4 bedroom detached house for sale

Billinge End Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

£975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Semi-rural countryside Location
  • 3 Motorways within 6 miles [M65, M61,M6] - regional commuting opportunities
  • Attractive solid stone building
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Master Bedroom has both a dressing room and a 4 piece en-suite bathroom
  • 3 Good-sized family bedrooms served by a house bathroom/wc
  • Large detached Barn - currently a multi-car garage - development potential
  • Panoramic westerly views to Fydle coast
  • Surrounded by unspoilt farmland
  • Village location - train services - 18 hole championship golf course.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Close Farm is a charming Grade II listed stone built gated period farmhouse, located in an enviable position, with extensive views over local countryside, to the Fylde Coast in the distance. It was thoroughly renovated,extended and developed by its present owners in 1985. It has three reception rooms, a spacious and fully equipped [Siematic] dining kitchen, a large utility/laundry room and four bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own en-suite dressing room and four piece bathroom. The three family bedrooms [two doubles and a single] are served by a house bathroom/wc. The property is bordered by farmland to all sides. It also has a large detached single storey barn which currently offers secure parking for 5/6 cars. Planning Permission [now requiring renewal] was granted in 2009 to convert this barn into a substantial two bedroom detached bungalow. This advantage may prove of interest to families looking for a suitable "granny annex" opportunity.

Location
The property is located at the end of a private lane off Billinge End Road. It is on the edge of what is locally known as the 'Woodfold Country Estate', which comprises of several hundred acres of unspoilt farmland. Once there you feel distinctly "out in the sticks" yet you are within 4 miles of Blackburn, 8 miles of Preston and the M65,M61, M6 and M55 motorways can be joined within 15-20 minutes. Manchester, Liverpool and many regional cities and focal points are all within realistic commuting distance. Pleasington is a village community with three pub/eateries and a regionally renowned 18 hole golf course. Train services [York to Blackpool] run through the village to offer a handy connection with the West Coast Mainline services [from Preston].

Directions
The geographical position of the property can be seen on the interactive location map linked to this website. At the head of the private lane there is a property called "Temple Close". Proceed down the lane. On the right you will see a house called "Lumb Bank". Shortly after you need to keep left, proceeding past "Alum Scar" and you will see Close Farm at the end of the lane, with its wrought iron driveway gates.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Front Porch 2.30m X 2.29m
The property is entered through a lovely porch with exposed stone elevations and a marble-tiled floor. An inner door leads into the :-

Entrance Hall 4.56m x 3.05m
A spacious central hallway from where a feature spindled staircase rises to a gallery landing on the upper floor. It has coving, numerous wall and picture light points and a radiator. Double doors open to the principal lounge and a single door accesses the cloaks/wc.

Cloaks/Wc 2.79m x 1.36m
The lights come on automatically when you enter. The floor and wall surfaces are ceramic tiled. There is a modern and contemporary suite in white, comprising of a concealed-closet dual flush wc and a wall mounted basin with a soft-closure drawer below.

Principal Lounge 6.60m x 5.15m
A generous 'dual aspect' room with windows to both front and rear. There are also double opening French windows to the gable side. The floor is exposed solid maple and there is ornate coving to all elevations. An 'Adams' style fireplace has a working fire. There are two radiators and numerous points for either wall lights or picture lights.

Family/Children's Lounge 4.56m x 4.54m
A cosy and informal second lounge ideal for family television watching. It has a raised marble fireplace with an inset wood-burning stove. There are television connections, plenty of wall/picture light points and attractive outlooks through a south-facing picture window.A radiator is fitted and a telephone point is available. A rear door leads into the:-

South Porch 1.97m x 1.65m
A stone porch on the south side of the house. It has a marble-tiled floor and two window seats.

Dining Room 3.95m x 3.62m
A separate dining room, ideal for more formal meals and entertaining family and friends. It is a good-sized room with plenty of space for a 6-8 seat dining table and matching accessories and furniture.. It has coving, wall light points and a fitted radiator.

Breakfast Kitchen 3.91m x 3.86m
A generous kitchen fitted with an extensive range of quality Siematic units at both base and eye-level. There is a host of either Neff or Miele appliances including an integrated oven, a combination oven/microwave, a ceramic hob, a dishwasher, a fridge and a freezer. There is Corian worktops and Amtico flooring. A breakfast island is fitted, down-lighting is installed and there are connections for a wall mounted plasma screed TV. The elevations are fully tiled and a radiator is installed.

