In the quiet and quaint village of Ainsworth, with walks on the doorstep and so many conveniences to hand, discover a hidden gem of a home at No. 1, Camden Close.
Surrounded by countryside, sense the peace and quiet as you pull along Camden Close, before arriving outside No. 1, the largest home on the street. A flexibly designed, five-bedroom detached home, No. 1 has been converted to allow its integral garage to transition into a flexible living space/bedroom. An additional detached garage has been created, offering parking for two small cars, with parking also available on the double width driveway.
A large thatch of lawn to the front is bordered by thickets of hedging, providing screening from next door. Make your way to the front door, stepping inside into a porch.
Flowing through into the large, open-plan living-dining room, the spaciousness of this home instantly reveals itself, a delightful surprise somewhat belied by the home’s otherwise modest approach.
A striking feature of the room is the staircase which ascends to the first floor, where red brick wallpaper strikes a refreshing contrast to the soft grey walls and carpet. High skirtings and coving are painted white ensuring a light bright feeling. Sun also beams through the window at the tops of the stairs, spilling light down and into the living area, almost a feature in itself.
Snuggle up on the sofa and watch a movie with the family, recessed shelving in the wall is handy for the Sky box or DVD player. Double radiators set throughout the home ensure a cosy and snug temperature even in the wintertime.
Above the dining table, pendant lighting casts a formal feel, in counterbalance to the contemporary spotlighting throughout the room. Note the feature honey-toned wooden doors with large glazed panels, a real feature throughout the downstairs.
Slip through the doorway on the right, into what once was the original garage, now an impressive home gym with separate cloakroom featuring WC and wash basin. Demonstrating this home’s incredible flow and flexibility, this large room, with wood flooring underfoot and built-in storage, is elegantly decorated and could also serve as play room, dining room, office or even an accessible ground floor bedroom with its own ensuite.
Another room that could serve in as a snug lounge, dining room or play room lies beyond the double doors, directly ahead from the living-dining room. Light flows in through a bay window, fitted with blinds and stained-glass windows, with doors opening out to the garden beyond. A peaceful garden room, its versatility is almost as appealing as its views.
Oak and glass double doors lead through from the living room into the kitchen, where contemporary plinth lighting picks out the warm tones of the wooden flooring. Mocha tones to the walls counterbalance the creamy cabinetry where there is a wealth of space for all your cooking essentials.
A range of integrated appliances includes a washer and dryer and a wine cooler, while a large Range-style cooker is set beneath an extractor hood. With views from the window above the sink out over the garden, keep an eye on the kids as they play, whilst preparing a delicious family dinner.
Returning to the living room, ascend the sunny staircase to the first floor, where to the front of the home lies the first of four upstairs bedrooms. Decorated in chic tones of aquamarine and charcoal, with wooden flooring underfoot, bedroom four currently serves as a home office, housing a desk and a number of cabinets. With internet connections, other technical touches at No. 1, Camden Close include an alarm system and Hive heating, conveniently controlled via mobile thermostat or online via a phone or tablet device.
Also overlooking the front of the home, plushly carpeted in soft grey underfoot, is the second bedroom, where a geometric design of teal and greys comprises a feature wall, catching the light from the window opposite.
A spacious bedroom, designed in an ‘L’ shape, the scope of the space reveals itself once you step inside. Fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets are chic and modern in their design, with space for a chest of drawers (or desk for teenagers) tucked to the side.
Moving along the landing, a third bedroom is nestled to the middle of the home, decorated in greys and whites with a sprinkling of feature stars on the wall surrounding the window. A comfortable double bedroom, just slightly smaller than bedroom two, this room is nestled opposite the family bathroom.
Beach vibes are evoked in the deep blue and white décor and gold fittings of the family bathroom, with wooden flooring underfoot. Soak into the bath and indulge in some ‘me time’ or freshen up for the day ahead beneath the invigorating jet of the separate shower cubicle. Part tiled to the walls, there is also a wash basin and WC.
Seek sanctuary in the master bedroom set to the end of the landing. A capaciously sized room with a wall of sunken opaque-glazed wardrobes, this room is a true refuge at the end of a busy day. Dressed in refreshing tones to the walls with soft grey carpet underfoot, note the secret storage cupboard, wallpapered to blend into the end of the wardrobes. Sunlight streams in throughout the day creating light-filled living. Refresh and revive in the ensuite, fitted with shower, wash basin and WC.
Step outside and discover the garden delights of No. 1, Camden Close. Brand new, Indian stone paving creates a patio, accessible directly from the garden room. Ideal for summer gatherings, barbecues and family parties, there is even space for a hot tub. Secure fencing makes this garden safe and private for children and pets, with low-maintenance artificial lawn advantageous and easy-clean for the latter. Fitted with two golf holes, perfect your putting in the warmth of the sunshine, ever present in this relaxing garden.
In the village
Nestled in the peaceful and pretty village of Ainsworth, families are delightfully set on the cusp of local parks and woodland. The quiet and friendly neighbourhood location sees small children playing on the front, whilst the local park is only a two-minute walk away.
Explore the pathways and trails of George’s Wood where there is so much wildlife to see. A little further away within five minutes, walk to ‘The Lodges’, a well-known local area of three staggered reservoirs surrounded by forests, fields and walking trails. Rural bliss, fringing the city.
Dine out at the lovely local Italian restaurant, only two minutes’ walk away, while a selection of three local country pubs with outdoor seating areas also serve food.
Village charm does not need to come at the cost of city convenience with the cultural delights of Bury and Bolton and their museums, shops and restaurants within easy reach: two bus stops at the end of Camden Close, offer routes in both directions.
Within Ainsworth there are a range of amenities including a local dentist, Post Office, newsagents and takeaway. A little further afield there are supermarkets in Harwood and Bury.
Families are well served by a number of good local primary schools including Christ Church in Ainsworth, with several secondary schools including Canon Slade, Bury Church and Elton High also close by.
A true hidden gem of a home, in a peaceful, tranquil and friendly village setting, with all the amenities of the city close by; No. 1, Camden Close, in the always popular village of Ainsworth is a special home indeed.