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Issue 7 Spring 2012


Making the right choice

Roman Catholic Independent Day School warmly welcoming all faiths serving boys and girls aged 0 - 16 Oakhill College Wiswell Lane, Whalley Lancashire. BB7 9AF t. 01254 823546 f. 01254 822662 e. enquiries@oakhillcollege.co.uk w. www.oakhillcollege.co.uk Principal: Mrs C. Riley B.A M.A


Welcome Welcome to the latest edition of Your Village Life magazine. With the winter months behind us, we look forward to ‘peak season’ within the property sector and as we are already witness to many deals being done, this has been the perfect start to the year. There is an air of optimism and positivity in the region and as firm advocates of the area, we are delighted that this year is already shaping up nicely with the confirmed re-opening of the Todmorden Curve just one of the initiatives paving the way for further development and investment which will shake up the property market for the better. With a spring in our step, this issue comes to you bursting with properties in our portfolio as well as the usual mix of advice, interviews, celebrity features, our what’s on guide and village spotlights. We also take a walk down the cobbled streets of Coronation Street as we catch up with former street star, Julia Haworth (Claire Peacock) and chat about why she returned to her roots for her dream wedding at Towneley Hall. For those that don’t know, we are delighted that Your Village Life is also available in digital format so please do sign up at www.yourvillagelife.co.uk to get your next copy first! We hope you will enjoy the read and look forward to doing business with you. Ian Bythell Director, Petty’s 134 Gisburn Road Barrowford BB9 6HQ Tel. 01282 615900 Email. barrowford@petty.co.uk www.petty.co.uk

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Blacko

Peel House Farm

Asking Price ÂŁ525,000

Peel House Farm occupies a fabulous position boasting breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, with Blacko Tower and Pendle Hill forming the backdrop. The property is set within approximately 8 acres of surrounding grazing land with gated access. There is also a detached stone built stable and three adjoining timber stables. The property itself has been recently upgraded throughout by the current owners and boasts a luxurious kitchen in cream with polished black granite working surfaces. Additionally on the ground floor is a superb lounge and two conservatories complete with a utility room. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, the second bedroom boasting a three piece en-suite shower room. The bathroom has also been recently upgraded and boasts a luxurious shower/sauna/steam room. Peel House Farm is accessed off Gisburn Old Road by an electronically operated architecturally designed gated entrance with matching railings leading to a gravel roundabout with parking for several vehicles. Additionally to the front of the property is a sizeable garden laid mainly to lawn with stone boundary walling and a large ornamental wildlife pond.


Laneshawbridge Asking Price ÂŁ369,950

Noster House An impressive four bedroom detached residence constructed Circa 1925 set within sizeable lawned gardens and occupying a prominent position abutting open fields. On the ground floor is an impressive hallway, formal dining room with feature bay window, beautifully appointed lounge, dining kitchen, utility room, study and a two piece cloakroom. On the first floor are four double bedrooms with a separate two piece shower room and also a separate two piece bathroom suite. Noster House has ample private parking and detached double garage and is set within manicured gardens.

Foulridge Asking Price ÂŁ439,950

Glen Lyne Glen Lyne occupies a tranquil setting accessed via a lengthy private road extending to approximately just under one mile and boasting fields to both the front and rear elevations with extensive views over the surrounding countryside and is one of four similar properties and was constructed in natural stone Circa 1932. The property presents an ideal purchase for individuals looking for a tranquil setting and offers great convenience being within a short drive of the M65 motorway providing excellent commuting throughout East Lancashire. An internal inspection of the property is imperative to fully appreciate this impressive dwelling and fabulous outlook.


A day in the life of Phil Kelly Director at Petty Chartered Surveyors

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f anyone is like ‘part of the furniture’ or ‘the fixture and fittings’ at Petty’s then Phil Kelly fits the bill perfectly! Phil has been a partner in Petty Chartered Surveyors since 1991, having joined the firm in 1989. Throughout his career, Phil has been instrumental in overseeing commercial and residential valuation work on behalf of lenders and private clients and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. Testament to his capability is that he was part of the team which ensured Petty retained its position on the National Valuers Panel for both HSBC and Barclays which was a huge coup when HSBC reduced their panel from 900 to just 90 some two years ago. With no two days ever the same, Phil is regularly on the road inspecting and valuing properties across the region providing a complete service for clients which can also include rating and compulsory purchase matters. As we caught up with Phil, he had some advice on how businesses can work smarter in the current climate and is keen for people to take stock of their situation and make their property assets work harder for them. He said: “With challenging times for everyone, the pressure is on to make your property assets work harder but with a little thought, there are some quick win ideas open to many people that will ultimately make a difference to you financially and ease the burden.” Advertising – Flank walls and open land are often ideal sites for advertising hoardings, signage and banners so if you have a property that fits the bill, this is worth considering. A hoarding can add to the property income and hopefully to capital value but you will need to check with the planners first. As these advertising panels are managed and maintained by the hoarding company, there are no ongoing maintenance issues either. Walkways – Many shopping and office complexes have sufficient circulation space and could easily

accommodate a small mobile sales kiosk or even an ATM or vending machine. If tenants are in agreement, the space can be used wisely and a small sweet seller would increase the morale of family shoppers given the collapse of the biggest high street Pick ‘n’ Mix retailer and an ATM or vending machine would attract footfall to your site too. Alternatively, why not rent the wall space to a budding artist or photographer? Not only is this aesthetically pleasing but you would receive additional income as well as increasing footfall which could generate further sales.

“With challenging times for everyone, the pressure is on to make your property assets work ” Telecoms – Sought after locations for telecom operators rarely have any intrinsic value so if you have a flat roof on the top of a tall building, the edge of a field on a farm or some landscaped area in an industrial estate, why not turn this into an income generator? The tenant will be expected to sign a full repairing lease taking away any maintenance burden so this could be a ‘win-win’ situation for part of your property that goes unused. Subletting – Don’t sit there with surplus space gathering dust, but look at some unconventional alternatives to generate a fee. Short term lets, sharing meeting rooms and pooling together services with other tenants are ideas that will see the savings starting to add up quite quickly. Business rates – Is your assessment correct? Did you check it or accept it as accurate? Have your rates bill checked by a Chartered Surveyor and make sure you are not overpaying. It may be that you have under used sections of your property and vacating them could reduce your rates liability. For further information or advice contact Phil Kelly on 01282 417778 or at p.kelly@petty.co.uk. Visit www.pettycommercial.co.uk


Blacko Asking Price ÂŁ255,000

Admergill, Pasture Farmhouse Admergill Pasture Farmhouse occupies a rural setting boasting breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside positioned on the outskirts of one of Pendle's most sought after villages, Blacko. Externally, to the front of the property is a tarmacadamed driveway providing private parking for three vehicles with external lighting and an attractive garden laid mainly to lawn with natural stone boundary walling, established borders and a greenhouse. There are further garden areas situated to the side and rear with natural stone boundary walling. Additionally situated with close proximity to the property is a detached stone built single outbuilding. The property offers convenience for neighbouring towns and villages and the M65 motorway is within 5 minutes driving distance providing excellent commuting throughout East Lancashire. Within 10 minutes driving distance of Gisburn, the gateway to the Lake District.

Fence Asking Price ÂŁ259,950

Woodside Cottages The property is a period cottage situated in the highly sought after Pendleside village of Fence. The property occupies a pleasant position with views to the front overlooking adjacent fields together with long distance views to the rear over the surrounding countryside. The property has been extensively modernised to an exceptional standard and has been sympathetically modernised to complement the property’s numerous character features including exposed stone walling, pitched ceilings with exposed beams, stone flagged floors complete with underfloor heating and a feature fireplace with multi fuel stove to the lounge. An internal inspection is imperative to fully appreciate this deceptive cottage property which provides substantial family living accommodation.


