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If the feel of a traditional English country cottage is your sort of thing, youre probably going to love this property in a village location in the picturesque Ribble Valley. The three-bedroom mid-terrace weavers cottage in Mellor is close enough to either Blackburn, Clitheroe or Preston to make the weekly shop but it still enjoys unspoilt views over Lancashire countryside and has all the advantages of semi-rural village living.
Convenient for motorway access, Mellor is fortunate to have some outstanding pubs and restaurants within walking easy distance, including the award winning Millstone Hotel and the Spread Eagle. Mellor Village Hall and the local Methodist church are also on the doorstep, with a library, pharmacy and a Londis convenience store also within easy reach. The villages St Marys Primary School was rated good at its last Ofsted inspection in 2014. Secondary schools include Clitheroe Grammar.
The property is separated from the road at the front by a small cottage garden ideal for pot plants with a traditional stone gatepost and stone steps leading up to an attractive wooden front door. A delightful, split-level garden can be found behind the house, incorporating crazy paving which leads to a small patio area surrounded by shoulder-high stone walls, climbing plants and established trees and shrubs planted in beds defined by low, brick-built walls. A shed offers space for storing gardening implements and tools while an external door opens onto the lower-ground-floor kitchen.
With a C rating on its EPC, the property includes loft insulation and double glazing. Hot water and heating are provided by a programmable gas-fired central heating system, supplement by a wood burning and a gas fire stove for the main living room and dining area. The front door opens directly into the main reception room which boasts stripped-wood floors and exposed roof beams . A gas burning stove is installed in an eye-catching traditional stone fireplace with heavy wood lintel. Stairs lead to the lower ground floor and first floor with an internal door opening onto a carpeted bedroom, also with exposed beams, an in-built wardrobe with wooden sliding doors, and a window offering a view over the rear garden. The kitchen/diner on the lower ground floor has a traditional stone-flagged floor with the space between the two areas divided by a breakfast bar which forms one arm of a U-shaped work area, which includes an integral gas hob and electric oven with extractor fan over, a circular stainless steel sink with mixer tap . Base and wall cupboards with in-built shelving offer plenty of storage space with the external door leading to the rear garden. The dining area includes another traditional feature fireplace with stone surround with a cast-iron wood-burning stove installed. A large under-stairs cupboard also offers additional storage space. The stairs up to the first floor lead to a landing with internal doors opening onto the master and third bedrooms as well as the house bathroom. The master bedroom has views over open countryside and is equipped with both a large, in-built L-shaped wardrobe and eye-level cupboards while the modern bathroom is fitted with a pedestal sink, matching WC and bath with shower over, a tile surround and glass splash screen.
In our view this is a characterful property, already well-equipped and well cared for, which nevertheless offers a new owner plenty of potential. As ever, we would thoroughly recommend a viewing, both to fully appreciate some of the homes individual touches and the pleasant village location.
Living room: 15 1 (4.60m) x 14 5 (4.40m)
Bedroom: 14 11 (4.54m) x 6 8 (2.03m)
LOWER GROUND FLOOR:
Kitchen/diner: 22 1 (6.72m) x 15 0 (4.56m)
Master bedroom: 15 2 (4.62m) x 14 2 (4.31m)
Bedroom 3: 7 0 (2.13m) x 6 2 (1.87m)
Bathroom: 8 9 (2.67m) x 6 11 (2.10m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.