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Welcome Welcome to the fifth edition of Your Village Life magazine. The summer months are now finally upon us and this issue is packed with informative features and articles to help you make the most of the warm weather with places to visit and our popular ‘what’s on’ feature. We have taken the opportunity in this issue to guide you through your property investment with advice on entering the property ladder as a Landlord as well as a peek into the daily life of our very own Lettings Assistant, Lesley Clarke. We’ve also been chatting to Salterforth and England netball star, Natalie Haythornthwaite as well as local lad turned Hollywood actor, Jamier Buller. We take a peek behind the doors of Middle Hague Farmhouse, one of the reputed oldest homes in Kelbrook plus, don’t miss our guide to making the most of your garden this summer. We are delighted to say that Your Village Life is now 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

Information and prices contained in this magazine were correct at the time of print. While every care is taken, prices and details are subject to change and Petty (CS) Ltd take no responsibility for omissions or errors. Petty cannot accept responsibility for errors contained in third party artwork. The views and opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by Petty. All rights reserved.

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Briercliffe

Asking Price ÂŁ474,950

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. Set in an individual position, in our opinion this property requires an internal inspection for its size and quality to be fully appreciated.


Cliviger

Asking Price £209,950

Red Lees Road A truly outstanding mature semi-detached dwelling boasting a wonderful position within this much sought after and highly regarded rural location. Benefiting from open views particularly to the front, the quality of the décor and exceptionally well planned contemporary style throughout, all contribute to being without a shadow of a doubt a fabulous home indeed. To the first floor are three well proportioned bedrooms, two being double in size, the main bedroom being positioned at the rear and the second bedroom to the front enjoying a very pleasant outlook, currently used as a study room, and with access to the loft/occasional bedroom. Externally, this superb home is adorned by beautiful landscaped garden areas to front, side and rear together with excellent workshop which was previously the single garage. With a distinct emphasis on style and quality throughout, we do strongly feel that this stunning home will appeal to a wide range of purchaser and for this reason we do highly recommend an early appointment to view.

Barley

Asking Price £399,995

Springbank Barn Springbank Barn is a substantial four bedroom family home situated in the picturesque village of Barley nestled peacefully in the shadows of Pendle Hill. The area is extremely popular with walkers and ramblers, for good reason with outstanding scenery, fresh country air, welcoming locals and a host of outdoor activities on offer make this an exceptionally popular place to live. The beautiful area is dominated by Pendle Hill and Springbank Barn enjoys breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding countryside together with views over Lower and Upper Black Moss Reservoir to the front. Springbank Barn is the middle barn on a select development of three individual properties and has undergone significant and extensive refurbishment over the last two years and is now presented to the highest level including solid oak and stone paved flooring throughout the ground floor together with skirtings and architraves and an oak staircase which provides access to the first floor and galleried landing. The luxurious kitchen is simply stunning and has to be seen to be fully admired.


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ith an increase in activity in the lettings market, we take a candid look into the daily life of Petty’s very own Lettings Assistant, Lesley Clarke, who knows all too well that the agency is busier than ever before in supporting Landlords and tenants alike across the region. Here, Lesley briefly talks us through a day in her life… First things first: The day always starts early with a meeting and catch up with the rest of the team on what happened the previous day and any issues landlords or tenants are facing that need addressing. The team talks and that is the key as it is so important that we are all aware of every detail and every issue so that we can act promptly should any client need an update. One hour later: I spend no longer than an hour in the office as for me, my day is spent on the road making sure that all the inspections are carried out at the right time. Armed with my diary, I go from house to house completing the inspection report on behalf of the Landlords who utilise our full property management services. It takes about 15 minutes to complete each property and we repeat this every six months which gives the landlords confidence that their property is our priority. Lunch: One of the perks of the job is that no two days are ever the same and I never seem to be sat in the same place eating lunch! More often than not, lunch is on the go! Throughout the day: Petty offers three levels of support, Bronze, Silver and Gold and so there is always something different for me to do, whether that is an inventory, a viewing, meter readings, compliance checks or briefing the team back in the office on any urgent matters. Attention to detail is paramount and so a lot of my time is spent dictating reports and also taking photographs too which simply protects both parties should an issue arise.

“The lettings market is buoyant with properties moving quickly...”

Memorable moments: Having been with Petty’s for four years now, I can honestly say, I have seen it all! The lettings market is buoyant with properties moving quickly and I do love the pace of the job which keeps me on my toes. I have a lot of good memories and although it doesn’t happen often I do recall one day I was hosting a group viewing and each party wanted the house! We give clients the opportunity to reserve there and then with an application fee and it really was a fight to find me first!


Barrowford

Offers Around £299,950

Ridgeway Simply stunning, is the only way to describe this modern detached true bungalow situated on the award winning and highly sought after Wheatley Springs development located in the heart of the exclusive fashionable Pendleside village of Barrowford. 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. Patio doors provide access to the conservatory which enjoys a pleasant aspect over the rear garden. Undoubtedly one of the property’s selling points is the luxurious fully fitted dining kitchen. Patio doors to the rear create a light environment and enjoy a pleasant aspect over the rear garden. An internal inspection is imperative to fully appreciate this beautifully appointed detached true bungalow.

Higherford

Asking Price £240,000

Barnoldswick Road

Benefiting from a substantial extension this attractively presented semi-detached property provides substantial four bedroom family living accommodation. On entering the property on the ground floor there is an attractive lounge situated to the front of the property with feature bay window which enjoys a pleasant aspect over the front garden and adjacent fields. To the rear of the property is a superb dining kitchen with patio doors overlooking and accessing the rear garden. The kitchen is luxuriously fitted with granite working surfaces. Additionally, on the ground floor is a cloakroom and access to the integral garage. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms together with a fourth single bedroom with a pull down ladder providing access to a loft area. The house bathroom houses a modern three piece suite in white with Spa bath.


ASK THE EXPERT

Catlow Row, Burnley Asking Price £125,000 Rob Wyke Director

FINDING YOUR WAY Easy and rapid access to financial information via TV or internet should make the house buying process much less stressful… but does it? Information overload can sometimes confuse, rather than enthuse decision making. Particularly when you consider the wide range of mortgage products on offer. That’s where Mortgages 65 can be of assistance. We can take away a lot of the legwork, hold your hand through the process, liaise with the various parties involved and be readily available. By using a professional broker, it is also much easier to smooth out any problems or hiccups that inevitably arise during such a complex process. Lenders at the moment are particularly choosy about whom they lend to and it is always comforting to know you have someone on your side to fight your corner and ensure a positive outcome.

This dwelling is set in the picturesque hamlet of Southfield. This two bedroom property is discreetly tucked away enjoying lovely scenic views to the front and rear, boasting views over Pendle Hill and beyond. The property would be ideal for a second home or even a holiday home. If you enjoy country walks and other outdoor activities this could be an ideal property for you. The property is arranged over three floors and briefly comprises sun lounge, sitting room, kitchen and two double bedrooms with the added bonus of off road parking. The property also has gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing throughout.

Market knowledge Brokers understandably face a rigorous process of examination and monitoring. An independent, whole of market adviser now has to follow strict guidelines that ensure the most up to date and impartial service is passed on to you, the customer.

Dalesway, Barrowford Asking Price £349,950

Protect your credit rating Each time you apply for any credit a ‘footprint’ is left on your central credit file. Multiple applications can result in a low credit score and thereafter affect future applications or lead to a lower score and a downgraded product. Your broker will ensure this does not happen. All information is collated and considered before a credit search is initiated.

Wider market offering Not only will Mortgages 65 look at the whole of the mortgage market but we will also identify and describe supporting products such as income protection, redundancy cover and life assurance. The above reasons, and the fact that we are happy to see you in your own home at a time convenient to you explains why a high percentage of mortgage lending currently goes through mortgage brokers. (Source; Council of Mortgage Lenders, Nov’ 2010 ) Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.

Undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions of this property is its substantial and private gardens which have been professionally landscaped and are also professionally maintained providing a lawned area to the rear with mature and established borders and to the side of the property is a seating area, pond and water feature. The property itself is accessed via double wrought iron gates providing an impressive and secure access. The property comprises an individually styled four bedroom detached property situated on the award winning Wheatley Springs Development.


