For a home with character and warmth, storage and space and great accessibility to local pubs, walks and amenities, Number 991 Blackburn Road ticks every box.
Nestled on the end of the row, Number 991, a cosy stone-built Victorian cottage dating back to the 1830s is neatly set behind a low red brick wall.
Park up outside and make your way to the front door, romantically festooned in leafy foliage for that charismatic country feel.
Beyond the front door, make your way through the entrance porch and into the lounge, where high ceilings and original picture rails reveal the antiquity of its heritage.
Newly carpeted throughout in 2019, the original floorboards are now cosily tucked away and preserved underfoot. Further impressions of the home’s Victorian past can be seen in the stone hearth and fireplace, set within the chimney breast. Currently fitted with a gas fire, why not install a log-burning stove for added rustic charm?
Snuggle up on the sofa and catch up on your favourite box sets, or enjoy a spot of reading. Light flows in through the front window, and the glazed internal door from the porch.
Leaving the lounge, sneak a peek down the stairs, leading to a dry and plastered cellar room. Airy and light, there is a large window on this level. A blank canvas - consider the realm of possibilities for use: a lower ground floor kitchen-diner, a work from home office, a play room for the kids or a laundry-utility room. The options are endless…
Returning upstairs, continue on from the lounge through to the open-plan kitchen-diner, tiled in cream and neutrally decorated.
The heart of the home, admire the enchanting stone fireplace, formerly housing a Range cooker, imbuing the room with a cosy and comforting feel. Warmth emanates from the underfloor heating beneath the tiles.
Whip up dinner for the family, with space for a free-standing oven, there is also a fitted fridge-freezer and a dishwasher, with plenty of storage space for your crocks and pots.
Take the white, spindled staircase up to the first floor, where rest and refreshment await.
White tiles and furnishings gleam in the bathroom, where a wash basin and WC are part of a fitted storage unit that is sleekly built into the wall and set beneath a broad mirror.
A contemporary cream heated towel radiator keeps your towel warm after a relaxing soak in the bath or an invigorating morning before-work spritz underneath the rainfall shower.
Peep through to the single bedroom next door, an ideal nursery or work from home office; enjoy views over the garden below to the rear.
Divinely decorated in chic grey and mustard, bedroom two, to the front, is a spacious room, recently carpeted in grey. Above the feature ornamental fireplace alcove, there is a wall mounted television. Linger a moment by the window, soaking up the views.
Retreat, relaxation and rest are assured in the penthouse level master bedroom located on the floor above…
Gently sloping ceilings rise up into an apex, fitted with Velux windows to enable the light to flow through unencumbered. It is in here that the heritage of the home truly shines in its exposed timber beams and original hardwood flooring.
Amply sized, stash your treasured items and clothing in the fitted eaves storage.
Returning downstairs, step out from the kitchen and into the secluded yard which soaks up sunshine all day long, perfect for a glass of wine enjoyed to the sound of birdsong.
Original York stone is low maintenance and in keeping with the prestige of the home. In the corner a blossom tree is filled with delicate blooms in the spring. Walled and secure, this back yard is ideal for children and pets, with an outdoor tap handy for filling paddling pools and water bowls alike.
Out and about
Step outside and discover the wide range of amenities that lie in wait on your doorstep.
Within a few strides of the front door, discover gastro pub Brewhouse, a friendly local serving up fine fayre. Other local eating and drinking establishments include the Spread Eagle, the Thomas Egerton and Indian restaurant Hot Chilli.
Enjoy walks in Eagley Brook, once an integral part of Bolton’s industrial revolution, its relics still remain hidden in the undergrowth. Stroll amongst the waterfalls and rocky cliffs.
Take in a round of golf at Dunscar Golf Course (there is also a tennis and cricket club nearby), or walk up to Belmont. For coffee and a croissant, Starbucks is only a few hundred yards away, whilst Spar is also on hand for all your essentials.
Nearby primary schools include The Oaks and Egerton, less than five minutes from the doorstep. There are also a range of local secondary schools to choose from.
Whether you are a first-time buyer, a growing family or looking for a private, peaceful home, Number 991, Blackburn Road is a quiet, secluded, cosy and much-loved home filled with character.
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