Milton Cottage, Ramsbottom Guide Price: £435,000

Property Summary

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

Property Location

Milton Cottage

Discover peace and tranquility at Milton Cottage, tucked off leafy Tanners Street, only a ten-minute walk from the centre of thriving Ramsbottom.


Peaceful setting

Park up on the paddock opposite the side of Milton Cottage, where there is space for 4-5 vehicles on the tarmac drive accessed via gates, alongside a double garage, before making your way across the quaint cobbles to arrive at the handsome stone front of this spacious Victorian home.

The current owners purchased the Paddock separately and lovingly developed a garden area with detached garage, brick outbuildings and gated parking. There is ample potential to develop and build an additional home on this plot (subject to planning). Imagine creating your dream annex accommodation, ideal for loved ones or multigenerational living or even potentially for Airbnb rental. Peaceful and private, with far reaching countryside views, what could be better?

Originally two cottages, built in 1874, both were blended in 1983 to create a spacious family home. Lovingly renovated and restored by its current owners, who have retained many quirky original elements whilst nurturing the home sympathetically into the 21st century.

Step through the front door and into the living room, where the magnificent fireplace, sourced from Marshalls and made from stone quarried in Ramsbottom, infuses the room with warmth and welcome even before it is lit on chilly winter evenings.


Character and charm

Carpeted underfoot, taupe tones lend warmth to the walls with exposed beams overhead painted in neutral shades for a contemporary lift. Spotlighting shines down from above, whilst natural light pervades through the large window overlooking the front garden. Discover storage beneath the stairs, whilst the unique layout of the home reveals itself in the two staircases leading off in different directions.


Sociable spaces

For now, make your way through a partly glazed door to the rear of the living room and onto the gleaming Karndean flooring of the impressive dining room. A sociable hub, this stylish extension, formerly the courtyard, has an intimate feel courtesy of cleverly positioned spotlighting, and affords ample space for a piano and sideboard. Light flows down from Velux windows above, whilst an internal window draws in borrowed light from the stairs and lounge.

Leading off the dining room, formerly outbuildings, discover the handy downstairs cloakroom with wash basin and WC, the laundry room and utility room.

Retracing your steps to the living room, take the first of the two staircases up to arrive at a quiet sitting room, offering elevated views over the stone cottages of Tanners Street. Also an ideal space for working from home, an external door connects you instantly with the outdoors.


Feast your eyes

Across the way, find the solid oak, high-end kitchen, purchased from JJ Ormerod, Bacup, and furnished with a range of high-end Neff appliances. Note the quality finish, no corner has been cut in this stylish kitchen, with the luxurious addition of a one-piece Corian worktop incorporating the sink and textured stone splashback tiles. Warmth emanates from the anthracite grey, vertical radiator.

Back in the living room, make your way to the oak-newel-post-adorned rear staircase, passing the internal window, and up to the landing, accessed via a glass and oak door.

Lift the latched door to the third bedroom ahead, where the high ceiling adds a light and airy feel. Light flourishes in through a large window overlooking the dining room extension below. Ideal as a nursery or office, this room is cosy and bright.


Time for bed

Returning to the half landing, make your way through to bedroom two, where fitted wardrobes provide plenty of storage and the high ceiling imbues the room with a light and airy feel. Through the large window to the front, revel in far reaching views over the valley, ever changing with the seasons and weather.

From the half landing ascend once more, turning right into the spacious and bright master bedroom. Wake up to vistas over Ramsbottom in the direction of Rawtenstall. A second window overlooks the paddock at the side. Store your clothes in the fitted wardrobes, which furnish two walls. Dreamily dressed in neutral shades, this room is a grown-up sanctuary.

Across from the master bedroom, with dimmable lighting, refresh and revive in the Heritage-fitted family bathroom, where a claw foot, cast iron roll top bath with showerhead attachment accompanies a separate shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Part tiled to the walls, light serenades the space through two windows. Storage can be found in the deep cupboard, with woven carpet underfoot.


Garden escapes

Alongside this quiet and quirky home runs an extensive paddock; purchased separately to the home and lovingly developed by the current owners it is the perfect place to relax and recline in the sunshine all day long, undisturbed by people or traffic and serenaded by the soundtrack of the countryside.

With drainage updated in 2021/22, the parking area was also freshly tarmacked at this time.

From dawn ‘til dusk, the entrance to the side door by the kitchen, is illuminated by a Joseph Strange lamppost, where fragrant wisteria wends its way up the exterior walls.

Stash your garden equipment in the shed and breeze block outbuilding.


Near and far

Only 50 yards from open woodland and footpaths to be explored, walks unfurl in abundance right from your doorstep at Milton Cottage.

Walk to Holcombe Moor in five minutes or see the views from Peel Tower; walk the Irwell Trail or amble across the fields to Holcombe Brook and on to Nuttall Park (where there is a tea room, bowling green, tennis courts, and refurbished bandstand), and Summerseat beyond.

Only a short walk from the centre of Ramsbottom, where there are numerous eateries, cafes, bars and pubs available for your refreshment. Whatever your taste, there is a cuisine to sate your appetites, from Chinese to Thai, Indian to Korean, Spanish and Italian to traditional English fayre.

Equidistant from Milton Cottage are The Rose and Crown pub and The Shoulder of Mutton, the latter due to reopen soon.

Ramsbottom is also filled with a variety of shops, including a trio of popular supermarkets, Walmsleys award-winning butchers, a delicatessen, sweet shop and bakery. Other amenities include bridal shops, jewellers, beauticians, clothing boutiques and hobby and craft shops alongside a trio of dentists, a pet shop, hairdressers, and barbers, two pharmacies, a doctors’ surgery, and garage.

Enjoy family fun with days out to the Helmshore Textile Museum, trips on the East Lancs Railway and visits to Holcombe Sports Cub, only 2.5 miles away.

Commuters are perfectly placed, with fantastic transport links to the M66 motorway only five minutes away, and excellent bus links to Bury where you can pick up the Metrolink service into Manchester. Manchester is also accessible via the X41 bus express.

Families are well served by local schools including Woodhey High School, Emmanuel Holcombe C.E. Primary School and Holcombe Brook Primary School.


Lying on the lower slopes of Holcombe, quiet, quirky and cosy, Milton Cottage combines characterful comforts with contemporary convenience, with easy access into Ramsbottom.

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* Council Tax Band D

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Kelly Woolford

Kelly Woolford

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