The Old Post House, Tosside
This fabulous village home comes with a separate holiday cottage and has sensational views over the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The property, which is close to both Settle and Clitheroe, is a self-build with rustic good looks and a design that is sensitive to its historic surroundings. Built five years ago, it has an architect’s certificate and all the benefits of 21st century construction, which ensure that it is well-insulated and damp-proof with modern amenities.
The south-facing house is on the site of a former garage and post office, hence it’s name. Owner Jacqueline Salmon says: “I really wanted to have a go at self-building and this site presented the ideal opportunity. It’s in a beautiful location and it’s also in the catchment area for two excellent high schools, Bowland High and Clitheroe Royal Grammar. The house is exactly what I wanted and that’s the great thing about building your own home, you don’t have to compromise.”
The Old Post House is in an elevated position overlooking Gisburn Forest and Pendle Hill and has underfloor heating throughout.
On the ground floor, there is a reception hallway, which leads into a sitting room with dual aspect windows and a stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove. There is a cinema/family room with oak flooring and a living kitchen with French doors leading out to the garden and patio. A utility room gives access to the garage. An oak staircase leads to the first floor, which has a master suite with triple aspect windows, dressing area and en-suite bathroom, a further double bedroom with en-suite and a third bedroom and family bathroom. The second floor has two double bedrooms and a shower room.
Outside, there is a driveway with ample parking and access to the garage. To the rear of the property is a decked terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside. There is also a walled garden with a summerhouse.
The detached Pinfold Cottage is used as a holiday let and generates a good income. It has a kitchen, open plan living and dining area, two double bedrooms and a shower room. Outside, it has a walled garden, patio and shed.
Jacqueline says: “We rent the cottage through Sykes and it is let almost constantly, especially now. Brexit seems to have had the effect of making more people holiday in the country.”
*For further details on The Old Post House, Tosside, contact Savills, tel: 01200 411046, www.savills.co.uk
*Tosside has a café, a church and community centre and is seven miles from Clitheroe and eight miles from Settle.