Bump up the numbers for your party get-together in a place that’s a little bit Lancashire and an awful lot of Hollywood. Accommodating up to 28 guests in sleepy Wrea Green, Langtons gleams with star quality from every surface, every squishy sofa and every glinting chandelier.
Fill Langtons and, for a modest outlay, you’ll feel a million dollars. Relax in the sauna and steam room, dive into the indoor heated pool with its massage jets, and spread out around the south-facing sun terrace with only the popping corks and sizzling sausages to break the rural hush.
Beyond the electric gates, there’s cricket on the village green with a pint from The Grapes, or the tang of mojitos and the aroma of freshly steamed sea bass in well-heeled Lytham. Give austerity a miss for a while and bask in Langtons’ lap of luxury, where Lancashire meets Los Angeles.
With its swim and massage jets, mosaic tiles, internal illumination, tilt-and-turn side windows and bi-fold sun doors onto the terrace, the indoor heated pool here is all glitz and glam. At night, the Halogen downlights and sound system set the mood to special.
Off to one side sits the steam room, seating three, with hand and body showers. The sauna cabinet adjoins. Get sweaty, shower off, then swim for England in the 12 by 13-foot pool. Anti-slip flooring and side steps ensure safety, and there’s convenience in the adjoining changing room with wet room and showers.
Outside, all is lovingly landscaped. The block-paved driveway comes with water feature, lighting and well-stocked shrub beds. Out the back, sun yourself all day on the south-facing limestone terrace. At night, wrap up a little and sit out with the lights from the low walling illuminating the night and the swooping of the bats.
For that all-year-round outdoor feeling, the Glass Room is the place to drink and dine. Slide back the doors, turn up the heating and enjoy the garden, whatever the weather.
Close the double doors with a reassuring thud and admire the feature hallway with its porcelain-tiled floor. Feel the warmth from the underfloor heating. Glide up the bespoke Portuguese floating staircase with curved wrought-iron balustrade. Notice the wall-mounted heating and lighting control panels and ceiling speaker system.
It’s a theme that continues throughout, with every room and the garden wired for sound, with inset ceiling-mounted speakers and ipod docking stations. Kick off your shoes, because every room comes with toasty-toed underfloor heating.
Open the double doors to the lounge, where the sofas are plumped and ready, the widescreen TV’s on standby and the tasteful décor runs throughout. Tilt-and-turn double-glazing offers views of the front and side landscaping. Wriggle your toes in your socks in front of the solid limestone fireplace with gas fire.
Shoot pool and mix drinks in the games room. This is a fun and funky room with fitted Siematic cocktail bar, double wine-cooling fridge and adjoining breakfast bar. Pick a perch, take a sip and wait for your next shot. Ceiling downlighting and your choice of sounds from the speaker system complete the sense of urban cool.
Can’t cook, won’t cook? You’ll want to give it a go here amid the Siematic dining kitchen with Silestone working surfaces. There’s a centre island with illuminated extractor canopy, halogen downlights and Miele integrated appliances.
This is a world of fan-assisted double ovens, induction five-ring hob, plate-warmers and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There’s instant boiling water on tap and a walk-in pantry with open shelving. Light floods in from the sliding plate-glass doors that entice you out to the sun lounge.
Special occasion? Our chefs from Twelves, Rowley’s or Kate’s Kitchen can step in while you shoot some pool or just the breeze. It all gets served up around the two monster tables in the dining room seating 28, in the glass room or out on the terrace. It’s convivial, contemporary and conducive to feeling fabulous.
Eating out? The Grapes is great for pub classics and a pint while catching the cricket on the green. Try some lamb cutlet or hake fillet at The Villa in the village, or head to Lytham to Spago for a taste of the Med, or The Taps, home of charity bike rides, CAMRA awards and salt-and pepper squid.
Battle over the master suite, with its fitted Hammond wardrobes with centre illuminated drawer unit, dressing room and bi-folding doors out to the glass-floored sun balcony. Across the stainless glass balustrade, the views of the gardens and equestrian centre are best accompanied by morning coffee and croissants.
Langtons sleeps up to 28 in the main house and barn conversion, and it’s all as well-appointed as the master. Bedroom two, in the barn, is also a suite with dressing room and freestanding bath. Four further bedrooms are kings, there are four doubles, two twins and two sofa beds.
Wherever you lay your head, it’ll be on plump pillows, wrapped in soft cotton bedding with ceiling speakers above you. Through the window, the gentle sway of the oak-tree branches in the breeze is the sound that’ll send you blissfully off to sleep.
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