The property is set in approximately 3.25 acres of paddocks and woodland which runs alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal, has three stables plus tack room and additional hard-standing. This charming white rendered, mid-terrace cottage is situated on the edge of Martin Mere and offers generously sized accommodation to include a combined lounge and dining room, breakfast kitchen and three double bedrooms.
A timber panelled door with bulls-eye glass insert opens to a vestibule with windows to either side, a pendant light and a handy bench to perch on for boot removal.
The Travertine flagged floor continues beneath an inner door with leaded glass panels and into the l-shaped hall and on into the kitchen. An under-arch cloak hanging space plus two under-stairs cupboards provide useful storage and the double-turn staircase with spindle balustrade rises to the first floor. There is a radiator and oak panelled doors lead to all rooms including a cloakroom with an opaque window to the front, under-floor heating, inset spotlights and timber wall panels to dado level. The white two-piece suite comprises a close coupled w.c. And a pedestal wash hand basin with heated mirror above.
Off the hallway, a door opens to the kitchen/dining room with a window and French windows to the rear, under-floor heating and five pendant lights for evening-time. Painted country-style cabinets and dressers surround and have polished oak work surfaces incorporating a Butlers sink with swan-neck mixer tap. Within the cabinets there is space and plumbing for an automatic dishwasher and automatic washing machine, and cooking facilities are provided by a Rangemaster five-burner range cooker with hotplate, two ovens and grill, and having splash tiling behind. There is space for a fridge-freezer and a walk-in pantry with tiled floor and storage shelves provides space for a further fridge-freezer.
The generously sized, combined lounge and dining room has a bow window to the front and a bay to the rear with inset French windows to the rear garden. The flooring is polished oak and there is a good-sized wood-burning stove set into the ingle fireplace with a raised hearth and three pendant lights with dimmer controls provide evening ambience.
Upstairs, there is a window at both the half and full split-level landing, pendant lighting over the stairwell and stripped pine floorboards. Inset spotlights illuminate the study area which has a sliding bookshelf to a storage cupboard and a linen cupboard further along the landing houses the hot water tank.
The master bedroom has a window to the rear and a range of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors opening to reveal clothes hanging rails, drawers and shelves. There is a wall-mounted television point, a radiator and both wall lights and recessed downlights.
The second double bedroom has a window to the front, built-in wardrobe, radiator and pendant lighting. Bedroom three, also a double room, has a window to the rear, space for furniture, a radiator and pendant lighting.
The bathroom has a window to the rear, panel-inset spotlights and a ladder-style heated rail to warm the towels. The floor is tiled and the four-piece white suite comprises a stand-alone roll-top bath on timber cradle with mixer taps and hand shower, fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with glazed screen, vanity set wash basin with monobloc tap and a wall-mounted w.c.
To the front of the property is a broad flower bed for seasonal planting and the driveway and single garage are attached to the neighbouring property wall.
The rear garden has a stone flagged sun terrace with a retractable sun canopy for the warmer days, is panel fenced to either side, has an array of shrubs and trees lining the borders and island herbaceous beds set into the extensive lawn which continues through the orchard. There is a brick-built barbecue and a timber shed provides storage for garden tools and, close by, a flagged area creates a hard-standing for a horse box or boat. Five-barred gates lead to a shared rear access lane and small paddock, respectively. The latter has further gated access to the remaining acres of paddock land which runs alongside the canal. To one side, a hardcore area and concrete apron lead to the painted timber stable block with corrugated composite cladding to the rear and comprising three stables – the largest currently used as a workshop - and a tack room having power, light, water supply, rubber floors and ventilation. A cobbled pathway leads through a steel gate to a further timber storage shed, a timber frame for a field shelter the canal access gate.
Nb An unrestricted right-of-way exists for the owner to cross the neighbouring property of 29 Martin Lane.
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We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is Freehold with separate Leasehold on land.
Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only.
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