Dream Home: Ribble Bank Manor, Preston New Road, Samlesbury
An outstanding and versatile executive property, it sits on a large plot in an elevated and commanding position overlooking the lower Ribble Valley in Samlesbury.
The location combines prominence and convenience of access with close proximity to peaceful countryside and handiness for schools and facilities.
Bank Manor was built in 1834 as a country residence for a local industrialist.
The property retains original, elegant Georgian reception room features and style, providing exceptional entertaining space as well as modern living comforts.
There are stylish formal drawing and dining rooms yet the modern “everyday” part of the house comprises a large farmhouse-style kitchen with separate pantry room, leading to a snug, everyday lounge and leads into a conservatory, extending in all to a spread of more than 15 metres of open living space.
The accommodation also includes a huge basement and several outbuildings.
One of these, the “Coach House”, provides an additional detached two-storey residence, complete with its own garage.
Two of the original house bedrooms were sacrificed to make spacious bath and shower rooms.
However, currently, in the Coach House, a total of five rooms are in use as bedrooms, all of which are doubles, with the potential for more.
The basement is the same size as the original ground floor and originally, this would have accommodated resident servants.
It now contains a laundry room, wine store room and a large open games/party room with snooker table and darts area, plus a bar.
Externally there are two further garages, one large and high enough to house a coach-sized motor home.
Mature gardens feature numerous trees as well as lawned areas, fruit trees, greenhouse and garden shed.
This is not a listed property and there are no preservation orders, restrictive covenants or similar encumbrances.
• Ribble Bank Manor, Preston New Road, Samlesbury; overlooks lower Ribble Valley
• Original Georgian features;15 metres open living space
• Basement with laundry room/wine store/bar/games room
• Detached, 2-storey, 5-room coach house; 3 garages; mature gardens
• tel: 01772 315585
• Offers around £525,000