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  • 1,802 SQ FT/167.4 SQ M APPROX. EPC: E

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Tenure: Freehold

A QUINTESSENTIAL 17TH CENTURY DETACHED COTTAGE OF IMMENSE CHARACTER AND DESIRABILITY, ENDOWED WITH FLEXIBLE LIVING OPTIONS TO SUIT AN EXPANDED FAMILY. In brief; three reception rooms, two bathrooms, five bedrooms, garage and delightfully enchanting gardens. (1,802 sq ft/167.4 sq m approx. EPC: E).

A compelling opportunity to return to a calmer way of life. Settle back, enjoy and leave the fast lane to others.

The historic village of Slaidburn is easily accessed by car. When travelling from Clitheroe leave town along Waddington Road, proceed through the village of Waddington and over Waddington Fell. Drop down into the village of Newton and before the Parkers Arms bear right towards Slaidburn, which is approximately 1.5 miles away. After passing Slaidburn Village Church turn left at the T-junction, with the Youth Hostel to your right and the Hark to Bounty in front of you. After approximately 0.25 of a mile you will see the village Health Centre. 23 Town End is on the opposite side of the road.

Mains supplies of water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating from a Worcester condensing combination boiler. Rates are payable to RVBC Band G. We are advised the tenure is Freehold.

Additional Features
The property enjoys a wealth of reclaimed period features including stone mullioned windows, some with window-seats. The previous single glazing has been replaced with double glazed units while still retaining the original window frames. Stone, oak and pine flooring, exposed ceiling beams and feature fireplaces. Six-panelled Georgian era doors to the ground floor with four-panel Victorian period doors to the first floor. Be sure to observe the period ironmongery to the doors including latches, brass and ebony beehive door knobs, some with rim locks.

The picturesque village of Slaidburn is located in the Hodder Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Slaidburn offers a good variety of amenities including post office with local shop, hotel/pub restaurant, youth hostel, tea room, primary school, village hall, church and the health centre. Many of the properties are still estate owned, helping to retain the village's "olde world" feel.

The classically shaped main entrance frames a Georgian front door with iron knocker and latch-type handle; typical of the multitude of period features you will discover upon further inspection. The front door is approached over a traditionally cobbled footpath with time worn stone steps and a hand forged gate from the Blacksmiths at Trapp Forge. The nicely square sitting room has windows on two elevations and a window-seat overlooking the garden. When the cooler weather arrives, you can get nice and toasty around the multi-fuel stove and the alcove cupboard provides valuable storage. The dining room can host a large table and you will be able to entertain in style, the floor is in richly grained pine and the wide opening to the kitchen is flanked by two column radiators. Delineated with a low rise step, the stylish kitchen has traditional painted wood cabinets with 'in frame' doors and beech counters with a Belfast under-counter sink and a chromed mixer tap over. There is a Belling farmhouse range cooker with a ceramic hob, grill and twin ovens, beneath a stainless steel extractor and a Hotpoint Aquarius fridge freezer. In addition to the kitchen pantry there is a large one accessed off the sitting room with stone and slate cooling shelves (ideal for a wine collection). There is a separate utility with plumbing for both a washing machine and dishwasher and it provides access to the garage.

A shallow stone flighted staircase with a quarter return ascends to the first floor landing; with open boarded flooring extending into the other rooms. There are four bedrooms, three of which are generous doubles, the fourth a large single. The master bedroom feels so calm with front and rear windows and a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof truss and purlins. Positioned next to the workshop, there is potential to create an en-suite bathroom and dressing table, subject to regulation approval.

The charming house bathroom has a shelved airing cupboard and a towel radiator. A bath with hand-held mixer tap shower, low suite wc and a washbasin in a vanity cupboard. Also accessed off the main landing, but with its own external door, is the annexe which offers an excellent arrangement for guests, independent older child or an older family member(s). With oak flooring and exposed stone walls it has a mezzanine level with access from a shallow rise staircase. Offering various use permutations, the mezzanine can accommodate a double bed with a sitting room below or however you wish to utilise the space. The bathroom is accessed off a small hall and consists of a bath with hand-held mixer tap shower, pedestal washbasin and low suite wc. Towels can warm on a ladder radiator. Whether integrated or as a separate annexe, it works so well.

To the roadside gable you have access to the integral garage over a cobbled forecourt with an up and over door; there is external parking for two cars. The truly enchanting front garden is contained within amazing random stone walls, topped off with copings; consisting of a lawn with sunken pond and a gently sloping upper terrace providing a lovely place to sit and relax, overlooking the garden and surrounding wooded backdrop. The central heating boiler is located in the workshop and is accessed from the garden, as is the oil storage tank. To the rear of the property there is a cobbled area, popular with ferns and a series of stone steps descend to the utility room door.

This truly exceptional property has been a happy family home for the last forty or so years and could now be yours…… We strongly urge you to view what is one of our favourite homes.

Strictly by appointment with the Agents. (PIQ available on request).

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