Fine and Country Garstang
Fine & Country
The Resource Centre
Cherry Tree Cottage, Brierley Lane, Eaves, Preston, PR4 0DP
- A true ‘Tardis’ given space on offer
- Beautiful and quality interior
- Atmospheric double reception room
- Excellent dining kitchen
- Large entrance porch/home office
- Sun room, utility, store, cloakroom
- Two double bedrooms, stylish bathroom
- Double garage, workshop, outside store
- Meticulously kept gardens, courtyard
- Highly accessible and tranquil setting.
We are moving to be nearer family but we have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of living here at Cherry Tree Cottage.
If ever anybody asks us about life here we always say we absolutely love the tranquility. Simply put, it’s just a very quiet and peaceful place to live. With demanding jobs it has always offered us the perfect antidote to the busyness. We have relished the quietness of life here.
Day-to-day needs are well provided for by the attractive ancient market town of Garstang. Here you will find a full range of health services, supermarkets and a thriving weekly market. Less than a mile away and also worth visiting is Honeywell’s Farm Shop, a celebration of local food, farmers and producers. If it’s just a question of nipping out for last minute supplies there also are shops at Broughton and Bilsborrow.
The cities of both Preston and Lancaster have much to offer all generations with established cultural and music scenes and a wide range of bars and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. They have busy shopping areas with both national and independent retailers represented and a comprehensive range of professional services and healthcare providers with both private and NHS hospitals available.
Whether you need to travel for business or love to get out and about for pleasure, transport links are to hand with convenient access onto the M55 and M6 (at either J32 or J33 depending on the direction of your travel) as well as train stations on the main West Coast line at both Lancaster and Preston. London and Edinburgh can easily be reached within 2.5 hours by train, with Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport under an hour away.
The accessibility of the location is brilliant. It’s rural, but not at all remote. It’s so easy to get to the motorway from here, once you know your way around the lanes you’re soon onto the M55 and M6. .
The cottage has a modern rustic feel with a soft elegance enriched with plenty of texture in the use of natural materials; a stone flagged floor runs throughout the ground floor, exposed red brick walls, great use of American oak and pine internal joinery throughout as well as charming stained and leaded panels in a couple of internal doors, featuring, rather fittingly, cherries. Adding to the comfort and low upkeep credentials, there are PVC double glazed windows throughout and a composite front door.
The front door opens to a really rather roomy entrance porch with a vaulted ceiling, so spacious in fact that it has been commandeered as a home office. A lovely and quiet place to work there are windows to two sides enabling a fresh through breeze on a warm day. An impressively tall arched American oak Cathedral style door leads into the incredibly atmospheric main living room which has a real WOW factor and offers plenty of space for both soft seats around the fire and a dining set under the vaulted ceiling with high level skylights letting in additional light. A great room for entertaining whether it’s during colder months when the Stovax multi fuel stove may be lit or during summer with French windows open enabling everyone to spill out into the garden. An impressive American oak staircase rises to the first floor landing, a lovely design detail as it is ballustraded to the sitting area below. With a strategically placed comfy chair it’s apparently a favourite spot for the owners to grab a moment of calm with a good book or catch up on emails.
The dining kitchen is instantly welcoming, it has a modern rustic feel where the beams have been painted a subtle off-white hue to freshen the look. The kitchen was installed in 2020 and is a timeless classic; cream painted panelled doors, polished stainless steel handles and stunning granite worktops – it will absolutely encourage clear worktops so that as much as possible of it can be appreciated on a daily basis! No doubt of interest to keen cooks will be the Aga range cooker; you’ll be cooking on gas with the five rings, there are then two electric ovens, a separate grill and a warming drawer, all of which is set into an attractive matching mantelpiece crafted to complement the fitted cabinets. The large double width Belfast sink is both a beauty and immensely practical, the fridge freezer is Samsung and there’s a NEFF integral dishwasher. Concealed behind the doors are a bin and carousel unit, there are also extra wide, deep pan drawers (everything is ‘soft close’ by the way). In the dining area there is a matching dresser, a county classic if ever there was one. Clever lighting design uses uplighters and downlighters to maximum effect, especially on the part of the ceiling that is vaulted.
Displaying great attention to detail, both the utility room and cloakroom have cabinets and granite surfaces to match the kitchen providing a unified and consistent look. The utility room has a stainless steel sink unit, houses the central heating boiler and has space for a pair of free standing appliances, a washing machine and a condenser tumble drier. If it’s raining outside you can still dry washing with the traditional ceiling mounted pulley clothes airer. With a vaulted ceiling the cloakroom offers a vanity unit and loo as well as a double wardrobe/store. Off the kitchen, and used by the present owners as their main entrance, is a sun room. There are French windows to the courtyard garden and to the rear a useful store room.
The second bedroom is on ground level – the ideal arrangement as the ground floor location could suit older guests and also provides a degree of mutual separation and privacy. Thinking to the future it would also enable single level living at some point. It’s a quiet and peaceful room and has a lovely view out to the front garden.
Arriving at Cherry Tree Cottage and you’ll notice the neatly kept lane side verges, turn in through red brick pillars. With the six bar wooden gate closed the garden is enclosed offering peace of mind for those with dogs or small children. There’s a plentiful tarmac parking area, finished with stone sets around the perimeter.
