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9 Gillow Park, Little Eccleston, Preston, PR3 0ZT

£485,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 838604
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Council Tax Band: E
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Property Features

  • Detached, smart and well-presented
  • Generous corner plot in quiet cul-de-sac
  • Highly accessible and popular village
  • Well-appointed, meticulously maintained
  • Breakfast kitchen, utility room
  • Two generous receptions rooms
  • Four bedrooms, one ensuite shower room
  • Beautiful bathroom and shower room
  • Delightful well stocked gardens
  • Double garage, driveway parking

Property Summary

A smart and well-presented detached house in a generous corner plot within a quiet and tucked away cul-de-sac setting in the heart of this well regarded and popular village; highly accessible for schools, road and rail links, local shops, amenities and the surrounding wider countryside. 

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A smart and well-presented detached house in a generous corner plot within a quiet and tucked away cul-de-sac setting in the heart of this well regarded and popular village; highly accessible for schools, road and rail links, local shops, amenities and the surrounding wider countryside. 

A smart and well-presented detached house in a generous corner plot within a quiet and tucked away cul-de-sac setting in the heart of this well regarded and popular village; highly accessible for schools, road and rail links, local shops, amenities and the surrounding wider countryside. 

Extended, greatly improved and exceptionally well maintained by the present owners, this well-proportioned and attractive house offers accommodation of entrance vestibule, central staircase hall, breakfast
kitchen, utility room, dining room open to seating area and a formal sitting room. To the first floor, gallery landing, principal bedroom with ensuite shower room, three further bedrooms and a house bathroom. Much of the interior has bespoke fittings from Carl Joseph Kitchens & Bedrooms, a highly respected interiors specialist based in Poulton-le-Fylde. Carefully tended gardens are mainly positioned to three sides of the house and are well established offering a choice of seating areas as the sun moves around this light filled home and garden. To complete the picture, there is driveway parking for two cars and a double garage.

As a well-appointed modern home, it is sure to suit a wide variety of buyers.

Vendor Insight

When we first saw the house, we were attracted by the quiet setting, the room sizes and the outlook to fields and River Wyre from the two front bedrooms. Whilst it was dated, we could see that it had potential. Over the years we have extended and upgraded it, gradually making a house into a home. This is a downsizing move for us, we’ve loved our years here but it’s time to move on.


They say ‘location, location, location’ but the individual setting of a property is equally important when it comes to choosing your next home. No.9 Gillow Park shines brightly in both departments. By way
of introduction, Gillow Park is a small, select cul-de-sac of 27 well-spaced detached houses built in the mid-1980s in a variety of complementary designs. It’s a residential area where everyone takes a pride in their property, over the passing years the individual houses have been well maintained, some extended and the gardens have become established. No.9 enjoys a spacious and light filled corner position with wrap around gardens.

Winner of the RHS Northwest in Bloom and Lancashire Best Kept Village award several times over the last six years, Little Eccleston is popular and sought after and lies on the southern bank of the River Wyre on the Fylde coast. The river is crossed by Cartford Bridge (a toll bridge), The Cartford Inn, a popular foodie destination sits on the southern side of the bridge and is popular with locals and visitors alike. The main access road, the A586 runs to the south of Little Eccleston and divides it from neighbouring Great Eccleston where you’ll find a butcher’s shop and bakery, NISA general store, delicatessen, newsagents, weekly market as well as a farmer’s market (during the summer months), a few restaurants, pubs and both a medical centre and dentists’ surgery.

In terms of location Little Eccleston is well placed if you need to travel for work or family commitments as it offers good access onto the M55 and M6 motorways and also onto the train network too with local branch stations at Poulton and Kirkham having connections to the main West Coast line, Manchester (great for shopping, theatre trips and nights out when the bright lights beckon) and Manchester Airport (save the cost of airport taxis and the hassle of arranging parking whilst you’re away). With Poulton-le-Fylde, Garstang, Kirkham and Lytham all within a comfortable drive there are a host of lovely small towns within easy reach for day-to-day shopping, meeting friends for coffee and lunches out.

For family buyers there is access to some great primary and secondary schools locally as well as a choice of colleges and universities in Lancaster and Preston. There’s plenty to see and do in the area with a calendar of events throughout the year with highlights such as the Great Eccleston Show and Garstang Agricultural Show (held in July and August respectively).

Surrounded by some stunning unspoilt countryside, Little Eccleston is also a great base for exploring the great outdoors; the Forest of Bowland AONB and the hills and dales of the two nearest National Parks, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Furthermore, if you appreciate a coastal walk then there are super beaches and stunning areas of coastline on the Fylde coast all waiting to be explored.

Vendor Insight

The cul-de-sac is a quiet place to live with just one way in and one way out, so we don’t get any passing traffic. Gillow Park itself is very neighbourly with a good mix of professional couples, retired people,and young families. Little Eccleston has a strong sense of community which we’ve very much enjoyed being part of.

Step Inside

First impressions count enormously and as you pull up outside this smart and neatly presented detached house the interior lives up to all expectations. Immaculately kept, enormous care has been put into
every upgrade and fittings choice. The result is a home that is well appointed, comfortable, and as easy to occupy as it is to run.

