Close to the most highly sought-after schools and only a short walk from the revered Fanny’s eatery, discover a characterful home in a community-strong locale, at No. 239, Greenmount Lane.
Accessibly set back off the lane, behind mature colourful shrubbery, pull onto the broad driveway of No. 239, widened by the current owners to accommodate parking for three cars.
A deep garage with up and over doors also offers parking, with the potential to create perhaps a gym or home office should you require, such is its scope.
A home remodelled and renovated over the last decade, this 1950s home has evolved into a spacious family home, extended at the rear to accommodate a modern family kitchen. Upstairs, walls have been altered to create four comfortable bedrooms and an office.
OWNER QUOTE: “I love old houses, even though this is from the 1950s we felt it had so much character and feeling of history.”
Updates remain in harmony with the home’s original period, subtle modifications and modernisations to aid every day life. Step inside into a light filled entrance hall, where the retention of original plate glass windows provides a tantalising sneak peek through to the kitchen.
Bright and spacious, the windows to the left and archway ahead into the inner hall provide sightlines and a feeling of anticipation for what is to come. Laminate wood flooring extends underfoot, continuing through to the morning room on the right. A bright room, dressed in cheerful tones of buttermilk to complement the dark wood window frames, this room serves equally well as a playroom, office or formal dining room.
Next door on the right, emerge into a relaxing living room, where broad windows frame restful views out over the lush green lawn to the front. Mature bushes provide a screen of privacy, whilst allowing you to observe the comings and goings of the friendly neighbourhood.
A neutral colour palette of earthy tones adds warmth and works with the woodwork, in both the living room and throughout the home.
OWNER QUOTE: “I love sitting in the living room, looking outside at the mature garden, it’s very green.”
Nestled within its hearth, a gas fire issues warmth, whilst plush carpet extends underfoot.
Turning left from the entrance hall, flow through to the spacious family kitchen. The ultimate modern family space, this room blends dining, socialising and cooking whilst retaining independence of areas and a degree of separation.
Spread out in this light-filled room, where a trio of pendant lights spills illumination down over the dining table. Unseen from the entrance into the room, the kitchen area is tucked behind a breakfast bar topped in iridescent black quartz, keeping the messy preparation out of view of diners. Enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends as you cook up a feast, whilst the children play separately or outside in the secure garden in easy view.
Underfloor heating emanates from beneath the laminate flooring, with space for a Rangemaster oven and an American-style fridge-freezer. Fitted shelving beneath the breakfast bar provides storage for cookery books and also includes a handy wine rack.
To the left-hand side of the room, beyond the dining area, is a cosy snug where you can snuggle up on the sofa and watch television after dinner as a family.
Nestled to the rear of the room, there is access to a recently fitted cloakroom, delightfully tiled and featuring wash basin and WC. From here, double doors open out to the rear garden.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the stairs up to the first floor, turning left to discover the master bedroom. Fitted cream gloss wardrobes surround the double bed, rising up and over to provide ample storage to two sides of the room. Opposite the bed, a fitted dressing table offers the perfect place to prepare for the day ahead.
OWNER QUOTE: “It feels very quiet, even at the front of the home.”
Turning left out of the master bedroom, the third bedroom awaits; with a feature wall of shimmering yet subtle patterned paper, and currently housing a single bed, desk and wardrobe, elevated views out over the front garden beckon.
Dressed in refreshing blue shades, the study lies to the middle of the landing, with light pouring in through a window and served by efficient broadband speeds.
Next door, refreshment awaits in the light-filled shower room, where a double width walk-in shower features rainfall head and handheld attachment. Tiled to the walls, this room also features wash basin and WC.
Moving on, discover a third double bedroom, dressed in cream carpet and with accents of blush pink. With ample space for drawers and a desk, this bedroom looks out over the rear garden.
The fourth bedroom, next door, follows a monochromatic theme, with soft grey carpet underfoot. Naturally sectioned into areas for sleep and study, a fitted desk is tucked around a corner, replete with shelving to the wall. Beside the bed, built in beneath the window, there are fitted cupboards for storage. Further storage can be found beneath the bed.
Finally, refreshment awaits in the family bathroom. A serene space, fully tiled in white to the walls with a band of shimmering mosaic tiles above the bath, the WC is privately screened from view of the large tub. Replete with a separate shower and vanity unit wash basin, this bathroom also features a large, cream, heated ladder radiator.
Lush garden escapes
Outside, the rear garden is perfect for families, children and pets, securely bordered by a utility room that connects to the home – the perfect place for storing gardening essentials.
Perfectly private, soak up the sunshine on one of two patios, sitting out in the rays until later in the summer months. Enjoy morning coffee at the bistro table and chairs outside the patio doors. There is ample space for children’s play equipment with a large, lush lawn, whilst mature planting to the borders provides privacy and screening. A gravelled area alongside the kitchen also boasts plenty of potential.
Near and far
Prized for its local schooling links, No. 239 Greenmount Lane is in the catchment area for a number of highly lauded educational establishments, including the popular Markland Hill Primary – only a five-minute walk away, while the renowned independent Bolton School is only around the corner.
The local shops are only a stroll away, with coffee shops close by including near Heaton Library just a couple of streets away.
With walks on the doorstep, enjoy a taste of fresh air at Doffcocker Lodge, or High Rid Reservoir, both just around the corner. Meanwhile Rivington, with its tower and Japanese gardens, is only a 5-10 minute drive away. Enjoy perfecting your serve at nearby Markland Hill Tennis Club.
Close to many great restaurants and pubs, take a short walk to arrive at the Victoria Inn, affectionately known as Fanny’s – a popular venue with locals and those from further afield.
Only a stone’s throw from The Retreat, in the opposite direction on route to Horwich, Bob’s Smithy Inn is only a two-minute drive from the doorstep.
Families are well placed, not only close to schools but within a five-minute drive of Moss Bank Park, and also Queens Park. Take cinema trips to the nearby Middlebrook Retail Park, where you can also pick up the weekly shop at Tesco.
Handy for transport links, it is only a five-minute drive to the motorway with Bolton town centre around about ten minutes’ drive away.
Enjoy the best of both worlds at 239 Greenmount Lane, a pocket of calm in the hustle and bustle of modern life, offering security, space and sanctuary for a growing family.