Spacious 4-bed Period Semi, Riding Gate, Harwood, Bolton, Bl2

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Nestled away in the highly desirable Riding Gate neighbourhood of Harwood, Number 40 may appear unassuming from the front, but don't be fooled – its interior and expansive rear garden reveal a delightful surprise.

To the front, a long block-paved driveway offers ample parking for three vehicles, all bordered by a beautifully maintained and private hedge row. Moreover, the rear of the property extends into a lengthy garden that gracefully backs onto serene woodland and open fields.

Step inside to discover more…

Pass through the porch's eye-catching red door and you'll find yourself in the entrance hallway.

Here, the staircase is elegantly framed by original panelling painted in a soothing shade of soft green.

Beneath your feet, you'll notice the sturdy oak flooring, harmoniously complementing the pristine white walls.

Follow the door to your right and step into the welcoming living room, where the soothing neutral tones extend seamlessly through the flooring and panelling, creating a cosy ambiance. The bay window bathes this luxurious space in natural light, and an exquisitely crafted bespoke window seat adds a touch of timeless elegance. Gather with your loved ones on the comfortable sofa for a movie night, and in the colder months, ignite the wood burner stove to envelop the room in a snug atmosphere. Delicate cornicing adorns the ceiling, and the walls leading to the chimney breast feature built-in slatted shelving and cupboards on either side, adding both functionality and style to the space.

Opposite here, discover the spacious sitting room, where white wall finishes grace both the ceiling and walls, and the identical timber flooring continues.

At the heart of this multi-functional family room, a prominent fireplace commands attention, featuring a woodburning stove, a wall-mounted TV point, and convenient built-in shelving and cupboards on either side.

Moving on from here, a transition in flooring and an open doorway lead seamlessly into the generously proportioned kitchen and dining area.

Extended at the rear, this space is flooded with natural light from two generously sized windows set within a high vaulted ceiling, creating an open and airy atmosphere. Along one side, you'll find pine base units arranged conveniently in an L-shape, while opposite, there are full-height deep storage cupboards perfect for storing your pots, pans, and cleaning essentials, built by a local craftsman. There’s even a pantry cupboard for added storage convenience.

Positioned centrally on the left wall, you'll find an integrated 5-ring range master-style oven with a built-in chimney canopy cupboard above. The sink is thoughtfully set into a sleek dark granite worktop, offering a pleasant view of the rear window. There's ample space for a dining table where the entire family can gather for meals. Additionally, this well-equipped kitchen includes an integrated dishwasher and room for a freestanding American-style fridge freezer.

Just off here, discover a practical utility room featuring plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer neatly tucked beneath the worktop. A door from this room provides direct access to the spacious rear garden.

Branching off the utility/boot room is a convenient downstairs shower room, complete with a toilet, pedestal washbasin, and a separate shower enclosure.

Returning to the hallway, ascend the eye-catching staircase to reach the first-floor landing, where you'll find three out of the four bedrooms.

At the front of the house, offering a view of the verdant front garden, there's a generously sized double bedroom. This room boasts stylish built-in wardrobes with a glossy finish and elegant walnut trim. It also features a matching built-in bed, headboard, bedside tables on the opposite side, and a dressing table adorned with a fitted mirror and overhead lighting.

To the rear of the home you'll find bedroom three, which offers a picturesque view of

the extensive, verdant garden. This room features walnut-finished fitted wardrobes, a built-in single bed, overhead storage cupboards, shelving, and a matching dressing table, all set against a tasteful grey wall and adorned with timber flooring.

Bedroom four maintains a neutral colour scheme and currently serves as a study and dressing room. It offers ample space, and if desired, you can easily accommodate a single bed by removing the desk.

Completing this floor is a contemporary shower room with a modern vanity sink and toilet unit featuring built-in storage. The room also includes a spacious shower area with tiled flooring that harmonises with the splashback tiling.

Proceeding up the supplementary staircase to the second floor unveils a secluded master suite, cleverly converted in the loft space.

This master suite is adorned with additional built-in furnishings, including drawers neatly nestled beneath the eaves and bedside drawers thoughtfully integrated into the headboard.

The oak flooring maintains a cosy ambiance, complementing the pristine white walls. Moreover, two generously sized Velux windows flood the space with abundant natural light.

Moving into the ensuite bathroom, you'll find your very own private sanctuary. A contemporary white gloss vanity unit, toilet, and bathtub harmonise beautifully with the terracotta tiling, creating a sleek and modern aesthetic. From this tranquil space, you can savour views extending towards Winter Hill and the picturesque surrounding countryside.

Step Outside and Discover Your Oasis

As you descend the stairs and step into the great outdoors, you'll find yourself immersed in the splendour of a beautifully landscaped, expansive garden. This outdoor haven is a true sanctuary, thoughtfully designed with various sections to delight in.

Begin your journey from the immediate patio, where a built-in bench invites you to sit and soak in the serenity. Beyond this, a raised carp pond graces the scene, complete with a captivating water feature, opposite a covered pergola that shelters the barbecue area. Composite decked steps then lead you to a generously sized patio, offering ample space for additional dining tables, lounge seating, and even sun loungers.

Nestled within this garden paradise is a recently constructed garden room, adorned with bi-folding doors. Currently set up as a gym, it's a versatile space that opens up endless possibilities, such as a games room, a home office for remote work, or a hobbyist's retreat—a true teenager's den, limited only by your imagination.

Adjacent to the garden room, a purpose-built timber bar area awaits, equipped with bar pumps, an opening bar counter, and a designated area for bar stools. It's the perfect spot for hosting gatherings and enjoying your favourite beverages in style.

Surrounded by lush woodland and open fields, this garden offers a serene and picturesque backdrop, teeming with visiting wildlife. Step outside and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this outdoor paradise.

Out & About

So peaceful, Riding Gate enjoys all the benefits of its rural surroundings, with the bonus of being only a stone’s throw from civilisation.

When you are not busy relaxing in the garden, put on your walking boots and roam the fields and footpaths surrounding the property, such an idyllic location for dog owners or families with adventurous children. With miles of meandering footpaths to follow, head up to The Pack Horse at Affetside, or through Riding Gate towards Bradshaw Fisheries and around The Jumbles country park.

Local village amenities in include a local Morrisons, convenience store, Post Office, Doctors, and hairdressers, along with Bill & Coo, Nook and Cranny and the new Porter’s Wine and Café Bar.

Children are also served by a number of excellent educational establishments, including Canon Slade and nearby Turton High School along with St Maxentius and Hardy Mill primary Schools.

01204 329975

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