At No. 43, Ollerton Terrace, modern style and Victorian character combine with a premium finish and an eye for detail.
In the pretty village of Eagley, pass the popular green and emerge onto a tree-lined road brimming with character and stone cottage charm.
Standing handsome amidst a row of traditional Victorian cottages, No. 43, clad in monochrome, is a modernised Victorian haven. Thoroughly renovated over recent years No. 43 has witnessed a series of upgrades, including new toughened-glass windows and doors, new cladding to the windows, new roof slates, new boiler with 15-year guarantee, installed in 2020, and new loft boards fitted to the upper bedroom.
Park up on the cobbled road outside and make your way to the front door, along the path beside the prettily planted front garden.
OWNER QUOTE: “The area blew us away; a quaint village-like community surrounded by period cottages and heritage.”
Understated Victorian opulence is brought into the 21st century immediately upon arrival, emerging through the traditional front door into the long, bright entrance hallway, where high ceilings rise above and the contemporary staircase ascends to the first floor ahead.
Engineered wood flooring extends underfoot, gleaming in the light from the modern fixtures, continuing throughout the downstairs rooms.
OWNER QUOTE: “The plantation shutters instantly gave us a feel for the house and added to the aesthetic of the front of the property.”
Built in 1875, No. 43 was originally used as housing for the employees of the local mill, located in Eagley valley - now converted into apartments. At the time, each individual room provided accommodation to a family, with a fireplace in each room, evidence of which can be seen in the dining room and main bedroom, where the stone slab hearth of the fireplace still exists beneath the bed.
From the entrance hall, turn to the right to emerge into the light and bright dining room, where white walls are subtly embellished by the original picture rail. Chic, minimalist Scandi vibes are given an industrial uplift in the sleek dining table and feature light fitting, suspended from a plaster ceiling rose to combine contemporary with classic in seamless fashion.
Warmth and welcome
Throughout the home, new Acova vintage-look radiators with traditional valves add ambient warmth in traditional style. An original fireplace centres the room, providing a focal point. Perfect for hosting, this large open-plan space can easily accommodate eight or more guests. French doors open to the rear garden, perfect for alfresco dining in summer.
Opening up to the rear is the stylish and contemporary, streamlined kitchen. Bespoke built, modern matte black cabinetry provides an abundance of storage, topped in high quality granite worksurfaces. Fitted recently in 2020, appliances include integrated oven and grill, alongside extractor fan with removable and washable filter, gas hob, undermounted sink with grooved drainage, and fitted dishwasher alongside space for a microwave. Sleek and stylish matte black finishes continue through all handles and taps. Concealed within a cupboard is a combi-boiler with many years warranty remaining.
Under the stairs you will find a concealed pantry with shelving space, perfect for additional storage.
OWNER QUOTE: “The kitchen is a great for space for cooking whilst hosting guests as it is open-plan to the dining space.”
Flowing off from the kitchen-dining room to the front of the home is the living room, where Scandinavian influences lift the contemporary minimalist design: Victorian gravitas for a modern era.
Engineered wood flooring continues through, a warm counterbalance to the white and black motif recurrent throughout the rooms. On winter nights snuggle up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, in front of the gas fire set within an attractive marble surround. Light streams in through the bountiful bay window, dressed daintily in plantation shutters for an elegant feel. Throughout the room, note the attention to detail and high-quality finish in the stylish lighting fixtures, black sockets, traditional skirting boards and vintage-vibe radiators, which combine to emanate calming, contemporary comfort.
Ornate architraves adorn the high ceiling, with the feature light suspended from a plaster ceiling rose. In springtime, admire the leafy boughs of the tree framed by the bay window, whilst in wintertime, the entire street is picturesque under a blanket of snow.
Returning to the entrance hall, make your way up the stylishly striped carpet to the first-floor landing, making your way to the master bedroom at the front of the house.
