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5 Bed, Semi detached Barn Conversion, For Sale
Believed to date back in parts to the 1700’s and converted in 2009, much of the character has been retained throughout whilst adding a modern twist for today’s lifestyle. The thoughtfully arranged accommodation includes a contemporary and stylish living dining kitchen with wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling creating a superb family hub, the master bedroom has an en suite shower and walk in wardrobe and the large detached garage and store room has potential for annex accommodation having two rooms and spacious landing above. The garden to the rear has a large decked area for barbecues and open views over farm fields to the rear.
This property was purchased by the seller from the builder in 2010, being the first person to live in this house; it truly has been a remarkable family home, with lush views of rolling hillsides where the children have played. The house is very well maintained, having been recently painted internally and new carpets, the bathrooms have also had new tile flooring, so as children can make those messy splashes which are easy to clean and maintain. This home lends itself to many different aspects, from village to town with excellent commuting links, only 5 minutes from major motorway M6, and local towns, Preston, Southport, Chorley, Manchester and Liverpool all within reach within the hour.
The village of Mawdsley was once a hamlet of local villages, and still retains some of its heritage. Although now the village has diversified, offering great office and warehouse space in a local industrial area, outstanding primary schools, with a high school academy close at hand. The village offers numerous activities for children including tennis, football, cricket, swimming and much much more. The village hub provides a variety of activities during holidays and evenings. The village also provides many adult activities with local singing group U3A , to the amateur dramatic group, WI Group, Bowling group, Tennis, excellent dining with 2 local pubs, great beer and a wonderful residents who will welcome you with open arms. This village is great for all states of life whether it’s raising children, families, increasing social life or winding down into retirement, it really does tick all the boxes.
The property provides solid oak door with leaded glass insert opens into the porch and hallway which has exposed brick to one wall highlighted by the inset ceiling spotlights and the solid oak flooring with under-floor heating continues throughout the ground floor. To the front of the property is a good sized games room/office which is accessed via an oak door with glazed insert. The second room to the front is L-shaped and can be used either as a bedroom or office space. Both these rooms have oak flooring and have planning consent for use as commercial work space. A further door opens to the inner hallway at the end of which is a butterfly-style spindle staircase rising to the first floor which has a vaulted ceiling. The under-stairs area is large enough to walk in and is currently used for storage and the area at the bottom of the stairs is a sizeable enough space to be used as a study area. The skilfully planned living dining kitchen, with exposed beams to the vaulted ceiling, stretches almost the full width of the rear of the property and is a superbly spacious room which perfectly suits today’s requirements. The lounge area has a wood burning stove resting on a flagged hearth, a large dining table separates the living area from the kitchen and from here sliding doors open onto the flagged terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a wide range of painted wall and base cabinets to include drawers, tray store and wine rack and having coordinating splash tiling between. The black granite work surfaces over have an inset Butlers sink with etched drainer alongside and swan neck spring-mounted mixer tap and is positioned beneath the window to the rear. Cooking facilities are provided by the Rangemaster five-burner range-style cooker with chimney extractor fan above. For added convenience, there is an integrated automatic dishwasher, space for an American style fridge/freezer and integrated microwave plus a more relaxed dining option at the breakfast bar. Other essential white goods are to be found in the nearby utility room with an opaque window to the side and which also houses the Worcester gas central heating boiler and Stelflow water tank. Just off the inner hallway is a further spacious double bedroom which has a window to the front. The ground floor bedrooms are served by a fully tiled wash room which is fitted with a wet room style shower, pedestal wash basin and low flush w.c. Completing the ground floor accommodation, a spacious rear porch offers coat-hanging space, has a window to the rear, a Velux window plus an exit door providing access to the rear garden.
The first floor landing has exposed king truss beams and two Velux windows to the rear. The left wing encompasses the master bedroom with a window to the front, stained and leaded glass door to the side and Velux window to the rear and, again, the vaulted ceiling and exposed beams offer a more spacious feel. A walk in wardrobe in the eaves provides additional clothes hanging space to the adjacent bedroom five which is currently used as a dressing room to the master suite and has a window to the front overlooking the attractive country lane. The fully tiled en-suite shower room has a glazed cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.c. The partially tiled family bathroom has a Velux window to the rear and comprises a shower cubicle, tile panelled bath with central tap, an oak vanity unit with a wash bowl atop and separate tap to the side, a close coupled w.c., radiator and inset ceiling spotlights. To the right hand wing of the staircase there are two double bedrooms one with a window the front the other to the rear and both having laminate flooring.
The carefully planned exterior is ideal for family gatherings and al fresco dining. A decked area in front of the living dining kitchen provides a convenient and private area to sit and the lawn area leads down to the side of the garage with open views over open farmland beyond. A further flagged patio outside the kitchen abuts the Tarmacadam driveway providing additional parking and turning space. The detached double garage has an up and over door to one side and the other has been converted to a store/wash room with hot and cold running water and access door to the rear to a further patio area which is totally private and again overlooks the fields. An internal staircase leads to two sizeable rooms on the first floor with Velux windows and would make an ideal home office, play den or annex accommodation
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