Village Properties To Let

Windcliffe, Colne Rent: £1100pcm

Whittycroft Cottage, Higherford Rent: £650pcm

Celmi, Blacko Rent: £800pcm

3 Bed Detached

2 Bed Period Cottage

3 Bed Detached

Willow Cottage, Roughlee Rent: £500pcm

Hawthorne House, Burnley Rent: £895pcm

Pasture House, Barrowford Rent: £700pcm

2 Bed Cottage

4 Bed Stone Built Detached

3 Bed Semi Detached

Westhill, Barrowford Rent: £695pcm

Tattersal Cottage, Hurstwood Rent: £525pcm

Rideway, Foulridge Rent: £850pcm

3 Bed Period Cottage

2 Bed Cottage

4 Bed Detached

The Bungalow, Reedley Rent: £625pcm

Shay Head Cottages, Colne Rent: £795pcm

Sparable House, Newchurch Rent: £575pcm

2 Bed Bungalow

3 Bed Rural Cottage

5 Bed Cottage


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Moor Isles Barn, Reedley Hallows Rent: £875pcm

Park Street East, Barrowford Rent: £695pcm

Town Top, Foulridge Rent: £550pcm

3 Bed Barn Conversion

3 Bed Semi - Detached

2 Bed Cottage

Brownside Road, Worsthorne Rent: £500pcm

Wheatley Lane Road, Fence Rent: £750pcm

2 Bed Cottage

3 Bed Cottage

Auburn House, Barrowford Rent: £975pcm

The Toll House, Barrowford Rent: £550pcm

4 Bed Detached

2 Bed Cottage

Barnoldswick Road, Barrowford Rent: £800pcm

Woodside View, Hurstwood Rent: £1095pcm

4 Bed Semi- Detached

3 Bed stone built Detached


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Higherford Asking Price £395,000

Grange Avenue Enjoying a corner position on the exclusive Grange Park development providing substantial five bedroom accommodation and extending to approximately 2,160 sq ft. This is a “must have” family home with lounge, open plan family kitchen and dining area, garden room together with five bedrooms, en-suite, double garage and gardens. The superb fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances forms the hub of this well planned family home. Conveniently located within walking distance of the chic Barrowford centre yet handily placed for the national motorway network for the easy commute to Manchester and Preston.

Roughlee Asking Price £349,500

Roughlee Old Hall Constructed in 1596 and steeped in local history, Roughlee Old Hall is set in a commanding position in the delightful hamlet of Roughlee close to Pendle Water, and over the years it has been common belief that the famous Pendle Witch, Alice Nutter, once lived here. This impressive stone built property with its mullion windows, impressive Inglenook feature fireplace with original beehive bread oven, is set in an idyllic location approximately six miles north of Burnley in this popular Pendleside area. Bordering on open fields, the property offers scope for a prospective buyer to personalise.


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uch mystery and speculation surrounds the notorious tale of the Pendle Witches, and yet more fuel has been added to the fire with the discovery of an ancient cottage by United Utilities engineers in October

last year.

The engineers were working on the site close to the Lower Black Moss reservoir near Barley when they discovered the ruins of a cottage thought to date back to the 17th Century. The ruins had been hidden under a grassy knoll, which since its last inhabitants left, had provided a protective layer, similar to the layer of ash which preserved Pompeii against the elements and decay meaning the remains were discovered in a remarkably well-preserved condition. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that suggests the cottage housed residents right up to 19th century, with items such as a Victorian range still in situ as well as crockery, a tin bath and a bedstead remaining. But with such remarkable preservation, there are layers of history still remaining with the cottage offering a ‘microcosm’ of the history of the area. It is however the gruesome discovery of a mummified cat which has tantalised the imaginations of local historians. Traditionally thought to be a talisman to protect against evil spirits the cat was found entombed in the walls of a sealed room in the cottage. Coupled with the location in the shadow of Pendle Hill, historians are speculating that the cottage may have links the long lost site of Malkin Tower offering a spookier link to the tale of the Pendle Witches.

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We meet up with Burnley Belle... Julia Haworth he graced the cobbles of the nation’s most famous street, Coronation Street as the lovable Claire Peacock and now, Julia Haworth takes time out to share her secrets on home life and why there was only ever one place she would get married by returning to her roots in her home town of Burnley.

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Your Village Life: You are a born and bred Burnley Belle and star of stage and screen but do you get to come back home often? Julia Haworth: I certainly am! I was born in Burnley and lived there until I went to study Drama at Manchester University in 1998 so almost 20 years in the area. It is no wonder I have strong memories and will always consider it a home from home. My family and a lot of my friends still live in Burnley so I really am no stranger to it and in fact my husband, Jon, is potentially the most avid Clarets fan ever too so there is no keeping us away! YVL: We are lucky to have so many wonderful eateries on our doorstep, where do you like to go when you are in the area? JH: I do love catching up with my family and so top of my list is to enjoy a nice family meal at my parents’ house. If we are going out then you can’t go wrong with the Topiary Restaurant at The Fence Gate too. There is a great menu selection and they are very welcoming so we always have a lovely time.

YVL: You started acting at a very young age, how did that come about? JH: I literally fell into acting with a chance audition at Burnley Youth Theatre for a children's drama series called Three, Seven, Eleven when I was just 13. Nineteen years later, I still love my job, and the variety of work is wonderful. I have been very fortunate to work on some of the best TV drama’s including Heartbeat, Monarch of the Glen, Peak Practice, Merseybeat and of course eight years with Coronation Street. YVL: Now that you have left ‘Weatherfield’, what does the future hold? JH: My hopes for the future are personally - health and happiness for my family, and professionally to carry on doing good solid work on stage, on television, on the radio, and perhaps one day a film. A few years ago I wrote and produced my first short film called 'Blink' and hope to do more of that. I would love to write for television. YVL: You now live in Manchester but what makes the perfect home for you? JH: For us the ideal family home is one in which we are all able to be together. The kitchen diner is great for us as we can cook, Sophia can play, and our guests can sit and relax. I once read somewhere that you know within 11 seconds of viewing a house whether it’s for you - I definitely agree with that! I love watching property programmes, anything with Sarah Beeny or Kirsty and Phil.

YVL: What brought you back to Burnley for your wedding in 2006? JH: My favourite area of Burnley is undoubtedly Towneley Park. Towneley was like my second home growing up, and when Jon proposed and we began discussing wedding reception venues, there was no question for either of us where it would be. For people outside of the Burnley area, Towneley Hall is quite an undiscovered gem.

Fact File Full name: Born:

27 August 1979 in Burnley St Christopher's C of E High School in Accrington and later Nelson and Colne College and also Burnley Youth Theatre before graduatin g from Manchester University with a degree in Drama. Married: She married Jon Wormald in May 2006 . Together they have one daughter, Sophia Eliza beth. Best Known For: Playing the lova ble Claire Peacock in Coronation Street. Education:

YVL: What was the most memorable part of the day? JH: The most memorable part of our wedding was marrying my wonderful husband in front of all the people we love. YVL: Away from acting, what would make a perfect day for you? JH: When I'm not working I relax by spending time with my family and friends. I love cooking and baking, especially baking cakes with our 3 and a half year old daughter Sophia. Maybe it’s the actor in me but I also love reading and anything creative like painting and drawing, home interiors, photography, going to the theatre, and keeping fit.

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Barrowford Asking Price ÂŁ335,000

Cairns Close Pettys are delighted to offer for sale this superb five bedroom detached residence occupying a pleasant and select cul-de-sac setting consisting of only five executive detached properties. The property has been extensively refurbished by the current owners to an exceptional standard and an internal inspection is imperative to fully appreciate this substantial family property. Externally, situated to the front of the property is a tarmacadamed driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles leading to the integral double garage. To the rear is a secure garden with patio area and steps providing access to another garden area laid mainly to lawn with mature and established borders. Conveniently located for all the local facilities and amenities and only a short drive of the M65 motorway.

Trawden Asking Price ÂŁ395,000

Little Laithe Farm Situated on the edge of BrontĂŤ Country and boasting stabling which would suit a purchaser with an equestrian interest. Little Laithe Farm is a truly superb semi-detached farmhouse situated in an elevated position with picturesque and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, towards Boulsworth and Pendle Hill. Over recent years, the property has been refurbished with new light oak UPVC double glazing, stone flagged flooring, refurbished kitchen, new internal doors and joinery, and in our opinion offers excellent living accommodation for the modern purchaser. Externally within the paddock and grounds the property has feature patios and decked areas with summer house and hot tub.


