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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Walmer Hall, Dob Lane, Little Hoole, PR4 4SU

Sold STC £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome 19th century semi-detached property
  • Originally one property, split sixty years ago
  • Former Walmer Bridge Mill owners home
  • Full of original features, character and charm
  • Two spacious reception rooms plus sun room
  • Three bedrooms and bathroom to first floor
  • Set in 4.7 acres of land, 3.5 of which is grazing land
  • Outbuildings, stables and sand paddock
  • Mature surroundings with south-facing rear garden
  • Ideal location for access to transport links

Full description

A gem of a property to come across, this handsome 19th century semi detached home is just brimming with character, charm and original architectural features.  The idyllically pretty setting, some 4.7 acres, overlooks mature gardens, a crowded duck pond having sand and grazing paddocks beyond with a barn to the side incorporating a total of seven stables, feed and store areas.  

A meandering, tree-lined driveway leads to this charming property which overlooks a pebbled apron frontage and lawn area, reaching out to a duck-pond with island resting spots for wildfowl and shaded by mature willows and chestnut trees.  Crowded with moorhens and ducks, all currently with chicks, the setting of this lovely house is idyllic.  At the far end of the paddock beyond the pond is an orchard with productive fruit trees including bramley and dessert apple, pear and Victoria plum. 

The block-patterned rendered property offers a handsome fa?ade to this classically designed residence, built some 178 years ago.  The private entrance is approached via three stone steps to a glazed front door with fanlight above sheltered by an arched overhang porch.

The broad hallway is filled with character and reflects features which can be found throughout the property such as deep skirting boards, dado rails and decorative mouldings to the high ceilings.  Beautifully carved oak doors give way to the two front reception rooms, the first being the dual aspect lounge with an original shuttered window to the front and bay window to the side.  The focal point is the tall oak fire surround with inset mirror and a raised flagstone hearth with French style log burner resting on it and there is a television point to one side.  The moulded plasterwork adds to the charm as does the picture rail which surrounds.

Across the hall, the dining room, also dual aspect, has a shuttered window to the front and a bay window to the side.  The character here mirrors the lounge and the cast iron open fire is set into an Adam-style timber surround with flagstone hearth.

Continuing down the hall and through an archway, doors give way to the kitchen, sun room and the staircase with spindle banister which rises and turns to the first floor and has a cellar beneath with power and light.  

The fully tiled downstairs bathroom has laminate flooring and a coloured three-piece suite comprising a panelled bath with Aqualisa shower over, a stripped pine vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and w.c. plus a linen cupboard to one side.  An opaque window to the side is supplemented by pendant lighting and the room is warmed by a radiator.

The sun room has a stone flagged floor, Perspex pitched roof, windows overlooking the side garden and meadow beyond, and a door to the garden.  To one corner is a Butler's sink set in a built-in unit and French doors lead to the kitchen.

The breakfast kitchen has a superb brick ingle fire surround with sandstone sides, a raised flagstone hearth and pine Adams surround.  The table space is illuminated by pendant lighting and there is niche display shelving to the sides of the fireplace, one concealing the gas central heating boiler.  A peninsula unit separates this area from the kitchen which is fitted with pine wall and base cabinets having splash tiling between and to include drawers, basket shelving and a cheese cabinet above.  The granite-effect work surface has an inset single drainer sink unit with French style mixer tap set below a window to the side.  There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a fridge, an inset is a four-burner Stoves gas hob and matching eye-level double oven and grill.  The flooring is vinyl and there are two ceiling lights.

At the split-level first-floor landing is an ornate arched window to the side with stained glass surround, and a radiator.

The part-tiled bathroom with pendant lighting has a sash window to the side and a three-piece coloured suite comprising a panelled bath with telephone-style hand shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low-flush w.c.  Two radiators warm the room.

Steps rise to a landing giving way to three bedrooms ? two are double and the central one is a single.  Bedroom one is dual aspect with pendant lighting and windows to the side and front.  This bedroom features a picture rail plus a built-in wardrobe which has matching bedside cabinets and headboard.

Bedroom two is also dual aspect with windows to the front and side, as well as a built-in range of wardrobes, over-bed cabinets and a vanity unit with wash hand basin and cabinets above.  There is pendant lighting and a radiator.  Bedroom three has a window to the front and a picture rail.  Again, there are built-in wardrobes and shelves, pendant lighting and a radiator.

Outside, parking is provided on a driveway between an avenue of trees leading to gates opening to the stable frontage and turning area, access to the sand paddock and also access to the grazing fields which surround.  

The concrete block and timber-built barn holds three stables, tack and feed areas, plus it currently plays home to an ancient Fergie tractor.  A broad timber door opens to the sheep shed with a row of four further stables for ponies or small animals.  A door leads to a second attached barn housing a wood-working shop, w.c., and a good-sized store shed with kitchenette area to one corner.

We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is FREEHOLD 

Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents

Please note:
Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only.   All land measurements are supplied by the Vendor and should be verified by the buyer's solicitor.  We would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an appropriately registered service company or surveyor on behalf of the buyer as Maria B. Evans Estate Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found.  No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.

Sales Office: 34 Town Road, Croston, PR26 9RB   T: 01772 737888   Rentals T: 01257 462095  F: 01257 464863
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Company No 8160611 Registered Office: 5a The Common, Parbold, Lancs WN8 7HA



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22 May 2018

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  • Croston (2.8 mi)
  • Leyland (3.9 mi)
  • Lostock Hall (4.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Croston (2.8 mi)
  • Leyland (3.9 mi)
  • Lostock Hall (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Maria B Evans Estate Agents, Parbold

Huntscliffe Robin Lane, Parbold, WN8 7BE

01704 633010 Local call rate

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