Village Properties To Let

Alma View, Foulridge Rent: £595pcm

Gorple Road, Worsthorne Rent: £550pcm

Burwains Close Rent: £750pcm

Semi-detached with 3 bedrooms

Cottage with 3 bedrooms

Semi-detached with 3 bedrooms

Church Street, Barnoldswick Rent: £475pcm

Cowgill Street, Earby Rent: £595pcm

End Terrace with 3 bedrooms

Gisburn Road, Blacko Rent: £495pcm

Terrace with 2 bedrooms & attic

Cottage with 2 bedrooms

Gisburn Street, Barnoldswick Rent: £525pcm

Greenwoods Barn, Worsthorne Rent: £850pcm

Hindley Court, Barrowford Rent: £850pcm

Townhouse with 3 bedrooms

Barn Conversion with 4 bedrooms

Reedymore Terrace, Foulridge Rent: £575pcm

Wheatley Lane Road, Fence Rent: 575pcm

Zion Chapel, Trawden Rent: £750pcm

End terrace with 2 bedrooms plus attic

Mid terrace with 3 bedrooms plus attic

Semi-detached with 5 bedrooms

4 bedrooms refurbished detached


Hambledon Terrace Asking Price £99,950

Pennine Grove, Huntroyde Asking Price £449,950

Positioned upon this very select row where properties rarely become available for sale, a superb stone built end of terrace dwelling. Affording larger than expected accommodation and enjoying this enviable traffic free position.

This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase one of the most individual properties in the area, situated in a choice plot extending to approximately one third of an acre and offering scope for further extension if required.

The property itself exudes a lovely charm and should certainly appeal to a wide range of purchaser, in particular the young family or anyone wishing to downsize.

The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, entrance porch, entrance hall, ‘L’ shaped lounge, breakfast kitchen, dining room/bedroom four, house bathroom and bedroom two. On the first floor is the master bedroom, bedroom three and a shower room.

To the first floor are two very good sized bedrooms, the main bedroom enjoying a super outlook across the surrounding countryside. Externally to the front the property enjoys a traffic free position and a delightful enclosed cottage style garden, and to the rear is a very tidy well maintained enclosed yard area with stone outbuilding.

There is a substantial tarmacadamed driveway leading to a sizeable attached garage that will comfortably house two vehicles and offers great potential for any car enthusiast, or conversion to a self-contained annexe.

Osbourne Terrace, Spenbrook Asking Price £159,950

The property comprises a stone built inner quasi property situated in the idyllic and picturesque Pendleside village of Spenbrook. On entering the property you are greeted by a pleasant lounge with Karndene flooring. There is a fully fitted kitchen in pine with granite work surfaces and a wealth of integrated appliances. The property has benefited from a substantial conservatory extension to the rear. The first floor master bedroom is an excellent double with fitted wardrobe, and to the rear of the property is a single bedroom. The property enjoys a pleasant and tranquil cul-de-sac setting with lawned garden areas to both the front and rear and a private driveway.

Inchfield, Worsthorne Asking Price £195,000

A modern executive style detached residence providing outstanding family accommodation indeed. Positioned within the heart of this genuinely sought after rural village, there are many attractive and quality features to this lovely home including a fabulous and well equipped breakfast style kitchen which certainly enjoys an excellent range of high gloss fitted units and in turn provides integral access into the single garage. To the first floor there are four bedrooms, Externally, there are mature garden areas to the front with driveway and private landscaped garden to the rear.


SHOULD I BECOME A LANDLORD? Buy-to-let investments are enjoying a mini boom. Rents are rising because unfortunately many young people can’t afford to buy. But should investors be piling in when house prices are falling and interest rates are set to rise? Here, Simon Westwell, Lettings Manager explains everything a buy-to-let landlord needs to know...

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uy-to-let involves buying a property and letting it to tenants. But it should be seen as a long-term investment to provide regular income, not a get-rich-quick scheme. And it is certainly not stress-free as dealing with tenants can be a headache! You should also be aware of the risks. There might be times when the property is empty and you have to meet the mortgage payments out of your savings. As recent years have proved, house prices do not always rise and if this continues almost a third of landlords will be in negative equity — owing more on their mortgage than their property is worth — if house prices fall by 5% in 2011 and a further 5% in 2012, according to credit agency Standard & Poor’s. Against this though, would-be landlords must weigh rising rents and yields. The yield is the amount of money a landlord receives in rent over one year, shown as a percentage of the property value. If you paid £100,000 for a property and the annual rent was £5,000, the yield would be 5%.

HOW DO I GET A BUY-TO-LET MORTGAGE? You’ll need a specialist buy-to-let mortgage because banks and building societies calculate whether you can afford the mortgage differently to standard home loans. For starters, you will need a good credit history and a deposit of at least 20%. Then you will also need to demonstrate you will receive enough rental income to cover 125% of the mortgage interest payments. The increased difference between the rent your receive and the mortgage interest itself is factored in to cover other costs, such as maintenance, letting agent’s fees and safety tests. Many buy-to-let lenders have rejoined the market after disappearing during the credit crunch, leading to lower interest rates so there are also a number of beneficial deals to be done.

WHERE AND WHAT SHOULD I BUY? A common mistake novice landlords make is to buy a house they would like to live in themselves, rather than choosing a location and property that will provide the best return. Here at Petty’s we are more than happy to brief you on the types of properties that are easy to let and how much rent you can expect. For example, students will want to live near a university, families near good schools and professionals near a train station.

SHOULD I USE A LETTING AGENT? Our advice is yes, particularly if you are new to becoming a Landlord and also if you have a large estate which is becoming unmanageable. Letting agents can find tenants, draw up contracts, collect rent and maintain the property. Most charge a month’s rent paid for finding tenants and getting them checked in and out (known as ‘letting-only’) or they charge a greater monthly fee for full management of the property, including arranging maintenance and ensuring all references are checked as well as visiting the property regularly and submitting full and detailed reports to the Landlord. A good agent will have the necessary expertise to also ensure the property is being let legally and smoothly. There is a great deal of red tape in the property industry with an abundance of checks and legislation that has to be adhered to and by utilising the skills and experience of the specialists they will ensure you keep ahead of the game and operate as a legal Landlord.

For further information on the Lettings Services that Petty’s offers, please call Simon and the team on 01282 615900


KELBROOK IS HOME TO A PIECE OF HISTORY M

iddle Hague Farmhouse is a hidden gem steeped in character and history and as we step inside, it is easy to see why it is also registered as a Grade II listed building.

With a stone tablet above the porch dating the property to 1618 Middle Hague Farmhouse is considered one of the oldest homes in the area and as its owners, Jim and Angela are looking to downsize, this is a rare opportunity for new owners to purchase a piece of history. Officially registered in 1950, it is the original stone mullion windows and porch with circular window and triple arched moulding that welcome you to the home and these are complimented by the original beams that run through the entire length of the house. Unlike other listed properties, the property has permission for an extension to the ground floor and the footings are already in place for this work to be completed. As Jim and Angela look to downsize for retirement, they admit that it will be a tug on their heartstrings actually moving home. Jim said: “We moved in 10 years ago and were immediately struck by the architecture, garden space and stunning views. While many of the original features are still in place, there have also been some additional touches which bring an extra dimension to the building’s history. The fireplace for example was installed by the previous owners and is actually from an old Chateau in France!” Jim and Angela have both been fascinated by the history of their home and are actually in contact with a lady in Massachusetts, who is tracing her ancestry. Having spent years researching, she is confident that her relatives, the Fairbanks, were the original owners in 1617 but who moved to the USA in 1636 where they built the oldest timber frame building in America. Angela added: “We were thrilled when we were contacted as it helps to paint a picture of our home all that time ago. There is a lot more research to be done but who knows, the new owners could share a passion for genealogy and uncover more of the local history that the building is a part of.”

The farmhouse used to have a piggery on site with a grain store at the front but over recent years, the building has been refurbished to create a wonderful living space. A new double garage was also built with loft space and toilet which Jim admits would make the perfect office for anyone working or running a business from home, he added: “The garage was a great addition to the property and we were thrilled that the builders used stone and materials that complement the farmhouse perfectly. If it wasn’t for retirement, I would certainly move a business in there myself!” Middle Hague Farmhouse is being marketed by Petty’s Colne office and is priced at £665,000 with part exchange considered. For full details or to request a brochure, please call 01282 868686 or visit our website at www.petty.co.uk


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Trawden

Asking Price ÂŁ229,000

Alderhurst End Farm Enjoying an idyllic rural location boasting breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The property has been luxuriously converted to exacting standards and is accessed by an original barn opening with glazed French doors accessing the substantial living breakfast kitchen which is fitted with a wealth of integrated appliances. The utility room is situated adjacent to the kitchen with matching wall and base units and there is a downstairs cloakroom and stairs providing access to the first floor. Open access leads to a substantial family lounge. On the first floor are three bedrooms together with a three piece bathroom suite in white. The property is complemented by the modern day comforts of sealed unit double glazing, LPG gas fired central heating, mains electric and water is installed and drainage is to a private treatment plant. Externally, the property enjoys a garden to the front and to the rear is private tarmacadamed parking for several vehicles.

Fence

Asking Price ÂŁ239,950

Millbrook 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.


