Expansive valley vistas entreat at No. 151 Bolton Road, a characterful Victorian home with cottage charm, in Edgworth.
Park up along Bolton Road in the peaceful village of Edgworth, before making your way to what was once the village Co-op and a working shop until the mid 1980s. Now a warm family home soaking up sumptuous views over the valley.
Make your way through the stone surround front door and into the flagstone hallway, and sneak a peek through the door to the right.
Relaxation awaits within, where a cosy sitting room offers sumptuous sanctuary at the end of a busy day. Decked in its original wooden floorboards, a large bespoke hardwood window frames views out to the front, inviting light in.
Warmth emanates from the flame-effect electric stove, set within a mosaic tiled surround. Neutral décor pervades, while shelving and built-in cupboards and drawers are set in the recess to one side of the chimney breast, providing handy storage.
Returning to the entrance hall, continue ahead, past a staircase leading up, and discover the kitchen where verdant vistas of the valley beyond rush to greet you. Nestled on a hill, No. 151 takes on a banked style moving from front to rear, allowing for expansive views…and the addition of a bonus basement level below.
Light streams through the large kitchen-diner, where patio doors open to a balcony from where awe-inspiring views over the countryside fill the eye as far as the horizon.
Stash your pots, pans and culinary utensils in the ample supply of fitted units, while spices have a handy home on the shelf interceding the lower and wall-mounted units. Cook up a feast for family and friends in the substantial Range cooker. There is also space for a freestanding fridge-freezer.
Dine at the table, soaking up the views from the balcony. To the side, a large exposed stone chimney breast adds authentic antiquity to the ambience. The true heart of the home, watch the evening sun as it melts over the valley in a colourful, end of day adieu.
Returning on yourself, take the stone steps down to the lower level of the home, where a sumptuous bathroom awaits to the right beyond a traditional latched cottage door.
Spacious and light, step up to sink into relaxation in the bath, fitted with overhead drench shower. Also fitted with a WC and wash basin, discover too, a washer-dryer fitted within a utility cupboard; ideal for keeping the noise of the ‘spin cycle’ from interrupting the peace of the main reception rooms.
Also nestled on this lower level is the totally tranquil study. Served by fibreoptic broadband of up to 250 megabytes, where better to work from home? Fully tanked and with a window drawing in light from the street above, you can be assured of distraction-free working here. This room has also functioned as a playroom, games room, office and spare bedroom; a truly versatile space.
Returning to the kitchen, take a separate door through to stairs which lead up to the first floor.
Overlooking the front of the home is the master bedroom, a serene and spacious room, dressed in calming tones. There is ample space for an array of furniture, including a dressing table area set to the side of the chimney breast, in which there is an ornamental fireplace.
The large sash window to the front serenades the room in light, and is fitted with a window seat.
Bedroom two soaks up the splendour of the valley views to the rear. Tasteful and chic in its décor, the clever design sees a single bed set with storage beneath and a wardrobe to the side, with cream carpet underfoot.
Also on this level, a shower room fitted with wash basin and WC ensures no heated debates over the morning bathroom routine.
Finally, ascend the stairs once more to a third, sumptuously sized penthouse level bedroom, where light streams in through Velux windows at the front and rear.
Wooden flooring underfoot gleams honey-toned in the light, the perfect adult sanctuary to retreat to at the end of the day.
Surprisingly spacious, this three-bedroom home could easily become four bedrooms should you need.
Returning downstairs, step outside to the suntrap rear yard, west facing and bathed in sunshine throughout the day.
Out and about
Explore the delights to be found on the doorstep of No. 151 Bolton Road; only a walk away down the road is local pub, the Black Bull, whilst the popular Giuseppe’s restaurant is only a five-minute stroll away.
Discover a wealth of other watering holes and eateries in the centre of the village, easily reached on foot within ten minutes.
Wander along the public footpath behind the Black Bull, less than a minute’s walk away, following it to Wayoh Reservoir, visible from No 151. Turton Tower is around 20 minutes’ walk from the doorstep whilst the Barlow Institute is a mere ten-minute amble away, a site of historical interest and surrounded in its own woodland walks.
Families can relish in the close proximity to educational excellence; Edgworth Primary School is located across the road, whilst the village centre is brimming with amenities including a Post Office, pharmacist, butchers, grocers and hairdressers. Treat the kids to ice cream, following a good report, at the renowned Holden’s & Co.
Commuters are well served by Bromley Cross train station, only a ten-minute drive away, with services running to Manchester, Bolton and Blackburn; or catch the metro from Bury into Manchester.
For a versatile and friendly family home with astounding views, No. 151 Bolton Road is a home whose modest exterior belies a breadth of space, warmth and welcome within. Book your viewing today.