** BREATH-TAKING VIEWS ** 3.9 ACRE PLOT ** PADDOCK ** HISTORY FROM 17TH CENTURY ** SUPERBLY UPDATED
This stunning luxury detached home of the highest calibre has been lovingly extended and upgraded by the current owner, perfectly blending versatility, character and charm, and all set to a breath-taking back drop of rolling green belt. This splendid property has superior living space in excess of 3,000 square feet and is situated in a large, private gated plot of approximately 3.9 acres that include generous landscaped gardens, extensive secure parking, along with a splendid paddock all within a fabulous and convenient countryside setting. The location is within easy access to a host of amenities, including Chorley, Bolton, Blackburn and Preston town centres. It is also well placed for major transport links making it a superb option for those looking to commute into Manchester, Media City and across the North West. The layout offers the unique potential for a self-contained annexe that would be ideal for a dependent relative/home workers, whilst the home itself has generously proportioned and highly versatile accommodation that is well suited to modern family living. Rarely do properties of this type and quality come onto the market in such spectacular locations and as such, an early inspection is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.
The well-proportioned and highly flexible living space comprises an imposing reception hall, cloakroom/wc, principal lounge, separate formal dining room, equally spacious sitting room, substantial conservatory, wonderful recently fitted living kitchen with generous dining/family area, utility room, large additional office/bedroom with adjacent three piece shower room to the ground floor. On the first floor a splendid galleried landing, five exceptionally good sized double bedrooms (both master and guest bedrooms with luxury en-suite facilities) plus an attractive four piece family bathroom can be found. The room being used by the current owner could be utilised as a self-contained annexe if required, providing a fabulous dependent relative suite or stand-alone accommodation. Outside a private gated driveway leads to a courtyard and over average sized double car port which offer excellent secure parking arrangements alongside splendid private gardens to all four sides of the property. There is also a large fenced paddock area adjacent that offers excellent equestrian opportunities if desired.
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 Withnell, which is within close proximity to a variety of local amenities including local shops, public houses, excellent eateries and well renowned schooling. This location has long been popular with homebuyers looking for the perfect balance of modern convenience, as well as being close to some of Lancashire�s most fabulous open countryside.
The property is accessed via an impressive reception hall that has stairs rising to a spectacular galleried landing. The principal lounge is a wonderful, spacious and versatile room that simply oozes character, having a stunning stone built fireplace that houses an open fire with a double height vaulted ceiling with Minstrel�s Gallery over. Adjacent to here, a separate dining room provides a more formal area for entertaining whilst a further equally spacious sitting room with log burning stove provides a more cosy area for relaxing. A substantial conservatory offers yet more reception space from where splendid views over the gardens can be appreciated. There is also another further sizable and highly flexible reception room that is used by the current owner as an office, ideal for those looking to work from home. This could also be utilised as an additional sixth bedroom if required.
Living Kitchen and Utility Room
The hub of the house is the kitchen; a large and airy space which offers more than enough room for cooking, dining and relaxing alike, making it ideally suited to modern living. It has recently been fitted with an extensive range of high quality, modern wall and base units comprising cupboards, drawers and contrasting work surfaces. This is complemented by a variety of integrated appliances to include a double oven/grill, ceramic four ring hob and extraction unit, microwave/convection cooker with warming tray, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The room is well-lit by a host of LED spotlights and further enhanced by designer tiled floor and wall covering. French doors offer outlook and access to the superb gardens whilst a further utility room provides yet more useful storage space, ideally suited to white goods.
The stunning master comprises a fabulous light and airy bedroom which benefits from a wealth of natural light via windows and double glazed doors which open to a timber decked balcony with glass panelled rail, ideal for al-fresco dining. The view from here is simply breath-taking with far reaching views of rolling countryside as far as the eye can see. The suite is completed by a luxury three piece shower room which includes a double sized shower enclosure, wash basin and a low level wc, complemented by designer tiled wall and floor coverings.
There are four further extremely good sized double bedrooms which each have their own unique shape and character. Of particular interest is the guest bedroom which is well proportioned, having its own luxury en-suite shower room. As stated earlier the room being used by the current owner as an office could easily be utilised as a sixth bedroom, having a three piece shower room adjacent offering en-suite facilities and utilised as a dependent relative/teenage suite if required.
Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC, Shower Room and Family Shower Room
Located off the reception hall a cloakroom/wc ideally services the ground floor accommodation alongside a further three piece shower room that offers yet more versatile sanitary facilities. On the first floor a luxury family bathroom features a four piece suite, comprising a shower enclosure, corner bath, wash basin and wc, alongside attractive tiled floor coverings.
Parking and Gardens
The property is situated within a large, private plot of approximately 3.9 acres. This is accessed via a private gated driveway with electric gates for privacy and security. There are beautiful private landscaped gardens to all four sides that simply must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. These include areas with laid to lawn alongside well stocked and maintained shrub and floral displays, stone flagged seating areas and a large entertainment area that appreciates stunning views. There is ample parking for several vehicles and additional sufficient space for a large touring caravan (or motorhome), alongside an over average sized detached double carport which provides yet more secure parking and two large store rooms which offer extensive exterior storage space.
This fabulous property is a horse lover�s dream home, having a large well maintained and fenced paddock of pasture land adjacent which offers splendid equestrian opportunities on the doorstep, which are rarely found in homes of this type.