Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1UL

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8 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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North Lancashire

01995 603 180


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**** HANDSOME **** LIFESTYLE PROPERTY set in PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS, offering PLENTY OF SPACE AND PRIVACY. Formerly owned by Lord Ashton and used as a hunting lodge, this SUPERB PROPERTY offers WONDERFUL FAMILY ACCOMMODATION including 8 BEDROOMS AND 4 RECEPTION ROOMS, with BEAUTIFUL RURAL VIEWS. There has been some considerable modernisation by the current owners, including sash double-glazed windows which have been installed sympathetically in keeping with the character of this lovely home. This property MUST BE VIEWED to fully appreciate the scope it currently affords, along with its FURTHER POTENTIAL.

The hamlet of Oakenclough is on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Forest of Bowland. The market town of Garstang is approximately 6 miles away. Garstang has a full range of amenities, including healthcare providers, supermarkets, independent shops, post offices, public houses, restaurants and cafes, along with sports facilities and a range of schools. Junction 33 is just a short drive and is easily accessible to the North and Junction 32, via the A6, to the South. More locally, there is the small Calder Vale Primary School.

The substantial front door opens into the entrance hall. The entrance hall is finished with oak flooring and sets the scene for this impressive property. Doors are provided off to the ground floor rooms and a staircase rises up to the first floor.

There are two reception rooms either side of the hall to the front and both enjoy a feature fireplace. To the rear there is a further reception room which is also finished with oak flooring and has a wood burning stove set in a stone chimney breast, with windows to two elevations. There is also a range of fitted shelves and drawers.

The fourth reception room has a wealth of character features, with original stone flooring and stone shelves, and has the flexibility to be used for a range of uses, but has previously been used as a dining room.

The farmhouse dining-kitchen enjoys a range of wall and base mounted beech painted kitchen units with a granite work surface over and a porcelain sink. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and there are points for an American fridge-freezer and a range cooker with an extractor over. The kitchen also benefits from under-floor heating.

A utility room/boot room is found off, which has access to the rear gardens and has a point for a washing machine. A cellar is also found below ground floor.

A staircase rises from the ground floor to the first floor where there are four well-proportioned bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a cast-style fireplace, providing a fantastic focal point, with a modern shower en-suite off. The second and third bedroom are finished with oak flooring and both have a modern shower en-suite off.

There is a further bedroom on the first floor and a large, impressive family bathroom, which includes a free-standing oval bath, a spacious shower cubicle, pedestal wash-hand basin, W.C. and heated towel rail. Spacious storage is provided by way of a large linen cupboard and the room has been finished with under-floor heating. The entrance of the family bathroom has previously been used as a dressing area

A further staircase rises to the second floor where there are four spacious bedrooms, one of which has been used by the current owners as a study. On the second floor there is feature stone work on the landing and in one of the bedrooms.

Externally, the property is set back from the public highway, along a tree-lined stone driveway which leads up to a large parking area. The grounds are largely lawned, along with a patio, and surrounded by part dry-stone wall and part post and rail fencing. An area of the garden can easily be transformed into a secret garden and there is a stone-built outbuilding which has the potential for further use.

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