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FOR SALE R0945 - Fig Tree Barn, Tanhouse Lane,, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 8LG


Planning Permission for Residential Conversion

Potential for enlargement into stylish four bedroom residence

Set behind private courtyard with gardens and grounds amounting to 0.91 acres

In a tranquil rural setting



The Barn has been used as an annex to the original farmhouse and provides potential for conversion into a separate residence as illustrated in the attached drawings.

The barn will enjoy private courtyard with established and extensive garden areas leading down to a small paddock and providing a total holding of 0.91 acres or thereabouts.

It enjoys a choice and tranquil setting in rural surroundings where the grounds provide a haven for wildlife including roaming deer.

Village amenities including shops, schools, churches and other facilities are available in nearby village of Wheelton and it is within minutes driving distance of the M61 motorway.


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)

The accommodation presently comprises: 

Ground Floor

Games Room
(30 ft x 13.6 ft) (9.14 m x 4.15 m)
With exposed beams to ceiling.

First Floor

(30 ft x 13.6 ft) (9.14 m x 4.15 m)
With polished timber floor and trusses to roof.

Proposed accommodation as originally illustrated will provide

Entrance Hall


Snug/Sitting Room

Family Room

Utility Room

Kitchen with Dining Area

Bedroom 1 with ensuite shower room 

First Floor

Three further bedrooms 


Outside Drive to forecourt providing car parking space. Garden areas to side extending up to edge of lane. South facing patio and extensive rear garden leading down to a paddock of approximately 1⁄4 acre.


Not applicable.


The site will be sold Freehold and free from chief rent.


The property has not been assessed for rating purposes.


It is understood mains gas, electricity and water supplies can be connected together with connecting drainage to the main sewer.


Drawings were prepared to merely illustrate how the Barn can be adapted and enlarged by up to 50% by volume and comply with the Pre-application Advice received from Chorley Borough Council.

Full Planning Permission was subsequently granted (App No.20/0015/FUL) for an amended scheme showing large lounge, kitchen/family room,3 beds,en-suite shower room plus bathroom and large garage (using part of the available volume) for a prospective buyer who did not proceed due to COVID-19.

New Buyers may choose to apply for a variation of the designs to suit their own requirements, as an amendment.

Offers will be considered subject to Buyers consent.


The Property should be exempt from the Community Infrastructure Levy if developed as a Self-Build Scheme.

To View

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