Ratcliffe Wharf Lane

Forton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0AP

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4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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North Lancashire

01995 603 180


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Such a rare offering, this superb equestrian property is found nestled between Cockerham and Forton with good access onto the motorway network, yet in a lovely semi-rural setting. This would make an ideal competition yard or private yard alike. Equestrian facilities have been carefully considered and planned and sit within 10.6 acres

The property is currently used as an equestrian property though there is scope for alteration subject to gaining any necessary planning consents, there is further scope and potential for any buyer to alter and use for potential business use or private use.

The house has been lovingly improved by the vendors and has a date stone of 1691. Plenty of character features can be seen along with the use of natural materials to include stone and timber.

The glazed door opens into a welcoming entrance hall with WC and cloak cupboard off. There are two main reception spaces. The dining hall enjoys windows to two elevations, giving plenty of natural light along with a feature fireplace (not in use) giving a characterful focal point to the room. The lounge has windows to three elevations, creating a lovely light space yet there is also a woodburning stove set in a stone hearth providing a cosy feel to the room.

The dining kitchen includes a range of kitchen units with a contrasting solid laminate worksurface. There is a point for a range cooker with an extractor over along with an integrated dishwasher. There is a porcelain sink and a point for a fridge freezer. There are patio doors which lead out to the rear gardens. The rear reception hall is currently used as a study and there is a part glazed door out to the gardens and the utility cupboard off. The utility cupboard has a point for washing machine and dryer. There are two bedrooms to the ground floor, both with shower ensuite.

The staircase rises to the first floor where there is a window to the side of the property along with walk in wardrobe. The second bedroom includes a built-in wardrobe, this bedroom also offers views out to the open countryside.

There is a bathroom on the first floor which includes a double ended bath, shower, pedestal wash handbasin and a WC.

There are a range of outbuildings which incorporate stabling, hay storage and tack rooms.

The property benefits from two entrances, one is ideal to be used alongside the house and the other for equestrian purposes. These entrances lead through to large areas of hard standing, which provide plenty of parking. There is a block-built storage building which is attached to two rendered block stables. Beyond there is a hay barn which is a stone building with a steel corrugated pitched roof. A further block built rendered building includes 5 stables (along with a door through to the tack room). Each stable has water drinkers. A larger steel frame building had 9 further stables and a large tack room which includes a sink and drainer. These are based centrally around a yard area where there is plenty of space for tying horses up. A midden is found to the rear.

There is a good-sized floodlit ménage which has post and rail fencing and we understand from our clients is drained.

A further 7 bay steel frame building, which is split into 2 with an additional two further bays is provided and is currently used as storage, so there is scope for alternative use potential, subject to gaining any necessary consents.

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