Only a ten-minute walk from Doffcocker Lodge and within easy reach of the local primary schools, spacious, open-plan family living can be found tucked off Church Road, at Number 8, Oakenclough Drive.
Peaceful and quiet, there is no through traffic along the single access road on this small residential development, built on the Dobson and Barlow sports and social club, perfect for privacy and relaxation.
Parking is available to the front for two cars, ahead of the integral garage. A neat rectangle of lawn bordered with foliage and a small, weeping willow tree sit across from the paved driveway, providing the perfect visual on approach to the front door.
Welcome home. Step inside, into a porch handy for coats and boots. Continuing through, access to the integral garage is through a door on the left. Currently used for storage, planning approval has been granted to transform this large space into an office/playroom/fourth bedroom.
Opening up to the right is the ultra-modern open-plan living-dining room. Carpet stretches out underfoot, colour tones complementing the Laura Ashley wallpaper.
Providing a warm glow in this family sitting room, an electric, flame-effect fire is set within the wall beneath a large television. Leaded windows overlook the peaceful drive to the front. Attractive cornices are illuminated by the Laura Ashley light fittings.
Carry on through to the dining area to the rear, where a window looks out to the side garden. Perfectly poised next to the kitchen (accessed through a large doorframe to the rear), this dining room is at the heart of the comings and goings of the home. Sociable and great for family dining and entertaining.
Follow your nose through to the sleek, contemporary kitchen. Marble tiles gleam underfoot, in this recently refurbished kitchen. Ceramic wall tiling helps reflect the light that flows in from windows both to the side and rear.
Equipped with a metre-wide five-ring cooker, tall, larder-style fridge freezer, dishwasher and sink overlooking the stunning, sunny, south-facing rear garden, this is an impeccably designed culinary space.
Glass display units within the white dresser add a homely, traditional touch to this modern space.
Tucked to the side of the kitchen, accessed from the open-plan lounge-diner is the cosy snug.
Curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and watch your favourite programmes. With the coal-effect gas fire set within the chimney breast in a stone surround, exuding toasty warmth on those chilly winter evenings, what could be finer? Recessed alcoves are fitted with shelving, whilst contemporary grey paint and chic Laura Ashley wallpaper embellish the surrounds. On extended summer evenings, throw open the bifold doors to create a free-flowing space between the outdoor patio and indoors. Perfect for parties.
Freshen up in the downstairs WC, with marble part-tiling to the walls and slate-style tiles underfoot. Beyond the cloakroom, discover a utility room, housing the washer, dryer, combi boiler and a range of wall units for additional storage.
From the open-plan lounge-diner, take the stairs up to the first floor. Nestled off this stylishly-decorated landing, three utterly unique bedrooms await.
Slip through the doorway to the right and into a light-filled front bedroom, decorated in shimmering cream and gold wallpaper of an Oriental style.
Elegant, billowing linens dress the windows to the front, central to which a door opens out onto a private balcony. Sheer luxury.
Turning right out of this bedroom, discover a second guest bedroom, overlooking the private woodland to the rear.
Laminate flooring sits beneath a feature wall of colourful, floral patterns, with simple white accompanying the remaining three walls. Plenty of room in both bedrooms for furnishings.
Across from this bedroom, sneak a peek at the master suite. Impeccably dressed in shimmering Laura Ashley wallpaper, toe-sinkingly plush silvery carpet extends underfoot. Above, a Laura Ashley chandelier light exudes style and luminosity. Built-in wardrobes are ideal for stashing all your clothes and shoes.
Views to the rear soak up the tiered garden and protected woodland beyond. Revive and unwind in the private ensuite, featuring a bath, WC and washbasin.
Serving both guest bedrooms, a bathroom containing bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and washbasin stands to the front of the home.
Returning downstairs, easily accessed from the kitchen or snug, step out onto the patio of the tiered, rear garden.
A sure delight for children of all ages, this private, secure garden is set on different levels, with lawns, raised decking, and patio to explore.
Soak up the sunshine throughout the day in this south-facing retreat which backs onto protected woodland. A useful garden shed and a separate storage area to the side of the house are ideal for stashing tools and children’s toys.
Out and about
Stepping out of the front door, all you need is within easy reach.
Only a two-minute walk away, discover your recently refurbished old cottage-style pub, The Finishers Arms. A number of other pubs are within close walking distance.
Sports enthusiasts are also in luck, with the highly-esteemed Heaton cricket club located at the bottom of the street. Bolton Old Links Golf Club is also only five minutes from the house.
For fresh air and exercise, take a five-minute stroll in the direction of Moss Bank park;
Doffcocker lodge is also less than ten minutes’ walk away. Those in search of a truly energetic walk could head through Moss Bank park, to Barrow Bridge then up onto the Moors and Winter Hill for fantastic views of the local area.
Local shops for essentials are only five minutes’ away, while jumping in the motor, Morrisons is only ten minutes’ journey. Head to nearby Middlebrook retail park for serious retail therapy, it’s only fifteen minutes’ drive away.
Spacious and quiet, this sumptuous family home is also nestled close to a number of local schools including Church Road, Markland Hill and St Thomas of Canterbury, with the secondary school of Smithills and Thornleigh College in walking distance.
For a stylish, spacious, sociable family home designed for contemporary living, book your viewing for Number 8, Oakenclough Drive, today.