This beautiful extended four bedroom farmhouse (with one bedroom self contained annexe) has origins dating back to the 17th Century and has been lovingly upgraded, perfectly blending versatility, character and charm. Steeped in History this splendid property is situated in a large private plot offering generous gardens and extensive parking, all within a fabulous and convenient setting. The location is within easy access to a host of amenities, including Bolton, Leyland and Preston town centres. It is also well placed for major transport links making it a superb option for those looking to commute. The layout offers the unique potential for a self contained annexe that would be idea for a dependent relative/home workers or offer a possible rental income if required. The home itself has generously proportioned and highly versatile accommodation that is well suited to modern family living whilst the superb private gardens must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Rarely do properties of this type and quality come onto the market in such locations and as such, an early inspection is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.
The well-proportioned and highly flexible living space comprises an entrance lobby, hallway, principal lounge, separate formal sitting/dining room, large fitted kitchen with generous dining area, utility room, substantial orangery, ground floor bathroom, four exceptionally good sized double bedrooms (master with mezzanine bedroom and large, versatile dressing room) plus a further family shower room. The annexe is linked to the house offering additional accommodation if required however can be self contained to provide a lounge, kitchen, large double bedroom, shower and WC, providing a fabulous dependent relative suite or stand alone accommodation that could offer a substantial rental income if needed. Outside a courtyard and over average sized double garage offer excellent parking arrangements alongside splendid private gardens.Location
The market town of Chorley is ideally placed for transport links which include the M6, M61 and M65 motorways, making it ideal for commuter access across the North of England. The property itself is located in the popular area of Clayton-Le-Woods, which is within close proximity to a variety of local amenities including shops and renowned schooling. This location has long been popular with homebuyers looking for the perfect balance of modern convenience, as well as being close to fabulous open countryside.
The principal lounge is a wonderful, spacious yet cosy room that has a stunning stone built fireplace that houses a multi fuel stove, alongside fitted display cabinets and exposed beamed features. A separate equally spacious sitting/dining room provides a more formal area for entertaining. A generously proportioned orangery provides yet more wonderful reception space that is used by the current owner as a study, that has views over the rear gardens.
Dining Kitchen and Utility Room
The hub of the house is the kitchen and dining area, a large, light and airy space which is fitted with a range of wall and base units comprising cupboards, drawers and contrasting work surfaces complemented by integrated appliances to include a range style cooker. The spacious kitchen offers more than enough room for cooking, dining and relaxing alike, making it ideally suited to modern living. Adjacent to here a utility room can be found which provides yet more useful storage space, ideally suited to white goods.
The master suite is a fabulous, characterful area that has many period features to include a stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and exposed beamed features. It is accessed from the first floor landing and is set over two floors to include a large and versatile dressing room, with stairs that rise to an equally spacious mezzanine bedroom area.
There are three further extremely good sized double bedrooms which each have their own unique shape and character. The particular interest is the guest bedroom which is well proportioned, having a period fireplace.
Ground Floor Bathroom and First Floor Family Shower Room
Located off the entrance hall a substantial four piece bathroom ideally services the ground floor accommodation comprises a corner bath, wash basin, bidet and wc, alongside tiled floor coverings, exposed stone detail and hand painted elevations. On the first floor a further family shower room has three pieces which includes a shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc, complemented by tiled wall and floor coverings.
Self Contained Annexe
The property has the advantage of a self contained annexe. Although currently linked to the house this highly flexible area could be completely segregated, if required and utilised as a dependent relative suite, home office/workplace or a stand alone property which could produce a healthy rental income. It has its own entrance, driveway/parking, lounge, kitchen, large bedroom, shower room and wc.
Parking and Gardens
The house itself has a large private landscaped gardens that simply must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Areas with laid to lawn alongside well stocked and maintained shrub and floral displays and paved seating areas. There is ample parking for 3/4 vehicles and additional sufficient space for a large touring caravan (or motorhome) within the generous courtyard, alongside an over average sized detached double garage which provides yet more secure parking and extensive exterior storage space.