If one is searching for something a little more specialised, a home occupying a unique place in the market, then this fabulous semi-detached cottage with outstanding new equestrian facilities may well suit one’s niche requirements, dating back to approximately 1850 and set within an outstanding plot of circa four acres, which will be perfect for those searching for a lifestyle home which can accommodate their passion, whether on a personal or even a professional basis. Our clients... More
If one is searching for something a little more specialised, a home occupying a unique place in the market, then this fabulous semi-detached cottage with outstanding new equestrian facilities may well suit one’s niche requirements, dating back to approximately 1850 and set within an outstanding plot of circa four acres, which will be perfect for those searching for a lifestyle home which can accommodate their passion, whether on a personal or even a professional basis. Our clients have invested heavily to create a quite superb set-up here which one will struggle to match, with infrastructure which has been beautifully thought-out to meet all the equestrian needs one could require, including paddocks, stables, all-weather turn-out area and ménage. Furthermore, whilst all these facilities are located just to the rear of this home, they also benefit from their own private access road, which is perfect for larger vehicles or horse boxes, which will be most useful should one be looking to keep the two sides of their lives somewhat separate. Whilst the outside spaces offer limitless potential, so is a similar tale internally, with a ground floor annex offering a superb opportunity for private accommodation for an older child or an elderly or disabled relative who requires their privacy, but with the reassurance of being within the family unit. The annex benefits from its own private entrance to the side of the property, as well as being accessible from the main house, therefore providing a possible rental opportunity. However, if not required for independent living, this ancillary living space could simply be incorporated into the main house, should one desire a larger family home. This home integrates seamlessly with its rural surroundings, discreetly positioned along this quiet country lane at the heart of the stunning Lancashire countryside, encompassed by greenbelt land, with both an open aspect to the front and also beyond the private grounds to the rear, giving a real feeling of rural living, which will be ideal for those relaxing rides or perhaps a stroll with the dogs of an evening to eradicate the stresses of the day. The area has strong agricultural traditions, with a number of nearby homes having commercial licences, including a peat farm, turf farm and nursery, and one would be forgiven for feeling as though they are miles away from civilisation. However, the reality is that this property is far from remote and, in fact, extremely conveniently located, with the nearby centres of Rainford and Skelmersdale offering a host of amenities, whilst the superb motorway links afforded by the M58 motorway, allow ease of access to major surrounding centres of commerce, such as Liverpool and Manchester. The total space on offer here is truly impressive, extending to in excess of 2,975 square feet, of which in excess of 1,830 square feet is living accommodation. It is anticipated that a new owner may wish to cosmetically update certain aspects of the latter, our clients having concentrated their recent efforts in the creation of the fabulous external facilities. However, this is a perfect opportunity for a new owner to infuse their own style and taste to create a bespoke home to their individual specification. One enters via the entrance porch and proceeds into the vast 19’ lounge, which is lovely and light via the large picture window to the front elevation, whilst the warm and characterful ambiance is created by the gorgeous feature fireplace with its newly installed solid-fuel burner, which conjures images of frosty winter evenings huddled around a crackling fire. One proceeds through into the 12’ kitchen, which is fitted with a range of wall and base units in cream, with contrasting black laminated work surfaces and equipped with a number of integrated appliances, including electric oven, halogen hob with extractor canopy, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, whilst the open plan layout into the dining room works very well, creating that much desired sociable entertaining space when one has friends over for dinner. The rear hallway provides access to the 14’ conservatory, which is a flexible space which could be utilised for a number of purposes, however most will find this a perfect spot in which to relax and unwind with a glass of wine, whilst enjoying the beautiful aspect over the rear grounds. The annex completes the ground floor, comprising of a 16’ double bedroom, kitchen and three piece shower room, however this could be utilised as a handy utility room and a further reception room, if so required by a new owner. To the first floor, one will discover three bright bedrooms, including the 12’ master bedroom which benefits from built-in wardrobes. Bedrooms two and three are connected, but have been individual rooms in the past and so this could be reinstated, if so desired. The family bathroom completes the accommodation, being fitted with a four piece suite in white, comprising of WC, pedestal wash hand basin, free-standing roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle. Externally, the substantial plot ensures the property is set well back from the lane and encompassed by its own grounds, approached by an electrically-operated farmhouse-style gate, which leads to a large parking area and the large detached garage. There are an abundance of components to the circa four acre plot, not least the mature woodland and generous private gardens which offer swathes of lawn for the little ones to burn off their energy, or perhaps within the fantastic barked play area, surrounded by well-stocked borders of mature plants, trees and hedging, with mum and dad able to keep a watchful eye from the paved patio. When the weather isn’t at its best, the 19’ summer house provides the perfect recreational space, with great potential of use, whether it be a cinema room, gymnasium, games room for the little ones or perhaps a bar for the oldest members of the family who enjoy entertaining late into the evening. It is the wonderful equestrian facilities, however, where this home truly excels, complete with paddocks, all-weather turn-out area, ménage and two stables, with further stabling provided within the 30’ barn, which also provides superb storage facilities. This fabulous individual home simply must be viewed to appreciate all that it is able to offer.