A beautifully proportioned, south facing Lancashire farmhouse and outbuildings set in approximately 3.5 acres of established gardens and paddocks on the edge of the delightful village of Melling, one of the most sought after locations in the picturesque Lune Valley. Developed into the adjacent stone barn several years ago, the property now offers a very well presented and welcoming family home in a very private situation and enjoying both sunshine and open views.
Traditionally built, the property offers many modern amenities and facilities such as double glazing and central heating but not at the expense of the original character and charm of the property. Galley Hill Farm will appeal to a wide range of buyers including those seeking land and stabling for horses or ponies or purchasers seeking a quality home in a very attractive countryside setting yet convenient for travel to Lancaster, rail connections and Kirkby Lonsdale.
Melling is a sought after village within the Lune Valley with a small yet vibrant community, well regarded primary school and church, locally attributed as "Cathedral of the Lune Valley" with a belfry of 6 bells. For family buyers, Melling lies in the catchment of both Lancaster Grammar schools and Queen Elizabeth of Kirkby Lonsdale. The larger village of Hornby is close by and has good access to the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and the busy hub of Lancaster where there is connection to the M6 and west coast main rail line connections.
Accommodation A covered entrance off the driveway leads to a hardwood front door with glazed screen. Opening into a pleasant reception hall.
Snug and dining room
12`4 x 12`2 (3.78 x 3.71)
10`3 x 11`7 (3.14 x 3.54) A pleasant cosy room with windows on two sides including window seat features, Stone fire surround with flagged hearth and real flame gas fire. Alcove cupboards and display.
10`4 x 16`0 (3.15 x 4.88) A very well fitted kitchen space with attractive range of fixture cupboards, finished with granite worktops and breakfast bar which incorporate double oven, microwave, ceramic hob, cooker hood and dishwasher. The kitchen was designed and fitted by a local craftsman. Inset ceiling lighting.
9`5 x 12`2 (2.88 x 3.71) An excellent modern addition to the property which provides a lovely sun room to the rear of the property, west facing with an outlook over gardens and paddocks, French doors lead out onto an open patio and there is a central heating radiator enabling all year round use.
Cloakroom/shower room A convenient facility on the ground floor, the room has fully tiled floor and walls and a suite of pedestal wash basin, WC and corner shower cabinet.
9`2 x 11`1 (2.81 x 3.4) This is another good practical space close to the kitchen finished with a tiled floor and a range of fixture cupboards and worktops. Plumbing for washing machine, coat hanging space and storage cupboards.
Walk-in pantry With quarry tiled floor. Stone keeping slabs and space for freezers.
Off the main staircase is a split level landing leading to the;
18`10 x 24`3 (5.75 x 7.4) A generously proportioned room with windows on two sides which offer brilliant views to the west over the Lune Valley, feature fire surround with marble insert and hearth and real flame gas fire.
From the living room, two steps down lead to:
15`8 x 9`6 (4.78 x 2.90) This is a good office facility or hobby room with windows on both sides and a separate door to the outside.
Landing Built-in cylinder/airing cupboard and shelved storage cupboard.
17`1 x 12`7 (5.22 x 3.84) This is a good sized master bedroom suite with two windows giving a south facing outlook over gardens. Full wall of fitted bedroom furniture.
En-suite bathroom This room is finished with panelled ceiling and inset lighting and a 4 piece suite comprising vanity wash basin, WC, bidet and spa bath with shower.
14`3 x 11`1 (4.36 x 3.39) Double bedroom at the rear of the house with windows on two sides giving a pleasant outlook. Pedestal wash basin.
Bathroom Attractive tiling and suite comprising pedestal wash basin, WC, bidet and corner panelled bath with hand shower.
8`9 x 10`4 (2.69 x 3.15) A comfortable double bedroom with an outlook over fields and surrounding countryside.
11`3 x 5`6 (3.43 x 1.69) A single bedroom to the side of the house with built-in wardrobes.
From the reception hall, there is an internal staircase leading on to a lower floor and a large workroom,
23`11 X 17`10 (7.31 X 5.46) This is a very flexible space for storage, workshop or games room,it is also fitted with a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a separate access into the side courtyard and also houses gas fired central heating boiler.
Outside There are a series of outbuildings around Galley Hill Farm which provide a versatile space for storage, garaging and stabling if required. Integral to the main building is a former shippen with access from the main courtyard, this space now providing an ideal secure home for garden machinery and tools. There is a stone built stable block with 2 loose Boxes, also with lean to greenhouse on the south facing gable. There is a Yorkshire boarded double garage with remotely operated door and adjacent stone built car port. To the front and side of the house and along the drive there is ample parking for a number of vehicles while entertaining. The property as a whole extends to approximately 3.5 acres made up of the central driveway and gardens around Galley Hill Farmhouse and 3 paddocks ideal for horses or ponies. The gardens are well established with mature trees and shrubs, neat lawned areas and well stocked with spring flowers.
Directions From M6 junction 34 follow signpost for Caton & A683. Continue on A683 for approximately 9 miles through Hornby towards Melling. Continue through Melling then take the first right signposted Wennington, pass the primary school, Galley Hill Farm is on your left.