Reception Rooms: 4
Situated on the outskirts of the rural village of St Michael’s-On-Wyre, this stunning detached barn conversion with an annexe is on the market after being brought to life by the present owners over 20 years ago. Dating back to 1886, when acquired the barn was in a derelict state but had fallen in to the right hands, the owners of the renowned local interiors firm Carl Josef. The property has therefore been finished to an impeccable standard, featuring a stunning collection of hand crafted wooden Carl Josef interiors in every room, from skirtings through to fireplaces and fitted furniture. The end result is an elegant and timeless family home, with thoughtfully planned accommodation and modern connotations such as an integrated surround sound system, integral vacuum system and even electric operated curtains. Lower Wild Boar Barn will be ideal for families looking for their forever home. With three separate reception rooms and a stunning bespoke oak kitchen and supporting scullery kitchen, there is certainly space for even the largest of families to spread out. All ages will be delighted with the level deck heated swimming pool fitted with resistance jets and leisure area. There are a total of six double bedrooms, all finished with the quality wood furniture of Carl Josef Interiors, three of which are ensuite. For those with dependant relatives, teenage family, or overnight guests, part of the property can be separated from the main house to create a fantastic annexe complete with its own bespoke handcrafted kitchen with open plan living, two bedrooms and a shower room. The picture perfect setting offers a peaceful and secure haven within the 2 acres of private grounds, with an open expanse of manicured lawn and plenty of flagged patios surrounding the property. There is also ample parking as the drive leads to a courtyard with access to the detached triple garage with workshop space.
Situated in the semi-rural location between St Michaels-On-Wyre and Little Eccleston, the property is conveniently located not far from the village of Great Eccleston that offers a fantastic range of amenities. There is a good choice of school for both primary and secondary and families will find themselves well positioned for easy travel into both the City’s of Preston (12 miles) and Lancaster (15 miles). For those looking to commute, the M55 and M6 can also be accessed in under 20 minutes.
Electric remote control gates set between two red brick pillars open up on to the forecourt of the property where there is ample parking space. The drive continues around to the rear courtyard where there is further parking space along with access into the detached triple garage. A gate within the red brick walls leads you into the grounds of this remarkable barn conversion. Immaculately maintained, they make a perfect first impression, with a gentle stream trickling into the large fish pond for a beautiful approach. Double doors to the front of the property open into the grand entrance hall where you are immediately greeted by the stunning hand carved solid oak staircase that uniquely depicts an array of intricately hand carved animals along the way to the first floor. The entrance hall is finished with solid oaks floors and beautiful bespoke wood connotations that continue throughout the property such as deep skirtings, doors and radiator covers. Double doors with matching leaded glazing to that of the entrance doors open into the first reception room. The lounge is a beautifully finished room with a dual aspect that offers views over the front lawns and pond. French doors also open up onto a patio which is great for opening up in the summertime. In the winter, the room is filled with warmth from the grand feature sandstone fireplace that houses a live flame gas fire. Exposed beams to the ceiling are a testament to the original barn and the room is fitted with a selection of fitted Walnut furniture that includes an integrated TV cupboard, cupboards and shelving. Double doors again open into the adjoining study, a luxurious space for both work and play, it features both a study area with solid oak fitted cupboards and a heady desk to one side and to the other, a bespoke handcrafted oak bar that includes 2 integrated fridges, dishwasher and a sink. Drawing the electric blinds, a drop down screen and Pure Theatre projector transform this handsome room into the perfect home cinema, with an open fire set within a sandstone surround to create a cosy atmosphere. French doors open onto the patio of a walled garden which is great for alfresco entertaining so this is truly for the whole family to enjoy.
