‘Forest’ is a Grade II listed detached former weavers cottage enjoying absolutely stunning views over Marsden golf course and across Wessenden Moor. It has benefitted from a programme of refurbishment during the last 5 years and is now well worthy of a closer inspection.
Occupying a fabulous semi-rural position about a mile out of the village on the boundary of the Peak District National Park from where you can enjoy some tremendous views across the Marsden Golf Course and across to Wessenden Moor and the dramatic landscapes of the Pennine hills. This very nicely presented period property is laid out over three floors and has only recently benefitted from a program of modernisation which has included the installation of a new kitchen and bathroom suites. It has all been carried out sympathetically with a keen desire to retain as much character and charm as possible and as a result displays some lovely features including stone mullioned windows, exposed stonework, and an array of beams and roof trusses are on display. It has a gas fired central heating system, and hardwood double glazed windows now fitted with made to measure oak 'plantation' shutters. The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and downstairs w.c. The first floor comprises two bedrooms and family bathroom, whilst on the second floor you will find a large master bedroom with en suite facilities and a walk-in wardrobe, and the fourth bedroom is also located on this level.
Externally, a new parking area has been created immediately in front of the house with steps up to the front door. The rear garden is of a good size with stone flagged terraces extending around the side of the house where there is a further gravelled sitting & barbecue area. The rest of this sizeable garden has large lawned areas, planted beds, trees & shrubs, large garden shed, and a summer house with gravelled sitting area just in front. In addition to all this, there is another substantial garden area on rent from J E Crowther which continues on up the hill and is laid to lawn with plenty of plant/veg beds, large greenhouse, another shed, and pathway leading up to a timber decked terrace from where you can sit and enjoy superb views. The path then continues a little further to the top of the garden where you will find an enclosed hen run and chicken coop.
The front entrance door opens into:-
DINING HALL 5mx4.78m
An impressive reception room featuring exposed stonework wall, beams, mullioned windows to the front offering views across the golf course, and a cast iron wood burning stove is set into the chimney breast with a timber mantel over and a stone hearth. It also has a tiled floor, recessed display/book shelving and wine storage, a full height window to the rear looking out up the garden, and staircase rising to the first floor. A wide opening takes you through to the kitchen.
Recently fitted with a quality range of wall, drawer and base units having butchers block worktops over incorporating a Belfast sink and mixer tap. There is a large open fronted crockery cabinet and spice jar store, wine storage, tiled splashbacks, range cooker with extractor hood and lights above, over counter lighting, tiled floor, mullioned windows to the front, window to the side, under stairs storage, plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a fridge/freezer, beams, and ceiling spotlights.
This impressive room had originally been created from the former adjoining stable block, and then in more recent years, was renovated again into what you see today. It provides a very generous living space with breathtaking views through the mullioned windows to the front and two windows overlook the rear garden. The lounge proudly displays some very impressive oak roof timbers, and houses a cast iron stove within the chimney breast with a stone surround and hearth. The room is then finished with oak flooring.
UTILITY ROOM 2.4mx1.83m
A work surface incorporates a circular stainless-steel sink with mixer tap and a tiled splashback with space and plumbing below for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The cupboard below the sink houses the filter system for the spring water supply. The utility room also has a tiled floor, timber and glazed stable door leading out to the stone flagged terrace, and another door leads into:-
Fitted with a white suite comprising a wall mounted wash basin, and a low flush w.c. It also has an extractor fan, and tiled floor.
Having mullioned windows to the side and a large window to the rear both offering very pleasant views. There are beams, oak flooring, and a further staircase rising to the second floor.
BEDROOM 2 4.11mx2.62m
Having fitted wardrobes, beamed ceiling, and mullioned windows offering great views to the front.
BEDROOM 3 3.38mx3.02m
This bedroom also has a range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards, beamed ceiling, and a bank of mullioned windows and views to the front.
Recently re-fitted with a modern white suite comprising a large free-standing bath with telephone style mixer tap and shower hose, wash basin on an oak stand, low flush w.c., and a walk-in shower area with large 'rainfall' shower head above and a flexible hand held shower hose. The bathroom has mainly tiled walls, tiled floor with under floor heating, windows to the side and rear, inset ceiling spotlights, and an extractor fan.
With Stone mullioned windows to the side and rear offering countryside views. There is some exposed stonework and beams.
MASTER BEDROOM 5mx4m
A generously sized bedroom with stone mullioned windows to the front and rear offering tremendous views. This bedroom is open to the roof timbers and displays an impressive Queen post roof truss. A free-standing bath tub has been installed which has mixer tap and a hand held shower hose with tiling to the surrounding walls and tiled floor beneath. The remainder of the bedroom has wood effect flooring.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.03mx1.78m
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a wall mounted wash basin with mixer tap, low flush w.c., and a walk-in shower area again having a large 'rainfall' shower head above and a hand-held shower hose. There are mainly tiled walls, tiled floor with under floor heating, shaver socket, extractor fan, exposed beams, and a window to the rear.
WALK-IN WARDROBE 3.25mx1.22m
Providing ample handing rails, shelving, and loft access.
BEDROOM 4/STUDY 3.45mx1.98m
A pleasant single bedroom or home office. It has fitted cupboards, mullioned window to the side, window to the front, exposed stonework, beams, and wood effect flooring.
A new parking area has been created immediately in front of the house with steps up to the front door. The rear garden is of a good size with stone flagged terraces extending along the back and around the side of the house where there is a further gravelled sitting & barbecue area. The rest of this sizeable garden has large lawned areas, planted beds, trees & shrubs, large garden shed with electricity supply, and a summer house with electricity and gravelled sitting area just in front. In addition to all this, there is another substantial garden area on rent from J E Crowther which continues on up the hill and is laid to lawn with plenty of plant/veg beds, large greenhouse, another shed, and pathway leading up to a timber decked terrace from where you can sit and enjoy superb views.
The path then continues a little further to the top of the garden where you will find an enclosed hen run and chicken coop. There is motion sensor lighting all the way up the garden so that in the winter months you can still see your way up to the chickens.
Tenure: Freehold. Energy Rating 44 (Band E). Council Tax Band TBC.
The property has mains electricity, mains gas, spring water supply with filter system, and septic tank drainage. The central heating boiler which we understand was replaced only a couple of years ago, is in a kitchen cupboard.
By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.
From the A62 Manchester Road in Marsden, pass the Mountain Rescue Centre on the left and take the next left onto Fall Lane. Turn right at the roundabout onto Mount Road and proceed up the hill passing all the housing and then just after the entrance to the golf house, 'Forest' will be shortly found on the right.