Tucked off Stich-Mi-Lane, discover Lower Goodwin Fold along a quiet and secluded lane. Tucked behind its secure gates there is ample parking on the driveway, with a detached brick garage available too.
Brimming with homely charm, sense the relaxation settle upon your shoulders before even setting foot inside this lovingly re-built former hayloft.
Welcome to Goodwin Fold Cottage. Originally built as a hayloft around 1900, the building was later used as a builder’s workshop. After being demolished, Goodwin Fold Cottage rose phoenix-like – rebuilt using the original bricks and slate, before being further extended in 2001.
Step inside this delightfully designed cottage and directly into the open plan kitchen-diner: light, bright and hugging the unique lines of this quirky cottage. Traditional touches such as the warm oak flooring combine with contemporary innovations to create a home befitting of its hay loft heritage, and evocative of 21st century comforts.
Cook up a feast for the family on the Leisure Blanc Range cooker, with five-burner gas hob and dual fuel oven.
Cream units provide ample storage for pots, pans and all your cooking essentials, with plentiful worktop space for preparation. There is also space for a freestanding American style fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A window above the sink draws in the daylight and views.
Enjoy sociable family dining, with its open-plan layout the room opens up into a dining area to the rear.
Tucked off to the rear, discover a cloakroom also clad in oak flooring, leading to a convenient downstairs shower room. Marvel at the unique shape of this room, celebrated in the clever tiling underfoot. Ample storage can be found within the solid wood vanity unit within which the wash basin and WC are fitted. A mirrored cabinet above proffers even more secreted space for your lotions and potions.
Returning through the kitchen, flow through into the light-filled lounge, where French doors open out to the courtyard beyond, inviting the fresh air in and creating a seamless summer flow between the outdoors and within.
Oak floor gleams in the sunlight, with soft, neutral tones to the walls. Relax and snuggle up with a wee dram in front of the stone fireplace with its inset log burner in the winter months: this cosy cottage was simply designed with Christmas in mind.
When slumber calls, take the staircase up from the kitchen to the first floor, where three soporific bedrooms await.
Turn right at the head of the stairs and seek sanctuary in the master bedroom, where the original shapely outline of the ceiling is a true feature. Pockets of storage can be discovered within the eaves to either side of the window, whilst double built-in wardrobes are deep and ideal for storing both your summer and winter styles.
Light, bright and elegantly decorated in refreshing splashes of colour, views are framed from this bedroom out over the countryside.
Across the way from the master bedroom, discover a second bedroom, dressed in neutral tones and with a striking peephole window looking out. Another large window to the side soaks up the countryside views, whilst suffusing the room in light. Handy storage is found within the eaves and also in a fitted desk to the side, ideal for a television or as a work space.
A third carpeted bedroom to the rear of the home could equally serve as a home office or quaint nursery, with its shapely roofline.
Refresh, revive and relax in the house bathroom, serving all three bedrooms and located conveniently next to the master bedroom.
Ecclesiastically themed shutters provide privacy whilst allowing light to pour in through the window. With Victorian-vibe flooring underfoot and part tiling to the lower walls, soothe your senses in the bath tub, with shower head attachment. There is also a wash basin and WC.
Outdoors, the walled, courtyard garden at Goodwin Fold Cottage is a secluded sun trap, featuring a brick-built pizza oven, set beside a handy log store. Enjoy your own slice of Mediterranean life in this private haven.
Out and about
With so much close by, step out of the front door and explore the delights awaiting you on the doorstep of Goodwin Fold Cottage.
Just a short walk away, discover the White Horse pub, the perfect place for a teatime pint. Dine out on Italian cuisine at Baci, only a ten-minute walk away. Sample the stylings at Bill & Coo, a newly opened café bar and pizzeria in Harwood.
Work up an appetite first with a walk up the hill and out over the fields and hills to Affetside and beyond.
Locally, a host of amenities are on hand in Harwood, with a village store, Morrisons, health centre with doctors and chemist, hairdressers and much more.
Commuters are well served by Bromley Cross train station and easy links to the M60, M61 and M66. Served by a Texecom alarm system and Hik connect CCTV, work away from home with peace of mind regarding the security of your home.
For families, there are a number of schools close by including St Brendan’s, Hardy Mill Primary School and Canon Slade.
Goodwin Fold Cottage is a home rich in history, with quirky rooms and a flowing design in an idyllic location with so much at your fingertips.
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