Radiating period grandeur, hidden away along a cobbled, private lane, discover a home you’d never know was there, unless you knew where to look. Once seen, its charms are unforgettable.
Introducing a home with soul….welcome to Number Two, Goodwin House.
Originally a farm house, this Victorian home dates back to 1879. Plentiful parking is available at the rear, with a large, detached garage also on hand for parking or storage.
Once surrounded by fields, an eclectic mixture of historically varied homes now shares the landscape.
Step beneath the vine-covered archway, past the stone encircled lawn to the traditional front door. Welcome home.
An attractive pendant light, suspended from a beamed ceiling, shines down on the traditional black and white tiling, as natural light creates a kaleidoscope of vivid colour through the stained-glass window to the side.
Take off your coat and boots, there’s plenty of space for them in the sizeable cupboards (perfect for bulky prams too – there’s so much space), before continuing through into the entrance hall.
Immediately ahead, an impressive pitch pine staircase leads up to the first floor, resplendent in its period robustness. Light serenades the space, and an immediate warmth pervades.
Underfoot, traditional Victorian tiling extends, whilst the ceiling is embraced by a ribbon of intricately ornate cornicing; both striking reminders of the vintage of this home.
As the hallway opens out even more, turn right, entering the sumptuous sitting room.
A bountiful bay window soaks up sunlight, dispelling darkness, to the front of the room. Double glazing alongside a living flame fire set within a working chimney breast creates the cosiest of environments.
A continuation of the glorious acanthus leaf coving circumnavigates the ceiling, adding a sense of timelessness, counterbalanced by the stylish, modern tones to the walls. Underfoot, original wooden floors are met by tall skirting boards, whilst panelling to the side of the fireplace harmonises with the original panelling by the sash windows.
Any pampered pooch or feline would be happy to curl up in the window seat, soaking up the warmth from the sun’s rays.
Opposite the sitting room, a spacious shower room is furnished with a shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC; accessibly convenient on the ground floor level. Beneath the stairs, steps lead down to the lower ground floor where there are two large cellar rooms flagged in York stone.
Currently used as a utility room and gym, this area houses a washer, dryer and shelves for additional pantry storage in addition to an exercise bike and weights. At around 7ft head-height, there is plenty of space to manoeuvre with ease.
Returning to the ground floor, continue ahead to discover the delectable, open-plan dining-kitchen.
Opened up from two rooms into one sumptuous living-dining-cooking space, this modern, inclusive design ensures you never feel cut off from the family whilst preparing the dinner.
Elegantly presented in luxury wallpaper to complement the natural feel of the solid oak flooring, contemporary pendant downlighting illuminates the large table.
Adding warmth and atmosphere is the feature fireplace. Currently capped off, the chimneybreast houses an ornate wood-burning stove beneath the robust oak lintel. Easy to open up once more for that authentic fireside glow.
An ornate, decorative cast iron radiator adds further aesthetic allure, while there is space for a large Welsh dresser in this spacious dining room.
Step up now to the recently fitted kitchen. Solid wood cabinetry in a blue-grey duck egg curves around the walls seamlessly. Splashback tiles complement the tones, set above an impressive Range cooker.
Emanating farmhouse warmth and welcome, this communal and welcoming kitchen boasts an array of fitted appliances including dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. A large butlers sink is inset within the smooth Silestone worktops.
Underfoot, ceramic tiling is laid in a Versailles pattern for a natural stone, farmhouse feel, in keeping with the heritage of the home.
Slip through the large, farmhouse door into the sun room. Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, look out to verdant views of the garden, glorious throughout the day.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the imposing staircase up to the first-floor landing, and turn immediately left into bathroom bliss.
So spacious, a cast iron, claw foot bath beckons you to bathe away your troubles, set before a sash window of privacy glass, and saturated with light.
Oak flooring lies underfoot, with a traditional style Victorian radiator and towel rail on hand for warming towels and clothes.
Set within a traditional dresser a bowl sink gleams beneath a sizeable mirror, which reflects the patterns of the designer wallpaper opposite. A traditional flush WC is also on hand.
Vintage-style shelving made from reclaimed scaffolding offers on-trend, industrial style storage.
Turning right from the bathroom, discover the first of three double bedrooms. Currently housing a single bed with fitted storage beneath, this peaceful bedroom features a traditional chair rail and is refreshingly decorated in white with a sky-blue feature wall. Original floorboards gleam underfoot, while above, the ceiling stretches up in true period style. Soak up serene views out towards the hills in Bradshaw.
Next door, the master bedroom awaits…
With glimpses of Winter Hill to be beheld beyond the leafy foliage and trees to the front, this capacious bedroom houses an array of built-in wardrobes atop its original flooring, yet still retains a sense of spaciousness. Decorated in neutral warm tones and with an impressive width of architrave separating the ceiling from the elegant papered walls, a cascade of pendant lights helps create a haven of a bedchamber.
Sense the sanctuary as you step down to the final bedroom, peacefully set overlooking the rear garden. A lovely, bright, bedroom, bathed in morning sunshine, oak flooring gleams underfoot. Spacious yet snuggly, there is something of a hidden den element to this cosy bedroom, sure to delight all children.
Overhead, a loft hatch and drop-down ladders lead to an enormous boarded loft, currently used as a secret cinema room. With ample storage in the eaves at either side, and charm emanating from its exposed red brick feature wall, this loft level prickles with potential. Why not create your own master suite on this penthouse level?
Bedrooms explored, return to the ground floor and explore the different pockets of garden that surround Number Two.
Step out from the sun room into the back garden where an original stone farm wall separates the garden from the house. Enjoy sunny days filled with laughter and the sizzle of barbecues in the courtyard, a true a summer sanctuary.
Take the steps up to a garden that enjoys the sun from morning ‘til teatime. Secluded and so private, you are surrounded by mature trees and bushes.
Pockets of privacy reveal themselves as you continue around the different areas of garden which wrap around the home. Along the side of the house, arrive at a quaint slated seating area with a bench. To the front, take the steps up to the enclosed wooden decking and gazebo located above the garage. Surrounded by ivy and enclosed in vines, here you can sit and indulge your inner child tucked away in your own private treehouse-feel hideout.
Out and about
Occupying an unrivalled location, Number Two, Goodwin House sits out of reach of the hustle and bustle, yet within close distance of all the essentials.
Within easy walking distance is the family friendly White Horse pub. Harwood itself retains a traditional village feel, with everything you need within reach.
From comprehensively stocked supermarket to Post Offices, pubs and restaurants, Harwood has you covered.
On the cusp of the countryside, from the top of Stitch-Mi-Lane, step straight out into the fields – only a five-minute walk away.
Within easy walking distance of the rural delights of Jumbles Country Park, only a mile and a half up the road, seek solace in nature at your convenience.
Ideally placed for families, there are a number of well-reputed schools close by, including the highly lauded Canon Slade School and local primary St Brendan’s.
For unique, characterful and spacious family living, Number Two, Goodwin House is a period home, tucked off the beaten track and echoing with Victorian grandeur.
Book a viewing today to see its potential for yourself.