Sitting snugly in a deep, cosy hollow at the foot of Eccles Pike, this 17thcentury barn conversion bears the name of one of the village’s most prominent families. The cottages of Whitehough are clustered around a beautiful Elizabethan Hall now serving as a popular gastro pub and inn which also hosts some trendy festivals throughout the year. An easy quick walk down the road is where this surprisingly large and exceptional property is located. Stepping off the road and through the original barn door into the vast entrance, one is immediately impressed by the size of the living areas and the creative manner in which original features have been included in the conversion to ensure a truly practical living space jam packed with character.
- Large and practical living spaces
- Characterful original features
- Stunning country views
- Outdoor entertainment patio
- Separate multifunctional outbuilding
- Ample off-road parking
Striking beams reach the full volume of the room and two exposed stone walls are an imposing feature, shown off to perfection by a solid wooden floor in excellent condition. The entrance holds the stairway to the top floor, a small w/c and leads to the kitchen, living room and snug. Most impressive is the large arched glass entrance to the living room with double doors leading through. The living room is enormous; comfortably accommodating a dining as well as lounge area. Beautiful lead pane windows boast expansive views of Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge. The defining feature of this stunning room is the beautiful inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, curved inset beam and roaring log burner.
The snug is much more spacious than its name implies and is a perfect second living room or home office. It has a beamed ceiling, built in shelving and large double glazed leaded window with stone sill.
The warm and welcoming dining kitchen again is larger than most and one can imagine hosting many festive family gatherings and special occasions in this exceptional space. Separated from the diner by a single step and large central island, the kitchen area is practical and roomy. Beautiful wooden cabinetry in a very appropriate country style has numerous practical and decorative features. A double door pantry cupboard, crockery display rack, built-in wine coolers and bespoke granite counter tops are illustrative. The Range cooker is set in a beautiful, exposed stone wall with wooden lintel and hidden extractor. The Belfast sink is situated in front of two picture windows providing a clear view of the garden, fields below and further ahead to Cracken Edge. The centre island includes a convenient prep bowl; the refrigerator is integrated; and there is plumbing for a dishwasher. The dining area holds a large country dining table and has wooden framed glass wall with doors opening out onto a sunny entertainment patio and neat garden.
There is a useful utility room with fitted workspace, plumbing for washing machine and a sink.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with feature pitched roof ceiling beams, and two bathrooms. The first bedroom has exposed stonework with a feature cross beam, and incorporates a vanity washbasin. The second bedroom has a quaint entresol, ideal as a mezzanine bed. The third bedroom again features the exposed beams and has beautiful countryside views. The fourth and main bedroom is very spacious, has a walk in wardrobe and a split level en-suite bathroom with shower. There is a large family bathroom with beautiful wooden floor.
Outside the drive provides comfortable parking for 4 vehicles. There is a detached outbuilding that has been renovated inside and is perfectly suited as a office, recreational room or can be converted to accommodation. This ideal family home surprises and delights in every way. A must see
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