Whins Lane, Read, Burnley, Lancashire. BB12 7QY

Whins Lane, Read, Burnley, Lancashire. BB12 7QY

£750,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: athresale_PRB10003
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3

Property Summary

Built in the 1940's on one of the most desirable sites in Read, this is a caricature of the term faded elegance - The house and grounds are obviously ready for an overhaul but what a fantastic project to take on - and not as daunting as first meets the eye.

Full Details

It's still all there - stylish spacious hallway and rooms with high coved ceilings, stained glass windows, millboarded flooring, oak architraves, banisters and skirtings throughout the ground floor.

With access via an impressive shared driveway off Whins Lane, the curtilage itself extends to approx 1.7 acres with a total floor area of the house plus garage over 3800 sq ft with four large bedrooms, three reception rooms, outdoor swimming pool, kitchen, ground floor wc, integral garage, en-suite to master bedroom and family bathroom.

Entrance Hall

With flagged floor and impressive large oak front door into:


A grand and airy hallway with access to all rooms with split level staircase to the first floor.

Cloakroom/w.c (6' 8" x 6' 7" or 2.04m x 2.01m)

Generous sized cloak room with wc, sink and understairs storage cupboard.

Kitchen (29' 6" x 13' 3" or 9.0m x 4.04m)

A large and sociable room with door to the front walled garden area that runs down to the swimming pool.

Utility Room

Inner Hall

With quarry tiled floor to:

Snug/Fourth Bedroom (13' 3" x 9' 11" or 4.05m x 3.02m)

With patio doors to the front.


Garage (36' 1" x 13' 2" or 11.00m x 4.01m)

Up and over doors to rear driveway and parking area.

Boiler Room/Workshop (13' 2" x 6' 7" or 4.01m x 2.01m)

Housing x2 wall mounted gas central heating boilers (recently installed), plumbed for sink and washing machine.

Rear Cloaks/Tack Room (6' 10" x 3' 7" or 2.09m x 1.09m)

With external door.

Dining Room (13' 5" x 10' 2" or 4.08m x 3.09m)

Very interesting stainless steel Art Deco fireplace with mahogany surround and quarry tiled hearth. Bow window with latticed panes looking out onto the swimming pool.

Sun Room (10' 0" x 9' 10" or 3.06m x 3.0m)

Central to the hallway with floor to ceiling latticed windows and french doors out to the patio. Open millboarded flooring.

Lounge (23' 2" x 16' 6" or 7.07m x 5.03m)

A very grand room with bay windows, central inset fireplace surrounded by bow window with low sills, Baxi back boiler


With impressive stained glass windows and generous storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom (20' 0" x 13' 1" or 6.09m x 4.0m)

With window and fitted wardrobe.

En Suite

three piece suite with shower over bath.

Bedroom 2 (13' 5" x 13' 3" or 4.09m x 4.04m)

With bow window.

Bedroom 3 (13' 5" x 13' 1" or 4.09m x 4.0m)

Fitted wardrobes and sink unit.

Shower Room

With pedestal hand basin

Separate WC


Extending to approx 1.7 acres, the gardens have been left to grow - very generously! Shrubs and low canopy trees now hide what was a beautifully designed garden with classical features, split levels, lawned areas, orchard and kitchen garden.

This is all redeemable and with some TLC, these gardens would easily be renovated to their former glory, and the extensive south facing views across the valley below would again be enjoyed from the house.

General Information


All mains services are connected


We understand from the owners to be Freehold

council tax

Band G


Strictly by appointment

other information

upvc double glazing fitted throughout, gas central heating installed.

office hours

53 King Street, Whalley, BB7 9SP

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm


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All appliances mentioned in this description have not been tested as to their working condition


On entering Read turn left onto George Lane, proceed to the top and turn right onto Whins Lane. Woodnook can be found on the left hand side just above Straits Lane and is accessed via a private driveway.