On the cusp of the West Lancashire Moors, Victorian mill architecture is given a modern makeover at The Cottonworks.
Just off Blackburn Road in Sharples turn into the gated development, of Holden Mill. Private, secure parking is provided in the basement car park, while visitor parking is available at the side of 'Entrance B',
Sense the history of this Grade II listed, characterful Victorian cotton mill, built in 1926 and sympathetically converted in recent years to residential use.
Step inside, into the spacious, shared mill lobby. Collect your post and take the stairs or elevator up to the second floor Apartment 226.
Leave your coat and shoes in the handy understairs cupboard. To the left, a bathroom is central to the apartment and accessible for all. White tiles coat the walls, ribboned by border tiles, adding warmth.
Soak away the day in the bath, with overhead shower. There is also a wash basin, WC and heated towel rail on hand for your convenience.
Admire the retained elements of architecture, offering a glimpse of the heritage of the building, stepping to the right into the open plan living-dining-kitchen, where exposed pillars and high ceilings create a room with a warming ambience.
Oak-effect flooring extends underfoot, throughout the living-dining area, curving into slate tile-effect in the kitchen, creating a separation in areas whilst retaining a sense of flow.
Beech kitchen units are arranged in a handy L-shape providing storage for your crocks, pots and cutlery. Grey splashback tiles provide a deep contrast to the cupboards, with integrated electric oven, hob, extractor, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Snuggle up on the sofa in the wintertime, watching your favourite box sets.
Throw open the large sliding door and enjoy the enclosed balcony, complete with built-in seating area, Electric blinds have been fitted to the external balcony windows, creating a perfect escape what ever the weather.
When slumber calls, return through to the hallway, and discover the master bedroom.
A wall of fitted wardrobes with matching bedside tables and headboard provide plentiful storage for all your clothes, shoes and bags.
There's space too for a dressing table by the rear window that looks out over the balcony.
Step up to the ensuite shower room complete with w.c, pedestal sink and glazed shower enclosure.
From the entrance hall, warmed by two new smart storage heaters, take the staircase up to discover a second bedroom. Carpeted and cosy, this second double bedroom is flooded with light through an internal window opening into the full height living area.
Out and about
So close to all the conveniences, there are a number of shops, bars and amenities close by at Astley Bridge and also Bromley Cross.
Asda, is 5 minutes walk from the doorstep, while for commuters Hall’ith Wood train station is only 20 minutes away on foot and the bus stop just outside the gates for access into Bolton Town Centre.