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nce part of West Yorkshire, Kelbrook has now firmly established its rightful home in a rural part of North East Lancashire thanks to the boundary changes of 1974.

With its elevated position on the A56 between Skipton and Colne, this is a local village with a community feel reminiscent of a bygone era. The villages grew from a collection of farms in the 18th Century to become small ‘mini villages’ in the 19th Century and as the farming industry continued in later years, it paved the way for the cotton industry and light engineering. With approximately 250 houses in Kelbrook, the majority of the population live in terraced houses but throughout the village are scattered properties of all sizes which showcase why this delightful village is so popular among homeowners with property prices holding their own. Kelbrook boasts all the amenities required of a local village which meet the needs of the most discerning home hunter. To whet the appetite of those looking to move to the area, here is a small selection of what you will find on your doorstep: • Kelbrook primary school with pre and after school facilities • A children’s play area adjacent to Kelbrook school • Two public houses, ‘The Craven Heifer’ in the village and the ‘Old Stone Trough’ • Kelbrook Fisheries • A parish church – St Mary’s (C of E) • A riding stables • Kelbrook Pottery • Kelbrook Shooting Lodge • A park with football pitches, children's play area, skate park and bowling green in nearby Sough • A petrol filling station with shop


Laneshawbridge Asking Price ÂŁ195,000

Wycoller View Enjoying a pleasant and tranquil cul-de-sac setting abutting a natural watercourse to the rear with attractive aspect over the adjacent fields, this superb stone built semi-detached property is located in the highly sought after and picturesque village of Laneshawbridge. The property occupies a convenient setting being within comfortable walking distance of local amenities and the highly regarded Beacon Primary School of Laneshawbridge. On entering the property you are immediately greeted by a pleasant entrance hallway with Travertine flooring and two piece cloakroom. There is a pleasant and well proportioned lounge with open spindle balustrade staircase providing access to the first floor. Situated to the rear of the property is a fully fitted dining kitchen in cream with contrasting walnut effect work surfaces. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms together with a third single bedroom and a modern house bathroom suite in white. Externally to the front is a double driveway and patio.

Newchurch in Pendle

Asking Price ÂŁ299,950

Newchurch Village Situated in the heart of Pendle Witch country, this elevated stone built period cottage property dates back to the 1800’s and has a traditional dress stone frontage with original hand carved stone mullion windows. The property has undergone a significant and extensive refurbishment program over previous years and is now presented at its highest level and includes a wealth of noteworthy features including original stone mullion windows to the front and gable elevation complete with stained glass windows to the rear staircase. The hung stone staircase provides access to the lower ground floor garage area with stone vaulted ceiling. Externally to the rear of the property is a delightful lawned garden with well stocked flower and shrub borders. Spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding area and countryside providing a relaxing and tranquil environment. Additionally there is a recently constructed summer house with timber decked frontage, leading to a fabulous elevated private garden.


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Barnoldswick

Asking Price ÂŁ345,000

Duck Pond Farm Originally constructed circa 1850 as a shooting lodge with attached barn, the property fell into a semi-derelict state and was extensively refurbished by the current owners approximately 27 years ago. The property occupies a rural setting with panoramic views and surrounding countryside. On entering the property the central door provides access to the reception hallway. There are three excellent and well proportioned reception rooms on the ground floor, and a dining kitchen which enjoys a range of matching wall and base units with Aga. On the first floor there are four excellent double bedrooms, and four piece house bathroom. The property is complemented by the modern day comfort of sealed unit double glazing and solid fuel heating with a back boiler to a main lounge fire and hot water is provided by the Aga. The water is supplied via a bore hole and drainage is to septic tank. Situated to the front of the property is a substantial area providing off road parking for several vehicles and single garage.

Fence

Asking Price ÂŁ279,950

Eastry Cottage Eastry Cottage comprises an imposing Grade II listed period, 3 storey cottage property situated in the highly sought after village of Fence.The property dates back to circa 1640 and has a traditional dressed stone frontage with original carved stone mullion windows. The property has undergone a significant and extensive refurbishment programme over the last two years and is now presented to the highest level including original stone mullion windows, stone fireplaces, feature exposed beamed ceiling and roof trusses. Externally, to the rear of the property is an enclosed and private cobbled patio area. On the first floor, the entire front section of the property has been stripped out to form one open area creating a substantial family living room with mullion windows, stone feature fireplace and oak flooring. The second floor currently houses the three bedrooms which comprise two excellent double bedrooms with fitted bedroom furniture to the master bedroom.


Towneley

Asking Price ÂŁ395,000

Rose Cottage A very charismatic detached residence constructed 300 years ago within its own grounds. Steeped in history, this period home is believed to be the original Priest House to Towneley Hall. The features are truly outstanding and most certainly depict a wonderful ambiance of a bygone era. This stunning and yet robust family home has a wonderful reception, spacious family lounge with adjoining den, quiet lounge with polished wooden flooring, inner hallway with stone flagged floor, beautiful kitchen enjoying a range of stunning units, further private dining room, six bedrooms with the main four being on the first floor and the master having its own en-suite shower room. There is a block paved driveway and courtyard area to the front with mature, almost woodland style garden. Very useful outbuildings and detached garage which we believe has been previously used as stable blocks.

Red Lane

Asking Price ÂŁ345,000

Mews Cottage Mews Cottage is an impressive detached former stable conversion situated on the Foulridge/Higherford border in a rural position with open panoramic views of the surrounding countryside extending towards Blacko Tower and Pendle Hill. Converted and extended to the highest of standards, Mews Cottage provides three bedroom accommodation with all the modern day conveniences; luxurious Mills and Scott fully fitted kitchen with a wealth of integrated appliances and quality Vernon Tutbury three piece house bathroom suite. Recently extended with a garden room, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a tastefully appointed detached conversion set within mature gardens that has many noteworthy features with exposed stone work, beamed ceilings, inset spotlighting, two multi fuel stoves and fitted bedroom furniture to two of the bedrooms.


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his local business, which is run by husband and wife team, Martin and Rachel Isherwood, along with their team of skilled installers, help customers enjoy the luxury of a new kitchen, bathroom or bedroom by providing an affordable and professional service.

With Martin being a time served craftsman and having 10 years experience fitting in the trade, they have recently unveiled an impressive showroom in the heart of Read. The move has enabled customers to browse around the well-presented range of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom displays. WE-FIT.COM provides an array of bespoke affordable kitchens. There are a variety of door finishes to choose from, set on pre-built rigid carcases for superior quality. Customers can select from various worktop choices, ranging from Silestone, Granite, Encore or Mistral solid surfaces, Real Wood or Formica, to compliment your choice of doors and then select from clever storage solutions that can be incorporated into your cupboards and drawers to utilise the space within. Filling a niche in the area, WE-FIT.COM provides a project management service to include joinery, plumbing, electrics, plastering and tiling - all to a very high standard. It also stocks integrated appliances, handles, taps, sinks, lighting, tiling and splash backs - providing the complete service from beginning to end so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Martin and Rachel strive to provide an excellent, personal and first-class service where the customers’ satisfaction is their top priority. Martin says the company is passionate about making customers’ dream projects a reality with as little hassle as possible. He explained: “Since starting our business we have built a reputation for professional, efficient and personal service. With this in mind, right from the moment you step inside the showroom, we want to help by

accommodating the customer’s budget, taste and ideas. For your convenience, we can also arrange a visit to your home to take measurements, providing technical advice and assisting in developing ideas for your project. The customer can then return with an estimate and 3D-colour images to help visualise the chosen design. “Alternatively, we can design and supply direct to the customer, allowing their own tradesman to undertake and complete the installation of the project with our continued support throughout.” Martin added: “We can provide the complete package including design work, building, plastering, electrical work, joinery, plumbing and tiling. We manage the project beginning to end, ensuring minimal disruption. Every kitchen, bathroom and bedroom installed by us is personally designed, supplied and fitted ensuring that all your expectations are met. It is our aim to treat your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom project with sympathy, professionalism and attention to detail. “Being our livelihood and personal reputation, we care about every customer we deal with.” Rachel, who was born and brought up in Read, added: “WE-FIT.COM has earned a reputation through the years of working hard to meet our customer’s requirements. We just want to provide a professional service at the right price. We want our customers to be fully satisfied and happy with the end result.” Why not visit the showroom at 154 Whalley Road, Read, Lancashire, open Monday to Friday between 9-30 and 5 p.m; Saturday 9-30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

T. 01254 877354

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Green-fingered finishing touches... W

hat better place to spend a sunny afternoon than in your garden? This precious outdoor space really is an extra room to your home and we have checked out the latest stylish touches to help you make it your favourite!

