Situated within the picturesque Grape Lane Conservation Area and designated as a building of local historic and architectural interest, this charming cottage is within easy reach of the village amenities and renowned schools. Chocolate box pretty, this three-bedroom cottage is brimming with character and charm, offers good sized, adaptable accommodation and has gated parking and terraced gardens ideal for easy maintenance.
A studded and white painted oak door is sheltered by an overhang porch and opens into this charming and characterful cottage. The principal lounge is spacious and light with two windows to the front, a window to the side and a decorative stained and leaded glass circular window to the rear. The room is further illuminated by wall lights and the low exposed beam ceiling has a central oak stanchion. Creating a focal point to the room is the sandstone framed ingle and hearth with a raised stone platform supporting the gas-fired stove. The room also has an open-tread staircase rising to the first floor and a corner cabinet for meter housing.
A latch door leads to an inner hall with a ceiling light, built-in cupboard with shelves and ceramic tiled flooring which continues to the kitchen. Also off this hallway is the fully tiled bathroom which has been fitted with a five-piece suite comprising a tiled panelled bath, walk-in wet-room style shower with glass brick wall, vanity set wash hand basin, w.c. and bidet. Light reflects from the spotlight-illuminated mirror and there are two Velux windows to the rear and also two wall-lights. With a built-in cupboard for storing towels, there is also a white ladder-style heated rail for warming them.
Another latch door from the bathroom leads into bedroom three, with a window to the rear and French doors to the garden. This room features a vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and spotlights, and the flooring is ceramic tiled.
The kitchen dining room is accessed through a latch door from both the hall and bedroom three and has windows to the rear and side as well as an oak stable-style door to the side. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of cream coloured shaker style wall and base units to include drawers and having black granite work surfaces. There is an inset one-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink unit with etched drainer to the side and swan-neck mixer tap all set below a window to the front. Also inset is a four-ring AEG induction hob having a canopy extractor above and an eye-level AEG single oven below a combination microwave, oven and grill. Integrated appliances include a Bosch automatic dishwasher, and automatic washer dryer, a fridge and freezer. Additional heat is supplied by a radiator, there is a television point and a flight of stairs lead to the first-floor loft space. Here there are exposed beams to the eaves and a Velux window to the rear. Storage cupboards are set into the eaves and the space houses the wall-mounted Worcester gas central heating boiler.
Upstairs from the principal lounge, bedroom one has a window to the front, pendant lighting and is wired for wall lights. The bedroom features fitted wardrobes and matching drawers. Bedroom two, with semi-vaulted ceiling, also has a window to the front, pendant lighting and fitted wardrobes.
The cottage is set beyond a low picket fence with a gate to the cobbled frontage. A further driveway opening is set to the side and provides parking and access to the rear garden through timber double gates to a south-facing paved area, there is a small rendered outbuilding to one side that offers storage for garden tools. From here, steps rise to a further sun terrace where there is also a garden shed and rear access gate to The Croft for rural walks.
NB The property is designated as of local historic and architectural interest
We are reliably informed the Tenure of the property is Freehold
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
Local Authority is Chorley Borough Council
Council Tax Band is D
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.