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Bye Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk, L39

Guide price £975,000

4 Beds 4 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: CHR210068

THE PROPERTY

A SUPERBLY PROPORTIONED AND IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY HOUSE PROVIDING SPACIOUS AND ADAPTABLE ACCOMMODATION IN A RURAL YET CONVENIENT LOCATION. ACCOMMODATION IN BRIEF - Entrance Hall - Cloakroom/W.C. - Drawing Room - Dining Room - Study - Kitchen with open plan living room - Orangery with dining and sitting areas - Utility Room - Master Bedroom with dressing room and en-suite Bathroom - Guest Bedroom with en-suite Shower Room - 3 Further Bedrooms (1 en-suite) - Family Bathroom - Wine Store - Gymnasium - Games/Cinema room - Cloakroom/W.C OUTSIDE - Front Courtyard with car parking - Garaging - Terrace & lawned gardens - Decking and split level seating areas LOCATION Mickering Farmhouse occupies a rural setting with attractive aspect overlooking open countryside forming the West Lancashire coastal plain. The property is situated at Downholland which is a rural hamlet served by the neighbouring village of Aughton offering shops, village hall, restaurant and churches together with a more comprehensive range of services in Ormskirk and Liverpool. Schooling is well provided for notably at Downholland - Haskayne Church of England primary school, complemented by a selection of private schools locally including Merchant Taylors at Crosby, St Annes Grammar School at Lytham and Rossall School at Fleetwood. On the recreational front there are football and rugby clubs in Ormskirk, cricket and tennis clubs in Aughton and running and cycling clubs locally. There are several notable golf courses nearby including Royal Birkdale, sailing and water sports on the Fylde coast and for the equestrian enthiuasts horse racing at Haydock Park and Aintree. COMMUNICATIONS The area enjoys excellent road links being within easy access of the national motorway network via the M57 which is 6 miles distant connecting to the M62, M56 and M6 motorways permitting daily travel to all areas of commerce throughout the region including Liverpool, Preston, Warrington and Manchester. From Aughton Park station there is a regular rail service to Liverpool and for travel to London there is a 2 hrs 30 mins service to Euston. For international travel Liverpool and Manchester airports are 22 and 40 miles respectively. DESCRIPTION Mickering Farmhouse is an impressive modern detached property constructed of brick under a slate roof which was built in 2010. Outwardly it is traditional in its architectural design but internally has a contemporary feel with light and airy living space. The overall finish is to a high specification with Opus multiroom sound system and Sky television linked to the Wi-Fi, Rako mood lighting, Bosch, LG and De Dietrich kitchen appliances, quality bathroom fittings with extensive tiling and underfloor heating and to the principal reception rooms a combination of oak and Kenwood Ash porcelain tiled flooring. The principal reception rooms are arranged off a wide entrance hall and beyond which is a stunning open-plan kitchen with central island unit and living room extending to an orangery which is a recent addition with dining & sitting areas and French windows opening to a terrace and lawned garden. At first floor level there is a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and 2 further double bedrooms served by a family bathroom. The master suite comprises the entire second floor with principal bedroom and beyond a small landing is a dressing room with fitted wardrobes opening into a fully tiled bathroom complete with wet room style shower and bath. The basement has recently been upgraded and includes a wine display storage area, and beyond an open plan gymnasium with fully fitted bar to the side providing a fantastic entertaining space. Beyond is a recording studio, fully insulated and with en-suite shower room off, meaning this room could be utilised as a fifth bedroom if required. The basement is accessed is via the entrance hall but also has an independent external entrance from the garden such that there is scope to create a self-contained annexe. The accommodation extends to 5,471 sq ft with the benefit of central heating & double glazing and in the full is more particularly described as follows:- GROUND FLOOR A solid oak front door leads into a wide entrance hall with porcelain tiled floor and underfloor heating. Off the entrance hall is a cloakroom/w.c. having fitted hand basin with cupboards below, low flush w.c., fully tiled walls and floor, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. The principal reception rooms are well-proportioned and are ideal for entertaining. Both the dining room and drawing room have oak flooring and in the sitting room is a brick fireplace with Stovax wood burning stove on a stone hearth beneath an oak mantle and bi-folding doors opening to a decked terrace. At the opposite end of the entrance hall is the study which has fitted furniture to include a built-in desk with drawers & cupboards above and oak flooring. Beyond the entrance hall double doors open into a superb open-plan kitchen with wall and base units under a combination of wooden and quartz work services to include a central island unit. The kitchen contains a 1½ bowl ceramic sink with drainer, Hoover dish washer, Caple wine cooler, bin drawer, LG fridge and freezer, 2 Bosch double ovens, Bosch microwave/combination oven and coffee machine. The central island unit incorporates a breakfast bar, De Dietrich induction hob and the floor covering throughout the kitchen is tiled porcelain extending into the living room and adjoining orangery. At the far end of the kitchen is a utility room with fitted wall and base units under quartz work services, plumbing for washing machine and porcelain tiled floor. The orangery is a recent addition to the property and provides an extremely light and airy space overlooking the garden. It has a porcelain tiled floor with under floor heating, fitted base units beneath oak work surfaces incorporating cupboards, drawers, baskets, Fisher & Paykal and Caple wine coolers and displays. FIRST FLOOR & SECOND FLOORS From the entrance hall an attractive turned oak staircase leads to the first floor landing off which is the guest bedroom which is a generous double bedroom with Juliette balcony and en-suite dressing room with two sets of double wardrobes and a full height mirror. Access from the bedroom is an en-suite shower room with fully tiled shower, twin hand basins, low flush w.c., heated towel rail and under floor heating. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are also double bedrooms containing wardrobes serviced via a family bathroom with free-standing oval bath, tiled shower cubicle, twin hand basins with cupboards above, mirror, heated towel rail and fully tiled floor and walls with under floor heating. On the second floor is the master suite comprising a double bedroom with Velux windows and access via the landing is the open plan dressing room connecting into the bathroom. Within the dressing area are built in wardrobes and drawers and beyond which is the bathroom with wet room style shower with glazed screen, panelled bath, twin hand basins, low flush w.c., part tiled walls and tiled floor with under floor heating and extensive eaves storage space. BASEMENT From the entrance hall stairs lead down into the basement opening into a kitchenette with sink and drainer, built in base units with work surfaces, shelving, racking for wine and porcelain tiled floor. A glazed door opens into the gymnasium which has a cushion floor with full mirrors to three walls. Beyond the gymnasium is an open plan cinema/games room with built in curved bar with seating area and television connect points and separate built-in cupboard/coms room. At the far end of the basement is a hallway with porcelain tiled floor and double French doors opening to the rear garden. Off the hallway is a w.c. having a built-in hand basin with cupboards below, fitted mirror and low flush w.c., heated towel rail and porcelain tiled floor. Within the basement and accessed from the hallway is the recording studio with down-lighters and fully insulated, being capable of used as an additional bedroom. Off the recording studio is an en-suite shower room having built in hand basin with cupboards below, mirror fronted medicine cupboard, low flush w.c., tiled shower cubicle, heated towel rail and porcelain tiled floor. OUTSIDE Mickering Farmhouse is accessed via a solid wooden electric sliding gate which opens onto a brick sett drive with parking and turning area for several cars. Fronting the courtyard is a garage with electric up and over doors, concrete floor and to the rear of the garage is a walk-in storeroom housing the Baxi gas central heating boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder. The rear garden is enclosed by a tall leylandii hedge and comprises an Indian stone terrace against the orangery lawn beyond and to the side of the house is a combination of Indian stone and timber decked seating areas together with recently landscaped astroturf lawned garden.