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School Lane, PR3

Added on 01/04/2021
James Whitehead Professional Estate Agent, Blackburn

Key features

  • Spacious character main house plus a detached 'granny' bungalow in the large garden.
  • Various lifestyle options - ideal for anyone caring for elderly/dependent relatives
  • Beech House offers 3 reception rooms & 3 good-sized double bedrooms
  • Garden cottage provides 2 double bedrooms, a lounge with open plan dining & a fully fitted kitchen
  • Large private gardens with a substantial timber workshop, greenhouse & vegetable plot
  • Both properties are very well presented and have all 'mod cons'
  • Garden cottage can provide an additional revenue stream from holiday/residential lets
  • Charming semi-rural village location yet so convenient for Lancaster, Garstang, Preston, Fleetwood & Blackpool
  • Both properties are double glazed and have gas central heating
  • All in all a lot of bricks, mortar and land for the price.

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Beech House is a generous double-fronted semi detached period property, with a very large garden curtilage, within which sits 'Garden Cottage'. Beech House offers spacious accommodation with two reception rooms, a generous fitted kitchen, a rear glazed porch and a cloaks/utility room. It has three double bedrooms and a large four piece bathroom. There is a generous attached double garage and options for further extensions [historic plans are available for inspection]. Garden Cottage is a really good-sized modern and fully equipped detached true bungalow which was originally created for a dependent relative. It would be perfect for any family looking for a "granny flat/bungalow" for their elderly or dependent relatives. Within the recent past Garden Cottage has also been successfully let as holiday accommodation, through a specialist holiday agency, providing an excellent additional revenue stream [accounts available].

General Information
Beech House and Garden Cottage are Freehold. The properties are within Wyre Borough Council jurisdiction. The Council Tax Band for Beech House is 'D' and for Garden Cottage it is 'A'. Gas, electricity and water supplies to Garden Cottage are linked with Beech House, although the cottage has its own combination gas boiler.

The properties are located in the semi-rural coastal village of Pilling, not far from the Knott End peninsula [3 miles]. Focal points from this area are Lancaster, Garstang, Fleetwood, Blackpool and Preston, all of which are within realistic commuting distance [the M65, M6 and A6 are all accessible].

Please click on the map tab on either Rightmove or our own website. You are automatically linked to an interactive location plan which centres on the postcode PR3 6HB.



Ground Floor

Vestibule 1.17m x 1.14m
The property is entered through an outer door with opaque glazed Georgian upper panels. It opens into a vestibule with wooden parquet flooring. Double-opening pitched pine/glazed doors lead into the hallway.

Reception Hall 2.71m x 1.17m
A central hallway with a staircase facing you, a door to the left into the lounge and a door to the right into the dining room. A radiator is fitted and there is gallery display shelving.

Lounge 6.40m x 3.70m
A really spacious main reception room with a mock sash style front window and a large [slightly bowed] rear window. The room features exposed ceiling timbers and a stone fireplace with a raised flagged hearth and a fitted wood/multi-fuel burning stove. There is a recess for drying/storing logs. Two central heating radiators are installed and there are both ceiling light points and wall lights.

Dining Room 3.11m x 3.07m
The dining room also has a mock sash style front elevation window and exposed ceiling timbers. It features a fitted corner dresser unit and a central archway, with an oak lintol, connects through to the kitchen.

Kitchen 3.49m x 3.34m
A really good-sized kitchen with attractive terra-cotta tiled flooring and an extensive arrangement of hand-crafted bespoke units in pitched pine, with complementary worktops. There is concealed lighting both under and above the wall units. Cabinets are fitted at base and eye level and there is a whirlpool fan assisted oven, a matching ceramic hob [with a concealed extraction unit above], a built-in microwave and a recess [with plumbing connections] for a dishwasher. A one and a half bowled Franke sink has a central mixer tap. An inner door opens to a very useful under stair cupboard which offers plenty of additional storage space. A rear door leads into the glazed porch extension.

Rear Porch 3.29m x 2.59m
This rear porch is really an additional reception room, used like a conservatory, for sitting and reading/relaxing. It is a good sized structure with a double glazed pitched roof and large rear windows, affording plenty of natural light. It is a much used area, particularly in summer. A radiator is fitted and there is a 'stable' door [ie top/bottom openers] giving direct access to the rear garden.

Cloaks/Utility 2.33m x 1.21m
A separate ground floor wc with washbasin, which also doubles as a utility room. It has plumbing connections for an automatic washing machine.


