Higher Close Cottage, Bolton Road, Withnell, Chorley, PR6

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Welcome to Higher Close Cottage…

William Thomas Estate Agents are pleased to present to the market a rare opportunity to purchase a truly magnificent stone built property, situated in a small hamlet in the most sought after location of Abbey Village, Withnell. The property is surrounded by fields and open countryside providing such an special setting…

Is this your dream home? A converted shippon that has been loved and cared for by the current vendors...a high specification finish has been achieved throughout with many wonderful period features. You are about to fall head over heels for this one!

Take A 'Pinch Me' Moment

As you drive along Bolton Road, passing the green rolling fields, note Higher Close Cottage is set back tucked away behind mature trees and conifers, timber gates open to welcome you in and catch the first glimpse of your grounds. The moment the gates close behind, you lock away the world and find yourself in your very own sanctuary...

The large sweeping drive allows the whole family to park with ease or open up the garage to allow the safe parking of your car for the night. Step out and head towards the front door beckoning you in, turn your key, you've arrived home.

Step Inside

Step inside the entrance vestibule, pop your shoes and coat off, this home is nudging you to relax.

Before entering the hallway you'll discover a door to your right leading to the sitting room, fabulous bi-folding doors lead out to one of the flagged patio areas, perfect to let a cool breeze in through those warm summer months!

Back through the vestibule and take the door to the welcoming entrance hallway, you'll notice the engineered oak flooring underfoot which runs through a number of rooms along with cosy carpets.

The first door ahead greets you into the heart of your home. The open plan kitchen-diner-family room with underfloor heating running under the tiles in the kitchen.

The traditional country style dove grey kitchen includes built in Neff double oven with a warming plate below, beautiful grey Quartz worktops with a built in sink unit. Integrated tall fridge and a dishwasher for the clean up afterwards keeping this pristine kitchen clean. Take a seat at your breakfast island with the family…enjoy your coffee together before you go your separate ways for the day. Your hob is built into the island with a contemporary ceiling extractor above, this open plan space is the perfect spot to entertain family and friends…such a sociable space! Two sets of French doors give access to the rear garden patio and will bring the outside in during those summer months. A door from the kitchen leads to a spacious utility room, this of course is in keeping with the kitchen decor with it's matching cabinetry and is sure to keep the family home neat and tidy. Very handy if you have just taken advantage of a long dog walk in the surrounding countryside and your pooch needs a quick rinse off! Tuck your coats and shoes away in the cloak cupboard, appliance storage, and plumbing for your washer and dryer. A personal door from the utility gives access to the double garage. Opposite the utility room a door leads to a study with fitted book shelves and window to the front.

From the kitchen be drawn towards the flickering log burning stove of the lounge set in a wonderful stone fireplace…imagine enjoying your favourite tipple watching the fire roaring away…bliss! Two large sets of windows provide stunning views over the immaculate gardens and open countryside. Watch over as your pets and children safely play out in the gardens, whilst you have complete peace of mind that they are secure.

Bedtime & Baths

Retrace your steps back to the entrance hall passing the handy downstairs Wc and let's take the upstairs now, here you will find your five double bedrooms. The master is a fabulous size and has three sets of windows, look out from your bed at the fields in view, contrasting with the sunset as you get your head down for a good night's sleep. A modern fully tiled Jack n Jill en-suite with a walk in shower with under floor heating also services bedroom two.

The third bedroom has its own en-suite shower room and is also a double.

Two further double rooms with those scenic views give five fantastic bedrooms. Each room harmonises with the next, in both its decor and layout throughout. For added peace and quiet all exterior windows benefit from double glazing, perfect for those stormy winter months. A beautiful family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.

Step Outside

You won't be short of parking for this one, either on the gravelled driveway or in the detached double garage. Wonderful landscaped gardens of almost 3/4 of an acre to the front side and the rear bring particularly impressive. The garden and it's privacy create a fantastic outdoor space for all the family to enjoy! If you like to start your day with a morning coffee, the patio area is a perfect place, a lovely peaceful flagged area with the tranquil sound of birdsong from surrounding shrubbery and trees. Get the BBQ fired up and maybe a beverage in hand whilst you keep an eye on the kids as they play happily on the lawn. There is a real feel of privacy and calm here, with picturesque views over rolling countryside it's a safe and secure spot for all of the family to relax and unwind together. A fantastic summer house which could be used as a verity of uses…a great gym or bar, kids play room, you choose! It has a outside composite decked area from the bi folding doors with a hang over from the roof giving shelter.

Out & About

Now you've fallen in love with the house let's explore the setting.

A convenient location for the commuter with access to the M65, M61 and M6 motorway links is a further benefit. It is within easy reach of the towns of Chorley, Leyland, Bolton, Blackburn & the city of Preston and is surrounded by some of Lancashire's finest countryside. It's on the doorstep to Oak Royal Golf Course and Fishery, perfect for any keen golfers, fishing enthusiasts or to walk the family dogs.

Property Reference SAL-GB712XHGCK

Accommodation Comprising

Entrance Hall

Downstairs Wc

Kitchen-Family Room

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Utility Room



Sitting Room

First Floor

Bedroom 1

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En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 5

Family Bathroom


Side & Rear Gardens

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Summer House

Front Garden


Double Garage

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Agents Notes

William Thomas Estates for themselves and for vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are given notice that:

(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessees and do not constitute nor constitute part of an offer or a contract.

(ii) all descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them

(iii) no person in the employment of William Thomas Estates has authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property

01204 214347

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