- A most handsome, traditional style, detached residence
- Elegantly presented accommodation over three floors
- Three stylish and generously spacious reception rooms
- Superbly appointed Culshaw Bell living dining kitchen
- Three spacious bedrooms to the first floor including master
- Two further play and/or store rooms to the second floor
- Luxury Villeroy & Boch suites to bathroom and en suites
- Attached double garage and extensive block paved drive
- Secluded, landscaped gardens plus attached orangery
- Surrounding by rural aspects over adjoining farmland
Designed in a classic style with traditional features, this award winning, handsome, three-storey residence belies its age and has been constructed to the uppermost specification. The elegant property comprises three generous reception rooms plus a superb, contemporary living dining kitchen with separate laundry and boot room whilst the bedrooms – two with en suite facilities – family bathroom and playrooms are arranged over the first and second floors. The secluded, landscaped gardens surround, an attached orangery to the side, the extensive block paved driveway provides parking for numerous cards and there is an attached double garage.
On a day-to-day basis, the property is entered via a rear porch from the driveway although a principal entrance is positioned on the front of the property for formal use.
From the driveway, a composite door with diamond glazed inset and glazed side panels opens to the stone flagged porch with ceiling light and radiator. Just off is the cloakroom with rear window, exposed pine flooring, a heated towel rail and two-piece white suite of vanity set wash basin and w.c.
Part glazed double doors open into the elegant dining room with two windows overlooking the garden and the timber panelled front door with fanlight above. To one end is an Adams style stone fireplace housing a log burning stove and having built in cabinets and glass display shelves to either side with warmth supplemented by three radiators. The stone flagged floor and exposed ceiling beams give character to the room and seven wall lights offer evening ambience. To the side, a spindle staircase rises and turns to the first floor, steps descend to the lounge and part glazed double doors lead to the kitchen.
The principal, triple aspect lounge has full height arched windows to the side and complementary French windows to the side plus a rear window and four wall lighting points for later in the day. An impressive Minster style fireplace with marble hearth and stone fender surrounds a cast iron log burning stove and there are also two radiators on hand when needed whilst alongside is a wall-mounted television point.
The superbly appointed, Italian marble tiled living-dining-kitchen has bi-folding doors to the front and side and two further windows to the front, the vaulted ceiling is dotted with recessed down-lights and the lower-level ceiling has two pendant lights. The living area overlooks the garden and has a television point. The kitchen area is fitted with bespoke range of Culshaw Bell oak and painted cabinets and an island unit incorporating a split-level breakfast bar and having brushed pewter door furniture. Venetian style granite counters and upstands surround and incorporate a twin bowl Butlers sink unit with Quooker tap in the island which also has both Fisher & Paykel and Gaggenau integrated dishwashers beneath. A two oven Aga range cooker is fitted beneath a canopy extractor fan and, for added convenience, there is an inset Miele four ring induction hob and eye-level bank of matching oven, microwave and proving drawer alongside. Other integrated appliances include a Miele freezer, a Liebherr larder fridge, split fridge freezer and wine chiller.
The adjacent laundry room is fitted with Culshaw Bell oak store cabinets and base units with granite counters having spaces for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a freezer. The stone flagged floor continues through to the boot room where there is a door to the garage, a door to the rear giving access to the orangery and potting shed, and a staircase to the office/games room. Also in the boot room is a louvre door cupboard which houses the Worcester gas central heating boiler.
The office has a window to the front, circular windows to either end and four Velux skylight windows. There are three ceiling lights and recessed downlights making this a light and airy space for work or play.
To the first floor, the very spacious split-level landing has two windows to the front, three ceiling lights and two wall lights. The area is fitted with a range of bespoke Culshaw Bell oak cabinets to one wall, there are exposed ceiling beams, two radiators and an open tread staircase to the second floor. White panel doors give way to each of the rooms off which are all warmed by radiators and are lit by pendant lights.
The stylish master bedroom has a window to the front and two Velux windows to the vaulted ceiling. An archway leads to the en suite with Italian marble tiled walls and floor with contrasting mosaic detail for definition. Lit by recessed down-lighting and warmed by two chrome ladder heated towel rails, the white Villeroy & Boch suite comprises twin marble topped vanity-set wash basins with mono-block taps and mirror cabinets over with canopy lighting, a walk-in shower with glass screen, and a wall mounted w.c. and bidet.
Bedroom two overlooks the front garden and has a range of fitted wardrobes and the adjacent fully tiled en suite is fitted with a glazed shower cabinet, vanity set wash basin and a W.c. and with a ladder-style heated towel rail. The third bedroom overlooks the rear and is a small double or large single room.
The fully marble tiled family bathroom has a window to the rear and recessed down-lights. The luxury Villeroy & Boch suite includes a contemporary bath with wall mounted faucets and hand-held shower, a wall mounted wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above, a close coupled W.c. and a wet-room style shower plus two chrome ladder-style heated rails for plenty of warm towels.
The second-floor landing has a ceiling light and oak doors with etched glass panels open to the two rooms off. Both of the rooms have Velux windows to the rear, ceiling lights and radiators, eaves storage and one has a range of fitted wardrobes. These rooms could be used for numerous purposes such as games or hobby rooms.
This handsome, detached, brick-built house, with stone quoin edges, skirts and sills, sits beyond and is secluded by mature privet and shrub hedging and lined by specimen trees of cherry, oak and sycamore. The west facing front garden is laid to lawn with a central island planted with an acer. Across the front elevation is a raised stone sun terrace which enjoys the afternoon sun, has space for a dining table and chairs and creates a wonderful family space. To the side of the property is a further terrace directly outside the lounge with space for a bistro table and chairs and offers the tranquillity of a water feature. To the opposite side of the property, within a partly walled garden, is a further al fresco dining space outside the kitchen doors. A gate from here opens to the brick and stone-built original style orangery with open sides, a glass roof and which offers garden storage and potting space, and there is an outside tap just outside. Beyond is a further small patio for sun loungers beside a small lawn which would be an ideal spot for raised vegetable beds.
To the rear is an extensive block-paved driveway and turning area with two gated entrances, one electronically controlled, and the area is edged by low retaining walls with raised herbaceous borders, shrubs and trees. The drive gives way to the attached, large double garage which has two sets of oak double doors, windows to the side and rear, strip lighting and power points.
This property was awarded the West Lancashire Design Award in 1997 for “improving the quality of the environment”.
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