Cottages are synonymous with all things dainty, simple and rustic but this one on the outskirts of Preston is nothing like that.
Nestled within the quiet rural village, Goosnargh lays this breath taking cottage that comes with a host of luxurious extras. The structure of the property hides away much of the extravagance that lies within with simplistic rugged walls and a small wooden door set within 1.25 acres of impressive lands.
The cobblestone courtyard at the front portrays a typical farmhouse feel likely which comes from the property’s rich history. Originally built in 1666, Pudding Pie Nook Farm is even named to sound like a cozy, dainty home.
Built in the 17th century by a family who moved to Goosnargh after their house burned down in the Great Fire of London, this remarkable property is steeped in history with a story to tell in every room. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a breath-taking kitchen and décor quite unlike anything else, this property is now in need of a new owner with a steep price of £1,350,000.
A characterful stained glassed door acts an entry point to the property with a unique and bespoke Pudding Pie Nook Farm window design. From the open hallway, its clear to see the remarkable restoration work that has perfectly blended the traditional elements from the 17th century with modern day décor.
Exposed brick pillars, walls and wooden beams line the rooms of the cottage providing a constant remainder of what the property would have included at the time of its creation. A sleek study room opens up, just off the hallway and is a work from home employees dream. Large windows provide light and views of the gardens while the open yet cozy space creates a warming atmosphere.
As a family home, having the main areas of the house a place to feel comfortable and liveable- rather than overly modern -is essential and the lounge room in this property does just the job. Without taking up too much space, there is just enough for the whole family to squeeze on a sofa while watching the telly.
The kitchen is a sight to see, recently fitted, it includes all the expensive trappings without loosening the cottage touch. An extensive range of high and low level units in cream and gray with complimentary marble effect granite worktop provide the ideal areas for cooking.
A rustic looking island with sleek storage stands center stage along with the dinning table at the end of the kitchen. Storage space is not limited in this kitchen and every surface and alcove is cleverly made use of in a way that doesn’t feel over cluttered.
Staying on the ground floor, a brilliantly crafted oak framed Orangery with slate roof can be found. The all around windows lookout to the back of the property where the gardens are. A booklovers dream, the built in window seat with storage underneath adds the perfect touch to the entire space.
Upstairs, is the master bedroom suite, accessed via the rustic wooden staircase and down the narrow hallway. The master bedroom is a spacious double room with two windows overlooking the property’s impressive grounds. Wooden furniture and storage compliment the striking wooden beams that line the vaulted ceiling.
The four piece bathroom en-suite is another equally impressive room in this property. Fitted with a traditional style freestanding feature bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and fully tiled shower cubicle with double shower head. Adding to the glamor is the four-piece family bathroom.
This property not only has incredible rooms but comes with a purpose built private residence. Another impressive bathroom can be found here as well as a dedicated games room fitted with a full LED light system fitted. A unique spiral staircase leads to basement where there is a purposefully built replica of the famous Beatles venue the Cavern Club with its arched brick ceiling. This room certainly is one of a kind.
Outside, is where more of the wow factor can be seen. A clay paved path leads around the central lawn where the incredibly luxurious painted asphalt tennis Court is- it also includes a basket ball net and marking. A sunken trampoline and summer house are adjacent to the court and the kitchen garden includes an aluminum Alitech greenhouse with cold frames and four raised beds within a fruit cage.
This garden offers so much and also has a phone box and a secluded tree house at the very top of the garden. Pudding Pie Nook Farm is full of charm and its extensive south facing private rear gardens just add to its uniqueness.