New Hall Lane, Heaton
For spacious family living in one of Heaton’s most sought-after postcodes, look no further than Number 143, New Hall Lane.
With links to Bolton’s rich mill-town history, this four-bedroomed family home is built within the estate of original mill owner’s mansion, Brookland – the stone wall forming its front perimeter is the original stone boundary from this prestigious estate.
Beyond this, a large driveway provides comfortable parking for up to three cars, in addition to the substantial garage.
Shake off your umbrella and shed your wet outerwear in the handy front porch, before stepping through into the spacious entrance hall.
Immediately, sense the spaciousness of this home as you step into the bright and welcoming entrance hall. Beneath the open white wooden staircase to the right is ample space for a sideboard and telephone table, with a pendant light above casting light upon the traditional cornicing, high ceilings and neutrally-toned walls.
Directly ahead, discover the delightfully social dining kitchen.
Bright and airy, a combination of calming décor, generous glazing and natural light make this space feel so open.
Cream tiling to the floor is laced with a mosaic pattern of pearlescent dark chocolate, caramels and latte tones, banding a ribbon around the central island.
With contemporary seating to the side of the island and a selection of drawer and cupboard storage beneath, this culinary heart of the home is both convenient and stylish.
The consummate chef’s kitchen, stand at the island to slice and dice with everything to hand whilst enjoying views through the patio windows out to the garden. Once the prep is complete, turn around and cook up a storm on the oven behind you.
Surrounding the island, oiled solid-wood worktops sit above a range of drawers and units, with under plinth lighting working in harmony with the inset spotlighting overhead.
Ceramic splashback tiles in similar hues to the banding on the floor sit behind the free-standing Zanussi five-ring gas hob with double oven. Other integrated appliances include a dishwasher whilst a country-style Belfast sink unit sits beneath the window, with its glorious outlook over the rear lawn.
Above the multitude of cupboard units, hidden speakers are wired in, perfect for setting a soundtrack to your culinary creativity. Don’t worry, being a detached house, you won’t disturb the neighbours…
Enjoy a casual cuppa and croissant at the breakfast bar or slip out of the French doors to take your morning meal on the rear decking – so peaceful and private. Prefer to remain indoors? Recline on the sofa by the patio doors and get lost in a favourite book, such a versatile room.
From the kitchen, step directly into the utility, from where you have access to the most practical areas of the home.
A really useful space, drive into the garage after a shopping trip and take the food directly through the utility into the kitchen – no need to traipse through the whole house or get caught in the rain.
Fitted with a sink and a range of wall and base units, there is also plumbing for your washing machine and tumble dryer. A large shelved cupboard, comes in handy for storing everything from your ironing board, to your rucksack and wetsuits, while the in-built drying rack is ideal for airing your laundry and damp camping gear.
Discover a handy gardener’s WC here too; ideally placed close to the side entrance. This side entrance leads to a gated bin-storage area, cleverly secreted from view and yet so convenient to the kitchen. No nasty odours drifting through your home with this sensible refuge set-up.
Returning to the entrance hall, slip through the first door on the left to discover your cosy lounge.
Look out through the large bay window over the peaceful and private front garden: this snug is your sanctuary of solitude when you need it most. Hunker down on winters’ evenings and break out the popcorn for movie night.
Double doors open through into the formal dining room next door, ideal for family celebrations and Christmas time – such a sociable feel and perfect for entertaining.
Sunday dinners are never better than when they are spent with the family; gather them round the table in this perfectly placed dining room with its stunning views out from the bay window into the rear garden.
Take the spindled staircase up to the first floor and emerge onto an open and spacious landing, where a striking four-pane, leaded, arched window draws in light from outside.
Turn right and right again to explore the master suite. With stunning views out of the window to the treeline at the front, this room has a quiet and private feel.
Light streams in through the lavishly-sized window, filling the sizeable bedroom. With one wall devoted to built-in wardrobes, there is ample room for an emperor bed, alongside bedside tables!