Throughout the house are finishing touches which set this house apart from many others; internal doors have all been replaced and are paneled with an oak finish, the majority on the ground floor are half
glazed with beveled glass to allow the light to flow through. The staircase balustrade has been upgraded to oak to match and in the generous dual aspect formal sitting room the picture window has two
decorative panels featuring leaded and coloured glass panes and the room’s focal point is an elegant marble fireplace with living flame gas fire. Well decorated, many of the rooms have coving to the ceiling and some have ceiling roses too.

The well-equipped breakfast kitchen offers extensive storage and imaginative built-in lighting with pelmet, under unit and internal display cabinet illumination. Cupboard and drawer fronts are maple with
inlaid detailing, worktops are granite, a dresser style run of fittings extends the full width of one wall and features a central bar with glazed display cupboards either side. Centrally placed is an island with
breakfast bar with space for stools. Sure to appeal to family cooks and keen chefs alike, the integral appliances comprise electric hob, double oven with combination grill, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher (all Siemens) as well as an Elicia extractor fan and light. Adjoining the kitchen is a very generous utility room with complementary fittings, integral freezer and second fridge (both Siemens), Hoover tumble drier (with heat pump condenser) and Beko washing machine. The cupboards here neatly conceal storage for coats and boots, the boiler and hot water tank and a super airing space with radiator, just perfect for your bed linens and towels. Both kitchen and utility fittings were installed by Carl Joseph. The utility room forms part of an extension built in 2006 as does the seating area that runs off the dining room. This has French windows opening to the side courtyard garden and is a favoured place for breakfast and a leisurely pot of morning coffee spent with the weekend papers.

Completing the picture on the ground floor is a shower room, installed by Carl Joseph and designed to offer the option of single level living if ever needed as the dining room could be repurposed as a bedroom with seating area leading out to the garden.

Onwards and upwards; a carpeted open riser staircase leads to the airy gallery landing, off here there are four bedrooms, one being ensuite and the house bathroom. The principal bedroom has been appointed by Carl Joseph and includes two double wardrobes, matching double headboard and two bedside sets of drawers. An internal door with Rennie Mackintosh inspired opaque glazed panel opens to the ensuite shower room and looks lovely back lit at night. The stylish shower room is another bespoke Carl Joseph creation and installation.

The second double bedroom also bears the Carl Joseph hallmark with a wall of beautifully appointed wardrobes with a pair of double wardrobes either side of two sets of drawers above which is a central
mirror with pelmet and downlighters. Opposite the bed is a wall mounted TV which is included in the sale. This room has a lovely outlook across the road and through to fields and the River Wyre as does the third double bedroom. The fourth bedroom is presently used as a home office with two double wardrobes offering excellent storage. The traditionally appointed house bathroom has high quality Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware.

Step Outside

The three main sections of garden lie to the front and sides of the house, although it’s possible to walk all the way around the house. In a sunny corner position, several seating areas have
been created to ensure whatever the time of day or occasion, there is somewhere to sit and enjoy the view or the garden.

Set back off the road, the front garden is meticulously tended with neat lawns and well stocked beds with a host of flowering shrubs to bring year-round structure and colour. The garden between the house and garage is particularly lovely, it’s either walled or fenced all around and is private and sheltered with a flagged seating terrace offering space for your outside dining set for alfresco dining.

On the opposite side of the house is a further garden with privet hedging to three sides, central lawn, semi-circular paved seating area and established planting.

The double garage is fully alarmed and situated separate from the house and also accessible through the courtyard garden. It’s an excellent space for the motor enthusiast or for those who see the garage as a future office, gym, hobbies area or workshop. The Wi-Fi extends over here so you can always stay connected, there is LED strip lighting heating, click flooring, wall shelving and a pull-down ladder to the very useful storage loft above.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating from a Worcester Bosch boiler (new in 2022) in the utility room. Skirting heaters in the kitchen and utility room. Heating and hot water controlled remotely via the HIVE application. Security alarm to house and garage, alarmed roller shutter garage door. Hikvision CCTV with cameras, recorder and monitor. Wi-Fi extender to garage. Light sensitive LED external eaves downlighting.

Please Note

There is no onward chain involved.
No caravans may be parked in the driveway.


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Use Sat Nav PR3 0ZT with reference to the directions below:
Travel north from Preston on the A6 towards Lancaster, shortly after Catterall, turn left onto the A586 (Garstang Road) immediately before the BP petrol filling station. Head west through the villages of Churchtown and St Michael’s on Wyre and upon reaching Great Eccleston (to the south of the A586) turn right signed Pilling/Little Eccleston into Little Eccleston and then right again onto Cartford Lane. The entrance to Gillow Park is on the left, No.9 is the 5th house on the left in a corner position.

Included in the sale

Fitted Axminster carpets, vertical blinds, light fittings, integral domestic appliances as listed, bedroom TV, garden shed and the house and garage CCTV and alarms systems are all included in the sale. Curtains (and their poles and pelmets) and the storage cupboards in the garage are available by way of further negotiation.

Fylde Council - Council tax band - E