Harriers Cottage, Cross Lane, Holcombe, BL8 4LY
Standing proudly amongst the unspoilt scattered rural village of Holcombe, is Harriers Cottage- a Grade 11 listed gem of a property humbly steeped in local history.
Set in a much sought after conservation area on the shoulder of Harcles Hill within a cluster of tightly knit small hamlets this picturesque cottage pays homage to the areas long historical association with hunting.
Tucked behind the original stone walling off Lumb Carr Road you will find the more commonly used main entrance. Climb the meandering stone steps through the quaint flourishing garden to find what lies behind the welcoming bright yellow timber door.
Enter into the formal reception room where the stone built fireplace and stone flagged flooring blend perfectly with the neutrally painted walls and provide a light and bright backdrop to dine and ponder the heritage and story of the home. Or why not sit by the window and lose yourself in your favourite book.
Throughout the residence beamed ceilings and stone features, continue the rich history of the house. The stone flooring continues through to the kitchen, a perfect fusion of modern and old. A walnut worktop contrasts seamlessly with cream shaker style units. To complete the faultless look, integrated appliances include fridge and freezer, built-in double oven, four burner gas hob with stainless steel extractor above, one and half bowl sink with chrome mixer tap, integral dishwasher. A useful under stair store is the perfect place for a pantry cupboard.
Just off the kitchen is the utility room with base units and plumbing for a washing machine. Should you prefer this entrance, a hardwood panelled front door offers access to Cross Street where you will find the garage should you wish to park in there. This utility makes a perfect boot room after a hike up the nearby Peel Tower.
Follow your nose through to the spacious lounge where stone Mullioned windows create a perfect frame for the rolling fields and open views out towards the Peak District. Beneath the stone fireplace surround lays a toasty woodburner. Exposed stone walls create a true charm and merge dreamily with the soft cream carpet and neutral décor.
Back in the dining room, ascend the staircase to the first floor landing.
Here you will find a master suite with wonderful long-distance views over the rolling countryside. Soft sage décor and vaulted beamed ceilings create a light and airy space to rest your head. Large floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes adorn the walls providing ample store for all your clothes. Hidden behind the sliding doors tucked under the eaves is also a nifty wardrobe, a great space for those who love to shop.
Take a peep through into the ensuite where beneath the large recessed mirror lies a w.c and wash hand basin.
A second double bedroom is similarly placed to the front of the property to benefit from the views and light from the stone mullion windows. The vaulted ceiling and built-in wardrobes again creating a pleasant sanctuary.
Next door a modern four-piece bathroom completes the first floor. Its neutral travertine tiling highlights the white suite comprising w.c, wall mounted basin, double shower enclosure and built-in bath. All complete with chrome fixings.
Outdoors to the side of the property is a quaint landscaped patio area surrounded by colourful blossoming bushes. An ideal haven to enjoy an alfresco meal on a summers evening. Climb the stone steps past the built-in rockery to another paved patio area sat next to the garage.
This beautiful home is located just a short distance to Ramsbottom centre providing easy access to all the local amenities, bespoke shops, bars and restaurants the bustling market town has to offer. It is also a short commute to the M66 motorway network.
If you are looking for a spacious two bedroom home complete with an abundance of character in an area of outstanding beauty, then number 5 Cross Lane is for you.