Call ‘time’ on your search for the dream country home and take your place in local legend, at The Old Lamb Inn, Bradshaw.
Accessed off rural Bradshaw Road, former hostelry The Old Lamb Inn occupies a prime spot, overlooking acres of farmland and countryside. A local landmark, capturing the heart of the community, this is a rare opportunity to add your name to its enduring legacy.
A piece of local history
Humble and unassuming at first glance, its modest stone exterior belies an exquisite, high-spec finish within.
Inset into the drystone wall, built by local farmers, a stone plaque heralds your arrival at The Old Lamb Inn.
Dating back to 1842 The Lamb Inn Public House, as it was originally named, began life as a beer-house, consisting of a hall, bar, tap room parlour and kitchen. The WC was outside in the yard.
Built by John Holden, his widow Jane took over as licensee following his death in 1861, working also as a farmer according to census records from 1881.
In the following years, The Lamb Inn Public House changed hands many more times before making its final appearance in the public domain as the Blue Ginger Tapas Bar.
Converted to a private residence in 2011, the inn was renamed after its new owners.
Rechristened by its current owners, the name ‘The Old Lamb Inn’ reflects its iconic origins within the community, a move welcomed by locals bearing fond memories of its past.
At your viewing, be sure to take a look at the original deeds, which, encased in their original wax seals, are something of a work of art.
Contemporary living with a twist
Pull up on the double driveway, via the electric gated entrance, and choose your spot; parking is ample here with space for four cars at the top of the drive and more down at the bottom by the detached triple garage.
Step through the front door and the quaint country cottage exterior opens up to reveal an immaculate interior. Contemporary living is given a traditional touch, as an ornately panelled door opens from the porch to reveal modern oak flooring in the hallway.
Recently sanded and polished to a gleaming shine, this striking oak flooring flows seamlessly through the hallway into the show-stopping kitchen-diner to the right.
Firstly, sneak a peek to the left, to discover laid back living at its most chic.
Originally two rooms, these lounges have been opened up to create one vastly spacious living room with two large seating areas to the front and rear.
Plush pale grey carpet underfoot warmly envelops each footstep. So light and lush, enjoy the sensation of “walking on air”. Its high calibre is evident when moving furniture; a quick ruffle of the thick pile and the fibres bounce back into place.
Reflecting the elegant tone of the carpet is the wallpaper, with a timeless, silvery hue.
Engage in conversation, immerse yourself in a favourite book, or turn up the tunes in the front seating area.
The windows to the front are quite a feature, with thick stone sills allowing for privacy-enhancing ‘double-double glazed’. This feature consists of both double glazing externally and inside too creating an incredible sound barrier.
Enjoy the cosiest of nights in, utterly secluded from the outside world.
In the other seating area, snuggle up in front of the television. Wires and cables are hidden within a secret cavity behind a picture of the Eiffel Tower, ideal should you wish to wall mount the television.
Such a flexible room, its former incarnations have included playroom, music room and dining room…
Entertain with ease
Return to the hallway and take the door opposite, emerging into the capaciously-sized dining-kitchen.
Milky white worktops marbled with black swirls coat the surfaces of this superior culinary space. A contemporary cook’s kitchen, whip up a feast for family and friends, gathered at the huge central island breakfast bar, located beneath a trio of stylish pendant lights.
Fitted with an array of stylish integrated appliances, including Neff dishwasher and microwave, Britannia six-burner gas hob Range oven and American style fridge freezer, entertain with ease.
With abundant space available in the multitude of soft-close, glossy, cream cupboards and drawers, storage is in plentiful supply.
At Christmas and birthdays, lay out the feast on the island for sociable mealtimes where guests can gather to help themselves. Ideal for big sporting events too – a built-in television tilts out ensuring the chef need never miss out on the action. Handy for catching the morning headlines before work.
Light streams in from all angles, including from above via a Velux window. To the front, a cosy dining area is situated beneath an ambient trio of pendant lights, a continuation of the theme from the main kitchen.
When catering for the many, conceal the evidence of your epicurean escapades in the handy utility room.
A three-way sink with two full-size sinks and a smaller rinsing sink in the middle takes the effort out of the post-party clean-up.
Also housing a washing machine, tumble dryer, two floor level cupboards and a further cupboard above, this is a vast space in which to store cleaning goods and more.
