River Lune near Melling

Melling Hall sits at the centre of the quintessential English village of Melling, which is situated in the beautiful Lune Valley.  The river Lune is just 10 mins walk across the fields, where you will see oyster catchers, herons, swans and even salmon rising in the river.

The small, friendly and safe village school is only three minutes walk away and the area offers a wide choice of “Ofsted outstanding” secondary schools, including two free grammar schools, all efficiently served by regular public transport.

The next village, Hornby, is just 5 minutes away, where there is an “Ofsted outstanding” nursery school, public swimming pool, post office, small shops and a pub, not to mention the castle and 1,000 year old church!

In the other direction, there are two top quality restaurants within 2 miles and you are less than 10 minutes’ drive from the charming and bustling market town of Kirkby Lonsdale – named by the Sunday Times in 2019 as the best place to live in the Northwest of England – with its surprisingly cosmopolitan mix of bars, pubs restaurants and shops.

The world famous Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are only 30 minutes away, and you can be on the M6 in 15 minutes and in Manchester or Liverpool in an hour or so.  Preston, 2019’s highest-performing city in the Northwest, is only half an hour away.

You are perfectly located to take advantage of the Northern Powerhouse, whilst living in unspoiled and beautiful countryside.


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