A rare opportunity to acquire this stunning detached farmhouse. Commanding an imposing position on the Rossendale skyline and situated in a rural position on the moors above Edenfield, Ramsbottom and well off the beaten track, this unique property provides breathtaking expansive views over the Rossendale valley and beyond. Dating from the middle of the 18th century this Lancashire Longhouse comprises the main farmhouse extending through to the barn, with detached stables.
This historical house is situated on Gin Croft lane, which together with the adjoining Fish Rakes and Michael Wife lanes were the only three roads to appear on the Yates map of 1786, along with the house. Gin Croft lane was an ancient highway linking Bury and Rawtenstall, known previously as ‘The Bury Road’.
The current owners have undertaken comprehensive, yet sympathetic improvements to the property. The most notable of these include: repointing of the front, rear and gable end of the barn aspect using traditional lime mortar and lime plaster in keeping with the character of the property; replacement of the water heating system and refurbishment of both bathrooms to an exceptional standard.
The farm is enjoyed by its present owners for its homely, farmhouse characteristics and unique layout. Set across two floors, split at the barn end providing a lower ground floor, this unique property provides excellent family accommodation, briefly comprising: five bedrooms; two luxury bathrooms plus a cloakroom; farmhouse kitchen; and two reception rooms including a fabulous lounge with panoramic views from three sides. It also has oil-fired central heating, double glazing, network cable points in the kitchen, lounge and bedrooms and a private water supply.
The farm is well served by many daily amenities in the local community of Edenfield village including schooling, a local church and village stores. Edenfield’s close proximity to the motorway networks provides access to many neighbouring towns and cities.
Despite being within easy reach of the village there is adequate distance to the farm to enjoy the feeling of tranquillity and seclusion. Access to the property is best suited to a 4x4 vehicle or similar. To appreciate the farm’s fine characteristics a viewing is essential and will provide the assurance of this genuine opportunity to acquire such a unique piece of local history.
Providing a front facing main entrance to the farmhouse and access into a reception room. As with many farmhouses in practice the kitchen is more commonly used as the entrance, which is also front facing.
Situated to the side of the entrance hall, with a two piece suite and tiling to walls.
Reception Room / Dining Room
5.54m x 4.77m (18' 2" x 15' 8") Accessed from the front door and also the kitchen this spacious room boasts a log fireplace with stone surround, stained timber ceiling with exposed beams and an interior balcony view of the lower and upper floors. Windows to both the front and rear aspect of the property provides a light, open feel to the room. In addition there are also two large double radiators and laminate flooring. This room offers many possibilities including a traditional dining room, a second lounge or a family area.
5.17m x 3.71m (17' x 12' 2") Set in the farmhouse kitchen style with exposed beams and a window overlooking the front aspect of the house, this kitchen offers a superb range of fitted wall and base units, including a wine rack and display shelving. The room also incorporates a double bowl sink with mixer tap, splashback tiling and ceramic hob, electric cooker and extractor hood over. The kitchen also houses the boiler providing heating to the entire house. From the kitchen there is access to the cellar which runs the length of the room. In addition, there is ample room for a table and chairs and also plumbing for a dishwasher and room for a fridge freezer. Kitchen utilities may be included in the price on negotiation with owners.
4.49m x 1.59m (14' 9" x 5' 3") Accessed via the kitchen this room is fitted with a sink and wall units providing ample storage space, along with plumbing for a washing machine and room for a separate dryer. A side facing window and radiator complete this room.
2.34m x 1.89m (7' 8" x 6' 2") Provides access to both the lower and upper floor via a stone lined spiral staircase. There is also a small library area situated to the side of the stairwell.
4.49m x 5.01m (14' 9" x 16' 5") This large bedroom is situated to the rear of the ground floor and benefits from a large picture window overlooking the valley and patio doors leading into the rear garden, beam ceiling and radiator. Current use of this room is a bedroom but its size and position close to the rear garden would also lend itself as a games or playroom.
Accessed via the rear of the kitchen and running the length of the room.
Lower Ground Floor
4.76m x 3.07m (15' 7" x 10' 1") Stairs from the main stairwell lead to this secluded bedroom which provides further access to a walk-in dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Currently undergoing refurbishment this room overlooks the front of the property via patio doors and has the benefit of two contemporary wall mounted vertical radiators.
2.34m x 1.53m (7' 8" x 5' 0") Complimenting the master bedroom this good sized dressing room is also under refurbishment and to date has had two contemporary wall mounted dual fuel radiators installed. When complete it will comfortably provide the space for a range of wardrobes.
2.28m x 1.53m (7' 6" x 5' 0") Only recently completed this tastefully designed bathroom provides a stylish corner shower with accompanying w.c. and hand wash basin incorporated into a fitted unit. Natural stone travertine marble tiling to the walls and floor, dual fuel wall mounted heated towel rails, under floor heating and mirror with integrated lighting and ceiling spot lights.
Main area 5.91m x 4.72m (19' 5" x 15' 6"), Play / Music Area 2.10m x 2.56m (6' 11" x 8' 5"). A central full length window dominates this spacious lounge providing the most stunning views overlooking Rossendale valley, with additional views to the left via patio doors opening onto a balcony and to the right a large window overlooking the rear of the property and the moors beyond. The room also benefits from period stone walls, a stained timber ceiling with exposed beams and stairs leading to a raised level which is currently used as a play and music area.
Stairs from the lounge also lead up to a corridor providing access to three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Access to the loft is also via this corridor.
3.34m x 3.70m (10' 11" x 12' 2") into bay. This spacious room benefits from two front-facing windows, exposed beams to the ceiling, carpeting and a radiator.
3.81m x 2.84m (12' 6" x 9' 4") This spacious bedroom is front facing with carpeting, radiator and vaulted ceiling with exposed beam.
3.70m x 2.48m (12' 2" x 8' 2") Front facing with carpeting, a radiator and vaulted ceiling with exposed beam.
2.77m x 1.99m (9' 1" x 6' 6") This very tasteful bathroom has been modernised to an exceptionally high standard and includes a three piece suite in white with separate shower head accompanying the bath and with a hand wash basin incorporated into a fitted cabinet. It also boasts under floor heating, separate shower, part natural stone 'oyster slate' tiling to the walls, wall mounted dual fuel heated towel rail and wall mounted mirrored cabinet.
The property has stables situated to the front of the property, with the potential for housing 3 horses. There is also a timber shed to the side of the property.
The house is approached via Gincroft lane, leading onto the drive and surrounding ground. The front of the house has a part paved, part gravel patio providing space for an outdoor seating area and ample space for parking. To the rear of the property there is a substantial lawn, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the magnificent views, which can be enjoyed even in winter in the comfort of the hot tub. The house is set in 1.9 acres of land, which includes the woodland to the rear of the property as far as the quarry and of note is the sale of the adjoining field should additional land be required.