Hollingrove Cottage, Hawkshaw Guide Price: 1,200,000
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Nestled along the exclusive and sought-after, private, tree-lined road of Redisher Lane, spectacular views over woodland, hills and the twinkling lights of the city await, from Hollingrove Cottage.
Perfectly poised between city and countryside, with uninterrupted views of Holcombe Hill and Manchester city centre, enjoy the best of both worlds at Hollingrove Cottage. A traditional stone farmhouse made modern. Privately tucked away, yet only half a mile from shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, Hollingrove Cottage is a hidden gem to be treasured.
Welcome to Hollingrove Cottage
Ample parking for at least four cars is available in the courtyard at the front and to the side of this 17th century former farm dwelling. Converted into a modern family home around 40 years ago and lovingly upgraded in 2020, Hollingrove Cottage offers contemporary convenience wrapped up in character comfort.
Step inside the porch, where the part-glazed front door and side window invite light in. Coir matting inset underfoot is ideal for muddy boots with hardy warm ash Polyfloring running through from the porch into the entrance hall and throughout the ground floor.
Instantly sense the light and airy spaciousness of this home in the entrance hall, broad and bright and providing access to the main entertaining spaces of Hollingrove Cottage.
Directly ahead, shades of Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe coat the walls of the snug lounge, also ideal as a playroom. Cosy and cleverly lit by spotlighting above and with quaint windows overlooking the garden and beyond to Holcombe Hill, above a traditional-style radiator, this room is versatile and inviting.
Returning to the entrance hall, to the left of the front door, another part-glazed door opens into the welcoming embrace of the main lounge. De Nimes dressed walls, by Farrow & Ball, retain the restful and modern motif set by the snug, with exposed beams bringing a touch of character, a reminder of the heritage of the home. Plantation shutters dress the mullion windows, beyond which views extend over the driveway, Redisher Lane, and to the countryside beyond. Built-in storage serves as a central point for the television and media elements, whilst the handsome stone surround accommodates a log-burning stove.
Heart of the Home
From the lounge, turn left into the open-plan kitchen-dining-family room, newly installed in 2020.
Exposed beams feature above the island, where stunning and far-reaching views over the countryside and Holcombe Hill are framed by the apex window opposite. Supremely spacious, brimming with light and basking in beautiful countryside views, this super-sized family kitchen is most definitely the heart of the home.
Aluminium multi-way sliding doors flood the room with light, drawing in leafy views of the countryside and Holcombe Hill, whilst providing instant access out to the garden from the seating area on two sides.
Shades of Manor House Grey in the Shaker-style cabinetry are uplifted by the Sulking Room Pink of the central island, cleverly furnished with an abundance of deep drawers. Storage is plentiful, with a tea and coffee pantry cupboard, hidden bin storage, extra-large sink with instant boiling Quooker tap and grooved drainage. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, larder fridge and freezer, Neff Hide and Slide oven and combi microwave oven with warming drawer. A Neff induction hob with down draught extractor features on the central island, which also has breakfast bar seating, creating a sociable central hub. Alongside a large dining area with pendant lighting, there is a bar area, with quartz worktops, undercounter fridge and storage, overlooking the parking area.
Tucked off the kitchen is the handy utility room, furnished in the same white quartz worktops as the main kitchen, with an undermounted sink, cabinets, boot room seating and storage both beneath the bench and above. With plumbing for washer and dryer, this utility room also offers access to a stylishly decorated cloakroom with wash basin, WC and heated towel radiator.
Rest & Refresh
Returning to the entrance hall, pass the plant room where the boiler and water tank are housed, cross the entrance hall, stepping down to discover the first guest bedroom on the right. Carpeted in oatmeal, this spacious double bedroom with exposed beam features fitted wardrobes providing plenty of storage, while a deep, shuttered window provides views out over the courtyard to the front.
An inner hallway leads on to a contemporary shower room, elegantly tiled underfoot in black and white and with white metro tiling to the shower walls. Refresh beneath the rainfall head (there is also a handheld attachment), with exposed beam contrasting with the modernity of the fittings, which includes a vanity unit wall mounted wash basin, heated towel radiator and WC.
Step up from the inner hallway to another bedroom. Currently furnished with a single bed, this light, bright bedroom looks out over the countryside. Carpeted underfoot, this neutral, soothing space could also serve as a peaceful home office.
And so to bed…
Returning to the entrance hall, take the beautifully crafted staircase with its striped monochrome and gold edged carpet runner, up to the first-floor landing.