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Managing Director, Tony Quinn said: “I think the real key to our success has been to offer choice, knowledge, expertise and the final deal breaker, value for money! I genuinely believe that our team is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the area.” The retail doors to Avista Travel opened in 2002, shortly afterwards came the launch of bridesandbeaches.com, which is now recognised as one of the pioneers in developing the weddings abroad market to what it is today. Now established as one of the UK’s foremost overseas wedding business, bridesandbeaches.com has earned a reputation for providing excellent service and quite simply, for really knowing their stuff. Tony comments, “When people are spending large sums of money on their wedding day they only want to deal with people they can trust 100% and who know what they are talking about.” 2002 also saw the acquisition of Clitheroe Travel, which traded as sister company to Avista Travel. Avista later sold its interest in Clitheroe Travel in 2006 in order to focus on the online market and that year saw the

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launch of Holidays2mauritius.co.uk, a dedicated website selling packages to the destination often referred to as ‘the Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. This was a natural development for the company and meant they are able to offer knowledge and expertise alongside the very best value and Holidays2mauritius.co.uk is now one of the UK’s largest operators to Mauritius. Avista continued the development of the web businesses seeing several award wins along the way. In April 2010 saw an exciting new chapter in the company’s development. Avista had outgrown the Barrowford office and needed larger premises and with this an opportunity arose to merge Avista with Clitheroe Travel. The two successful travel businesses were combined to form one and in the process created a team of travel experts second to none. The team now operate from the original Clitheroe Travel premises on Castle Street. These exciting times also saw the launch of two new websites which stand alongside Holidays2mauritius.co.uk. The first is Holidays2oman.co.uk, which offers intrepid travellers packages to this fascinating, up and coming Arabian destination. Alongside this, for the first time the company now offers Avistatravel.com, to complement the Ciltheroe shop offering a broader choice of holidays from all inclusive trips to city breaks to cruises. 

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Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford Asking Price £224,950

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Undoubtedly one of the property’s main attractions is the stunning position abutting open fields to the rear with views extending over the surrounding countryside and Blacko Tower in the distance. The property itself has been extensively refurbished and extended by the present owners to provide contemporary and stylish family living accommodation. On entering the property itself you are greeted by a light and airy entrance hallway where the staircase provides access to the first floor. Situated to the front of the property is a stylish lounge with feature bay window and exposed brick chimney breast housing a contemporary fire with glazed front. Situated towards the rear of the property is a secondary lounge which is open to a superb dining area which in turn leads to the open plan kitchen.

Wilkinson Street, Higham Asking Price £174,950

We give advice and space saving tips, look at the implications if building on a limited footprint and how best to achieve value for money. We regularly work with other property professionals and have experience of all building types, including disabled persons accommodation requirements. Making the most of a building within its setting maximises potential and makes financial sense – a conservatory or sunroom not only provides welcome usable space but is a connection out to a garden space. Why not contact us and see how we can take your ideas and aspirations forward and turn them into a reality.

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This truly stunning three bedroom cottage is situated in the desirable village of Higham. The property underwent an extensive programme of modernisation approximately four years ago to include new central heating, wiring and plaster work together with UPVC double glazing which has been carefully chosen to replicate the original windows. Charming features such as exposed beams, stone work, oak flooring and feature fireplace with hand finished stone lintel sit perfectly with a newly installed kitchen and bathroom.


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Winewall Lane, Winewall

Asking Price £295,000

Asking Price £179,950

This property comprises a substantially extended mature semi-detached home occupying a pleasant position and boasting views to the front towards open countryside and over the rooftops of Barrowford to the rear.

Undoubtedly one of the property’s main attractions is its fantastic position occupying an elevated position boasting fabulous long distance views to both the front and rear elevations over the surrounding countryside.

Conveniently located being within a comfortable walking distance of all local village amenities and facilities and the M65 motorway is less than 5 minutes drive providing excellent commuting to the major Lancashire conurbations.

The property itself provides sizeable family living accommodation which is currently arranged over three floors and has a stunning and extensively fitted dining kitchen in cream with co-ordinating working surfaces and central work station, French doors overlook and access the rear garden.

The subject property has been extended over recent years and truly offers individual family living accommodation and in our opinion requires an internal inspection for its size and quality to be fully appreciated.

Conveniently located on the edge of Brontë country, yet within a short drive of the M65 motorway which links into the national motorway network.

The Hayfields, Salterforth

Gisburn Road, Blacko

Asking Price £189,950

Asking Price £155,000

The property comprises a modern three bedroomed semi-detached property that has benefited from a substantial extension to the ground floor creating a superb kitchen extension which is open to the conservatory and dining room reflecting present day trends and family requirements. The property is complemented by the modern day comforts of oak effect UPVC double glazing and gas fired central heating supplied by a recently installed condensing combination boiler and occupies a pleasant cul-de-sac setting situated in the picturesque and quaint village of Salterforth, well situated for local schools, park and nearby Marina and Leeds & Liverpool Canal with the historic Anchor Inn family public house, on the fringe of the Canal banks.

This elevated two bedroom mid terrace house boasts outstanding open views towards Pendle Hill and Roughlee to the front and is situated in the highly sought after and popular village of Blacko. The accommodation has been extended and briefly comprises on the ground floor, entrance vestibule, lounge, breakfast kitchen and conservatory. To the first floor are two bedrooms and bathroom with a three piece suite. Over recent months the property has gone through a refurbishment programme and in our opinion requires an internal inspection for its quality and location to be fully appreciated.


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Springbank, Higherford Asking Price £225,000 Rob Wyke Director

DOES THE INTERNET MEAN THE DEATH OF PERSONAL SERVICE? It’s an interesting question. The information super highway is certainly the greatest tool ever invented as a point of reference. But does it really replace the good old ‘human touch’? During the madness that is Christmas, I was given the job of selecting a suitable camera for my particularly technophobic in-laws. A simple task you may think, type ‘digital camera’ into Google, click on the best value product and wait for it to arrive. However, I was hit by a myriad of different options, HD or not HD, hard drive or memory card, optical or digital zoom and a whole raft of other choices. The price was also somewhat of a puzzle, how could two devices that look identical differ in price so alarmingly? It’s fair to say that after looking at what felt like a hundred or so cameras I was finding more questions than answers. At this point I retreated to the safety of the armchair and hoped that whilst watching the football on TV they may show an advert that told me what to buy! Less than a week to go before Christmas the camera dilemma was still high on my agenda. Little did I realise that salvation was at hand. Whilst picking up some of those other little ‘bits’ we all seem to shop for in Burnley town centre, I happened on a little shop selling almost exclusively ‘guess what’? Yes, indeed. In our very own town a veritable Aladdin’s cave of cameras, and all described perfectly by a friendly, local chap whose only role in life seemed to be to make my problem go away. I was quickly pointed in the right direction and made my purchase.

Located on one of Higherford’s most popular rows the property is a substantial stone built gable end terrace enjoying extensive family living accommodation arranged over three floors. On entering the property on the ground floor you are immediately greeted by the impressive entrance hallway where the staircase provides access to the first floor. There are two substantial reception rooms together with a modern fully fitted dining kitchen with glazed French doors providing access to an enclosed rear patio. Internal viewing is imperative to fully appreciate the robust size of this impressive stone built property which retains many original features including sash windows, cornice ceiling and roses.

Leaverholme Close, Cliviger Asking Price £239,950

Did it cost more than the internet prices? Maybe a little, but nothing significant, and without doubt less hassle. Next stop Weatherspoons then. Now I know what you are all thinking. What is the mortgage guy doing banging on about cameras in a property magazine? Clearly, it’s the service issue that is the point. If we go through all this trying to buy a simple camera for about £100, why on earth do we not learn from it when making the single most expensive purchase in most of our lives? The internet is a marvellous tool. But the value of any product is hugely enhanced by some helpful guidance. Believe me, going back to my camera experience the difference between the gifted amateur and the absolute professional when demonstrated is a yawning chasm! Companies like Petty’s and Mortgages 65 pride ourselves on friendly, well qualified people with not only a comprehensive knowledge of their markets, but also the locality. These services are readily available and actually on your doorstep. Wouldn’t it be a shame not to take advantage of them? 

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This is an opportunity to purchase a substantial five bedroom detached home situated in an established and popular village location and in our opinion must be viewed for its size to be fully appreciated. Benefiting from gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing, this property makes a great family home in a convenient location. The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, entrance porch, entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen and utility room. On the first floor are five bedrooms and bathroom with three piece suite. Externally, there are gardens to both the front and rear.


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Padiham Asking Price ÂŁ475,000

Dene Hill This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase a substantial Victorian property that has been refurbished over the last seven years offering truly superb extended family living accommodation with three reception rooms, seven bedrooms, two bathrooms, en-suite and a separate annex offering one bedroom accommodation to the rear. Lovingly restored by our current clients, these refurbishment works have included the installation of new bathrooms, kitchens, floor coverings, windows and substantial work within the grounds. The accommodation is arranged over four floors and the room sizes are extremely generous.To the rear of the property is a one bedroom annex with all the modern day comforts and offering additional accommodation for the extended family. The accommodation briefly comprises, lounge, dining kitchen, bedroom and shower room. Externally there is a tarmacadamed gated driveway leading to the rear providing a secure and safe area for children to play and enjoy the outdoors.

