8 bedroom detached house for sale

Larkhill Lane, Formby, Liverpool

POA

Property Description

Key features

  • OVER 16000 SQ.FT. OF ACCOMMODATION
  • CINEMA,GAMES,PARTY,POOL AND STAGE ROOMS
  • 3 ENTERTAINING ROOMS, KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM
  • JACUZZI, GYM, 2ND KITCHEN, DINING AREA TO GARDEN
  • 1ST FL: 7 BEDS, EN-SUITE,JACK N JILL BATHROOM,FAM.BATH
  • 2ND FL: BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE & DRESSING AREAS
  • GARAGES, WORKSHOP, STABLE BLOCK, TENNIS COURTS
  • EXTENSIVE GROUNDS WITH SPRINKLER SYSTEM.

Full description

Off Larkhill Lane Formby, approached through a large set of timber double gates and then down an impressive hedge lined driveway, this stunning 8 bedroomed gated detached mansion, built to exacting standards of construction and exceptional state of the art specification, is the best kept secret on the West Lancashire Coast. Set in 5 acres of undulating gardens and surrounded by established trees for privacy, the property which totals 16,640 sq ft including garaging, workshop and stabling, boasts a full size all weather tennis court, magnificent daylit infinity pool with flume, jacuzzi and gymnasium, a basement cinema, pool room, party room with bar and spacious children's play area with stage. The gardens are ideal for golf practice and children of all ages are catered for with a wonderful tree house, challenging climbing frame and zip wire!  Seldom nowadays do we see a property of this calibre.




Briefly the accommodation on 4 floors, which can easily be adapted to accommodate guests in the independently serviced ‘Pool House’ or to suit changing family needs, comprises:



Basement



Cinema Room with wide span projector & Games Room  (8.3m x 6.3m)



Bar (3.9m x 2.4m)



Party Room with dance floor  (16.6m x 6m)



Pool Room



Glazed wine cellar  (4.7m x 3.5m)



Children's Play Room (14.3m x 5.6m) with a magical performance stage for those ‘big productions’, and all visually connected directly into the pool by the two large slot windows viewing into the deep end and also down the full length of the swimming pool.



Self contained and spacious Laundry Room (4.6m x 3.7m) connected to the bedrooms and bathroom above via a linen chute.



The basement also accommodates two plant rooms  and coms room.



Ground Floor



A formal Reception Hall (4.7m x 3.3m) open to the two floors above, with space to display a treasured item of furniture or a very tall christmas tree . This impressive three storey hall and stairwell is open to the underside of the main roof and daylit from two automatic roof lights.



The ground floor entertaining rooms include:



A splendid large fully equipped  family kitchen (6.5m x 6.5m) with island unit and double gas 'Aga' stove. Space for a traditional family dining table off which is the Sunken  Family ‘Snug’ Room  with real fire and patio view over the south facing family lawn.



Off the Kitchen is a lobbied Boot Room to a rear entrance (3.4m x 1.8m)  and also a ‘walk in’ Pantry (2.8m x 1.8m)



Off the Hall is a discrete guest cloaks and wc. (2.5m x 1.3m)



From the hall a corridor leads directly into the Formal Dining Room (7.1m x 4.8m) which easily accommodates a table for twelve and is adjacent to a second real fire.



Beyond the hall corridor is the Music and Sitting Room (7.1m x 5.7m) this forms the link building to the Swimming Pool and the separate Pool House



The Music Room/Sitting Room   (7.1m x 5.7m) is a bright daylit space with an exposed oak frame structure, which overlooks  both the front forecourt, family lawn and pool patio. The retractable full height oak screens open directly onto poolside of the Swimming Pool enabling both spaces to be used as one when entertaining.     



The exposed oak frame Swimming Pool   (19.2m x 8.5m) is capped with a full length skylight approximately the same width and length of the Pool. This massive skylight floods the pool with daylight and creates an indoor/ outdoor feel to the infinity pool.  The whole elevation onto the pool patio is glazed with full height retractable oak doors, which when open exaggerates the indoor /outdoor  feel of the continuous level surface of water, poolside tiling, patio and family lawn beyond. The pool is of varying depths with a large stepped approach, it has a feature flume cascade, power jets, a separate luxury feature six person jacuzzi and a spacious area at the southern end of the pool for recliner sunbeds



The fully equipped glazed gymnasium (6.1m x 5.8m) is accessed from both the link building and the Pool House and overlooks the Pool .



Directly off the Pool is a spacious daylit lobby accessing generous female and male changing rooms.



