Edgefoot Cottage, Edge Lane, Turton, Bolton 4 bedroom house For Sale in Bolton
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
Edgefoot CottageEnveloped in its own idyllic rural hamlet, Edge Fold, discover the hidden and historical Edgefoot Cottage, Entwistle.
Dating back to the 1600s and an example of a Pennine laithe-house , this whimsical cottage retains so much of its original charm, met with a sprinkling of complementary contemporary touches for convenience.
At the end of Edge Lane, a stone cairn bears an engraving in the slate heralding your arrival at the threshold of Edgefoot Cottage. Follow the arrow through a set of secure electric gates and up a tree-lined lane in the direction of the house.
Drink in refreshing views of the extensive front gardens brimming with blossom trees, woodland glades and a large pond, where a bench offers a reflective corner for peace and tranquillity.
Curve up the driveway, listening to the sound of birdsong, catching an exciting glimpse of the stone-fronted allure of Edgefoot Cottage through a break in the tree line to the right.
At the top of the drive, reach the formal gardens, before pulling up on the private driveway, either beneath the car port or in the garage.
Hugged by garden rooms with infinite seating areas, for now, open the cheerful yellow painted front door and step through into the porch, an inviting space decorated in sea blue tones.
Welcome homeStash your coat and shoes in the convenient storage facilities before freshening up in the WC to the right, tiled in pale blue-grey-green tones with rustic cream-toned panelling behind the sink and toilet.
Continue ahead into the kitchen. Utterly befitting the cosy-cottage ambience are solid oak units above and beneath the slick bronze and grey-green of the granite worktops.
Cook up hearty meals for loved ones, with an array of integrated appliances at your disposal including a double oven with built-in microwave, ceramic hob with extractor hood, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The large central island, with inset sink and wine rack beneath, provides premium preparation space and space to socialise with family and friends. Opposite, a contemporary log burner sits within an exposed stone surround and is double sided to the lounge beyond; a show-stopping feature.
It is the unique details throughout that distinguish this home; note the internal stained-glass window, with built-in cupboard beneath as you pass through into the open plan dining area beyond the kitchen.
Panoramic countryside vistas are inescapable not that you would want to look away, with nothing but garden, fields and fells to be glimpsed through the window.
Carry on ahead, where the casual dining area leads into a stunning, light-filled orangery with unending vistas that repeatedly draw the eye.
Exposed brick to one side, glass to another, and warmed by underfloor heating this is an evocative room perfect for formal dining with one end dedicated to seating. Ideal for aperitifs and post-dinner cocktails watching Winter Hill bathed in orange glow at the end of the day.
Serene SpacesOutside the window in close up, enjoy glimpses of the many seating areas; just the ticket for long summer evenings and dinner al fresco. Slip out of the French doors and meander about the patio and decked area to hear the soothing sounds of water from the sunken fishpond.
Back indoors and returning to the kitchen, take the entrance door leading through to the lounge.
Simultaneously cosy and rustic yet spaciously contemporary, inset spotlighting overhead balances the traditional touches; the exposed stone of the double-sided log-burning stove and the quirky kaleidoscopic colour cascading through the internal stained-glass window.
Built-in shelving provides storage for books and display items, whilst an attractive, open oak staircase leads up.
Before taking the tour of the upper levels, sneak a peek through the latched door to the Travertine-tiled utility room, replete with Belfast sink, a plethora of cupboards and gleaming granite worktops.
A door leads out to a Mediterranean-style walled courtyard, embellished with trailing vines and plants in pots. A hidden oasis.
Across the way, discover a peaceful study decorated in soothing sea tones, in perfect balance with the amber hue of the wooden furnishings. Such a secluded and serene spot in which to work or simply sit and read, looking out over the garden.
Returning to the lounge, take the open-tread oak staircase up to the first-floor landing.
Refresh, Revive, RelaxImmediately to the right is the family shower room, a light and refreshing room fitted with a quirky corner toilet.
Fully-tiled in white, interspersed with a strip of grey, freshen up in the large walk-in shower as your towel warms on the heated towel rail. Underfoot, bare toes are warmed by underfloor heating.
Beyond the next door, discover a cosy and quiet single bedroom, with private views out over the courtyard below.
