Offers in region of £1,200,000
Coal Pit Road, Smithills, Bolton
Sitting proud in a spectacular position high up on the West Pennine Moors is this charming equestrian property, which briefly features of a large, stone, 4-bedroom farmhouse, a 2-bedroom annex, a large garage/workshop and tack room, stables and outbuildings, a riding arena, and a beautiful lawn complete with a fishing pond, plus some of the best views in the region overlooking the surrounding countryside and the entire Manchester region. One of the great things about Holden's Farm is that despite its beautiful, rural location, deep in the lush green countryside, it is only a short drive to a great range of amenities.
Whether or not the equestrian element of this property appeals to you, it is safe to say this property offers a rare opportunity to acquire not only a truly impressive property, but a wonderful countryside lifestyle with an abundance of opportunity.
A Traditional Stone Farmhouse - Perched at the end of Coal Pit Road - the meandering scenic lane leading through the peaceful farmland and moorland - your 4-bedroom farmhouse stands proud behind its electric gate and vast driveway. Erected with traditional stone and timber, this large family home oozes with rustic charm. The internal aesthetic features vaulted ceilings, original beam work, stone fireplaces and log burners, and generous, well-proportioned rooms. The farmhouse is brimming with character, though would benefit from renovation and modernisation throughout.
Your ground floor accommodation is split over two levels which subtly adds to the characterful charm. The entrance hallway opens onto the lower of the two levels where three spacious reception rooms lie next to one another along the front of the property, all benefitting from scenic views with a real cosy, homely feel. How would you dress these rooms? You are spoilt for choice! Just imagine what you could do.
On the East side of the property sits an open plan kitchen and informal dining area/breakfast room, with the kitchen sitting on a lower level and your breakfast room on the upper. With an Aga, exposed stonework and views of the rolling green hills, this space is a true country kitchen! Off this space is also a back door, handy cloak room, and separate WC.
Along the rear of the property on the upper level of the ground floor is another magnificent reception room suited to a variety of uses. With just over 45 sq m floorspace, bold beam work and a vaulted ceiling, this room is grand in nature and provides a great amount of space. Perhaps you would use this as a formal dining room? Imagine Christmas dinner with all the family round and a huge Christmas tree in the corner - magical! Or maybe you would prefer to partition the space and create two smaller rooms? Whatever your preference, this grand reception room has a lot of potential.
Downstairs the property also benefits from an integral utility/boot room, a large integral garage/workshop, and tack room - all located conveniently adjacent to the first stables building.
On the first floor of this great, stone farmhouse are your sleeping and bathing arrangements... A quaint corridor links your bathroom and four bedrooms, which all benefit from stunning views of the rolling hills - imagine opening your curtains and waking up to those every morning! The master suite is of a generous size and boasts a spacious four-piece en-suite, featuring a bath, loo, bidet and wash basin. The largest bedroom in the property sits at the end of the corridor, and could quite easily be split into two bedrooms, or even converted into the principal suite with the addition of a dressing room and en-suite, it's certainly large enough. Your two other bedrooms are doubles and are also of generous proportions - a perfect size perfect children's bedrooms. Much like the bedrooms, the three-piece bathroom featuring a walk-in shower, loo, and wash basin, is ready for an update!
A Contemporary Annex - In addition to the main farmhouse, this property boasts another dwelling lying on the north-easterly side of the plot - a modern 2-bedroom annex of beautiful stone construction, which was only erected in 2018 and benefits from the modern aspects of a new build.
Two sets of double glass doors and floor to ceiling windows bring lots of natural light into the open-plan living space, which features a contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances, a dining area, office/study space, and lounge complete with a log burner. Imagine watching the seasons change from this breath-taking spot. From shades of lush green in the summer, to oranges, browns, and reds as the autumn months close in, blankets of white covering the tops of the hills in winter, and the greens coming through again in the spring!
Whether this annex is used by family, guests, staff, or just for leisure, it's certainly a wonderful addition to this picturesque equestrian property.
An Equestrian Countryside Haven - Holden's Farm is a countryside haven, it is so perfectly perched amongst the countryside that your only neighbours are wildlife - quite literally - the current homeowners have told us it's common to watch families of deer strolling across their front lawn in the early mornings.
A picture-perfect fishing pond bordered by reeds and shrubbery, an expansive front lawn where a majestic tree stands tall, a tiled terrace off the farmhouse, and a stone patio off the annex - Holden's Farm offers an abundance of choice for your outside recreational space.
Imagine relaxing with a book under the cool shade of the majestic tree on a lovely summer's day, with scenic views in all directions. Or maybe a garden party with family and friends. The BBQ's cooking up a feast and the cold refreshments are flowing while the children are playing on the lawn. Whatever your preference when it comes to making the most of your garden, you are spoilt for choice!
As well as the large integral garage/workshop and tack room within the farmhouse building, Holden's Farm benefits from further equestrian facilities, including both outbuildings and land. Three outbuildings to the west of the farmhouse provide 16 stables, and plenty of room for machinery, equipment, and hay storage. In addition, a sizeable riding arena lies at the east of the property. Along with the above facilities, Holden's Farm comes with the potential of leasing additional grazing land in the surrounding countryside.
The Best Of Both Worlds - Despite its beautiful, rural location, deep in the lush green countryside, Holden's Farm is only a short drive to a great range of amenities, giving you the best of both worlds!
If you fancy a drink or bite to eat, a variety of well-established pubs and restaurants can be found on the country roads in the local area. Both Middlebrook Retail Park and Bolton Town are only a 10/15-minute drive, providing a huge array of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs, as well as transport links providing access to Manchester, the North West, and beyond.
For the children there's a selection of good schools nearby, including the private options of Clevelands and Bolton School, as well as a range of good public schools - all of which are within reasonable driving distance.
And let's not forget the amazing countryside you have on your doorstep - walking, horse riding, cycling, running, bird and wildlife watching. The list of the fantastic outdoor pursuits right on your doorstep goes on!