Kirkacre House, Church Street, Long Preston BD23


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A delightful Victorian town house forming part of the original Vicarage and providing exceptional four bedroomed accommodation with a superb south facing living-dining room and gardens, breakfast- kitchen, 2 bath / shower rooms and a useful basement area. Just a few minutes walk from the train station, Post Office and excellent pubs and with beautiful countryside walks on the doorstep. Featuring tall ceilings and period features throughout, a good sized garden and off street parking, this property has much to offer and at a realistic price; given the size of the accommodation and taking into consideration the section106 local occupancy restrictions.

Ground floor

An attractive entrance hall features ceramic tiled floor, under stairs cupboards and with timber double glazed door and window looking out on to the attractive fore garden and gravelled parking area. An enclosed staircase climbs to the first floor with period wall covering and a return balustrade. The farmhouse style kitchen features ceramic tiled floor and provides a range of shaker style units with timber work tops incorporating a double Belfast sink. Having tiling over the worktops and a large bespoke centre island unit providing dining space and further storage. Fitted appliances included in the sale include a full sized dishwasher, a flavel eight ring range cooker with two ovens and a grill, an integrated fridge and semi integrated freezer. A spiral staircase leads to the basement area which is divided into two rooms, one for storage and one currently used a home office space. A large sitting room features exposed wide timber boarding and a superb full height mullion window has glazed doors to either side, opening onto the stone flagged sun terrace and gardens. This room has ample space for two or three sofas along with a dining suite and with feature marble fireplace incorporating an electric coal effect fire on a stone hearth. A beautiful room with tall ceilings, centre ceiling rose and period light fittings

first floor

To the first floor an attractive landing with feature wall paper opens through to the main bedroom and house bathroom. The bathroom has been refurbished in a Mediterranean style including a low level bath with side filling taps and shower over, dual flush WC and a contemporary vanity basin. Master bedroom is of excellent proportions and makes the most of the delightful southerly aspect looking over fields towards the hills in the distance. Ample space for a king sized bed and with a modern en suite shower room featuring a shower enclosure, dual flush WC and a vanity wash basin, and being fully tiled. Bedroom 2 is another large room again with ample space for a king sized bed and for bedroom furniture, featuring period style wall coverings. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are on the second floor and are both double rooms with exposed trusses and some reduced head height. Bedroom 3 has a range of fitted draws to the eaves providing excellent storage.


Outside to the rear of the property there is a gravelled forecourt proving parking for one vehicle and a stone flagged alfresco dining area, to the front a delightful south facing stone flagged sun terrace perfect for that evening drink leads down onto mainly lawned gardens of good proportions, and with a pleasant outlook over the surrounding country side. The property is subject to a section 106 agreement further details can be found within these details.

Local occupancy criteria

An occupying household is required to comply with one of the following criteria, at the point of occupancy:

1. Existing residents of the National Park establishing a separate household, purchasing a property for the first time, downsizing to a more manageable home or requiring more space for a growing family;

2. A head of household who is or whose partner is in or is taking up full-time permanent employment or self employment, within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary). Where a person is employed in a business that operates in multiple locations, their employment activities should take place predominantly inside the National Park;

3. A household that has a child at a school within the National Park;

4. Householders currently living permanently in a dwelling which is either shared but not self contained, overcrowded, or is otherwise unsatisfactory by environmental health standards and which is within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary

5. Elderly or disabled persons requiring sheltered or otherwise more suitable accommodation who already live permanently within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary;

6. Persons having to leave tied accommodation within the National Park (or in another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary);

7. Former residents of the National Park (or of another part of a parish split by the National Park boundary) whose case is accepted in writing by the Authority as having a need to return to the National Park.

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