Blacko Asking Price ÂŁ499,995

Hollin Hall Hollin Hall was originally four weaver’s cottages and dates back to Circa 1840. Three of the cottages have now been knocked through to create one beautifully appointed period cottage property. The property is set within approximately one acre of beautifully manicured gardens which are situated to the front and sides of the property. Hollin Hall has undergone a significant and extensive refurbishment programme by the present owners, it is now presented to its highest level including a bespoke Simpsons of Colne luxurious fitted kitchen and a stunning Schofields of Clitheroe five piece en-suite bathroom.


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Wheatley Lane Road, Fence Asking Price £195,000 Colin Tice Tax Partner

WHAT TAX WILL I HAVE TO PAY ON THE SALE OF MY PROPERTY? You will already be aware of any potential stamp duty you will have to pay in relation to the property you are purchasing. But are there any tax liabilities on the property you are selling? Capital gains tax (CGT) needs to be considered when you sell a home that is not your main residence. Your main residence is exempt from CGT when you sell it, but you need to take advice if you have not lived in the property as your main residence throughout the entire time of ownership. Various rules allow some periods of temporary absence to be disregarded and in fact this can be used to your advantage. Take for example a couple who already have their own homes and have been living between them, then decide to marry and move permanently into one property whilst retaining ownership of the second property. They have up to 2 years to declare to HMRC which is their principal residence. There can be important tax implications in this decision, so take professional advice! CGT normally applies when you sell or dispose of the property that is not your main residence, and it is worth more than you paid for it. But you should note that:

The property comprises a semi-detached bungalow occupying a prominent position abutting open fields to the rear. The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, entrance porch leading through to an entrance hallway, the lounge is well proportioned and is situated towards the front of the property. The dining kitchen is situated to the rear of the property and enjoys a generous range of matching wall, base and drawer units with solid wood fronts and co-ordinating working surfaces. The shower room has recently been upgraded and houses a three piece suite in white. On the first floor is a second double bedroom with window to the gable elevation and a sizeable walk in store which offers further potential for conversion into additional living accommodation or possibility of an en-suite shower room.

Greystones Drive, Fence Asking Price £210,000

1. you can deduct some of the costs of buying, selling and improving the property 2. you may be able to set off any loss on the property against other chargeable gains 3. but if you sell the property at below market value, for example to another family member, you may be liable for CGT 4. you may consider transferring property into the name of your husband, wife or civil partner without having to pay CGT. This could mitigate any tax liability as the first £10,600 of total taxable gains for each of the people owning the property are tax free in the tax year 2011-12. This can represent a significant opportunity for tax planning. Please note that different rules apply to holiday homes. We firmly recommend that you seek specific advice relating to your own circumstances. 

For further information about any aspect of tax planning please contact Colin Tice who heads Cassons tax team Phone: Email: Website: Twitter:

0845 337 9409 colin.tice@cassons.co.uk www.cassons.co.uk @Cassons_acc

The property comprises a detached true bungalow occupying a pleasant position situated off Laund Gate in the highly sought after village of Fence. The property provides flexible accommodation which briefly comprises, sizeable lounge situated to the front of the property together with a fully fitted kitchen to the rear. Currently there are three bedrooms, one of which has been historically used as a dining room by the present owner, and there is a three piece house bathroom suite. Externally, there is a private driveway to the side providing ample off road parking leading to a single garage. The garden area to the front is low maintenance and to the rear is a patio area with steps leading to an additional garden laid mainly to lawn.


Offers Around £95,000 Richard Farnworth Solicitor

WHY DO I NEED TO HIRE A CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR? There are an increasing number of people trying to do their own conveyancing in recent times which in the main is due to a rise in self-help and ‘DIY’ conveyancing resources. There is nothing stopping anyone from doing their own conveyancing but there are many pitfalls that you should consider as the consequences of getting it wrong could be costly.

‘Crackpot Cottage’ is a traditional period back to back cottage property situated in the heart of the highly sought after village of Higham. Occupying a traffic free position complete with a patio area and lawned garden area beyond. The property provides both an ideal purchase for owner occupiers or property investors. The property itself currently comprises on the ground floor, open plan lounge and kitchen, the lounge area boasting a solid fuel stove set on a tiled hearth with matching insert with feature pine surround and matching woodwork. The kitchen area is segregated by a spindle balustrade and the kitchen is fully fitted with limed oak fronts and co-ordinating working surfaces and Belfast sink unit.

Homefield Gardens, Barrowford Asking Price £204,500

When you hire a conveyancing solicitor they will make clear at the start, in their terms and conditions, what they will and won't do on your behalf. Their main remit is to ensure that the title to the property you are purchasing is good and marketable. However a large part of the role is to coordinate all the parties involved in the transaction towards the final transfer of the property to your name. Therefore they will correspond on your behalf with these parties with the aim of achieving this goal. Conveyancing is a complicated process which involves many small but significant steps. A procedure has to be followed to make sure all paperwork has been filed correctly with the relevant authorities and funds are released at the right time. A conveyancing solicitor offers you an added level of protection if they conduct the transaction on your behalf. Their experience with handling many different types of transaction gives them the knowledge to spot potential problems which may crop up. Examples of these types of problem could be old paperwork which hasn't been registered properly, clauses in documents put in by previous owners or problems with boundaries exposed by plans of the property. This list is by no means exhaustive. An experienced conveyancer would spot problems like these and bring them to your attention so you could make the best decision while there is time to make your mind up. When transferring a property all the parties involved would need to be checked in case they are trying to commit crimes under the guise of a property transaction. Your solicitors would run all the necessary checks with the relevant institutions to give the best possible chance of spotting people involved in this type of behaviour. This gives you peace of mind that you won't be losing out if something untoward happens. Conveyancing solicitors are required by law to have valid professional indemnity insurance which covers their clients for any loss incurred in any eventuality to give the most stress free transactions. Law firms are also regulated by a professional body called the ‘Solicitors Regulation Authority’ so, if you have any reason to complain, your complaint will always be answered to your satisfaction.

Occupying a fabulous position situated on the highly regarded and sought after Holmefield Gardens development in Barrowford. The property itself occupies a generous corner plot position with sizeable garden situated to both the rear and side of the property. The property boasts a lovely aspect to the rear onto Pendle Water. The property provides substantial beautifully appointed family living accommodation arranged over three floors. There is luxurious solid oak flooring throughout and a contemporary style bathroom and kitchen. The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, spacious entrance hallway with utility room, two piece cloakroom, versatile room which could be utilised as a fourth bedroom, study or a second reception room.

During your move you will likely have many other things to worry about. Maybe you haven't found your house yet and need to go house hunting around the area to which you want to move. Once you have found your dream property and started the conveyancing you will need to arrange removals. Maybe the survey reveals that repairs may be needed on the new property and you want to arrange for the work to be done straight after completion. In addition you probably won't take time off work while moving house so it will be a busy time. Do you really have the time and expertise required to go through all the paperwork as well? For a conveyancing quote contact Farnworth Rose on 01282 695400 or email us at info@farnworthrose.co.uk

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Crackpot Cottage, Higham


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Barley Offers Over ÂŁ249,950

Riverside Cottage A beautiful stone built three bedroomed cottage offering excellent family sized living accommodation situated in the highly desirable picturesque hamlet of Whitehough on the edge of Barley. Riverside Cottage has been tastefully decorated to the highest of standards successfully combining contemporary living with period character. Handmade terracotta tiles, solid oak flooring and wood burning stove provides a welcome into this wonderful home. The generous living kitchen is fully fitted in pine with a wealth of integrated appliances together with Esse Range cooker. Glazed doors provide access to the formal dining room with views down towards Whitehough Water and the woodland garden beyond. The first floor comprises of master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a fabulous en-suite wet room, two further good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Fence Offers Over ÂŁ375,000

Pendle Fields Situated in the heart of the highly sought after village of Fence and occupying a convenient position being within comfortable walking distance of local village amenities, both public and local school bus routes and the M65 is within minutes driving distance providing excellent commuting throughout East Lancashire. The property occupies a generous corner plot position situated on the exclusive Pendle Fields development. The property provides substantial five bedroom family living accommodation.


