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5 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Long Lane, Scorton, Preston, PR3

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming grade II listed property
  • Quaint family home
  • Countryside views
  • Close to transport links
  • Excellent equestrian facilities
  • Land of about 13 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming three bedroom Grade II listed cottage with separate two bedroom annexe. Equestrian facilities including about 13 acres of land and ten stables and sand school.


Blands Cottage is located in a semi-rural position whilst still retaining excellent road links within a short distance. Surrounded by open fields and countryside views, the property is situated close to Scorton which is home to three churches, a public house, garden centre, café and restaurant. The village is surrounded by the popular walking routes and sits on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For more amenities, the market town of Garstang has plenty to offer, being home to three supermarkets, three restaurants, a leisure centre, medical centre, library and golf club and Country Hotel. There are transport links to both Preston and Lancaster, as well as Manchester with the M6 motorway being nearby the property.

Further amenities can be found around a fifteen minute drive from the property in Lancaster, the county town of Lancashire and is home to historic landmarks including Lancaster Castle. The town provides many services including supermarkets, fuel stations, a hospital, the campus-based Lancaster University, a range of primary schools, secondary schools and colleges, as well as many public houses, restaurants and bars. The Lancaster railway station offers links to London Euston, Edinburgh and Manchester.

Garstang 4 miles, Lancaster 8 miles, Preston 21 miles, Lake District 30 miles, Manchester 50 miles.


Built in 1649, Blands Cottage is a delightful detached cottage with a thatched roof and mixture of both traditional and sympathetically modernised features. The main house is entered through a traditional stone porch with exposed stone work which leads through to the welcoming sitting room with feature fireplace and log burner. Leading through to the comfortable dining room, off this area is the beautiful country style kitchen with polished oak flooring and both oak and hand painted base and wall units, traditional Belfast sink with a central island. A useful downstairs cloakroom is to the side of the kitchen with the boot room providing access out to the rear of the property.

To the first floor are two bedrooms, one being the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and slipper bath and the other with en suite cloakroom. In addition the landing area including a converted sleeping area. The third bedroom can be found on the ground floor with en suite bathroom again with slipper bath.

The outdoor entertaining area with thatched roof and veranda offers a well equipped kitchen with feature stone pizza oven, gas BBQ and oven, a bar area with beer pump and accessed through patio doors is cosy sitting room with exposed beams, log burner and full height windows over looking the surrounding countryside. In addition this area also has a sauna with changing area.

The separate annexe offers an open plan sitting kitchen area with breakfast bar and integrated appliances. A ground floor shower room. To the first floor two bedrooms one with feature bath and en suite shower room.


The property is accessed through a secure gated entrance and surrounded by garden mainly laid to lawn. Next to the annexe a car port. With a separate driveway entrance to the equestrian facilities including ten stables, a sand school and land of about 13 acres.


Mains water and electricity, private drainage and LPG.

Square Footage: 3,183 sq ft
Acreage: 13 Acres


Head north-west on the M6 from Preston for 16 miles. At junction 33, take the A6 exit to Lancaster (South) and at the roundabout take the first exit onto Preston Lancaster Road/ A6. Take the first left onto Hampson Lane and after half a mile turn right and continue onto Chipping Road. After about two miles, make a slight right and after half a mile, turn right onto Long Lane. After about half a mile, the property will be on the left hand side and is accessed by a brown wooden gate.

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Added on Rightmove:
04 October 2017

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