Tranquillity and refuge await across the way, in the master bedroom.
Spacious and welcoming, this room is brimming with evocative features, making it the perfect sanctuary in which to lay down for a restful night s sleep.
The low windowsill, embellished with a stone slab, ensures a feature view out over the countryside.
Create the perfect ambience on those chilly winter evenings and stoke up the flames within the log burner, housed in a stone fireplace. A built-in cupboard is handy for clothing, with recessed stone nooks adding further quaintness and charm.
Returning to the landing, two further double en-suite bedrooms await at the end of the hallway to the left and right.
Turn left to find the first double bedroom, with its low window looking out over the orangery to the mesmerising views beyond.
A bedroom bathed in light; another window proffers different, yet equally stunning, views to the opposite direction.
Sneak a peek at the sumptuous en-suite, fully-tiled in white with a playful splash of Mediterranean turquoise with underfloor heating. Freshen up in the large, walk in shower. A wall-hung toilet and sink are also to hand.
Yet another surprise is in store; a spiral staircase leads up from this bedroom to a secret mezzanine level.
Surprises in storeBeneath the beamed ceiling there is space for an office desk and a sofa, creating a dream study-lounge for any teen keen for their own space. Glorious garden views can be glimpsed through the large window, with a bird s eye view of the bedroom below also to be enjoyed.
To the opposite side of the landing, discover a fourth bedroom on this level, once more with stunning views to the garden and countryside and again served by its own private en-suite with underfloor heating.
From the landing, take the stairs up to the highest level; where a vaulted-ceilinged, fifth bedroom is to be found.
So spacious and peaceful, with built-in storage, and unending green views, this space has the potential to be a studio, writing room, cinema room, playroom, hobby room or really, anything should you require.
Outside in the expansive formal gardens at Edgefoot Cottage, every corner holds a surprise in store.
Walk beneath the vines of wisteria festooning the walls of the cottage, that release their evocative scent each spring and summer in an exuberant display of purple blossoms.
Festooning the walls of the cottage, walk beneath the vines of wisteria that release their evocative scent each spring and summer in an exuberant display of purple blossoms.
Pass by the Mediterranean courtyard and continue along the stone-flagged front, where there are so many opportunities to sit and rest whilst soaking up the idyllic views serenaded by the sound of birdsong.
Stone walls host planted flower beds, leading onto copses of mature trees and shrubs and then leading onto a wildlife garden filled with ponds and fruit trees.
Out and AboutNestled in the heart of the countryside, one of Edgefoot Cottage s most appealing aspects is its proximity to nature where wildlife abounds.
Step out of the front door and choose one of the myriad footpaths which present themselves within seconds of your home.
Perfectly positioned enjoy a mooch around the impressive nearby Wayoh and Entwistle Reservoirs.
Take a trip to nearby Jumbles Country Park, where you can pop the pooch on a lead and tour the banks of the reservoirs or enjoy a picnic in the woodland, or coffee and cake at the café.
Within the village of Entswistle is a quaint and convenient train station, dating back to 1848, connecting you to the major towns and cities including Bolton, Blackburn, Manchester and beyond.
Enjoy a meal out at The Strawbury Duck, a delightfully named landmark pub in the region, which focusses on quality food and great cask ales .
Entwistle is just next door to nearby Edgworth where you can find all the amenities including shops, chemists, sports clubs and a number of nurseries and primary schools.
For peaceful country living in the most idyllic of surroundings, Edgefoot Cottage has the edge.
Outbuildings and opportunitiesThe brilliance of Edgefoot Cottage continues beyond the mainstay of its walls.
Within the grounds of Edgefoot Cottage discover an impressive studio, of the highest craftsmanship, fitted with a log-burning stove. A sink and plumbing facilities make it ideal for painters, sculptors and artists of all kinds, with bi-fold doors opening out to the inspirational vistas beyond. Where better for your own work-from home office?
Make the most of your country surroundings by taking a hack out into the lanes and onto the fells; Edgefoot Cottage comes complete with no less than three wooden stables.
Served by its own private borehole, enjoy luscious fresh water.
Other outbuildings include a pretty summer house, garden shed, greenhouse and large garage.
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The average energy efficiency rating for a dwelling in England and Wales is band D (rating 60).