5 bedroom farm house for sale

Hawksclough Farmhouse, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

Under Offer £275,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • In need of extensive repair and modernisation
  • Potential to create an exceptional residence in grounds of 0.75 acres (0.3 hectares) or thereabouts
  • Secluded little known enclave
  • Surrounded by the extensive rolling expanse of Cuerden Valley Park

Full description

Description:
Located some 330 yards (300m) down a private lane that threads its way through mature woodland to the tranquil and secluded enclave of Hawksclough, the Farmhouse is of architectural and local historical significance as it was a place where Mass was held after the reformation
and prior to the opening of St Bedes RC Church in 1824.

Contains a number of intriguing and historical features and fittings, and provides the rare opportunity to acquire and develop a Period residence in an idyllic setting surrounded by the rolling expanse of Cuerden Valley Park which is habitat to an abundance of wildlife including roaming roe deer.

Comprehensive neighbourhood amenities are close by in Clayton-le-Woods and Bamber Bridge and it is within minutes driving distance of the junctions where the M6, M61 and M65 converge and consequently is most convenient for surrounding Central Lancs towns and cities and for commuting to Manchester

Location:
From Junction 29 on the M6 (Junction 1 on the M65) proceed south along Preston Road (A6). After passing over the motorway bridge turn right into the private access road.

Accommodation:

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall
With flagged floor.

Dining Room 5.7m x 3.8m (18'9 x 12'6)
With exposed beams and multi fuel stove, alcove cupboard.

Kitchen 3.6m x 3.5m (12'1 x 11'6)
With solid fuel stove.

Inner Hall
With access down to

Cellar 6m x 2.7m (20' x 9')
With plumbing for washing machine and extending under kitchen

Lounge 6m x 4.1m (19'9 x 13'9)
With beams to ceiling, solid fuel stove, alcove cupboards.

Bathroom 3.6m x 2.7m (12' x 9')
With WC, shower and vanitary wash basin.

First Floor
Approached by easy going returning staircase

Front Bedroom 1 3.8m x 3.7m (12'6 x 12'3)
With alcove cupboards.

Front Bedroom 2 3.6m x 3.5m (12'1 x 11'6)
With alcove cupboards.

Bedroom 3 .4.5m x 2.2m (15' x 7'4)
With access to roof void.

Bedroom 4 (rear) 6m x 3.7m (20' x 12'2)
Divided by oak panelling featuring ecclesiastical carved panels in order to create a robing room.

Cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 5 (rear) 2.7m x 3.6m (9'2 x 12'1)

Bathroom
With bath and wash basin.

Second Floor
2 Attic Rooms
Suitable for adaptation and creation into further living/dormitory space (Enter at own risk)

Outside:
Front garden bounded by stone palisade wall.

Implement shed formed from steel frames supporting concrete panels and corrugated and asbestos cement translucent sheet providing 76 sq m (120 sq ft).

Aluminium frame greenhouse providing 300 sq m (4640 sq ft)

Timber former poultry cabin 18m x 4.5m (60' x 15')

The site, which extends to 0.3 hectares (0.75 acres) falls gently down to trickling stream and surrounded by mature woodland providing tranquillity, privacy and haven for wildlife.

Planning:
The property is a Grade II Listed Building and described as:

"SD 52 SE Clayton-le-Woods Preston Road 3/77 Hawksclough Farmhouse 17.4.1967 (Formerly listed as Hawksclough) - II Farmhouse, c. 1700 Brick, stone slate roof with 2 gable chimneys (that on left cut short) and one chimney behind the ridge. L-shaped plan with 2-storey extension to the left. Three stores, symmetrical, 3 bays, bands on 2 levels; central doorway with gauged brick head and modern glazed porch; 2 large ground floor windows, 2 above them at 1st floor and a smaller 1st floor window in the centre all have gauged segmental brick heads and altered glazing; 2nd floor has oblong casement windows of 3, 2 and 3 lights (apparently blocked). Details of rear and interior not available at survey, but interior said to include small panelled priest's robing room. History: house occupied in early C18 by Burges family (descendants of C16 bailiff to Townleys of Burnley) whose home was used for Catholic Mass during penal times, until the opening of St Bedes (q.v.) in 1824."

Access:
Right of way will be granted in favour of the stable and stone barn along the access road subject to an obligation to contribute towards repair and maintenance.

Services:
Mains electricity and water supplies are laid on, drainage is to a septic tank.

Prospective purchasers will probably wish to replace the septic tank with a modern more efficient facility.

Tenure:
It is understood the property is Freehold and free from Chief Rent.



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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 March 2018

Nearest stations

  • Bamber Bridge (1.1 mi)
  • Lostock Hall (1.8 mi)
  • Leyland (2.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Peter E Gilkes & Company, Chorley

44 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SE

01257 547050 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bamber Bridge (1.1 mi)
  • Lostock Hall (1.8 mi)
  • Leyland (2.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Peter E Gilkes & Company, Chorley

44 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SE

01257 547050 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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