3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
A spectacular 3 bedroom house in Wyfold Court benefiting from 2 fully fitted home offices, and access to 178 acres of private parkland. Grand rooms with high ceilings and a top of the range, luxury kitchen ideal for entertaining. Garage, storage unit & underground parking. Ideal for home working with super fast fibre to the premises broadband. Secure environment means owners can “lock and leave” without worry.
Wyfold Court Mansion is a Grade 11* listed building constructed between 1872 and 1873 for a renowned cotton magnate and a member of parliament for Preston. The house was reputed to be one of the grandest houses in England reflecting the French flamboyant Gothic style. The mansion was converted into eleven properties in the late 1990s by the PJLivesey group under the guidance of English Heritage, retaining many of the original features.
The property forms a wing of the Mansion with views down the long driveway, and benefits from its own front door, without the need of the use of a communal entrance. The property is 3294 square feet on three floors.
The principal rooms on the ground floor have grand ceilings up to 5 meters high. The main reception room has tall mullion windows looking onto the front courtyard and main entrance tower and features a white marble fireplace.
A separate dining/family room also has a white marble fireplace and a mullion window looking towards the main driveway. There is also a mezzanine floor, accessed by a separate stairwell. This currently functions as a fully furnished large home office.
The kitchen is a spectacular, Griggs and Mackay show kitchen with quartz worktops, timber cabinets and drawers, 2 Miele combination steam ovens,1 large Miele electric oven, a 6 ring Miele induction hob, Miele warming tray, and an under counter Siemens dishwasher. There is a full height Miele built in fridge and a separate under counter Bosch freezer.
The large central island provides ample scope for entertaining guests whilst preparing dinner and there is further space for a 6 place dining table and sofa/chairs . The floor is a limestone flagstone floor in keeping with the period of the building. Most of the floor benefits from under floor heating (not around the oven area).
The main bedroom on the first floor has a spectacular view of the front tower, and has an ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower unit.There is also a separate walk-in robe which then provides access to a small utility room with washing machine and dryer together with a drying cupboard.
The 2nd floor has two double bedrooms with a view of the tower, and a fully fitted home office. The separate bathroom has two sinks, a bath and a separate shower. One of the double bedrooms has a period fireplace.
The property benefits from the exclusive use of an external detached pump house a short distance from the front door which is useful for garden storage. There is an allocated underground carpark space, and a separate single garage to the rear of the mansion. There is also ample car parking space outside the front door. The property has the exclusive use of a hidden private garden of about 0.5 of an acre with Rhododendron borders, and newly fitted timber decking.
The property enjoys access to the communal park, and 2 tennis courts.
Tenure:The Wyfold Court mansion is on 8 acres of ground which are share of freehold. The property has access to a 178 acre park with a 999 year lease from the 1st of January 1999. The service charge is about £9000 per annum. There is also a park maintenance fee of £1556 pounds which is proposed to rise to £1650 during 2021. The service charges cover all buildings insurance, gardening, and sewerage treament and roof maintenance.
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