- Detached, four-bedroom stone-built barn conversion
- Set in approximately nine acres of grazing land and gardens
- Three charming reception rooms plus uPVC conservatory
- Bright Shaker-style kitchen and large utility room
- Four bedrooms and en suite contemporary bathrooms
- Idyllically positioned in Haigh Country Park
- Peaceful and secluded gardens with orchard and patio areas
- Oil-fired central heating and uPVC double glazing throughout
- Perfectly positioned for access to commuter routes
Set in a tranquil location within the delightful Haigh Country Park, this well-maintained stone built detached barn conversion offers many opportunities for those who wish to just admire a view or those with sporting or equestrian interests. Our clients are truly sorry to be leaving this unique home in its semi-rural quiet setting.
A composite door with central glazed panel and glazed side panels leads to the entrance hall where a two-tier staircase rises and turns to the first floor. A couple of steps down through an archway takes you to an inner hallway which is illuminated by pendant lighting, has practical storage cupboards, a radiator and mahogany doors leading to the downstairs rooms. A further mahogany door opens to a cloakroom which is splash-tiled to dado level, has a radiator, opaque window to the side and a two-piece white suite comprising low-flush w.c. and a gloss cream-coloured vanity unit with inset wash hand basin.
At the end of the inner hallway, just after a step up to a useful under-stairs cupboard, is the lounge with decorative coving, French doors to the conservatory and two uPVC double-glazed windows, one being etched and facing to the side and the other allowing natural light to filter through from the conservatory. Showcased by a central pendant light with ceiling rose, the focal point of the room is the stone-built fireplace and mantle sitting upon a polished stone hearth and encompassing an inset electric fire whilst two radiators provide additional warmth when needed.
Two steps lead up to a second seating area which could be used as a dining area, is wired for wall lights and has a radiator, an etched-glass uPVC double-glazed window to the side and French doors to the front.
The large uPVC conservatory with exposed stone wall has French doors leading to the pretty rear garden and patio. The tiled floor features electric under-floor heating for cooler days and a ceiling fan and roof blinds for controlling the temperature on warmer ones.
Double mahogany glazed doors give way to the dining room which has decorative coving, central pendant lighting and French doors leading to the patio. From the inner hall there is access to the bright, airy and spacious breakfast kitchen which has two uPVC double glazed windows to the front and French doors with glazed side panels to the rear patio. The floor has been laid with light-coloured Travertine tiles to coordinate with the wide range of cream Shaker-style wall and base units including glazed display cupboards, a drawer bank with pan drawers and a large larder cupboard to one corner. The one-and-a-half bowl stainless-steel sink with swan-neck mixer tap and drainer are set into black Corian work surfaces with matching splashbacks between the wall and base units and behind the Neff four-ring induction hob with stainless steel canopy extractor fan above. To the side are a bank of Neff eye-level oven, warming drawer and microwave oven, and there is an integrated dishwasher. A radiator provides additional warmth, there is loft access and inset ceiling spot lights supplement the natural light coming through the doors to the patio. Further loft storage space can be accessed from the garage which is reached through a door from the kitchen.
The adjacent utility room has a ceramic tiled floor, decorative coving, uPVC double-glazed window to the rear and ceiling spot lighting set into a decorative rose. It is fitted with wall and base units complementing those in the kitchen and includes glazed display cupboards, there is space for an American-style fridge-freezer, slim wine chiller and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. The square stainless-steel sink with swan-neck mixer tap and side drainer are set into black Corian work surfaces with matching splash upstands.
From the entrance hall, the ground floor bedroom, which could be used as a study or office space, has a large uPVC picture window to the front and fitted wardrobes to one wall and corner. It is wired for wall lights, has a central pendant light and a radiator. The en suite to this room has three opaque uPVC windows – two to the front and one to the side – and fully tiled walls and floor. The four-piece white suite comprises a pedestal wash hand basin with swan-neck mixer tap, low-flush w.c., power-shower cubicle with glazed screen and both drencher and hand-held shower-heads, and a contemporary style freestanding roll-top bath with side filling swan-neck mixer tap. A chrome ladder-style heated rail can warm and dry your towels and there is an extractor fan.
Louvre doors open to an airing cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder tank at a half-landing before the stairs rise to the first-floor landing which widens to left and right and has a Velux window above. Mahogany doors open to all the rooms on this floor, most of which have exposed purlins giving the ceilings added character.
The first bedroom, with pale wood laminate flooring, has a Juliet balcony to the rear beyond uPVC French doors. Central pendant lighting illuminates the room and a radiator warms it. A door leads to a fully tiled en suite bathroom with a three-piece white suite comprising a vanity cupboard inset with a wash hand basin and waterfall tap, low-flush w.c. and a glazed cubicle with power shower having both drencher and hand-held shower heads. The contemporary style is enhanced by a black panel radiator and illuminated mirror. A uPVC double glazed opaque window to the side is set below an extractor fan.
Also having pale wood laminate flooring, the second bedroom on this floor has a row of mirrored wardrobes. The uPVC window to the rear is set above a radiator and there are recessed downlights to the ceiling. The third bedroom has uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear, a radiator and central pendant lighting.
The sophisticated family bathroom has a Velux window and further illumination comes from a row of contemporary spot lights. The four-piece white suite comprises a low-flush w.c., vanity drawers with inset wash hand basin, panelled bath, walk-in shower cubicle with power shower with drencher and hand-held shower heads. The walls are fully tiled and the floor is tile-effect laminate, there is an extractor fan and a grey panel heated towel rail which adds to the stylish feel of this bathroom.
The property is approached via a shared Tarmacadam driveway leading to wrought iron gates and block-paved driveway with a raised stone wall, mature borders and a rockery. Ample parking leads to the integral double garage which has power, light and an electric up-and-over double door.
A side gate opens to the rear, stone-walled and secluded garden area which is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Specimen trees provide shelter and screening to the patio area which, as the internal description explains, has three sets of French doors leading on to it.
A brick-built barbeque area to the side has stone steps leading to a further patio area with stepping stones following beneath a mature spruce tree which meanders towards a raised patio having a seating area and summer house to take advantage of the glorious rural views over the tree-tops towards Wigan. From this vantage point we can view the nine-acre field down to the duck pond with shed and jetty and which is well-stocked with carp. There is a separate access for vehicles lower down Pendlebury Lane. A raised, grassed triangle to the side of the house has an orchard and can be used for recreational or agricultural purposes.
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