This beautifully presented three bed characterful detached residence simply must be viewed to be appreciated, dating back circa 200 years and positively bursting with cottage-style charm both externally and internally, as well as affording deceptively spacious accommodation, extending to in excess of a generous 1,155 square feet in total. The property has recently been the subject of a host of aesthetic improvements, including the installation of a new kitchen and bathroom, new... More
This beautifully presented three bed characterful detached residence simply must be viewed to be appreciated, dating back circa 200 years and positively bursting with cottage-style charm both externally and internally, as well as affording deceptively spacious accommodation, extending to in excess of a generous 1,155 square feet in total. The property has recently been the subject of a host of aesthetic improvements, including the installation of a new kitchen and bathroom, new floor coverings and Oak internal doors, all of which have been carefully selected to sympathetically blend the old and the new harmoniously, ensuring the warmth and charm which goes hand in hand with a home of this age has not been lost, merely complimented by the modern appointments which are demanded in present day living. This individual property integrates seamlessly within the beautiful village of Croston, widely acknowledged as one of the finest country retreats West Lancashire has to offer and this home is situated right at its heart, Westhead Road being one of those particularly well regarded spots which could not be demonstrated any better than its delightful proximity to the River Yarrow, which flows beneath the adjacent bridge, a feature which is synonymous with the village. The area offers a quality way of life, with beautiful surrounding countryside and a pretty village green, whilst there are several welcoming public houses and eateries, as well as highly regarded local primary and secondary schools close at hand, all of which are within a short stroll. The railway station is also similarly convenient, which will be ideal for those who have a daily commute to consider, ensuring this tiny corner of Lancashire has much to offer every generation. With light-filled living spaces and a neutral standard of décor which compliments the characterful interior perfectly, this delightful home is a lovely place to be, with its inviting ambiance being felt as soon as one crosses the threshold via the vestibule and into the gorgeous 17’ lounge, which is filled with natural light and boasts an attractive feature fireplace, complete with the all-important solid-fuel burner, which conjures images of frosty winter evenings huddled around a crackling fire. The Oak wooden flooring extends through into the separate 14’ dining room, which also benefits from a burner-style fire and is sure to create a cosy atmosphere for those family dinners or when one has the urge to entertain friends for the evening. The adjoining 14’ breakfast kitchen can accommodate more informal dining and has been recently re-fitted with a range of country-style wall and base units in cream, with contrasting solid wood work surfaces, incorporating a traditional Belfast sink and breakfast bar, as well as a number of integrated appliances, including double electric oven, halogen hob with extractor hood, microwave and dishwasher, whilst there is a most useful separate utility room and off-lying two piece cloakroom/WC, both of which are most welcome surprises in a home of this age. If one continues up to the first floor, the three well-proportioned bedrooms are sure to impress, all of which are doubles, with the two largest benefitting from built-in storage and the 14’ master bedroom enjoying a two piece en-suite washroom, whilst the old box room has been opened up to the landing to create a study area – a much better use of the space and providing that much desired space in which to work from home, as required. The accommodation is completed by the main family bathroom, which has been re-fitted with a four piece suite in classic white, comprising of WC, vanity wash hand basin, panelled bath and separate shower cubicle. Externally, the low-maintenance frontage affords a wide driveway which is able to accommodate three vehicles, which is a real premium for the location, whilst the enclosed garden is lovely and private, being mainly laid to lawn, with planted borders. A handy outbuilding provides some storage, whilst one can sit and relax on the paved patio with a glass of something bubbly when the sun is shining. With so much to appreciate and admire, we would highly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate all that this charming property has to offer.