Savills | Higher Lane, Dalton, Nr Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7RP | Property for sale
672.71 sq m(7,241 sq ft)
Guide price £2,000,000(€2,315,348)

Higher LaneDalton, Nr Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7RP


    Key features

    • Five bedrooms - four bathrooms
    • Dressing room
    • Six receptions & Conservatory
    • Dining Kitchen with AGA
    • Annex with kitchen & bathroom
    • Gatehouse and garage
    • Tennis Court - About 6.93 acres

    Beautiful Grade II listed country house with annex, gate house, tennis court, nearly seven acres and amazing views.

    About this property

    • This beautifully restored and recently upgraded Grade II listed country house offers a mini-estate environment with the principal house, a self-contained annex for gym and office or car showroom/garaging, a separate historic gate house building and a hard tennis court along with nearly seven acres of paddock and gardens.
      Beautifully detailed and combining traditional character and style with contemporary needs, this is a superb property for both entertaining and family living. With gated access there is a good security system and monitored CCTV, a cobbled driveway and access lane and landscaped gardens with a pond.
      There are top quality oak doors, an integrated Bang & Olufsen audio system, Cat 6 wiring, broadband with fibre to the property, mains gas and mains drainage, features rarely found in period homes.
      The external covered entrance opens to a reception hall with a wood burning stove in a large fireplace and a cloakroom with a heritage suite lies off. Double French doors open to the rear conservatory and the main period oak staircase leads off an inner hall area. This in turn opens to a study hall area with a panelled snooker room/reception room with library shelving and a beautifully carved fireplace surround.
      The principal reception room is magnificent; with double oak doors, a triple-aspect, side and front bays and under-floor heating. An impressive stone fireplace and double French doors opening to the rear terrace.
      The formal dining room is to the front of the house with a dual aspect and front bay, a very impressive entertaining room with a grand fireplace and a beamed ceiling. The dining room doors adjoins a service door from the kitchen.
      The inner hall has a secondary staircase to the first floor and beyond this there are the main double doors to the beautifully appointed dining kitchen with double doors to the conservatory opposite.
      The kitchen features granite surfaces, a four oven AGA and a large island inset with an induction hob over a Neff oven and a large butcher's block. The over-sized tiled floor has under floor heating and the informal dining area has a TV point. A laundry and boiler room lie off with an outside door.
      The family sitting room is to the rear of the kitchen and has a cast fireplace, a triple-aspect with great views over the land at the rear and double French doors to the gardens.
      The principal bedroom suite is enormous, with a triple-aspect, a side bay and a rear Juliet balcony with double French doors from which to admire the amazing views. The fitted dressing room and indulgent en suite bathroom lie off.
      There are four further large double bedrooms, one of which has an adjoining shower room and a library/lounge with scope to create an independent suite. The large house bathroom is superbly appointed and there is a sixth bedroom currently used as a home office.
      The separate annex building provides wonderful additional space for a multitude of uses. Currently configured as a large home office, bathroom, well-appointed kitchen and a vaulted cinema/lounge room it could easily be adapted to a classic car showroom or a games building. Adjoining the tennis court, it doubles as a pavilion and a place to relax after a game.
      The tennis court is outstanding, by En Tous Cas, long regarded as the premier court constructor, with bespoke fencing and is set behind mature hedging. Beyond the tennis court, adjoining the field to the rear, our client's predecessors obtained planning permission for an equestrian yard with stabling and a tack room which has now lapsed.
      With the hall having a documented history dating back to the 17th Century the historic Gate House is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is across the cobbled driveway. It currently provides workshop, storage and a gardener's rest room. A spiral staircase leads up to a first floor room which could be quirky office space.
      The gardens are lovely, yet manageable being mainly lawned, with a pond, offer good privacy and a superb terrace accessed from the principal rooms. Ideal for outside entertaining and watching the sunset in the summer months.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Fabulous period home, superbly renovated with breath-taking views, plenty of land and on the edge of this small village.

    Mark HoldenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ashurst Hall stands above the Douglas Valley off of a long private cobbled driveway with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the valley beyond.
    • In the lee of St Michael's church in the village of Dalton, the property is rural but not isolated, close by the village primary school and is only a two mile, five minute drive away from the highly regarded village of Parbold which a nursery, a library, a purpose-built village hall which doubles as a cinema and community centre, a doctor's surgery, a bank, a sub post office and a number of other shops including a pharmacy, a newsagent, two hairdressers and both Chinese and Indian takeaways plus a greengrocery.
    • There are three pubs along the main road through the centre of the village – the Railway, the Windmill and the Stocks Tavern. The Wayfarer is even closer and has a good reputation for food. The area has many leisure amenities, local golf clubs and livery facilities. The local area includes footpaths and country walks to nearby landmark Ashurst Beacon and there are commanding views over the west Lancashire Plain.
    • The M6 motorway and local road network provides easy access to most of the North West's commercial centres and the local train station places Manchester Piccadilly from 45 minutes away.
    • Please note all times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt