- Beguilingly handsome Victorian gentleman’s residence
- Brimming with fine, original features throughout
- Beautifully spacious accommodation over four floors
- Three elegantly presented reception rooms
- Six double bedrooms three with en suite facilities
- Set in private gardens with far reaching rural views
- Particularly sought-after location for village amenities
- Perfect situation for both local and commuter links
Rarely does a residence of such distinction and standing come to market and offer this level of accommodation which is set over four floors. This superbly spacious Victorian home calls for discerning purchasers with an appreciative eye for the original features found throughout. There are stunning rural views beyond the extensive rear lawn gardens which incorporate a double carport and lengthy driveway parking and the location is ideal for the village’s excellent amenities and transport links.
Sandstone steps rise to the timber double doors which open to the quarry tiled porch with lantern light. Sheltered within is the original oak door featuring a leaded and stained glass insert and which gives way to the striking, full height vestibule which offers a true sense of arrival. The painted spindle staircase rises and turns four times to reach the galleried landing and is overlooked by the large and ancient, leaded glass stone mullion window which allows natural light to filter through and highlight the coffered ceiling and other beautiful, archetypal original features which can be found throughout this heritage home. Panelled timber doors with carved architraves give way to each of the high-ceiling rooms including the cloakroom with a leaded window to the front.
The principal, dual aspect lounge has a window to the side and a picture window to the rear, set beyond a proscenium arch for wonderful effect of the stunning and far reaching views. A central pendant light is suspended from the moulded ceiling and there are wall lights for evening ambience. Four radiators provide warmth to the room and there is a television point too.
The second reception room is also dual aspect with part-leaded window to the front and further window to the side. A corner Adam style fire surround of painted timber with tiled insert and hearth houses a convenient gas-coals fire. Decoratively moulded picture panels line the walls along with a dado rail and there is a central pendant light.
The very spacious dining room also has a leaded window to the front, two part-leaded side windows and a corner turret having four part-leaded windows overlooking the front garden. Taking centre stage is the tall, Victorian carved and polished oak fire surround with blue tiled insert and hearth and a brass bellow canopy – rarely seen now – and highlighted by the central pendant light.
One of the doors from the hall opens to an inner lobby with pendant light. A door opens to the office with rear window and a range of fitted bookshelves. Also, off this hallway is the washroom, again having a rear window, and fitted with a vanity set wash basin and low flush w.c., vinyl flooring and pendant light.
The dining kitchen has part panelled walls to the dining area and a light suspended above the table space which is set beside the window. The kitchen has a half-vaulted and panelled ceiling and the area has been fitted with a range of wood effect wall and base units having ceramic tiling between levels and incorporating drawer banks. The marble effect worksurfaces have an inset stainless-steel double sink unit with mixer tap which is set below a second window to the side. Also inset is a four-ring ceramic hob with extractor fan above and an eye-level double oven and grill on the opposite wall. There is plumbing for an automatic dishwasher and the walk-in pantry has a low stone table for cold storage plus a shelf above for groceries.
From the kitchen, steps lead down to the cellar which has a large hallway cum boot-room with a solid timber door to the rear garden and further doors to five rooms off, all currently used for various storage purposes. One of the rooms houses the Glow-worm Hideaway gas central heating boiler, a stone sink unit, plumbing and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a fridge freezer. Another room has vinyl flooring, a range of fitted book shelves and a staircase which rises to a door into the main vestibule. There is also a door through to the large, integral garage which has a roller shutter door to the rear, windows to the side and rear, and a large stone slab work bench to one wall.
The first-floor landing is spacious and light with a spindle balustrade, dado rail, wall lighting points and a linen cupboard. Painted panelled doors give way to the bathroom and each of the four double bedrooms on this floor. The master bedroom has two double glazed windows to the rear and a further window to the side. Three louvre-door, double wardrobes line one wall, there is ample space for drawer banks and a pendant light illuminates the room. A step up and a door give way to the en suite having a side window, ceiling light and fitted with a four-piece white suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash basin with vanity light above, low flush w.c. and bidet and there is a radiator to warm the towels.
Bedroom two is a large double room, has a sash window to the front and ample space for storage furniture. Bedroom three has three sash windows to the rear, two double wardrobes with louvre doors and a central dressing table and cupboards above. The en suite for this room comprises a vanity set wash basin with light over and a low flush w.c.
Bedroom four has a sash window to the front, double fitted wardrobes with a central dressing table and cabinets above. A door to the en suite reveals a three-piece pink suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and low flush w.c.
The fully tiled family bathroom has a sash window to the side and a three-piece white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and low flush w.c. A corner cupboard houses the hot water cylinder tank with linen shelves above and there is a ceiling light and a radiator to warm the room.
A door from the landing opens to a further flight of stairs to the second-floor accommodation, passing a side window on the way. Off the landing there is a small loft room with skylight and which houses the cold-water cylinder tank. Beyond this is bedroom five which overlooks the front garden, has a semi vaulted ceiling and exposed eaves rafters. Bedroom six has a double-glazed window to the rear beyond a raised stage area, and there is space for a double bed. A door off gives way to a further room which can be used as a study or a cot room for bedroom six and where, once again, there are exposed eaves rafters.
The property is approached via a wrought iron gate hung on stone pillars and set into the low hawthorn hedge forming the front boundary. The extensive lawn garden is edged by mature shrub borders and a lengthy and shrub lined driveway runs to one side of the property leading to the double lean-to carport with brick base, glazed divides and corrugated Perspex roof. The extensive rear lawn garden is dotted with specimen trees, fruit trees and island shrub and flower borders. A stone flagged sun terrace offers an amazing vantage point from which to enjoy the garden and the splendid far reaching rural views which lie beyond the low, dry-stone boundary wall.
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is Freehold.
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.
Sales Office: 34 Town Road, Croston, PR26 9RB T: 01772 737888 Rentals T: 01257 462095 F: 01257 464863
Company No 8160611 Registered Office: 5a The Common, Parbold, Lancs WN8 7HA