On the borders of both Ulnes Walton and Eccleston, Lydiate Farm Cottage is one of those rare buildings that has maintained its character since it was built back in the 1600s, and offers new owners the opportunity both to retain its provenance, and at the same time bring elements of it into the twenty first century. The property boasts exposed brickwork and substantial beams believed to be from ships based out of Liverpool, and, in particular, one of the bedrooms has a striking wishbone beam as a striking feature. In addition to the farmhouse and gardens there is approximately 1.3 acres of land, just perfect to introduce equestrian facilities or the keeping of other livestock.
One of three properties in a small and exclusive complex of old agricultural buildings, a sweeping driveway leads to the property which has ample parking before arriving at the cottage garden to the side. Step into the first reception room with stained glass windows celebrating the buildings heritage and from there into the main home. The main reception room is very well proportioned with exposed beams and an open fire and reception two also boasts an open fire.
The breakfast kitchen operates as two rooms, one of which is very snug housing, as it does, the gas fired Aga. Completing the ground floor is a versatile room with en suite which could be used either as a bedroom or further reception room.
To the first floor are two very spacious bedrooms both with en suite and this space could be relatively easily reconfigured to give another bedroom if required.
Externally, in addition to the land, the informal gardens give plenty of outside space and wells fed by natural springs are to both the front and rear of the property.
If you are looking to live the country life but want to be near thriving villages with great transport connections, then Lydiate Farm Cottage has plenty to offer you. Having been in the same family for the last forty years this lovely family home is now ready for its next owners to enjoy all it has to offer. Council Tax E, EPC E, Freehold.
Please note that the additional land only, will be subject to an overage payment which will be payable to the trustees whenever planning permission is obtained in relation to the whole or any part of the property during the period of 25 years from the date of completion of the sale to the purchaser. The obligation to make the overage payment will be binding upon the purchaser and all successors in title. In the event of planning permission being obtained the overage payment will be equal to 50% of the increase in value resulting from the planning permission.
The overage provision will not apply in the event of planning permission being obtained to extend the existing house or to erect a garage for use exclusively in connection with the use and occupation of the existing house.