Clitheroe Road, Whalley, BB7

5 beds | 4 baths | 6 receptions | £1,850,000

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Entrance Vestibule

Nestled on the fringe of Whalley village, just minutes away from local facilities is Rookwood, an imposing country residence that dates back to 1880. Extensively improved, refurbished and extended in 2001 by the current owner, this stunning property which is enveloped around three acres of private gardens occupies a truly enviable location that is highly regarded and most convenient.

Rookwood is located on the periphery of the vibrant village of Whalley and within walking distance of all village amenities which include specialist local shops, Spar and Co-op supermarkets, health centre, bank, junior school, churches and recreational areas. There are also many cafes, coffee bars and restaurants together with a good road and rail network with easy access to the A59 giving through routes, north to Skipton and the Dales and south to Blackburn, Preston and the motorway network. There is also a train service north to Clitheroe and south to Blackburn, Preston and Manchester. Other features of the historic village include Whalley Abbey and some very pleasant walks along the river Calder.

The area is also perfectly located for well-respected secondary schools and private schooling establishments including Stonyhurst College, Oakhill College and Moorland School. There are many and varied sporting and leisure facilities within the area including golf at Whalley, Clitheroe, Stonyhurst and Wilpshire, football at Blackburn and Burnley, local cricket, walking, shooting, riding, swimming and fishing.

The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Vestibule

With double opening mahogany part-glazed entrance doors.

Spacious Hallway

With two central heating radiators with covers, four wall light points, feature Dentil cornice coving, TV entry phone system.

Sitting Room

With three SS windows, double central heating radiator, four wall light points, TV aerial point, telephone point, feature mahogany fireplace with cast iron inset, marble hearth and fitted living flame gas fire.


With three SS windows, Minster fireplace with cast iron grate enclosing fitted living flame gas fire, central heating radiator with cover, two wall light points.

Drawing Room

With boarded floor, three side SS windows, front wide cant bay window, separate SS window, dado panelled walls, central heating radiator with cover, six wall light points, mahogany fireplace with marble inset and matching hearth enclosing cast iron living flame gas fire with basket grate, TV aerial point.

Dining Room

With boarded floor, Georgian SS window, four wall light points, central heating radiator with cover.

Fitted Kitchen

With Amtico floor, fitted kitchen by Mills & Scott incorporating fitted base and matching wall cupboards with display cabinets, a range of appliances including Rangemaster range with two ovens, grill, five rings and griddle, dishwasher, microwave, two larder refrigerators, extractor canopy, four SS Georgian windows, double opening Georgian doors to side patio and barbeque area, part-tiled walls, reproduction Victorian fireplace, TV aerial point, TV entry phone system.

Rear Hallway

With central heating radiator and Amtico floor.


With two piece suite comprising low suite wc, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator, SS window, Amtico floor, half-tiled walls.

Laundry Room

With SS window, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, double central heating radiator, plumbed and drained for automatic washing machine and dryer, part-tiled walls, fitted base and matching wall cupboards, Amtico floor.

Rear Vestibule

With Georgian entrance door, double central heating radiator, access door to garage.

Boiler Room

With two Worcester gas fired central heating zoned boilers.

Inner Hallway

With walk-in cloakroom.

Second Sitting Room

With three SS windows, TV aerial point, three electric wall points.

Inner Hallway

With Amtico floor and ladder towel rail.

Shelved Butlers Pantry

With Amtico floor and part-tiled walls.

Second Cloakroom (off Hallway)

With two leaded light non-opening windows, central heating radiator, high level wc, vanity wash hand basin, Amtico floor.

Staircase to Large Keeping Cellar with Separate Wine Cellar

Feature Wide Easy Tread Staircase from Entrance Hallway to First Floor

With mahogany turned balustrade.


With two feature leaded light colour glass windows, central heating radiator with cover.

Principle Landing Area

Master Bedroom Suite

With five SS windows, central heating radiator with cover, built-in wardrobe units to two walls with storage cupboards over and matching drawer and dressing table unit, TV entry phone system.


With wall light point, fitted wardrobe to one wall with storage cupboards over.

En-Suite Bathroom

With four piece suite by Villeroy & Boch comprising panelled bath with shower attachment and marble walls, matching marble splashback with LED lighting and three wall light points, Amtico floor, vanity wash hand basin with marble top and splashback, bidet, low suite wc, double shower cubicle with marble panelled walls, rainhead shower and separate hand held shower, heated towel rail, central heating radiator with cover.

Front Bedroom

With SS window, three wall light points, central heating radiator with cover.

En-Suite Bathroom

With four piece suite comprising panelled bath with rainhead head shower and glass shower screen, low suite wc, bidet, vanity wash hand basin, two feature leaded light colour glass windows, part-tiled walls, ladder towel rail, door to landing.

Side Bedroom

With SS window, central heating radiator with cover, TV aerial point, two wall light points.

En-Suite Shower Room

With three piece suite comprising vanity wash hand basin, cc low suite wc, corner shower cubicle with rainhead shower and separate hand held shower, fully tiled walls, Amtico flooring, SS window, ladder towel rail, fitted mirror fronted wall cabinet with down lighting.

Side Bedroom

With two wall light points, central heating radiator with cover, vanity wash hand basin, SS window.

Linen Room

With SS window, hot water cylinder.

Box Room

With two SS windows, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, separate linen cupboard, central heating radiator.

Staircase to Second Floor with Turned Balustrade


With SS window, central heating radiator with cover.


With two SS windows, two velux windows, central heating radiator with cover.

Sitting Room

With two SS windows, double central heating radiator.


With four piece suite comprising shower cubicle, low suite wc, tub bath with claw & ball feet, vanity wash hand basin, three SS windows, half-tiled walls, reproduction Victorian radiator, electric shaver point, two wall light points, extractor fan, Amtico flooring.


The property lies in formal gardens of just under three acres with stone pillared gated entrance with electrically operated wrought iron gates and a tarmacadam driveway leading to car parking for several vehicles, the whole illuminated by six Victorian lamps. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and adjoin agricultural land to one side and there is a large raised timber decking patio ideal for entertaining with lighting adjoining the rear and the kitchen area. There is a feature set inlaid turning circle to the front of the property together with Indian stone flagged patio areas around the house.

General Information

Ribble Valley Council Tax Band HFreehold Tenure and free from chief rentZoned gas fired central heating systemSealed unit double glazing throughoutAll mains services are installedTelephone pointCCTV entry phone systemAlarm system

From our Whalley office proceed along King Street in the direction of Clitheroe, crossing two mini roundabouts and continue into Clitheroe Road. Rookwood lies on the left hand side as you leave the village.

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