- Traditional style extended semi detached family home
- Located in the historic, picturesque village of Rufford
- Four elegantly presented and spacious reception rooms
- Well-appointed breakfast kitchen and utility room
- Four good-sized double bedrooms to the first floor
- Shower room and separate three-piece family bathroom
- uPVC double glazed and warmed by gas central heating
- Driveway parking for four/five cars and side lawn garden
- Extensive, south-east facing, mature lawn gardens to rear
- Set in a semi-rural location close to village school and shop
- Easy access to commuter routes and transport links
Built in 1912, this attractive, extended semi-detached home is set in extensive, mature, south-east facing gardens and offers superb accommodation for a growing family. Briefly, there are four reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen, separate utility room, cloakroom, four double bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. The garden has two large storage sheds – one suitable to create a home office or workshop – and there is parking for four cars. The location is close to the village school, shop, transport links plus many rural walks by the canal, Martin Mere wildfowl centre and around the grounds of the National Trust’s Rufford Old Hall.
A timber door with an opaque and leaded glass insert opens to the vestibule having windows to either side, a pendant light and oak flooring which continues through to the hallway and dining room. A part-glazed door from here gives way to the good-sized dining room which has a bow window to the front, a pendant light above the table space, a radiator and a further door to the kitchen.
An archway from the vestibule leads into the inner hallway with a further pendant light, radiator, a cupboard housing the electric meter and a spindle staircase rising to the first-floor landing.
The spacious and well-presented sitting room has a bow window overlooking the front garden and a pendant light. The eye is drawn to the attractive cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth and having fitted bookshelves to either side whilst a radiator is on hand to supplement the warmth.
With two windows overlooking the garden, the spacious breakfast kitchen is fitted with a wide range of white wall and base units to include canopy lighting, drawers and a peninsula breakfast bar with oak counter. Black granite work surfaces with up-stands cover the other units and have an etched drainer alongside the inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with spring-neck spray tap over. A niche houses the Rangemaster gas cooker with five-burners and a griddle and has a stainless-steel chimney-style extractor fan above whilst the integrated Neff appliances include a microwave oven, dishwasher, larder fridge and freezer. There is a radiator, recessed downlighting and the ceramic tiled flooring continues into the snug, rear hall, utility room and cloakroom.
The snug, adjacent to the kitchen, has a central pendant light, radiator and carved pine open fire surround with tiled inset and hearth. Through an opening, the rear hall has a uPVC part-glazed door to the garden having windows to either side. Just off, the cloakroom has a Velux window, radiator, subway tiling to dado height and a two-piece white suite. Also off, the utility room has a Velux window, radiator and counters inset with a stainless-steel sink unit, subway splash tiling, and under-counter plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer whilst fitted timber shelves above provide excellent storage for household essentials.
Also from the hall, a door opens to the generously spacious lounge with two windows to the side, French windows to the garden and having glazed side panels. For evening ambience, two pendant lights are suspended from the vaulted ceiling and the ingle fireplace has a wood burning stove resting on the slate tiled hearth. There is also a television point, radiator and the light oak laminate flooring offers a comfortable yet practical finish.
The butterfly-style landing has steps up to both wings, two pendant lights and two loft hatches. Timber doors open to the four double bedrooms - each having pendant lights, radiators and ample space for wardrobes and storage furniture – plus the shower room and the family bathroom.
To the right wing is the very spacious bedroom one, with two windows overlooking the front garden, and bedroom two which overlooks the rear garden and has a built-in wardrobe.
Tiled to all splash areas, the bathroom has an opaque rear window, recessed downlighting and oak laminate flooring as the backdrop to the contemporary-style three-piece white suite comprising a tile-panelled bath with central taps, pedestal wash hand basin with a mono-block tap, and a close coupled w.c. A full height built-in cupboard houses the Worcester gas central heating boiler and is fitted with linen shelves.
To the left wing is bedroom three with a window to rear and a television point, bedroom four with a window to the front, and the fully tiled shower room having a glazed cubicle with sliding door, pedestal wash hand basin, a chrome ladder-style heated towel rail, extractor fan and recessed downlighting.
The property is set beyond a low retaining wall with two inset five-barred gates which open to the pebbled driveway and provides parking for four cars. The fence-enclosed frontage also has a lawn area with deep borders filled with mature shrubs and trees. To the front of the house is an electric power hub for car-charging whilst at the side of the property is a log store and an armoured power point. A timber side gate opens to an Indian stone flagged path which expands and reaches across the rear elevation and descends to the extensive lawn area which is enclosed by panel fencing and a mix of mature shrubs and trees offering almost total seclusion. A concrete base supports a large, painted timber workshop with double doors, a personal door and windows to the side and rear. Beyond this is a further concrete base supporting a similar but slightly smaller store-shed with double doors and a side window. Further down the garden is another flagged patio which currently supports the family trampoline and there is also a raised vegetable bed.
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Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only.
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