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Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6








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Key features

  • Unique former lock-keepers cottage CIRCA 1825
  • 4/5 bedroom family home
  • Spacious modern kitchen/diner
  • Comfortable lounge
  • Side conservatory
  • Large open-plan family and dining room
  • Flexible accommodation over three-storeys
  • Large gardens and entertaining areas
  • Large driveway suitable for several cars
  • Desirable village location


Nestled within the desirable village of Whittle-le-Woods, is St Helens Cottage a charming former lockkeeper's cottage dating back to circa 1825 offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. With its deceptively spacious three-storey design and approximately 2,000 square feet of flexible living accommodation, this residence boasts 4/5 bedrooms and sits on a large private plot.

Upon entering the property through a separate porch entrance, you are immediately greeted by a sense of character and warmth. The ground floor features a large and spacious open-plan family and dining room adorned with exposed wooden beams, providing an ideal space for entertaining guests. Additionally, a double bedroom is conveniently located on this level, offering versatility for use as a guest room or study. A substantial cellar storage area provides ample space for all your storage needs.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor, you will find another double bedroom or study, a shower/WC room, and a spacious open-plan modern fully fitted kitchen/diner. The kitchen boasts an excellent supply of wall and base units, a range cooker, a striking feature stone wall, and exposed wooden beams, seamlessly blending contemporary functionality with traditional charm. Adjacent to the kitchen is a comfortable and inviting lounge, perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Furthermore, a side conservatory/garden room adds an additional space for relaxation and enjoyment.

An inner hallway leads to the original (now rear) stone flagged entrance porch, adding a touch of historical character. Continuing upwards to the second floor, the stairs lead to the second floor where you will discover three further double bedrooms, all beautifully presented, and a modern family bathroom offering contemporary fixtures and fittings.

Externally, the rear of property retains its original feature stone frontage from yesteryear, providing a glimpse into its rich history. To the side, a spacious enclosed side garden and patio area offering a private retreat for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. At the front, a mostly laid-to-grass garden and a large Yorkshire stone flagged driveway which can accommodate several cars, complemented by a detached single garage/workshop.

Located in the highly desirable village of Whittle-le-Woods, this property offers a peaceful and idyllic setting, yet remains within easy reach of local amenities and transport links. With its unique blend of historical charm, flexible living spaces, and ample outdoor areas, this charming former lockkeeper's cottage (from the old Leeds and Liverpool canal route via Whittle-le-Woods) presents an exceptional opportunity for those seeking a large and quaint family home full of character and potential.

Room sizes can be found on the floor plan

Tenure - Freehold

Council Tax - We understand this property is band E.

For further information or to arrange a private viewing please call Forbes Estates.

Disclaimer, further room dimensions can be found on our floor plan, these particulars, whilst we believe to be accurate are set as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract, all appliances, drains, plumbing and heating have not been tested. All measurements quoted are approximate. Property to sell? If you are thinking selling your home Forbes Estates offer a free no obligation appraisal with local experienced sales advice.



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Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Buckshaw Parkway1.9 miles
  • Leyland Station2.2 miles
  • Euxton Balshaw Lane Station2.4 miles
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