A period Grade II listed 4 bedroom property close to Clitheroe in a popular village location in the ever popular Ribble Valley. Archway house has been extensively restored, upgraded and extended by the present owners.
Archway house is a beautiful Grade II listed property which occupies a central yet private position in the popular village of Sawley. The house has been lovingly restored and extended during the current ownership and period features such as stone mullioned windows and beamed ceilings are in abundance with parts of the original house dating back to the 16th Century. The property is made up of two parts, the first part comprises the 16th century building with extensive restoration in 1999/2000; the second part being the substantial extension which was built in 2004 in the style of the original building, using locally quarried stone to ensure a harmonious match. The two parts are connected through the single storey sun room.
The extension comprises the double garage, a fully furnished utility room and an office/study on the ground floor. The superb first floor of the extension, which comprises a well--proportioned bed-sitting room, en-suite bathroom and kitchenette, is accessed via a separate staircase from the well-proportioned garden room.
The house sits in a private walled garden which is well stocked and there is ample parking.
The accommodation briefly comprises, Ground floor - a stone built entrance porch, sitting room with original stone hearth, dining room with beamed ceiling and kitchen with stone flag floor and gas fired AGA. First Floor - three bedrooms, Master bedroom split level with en suite bathroom, second double bedroom and a generous single room and house bathroom.
The superb first floor extension with kitchenette and en suite bathroom is accessed by a separate staircase from well proportioned garden room which links to the garage overlooks the beautiful well kept garden. In addition there is a generous ground floor utility room and a study / hobby room at the far end of the house beyond the garage. The large double garage provides ample parking for two vehicles and is accessed via a gated stone sett driveway.
The house is of a generous size but has a cosy cottage feel and would suit those wishing to down size and retire in to a village with a vibrant community.
Externally the gardens are mature and private and bordered by stone walls. There are stone flagged patios areas and an attractive stone built folly / garden shed as well as a green house and fish pond. Access to the rear of the house is via a back door from the kitchen into a small garden leading to the road.
This property provides flexible accommodation for all age groups and viewing is essential to appreciate what is on offer. Equally the extension will be of particular interest to those seeking a property for a multigenerational purchase.
Sawley lies within the Forest of Bowland's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a picture postcard village with the backdrop of Pendle Hill. Directly opposite Archway house are the ruins of Sawley Abbey which dates back to the 12th Century. The village has a thriving pub which is a hub for local activities. Clitheroe is 4 miles away and has a medical centre, swimming pool, library, golf club and a wide range of recreational facilities with lovely open countryside in the Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and West Coast on the doorstep.
The Ribble valley is an affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage and 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. Sawley is in the catchment for Bowland school and is within easy reach of the highly regarded local public schools including Stonyhurst, Oakhill College and Moorlands.
East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance. Travel distances are approximate, Blackburn 6 miles / Skipton 22 miles / Leeds 42 miles / Manchester 49 miles / Leeds Bradford Airport 35 miles / Manchester International Airport 46 miles/ Kendal and the Lake District 60 miles. M6 North and South 15 miles.
5.49m x 4.88m (18'0" x 16'0")
4.88m x 3.73m (16'0" x 12'3")
6.10m x 4.88m (20'0" x 16'0")
4.88m x 4.57m (16'0" x 15')
4.27m x 3.12m (14'0" x 10'3")
3.12m x 2.82m (10'3" x 9'3")
4.88m x 3.20m (16'0" x 10'6")
Following the A59 from Clitheroe and heading towards Gisburn, turn left at the sign for Sawley. Follow the road for about half a mile until you reach Sawley Abbey on the right. The property is located on the left hand side of the road opposite the Abbey.