Parsonage Lane, Chipping, PR3
Floor Area: 2816ft²
A delightful, detached period farmhouse on the outskirts of Chipping, significantly extended and improved by the current owners to offer superb modernised, flexible family accommodation in a rural setting. This property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and wonderful living space including two large reception rooms, home office and a superb living kitchen dining area finished to a very high standard. Set within a large and private garden with ample parking and spectacular views of Longridge Fell and the surrounding Forest of Bowland. Chain Free.
Astley House lies approximately 1 mile South West of Chipping village in a quiet yet convenient location with a rural aspect and superb views. This wonderful family home has been extensively modified under the current ownership and now provides flexible and well-presented family living accommodation which will not fail to impress.
The accommodation briefly comprises:-
Ground Floor Entrance Porch leading to a spacious hallway open to eaves with beamed ceiling and stone flagged floor with underfloor heating.
Off the hallway is a good sized study perfect for working from home with a view to the garden, this room would easily double as a bedroom for a dependant relative if required as there is a ground floor cloakroom adjacent. Also accessed from the hall are two generous reception rooms, the first generous lounge / dining room has room for a dining table at the rear and has windows to the front elevation with pleasant rural views there is a feature stone fireplace and chimney breast and exposed beams.
The second reception room / snug is dual aspect with far reaching views. This room has a feature stone fireplace, door to front elevation and is a cosy family space.
The spacious and recently renewed Dining Kitchen is fitted with a high quality Secret Drawer (of Skipton) Kitchen with attractive base and wall units, and stunning slate work surfaces with upstand splash backs. There is a central island unit, and modern integrated Miele appliances including refrigerator and steam oven and top of the range 4 oven AGA with separate AGA electric hob set beneath an extractor. The floor is stone flagged floor through to the dining and living area with underfloor heating and there are French doors opening to the garden.
Accessed separately is a good sized utility room containing the oil fired central heating boiler and plumbed for washer and with space for a dryer.
There is also a separate ground floor W.C. next to the study.
At first floor level accessed from the landing area is a spacious Master Bedroom with full bathroom with attractive tiling to walls and floors, wash hand basin and W.C.
Next to the Master Bedroom there are three further double bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms, wash hand basin and W.C.
Externally there is a large gravel parking area accessed from the driveway offering parking for several vehicles.
The property lies in extensive and mature Lawned Gardens. To the front of the house there is an attractive fore-garden with lawns bordered by mature hedges with a stone paved walkway to the rear garden. To the rear there is an extensive informal lawn area with surrounding hawthorn hedges and a large garden shed. The gardens offer spectacular 360° panoramic views of the far reaching countryside surrounding the house. Additionally, there is a small orchard in front of the house which is full of plum, pear, apple and damson trees.
The region's central town, Clitheroe is 9 miles away. The Ribble Valley is an affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage - it is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit. Schools locally have an excellent reputation and there are a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. Chipping is in the catchment for Ribble Valley Schools and is within easy reach of the highly regarded local public schools including Stonyhurst, Oakhill, Moorland and Westholme.
Chipping Village is known to be at least 1,000 years old and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It lies on the south-western edge of the ancient Forest of Bowland abutting the civil parish of Bowland-with-Leagram. The village has a vibrant community and benefits from a wealth of amenities and activities such as Farm Shop, church and primary schools, as well as pubs and shops. More recently famous for cheese production, the village also has an annual Agricultural Show and a Steam Fair.
The nearest town is Longridge, situated 3 miles to the South West. The town is the local centre of the rural farming community and has a mixture of shops, supermarkets, schools and service businesses, which thrive in this energetic environment. The city of Preston lies a further 8 miles east of the town, with access to the National motorway network via the M6 and a regular main-line train service to London taking approximately 2 hours.
- Substantial family home with 4/ 5 double bedrooms extending to 2816sqft (261sqm)
- Recently upgraded and finished to a high standard
- Stunning family accommodation with period features and home office facility.
- Characterful gardens of approximately 1 acre.
- Sense of seclusion, yet easily accessible
- Fantastic location for commuting, schools and rural living
- Superb panoramic views across the Ribble Valley
- Large Driveway and parking for several cars