Forton Bank House, Lancaster Road, Forton, Preston
    5 bedroom country home for sale


    • Impressive detached family home
    • Period Features
    • Spacious living accommodation
    • Five bedrooms
    • Sweeping driveway
    • Home of Distinction
    Introducing this remarkable property that embodies a rich historical past, dating back to its construction in the distinguished year of c.1846. This enchanting detached residence seamlessly combines its storied heritage with modern comforts, creating an exquisite living environment that is both captivating and functional.

    Beyond the gates, the private driveway unfurls before you, leading to a spacious turning circle that guarantees ample parking for residents and guests alike. The expansive lawned gardens envelop the property, culminating in a charming walled garden at the rear, offering a serene sanctuary for relaxation and outdoor activities.

    Spanning two well-appointed levels, this residence boasts exceptional living spaces that cater to every need of a modern family. The property's character is further enhanced by a separate outhouse, currently designated for storage, but versatile enough to be adapted for a variety of purposes. Alongside, a detached oak framed garage with a slate roof adds both convenience and aesthetic appeal.

    Occupying approximately 0.46 acres (0.19 hectares) of land, the property's design pays homage to its historic roots while seamlessly integrating contemporary furnishings, creating an inviting family home. Benefiting from convenient access to the M6 (junction 33), the location is an ideal launchpad for commutes to Lancaster, Preston, the Fylde Coast, and the scenic Lake District.

    The stone entrance porch, adorned with traditional lead windows and a part-glazed wooden door, warmly welcomes you into the grand hallway.

    Step through the front door into a breathtaking hallway featuring exquisite decorative tiled floors, panelled walls, lofty ceilings, and elegant picture rails. Radiating from this central space are entrances to the reception rooms, kitchen, and ground-floor shower room. Ascend the impressive staircase to access the first floor.

    Dubbed the 'Morning Room,' this luminous sitting area with elevated ceilings, ornate coving, and picturesque picture rails invites the morning sun through a large walk-in bay window. Perfect for indulging in morning coffee while admiring the gardens, the room's stone wall adds a distinctive touch. Radiators and plush carpeting complete the scene.

    A formal living room spanning 7.19m x 4.45m, boasting side and rear feature windows along with a capacious walk-in bay window at the front. The grandeur is heightened by an open stone fireplace that cradles a substantial wood burner. Decorative coving and picture rails accentuate the sophistication, while wood flooring and radiators provide both comfort and style.

    The modern ground floor shower room encompasses a double shower cubicle, WC, and a vanity basin set into elegant cabinetry. Tiled walls and floors create an upscale ambiance, enhanced by the practicality of a generous storage cupboard.

    An expansive, interconnected family area housing the kitchen, dining area, and a cozy 'snug.' The kitchen features a tasteful array of two-tone wall and base units crowned with a solid wood block worktop. The 'Country Kitchen' vibe is accentuated by grain-effect 'Shaker' doors, a ceramic sink, a central island, and a gas-fueled AGA nestled within a majestic stone fireplace. Integrated dishwasher, American Fridge Freezer space, and tiled floors add to the allure. The capacious dining area accommodates a full-sized family table and chairs, complemented by a rear courtyard-facing window and a TV point.

    A retreat for relaxation, the 'Snug' presents a wood burner and double doors that open onto the rear courtyard garden.

    A generous landing bathed in natural light from a stunning glazed 'lantern' window serves as a gateway to the bedrooms and bathroom.

    The residence encompasses a series of well-appointed bedrooms, each characterized by distinctive touches. From the spacious front-facing bedroom with its decorative picture rail, to the rear-facing double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite, and further bedrooms adorned with similar elegant features, the entire floor is a haven of comfort and style.

    A Victorian-inspired bathroom suite boasting a freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle, standalone vanity wash basin, and top flush WC, all harmoniously arranged to evoke timeless charm.

    As you approach the property's sweeping driveway leading to the turning circle, the extensive main gardens unfurl to your right. The lush lawns, punctuated by mature trees and verdant borders, envelop the residence. Abundant parking space caters to numerous vehicles, including the option to accommodate a caravan or motorhome. A detached oak-framed garage with a slate roof and additional storage sheds provide practical solutions.

    The stone-built outbuildings, accessible via the side gate or the rear courtyard garden, offer versatile potential. Currently employed for storage, these spaces can effortlessly transform into a home business area, studio, supplementary accommodation, or entertainment venue. The outbuildings currently house the washing machine and tumble dryer, showcasing the adaptability of this space to various needs.

    In conclusion, this exceptional detached residence stands as a testament to its historical legacy, seamlessly blending old-world charm with contemporary comfort. The meticulously designed living spaces, expansive grounds, and versatile outbuildings create a haven of sophisticated living and entertainment. Positioned for easy access to major routes and regional destinations, this property offers an unparalleled lifestyle opportunity for discerning buyers seeking a fusion of heritage and modernity.

    Council Tax Band: F (Wyre Borough Council)
    Tenure: Freehold
    Reference: RS0812

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