- Charming Grade 2 listed cottage
- Three generous bedrooms
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Double garage/ Driveway to accommodate multiple vehicles
- Breathtaking rear views
- Conservation Area/ Highly sought after location
- Three reception areas
- Family bathroom plus en suite facility
- Extensive garden plot
- Double glazing/central heating/comprehensive security system
Karen Ritchie Estates are delighted to be instructed with the sale of this charming Grade 2 listed stone cottage tucked away on the historical hamlet of Firwood Fold. The location is set within a dedicated conservation area, benefiting from country walks and stunning scenery but well positioned to take advantage of the excellent local amenities to include shops, schools and commuting links. Striking the perfect balance of proximity to rural areas coupled with an excellent transport infrastructure this beautiful three bedroom cottage with a wealth of reception space would appeal to a wide range of homeowners. Firwood Fold marks the birthplace of Samuel Crompton, it is made up of a collection of twelve original stone properties set around the hamlet green." The Squires Residence" occupies an enviable position within this unique development and is set on an extensive plot taking full advantage of the breathtaking views to the rear. The property has been the family home of its current owners for 20 years and has been carefully and tastefully refurbished creating a spacious and flexible modern day living environment whilst retaining all the character and charm of the original dwelling.
The front of this unique double sized cottage is enclosed by the original wrought iron railings and framed by a small, floral garden area with a central pathway leading to the main entrance door
Enter into the welcoming hallway which gives access to both reception rooms located to the front elevation and accommodates the staircase leading to the bedroom and bathroom facilities,
The principal reception lounge overlooking the front of the property is a generous space well lit by the large attractive bay sash window which has been carefully fitted with conservation style double glazing to improve efficiency whilst retaining the features of the original build. This beautiful space is enhanced by a quality oak timber flooring, decorated in understated neutral colour ways to promote the feature of the preserved beams and is complete with a multi fuel fire set into the original marble fire surround.
A second reception room of larger size is positioned to the right of the hallway. This room has been sympathetically restored with no expense spared to capture all the character and charm of the original dwelling, The extensive flagged floor has been insulated and re laid to current regulations creating a notable feature within the home that extends throughout the kitchen and dining areas. This beautifully restored room houses the original stone fireplace
set within a wall of carefully maintained exposed stone and is fitted with a gas living flame effect stove . The mullion windows again benefit from a conservation approved double glazing upgrade and the room is complete with a continuation of the exposed oak timber beams.
The rear of the property is the hub of the home and benefits from a sizeable extension to create a dining and living area adjacent to the kitchen and overlooking the stunning view of the lake ( locally known as The Bunk) framed with established woodlands. This third reception area is again of generous size and designed to sit comfortably within the style of the original home.
The fully fitted kitchen area comprises of a range of cream finish shaker style floor and wall mounted units with contrasting Quartz work tops and travertine marble tiled splash backs. Integrated appliances to include a double oven Range cooker with five ringed gas hob, a combination microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/ dryer and plumbing is in place to accommodate a range of applications. The kitchen benefits from a large window overlooking the rear of the property and a stable door allowing access to and admiration of the stunning views is located in the kitchen area.
Throughout the property bespoke wooden painted internal doors have been fitted in keeping with the original styling.
Under stairs storage has been created for additional convenience.
The staircase located in the entrance hall gives access to the upper floor. The landing area is well lit from the original skylight window carefully preserved to form a useful and attractive feature.
The upper floor offers three bedrooms all double in size.
The master bedroom is exceptionally spacious, a stunning room complete with en suite facility and offering the ultimate in relaxation. The room is decorated with the tasteful neutral colour ways evident throughout the property, timber flooring and boasts a beautifully shaped dorma window with deep ledge creating the perfect window seat to admire the unique setting.
The generous three piece en suite comprises of a waterfall shower, a Belfast washbasin set in a traditional style vanity unit and a w.c.The facility boasts an attractively shaped ceiling feature and is complete with an extension of the quality oak timber flooring, marble tile wall elevations, and benefits from a heated towel rail.
Access to the extensive loft space is available from the master bedroom. This area offers the opportunity for a wealth of storage, is heavily insulated, boarded, and fitted with a power supply and access ladder.
Bedroom two, also set to the front elevation, is again an extremely generous space complete with a small walk in wardrobe facility. This desirable space boasts a window identical to the master bedroom in addition to carefully preserved ceiling beams and an original fire surround.
Bedroom three also double in size is currently used as a home office, gym and sauna facility. An attractively shaped ceiling adds character to the space and the room positioned to the rear aspect overlooks the stunning garden, lake and woodlands .
The character continues into the four piece family bathroom comprising a stone resin free standing bath tub, a shower cubicle complete with built in support seat, washbasin set in a beautifully designed vanity unit and a w.c..The flooring is a continuation of the quality oak, the wall elevations tiled with polished travertine marble and this spacious facility enjoys all the beauty of the rear views.
Surrounding The Property
The property is set on an extensive plot with clearly defined areas created for relaxation, outdoor dining and play.
There is a driveway to accommodate off road parking for up to six vehicles in addition to a double garage facility.
The jewel in the crown is the breathtaking rear views that this unique property enjoys and to support this areas have been carefully paved and decked to create the perfect outdoor space for relaxation, dining or family entertainment.
There is a large stretch of lawn to the side of the cottage and the grounds are all privately enclosed and accessible through private gates.
This beautiful home is not directly overlooked and enjoys a peaceful, picturesque and private setting.
The detached double garage facility within the grounds is a two floor construction and could be adapted for use as a private work space or additional dwelling unit subject to relevant planning.
There is an additional summer house within the grounds complete with power and a log burning stove.
Acclaimed to sit directly opposite the oldest residence within the conurbation
this unique double fronted property, steeped in local history is a beautiful, spacious and fully ready to occupy family home with many special characteristics.. Conveniently located and offering further development opportunity subject to relevant planning, homes of this nature rarely come to market.
The Fold still retains many of its historical features reflecting the bygone age with a combination of thatch and stone roof tops, cruck cottages, cobbled lane and Victorian lamp posts. The surrounding areas are rich in wildlife providing official trails to view in addition to riverbanks, wooded pathways and the beautiful environment of Longsight Country Park.
Realistically priced and offered for sale with no onward chain we recommend full inspection to fully appreciate its qualities
Bolton Council, Band E
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