Step inside this elegant country manor house in Lancashire

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A country manor house, built in 1854, with a hallway, sitting room, reception, dining room/orangery, kitchen, home office, utility room, snug, five bedrooms (two en suite), three bathrooms.

1/11 Exterior

house with lawn

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

2/11 Hallway

hallway with wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

High ceilings and dark wood banisters add grandeur to this traditional hallway. Distressed French-style antiques, glassware and furniture creates an elegant feel. A large mirror not only makes the space appear bigger, it also reflects light around the room.

Elephant's Breath from Farrow & Ball
Crucial Trading

3/11 Living room

living room with wooden flooring and white sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

Soft neutrals create a soothing backdrop for cherished treasures, quirky artwork and vintage antiques in this warm and cosy living space.

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Omexco for Brian Yates
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The English Sofa Company

4/11 Dining room

dining room with black wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

One wall is painted with blackboard paint so family and friends can leave messages for each other. This neat wall of paint gives the dining room a real bistro mood, while still retaining its elegance. Copy out the day's menu, or why not chalk up some cocktail recipes and invite friends round to try them? If you're looking for a classic scheme, you can't go wrong with a monochrome colour palette.

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Furniture Gossip

5/11 Sitting room

sitting room with wooden flooring and piano

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

A variety of antiques sit comfortably together in this traditional sitting area. A vintage piano and side table are adorned with a collection of family photographs.

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Cox & Cox

6/11 Open-plan kitchen

kitchen with white tiles flooring and cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

Simple units and a pale palette emphasise the sense of space and light in this open-plan kitchen. Choose plain flooring, stainless steel and wood cabinetry and minimal, contemporary pendants, and then finish off with a quirky accessory or two - the perfect place to unleash a little creativity.

Kitchen and pendant lights
Wall paint
Skimming stone emulsion from Farrow & Ball

7/11 Conservatory

conservatory dining room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

A striking lamp brings a modern touch to this traditional dining room scheme. Large windows allow plenty of light to enter the space, while neutral walls reflect light around the room.

Light My Home

8/11 Guest bedroom

bedroom with bed with white bedding and yellow pillows

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

Simple and streamlined, a modern four-poster bed is perfect for making an impact in your bedroom. Silk cushion covers and curtains made in Bali add a touch of the colour to really liven up the neutral walls and flooring elsewhere.

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9/11 Master bedroom

bedroom with wooden flooring and grey strip wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

An oversized silk headboard makes the bed the focal point of the room. Luxurious throws, wooden flooring and neutral striped wallpaper add to the cosy element of this striking scheme.

Canto Stripe wallpaper from Paradiso collection at Nina Campbell

10/11 Bathroom

bathroom with wooden flooring and white bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

The classic suite was inherited from the previous owners. The dark walls and original wood flooring lend a dramatic aesthetic to this elegant bathroom scheme. White fittings and fixtures keep the space looking light and airy.

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The Water Monopoly

11/11 Garden

garden with sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

When the weather allows, the outdoor area becomes an extension of the house, thanks to a lighting and sound system and comfortable garden seating. Splashes of bright colour, as seen in the accessories really liven up the neutral palette elsewhere.


Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.