Little Foxes is a substantial 5/6 bedroom family home set within approximately 2.9 acres offering a superb rural lifestyle with excellent access to local services with the national road and rail network a short drive away.
Located in Whitechapel with Beacon Fell as a stunning backdrop the property is 5 miles from Longridge, 7 miles from Garstang - both popular market towns and 5.7 miles away from the M6 /M55 junction at Preston, which has access to the West Coast main line and the national motorway network via the M6.
Rarely do properties of this type come to the market and there is huge potential to extend and plans for doing so have already been passed. Early inspection is advised.
Little Foxes is a substantial family home tucked away in a quiet yet convenient location close to Beacon Fell in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property has excellent access to Longridge, Preston and Ribble Valley amenities and is approached down a quiet country lane. Accessed by a gated entrance leading to its own substantial private driveway with extensive parking area and quadruple garage with 1 bedroom annexe above. The property has superb long distance views and the South facing garden looks out over open countryside, with Preston and North Wales in the distance.
The property does need some cosmetic work in parts but has the presence and standing of a superb family home and has a myriad of potential.
The ground floor layout is extensive and briefly comprises:-
Entrance porch leading to the entrance hall which is spacious and provides access to all ground floor rooms and first floor via a wide return bespoke staircase. There is a ground floor WC and storage cupboard off the entrance hall. At one end of the house there is a spacious triple aspect lounge with stone fireplace fitted with wood burning stove. Down the hall is a sitting room and cosy snug with original fireplace. Adjacent is a large and well-lit modern dining kitchen with integrated appliances and large island unit. There is a large dining area to the rear and French doors to the garden. In addition there is a well-equipped utility room with a door to the garden and a separate study.
To the first floor there is a spacious landing, giving access to all first floor rooms. The triple aspect master bedroom is large with lovely views over the garden. It is accessed by a walk-in dressing room with feature bay window, leading to a large ensuite bathroom with shower, corner bath, twin sinks and W.C. The bedroom area is large and beautifully presented. There are three further double bedrooms and a generous single bedroom. There are two separate house bathrooms and a separate W.C.
Externally, at the front of the drive way there is a superb and very spacious quadruple garage with electric up and over doors power and water and W.C. To the first floor is a separate spacious annexe area accessed via an internal staircase consisting of an entrance landing area, living dining kitchen area, bathroom and a separate double bedroom. This annex has approved planning in principle to convert to a seperate dwelling.
Surrounding the property are extensive gardens and grounds including a paddock extending to 2.89 acres in total. The gardens are mainly located to the side and rear of the property and there is access to a field beyond the garden. To the side of the house is a cottage garden and greenhouse. The property has superb views.
Little Foxes is approximately 5 miles from Longridge, 7 miles to Garstang and 14 miles from Clitheroe town centre.
Longridge is a small market town close to Preston 8 miles East of the city. The town is the local centre of the rural farming community and has a mixture of shops, supermarkets, schools and service businesses, which thrive in this energetic environment.
Locally the market town of Garstang offers a varied range of amenities including an excellent range of shops, bars, café's and salons as well as supermarkets.
The Ribble Valley area is a renowned "Foodie Heaven" with excellent pubs and restaurants many set within the AONB area of the Trough Of Bowland. The area is affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage and is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit.
East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance. Travel distances are approximate, Blackburn 18 miles / Preston 9 miles / Manchester 41 miles / Lancaster 15 miles Manchester International Airport 49 miles/ Kendal 37 miles. M6 North and South 6.5 miles.
Schools locally have an excellent reputation and there is a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. There are numerous village primary schools and secondary schools at Longridge as well as highly regarded public schools including Stonyhurst and Kirkham Grammar School.