Located just outside York Village, 2 miles from Whalley village centre Whins lodge sits in an elevated position and has stunning views across the Ribble Valley. This extensive family home has huge potential and although in need of some upgrading and improvement this property will appeal to those seeking to personalise a property to their own specification in a convenient location. The house is spacious and well-proportioned with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, four reception rooms, a kitchen / breakfast room and a garden room. There is a substantial garage with attached outbuildings and extensive gardens with surrounding land extending to approximately 4 acres. The views across the valley are breath-taking and inspection is encouraged.
Whins Lodge is an exciting opportunity to purchase a property in the heart of the Ribble Valley with outstanding views. The property sits in a substantial plot extending to approximately four acres and includes some woodland and beautiful mature gardens and grounds. Originally constructed as a bungalow in 1913, a first floor was added in the 1950's and is a substantial family home extending to approximately 3500sqft. The house would now benefit from modernisation and upgrading and has the potential to be an outstanding property.
Entry via the front door leads to a spacious reception hallway with solid wooden flooring and a central staircase to the first floor. On each side of the hallway, there are spacious reception rooms with large bay windows to the front of the property to embrace the stunning views over the valley below. To the rear of the hall is a spacious kitchen/ breakfast room with a range of base and wall units and windows overlooking the gardens to the side of the property. A door from the kitchen leads out to a garden room with floor to ceiling windows. A door from the reception hallway leads to a snug, utility room, cloakroom and a doorway out to the gardens and garage.
To the first floor there is a spacious landing from the well lit staircase and five generous double bedrooms all with lovely views, there are two large family bathrooms.
Externally the property benefits from a large garden and mature extending to approximately 1 acre with a patio terrace, a garden shed and a pond. In addition there is a two acre paddock and about one acre of woodland. To the side of the house is an outbuilding previously used as a workshop, dog kennels and a potting shed. There is a large driveway for up to five vehicles which leads to a separate garage which is also of a generous size.
The nearby market town of Clitheroe is well placed for commuting offering excellent communication links with all East Lancashire business centres and the rest of the country by road and rail. Clitheroe 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.
East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance. Travel distances are approximate, Blackburn 7 miles / Preston 13.5 miles / Skipton 26 miles / Manchester 33 miles / Leeds Bradford Airport 45 miles / Manchester International Airport 46 miles/ Kendal and the Lake District 60 miles. M6 North and South 10 miles.
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.
There are a number of sporting facilities nearby including shooting, fishing, horse riding, walking, golf and village cricket and football.
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