With direct access out to the parking area, this practical space is ideal for parking the pram after a walk along one of the many country footpaths on your doorstep. Wash the wellies down and dry off the dog on the tiled floor; a most practical room.
Another added bonus is the downstairs WC, with toilet and wash basin, and separate cloakroom, exquisitely finished and handy for guests.
As enticing as the kitchen is, keep moving, it is the sun room beyond that is the real draw at The Old Lamb Inn.
Step through the bi-fold doors and the light rushes forward to greet you, as beguiling views draw you to the wall of glass ahead.
Free flowing views
Running the entire length of the rear of the house, linking back through to the lounge to create a horseshoe of free-flowing living space, the sun room is a truly exceptional area.
Used as both a sitting room and dining area it is brimming with light from the Velux lights above and large windows which capture the breath-taking panorama of the countryside beyond.
Soak up uninterrupted views over the fields, hills and reservoirs from your elevated vantage point here at The Old Lamb Inn.
Better yet, open up the glass doors and step out onto the balcony, encapsulated in glass balustrades for a true unspoiled vision of the countryside.
Enjoy morning croissants and coffee or an aperitif with friends in the evening, watch as the fireworks decorate the sky in a symphony of colour at New Year.
Resist the allure of the vistas if you can and return inside to the sun room, a television is also set within the wall should you require viewing of a different kind.
At parties mingle to your heart’s content, roam your way around the entire house – no room is a dead end. The social feel of the one-time public house is very alive in the walls and layout of the home.
Count the sheep
From the hallway, take the stairs up to the first floor, the party is only just getting started at The Old Lamb Inn…
Welcome to the master suite.
Located to the rear of the home, this bedroom – replete with its own spacious walk-in-wardrobe and sumptuous en-suite, is what dreams are made of.
Behind the honey-toned solid oak door, plush carpet lines the floor, the walls coated in crisp white with the exception of a contemporary wallpapered feature wall behind the bed.
Light streams in from multiple angles; the windows to the rear capturing views over the fields and fells.
A range of sleek white fitted drawers, topped in black granite provide an abundance of storage, whilst a television is fitted into the wall for your viewing convenience.
Further storage is revealed within the spectacular walk-in-wardrobe, featuring
a full-length dress mirror, four hanging rails (two above each other) and a long drop for dresses, in addition to an abundance of shelving.
But the pièce de résistance is beyond the bifold stained glass doors…
Welcome to the most luxurious of en-suite bathrooms.
Mirroring the bedroom, sleek black granite tops glossy cream vanity units, brimming with storage space for all your lotions and potions.
Inset into the granite are elegant Jack ‘n’ Jill Laufen sinks served by freestanding faucets.
So spacious is this en-suite, you can walk around the centrally placed Matki walk-in shower.
Fitted with a bidet, toilet and demisting mirrors too, with three levels of ambient lighting, this is more five-star spa hotel than public house!
Returning to the landing, a large family bathroom, featuring bath, shower and sensor-light demisting mirrors, serves the two remaining bedrooms on this level.
Located to the front of the house, bedroom two is so roomy, with feature built-in wardrobes and a wall-mounted television.
Currently used as a guest bedroom, the main router for The Old Lamb Inn’s cabling is located in here.
From here, a hidden cable runs through to the two lower floors; a real plus for modern living, allowing connectivity for streaming, both television and music. Ideal for appeasing teenagers and older children!
To the rear, discover bedroom three, a spacious double currently used as a nursery.
Built-in wardrobes provide ample storage, with a wall-mounted television on hand for entertainment.
Count the sheep out of the window, where country views abound.
Potential on another level
Access to two lofts is available via the bathroom and second bedroom. The rear attic is spacious and ripe for conversion to bedrooms, subject to the relevant permissions.
Within the attic, the CCTV electrics and alarm system are housed. Designed for convenient living, there is an access point upstairs to enable the alarm to be turned on prior to retiring for the evening. The garage is also alarmed on a separate zone, allowing the alarms to be activated at different times.
Descend to the ground floor, and locate the doorway by the cloakroom (formerly the bar), where a set of rustic stone steps lead down to the lower ground floor.
On your way down note the old lines where the beer used to flow!
