2 bedroom barn conversion for saleArley Lane, Haigh
Sold STC £295,000
- Beautiful Barn Conversion
- Circa 1150 Square Feet
- Two Bedrooms
- Character Property
- Great Rear Garden
- No Onward Chain
All too infrequently the market is graced with something that is quite unique; a property that is almost without compare in terms of its individuality and character, and Arnold & Phillips are proud to have the opportunity to offer one such property to the market. Occupying a delightful position along this quiet country lane on the banks of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, ‘West Barn’ forms part of a small community forged from a charming stone barn conversion and, as one would expect of a property of its type, simply brims with charm and character, enchanting the heart from the moment one gazes upon its chocolate box exterior.
This mesmerizing feeling only increases as one crosses the threshold, with its rustic personality warming the soul with its cosy ambiance and quaint features, with accommodation extending to in excess of 1,150 square feet and arranged over a number of levels, which is as quirky as it is beautiful, and gorgeous features such as beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, stone flagged floors and traditional latched doors, creating a truly special home. The property is situated within rural Haigh, a picturesque setting which has proven consistently desirable by those looking for a haven from the hustle and bustle of daily life, being tucked away amidst beautiful local countryside. The canal is only a short meander away and, a little further afield, the stunning Haigh Hall Country Park, spanning hundreds of acres and home to Haigh Hall, one of the most beautiful stately homes in the North-West of England, and so one is never without a quiet space in which to take a leisurely stroll to relax away the stresses of the day.
Whilst the picturesque setting could convince even the most hardened sceptic that one is in the deepest depths of the countryside, this home is far from isolated, with the bustling village centre of Standish approximately a mile away, providing a host of shops and amenities, as well as excellent schools and transport links via the M6 motorway, proving that having that peaceful life does not necessarily have to mean isolation.
As soon as one steps into the imposing entrance hallway, the feeling of heritage and tradition infuses into one’s consciousness, the exposed stone wall and stone flagged floor creating a real sense of theatre and grandeur, proceeding into the delightful farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, which is lovely and spacious at 16’, and has a real feeling of being the hub of this home, a wonderfully sociable environment where one can host their intimate candlelit dinner parties; fitted with a range of country-style wall and base units with complimentary laminated work surfaces and equipped with an integrated Range-style cooker. One of the two double bedrooms is located to the ground floor, complete with a stunning exposed stone feature wall, as well as a range of built-in wardrobes, and there is a convenient three piece shower room, which will be most useful when one has guests to stay.
If one ventures up to the first floor, the piece de resistance will be revealed, a simply magnificent 16’ lounge, dominated by a gorgeous vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, which makes the most magnificent of features, whilst there is the essential solid-fuel burner, conjuring images of cold winter evenings huddled around a roaring fire. The 13’ master bedroom is lovely and bright and includes a built-in storage cupboard, whilst the main house bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite in classic white, comprising of WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower handset attachment. The accommodation is completed by a small gallery which overlooks the lounge, which would be an ideal space for those who require some space to work from home. The property also has a BOSE surround sound system in the living area and kitchen.
Externally, the property rests in an idyllic location, with a low maintenance frontage providing off-road parking facilities, whilst there is a great-size rear garden which looks out on to Wigan Golf Clubs 10th fairway and beautiful open countryside, being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs to the perimeter, which provide an excellent degree of privacy and seclusion, whilst the stone flagged patio provides a romantic setting for a spot of brunch or a relaxing glass of wine after a stressful day in the office. Available with the benefit of no onward chain, we would highly recommend an prompt inspection of this fabulous home to avoid disappointment.
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