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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Whitegates Farm, Ballam Road, Lytham, Lancashire

Sold STC £550,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Whitegates Farm is set in 3.8 ACRES or thereabouts, perfect for anybody with EQUESTRIAN or AGRICULTURAL interests. The Driveway leads up to a turning circle which has an option to use a further driveway leading to the OUTBUILDINGS at the rear. Whitegates has great potential to improve the property allowing purchasers the opportunity to put their own tastes and specifications on it (subject to necessary planning).The location of Ballam Road links the
attractive village of Wrea Green and the highly
sought after town of Lytham, Whitegates is excellent for access to good quality senior schools and only a short drive from junction 4 to the M55 motorway.Whitegates Farm has been in the vendors' family ownership since the 1950's, the current residence was built by the same family and has been extended over the years. The house offers spacious accommodation and includes entrance vestibule, hall, lounge, kitchen, rear hall, w.c., 3 bedrooms and bathroom, with 2 x 1 bedroom annexes.
Whitegates Farm has a former farm shop and garaging close to the residence, whilst to the rear there is a range of dilapidated farm buildings and whilst these require some attention, there is great potential to improve the property, allowing purchasers the opportunity to put their own tastes and specifications on it (subject to gaining the
necessary Planning Consents).

The house is entered from the front door into the entrance vestibule where there is a tiled floor and a window to the side of the property. A glazed door opens out into the entrance hall where there is a telephone point. The entrance hall has views towards the turning circle and a staircase which rises to the first floor. At this point there is access to one annexe and also access to the main residence. Positioned part way under the stairs is a cloak area which includes a wall mounted washhand basin and storage.
The lounge has a central fireplace, a telephone point and French doors to a rear patio area overlooking a private and mature garden.
The kitchen has a range of base units with a work surface over, a sink and double drainer, along with other fitted cupboards and storage. A cream Aga is also positioned in this room. There is a walk through study which has windows overlooking some of the garden, various shelving, a telephone point and cupboards. The rear hall has a semi-glazed door leading out to the rear of the property. A boiler is also found here. There is a w.c. off and access through to the second annexe. A staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor where there is a further telephone point and there are 3 good sized bedrooms in total. There is a bathroom which includes a bath with a shower over, a pedestal washhand basin, a heated towel rail and fully tiled walls. There is a separate w.c. One of the bedrooms had formerly been used as living
accommodation with a kitchenette off which
could potentially be altered to create an ensuite
facility (subject to gaining any necessary
consents).

The cylinder cupboard is off the landing and there is a further storage room adjacent to the kitchenette. Another of the bedrooms has the benefit of a dressing room. The first annexe has a kitchen which comprises a range of wall and base mounted kitchen units with a work surface over and a tiled splashback. This room incorporates an
Aga, a boiler which we understand is not in working order and a substantial storage area. The lounge is spacious and has sliding doors and views to a mature garden area. A focal point is provided by way of an open fire with tiled surround. There is an inner hall which gives this annexe separate access and has doors off to the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, bidet, w.c. and pedestal wash-hand basin and has tiled walls. There is also an airing cupboard which contains the hot water cylinder.

The second annexe has an inner hall which has a door off to a shower room which includes a w.c., a bidet, pedestal wash-hand basin and a walk-in shower. The walls and floor are tiled. The bedroom has windows out to a garden area and has built-in wardrobes. There is access to the main house lounge from here. There is a sun room off which has views over the garden.

A former garage building was used as a farm shop for some time in the past and is of mixed construction. There are gardens to both sides of the longer elevations of the property, The gardens are attractive and extremely private. Further storage buildings can be found off, along with patio areas and other areas of hardstanding. There is a summer house on one side of the property. A further single garage can be found near the turning circle. The driveway continues from the turning circle, round to the rear of the property where there is a woodland area to the right-hand
side, which incorporates beautiful Blue Bell and Daffodil filled mature wooded areas.

There is a bridge over the ditch which gives access to this area. Please note the bridge is in a state of disrepair and should not be crossed by any person viewing the property. The drive continues through to a rear paddock area to the right-hand side and to the left there is a range of buildings. Access must not be taken into these buildings as they are in a dilapidated state. The buildings were used as
a former piggery and include builders 'at cost' type construction, steel frame construction and timber construction. In all the property is set in approximately 3.8 acres with great potential for improvement.

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