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Exuding character and style in equal measure, this gorgeous two bed mid-mews property simply must be viewed to appreciate not only the deceptive levels of space, but also the thoughtful design, both of this property, but more generally, the development itself, having been borne through the inspirational conversion of this former Methodist School, at the heart of the highly desirable village of Croston. From what was once a building designed for function over aesthetics, this centre of learning has been re-modelled into a new purpose for the 21st century, skilfully and sympathetically converting this beautiful landmark building into an exclusive complex of charming individual homes, providing a real lesson in how to blend character and contemporary flair. Offering all the modern appointments one would expect of a modern home, the property has lost none of its character, with rustic beams and high ceilings providing gorgeous traditional acknowledgements to its illustrious past. The property integrates seamlessly within this beautiful West Lancashire village, a country retreat which has become synonymous with prestige and country homes, as well as its stunning countryside. Offering a quality way of life, resting beside the River Yarrow and with a pretty village green, Croston has several welcoming public houses and eateries, as well as highly regarded local primary and secondary schools close at hand, with the railway station similarly convenient, being within a short stroll of this home, which will be ideal for those who have a daily commute to consider.
One enters the private accommodation via what was the original ‘Girls’ entrance into the bright glazed entrance hallway with its handy two piece cloakroom/WC and proceeds through into the fabulous 18’ lounge, where one is hopelessly drawn to the simply stunning arched feature window, just one of the unique accents which contribute to this gem of a home. The open plan layout similarly impresses, really emphasising the feeling of space, as does the neutral décor, with a perfect flow into the 15’ kitchen/diner, which is fitted with a range of dark wood wall and base units with contrasting laminated work surfaces and equipped with a number of integrated appliances, including electric oven, gas hob with extractor canopy, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The central atrium-style spindled staircase to the first floor has created another delightful feature, leading up to the first floor, where the two double bedrooms will be revealed, both of which boast those beautiful original beams, with the magnificent 14’ master bedroom also benefitting from modern additions, such as built-in wardrobes, including a concealed dressing table, which is sure to prove popular with the lady of the house. The accommodation is completed by the bathroom, which is fitted with a three piece suite in white, comprising of WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with overhead shower. Further highlights include underfloor heating.
Externally, the property benefits from allocated parking facilities for two vehicles, whist the attractive low-maintenance shingled frontage comes complete with raised planters and provides a space in which to sit out with a relaxing glass of wine, when the weather allows. We would highly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate what this charming property has to offer.