5 bedroom detached house for saleNew Barn Farm, Alston Lane, Alston, Preston, Lancashire
CHARMING 5 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE with TENNIS COURTS, MANÈGE, STABLES and a RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS, encompassed within 6.5 ACRES or thereabouts. This lovely rural property is set within a cluster of other properties and offers WONDERFUL FAMILY ACCOMMODATION, including 4 RECEPTION ROOMS. Beautifully improved by the current vendors retaining CHARACTER FEATURES, including exposed beams, stone fireplaces and floor coverings, with attractive lawned and bedded gardens with fruit trees, all complemented by a pond water feature.The property is located along Alston Lane, and is nestled between Grimsargh and Longridge, with good access onto the motorway network at Junction 31a of the M6.
The internal accommodation has been tastefully improved by the current vendors with carefully chosen fitments, including the Michael James furniture (Clitheroe), hand painted oak kitchen with a honed granite work surface and butchers' block with complementary oak trays and appliances of excellent specification. The light fittings, door handles and floor coverings have been chosen to complement the style of the property, yet are imminently practical.
The front door opens into an entrance vestibule and a further door which opens into the reception hall. The reception hall has a wood burning stove, which is set in an attractive fireplace and a staircase rises up to the first floor. There is a window to the front of the property providing good levels of natural light and a very practical tile floor cover. A cloakroom is found off.
The open-plan dining kitchen is an oak hand painted L-shaped dining kitchen, with a honed granite work surface incorporating a breakfast bar, along with a butchers block. Integrated appliances include two ovens, a microwave, steam oven, Quooker hot tap, dishwasher, fridge freezer and induction hob with extractor. There is a stone flagged floor which continues into the dining area, where there is a wood burning stove providing a lovely focal point to this space. Fitted cupboards and shelving can be found at either side of the fire place. French doors open out onto the rear patio.
The utility room can be found off the kitchen. The boiler can be found in here. A boot room is located beyond the utility room which is extremely useful in a rural house such as this.
There are four further reception rooms that have the potential to be used in a variety of ways. At present there is a lounge, study, snug and a music room. The study enjoys a feature fire place. The music room enjoys French doors out to either side of the house and windows making the most of the attractive front gardens.
The staircase rises from the reception hall up to the first floor landing, where there is access to the loft plus storage in the airing cupboard.
The beautiful master bedroom suite includes a spacious dressing area and a shower en-suite off. The bedroom itself enjoys windows to two elevations and has an attractive vaulted ceiling. There are windows to two elevations flooding this room with natural light.
The second bedroom also has windows to two elevations and enjoys an en-suite which incorporates a W.C., bath, shower cubicle and wash-hand basin.
There are three further bedrooms to the first floor, along with a family bathroom which includes a bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash-hand basin and W.C.
Externally the property is entered over a cattle grid via a gravelled driveway leading to a large parking area at the side and front of the property. It is easy to see how well kept the property is, with beautiful flower beds, shrubs and lawned areas, along with a pond/water feature.
The tennis courts were refurbished in 2015 and make a lovely addition to the grounds. There is a range of Equestrian facilities including four stables with a veranda on the front, a large storage barn which previously housed livestock, garaging and manège. All set in a total of 6.5 acres (2.6 hectares), completing this wonderful rural home. The land is fenced for equestrian use and is all down to grass.
This large family home will be ideal for those who are looking for property with agricultural or equestrian interests.
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