First Floor

Beech House has a generous central landing with a feature coloured/leaded glazed window to the rear elevation and a spindled pine staircase balustrade. There are three really good sized double bedrooms. Since the time when the owners children 'left the nest' Bedroom Two has been used as an upstairs lounge, library and study

Bedroom One 3.51m x 3.50m
A double room with fitted wardrobe furniture, drawers, bedside cabinets and a dressing table with an inset wash basin. Radiator.

Bedroom Two 4.59m x 3.07m
A double room currently used as described above. Radiator

Bedroom Three 3.71m x 3.01m
A lovely 'dual aspect' room with windows to both the front and gable side elevations. The side window is one of a matching pair of original period windows designed in an arched style. There is a range of fitted wardrobes, within which is the Weismann combi gas central heating boiler.

House Bathroom Wc 2.85m x 2.60m
A generous house bathroom with sanitaryware in white comprising of a panelled bath, a separate shower cubicle, a low-flush wc and a vanity washbasin with cupboards under. A gable side window matches that on the same wall in bedroom three. A heated chrome towel rail and a radiator are fitted.

Attached Double Garage 6.40m x 5.24m
To the gable side of Beech House there is a particularly large double garage. It has twin up/over vehicle entry doors to the rear. Light, power and water are installed. Not only does the garage easily accommodate two vehicles it also provides plenty of additional storage space. Previous owners actually obtained Planning Permission to build a double storey extension in place of the existing garage. That Planning Permission is now time-lapsed but it is something that may be of interest to potential buyers.

Driveway and Gardens
The property has a wide separate driveway to the far side of the garage. The driveway leads to a generous enclosed courtyard area with plenty of additional vehicle parking and turning space in front of the two garage doors.

What you do not immediately realise is how generous and private the rear curtilage of the property actually is. There is an immediate lawned section with a flagged sitting area. Beyond here you enter a large and secluded rear garden which over the years has been used for growing vegetables and produce for the kitchen. There are raised beds, a greenhouse and a particularly large timber workshop building with light and power installed. To the left hand side at the rear area is "Garden Cottage"

When the current owner purchased Beech House approximately 15 years ago this building was a very large garage structure used by the previous owners as a workshop for restoring classic cars and motorcycles. Planning Permission was obtained by the present vendor to formally convert the building into a true bungalow for her daughter to occupy. Time moved on and within the recent past the bungalow has successfully been let [through a specialist agency]as holiday accommodation, providing an excellent revenue stream. This property therefore offers various options for future owners. It is extremely well equipped and comfortable. It features exposed tongue/grooved flooring throughout, is fully double glazed in PVCu [golden oak frames & doors] and has a smart fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. It has its own combination gas central heating boiler.

Entrance Hall
A spacious 'L' shaped hallway with individual doors to the lounge, the two double bedrooms and the bathroom. A radiator is fitted and there is a built-in cupboard which houses the gas combi boiler.

Lounge with Dining Area 4.23m x 3.37m
Located to the rear of the property, with outlooks to the garden, this is a well proportioned area which is particularly light and bright. A dining area is open plan to both the lounge and the kitchen and there are double-opening French windows creating direct access to the garden.

[Open Plan to] Kitchen 3.42m x 2.53m
A well equipped and fully fitted kitchen in an oak finish with attractive laminated worktops. Cabinets are fitted at both base and eye level and there is a range of integrated appliances including a fan assisted oven, a microwave, a ceramic hob [with extraction system above], a fridge freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine.

Bedroom One 3.76m x 2.75m
A double room with a front window, a radiator and an inner door to a walk-in en-suite dressing area with clothing rails, shelving and a counter top.

Bedroom Two 3.12m x 2.93m
A double bedroom with a radiator and down-lights.

Bathroom/Wc 2.51m x 1.74m (max)
A smart and modern bathroom with a white suite comprising of a bath, a wash basin and a dual flush wc. Above the bath is ceramic tiling , a shower mixing unit and fixed sprinkler head and a glazed shower-splash screen. There is a chrome towel rail, a radiator and an extraction fan.

Whilst Garden Cottage has been lived in by either family or holiday guests a private area of lawned garden has been given over for use by the occupants. There is plenty of garden for everyone to enjoy.

Energy Performance Certificates

Beech House EPCGarden Cottage EPC

School Lane, PR3


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Poulton-le-Fylde Station6.4 miles
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James Whitehead Professional Estate Agent, Blackburn


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