A lush £1million home in Darwen looks like it has been taken straight from the 17th century, as it still has many of its original features.

Holly Bank Farm, on Punstock Lane, is thought to date back to the 1600s.

While the property has been modernised, it still boasts some of its original historic features, including a stone staircase, oak handrails, mullioned windows and exposed wooden beams.

According to the property listing there is even scope for the building to be developed further.

The hall and landing area of the house make a statement, boasting a York stone staircase with bespoke oak handrail and oak panelling.

Ideal for entertaining, the property has three reception rooms. The main lounge has an open fireplace which is set in stone. 

The fully fitted kitchen has custom made cabinets, complete with a hot plate.

There are three bedrooms in total and the master suite has stone mullioned windows, exposed natural stone elevations with its own en-suite bathroom and dressing room.

There is potential to complete a self-contained lower annex within the main building.

Outside, the owner will have 5.2 acres of private gardens to themselves.

A focal point is the  long and private sweeping drive, which leads to a circular turn around.

The gardens are described as “beautiful and extensive” with many plants, shrubs and trees.

Patio areas are ideal for lazy family days during the simmer and the garden also has its own, water feature and pond.

If that was not enough, there is also an outbuilding which is currently used as a garage/workshop. It could be developed into a separate dwelling, subject to necessary approval, which would enjoys views of Darwen Tower. 

A spokesperson for Proctors Estate Agents, which is marketing the property, said: “The house enjoys spacious living accommodation with a wealth of original features which must be viewed to appreciate the quality and workmanship.

“In our opinion this is a rare opportunity to acquire a property that offers so much. Its secluded location is excellent for both privacy and convenience for moorland walks, walking distance to the beautiful Bold Venture Park and of course the town centre amenities along with, rail, bus and motorway links.

“The long meandering private driveway is surrounded by the beautiful gardens and land, development opportunities should appeal to discerning purchasers looking for a property with history, original features, heart and stunning views.”