Ravenoak Lane, Worsthorne

Riverside Mews, Barrowford

Asking Price £219,000

Asking Price £255,000

A mature semi-detached four bedroom home that has been extended and refurbished throughout to a fabulous standard and embraces a chic and certainly contemporary style that will in essence, ‘stand out from the crowd’. There is a whole host of quality features and fitments to a house of this calibre. To the ground floor there is a hallway, spacious family lounge, separate study, fabulous kitchen with dining area hosting an outstanding range of fitted units and Stoves inbuilt appliances. To the first floor are four good sized bedrooms, the master having its own en-suite, and a recently installed three piece suite to the house shower room.

A bespoke architectural design with total focus on providing the highest standard of contemporary living. Particular attention has been made to capturing the unique position of the scheme with elevated living accommodation and external decked terraces to take full advantage of the views across the river and adjacent playing fields to the front. Natural light plays a large point in the design with ample large windows, French doors and roof lights throughout the property. The unique pallet of external materials including stone, hardwood clad elevations and grey windows make the property stand superior from main stream new homes.

Externally there is a lawned garden to the front with excellent off road parking and to the rear is a larger than expected mainly lawned garden.

The Limes, Barkerhouse Road, Nelson

Willow Drive, Nelson

Asking Price £280,000

Asking Price £198,000

A beautiful period four bedroom semi-detached property set amidst mature woodland style gardens with gravelled shared access driveway.

An absolutely stunning modern detached residence! Affording very tastefully appointed and quite unique, contemporary style of accommodation with a charming yet chic appeal.

Nicely positioned within the Great Marsden area, this Victorian dwelling is quite superb with an array of quality features and yet this gentleman’s residence is gracefully combined with modern day comforts such as double glazing and gas fired central heating.

Still very much a family home the thought and design that has gone into the décor and presentation is, in our opinion, refreshingly different, but is most certainly extremely attractive with a definite feeling of “excellent quality”. Just some of the key features include open plan dining area, family lounge, fabulous breakfast style kitchen with Bosch appliances, Karndean flooring, four spacious bedrooms (the master bedroom and the second bedroom enjoying their own en-suite facility), off road parking for four cars to the front and superb landscaped garden to the rear with impressive wooden gazebo.

Quite unique in its appeal, there is a sheer elegance and sophistication to this wonderful home which can only be appreciated upon internal inspection.


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Reedley Asking Price £385,000

Reedley Drive A family home in the sought after area of Reedley. This brick built semi-detached dwelling has been extended over the years and retains many original features. The accommodation comprises two generous bay fronted living rooms, dining room, breakfast kitchen, utility room and four piece shower room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, two of which are doubles, separate wc and two piece bathroom and in the attic is bedroom five which gives the property very flexible accommodation. Externally to the front of the property there is an enclosed garden area with lawn and mature borders, driveway leading to double tandem garage which has light and power. To the rear of the property is a substantial garden mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, crazy paved patio area ideal for alfresco living.

Burnley Offers Around £495,000

Southfield Farm A magnificent detached period property stunningly positioned within this true hamlet of Southfield. Enjoying an enviable rural positioning away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There is a great deal to enjoy and admire to this wonderful, charismatic, and certainly versatile home with annex. With good sized well manicured private garden areas the scenic surroundings to this magnificent gentleman’s residence are truly outstanding. Abutting the neighbouring fields, the garden areas to this substantial home are mainly to the front and rear with courtyard parking to the side.


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et within the impressive shadow of Pendle Hill, lies the tranquil village of Sabden. Although it was only officially born in 1904 when it became a civil parish in its own right, Sabden wears its extensive history on its sleeve with a mixture of period and modern properties characterising its landscape, the centre of town being a conservation area. Over 1000 years ago, the area on which Sabden lies was the playground of Norman Lords who hunted the deer and roe that roamed freely on the wild and rugged landscape that was Pendle Forest and the Sabden Valley. Over time the landscape, which is a designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, evolved with farms springing up and expanding before the Industrial Revolution brought the cotton industry and employment in the mills. Today the village has returned to a peaceful haven for homebuyers looking to purchase a home away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Work in the mills was a key source of employment for Sabden during the 19th century, although you could be forgiven for thinking that the weavers created more than textiles, with the much-loved story that parkin was ‘woven’ using oats and treacle from the local treacle mine! Made famous by the children’s TV series ‘The Treacle People’, it is believed that boggarts lived beneath the ground mining and feasting on treacle and the source of the tale still characterises the surrounding countryside with the strange soil mounds, supposedly the entrance to the mines, clearly visible to all who explore the area. With the treacle boggarts and Pendle witches thankfully confined to the past, Sabden is now a warm and welcoming community of around 1300 residents. The village has an abundance of amenities including two primary schools and is also within the catchment area of Clitheroe Royal Grammar school, Ribblesdale School for Technology and Applied Learning and St Augustine’s RC High School, making it an ideal choice for families.

With a village green, village football club and bowling club, coupled with an array of events taking place through the year, not least a duck race along the famous Sabden Brook, and bonfire and firework display in November, Sabden is a quintessential English village. With the added bonus of its superb location to Pendle Hill offering a variety of walks, para-gliding, horse-riding and even skiing at Pendle Ski Slope, Sabden is the place to be for sports enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors. Sabden is well connected with the nearby town of Clitheroe just a few minutes’ drive away, however residents have a range of conveniences on their doorstep, including a cafe, post office, and a late shop as well as its own pub, the Pendle Witch and the Wellsprings restaurant perched upon the Hill. 


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s its first barrel rolled off the line in 1865, who would have thought that Moorhouses Brewery would go on to become one of the industry’s best loved cask ale brewers with a raft of award winning ales to its name. From its recently expanded and refurbished £4.2m brewing complex in Burnley, Moorhouses Brewery is certainly a ‘Pride of Pendle’ itself. With the opening of the 1000-barrel-a-week capacity complex last year, a spacious visitor centre complete with bistro-bar was also launched to attract both private and public events to the Burnley brewery. Growing year on year and with David Grant at the helm, it is exciting times for the brewer that retains traditional methods combined with modern, state-of-the-art technology. David and his team are keen to maintain this momentum with the roll out of more fine ales as well as making them more accessible to the public with the ales now on sale in Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s as well as long term stockists Morrisons and Booths. Their ‘Famous Five’ ales are to be supported by some new additions to the pumps over the coming months with the timely ‘Running Wild’ ale being created to support the Olympics and ‘400’ to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witches trial amongst them. More celebrations are afoot as the brewery is also set to hold a number of events and festivals to

mark its recent expansion. The brewer will hold the first event on 16/17 March. It will feature champion brews from the annual Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) and the Brewing Industry International Awards (BIIA) to highlight the best of British craft cask ales – the only growing sector of the UK beer industry.

now making to the growing cask ales market at a time when cask is rapidly growing in popularity among women. And, of course, as the nation’s award winning ‘Halloween Brewer’ we wish to mark the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witches story appropriately.”

A July festival (27/28) will feature ales from a growing band of brewsters (female brewers). It will include a special tasting evening for female drinkers led by top beer writer Melissa Cole. For October a festival will mark the Halloween season and the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the legendary Pendle Witches. Entry for the festivals is £3.00 (Camra members £2.00) and advance tickets are available from the brewery – telephone 01282 422864.

Moorhouse’s brewery has long linked itself to the history of the Pendle Witches with many of its real ales, such as Blond Witch and Pendle Witches brew paying homage to the county’s links to witchcraft and so the anniversary itself is something close to the team at Moorhouses with Managing Director, David Grant launching a campaign to pardon the infamous witches!

Managing Director, David Grant said: “This ambitious programme of festivals will celebrate the major commitment we have made in the future of the cask ale industry and focus attention on this growing market. The new visitor centre means we are now able to cater for both private functions, such as weddings and corporate celebrations, as well as large public events. The festivals will showcase what we have to offer while giving both enthusiasts and newcomers to cask a chance to enjoy some of Britain’s top brews. “Our brewsters’ festival will highlight the considerable contribution that female brewers are

To Pardon or Not to Pardon… that is the question!

The campaign, which is supported by Pendle Witches expert, Simon Entwistle has certainly been gaining momentum recently with many local people in full support of the bid. David said: “If it is ever going to happen then this is the year to do it. Having read a lot about the trial and the history I think they were made an example of, I think they were just herbalists convicted on the evidence of a young girl. The King at the time was keen to come down on what he perceived as witches.” If the campaign gathers enough support and officially launched then an online Government petition would require 100,000 signatures for the issue to be debated in the House of Commons. 


