Holcombe, Bury


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
This impressive stone built farmhouse stands high above Holcombe and has stunning 180 degree views over Manchester and the Cheshire Plain. Extended and rebuilt in recent years with mullion windows, top quality bathrooms and a Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen with an AGA and granite surfaces. The property lies at the end of an unmade lane behind automatic gates and stands within about 7 acres of garden, woodland and grazing land. There are oak floors and doors, wood burning stoves and really generously proportioned rooms throughout. The five double bedrooms are accessed by two staircases and a second floor sixth bedroom/playroom.

It is the views which really set this property apart and can be enjoyed from all the principal rooms. Even describing them as spectacular is an under-statement. Manchester, Jodrell Bank, Bosley Cloud and Mow Cop can be seen on a clear day to the South and the Welsh Hills and Frodsham lie to the West. The valley below is verdant and there are views along the Pennines to the North.


The front door opens to an entrance porch with a hall beyond and a cloakroom with a W.C. A store room lies off the rear of the hall and there are cloaks cupboards and an under stairs store. Double doors off to the left open to a full depth 33' lounge with a wood burning stove. A door off this room leads through to the sizeable study/home office, equally suited to a playroom, with an outside door to the front and a cloakroom with W.C. off to the rear, also plumbed for a shower. To the right of the hall is the beautifully appointed bespoke dining kitchen by Mark Wilkinson. An AGA is fitted and there is plenty of space for a breakfast table. To the rear are a similarly appointed utility room and a walk in pantry.

The family room lies off the kitchen and doubles up for formal dining. With super views and oak flooring this super room has a substantial stone fireplace recess with a wood burning stove. To the rear of this room is a further room used as a gym and this has an outside porch to the side and staircase leading up to a landing off which are the fourth and fifth bedrooms and a large adjoining bathroom with modern suite and large shower.

The main landing, approached from the central hallway, gives access to the three further first floor bedrooms, bedroom four and a large family bathroom. The master bedroom has a well appointed en-suite bathroom and a dual aspect.

Tenure - Freehold

Services: Private water supply and drainage. Oil Central heating and AGA.

Local Council: Bury Council 0161 253 5000

Council Tax Band: G

Viewing Strictly by appointment


From the Shoulder of Mutton on Lumb Carr Road head south and almost immediately turn right onto Cross Lane. After a few hundred yards fork right onto Moorbottom Road and continue to the end where Bank Top Farm will be found on the left hand side behind automated wrought iron gates. This lane is passable with care in a normal vehicle.

Bank Top Farm lies at the head of a single track lane near the top of Holcombe Hill and just to the west of the local landmark of Peel Tower, erected in memory of locally born Sir Robert Peel. The property has mesmerising views over the surrounding countryside beyond Alderley Edge and Jodrell Bank to the south with Manchester clearly visible and out towards the Welsh Hills to the West. The award winning Shoulder of Mutton gastro pub lies at the end of the lane in the sought after village of Holcombe and nearby Ramsbottom has a superb range of specialist shops, restaurants and bistros as well as supermarkets and many leisure facilities. There is a bridleway on the doorstep, a riding school and livery in the village and golf courses at Ramsbottom, Rossendale and Bury. There are local Tennis, Football and Cricket Clubs. A number of good local primary schools are close by and Bury Grammar School, Bolton School and Woodhey High School in Ramsbottom are all popular senior schools.

Garage & Parking

The double garage is detached, above normal double size and has a pair of automatic doors. Our clients advise us there is scope to create a storage room below. The gardens lie to the south west and there is a substantial stone flagged parking /turning area. The gardens lie beyond this terrace area and there is a piece of woodland and grazing land to the rear.

Arrange viewing 01204 214643

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