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A five bedroom house in one of the Ribble Valley's most sought after villages and home to the world renowned Stonyhurst College, this residence lies on a generous plot which blends the privacy of beautifully presented secluded gardens with the openness of breath-taking panoramic views across open countryside to Longridge Fell, Pendle Hill and down into the course of the Ribble itself.
Significantly extended and adapted over the generations from the original cottage on the Dutton Estate, there are spacious rooms for family life and quiet hideaways when working from home or home-schooling is necessary. Its second front door could form the entrance to a separate ground floor living space for guests or relatives. Off-road parking and a double garage, with ample room behind it, would suit those needing to reach work in the cities of Manchester, Preston and Liverpool, and their fast trains to London.
This home is looking for its next custodians. A wonderful chance to make your mark on the property's evolving history.
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The unique entrance - a sunroom, part ''outside', part ''inside' - leads by the original heavy front door to the reception room presently used as a dining room with its traditional fireplace and natural light. The substantial walls hint to the property's rich and earliest history. Off the dining room is the kitchen with ample fitted units, cooking appliances and dishwasher, leading to a good sized utility room and a back door to a former vegetable and fruit garden.
The dining room also leads to a double storey arts and crafts style extension with, on the ground floor, a large sitting room, its open fireplace and a French door to a terrace overlooking a sunken ''secret' garden.
Past the foot of the stairs is a 1980s extension with a cosy snug where light floods through windows overlooking the front garden and to the rear, the terrace. Beyond this is a small office space, with its own access to the front paths, a downstairs W.C and a bedroom/further work space with hand basin and water supply, which could provide guests or relatives a degree of independence.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms. The master enjoys superb views through its five windows to Whalley and the Pennines beyond, or to Pendle, or Longridge Fell or down to the Ribble. The second bedroom, mirroring the sitting room below, has three large windows with similar views and a glimpse of ''Our Lady' at the top of the College's drive. There are two further bedrooms facing the front with views down the Valley towards the coast. A separate family bathroom is accessed from the landing where there is also a number of built-in storage cupboards.
A magnificent feature of Poole Cottage is the generous, attractive gardens that give the property its own unique setting. From the drive way or from the lane, white timber gates and old stone paths lead through the front lawn where a garden seat that catches the evening sun, or past a large wooden potting shed through garden arches and rhododendrons to a dramatic tree lined lawn.
Tucked away is a summer house and an abundance of privacy. The terrace reached by steps from this garden or from the sitting room offers a delightful space for morning coffee. There is an additional garden wrapping round the utility room with uninterrupted views towards the ancient hunting lodge of Green Gore, the ever present Longridge Fell and Mill Wood.
Fabulous scenic walks are on the doorstep. Stonyhurst College and Hurst Green village are accessible on foot. The towns of Whalley, Clitheroe and Longridge are only a short drive away as are the excellent restaurants and pubs that make life in the Ribble Valley so enjoyable.
5.92m x 1.73m (19'5" x 5'8")
Single glazed double doors, double glazed hardwood windows, tiled floor, central heating radiator, traditional door opening to dining room.
5.49m x 4.11m (18'0" x 13'6")
Open fireplace with stone surround, double glazed hardwood window, single glazed sash window, central heating radiator, stairs to the first floor with storage below.
5.16m x 4.67m (16'11" x 15'4")
Two double glazed hardwood windows, uPVC door to outside, central heating radiator.
5.51m x 2.39m (18'1" x 7'10")
Fitted units at base and eye level, integrated NEFF dishwasher, NEFF double oven and NEFF hob with extractor over, 1.5 bowl sink unit, central heating radiator, single glazed hardwood window, door to utility.
3.02m x 2.39m (9'11" x 7'10")
Wall mounted Viessmann central heating boiler, double glazed hardwood window, uPVC door to the rear garden, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer and dryer, sink unit.
3.83m x 3.45m (12'7" x 11'4")
Two double glazed hardwood windows, central heating radiator.
2.84m x 2.31m (9'4" x 7'7")
Separate front entrance, double glazed hardwood window, central heating radiator.
4.45m x 2.46m (14'7" x 8'1")
Two double glazed hardwood windows, central heating radiator.
2.34m x 1.47m (7'8" x 4'10")
Two piece suite comprising W.C, wash basin, central heating radiator, double glazed hardwood window.
3.19m x 1.88m (10'6" x 6'2")
Loft access, built-in storage/linen cupboard.
5.06m x 4.67m (16'7" x 15'4")
Three double glazed hardwood windows, wash basin, central heating radiator.
4.22m x 3.53m (13'10" x 11'7")
Central heating radiator, double glazed hardwood window, uPVC double glazed window.
3.07m x 2.44m (10'1" x 8'0")
Built-in storage, uPVC double glazed window, central heating radiator.
2.44m x 2.34m (8'0" x 7'8")
Three piece suite comprising bath with electric shower over, W.C, wash basin, tiled elevations, uPVC double glazed window, central heating radiator with towel rail above, fitted cupboard housing water cylinder with linen storage above.
2.39m x 1.12m (7'10" x 3'8")
Loft access, built-in storage/linen cupboard, double glazed hardwood window, central heating radiator.
4.93m x 4.42m (16'2" x 14'6")
Five double glazed hardwood windows, two central heating radiators, fitted wardrobes.
2.62m x 2.26m (8'7" x 7'5")
Three piece suite comprising bath, W.C, wash basin, tiled elevations, double glazed hardwood window, central heating radiator.
On entering the Village of Hurst Green turn in to Avenue Road, left on to The Dene, follow the road up and out turning right in to Hill Lane and the property is on your right hand side.