Exposed original floorboards extend underfoot, whitewashed for a simple, rustic and serene appeal. Modern exposed bulb pendant lights add warmth and interest, suspended from the high ceilings above. Plantation shutters dress the duet of large windows to the front, with ample space in this room for a double bed, chests of drawers and wardrobe.
OWNER QUOTE: “The beautiful evening glow through the shutters creates a calm space.”
Returning along the landing, sneak a peek at bedroom three, a large guest double with fitted dressing table and office corner, large enough for several wardrobes. Floored in engineered wood, this bedroom once again adheres to the monochrome motif found throughout the home, uplifted by soft sage green hues.
Soak and sleep
Refresh and revive in the house bathroom, where luxury awaits in the large, rolltop bath and separate, double walk-in shower alongside a WC. Excellent water pressure allows you to draw a bath unhindered by other taps or utilities running at the same time.
A sublime space, admire the French vintage wash basin with storage beneath. Sleek, stylish and sophisticated, this bathroom continues the theme of comfort and splendour witnessed in every room at No. 43 Ollerton Terrace.
Continue up from the landing to the attic level to discover a capacious second bedroom. A large, bright and versatile room, new floorboards are painted in Farrow & Ball Pitch Black for a sumptuous feel. Ideally sized for a king-size bedroom, already including a walk-in wardrobe, with option to use the space for an ensuite in the future, this room could also serve as a secluded study with stunning views out over the surrounding villages, with sublime sunsets on spring and summer evenings as the sun sets warmly over the horizon.
For those working from home, fibreoptic broadband is available at 1GB/S connection speeds.
Respectful of a theme, No. 43 continues its Scandi-Victorian minimalist vibes outdoors. To the rear of the home, the paved garden is a sunny sanctuary, surrounded by matt black painted fencing, adding a screen of privacy and soaking up the warmth from the sunshine.
Festoon lighting overhead and a feature firepit ensure this area is as much an entertaining space once the sun has set for the evening. There is even a small shed, decorated in the same shade as the fence, large enough to store a bike or barbecue.
Trailing wisteria adds colour, fragrance and texture in springtime.
Out and about
Take a stroll around Bromley Cross, calling in at one of your local eateries such as the Retreat restaurant or the Railway pub for lunch.
Nestled within the catchment area for The Oaks Primary School and Eagley Nursey, No. 43 is ideal for those with younger children, whilst for teenagers, No. 43 is also within the catchment area for Canon Slade, Turton and Smithills high schools.
Enjoy a three-minute walk to the Eagley Green area, where children can play ball games and enjoy the open space. You are also close to Smithills Country Park with its myriad walks and the renowned and Smithills Farm; another popular spot for children and adults alike.
Only a ten-minute walk from the centre of Bromley Cross and all its amenities, enjoy drinks at The Slaughterhouse and sample the ale at local micropub Nook & Cranny, or meet the locals at The Flag and The Railway.
For those commuting, grab your morning coffee from the Starbucks drive-through, only five minutes away, on route to work; Blackburn Road delivers you straight into Bolton centre or onto St. Peter’s Way, which joins the M61/M60 junction into Manchester and Liverpool. Meanwhile, heading north over Belmont Road will take you to the M65 and its convenient links to Blackburn and Preston. Commuting is effortless, with direct train links from Bromley Cross train station into Clitheroe or Manchester within 30 minutes.
B&Q, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Morrisons and Bolton Shopping centre are all close by, within roughly ten minutes’ drive, whilst Middlebrook Retail Park is 15-20 minutes’ drive away.
Further into Egerton discover Bakers café, Cibo Italian restaurant along with the Thomas Egerton and Cross Guns pubs. Jumbles Country Park is a 20-minute walk away through Bromley Cross whilst Turton and Entwistle reservoirs are only a 15 minute drive away, with refreshment awaiting at gastropub the Strawbury Duck pub.
From young professionals to budding families, those with an appreciation for contemporary interior design seeking a turnkey ready home, respected and renovated to an impressively high standard, No. 43 Ollerton Terrace offers so much more than a house in which to lay your hat: it is an embracing home.