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On an all too rare occasion, the market is graced with something that little bit special, a unique home of distinction which has the ability to stir emotion and desire even before one takes a step across the threshold. This breath-taking character residence offers one such opportunity, its stunning stone exterior oozing the personality and charm which is synonymous with a bygone era of character and tradition, and blended seamlessly and sympathetically with the contrasting contemporary glass extension which was added in 2015 by award-winning architects, Stanton Andrews of Clitheroe, resulting in a feature in a number of publications, including the prestigious Lancashire Life. The property would no doubt have been cast many wistful glances from admiring passers-by were it not for the privacy of the location, this home forming part of Heys Lodge, a truly inspiring residence, steeped in local history and having been re-modelled in 2004 into a new purpose for the 21st century. Aside from its obvious aesthetic appeal, there is much more than the handsome exterior to impress here, particularly the almost unassailable levels of quality and finish which are on display throughout, resulting in a simply awe-inspiring end product which can only be appreciated by internal inspection. The property is situated within the quaint semi-rural outpost of Whittle-le-Woods, one of the most desirable areas in the district and renowned for some of the most picturesque countryside, ensuring one is never short of somewhere to enjoy a relaxing evening stroll, yet despite its credentials as a peaceful haven, one is far from isolated, with the abundance of shops and amenities available within Chorley town centre, and junction 8 of the M61 within a short drive, ensuring major commercial centres such as Manchester, Preston and Bolton are within a reasonable commute. The accommodation itself is thoughtfully arranged over three inviting levels and extends to in excess of 2,060 square feet in total; entering via the welcoming entrance hallway with its useful built-in storage cupboards and illuminated staircase to the first floor, before proceeding through into the comfortable 16’ lounge, the Oak flooring linking the spaces perfectly. The open plan feel works wonderfully well for modern day living, providing that much desired sociable entertaining space, and is felt no more so than within the gorgeous extension, accessed via a stone archway. This fabulous 21’ space houses the stunning Stuart Frazer-designed kitchen, the vaulted ceiling and abundance of glass really emphasising the feeling of space, whilst the beautiful feature chimney breast with its inset burner-style, remotely-operated gas fire ensures those character accents are carried through from the original living areas, as well as creating a cosy ambience. The kitchen is fitted with a quality range of two tone Siematic wall and base units with contrasting Corian work surfaces, which pleasingly continues through into the complimentary separate utility room and incorporates a single bowl sink unit with instant hot water and filtered water taps, as well as a host of Miele appliances, including four high-level electric ovens, two warming drawers, induction hob with overhead extraction system, larder fridge and freezer, two wine coolers and coffee machine. Further highlights include under-floor heating, a Lutron efficient energy system, a Sonos integrated sound system and electronically operated lighting, sun blinds and Velux windows. The ground floor is completed by a luxurious steam room/WC in which one can relax away the stresses of the day. If one ventures up to the first floor, two bedrooms will be revealed, comprising of a 13’ double bedroom complete with built-in furniture and a stylish three piece en-suite shower room, which would be ideal for an older child or as a guest room, as well as a further 12’ bedroom, which is comprehensively fitted out as a fabulous dressing room, however benefits from a hidden pull-down single bed, should it be required for its original purpose. One can also find the main family bathroom on this floor, which is fitted with a three-piece suite in classic white, comprising of WC, wash hand basin and free-standing Roca bath, with beautiful slate tiling to exposed areas. To the second floor, the landing area has been cleverly fitted out as a study, which will be most useful for those who require some space to work from home, whilst the 22’ master suite provides that much needed haven in which to retire of an evening, benefitting from a bright dual aspect, as well as a walk-in wardrobe and a private three piece en-suite wet room. Externally, the development is approached via electronically operated gates, which offer a high degree of privacy and security, with the development nestled within circa five acres of managed woodland and private gardens. The property enjoys its own private gardens also, which have been professionally landscaped and include planted borders, a water feature and a generous stone flagged patio. Allocated parking facilities are provided, whilst there is also a garage, complete with power and light. We are confident that any discerning purchasers will appreciate the wealth and quality of accommodation on display.