Myerscough House has been within the same family for many years and is equally well suited as a family home as for entertaining with impressively proportioned principal reception rooms, a leisure suite with a swimming pool and a self contained apartment for staff or dependents within the main house and grounds to about 15 acres.
Myerscough House is a landmark property in this area of Lancashire and lies within about 15 acres around ten miles to the north of Preston with easy access to both the M55 and M6. The market town of Garstang lies about 4 miles away and offers a good range of shops, restaurants and local facilities. The city of Preston offers a more comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational services and both the Forest of Bowland, Ribble valley and the Fylde Coast are all within easy reach.
There are some excellent primary schools in the area, good state senior schools, Kirkham Grammar School is 14 miles and Stoneyhurst College is about 16.5 miles away.
The setting for Myerscough House is quite outstanding, set at the head of a 1.4 mile private driveway amidst stunning gardens, woodland and with wonderful open views to the south over lawns to countryside beyond.
This delightful country house is believed to have origins dating back to 1584 but was considerably remodelled and extended around the turn of the last century to create a larger home of undoubted character and style. Myerscough House has been within the same family for many years and is equally well suited as a family home as for entertaining with impressively proportioned principal reception rooms, a leisure suite with a swimming pool and a self contained apartment for staff or dependents within the main house. The Billiard Room is especially elegant with a dual aspect and a wonderful strapped ceiling.
The delightful exterior, with its Lakeland villa style, belies a more traditional and impressive interior with elegant mouldings, superb fireplaces all set within exquisite gardens and grounds.
Within the grounds there is a tennis court and a boule pitch along with a wonderful range of greenhouses overlooking the walled gardens.
The veranda entrance has a front door leading through to the reception hall with a traditional turning main staircase leading up to a large landing. The hallwayfeatures oak wood block flooring has impressive ceiling mouldings and double doors opening off to the dining room. With its side bay and fireplace this superb room will easily accommodate fourteen dining and has a service door through to the kitchen.
The drawing room and the sitting room are off the hall to the left and are both impressive rooms with wonderful working fireplaces and intricate plaster mouldings and deep side bays with a vestibule opening to the gardens in front of the swimming pool conservatory. An atrium hallway lies to the rear and has the second staircase leading up to a gallery landing. A door leads off to the study with a range of fitted cupboards and book shelving.
The traditional kitchen is in a farmhouse style and has a range of modern oak cupboards and 4 oven AGA. This opens off to a butler’s pantry and larder.
The double garage is integral at the rear and a utility room and boiler room give access to the leisure suite. This has a changing room, sauna, plant room and the main swimming pool with a hot tub extending into a conservatory area opening to raised terrace and garden area.
The half landing off the main staircase leads past a principal bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with landing access, to the magnificent billiards room with its vaulted ceiling, dual aspect and fireplace for a real fire. The master bedroom suite and three further principal bedrooms lie off the landing, with a bathroom, shower room and a washroom with a w.c. The gallery off the atrium leads to a further bedroom suite with a side bay.
The self contained apartment lies on the first floor at the rear, accessed by a staircase from the rear hall and gallery. It has two double bedrooms, a staircase up to a second floor room, a well appointed kitchen and a living room with a bay to the south.
There is a range of outbuildings to the rear which include a fuel store, two general store rooms and an external staircase leads up to a first floor room. The garage /tractor store stands alongside and has a gardeners wash room adjoining.
The greenhouses are exceptional and lie within the walled gardens. They include a potting shed, gardener’s room with a W.C. and various store rooms.