5 bedroom detached house for sale

Billinge End Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

£850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedroomed Extended Farmhouse, Stables and Land - 12.65 acres (5.12 Ha)
  • 3 miles from J3 of the M65 (Hoghton Arms)
  • Secluded setting 200m from public highway
  • Highly sought after rural west Blackburn location
  • Protected Greenbelt designation close to important country heritage sites - Billinge Hill and Alum Scar/Woodfold Park
  • Deceptively spacious farmhouse - gross external area 347m (3734ft)
  • Principal accommodation benefits from south and west facing outlooks
  • Close to Pleasington Golf Club, Westholme and Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Free School)
  • EPC Rating 'E'

Full description

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION

Maiden House Farmhouse was substantially extended, fully renovated and modernised in the early 1990's and provides a light, airy, contemporary feel from the fully glazed link between original farmhouse and extension.

There are two large reception rooms ideal for parties and entertaining with separate snug and a pleasant 'L' shaped dining kitchen as well as ground floor cloakroom and utility.

The first floor bedroom accommodation has master bedroom suite with en-suite, plus guest bedroom with adjacent second family bathroom and three further bedrooms with family bathroom/WC and a large landing with study area.

The gross internal floor area, i.e. space within the main walls is a generous 3,350ft.
There is ample scope to further extend in the spacious semi-formal woodland garden which incorporates a pond, extending to just under 2 acres which incorporates the stable yard.

The land, excluding garden area extends to 10.79 acres and can be separately accessed from the easterly drive and lies in a block to the south of the farmhouse and garden and incorporates a productive level meadow of 4.45 acres and pasture fields of 6.34 acres which slope down to the adjacent woodland at Maiden House Wood creating an attractive rural estate environment - the land is crossed by little used public footpaths.

In summary, an idyllic rural setting yet convenient for a wide range of facilities and amenities. Blackburn town centre is within 3 miles and there is a reasonable choice of local neighbourhood facilities in Feniscowles and south-west Blackburn - less than 2 miles away.

The proximity to Junction 3 of the M65 provides easy commuting throughout the north-west and its larger employment centres and conurbations and Manchester Airport can be reached in less than 60 minutes car journey time out of the peak rush hour periods. M6 Junction 29 (Clayton Brook) is 7 miles from Maiden House - 60 minutes from the Lake District National Park and a similar journey time to the Yorkshire Dales.

Both Liverpool and Manchester can be reached within 60 minutes out of the rush hour peak periods.

The stable yard at Maiden House Farm is discreet whilst offering scope for improvement or a footprint for alternative amenity uses - the attraction of the property is its rural setting, a particular attractive stretch of countryside between Blackburn and Preston with a wealth of public footpaths for recreation, in addition to the choice of golf clubs, reputable local shoots and an enviable choice of fine dining establishments, all within easy reach.

CONSTRUCTION

The original house and extension feature a combination of stonework and render under traditional ridged roof clad in slate.

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor
Open plan/full height entrance hall 7.42m x 3.09m (24'4" x 10'1") with attractive spiral staircase feature
Open to dining room 5.68m x 4.2m (18'6" x 13'9") with pine flooring feature exposed stonework and ceiling beams
Cloakroom/WC 3.07m x 1.8m (10'1" x 5'11") comprising low flush WC, wash hand basin in vanity unit
Lounge 6.33m x 5.47m (20'9" x 17'11") attractive stone fireplace with basket grate fire, connector and canopy exposed stonework to walls either side of fireplace, two sets of French doors leading into the garden, exposed pine floor
'L' shaped dining kitchen 4.4m x 2.5m (14'5" x 8'2") and 4.3m x 3.17m (14'1" x 10'5") part ceramic tiled floor, part carpeted, extensive range of built-in base and matching wall cupboard units with wood laminate style worktops incorporating stainless steel single drainer plus strainer unit, original farmhouse fireplace dating back to 1600, with wood-burning stove, exposed feature stonework to chimney breast
Snug 4.4m x 3.84m (14'5" x 12'7") exposed featured stonework to one wall, stone fireplace with wood-burning stove.
Utility room 5.44m x 2.5m (17'10" x 8'2") clay tile floor built-in base and wall cupboard units, oil central heating boiler, ceiling mounted clothes airing rack, door to former staircase used as storage cupboard

