Owners Comments "We love the natural beauty of living in a secluded countryside location, whilst being so convenient for commuting to surrounding towns and attractions. With the property being 3/4 of a mile from the main road this is a very private location where we can really relax and enjoy life"
This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the most sympathetic yet detailed farmhouse renovations in the area. This superb grade II listed property set on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, close to Belmont and Rivington offers spacious three bedroomed accomodation to the main house, and a self contained, attached, one bedroomed extension set in an idyllic rural location on the outskirts of Belmont Village, and having mature private gardens with exceptional countryside views. The original part of the property was built in 1704 and has been modernised to the very highest of standards and was sympathetically extended in 2004. The farmhouse is set at the end of a country lane, within a small courtyard of three similar conversions, and is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Whilst the property is over half a mile from the main road giving superb privacy and peacefulness, it is only a short driving distance from Belmont Village, Bolton and the Motorway network for commuting.
Solid wood gothic style door providing access to the front of the property and with datestone over the door incorporating the original date of 1704. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring and feature beams to ceiling. Doorway providing access to the sitting room and door providing access to:
20' 1" x 16' 9" Max (6.12m x 5.11m) Leaded double glazed window towards the front aspect with stained and leaded detail with stone mullions and stone flagged window sill. Additional double glazed leaded windows towards the side aspect and rear aspects with stone mullions and stone flagged window sills. Two central heating radiators. Feature stone built fireplace with wood beamed mantle and datestone of 1704, stone flagged hearth housing a multi fuel burner. Feature oak effect flooring, wall light points connected, inset spotlighting to ceiling with original beams. Door providing access to the inner hall.
12' 3" x 11' 4" (3.73m x 3.45m) Double glazed leaded windows towards the front and rear aspects. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring, wall light points connected. Oak spindled staircase providing access to the first floor accommodation. Door providing access to the utility room.
11' 7" x 10' 1" (3.53m x 3.07m) Double glazed leaded window towards the rear aspect with stained and leaded detail and stone mullions and stone flagged window sill. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring, wall light points connected, inset spotlighting. Original beams and useful understairs storage area. Interconnecting door providing access to the lounge and door providing access to the inner hallway.
Leaded double glazed window towards the front aspect with stone mullions and stone flagged window sill. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring. Stairs providing access to the first floor accommodation. Door providing access to the lounge and door providing access to:
19' 11" x 11" (6.07m x 0.28m) Handmade and bespoke hand painted kitchen fitted by Darwen Furniture and designed to the owners specification in a modern painted gothic style, featuring a variety of handmade wall and base units comprising floor and wall cupboards, drawers and solid wood work surfaces incorporating a double bowl Belfast style sink unit with chrome mixer tap over. Electric cooker point connected within the original exposed stone fireplace, plumbing for automatic dishwasher, spaces for full size separate fridge and freezer. Leaded double glazed window towards the front and side aspects with stone mullions and stone flagged window sills. Central heating radiator, feature tiled flooring and contrasting feature part tiled elevations. Exposed random stone detail and beamed features. Solid wood door providing access to:
Corresponding fitted units also by Darwen Furniture providing useful storage space. Central heating radiator, feature tiled flooring and exposed random stone detail with beamed features. Fitted coat hooks, solid wood gothic style door providing access to the rear of the property.
9' 11" x 6' 6" (3.02m x 1.98m) Access from the sitting room with double glazed leaded window towards the front aspect and additional obscured glazed door providing access to the front of the property. Plumbed for automatic washing machine and spaces for appliances. Quarry tiled flooring and tiled splash backs. Fitted cupboard providing useful storage space. High efficiency oil boiler and megaflow hot water cylinder.
First Floor Principal Landing
Double glazed leaded window towards the rear aspect with stone mullions and stone flagged window sill. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring and exposed random stone detail. Oak spindles and balustrades and exposed beamed features. Doors providing access to three of the bedrooms and main family bathroom. Door providing access to:
Spectacular master suite comprising of a superb master bedroom and en-suite shower room.
16' 7" x 11' 7" (5.05m x 3.53m) Double glazed leaded windows towards the front aspect with stone mullions and stone flagged window sills, giving spectacular views across the garden and towards local woodland. Additional feature arched leaded window with stone flagged window sill offering the same spectacular views. Double central heating radiator and additional central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring, wall light points connected, exposed random stone detail and spectacular original beams with vaulted ceiling. Original stone flagged prayer hole, door providing access to:
Luxury three piece suite comprising of a corner shower cubicle with shower over, tiled elevations and a glazed shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and a dual flush low level wc. Double glazed leaded window towards the front aspect with tiled window sill. Central heating radiator, bamboo wooden flooring and feature tiled elevations. Exposed beamed features and extractor fan connection.
8' 0" x 13' (2.44m x 3.96m) Two double glazed leaded windows towards the rear aspect with stone flagged window sills, offering outlook towards the rear courtyard and additional double glazed leaded window with stone flagged window sill providing outlook towards the side of the property. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring. Fitted handmade and hand painted wooden wardrobe with hanging and shelving. Exposed random stone detail and exposed original beams.
