A superb, stone-built country cottage in the picturesque hamlet at Running Hill Farm - one of the most sought after locations in the Saddleworth area. Large four bedroomed accommodation with two reception rooms, stylish modern kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, two bathrooms, gas central heating and double glazed, hardwood windows. Views to front and rear overlooking large walled gardens and abutting open countryside. Double garage and parking. Lovely Green Belt location, yet only a few minutes from local villages. We are available until 8.30pm weekdays - please phone or email us to arrange a viewing. EPC C
The Old Wash House forms part of the former Saddleworth Union Workhouse, nestled in the Dobcross hills above Saddleworth. Abutting open countryside, the property offers country living with all the benefits of a modern home - minutes from local villages, transport links and well regarded school catering for children of all age ranges. The property is an ideal purchase for a growing family who are seeking a safe environment for children to play, coupled with a rural community and country living.
The carefully planned build, using original stone, was undertaken in 1996 and has been considerably improved and enhanced by the present owners to provide luxury, modern living accommodation in a superb semi-rural setting. The stylish open-planned living incorporates all the charm and character you would expect to find in a property of this nature - exposed beams, wide-planked oak flooring and a wood burning stove set in an open fireplace.
The ground floor comprises of entrance hallway with considerable storage space, guests wc, two large reception rooms-including a vast 20ft lounge with double glazed 'French' windows onto the garden and spacious dining room. In addition, the kitchen/breakfast room is fitted to a high standard with painted, shaker-style wooden units, 'Iroko' wooden worktops, a Belfast sink unit, integrated appliances, exposed beams, and natural slate flooring. Furthermore, there is a useful, separate utility room. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, with a master en-suite and a generously sized bath/shower room complete with pedestal wash basin and roll top bath.
The Old Wash House has the benefit of a mains gas supply, is centrally heated with radiators throughout and all window openings are double glazed for added comfort and economy.
Externally ,The Old Wash House enjoys level, walled gardens with a cobbled area to front providing courtyard parking for 2 cars and a stone double garage with pitched slate roof. To the rear is a stone flagged patio with a good sized, walled, level lawned garden abutting open fields. The views over the surrounding Pennine countryside are superb.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial stone built, family sized property of character with the additional benefit of level land and superb, open views. The Village of Dobcross is nestled within the Pennine countryside; it is within reach of local amenities, transport links to surrounding towns and cities. The property is ideally placed for both Manchester and Leeds via the M60/M62 motorway network or approximately 30 minutes to Manchester Victoria/1 hour to Leeds via the well connected station in nearby Greenfield.
Stairs leading to the first floor, open plan to Lounge, double door to Dining Room, double door to Storage cupboard, double door to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.11m x 3.14m
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level painted wood units, a large larder unit, Iroko wooden worktop space over, belfast sink unit, integrated dishwasher, space for range cooker and American-style fridge freezer, dual aspect double glazed windows and slate tiled floor.
Fitted with two piece suite comprising wash hand basin and low-level wc.
Utility Room 2.33m x 1.75m
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units with worktop space over, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine.
Lounge 6.17m x 6.11m
Wood burning stove set in open fireplace with oak sleeper and stone plinth surround, wide - planked engineered oak floorboards, double 'French' doors opening to the garden, window to the side.
Dining Room 4.45m x 3.64m
Wide-planked engineered oak floorboards, window to side.
Bedroom 1 6.06m x 3.14m
Picture window to front and velux window to side. Door to:
En-suite Shower Room
Fitted with three piece suite comprising tiled shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC. Tiled walls. Velux window.
Bedroom 2 4.81m x 3.36m max
Bedroom 3 3.98m x 2.99m
Bedroom 4 3.98m x 2.96m
Fitted with a four piece suite comprising of roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, power shower and low level wc. Tongue and grooved panelling, metro wall tiles and traditional style heated towel rail.
All main services are available.
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From our Saddleworth Office proceed up Church Road and continue upwards following the road past Gellfield Lane and continue to follow the lane up and around to the left which is known as Running Hill Gate. Turn Sharp left at the top and proceed down hill. This is Running Hill Lane. The entrance to Running Hill Farm can be found on your right hand side after approximately 500 yards.