Utility/Laundry Room 4.94m (max) x 2.23m
This is a really spacious utility/laundry room with fully tiled elevations, a marble tiled floor, an inset stainless steel sink and space, with connections, for a washer, a drier and a cabinet style American fridge. There is plenty of room to do the ironing, additional cupboard storage and fitted down-lights.

Staircase
An elegant spindled feature staircase which rises to the first floor

First Floor

Landing 4.57m x 3.06m
A full 'gallery' landing with a spindled balustrade, exposed maple flooring, a radiator and cornice coving. The master bedroom suite is on one side of the landing, with the family bedrooms and house bathroom to the other.

Master Bedroom 5.21m x 3.36m
A spacious master bedrooms with open views to both the south and west elevations. It has exposed solid maple wood flooring and an extensive arrangement of fitted wardrobes and chests with attractive cut-glass handles. A radiator is fitted and the room is coved. An inner doorway leads into the en-suite dressing room.

Dressing Room 3.16m x 3.11m
Offering additional fitted furniture with two double wardrobes, a dressing table with display tops and exposed maple flooring. Radiator. Access through into:

En-suite Bathroom/Wc 3.12m x 1.94m
A four piece en-suite bathroom with marble tiled floor and wall surfaces and under-floor heating. The sanitaryware is white, modern and contemporary and comprises of a bath, a separate glazed/enclosed shower cubicle, a dual-flush low-suite wc and a washbasin [with a fitted soft-closure cupboard beneath].

Inner Landing
Double doors to airing cupboard housing a lagged hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Two 4.87m x 3.86m
A spacious double room with southerly views and an extensive arrangement of fitted furniture with wardrobes, cupboards, drawers and a dressing table. Radiator.

Bedroom Three 4.91m x 3.64m
Another double-sized room which is also on the south side of the property. It too comes with a comprehensive arrangement of fitted bedroom furniture. Radiator.

Bedroom Four 3.14m x 2.51m
A good sized single bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a dressing table and a radiator.

House Bathroom/Wc 4.32m x 1.69m
The family bedrooms are served by a modern and stylish house bathroom with fully tiled elevations, tiled flooring and under-floor heating. The suite is in white and offers a bath, a shower cubicle [with a fixed over head sprinkler and mixing controls], a concealed closet wc and a wall mounted hand basin with a soft-closure cupboard beneath

General Information
The property is Freehold and is within Council Tax Band "G" [Blackburn with Darwen BC]. It is connected to the public supply of electricity. There is no mains gas to Close Farm. It has a propane tank to provide gas for the central heating system. There is a current contract with a supplier of the propane. Drainage is to a septic tank.

External & The Barn

Gardens
Close Farm enjoys a level plot and is surrounded by picturesque farmland. There are electronically operated vehicle entry gates and a separate pedestrian gate. The immediate surrounds are paved and easily maintained. The gardens are stock-fenced to the east, south and westerly elevations. Main areas are set to lawn. There is a coarse-stone wall along the northern boundary. To the far side of the Farm is the barn:-

The Barn 19.9m x 8.2m
This is a substantial single-storey structure originally built when Close Farm was a 'working farm' prior to the 1980's. The present owners have mainly used it for secure garaging [5-6 vehicles] and storage although a section of the building was partitioned [with all necessary consents] to create a one bedroom apartment, with a lounge, a kitchen and a bathroom. In 2009 Planning Permission was obtained to convert the whole barn into a two bedroom detached bungalow with a separate entrance to the main farm. This consent would need to be renewed but this opportunity may appeal to families looking for something suitable to create separate accommodation for parents or any dependent relative they wish to have living close to them. When you look at the dimensions of this structure it would make a really well proportioned true bungalow.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 April 2018

Nearest stations

  • Pleasington (1.0 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (1.5 mi)
  • Mill Hill (2.1 mi)
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Lancashire

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

James Whitehead Professional Estate Agent, Blackburn

Lancashire

01254 494048 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Pleasington (1.0 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (1.5 mi)
  • Mill Hill (2.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

James Whitehead Professional Estate Agent, Blackburn

Lancashire

01254 494048 Local call rate

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

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