- Two separate properties for consideration
- Grade II Listed former four-bedroom farmhouse
- Two reception rooms and breakfast kitchen
- Planning consent for a detached barn conversion
- Plans available for the three-bedroom dwelling
- Private driveway and gardens to both properties
- Excellent locations close to the village centre
- Easy access to amenities and commuter routes
Two totally separate properties to consider here under one price tag. Firstly, dating back to the 1600’s, a Grade II Listed former farmhouse with characterful accommodation throughout to include two reception rooms, four double bedrooms and a breakfast kitchen with planning permission for a garden room. Secondly, the detached brick-built barn to the rear has been granted planning consent for a replacement three-bedroom dwelling. Once developed, both will have parking and private gardens.
The Grade II Listed former farmhouse is entered through a timber panelled door to a vestibule with inset spotlights and a meter cupboard. Further panelled doors give access to each of the ground floor rooms, there are three pendant lights, a window borrowing light from the kitchen and a walk-in cloaks cupboard with light and shelves.
A spindle staircase rises to the first floor and the oak flooring continues into the comfortably spacious, dual aspect lounge with windows to the front and side and recessed downlighting and wall lights illuminate in the evenings. Exposed raze edged and quarter round ceiling beams span the room and the cast iron wood burning stove stands on a stone flagged hearth within the brick ingle fireplace and has a full height built-in storage cupboard to one side.
The spacious breakfast kitchen has two windows to the front – one with a window seat - and a window to the hall. The ceiling has recessed down-lights between the exposed beams and there is a stable style door to the rear garden. The range of bespoke, hand-built fitted white cabinets and drawers have wood-block work-surfaces above. There is also a wall mounted shelf unit and a trough-style enamel sink unit with mixer and extendable spray tap over rests on a tiled surface below the second window. A brick-built and tile niche gives space for a range-style cooker and there is the option to fit a separate hob, plus there is space for an American style fridge freezer. A rear door opens to the garden and there is extant planning permission for a garden room extension to the kitchen.
The kitchen is warmed by under-floor heating and the ceramic tile flooring continues into the utility room which has a rear window, beamed ceiling and an under-stairs pantry. Further white cabinets are fitted and have an inset enamel sink unit and mixer tap set in the Formica work surface with under counter plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. The area also houses the wall mounted Vaillant gas central heating boiler.
The good-sized study has an opaque window to the rear, exposed ceiling beams and is wired for wall and a pendant light.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is the cloakroom which is fitted with a white two-piece suite comprising wall mounted wash hand basin and a low flush w.c. There is ceramic tiled flooring, an opaque window to the rear and recessed down-lights.
A butterfly staircase rises to the first floor passing a window with church views at the half-landing and having spindle balustrades at the top.
The right wing gives way to the dual aspect master bedroom with a semi vaulted and beamed ceiling. There is more than ample space for wardrobes and chests of drawers and, in the evenings, the room is lit by wall and pendant lighting. The en suite has a window to the rear and two recessed downlights in the beamed ceiling. The suite comprises a fully tiled corner shower cubicle, a vanity set wash basin and a w.c. A radiator with integrated chrome heated rail warms the towels and the vinyl flooring gives a practical finish.
The left wing gives way to the three further bedrooms and family bathroom, each having timber panelled doors.
Bedroom two has a window to the front, pendant light to the beamed ceiling and a radiator. Bedroom three has a side window, pendant light to the beamed ceiling and a radiator. There is also a niche with clothes rail and drawer space having an inset spotlight above.
Bedroom four is a single room with a front window, exposed beams and floor boards and two pendant lights.
The split-level family bathroom has a part vinyl and part tiled floor, a cupboard housing the hot water tank with linen shelves above and a pendant light. The three-piece suite comprises a one and a half size fully tiled cubicle with sliding glass doors and double head shower unit, a roll top claw-foot bath with centralised taps, a pedestal wash basin with light above and a low flush w.c. There is also a radiator with integrated chrome heated towel rail.
The properties are set back from Church Road down a private drive and the farmhouse is approached over a cobbled apron frontage with parking for two cars, lawn gardens to the side and bordered by mature shrub planting.
To the rear, a stone flagged path cuts through the broad pebbled area and leads to an Indian stone flagged patio island. Beyond this, is a parking area with mature shrub border to one side sheltering the walled lawn garden with an ornamental pond.
The detached brick-built outbuilding has planning consent for a new-build three-bedroom dwelling and is approached via a separate driveway leading to the aforementioned parking area. To the side of the outbuilding is a further lawn area which will become the private garden to the new dwelling. Plans are available on the West Lancashire District Council Planning Portal as well as our own website.
NB The farmhouse has a flying freehold above the study with the adjoining property.
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