Eco homes are properties that have been designed with the environment or sustainability in mind.

As the concern for the environment continues to grow, more eco-homes are being introduced to the market- there are even some on your doorstep in East Lancashire.

With the help of Zoopla, we have tracked down one of the most eco-friendly properties in Clitheroe- now is your chance to take a peek inside it.

According to Zoopla, this property “boasts a wide range of cutting-edge energy saving features” and has an energy efficiency rating of B.

A spokesperson from Zoopla said: “The eco-properties available in East Lancashire feature some world-leading, eco-friendly technologies, and for homeowners who want to be more green in their current property, the Government initiative will support their efforts.

“Under the Government’s Green Homes Grant initiative, homeowners in the town will be entitled to claim up to two-thirds of the bill for certain types of work done to improve their property’s energy efficiency, up to a maximum spend of £5,000. “

Here is a virtual tour of an environmentally-friendly home for sale in Clitheroe:

This Billington property is currently on the market for £695,000 which is more than £420,000 more expensive than the average house price.

Lancashire Telegraph: The eco home is on the market for £695,000 (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)The eco home is on the market for £695,000 (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)

However, when you consider the long-term environmental and energy-saving benefits.

The property itself is so immaculately designed and constructed that it looks to be straight out of an episode of Grand Designs.

When constructing it back in 2015, the architect has made full use of natural lighting eliminating dark spaces and reducing the need to use lights in the day time.

Lancashire Telegraph: The ground floor has an open plan design (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)The ground floor has an open plan design (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)

The property benefits from underfloor heating which does more than just keep your feet warm and give the home a more modern touch.

It helps to regulate the temperature in the space and also operates at a lower temperature than standard radiators meaning less energy is expended.

The property also benefits from an air recirculation system designed to keep the the home cool during the hot summer months; this system is much more environmentally friendly than the traditional electric air conditioning system.

What is an eco-home without some solar panels?

There are panels on this property’s roof and besides helping the environment by supplying fossil fuel free energy to the home, they also save you £750 per year in energy costs.

Beyond the environmentally friendly aspects of the home, it truly does look like a spectacular place to live if you are a contemporary buyer.

The ground floor of four bedroom home has an open plan design making it appear incredibly spacious.

This room also offers fabulous views which take in Kemple End, Whalley Viaduct and the full length of Pendle Hill. 

Heading into the kitchen, you will realise hoe many modern and integrated appliances it benefits from including an induction hob and three Neff ovens.

Lancashire Telegraph: The kitchen (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)The kitchen (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)

The first floor of the property has a galleried landing which overlooks the main living space.

The master bedroom benefits from a large patio door which offers access to your very own private balcony; that’s not all, as this room also has a walk in closet and en-suite shower room.

Lancashire Telegraph: The master bedroom (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)The master bedroom (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)

Externally, you will find a beautiful garden with lawned gardens to the side of the property.

There is also a patio area which is ideal for entertaining guests or having a barbeque in the summer months.

Lancashire Telegraph: Look at the views outside (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)Look at the views outside (Photo: Zoopla, Honeywell Estate Agents)

Excitingly, planning permission has been granted to build a tandem garage with glass link from the property.

What did you think of this eco-home? Let us know in the comment section.