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2 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Higher Lane, Rainford, St Helens, WA11

Sold STC £200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former Gatehouse to Muncaster Lodge
  • Detached stone
  • 2/3 Bedrooms
  • Conservatory
  • EPC:E

Full description

Built circa 1830 as the 'Gatehouse/Lodge' at the entrance of Muncaster Hall (1830 - 1887), this stone property/bungalow, with slate roof, has been recently restored, now providing two/three bedrooms, a reception room, conservatory, modern fitted kitchen, utility room and modern shower room.

The gas central heated accommodation is fitted with UPVC double glazing, has a car port and quite large, absolutely beautiful gardens with outbuildings and tall stone retaining wall.

This property is NOT LISTED.


Entrance - An original panel door leading into the:

Hall - With a twin panel central heating radiator, oak effect cushion floor, decor to include a moulded coved ceiling, feature archways and a variety of doors leading off to all rooms.

Bedroom/Lounge (Front) - 13'6 x 11'5 (4.11m x 3.48m) - Measured into the full bay window, which is UPVC framed and double glazed. The room has additional feature windows at the side and rear, a large twin panel radiator, coved ceiling and modern fitted wardrobes in a light oak effect.

Bedroom (Front) - 11'6 x 9'9 (3.51m x 2.97m) - A double bedroom with UPVC framed double glazed windows to the front and side, a single panel radiator and high coved ceiling.

Bedroom/Dining Room(Side) - 10'3 x 6'7 (3.12m x 2.01m) - Presently used as a reception room, fitted with a double glazed window and a twin panel radiator.

Utility Room - 10'5 x 3'4 (3.18m x 1.02m) - A galley style utility room which is most useful, has a UPVC framed double glazed window and wall shelves.

Kitchen - 12'3 x 8'6 (3.73m x 2.59m) - Measured at the widest and longest points. This very attractive cottage style kitchen is fitted with a range of modern units with cream coloured doors, contrasting fully built-in glazed display cabinets, chopping board effect work surfaces, an inset single drainer sink with mixer tap, four burner electric hob and under oven to match. The room is plumbed for an automatic washing machine, has an impressive tiled floor, a single panel radiator, internal double glazed window, external double glazed window and an open doorway leading through to the:

Shower Room - Attractive and modern with double glazed window, downlit ceiling, single panel radiator and three piece suite in white comprising: low level dual flush w.c, wash basin with cabinet beneath and a wide accessed shower cubicle with electric shower.

Lounge/Dining Room - 12'1 x 11'1 (3.68m x 3.38m) - Measured to the side of the very deep chimney breast wall, there is an original cooking range with the fire part substituted by a modern electric fire (apparently there is a working fire and flue behind this, located beside the oven). The room has a built-in storage cupboard located next to the chimney breast wall, typical of the period, is heated by a single panel radiator and has a modern UPVC framed double glazed window with a lovely outlook over the garden. An open way leads through to the:

Conservatory - 11'5 x 10'9 (3.48m x 3.28m) - An Edwardian shaped conservatory built from a low stone wall to a UPVC framed double glazed structure with a glass roof and more recently fitted ceiling making this room into a more useable room throughout the various seasons.

Outside (Front) - The wide frontage to this property gains its access off Heyes Avenue on the corner of Higher Lane, formerly having had access off Higher Lane itself hence the address. The frontage is retained by a stone wall with pretty flower bedding between the double skin and there is a substantial wrought iron personal gate to its centre leading through to a pathway and on to the front door. There is also a secured tall wrought iron personal gate on the right hand side and to the other side there is a driveway with car port.

Garden (Rear And Side) - To the rear there is a stone out building (formerly pig sheds) and a wooden shed. On from here there is a Yorkshire stone flagged patio with stone feature bedding. On further to a stunning pebbled garden with deep variegated and well stocked borders and a stone ivy covered wall, stepping stones lead through the pebbled area to a series of steps, leading down to a concealed lawn with tall wall and various trees. The whole garden is a sun trap for most of the day.

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16 May 2016

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