7 bedroom detached house for sale

MEARBECK HOUSE, LONG PRESTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, BD23 4QP

Guide Price £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Grade II Listed Georgian splendour
  • Well proportioned rooms with lovely high ceilings
  • Two good sized receptions rooms both with marble fireplaces
  • Games room/study with French windows to walled garden
  • Large family kitchen with Aga - the heart of every self-respecting country home
  • Vaulted cellar with two rooms and wine cellar
  • Two en-suite bedrooms, two further doubles and a fifth single
  • Enclosed staircase to second floor with two further bedrooms and box room (potential to upgrade) - the perfect teenager pad
  • One bedroom cottage with sitting room, kitchen and shower room - ideal for granny or as a holiday let
  • Gardens and private parking, paddock, c. 1.05 ha - In all, c. 1.35 ha. (3.35 ac.)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Handsome Mearbeck House, situated in an elevated position with far reaching panoramic views across open countryside, is an impressive Grade II listed Georgian house which was later extended in the Victorian era. Updated for modern family living without spoiling the character features - panelled doors, flagged floors, decorative plaster work, dado rails, cornices, original sash windows with some working shutters, marble fireplaces and oak staircase, architecturally it is an absolute treat.

The house has high ceilings and is spacious and light with well-proportioned and elegant rooms. There is an attached cottage with large sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom and shower room - perfect for guests, dependent relative or as an income opportunity (the current owners previously holiday let the cottage). The cottage is connected on both the ground and, on the first floor, through a 'secret' door (just a hint of Narnia?!) but also has separate external access and garden.

The location is surprisingly private, yet the property is less than a mile from the A65 up an attractive driveway across open fields. With gardens, parking and an adjacent paddock, this makes for the ideal family house in the country. Space to spread out, both inside and out.
Long Preston, known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' being 2.4 miles distant, is an attractive village with a primary school, pubs, a post office, store and teashop. A larger selection can be found in Settle, a bustling market town in the foothills of the Pennines. There are schools, churches, shops, pubs, banks as well as a Booths supermarket, weekly market, train station on the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway, indoor swimming pool and a theatre. For those keen on outdoor life, Mearbeck House is situated within The Yorkshire Dales and along with the Lake District National Park and the nearby Forest of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), this is an area where the outdoors can be embraced - surrounded by nature and wildlife and where walks (the Three Peaks are just a stone's throw away), cycle routes, riding and caving are all at hand and yet it remains extremely accessible.


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Nearest stations

  • Giggleswick (1.7 mi)
  • Settle (1.8 mi)
  • Long Preston (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Davis & Bowring, Kirkby Lonsdale

Lane House, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Via Carnforth, LA6 2HH

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Davis & Bowring, Kirkby Lonsdale

Lane House, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Via Carnforth, LA6 2HH

01522 418056 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Giggleswick (1.7 mi)
  • Settle (1.8 mi)
  • Long Preston (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Davis & Bowring, Kirkby Lonsdale

Lane House, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Via Carnforth, LA6 2HH

01522 418056 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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