7 bedroom house set on the horizon of the moors, with its 4 acres of fields on a plateau before it, with all round views, spectacular even by local standards. Built in 1855 and extended, the house offers an opportunity to combine that style with generous proportions, away from the noise. The high moor properties are without the shadow of the valley or street providing lots of extra sunshine enhanced by sky-lights, French-windows and the dominance of corner rooms.
You step into a generous vestibule. Forwards is a large utility room. To the left you go into a broad corridor dividing the semi-open plan space. To the left 2 rooms have been joined to form an L-shaped fitted dining-kitchen big enough to comfortably house a 10 seater dining table. From here you can see the view of the plateau and across the valley.
The kitchen then opens onto a long family room divided by furniture into a television area and play area.
All ground floor living rooms have French windows opening onto a large stone flagged patio.
To the right is a massive lounge big enough to accommodate a small stage (it’s part of the furniture) and perfect for entertaining. The room has a cosy feel enhanced by a large woodstove.
On the first floor you turn left into the master suite plus, separated by discreet double doors (with security benefits). A broad feature corridor leads to a large master bedroom that goes up to the eaves, with a massive en suite bathroom. Back into the corridor and left is a second bedroom, with en suite bathroom, used by children at present. This could be a snooze room, dressing room or the whole suite could be converted into a flat at minimum cost.
At the other end of the first floor are two large corner double bedrooms used as studies. There is a large family bathroom and an en suite guest bedroom with the special feature of lighting through the curved top of the old coach entrance.
The second floor is made up of an unusually well-lit massive bedroom, used as a playroom, and a second guest bedroom.
Next to the house is a two storey barn with external stone staircase feature, suitable for conversion to a spacious two-bedroom house. The buildings are separated by a cobbled yard with other features such as a stone kennel, mini gardens, etc. There are stone outbuildings with development opportunities that need to be discussed. Beyond the buildings is a small copse with further opportunities for planting. There are no public paths on our land.
We have a large garden separated from the fields by a restored dry stone wall. Wildlife is rich and easily seen here.
The house is a ready luxurious family home but could be easily converted into a B&B, flats and the whole is suitable for conversion to a small holiday complex under the new planning laws.
The road ends at our house becoming a mud track thereafter, giving us negligible passing traffic apart from horses and hikers. We can set off on our own hikes down to the Castleshaw reservoirs or onto the national parks.
Saddleworth is noted as one of the best places to live in the north west and is a patch of green hills, teashops, canals, streams, industrial architecture, brass bands, live music pubs, excellent schools, state and private, etc. This moors’ splendour really does have the exceptional communication links so many claim and it is ideal for commuting to Lancashire, Yorkshire and Manchester. The estimated drive times to the tram and motorway are hardly any longer in rush hour.
Not part of a chain. Viewing strictly by appointment.