fireplace and ample space for clothes storage furniture. To one corner of the room is a fully tiled en suite shower room with a Bristan Smile power shower unit and glazed concertina door.
The three further charmingly presented double bedrooms all have windows to the front, ample space for wardrobes, drawer banks and nightstands, and the third largest room also has a cast iron decorative fire place.
The bedrooms are served by the spacious bathroom with exposed oak floor-boards and recessed spot lights which highlight the luxury three-piece suite comprising roll top, brass claw foot bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.c., the latter having matching brass fittings. There is also a traditional style radiator with combined brass pipework over to warm the bath towels.
Approached via a pedestrian gated access set into the mature privet hedge which borders this corner plot, the extensive front lawn garden has a criss-cross cobble and shale path cutting through it to the formal front door. Mature trees and shrub borders line the sides and a pathway encircles the property for easy access.
To the rear, a five-barred gate gives vehicular access to the pebbled driveway providing parking for numerous cars and having a York stone sun terrace to the side. A lean-to outhouse of solid structure to the rear of the property offers housing for the Worcester gas central heating boiler and also has space for a tumble dryer. A further parking area sits to the fore of the quoin edged and rendered single garage which has been divided internally to provide a general store plus an office space with recessed downlighting and power points. Beyond this, a further lawn area gives access to the equestrian facilities offered by way of three timber loose boxes – one detached and two semi’s - with power, light and water supply, a separate tack room and flanking the post and rail fenced turn-out paddock incorporating a former sand paddock.
Please note: The property has planning permission for a two-storey rear and single storey side/rear extension to provide family room, master bedroom with en suite and a sun lounge. Plans are available to view on the West Lancashire Borough Council planning portal Ref. No. 2019/0525/FUL
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is FREEHOLD
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only. All land measurements are supplied by the Vendor and should be verified by the buyer’s solicitor. We would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an appropriately registered service company or surveyor on behalf of the buyer as Maria B. Evans Estate Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.