OUR PUBS Moorhouses enjoys national distribution through a comprehensive wholesale network as well as supplying to approximately 300 Free Trade Outlets within a 50-mile radius of the brewery. Here are just handful of pubs serving our ales in the local area:

THE PENDLE INN Barley

THE SUN INN Blacko

THE EAGLE Barrow

THE CALFS HEAD ROGGERHAM GATE INN Briercliffe

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Briercliffe Asking Price ÂŁ395,000

Proctor Cote This four bedroomed recently refurbished farmhouse offers delightful family living accommodation in the popular Briercliffe area with open views of the surrounding countryside. Extended and refurbished to an excellent standard over recent years, the property has its accommodation arranged over two floors and briefly comprises on the ground floor, entrance hall with study area, cloakroom, lounge with open views of the surrounding countryside, dining room with open fire, superb breakfast kitchen with stainless steel range and extensive range of inbuilt appliances together with island unit and breakfast bar, cellar and rear porch. At first floor level is the master bedroom with an extensive range of fitted bedroom furniture and luxurious en-suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms, house bathroom and laundry room. Externally, the property is set with gardens to front and side, off road parking and garage.

Trawden Asking Price ÂŁ260,000


Millbrook, Fence Asking Price £234,950

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Occupying a pleasant corner plot position situated on this select cul-de-sac located in the heart of the highly desirable and sought after village of Fence. On entering the property the entrance porch leads to a well proportioned family lounge and the staircase provides access to the first floor. Situated to the rear of the property is an extensive and luxuriously fitted dining kitchen in American Cherry and the property has been extended to the rear by a conservatory which overlooks and accesses the rear garden. On the first floor the master bedroom enjoys a three piece en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms together with a fourth single bedroom. The property is beautifully decorated internally with a modern and contemporary style. The open plan arrangement to the kitchen reflects today’s modern family requirements.

Glen View Cottage, Burnley Asking Price £255,000

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ith little room left in the trophy cabinet, Petty’s has added one more by scooping the Home Sale Network’s prestigious award for ‘Best Agent’ in North West. Competing against agents from across the region, they were crowned overall winners at the 18th annual conference, held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London. The annual prize gives the winning Network member the title of ‘Best Agent in the North West Region’ and is awarded on a number of criteria measuring the agent’s overall contribution to Home Sale Network, their ability to demonstrate customer satisfaction, a strong market share locally and a proven record of helping relocating buyers move both in and out of the area. Ian Bythell and Simon Morgan received their award at the conference’s glamorous black tie awards dinner. The evening was hosted by Alexander Armstrong, one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and regular host on BBC panel show, Have I Got News For You, who presented Petty’s with their award. Ian Bythell said: “For Petty’s to have been firstly nominated as the best agent in the North West by Home Sale Network is recognition of the hard work and combined effort of all our members of staff. However, to have won the award is absolutely fantastic and we are proud and delighted to be the North West’s best Network estate agent.”

A stunning and unusual property, Glen View Cottage offers something genuinely different for the discerning purchaser. We have been informed that back in the 1800s this lovely home was originally a Public House called The Glen View Inn. With all history aside, this is certainly now a beautiful detached residence, superbly tucked away and enjoying such an original style of character and certainly a warm and welcoming ambiance.

Richard Tucker, Home Sale Network’s Managing Director said, “Home Sale Network is a national network of independent estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales. As members of the Network, our agents promote their individual brand, but they are also encouraged to promote the Network as a whole. The 2011 Best Agent North West Regional Award is significant because it recognises the agent that has most successfully demonstrated their customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and their commitment to the Home Sale Network principles.” 


Pasture Lane, Barrowford

Hollin Hall, Trawden

Asking Price £149,950

Asking Price £139,950

The property comprises a semi-detached property situated in the heart of the highly sought after and popular Pendleside village of Barrowford. The property provides well balanced family living accommodation which comprises briefly on the ground floor, UPVC double glazed entrance porch, entrance hallway where the staircase provides access to the first floor, a well proportioned lounge is situated to the front of the property and benefits from a pleasant aspect to the front. Situated towards the rear of the property is a fully fitted dining kitchen in white with co-ordinating working surfaces and allocated dining area. The property also benefits from a conservatory extension to the rear. On the first floor there is a double bedroom situated to the front of the property with fitted wardrobes and two further generous single bedrooms. The bathroom suite is fully fitted in white and houses a three piece suite.

This spacious end cottage has recently undergone a full refurbishment programme and provides a blank canvas for any would be purchaser. The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, newly fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and spacious lounge. To the first floor are two double bedrooms and a newly fitted three piece bathroom suite in white. Externally to the side of the property is a shared driveway and to the rear is a newly landscaped garden.

Holme Terrace, Nelson

Park Avenue, Barrowford

Asking Price £80,000

Asking Price £169,950

An immaculate mid terrace property renovated to exacting standards by the current vendors and situated in this quaint traffic free position overlooking an open green area to the front. Generous lounge with feature open fire and newly installed fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and a luxurious three piece shower room and benefitting from UPVC double glazing and gas central heating. Pretty enclosed rear yard with external lighting, two stores one of which incorporates a utility area. A sensibly priced home of superior quality.

Blessed with stunning views over Victoria Park this imposing Victorian terrace property benefits from an extensive renovation programme whilst sympathetically retaining the property’s period features. The substantial family living accommodation is arranged over four floors and boasts five bedroom accommodation, four of which are double, complete with four piece bathroom suite and additional three piece shower room. The property boasts numerous period features including original sash windows to the front elevation, wrought iron gate and railings to the front forecourt.


Ryecroft, Hollin Hall Asking Price ÂŁ249,950

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Ryecroft comprises a modern mews property being the end one of five occupying a delightful position abutting Pendle Water to the rear and open farmland to the front and side. The property is complemented by the modern day comforts of UPVC double glazed sash windows and gas fired central heating via a combination boiler. Externally, there is private parking to the front of the property together with a garden area which continues round to the side. To the rear is a delightful patio area with wrought iron balustrade abutting Pendle Water. The property lends itself perfectly for further extension to the side of the property if desired, subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.

Hawthorne Cottage, Fence Asking Price ÂŁ165,000

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The property comprises a quaint traditional stone built cottage occupying a pleasant position on the edge of open countryside and within the popular village of Fence. The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor lounge and breakfast kitchen. To the first floor are two bedrooms and a house bathroom. Externally there is off road parking for two vehicles, small garden and patio area providing a superb environment for those sunny afternoons. The property is located within walking distance of local facilities and amenities and the M65 motorway is within 5 minutes driving distance providing excellent commuting throughout East Lancashire and beyond with the national motorway network.

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Barley Asking Price ÂŁ255,000

The Bullion Situated in the heart of the picturesque and highly sought after village of Barley. The Bullion consists of seven properties, with the subject property being the end one and enjoying a larger than average plot with substantial garden area to the side and rear. The property currently provides three bedroomed accommodation complete with attractive lounge to the rear with patio doors accessing the garden and situated to the front of the property is a fully fitted kitchen and two piece cloakroom. Additionally on the first floor is a three piece house bathroom suite.

Trawden Asking Price ÂŁ365,000

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the ankle the bandage is put on from the toes, over the ankle and finished up the calf. Always check the circulation in the toes/fingers to make sure it isn’t too tight and take it off if lying down or at night. Elevation You should try to elevate the injured part above the level of the heart initially. This lowers the blood pressure in the blood vessels directly around the injury and limits bleeding and swelling. Remember if a severe injury is suspected it is always better to get a specialist’s opinion. Look out for:• Severe pain which doesn’t ease • Immediate swelling • Deformity • Extreme loss of function • Guarding or unusual movements • Noises e.g. cracking around the injury site Of course, if the injury persist and doesn’t settle then Physiotherapy can help speed up the healing process and get you back on your feet. The Physiotherapist can also advise you on the best way to rehabilitate yourself back to full fitness so you can get back to enjoying your time off. For further information look at the P.R.I.C.E. Guidelines by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. 

