Tucked away in Turton and surrounded by countryside, cosy cottage living awaits at Number 837, Bradshaw Road. Welcome to Trough Cottage.
Steeped in history, this stone and Welsh-slate built cottage, circa 1826, is nestled at the end of a row of three, behind a screen of tall, thick laurels, providing perfect privacy from the road.
Pull up, beyond the solid gates, and park up on the block paved driveway, where there is room for two cars. A garage provides additional parking.
Extended in the 1980s to one level, foundations were laid for a two-storey extension, providing the scope to create three additional bedrooms: an exciting prospect for growing families.
Step through into the entrance porch, framing views of the original stone lintels demarcating the location of the original, ancient front door, now leading into the living room. Before continuing, sneak a peek through the door to the right, revealing the handy garage.
Spacious, given the cosy chocolate-box cottage front façade, admire the richly toned, pitch pine, exposed beams running across the ceiling. Suffusing the room with character, cheer and warmth is the fully functional fireplace with stone façade, ripe for the addition of a log burner or open fire.
Neutral décor includes Herdwick wool carpets and white walls and ceiling, assisting in the light flow through the front window. Recessed alcoves on either side of the chimney breast are ideal for a sideboard, desk or coffee table.
Slip through to the rear and into the light, bright dining room, with views out over the rear garden and countryside beyond. Whitewashed walls to three sides are met with a stunning feature wall of exposed stone. An original pitch pine beam lends its antiquated character to the dining room.
Soak up the views through the trio of windows to the rear, simply begging to be extended through into a large conservatory or orangery for the ultimate summer garden room.
Turning right and right again from the dining room, discover what’s cooking in the traditionally styled country kitchen, replete with plentiful storage, a feature sink and built in wine rack. Try the tap – the water pressure at Trough Cottage is fantastic due to the nearby pumping station.
Above, a window frames views out onto the raised patio, side garden and summer house. Perfectly private, the only neighbour to appear at the fence is the occasional cow from the farmer’s field to the rear.
Escape into the luscious rear garden through the traditional stable door; ideal for letting a fresh breeze flow through in summer.
Opposite the kitchen, refresh and revive in the bathroom, spotlit and fitted with bath and overhead shower. Note the pebble bed at the head of the bath, an original touch.
Views from the bathroom look out onto the rear fields. A WC and washbasin also feature.
Returning to the dining room, take the bespoke designed staircase up to the first floor, where the master bedroom lies to the front of the home. Refurbished in 2013, new electrics and sockets line the walls, with an array of custom-designed bespoke fitted furniture providing a plethora of storage, deep into the alcoves.
Surprisingly tall ceilings for a cottage imbue this bedroom with a spacious feel, with ample space for a king-size bed. For added atmosphere, why not uncover the fireplace, currently boarded up? Other original touches include an exposed beam.
Diamond leaded windows frame views out over the front fields; the road between screened by the mature laurel hedging.
Serving both the master and second bedroom is a handy WC room with toilet and washbasin.
To the rear of the home, a large painted white beam adorns the ceiling in the second bedroom. An airing cupboard that once housed a water heater now offers handy. Boasting the best views in the home, the deep-set window overlooks the large rear garden and out to Jumbles and Entwistle reservoirs, this room could make an ideal work-from home office or even a nursery.
Above, a fully boarded, well insulated loft offers abundant storage.
Slice of paradise
Allow nature’s enticing vistas to draw you back downstairs and out into the garden, spacious and containing four separate ‘rooms’ in total.
The lawns begin at the front, with a stretch of lawn along the roadside, prime for planting spring bulbs to welcome you home.
An oblong shaped lawn next to the drive, bordered by established shrubs, bushes and a laurel hedge, provides total privacy in the front.
Follow the elevated side garden, discovered up some steps, to the summer house, a delightful summertime picnic spot. A side patio along here is perfect for sizzling barbecues and entertaining.
To the rear, another lawn and large patio runs along the house, with a further section of lawn across to the side, next door, but owned by Trough Cottage. Sit here for the most spectacular views.
A tool shed is ideal for storing all the equipment and furniture you need to create the most sublime of gardens.
Out and about
Explore the nooks, crannies, valleys, rivers and woodlands to the rear of the back fields, every child’s perfect adventure.
At Christmas, source holly fresh from the trees to wind into a decorative wreath for the front door.
Locally, there are several pubs and restaurants to explore, including The Pack Horse in Affetside, a 15-minute walk up the road.
Cyclists, walkers, dog walkers and runners are perfectly placed, with miles and miles of moors trails, forest paths and hill walkways to explore within five-minutes of the front door.
Within a short drive, explore Jumbles, Entwistle and Wayoh reservoirs, or walk to the summit of Peel Tower above Ramsbottom for great views over the local area.
Ample amenities are available only a short drive away. Tottington is less than 5 minutes away by car, home to a post office, Coop, butchers and florist, while Holcombe Village is even closer with general shops, a Coop and post office. For larger supermarkets, head to Ramsbottom in ten minutes, or Harwood in less than five. Treat yourself to ice cream at the famous farm shop in Edgworth, less than a minute’s drive away.
Families are perfectly placed with Bolton School and grammar schools in Bury and Blackburn accessible. Turton High School and Cannon Slade are also close by. Two well-reputed primary schools are also only a minute’s drive away.
A versatile, cherished home, Trough Cottage can be enjoyed in simplicity as it is, a cosy cottage with serene countryside views. Safe for children and pets, with plenty of outdoor space to explore, there is also the potential to build on, subject to the relevant permissions.
Book a viewing today to see its potential for yourself.