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If you are searching for something a little more specialised, an individual home occupying a unique place in the market, then this property could well suit your requirements. This substantial, stone-built detached cottage is full of character and simply must be viewed to be appreciated, with its impressive floor plan providing 2552 square feet of accommodation as well as an abundance of charming original features, such as wooden beams, rustic fireplaces and exposed stonework.
The property rests in a fantastic position tucked away in a very private spot amongst approximately two acres of pristine land and gardens with wonderful open views that provide a real sense of escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The cottage has everything a family home needs, with the extensive living space offering practicality combined with pleasing aesthetics. From the moment you enter the property, it is clear why this house is so loved by the present owner and why it has been so successful as a family home.
Once inside through the entrance porch guests are greeted by a most welcoming reception room with its original beams and cosy wood-burning stove. From here there is open access through to a formal dining room which itself is of a really good size and ideal for entertaining. The heart of the home, however, is undoubtedly the lounge which covers over 28ft in length and is flooded with natural light from its dual aspects - this beautiful room with its wooden beams and gorgeous old fireplace is the perfect family room with plenty of space to dine and access via patio doors out into the gardens. The updated breakfast kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive array of wall and base units with contrasting granite work surfaces, integrated appliances and a breakfast bar - the ground floor is rounded off with a practical utility room and a handy two-piece cloaks/WC. On the first floor, there are four well proportioned double bedrooms, with the expansive master suite having a large dressing room and a fabulous four-piece en-suite. The three further bedrooms are served by a two-piece family bathroom with a separate WC.
Outside the property offers well-kept gardens that surround the house with its pretty frontage bordered by a large forecourt parking area that gives access to a 548 square foot, four-car, garage. Additional storage is provided by three further outhouses. The bulk of the property’s two acres stretches out in front of it and borders adjacent greenbelt farmland which surrounds the perimeter. With so much land the house will certainly appeal to those with equestrian interest and there is plenty of potential for stables. Special mention should also be given to the fact that a large barn was once sited on the plot adjacent to the main house and the footings to this property including some walls can still be seen. Subject to the relevant planning permissions there is potential here to build a further property for storage or ancillary living accommodation.
Whilst the property rests in a very private spot and feels extremely rural, in reality, it is in a very convenient location for Chorley town centre and its many amenities as well as the railway station and a number of highly regarded schools at both primary and secondary levels. Chorley town centre is just 1.5 miles away and a short 7-minute drive, and the motorway network is also within close proximity. Other benefits of this fabulous home include gas central heating and double glazing.