12' 7" x 11' 9" (3.84m x 3.58m) Two double glazed leaded windows towards the rear aspect with stone flagged window sill. Central heating radiator, feature oak effect flooring. Fitted handmade and hand painted wardrobes with hanging and shelving providing useful storage space, wall light points connected.
Main Family Bathroom
11' 8" x 10' (3.56m x 3.05m) Stunning, period style suite with four pieces comprising of walk in shower cubicle with shower over, tiled elevations and glazed shower screen, rolled top claw foot free standing bath, pedestal wash hand basin and high flush wc. Double glazed window towards the side with tiled window sill. 2 central heating radiators, feature tiled flooring in contrasting feature part tiled elevations with decorative dado rail. Wall light points connected, vaulted ceiling with exposed beamed features.
Secondary First Floor Landing
Accessed from a separate staircase from the sitting room with inset spotlighting to ceiling. Doors providing access to the guest bedroom and additional shower room.
11' 8" x 8' 11" (3.56m x 2.72m) Double glazed windows towards the rear and side aspects offering views towards the courtyard and across local countryside. Central heating radiator, exposed random stone elevation and beamed features with vaulted ceiling. Wall light points connected, fitted high level single bed or alternatively providing useful storage space.
Three piece suite comprising of a shower cubicle with shower over, tiled elevations and glazed shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin and a dual flush low level wc. Double glazed velux skylight and chrome upright heated towel rail. Feature part tiled elevations, inset spotlighting to ceiling, fitted mirror, extractor fan connected and central heating radiator.
To the front of the property a spectacular and private garden area can be found, comprising of a stone flagged patio area with fixed stone table, raised shrub and floral displays and a garden area laid mostly to lawn with well stocked and maintained borders, complemented by mature trees. Further features include outside lighting, security lighting, a wooden and slate built canopy and open aspects towards local woodland. The garden is not overlooked and appreciates stunning views and was recently landscaped to a high specification by the current owners.
From the front garden steps lead to a lower garden area again laid to lawn. Appreciating the same fantastic views across the local countryside and woodland with views over the stream providing an area of peace and tranquillity and total seclusion.
To the rear of the property a courtyard area can be appreciated which provides access to the other three dwellings within the Hamlet and Lower Fold Farm. A stone flagged seating area can be found complemented by raised shrub and floral beds. To the rear of Lower Fold Farm a lantern style outside lamp can be found alongside an additional Victorian style street lamp. A driveway provides off road parking and in turn leads to the garage and additional out buildings and in turn provides extensive off road parking for a large number of vehicles.
18' 8" x 12' (5.69m x 3.66m) Up and over door, windows to both side aspects, power, light and water connected. Loft access with mezzanine and courtesy door providing access to the courtyard. Doorway providing access to an additional utility area with power and light connected and window to both side aspects, providing secure off road parking.
19' 4" x 11' 3" (5.89m x 3.43m) Detached stone built garage with wooden double doors and two leaded windows towards the side aspect. Fitted base unit with storage and also housing a stainless steel sink unit. Power, light and water connected. An additional play room above can also be accessed from the rear garden.
Stone built outdoor store with windows to front and rear aspects and additional window towards the side aspect with enclosed storage and light connected. Previously used by the current owners as a dog kennel with additional paved area to the side which is accessed via a gate providing a paved seating area or dog run, overlooked by lighting.
Stone built bin store providing useful storage space accessed via the courtyard.
The property is in an extremely private and exclusive location, therefore if you intend viewing the property from the outside we suggest you follow the directions below carefully or contact the agent if in any doubt.
From Bolton follow the A666 signposted Blackburn. follow the A666 for about a mile or two then you will pass ASDA at Astley Bridge on your left.
Across the next set of lights at Astley Bridge take the left fork at the Three Pigeons pub signposted Belmont A675 (Belmont Road). Follow this road past the Wilton Arms pub and it becomes a clearway.
At the clearway end signs just before San Marino restaurant turn right into the tree lined tarmac road with cattle grids leading to Greenhill Farm. Just before Greenhill Farm this road bends to the right.
Ahead of you is the farm track with cattle grid. Follow this track for about a mile which will bring you into a the courtyard, Lower Fold Farm is the last property on the right.
We are not qualified to confirm that power points, showers, central heating systems, gas and electrical equipment are in working order and we would advise prospective purchasers to satisfy themselves on these points prior to exchange of contracts.
We understand the tenure of the property is Freehold
By appointment with Adore Properties, Direct House, 87 Church Street, Westhoughton. Telephone 01942 818033.
The selling agents will be pleased to assist prospective purchasers with all their financial arrangements whether purchasing through this agency or via another source. Please telephone or call in for an appointment without obligation. A written quotation is available on request. A contract of insurance may be required.
Laser Tape Clause - All measurements have been taken using a laser tape measure and therefore, may be subject to a small margin of error.
Declaration of Interest: The owner of the property is a director of Adore Properties Ltd