Down here, a whole world of potential opens up before you. Four rooms remain from the residence’s former incarnation as a public house.
Explore the beer cellar, unchanged from its origins, replete with brickwork and barrelled ceiling. Crying out for conversion into a regal wine cellar or even a stylish bedroom, this room has such potential, so cosy and brimming with character. Note the old barrel drop above!
Sneak a peek at the cellar workshop, fitted with traditional metal shelving, work units and cupboard alongside the original safe.
Perfect for stashing your festive brew, the fridge room is the third of this quartet of wonder rooms.
Finally, explore the final room, currently used as a home office, with the potential to be a gym (pop a cross trainer in front of the television!). So spacious and quiet, where better to balance the books in peace?
However, this entire floor is ripe for development, should you wish to make your own mark on this finely finished home.
The rear of the cellar opens out onto the garden, perfect for bifold doors and a lower-ground living area. Those with younger children could convert this into a playroom. Older children craving independence? Perhaps this floor could become a self-contained living space. Perfect for a university-returner or older, dependent relatives.
A WC on this level adds extra convenience.
Green and pleasant land
Visible from almost every room, the outdoor space at The Old Lamb Inn is a constant draw. Give in to the allure and explore.
Separated into three sections, newly installed half rail fencing and large farm-style gates in keeping with the rural area mark the perimeter of the garden.
Ploughed and re-turfed with the help of local farmers and tradesmen, the garden is an extension of the fields onto which it disperses beyond the open fencing.
Totally secure, yet open to the views, watch nature come to your doorstep from curious cows to bleating sheep and waddling ducks. A delight for children and adults alike.
In addition to the large lawn, an allotment in the centre is perfect for those looking to sample ‘The Good Life’, while another ample area behind the garage would be an ideal spot for an orchard.
The garage itself fits three cars and is accessed through electric gates with electric folding doors. Its large windows look out over the fields, providing another stunning vantage point from where to admire the surroundings. There is also a shed and greenhouse.
A helpful home
Fitted with a comprehensive alarm system which can be set from multiple points throughout the house, CCTV and secure lockable doors this is a home that combines technology and the elements to a clever degree. And even better still, a saving on those energy bills, the solar panels fitted to the roof mean that bills are almost offset from the solar premiums.
Working off LPG gas (not mains) and a septic tank managed by the local farmer, fuel costs are competitive according to the current owners.
Externally lit by spotlights on timers, placed behind the stone wall, see The Old Lamb Inn lit up like a welcoming beacon, heralding your arrival home when approaching from the north on the crest of the hill. What better sight to behold after a day’s work, than the warm welcome of home?
Out and about
In the middle of everything and yet away from it all. A conundrum that works so well for lovers of the outdoors at The Old Lamb Inn.
In nearby Edgworth treat the family for dinner out at Guiseppes, or try Roka on Bradshaw Brow.
Dalchini Indian Restaurant is a well-known and highly rated eatery only five minutes’ walk away on Bradshaw Road.
Take a walk to Hawkshaw and explore the pubs, shops, schools and church in this village. Morrisons is a short five-minute car ride away for the weekly food shop.
Families can look forward to outstanding educational establishments, with a number of schools nearby. Only a mile away to the bottom of the village is Harwood, home to St Maxentius C of E, a traditional primary school. Just up the road is St Mary’s – a village school in neighbouring Hawkshaw.
Perfect for those with older children, Canon Slade, lauded as one of the best schools in Bolton, is within walking distance.
Enjoy fresh air and exercise; take a trip to Jumbles country park, right on the doorstep, or
walk up the hill over the footpaths to Affetside, a country village with a quaint local pub, The Pack Horse - one of the oldest pubs in England. The Red Lion in Hawkshaw is a short walk away, serving great food and ale.
For a stunning family home with breath-taking, panoramic views of the local countryside and surrounded by so many little villages to explore, The Old Lamb Inn is unbeatable.
Nestled between Bury and Bolton, you are at the epicentre of it all, able to drop in and out of the action before retreating home to the comfort of country life.
The potential of The Old Lamb Inn is unrivalled, yet its immaculate high-spec finish means it’s a ready-wrapped gift of a home primed to be enjoyed as is.
With such strong links to the locale, The Old Lamb Inn is truly a home built of memories. Are you ready to add your own to the mosaic?
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