This historic canalside home for sale in Todmorden was once an inn

A canalside house that is Grade ll Listed, and part of Todmorden’s industrial history, is for sale priced £550,000.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 8:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 8:40 am
Frontage of Dawson Weir House with its blue plaque visible
Frontage of Dawson Weir House with its blue plaque visible

In the 1700s, Dawson Weir House was the Coach and Horses Inn. Its impressive frontage, however, is Georgian, and inside, its period home style has been restored with great care.

It’s a large family home, but today could also function as a holiday let or B&B.

With its own entry to the canal towpath and walks galore from the doorstep, it is also just a stroll from the railway station.

Dining room with period fireplace

‘Honest’ John Fielden, an MP whose small spinning factory across the road grew to become the renowned ‘Waterside Mill’, first lived in the house with his family.

It was later used for offices and as an offshoot of the mill. A crane was even stationed in the attic at one time to bring goods in from the canal.

An arched portico and surround leads to the grand front entrance. Inside is an original glass panelled door with stained glass and leaded inserts.

Reception rooms are welcoming with details such as cornices, high ceilings, deep skirting boards and stunning fireplaces.

The bespoke kitchen

With the bespoke kitchen, to the rear of the property, is a vaulted room, a walk-in pantry and a large utility room.

There is a potential self-contained first floor suite, while four to five light-filled individual bedrooms have added office or study space.

A further leisure floor with bedrooms could be used as private family or guest accommodation.

The well-maintained grounds include a number of enclosed seating areas.

Another room with focal fireplace in the property

Dawson Weir House in Todmorden is for sale priced £550,000 with Fine and Country, call 01422 419890.

An inpressive entrance
One of the property's bedrooms