Slip through into the luxurious en-suite. Fitted with white, gleaming fixtures the five-piece suite includes its very own sauna.
Step inside and breathe in that Scandi-scent of pine and eucalyptus as you unwind in your own serene, private sauna. Bliss.
So spacious, both the en-suite and main family bathroom are generously proportioned – unique for a home of this 1930s/40s period.
Also nestled along this side of the landing is bedroom three, again abundantly-sized. Overlooking the rear garden, this room is suffused with light from the enormous window. Cool in summer and warm in winter, this bedroom is cosy all year round.
Turn left from the landing to discover two more bountiful bedrooms.
Front-facing, bedroom two overlooks the leafy front garden through its beautiful bay window and contains space for a variety of furniture. Perfect for children – there is no need to squabble over ‘who gets the best room’ in this house – with three unique and inviting bedrooms, how can you decide?
Your fourth bedroom is peacefully located to the rear of the house, once more overlooking the glorious garden through its characterful bay window. So private, and not overlooked, this spacious bedroom even has space for a double sofa bed – ideal for sleepovers!
Also located to the rear of the house is the luxuriously designed, contemporary family bathroom.
Tiled in sandy tones with flashes of Mediterranean-style mosaic bands, this light-filled space benefits from two windows in addition to a sprinkling of inset spotlights.
Sink back into the indulgent jacuzzi bath and relax with scented candles and a glass of fizz.
In addition to a modern sink with vanity unit and radiator, this room of refreshment contains a separate walk-in enclosure with rainfall shower head and side massage jets for that full spa experience.
Slice of paradise
Step outside the patio doors and explore your own garden oasis.
Immediately before you, lies a stone patio, enclosed in red brick, with steps leading down to the verdant lawn – perfect for playing ball games and a spot of sunbathing.
Beyond the lawn, bordered by a lush collection of mature shrubs and planting, discover a secret garden.
Walled and private, this decked area at the bottom of the garden is a true refuge from the worries of the world.
Sheltered and secluded, invite your family and friends over in the summertime for an outdoor feast. With wall lights, a corner sofa and plug sockets, power up your sound system and let the good times roll.
Tall, established planting helps to screen this section from the wind, creating a warm, pleasant and peaceful refuge. Children will adore watching the tadpoles grow in the feature pond during the springtime.
Out and about
Location, location, location. Number 143 New Hall Lane really epitomises this expression.
Families could not be better placed, with two of the most sought after local primary schools – Markland Hill and St Thomas of Canterbury – only a stone’s throw away.
Also located opposite the independent Bolton School’s pavilion and main tennis courts, the main school is less than a half mile walk, whilst equidistant in the other direction is Clevelands Preparatory School.
Located in Heaton’s premier area, once brimming with mill owners’ mansions, at the bottom of the road discover one of the more famous manor houses, now converted into of-the-moment restaurant, Retreat. While others travel from miles around to see and be seen, you can access it from your doorstep.
Take a walk to the legendary Victoria Inn, locally known as Fanny’s and indulge yourself at their champagne bar.
Why not earn your thirst-quencher first? Pull on your walking boots and head towards the west Pennine moors, only 20 minutes’ walk away. Drop in at Bob’s Smithy for lunch in a countryside setting. High Rid Reservoir is also so close by.
Those keen on walking can walk in the opposite direction to the moors and be in Bolton town centre within roughly half an hour (your local David Lloyd gym is en route).
For commuters, you’re ideally placed between Bolton and Lostock train stations, for journeys north and south. For a day’s shopping in Manchester, the walk to Lostock station is a pleasant one; upon crossing Chorley New Road, walk along the cycle path for 20-30 minutes.
Middlebrook is also only a mile and a half away, with all its supermarkets, shops and amenities.
Surprisingly private given its accessible location, 143 New Hall Lane offers all the convenience of the city alongside the comforts of the countryside.
If you’re ready to strike that perfect balance of location and lifestyle, then visit us soon at 143 New Hall Lane.