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Forget tents and tree houses, the Farmer’s Cottage Sphere Lounger is the ultimate in luxurious garden hangouts. The sphere offers panoramic views, with polycarbonate windows to protect from outside elements and contains seating and a height-adjustable table, perfect for dining, studying or just relaxing!

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Farmer’s Cottage Rotating Sphere Lounger £7195 from John Lewis

Keep those pots from drying out

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Keep those pots and planters hydrated with glass ‘aqua globes’. The globes release just the right amount of water into the soil meaning your plants won’t be overwatered or dry out on hot days. Each one is hand blown, making a unique ornament for the garden.

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Give wildlife a helping hand... Help to protect Britain’s bees with the Bee Station. Handcrafted in the UK, this earthenware pod sits perfectly amongst bedding plants to provide a site for bees to nest or refuel. Bee Station £39.99 from www.beestation.com

Glass Aqua Globes (set of three) £10.25 from www.qvcuk.com

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Solar powered style Don’t be driven inside by the twilight, these glass lanterns are a stylish centre piece for your patio dining table. Containing a solar powered bulb, the lanterns charge in the sunshine during the day, and automatically illuminate when it gets dark. Glass Solar Lantern £15.31 from www.thesolarcentre.co.uk

Keep cosy when dining alfresco When those warm afternoons turn into chilly evenings, the Buzz patio heater by Faber can ensure that your patio is a cozy haven once again! With a sleek, modern design the fire blends with any style of garden and is the perfect addition to any patio on those cooler evenings. The Buzz gas powered patio heater by Faber £950 available from the Fireplace Warehouse, Burnley

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Higherford

Asking Price ÂŁ279,950

Grange Avenue This four bedroom semi-detached property provides the ideal purchase for families looking for a substantial family home. The property has undergone a comprehensive extension and refurbishment programme by the current owners to provide stunning contemporary living accommodation. On entering the property by a central entrance hallway, the family lounge is situated off to the left hand side and has a multi fuel stove. Double sliding doors access a secondary lounge area which is open to the extensive fully fitted Nolte dining kitchen. On the first floor the master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room with Japanese shower bath. To the rear is a private and secure garden area with lawn and decked areas with established borders. An internal inspection is imperative to fully appreciate the extensive family living accommodation and the property has been realistically priced in the current market to attract immediate interest.

Barrowford

Asking Price ÂŁ194,950

Maylands Place

Occupying a pleasant and quiet cul-de-sac setting situated off Wheatley Lane Road, the property boasts a convenient position being within comfortable walking distance of all local village amenities. A modern semi-detached property providing beautifully appointed and well balanced family living accommodation. The property has benefited from a substantial conservatory extension to the rear which is currently utilised as a secondary lounge by the present owner and enjoys a pleasant aspect over the rear garden. Externally, to the front of the property is a well tended garden area and private driveway providing access to the integral single garage. To the rear is a superb secure enclosed garden area with paved pathways and patio, covered barbecue area, steps provide access to an additional garden area laid mainly to lawn with mature and established borders.


Tennis Elbow A

fter the excitement of Wimbledon, many people find themselves inspired to spend a sunny afternoon on the tennis court.

However many enthusiasts are being put off their game by a common condition causing pain in the boney outer joint area of their elbow. The pain is experienced as a dull ache which gets sharper especially when playing a back hand or using wet, heavy balls, and if you are experiencing these symptoms, it is likely that you are suffering with Tennis Elbow. The condition is caused by a single exertion causing micro trauma to the tendon that attaches the muscle just above the elbow. Pain can be immediate or set in later around 24-72 hours after intensive, repetitious finger or wrist movements such as gripping. Typically the pain lasts anywhere between 3-12 weeks but can be a problem for upto 6-12 months and longer if not treated and the aggravating factors removed. The most effective way of treating Tennis Elbow is to rest or at least modify the aggravating activities as much as possible. If you can’t avoid playing, then always try to warm up for at least 5-10minutes before starting and then apply ice afterwards. Another option is to adapt your equipment, choosing either a lighter racquet or choosing one with a larger handle so that you don’t have to ‘over grip’ to hold the racquet firmly. Improving technique is another way of minimising elbow pain, especially focussing on your playing posture so that the large muscle groups do all the hard work. The power for a cross court forearm should come from the legs and trunk not the shoulder and arm. Wearing a strap around the forearm just below the elbow may also help to offload the muscle and reduce pressure on the injured area. If you do want to explore medical treatment, physiotherapy can help with massage, ultrasound and laser speeding up healing and specific exercises to stretch and strengthen the appropriate muscles preventing reinjure. There is some question as to whether Tennis Elbow is an inflammatory condition or more a chronic degenerative condition and so anti inflammatory drugs may help in the early stages but should always be followed by a regime of stretches and eccentric strengthening exercises. Other treatments available include steroidal injections, although their effectiveness is also questioned and in many cases have been replaced with platelet rich plasma injections if conservative treatments haven’t proven effective. Of course there is always a note of caution... elbow pain may have another source, the neck, so if symptoms don’t improve get a physiotherapist to check out your cervical spine. If these symptoms sound similar, but you are experiencing pain on the inside of the elbow, you may well have Golfer’s Elbow, which again is generally considered to be an overuse injury. Treatment and prevention is much the same as for Tennis Elbow- just to the other side of the arm!

Don’t let Tennis Elbow put you off your game, here is just a snapshot of the tennis facilities in our area: Private Clubs Burnley Tennis Club - (www.burnleytennisclub.co.uk) Established in 1930’s, the club has 6 all weather courts, 3 of which are floodlit. Coaching is available for both children and adults of all skill levels. Craven Tennis Club This small private tennis club offers its own facilities on Bent Lane, Colne with two shale courts. Please contact Carol Pickles on 01282 866179 or Owen Oliver on 01282 863139 for membership information. Council Tennis Facilities There is no membership required to play on council tennis courts, so don’t miss out on these free facilities: Towneley Park, Burnley Alkincoats Park, Colne Heyhead Park, Brierfield Marsden Park, Nelson Sough Park, Sough Jane E Connolly M.C.S.P & Associates Whalley Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Victory House, The Sidings, Station Road, Whalley BB7 9SE


Burnley

Asking Price £295,000

Manor House

An extremely desirable period dwelling, delightfully positioned within the heart of Ightenhill, with lovely views over Pendle Hill and uninterrupted countryside to the rear. This wonderful bespoke residence oozes a great deal of charm and character and this will easily be recognised upon internal inspection. There are many fabulous original features including mullion windows, original beams to ceiling, that have been gracefully combined with modern day luxuries, and further features worthy of special mention include external entrance porch, family lounge with wood burning stove recessed to large fire surround, farmhouse style kitchen hosting an excellent range of fitted units, dining room with original display cornices, further family room or office if preferred, three piece bathroom suite and utility facility. To the first floor are three double bedrooms, further four piece house bathroom and fourth bedroom via its own staircase. Externally, this ‘wonderful opportunity’ is set within its own grounds having mature gardens to the rear together with stunning outlook.

Ightenhill

Asking Price £400,000

Ightenhill Park Lane Quite unique in its appeal, we are pleased to be offering for sale this beautiful enigmatic five bedroom detached dwelling, plus further sizeable one bedroom annex. Standing within its own grounds this property of real substance exudes certain poise and charm that will easily be recognised upon an internal inspection. This genuine family home enjoys spacious accommodation throughout. To the first floor is a spacious gallery style landing with four bedrooms plus study/fifth bedroom and five piece suite to the main bathroom. There is further adjoining spacious annex which in turn has lounge, kitchen, three piece shower room and double bedroom. Externally, there is a spacious mature lawned garden to the front with gravelled driveway providing access to the detached double garage. To the rear is a further mature garden area with adjoining off road parking facility also.


