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FOR SALE R0899 - Fig Tree House, Tanhouse Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 8LG


Superior and extensive farmhouse style residence

Many fine features including magnificent hall with impressive staircase

Offered with gardens, paddock and delf totalling 2.732 acres (1.059 hectares)

Rural setting yet convenient for village amenities and motorway intersection

Four bedrooms with potential for additional principle bedroom with ensuite



The property enjoys a picturesque setting admist the Green Belt yet close to Wheelton Village amenities and within a few minutes driving distance of the M61 motorway intersection (Junction 8).

It is offered with gardens, paddock and delf which total 2.732 acres or thereabouts and provide an haven for an extensive range of wildlife including roaming deer.

The gracious proportioned accommodation features a most impressive reception hall with magnificent staircase and balcony which must be viewed in order to be truly appreciated.

Some updgrading is needed and a floor over the barn now used as a garage, could be reinstated and the space used to create the principle bedroom with ensuite facilities.

Note the attached rear barn is offered separately and which provides potential for enlargement and adaption into an additional residence.


Proceeding out of Chorley from M61 motorway (Junction 8) continue along Blackburn Road. At the end of the dual carriageway turn right into Tan House Lane.


(all sizes are approx)

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch Supported by Georgian Style Pillars

Reception Hall
(30.8 ft x 14.8 ft) (9.3 m x 4.5 m)
With a most impressive staircase with ornate balustrade, sweeping handrails, fan assisted radiator and double central heating radiator, illuminated display niche. Parquet tile floor.

Store under stairs.

Inner Hall
Leading to:
Cloaks/shower room with two-piece suite, tiled shower cubicle, tiling to walls, central heating radiator.

(10.8 ft x 9.3 ft) (3.3 m x 2.8 m)
With central heating radiator.

Sitting Room
(18.6 ft x 15 ft) (5.6 m x 4.6 m)
Including large circular bay window and with stone feature fireplace and display niches, exposed beams to ceiling, two double panel central heating radiators, illuminated display niches with cupboards below.

Dining Room
(13.2 ft x 10.2 ft) (4 m x 3.1 m)
With decorative fireplace, central heating radiator and French window opening on to garden.

(21.8 ft x 11 ft) (6.6 m x 3.4 m)
With fitted cupboards, worktops, inset 11⁄2 bowl sink unit, gas hob, electric double oven and peninsular unit separating breakfast area with exposed stone feature, ceramic tile floor, central heating radiator.

Utility/Boiler Room
(11.9 ft x 10.4 ft) (3.6 m x 3.2 m)
With gas-fired boiler, plumbing for automatic washing machine, ceramic tile floor, fitted cupboard.

First Floor

Gallery Landing
With matching balustrade to staircase with illuminated display niches,

Linen Cupboard
with electric radiator.

Bedroom 1
(14.4 ft x 14.1 ft) (4.4 m x 4.3 m)
With fitted wardrobes having top boxes above, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 2
(13.4 ft x 10.6 ft) (4.1 m x 3.2 m)
With central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3
(13.3 ft x 11.1 ft) (4 m x 3.4 m)
With central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4
(9.6 ft x 8.8 ft) (2.9 m x 2.6 m)
With exposed beams and central heating radiator.

Spacious Bathroom
With twin vanitary unit with cupboards below, corner bath, low flush WC, bidet, tiling to walls, central heating radiator.


Attached stone built double garage (23.7 ft x 15.8 ft) (7.2 m x 4.8 m) with up-and-over door, gas meters and rear personal door.

The building is of lofty height 14 ft (4.26 metres) to underside of truss and considered capable of incorporating a first floor which could be made accessible from the gallery landing therefore enabling the formation of a principal fifth bedroom with en-suite facilities.




The site is freehold and free from chief rent.


According to the Valuation Office Agency’s website, the property has been placed in Band G, but this will be reviewed to exclude the Barn.


Mains gas, electricity and water supplies are laid on and drainage is to the main sewer.

To View

Strictly by appointment with Peter E Gilkes & Company and with whom all negotiations should be conducted.