The remainder of the ground floor comprises  a large open plan Dining & Living space (10.6m x 5.7m) and a second Kitchen (5.7m x 3.7m), again equipped with double 'Aga' gas stove. This dual aspect open plan space overlooks the forecourt and a rear patio with a stunning pine and grassland vista towards the sand dunes and shore line.



First Floor



The Master Bedroom (8.5m x 3.9m) with sitting area,  make up dresser, dressing room (2.7m x 2.4m) and en suite bathroom (4.1m x 2.04m) with slipper bath and walk in power shower has views over the family lawn to the south, the tennis court to the east and overlooks the forecourt to the north.



Generous double Bedrooms( 2 5.8m x 4.8m) and (3 4.8m x 4.8m) are linked together with Jack and Jill bathroom (4.8m x 2.04m) with double basin, feature bath and power  shower.



All three bedrooms are accessed off a generous landing around the oak stair and balustrade.



To the front of the house is the Gallery (4.0m x 2.9m) a relaxed leisurely space to sit and read a novel whilst   overlooking the adjacent woodland.   



The separate first floor of the Pool House accommodates a further three double bedrooms 4 (5.8m x 4.3m),

5 (6.2m x 5.3m) and 6 (4.4m x 3.4m)



Bedroom 6 (4.4m x 3.4m) overlooks the pool and if required would also make a good study space.



Each of these bedrooms is accessed off a central oak and glass staircase top lit by a glazed skylight.



Off the landing a generous Master Bathroom (5.6m x 4.6m) with walk in shower, feature bath and double basins, serves the four bedrooms.

 

Bedroom 7  (10m x 4.3m) is a feature double bedroom with spacious wardrobes , dressing and make up table and a balconied magnificent view with bi-folding doors overlooking the pine and grassland vista towards the sand dunes and shoreline.



Bedroom 6 and 7 are linked which may be ideal for visiting guests accompanied with small children.



Second Floor



Bedroom 8 (5.5m x 5.0m) is situated at the top of the house within the open roof space.  This very generous space with separate dressing areas and en-suite Bathroom/ Shower room  (4.6m x 4.5m), has magnificent views across the property in all directions..



Externals and Outside



A barn style garage (5.7m x 5.3m), workshop, with mezzanine store above is capable of accommodating three/four vehicles. Constructed in brick around a steel frame this substantial building is clad in weathered oak boarding  with a cedar shingle roof.



The adjacent stable block is of similar construction and can accommodate four horses plus hay and tack room.



A full size all weather tennis court as manufactured by premier company  ‘Entout Cas’ is completely fenced and flood lit. There are extensive  grounds with lawns and managed pines and screen planting. All grassed lawns are installed with remote controlled ground water sourced sprinkler systems. The south facing family lawn is boarded  by the patio of the main house and that of the pool and on the north boundary is an oak summer house. Within the grounds are various picnic areas, a tree house and children’s timber play village with zip wire.



Location



The property is adjacent to pinewoods , National Trust squirrel reserve, sand dunes and beach.  Several top class golf clubs are nearby including Formby, Formby Hall and Royal Birkdale.  Cricket, Tennis and rugby clubs as well as premier league football clubs are within easy reach. The area, which is favoured by several premier league footballers, has a vibrant village centre with several shops, restaurants, shops, banks and bars.  Supermarkets include Waitrose, Marks and Spencer Simply Food and Tesco.



Schools



Excellent state and private schools are within the area including Merchant Taylors and Scarisbrick Hall private schools and Range and Formby High Schools and St Jeromes, Woodlands, St. Luke's, Trinity St Peters, Freshfield and  Our Lady's, primary  schools.  There are also excellent pre schools and nurseries, some attached to the primary schools.



Motorways



The motorway network is easily accessible via a recently completed new road link the A5758 which has now reduced the journey time between Thornton and Switch Island.



Railway Stations



Two stations are close by and have frequent trains to Southport with lines to Manchester and Liverpool where trains from Lime Street Station to London Euston via the Virgin Pendolino  take approximately 2hrs 7 mins.



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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 September 2015

Nearest stations

  • Formby (0.7 mi)
  • Freshfield (0.8 mi)
  • Hightown (2.5 mi)
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Colette Gunter, Formby

Priory Lodge, 27 Elbow Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AB

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Colette Gunter, Formby

Priory Lodge, 27 Elbow Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AB

01704 633049 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Formby (0.7 mi)
  • Freshfield (0.8 mi)
  • Hightown (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colette Gunter, Formby

Priory Lodge, 27 Elbow Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AB

01704 633049 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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