Spotlight on Salterforth I

n each issue we like to take a step back in time and look at what makes our villages what they are today. Here, we focus on the little hidden hamlet of Salterforth which dates back to the 13th century and where the name ‘Salterforth’ is derived from ‘Salter’s Ford’. The reason? The town was originally a stop off point on the route between Cheshire and Yorkshire, traced by the merchants transporting salt to the wool industry in Bradford. Nowadays, the village is a popular stop off point for narrow boat enthusiasts travelling along the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and it is in Salterforth, that the canal reaches its widest point. The Anchor Inn, with boat moorings either side, is a popular landing point for those travelling along the canal, either by narrow boat, on two wheels or by foot. The original inn was a regular stopping point for those on the salt route to Yorkshire and stood long before the construction of the canal. In the 17th century when work began on the waterway, a tier was added to the pub meaning the original building is now underground and the use of lime in the construction means that the lower building now homes a spectacular collection of stalagmites and stalactites, which the landlord often gives conducted tours of. A leisurely stroll up onto the top moors will be rewarded with arguably some of the most spectacular views in England, best enjoyed over a tasty dinner in the Fanny Grey pub! From this point, there are picture perfect views of the Three Peaks and the sweeping Yorkshire Dales. The village has a strong footing in history, Cromwell built his garrison in the town during the 16th century, which has now been converted into cottages and markers of the industrial Victorian era also characterise the village in the form of weaver’s cottages. There are various historical landmarks dotted around the village, including the mounting stone, a set of stepping stones that would have been traditionally used for mounting and alighting horses and the village is also proud of its original ‘ginny’ well, which up until the early 19th century supplied spring water. A current project gathering speed, is one to create a ‘cultural’ trail around the village,

which will include blue plaques designed by the pupils of the local primary school to mark key points of interest. Salterforth has a strong community spirit and the local village hall, which was recently nominated for Community Building of the Year, is the central hub with a packed schedule of activity, including an annual gala, quiz nights, bingo and Autumn and Christmas fairs. The hall offers something for every parishioner with active societies such as Age Concern and the Women’s Institute making use of it, as well as the youth club and mums and toddlers groups holding their gatherings there. Needless to say the hall is also the perfect venue for the school’s annual nativity play! Situated just 3.5 miles from Colne, served by a regular bus route, the village offers a retreat from town life whilst maintaining connections to modern conveniences. With a range of historic properties, it is the perfect option for a family looking for their ‘forever’ home, and boasts a sense of community ideal for family life.


School Terrace, Salterforth Asking Price £169,950

Natalie Haythornthwaite Amateur Netball Player, Natalie Haythornthwaite has a sporting career that takes her across the globe. With a tournament scheduled in Jamaica later this year and having already played in Australia and New Zealand in previous tournaments, Natalie loves nothing more than to return to her home town of Salterforth. She took time out of her busy schedule for a chat with YVL:

Tell us a bit about you:

Well I currently play for Leeds Carnegie and the England Under 21’s team but I’ve also played for the England Under 17’s and Under 19’s teams too and I’m also studying for my A-levels in Maths, PE, English and Media Studies at Nelson and Colne College. I have a really busy schedule and my training takes me all over the country. I’m often in college from 9-3.30 and then off training over in Leeds from 6-10 in the evening but I love what I’m doing and hope to reach the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games too.

Occupying a pleasant and some what unknown back section of Salterforth the property enjoys and enviable position abutting open fields to the rear. The property provides substantial family living accommodation arranged over four floors. Briefly comprising on the ground floor level entrance hall, lounge and an open plan dining Kitchen reflecting today’s modern day requirements. The first floor provides two double bedrooms with ensuite to the master, study and house bathroom. The second floor attic is currently split creating two further single bedrooms. The lower ground floor offers great flexibility currently utilised as a utility and games room by the present owners.

Mill Cottages, Salterforth Asking Price £299,950

Do you find that you get lots of support from people in your area?

One of the things I love about living in Salterforth is the sense of community that it has, it’s really close knit. The people in our local area know all about my netballing career and are really supportive, they’re always asking how I’m getting on with training and wishing me luck when there’s a tournament coming up. My teachers are fantastic too, offering extra help or time so that I can balance my netball with my studies. It’s lovely to know that there are so many people backing me!

With such a busy schedule, is Salterforth a good place to unwind?

I’m really lucky to live in such a beautiful place, it’s so peaceful! I love walking up to the Fanny Grey Inn up on the moors for a pub tea! There’s nothing better than to enjoy the views over the valley with some good food, it’s a perfect treat!

What do you think of sports provision in the area?

I think the news of the football university planned for Burnley is fantastic, lots of people enjoy sports and play for teams at school but don’t carry it on once they’ve left and I think the new university will highlight the importance of sports, but there’s always more that can be done to get people feeling confident and enthusiastic about getting involved with sports.

Reputably dating back to the 17th century the property was originally three weavers cottages which have been subsequently converted to form one substantial dwelling. The property has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated by the current owners to an exceptional standard incorporating many of the cottage’s original features including a superb Inglenook fireplace to the dining room. Three reception rooms complete with a utility room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms to the master bedroom and the fourth bedroom together with a three piece house bathroom suite. Externally, there is a lawned garden area to the front of the property with natural stone boundary walling complete with patio and pathways and to the rear and side of the property is a private driveway.


CRICKET CAPERS! W

hat could be more quintessentially English than a good ole game of village cricket? History calls it “the gentleman’s game” after all, can you imagine breaking for afternoon tea in any other sport? A basic form of cricket can actually be traced back as far as the 13th Century and today across our villages there is a wealth of opportunity for people to embrace the sport and keep the traditions alive and who knows a budding bowler could follow in the footsteps of Burnley and England’s very own Jimmy Anderson.

Cricket is available throughout the Burnley and Pendle area at different levels, be it village cricket in the Craven and District League with the village of Barrowford, Wheatley Lane/Fence (Pendle Forest), Thornton and Foulridge. Or for those wanting to play with a professional in the side, the area offers Lancashire League Cricket with Burnley, Colne, Lowerhouse and Nelson. These clubs have seen their fair share of big names play for them over the years, Kapil Dev (India), Steve Waugh (Australia) and Roger Harper (West Indies). There is also the opportunity to play in the Ribblesdale League with the village sides of Read, Earby, Barnoldswick or Burnley Belvedere. So whether you are looking to take on the challenge of a new sport, join a club or simply enjoy watching from the boundaries on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, why not contact your local club and get involved.

A LEGEND IS HONOURED

Pendle’s greatest ever sports legend, cricketer Learie Constantine has been honoured by the council’s decision to place a blue plaque on the former Nelson player’s home in Meredith Street and this was even covered by the BBC’s primetime hit, The One Show. BBC history reporter, Ruth Goodman looked back at his career and even filmed at the club’s Seedhill Ground. ‘Connie’ as he became known was in Nelson from 1928 to 1939 and although he only got £25 a week when he was a player was actually one of the highest paid sportsman in Britain!


Blacko

Offers Around ÂŁ165,000

Gisburn Road The property comprises of a traditional cottage property situated in this highly sought after village of Blacko. It provides larger than average accommodation which presently comprises on the ground floor of substantial open plan lounge and dining area together with an extended fully fitted kitchen in pine. On the first floor there are presently two double bedrooms and the master bedroom could comfortably be divided to create two independent bedrooms therefore creating a three bedroomed property. Externally the property boasts breathtaking views to the front over the adjacent countryside with Pendle Hill dominating the background. To the rear of the property is a stone paved enclosed garden area which abuts open fields.

Red Lane

Asking Price ÂŁ650,000

The Bullion The Bullion occupies a breathtaking idyllic location in a quiet and tranquil setting boasting panoramic and unobstructed views of Lake Burwain and the surrounding countryside with long distance views extending towards the Yorkshire Hills. The property presently provides four bedroomed accommodation with en-suite shower room to the master bedroom, a spacious sitting room, breakfast kitchen, formal dining room, and a fabulous conservatory extension the side of the property taking full advantage of the breathtaking views. In addition to the main house there is an additional stone faced and rendered barn which offers excellent potential to be converted into a true bungalow, subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained. Additionally there is a detached garage with store and a former stable block. The Bullion is set within approximately four acres of land together with lawned gardens and ample private parking and is an ideal purchase for those with an equestrian background.


ASK THE EXPERT

Old Chapel Cottage, Gisburn Offers Over £149,950 Richard Farnworth Solicitor

JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON??? One aspect of purchasing a property which can often be overlooked if the property is being purchased in your joint names is how the property is to be held. Co-owners can own a property in one of two ways: • As joint tenants. • As tenants in common. It is important to specify how you want to own the property when you are buying it, to avoid any uncertainty in the future.

Joint tenants If you own a property as a joint tenant, you will own the whole of the property together. You will not have a quantifiable share in the property and you will not be able to leave a share of the property in your will. It will be presumed that you own the property equally, regardless of the respective contributions to the purchase price. The right of survivorship means that if one of your co-owners dies, their share in the property will automatically pass to the remaining co-owners without any further action being required. The surviving co-owner(s) would then own all of the property.

Tenants in common As tenants in common, owners will have a distinct share in the property. The shares can be equal, or otherwise and it is advisable to state the proportions in which the property is owned. You may wish to own the property in this way if one party has made a larger contribution to the purchase price of the property, if you have a family from an earlier marriage and want to leave your share in the property to them, instead of passing it to your fellow co-owner or if you are business partners.

Occupying a prominent position situated in the centre of the village of Gisburn, this period stone built terraced cottage property provides two bedroom accommodation complete with attractive lounge and feature Adam style fireplace housing a log burning stove, and extended fully fitted dining kitchen area to the rear. The house bathroom suite is also situated on the ground floor and houses a three piece suite. The property boasts a garden area to the rear together with a single garage.

