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Tongue Hill Farm, Bowden Avenue, Pleasington, Blackburn, Lancashire £1,650,000

  • Armitstead Barnett - South Lancashire

    59 Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Ormskirk

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Bedrooms: 6

Set within the greenbelt, Tongue Hill Farm dates back to 1753. This extended character Farmhouse has further potentail to extend. It is presented to an exceptionally high standard yet the layout and feel of the property means that Tongue Hill Farm is as equally suited to day to day family life as it is to entertaining. The six bedroom home provides around 3,600 sq ft of accommodation in the main house with the additional outbuildings mainly the Games Room/Gym and Garage take the total space to just over 5,000 sq ft. Potential exists to create additional living space through a previously approved planning consent for an extension that could house a related family or simply give additional living accommodation and or a leisure suite.

The property has the benefit of a lot of character, including stone reveals, timber, oak flooring and high ceilings which are relatively unusual for a property of this type, all of which combine with the modern equipment allowing day to day family life.

The village of Pleasington has services that you would associate with a larger village, namely the Golf Club, two Public Houses, a Railway Station with links to Blackburn and Preston as well as farther afield and the Priory which is the Grade I listed Church. There are also a number of excellent Schools in the locality as well as superb access to the M65 motorway.

Tongue Hill Farm is set almost 300m from the public highway along the driveway, which leads to the open countryside, into the fully enclosed boundary which is predominantly hedged and fenced. The spacious plot is accessed via electrically operated gates which lead into the central turning and parking area which is laid to tarmac and gives easy access through to the substantial triple Garage, the outbuilding and the main residence itself.

Of stone under stone flag construction Tongue Hill Farm dates to 1753 and has been sympathetically extended by the current owners. There is a plethora of character features such as the mullioned windows, exposed timber work, natural stone and surprisingly high ceiling for a property of this period. The Entrance Hallway, with oak flooring, has stairs off the first floor and provides a formal entrance.

The Living Kitchen Dining space can also be accessed on a day to day basis via the Utility Room which has its own external space. This really is the hub of the house. The superb Kitchen is hand painted in a Shaker style with inset doors and granite work surfaces over. The substantial gas Aga and side companion unit gives a total of four ovens and this is added to by a separate Neff microwave. There is a central L shaped island with second sink unit and breakfast bar area as well as a myriad of additional features and appliances including the built-in coffee machine, there is also a Butler's pantry cupboard and ample storage. The oak flooring continues throughout this entire space incorporating the Dining area and Family Room which has the benefit of a wall mounted television.

The Boot Room provides additional storage space and a Belfast sink, a door to outside and is accompanied by one of the two ground floor Cloakrooms.

There are three main Reception room, each with its own individual feel and character, including the Snug with oak floor, feature fireplace and living flame gas fire. The oak flooring continues into the Lounge which has an elevated stone built feature fireplace with inset cast iron log burner and twin aspects and the Games Room is ideally set at one end of the house with its own door to outside and access to the unique cellar with vaulted ceiling, an ideal space for budding musicians or DJs.

The first floor is accessed via the staircase with feature stained glass window and the half landing. Off the landing there are a total of 6 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms although the single Bedroom would easily incorporate into the master suite as an additional Dressing Room.

The master suite occupies one end of the property with wooden floors, vaulted ceiling, its own dressing area and an en-suite including 4ft bath, basin and W.C. There is then the aforementioned bedroom 6 which is a single and could be incorporated into the master suite. The other 4 bedrooms, with a mixture of feature fire places and wardrobes, all have their own individual style and features and these share a substantial family bathroom with large shower, twin basins and W.C., with one of these having stairs to its own Mezzanine storage or Study area.

The Piggery (potential Annexe) has a Kitchenette and a living area with vaulted ceiling. There is no water at present but this building lends itself to a variety of potential uses dependent upon end user.

The detached Garage block has space for three cars with a separate Workshop area to one end and a Loft above.

The grounds at Tongue Hall Farm surround the house and have the benefit of greenbelt views without all the maintenance of having to look after agricultural land. There is a substantial stone flagged Patio, widespread Lawned areas and a variety of trees and beds, all of which combine to present Tongue Hill Farm in a splendid fashion yet allow it to remain faithful and true to its rural and character roots.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Semi-detached
£380,000
Detached
£450,000

Based on 2 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Armitstead Barnett - South Lancashire

    59 Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Ormskirk

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01704 461256