A home reloved, restored and rejuvenated, Victorian splendour is met with a mid-century twist at No. 117, Turton Road.
Victorian splendour with a mid-century twist
Approaching Bromley Cross village via the B6472, continue under the stone arched railway bridge to discover No. 117 Turton Road tucked on the right-hand side after around half a mile.
Parking is ample, only metres walk from the front door of this period, Victorian terrace, built in 1887 (old newspapers dating to the year it was built have been found beneath floorboards during renovations).
Tucked behind neatly clipped evergreen shrubs, follow the stone path to the traditional front door of No. 117.
Step inside, where panelling coats the lower wall of the porch, before stepping beyond an internal door into the entrance hallway. Immediately, the fine period features command the eye; high ceiling, arched ahead, detailed corbels above the inner door and attractive cornicing above. Celebrating this period design, matt, French blue walls framed in crisp white by the deep moulded skirtings below and elegant coving above add a classic, mid-century twist on the traditional touches.
Make your way through the wooden panel door on the left, fitted with leaded lights to draw natural illumination through, into the soothing sitting room, where high gloss walnut flooring gleams in the light flowing in through the large bay window to the front. Emanating warmth and welcome, an 1800s cast iron fireplace, inlaid with beautiful tiles to the surround, is resplendent set upon a chequerboard hearth of red and black quarry tiles.
To three walls, Edwardian panelling is finished in a calming Heritage Grey, whilst above, opulent Palladian style wallpaper harmonises with the décor.
Venetian blinds dress the large bay window to the front, allowing morning sunlight to flood the room. Overhead, the ceiling, fringed in detailed original cornices and coving in pure, crisp white, is dressed in traditional Victorian-style paper, with a three-armed light fitting suspended above, mounted in a barley twist design with satin chrome finish.
Flow back out to the hallway and on into the drawing room-dining room, where extra-wide oak-effect flooring extends underfoot. Dressed in eclectic sage green to the walls, complemented by Victorian print wallpaper, stealing the scene is the imposing inglenook fireplace, set in original 1800s red brick, beneath a mellow pine lintel (fished from the River Ouse in York 35 years ago) and upon an original York stone hearth. Flanked in heritage style Edwardian panelling finished in crisp satin white, the high white skirtings – which feature throughout – add prestige and authenticity to this peaceful and relaxing room.
Finesse and flair
Overhead, the white ceiling is framed with crisp white paster coving with an opulent, original plaster ceiling rose to the centre, suspended from which is a pretty, satin chrome light fitting. Soaking up the sun from the rear of the home, natural light floods in to illuminate and warm this room throughout the day. Rest on the sofa with a book or dine at the table looking out over the garden. This room is as versatile as it is handsome.
OWNER QUOTE: “All the rooms evoke different moods at different times of the day.”
Beyond, the drawing-room-dining-room opens up into the kitchen, a traditional country cottage style culinary hub where the cabinetry is finished in mid oak and complemented by a granite effect worktop with gloss finish. Under plinth and inside cupboard lighting ensures practicality of use, whilst underfoot the flooring flows through seamlessly from the dining area. Integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, double oven and brand-new hob.
Slip outside to discover a fully insulated, adjoining outbuilding fitted with an array of gloss white floor and wall units, capped with a granite-effect work top, ideal for use as a laundry room.
Returning to the entrance hallway, ascend the stairs to the first floor, to discover the large master bedroom overlooking the front through a substantial window set within its original architraves. Décor is crisp, fresh and in keeping with the calming vibes of the house, with cloudy blue paper to the walls and fringed in original skirting boards.
To the rear, the second bedroom is also accessed via an original panelled door, with two walls refreshingly dressed in sage green up to the picture rail, with crisp white beyond. Overhead, the ceiling is framed in fresh white coving, whilst an antique brass light fitting to the centre adds ambient glow after dark.
High skirting boards and an authentic cast iron feature fireplace add a sense of heritage to the room, whilst views extend over the sun-drenched garden to the rear. Carpeted and comfortable, both bedrooms offer slumber in sophisticated surrounds.
Sooth your senses
Surprisingly spacious for a home of this antiquity is the bathroom, accessed via an original panelled door. Floor to ceiling high gloss Sahara sand tiles amplify light flow through the window. Furnished with an Aquadart three-sided shower, this three-piece bathroom suite is the epitome of contemporary style. A large cupboard houses the Worcester Bosch boiler, with additional storage space for toiletries. Subtle downlighting is inset within the ceiling.
Outside, soak up the sunshine in the secret garden, where borders of foliage and flowers add year-round colour. Served by its own microclimate, pull up a chair on the patio, sip on wine and nibble on olives in your own private paradise. Private and secure, this garden is perfect for children and pets.
OWNER QUOTE: “Nobody knows our little row has gardens instead of a little yard.”
Step out and about
In close proximity to No. 117, Turton Road, there are a number of excellent schools, including both Bromley Cross and Eagley schools for younger children alongside St Maxentius, Hardy Mill, Canon Slade and Turton High.
Step out and about and discover the range of pubs, cafes and eateries in the locale, including the Railway, Nook and Cranny micropub, the Slaughter House and the Retreat.
Earthlings café offers great vegetarian choices alongside Bill and Coo and House Without a Name in nearby Harwood.
Enjoy the abundance of walks on the doorstep, strolling down to the Rigbys and along the beautiful meandering river to Jumbles Country Park. A four mile walk with stunning views, call in at the café on route or sit on the Crofters sun terrace with a pint or refreshing glass of wine. Take a beautiful drive to the stunning Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs, only ten minutes’ away for easy walks and fantastic pubs on route, such as gastropub the Strawbury Duck.
In Bromley Cross there are two large children’s parks, and another only five minutes’ drive away in Harwood. For a spot of culture, make your way to Hall ‘I’th Wood Museum – birthplace to Samuel Crompton, or take a hike to Turton Tower. Bolton is also home to an impressive museum.
A range of supermarkets, florists, newsagents, pet groomers, Post Office and specialist wine shop are also within easy reach.
For a home of substance and style, elegant, homely and relaxing, No. 117, Turton Road is a hidden gem in a thriving village with so much to see and do close by. Book your viewing today and enter your own bubble of happiness at No. 117.