Set back from the main road, behind borders brimming with mature shrubs, blossoming hydrangeas and holly trees, the imposing red brick presence of Holly Mount stands tall.
Pull up onto the large, private driveway, on which parking is available for up to five cars, and make your way to the colourful painted front door, absorbing a sense of both the grandeur and friendly style that awaits within.
Step inside and onto the original Victorian Minton tiles. Built in 1893, this home has been fully restored, with attention devoted to retaining the charm and character of its Victorian ancestry whilst creating a comfortable and stylish home fit for contemporary living.
Two impressive antique brass restored Flemish chandeliers also entice the eye upon entering the home. This characterful entrance hall, is further enhanced by the chesterfield green of the tartan-style carpet that extends underfoot and the cream damask paper adorning the walls.
Ahead, the original solid wood staircase, fitted with an austere olive-green runner and antique stair rods, grandly ascends to the first floor. Original wood panelling also features.
Above, ornate cornicing embellishes the high ceilings giving a sense of having arrived, a sense of heritage and robustness.
Through the first door on the right, a bright and inviting sitting room awaits. To the front, a broad bay window invites a constant stream of light through, aided by a further original leaded light to the side. New sash windows feature throughout this home. Note the plantation shutter blinds too…
Chandelier lighting above instils a sense of grandeur to this cosy room, with a cast iron open fire set within a stone surround exuding warmth and welcome to all within.
Opening through to the dining room, which is also accessible from the main hallway, retire to the sitting room after a delicious Sunday dinner with family and snuggle up for the evening.
Restored and varnished original floorboards extend underfoot in the formal dining room, a traditional room with a contemporary feel due to its light décor and sage green feature wall.
Stealing the scene is the impressive fireplace, with Victorian tiling inset into the hearth. Light streams in through windows on two sides. Character emanates from every corner of this formal space.
Returning to the entrance hall, turn right, past the understairs storage and into the voluminously sized kitchen-diner.
Here, in the heart of the home, a subtle time shift takes place, with contemporary inset spotlighting merging with a funky feature pendant light set within a stunning sunflower ceiling rose.
Oak flooring adds warmth whilst continuing to honour the heritage of this traditional, solid home, as light fills the space from the array of windows on two sides.
A cosy and casual-feel sitting-dining area precedes the breakfast bar, fitted with elaborately styled mustard velvet stools.
Beyond, discover a comprehensive kitchen which harmonises contemporary convenience with traditional glamour.
Gleaming white worktops offer plenty of preparation space, while the units house all the essentials required for cooking up a storm for family and friends in the mallard-green La Canche Cluny Classic 100 gas and electric Range,
Grey slate floor tiles balance the grey splashbacks above the white quartz work surfaces. Flashes of feature wallpaper around the room add personality and warmth, creating a comfortable and relaxing environment in which to eat, drink and socialise.
In addition to the Range cooker, there is space for a dishwasher and fridge-freezer, while a door leads through to the utility room which houses the washer and dryer.
Unable to escape the glamour of Number Sixty, the utility room is clad in stylish yellow, white and grey wallpaper, with a Victorian effect tile underfoot. From here, there is access outside through a rustic rear door.
Sneak a peek at the industrial vibe shower room, where white metro splashbacks and tactile distressed tiles coat the walls. A WC and wash basin also feature, with a feature obscured stained glass window providing another striking focal point.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the spindled staircase fitted with rods and green runner, up to the first floor. Welcome to the den of dreams…
To the front of the house, the master bedroom clad in original varnished floorboards holds court. Resplendent in its sheer size, mirrored wardrobes stand to either side of the feature fireplace, where colourful wallpaper adorns the chimney breast.
Ornate cornicing runs the measure of the room, with light pouring in through the broad window overlooking the front garden and for miles beyond. Gather the family to watch the fireworks on Bonfire Night!
Above the king-size bed, a glamourous chandelier adds its own glow. Where better to enjoy a spot of restful repose?
Next door a cosy fourth bedroom would make a delightful nursery or a secluded work-from-home office, located far from the social areas.
Each bedroom is imbued with its own sense of character and style. Peep in at the second bedroom, clad in feature green and floral print wallpaper. A fresh and spacious feeling room, with its own ornamental fireplace.
Within the recessed alcoves either side of the fireplace is space for large wardrobes, while soft cream carpet and an ornate chandelier add a feeling of warmth and elegance.
Before arriving at the family bathroom, sneak a peek at bedroom three, an elegant double bedroom, decorated in rich cream tones, with soft carpet in which to sink your toes. The perfect guest bedroom.
Utterly in keeping with the vintage of this home, step onto the black and white chequered floor of the family bathroom, directly ahead from the top of the stairs.
Fitted with a traditional pull flush, high cast iron cistern, antique WC and fully tiled in monochrome metro rectangles to the far wall, this bathroom is the ultimate place in which to refresh and relax.
Sink down into the freestanding claw-footed tub and let your cares melt away. Large windows to two sides suffuse this space in light. Elegant chandelier lighting overhead is an added attraction, as is the heritage-feel showerhead fitted above the bath.
A modern heated towel rail is styled to fit the theme, alongside the traditional hand basin.
Outside, a pergola stretches between a red-brick outbuilding, now used for storage, and detached garage, embellished with ornamental flowers and vines, with a Japanese zen gravel garden and water features.
Relax in this unique sitting area, where you can enjoy watching television on a summers evening beneath the pergola.
Beyond, steps lead up to an immaculately paved patio, the ideal place in which to enjoy summer time barbecues and alfresco dining.
Sizzle up a treat on the new Italian masonry barbecue, standing on a newly built raised block terrace. Enjoy the sun throughout the day in various areas or seek shade beneath the canopy of the mature trees.
Flanking the lush lawn that extends to the rear are borders filled with established shrubs and trees, providing privacy screening and attracting a wealth of wildlife.
Enjoy the mature gardens at Holly Mount as they flower throughout the seasons. In wintertime, be sure to gather cuttings from the different types of holly bushes to create Christmas wreaths.
Inside the large garage discover a working inspection pit, dual aspect windows, a side door and new electric door to the front. There is even a loft for extra storage.
Should you crave additional space, the loft in the house is vast, providing the potential to expand, adding more rooms in which your family can grow.
Out and about
Perhaps one of the most impressive traits of Holly Mount is its much sought-after location on Church Road.
In the catchment area for several nearby primary and secondary schools; all are within walking distance.
Head out and down to Doffcocker Lodge on a family outing to feed the ducks. Treat yourselves on the return journey to lunch or dinner at Café Italia, in easy walking distance from Holly Mount.
Take a circular walk on the West Pennine Way from Barrow Bridge through Smithills Woods or even all the way up to Winter Hill.
With so many green spaces to explore nearby you are truly spoiled; Moss Bank Park is also only a short walk away.
Treat yourself to some adult time and walk up to the Bob Smithy pub and the Blundell Arms. The Victoria Inn pub in Heaton is also within strolling distance.
For shops and amenities, all you need is within walking distance from bakeries and cafes to banks, shops to supermarkets and post offices.
For the perfect all-round home, in an exclusive location, with the potential to extend and make your own mark, Holly Mount is the warm, welcoming forever home in which your family can grow.
Book your viewing today to experience the magic for yourself.