If you have ever dreamed of transforming an historic property into a home, then a house in Trawden could be perfect for you.

A former farmhouse, on Burnley Road, is on the market for £700,000. It is filled to the brim with character features and has planning permission to be remodelled into a dream home.

Middle Beardshaw Head will provide buyers with a unique opportunity to purchase a period property and create their very own grand design.

The property, which is being marketed by estate agents Dacre, Son & Hartley, dates back to the 18th century and is situated on 12 acres of land.

The Grade II listed site currently has four bedrooms, as well as a barn and shed. There is planning permission for a new garage and carport.

Throughout the house are authentic period features, such as exposed wooden beams.

The living room has part panelled walls, a wood-burning stove with a period fireplace, wood block flooring, and mullion windows overlooking the rear garden.

In the hallway, you will find a staircase to the first floor and access to a vaulted cellar below.

The first-floor landing boasts a feature mullion window, with views of the countryside.

The master bedroom is flooded with light thanks to the full-length window, which overlooks the parking area and woodland. It also has en-suite facilities attached.

Outside you will find a sweeping driveway, woodland, and land that stretches around to what used to be a campsite.   

Also on the land is a double-storey barn, with wood beams and a roof with a skylight window. A mezzanine landing, stone staircase, and wood block flooring can also be found in this barn.

Ideal for social gatherings, there is a conservatory with a stone floor and crisscross windows – although this space could do with some modernisation.

The shed was previously used as a B&B, with two rooms, utility rooms and space for a shower room.

This property is said to have “a number of possibilities” for the right owner looking for the ideal housing project to get stuck into.

Mark from Dacres said: “This home has so much potential. Dating back to the mid to late 18th century, the character features like mullion windows, stone feature walls, exposed beams, and period fireplaces are all very appealing.

"The fact the property comes with a barn and shed, as well as planning permissions for re-modelling, means it’s a very exciting opportunity.”

“As well as the fabulous setting and historic home, the sale also includes an amazing double-storey barn with period beam. It’s mostly double height, with a stunning barn aperture window offering fabulous views of the adjacent woodland and valley. The barn has attractive wood block flooring, windows to the front and rear, and a mezzanine landing with a stone staircase.

“There’s also a large shed, which was previously used for a campsite and B&B, which provides a number of storage spaces, two rooms, utility rooms, toilet, and space for a shower room. It’s a good size, so again there are plenty of opportunities to develop this, subject to planning consents.”

To view the property and others in Lancashire visit the Dacre, Son & Hartley website.