- Truly magnificent, detached family home of distinction
- Elegantly presented interior design throughout
- Skilfully considered and beautifully fashioned
- Set in some two acres of formal gardens and grounds
- Superb stone-built workshops and offices
- Garaging and car ports for numerous cars
- Two separate and secure gated driveways
- Sought after rural position close to Parbold village
- Easily accessible commuter transport networks
Set within exquisite, landscaped gardens of some two acres, this magnificent residence has been skillfully designed and fashioned over many years to create an outstanding family home of distinction. The beautifully presented interior combined with the private gardens and numerous architectural opportunities on offer via the workshops, this property is a truly great pleasure to present.
Approached via a broad sun terrace overlooking the grounds, an entablature porch with Ionic columns shelters the French style oak double doors set into a lancet arch surround. Opening to the spacious hallway with limestone flooring, a superb cast iron spindle and oak banister rises and turns with the staircase to the first floor and has the perfect spot for a chandelier above and gives a true sense of arrival. Also enhanced by pendant and wall lighting, this area portrays the classical elegance seen throughout this stunning property.
Double doors lead into the dual aspect drawing room having a formal dining area to one end, two mullion windows to both the rear and side and the coffered and moulded high ceilings afford three pendant lights to add an evening ambience. The light oak flooring lifts the room which features a magnificent French rouge marble fireplace with a gas coals fire for ease.
Also off the hallway, the sitting room offers a continuing refinement and has two stone mullion windows overlooking the picturesque gardens and solid oak flooring. Taking centre stage is the impressive French style rouge marble fireplace with cast iron dog grate and fire backs, marble hearth and fender.
The charming breakfast kitchen is beautifully proportioned to create a hub within the home and has two mullion windows to the front and limestone flooring. The more than ample range of hand-built and painted cabinets are topped with limed oak to compliment the glazed display cabinets, have marble tiling between and also includes a central island. The marble work-surfaces surround and incorporate a one and a half bowl enamel sink unit below the window. A neo classical stone niche encompasses the gas-fired four-oven Aga and a further Gourmet Classic four-ring standard gas cooker is on hand for summer use. There is an integrated dishwasher and fridge and the dining area has further painted and panelled wall display niches. Off the main hallway, the utility room has kitchen complementary cabinets with granite worktops, an inset marble sink unit beneath the window to the front and has ample space and plumbing for essential white goods plus a wonderful heated chrome drying rack.
A further doorway from the kitchen leads to the rear hall which also features limestone flooring and where the eye is drawn to a central mosaic feature. Built-in bookshelves and moulded display niches set into panelled walling augments the area and handmade oak panelled doors give way to each of the rooms off, including a glazed door to the vestibule with a solid oak panelled door with bull’s eye glass insert which opens to the rear garden and driveway.
Off the rear hallway is a walk-in storage cupboard and cloakroom with a two-piece white suite comprising marble-topped vanity set wash basin and high flush w.c. The rear boot-room has a further sink unit, storage cupboards and a side coats rail and a door leads into the amazing workshop to the side – which I will come to later.
The first-floor landing has a window to the rear giving superb views over the grounds, a loft access point and oak panelled doors to each of the rooms.
The bedroom of the light and spacious master suite has two Velux windows to the rear and a columned archway gives way to the boudoir with side window and further Velux to the front. There is a built-in wardrobe and a door to the walk-in dressing room adorned with clothes rail and accessory shelving.
The striking, marble tiled five-piece en suite comprises a glazed shower cubicle, vanity set wash hand basin, lengthy enamel bath with mixer tap and telephone style hand shower, low flush w.c. and bidet.
The further bedrooms are all equally spacious; bedroom two has two Velux windows to the rear, bedroom three has Velux to the front and a circular window to the side. This room also has a built-in linen cupboard housing the hot water tank and eaves storage cupboards. Bedroom four has a Velux window to the front, eaves storage space and an en suite facility with marble tiled flooring, a corner shower cubicle, wall mounted wash basin and w.c.
The marble tiled family bathroom has a Velux window to the front and a three-piece white suite of panelled bath with shower and screen over, pedestal wash basin and low flush w.c.
The aforementioned garage and workshop offers a superb space for an artisan, a serious engineer or even for conversion to add a few extra rooms if necessary. The vaulted ceiling has five skylights, the concrete floor incorporates a former running road and there are broad, solid oak doors to the garden. Internally, steps lead down to an adjoining further workshop with, at the far end, a potting shed and door to the garden.
The property is approached via a private entrance which immediately splits and gives way to two pillared driveways – both having secure iron double gates. The first set lie directly ahead and open to the lengthy driveway which cuts a path through shrub and herbaceous borders of good depth, has pebbled and paved paths to the rear door and continues as a block paved entrance through further gates to a two-storey barn with the ground floor split to garaging for several cars and having superb storage space to the first floor. The second driveway leads to a triple carport and an avenue of trees along a side lawn and reaching a gate opening to the expansive rear lawn, orchard of fruit trees, former tennis court and culminating at the bluebell woods and a corrugated iron Dutch barn for garden equipment.
Walking through this magnificent garden feels like stepping back into another era, with every nook and cranny filled with exquisite design, perfect planting and architectural intrigue. From the house, a broad York stone sun terrace offers an elevated view across the formal, symmetrical parterre and walled garden arrangement which surrounds the central ornamental pond with fountain.
The striking Victorian glasshouse sits proudly to the side of the garden, deep flagged worktops sit atop the brick surrounds and rest on a York stone flagged floor. The interior is filled with ripening specimen plants and the air currently hangs with the scent of Jasmine climbing the rear wall.
Alongside, a square, brick and stone-built summer house with lancet arch and pillared entrance provides shelter from the more extreme elements whilst still offering excellent aspects. Further on, a simple folly seating area allows you to look back to the impressive façade of the property before continuing to the pink sandstone office with oak doors and where the walls are lined with library shelves.
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is FREEHOLD
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
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.
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