Bring the outdoors in, with stunning views of conservation woodland, at Number 14 Hardcastle Close.
Follow the cobbled streets to discover the peaceful cul-de-sac of Hardcastle Close, illuminated by ‘olde worlde’ replica gas lamps, and sense the shift in gear. Tucked away at the end, with parking for two, discover the stone-built mews house of Number Fourteen.
Designed in the reverse style of the neighbouring mews homes, the lounge at Number Fourteen is located to the rear, private and overlooking the garden.
Hand-carved American oak flooring gleams beneath the tasteful light fittings of the spacious entrance hallway. Ahead, enticing glimpses of the garden beyond entreat your attention.
Beyond the oak door to the right, discover the integrated garage, furnished with an electric EV 7kw car charging port. Ideal for parking the car or simply for storage.
Freshen up in the recently renovated cloakroom beneath the stairs, where there is a WC and free-standing pedestal wash basin, before following the light through into the multifunctional room ahead.
A versatile space, formerly serving as a playroom for children and a television room, there is now a utility area to the left and a peaceful study to the right.
Crisp white meets Farrow & Ball 'Stiffkey Blue' to the right, for a formal feel to the study section.
High speed cabled broadband makes remote working and online homework a breeze. To the left, cheerful diamond splashback tiles sit above a sink and worktop, with plumbing beneath for a washing machine and drinks fridge – perfect for chilling your wine before stepping out onto the rear patio to unwind in the sunshine after a busy day.
Take the solid wood staircase up, noting the elegant curve as you arrive at the first floor.
Step through into the large, open-plan lounge-diner. A textured denim blue 'Harlequin' feature wall accommodates a contemporary wall mounted gas fire, perfect for snuggling up on winter evenings. Spotlights illuminate the shape of the stylish architraves, with cream coloured John Lewis carpeting underfoot.
Natural light pours through from the Juliette balcony which overlooks the garden and trees at the back of the house in the conservation area. Here, you are not overlooked. Spy the comings and goings of birds, squirrels and other wildlife in the garden from this elevated vantage point.
Savour these views from the dining table, as the room opens up to the left, providing a pocket of privacy for enjoying dinner with family and friends.
Find out what’s cooking in the kitchen, located to the front of the home. Glossy white Sheraton Kitchen units provide visual flair, recently installed from Ramsbottom Kitchens. A ‘chef’s dream’ kitchen, discover an array of top quality fitted appliances including a bank of two Neff double hide-and-slide ovens, Neff microwave, Neff high-output induction hob and extractor fan, Franke 1.5 sink and Neff dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
Light flows in through the newly installed double-glazed window, whilst under-cabinet, low-level LED lighting and LED ceiling low-energy recessed lighting allow for a well-lit preparation space for all your slicing and dicing.
Warmth emanates from the remote controlled, programmable digital plinth heater, enabling you to create the perfect temperature.
Security at Number Fourteen is second to none. This fully equipped SMART home is fitted with Alexa-enabled Hive heating, lighting and security, with 28 day-playback Hive cameras to the front and rear.
Rest and retreat lie on the second floor… take the hardwood staircase up to the second floor, to discover three beautiful bedrooms.
Laid in pale blue-toned John Lewis carpet, this restful single bedroom is located to the rear of the home, overlooking the waving boughs of the woodland beyond. Doubling as a dressing room, this newly refurbished bedroom is decorated in beach tones for a relaxing vibe.
Also overlooking the woodland and soaking up the tranquillity through a duo of windows is the master bedroom.
Storage surrounds, with pale-oak built-in wardrobes and tables above and to the sides of the bed. A triple wardrobe and chest of drawers completes the scene.
Refresh and revive in the stylish ensuite, tiled in white and silver damask with a crisp white suite of WC, wash basin and shower gleaming beneath the LED spotlighting.
Returning to the landing, pass by the storage cupboard – handy for towels and linen – on route to bedroom two, a second spacious double located to the front.
Newly refurbished, this inviting bedroom is filled with light from the duet of windows to the front. Fitted with roller blinds (the master contains Roman blinds), control the natural flow of light to suit your preference.
Cleverly designed with a cushioned wall seat by the windows, this bedroom is also furnished with a white gloss wardrobe and new contemporary white gloss dressing table.
Relax and unwind in the recently renovated family bathroom next door. Tiled in Ibero Modelo, sunstone grey, this soothing spa-style RAK ceramics bathroom is fitted with Grohe taps and over-bath shower, with a wall mounted vanity-unit wash basin set beneath an illuminated, sensor demisting mirror with shaver socket above.
Treat yourself to a soak in the P-shaped bath, listening to the soundtrack of your choice through the Bluetooth ceiling speakers as your towel warms on the thermostatically controlled chrome heated rail.
Returning downstairs, slip out through the French doors of the downstairs study-utility and onto the paved patio outside.
Soak up the sunshine in this enclosed garden from noon ‘til night. Where better to enjoy barbecues and evening soirees with family and friends? New fencing to all three sides, including a brand-new garden gate, ensures this is a safe and secure garden for children and animals alike. Beyond the patio, lawn stretches out, perfect for a kickabout or a game of tig. Attractive flower beds to the rear complete the scene; a perfectly landscaped garden.
Look out for wildlife visitors from the neighbouring woodland, from badgers to birds and even the occasional rare-breed Redwing.
Out and about
Living right on the edge of the conservation area, soak up nature’s soundtrack every morning upon leaving home.
A quiet cul-de-sac, with no through traffic, children feel safe to play out at the front. There are a number of well-reputed primary and secondary schools nearby to choose from including St Maxentius Junior School and Turton High School. A friendly neighbourhood, with a local Neighbourhood Watch, Hardcastle Close is perfect for families.
In the locale, discover a full range of pubs and restaurants within walking distance, with the Village Store on hand for all your last-minute essentials for dinner. There is also a nearby doctor’s, dentist and Post Office within walking distance, as well as other shops and takeaways.
For the ‘big shop’, there is a Morrisons in walking distance and a Sainsbury’s local, only ten-minutes’ drive away.
Stretch your legs with a walk around Jumbles Country Park in the peaceful village of Affetside for views across Bolton.
Commuters are well placed, with Bromley Cross railway station a five-minute drive away offering connections to Manchester, Blackburn and Burnley.
If you are seeking peace and refuge in a home that has been loved, cared for and kept in tip top condition, Number Fourteen is perfectly positioned for a growing family, on the cusp of a conservation area with plenty of space for everyone, indoors and out.
Book your viewing today.