First Floor
Guest bedroom (within the west wing) 4.18m x 3.45m (13'9" x 11'4") plus bay window feature 1.1m x 0.52m (3'7" x 1'5")
Family bathroom/WC 3.08m x 2.2m (10'1" x 7.3") featuring scalloped bath with electric shower over, low flush WC, wash hand basin in pine vanity unit
Study landing 5.33m x 2.6m (17'6" x 8'6")
Master Bedroom 5.4m x 4.4m (17'9" x 14'5") built-in wardrobes/dressing table unit to two walls,
En-suite bathroom/WC 1.96m (max) x 5.35m (6'5" x 17'7") larger corner spa bath, separate shower, low flush WC, two wash hand basins in vanity unit
Bedroom 4.1m x 2.5m (13'6" x 8'2"), corner wardrobe feature, walk-in cylinder and airing cupboard off 1.8m x 1.4m (5'11" x 4'7")
Family Bathroom/WC 2.63m x 1.83m (8'8" x 6'0") comprising three piece suite in white with bath with built-in shower over (electric), wash hand basin and low flush WC
Bedroom 4.56m x 3.84m (14'11" x12'7")
Bedroom 3.6m x 2.6m (11'10" x 8'6")

Outside
Open fronted garage/store 6.4m (20'10") wide x 8.12m (26'8") deep
Range of concrete block and felt roofed stores/stables Comprising three stables and storeroom, external principal dimensions 14.52m (47'8") x 3.58m (11'8")
Range of three stables of timber and mono pitch clad roof External dimensions 9.25m (30'4") x 3.55m (11'7")
Linear concrete yard plus muck store/midden off

The Garden

Well-maintained extensive semi-formal/woodland garden featuring natural pond and private drive, farm/amenity land lying south of the farmhouse and garden and separately accessed from the east shared drive comprising:

Meadow - 4.45 acres (1.8Ha)
Pasture fields - flanked to the south by Maiden House Wood - 6.34 acres (2.56Ha), i.e. total agricultural/equestrian land 10.79 acres (4.36Ha)

The overall curtilage of Maiden House Farm is as shown edged red on the attached plan, mutual rights of way are shown by way of yellow shading.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tenure
Freehold.

Services
The property is connected to the public supply of electricity, water from a shared borehole and drainage to a septic tank shared with the neighbouring property - Maiden House Barn. Oil fired central heating installed.


Council Tax Band
The property is in Council Tax Band 'G ' - payable 2015/2016 2,494.12 to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Room Dimensions
The room dimensions quoted are taken to the widest part of each room.

Roads
The 330m shared private access road runs over a third party farmers land with provision for joint maintenance.

Boundary Fence Maintenance
The boundaries shown by an inward facing 'T' are those which are the responsibility of the owners of Maiden House Farm.

VIEWING

Solely by appointment with either of the joint selling agents:

Lea Hough & Co, 01254 260196
email: Blackburn@leahough.co.uk
website: www.leahough.co.uk
Mortimers 01254 662223
Email: blackburn@mortimers-property.co.uk
Website: www.mortimers-property.co.uk

Fine & Country 01254 828922
Email: Whalley@fineandcountry.com
Website: www.fineandcountry.com


Price

Offers around 850,000 invited for the property as a whole or offers around 750,000 for the house, stables and garden alone.

Vacant Possession on Completion


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Nearest stations

  • Pleasington (1.0 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (1.5 mi)
  • Mill Hill (2.1 mi)
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Lea, Hough & Co, Blackburn

Blakewater House Phoenix BusinessPark, Off Blakewater Road, Blackburn, BB1 5RW

01254 494045 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Pleasington (1.0 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (1.5 mi)
  • Mill Hill (2.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lea, Hough & Co, Blackburn

Blakewater House Phoenix BusinessPark, Off Blakewater Road, Blackburn, BB1 5RW

01254 494045 Local call rate

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