4 bedroom detached house for sale

MEARBECK HOUSE, LONG PRESTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, BD23 4QP

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Grade II Listed Georgian splendour
  • After a lot of timewasters and dreamers we're looking for serious buyers!
  • Georgian gem now ready for some cosmetic upgrading
  • Space, proportions and undeniable grandeur… it's fabulous!
  • Four floors in the main house - three receptions, 4 bedrooms, attic/hobby rooms
  • Additional one bedroom cottage - for granny? Young adult or holiday let?
  • Would you relish the TLC now required?
  • Can you see yourself tackling this sort of project?
  • If so, ring us to book an appointment!
  • Gardens and private parking, paddock, c. 1.05 ha - In all, c. 1.35 ha. (3.35 ac.)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Handsome Mearbeck House, situated in an elevated position with far reaching panoramic views across open countryside, is an impressive Grade II listed Georgian house which was later extended in the Victorian era. Updated for modern family living without spoiling the character features - panelled doors, flagged floors, decorative plaster work, dado rails, cornices, original sash windows with some working shutters, marble fireplaces and oak staircase, architecturally it is an absolute treat.

The house has high ceilings and is spacious and light with well-proportioned and elegant rooms. There is an attached cottage with large sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom and shower room - perfect for guests, dependent relative or as an income opportunity. The cottage is connected on both the ground and, on the first floor, through a 'secret' door (just a hint of Narnia?!) but also has separate external access and garden.

The location is surprisingly private, yet the property is less than a mile from the A65 up an attractive driveway across open fields. With gardens, parking and an adjacent paddock, this makes for the ideal family house in the country. Space to spread out, both inside and out.
Long Preston, known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' being 2.4 miles distant, is an attractive village with a primary school, pubs, a post office, store and teashop. A larger selection can be found in Settle, a bustling market town in the foothills of the Pennines. There are schools, churches, shops, pubs, banks as well as a Booths supermarket, weekly market, train station on the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway, indoor swimming pool and a theatre. For those keen on outdoor life, Mearbeck House is situated within The Yorkshire Dales and along with the Lake District National Park and the nearby Forest of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), this is an area where the outdoors can be embraced - surrounded by nature and wildlife and where walks (the Three Peaks are just a stone's throw away), cycle routes, riding and caving are all at hand and yet it remains extremely accessible.

Please note - we're told that our photos are lovely but that, ahem…how should we somehow convey to prospective viewers that, in real life Mearbeck House is looking a little tired and now would benefit from some cosmetic upgrading. We mention this so as not to waste your time. It's not a major renovation or restoration job, but if the thought of redecorating this Georgian gem, choosing new kitchen and bathroom fittings or replacing some windows overwhelms you then it's maybe not the right house for you.

Owning a period home of this size is a way of life as much as anything…there will always be
something to do, to replace, to upgrade, to repaint etc etc but it's also a tremendous privilege, to be custodians for the next generation whilst you and your family enjoy everything it has to offer.

We don't want to put you off but we are looking for a buyer serious about the commitment a house like this brings both initially and then on an ongoing basis.

The space, the proportions, the undeniable grandeur… it's fabulous!


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  • Giggleswick (1.7 mi)
  • Settle (1.8 mi)
  • Long Preston (1.9 mi)
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Lane House, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Via Carnforth, LA6 2HH

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Davis & Bowring, Kirkby Lonsdale

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

01522 418056 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Giggleswick (1.7 mi)
  • Settle (1.8 mi)
  • Long Preston (1.9 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

01522 418056 Local call rate

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