Tracy Phillips Estates are proud to have the opportunity to offer this beautiful and characterful barn conversion for sale. Occupying a delightful position along this quiet country lane on the banks of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, ‘West Barn’ forms part of a small community forged from a charming stone barn conversion, and simply brims with charm and character, enchanting the heart from the moment one gazes upon its chocolate box exterior. Originally converted in 1995, the home (one of four) oozes with rustic personality with its cosy ambiance and quaint features, with accommodation extending to in excess of 1,150 square feet and arranged over a number of levels, which is as quirky as it is beautiful, and gorgeous features such as beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, stone flagged floors and traditional latched doors, creating a truly special home. The property is situated within rural Haigh, a picturesque setting, being tucked away amidst beautiful local countryside. The canal is only a short meander away and, a little further afield, the stunning Haigh Hall Country Park, spanning hundreds of acres and home to Haigh Hall, one of the most beautiful Country Estates in the North-West of England. This beautiful home is far from isolated, with the bustling village centre of Standish approximately a mile away, providing a host of shops and amenities, as well as excellent schools and transport links via the M6 and M61 motorways, proving that having that peaceful life and excellent commuter links is possible.
As soon as one steps into the impressive entrance hallway, the feeling of heritage and tradition is evident with exposed stone wall and stone flagged floor creating a real sense of theatre, proceeding into the delightful farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, which is lovely and spacious at 16’, and has a real feeling of being the hub of this home, a wonderfully sociable environment where one can host their intimate candlelit dinner parties. It is fitted with a range of country-style wall and base units with complementary solid oak work surfaces and equipped with an integrated Range-style cooker. One of the two double bedrooms is located to the ground floor, complete with a stunning exposed stone feature wall, as well as a range of built-in wardrobes, and there is a convenient three-piece shower room, which will be most useful when one has guests to stay. The first floor reveals the pièce de resistance, a simply magnificent 16’ lounge, dominated by a gorgeous vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, which makes the most magnificent of features, whilst there is the essential solid-fuel burner, conjuring images of cold winter evenings huddled around a roaring fire. The 13’ master bedroom is lovely and bright and includes a built-in storage cupboard, whilst the main house bathroom is fitted with a three-piece suite in classic white, comprising of WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower handset attachment. The accommodation is completed by a small gallery which overlooks the lounge, which would be an ideal space for those who require some space to work from home, or occasional guest room, or as is currently used as a small gym. The lovely home has also just had the benefit of brand new doors and windows, and has recently been redecorated, and is truly in walk in condition.
Externally, the property rests in an idyllic location, with a low maintenance frontage providing off-road parking facilities, whilst there is a great-size rear garden which looks out on to Wigan Golf Clubs 10th fairway and beautiful open countryside, being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs to the perimeter, which provide an excellent degree of privacy and seclusion, whilst the stone flagged patio provides a romantic setting for a spot of brunch or a relaxing glass of wine after a stressful day in the office. The property also benefits from a remote-control sun awning, to ensure a little shade on those warmer summer days.
We would highly recommend a prompt inspection of this fabulous home to avoid disappointment.