Jane E Connolly M.C.S.P & Associates Whalley Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Victory House, The Sidings, Station Road, Whalley BB7 9SE


Meadow Close, Reedley

Burnbrae, Brierfield

Asking Price £249,950

Asking Price £219,950

A fabulous opportunity to acquire what can be genuinely described as an outstanding four bedroom detached residence. Positioned within this sought after location the key features to this stunning family home include on the ground floor, entrance reception area, spacious cloaks/utility, beautiful family lounge, dining room, well equipped and fitted kitchen, garden room and study. On the first floor is a landing hallway providing access to the balcony area, spacious master bedroom with fitted furniture, three piece en-suite and excellent views, three further good sized bedrooms and three piece house bathroom.

A substantial, stone built, semi-detached period property enjoying panoramic views towards Pendle Hill. This superior and handsome residence has two large reception rooms and four good sized bedrooms. Retaining many charming original features including cornicing, fireplaces and stained glass windows, an impressive entrance hallway with stairs leading to half landing and a feature window. There is also a newly installed breakfast kitchen. A well presented family home where internal viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate the size and quality of the accommodation on offer.

Externally, there are excellent garden areas to the front and rear with key block driveway to the front which in turn provides access to the integral single garage.

Greenfield Road, Colne

Ridgeway, Wheatley Springs, Barrowford

Asking Price £210,000

Asking Price £280,000

The property comprises a substantial traditional period cottage property which historically was two former back to back cottages which have subsequently been converted at some point to create this substantial family dwelling The property is complemented by the modern day comforts of gas fired central heating and oak effect UPVC double glazed leaded light windows complement the natural stone work. The overall living accommodation extends to approximately 1,329 sq ft.

Simply stunning, is the only way to describe this modern detached true bungalow. On entering the property you are greeted by a central ‘L’ shaped entrance hallway. The family lounge is a well proportioned square room with stone fireplace with brick insert housing a living flame gas fire. Undoubtedly one of the property’s selling points is the luxurious fully fitted dining kitchen enjoying a host of luxurious matching wall, base and drawer units. The master bedroom boasts and extensive range of quality fitted bedroom furniture. The two further bedrooms are single bedrooms with extensive fitted bedroom furniture. Externally, to the front of the property is a substantial block paved driveway providing ample off road parking.


THE SUN SHINES ON SUNDOWN s you drive through the picturesque village of Higher Reedley, your eyes turn to one of the most imposing properties in the area which is now on the market giving potential new owners the chance to move in to quite simply, a stunning property and piece of local history.

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“Sundown” off Higher Reedley Road is one of those properties that is rare to the market. Steeped in character, this period property dates back to Circa 1930 and was individually built for the well-known Walter Lambert “Timber Merchants” which is evident from the moment you step foot inside. The palatial entrance hall features impressive oak panelled walls and feature staircase which simply oozes charm and decadence. The panelling continues up the airy and open staircase to the first floor where the grand nature of this home flows and which cleverly showcases the history this home retains. The indulgence continues as you wander through the ground floor where you find two spacious reception rooms each with its own stunning stone fireplace taking centre stage. For us, yet again our eyes were drawn to the windows. Both the lounge room and dining room have feature bay windows that not only draw in the light but extend your eyeline outside and across the substantial front garden which extends to form its very own football pitch! With the impressive Pendle Hill dominating the skyline, Sundown boasts some of the best views we have seen from its elevated position. Tastefully decorated throughout in neutral colours, the traditional touches combine effortlessly with modern style which is never more evident than in the kitchen. The sleek units and modern fittings, including modern range cooker are complemented with a stylish floor to ceiling radiator that simply blends into the room like a modern piece of artwork. The room is spacious and light and provides the perfect family space to enjoy together and with its walk in larder, this room is any budding chef’s dream!

As we continued our journey through this home’s impressive array of rooms, nothing could prepare us for the unique balcony that the master bedroom boasts. The stonework creates an almost castle ‘turret’ style space from which you can enjoy the impressive views to the front elevation. Both the master bedroom and second bedroom have an attached shower en-suite and the homes family bathroom to the top of the staircase is a modern, tranquil space with the luxury of a free standing bath. Sundown is a unique, spacious, characterful four bedroomed property that is the epitome of a desirable and elegant family home. It is bursting with space and the grounds in which is stands only adds to the desirability of this home. The space to the rear of the home is a picture perfect garden where the former tennis court provides ample lawn for a large family to make the most of and where any nimble green fingered gardener would feel right at home! Sundown is being marketed by Petty’s Burnley office and is priced at £595,000. For full details or to request a brochure, please call 01282 415111 or visit our website at www.petty.co.uk 

Sundown boasts some of the best views we have seen from its elevated position.


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or many people decisions regarding your children’s school fall at traditional times such as going into Reception, the change from primary to secondary school and from senior school to sixth form college. Increasingly the competition surrounding finding the right place for your child means that many parents now start looking ahead at least 18 months in advance of any move and this is understandable, as there are so many options available and the application procedures for each kind of school varies. Peaks in interest occur when the local authority makes its offer of places in March for secondary education and April for primary education. Open events and advertising campaigns used to be mainly focused in the Autumn Term but nowadays there are often as many events in the Spring Term and even the Summer Term. Such events are a useful way of getting a sense of a school and equally important is the school website as an indicator of what it sees as important and equally what is going on in the school. Once you have established which appeals to you then the most important step is to visit the school and meet the head teacher, staff and pupils. Many independent schools now offer taster days to prospective pupils so that they can get a taste of daily school life. At Oakhill it is the initial school visit and taster days

Oakhill Principal Carmel Riley, photographed with recent new pupils, reflects on the important decisions to be made when choosing the right school for your children and the benefits to be had from making the right choice. Photography: TVPAV.com that generally make people’s minds up about this being the right choice for their child.

YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN TO FEEL THAT LIFE IS BETTER, THAT LEARNING IS AN ADVENTURE AND SCHOOL DAYS ARE TO BE TREASURED For some people however the decision about schooling for your child comes at unexpected times either through circumstance, perhaps a change in jobs, or with the realisation that your child is no longer thriving in their current school. I have often spoken about how important it is for children to be happy so that they can learn effectively and there are times, for whatever

reason, when children lose that sense of adventure and the educational journey can become lacklustre. This is when some parents realise that all is not as it should be and begin to look for alternatives for their children. They believe in better and set out to find it. Since November we have welcomed several children of all ages from Reception through to Year 10. One of the most rewarding things about being in education is being able to watch so many transformations and witnessing children who have not been themselves, stretch out and stand tall when they are happy in themselves. This is what makes education worthwhile when you know that you are providing the right environment for children to feel that life is better, that learning is an adventure and school days are to be treasured. The benefits of believing in better can be seen in the return of a sparkle in the eye and a natural smile as the children feel at home once again in their school environment. The new term at Oakhill has brought us more pupils and more smiles from everyone including the parents, as they too recognise that they have made the right choice for their child. Oakhill College Wiswell Lane, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9AF 01254 823546 enquiries@oakhillcollege.co.uk www.oakhillcollege.co.uk


Blacko Asking Price ÂŁ429,500

Craigmore Craigmore comprises a stunning period detached property constructed Circa 1930 and occupies an elevated position with breathtaking views across the valley with Pendle Hill dominating the background. The property offers spacious family living accommodation with four bedrooms and en-suite shower room. There are two spacious reception rooms with feature bay windows taking full advantage of the stunning views. A large study or separate sitting room is situated towards the rear together with a dining kitchen with integrated appliances. Externally, there are substantial and well established mature gardens, vegetable, herb and wild garden, a private driveway provides ample off road parking together with a detached single garage.

Kelbrook Asking Price ÂŁ359,950

Croft House Cottage Historically formally known as Croft House Farm dating back to circa 1633. The property has undergone significant changes including extensions and renaming and is now known as Croft House Cottage. The property comprises of a semi-detached four bedroomed period cottage boasting substantial and meticulously tended gardens laid mainly to lawn with extensive and well stocked vegetable garden. The property abuts open fields and enjoys a private parking area to the rear with newly constructed detached timber garage.