Halifax Road, Briercliffe Asking Price £104,950

Declaration of trust If you own the property as tenants in common it may also be wise to have a supporting declaration of trust. This is the document which formally records how you and your co-owner(s) own the property as tenants in common and sets out your respective shares in the property.

Wills If you do own a property with a co owner as tenants in common and also make a Will to ensure that your share passes in accordance with your wishes.

Mortgaged Property Please note that if you have a mortgage, regardless of whether the property is owned as joint tenants or tenants in common, both owners will be individually responsible for payment of the mortgage.

A wonderful bespoke mid terrace cottage property positioned right on the edge of the countryside upon this desirable row where properties rarely become available for sale, enjoying a truly enigmatic location. There is a good degree of cosmetic attention and updating required, but in essence this is a good opportunity for the first time buyer, downsizer or anyone looking for an excellent investment opportunity. To the first floor are two good sized bedrooms with third bedroom/study which currently provides access into the three piece bathroom.


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Higherford

Asking Price ÂŁ290,000

Oberland We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning mature semi-detached property occupying a fabulous position abutting open fields with views extending over Barrowford Locks and the surrounding countryside. The property is conveniently situated being within comfortable walking distance of local village amenities, bus routes, Primary Schools and the M65 motorway is within 5 minutes driving distance providing excellent commuting to Blackburn, Preston and Manchester. Being situated on the fringe of open countryside, the property provides a number of local picturesque and popular walkways. The property has been extensively renovated by the current owners to an exceptional standard and boasts a stunning ground floor extension to the rear by folding French doors overlooking the decking and garden area.

Barrowford

Asking Price ÂŁ495,000

Barleydale Road Architecturally designed individual property providing a unique opportunity to acquire a substantial detached dwelling occupying what can only be described as a fabulous position in a lakeside setting with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The accommodation itself is split level and provides flexible and versatile family living. Presently the accommodation comprises on the ground floor, impressive entrance hallway, cloakroom, study and four bedrooms, one of which has full pitched height ceiling with glazed elevation. The house bathroom is luxuriously fitted. The kitchen is fully fitted in white. The property has benefited from a substantial conservatory extension to the rear to take full advantage of the lakeside position and aspect over the gardens and abutting fields. On the first floor there is a fabulous family lounge with glazing to three elevations taking full advantage of the aspects over the garden, lake and abutting fields.


Adding values to education O

akhill College is truly a special place of learning. A Roman Catholic Co-educational School serving boys and girls aged 2-16, it offers tremendous advantages to young pupils from Nursery through Preparatory School to Senior School.

Our approach is different because: • We challenge pupils to contribute in a wide range of activities that develop personal skills and character beyond the purely academic. • Small class sizes mean our staff get to know pupils really well and quickly learn how to motivate them to realise their potential. • We are a faith school with a strong Christian ethos reinforcing the values of care and consideration for others and oneself. Educating the individual and personal confidence At Oakhill College, every child is valued and accepted for what they can do. With only one class in each year group, the teachers quickly realise when a child is working well and can reward each child for their achievement. Children are noticed and encouraged on a personal basis to achieve their potential. And in our experience, encouraging pupils to engage in extra-curricular activities and helping them realise how to organise their learning schedule, boosts personal confidence and assists with the rigours of public examinations. Taster days – where ever y day is an open day But to really understand the warm, friendly, family atmosphere of our school, you and your children are

invited to come along and experience Oakhill College for yourselves. First of all we invite you for a personal tour of the school and then your child comes into school for two or more taster days so they can get a real picture of what it would be like to come to Oakhill College. Taster days help us consider how best we might work together and what areas of strength or development the children may have in learning. From there we are then able to create a tailored plan to ensure a purposeful start to your child’s school life. As a parent you will see how your child settles and how much they enjoy their lessons and their leisure activities at Oakhill College. On the children’s part, it seems to be a more emotional evaluation. Does it just feel right and is it a place they could imagine themselves coming to each day? The majority of time the answer is very straightforward and that is ‘Can we start tomorrow?’ To find out about the opportunities at Oakhill, please contact the Registrar, Maria Bland, on 01254 823546 or by email at enquiries@oakhillcollege.co.uk Oakhill College Wiswell Lane Whalley Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 9AF

A parent’s view; wanting the best

“Deciding on a secondary school for Millie was always going to be a huge issue. We didn’t want her to part of a large intake to a large secondary school, so we looked at the alternatives whilst she was in Year Five. We visited most of the local independent schools and Oakhill was the last school we saw. As soon as we walked out of the building, my husband, Millie and I knew that we had found the perfect school. It was evident that here they focused on getting the best from every individual, not just in academic achievement but also in all of their development. But most of all, the real love and passion that the existing pupils and teachers clearly had for the school, won us over immediately. Millie moved to Oakhill in September 2010, which guaranteed her a place in Year Seven, and it is the best decision we could have made. By the end of day two she was settled, had made friends and was already ‘part of the family’. Lorraine Higham

Ends 16th August 2011


The Square, Worsthorne Asking Price £239,950

Annarly Fold, Worsthorne Asking Price £199,950

A genuinely charismatic family style home, that is positioned within this enviable location. The property has evidently been refurbished to a superior standard indeed and boasts easily recognised quality throughout.

A rare opportunity to purchase an extended cottage property situated in a quiet position within the development of Annarly Fold, in the heart of the popular residential village of Worsthorne.

Exuding such a beautiful and certainly individual character the key features worthy of special mention include spacious family lounge with period style fire surround, superb family kitchen. To the first floor are three good sized bedrooms with spacious three piece en-suite to the master bedroom.

Extended by the current owners, this property offers spacious three bedroomed family living accommodaton over two floors and briefly comprises on the ground floor, entrance vestibule, lounge, dining room, breakfast kitchen and utility room. The first floor comprises of three bedrooms, bathroom and en-suite.

Outside and to the front is wrought iron gated access with cobbled parking area and good sized lawn with mature shrubbery around and private key block patio area to the rear.

The property benefits from gas fired central heating, sealed unit double glazing, modern fitted breakfast kitchen and in our opinion requires an internal inspection for its size and quality to be fully appreciated.

Stone Edge Road, Higherford Asking Price £245,000

Situated on the outer ring of Stone Edge Road backing onto the top of Middleton Drive, this detached true bungalow occupies an attractive position and enjoys a private lawned garden to the rear with views extending towards Pendle Hill and Boulsworth Hill. The property has been extended to the rear by a delightful conservatory enjoying a pleasant aspect over the rear garden. There are two well proportioned double bedrooms.There is a separate kitchen together with a dining room. To the rear is a private garden laid mainly to lawn with established borders and a decked patio area.

Slade Lane, Burnley

Offers Around £195,000

A truly enigmatic semi-detached residence boasting an outstanding positioning within this genuinely much sought after ‘Huntroyde Estate’. Enjoying a lovely aspect across onto neighbouring fields and having tiled fire surrounds to both the front and rear reception areas. Spacious dining kitchen enjoying a good selection of built in cupboards and leading through into the rear sun porch which again looks over the garden area. To the first floor are three decent sized bedrooms, again with the main bedroom overlooking the wonderful outlook, and three piece coloured suite to the bathroom. There are mature well stocked gardens to both the front and rear and driveway to the side providing access to the detached single garage, which in turn has workshop area also.


Q&A I currently have my property on the market in Fence but have to admit to losing interest in the garden as we plan to move and it is now long overdue a makeover. Is this worth spending our time and most importantly money on when we don’t plan to be here in the future? A) Having a good-looking garden doesn’t increase the property value significantly, but it makes it much easier to sell your home because people can actually visualise themselves enjoying the garden. Landscaped or simply well maintained gardens give the property curb appeal and without doubt, increase the saleability of your home. By taking some simple steps, it needn’t be a costly exercise but our advice is that by spending that little extra time and money, it will pay dividends when it comes to clinching the deal.

Tips for Presenting Your Garden • Keep your garden and patio clean of leaves and debris. Keep flower beds weeded, lawns mown and hedges clipped. • Make sure any gates work properly and are freshly painted or treated. If you can, do the same for your fences and replace any missing panels. • Clear out any garages, sheds and greenhouses. • Put away any bins, children’s toys and bicycles. • Clean patios, terraces, decking, steps and garden furniture, even in the winter. A quick power wash can make all the difference and these can be hired to keep costs to a minimum. • If you are considering buying new garden furniture, avoid white plastic. Small spaces look useable with a table and chairs. • Water features could enhance your home, however, large water features may be a danger to small children or pets. • Gardens need colour, whatever the season. Plant pots with hardy evergreens in the winter and flowers in the spring. • Display one or two large feature plants in containers on patios and terraces. They make a great impression at the front door too. • Keep the view of your garden from inside your home clear. This allows potential buyers to see the garden without venturing outside in a cold, wet environment. It also elongates your view so it makes the home itself feel bigger.

