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FOR SALE R0777 - Brick Built Stable & Store at Hawksclough, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7EJ


Planning Permission for conversion into 3-bedroom residence

Within the grounds of a Grade II Listed Building

Secluded little known enclave

Surrounded by the extensive rolling expanse of Cuerden Valley Park

0.171 acres (0.07 hectares) or thereabouts




Located some 330 yards (300 m) down a private lane that threads its way through mature woodland to the tranquil and secluded enclave of Hawksclough, a brick built former stable and store on which Planning Permission has been obtained for conversion into a 3-bedroom residence.

It is situated within the grounds of Hawksclough Farm, a Grade II Listed Building of significant local interest both architecturally and historically as it was the place where Mass was said until the opening of St Bedes RC Church in 1824.

It provides the rarely available opportunity of converting into an individual residence in an idyllic setting with generous gardens of 0.17 acres or thereabouts benefitting from the shelter and seclusion of the surrounding mature woodland which provides a haven for local wildlife including roaming roe deer.

Comprehensive neighbourhood amenities are close by in Clayton-le- Woods and Bamber Bridge and it is within minutes driving distance of the junctions where the M6, M61 and M65 converge and consequently is most convenient for surrounding Central Lancs towns and cities and for commuting to Manchester.


From Junction 29 on the M6 (Junction 1 on the M65) proceed south along Preston Road (A6). After passing over the motorway bridge turn right into the private access road.


The Planning Permission enables the building to be converted into a residence providing:

Entrance Hall

Cloakroom / WC


Dining Kitchen

Bedroom 1 with En-Suite Shower Room

Rear Porch

2 Bedrooms

Family Bathroom


Front garden, part of which will be subject to a reciprocal right of way in favour of Hawksclough Farmhouse.

Long side garden extending some 50 yards.

Rear garden.

Planning Permission

Planning Permission was granted to alter and convert the building to Dwellinghouse on the 23rd June 2017 (Application No. 16/01194/FUL). Listed Building Consent was granted on the same date (Application No. 17/00097/LBC). Copies of the Planning Consents can be made available but full information is available on Chorley Borough Council’s website

Planning Permission is also being sought to convert the stone built barn which will be offered For Sale at a later date.

The Farmhouse is also available for purchase and its Grade II Listing is described as:

“SD 52 SE Clayton-le-Woods Preston Road 3/77 Hawksclough Farmhouse 17.4.1967 (Formerly listed as Hawksclough) – II Farmhouse, c. 1700 Brick, stone slate roof with 2 gable chimneys (that on left cut short) and one chimney behind the ridge. L-shaped plan with 2-storey extension to the left. Three stores, symmetrical, 3 bays, bands on 2 levels; central doorway with gauged brick head and modern glazed porch; 2 large ground floor windows, 2 above them at 1st floor and a smaller 1st floor window in the centre all have gauged segmental brick heads and altered glazing; 2nd floor has oblong casement windows of 3, 2 and 3 lights (apparently blocked). Details of rear and interior not available at survey, but interior said to include small panelled priest’s robing room. History: house occupied in early C18 by Burges family (descendants of C16 bailiff to Townleys of Burnley) whose home wasused for Catholic Mass during penal times, until the opening of St Bedes (q.v.) in 1824.”


Right of way will be granted along the access road subject to an obligation to contribute towards repair and maintenance.


Electricity and water supplies are connected to Hawksclough and therefore presumed to be available but purchasers should make their own enquiries.

Foul drainage will have to be provided by constructing a septic tank with treated effluent discharging into nearby watercourse (subject to Environmental Agency consent).