LOCATION From Darwen town centre leave on Bolton Road, turn left into Hardman Way, continue onto Sudell Road, bear right into Marsh House Lane, continue across the roundabout at the top, proceed across onto Hoddlesden Road, follow the road round through Hoddlesden Village and continue ahead, at the end of the cemetery turn left onto the private track then take the second right where you will find the gated entrance to The Old Rectory.
TENURE We are advised by the vendor that the property is Freehold. Any prospective purchaser should seek clarification from their solicitor.
The Old Rectory is a wonderful family home, lovingly presented by the current owner. Constructed in 1878, there are a number of period features throughout, all of which must be seen to fully appreciate. The property occupies a delightful secluded position in Waterside, within walking distance to the reservoir, moorland walks, along with motorway access to all major surrounding towns.
An enclosed porch leads through to a grand entrance hall, off which the principal reception rooms are centred. To the right of the hall is the lounge, a magnificent room with three large windows set in a bay that over look the beautiful gardens, sitting room/snug also with pleasant outlooks, on the opposite side of the hall is the dining room and this also has large windows with open aspect. To the right of the hall there is an inner hallway with spacious vestibule that has lots of storage and a trap door with stone steps down to a substantial cellar. The morning room has French doors through to a conservatory. In addition there is a fitted dining kitchen and a large walk in pantry/utility with original storage within. The first floor offers a large landing (ideal as a home study area), five generous size bedrooms and two family bathrooms.
Access to the property is via a private track then gated access through to a sweeping driveway that leads to a detached double garage. The property is set in established gardens with a huge range of plants, shrubs, trees, paved patio areas, lawn and a rear courtyard with a stable and tack room. Viewing is essential!
ENTRANCE PORCH Composite front door, Original terracotta mosaic tiled flooring, original coving to ceiling, feature solid wood panelling/door, half glazed door through to;
IMPOSING ENTRANCE HALL Feature oak spindled balustrade staircase to first floor, complimenting solid wood interior doors with solid wood framework, (the carpet is covering original terracotta mosaic tiled flooring)
TWO-PIECE CLOAKROOM/WC PVC double-glazed window, vanity wash hand basin with storage below, low level WC, radiator
LOUNGE 20' 3" x 19' 4" (6.17m x 5.89m) Measurements into a large bay with three double-glazed windows surrounded with feature solid wood panelling (overlooking the beautiful formal gardens), stone clad elevation with wood fireplace, electric fire, wall lights, PVC double-glazed window
DINING ROOM 19' 11" x 16' 2" (6.07m x 4.93m) Measurements into recess and into large PVC double-glazed window with window seats (overlooking the beautiful formal gardens), radiator, original coving to ceiling
SITTING ROOM 14' x 12' 1" (4.27m x 3.68m) PVC double-glazed window (not overlooked), fireplace, electric fire, wall lights, original coving to ceiling
INNER HALLWAY Built in storage cupboard, large walk in storage cupboard (ideal boot/shoe/coat store), glazed door through to;
VESTIBULE/BOOT ROOM 10' 4" x 10' 3" (3.15m x 3.12m) PVC exterior door with double-glazed units, PVC double-glazed windows, large walk-in storage cupboard, concealed access (trap-door) to;
LARGE CELLAR 00' 1" x 00' 2" (0.03m x 0.05m) Original stone steps, floor to ceiling height just over 6ft
MORNING ROOM 18' x 10' (5.49m x 3.05m) PVC double-glazed window, radiator, fireplace, electric fire, wall lights, meter cupboard, glazed double doors through to;
CONSERVATORY 11' 7" x 8' 11" (3.53m x 2.72m) PVC roof, PVC double-glazed windows
FULLY FITTED DINING KITCHEN 14' 10" x 14' 8" (4.52m x 4.47m) Fitted wall and floor units including drawers, stainless steel double drainer sink unit with mixer tap, four ring gas hob, built in double oven, extractor hood, tiled splash-backs, two PVC double-glazed windows (overlooks the formal gardens and also the courtyard and stable), radiator, build in cupboard (houses floor mounted gas fired central heating unit), interior door through to;
LARGE WALK IN PANTRY/UTILITY PVC double-glazed window, plumbed for automatic washing machine, original built in cupboards and shelving
FIRST FLOOR Large PVC double-glazed window, feature oak spindled balustrade, radiator, original coving to ceiling
BEDROOM 1 19' 5" x 12' 9" (5.92m x 3.89m) Measurements into recess and into a large bay with three double-glazed windows (overlooks the formal gardens and moorland views beyond), radiator, original coving to ceiling
THREE-PIECE BATHROOM Panelled bath with shower attachment and mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, part tiled elevations, tiled floor, PVC double-glazed window
MAIN FAMILY BATHROOM 13' 11" x 12' 1" (4.24m x 3.68m) Corner panelled bath with shower attachment and mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, PVC double-glazed window, original coving to ceiling
SINGLE BEDROOM 12' 7" x 6' 4" (3.84m x 1.93m) PVC double-glazed window (field views), radiator, original coving to ceiling
BEDROOM 2 16' x 14' 10" (4.88m x 4.52m) PVC double-glazed window (views over the garden and moorlands beyond), radiator, fitted shelving, black and white Art deco style pedestal wash-hand basin
INNER HALL Loft hatch. Large walk-in airing cupboard with shelving and light
BEDROOM 14' 11" x 12' 3" (4.55m x 3.73m) PVC double-glazed window (garden views and fields beyond), radiator, eaves access, vaulted ceiling
BEDROOM (CURRENTLY USED AS AN OFFICE) 14' 11" x 10' 5" (4.55m x 3.18m) PVC double-glazed window (overlooks the stable and fields beyond), radiator
OUTSIDE There is a gated entrance to a long driveway (leads directly to the front door and the garage). To the side there are established formal gardens with lawn, paved patio, mature plants, shrubs and trees. To the rear there is a generous size courtyard with stone chipping for easy maintenance, a stable, tack-room and timber shed.
LARGE DOUBLE DETACHED GARAGE Remote controlled electrically operated roll-up-shutter door. Power and light
PLEASE NOTE VIEWINGS ARE TO BE ARRANGED THROUGH PROCTORS AND ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. WE HAVE NOT TESTED ANY APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, FIXTURES, FITTINGS OR SERVICES AND SO CANNOT VERIFY IF THEY ARE IN WORKING ORDER OR FIT FOR THEIR PURPOSE.