This unique and individual detached house enjoys an enviable location with pleasant views to the front. It offers spacious 4 bedroom accommodation with a wonderful open plan dining kitchen and garden room and is set within good sized grounds which we understand amount to approximately 1/2 an acre.
ABOOUT GLEN COTTAGE
The property is believed to originally date back to 1894 and when our clients purchased the house in 1991 the property was simply a double fronted "2 up, 2 down" house. Since then, a scheme of improvements including 3 phases of extensions have been carried out to create the impressive home that you see today.
It enjoys a pleasant tucked away location in the popular village of Wellhouse that lies between Golcar and Slaithwaite. It is situated at the bottom of a short unmade lane and it is a real treat to discover the mature woodland that borders the grounds and the fine views across the valley. A network of footpaths allow easy access from here to enjoy the countryside and the canal towpath at the bottom of the valley.
There are various entrances to the property with the original entrance hall positioned to the front of the building. This features a spindle staircase to the first floor and doors to lounge and dining kitchen. The lounge features a wonderful period fireplace and enjoys views to the front.
The original dining room features a wonderful coved ceiling and sash windows to the front. It is open plan, extending into the kitchen area which is fitted with an excellent range of modern fitted units and features a useful walk in pantry cupboard. It is also open to the bespoke garden room at the side of the house which takes full advantage of the views and has a bank of folding doors to the rear garden. This is undoubtedly the standout feature of the home.
Also on the ground floor, there is a further rear entrance hall / boot room which doubles as a study. This is found at the rear of the house and also features a downstairs wc / cloakroom off it. Further to this, there is a cellar located down a set of stairs from the hall. This has been converted into a utility / laundry room.
The staircase leads to a split first floor landing area with stairs branching off to the front and rear sections of the house. The principal bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, whilst the other 3 double bedrooms are served by the good sized house bathroom.
Care has been taken to preserve and enhance the original character of the building throughout our client's ownership. They have also added quality modern fittings during the process of works. There is a gas central heating system (boiler fitted 2020) with underfloor heating to the kitchen and garden room.
Externally, there is a generous parking area in front of the house and a paved garden / seating area at the rear of the house. The main garden area to be found at the side of the building with the paved seating area extending from the garden room. It also features a lawned area leading to a further paved seating area with a secluded garden shelter being the ideal place to sit and enjoy the views. The remaining grounds are less cultivated and landscaped but offer the option for the new owner to further landscape or allow to remain wild.
Featuring a wooden entrance door with leaded glazed panels, spindle staircase to the first floor, high coved ceiling wooden flooring and central heating radiator.
A good size living room which features a chimney breast with reclaimed wooden paneled fireplace surround and a multi fuel stove, glazed double doors to the front enjoying the views, further window to the side, high coved ceiling and central heating radiator.
DINING KITCHEN 4.1mx4.04m
The dining area sits in the original part of the building and features a high coved ceiling, sash windows to the front, wood flooring and a column central heating radiator. It opens into the kitchen area which whilst being the newer part of the building is tastefully co-ordinated. There is an excellent range of fitted shaker style units with solid wooden worksurfaces and a peninsular with composite work top, induction hon and a secondary sink. Other integrated appliances include a fridge freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher and wine cooler. There are windows to the side and rear, inset spotlights to the ceiling and a tiled floor with underfloor heating.
A superb walk in pantry, located off the kitchen, with its own sink unit and shelving.
GARDEN ROOM 5.77mx4.04m
This stunning side extension is partially open to the dining kitchen and is of oak framed construction with hardwood glazing. Windows to the side and rear enjoy views over the gardens and beyond, whilst there is also a bank of glazed folding doors opening to the rear garden area. There is wooden flooring running through from the dining area with underfloor heating, exposed beams to the high angled ceiling and a pellet / biomass burning stove.
Tucked away at the rear of the house and featuring windows to the side enjoying the pleasant aspect, further windows to the rear, tiled flooring and a recess for coats storage.
DOWNSTAIRS W.C. 1.65mx0.91m
With two piece suite in white comprising low flush wc and hand washbasin.
Stone stairs lead down from the hall to the utility room.
UTILITY ROOM 5.1mx2.74m
With tiled floor, lightwell type windows to the front and side, plumbing for washing machine and central heating boiler. A good sized cellar room providing useful storage space.
The landing splits three quarters of the way up the stairs with further steps leading up the front and rear sections of the house.
BEDROOM 1 6.1mx3.53m
A large double bedroom with windows to the side enjoying the view and further windows to the rear, partly angled ceiling dressing table area with built in wooden shelf, central heating radiator.
EN SUITE 2mx1.52m
With low flush wc, shower cubicle, and washbasin mounted upon a wooden stand, fully tiled walls, obscure glazed window to the side, heated towel rail and extractor fan.
BEDROOM 2 4.1mx4.04m
Another good sized double bedroom with windows to the side and rear, wooden floorboards and central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 3 4.06mx3.15m
Again a double bedroom with window to the front enjoying the views, central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 4 4.4mx4.24m
This is another double bedroom with window to the front enjoying the views and central heating radiator.
A good sized house bathroom with low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and bath with shower and curved screen over, heated towel rail, window to the front enjoying the views, inset spotlights to the ceiling and extractor.
The property is to be found at the bottom of a sloping lane from, a driveway from here extends around the front of the house to provide a large parking area. Further parking and an old garage will be found at the opposite side of the driveway on an extra area of land which is set into woodland with a stream running through.
Steps from the parking area lead up to the side of the house where you will find the main garden area. This has been attractively landscaped and features a level lawn with a paved seating area at one end – this features wooden framed garden shelter which is open on 2 sides and enjoys the views. Above the lawned level is another paved seating area which extends along the rear of the garden room and to the rear of the house where there are raised borders and a timber decked area around the rear entrance door. Beyond the formal garden and driveway is a further area of less cultivated land which offers great opportunity to be reclaimed for a range of uses.
Tenure: Freehold. Energy Rating 65 (Band D). Council Tax Band E.
By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.