Go Green when selling your home!


ELECTRICAL SAFETY

ELECTRICAL SAFETY & THE PROPERTY MARKET

The Hayfields, Salterforth Asking Price £189,950

Whether you are buying a new home, a property to develop or renting out a property, electrical safety should be towards the top of your list of priorities but is often overlooked. The statistics below have been published by the electrical safety council and show how important it is to ensure that the electrical installation in the home is in good working order and meets the requirements of the current 17th Edition of the IEE wiring regulations: • Around 30 deaths per annum by electrocution • Estimated 2.5million people receive electric shocks per annum • Around 8,000 fires caused by faulty electrical installations per annum RESIDENTIAL OWNER For the Residential Owner, there are no legal obligations to have any electrical testing undertaken on a property that you are buying or selling but it is advisable to carry out a Periodic Test & Inspection on a property when you first purchase it and then every 10 years. This will provide peace of mind for your family. It is then advisable to carry out regular visual inspections during the 10 year period. LANDLORD OWNER When you are letting out a property, although there are no specific legal requirements to conduct inspections and testing, there are several statutory regulations that stipulate that all electrical installations and equipment provided by a Landlord are safe. To show that you have taken all reasonable steps to adhere to the regulations, Landlords are advised to implement a schedule of inspections and tests as shown below: • Annual Visual Inspections • Periodic Inspection & Testing - At each new tenancy - Every 5 years • Portable Equipment Testing (PAT - At each new tenancy - Every 12 months • Ensure that records of all tests are kept. VISUAL INSPECTION REPORTS This report can only advise on the fixed electrics that can physically be seen within the property. For example, the condition of the sockets and switch outlets, correct bonding and earthing, the presence of RCD protection, signs of any scorched cables and adequate fuse ratings. Although it can never confirm complete electrical safety like a Periodic Inspection Report does, a Free Visual Inspection is ideal to keep your eye on the installation until the next Periodic Inspection is due.

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 today’s modern day trends and family requirements. Additionally, on the ground floor is a well proportioned lounge together with hallway and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor the master bedroom is extensively fitted with handcrafted bedroom furniture. Bedroom two and three also benefit from fitted furniture. The bathroom houses a luxurious three piece suite with Bio Jet Spa bath. Externally, there are low maintenance garden areas to the front and rear of the property together with a private driveway.

Mia Casa Asking Price £325,000

PERIODIC INSPECTION AND TEST This is a comprehensive set of visual inspections and circuit tests that combine to show exactly how safe the installation is. The current state of the cables buried under floors and inside walls can be measured. In fact the series of tests conducted will pick up any deviations anywhere within your electrical installation from the current regulations. It is more invasive than a visual check and takes considerably more time to conduct. Some of the tests also mean that the electric supply will have to be disconnected for a short period. The customer will be provided with a comprehensive report showing the results of all the inspections and tests and also guidance notes for any problems found. PORTABLE EQUIPMENT (PAT) TESTING This type of testing is required by Landlords to ensure that any electrical equipment they supply to the tenant such as appliances, televisions or lamps are in a safe condition. The electrician will check the appliance visually, ensuring that there are no physical defaults, then a special PAT tester is used to ensure that the various electrical safety properties of the appliance meet the required guidelines. Each appliance tested is labelled by the electrician and a comprehensive report is provided with the results of the various tests. Mr Electric can help anyone in the property market with their electrical safety requirements. We provide a Free Visual Inspection Service and our more comprehensive testing services are reasonably priced.

T. 01282 703030 www.mr-electric124.co.uk

This is an exceptional opportunity to purchase an individually designed stone built detached home offering flexible living accommodation and boasts the benefit of a self contained ground floor annexe. Situated in an extremely convenient location within minutes of Worsthorne village centre and the open countryside beyond. The accommodation comprises, entrance hall, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility and master bedroom with en-suite shower room. On the first floor are three further bedrooms. “Kitchen Haus” bespoke kitchen, two en-suite bedrooms, fitted wardrobes to one of the bedrooms, all of which are of a high quality and complement this individual home.


Jamie Buller FROM LOCAL LAD TO LEADING ACTOR! Jamie, now 41, started his career in June 1991 where he took to the stage at the Liverpool Playhouse with a role in Oklahoma the musical but now is more famous for acting roles in blockbuster hits like The Road to Guantanamo and small screen favourites including Doctors, Holby City and Sunburn. YVL caught up with Jamie from his home in Muswell Hill, London which he shares with his actress girlfriend, Mary McCoy. YVL: You talk with such passion about Pendle, do you still have family here? JB: I do have such vivid and wonderful memories of growing up in Reedley and Brierfield. My parents emigrated to Australia for a short time only returning as they knew they wanted me to grow up and go to school in Lancashire and I am really pleased they did. In fact, my grandparents still live opposite the Burnley hospital I was born in and although they are separated now, both of my parents live in the area too – Sabden and Rawtenstall so I am still a frequent visitor to the area. YVL: What do you recall as a child? JB: One of my fondest memories is taking regular walks up Pendle Hill and I still love doing that today. I love the village feel and was a regular at ‘Jimmy’s’ cricket club but unfortunately that is no longer here today which is a shame as it was a real working man’s club. At school, I met another actor from the area who has gone on to do some amazing things, John Simm, and we got up to some mischief together! We would always go in to Burnley on Christmas Eve and were regulars at Smacks and The Angels after a pub crawl. Times have changed though and now, I am much happier to stay local with family and friends enjoying a nice meal or day out. I do like the Fence Gate Inn and finding new places to try each visit. YVL: As an actor you obviously made the move to London, how does it differ from Village life?

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JB: London is an amazing place but obviously a complete contrast to the life I know in Pendle. It does sound like a cliché but it is true that Lancashire people are the friendliest you will ever meet. Everyone is very personable and has time to chat whereas London has a faster pace to life. I do look forward to the drive back home, it is very calming and I hope to be able to spend some more time there very soon.


From Fence to Foulridge... with vintage bikes in tow! F

or most homeowners relocating it is a stressful enough experience but throw a few vintage bikes into the mix and you have an even bigger challenge on your hands!

For one couple, this is exactly what they did when they found their dream home in Foulridge, complete with ample bike storage and mechanical workshop. With construction work well underway on their dream home, John and Val Greenwood took time out to chat to Your Village Life and of course, showcase some of their stunning collection of vintage motorbikes.

YVL: Bikes are obviously a real passion of yours, when did it all start? John: “I have been riding bikes for as long as I can remember but have only been collecting them for about 40 years. It has turned into a hobby really but unfortunately I don’t race them like I used too! It isn’t just a case of buying one I like the look of, it is a passion to actually rebuild and renovate them, in fact, I remember one looking like it had been dragged from a canal and it hadn’t run since 1959! It only had 6000 miles on the clock and look at it now.”

YVL: Is Val a bike widow or is this a joint hobby? John: “I wouldn’t say it was a hobby of hers but she is just as enthusiastic to see them when they are completed and gleaming on the lawn! Vintage motorbikes are a family hobby and although I stopped racing in 2002, our son is still a keen racer and it is great to see him carry on with such enthusiasm.”

YVL: Finding the right home for the bikes was just as important as finding the right home for you. What made you choose Foulridge? Val: “We have lived in Fence for 26 years but the time was right to find the retirement home we dreamed of. Our son actually spotted it on the website, we had a viewing thanks to Petty’s the day after and put an offer in on Monday! The farm was built in 1640 and it just oozes original features which we love. The area is a bonus, we love Pendle and there are stunning walks and bike routes here too, from the Dales and Settle to Ribble Head, Devil’s Bridge and Skipton Old Road.”

YVL: Was the move an easy one? Val: “We actually needed a bit of ‘House Doctor’ style advice to sell our old home in Fence as we had literally outgrown it and lived in it to the full, taking our eye off the ball when it came to selling and de-cluttering. The team from Petty’s were superb actually giving us advice which we took on board and we are pleased to say that we sold very quickly and both transactions went extremely smoothly. We bought the farm knowing that there was a lot of work we wanted to do but this, like bikes is a project of passion and we are really excited.”


Colne

Asking Price ÂŁ248,950

Higher Ball Grove House An extremely attractive cottage property boasting charm and charisma throughout. Being nicely tucked away within this stunning rural setting, this truly outstanding three bedroom family style home will most certainly appeal to a wide range of purchaser and in particular those who are keenly seeking to move to a more tranquil location. This elegant dwelling briefly comprises, sealed unit double glazing, gas fired central heating, reception hallway, spacious sitting room with ornate Victorian style fire surround , good sized farmhouse style dining kitchen having pine fronted cupboards and inbuilt appliances. To the first floor are three good sized bedrooms with the master bedroom to rear and spacious three piece house bathroom. Externally, there is a walled forecourt to the front together with adjacent off road parking facility, and garden with views to the rear.

