Reception Rooms: 3
Located within the vibrant village of St Michaels on Wyre, sits this well presented, elegant, detached 4 bedroom home. Originally built in 1887, Compton House offers a colourful historic tale, predominantly as a bustling Gentleman’s Tailors and later as a thriving Guest House. With well proportioned, flexible living accommodation for a range of potential buyers, the property includes three light and spacious reception rooms comprising a lounge, sitting room, dining room, and a breakfast kitchen. Upstairs are a total of four double en-suite bedrooms, with the master en-suite being recently modernised and upgraded. This striking home is proudly positioned at the forefront of its hidden extensive grounds, totaling approximately 1/3 acre. The gardens are consistently attractive and versatile, whilst offering immediate ample parking, and having been meticulously upgraded by the current owners, present the ideal setting to relax and enjoy the rear countryside views. Within the grounds are two substantial outbuildings offering an abundance of potential for extra income, additional space for storage or entertaining and even existing workshop use. There is also approved planning consent in place on one of the outbuildings for conversion into a three bedroom single storey dwelling, Planning Ref : 07/00320/FUL
Compton House is conveniently positioned off the A586 which runs directly through St Michaels on Wyre providing quick and easy links to neighbouring popular and lively towns of Garstang and Blackpool as well as being within easy reach of Preston and Lancaster. This pretty village, most well known for its exceptional primary school and nursery, is centred around the highly eye-catching church which was founded before AD 640. St Michaels on Wyre offers an energetic and welcoming community feel, and beneficially, Compton House is just a short walk from a plethora of local amenities including a local shop, garage, pub, restaurants and resident milk and egg sellers. There is also a local bowling club, tennis courts, several fishing ponds and a holiday park with timber lodges located on the picturesque Rowanwater.
The entrance hall sets the tone for this period family home with decorative cornices and access into a useful understairs storage cupboard. There are a choice of two good sized reception rooms situated to the front of the property, the lounge and sitting room, both of which feature unique marble fireplaces, one fitted with a gas fire and the other an electric. There is also a dining room which features an open fireplace with a distinct 50s style decorative marble surround. This is a great additional entertaining space, located just off the kitchen and with room for formal dining furniture. The kitchen includes a range of traditional wall, drawer and base units that also incorporate a breakfast bar, perfect for modern day family life. Fitted appliances include a double oven, microwave, 4 ring ceramic hob with integrated extractor hood over and an integrated fridge and dishwasher. A useful rear porch provides external access to the outbuildings at the rear, that include ‘the wash house’. A handy facility that serves as a utility/ laundry room, providing space and plumbing for washing machines, dryers and additional fridge freezers.
An attractive and believed to be original pitched pine spindled staircase leads up from the entrance hall to a gallery landing area. There are a total of four double bedrooms and as Compton House was previously run as a guest house, each benefits from an ensuite. The master bedroom looks out over the front and includes a suite of fitted wardrobes. The large ensuite bathroom has recently been modernised and includes a P-shaped bath with rain shower over. Each of the other three double bedrooms includes built in storage spaces and ensuite shower rooms. There is also a good sized linen cupboard and fully insulated loft space which is perfect for additional storage space.
The block paved private driveway leads through the grounds, providing ample off road parking for several vehicles and there is also a single covered carport. The gardens of Compton House have been beautifully landscaped to create an attractive haven of well kept lawns, colourfully stocked borders and pretty seating areas from which to take in the lovely manicured surroundings and vibrant plantings. There are an array of wonderful features to enjoy including a rockery waterfall and decoratively paved patios. The two main lawn areas are very well kept and provide a wonderful space for children to safely enjoy, whilst the timber built summer house is perfect for outdoor entertaining and summer barbequing. The end of the garden backs onto an expanse of agricultural land, located here are a selection of raised vegetable plots and apple and pear trees.
There are several outbuildings belonging to Compton House that make this such a unique and desirable package. Adjoining the previously mentioned wash house is the barn, a former small time workhouse that produced fine agricultural wear for the well to do gamekeeper and farmers during the late 1800s/ early 1900s. The original portion is brick built with a later dated lean to structure that together provide two rooms to the ground floor and two second storey room. In present day, it continues as a fantastic workshop space and there is also a good sized potting/ tool shed and outside WC adjoining.
Compton Workshop is a large detached timber built outhouse that has previously been rented out to local craft workers and for hosting village parties. This is a great option for additional income if required or provides scope for running your own business from home. Intriguingly, there is also currently planning permission for a detached 3 bed bungalow in place of the current structure, Planning Ref: 07/00320/FUL
Directions Leaving the M6 at J33, take 1st exit of roundabout to join Preston Lancaster Road/ A6 and continue for approx. 7.2 miles. Turn right onto A586 heading towards St Michaels On Wyre and continue into the village. The entrance to Compton House can be found on your right hand side, if you reach the petrol station you have gone too far.