4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hillock Lane, Dalton, Wigan, Lancashire, WN8

Guide Price £1,095,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine country house of over 4450 sq ft
  • swimming pool and grounds of 1.3 acres
  • Four reception rooms including sun room
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Living/dining kitchen with Aga
  • Home office/study
  • Utility room 2nd kitchen
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Double garage with loft room
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Rookery Cottage stands in a commanding position above the Douglas Valley with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

Location

Situation

Parbold: 1.5 miles, Wigan:7.5 miles, M6 Junction 27: 4 miles, Liverpool: 18 miles, Preston: 19 miles, Bolton: 19 miles, Manchester: 28 miles


Rookery Cottage stands in a commanding position above the Douglas Valley at the head of a long private driveway with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Rural but not isolated, the property is only a short drive away from the highly regarded village of Parbold which offers two churches, two primary schools and a nursery, a library, a purpose-built village hall which doubles as a cinema and community centre, a doctor's surgery, a bank, a sub post office and a number of other shops including a pharmacy, a newsagent, two hairdressers and both Chinese and Indian takeaways plus a greengrocery. There are three pubs along the main road through the centre of the village – the Railway, the Windmill and the Stocks Tavern. The Wayfarer is even closer and has a good reputation for food. The area has many leisure amenities, local golf clubs and livery facilities.

The M6 motorway and local road network provides easy access to most of the North West’s commercial centres and the local train station places Manchester Piccadilly from 45 minutes away.

Description

Exceptional Country House with panoramic views over the Douglas Valley

Rookery Cottage
Hillock Lane
Dalton
Lancashire
WN8 7RJ

Fine country house of over 4450 sq ft with swimming pool and grounds of 1.3 acres

Four bedrooms
Three Bathrooms
Four reception rooms including sun room
Home office/study
Living kitchen with Aga
Utility room & second kitchen
Pool house & Summer House
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Double garage with loft room above
Two driveways
Pond and stream
About 1.4 acres

Description
In its elevated setting, Rookery Cottage has been designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views with all the principal rooms having full height windows overlooking the valley. The gardens and swimming pool area enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect.

Dated in part from1718 this impressive home has been completely remodelled to create a comfortable, contemporary and spacious residence equally well suited to entertaining as for a family. Generous reception rooms and a huge living kitchen with an AGA, a wonderfully light sun room bordering the pool area and yet elements of its period heritage and character have been retained.

The property is well served by fast broadband and surprisingly has mains gas connected. Our clients have a comprehensive CCTV system with a remote monitoring facility.

The accommodation briefly includes an entrance porch opening into the reception hall with oak finish flooring and a pretty Georgian fireplace. Off to the left is the formal dining room with a dual aspect which borders the fantastic living kitchen. This bright and sunny room has a triple aspect, light oak cupboards and an AGA. Tall windows to the front provide super views over the valley and a side door opens to the courtyard area alongside the garage.

To the rear of the reception hall is a fitted utility room opening into a second kitchen area with a skylight, a door to the rear gardens and a cloakroom and w.c. off.

Leading from the reception hall to the right is a gallery area with a window seat and double doors opening to the lounge. This is a superb main reception room with a triple aspect and tall windows with wonderful views over the gardens and valley beyond. A large fireplace is fitted with a living flame gas fire. Double doors open off to the sun room, glazed to all sides with double doors leading through to the pool terrace. A superb additional reception and entertaining room.

On the first floor the landing leads through to four double bedrooms including a master bedroom suite with a triple aspect and a large recently re-appointed en suite bathroom/dressing room with a separate bath and shower, twin wash hand basins and fitted wardrobe cupboards.

The house bathroom is well appointed with a white contemporary suite and serves the third bedroom. A second landing area provides a sizeable home office/study away from the main hub of the house and beyond this are two further bedrooms including a generous guest bedroom with fitted wardrobes served by an adjoining bathroom.

The substantial double garage has a tiled floor and twin automated doors whilst a staircase leads up to the first floor storage room.

The heated outdoor swimming pool stands within an extensive terrace, perfect for al fresco entertaining, with plenty of space for outside furniture and has a plant room with adjoining changing facilities. A summer house stands beyond the pool area and is a wonderful addition taking full advantage of views over the landscaped gardens, Koi carp pond and the valley beyond.

The gardens are superbly landscaped and include a stream, orchard and extensive lawns providing a wonderful setting for this very special house. There are two driveways, one leading from Hillock Lane and a second driveway leading down to Lees Lane.

Square Footage: 3,472 sq ft
Acreage: 1.3 Acres


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Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2017

Nearest stations

  • Parbold (1.2 mi)
  • Appley Bridge (1.9 mi)
  • Hoscar (2.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Parbold (1.2 mi)
  • Appley Bridge (1.9 mi)
  • Hoscar (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Wilmslow

6 Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AA

01625 909044 Local call rate

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