The Elm, Marklands, Stanifield Lane, PR5 5XR
Lydiate Lane, Eccleston, PR7 6LX
- Beautiful barn conversion
- Striking hallway and reception rooms
- Courtyard & garden
- Exposed beams
- Galleried landing
- Available with no upward chain
Striking barn conversion retaining a number of original features including exposed beams, having spacious reception rooms, three double bedrooms within easy reach of Eccleston village centre and primary transport routes and having all the characteristics of a perfect family home. Available with no upward chain.
A large gateway opens onto the courtyard providing both ample parking and entertaining space by the house. The substantial main entrance opens on to the lovely hallway which doubles as a formal dining area having oak flooring and beams, oak staircase leading off and stained glass window through which projects the image from both the rising sun and the full moon. The cloakroom has tiled flooring and elevations and comprises wash hand basin and wc.
Stone door casings encompass double doors to the beautiful lounge with open fire with stone lintel and brick surround, oak flooring and exposed beams. A similar entrance leads from the other side of the hallway to the family room with dining area and kitchen comprising a range of wall and base units, granite work surfaces, gas Aga, central island with butcher’s block and stable door opening onto the courtyard.
Outside the courtyard comprises both flagged terraces and tarmacadam surface and leads to the large double garage and workshop with remote control electric up and over door, space, power and plumbing for appliances and courtesy door to the side. Further on the west facing garden is mainly laid to lawn.
Back inside the oak staircase leads to the delightful galleried landing with exposed original beams and giving on to all first floor accommodation. The master bedroom comprises wooden flooring, exposed beams, dressing area and en suite with wash hand basin, traditional heated towel rail, wc and rainfall mixer shower in cubicle. The two further double bedrooms are served by two bathrooms, each with wash hand basin and wc and one with mixer shower in cubicle and the other having a claw foot bath in which to relax and enjoy.
Gas centrally heated, double glazed with first class space both inside and out this is a wonderful place to call home. Do get in touch to arrange a viewing and make it yours. Council Tax D, EPC C, Freehold.
The vendors view:
Dating back to the early 1800s, this beautifully converted barn enjoys a splendid rural setting just a mile from the highly desirable village of Eccleston. “Lydiate farm has been owned by my family for the past forty-four years and it’s the place where I grew up, and I must say that it was an idyllic place to spend my childhood,” says the owner. “The property is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside, so it’s very peaceful here and when you’re out in the garden you feel as if you’re miles from anywhere. However, Eccleston is just minutes down the road, and that’s a gorgeous village with a great selection of shops and some lovely pubs, and we can drive up to Preston, hop on the train and be in Manchester in just over half an hour or Liverpool in around fifty minutes. I’d say it’s one of those places that offers complete rural tranquillity, but without the isolation.”
“The barn was converted back in 2004 and it’s absolutely charming. It has three good-size bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and on the ground floor there’s a large kitchen/diner with a big central island, a really lovely sitting room and a rather impressive double-height reception hall, which is a part of the property that definitely has the wow factor. The building has been converted in a very sensitive way, so it has some lovely features such as the exposed beams and brickwork, and we’ve added touches such as beautiful oak flooring throughout and the stained-glass windows in the main hall, which my father had made especially for the barn way back in 1984. All in all it’s a very attractive and very comfortable home, and I’ve no doubt that its new owners will love living here.”
“The property also benefits from a good amount of outside space,” continues the owner. “There’s a very nice courtyard area, which is quite secluded so a lovely place for sitting out, and there’s also a very low maintenance garden, which at the moment is mainly just lawn so that’s a space that the new owners could definitely put their stamp on.”
Favourite room: “The large, double-height reception hall is definitely a standout feature of this property. There’s lots of exposed brickwork, beautiful old beams and the stained-glass windows that my father had made especially for the barn are really special. When the sun, or indeed the moon is shining bright all of the different colours are reflected on the floor. The windows are absolutely beautiful and just one of the touches we’ve added that make the property so unique.”
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “This is a place where you can enjoy the very best of both worlds. The barn is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside – people travel from far and wide to enjoy what we have right on our doorstep – and there’s the added benefit of having a superb array of shops and amenities just down the road in the lovely village of Eccleston.”
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): “When the barn was converted we also had a double garage built, which is obviously ideal for parking, but could also be used as extra storage space.”
What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: “This is a beautiful and very comfortable home, and it just happens to be in one of the most stunning locations in the country,” says the owner.