Spa Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed family residence nestling in 6.73 acres of mature gardens and grounds benefitting from a range of brick outbuildings with the benefit of planning. The property is ideal for those who would wish to run a business either wedding venue, boutique hotel or live/work unit (subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents)

Beautiful gardens with 6000 square feet of outbuildings, the house and buildings create a unique setting around an attractive and exceptionally private courtyard. The property has been granted full planning permission to convert a coach house to ancillary accommodation that will provide open plan living areas, one bedroom, kitchen, games room and residential gardens. Planning has also been granted to convert the shippon and the former barn/reservoir. The plans show permission for private stabling to include a magnificent six bay stable block, tack room, feed rooms and the creation of a menage and paddock. The barn/former reservoir provides an additional 1400 square feet of ancillary space with residential usage granted for the building and surrounding land, giving the potential for a pool house with a gym and sauna.

The property is approached via a long private driveway. The property benefits from lovely open views over the surrounding greenbelt farmland and the location, whilst rural, is also perfect for the commuter being only a short drive to the M58 motorway and railway network along with easy access to Burscough, Ormskirk and some of West Lancashire's prettiest villages.

Accommodation for the main house includes reception hallway, magnificent inner hall, large lounge, dining room, second lounge, breakfast kitchen, utility room, and downstairs shower room. To the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, a family bathroom, en-suite, further sitting room/lounge and a magnificent conservatory. On the second floor one can find a study, and in the basement level is a wine cellar and a cloaks/WC.

Highlights of the main house include a pillared portico, panelled doors which opens to the porch and reception hallway, with wide-plank wooden flooring, and detailed moulded ceiling coving with a central archway flowing to the inner hallway, which has a raised carpeted floor space and a magnificent oak hand carved staircase leading to the first floor. The well-proportioned dining room has sash windows to the front and side elevations and ornate moulded ceiling cornice and attractive fireplace with marble surround.

A delightful sitting room featuring a bay sash window to the front elevation, has a traditional moulded fireplace incorporating a traditional cast iron grate on a marble hearth. Other features include detailed and moulded ceiling cornice and two feature recessed wall niches. The breakfast kitchen is traditionally appointed with a comprehensive range of dark wood wall and base units, contrasting work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, tiled flooring, a large Aga, integrated electric double oven, a stainless steel sink, and plumbing for a dishwasher. A doorway leads from the breakfast kitchen to a practical separate utility room. The main lounge benefits from two sets of French doors to the side aspect, allowing in plenty of natural light and providing exterior access. This delightful room is anchored by a large attractive brick built fireplace with inset lintel and a cosy traditional wood burning stove, and also features a large wooden beam to the ceiling. A downstairs shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.

The wonderful staircase, with numerous half-landings, leads to the first floor accommodation, where the wealth of living space continues. An additional large lounge/sitting room is set to the rear of the property - a beautiful light and airy room having dual aspects, with two sash windows to one side and two sets of French doors opening to the conservatory. This charming living space has intricately moulded cornice and ceiling roses, attractive moulded fireplace with marble hearth and inset living flame gas fire, and either side of the fireplace are two feature recessed wall niches. The glass roof conservatory is an endearing space, providing stunning views across the gardens and countryside beyond. The master bedroom has a sash window to the side elevation, moulded cornice and decorative ceiling rose and is fitted with a comprehensive range of mahogany bedroom furniture, including wardrobes, dressing table, drawer units and bedsides. The en-suite is fully tiled and is appointed with a wc, wash hand basin, shower cubicle and sunken bath. The remaining bedrooms are all large doubles with sash windows, all being appointed with a range of fitted bedroom furniture. The family bathroom is fully tiled and is fitted with a five piece suite including WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, bath and shower cubicle. On the second floor, one can find a handy home office/study - along with access to the under eaves storage space. The basement includes an impressive wine cellar and a handy cloaks/WC.

Main House - approx 4,200 sq ft of accommodation arranged over the ground, first and basement levels

4 Double bedrooms, numerous living spaces, wine cellar & study room

6,000 sq ft collection of outbuildings with full planning permission for a stable block and ancillary living space (Planning References 2017/1335/FUL, 2017/1100/FUL, 2017/1332/FUL - please contact our office on 01565 621 624 for further details).

Rural location with excellent transport links

Fantastic development opportunity

Huge potential for equestrian use

Private quarter mile driveway

Grade II listed - further details available on request

Arrange viewing 01565 621624

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