This stunning home rests elegantly on a large private plot in a gorgeous setting surrounded by lovely West Lancashire countryside. Never has the cliche internal inspection a must been more apt, as only by viewing can you appreciate the inviting appeal of this family-sized property. The property dates back to 1887 and was originally Halsall railway station set along the Liverpool, Southport and Preston line, it opened for the first time in November 1887, and closed in September 1938.... More
This stunning home rests elegantly on a large private plot in a gorgeous setting surrounded by lovely West Lancashire countryside. Never has the cliche internal inspection a must been more apt, as only by viewing can you appreciate the inviting appeal of this family-sized property. The property dates back to 1887 and was originally Halsall railway station set along the Liverpool, Southport and Preston line, it opened for the first time in November 1887, and closed in September 1938. The tracks that ran across the back of the property were lifted in 1952, part of the property also formed a post office and the famous "Altcar Bob" service once operated through the station. This rich history is now difficult to imagine as the property has undergone so many aesthetic alterations and provides accommodation perfectly suited for today's modern living requirements. Highlights include reception, cloaks/wc, lounge, dining room, sitting room, study, breakfast kitchen, five bedrooms, three en-suites and a family bathroom. Outside there are well kept gardens to the front and rear along with extensive parking and a double garage. The front entrance opens via a vestibule area to a welcoming reception and inner hallway which in-turn gives way to all the homes main living areas. The magnificent lounge is a fantastic family room featuring triple aspects with French doors opening out into the rear garden; the beautiful fireplace houses an open fire and forms an attractive focal point for the room. The sitting room is a lovely big second reception which benefits from front facing aspects and would make an ideal family living room. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and is perfect for more formal entertaining, whilst the kitchen itself is defined by top of the line appliances and a comprehensive array of quality fitted units with contrasting work surfaces. Integrated items include two electric ovens, ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and a water purifier are also plumbed in. A cosy breakfast nook, featuring dresser style units, is open plan to the kitchen making it a perfect space in which to cook and eat. A practical utility room, a generous study and a quality cloaks/wc complete the downstairs living areas. The homes generous proportions are mirrored to the first floor with four excellent sized bedrooms, and a great fifth bedroom set on the second floor which makes a lovely guest suite. The master bedroom offers expansive floor space with a range of quality fitted bedroom furniture and a lavish five piece en-suite comprising his and hers wash hand basins, low flush wc, a luxurious spa bath and built in shower unit. The second and third bedrooms are both double rooms and provide fitted wardrobes with the fourth bedroom also benefiting fitted furniture and en-suite facilities along with French doors that open out onto a balcony giving fantastic open views of the surrounding countryside. The guest suite on the second floor also features en-suite facilities whilst the family bathroom comprises a lovely four piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, spa bath and shower cubicle with body jets, complementary tiling completes the look. Externally the property resides on a wonderful plot imbued of perfectly maintained gardens bordering open countryside. The rear has a west facing aspect and provides lawned gardens with mature borders and patio areas. The property sits centrally on the plot giving ample frontage with extensive parking and a long sweeping driveway which leads to the side of the house and a large double garage. The property is located in a lovely rural spot which is also totally accessible being equidistant to Southport and Ormskirk Town centres along with easy access to the railway network as well as first class primary and secondary schools.