4 bedroom detached house for saleBlackburn Road, Preston, Lancashire
- Stunning Grade II listed home
- Built in 1665
- One and a half acres of formal gardens
- River frontage to the River Ribble
- Fabulous period features
- Four excellent sized bedrooms
- Lovely views
- Detached double garage
This stunning Grade II Listed three -storey home, which has four to five bedrooms and a detached garage is located near Ribchester. Built as a dower house in 1665 by the notable Lancashire Talbot family, its lovely gardens adjoin the River Ribble (to which it has fishing rights), just downstream of an ancient Roman ford and Grade II Lister 18th- Century bridge.
The Accommodation Comprises: -
Ground Floor -
Entrance Porch: - With smooth faced York stone flagged floor, solid oak studded entrance door with central carved panel of dog, iron door knocker, carved panel ceiling with central Lancashire rose relief.
Entrance Hallway: - With smooth faced York stone flagged floor, leaded light non-opening window to Lounge with fleurs-de-lyse design, cross beamed ceiling, solid oak studded inner entrance door with iron door knocker.
Lounge: - 18'9 x 15'3 (5.72m x 4.65m) - With smooth faced York stone flagged floor, feature cross beamed ceiling, five panel mullion window to front with leaded light glazing and central fleur-de-lyse design in central opening, recessed stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove and carved oak panelling to one wall, exposed stone to two walls, side two panel mullion window, rear double opening oak French doors to terrace garden with double opening wrought iron security gates.
Dining/Kitchen: - 31'1 x 14'10 (9.47m x 4.52m) - With smooth faced York stone flagged floor, front four panel leaded light mullion window, two side oak casement windows, feature inglenook fireplace with oak beam over and featuring two carved flower and leaf stone panels, fitted electric four oven Aga, cross beamed ceiling open to kitchen area with solid oak floor, oak casement window, Belfast sink unit with granite surfaces set in oak unit, Lacanche propane dual fuel range with hotplate and Farnair ducted extractor canopy over, two rear SS windows, central heating radiator, cross beamed ceiling.
Cloakroom: - With two piece suite comprising low suite WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tile walls, oak door to cellar.
Keeping Cellar: - (under kitchen). With oil fired central heating boiler.
Oak Break Staircase To First Floor -
Half-Landing - With four section casement window, exposed stone to one wall.
Main Landing - With exposed stone to one wall, beamed ceiling.
Bathroom: - With four piece suite comprising; low suite WC, walk-in shower area with rainhead shower and separate hand held shower unit, centre roll top bath with claw and ball feet, wide sink unit with mixer tap, four panel mullion window and separate side oak non-opening window, cross beamed ceiling, marble tile floor and walls.
Front Bedroom: - 18'6 x 15'0 (5.64m x 4.57m) - With four panel mullion window with leaded light glazing, two side panel mullion windows with carved oak window shutters, cross beamed ceiling, oak plank floor, Victorian cast-iron fireplace.
Front Bedroom: - 18'4 x 12'5 (5.59m x 3.78m) - With four panel mullion window with leaded light glazing, two six panel oak casement windows, side double mullion window, oak plank floor, cross beamed ceiling.
Boxroom/Study Area: - With three panel mullion window with central opening and fleur-de-lyse design.
Break Staircase To First Floor - With oak balustrade.
Landing - With exposed stone to one wall.
Half Landing - With double mullion window.
Main Landing Area - With exposed stone to one wall.
Bathroom: - With four panel mullion window, pedestal wash hand basin, low suite WC, corner bath with shower attachment, oak panelling to one wall, exposed roof truss.
Front Bedroom: - 17'9 x 12'5 (5.41m x 3.78m) - With four panel mullion window to front, side double mullion window, oak panelling to one wall, beamed ceiling.
Side Bedroom: - 18'6 x 15'1 (5.64m x 4.60m) - With four panel mullion window with leaded light glazing, side double mullion window, rear six panelled oak casement window, oak plank floor.
Boxroom/Dressing Room: - With double mullion window and leaded light glazing.
Outside: - The property lies in approximately 1½ acres of formal gardens with road frontage to Blackburn Road and river frontage to the River Ribble on the other elevation.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and incorporate mature trees, shrubs and a selection of fruit trees including apple and damson. Adjoining the property is a large stone flagged sun terrace with stone balustrade featuring two stone mounted dogs. There is a timber garden store shed and the driveway is accessed by electrically operated double opening wrought iron entrance gates which lead to a large L-shaped garage block with stone flag roof, electric light and power. There are cobbled paths and original set paving areas with well-placed garden lighting. A wide stone staircase leads from the upper sun terrace to the principal lawned areas which abound the banks of the River Ribble the boundaries of which go halfway into the river itself.
General Information: - Ribble Valley Council Tax Band G
Freehold tenure and free from chief rent
Underfloor central heating to heat floor fired by oil with a storage tank in the garden and a boiler situated in the cellar
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