- Splendid, elevated detached residence of distinction
- Set in some nineteen acres of parkland style grounds
- Detached 7000 sq ft two-storey barn with stables
- Five expansive and light reception rooms, five bedrooms, two en-suite
- Breakfast kitchen and combined morning room
- Sweeping driveway with electronic security gates
- Extensive parking and turning area with garage
- Manchester 32 miles, Liverpool 30 miles
- All weather tennis court and children’s playground
- Totally secluded location with sublime rural aspects
- Access to commuter transport links in minutes
Built some thirty years ago, this gentleman's residence appears a long-standing feature of the landscape with its detailed brick and stone work weaved into its architecture to form an outstanding home. The surrounding nineteen acres of parkland style gardens and grounds are reached via a sweeping driveway to the extensive parking area alongside the house. The detached brick coach house incorporates trailer parking, stables, groom and event facilities and an extensive first floor games/function room with badminton court. The secluded and elevated location affords sublime, far-reaching rural aspects, has a tennis court, children's playground and natural pond yet there is easy access to the commuter transport networks within just a few minutes.
“Bimson House” has to be one of the finest residences in the region, with a striking combination of elegant spaces throughout and set in a highly desirable location. The fusion of heritage and modernistic grandeur blends seamlessly to showcase the outstanding craftsmanship and uncompromising architecture on display in this exceptional home.
From the parterre garden to the front, steps rise to the carved stone fascia portico which shelters the solid oak panelled door and glazed side panels within. The impressive timber panelled and split-level hallway is warmed by two radiators, has a full height exposed brick wall to one side and oak doors give way to the rooms. The stone flagged floor continues down a corridor to the kitchen and also beyond the broad risers with balusters which give way to the mezzanine reading room having a full height window overlooking the rear garden, chandelier point above and further stairs to the first floor.
Elegant mullion windows can be found throughout, including the ante room which leads through to the formal dining room. A carved marble Minster style surround fitted with a gas coals fire gives a warming glow to dinner parties and has wall lights above. Picture lights and two chandelier points above the table space also offer ambience and, from here, a door gives way to the garden room, double doors to the sitting room and double doors to the principal lounge.
The principal lounge features a combined arched window and centre ceiling plus three tall panel windows to the side and rear, providing an abundance of natural light to this generously sized room. The eye is drawn to the bold and striking cross-stone fireplace with carved mantle which surrounds the cast iron gas coals fire. Recessed down-lighting and three pendant lights enhance the setting and two beautifully decoratively leaded and stained-glass panels offer a twofold viewing from here and the dining room. A door opens to a butler’s pantry fitted with drinks cabinets and having space for a wine cooler.
Just off, the garden room with oak flooring has windows to three sides and French windows opening to the columned portico on the sun terrace. A central combined light and fan to the vaulted ceiling keeps the temperature just right and recessed down-lights add to the twilight aura along with a G & T.
The sitting room has a sliding patio door to the garden, a central ceiling rose with pendant light, wall lights and an Adams style fire surround with inset cast iron gas coals fire. The cosy room houses the Bang & Olufsen sound system controls, wired throughout the home, and is perfect for a little “me time”.
From the entrance hall, a passageway leads to the kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and to a further staircase rising and turning to the first floor with a window at the turn and a wine cupboard beneath.
The breakfast kitchen and combined morning room is the true family hub and has windows and sliding patio doors to the rear garden plus a circular window to the side. Having exposed beams lining the ceiling which also has recessed down-lights, the kitchen is fitted with a wide range of pine cabinets and drawers having granite work-surfaces and an inset Franke stainless steel twin-bowl sink unit and swan neck mixer tap whilst, handily close by, is an integrated Siemens automatic dishwasher. A brick arch niche with tiled splash-back houses the Aga range cooker with five-ring induction hob with an alternative cooking source provided by the Neff eye-level combined oven and grill with microwave above. There is space for the dining table and the stone flagged floor continues through to the morning room, lit by wall lighting and featuring an exposed brick ingle fireplace with a gas coals fire resting on the raised flagged hearth.
