Parkin Lane, Todmorden, Parkin Lane, Todmorden, OL14
Todmorden Edge South is a beautiful & characterful detached former farm house that is steeped in history. Located in the hills a little outside the popular town of Todmorden, recently recognised by The Times as one of the best 10 places to live in Yorkshire & The North East, Todmorden Edge South has fantastic views up and down the Calder Valley and across to Stoodley Pike. Built in 1697, the property is Grade II listed courtesy of its historical significance however the house has still managed to be improved and adapted by its current owners to create a very comfortable and flexible four-bedroom family home.
Todmorden Edge South is a deceptively large family home, its appearance from the entrance courtyard under the 1697 date stone belies the true size within. Entering the property, you are first struck by the character of substantial walls and characterful timbers.
The ground floor boasts two formal reception rooms, the south facing living room with large fireplace and grate and mullion windows along the entire south wall, the dining room with an open fireplace, faces east, again with mullion windows framing the view across fields and to Stoodley Pike on the far side of the valley. The modern Drew Forsyth handmade kitchen features ample storage and worktop space, Miele appliances including induction hob & wok, steam oven, integrated coffee machine and fridge and freezer, with a polished antique granite topped peninsular with sink and Quooker tap, that separates the kitchen from the informal dining area within an orangery, which also benefits from remote controlled blinds. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a large well-appointed utility-boot room, with bespoke oak cabinets, fitted appliances and oil fired Rayburn range, along with a spacious ground floor cloakroom.
From the central hallway on the ground floor stairs lead up to the first floor landing, from here you access all four bedrooms and the family bathroom, the master bedroom also boast and ensuite shower room and dressing room. From a cast iron spiral staircase in the master bedroom a further dressing room has been created in the roof space with more fitted wardrobe space, from this dressing area one can also access the loft space with plenty of storage and two large capacity hot water tanks.
Stairs leading down from the ground floor hallway take you first to the property's wine cellar and then onto a lower ground floor games room and second living space. The games room currently accommodates a full-size Orme & Sons snooker table with comfortable seating area boasting High Definition Sony Projector, automatic cinema screen and BOSE surround sound, doors lead out to the lower courtyard and outdoor eating area. The lower ground floor is completed with a gym and fitted office area with high speed cellular broadband link. The house also has been networked with CAT5 cable.
Todmorden Edge South is set within approximately 1 acre of landscape gardens. The property is approached via electric gates with a double garage block at the top of the drive. The drive then continues to the property with lawns and trees to the left. There is more garden in front of the orangery with trees and shrubs creating mature borders. A lower courtyard garden with pagola fountain and adjustable mood lighting creates a sheltered outdoor eating area with pizza oven and hot tub, absolutely ideal for entertaining with privacy. There is an allotment accessed from the lower courtyard with raised beds, automated watering system and Hartley Botanical greenhouse.
Todmorden Edge South's historical importance relates to its links to the Methodist Church, an early Methodist Society was formed and met at the property in the 1740 and the first Quarterly Meeting was held at Todmorden Edge South in October 1748, this event secured the property's place in the history of the Methodist Church and is acknowledged by a plaque on the outside wall.
The property has continued to be modernised by the current vendor during their 20 year ownership, this has included utilising a biomass heating system with several zones and wireless controls to maximise efficiency. The property has two water sources, a well and spring, both undergo UV filtration before entering the property. Drainage comes courtesy of a septic tank.
Available via separate negotiation is an additional 2 acres with helicopter hanger at its centre. The hanger boasts remote controlled double doors and hard-core access road, along with footpath to the house. Potential to develop two storey property subject to relevant approvals.
Todmorden Edge South is conveniently located to make the most of Todmorden and the surrounding countryside.
The property is just one mile from the town centre and railway station. Regular direct services to Manchester take approximately 30 minutes. The local roads and trails also offer some challenging cycling routes for both road cyclists and mountain-bikers. There are several good primary schools within easy reach, and a number of both state and private secondary schools, including two state Grammar Schools in Halifax.
- Grade II Listed Characterful Home
- Four Bedrooms
- Three Reception Rooms
- Games Room
- Approximately 1 Acre of Gardens
- Double Garage
- Outstanding Views & Local Countryside
- Good Transport Links
- Additional Land,Helipad & Hanger available via separate negotiation