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4 bedroom detached house for sale

High Lea Lane, Read

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Custom Built Detached Family Home
  • Set Within 3.5 Acres of Spectacular Split Level Gardens with 360 degree Privacy
  • Formal Rose Garden
  • Orchard
  • Garage & Outbuildings
  • Three Stables
  • Bathed in Natural Light
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Ideal For a Growing Family

Full description

Nestled within approximately 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens sits this delightful family home. Built by the parents of the current owner this property and its extensive gardens have been carefully refined over the past 50 years to provide the perfect setting for an idyllic family life, boasting panoramic 360 degree views of the local countryside from within the fully private gardens.
Enviably positioned, this home is a short walk to the village of Simonstone with the picturesque village of Whalley and the market town of Clitheroe close by. The property is also within close proximity of the popular M65 / M66 commuter routes to Manchester (45 minutes) and Leeds (60 minutes) so therefore perfect for a professional individual looking for a peaceful retreat from the city.
Upon approach the driveway provides off-road parking for a number of vehicles and leads to a detached double garage. A raised patio leads to the sheltered front entrance. Behind the house, a block of three separate stables is equipped with electricity and water.
Inside Whinsfield, a sizeable reception hall leads off to a super-spacious lounge, adjoining dining room and dining kitchen. A feature return staircase provides cloak storage beneath.
Upstairs, the first floor offers four bedrooms and a generous family bathroom. Architecturally designed to utilise maximum natural light, each room boasts panoramic windows with open aspect views of the gardens and local countryside as well as being perfectly positioned so as not to be overlooked. Prospective purchasers may wish to modernise the property to suit their individual needs - this is one property that offers truly exceptional potential.
The unique selling point of this home is the size and layout of the fabulous gardens, spread over 3.5 acres.
From the front elevation, straight ahead are two extensive split level lawns, the lower of which is screened by a mass of ruby red rhododendrons. To the left, a formal rose garden with frog pond and summer house is the perfect place to sit and reflect. Below, an apple orchard leads to a 'secret' garden with an impressive 50 year old redwood tree and a removable fence should you wish to bring larger vehicles such as horse boxes onto the land.
To the right there is extensive woodland, with many trees having bird boxes to attract a variety of birds such as owls and woodpeckers. There are various little streams too, so it isn't too difficult to imagine inquisitive children spending entire summers exploring every nook and cranny of this magnificent plot. Adjacent to the woodland in the bottom of the garden there is a second pond and bench offering a tranquil and peaceful spot to sit and listen to the birdsong above.
To the rear of the property lies a charming paved garden with raised bedding containing roses and previously used to grow vegetables such as rhubarb, potatoes and gooseberries.
The secure and beautiful gardens encourage adventurous child's play - with lots for them to explore and as well as being fantastic for a game of 'hide and seek'. This is a genuinely superb property for a young and growing family.

Ground Floor -

Entrance Hall - Half - glazed front entrance door with half - glazed surround leading into a sizeable reception hall with a feature returning staircase to the first floor. Doors to ground floor WC, Lounge, Dining Room and Kitchen.

Lounge - 26' x 15'11 (7.92m x 4.85m) - Panoramic window overlooking front lawns and garden with two smaller windows to the side. Feature wall lights and centrepiece marble fireplace with marble surround. French doors leading to Dining Room.

Dining Room - 15'10 x 12'10 (4.83m x 3.91m) - Panoramic window to rear garden, serving hatch to kitchen and feature ceiling rose.

Kitchen - 19'5 x 12'10 (5.92m x 3.91m) - Panoramic windows to front and rear gardens and smaller window to the side. Range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and complimentary tiled splashbacks. Composite double bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap. Range of integrated Miele appliances including; four ring electric hob with extractor, eye level double oven and, dishwasher and fridge. Reception/informal dining area with television point and hardwood door to rear.

Wc - 6'7 x 2'10 (2.01m x 0.86m) - Two piece suite comprising: low base WC unit, pedestal wash basin and window.

First Floor -

Landing - Window to front elevation, built in storage housing water cylinder and doors to four bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom One - 19'9 x 12'11 (6.02m x 3.94m) - Panoramic windows to front and back providing open aspect views, built in wardrobes to either side of an alcove providing space for a king size bed with feature wall lights and sockets to either side.

Bedroom Two - 15'10 x 13'6 (4.83m x 4.11m) - Panoramic window to front with open aspect views to front, three feature wall lights, built in wardrobes and counter top wash hand basin.

Bedroom Three - 13' x 8'11 (3.96m x 2.72m) - Panoramic window with open aspect views to rear, built in storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four - 10'1 x 9'3 (3.07m x 2.82m) - Window with views to front gardens, featuring built in shelving and desk as previously used as an office.

Bathroom - 12'7 x 9'10 (3.84m x 3.00m) - Four piece suite comprising: low base WC, pedestal wash basin, panelled bath with a direct feed shower, bidet, fitted dresser, chrome heated towel rail, built in storage, spotlights to the ceiling and partially tiled elevations.

External - Tarmacadam driveway providing off road parking for a number of vehicles leads to a raised patio to the front extension.

Garage - 148'4 x 17'6 (45.21m x 5.33m) - Folding garage door and a wood framed window.

Wc - Low base WC unit.

Storage Room -

Utility Room - 10'1 x 6'1 (3.07m x 1.85m) - Hardwood entrance door, wood framed single glazed window, a range of wall and base units with a stainless steel double bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap and tiled flooring.

Stable Block - Three stables with electricity and water supplies.

Gardens - Magnificent fully enclosed split level gardens with laid to lawn areas, private gardens, ponds, formal rose garden, orchard, woodland, streams and a variety of trees and evergreens.

Agents Note - Council tax band G
Oil fired central heating
We recommend that you bring boots or waterproof footwear to fully appreciate the potential of the gardens

All descriptions in this brochure are the opinions of Keenans Estate Agents and their employees with any additional information advised by the seller. Properties must be viewed in order to come to your own conclusions and decisions. Although every effort is made to ensure measurements are correct, please check all dimensions and shapes before making any purchases or decisions reliant upon them. Please note that any services, appliances or heating systems have not been tested by Keenans Estate Agents and no warranty can be given or implied as to their working order.

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12 February 2016

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