Standing proudly within a fabulous estate of approximately 36 acres of rolling green belt, Short Clough Farm is the ultimate luxury country retreat that has the perfect balance of rustic period charm coupled with modern contemporary features and awe inspiring views that simply must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The property itself originally dates back to the 17th century as a cottage and barn yet was converted by the current owners to create a breath-taking detached residence of the highest calibre that offers exceptionally well proportioned living space, coupled by fabulous landscaped grounds which include landscaped formal gardens, extensive outbuildings including a helicopter hanger, wonderful pasture land and even its own lake. This beautiful property has been lovingly created by the current owners to the most exacting of standards with no stone unturned in the pursuit of absolute luxury. The location although appreciating a feeling of total rural seclusion is in fact within easy access to a host of amenities including well renowned public and private schooling and is well placed for major transport links, making it ideal for those looking to commute. Rarely do homes of this size and calibre come to the market and with No Chain, internal viewing is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
The beautiful Lancashire town of Rossendale is surrounded by spectacular rugged countryside, making it a popular choice for homebuyers who find the laid-back rural lifestyle, coupled with easy access to major road and motorway networks, an ideal place for family life.
The exceptionally well proportioned and highly versatile accommodation within the main house comprises an imposing reception hall, cloakroom/wc, wonderful principal lounge, sizable sitting room, study, formal dining room, sizable orangery which has spectacular views, wonderful breakfast area which is open plan to the splendid open plan living kitchen with a wealth of integrated appliances, utility room to the ground floor. On the first floor a landing, fantastic master suite (with splendid master bedroom, fabulous five piece bathroom and wonderful walk in dressing room), four further good sized double bedrooms (guest bedroom with luxury en-suite facilities) plus a superb five piece family bathroom. A cellar to the basement level offers excellent storage space. The sweeping driveway and large courtyard area offers extensive parking arrangements for several vehicles. The substantial outbuildings could be utilised as garage space offering extensive secure parking however also provide extensive storage space, with one being designed for the storage of a helicopter � with space to the front and rear of the building to land the craft. The overall plot is thought to be in the region of 36 acres which include beautifully manicured gardens which are a joy to behold being tastefully landscaped, well maintained and private, appreciating stunning views over the lake and surrounding countryside and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. With so much land and the breath-taking countryside close to hand, there is obviously provision for spectacular equestrian opportunities if required.
This most impressive luxury countryside estate that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated and offers a rare opportunity to purchase what must be one of Lancashire's most impressive residential dwellings.
The property is accessed via an imposing reception hall with stairs offering access to the first floor. The stunning lounge is a breath-taking room that has dual aspect windows that not only flood the room with natural light but also offers outlook and access to the splendid gardens and offers views over the lake and surrounding countryside. This room features a beautiful marble fireplace that creates a superb focal point. An additional sitting room and substantial study offers yet more well-proportioned reception space, whilst a generous dining room provides a more formal area for entertaining. The orangery completes the reception space which has underfloor heating and offers a breath-taking area to relax and appreciate the awe inspiring views over the lake.
Living Kitchen, Morning Room & Utility Room
The hub of the house is the spectacular living kitchen, a wonderful light and airy open plan space which, along with the open plan morning room offers more than enough room for cooking, dining and relaxing alike making it perfect for modern family living. It has been carefully designed to be practical, yet aesthetically pleasing to the eye, being fitted with an extensive range of high quality wall and base units comprising cupboards, drawers and contrasting granite work surfaces complemented by a host of high specification integrated appliances. A concealed access point in the kitchen leads to the basement level that offers additional storage space, which would make a fabulous wine cellar. A further utility room offers even more useful storage which is ideally suited for white goods.
The imposing and substantial master suite comprises the most wonderful bedroom that is superbly proportioned, having side and front facing windows that offers spectacular views over the gardens and the lake. A fabulous walk in dressing room has a wealth of bespoke fitted floor to ceiling fitted hanging and shelving. The awe inspiring bathroom is fitted with a beautiful five piece suite that comprises of a large walk in shower enclosure, bath, vanity wash basin, bidet and low level wc, beautifully complemented by designer tiled and floor coverings.
There are four further good sized double bedrooms each having its own unique, shape and character. Of particular interest is the guest bedroom which has its own superb en-suite facilities.
Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC & Family Bathroom
Located off the reception hall a cloakroom/wc ideally services the ground floor accommodation, whilst on the first floor a fantastic luxury family bathroom has five pieces comprising a shower enclosure, corner bath, wash basin, bidet and low level wc, beautifully complemented by attractive tiled wall and floor coverings.
OutsideParking and Outbuildings
The property is accessed via a sweeping private driveway which leads to a substantial courtyard that offers off road parking for numerous vehicles. A large outbuilding, formally a piggery could be utilised as a large detached garage block, providing yet more secure parking and extensive exterior storage space. In addition to this a further large outbuilding has been created which was originally designed as a helicopter hanger, with large concertina shutter doors to both sides offering access, and space to both the front and rear to land the helicopter. This fantastic building has a large internal mezzanine level is connected for power, light and has its own heat supply, provides extensive secure storage, could provide yet more secure parking.
Gardens, Lake, Land & Views
The property is set in an overall plot thought to be 36 acres that include a series of garden areas to include stone flagged patios, ornamental ponds complemented by extensive range of beautiful shrub and floral displays. There are large manicured areas laid to lawn alongside a large natural lake and stunning areas of mature woodland. The gardens are private and not overlooked and appreciate awe inspiring views over the lake and surrounding countryside which offers a real sense of rural seclusion, peace and tranquillity, making it ideal area for relaxing and alfresco entertaining. The lake is stocked with fishes and could be potential for business opportunity. The gardens, lake and views simply must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.