Turning left, make your way through into the spacious second bedroom. Carpeted in oatmeal tones underfoot, shuttered mullion windows frame incredible views out over Redisher Woods and the countryside. Formerly the master bedroom prior to the 2020 extension, this bountiful bedroom offers comfort and spaciousness underneath a beam bedecked ceiling, with wide, floor level window also providing views out. Lined with fitted wardrobes, storage is in abundance.
Soak & Sleep
Returning along the landing, directly across from the stairs is the family bathroom, where the same stylish tiles that line the ground floor shower room feature once again. Stone mullion windows frame far reaching views over the woodland and countryside, with a large walk-in shower enclosure, Fired Earth WC and wash basin, rolltop bath and traditional heated towel radiator providing comfort and refreshment.
Back along the landing, opposite the bathroom, make your way into the fourth of five bedrooms. Beams line the sloping ceiling, a constant reminder of the rich heritage of this unique home, with ample space for a single bed and bedside table. A low window invites daylight in whilst retaining privacy.
The Master Suite
Finally, find your way through to the master suite, a restful refuge. Truss beams instil the room with character and comfort, perfectly pitched over the king-size bed. A short series of carpeted stairs lead down into the main bedroom, where feature bedside lighting adds a modern sheen on the classic design of the room. Grey fitted wardrobes and drawers provide plenty of storage, whilst a freestanding bathtub sits on a marble plinth, with alcove shelving to the wall. Soak your cares away beneath the ancient, exposed beams in the sloping ceiling whilst watching a movie on the inset television, before snuggling up in a fluffy towel and climbing into bed for a rejuvenating night’s sleep.
Immediately on the left as you enter the master suite, the sequestered ensuite features a walk-in shower, Fired Earth wash basin and WC and a traditional chrome heated towel radiator. Shuttered windows from both the bedroom and ensuite frame views out over Holcombe Hill to the rear.
Formerly two bedrooms, this entire master suite has been thoughtfully repurposed and redesigned to serve as a sanctuary of sleep.
Outside, the glorious gardens at Hollingrove Cottage extend to around 1.5 acres in total, including a large paddock, currently used as a fabulous football pitch for family games. Also served by two stables and a tack room fitted with power, lighting and water, consider the potential to keep your own horses, currently used as a home gym.
Behind the paddock the garden extends further, carpeted in a haze of purple in springtime when the bluebells pop their heads through.
Outside the contemporary kitchen-dining-living room, a wraparound patio is perfect for entertaining, wining and dining, as you watch the children play on the lawn. Far reaching views greet you from every angle, reflecting the perfect peace and privacy afforded at Hollingrove Cottage.
In spring, admire the beautiful clear blue skies as the sun sets against the backdrop of Holcombe Hill, and the bluebell field comes alive at dusk as wild deer and foxes roam freely.
Out and about
Be at one with nature with your family at Hollingrove Cottage, with access to the great outdoors and an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep.
Footpaths and trails lead to Holcombe Hill and Redisher Woods Nature Reserve. From here, join up with the circular Ramsbottom walk and river paths along the Irwell Sculpture Trail. You can also head up to the iconic Peel Tower. From Holcombe Moor National Trust Moorland to Rossendale Way, there is so much nature to be found and appreciated within a short walk of Hollingrove Cottage.
Step out of the front door and within ten minutes’ stroll, find yourself in Holcombe Brook where you can dine out at Hoysters or the Hare and Hounds. Further afield, a five-minute car journey takes you into Ramsbottom with its wine bars, pubs and bistros.
Holcombe Brook itself has plenty of amenities, with a Coop, drycleaners, gift shop, hairdressers and beauty salon alongside a tearoom and travel agent, takeaway and bakery.
Commute with convenience from Ramsbottom station into Manchester city centre. Meanwhile it is only 2.5 miles to the Bury Interchange, where you can access the Metrolink. Connect with the nearby towns and cities with ease, only two miles from the M66.
Families are perfectly placed, with a range of local primary and secondary schools close by, including St Mary’s Primary School in Hawkshaw (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Greenmount and Hollymount Primary Schools and Woodhey Secondary School.
A traditional stone farmhouse encasing a luxurious modern home with breathtaking views, Hollingrove Cottage is a home that offers something for everyone. A peaceful refuge; an entertaining haven, contrasts combine to create a unique living experience at Hollingrove Cottage, a tranquil oasis that guests never want to leave.