4 bedroom character property for sale

THE OLD POST OFFICE, 45 MAIN STREET, HORNBY, LA2 8JT

Guide Price £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A delightful Grade II period cottage in a central village setting
  • Decidedly spacious and bursting with charm and character
  • Triple aspect living room with outlook over the front and rear gardens
  • Atmospheric sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Large dining kitchen and practical utility/cloakroom
  • Four double bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Shepherd's hut with wood burning stove - perfect as a home office, retreat or den
  • Rear enclosed garden, great for children and pets
  • Good local village amenities
  • A great home for families and entertaining

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Enjoying plenty of character and period features, The Old Post Office is a spacious and charming Grade II Listed cottage, formerly two properties with the cottage dating from the early 1700s and the village post office from 1903 (a date stone features above the door). There is a marked contrast between the two periods with the sitting room, kitchen, three of the bedrooms and the bathrooms having either beamed ceilings, exposed trusses and window lintels whereas the living room and main bedroom have tall ceilings, cornices and leaded windows (the living room is a particularly bright room with light from the large bay window) but they very much complement one another and are tastefully decorated, using a palette of Farrow & Ball colours to suit the period and character of this great village home. The rear garden is delightful with a large flagged seating terrace for al-fresco dining, child friendly level lawns, mature planting and trees (enjoy the blossom of the wisteria, cherry and magnolia trees) and raised vegetable beds with a stone and slate outhouse providing useful wood and garden stores. A shepherd's hut, included in the sale, sits at the bottom of the garden and has a wood burning stove, power and light - this would make the perfect home office or somewhere to simply enjoy a quiet moment in the garden, that's if its not taken over by the children as a den. Within the rear walled garden there is private parking.

Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Gas central heating. B4RN super fast broadband connection available in the village.

Hornby has a village shop/newsagents, a post office with tearooms, a florists and a well-regarded butchers. There are two pubs/restaurants as well as the village institute which is host to a full calendar of social events, a licensed bar and a small gymnasium. Hornby also offers a primary school, day nursery, swimming pool and a doctors' surgery (which is part of the Kirkby Lonsdale practice). Hornby Castle opens its gardens to the public several times a year and is an absolute treat. As villages go, Hornby has a lot to offer and has a great sense of community.

The popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale offers a larger range of local amenities; shops, restaurants and pubs, primary and secondary schools, post office and a Booths supermarket and for a more a comprehensive selection, the historic city of Lancaster is 9.3 miles distant. Hornby is situated within the scenic Lune Valley within a Conservation Area and the Forest of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), and along with the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, the area has so much to offer especially for those keen on outdoor recreational pursuits such as walking, cycling, camping as well as water sports, angling and potholing.

From the south, exit J34 of the M6 and head along the A683 through Caton and into Hornby. On entering the village, proceed around the sharp left hand bend and over the river bridge. The Old Post Office can be found on the left hand side, immediately before the Castle Inn.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 April 2016

Nearest station

  • Wennington (2.2 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

01524 274445 Local call rate

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Davis & Bowring, Kirkby Lonsdale

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

01524 274445 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Wennington (2.2 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

01524 274445 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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