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Majestically sited at the centre of its one and a half acre plot and as sublime a property as you are ever likely to find, one can be left in no doubt that ‘Bores House’ affords an extremely rare opportunity to acquire something very special indeed, the quintessential dream home occupying a commanding elevated position amidst the rolling Lancashire countryside. This breath-taking residence has no doubt been cast many wistful glances from admiring passers-by, approached by electronically operated wrought-iron gates and with the long winding cobbled driveway giving visitors plenty of time to appreciate its handsome and characterful exterior. Once across the threshold, this idyllic dwelling continues to impress with its palatial proportions and unmatched refinement, with few homes, if any, able to compete with not only its circa 4,150 square feet of accommodation, but also the finest quality of its materials, fixtures and fittings on display throughout, which provide that much desired feeling of luxury and exclusivity reserved for only the most remarkable of homes. The property enjoys stunning countryside views from every elevation, giving a real feeling of privacy and seclusion. Despite this, the convenience of the location is a real highlight, just a short drive out of the vibrant centre of Standish, which boasts a wide range of local shops and amenities, as well as an ever growing social scene, with an eclectic variety of bars and restaurants, which is sure to score highly with those who enjoy a hectic social life. The large surrounding towns of Wigan and Bolton are also within easy reach, the latter which is the home of Bolton School, one of the finest educational establishments in the North-West. For those with a commute to consider, Wigan Railway Station is approximately 4 miles away (for commutes to London and Edinburgh), and Chorley Railway Station is also approximately 4 miles away (for commutes to Preston). One can also access the motorway network at junction 27 of the M6, providing the freedom to travel further afield with ease. The property lies circa 22 miles from Manchester and circa 25 miles from Liverpool, and both Manchester Airport are easily accessible (circa 30 miles) and Liverpool Airport (also circa 30 miles).
One enters the accommodation via the wondrous split-level reception hallway, just one of the architecturally, visually and artistically stunning features on display here, which immediately sets the tone for what is to come, the gorgeous spindled staircase drawing one’s eye up to the magnificent galleried landing. One continues through into the grand 27’ lounge, which is filled with natural light via the dual aspect windows, which include French doors opening out onto the rear and complete with its feature Oak fireplace which adds that all-important focal point, whilst there are two sets of double doors leading through into the enormous 26’ sun room-style conservatory, complete with its exposed stone wall and atrium-style roof, which would make an ideal entertaining space, able to accommodate even the most populous of gatherings, with guests able to spill out onto the garden for cocktails on the stone flagged patio. The real hub of this home is undoubtedly the superb 24’ open plan kitchen/diner/family room, which is the epitome of modern day living and sure to be the space in which all the family gather together, complete with access out onto the terrace which is arguably the best place of all to enjoy those magnificent views towards Winter Hill, perhaps with a spot of brunch on those lazy Sunday mornings. The beautifully appointed kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of quality wall and base units in Oak, with contrasting black granite work surfaces, including an island unit incorporating a breakfast bar, as well as a Belfast sink and a host of integrated appliances, including the traditional AGA cooker, newly installed electric oven with induction hob, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler. The 11’ study provides that much needed space in which to work from home, with the ground floor completed by a useful cloakroom, guest WC and a handy 11’ utility room in which to keep the family laundry out of view of unexpected visitors.
The state of impress continues on the first floor, with five well-proportioned bedrooms – three of which benefit from built-in storage and two of which boast stylish en-suite facilities, the master bedroom with a four piece bathroom and a guest room with a three piece shower room. The remainder of the family are suitably spoiled by the sumptuous main house bathroom, which is luxuriously appointed with limestone tiling and fitted with a contemporary four piece suite in classic white, comprising of WC, vanity wash hand basin, shower cubicle and Jacuzzi bath with massage function and mood lighting, where one can relax with a glass of Champagne whilst watching their favourite programme on the integrated television.
Externally, the formal gardens envelope the property with seemingly endless swathes of lawn, bordered by mature trees and hedging which create that feeling of privacy which this home demands. The mature plants and shrubs are a haven for wildlife, with hares, ducks and deer being frequent visitors to this calming oasis. The simply vast cobbled driveway leads to a large parking area, as well as providing access to the integral double garage, complete with workshop and office, however this could be easily converted to additional living accommodation, if so desired, perhaps into an annex for a dependent relative, with the substantial plot able to accommodate a garage elsewhere, subject to the necessary consents. There is also ample potential to create space for a helipad, which is something which has been in place in the past. This quite remarkable home of distinction is offered with the benefit of no onward chain and simply must be viewed to appreciate its size and quality.