Do not be deceived by the unassuming roadside frontage of this attractive stone built Victorian terrace, the property is actually quite large. Since the current owners purchased the property, they have totally transformed it by carrying out a full programme of renovation and modernisation to an exceptionally high standard, and have added a double storey extension at the rear. On entering, you will immediately get a feel for the quality and craftsmanship put into the cottage whilst being sympathetic to the original features. The property now has ‘Z’ braced oak internal doors with cast iron door latches, exposed stone feature walls, beams, a wood burning stove in the lounge, beautifully fitted living/dining kitchen, downstairs shower room and first floor bathroom both well fitted out. Externally, there is a small paved area to the front, then at the rear you will find a very good-sized garden with a large split level stone flagged sun terrace, lawned garden, and a large piece of land beyond. The property is within walking distance of Blackmoorfoot Reservoir and surrounding countryside, the well-regarded Bull’s Head pub & restaurant, or down the road where you will find shops and amenities along Manchester Road. The village of Slaithwaite is a short drive away where you will find lots more shops, bars, restaurants, and a train station.
The front entrance door opens into:-
ENTRANCE LOBBY 1.68mx1.04m
With stone flagged floor.
This good-sized reception room is full of character and beautifully restored original features, along with some modern additions, including a wood burning stove within the original chimney breast which has exposed stone feature walls to either side, stone mullioned sash windows, original stone staircase rises up against an impressive exposed stone wall, and there are several beams and uprights timbers now on display. There is a door giving access down to a small keeping cellar, a former window opening now acts as a display niche, and an opening gives way to 3 steps down into the dining kitchen as well as access to 2 cupboards, one housing the central heating boiler, and the other having plumbing for a washing machine.
DINING KITCHEN 4.62mx4.32m
A fabulous space ideal for family living and entertaining. It is fitted with a quality range of wall, drawer and base units with ample work surfaces incorporating a 5-ring gas hob with extractor hood over and twin electric ovens below. There is a matching island which also has a large work surface where you will find a 1½ bowl sink and mixer tap, integrated multi-bin store, dishwasher, and extends to create a breakfast bar. There is plenty of natural light provided by a pair of glazed French doors with windows either side, as well as 3 velux roof windows. The French doors give access out to the lovely south westerly facing sun terraces, garden, and land opposite. The dining kitchen also has plenty of space left for a dining table and sofa, and is finished with beautifully tiled floor and tiled splashbacks.
SHOWER ROOM 2.51mx1.17m
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.c., wash basin with cupboard beneath, and a shower cubicle with dual head shower above. There is a ladder style radiator/towel warmer, and a continuation of those quality floor tiles.
With a velux roof window, ceiling spotlights, and exposed timbers.
BEDROOM 1 4.57mx3.35m
This spacious double bedroom has stone mullioned sash windows to the front offering views across to Linthwaite church and beyond. It also has an exposed stone feature wall, ceiling spotlights, beam, and a useful bulk head cupboard.
A very good-sized bathroom fitted with a white suite comprising 'P' shaped bath with dual head shower and screen over, low flush w.c., and a pedestal wash basin with recessed display areas in the wall above. There are tiled walls over the bath area, tiled floor, extractor fan, ladder style radiator/towel warmer, and it is open to the roof pitch where you will see a velux roof window, inset spotlighting, and impressive exposed roof timbers. An opening and a couple of steps take you through to a smaller landing area which gives access to the following 2 bedrooms.
BEDROOM 2 3.63mx2.3m
A smaller double bedroom which has a sloping ceiling in line with the roof pitch, exposed beam, inset ceiling spotlights, window overlooking the rear garden and land beyond, and is then finished with wood effect flooring.
BEDROOM 3 2.57mx1.88m
A single bedroom again having a sloping ceiling with exposed beam, inset ceiling spotlights, and similar views to the rear.
There is a small paved area in front of the house. At the rear, you will find a south-westerly facing garden with good sized, quality paved, sun terraces with access out directly from the dining kitchen. There is a lawned area and space to park before reaching the land beyond which is actually double width so quite a size and could be cleared and used as additional garden and parking, erect a summer house, or perhaps build a garage similar to others along the row some of which have a rooms above – the possibilities are endless!
Tenure: Freehold. Energy Rating 57 (Band D). Council Tax Band A.
By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.
From Manchester Road in Linthwaite, proceed up Causeway Side taking the first right up Chapel Hill, pass the school and then follow the road as it changes to Stones Lane and then Upper Clough where No.56 will then be found on the right.