On the fringe of Bromley Cross, discover No. 90, Sharples Avenue, a sublimely styled home designed for comfortable easy flow living that will captivate the senses and soothe the soul.
Inspired by nature
Tucked back from the main road, head 400 metres up a gradually climbing avenue to reach No. 90. Beyond, a leafy lane, rarely used, continues onward, giving the feel of cul-de-sac peace and quiet. Instantly, the sense of separation distinguishes this home, with its characterful double fronted façade and prominent views over the surrounding countryside.
With space for two cars, park on the driveway to the front and side of the home, with further street parking readily available.
Mature trees and shrubs, impeccably maintained, provide a sense of shelter and privacy to the front, with a neatly edged lawn setting the scene of a home well-loved to come.
Built in the late 1920s, of robust Accrington brick, the Art Deco/Nouveau aura remains within the walls of No. 90, preceded by a characterful front door, painted in Farrow & Ball Brassica with a bespoke Art Deco style house number and stained glass.
Tranquillity and charm
Step inside, into a calming, natural coloured hallway leading to an open stairway decorated with a statement, nature-inspired Cole & Son wallpaper. Throughout the home, nature plays a prominent theme in the décor, bringing a tranquil cohesion with it.
Sneak a peek through the door on the right, where the cohesive palette of calming colours, natural fabrics, patterns and décor continues in the lounge. Light pours in through a broad bay window to the front, framing views of the pretty garden. Warmth emanates from the gas living flame fire, nestled within a feature surround. Ideal as a dining room, original coving embellishes the ceiling, whilst glass shelving and storage cupboards are fitted within the alcoves to either side of the chimney breast.
Follow the flow
Next door on the right, flow through to the kitchen where the timeless Neptune/Oka-inspired décor continues. Sage green cabinetry harmonises with warm earthy tones in the tiles, whilst wooden effect worktops provide preparation space. With space for a wine chiller, fridge and dishwasher, there is an integrated oven with gas hob. Beams adorn the ceiling as views extend from a window above the Belfast sink out over the garden.
Follow the flow through to the conservatory, the hub of the home, seamlessly linking to the kitchen and lounge. Light, bright and airy, warmth emanates from a hearty log-burning stove. Ideal for modern life, relax on the sofa savouring the views, dine at the table in the warmth of the sunlight, or flow out to the decking to dine alfresco.
Sublime country views
Leading directly to the garden with views towards the moors, spend time watching the wildlife and embrace the joys of indoor-outdoor living.
Linking back through, drift on to the living room, where a feature fireplace accommodates a living flame gas fire. Traditional touches feature, including coving and a top dado rail to reflect the period of the property. Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath and natural carpet instil a calming mood. Put your feet up and relax in the evening whilst watching television or socialising with friends and family. Elegant blinds, by Sanderson, dress the window to the front, offering views out to the verdant front garden.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the stairs up to the first-floor landing, turning left to freshen up in the family bathroom.
Beach chic bathroom
Embrace the bliss of the beach in this coastal-style room of refreshment containing wash basin, bath and electric over-bath shower. Original oak cupboards, lovingly preserved, are lime washed for a natural wood finish. With ample storage for towels and linen, there is also a boiler. Next door, the separate WC reflects the same natural theme seen throughout.
Peep through to bedroom two, a room reflecting the textile design past of the current owner, it currently features vintage textiles and an original French double bed and French style oak furniture. Ambience emanates from the period cast iron fireplace, with a built-in storage cupboard offering stashing space for clothes. The window, overlooking trees to the front, is quite private. Natural carpets, Farrow & Ball neutral tones and blinds feature in each of the three bedrooms.
Next door, the third bedroom currently serves as an office-hobby room. Minimal yet warm, watch the birds roosting in the ash tree opposite.
Blissful dreams await in the master bedroom, where a hand-carved bed and feature Designers Guild wallpaper statement wall transport you to a haven of peace. Fitted wardrobes, lined in pale green silk, provide a profusion of storage, whilst windows to the front and back proffer moorland views. A period cast iron fireplace is a nod to the heritage of this light and airy home.
Outside, step onto the decking from the conservatory and breathe in the restorative country air.
A natural garden, ample seating zones, offering pockets of shelter, sun and shade in which to relax throughout the day, beckon. Low maintenance gravel borders brim with mature planting, offering colour and interest throughout the seasons.
Grow your own flowers and vegetables in the different areas or watch for tadpoles in the two ponds. In springtime the apple and blossom trees are ablaze with gentle colour.
Served by a greenhouse, a wooden shed and wooden bike store, storage is in plentiful supply.
On your doorstep
A dog walker’s paradise, step out from the front door and head right, along the leafy lane at the top of the avenue before emerging in minutes into an open field.
OWNER QUOTE: “There is a real sense of dog walking community on the field and the dogs love to play together.”
A ten-minute walk away leads you to the open meadows off Belmont Road, continuing down to a fishing lake. Or why not access open moorland via Horrocks Fold. Drive into the heart of the moors within ten minutes for total immersion in nature.
A number of pubs are within easy walking distance of home, and a short drive will take to you to several restaurants near the moors and Belmont, including San Marino, The Black Dog and Lotties tea room.
Rich in natural history, pay a visit to Smithills Hall and Gardens, featuring woodland and an open farm, ideal for children – all within a short walk of No. 99, Sharples Avenue. Walk up to Turton Tower, a short drive away and close to Jumbles Country Park and its meandering walks. For entertainment indoors, the cinema is around a ten-minute drive away.
Shops and amenities are in plentiful supply with a garage and Spar at the bottom of the avenue, as well as a newsagent, beauty salon and card shop. The area is well equipped for supermarkets and many smaller independent shops.
Commuting is convenient, with a good road infrastructure on Blackburn Road, the A666, with bus routes into Bolton. Connecting with St Peters Way, and beyond to the M60 motorway network, Manchester is within easy reach. Meanwhile, drive to Horwich to connect with the M61 for trips to the seaside and Lake District.
Families are well catered for with a number of local schools including High Lawn Primary School, alongside Sharples Secondary School and Thornleigh Salesian College. There is also a nursery close by at the top of the avenue.
With so much in the way of entertainment and nature on the doorstep, No. 90, Sharples Avenue is perfectly poised enjoying the best of both worlds.
Inspired by nature, calming, relaxing and cosy, No. 90, Sharples Avenue offers timeless, easy-flow living, in comfort and style.