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6 bedroom country house for sale

Castle Hill Road, Birtle, Bury, Lancashire

Sold STC £895,000

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*OIRO *Have you been searching in vain, for the perfect character property coupled with extensive equestrian facilities? Your search is finally over. Mawkin Farm is a beautiful stone built detached home, that has origins dating back to the 18th century, perfectly blending versatility, character and charm, all set to a breath-taking backdrop of beautiful open countryside. Situated within its own private gated grounds and of approximately 17 acres, with seventeen stables and extensive parking, there is fantastic potential for a stand alone livery business if required. The home itself has been tastefully finished with generously proportioned and highly flexible accommodation that is ideally suited to modern family living whilst the awe inspiring landscaped gardens must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The location although appreciating a feeling of rural seclusion is in fact within easy access to a host of amenities including well renowned public and private schooling and is well placed for major transport links, making it ideal for those looking to commute. Rarely do properties of this size and standard come to the market and as such, an early viewing is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The exceptionally well proportioned and highly versatile accommodation comprises an entrance porch, spectacular principal lounge, separate sitting room, formal dining area, fabulous family/games room, farmhouse style fitted breakfast kitchen, utility room, cloakroom/wc and rear lobby to the ground floor. In addition to this there are two bedrooms, a kitchen and four piece bathroom/wc which could be included as part of the main house or could be utilised as a self contained annexe for a dependent relative/teenage suite if required. On the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms, generous bathroom and a separate wc. Outside there are wonderful landscaped gardens to three sides that are private and not overlooked whilst a sweeping gated driveway and garage offer extensive secure parking. Aside to this there are excellent facilities included such as approximately 17 acres of land, seventeen stables plus additional parking which provide spectacular equestrian opportunities or even a stand alone livery business if required.

The quaint area of Birtle is situated in a rural setting on the outskirts of Bury. It is surrounded by spectacular rugged countryside, making it a popular choice for homebuyers find the laid-back rural lifestyle, coupled with easy access to major road and motorway networks, an ideal place for family life.

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There are four bedrooms within the main house, three of which are extremely good sized double bedrooms which each have their own unique shape and character. The master bedroom has a wealth of fitted bedroom furniture to include extensive hanging and shelving space, with a front facing window that takes in spectacular views.

Cloakroom/WC and Family Bathroom 
Located off the dining room a cloakroom/wc ideally services the ground floor accommodation, whilst on the first floor a fantastic family bathroom has four pieces which includes a panelled bath, shower enclosure and a pedestal wash hand basin. All complemented by tiled wall coverings. Adjacent to here a separate wc can be found.

Self-Contained Annexe 
The property has the advantage of a self-contained annexe. Although currently linked to the house, this highly flexible area could be completely segregated, if required and utilised as a dependent relative suite, home office/workplace or a stand-alone property which could produce a healthy rental income. It has its own entrance, two bedrooms, fitted kitchen and a four piece bathroom/wc. This superb area could of course also be used as part of the accommodation for the main house if required.

Equestrian Facilities 
These include a separate entrance, parking area and a courtyard of hard standing that offer access to the 17 stables. There is approximately 17 acres of turn out land offering spectacular equestrian opportunities for personal usage or could be utilised as a livery business if required.

Reception Rooms 
The principal lounge, which is a wonderful and highly spacious room that oozes with period features, having a fabulous stone built inglenook fireplace that houses an open fire. There are exposed beamed features and splendid parquet flooring, that only adds to the character of this stunning reception room. A fantastic light and airy family/games has windows that offer views over the surrounding countryside, offering yet more versatile reception space, even having its own drinks bar. A separate sitting room, provides a more cosy are for relaxing, whilst a further dining room completes the reception areas, providing a more formal area for entertaining. There are additional rooms within the annexe that could be utilised as additional reception space if required.

Breakfast Kitchen and Utility Room 
The hub of the house is the spacious breakfast kitchen, a splendid contemporary style area which is fitted with an extensive range of farmhouse style wall and base units comprising cupboards, drawers and contrasting work surfaces, complemented with additional integrated appliances including a traditional style Aga. The kitchen has been carefully designed, to offer more than enough room for cooking and dining alike, making it ideally suited to modern living. Adjacent to here a utility room can be found, which provides yet more useful storage space, ideally suited to white goods.

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27 September 2016


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