GUIDED WALKS MARCH - APRIL (18/03/2012 - 03/04/2012) As part of the Pendle Witches Festival there will be a selection of Guided Walks – following the real events and exploring the sites! Walks are graded as follows : EASY (E) – up to about 3 miles MODERATE (M)– 3 to 7 miles with only a little uphill HARD (H)– 7 to 10 miles or shorter if substantial uphill VERY HARD (VH) – over 10 miles or shorter if substantial uphill. These are outdoor walks in the countryside please dress accordingly. 18th March - 10am – Colne. Ball Grove (M) We visit a very ancient packhorse track which John Law could possibly have used to Colne as well as historic Wycoller. 18th March - Noon – Colne. Waterside (M) We walk to Trawden along the ancient mireage by another route which he could possibly have used. 1st April - 10am – Barley Car Park (M/H) Faugh’s Quarry via Whitehough & Newchurch returning past Ogden Reservoir. 3rd April - 10am - Barocco’s carpark, Cuckstool Lane, Fence (M) Through fields to Fence visiting places connected to the witches. THE WATERFALL WALK (24/03/2012) Start: 10:30am – Finish: 4:30pm Meeting Point: Pepper Hill Barn, Wycoller Grid Ref: SD 933 393 – Postcode: BB8 8SY Description: A scenic walk in the Forest of Trawden, viewing attractive waterfalls and the wildlife associated with them. Bookable places available: 30 Bring a packed lunch WALLACE HARTLEY EXHIBITION (02/04/2012 - 27/07/2012) Visit the new exhibition on Wallace Hartley the heroic bandmaster from the Titanic disaster. The exhibition looks at Wallace Hartley's early years with his family at Colne, becoming a professional violinist, his life as a musician working for Cunard, the Titanic disaster and the late hero's return to the town of his birth. Displays include photographs and artefacts relating to his life. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For opening times please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk WALLACE HARTLEY STATUE UNVEILING (13/04/2012) A new statue of Wallace Hartley will be unveiled at The Titanic in Lancashire Museum, with a memorial dedication by the Reverend Tony Rindl 12noon - 12.30pm

work inspired by the Pendle Witches, is an investigation into the story of a place that vibrates with energy focused on a view of the world in 1612 and the incidents that occurred. A Pendle Investigation is supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND . Please visit www.arteology.co.uk for more information. 10:00 - 16:00 every Mon - Sat T. 01282 861 011 E. enquiries@arteology.co.uk

entertainment for all ages. We are encouraging as many as possible to dress appropriate to 100 years ago, cloggs, mop cap, top hat and tails, etc. Contact the Secretary, Ida Carmichae on 01282 423 612 for further details. Ightenhill Park top of Watt Street Burnley BB12 8AX E. gavnida@ntlworld.com

THORNTON HALL FARM Visit www.thortonhallcountrypark.co.uk for information Comic Relief Fun Run – (25/03/12) The Great Easter Fun Day – (08/04/12) Birds of Prey – (09/04/12) Thornton Hall Farm, Thornton-in-Craven, Nr Skipton BD23 3TJ Tel. 01282 841 148

BURNLEY INTERNATIONAL ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL (04/05/12 - 06/05/12) BURNLEY MECHANICS After 23 amazing years of music the Burnley Blues Festival is having a makeover, turning into the Burnley International Rock and Blue Festival. Since its launch in 1988 the event has hosted some of the greatest performers in the music industry and has gained a reputation as one of the leading festivals in the world, now also established as one of the longest running events in the UK. Tickets - £28.50 or £88.50 for full festival tickets (available directly from the box office only) Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley BB11 1BH Tel: 01282 664 400 Email: burnleymechanics@burnley.gov.uk

FOULRIDGE CANAL CRUISES (29/04/2012 - 30/09/2012) "The Tunnel Trip" departs at 11.00am This unique trip, with a high educational content, is a treat for all the family. The trip through the tunnel takes about 20 minutes, before we head off down towards Barrowford. Morning coffee is served before we stop, close to the Barrowford Locks. We do not travel through the locks, but give passengers the opportunity to stretch their legs and view the locks and the reservoir. We arrive back at Foulridge Wharf at 1pm. "The Afternoon Cruise" departs at 2.30pm A 1 1/2 hr trip cruising from Foulridge towards the village of Salterforth. We travel through the open countryside along the highest level of the Canal. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are included in the cost. The boat has tables and upholstered seats, and can seat up to 48 people. It is covered, and suitable for all weather conditions and is equipped with toilets. On all trips, the Buffet-Bar is open serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. During 2012 public trips will operate on the following Sundays only: April 29th, May 6th / 20th, June 3rd and 24th, July 15th and 29th, August 12th / 26th, Sept 9th and 30th. Booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Tel. 01282 844033 MOORHOUSES – OPEN EVENINGS (08/03/12, 03/05/12, 05/07/12) An opportunity to take a tour of the Moorhouses brewery, plus purchase drinks from the bar and Moorhouses merchandise. Tickets: free of charge The Brewery, Moorhouse Street, Burnley BB11 5EN

PENDLE TRIATHLON - 2012 (29/04/2012) Based in and around West Craven Sports Centre, Barnoldswick, the Pendle Triathlon is a sprint triathlon, comprising of a 750m swim, 22.4km cycle and a 5.4km run, taking in the rolling scenery of the surrounding areas. BTF Members £26.50 Non BTF Members £31.50 Entries are now being accepted for this event. Entries are online only, However if you require any further information about the event, please do not hesitate to contact the centre either by telephone (01282)666710 E. wcsc@pendleleisuretrust.co.uk A PENDLE INVESTIGATION - (28/02/12 – 10/03/12) A Pendle Investigation... the gallery@arteology is showcasing an exciting solo exhibition by oil painter Joe Hesketh. This body of

MOORHOUSE’S PREMIER SPRING BEER FESTIVAL (16/03/3012 -17 /03/2012 AND 27/07/2012-28/07/2012) A chance to enjoy the brewery’s ten beers alongside fifteen guest Champion of Champion beers and ciders from around world. The event also includes a tour of the brewery. Tickets: £3 to book in advance or on the door The Brewery, Moorhouse Street, Burnley BB11 5EN IGHTENHILL FESTIVAL - FREE (03/06/12) 13.00pm - 16.00pm One day only To celebrate the Queens Diamond jubilee, 100 years of the official opening of Ightenhill Park and our annual Park Festival, the Friends of Ightenhill Park are planning a Festival comprising of live band, food, stalls galore and plenty of

PENDLE YOUNG MUSICIANS BURSARY (25/03/2012) Previously known as Pendle Teenage Talent, The Pendle Young Musicians Bursary, along with The Arden Youth Choir and Pendle Youth Choir, presents ‘The Grand Finale’ The four finalists – Jade Brett, Laura Schofield, Emma Johnson and Samantha Oxborough – all compete for the chance to win the Pendle Youth Musicians Bursary. Doors Open: 1.15pm Show Starts: 2.00pm Ticket Prices: £5 (Students up to 18 FREE) WITCH EXPERIENCE BUS TOUR (29/04/2012) The tours start from Barden Mill at 10.00am with optional lunch and with several stops for photography and sightseeing. The tours are 3 hours long. Sun 29th of April, Sun 1st of July and Sun October 28th. Tel: 07721 048 859 / 01282 458 759 www.pendlewitchexperience.co.uk THE TASTE OF PUNJAB (10/03/12) Brierfield Mayor’s Charity Meal, Brierfield Community Centre. 6.30pm for 7.00pm £15.00. Contact Mohammad Hanif 07785 514614 Punjab Takeaway 01282 619069 or Pendleside Hospice 01282 440100 DAVE MOLLOY TRIBUTE CONCERT (31/03/12) St Mary’s FC, Haslingden featuring Country Folk Bands. £5.00 inc. supper. Contact 01706 221814 or 01706 226753 COMPLETING TRAVEL TO ALL MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS (20/03/12) Illustrated talk by John Barnett, to be held at Mitton Hall, Whalley. £25.00 inc. 3 course lunch. Contact Joyce Proctor 01282 614179 DEVILISH PRACTICES (23/05/2012 - 26/05/2012) Devilish Practices - a play by the Borderline Theatre is a new play specifically created for 2012's fourth centenary of the Pendle Witch Trials. It asks: who were the women (and men) sent to the gallows, why were they persecuted and how do they speak to us today? Devilish Practices uses all the resources of theatre to create a fresh and surprising take on the Pendle Witches. We recommend this play is not suitable for children under 12 years, but this is, however, up to parents discretion. Colne Muni, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0BP Tel: 01282 661234 www.themuni.co.uk THE MAYOR OF BURNLEY’S FAREWELL PARTY (03/04/12) James Hargreaves Suite, Burnley Football Club. A Night of Soul/Northern Soul Music featuring The Soul Survivors with Chris Farlowe & other groups . £25.00 inc. 3 course meal. Contact Mayoress’ Committee 01282 426354 or Burnley Football Club 01282 700008


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