Offers in excess of £3,750,000
Magnificently sited on 4.54 acres of glorious, landscaped gardens, this luxury, former Church Rectory is a stunning home which will delight your senses. Situated in the heart of West Lancashire with access to golf resorts, beautiful walks and beaches. A 45 minute commute to Liverpool and Manchester. This home will transport you into a world of luxury, leisure and relaxation, somewhat that of a boutique hotel.
The rooms have a distinctly traditional feel with period features complimented by contemporary furniture. This residence is fully furnished offering a wealth of living space with expansive rooms of exquisite taste, meticulously finished and superbly decorated. Beyond its beauty the house displays incomparable character and an ambience of unequalled charm enhanced by lounges, beautiful bathrooms, a gym, cinema room, a stunning kitchen, patios and sunken hot tub.
Outbuildings include a detached garage, the other garage has been converted into a fully heated art studio. Above the garage and studio is a self-contained studio flat.
The vendor says:
This very handsome five-bedroom family home occupies a peaceful location up a short private driveway. A fully detached former church rectory is surrounded in stunning landscaped gardens. “Before moving to the house 5 years ago, we were only living a few miles away, so we already loved the area and knew this was where we wanted to stay,” says the owner. “We especially loved the village of Halsall, so when this beautiful property became available it was something we couldn’t miss."
“Since arriving at The Old Rectory we haven’t done any drastic work. We really wanted to maintain its natural beauty and features rather than stripping away authenticity. There are so many features in the house which we feel must stay as they have always been, and we’ve withheld this in our classic colour schemes. Most of the work we’ve done has been to the garden actually, with necessary removal of old trees and also replanting to keep the balance right and not an overhaul of the grounds.”
“The house is just stunning, there isn’t a property around just like it! We never tire of pulling into the gates and seeing the house emerge as we drive in. We’re so lucky to have a property that sits in the centre of the land it occupies, with lovely neighbours either side, as it’s something we feel is very unique and not easily found.”
Favourite Room: “My favourite room is the kitchen, it’s where I spend a lot of time preparing food, chatting to friends, family and eating. It is the hub of the house. However, it’s very difficult to choose as the entrance hall, with the huge open fire, is a delight to sit in and get cosy. It’s a great entertaining space in the summer and also perfect for cold winter evenings.”
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “We’re very lucky to have Bluebell Woods which run along the front of the property. When the bluebells start to come out and create a blanket of colour it is a magical place to walk into. It’s so special and unspoilt. We have always had a home with pets and the grounds are perfect for our dogs to run around free all day, our grounds are all fenced and secure.”
Memorable event: “Most recently, my 50th birthday party which was incredible. The house really suits being full of life and a good celebration!”
What will you miss the most: “I will miss waking up in the morning to the sound of church bells and the feeling of total sanctuary in the master suite.”
This beautiful home offers a rare opportunity to rent a property of real importance, noted not only for its provenance but the quality of life it represents. A highly desirable property and grounds, suitable for a period drama, advertisers and photo shoots. EPC D, Council Tax Band H, Freehold.
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