- Handsome stone built detached former farmhouse
- Four generously sized reception rooms
- Four good sized double bedrooms
- Master bedroom with en suite and dressing room
- Idyllic country lane setting with far reaching views
- Separate stone built one bedroom annexe is included
- Option on an additional six acres of paddock land
- Option on Large stone-built barn suitable for ancillary space
Set in a much sought-after location on a pretty country lane in the hills above Parbold and having spectacular views across the West Lancashire plain, this handsome and imposing stone built detached four-bedroom former farmhouse is set in private walled and gated location, within its own landscaped formal gardens and offers use of a neighbouring stone built ancillary accommodation, offering a double bedroom, L shaped kitchen, living, dining area and a separate bathroom.
In addition to the main property and annex, there is an option on a large stone built storage barn, offering potential as a stable block if required and circa 6 acres of grassing land, this would be by separate negotiation.
The property is approached via electronically controlled wrought iron double gates set into stone walling with coach lamp pillars and which open to a sweeping cobbled driveway with lantern lighting providing parking space and access to the handsome stone built former farmhouse. A small wrought iron gate opens to an extensive York stone sun terrace enclosed by a low-level stone wall and having a decorative arbour, a raised decked platform and a further gate to the side lawn garden. This west facing spot is ideal for al fresco dining and, beyond the laurel hedging, enjoys the most superb far reaching views across the West Lancashire plain. To the front of the property is a lawn and sandstone rockery garden dotted with mature shrubs and trees.
As with many homes, the rear entrance door becomes the most practical one to use so my description of this charming family home starts at the uPVC stable-style door into a fully tiled entrance porch with York stone flooring. Semi glazed oak door opens to a utility room with stone mullion window to the rear with rural views. Fitted with a range of white and rich grey high gloss wall and base units plus drawer banks. The laminated sparkle work-surface has an inset graphite shaded one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with spring form mixer tap above set below the rear window. There is also plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer. A door off leads into a cloakroom fitted with a two-piece white suite of wash basin and w.c.. Large pale grey ceramic tiled flooring continues through an opening into the very spacious dining kitchen with a window to the side and rear and where there is a further good range of white and grey high gloss units including a peninsula breakfast bar with cabinets beneath and highlighted by the recessed downlighting, under-cabinet and kick-board LED lighting and having kickboard heating. Granite work surfaces surround and have an inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with springform mixer tap above and an etched drainer alongside, plus the added convenience of an integrated automatic dishwasher close by. Also inset is a Neff induction hob and a complementary stainless-steel chimney style extractor fan above. The bank of cabinets to one wall integrates a larder fridge, freezer, twin oven and grills, steamer and microwave ovens and there is also an integrated wine chiller. The exposed ceiling beams add another dimension to the contemporary style of the dining kitchen, the recessed downlighting spans both areas and there is also wall lighting, a wall mounted television point and a traditional style radiator.
A semi glazed oak door opens into the dual aspect lounge with picture window to rear giving superb far reaching views and French windows leading out to the York Stone patio and rockery which was once the main entrance to the property. The strong focal point of the room is the black granite Adam style fire surround with cast iron inset housing a gas log fire with a wall mounted television point above. The warmth from the fire is supplemented by two traditional style radiators for chilly evenings whilst recessed downlighting, central pendant light and wall lighting all add to the ambience. A bespoke white oak staircase rises and turns to the first floor and has deep storage cupboard beneath, and the perfectly chosen laminate flooring follows through the glazed double doors into the generously sized drawing room. This dual aspect room has stone mullion windows to front and rear, ornate mouldings for character and a corner television point alongside the natural shaded carved granite fire surround with raised hearth and housing a wood burning stove. From this room double doors open to a sun lounge with a pine clad vaulted ceiling, recessed display niches and a corner bar. There are windows to three sides including French windows opening to the extensive York stone sun terrace with fabulous views across the West Lancashire plain.
At the turn of the stairs to the first floor is a mullion window overlooking the front garden and at the top is a charming split-level landing having exposed oak beams, which can be seen throughout the upper rooms, a linen cupboard housing the hot water cylinder tank, pendant and wall lighting plus a traditional style radiator.
Oak panelled doors give way to each of the rooms including the luxurious master bedroom which has a low-level eyelid-style window opposite the bed space offering superb views and a Velux skylight for additional natural light. There is ample space for cabinets and nightstands and a television point is available. Through an open arch is the dressing room which is fitted with a wide range of cream and walnut effect high gloss furniture including wardrobes, drawer banks and dressing table. There also mullion and Velux windows in this area and pendant and wall lighting illuminate both rooms. The adjoining fully tiled en suite is fitted with a contemporary four-piece white suite comprising a back-to-wall bathtub having wall mounted faucets over, a double size shower cubicle with rainfall and hand-held shower, a wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap above and a close coupled w.c. - all beautifully lit by the downlighting and warmed by a traditional style heated towel rail.
The three further bedrooms are all of generous proportions, each have ample space for clothes storage furniture, lit by pendant lighting and traditional style radiators and a mix of either stone mullion windows overlooking the surrounding grounds or Velux skylights allowing natural light to pour through. Each offers their own character; the dual aspect bedroom two has laminate flooring and a fully tiled split level en suite comprising a shower cubicle, Butler style wash basin and a w.c. A step rises to access bedroom three and bedroom four has a lengthy window and a loft access point. The latter two bedrooms are served by the fully tiled bathroom which is fitted with a contemporary white three-piece suite comprising wall mounted console-style wash basin with illuminated mirror and shaver point above, close coupled w.c. and a corner shower cubicle with rainfall and hand-held showers plus a heated rail to warm the towels.
A detached stone-built outbuilding with exterior stone steps to a platform has been converted to afford useful annexe space ideal for visiting family and friends, a spacious small office area or, as currently used, as a gymnasium.
Upvc doors and windows are fitted and the interior is well appointed with laminate flooring continuing throughout, having pendant and inset spotlights to the vaulted ceiling. The principal room has two sets of French windows opening to York stone patio and cobbled frontage, a wall mounted electric fire plus a radiator and there is a high-level storage loft cupboard. The kitchen area has been fitted with a range of white high gloss wall and base units with granite effect counters and a tiled splash-back behind the one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap. Also inset is a Neff four ring ceramic hob with double oven and grill beneath and a stainless-steel chimney style extractor fan above. There is also an integrated fridge and space for an automatic dishwasher.
The laminate flooring continues into a separate dual aspect room with open rural views, inset spotlights to the vaulted ceiling and having a vertical chrome radiator for warmth. The en suite with extractor fan has been styled with a white contemporary three-piece suite having a wall mounted wash basin with waterfall style tap, a close coupled w.c. and a steam shower with seat and radio.
Another section of the annex building houses a utility room with York stone flag flooring, inset spotlights, a range of kitchen cabinets with granite effect counters, an inset stainless-steel sink unit beneath side window, plumbing and space for a range of further white goods. This space creates an ideal kitchen preparation area for summer barbecue parties. To the rear of the building is an outside w.c. having a UPVC semi glazed door and a wash basin with Triton electric water heater over.
Unfurnished except for certain white goods, curtains etc.
Available end of July 2019.
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