Situated by the grounds of Worthington Lakes, on the edge of Standish Village, South Lodge is a landmark home brimming with character and original features. Believed to date back to the mid-19th Century and built as part of the historic Kilhey Court, this absolutely stunning lodge home once formed part of the estate. The lodge leads, through a charming woodland, on to the banks of Worthington Lakes. This quite unique and characterful home boasts an excellent plot of circa one third of an acre, and, also, includes a completely self-contained detached cottage building currently operating as a holiday let. South Lodge Cottage would also be perfect to operate as either a ‘granny annexe’ or alternatively as a place in which to run a business from home (subject to the necessary planning consents). The current owners have felt it an absolute privilege to own the home for many years, and to be caretakers of this unique historic home.
The property comprises of a gravelled driveway leading to the lodge and cottage, set behind a gated entrance and providing extensive accommodation extending to circa 2360 sq ft. The property is accessed via an entrance porch with beautiful leaded lights and lantern roof and leading to the stunning vaulted entrance hallway with carefully crafted wood panelling and staircase creating a grand entrance with a vaulted ceiling and staircase to the first floor. Leading from the hallway, the main lounge is a delightful room with a triple bay window overlooking the grounds, an original arched recess and a beautiful slate finished fireplace housing a wood burning stove, complete this cosy room. The heart of the home is a bespoke finished Farmhouse kitchen, with every attention to detail. Finished with the highest standard of units, the kitchen provides dining, eating and seating facilities including a lovely window seat. There is a range cooker, Belfast sink, stunning granite worksurfaces and feature tiling. Leading from the kitchen is a handy boot room area, and, also, a practical ground floor shower room. The third bedroom to the property is also situated on the ground floor and further access into the stunning panelled drawing room. Quintessential of an English country home, this beautiful panelled room provides the perfect spot for reading and relaxing. There is access into the conservatory, which overlooks the grounds of the home and, also, access into the handy and practical utility room. Both rooms lead out to the beautiful courtyard.
The most recent extension to the property is the stunning upstairs master bedroom with new en-suite and built in wardrobes. French windows with glass Juliet balcony overlook the grounds. A contemporary bathroom and additional bedroom complete the upstairs facilities.
The separate detached building is equally lovingly and beautifully presented. The current owners operate South Lodge Cottage as a successful holiday let and the dwelling consists of an entrance hallway leading into the open plan spacious lounge, dining, and kitchen area. The annexe would be ideal for a number of uses including a home office, ancillary accommodation or as currently used.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, separate shower room and double bedroom. There is also a handy walk-in store. The cottage offers its own driveway, with ample parking for several vehicles.
One of the most appealing aspects to South Lodge is its absolutely unique position and location. The gates of the property lead down to Worthington Lakes, one of Standish’s most loved beauty spots, the property is a short stroll from its edges yet all the many facilities of the thriving village of Standish. The village offers independent shops, eateries and flagship restaurants. The excellent motorway and rail network are also on hand. The village itself also provides four outstanding schools, ideal for the younger families.
Viewings of this truly unique home are strictly by appointment and now invited.