Accrington

Asking Price ÂŁ649,950

Miry Lane Miry Lane Farm is a substantial and individual semi-detached stone built farmhouse offering superb recently refurbished four bedroomed family living accommodation. The property will appeal to a purchaser with an equestrian background and offers excellent equestrian facilities. With a fully fitted contemporary kitchen with stainless steel twin oven and ceramic hood, integrated dishwasher and free standing American fridge freezer together with superb large family bathroom with double ended Jacuzzi bath, walk in shower and twin vanity units, this property is an absolute must for an internal inspection. The property has been refurbished to the highest of standards with a mixture of solid oak and glazed stone flag flooring, feature beam work to ground floor accommodation, wood burning stoves to the dining kitchen and lounge together with an open fire in the dining room. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises on the ground floor, living room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, tack room, utility room and cloaks. At first floor level is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and substantial family bathroom.


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Banking – The way it used to be Burnley branch manager, Dave Hornby who opened his branch on Network 65 Business Park last October, talks about delivering a first class customer service in the most straight-forward way possible. Are you dissatisfied with your bank? Do you feel overlooked and undervalued? Why not move to a bank which still focuses on customers and local branches? Remember when banking was personal, friendly and hassle-free? When just a single phone call to your bank manager at the local branch got things sorted? Refreshingly, that kind of non-bureaucratic customer service does still exist - at a bank which you may not have heard of – Handelsbanken.

Experience the difference Whether you are a personal or a corporate customer, our aim is to help you identify your goals and develop strategies to achieve them. When you bank with us you can expect a tailor made, traditional yet modern banking service. Your account is managed on your behalf by your local branch and you benefit from extremely short decision lines. You will find us in over 100 branches across Great Britain and in 22 countries worldwide. Our success is based on offering a high quality service to both corporate and individual customers, coupled with a flexible and innovative approach. We start from a blank canvas and build a bespoke solution, with all key decisions made locally by the branch.

Your local branch At Handelsbanken, the Branch is the Bank. If you pick up the telephone you can get through to your manager here at the branch – we don!t require you to use a call centre. And in dealing with customers, my staff have total autonomy - they are empowered to make the key decisions which help build lasting relationships. It!s hardly surprising Handelsbanken has grown to become so successful and highly rated – it!s a world apart from the high street banks. Perhaps it!s time to ask yourself a simple question. When was the last time your bank exceeded your expectations?

Looking for a mortgage? All homes are different. The same applies to the need for home financing. Therefore we offer individual and flexible solutions for all your mortgage needs and requirements. We will find the best financial solution to suit your needs whether buying a new home or re-mortgaging. Talk to Jason Allan on 01282 451073 and see what he can offer. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up any repayments on your mortgage.

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What’s on ... Pendle Cycle Fest

Pendle Guided Rides 2011 These rides are organised and led by the local cycling clubs, taking newcomers, families and enthusiasts alike on easy-paced rides around the area. They utilise traffic-free and quiet lanes, avoiding hills and including cafe stops. They are free to join in, all you need is a bike! The programme is currently running until September • Every Tuesday 10.00am - 12.00noon A ride suitable for beginners, through Victoria Park, Nelson. Learn bike handling skills and build your confidence in a traffic free environment. Distance 5 - 7 miles. • Every Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.00pm A ride along the Leeds Liverpool Canal & quiet lanes. There will be a refreshment stop half way. Distance up to 10 miles. For more info on any of the above please contact Pennine Events on 01772 447979 or email support@pennineevents.co.uk

Barrowford Show

Sunday 28th August 2011 This year’s show will take place over four sites including the Park, Bull Holme, Bull Holme Cricket Pitch and Swindon Playing Fields and has a packed programme including: • Pendle's Got Talent hosted by Barrowford Show • Horticulture • Show Jumping • A Fantastic Stunt Show • Live Fire Displays • Barrowford Baby Face Competition Ticket prices Adult - £4.00 (£5.00 on the day) Oap, children and students - £2.50 (£3.50 on the day) Kids 5 and under - Free. Family ticket 2 adults and 2 children - £10.00 (£12.00 – on the day) Please visit www.barrowford-show.co.uk for more information. Tickets are also available from various outlets on Gisburn Road, Barrowford and at The Barber Shop, Blacko.

Landscape Allusions Fri 26th August 2011 – Mon 29th August 2011 Donald Holden will be exhibiting his landscape paintings at the gallery@arteology. The exhibition explores the artist’s most recent work which focuses on the northern landscape. Showing Times (Until 27th August) Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm

Towneley Live

Sunday 13th August Towneley Live is the biggest new pop music festival in the North West. Taking place in Burnley, Towneley Live will bring some of the biggest names in pop music to the beautiful surroundings of Towneley Park. Headliners include McFly, NDubz, the Saturdays, and Scouting for Girls. Tickets £46.50 – adults £27.50 – children (3-13) For more information and to book tickets, please visit www.towneleylive.co.uk or call Lancashire tickets on 01772 893000.

Barnoldswick Beach

Saturday 6th - Tuesday 23rd August Three weeks of seaside fun in the heart of Pendle. Barnoldswick’s town square will be transformed into an inland beach for the second year running following last year’s hugely popular inaugural event. Lots of traditional sea-side activities including donkey rides and surfing! This fantastic free family event will operate from 10am to 4pm on most days during the second and third week in August. There will be a beach party, ‘hands on’ children’s workshops, a treasure hunt and more! For further information call 01282 666777 or email david.whipp@dsl.pipex.com

Centre Screen Cinema Summer Season

A fortnight of free cinema screenings at the Rainhall Centre, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick. 15th August - 18th September For further information, call 01281 818250 or email info@rainhallcentre.com

Arteology, West End Buildings, 113 Albert Road, Colne Lancashire BB8 0BT Tel: 01282 861011

The Lead Mining Museum Open Day

School Lane, Earby Situated in the Old Grammar School, a Grade II listed building on School Lane. The exhibit will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. The museum also has an excellent tearoom. Tickets: Adults - £2.50 Concessions- £2.00 Family tickets - £6.00 Call 01282 841 422 or visit yorkshiredalesminingmuseum.com for more information.

The Youth Hostel Open Day

Sunday 11th September 11am-4pm A chance to explore this listed building and its magical surroundings adjacent to the ‘waterfalls’ on Birch Lane. The day will also feature an exhibition on Catherine Bruce Glazier, to whom the building is a memorial.

A Festival of Flowers - Foulridge

Saturday 27th - Monday 29th August St Michael and All Angels Church A Festival of Flowers celebrating Village Life in 2011. The Church will be open between 11.00am and 6.00pm daily excluding Sunday 1.30pm to 2.30pm for a wedding.

There will be posy making in the Churchyard between 11.00am and 3.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments will be available in St. Michael's Room during the festival.

Rushbearing Festival

Newchurch in Pendle Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August This annual festival celebrates the medieval practise of changing the rushes on the church floor, where old ones were replaced with new rushes and flower petals. The festival will begin at 2.30pm with a procession lead from the school through the village to the church. We invite people to come and join us for the procession, church service, brass band performance and tea. This year the Rushbearing Queen will be crowned by the Reverend Priestly Brook.

Blacko Show and Family Day

4th September (1pm-4pm) on the Recreation Ground on Beverley Road. Villagers, friends and visitors will enjoy a traditional, rural horticultural show. There will be a host of stalls, attractions, a variety of food available as well as fun races rounded off by the ever-popular Tower Race.

Trawden Show

Sunday 14th August from 10am Trawden Recreation Ground The show is organised by Trawden and District Agricultural Society and offers a fabulous day for all the family. The show is held on a 20 acre site on and around the village recreation ground with superb views across the surrounding countryside including Pendle Hill. Exhibits include sheep, cattle, rare breeds, goats and working sheepdogs. The large marquees house smaller exhibits such as poultry, horticulture and typical rural crafts. The heavy horses (shires) are always popular and the horse show (including working hunters, Shetlands and show-jumping) is held on an adjacent field. There is also a very well-attended dog show & a dry-stone walling competition. Tickets: Adults - £6.00 Children - £3.00

Higham Scarecrow Exhibition

12am - 5am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of August Bank Holiday Weekend An exhibition of scarecrows in various locations around the village, visitors can purchase a children’s trail and a booklet with a guide to different scarecrows. There will be cakes and refreshments on sale and a raffle in the Village Hall.


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