Church Lane, Whitechapel, Preston, Lancashire, PR3
Ashes Farm is a beautiful Grade II listed, 5 bedroom family home set within approximately 13 acres offering a superb rural lifestyle with excellent access to local services and the national road and rail network. Located in Whitechapel with Beacon fell as a stunning backdrop the property is 5 miles from Longridge a popular market town and 5.7 miles away from the M6 /M55 junction at Preston, which has access to the West Coast main line and the national motorway network via the M6.
This stunning period property will not disappoint and early inspection is advised.
A charming Grade II listed five bedroom family home steeped in local history. Reputedly the oldest house in the area the property has been lovingly restored and upgraded by the current owners over a 20 year period resulting in a fine country house fully upgraded for modern living.
Throughout the property character features have been lovingly preserved including a stunning hardwood staircase, sash windows, oak beams, wattle and daub walls and fireplaces. The house has high ceilings, large rooms and superb levels of natural light which add to the spacious feel.
Accessed via the substantial Oak front door set beneath a distinctive stone carving, the entrance vestibule is flanked on either side by the sitting room and family room and leads through to an impressive rear hallway with the ornate staircase leading to the first floor. From the rear hallway there is access to the spacious family dining room which is adjacent to the modern but traditional style kitchen with duck egg blue Aga and modern appliances and the through to the utility room and rear entrance lobby. Also at ground floor level is a double guest bedroom with adjacent bathroom facilities.
To the first floor accessed off the stairway with large feature two storey window looking towards Beacon Fell. The landing area is impressive and provides access to a master bedroom with en-suite shower room and three further bedrooms, two doubles of generous proportions and one single. The house bathroom is stylish with a contemporary twist and is finished with high quality fixtures and fittings.
Above the first floor is a substantial loft accessed via a loft ladder.
Externally the grounds and gardens are extensive and also contains a number of superb out buildings.
There is a separate detached garden room adjacent to the main house which could have alternative use potential as a granny annexe, home office or other ancillary accommodation. This modern room is impressive with its vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, it has underfloor heating, kitchenette, separate W.C and French doors to either side. Perfectly positioned to maximise the view to Beacon fell there is access on one side to a timber deck which protrudes in to the feature ornamental Koi pond. To the other side is access to a private terraced patio area with water feature.
In addition there is an attractive open timber framed three car garage and attached outbuildings with dog kennel, currently used as a closed garage and two further store rooms with W.C which have potential for additional accommodation if required and subject to planning consent.
There is an attractive tarmac surfaced tree lined driveway leading to electrically operated timber gate, there is an orchard and a wild flower garden and a stream running through the plot. The gardens and grounds are further surrounded by three fields two of which are currently let on an agricultural tenancy.
Traces of the moat which originally encircled the property can still be seen in the grounds.
Locally the market town of Longridge town is 5 miles away and offers a varied range of amenities including an excellent range of shops, bars, café's and salons as well as supermarkets. The area is a renowned "Foodie Heaven" with excellent pubs and restaurants many set within the ANOB area of the Trough Of Bowland. The area is affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage and is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit.
East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance. Travel distances are approximate, Blackburn 17 miles / Preston 9 miles / Manchester 42 miles / Lancaster 23 miles Manchester International Airport 46 miles/ Kendal and the Lake District 60 miles. M6 North and South 7 miles.
Schools locally have an excellent reputation and there is a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. There are numerous village primary schools and secondary schools at Longridge as well as highly regarded public schools including Stonyhurst and Kirkham Grammar School.
- Superb Grade II listed detached country house with 5 Bedroom & 3 reception rooms
- Detached oak-framed garden room suitable as ancillary accommodation.
- Attractive outbuildings used as open garaging and storage with alternative use potential (subject to planning consent)
- Impressive private landscaped gardens and grounds extending to approx 13,4 acres.
- Beautiful rural location with good access to road and motorway network.