Derwent House is a luxury apartment development adjoining the Ribble Valley. This building offers 23 exquisite apartments within commuting distance from Manchester
Derwent House is a luxury apartment development adjoining the Ribble Valley. This building offers 23 exquisite apartments within commuting distance from Manchester
Derwent House is a luxury apartment development adjoining the Ribble Valley. This building offers 23 exquisite apartments within commuting distance from Manchester


Derwent House is located in the picturesque, greenbelt countryside of Barrowford. Overlooked by the famous Pendle Hill, this former Edwardian Grammar School offers 23 spacious and well-appointed apartments. Conceived and created by renowned local company, HR Developments, each is designed to complement the existing building and offers a high standard of finish throughout.

Using a sympathetic blend of the building’s traditional features with high-quality, contemporary fixtures and fittings, these elegant spaces succeed in offering, not only the best of both worlds, but an elegant and stylish place in which to live – with a desirable address to match.

Why not enjoy the unique experience that is Derwent House for yourself.

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Heritage with a contemporary twist

Formerly the Colne Grammar School, Derwent House dates to the late 1930s. Behind its grand façade, this imposing building has been sympathetically restored to offer an elegant combination of time-honoured craftsmanship and modern design.

Every effort has been made to create comfortable and spacious contemporary living spaces.

Each of the 23 luxury apartments is finished to exacting standards with attention to detail throughout. And unlike many developments of this nature, they enjoy unusually generous internal proportions, with sizeable floor areas ranging from 843 sq. ft. to 1,427 sq. ft.

With a security-gated, video entry system and each allocated parking space in the secure underground car park having an individual and safe storage area, Derwent House offers privacy, tranquility and security.

To find out more about each individual apartment click here.

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The perfect setting

Sitting on the confluence of Pendle Water and Colne Water, the charming village of Barrowford in Pendle, Lancashire, offers a satisfying blend of traditional style and contemporary living.

Its attractive collection of 17th and 18th century farmhouses and pretty handloom weavers’ cottages happily rub shoulders with the designer boutiques that line the high street, attracting discerning shoppers from across the region.

Further afield, the surrounding Pendle countryside adjoining the Ribble Valley provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a range of leisure activities, such as golf, walking, cycling, fishing and sailing.

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Local & International Travel

Derwent House also enjoys excellent transport links, with easy access to the M65 for Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, making it an ideal choice for commuters.

The surrounding area is well served by an impressive road network – the nearby M65, M66, M62 and M60 motorways offer the road user a fast and efficient route to any part of the UK.

The area is serviced by an efficient local rail network

Two major international airports are close by:

Leeds Bradford Airport
Approximately 29 miles

Manchester Airport
Approximately 46 miles


The apartments offer an effective and aesthetic use of space. All are carpeted throughout, with economical and ambient under-floor heating where it’s needed most. Each has been fitted with a stylish designer kitchen, bathroom and ensuites. In these areas, natural light is complemented by discrete ceiling downlighters, helping to create just the right mood for relaxing and entertaining.



Carefully considered ergonomic design and well-organised practicality are the hallmarks of these stunning, German, designer kitchens. All use superior Silestone or granite work surfaces with high-quality, fully fitted units and integrated appliances to ensure an environment that will satisfy even the most discerning chef.


  • Integrated NEF appliances
  • Oven and microwave
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Silestone and granite work tops and up stands
  • Under floor heating
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For functionality and elegance, the bathrooms have been installed with white Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, quality, chrome Hansgrohe fittings and stylish designer wall-to-wall tiling. Even for the smallest room in the house, every detail has been considered.


  • Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware
  • Chrome Hansgrohe brassware
  • Heated towel rail
  • Under floor heating in main ensuite

Living Areas

The imposing grandeur of Derwent House has been beautifully translated to the generous living spaces offered by this unique development. The clean lines and open-plan aspect of these well-proportioned areas enhance the overall feeling of light and space as living room flows seamlessly to dining area and beyond.

Fully carpeted and finished with a high specification of fixtures and fittings, they provide the perfect environment for relaxing or entertaining.


  • Carpeted throughout
  • Concealed surround-sound speaker cabling
Living Areas


The understated elegance and attention to detail to be found in the living spaces is equally evident in the expertly planned bedrooms. The contemporary design, quality of craftsmanship, high spec fixtures and fittings, demonstrate beautifully how every single aspect has been carefully considered. Without doubt, these simple, elegant spaces provide the perfect setting in which to relax and unwind.


  • Carpeted throughout
  • Concealed surround-sound speaker cabling
  • All main bedrooms ensuite


Views to enjoy

Set in its own private grounds, the Derwent House estate sits sympathetically within the greenbelt countryside beyond. Every detail of the outside space has been carefully considered to provide a practical and peaceful outdoor environment.

Beautiful landscaped gardens look out on to open views of rolling hills, lush valleys and the famous Pendle Hill. Meanwhile nestled inside the grounds of the house itself, intimate, secluded courtyards provide private spaces in which to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this attractive rural setting.


  • Secure private gated access
  • Video phone entry system
  • Secure underground car park with allocated space
  • Individual storeroom/lock up

Ground floor

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  • Apartment 01 — Reserved
  • Apartment 02 — Sold
  • Apartment 03 — Sold
  • Apartment 04 — Sold
  • Apartment 05 — Sold
  • Apartment 06 — Sold
  • Apartment 07 — Sold
  • Apartment 08 — Sold
  • Apartment 09 — Sold
  • Apartment 10 — Sold
  • Apartment 11 — Sold
  • Apartment 12 — Sold

First floor

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  • Apartment 14
  • Apartment 15 — Sold
  • Apartment 16 — Sold
  • Apartment 17 — Sold
  • Apartment 18
  • Apartment 19 — Sold
  • Apartment 20 — Sold
  • Apartment 21 — Sold
  • Apartment 22 — Sold
  • Apartment 23 — Sold
  • Apartment 24


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01282 772 255
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