Ainsworth Lord Estates are delighted to be offering for sale this wonderful 5/6 bedroom Farmhouse, set in approx. 2.5 acres of lovely peaceful countryside with splendid views over towards Pendle Hill and as far as the eyes can see.
Situated on the south side of Blackburn, just off Elton Rd - B6232 (perhaps more locally thought of as the Grane Road), within easy reach of the M65 & M66 motorway network and approx. 30 mins from Manchester. This Farmhouse is so near yet appears so far from everything, just perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful existence (perhaps with a few chickens too) is that you? If so, read on....
So you have just come off the busy motorway, drove along Grane Road... and turned off onto the private unassuming farm lane to begin the short drive to Whetstone Farm. From the moment you leave the main road, you can feel that life begins to slow down almost immediately.
It's not long before you can see the farmhouse in the distance on your right, as you get closer you begin to feel excited at what lies in front of you. The gate is open and you drive in along the gravel driveway.. the sound of the gravel beneath your tyres gets the butterflies excited in your stomach. You're not sure which way to go around the island... but it doesn't matter as there's loads of parking space.. so take your pick where to park.
When you get out of your car you breathe in all the fresh air you can whilst you admire the views and splendors of what is around you. You know you have arrived!
So let's explore..this extensively refurbished, large Georgian Farmhouse. It's comprised of the following..
Entering through the front door you walk into a lovely traditional farmhouse lounge, with original beamed ceilings and stone fireplace, in which sits the log burning stove... it makes you feel warm and cosy just looking at it... Behind this we have the home office, with plenty of other potential uses if you don't need one.. adjacent to this we have the downstairs washroom & WC.. which means this combination of rooms would be perfect as a ground floor bedroom - perhaps for an elderly or disabled member of the family.. but then again it does make a superb office with views from the window that reach as far as the eye can see over tranquil farmland and countryside towards Pendle Hill and beyond...
Back into the farmhouse lounge... we head over into the heart of the property, this being the main family and social room. It's enormous by any standard. Imagine the fabulous parties you could host in here and no need to worry about the loud music as you have no neighbours to worry about. And for those who may want some fresh air there are the patio doors at the rear of the room that open onto the patio with it's magnificent views. wow! Fear not if it's raining as they can sit inside with the doors open and still enjoy the views...
For those families that love to live in the kitchen... well this one has it all.
As you can see from the pictures, this is a kitchen and a half. For those who love to cook you will be in your element... you have a beautifully designed kitchen that perfectly compliments the character of this lovely property. The quality appliances, granite worktops, neutral décor and carefully chosen lighting, all together with it's open plan lounge & dining areas means this is where the real heart of the home will be.
Imagine the warmth and smell of those home cooked Sunday Roasts, the aroma of fresh baking and the laughter of family and friends at mealtimes whilst sat around the dining table looking out as far as you can see... well.. this is the place to do it properly - even for the largest of families as there is plenty of room to do it here.
The Laundry and Utility room is just off to the back of the kitchen (which, by the way, is larger than most kitchens in a normal house) and if you need to, the adjoining Double Garage can also be accessed from the kitchen through the internal side door.
You have two staircases to the first floor...
There is the main staircase which is situated between the Farmhouse Lounge and Family Room and there is a second one at the back of the kitchen just for the Master Bedroom.
Ascending the main staircase you arrive at a long landing that stretches the whole length of the farmhouse, gently dividing the front and back of the property.
At the back of the house we have two large family bathrooms, each tastefully furnished with quality bathroom suites and matching, free-standing roll-top bath tubs. The tiling and décor compliment each and beautifully in keeping with the character of the farmhouse.
At the front of the house, as you can see from the photographs and virtual tour, there are 3 large beautiful double bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is at the back of the house and then you have the fabulous Master Bedroom at the far end, with it's spacious vaulted ceiling and generous en-suite, all somewhat reminiscent of a honeymoon suite...
At the front of the farmhouse you have a lovely luxurious gravel driveway (with that expensive crunching sound), which surrounds the stone island raised bed. Ahead of this there is a well maintained lawn (big enough if you need somewhere for your football teams to play), and to the right of the farmhouse you have your own piece of farmland... (handy if you want some sheep). As you can see from the pictures there is plenty of garden with this property all of which is well maintained.
All-in-all the site is approximately 2.25acres (0.9ha) and pretty low maintenance.
At the far end of the farmhouse is the Double Garage.
Additional Property Information:
Oil Central Heating
Underfloor Heating (Water system)
Council Tax Band E
EPC Rating - D
Approx Internal Floorspace: 350sq m
Approximate room sizes:
Main Farmhouse Lounge: 4.6m x 4.5m
(with vestibule are of 2m x 1.8m)
Back Office: 3.75m x 3.25m
Washroom & WC: 3m x 1.4m
Main Central Family Reception Room: 7m x 5.6m
(plus sun lounge viewing room - 6.6m x 3m)
Combined Kitchen & Dining Area: 12.25m x 6.5m
(Top Kitchen Area: 12.25m x 3.5m
Lower Dining Area 8.15m x 3m)
Utility Room: 5.2m x 2.5m
Double Garage: 8m x 4.6m
Through Landing/Hallway: 13.4m x 0.9m
Master Bedroom: 8m x 4m
Master en-suite: 3.3m x 2.6m
Wardrobe Room for Master Bedroom: 2m x 1.7m
Bedroom 2: 4.6m x 4m
Bedroom 3: 3.5m x 2.25m
Bedroom 4: 4.5m x 3m (plus depth of built-in wardrobes)
Bedroom 5: 4.75m x 4.7m
Bathroom 1: 3.5m x 2.2m
Bathroom 2: 5.3m x 2.4m
Total Useful Floorspace: 350sq m
Please be aware these are approximate measurements and to be used as a guide only.
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