Plucked directly from a fairy tale, No. 157, Greens Arms Road, a detached stone cottage dating back to around 1835, embodies dolls’ house charm from foundations to chimney pot.
Nestled amidst the surrounding hills and countryside of Chapeltown, Turton, No. 157, Greens Arms Road is an inviting and magical prospect, with its recently added (in relation to its origins) porch embellished with stone gargoyles.
Make your way to the gothic-feel front door and step inside to fall in love with its character, quirkiness and charm.
Deposit your boots and coat in the porch before continuing through into the living room, where the antiquity of the home is showcased in its beamed ceiling and rustic exposed stone walls.
Nestled within the imposing stone inglenook is a living flame fire, a magical centre piece straight from a Hans Christian Anderson tale, perfect for snuggling up in front of in the chilly winter months.
Plenty of space for your sofas in here, with views out to the leafy lane and recessed nooks and alcoves for displaying your treasured items. Latched doors lead ahead and to the right.
Lift the latch on the door to the right, flowing through into the dining room, a bright space with light flowing in through windows to the side and rear. Exposed stone mingles with whitewash and exposed beams to create an aesthetically alluring feel.
Currently accommodating a piano and sideboard in addition to a dining table, this room is multifunctional and versatile to your needs. Fitted with broadband, it could also serve as a handy study, with lush views out to the countryside at the rear.
Continue through from the dining room into the kitchen, where there is access back through to the living room for an easy flow to the home. Also connected to the rear conservatory, why not consider the potential to create an open kitchen-family-dining area here, maximising the stunning views out to the countryside and surrounding hills?
Bedecked in walnut-toned laminate, the conservatory serves as an extension to the garden itself, where the boundary between the indoors and the out blurs. Ideal for soaking up the sunshine in the summer months or simply enjoying nature’s splendour throughout the seasons.
Tucked away between the kitchen and conservatory, take the turning stairs up to the first floor, where two characterful bedrooms overlook the front of the home.
Amply sized, the carpeted master bedroom extends in an L-shape, taking in verdant views of the surrounding countryside, and with plenty of storage in the built-in cabinetry.
Next door, also carpeted and looking out over the countryside and hills, the second bedroom is equally spacious, with built-in storage and views to the side.
Freshen up in the bathroom, located to the rear and with a bright and airy feel courtesy of its vaulted ceiling and opaque glazed window drawing daylight in.
Stash your towels in the tall built-in linen closet to keep them fluffy and fresh, ready to wrap around yourself after a soak in the bath. Above, an overhead shower offers the option for a refreshing morning spritz.
Returning downstairs, step outside, where a stone patio is the perfect spot in which to enjoy a peaceful gin and tonic looking out over the countryside after a busy day.
Out and about
Heading out of Bolton, the quiet and leafy Greens Arms Road winds through the pretty village of Chapeltown.
Within walking distance of No. 157, take a stroll to local pub the Chetham Arms, a dog-friendly country inn serving traditional mains, pizzas and ale.
Cross the road and wander along Embankment Road, arriving at the beautiful Wayoh reservoir within five minutes of your doorstep. Walk the circuit, soaking up the surrounding views of beautiful rolling hills.
Only three minutes’ drive away is Turton Tower, a stone tower house dating back to the 1400s and steeped in local history. Now home to an adventure playground, this woodland-inspired play area is popular among families with younger children.
Families are well served with a primary school within the village itself, in walking distance and additional schools available nearby in Eagley and Egerton.
Local amenities are close at hand, with Edgworth village store and Post Office well stocked and only a mile walk away.
Commuters can link with the larger towns and cities by rail via Entwistle train station, just over a mile away. Road networks link you with Manchester by motor within 25 minutes.
Love country living, but want to keep close to handy conveniences? For a warm and inviting home brimming with cottage-in-the-woods cosy charm, book your viewing for No. 157, Greens Arms Road today.