Rediscover nature, tranquillity and cottage comforts, at 404 Lock Lane.
Nestled along a cobbled lane, surrounded by farmland and stables, rush hour here is more than one horse passing by…
Park up along the private, gated driveway where there is ample room for up to three vehicles. There is also a detached double garage with up and over door, for further parking.
Built in 1820, 404 Lock Lane was formerly two distinct cottages, now converted into one family-size home, combining contemporary comforts with classic cottage, country charm.
Step inside, into the porch where the original oak, latched doors give an instant flavour of the home’s heritage.
Freshen up in the handy downstairs WC to the left, before continuing on ahead to the sitting room.
With a number of reception rooms at your service, the sitting room at Number 404, Lock Lane currently functions as a delightful playroom for the children, with views out to the leafy country lane.
Further original features reveal themselves within the lounge, next door; note the rustic beams overhead, dressed in a chic French grey for a cosy modern feel.
Harmonising with the colour scheme, the plush carpet underfoot is also of a contemporary light-grey hew, as are the curtains.
Framing views out over the driveway and beyond to the trees and greenery is a large picture window to the side and another window to the rear. A constant reminder of the luscious countryside that envelops you at Number 404, Lock Lane.
With ample space for sofa, armchair and other furnishings, snuggle up in front of the ornamental red brick fireplace for a relaxing evening with the family.
Across the hallway from the lounge, open the door into the open-plan dining-kitchen-conservatory; a free-flowing space, superbly designed to embrace modern family living.
Perfect for entertaining, settle down to dinner with family and friends in the central dining area. Contemporary touches include a sleek vertical radiator, effortlessly mingling with traditional features such as the oak beams above and the roaring open fire within its ambient red-brick surround. Where better to enjoy a glass of red wine on those chilly winter evenings?
Cook up a feast for your loved ones in the thoroughly contemporary kitchen. Clad in hardwood flooring the kitchen is fitted with an array of charcoal-toned wall and base units, providing plentiful storage. There is also space within the units for freestanding fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
Rinse the cups at the sink, enjoying verdant views through the windows which frame the peaceful countryside. A double oven is built-in at waist-height for added convenience. Emanating warmth and style and continuing the dark grey motif is the designer, vertical radiator.
Enjoy an evening drink in the large conservatory to the rear, as the sun melts over the south facing garden and into the adjacent fields. Ideal for summer dining, throw open the doors and let the fun flow out into the garden beyond.
When slumber calls, take the stairs up to the landing, where three sumptuous bedrooms await…
Brimming in light, immediately to the left of the stairs, discover the master bedroom. Large, bright and airy, windows overlook the driveway and the foliage-filled garden to the rear, for heartwarming country views.
Wake up in the morning to views directly out onto the adjacent fields. Bliss.
Located to the front of the cottage is bedroom two, a large double currently housing a king size bed, two sets of double drawers and a double wardrobe.
A dreamy guest bedroom, look out from the window along the lane and towards the farmer’s field, where the horses graze peacefully. The quintessential English countryside scene.
Nestled to the rear of the house is bedroom three, an amply-sized double with triple built-in wardrobes, providing plenty of storage. Again, views of the garden and rolling fields are perfectly framed through the large window.
Relax, refresh and revive in the family bathroom, featuring a double, walk-in shower and separate bath.
Immaculately presented, a designer oval sink sits upon a floating unit, with built-in storage drawer beneath.
Keep your towels fluffy and warm in the large, walk in storage cupboard located within the bathroom, which also houses the boiler. In addition to shelving there is also room for a clothes maiden - particularly useful for drying clothes in winter.
Privately located off from the family bathroom is a separate room with WC and sink, fitted with built-in wash basin containing storage. Both bathrooms are conveniently fitted with chrome towel radiators.
Enjoy the country air in the large, south-facing garden. Perfectly private, you are not overlooked from any angle here.
Bask in the sunshine from sunrise to sunset from one of the many patios, all the while admiring exceptional views, which change with the seasons.
In the autumn and winter, keep your eyes peeled for a family of deer, who are regular visitors to the neighbouring private field at the back and can be spied from the garden.
Children are so safe here and can enjoy traditional countryside fun picking wild blackberries fresh from the bramble along the lane in September.
Enjoy games on the lawn and admire the mature trees and planting within the well-established beds. In springtime, the blossom tree bursts into flower heralding the arrival of warmer weather.
Number 404 Lock Lane also has a large double garage with four windows, large storage units and a wood work bench with vice.
Out and about
Whilst Number 404 Lock Lane enjoys all the best rurality has to offer, being in ‘the middle of nowhere’ has never been so convenient, with easy access to both the motorway and local amenities.
Such a quiet residential area, with a private lane directly opposite, leading to a handful of houses and woodland. Let the children play out in full confidence. There is also a nearby playground.
Enjoy discovering the countryside with a number of local walks available taking in the neighbouring woodland. Follow one of the many public footpaths nearby, which lead further into Lostock, Heaton and beyond. Walk through Regent Park Golf Course, up Ox Hey Lane to emerge onto High Rid Reservoir.
On sunny weekends, explore the local country lanes, stopping off for a refreshing drink at the local village pub, the Duke of Wellington, which has a large beer garden.
Walk for 15 minutes to the top of the lane to discover a family-friendly ‘Tavern Fayre’ pub-restaurant.
For walks further afield, head to Westhoughton, where there are a number of independent bars and restaurants.
For supermarkets and shops, there is a Tesco Express within a five-minute drive where, opposite, there is also a café, serving waffles and Slattery cakes.
Middlebrook retail park is also within a five-minute drive, hosting a number of stores including a flagship Next store and M&S.
Families are perfectly situated, within the catchment area for Lostock Primary School, currently rated third in the Bolton league table and located within easy walking distance of the cottage.
There are also a number of independent schools nearby, including Bolton School, the largest independent school in the North West. Catering across the age ranges from from nursery through to Sixth Form, there is a coach service to the school, collecting from the bottom of the lane each morning.
Looking for all the perks of contemporary living, wrapped up in a bubble of country comfort?
Number 404, Lock Lane ticks all the boxes. Book your viewing today.