The whole garden is immaculately maintained, lawns are neatly edged, beds are well kept, hedges and shrubs trimmed. It all looks reassuring spick and span.
Nestled in the crook of the kitchen and sun room, the enclosed flagged courtyard gets the first of the sun and enjoys it for most of the day, no wonder it’s a favoured spot for eating outside, it’s sheltered and exceptionally private. With red brick walls and pillars there is a wrought iron entry gate.
The last sun of the day is to be enjoyed on the front lawn next to the house, the perfect place for a couple of steamer chairs and a glass or two of something chilled.
Beyond the parking area and set behind a raised bed of lavender and roses sits a second lawn bordering the open fields.
As a hobby the present owner enjoys restoring vehicles and so the super detached double garage has really been an advantage. An attractive addition to the property in its own right it has red brick elevations under a slated roof with stone setts laid to the floor. There is a pair of up and over electric doors and the loft above is boarded and provides storage. Attached is useful workshop. Both are adaptable spaces for hobbies or possibly a home office or gym. To the side of the garage is an enclosed external storage area – ideal for tucking away the LPG tanks, wheelbarrows, recycling bins and the like.
Externally there is creative use of lighting with strategically placed up and down lights all set on timers to illuminate the house after dark.
In spring there are lots of snowdrops in the garden and daffodils all along the verge and in the lawn too. Summer here is lovely, we open up all of the doors, windows and French windows and let the warm air flow through the house. There’s a great flow from house to garden. Our favourite place to enjoy the garden is on the lawn next to the house; it’s an absolute sun trap and enjoys the last rays of the day.
The changing seasons are always bringing something new to the open country views. We love it when the famer’s stock is in the field next to the house, the cows pop their heads over the fence to say hello and see what’s going on. We see plenty of wildlife here; hares and a family of four deer are often in the field next door and in the garden itself we have lots of garden birds including woodpeckers and visiting barn owls.
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Use Sat Nav PR4 0DP with reference to the directions below:
Leaving Garstang head south onto the A6 towards Preston, after around 4 miles and turn right onto St Michaels Road, after a further 0.6 miles turn left onto Moss Lane, follow and turn left onto Benson’s Lane and then right onto Malley Lane. Continue and after 0.6 miles turn onto Brierley Lane. Cherry Tree Cottage is on the right after around 0.3 miles.
Mains electricity and water
LPG central heating
Private drainage to a sewage treatment plant which is located to the front of the garage
Security alarm and external CCTV
On the road
On the road
Garstang 7.5 miles
M55 8.1 miles
M6 J32 8.2 miles
Council Tax Band
Preston City Council - Council Tax band - E
Woodplumpton St. Anne’s CoE Primary School
Great Eccleston Copp CoE and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, both in Great Eccleston
St Michael's-on-Wyre CoE Primary School
There’s also choice in Garstang
Broughton High School
Garstang Community Academy
St Aiden’s C o E High School, Preesall
Kirkham Grammar School
The Royal Grammar and Girls’ Grammar Schools, Lancaster
Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy, Lancaster
AKS, Lytham and Rossall, Fleetwood (both independent schools)
At Lancaster - Lancaster University, University of Cumbria (Lancaster campus) and Lancaster and Morecambe College
At Preston - University of Central Lancashire UCLan and Preston College
Places to eat
The Ship, Elswick
The Farmers Arms, Great Eccleston
The Horns Inn, Churchtown
Maxy Farm Pantry Restaurant, Preston
Local Leisure activites
Local leisure activities
There are a wide range of sports clubs at both Preston and Lancaster as well as gyms and swimming pools
Delta Hotel by Marriott Broughton has a leisure club with a swimming pool
Golf clubs at Royal Lytham and St Annes, Garstang, Myerscough and Lancaster
Barton Grange Garden Centre – not just a garden centre, there is a café and restaurant, farm shop, cook shop, cinema, bowling, curling, crazy golf and marina
Great walks nearby
Great walks nearby
If you have dogs or enjoy a daily constitutional, then straight from the door there are some great routes that are both flat and circular
Bilsborrow Canal Walk – from Bilsborrow to Garstang along Lancaster Canal
Preston Guild Wheel – a 21 mile walking and cycling route encircling Preston and providing a link from the city to the countryside
The Beacon Fell Country Park offers woodland, moorland and farmland to explore. From the summit of Beacon Fell (873 feet above sea level) there are spectacular views of the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay with the Isle of Man visible on a clear day.
There’s also great countryside to explore in the nearby Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which includes the Forest of Pendle.
Involving a drive, but well worth it, there are Yorkshire’s Three Peaks (Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent) and Wainwright’s 214 fells in the Lake District National Park. Windermere is a 50 mile drive away which puts you in the heart of the Lakes in around an hour. If you enjoy some bracing sea air then the picturesque town of Lytham St Annes with its promenades, beaches and extensive cafe culture is easy to reach.
Included in the sale
Fitted carpets, curtains, curtain poles, blinds, light fittings, integral kitchen appliances as well as the free standing range cooker and fridge freezer as listed. Other free standing domestic appliances (washing machine and tumble drier) would be additionally available by way of further negotiation.