- Impressive, detached five-bedroom family residence
- Exclusive location off Lancaster Lane Conservation Area
- Immaculately and beautifully presented throughout
- Spacious dual aspect lounge plus two further reception rooms
- Well-appointed living dining kitchen and separate utility room
- Rear living rooms each have bi-folds or sliding doors to garden
- Five double bedrooms to the first floor – master with en suite
- Contemporary style three-piece bathroom plus a shower room
- Numerous driveway parking spaces and double tandem garage
- Manicured, south-east facing and well-stocked garden to rear
- Cedar-clad summer house for relaxation or even home office
- Peaceful location short way from village amenities and schools
- Perfect position for access to commuter transport links and roads
The oak front door with etched glass inset is reached via two broad, stone steps and sheltered by the ranch-style open porch with exterior and pendant lighting. Opening to the vestibule with further pendant light, an arch gives way to the hall with laminate flooring which continues into the dining hall, the breakfast kitchen, the washroom and the cloakroom. The ground floor rooms are accessed via part glazed oak doors, are warmed by tubular radiators and the entire property is immaculately presented with attractive interior design.
The dining hall has three windows to the front, is lit by two pendant lights for evening ambience and, from here, the spindle staircase rises and turns to the first floor.
Double doors open to the living-dining kitchen with a window to the front of the living area, two sets of French windows and three Velux windows to the rear off the kitchen area – all filling the room with natural light. Pendant and recessed downlighting take over in the evenings and showcase the excellent range of hand-painted and oak cabinets, a walk-in larder and a large island unit with attached oak breakfast bar. White granite and oak work surfaces surround and the island is inset with a Rangemaster five-burner cooker with Neff rise and fall downdraft extractor fan beyond, and also a twin-bowl white ceramic sink unit with swan-neck spring tap over, an etched drainer to the side and an integrated dishwasher beneath. There is also an integrated fridge and the adjacent kitchen complementary utility room has plumbing and space for additional white goods plus a door to the garden. The cosy living area has a split-faced slate ingle fireplace with a multi-fuel stove resting on the granite hearth and a wall mounted television point alongside.
The sitting room offers a comfortable retreat and has French windows to the rear elevation, a pendant light and a lengthy media cabinet with wall mounted television point
The principal, very spacious, dual-aspect lounge has a range of five windows set into the front bay and sliding patio doors to the rear garden. The focal point of the room is the impressive, carved walnut fire surround with brass and tiled inset and housing a gas coals fire and this classically elegant room is lit by three pendants and four wall lights.
Completing the ground floor accommodation, and positioned off the entrance hall, are the washroom - fitted with a contemporary two-piece white suite, subway tiling and chrome heated towel rail - and the walk-in cloakroom with fitted coat rails and shoe racks.
The first-floor ‘butterfly’ landing has a front window in the recessed study area, fitted with cabinets, having room for a desk and lit by a pendant light. There are oak panelled doors to each of the comfortably spacious double bedrooms and bathrooms on this level and each are warmed by central heating radiators.
To the left wing, bedroom one has French windows with a Juliet balcony to the front, two pendant lights and a range of grey wood-effect fitted wardrobes and drawers, and there is a wall mounted television point. Tiled to all splash areas, the en suite shower room has a corner cubicle with rainfall and hand showers, a vanity cabinet with Corian top and ellipse wash bowl with wall mounted taps, and a low flush w.c.
Bedroom two overlooks the rear, has recessed down-lights and mirror fronted sliding door wardrobes to one wall. Bedroom four has a rear window, two pendant lights and ample space for furniture.
The family bathroom, with opaque front window, has mostly tiled walls and a tiled floor and recessed down-lights. The three-piece white suite comprises a vanity drawer cabinet with inset wash basin and mono block tap plus a shaver point to the side, a ‘P’ bath with glass screen and shower over, and a close coupled w.c. A chrome ladder-style heated rail is on hand to warm the towels.
To the right wing, bedroom five has three front windows, two pendant lights and a built-in wardrobe. Dual aspect bedroom three has windows to front and rear, two pendant lights, fitted wardrobes to either side of the bed space and cabinets above it. This room has a Jack and Jill door to the shower room which is also accessed from the landing.
The shower room, with opaque front window, is mostly tiled in shades of grey which forms the backdrop to the three-piece white suite of double sized glazed cabinet with rainfall and hand showers, a broad vanity drawer cabinet with inset wash basin and waterfall tap, and a wall mounted w.c. A sliding door opens to the walk-in linen cupboard with shelves and rear window.
Set down a tree-lined private road within the Lancaster Lane Conservation Area, ‘Hillcrest’ is approached through one set of a pair of in-out tall wrought iron gates to an extensive block paved driveway providing parking for numerous cars and leading to an attached tandem double garage with electronically controlled doors, a personal door, power and light. The garage also houses the water tank, Worcester gas central heating boiler and offers additional space for white goods and storage. A side timber gate gives way to the beautiful, south-east facing, manicured fence-enclosed rear garden with woodland views and which is laid to lawn and surrounded by deep borders and island beds just brimming with herbaceous summer planting, mature shrubs and specimen trees. Across the rear elevation is an Indian stone flagged, split-level sun terrace - perfect for al fresco dining – and, overlooking the garden, a fabulous cedar-clad summer house with decked balcony, bi-fold doors and laminate flooring offers the ultimate in relaxation - or the absolute opposite - a work-from-home office.
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is Freehold
The Local Authority is West Lancashire Borough Council
The Council Tax Band is G
The property is served by mains drainage
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.