Stone built character cottages don’t come quainter than at Number 94, Wellington Road, Edgworth, a home brimming with traditional features, subtly and sympathetically upgraded for 21st century living.
Nestled on the end of a row of chocolate box cottages, surrounded by rurality and serenaded by the soothing sound of a babbling brook, park up on the cobbled drive before making your way to the duck egg blue front door.
Stepping onto the Victorian-tiled floor of the porch, take off your shoes and coat before continuing through to the living room. Dressed in soothing neutral tones of Farrow and Ball’s French Grey, treacle-toned original beams add a rich contrast to the ceiling above.
Built-in storage for your entertainment unit is fitted within a recess by the newly fitted sash window, whilst to the other side a log-burning stove sits on a stone hearth; the ultimate ambient addition to any winter’s evening.
Carpeted and cosy, an exposed wall of stone provides textural interest and character whilst also serving as a reminder to the antiquity of the home. Plenty of room for a sofa and an additional armchair beneath the exposed spindle stairs which lead up to the first floor.
Continue ahead, through to the peaceful study-playroom, set to the rear of the home and looking out to the rural views beyond. Carpeted in grey with teal tones to the walls, an array of shelving is on hand for books, files and toys, with a desk situated before the window to frame views outside to the garden and stream when working from home. Working from home is a breeze with fibreoptic broadband fitted. There is also Hive heating and a full alarm system fitted.
Take the wooden staircase down into the open and light dining kitchen. Entirely renovated seven years ago, this newly installed kitchen-diner has transformed two complementary rooms into the heart of the home.
Original stone flooring extends underfoot, whilst integrated appliances pay homage to the heritage of this Victorian mill-worker home, with a Belling range cooker replete with eight gas hobs, two electric ovens and a grill. Reassuringly rustic yet conveniently contemporary at once – note the Brita filter drinking tap and wine chiller. Spotlighting is practical in the kitchen, with modern pendant lighting above the dining table. Storage is in plentiful supply with a range of cabinets. Warmth emanates from the gas fire set within the original feature fireplace. Sanderson curtains dress the windows, with access out to the garden through a traditional style door. Ideal for taking your morning cuppa outside in the sunshine.
Sneak a peek through to the utility room, just off the kitchen, fitted with an integrated dishwasher and room for a washing machine and a freezer. There is also a handy WC leading off here.
Returning to the living room, take the stairs up to the first floor, where three bedrooms await.
Discover the master bedroom, located to the front, where you can soak up views over the trees through the sash windows whilst enjoying a cup of tea in bed. Nestled on a hill, you will often spy much wildlife including deer roaming through.
Nestled to the centre of the home is a single bedroom, decorated in a neutral grey palette with grey carpet and a window framing views out to the rural surroundings.
Refresh in the family bathroom, next door; fully tiled, illuminated by a skylight and fitted with bath and overhead shower, wash basin with vanity unit storage and WC with hidden cistern.
To the rear is the second double bedroom, with stunning views out over the spacious rear garden and babbling brook beyond.
Returning downstairs, step outside and soak up the stillness of this serene setting from the garden. Nestled in Turton Bottoms, this unique air of stillness is best experienced to be appreciated, with the peaceful babble of the passing brook, and pervading sense of calm.
Styled as a wild cottage garden with fruit crop and herbs interspersed between flowers, the garden here is brimming with wildlife.
Shielded from the wind, the garden enjoys its own microclimate and is a true sun trap, ideal for reclining on the raised patio and watching the world go by whilst sipping a glass of wine. In the summer, with the flowers in bloom the garden is alive with colour.
The ultimate family garden, children can feed the ducks through the fence and scamper about the different levels of the garden. Stash your garden tools in the new shed. A wood shed is handy for storing fuel for the log burner.
Out and about
Enjoy the idyllic surroundings and convenient access to a variety of local pubs and restaurants in the village; all within walking distance.
Call in at the Chetham Arms and Black Bull, or enjoy dinner out at Giuseppe’s restaurant. The Strawbury Duck is the perfect place to stop for a thirst-quencher when enjoying a longer walk around the village and reservoirs.
Head out through the hills out the back, down Vale Street to Jumbles Reservoir, or up the hill to Wayoh Reservoir with Entwistle Reservoir beyond.
Enjoy evening walks through the idyllic orchard nearby and watch as the children scamper about by the stream, all just a two-minute stroll from the house over a picture-perfect bridge. This is a home for making family memories. Edgworth Primary School in the village was awarded Good by Ofsted and is popular with local families.
In the nearby village there is a Post Office, beauty parlours, a coffee shop, two parks and the famous Holden’s Ice Cream shop.
For commuting, you are only five minutes’ drive from Bromley Cross train station with links to Clitheroe and Manchester and all the links beyond. There is also easy access to the M65 motorway network.
If you are looking for a traditional cottage, retaining its period charm with that added ‘wow’ factor, in the heart of Edgworth’s rural belt, this hidden gem is the perfect family home.