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Derby Cottage, Maltkiln Lane, Bispham, L40 3SG

Newly renovated English country cottage with chocolate-box good looks in a beautiful village location.

  • Awe-inspiring country cottage
  • Newly renovated & extended
  • Beautifully crafted interior
  • Air source heat pump
  • Four bedrooms / Three bathrooms
  • Large gardens & two gated driveways
  • Oak framed store with tiled roof
  • 1723 SQ.FT.

A quintessential English country cottage with chocolate-box good looks in a beautiful village location, 'Derby Cottage has been lovingly renovated and significantly upgraded by a family builders with over 30 years experience, completely transforming it into a contemporary family home brimming with character.

Enviably located right in the heart of Bispham (one of the prettiest and often photographed villages in Lancashire) on a deceptively spacious, fully enclosed garden plot overlooking the village green to the front and backing onto farmland and rolling hills this immaculate double-fronted stone cottage is like something from a fairytale.

The rural village boasts the historic Eagle & Child pub, a local farm shop & Cedar Farm, as well as being only a short drive from the larger villages of Parbold, Eccleston & Croston. The property is also conveniently close to outstanding schools and less than 15 minutes drive from both rail and motorway networks.

Dating back to C1800, the builders have meticulously renovated and upgraded this property inside and out. New high quality windows have been installed and the property is heated by a state of the art air source heat pump with all new plumbing *(underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs).

Almost everything in the house is bespoke and, in their devotion to ensuring each is detail correct, they have created an interior true to the period of the house. Every element is beautifully crafted to offer comfort without losing character and the impressive accommodation comprises a newly created entrance hallway with oak staircase and oak internal fittings leading to a WC and separate cloakroom. A study/office and spacious lounge are both located in the oldest part of the building at the front overlooking the green with a fantastic inglenook fireplace, with a cosy wood burner at the heart of the lounge. The kitchen sits to the rear of the cottage and has been extended and remodelled offering an elegant and well-thought-out layout with an extensive range of contemporary Shaker style units incorporating a large entertaining island / breakfast bar with Quartz work-tops and a range of built in appliances. Bifold doors provide a seamless link to outside where there is a wonderful landscaped patio with outside stove/fireplace perfect for outside living and dining. A separate utility provides space for white goods and is perfect for storing muddy boots after a hike around the amazing local countryside. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, all with pretty aspects, two with ensuite bathrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the cottage, there are extensive traditional English gardens to enjoy that wrap around the property to 3 sides and feature the striking patio off the kitchen enjoying sunny westerly aspects perfect for those long lazy lunches in the sun. Another unique feature of this property is there are two driveways that both have gated entrances (main entrance is electronic) providing ample off road parking plus there is a brand new oak framed cover with tiled roof for added convenience.

We are advised that that the property is freehold. Council tax band is F. EPC rating D. The house has a security alarm system and has been hard-wired ready for CCTV.

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

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