4 bedroom detached house for saleNicholsons Farm, Ratcliffe Wharf Lane, Forton, Preston, Lancashire
Sold STC £675,000
Nicholsons Farm represents an excellent former livestock, poultry and equestrian unit set in a fantastic rural location within easy access of the motorway network at junction 33.
The property comprises of a substantial VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE providing 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and an excellent range of traditional farm buildings which with the necessary planning permission could be converted to up to 3 residential units.
The land is situated to the North of the farm steading and comprises of two parcels of pastureland.
VIEWING IS ESSENTIAL to appreciate the potential accommodation this property has to offer.
Any person wishing to view the property should contact Armitstead Barnett at the Garstang Office 01995 603180.
Set within a fantastic semi-rural location within easy access of the amenities of Garstang and Lancaster and within a quiet location
The property has been in the same family ownership for some over 50 years, subsequently coming to the market due to the decision to retire from farming activities.
Briefly the house comprises; entrance vestibule, entrance hallway, formal sitting room 1, front sitting room 2, kitchen, rear porchway, rear hallway, dining room, utility room, cloakroom, and to the first floor 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The land is situated to the North of the farm steading and comprises of two parcels of excellent quality pastureland with a slight undulating disposition. Excellently suited to the production of grassland.
In further detail the property comprises;
From concrete pathway leading to uPVC frosted, leaded glazed entrance door into Entrance Vestibule with original Victorian tiled flooring, original plaster coving to ceiling, high level uPVC leaded glazed window to the front of the property and original timber and frosted glazed panel and door into;
Entrance Hallway, with original stairs leading to first floor, original tiled flooring, plaster coving to ceiling and wall mounted night storage heater with doors leading to;
Formal Sitting Room No. 1 with uPVC double glazed windows to the front of the property, original plaster coving to ceiling, chimney breast feature complete with tiled fireplace, tiled hearth and open fire, cupboard comprising electric meter and fuse box finished with central light fitting.
Front Sitting Room No. 2 with uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property, original plaster cover to the ceiling, chimney breast feature complete with brick hearth and surround and open
fire and finished with range of wall and centre lights and door leading to;
Kitchen, with uPVC double glazed window to the side of the property and uPVC double glazed, leaded window and panel into rear hallway with range of base and wall mounted units in melamine
with timber trim over with cream speckled work tops, integral appliances to include electric cooker, single stainless steel sink unit and plumbing for washing machine finished with tiled flooring and
door leading to;
Rear Porchway of uPVC construction on block walls with windows to the rear and side, side personal access door and frosted clear view roofing with open faced brickwork to one wall, open faced
stonework to a further wall and concrete flooring.
Rear Hallway with original Victorian black and red tiled floor, access to understairs storage cupboard, further door leading back to entrance hallway and door leading to;
Dining Room with uPVC double glazed window to the rear of the property, original Victorian black and red tiled floor, chimney breast feature complete with inset Rayburn cooker which provides hot water with original Victorian cupboards to either side of the chimney breast feature. From rear hallway;
Utility Room with uPVC frosted, leaded glazed personal access door to the side and a further uPVC double glazed window to the side of the property, range of base and wall mounted units in mid-oak with timber effect worktops over, single stainless steel sink unit finished with tiled flooring and tongue and groove ceiling with further door
Cloakroom with uPVC double glazed frosted window to the side of the property, range of base units in oak with wood effect work tops over, suite in light brown comprising of low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin finished with tiled flooring and small floor mounted electric heater.
Attached to the utility and cloakroom can be found two out houses.
Large Open Landing with large picture uPVC leaded, glazed window to half landing with further rise of stairs leading to main landing with night storage heater and loft access and doors leading to;
Family Bathroom with uPVC double glazed frosted window to the rear of the property, suite in cream comprising of panelled bath with thermostatic power shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, large built in airing cupboard complete with hot water cylinder and slatted storage, wall mounted night storage heater and central light fitting.
Bedroom No. 1 with uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property, chimney breast feature complete with stone fireplace.
Bedroom No. 2 with uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property and range of fitted shelving to one wall.
Bedroom No. 3 with uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property, chimney breast feature complete with stone fire surround and door leading to small storage cupboard.
Bedroom No. 4 with uPVC double glazed window to the rear of the property, chimney breast feature complete with stone and inset cast Victorian fire surround and door leading to small storage cupboard.
To the front of the property can be found a lawned garden enclosed within a privet hedge and stone wall fronting Ratcliffe Wharf Lane with wrought iron personal access date and further double gates
leading to a side concrete driveway and garage of block construction under pitched fibre cement roof complete with timber single glazed windows to two sides and up-and-over metal door. A small enclosed rear garden with lawned garden and associated fruit trees with wrought iron gate to the farmyard.
Building 1: comprises of a traditional brick under pitched fibre cement roof with former sliding door to the rear elevation, regular doors and windows to the ground and first floor, currently comprising woodshed with timber door to the side elevation, former dairy with timber door to the side elevation, timber single glazed window to the rear complete with three phase electricity supply and
internal door leading to former egg packing room with three doorways to the rear elevation and six timber single glazed windows to the rear elevation complete with concrete flooring and lighting available with internal bob hole leading to full length loft over.
Building 2: former shippon under pitched fibre cement roof with regular door and window openings to the ground floor comprising three rooms.
Building 3: of timber telegraph pole construction under mono-pitched box profile roof with part timber and box profile cladding and part timber and Yorkshire board cladding complete open to the front elevation, earthen floor, light and water available and connected.
Building 4: 90 x 34, former hen house of steel portal frame construction with concrete under pitched insulated fibre cement roof with concrete block walls to half height, timber insulated cladding over, complete with three phase power and light, timber double opening doors to the front and rear elevation and small former egg packing station to the side constructed of timber under
mono-pitched box profile roof with box profile side cladding and door leading to the front elevation.
Building 5: (henhouse no. 2) of reconstituted stone construction with internal breeze block cavity under pitched fibre cement roof, internal damp proof course, personal access doors to the front and rear elevation, windows to two sides, complete with three phase power available and connected.
Building 6: stables of timber pole construction under pitched box profile roof with box profile side cladding comprising stables for seven and hardcore earthen floor complete with light and water available and connected.
Yard Area: comprises predominantly of a concrete yard providing excellent access to all of the buildings and also provides a double width gateway providing separate access to the yard area. To the rear of the barns can be found a paddock area encompassed within a wall affronting Ratcliffe Wharf Lane.
Land; The land comprises of one enclosure of slightly undulating quality grassland as found in the Agricultural Land Classification Maps for England and Wales as Grade 3 and is of the Salop series of soils being a fine, loamy soil over clay subsoil prone to some seasonal water-logging and excellently suited for the production of grassland and some cereals in drier lowland locations.
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