Updated: Dec 5, 2020
Lockdown has created a national desire to make our homes a place of wonder, and joy. The outside area and a semi-rurual location have become quite important. Personally, myself and Mr W have decided to go one step further and uproot ourselves entirely. Motivated by our love of Norfolk we've decided to uproot ourselves from our beautiful Victorian detached abode in Lancashire with its #woodland vista and move to the sea and marshes of North Norfolk.
As my house as not yet sold, I thought I could promote it. It got me thinking about similar properties, and if they exist? My house, known as Hollybank, has a unique layout and more so when you narrow it down to its locality in Wilpshire, and even more so in the Ribble valley. The C-shaped layout; linking the main house to the old coach house via our garden room with its beautiful hardwood bifold windows. The icing on the cake is our dry cellar. I must say the garden room is an entertainers dream in all seasons, as it faces South, along with our garden.
Hollybank, 8 Whalley Road, Wilpshire, BB1 9PJ, £550,000 *no onward chain*
When Mr W and I are asked what we are going to miss most about Hollybank, we both answer without hesitation: our neighbours, the house, the view. All are welcoming, and envelop you in their hospitality 365 days a year.
We have never loved a house any more than this one. Which I guess is the time to sell up, whilst she is at her most resplendent. We call her a she, as her name is Hollybank, and it seems fitting to personify her in this way.
If you're looking for a period detached property in the Ribble valley that needs literally nothing doing to it, unless you really really want to, then this could be the house for you. Take a look: Hollybank, 8 Whalley Road, Wilpshire, BB1 9PJ, £595,000
Images are the copyright of Armistead Barnett, and the property can be viewed in full on Rightmove.
This spectular estate house in Lancaster has a delightful woodland view. It is set on the grounds of the ever beautiful River Lune. The period features in the garden are stunning. If you're looking to move to the Lancaster area and are after a house with spectualar nature on your doorstep than this could be the property for you.
Images are copyright of Keenans, and you can take a look at the property in full on Rightmove
This house in my opinion is full of character and potential. A rural setting in the heart of Chipping make this the ideal house for a family. It would have been my childhood dream to grow up in a setting overflowing with nature.
Images are copyright of Armistead Barnett, and you can view the full property particulars on Rightmove
This property oozes potential. The woodland aspect is quite mesmerising, and its proximity to Preston is advantageous if you work in this area. This house has the makings of a wonderful house in my opinion. It is ready for transformation, and with this one you can.