Located just outside the village of Osbaldeston and tucked away in a quiet yet convenient location, Higher Commons Farm is a beautiful family home with 5 acres of land and outbuildings. The property has been extensively upgraded in recent years and extends to approximately 2771 sq. ft. briefly comprising :- Three spacious reception rooms, entrance hall, large open plan and high quality dining kitchen, downstairs W.C, utility and boot room and ground floor store accessed from outside. To the first floor there are 6 bedrooms including master with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, five further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. Externally, large private gardens, stone built triple garage, ample parking, and a private driveway. Land extending to approximately 5 acres which is private and enclosed. Separate Agricultural store / Barn (44'7x16'10).
Ideally positioned for commuting being within 10 minutes driving distance of the M6 motorway providing excellent commuting throughout East Lancashire business centres and Manchester. Excellent amenities close by including a Spar shop / petrol station as well as restaurant and pubs in nearby Mellor Brook. Primary school within comfortable walking distance.
This stunning and spacious family home has been extensively and sympathetically modernised by the current owners and offers superb family accommodation in a semi-rural location but with easy access to local amenities.
Briefly comprising :-
Front entrance door leading to impressive hallway with tiled floor and with access to the right and left and to the first floor via a wide staircase.
From the hall there is direct access to the spacious dining kitchen, recently installed by Michael James of Clitheroe. This superb room truly is the family focal point and is impressive with large central island unit with integrated fan oven and induction plate, breakfast bar, integrated Belfast sink and Corian worktops. There is a Rayburn range oven set within a feature fireplace and additional and attractive handmade larder units and window seat. The dining area is spacious and has a contemporary log burning stove and stone flagged floors. To the rear of the kitchen is access to the spacious utility room with tiled floor which in turn leads to a ground floor W.C. with fitted dog shower. There is a rear entrance porch leading to the garden.
A door from the kitchen / dining room leads to a large L shaped dual aspect family sitting room with attractive Oak flooring and French Doors to the rear garden, there is also a wood burner set within a fireplace with stone hearth. To the rear of the Lounge is a snug / teenage den with a pleasant view over the front garden.
Accessed from the front entrance hall is a spacious home study wide board Oak flooring, wood burner in feature fireplace and a pleasant view to the front garden.
On the first floor accessed via a superb wide staircase are six bedrooms and a study (ripe for conversion to an ensuite bathroom). The master bedroom is situated to the rear of the property with a walk in wardrobe and a three piece en-suite shower room. There are four further double bedrooms, one house bathroom with four piece suite and a separate three piece shower room.
Externally, the property is accessed by double timber gates leading to an ample tarmac driveway with parking for multiple vehicles. There is a recently constructed stone built detached triple garage and with timber up and over doors. To the rear the gardens are a delight with a substantial stone patio with mature with established bedding plants, trees, and lawn area. There is a green house, and a number of areas situated to the rear of the property which are sheltered, very private, and get the sun all day. In addition there is a poly tunnel, chicken coop and a large open barn providing useful storage for garden machinery and vehicles. Surrounding the property to the rear of the gardens is agricultural land extending to approximately 5 acres which is private and secure with no public rights of way.
The picturesque village of Mellor Brook is 2 minutes away situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley and adjacent to the rural borough of South Ribble. The village sits below Mellor village which has a range of local services available including primary school, pubs, bakery, pharmacy and library.
The village is 7 miles from Preston city centre with its West Coast mainline railway link to Euston (2 hours and 7 minutes). East Lancashire and Manchester business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance with the M6 junction 31 being approximately 5 miles away. Travel distances are approximate. Preston 7 miles / Blackburn 5 miles / Manchester 36 miles / Leeds Bradford Airport 47 miles / Manchester International Airport 41 miles/ Kendal and the Lake District 47 miles.
Longridge is 8 miles and Clitheroe is 11 miles.
Clitheroe is the hub of the Ribble Valley and offers a varied range of amenities including an excellent range of shops, bars, café's and salons as well as supermarkets and the impressive Bowland Brewery leisure complex. The area is a renowned "Foodie Heaven" with excellent pubs and restaurants many set within the ANOB area of the Trough Of Bowland. 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 is a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. There are numerous village primary schools, as well as highly regarded public schools including Stonyhurst, Oakhill College and Moorlands.
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