A wonderful home and outbuildings in a glorious setting.
Approached via a long tree lined driveway leads from the lane to the front of the property, Chorley Hall is an attractive and spacious period property that has been a wonderful family home to the current vendors for over 35 years. In that time they have tastefully modernised, improved and extended to create a superb property that provides excellent accommodation arranged primarily over two floors, but also having very good attic rooms
The front door opens into the porch and in turn into the entrance hall off which are the two principal reception rooms and a stairs to the first floor. The drawing room is a superb room with high ceilings and a large bay window taking in the fantastic views and having French doors to the garden at the side. An open fire with attractive surround provides a feature to the room. The dining room is next door and again is of excellent proportions with plenty of space for a large table for formal occasions and shoot dinners that have been held here.
As you would expect, the kitchen has been remodelled in recent years to fit in with a more modern way of living. A hand built kitchen by Tom Howley has an excellent range of cupboards and drawers fitted against the walls and a large central island with granite work surface and sink. There is
an electric Aga recessed into the chimneybreast and a separate oven and hob fitted into the island
At one end of the kitchen is a more informal dining area which benefits from doors opening onto the south facing terrace. At the other end of the kitchen, steps lead up into the older part of the property and the sitting / family room which has a wood burning stove set on a raised brick hearth. There are exposed beams in this part of the house which is believed to be the original farmhouse that would have stood on the site. There are two further reception rooms to the ground floor, currently used as a study and office. The ground floor is completed by the boot room and two cloakrooms.
To the first floor are six double bedrooms, serviced by the five bathrooms, three being en suite and one having a dressing room (which has plumbing for a bathroom). There are also four very good attic rooms on the second floor which could be used for further bedrooms if additional space was required, but currently is used for storage. The cellars sit under the original part of the house and have been well utilised for boiler room, store, utility and wine cellar.
Great detail has been paid to creating delightful gardens and grounds to compliment the house
superbly. The tree lined driveway opens into a driveway that leads to both sides of the house as
well as spurring off to the stable yard and Charles Britton arena measuring 60m x 20m.
The gardens surround the house and provide a good level of privacy with large areas of lawns
interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and flowerbeds. To the rear of the house is a large south facing terrace with steps that lead down
to the swimming pool and in turn down to the lawn.
To the rear of the garage block is an enclosed hard court tennis court and beyond this is a
wonderful vegetable garden and orchard that is enclosed by mature hedges.
Also included within the lot 1 sale is a parcel of mature woodland of about 6.31 acres that lies to
the east of the house and a small coppice of 3 acres that sits south of the arena. There are four
paddocks extending to about 4.77 acres of grazing.
Overall, lot 1 extends to about 19 acres in total.
Chorley Hall has a great range of outbuildings. Next to the house is a stone barn that has been used as a workshop, garaging for four cars (potential for six) and stabling. This could have scope for conversion (subject to planning) to offices or secondary accommodation if desired.
There is also an American style barn with a concrete floor that provides further garaging (if required), stores, tack room and four stables (although it would be possible to add more if required). This opens onto a track that leads to the arena and paddocks.
Additional lots are available by separate negotiation. Further details are available from the agent, but in brief, they comprise:
Lot 2 - 44.41 acres of agricultural land (5.49 acres of which is woodland) with road frontage.
Lot 3 - Barn with extant planning permission for conversion set in 2.93 acres of garden and woodland. Planning reference for lot 3 is 12/00988AMP
Lot 4 - Woodland with road frontage extending to 9.04 acres.
Lot 5 - Agricultural field of 7.83 acres with road frontage.
Wayleaves, rights of way and easements There is a bridleway pathway that runs as shown on the plan in green to the northern boundary of lot 1. There is also a footpath that runs to the eastern boundary through the woodland. Lot 2 has two footpaths running through although the vendors advise us that these are rarely used.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 19.06