PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENDORS WILL CONSIDER SPLITTING THE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES FROM THE HOUSE - Please call for further details. **CHAIN FREE** This substantial family home is set in a stunning location on the outskirts of Chipping with outstanding long-distance views and superb Equestrian facilities.
Modern in design and construction and beautifully presented to a very high standard throughout, the accommodation is laid over three floors with fashionable open plan living accommodation at ground floor level and bedroom accommodation to the first and second floors. Externally the property has substantial South and Westerly facing gardens, a substantial double garage and separate timber outbuilding and large driveway and parking.
Equestrian facilities include American Barn with stabling for 4 with scope for another 3 or 4 stables. Horse wash, 60m x 20m all-weather arena, barn and tack room. Land extending to approximately 5 acres. Viewing is essential to appreciate the property, location and views.
Situated in an elevated position with stunning views across the Ribble Valley and of the surrounding Bowland countryside, this large family house is sure to impress.
Built 3 years ago, the property is of modern construction and design with stone and rendered elevations under a natural slate roof. Modern underfloor (wet) heating to the ground floor with radiators to the first and second floor fed by a ground source heat pump system. With accommodation set over three floors and extending to 4501sqft, this substantial family home represents the epitome of modern rural living.
Beautifully finished and well-presented throughout the accommodation briefly comprises: - Spacious reception hallway with Oak floor and excellent natural light giving way to all ground floor rooms. Feature Oak staircase with Neville Johnson bookcase and storage cupboard.
Galleried landing open to first floor. Ground floor W.C and separate cloaks cupboard.
Superb and very spacious handmade dining kitchen by Laurel Farm Kitchens Ltd with impressive central island unit with superb cosmos black granite work surfaces finished with cathedral edging with solid Cumbrian oak finishes to some of the surfaces. Walk in pantry cupboard. High end Siemens appliances including induction hob and extractor in central island unit and 2 integrated ovens and dishwasher. Kitchen utility with matching granite worktops and boot/cloak room with solid Cumbrian oak storage cupboards and hanging space, providing useful access to outside via the stable style back door. Off the kitchen is a spacious family room with contemporary fireplace and bi fold doors to the rear patio. On the opposite side of the hallway there is a large through sitting room with feature stone fireplace and wood burning stove.
To the first floor there is an impressive galleried landing and three double bedrooms. The master bedroom with luxury en suite, dressing area and his and hers dressing rooms occupies one side of the first floor, to the other side are two generous double bedrooms one with ensuite shower room and a separate large family bathroom, finished beautifully with contemporary white four-piece suite with walk in shower.
The second floor comprises two large attic bedrooms with under eaves storage - one has provision for another good-sized bathroom – both are currently being used as offices. The central area is substantial and is currently used as a gym.
Outside to the rear is a substantial terrace bordered by dry stone walls and there is an ornamental pond. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and there is a post and rail fence separating the field behind. To the side of the house there is a new timber workshop / storage building with access from the driveway. Past the house in the courtyard is a double garage with mezzanine loft storage.
The house and garages are approached via private tarmacadam lane and courtyard owned by the house and which also serves the adjacent barn properties. This in turn leads to the driveway accessed by an electric sliding gate and which provides ample parking and turning. The surrounding lawned gardens have been landscaped with lawns and a range of Indian stone paved pathways and gravel areas. There is a large vegetable plot area to the west side of the house.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES The equestrian facilities at Elmridge Farm are a dream for any aspiring equestrians.
American barn comprising of 4 good sized stables in a row with scope for more stables on the opposite side of the barn. The barn has integral tack room and workshop area with full mains electricity, kitchen area and W.C. There is a horse wash area. The barn area is suitable for hay storage and vehicle storage. Independent water supply.
The equestrian facilities at this property continue, with a well-kept outdoor floodlit sand based and rubber top surfaced ménage measuring 60m x 20m enjoying the same spectacular views towards Longridge Fell and Pendle Hill.
The land extends to circa 5 acres wrapped around the detached property to the front and rear which can be retained as individually split grass paddocks for equestrian purposes or returned to grassland. The current owner has comfortably stabled 4 of their own horses previously.
This property truly is an equestrian's dream affording an excellent, ready to go facility.
The region's central town, Clitheroe is 11 miles away. The Ribble Valley is an affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage - it is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit. Schools locally have an excellent reputation and there are a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. Chipping is in the catchment for Ribble Valley Schools and is within easy reach of the highly regarded local public schools including Stonyhurst, Oakhill, Moorland and Westholme.
Chipping Village is known to be at least 1,000 years old and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It lies on the south-western edge of the ancient Forest of Bowland abutting the civil parish of Bowland-with-Leagram. The village has a vibrant community and benefits from a wealth of amenities and activities such as Farm Shop, church and primary schools, as well as pubs and shops. More recently famous for cheese production, the village also has an annual Agricultural Show and a Steam Fair.
The nearest town is Longridge, situated 3 miles to the South West. 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. The city of Preston lies a further 10 miles east of the town, with access to the National motorway network via the M6 and a regular main-line train service to London taking approximately 2 hours.