The adjacent utility room has further pine units and incorporates a twin bowl Corian set sink unit. There is plumbing for a washing machine, space for tumble dryer and an inset Fisher & Paykel larder fridge. A door from here leads into a boot room which provides additional storage for household essentials, and also the boiler room with clothes airing facility.
The cloakroom has a fitted wardrobe and vanity cabinet with mirror above and the tiled floor continues into the wash room fitted with a white classic style Vernon Tutbury two-piece suite and a heated towel rail.
The first-floor landing has two pendant lights and gives way to the five-bedroom accommodation. At the head of the stairs, oak panelled walls with decoratively leaded and stained-glass inserts give way to the split-level library with panelled ceiling. Having a window to the front, yew cabinets and bookshelves line one wall whilst opposite is an array of fitted office furniture lit by ceiling and wall lights.
From the landing to the right, the master suite has an inner hallway with an opening to the dressing room where three walls are lined with fitted wardrobes and drawer banks, there is a central pendant light and window. An arch to the bedroom area reveals a further range of fitted furniture to include wardrobes, night-stands and a dressing table with wall lights above. A window to the front and sliding doors to the balcony aid the flow of natural light and there is also a central pendant light and, for summer months, a wall mounted air conditioner. The adjoining, dual aspect and recently refurbished en suite has pale grey Moroccan style wall tiling and coordinating floor tiles forming the backdrop to the luxury white suite comprising a deep bath with central faucets and hand shower, a vanity set wash bowl on a naïve oak cabinet and a w.c., whilst two radiators with attached chrome heated rails are on hand to warm the towels.
A second double bedroom overlooks the rear garden, has a range of limed oak fitted wardrobes and a pendant light. Having a tiled floor, the en suite is fitted with graphite melange wall panelling behind the three-piece white suite of pedestal wash basin, w.c. and shower cubicle with opaque glass door.
To the opposite landing, three further, spacious double bedrooms – two overlooking the rear and one to the front – are each fitted with a range of bedroom furniture to suit the room, are lit by either recessed down-lighting or ceiling lights, and warmed by central heating radiators.
Serving these three bedrooms, the family bathroom is fully fitted with pebble grey shaded porcelain tiles highlighting the white suite which comprises a vanity set console wash basin with light over and matching vertical cabinets alongside, w.c. and enclosed glass shower cabinet. Plantation blinds are fitted to the window and a chrome heated towel rail warms the room.
The property is approached via electronically controlled gates to a sweeping driveway rising to its elevated location and having an extensive brick paved parking area to the fore. Alongside the parterre and York stone garden to the front, a detached brick-built gymnasium replicates the craftsmanship and artistry of the main house.
To the side and rear of the property are beautiful, south facing, undulating lawn gardens with landscaped island beds of mature shrub planting, spring bulbs and dotted with trees, creating a peaceful and totally secluded sanctuary and offering an invitation to an appealing range of wild birds and animals.
The parking and turning areas reach across to the detached two-storey barn measuring some 7000 square feet and having an arched parking area to the gable end. The ground floor layout comprises a broad concrete entrance and grooming area with stairs rising to the first floor, three equally sized stables with automatic watering system, inner hallway with storage area, large kitchen area, ladies and gentlemen’s toilet blocks, and two further rooms to the rear with concrete flooring and further stable facilities. The first floor has a door to a paved external balcony with panoramic, far-reaching vistas and having surrounding raised shrub planters. Double doors from the landing open to a capacious games/entertaining room with vaulted ceiling, marked for a badminton court and having LED lighting for party nights.
From the driveway, steps descend to the all-weather tennis court with spectator seating area and a backdrop of mature conifer screening. Alongside is a further lawn area with gated access to the children’s playground and, beyond the barn and past the natural pond, gated entrances lead to the stock fenced paddocks which surround the property.
The prime West Lancashire location has easy access to Manchester (34 miles), Liverpool (26 miles), Preston (17 miles) and the M6 Junction 27 (5 miles).
NB The property has some 4574 sq ft of accommodation
The detached barn and stables measure some 7000 sq ft.
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