The hand crafted Carl Josef solid oak kitchen is a beautiful space, designed in the traditional French style with fitted furniture that resembles traditional freestanding dressers. The large central island is finished with double width granite worktops with an integrated sink, creating a great breakfast bar and work space. There is space for an informal dining setting in front of the tall window that looks out over the front lawns and pond, complete with a built in TV cabinet. The Miele double oven and 4 ring induction is set within a traditional tiled inglenook with a bespoke oak surround and there is also an integrated dishwasher and fridge. However the majority of the appliances can be found in the adjoining scullery kitchen and utility. This is a fantastic addition that leaves the kitchen as an open space where the family and guests can commune. It includes a further range of bespoke oak units with granite worktops along with a Miele combination microwave, steam oven, two warming drawers, coffee machine and two integrated Biofresh fridges, two freezers, a dishwasher and washing machine. Travertine floors continue between the two rooms that are both hardwearing and practical for the external access in the scullery kitchen. The final reception room is the formal dining room which can be accessed from the kitchen. A grand room with a flame effect gas fire set within an impressive bespoke oak surround with fitted storage and shelving mirrored to either side. Floor to ceiling windows looking onto the courtyard.
This is a great home for entertaining, not only for the selection of reception spaces, home bar and cinema and the impressive outdoor areas but also for the fantastic leisure room that houses the swimming pool. The large room with high vaulted ceilings is full of character with exposed beams and brick work and includes a lounge area with a triple aspect and french doors that open up onto the patio within the walled garden, great for barbecuing and relaxing under the summer sun. The heated swimming pool benefits from an electric pool cover, colour changing lights and swim resistance current jets. A travertine tiled changing room with a shower and sauna completes the leisure suite.
The grand hand carved Oak imperial staircase leads up from the entrance hall, opening out onto the spacious galleried landing where there is space for occasional furniture and a feature circle window. The master bedroom boasts generous proportions and an extensive suite of fitted oak furniture to include wardrobes, drawers, a dressing table, headboard and TV cabinet. The adjoining ensuite shower room is fitted with a matching selection of oak finished units and features another of the charming circle stone windows, shielded by a bespoke oak screen. The modern family bathroom to this floor is fully tiled and comprises a freestanding cast iron bath, Hansgrohe shower with body jets, an impressive marble vanity sink and 2 unique radiator mirrors. A further double bedroom can be found on this floor and there are two double bedrooms on the second floor that both benefit from quality ensuites. As expected, each of the rooms is complete with an array of for handcrafted Carl Josef quality wooden furniture in either oak or maple.
The annexe can be accessed from the landing on the first floor so it can easily be incorporated into the main accommodation of the house which would be ideal for older children, dependent relatives or family guests. It does however also benefit from its own private external access so it could be closed off to create fantastic independent accommodation if required. The annexe comprises of an open plan kitchen and living area with high vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden trusses for plentiful character and charm. The same attention to detail can be found in this space too as it again features a choice of Carl Josef solid Oak furniture and a painted bespoke kitchen with granite worktops that will certainly go down well with guests. Appliances in the kitchen include an oven and four ring ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. To this floor there is also a double bedroom and a shower room, whilst a further double bedroom is located on the ground floor along with the external access that leads out on the courtyard to the rear of the property.
Set within a private plot that extends to just over two acres, Lower Wild Boar Barn is the perfect haven with something for all the family to enjoy. To the front, the natural stream that trickles through the boundary creates a fantastic source for the well stocked fish pond, surrounded by an array of long grasses and shrubbery for an interesting view throughout the seasons. The long stretching lawn is dotted with a selection of trees, whilst beyond the boundary the countryside continues to stretch with views across the Trough of Bowland. The gated driveway opens onto a parking area, separated from the gardens by a red brick wall as to not spoil the tranquility enjoyed within. The cobbled drive continues to the enclosed courtyard to the rear where you will find the fantastic detached triple garage that benefits from electric remote control doors and provides fantastic storage and workshop space within. The courtyard itself offers ample space for outdoor dining and occasional furniture and some lovely features such as the original red brick well. A gate within the walls leads into the walled garden, a lovely haven that can be accessed from the swimming pool. Despite the size of this garden, discerning purchasers will be delighted with the automatic irrigation system that makes for easy maintenance of the beautiful shrubs and plants across the garden.
Directions From the A6 travelling along the A586 and entering into St Michaels-On-Wyre, turn right onto Rawcliffe Road just before the car garage. Continue along Rawcliffe Road for approximately 2 miles and the electrically operated wrought iron gates entering the property are located on your left hand side.
Council Tax Band H
Services Mains electricity
Oil and calor gas fired central heating
Treatment plant for drainage