IF you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat to a hideaway in the countryside, this pretty cottage is the place for you.
Our featured property this week oozes history, character and charm - and gives a rare chance to snap up a beautiful home in the hills of the spectacular south Pennines.
This substantial four/five bedroomed dwelling at 6 Kershaw Road, Todmorden, sits in grounds of 0.2 of an acre and was originally part of Clough Farm, above Walsden, which dates back to the 17th century.
The semi-detached cottage is Grade 2 Listed and formerly two dwellings, believed to have been divided in the early 19th century. It has been owned by the same family for three generations.
It has an extensive driveway and a detached two storey double garage and retains a wealth of original charm combined with all the comforts and amenities of modern day living.
There is a large open plan kitchen diner, a spacious lounge, a second reception room which doubles as the fifth bedroom and a ground floor wet room.
On the first floor, off the large landing, there is four good-sized bedrooms, three of which are doubles, and a family bathroom.
Yet despite its rural feel out in the countryside, it is a stone’s throw from the village of Walsden with a choice of shops and schools.
There are good public transport network with buses to Todmorden, Halifax, Littleborough and Rochdale.
Walsden railway station also links cities such as Leeds and Manchester and you are a short drive to the trans-Pennine motorways, the M62, M60 and M65.
A tour of this delightful cottage is a must.
The stone entrance porch with its original features leads into a spacious (22 ft x 16 ft) lounge with stone mullion and double glazed timber framed windows to the front. A feature exposed stone wall has a slate hearth and gas fire and built in shelving. There are also exposed beams to the ceiling. The large, open plan kitchen/dining room (22 ft x 12ft 5ins) also has double glazed stone mullions to the front and is plumbed for a washing machine and dishwasher. The dining area has a stone fireplace with a gas fire and a breakfast bar.
There is a spacious second ground floor beamed reception room (22ft x 10ft 6ins) suitable for a variety of uses including an office or a fifth bedroom and a practical ground floor wet room has a toilet, wash basin and an electric shower.
Upstairs there are four sizeable bedrooms off the large landing and a well appointed family bathroom (12ft 2 ins x 5ft 5ins).
Outside there is a mature terraced cottage garden, and parking for numerous vehicles.
The substantial garage building (19ft 6ins x 28ft) has gas, lighting and power and has three rooms on its first floor.
For viewing, or further details about this super home, please contact Reeds Rains Ltd, 23 Burnley Road, Todmorden, on 01706 813990.