Standing proudly within its own private grounds, appreciating spectacular views over some of Lancashire’s most picturesque countryside, is Hill Top Barn, a stunning period barn conversion with stables and approximately five acres of land, offering excellent equestrian opportunities. The property itself dates back to circa 1720 and has been sympathetically converted by the current owners to create a fabulous, spacious family home. Located within a stunning rural setting yet with easy access to Edgworth village centre, it is well placed for major transport links including Entwistle railway station, offering excellent commuter access into Bolton, Blackburn, Manchester and Salford Quays. With a host of original period features, internal inspection is strongly recommended.
The spacious and well-proportioned accommodation comprises a fantastic reception hall with formal dining area and additional sitting room, principal lounge, stunning farmhouse-style fitted living kitchen with stone-flagged flooring and a traditional-style Aga, separate utility room, pantry, cloakroom/WC, an awe-inspiring galleried landing with additional seating area, five double bedrooms (the master with fitted hand-carved oak wardrobes and en-suite shower room) plus a five-piece family bathroom. Outside, a sweeping driveway and courtyard provide extensive parking for several vehicles while well tended, private mature gardens offer superb outdoor space. A detached stable block with two good-sized stables and a tack room plus approximately five acres of paddock provide excellent equestrian opportunities.
Situated on the edge of the quaint village of Edgworth, the property sits on the fringe of spectacular rugged countryside. The village is steeped in history and popular with walkers and tourists alike, yet homebuyers find the laid-back village lifestyle, coupled with easy access to major road and motorway networks, an ideal place for family life.
The property is accessed via a spacious and imposing reception hall which is used by the current owners as a more formal area for entertaining, with a full-height vaulted ceiling and stone-flagged flooring and a period fireplace housing a log-burning stove. From here, an oak staircase provides access to the first floor accommodation and the galleried landing. The principal living room features a fireplace; this too houses a wood-burning stove with exposed original beamed features and solid oak flooring. Dual-aspect windows provide the room with a wealth of light along with French doors that provide access to the front of the property. The featured galleried landing area provides yet more useful reception space, which overlooks the reception hall, again, having a vaulted ceiling with exposed beamed features and a seating area with dual-aspect windows that take in views across the countryside towards the front of the property.
Living Kitchen, Pantry and Utility Room
The kitchen is presented in a traditional farmhouse style with an extensive range of wall and base units comprising cupboards, drawers and work surfaces, incorporating a Belfast-style sink unit and a traditional-style Aga. This room oozes character having stone flooring and a stone-built fireplace housing a wood-burning stove. With windows to the side and rear aspects, this superb kitchen offers more than enough space for cooking, dining and relaxing. A separate utility and pantry provide yet more useful storage space.
The master suite comprises a large master bedroom with a hand-built fitted wardrobe and dual-aspect windows that make the most of the views across the countryside. From here, access can be gained to an en-suite shower room that comprises a shower enclosure, wash basin and WC.
There are four remaining bedrooms that each have their own size, shape and character, with two of the bedrooms having fitted wardrobes.
Cloakroom/WC and Family Bathroom
Located between the utility room and the reception hall, a ground floor cloakroom/WC services the ground floor accommodation, while on the first floor, accessed via steps rising from the galleried landing, a five-piece family bathroom can be found, comprising a stunning freestanding slipper bath, shower enclosure, bidet, wash basin and WC, with a feature arched window towards the rear aspect.
Parking and Gardens
The property is accessed via a private driveway which provides extensive off-road parking, and in turn provides access to the front door and the stables. The landscaped garden areas are mature and well maintained, comprising lawned areas with well stocked shrub and floral displays.
A detached stable block can be found, housing two stables and an additional tack room, alongside a five-acre paddock which provides excellent equestrian opportunities for the horse-lover.