A rare opportunity to purchase a beautifully maintained detached four bedroom family home with river views. Riverside lodge is located in an elevated position within the village of Sawley on the outskirts of Clitheroe and has superb views towards the River Ribble and the surrounding countryside. Excellent location for commuting and within the catchment for Clitheroe schools.
Riverside lodge occupies a quiet private location within the centre of Sawley village. Tucked away in an elevated position the house has fantastic views across to Sawleys' river bridge and the surrounding countryside yet is in a superb location for a road commute to East Lancashire and West Yorkshire business centres.
Internally there is a spacious hallway open to eaves which has a feeling of space and provides access to both ground and first floor rooms. There is a good sized storage area under the stairs and an additional store cupboards located next to the ground floor W.C and cloakroom. The kitchen is high quality and well equipped, all of the appliances having been replaced with the last 12 months and the kitchen window has a superb rural view to fields and woodland that provide the backdrop to the property. Connected to the kitchen is a delightful sunroom and dining area which has views to the garden and provides access to the terrace. The utility room is to the rear of the kitchen and is large with external access. To the front of the property there is a formal dining room with double doors leading to the spacious sitting room, both of which have delightful views to the garden. In addition there is a cosy snug and a fitted study. Off the entrance hall there is a large guest suite / double bedroom with en suite bathroom containing steam shower. There is a additional storage room which currently contains a fridge but could be converted to a kitchenette if so desired.
To the first floor there are three double bedrooms all with superb views over the river Ribble and to Sawleys’ famous three arch bridge. The master bedroom is dual aspect and has an en suite shower room and dressing area, the two remaining bedrooms are spacious and well lit. There is a five piece family bathroom and an adjacent cupboard leading to a large under eaves storage area.
Externally the property is approached by a private driveway shared with two adjacent houses. There is parking available outside the double garage and a gated driveway leading to a substantial parking area within. To the front of the houses there is a private walled courtyard garden with a pergola and a contemporary water feature, a green house and gardeners store. The double garage has a gardeners toilet, side sliding doors and an inspection pit and houses the new central heating boiler. To the front of the house is a mature private garden with terrace, lawn and lovely views.
This spacious family home has been well maintained, improved and updated and has recently had a new blue slate roof fitted at considerable cost and which carries a 20 year guarantee.
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.
On entering the village of Sawley from the Clitheroe direction proceed through the village to the Spread-eagle Pub . At the very sharp left turn, bear right on to Smiley Old Brow which passes the front of the property. Continue round the corner and take a right turn at the large gated driveway on the right. Proceed past the pillars and the entrance to Riverside lodge can be found on the right hand side.