Lowes Farm and Barn, Cobbs Brow Lane, Newburgh, Lancashire


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Private and secluded country estate set in approximately 9.5 ACRES of formal gardens and land. The Georgian Grade II listed residence offers 6 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms, whilst the 6000 SQ FT barn included remains unconverted, however planning permission was granted on 17/12/2015 for conversion of the barn into 2 , two storey dwellings.

A small, private country estate with the benefit of 9.5 acres or thereabouts including a farmhouse, traditional barn and land. The large imposing Georgian house provides 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and a farmhouse kitchen. Traditional Grade II listed barn with planning to convert into two dwelling houses but equally suited to alternate uses subject to planning. Stunning, private and secluded setting with wide ranging views yet excellent accessibility to roads and motorways, schools and services.

Lowes Farm is truly an increasingly rare opportunity. There is the potential to have anywhere from one through to three individual dwelling houses upon site dependant upon the purchasers requirements. Lowes Farm will be of interest to equestrian and residential purchasers as well as developers or even a combination of the two.

The privacy of the site is one of the properties best features, the ability to be away from the public highway yet within easy reach of sought after and picturesque village centres of Newburgh and Parbold, services and roads is certainly a unique combination and the potential to create one of the best small country estates is clear to see.

Lowes Farm House, is a detached Georgian residence and occupies an imposing position within the plot, although there is potential to alter the main approach to the property subject to gaining necessary consent. At present the parking facility is within the large central yard. Providing accommodation over three storeys and being of stone construction (part rendered) under a pitched roof, the house is set within sizeable mature grounds with wide ranging views. There is a floor plan within these particulars detailing the accommodation within the dwelling house however in brief the accommodation comprises the following:

To the ground floor there is a farmhouse kitchen with a working cast iron range as well as a fitted kitchen including a wide range of appliances. The kitchen is assisted by the separately contained utility room. The central hallway with grand staircase rising to the first floor also gives way to the three reception rooms which comprise a lounge, dining room and snug as well as a small cellar area beneath the stairs.

To the first floor a stunning beamed landing gives access to three bedrooms all of which have views, one of the guest bedrooms has an en-suite shower, wc and vanity basin facility whilst the master bedroom has a full en-suite comprising shower, wc and vanity hand wash basin. There is also a feature fireplace and stripped wood floor. The accommodation to this first floor is completed by a study as well as the family bathroom with pedestal basin, a bath with shower over along with a separate wc.

The second floor has unusual accommodation and there is potential for this to be occupied as an entire suite or alternatively to provide a further 3 bedrooms. An internal inspection is the only clear way to see the true beauty of the features such as the character Cruk beams and exposed vaulted ceilings. There is potentially main bedroom space as well as associated reception/dressing room and another small room that would suit a bathroom facility. There are two additional well sized bedrooms.

The features within the farmhouse are too numerous to mention but include the stunning joinery and timber throughout the house, the size of the windows, the height of the ceilings and the spacious layout of the accommodation. The quality of workmanship in terms of any additions by the current owners is exceptional and very sympathetic to the original dwelling. Please note that the house and barn are classed as being Grade II listed.

Grounds – there is a central courtyard parking area between the house and barn. The house has its own mature and private gardens with hedged boundaries. There are also additional buildings within the courtyard that have previously been pig and storage buildings with the potential of utilising these for further accommodation.

Traditional Barn - The large traditional barn at Lowes Farm has full planning consent to convert into approximately 5815 sq ft of gross internal residential floor area which would provide two individual and substantial dwelling houses.

The building is of predominately stone construction that originally had a stone flag roof that has now been removed as part of a start upon site which also includes the installation of some of the new windows. Planning was granted on 17th December 2015 and remains live for 3 years. Planning reference number 2015/0877/COU. Please note there is a community infrastructure levy charge (CIL) on this development of £49,322.24.

There are amazing trusses and beams within the property and the barn itself stands at an impressive height to its ridge of approximately 9.5metres and approximately 6.5 metres to the eaves at the central barn.

The two proposed dwellings within the property could easily have the accommodation reworked, however at present the accommodation proposed at present is as follows:

Unit 1 – Extending to approximately 2800sq ft on a gross internal floor area over two storeys with accommodation including galleried entrance hallway, split level lounge and dining room, kitchen and family room and utility along with w.c, whilst to the first floor there would be three bedrooms, all of them en-suite, with the potential for bedrooms four and five to be created by additional consent above the lounge.

Unit 2 – Extending to approximately 3010sq ft on a gross internal floor area over two storeys with accommodation to the ground floor including a feature entrance hallway along with further reception hallway and wc, the lounge and dining room are accompanied by a kitchen and morning room and utility, whilst to the first floor would be five double bedrooms and four bathrooms.


Services: The property has the benefit of mains water and electricity (including 3-phase) along with oil fired central heating and septic tank drainage.

Please note: Armitstead Barnett LLP have not tested any of the above services and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to their presence and working condition prior to exchange of contracts.

Title & Tenure: The property is offered for sale Freehold

Local Authority: West Lancashire District Council. 01695 577177

Council Tax: Band G

Viewings: Viewings are strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents.

For the attention of Gillian Mathews or Alice Morgan

Method of Sale: Private Treaty

Sporting and Mineral Rights: These are contained with the subject property.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves & Easements: The subject property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements.

Access and Maintenance - There is a full right of access to the property and maintenance responsibilities may be discussed upon viewing.


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