Within a tantalising two-mile reach of Bolton city centre and all its amenities, Bryant’s Farmhouse sits on the rural fringe, only five minutes from Lostock Station.
Lovingly transformed from a rustic barn into an imposing stone building, Bryant’s Farmhouse is the perfect blend of rustic charm and contemporary luxury.
From the front, take the pretty paved pathway to the front porch, proudly signposted ‘Bryant’s Farmhouse’ and leading through into a convenient every-day entrance with a handy utility room.
When returning home by car, park up in the spacious double garage, taking the rear gated entrance. From here, make your way to the grand ‘barn door’ entrance, where a colossal solid wood door surrounded by windows and stonework sets the scene for the breathtaking entrance hall beyond.
Step inside, into a double height entrance hall, filled with light flowing in through the windows surrounding the impressive door. Wood panelling to the walls imbues the space with a country manor ambience, and also conceals a hidden storage room beneath the stairs (perfect for stashing children’s toys). In wintertime, what better place for your 13ft Christmas tree? The ultimate festive feature.
Overhead, a large chandelier can be lowered by a pulley system (operated from the attic above) for easy cleaning. Solid wood flooring gleams underfoot, while above, a split staircase sweeps up to a galleried landing for a truly spectacular first impression.
Turn left into the luxuriously sized lounge. Carpeted in cream and comprehensively cosy, a feature stone pillar rises up in the centre of the room. A living flame freestanding stove creates a focal point, issuing warmth and welcome.
Ornate coving surrounds the room for a traditional feel, as light streams in through multiple windows to the front and rear. There is also a selection of fitted shelving and display units to one side.
When evening falls, pour yourself a drink at the bar, located to one corner, and gather around with loved ones for an evening’s relaxation or entertainment…whichever you prefer. Opulent chandelier lighting is set within elegant ceiling roses above.
Returning through the double doors into the entrance hall, step up to a hallway, providing access through to a utility room and the rear vestibule to the left.
Ideal when returning with dogs or from a muddy walk, tiled flooring is easy to wipe down. There is even a sink for scrubbing down leads and a selection of cupboards for stashing all your cleaning essentials. Plumbing here too for an integrated dishwasher and also a freestanding washing machine and dryer. Open a large cupboard door to discover the integrated freezer.
Across from the utility room, step through into the study, a bright and welcoming room, ideal for those looking to work from home. Laminate flooring underfoot is neutral and attractive, with pretty views out to the garden.
At the end of the inner hallway, step through into the open-plan kitchen dining room. Cream coloured ceramic tiles extend underfoot, complementing the country-style cream cabinetry which provides plentiful storage for all your culinary essentials.
Smooth white granite worktops provide ample preparation space when concocting delicious dinners for family and friends. Integrated appliances include a double oven, grill, electric hob and fridge. Enjoy casual conversation over a glass of wine (there is also a wine cooler) at the breakfast bar, whilst preparing dinner.
Open to the dining room beyond, soak up the verdant views over the front lawns as you settle down to your evening meal.
Ceramic tiling continues through into the conservatory, where the boundary between the outdoors and in is blurred. In the summer months, step outside through a set of double doors or a single door, and out onto the patio, perfect for barbecues and alfresco dining.
When evening falls, return to the grand entrance hall and take the bifurcated staircase up. Soak up the privacy that comes as part and parcel of occupying your own wing, on route to the master bedroom located to the left.
Secluded from the other bedrooms, the master bedroom is bathed in light through a broad window overlooking the rear garden and surrounding greenery. Light toned flooring is complemented by the wall of fitted wardrobes brimming with hanging and shelving space for all your sartorial needs. Tiled in white, an ensuite offers refreshment, featuring a shower, WC and wash basin.
Returning across the stairs, pause to admire the impressive views from the gallery landing, before peeping through to the large family bathroom.
Lightly toned wood flooring stretches out underfoot, with white walls and spotlighting reflecting light flow from the broad window. Step up to where the freestanding bath stands across from the WC. There is also a wash basin. Refreshing and relaxing, enjoy an evening soak surrounded by bubbles at the end of a busy week.
Continuing along, spy two comfortable double bedrooms, set opposite each other, both fitted with wardrobes and with views of the front and rear gardens respectively.
Nestled to the far end of the hallway is the guest suite, a bountiful double bedroom. A wall of fitted wardrobes and drawers frames the bed, for all your storage needs. Peep through to the ensuite, equipped with shower, wash basin and WC.
Returning downstairs, step outside to explore the expansive garden surrounding Bryant’s Farmhouse’s corner plot.
Discover a handy workshop fitted with services and plumbing, nestled to the side of the double garage and ripe for conversion into your own private gym or annex accommodation, subject to the relevant permissions.
A selection of five lawns are sewn together with pretty, planted rockeries and paved patio areas. In addition to a greenhouse, there is a large shed for storing your mower at the bottom of the garden. York stone footpaths provide access around the garden, whilst a bench by the large wooden door to the entrance hall is ideal for soaking up the sun.
OUT AND ABOUT
Only two miles from the centre of Bolton and all its amenities, Bryant’s Farmhouse sits on the rural fringe, only five minutes from Lostock Station and its links into Manchester, Blackpool and Blackburn – ideal for commuters.
Perfectly placed for shopping trips, Reebok and Middlebrook shopping centres are only a three-mile drive away. Nearby, Horwich or Westhoughton are also handy for shopping trips.
With plenty of pubs and restaurants within five, or ten minutes’ drive, why not explore the area on foot and take a cheek glowing walk to the Retreat on Chorley New Road and treat yourself to a refreshing thirst quencher before heading home?
For fresh air and exercise, the local golf course is only ten minutes from the front door, whilst Rivington is also in easy reach. Or simply enjoy a walk along the river into Bolton centre, great for those with dogs.
Families are also well placed, with the Cleveland and independent Bolton School on the doorstep. Lostock Primary School is also within walking distance.
For a spacious, light-filled, warm, friendly and welcoming family home, soaking up the benefits of rurality and city links; Bryant’s Farmhouse entreats your attention.