Surrounded by a patchwork of fields within the riding gate conservation area in Harwood you will discover number 85 Lower Knotts.
Located up a quiet country lane, just off Tottington Road is a traditional 'hamlet', containing four handsome stone-built homes dating back to the 18th Century.
Follow the stone pathway along through the front garden, and make for the stone-mullioned gabled porch. Inside awaits a home that retains classic farm-house-style features.
Stash your coat and shoes in the porch before stepping through into the inviting living room.
Original beams cross the ceiling, extending from above the rustic stone fireplace. Nestled within, a toasty log-burning stove sits upon a slate hearth, heating the room and providing a cosy atmosphere during the winter months. Where better to snuggle up and watch a film with the fire lit?
Light streams in through the elegant mullioned windows at the front.
Continue through to the hallway, the first door on the right leads into the heart of the home: the show-stopping and bespoke country kitchen.
Central to the space, splashback tiles slickly coat the wall behind the cream three-oven gas Aga; a quintessential staple of the farmhouse kitchen.
A Belfast sink sits within the granite worktop by the mullioned windows looking out over the open rolling fields to the rear of the home.
In-built appliances include the integrated fridge/ freezer, electric oven, 4-ring electric hob and washing machine. There's plenty space for a dining table to enjoy family feasts.
With original stone slabs underfoot, a rustic flavour is given to this traditional home.
Next door, another reception room offers flexibility for use as a second sitting room, dining room or fifth bedroom should you wish.
The deep-set mullioned windows frame views out to the countryside beyond.
Returning to the hallway, note the storage beneath the spindled staircase, before ascending to the first floor.
On the right discover the spacious family bathroom.
Neutrally decorated with fresh white panelling against the timber floor, Enjoy an indulgent soak in the free-standing bath. with a separate shower alongside sink and WC.
Next door, a spacious double bedroom is Light, bright and welcoming, this bedroom is neutrally decorated ready for you to make your own stamp.
To the rear of the home, with fantastic views over the hills of Harwood and winter hill beyond, you will discover two further bedrooms.
A neutrally decorated large double room with traditional cast iron ornamental fireplace and built-in cupboard and shelving.
Next door, the Fourth bedroom is currently arranged as a dressing room.
Back on the landing, continue up the staircase to discover the master suite on the second floor.
Original beams feature in the main bedroom that benefits from open views through the dormer windows. Built-in cupboards to one side provide plenty storage space.
Gloriously-sized, with space for all your furnishings in addition to your king size bed, make this chamber your refuge at the end of a long day.
Peep next door to the second bathroom which is fitted with WC, panelled bath and vanity bowl sink framing the views.
Step outside to explore the large private, south-facing garden.
In the summertime, mingle with family and friends over a barbecue on the patio soaking up the stunning countryside views.
A great sized lawn unfolds offering multiple areas to place seating alongside the flourishing mature plant beds and hedge rows.
To one side of the stone path discover a timber summer house.
Parking is available for several cars before you arrive at the cottage.
Out and about
So peacefully private, Lower Knotts enjoys all the benefits of its rural surroundings, with the bonus of being only a stone’s throw from civilisation.
When you are not busy relaxing in the garden, put on your walking boots and Roam the fields and footpaths surrounding the property, such an idyllic location for dog owners or families with adventurous children.
With miles of meandering footpaths to follow, head up to The Pack Horse at Affetside, or across through Riding gate towards Bradshaw Fisheries and around The Jumbles country park.
Local village amenities in include a local Morrisons, convenience store, Post Office, Doctors, and hairdressers, along with the new Bill & Coo and Nook and Cranny.
Children are also served by a number of excellent educational establishments, including Canon Slade and nearby Turton High School along with St Maxentius and Hardy Mill primary Schools.
For all the delights of village life, surrounded by countryside yet so accessible Number 85 Lower Knotts is a hard-to-come-by home filled with rustic character.