Four bedroom barn conversion near Clitheroe, Lancashire
16th century four bedroom detached barn located near the market town of Clitheroe in Lancashire, painstakingly converted to a high standard and set in 1.64 acres of land with open views of both the Yorkshire Dales, and the Ribble Valley
The Laithe is a 16th century detached barn with four bedrooms that has been painstakingly converted to a high standard to offer well planned family accommodation.
Energy efficient underfloor heating and high quality fixtures and fittings, including natural slate and solid oak flooring, have been used throughout. It is wired for computer networking, audio, satellite and terrestrial TV.
There is planning permission for the erection of a detached double garage, stable, and garden store. A reapplication to provide commercial premises instead would almost certainly succeed with the local authority.
Standing alone it enjoys open views of both the Yorkshire Dales, and the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, in which it is situated. It is within the catchment area of the nationally renowned Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and only five miles from the M65 motorway, providing quick and easy access to Manchester and surrounding towns.
The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance hall with architecturally designed staircase. This leads into an inner hall featuring a curved wall. Both have natural slate flooring.
Off the entrance hall is a room currently used as an office with ample space for four desks. This could easily be used as a study or playroom.
The sitting room (26’10 x 16’6) is situated off the inner hall. Its specification includes solid oak flooring, a fully glazed original barn entrance, a raised stone plinth fireplace, and a full length glass door to the patio.
At the rear of the barn is the kitchen and dining area (30’9 x 11’10) with concealed staircase leading to a large storage area. The kitchen is fully fitted and includes; solid oak worktops, twin fridge freezers, a dishwasher, ceramic and gas hobs, twin sinks, an oven, and a combination microwave oven.
The utility room is also adjacent to the kitchen.
A cloakroom, with wall mounted WC, completes the ground floor accommodation.
The main staircase, leading off the entrance hall, has solid oak treads and glass balustrades, with oak handrails.
On the first floor the original beams have been left exposed to contrast with the contemporary setting, and they have been preserved in their natural state. All first floor rooms are situated off the landing that has a feature floor level window running across the original barn entrance, with large storage cupboards over.
All of the four bedrooms are large enough for double beds and the master bedroom has an en suite wet room.
The family bathroom is tiled in Travertine tumbled marble with a bath/shower and twin sinks.
There is a separate first floor WC and ladder access to a loft storage area.
The double gated entrance opens onto a large gravelled area and there is a raised decked patio facing west.
A low stone wall surrounds the parking area which has parking for at least 12 cars. The parking area adjoins a paddock, at the edge of which there are numerous trees and a stream.
The grounds extend to 1.64 acres.
The vendors are willing to consider a part exchange for this property.