Norcot, Moorbottom Road, Holcombe Guide Price: Sold STC
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Idyllically set beneath Holcombe Hill and the iconic Peel Tower, with extensive panoramic countryside views from every window, characterful living comes with a sense of prestige, at the private and imposing Norcot.
An imposing period home, refurbished to allow period features and contemporary comfort to combine, Norcot offers family living on a grand scale.
Pull along the lengthy driveway, with turning circle, and leave the wider world behind as you escape to the embrace of this rural refuge. Parking is available at the front, where there is also a garage.
A warm welcome
Nestled amidst its varied, landscaped lawns and gardens, the handsome and imposing stone built Norcot welcomes you home.
Take the steps up to the upper terrace, where double doors open into an exposed stone porch, with tiled flooring. Ample storage is available beyond the latched door on the left, while the utility room is cleverly tucked away from the main flow of the home. Practical and bountifully sized, elevated views extend over the countryside from the windows above the countertops, with plumbing for washer and dryer, and a deep Belfast sink.
Returning to the grand yet rustic porch, the gothic peak of the inner door is evocative of the heritage of the home, stepping through into the kitchen.
Feast your eyes
Iridescent grey granite worktops shimmer beneath the abundance of light flowing in through the window looking out over the glorious garden and stunning treelined countryside. Plenty of storage can be found within the Shaker-style cabinetry, whilst appliances include a dishwasher, double oven, Bosch induction hob and inset extractor fan. There is also room for a freestanding American-style fridge freezer. New flooring extends underfoot, flowing throughout the ground floor.
Stepping through into the dining room, leafy views extend across to Moorbottom Road from the rear window, as exposed beams above infuse character – a reminder of the antiquity of the home.
A wood-burning stove, inset within a handsome surround, instils warmth, with plenty of space for a dining table and sideboards. Elevated views from another window reach down over the landscaped gardens towards the Holcombe countryside beyond.
Light wooden flooring flows underfoot, continuing along the hallway, where panelled walls and shades of Farrow & Ball blend classic design with contemporary décor.
Sneak a peek through the door on the right, into the light-filled lounge, where Scandi-style living offers a restful refuge, with neutral tones to the walls and elevated, far-reaching views over the garden and out over Holcombe and the distant hills, through the floor to ceiling window.
A contemporary fireplace with wooden mantel houses a multifuel stove, filling the room with toasty warmth in the cooler months.
Understairs storage awaits back in the hallway, continuing into the children’s playroom on the right. Another bountiful window frames scenic views, with a wood-burning stove encased within an imposing stone surround. Neutral shades dress the walls for a simple, elegant finish in this versatile room, ideal also as a snug or sitting room.
Returning to the hallway, traditional tiles lie underfoot in the downstairs WC, also furnished with wash basin and stylish metro tiles to the lower walls. Light floods in through a window.
Room to grow
Currently utilised as a gym, with contemporary double doors framing views out over the Holcombe countryside, a large lobby is a flexible, versatile space. With exciting plans approved, this space opens onto an area designed to accommodate a stunning, kitchen-diner extension opening out to the garden, with additional wine cellar and WC.
Neutral toned carpet covers the staircase, which ascends to the first-floor landing, spacious and with exposed timber beams. Elegant wallpaper shimmers in light flowing in through the window.
Soak and sleep
Privately positioned on the left, discover a double bedroom currently serving as a walk-in wardrobe, with wardrobes, dressing table and an ensuite featuring a shower with rainfall head and handheld attachment, vanity drawer wash basin with mirror above and WC.
Continue through to the master suite, where a large ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower with rainfall head and handheld attachment, vanity unit wash basin and freestanding luxury bathtub.
Cream carpet extends underfoot in the master bedroom, where there is ample space for a king size bed. Wake up to verdant views over the garden and countryside, framed by mullion-style windows.
Rest and recharge
Along the large, light-filled landing, discover the remaining bedrooms at Norcot; turning left into bedroom three, a light-filled double bedroom with blush pink accents, pastoral views from the window and ample space for wardrobes. Freshen up in the stylish ensuite, where heart design wallpaper offers a feature wall by the two-drawer vanity unit wash basin. There is also a WC and shower cubicle.
Back on the beam-bedecked main landing, ample storage is available in the deep linen closet, as the grey carpeted steps lead up to an upper landing.
Turning left, discover another spacious double bedroom, with characterful beams dressing the corner and ceiling. Uniquely shaped, this room is quaint and cosy, with far reaching views over the garden and countryside to the front.
Across the landing is a bountiful bathroom, where a freestanding tub offers indulgent relaxation, perfect for a soak. Also furnished with a large walk-in shower with rainfall head and handheld attachment, there is a WC and vanity unit wash basin, with inset shelving in anthracite grey, elegantly illuminated from above. Light flourishes in through a large window overlooking the leafy grounds of Moorbottom Road to the rear.
A home where room follows room, a further fifth bedroom awaits at Norcot. Another comfortable double bedroom, with high ceilings and quirky angles, built-in wardrobes offer storage whilst views abound over the countryside to the front of the home.
Tucked away beyond a lengthy driveway, landscaped gardens surround Norcot, providing a green oasis of privacy from the wider world.
Terraced patios offer ample opportunity to rest and relax in the sunshine, to a backdrop of greenery and soundtrack of birdsong.
Fringed in mature hedging, separate lawn areas, beautifully landscaped and edged in established, well-tended borders brimming with all-season planting, offer space for children and pets to play in safety, whilst various trees and bushes provide shelter and shade in the height of the summer months.
Adding a new dimension to the appeal of Norcot, planning permission has been granted at the home to create a 700 sq ft open plan kitchen diner.
Transforming the home, this double-height contemporary glazed front addition will also comprise a new main entrance, showcasing the stunning panoramic countryside views.
Extensive groundworks and underpinning, completed in 2023 include the installation of the base concrete slab; now in position and ready for the next stage of construction, which, it is estimated, should take 12-16 weeks to complete.
With panoramic views over Manchester and Lancashire, this brand new kitchen, designed by Neptune, will serve as the heart of the home.
Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry will accommodate contemporary appliances, with a large central island breakfast bar serving up sociable dining. Sliding doors will provide instant access to the newly formed terrace, which can remain grassed or can be flagged to create an unrivalled entertaining space.
Excavation works also revealed a hitherto undiscovered secondary entrance to the cellar, promising the potential to create a brand new downstairs bathroom and wine cellar off the new kitchen area.
Out and about
Nestled to the west of Ramsbottom, the picturesque village of Holcombe offers a rural refuge to those seeking to swap the stress of the city for the quiet calm of the countryside.
Situated at the foot of Holcombe Hill, home to the region’s famous Peel Tower, walks abound on the doorstep, ideal for families and those with canine companions. Surrounded by National Trust land and beautiful moorland, Norcot is ideally placed for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, with a wide variety of birds to be spotted.
With a local church and primary school, you can also call in for a thirst quencher at local pub The Shoulder of Mutton.
Perfectly positioned for commuters, Norcot is ideally situated for road and rail links to nearby cities including Manchester, Bolton and Bury – reachable via the M66, M60 and Metrolink. Meanwhile, Blackburn, Preston and Chorley are also easily accessible. A train station is available three miles away in Entwistle.
There is an Indian restaurant in the village, or for a further selection of eateries, Ramsbottom is only a short drive away with a wide selection of bars, cafes, bistros, independent shops and restaurants.
Brimming with character, spacious, private and with incredible views, Norcot offers an escape from the wider world, whilst retaining easy commuter links from within the heart of the countryside.
Council Tax Band H