Steeped in local history, this incredible stone detached home is believed to date back to the 17th Centaury, and is currently listed on as a home of significant importance and is Grade II listed. This incredible home offers a mix of impressive potential and the ability to own a home filled with character, which been painstakingly curated over the last 13 years by the current owners, to return the former public house in to a home, yet with every effort made to acknowledge it’s historical background. Filled with character, intricate details, and with potential to take create the one of the most individual family homes in the Standish area.
Locally known as ‘The Hesketh Arms’ and still retaining the public house signage, this memorable historic home includes a former mounting block, identifying it’s incredible history. The current owners have unfortunately and due to circumstances outside of their control been unable to complete this unique experience, yet have made incredible progress in returning this landmark property to its former glory.
The property currently extends to approximately 4247 sq ft, including the cellar areas, incredibly impressive proportions for any home, yet with all the requirements a modern family requires. The owners have crafted a home which is not only individual, but still offers potential for further generations.
The accommodation briefly comprises of an entrance vestibule opening in to the huge kitchen area ( formerly the original bar) extending to over 34 ft. This large sociable space leads throughout the home and in to the owners ‘Winery’ and ‘Library’ and additional pantry. Fitted with an open plan layout, the room also includes a snug area which houses a large wood burning stove, perfect for gatherings, and including a fully fitted kitchen, complete with ‘bar pumps’ a Belfast sink and freestanding range cooker. This eclectic, yet brilliant room, opens in to the rest of the accommodation. The main reception room is of equally impressive proportions, and features a corner fireplace with woodburning stove, original wall panelling and beams, restored by hand, parquet flooring and four windows flooding the room with light. Again a perfect room for gatherings. There is a further reception room, currently used as a study, with a beautiful half exposed stone wall, open fireplace and beamed ceiling. The Winery and Library are positioned to the left of the home with the staircase to the first floor positioned here. Both areas benefit from light filled rooms, full of character. There is also ground floor access in to two additional utility areas.
The first floor unfolds five impressive bedrooms, each with its own character, and the family bathroom and a further w.c.
Each of the rooms has been tailored with a nod to the past, and yet to provide the most impressive accommodation, centred around a full height stairway.
‘The Treetop Room’ offers a vaulted mezzanine level, exposed stone, and heartfelt and hand crafted leaded windows overlooking the vaulted staircase, and storage. This room has been the grandchildren’s absolute joy, during our clients ownership. ‘The Butterfly Room’ filled with butterflies when the current clients took ownership has been decorated to acknowledge it’s history. This beautiful double bedroom is positioned to the rear of the home. The ‘Four Post’ bedroom sits to the centre of the property and is a perfect guest suite, complete with reclaimed floorboard. The ‘Sewing Room’, filled with haberdashery, acknowledges our clients character and yet underneath is a beautiful double bedroom, complete with two windows. The final bedroom is the ‘Blue Master’ the main bedroom for the property. Exposed brick and stone feature in this large room befitting of its master bedroom status.
The outside of this home is equally as curious as the interior. To the front there is a cobbled area, including the historic mounting stone, and leading to two driveways on either side of the property, one with a detached garage/ workshop. The rear garden is mostly laid to lawn and currently homes the family’s chickens and bees. Our clients have also established ownership of Chadwicks Butchers conservatory which can also be included in the sale.
Viewings of this most unique, history soaked, and curious homes, within the Standish area are now welcomed.