On an all too rare occasion, the market is graced with something that little bit different, a unique home which has the ability to stir emotion even before one takes a step across the threshold. This simply fabulous four bed detached dormer bungalow offers one such opportunity and would no doubt have been cast many wistful glances by admiring passers-by, if it wasn’t for the discretion and privacy afforded by its large secluded plot, set amidst mature woodland at the end of a long private driveway. Its handsome façade oozes the style and sophistication of a bygone era, which is mirrored within the characterful interior, which is filled with delightful original features, which create a real feeling of tradition. Under our clients’ ownership, a comprehensive programme of renovation and refurbishment has taken place over recent years, with a number of aesthetic improvements, along with major building works, including a partial re-configuration of the ground floor layout, creating a beautiful home for the modern day family, yet thoughtfully and sympathetically tailored to ensure that none of its originality and character has been lost. Located in the thriving village of Standish, the property is situated just off the prestigious Chorley Road, widely acknowledged as one of the finest residential addresses in the area, and which has demonstrated itself to be a consistent attraction to prospective purchasers, its strong sense of community, and all that it has to offer its inhabitants, being a particularly strong pull for those looking for a location to raise their family. At its heart, the beautiful Parish Church of St. Wilfrid, the only Grade I listed building within Wigan, as well as other delightful landmarks, such as a late medieval cross and stone stocks in the market place, whilst the bustling village centre provides a host of local shops and amenities, including a Post Office, bank and three supermarkets. When one is craving something more vibrant still, Wigan town centre is only a short distance away by car or public transport, ensuring a diverse range of high street stores, trendy bars and eclectic eateries are conveniently on hand, which will be perfect for those who enjoy a hectic social calendar. The area boasts a number of highly regarded schools at both primary and secondary level, whilst the older members of the family are also well catered for, with close proximity to the M6 motorway ensuring major commercial centres such as Manchester, Liverpool and Preston are within a reasonable commute.
The accommodation extends to in excess of 1,730 square feet in total, entering via the entrance porch and into the beautiful double-height reception hallway, with its decorative stained glass leaded door and Oak flooring, before proceeding through into the 18’ main lounge, which boasts a warm and inviting ambience, as well as an abundance of natural light, afforded by the delightful feature bay window to the front elevation and uPVC double glazed French doors opening onto the garden. A second 11’ reception room provides a cosy snug or second sitting room, which is always useful in a home with multiple generations, with built-in storage to the alcoves and an attractive feature fireplace, as well as another lovely feature bay window. It is the marvellous 27’ open plan kitchen/dining room, however, which is the real hub of this home, the epitome of modern day living and a wonderfully sociable environment for those family dinners or evenings when one has the urge to entertain, complete with built-in utility cupboard and uPVC double glazed French doors to the rear; being fitted with a range country-style wall and base units in cream, with a mixture of black granite and solid wood work surfaces, incorporating a traditional double Belfast sink and a host of appliances, including Smeg cooker with extractor canopy, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The inner hallway with its spindled staircase to the first floor, provides access to two double bedrooms and the main family bathroom, which is fitted with a four piece suite in classic white, comprising of WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower handset attachment and separate shower cubicle, whilst to the first floor, two further double bedrooms will be revealed, one of which benefits from a walk-in wardrobe, and the other boasting a small off-lying room which would be perfect for use as an en-suite dressing room or study area. The accommodation is completed by a smart family shower room, which is fitted with a modern three piece suite, comprising of WC, vanity wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
Externally, the secluded plot with its wooded aspects affords an excellent degree of privacy, with the property being enveloped by its beautiful mature gardens, with swathes of lawn extending from the front around to the side and boarded by trees and shrubs. A number of seating areas ensures one is never without a space in which to relax with a glass of wine, whilst there are two handy storage sheds and plenty of off-road parking facilities available on the driveway. We would highly recommend an early internal inspection of this wonderful opportunity.
Stunning Detached Dormer Bungalow
Set On A Large Private Plot With Beautiful Mature Gardens
Impeccable Finish Throughout With Many Original Features