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Asking Price  £725,000

Plane Tree Farm, Crank Road, Billinge, WN5 7EZ

A distinctive stone built farmhouse with far reaching views and 15 acres of land to rear.

  • Beautiful stone built former farmhouse
  • Stunning countryside setting & views
  • Character features
  • 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms with lovely views
  • 15 acres of agricultural land & woodland
  • Over 1/2 acre of formal gardens
  • 2189 SQ.FT. / Freehold

We are delighted to offer buyers a truly unique opportunity to purchase one of the most extraordinary homes in the highly sought after and peaceful area of Billinge.

Enviably located down a private driveway in a stunning countryside setting that offers uninterrupted views over farmland to the rear yet within walking distance to local amenities including some outstanding schools for all ages, a historic country pub and public transport links and major motorway networks, Plane Tree Farm is a picturesque stone built former farmhouse sold with a mixture of gardens, farmland and historical woodland totalling over 15 acres with the agricultural land subject to a protected Agricultural Tenancy giving buyers the benefit of owning the land and protecting their boundary whilst receiving a rental income and having the tenant maintain the land to a really high standard.

The house does require modernisation but offers nearly 2,200 square feet of characterful accommodation over two floors with excellent potential for improvement/renovation. It sits in over 1/2 acre of formal gardens in a beautiful tranquil location enjoying magnificent aspects over the adjoining tenanted agricultural farmland and woodland in the ownership of The Woodland Trust.

The farmhouse accommodation is warmed by oil fired central heating and comprises three generous reception rooms, a spacious breakfast kitchen, four double bedrooms, bathroom and en suite to the master bedroom.

Outside, the long driveway cuts a path between the farmhouse and an elevated frontage which is set behind a dry-stone wall, laid to lawn with evergreens and rhododendron bushes. Stone steps with cobbled insets descend to the flagged frontage and front door and a flagged perimeter path encircles the whole property.The rear garden has stone flagged sun terrace with fabulous rural views over the adjoining farmland and further afield including the Billinge Beacon. Just beyond a clematis-laden windbreak wall is the lawn area which is dominated by a magnolia tree and is surrounded by a dry-stone wall and herbaceous border. The flagged perimeter path leads to steps rising to a gravel area planted with hydrangea shrubs and alongside is a rendered outhouse with latch doors to a bin store and separate WC.

The property occupies an enviable location between the villages of Orrell and Billinge and are easily commutable to Wigan, Ormskirk, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the excellent motorway network. The area is renowned for good schools – nursery, primary and secondary schools – and there is a wide selection of restaurants, country pubs and shops to try in the surrounding villages and hamlets.

PLEASE NOTE: The associated barn has full planning permission to convert into a separate four bedroom property with its own private access off Crank Road and is also available for sale. There is a public footpath which runs between the farmhouse and the barn from Crank Road and continues across the field to the woodland. The tenure is freehold. Council tax band for Plane Tree Farm is F.

Council Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H  
Wigan Council £912.44 £1,064.51 £1,216.58 £1,378.40 £1,672.80 £1,976.95 £2,281.10 £2,737.32 Website
West Lancashire £1,001.18 £1,168.05 £1,334.92 £1,501.77 £1,835.49 £2,169.23 £2,502.95 £3,003.54 Website
South Ribble Borough Council £1,014.34 £1,183.41 £1,352.47 £1,521.52 £1,859.63 £2,197.76 £2,535.86 £3,043.04 Website
Chorley Borough Council £1,003.58 £1,170.85 £1,338.11 £1,505.37 £1,839.89 £2,174.43 £2,508.95 £3,010.74 Website

All council Tax Bandings are indicatory. Please check the precise banding for a property of interest.

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