Sitting within a traditional, cobbled, courtyard hamlet containing three handsome stone-built homes, dating back to the 18th century, lies Victoria Farm House, Blackburn Road.
Neat, wrought iron railings to the front meet with grey, painted trellis screening the garden. Access can also be found to the rear from Cox Green Road, where the cobbled courtyard offers room for parking and access to a double garage.
Deceptively traditional in its appearance, step through the front door, where surprises await around each corner…
The original farm house, formerly a coach house supplying refreshments to horse drawn carriages travelling between Blackburn and Bolton in in 18th century, Victoria Farm House retains many of its exciting, original features.
Stepping through the porch into the entrance hall, such features are immediately distinguishable such as its traditional, exposed stone walls, evocative of a bygone time.
Heated by a traditional, cast-iron style radiator, light flows into the wide entrance hall from the paned glass of the internal doors through from the porch. Underfoot, mahogany-toned flooring extends out, adding its own warmth.
Original doors feature throughout this welcoming family home; step through the first on the right and into an inviting lounge. Exposed wooden beams overhead and a deep-sill window, combined with the roaring welcome of the log-burning stove in its original stone surround are evocative of country hospitality at its finest, reminiscent of the home’s heritage.
Stretch out on the sofa as the log fire crackles and enjoy your favourite box set on television accompanied by your favourite tipple in the cosiest of surrounds.
Opulent drapery frames the window, with cream-toned carpet adding to the softness of the room.
From the entrance hall, the second door on the right leads into the heart of the home: the show-stopping and bespoke country kitchen.
Thoroughly inkeeping with the history of Victoria Farm House, every detail to this farmhouse kitchen has been meticulously designed and finished to the highest standard: note the detail on the walls, which were hand painted by a local artist and which unquestionably capture the essence of this space.
Iridescent splashback tiles slickly coat the wall behind the cream four-oven gas Aga; a quintessential staple of the farmhouse kitchen.
In addition to a dishwasher, in-built appliances include the integrated fridge/ freezer. Centre stage is a butchers-block style island topped with granite, perfect for casual dining, above which is suspended hanging space for pots, pans and other utensils.
With an array of distressed-style cupboards and drawers alongside the original stone slabs underfoot, a rustic flavour is given to this traditional kitchen.
Returning to the hallway, opposite, a door opens into the sitting room; the ultimate open-plan entertaining space stretching to the rear dining room.
Stately drapery dresses the windows to the front and rear, with a pelmet adding a sense of ceremony to the front lounge area.
Rich, antique beams span the ceiling; the perfect complement to the authentic wooden floor. Sconce lighting on the walls adds to the ambience created by the wood-burner, set in its marbled stone surround. The perfect setting in which to relax and retire after a feast with friends in the dining room beyond. Note the polished brass of the switches and fittings, thoroughly inkeeping with the home’s rich past.
Evocative of a medieval banqueting hall, the walls of the dining room seem to resonate with the remembered laughter of celebrations with friends and meals shared.
Panelled walls, original timbers and the exposed stone of the fireplace add so much character to this convivial room, while the chandelier overhead adds refinement and splendour. Ample space around this table for ten of your finest family and friends with ease.
Take the broad wooden door through to discover a surprisingly contemporary home office beyond, quietly tucked away at the rear of the property.
Inset spotlighting provides ample illumination for your endeavours, whilst an array of sleek, burgundy and walnut fitted furniture including drawers, shelving and an office desk satisfies even the heartiest of storage requirements.
Beyond, there is access to a convenient cloakroom and WC, and also to the double garage which boasts a handy sink unit.
Returning to the entrance hall, note the storage beneath the spindled staircase, before ascending to the first floor.
Immediately on the left discover the spacious family bathroom. Toasty and warm courtesy of underfloor heating, where better to relax and unwind than in here?
Enjoy an indulgent soak in the free-standing Victoria & Albert bath, beneath the twinkling light of the Swarovski chandelier.
Regal tones of red interspersed with shimmering black Porcelanosa tiles create a bathroom fit for royalty, with a separate wet-room shower area alongside sink and WC.
To the left at the front lies the evocative master bedroom, brimming with original detail…and some fresh features too.
Extended to accommodate a new dressing area and en-suite, this bedroom is your bolt-hole from the strife of everyday modern life.
Gloriously-sized, with space for all your furnishings and even a sofa in addition to your king size bed, make this chamber your refuge at the end of a long day.
Peep behind the door to the en-suite which is fitted with Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, fully tiled by Porcelanosa and gently warmed by underfloor heating.
Across from the master bedroom lies a second spacious double. Light, bright and welcoming, this bedroom is tastefully decorated in pale blue and white and contains an original stone fireplace. The perfect children’s bedroom.
Large family? No need to worry about squabbling over room size, next door another lavish double bedroom awaits. In fact, all five bedrooms at Victoria Farm House are doubles.
Dressed in delicate pink tones with another original fireplace to add character, this bedroom has a wooden floor and authentic exposed timbers in the ceiling.
Continue along the landing and curve around to find a fourth double bedroom, carpetted in neutral tones with a feature berry-toned wall behind the bed.
Next door lies a second family bathroom containing a bath with overhead shower, sink and WC, before arriving at a secluded and private rear bedroom.
So spacious, this carpeted room is decorated in neutral tones and is swimming in light from windows to two sides.
Good things come in small packages, so the saying goes. We say, exceptional gardens come in manageable sizes.
Landscaped by a garden specialist to make it maintenance free, the courtyard garden at Victoria Farm House comes replete with an atmospheric water feature and feature lighting.
Ideal for fuss-free fresh air relaxation time.
Out and about
When you are not busy relaxing in the courtyard, put on your walking boots and explore the local area, with so many walks to discover on your doorstep.
Step outside and you are on the moors, with miles of meandering footpaths to follow. Winter Hill, across the moors and through the forests; simply spectacular on a snowy winter’s day.
Close by are rural villages of Tockholes and Last Drop Village, both well worth a visit.
A long sought-after area brimming with reputable schools, quality restaurants and a selection of shops, enjoy access to the main motorway networks from your privileged seat on the edge of the west Pennine moors.
Dine out across the road at popular family Italian Ciao Baby – with many more family-focused restaurants and local bars nearby including the recently-refurbished and dog-friendly Cross Guns (with log burning stoves in the winter) and the Thomas Egerton.
For recreation and exercise, there is a local cricket club and two nearby golf clubs to choose from, with Egerton Park and Delph Reservoir only a walk away.
Families with school-aged children are within the catchment of educational establishments such as Walmsley C of E Primary School, Turton High and Canon Slade.
When the day is done, return home to Victoria Farm House, for a home with all the sense of tradition and community in a stunning countryside setting.
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