Five fabulous large family homes

Those looking to buy a large family home will find plenty of choice right now in and around Preston. Here are five of the best, courtesy of local estate agents Reeds Rains.

For sale is a four bedroom barn conversion

Chipping Road, Thornley, Preston, PR3

An extensive four bedroom barn conversion, set in the rural, idyllic location of Thornley, nestled on the outskirts of Longridge, gateway to the Ribble Valley. Situated in this exceptionally private location with sensational views, this beautiful family home really does offer it all. Externally the property consists of garden, surrounded by breathtaking viewings, lawn area, alfresco dining area, Indian stones flags and brick built BBQ. Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the character and finish of this fantastic property.Reeds Rains, 01772 423772£650,000View the full listing here

This lovely home is positioned in an exclusive cul de sac

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Farington Lodge Gardens, Farington, Leyland, PR25

This individual detached property was designed by the current owner to provide great family and entertaining space. The home is positioned in an exclusive cul de sac with gated access overlooking the park to the front. The house has parking for cars to the front on a gravelled driveway along with a double garage with electric door. The large entrance hall has tiled flooring and WC. The lounge is bright with a bay window to the front, there is a downstairs study with fitted storage and desk area, perfect for a home office. The dining room has french doors to rear and four windows letting in plenty of light. The heart of the home is an impressive kitchen dining and family area with bi fold doors to the rear and integrated appliances. Off this there is a utility room and access to the garage and side of the house.Reeds Rains, 01772 423772£600,000View the full listing here

This beautiful family home must be viewed

Guildford Avenue, Chorley, PR6

Nestling at the head of a lovely cul de sac, enjoying an elevated position offering delightful, panoramic views, this beautiful family home must be viewed to fully appreciate the size and position of the property. This individual home was constructed by the current owners in the early 1990s, styled with a 1930s traditional family home in mind and is constructed of Accrington brick with pebble dashed upper, slate roof and ornate ridge tiles. Internally the property offers amazingly spacious accommodation which has had a plethora of character features incorporated into the design, such as panelled doors, ornate coving and ceiling roses.Reeds Rains, 01772 423772Offers over £525,000View the full listing here

A superb opportunity for a discerning buyer

Wenderholm Preston Road, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7

A real once in a lifetime opportunity, this incredibly pretty home is sure to have attracted many admiring glances during its time. Built to exacting standards in the 1920s, the property has been in the same family since the mid-1930s - it is only now, due to circumstances that the family are willing to pass on this superb opportunity for a discerning buyer to restore Wenderholm to its former glory and create a truly wonderful family home. Standing proudly within a generous plot of approximately half an acre, encompassed by beautiful countryside within the sought after semi rural village of Charnock Richard, you would certainly not believe you are only a short drive away from the M6/M61/M65 motorways and only approximately four miles from Chorley town centre with its array of amenities and well regarded schooling.Reeds Rains, 01772 423772Offers over £485,000View the full listing here

Fantastic accommodation offered for sale

Briar Croft, Longton, Preston, PR4

A most impressive four bedroom bespoke designed residence, which offers fantastic accommodation including independent living space to the first floor with balcony and superb views over Longton Brick Croft. To the ground floor is a spacious living room, separate dining room with patio doors to a Victorian style conservatory, attractive fitted kitchen with integral appliances open to a breakfast room, utility and ground floor guest W.C. There are also three bedrooms two with en-suite facilities. To the first floor is a feature gallery style landing, second living room with balcony, kitchen, guest bedroom with en-suite and large walk in dressing room. There are established gardens to the front, side and rear, ample driveway parking and attached double garage with electric door.Reeds Rains, 01772 423772Offers around £465,000View the full listing here