Affording a unique opportunity to own a piece of history, this Grade II listed Georgian period property, one of an attached pair, is a truly inspiring home, constructed in 1824 and with a handsome double-fronted stone façade which has no doubt been cast many admiring glances from passers-by. This beautiful landmark home within a conservation area has many stories to tell from Chorley’s illustrious past and it is this rich feeling of tradition and heritage, both internally and... More
Affording a unique opportunity to own a piece of history, this Grade II listed Georgian period property, one of an attached pair, is a truly inspiring home, constructed in 1824 and with a handsome double-fronted stone façade which has no doubt been cast many admiring glances from passers-by. This beautiful landmark home within a conservation area has many stories to tell from Chorley’s illustrious past and it is this rich feeling of tradition and heritage, both internally and externally, which makes this opportunity so rare, brimming with period features and simply oozing charm and grandeur which is quite simply not found nowadays. Aside from its obvious aesthetic appeal, it is the sheer size of this property which is quite awe-inspiring and which cannot fully be appreciated without an internal inspection, homes on this scale being a rarity indeed and we are confident that there are few, if any, in the area which can compete with the vast proportions of this fine example, with accommodation arranged over no less than four floors and extending to in excess of 2,510 square feet in total, to include four separate reception rooms and four bedrooms. The property could not be located in a more convenient position, within a short stroll of the vibrant town centre of Chorley and, therefore, benefiting from ease of access to an abundance of shops and amenities, ease of travel for the commuter, with both the bus and train station within walking distance, as well as well regarded schools at both primary and secondary levels, which is always an important consideration with any potential family home. For the older generation, the M61 and M6 motorways are accessible with a couple of minutes, ensuring major commercial centres such as Manchester, Preston and Bolton are within easy reach, and when one is in need of a little relaxation of an evening, a quiet meander around the lovely Astley Park is sure to ease the stresses of the day, or perhaps a picnic with the little ones at the weekend. The charming exterior marries perfectly with the bright interior spaces, with an abundance of natural light throughout, as well as plentiful period features on display, including high ceilings, decorative plasterwork, sash windows and fireplaces, creating that warm and inviting ambiance of a bygone era which cannot fail to infuse one’s heart. The stone steps lead up to the entrance door, where one is greeted by a vestibule and then the fabulous reception hallway, which makes an immediate impression, really setting the tone for what is to come, the elegant staircase drawing one’s eye up to the half handing with its feature window, giving a wonderful feeling of grandeur and sophistication. The 17’ drawing room is located to the rear of the property to take full advantage of the delightful aspect over the rear garden via the two sash windows, with its impressive proportions providing a wonderful setting for those evenings when one has the urge to entertain friends, the gorgeous feature fireplace with its mahogany surround and open grate providing the ultimate crackling soundtrack to accompany those after-dinner cocktails. A 14’ sitting room is located to the front elevation, providing a perhaps more cosy alternative or ideal should the younger members of the family require their own separate relaxation space, whilst there is also a further 12’ reception room, presently utilised as a gentleman’s study, which will be perfect for those who require some space in which to work from home. Perhaps the feeling of tradition is felt no more so than to the lower ground floor, where one will discover the 15’ kitchen with its off-lying cloakroom/WC, which is fitted with a range of wall and base units with contrasting laminated work surfaces and equipped with an integrated double electric oven, halogen hob and extractor canopy, whilst the adjoining 16’ dining room with its beautiful feature open grate fireplace provides that much needed inviting space for those family dinners. This floor is completed by a handy 18’ utility/store room. Given its independent access from both the side and rear of the property, there is the obvious potential here to transform this level into a self-contained living space for a dependant relative who require their own privacy, such as a granny or teenager, which adds superb further flexibility to this home. If one ventures up to the first floor, the landing provides access to three of the bedrooms – three large doubles with attached dressing room/nursery, with bedroom two being the perfect choice as a guest room, given its delightful dual aspect windows. The dressing room could also be used as a nursery or as a fifth bedroom. The main bathroom is fitted with a four piece traditional suite, comprising of WC, beautiful vanity wash hand basin, enamel bath and shower cubicle, whilst the second floor will reveal a further 17’ bedroom, which would suit an older child who perhaps would like their own space, also offering potential for the creation of an en-suite shower room within the existing adjoining store room. Externally, the garden frontage is mainly laid to lawn with a wrought-iron railings, whilst the simply gorgeous rear garden is a horticultural delight, mainly laid to lawn with mature planted borders which are sure to score highly with any green-fingered buyers. When the sun is shining, the stone-flagged patio is a perfect location on which to enjoy a spot of brunch, whilst there is also the additional benefit of off-road parking facilities. Period homes are so often in strong demand and we would highly recommend an early internal inspection to appreciate this unique residence.