The Shippons, Off Broadhead Road, Edgworth Guide Price: 500,000

Property Summary

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception Rooms

Property Location

Poised on the periphery of the picturesque village of Edgworth, balancing the tranquillity of rurality with all the convenience of community, shops, pubs and restaurants, character charm meets contemporary living at The Shippons, a large home set on a spacious plot, offering incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

Off Broadhead Road, make your way along the tree-lined, shared, private driveway, where two parking spaces are available within the communal garage.

Originally the barn to the neighbouring Whowells Farm, The Shippons is rich in both character and heritage.

Step inside through the solid oak, stable door and into the handy porch, where there is storage for coats and boots, before continuing on and emerging into the spacious and contemporary kitchen, where the warmth from the underfloor heating creates an inviting welcome.

Recently installed, in August 2022, this country-contemporary kitchen blends solid oak worktops and rustic Shaker-style cabinetry with a double Belfast sink with modern, subtle shades of cream and grey for a room that transcends time. Nestled within the inglenook, there is ample space for a Range-style cooker, whilst the cream cabinetry also features an alcove with space for an American style fridge-freezer. There is also a fitted oven, wine cooler, built-in microwave, dishwasher and large larder unit.

Supremely spacious, this modern, renovated room is the sociable hub of the home.

Connecting the kitchen to the lounge at the rear is a lobby area, with ample storage found beneath the stairs. From here, continue through into the lounge, where solid limestone flagged flooring is evocative of the heritage of the home, brought into the modern era courtesy of the contemporary underfloor heating. Exposed beams above and deep windows add comfort and warmth, alongside the attractive exposed flue, multi fuel stove, nestled within the corner of the room. Light and bright, windows provide views out to the garden and countryside beyond.

Subtle upgrades include the stylish chrome switches and sockets which feature throughout, with high-speed fibre broadband specially installed to the home unique for the area.

Tucked off the ground floor lounge is a handy utility room-WC, with fitted cabinetry, wash basin and plumbing for washer-dryer.

Returning to the inner lobby, ascend the stairs, admiring the double height of the ceiling, before arriving at the first floor.

Discover the master bedroom overlooking the garden and moors to the rear. Carpeted in stony shades, in harmony with the light grey walls, this spacious and light-filled bedroom looks out over the garden and beyond, to the Darwen moors. Spacious and serene, the solid stone walls retain warmth in winter for a cosy feel, whilst keeping a cool ambience through the summer months.

Refresh and revive in the ensuite, where sandy coloured tiles to the floor are met with tiling half way up the walls. Alongside a WC, this room features a double drawer vanity unit wash basin and shower.

Across the landing, the second bedroom is equally spacious, with carpet adding cosiness and views out over the front garden. Once again served by its own, private, shower room ensuite, this bedroom also features its own built-in storage space. Deep windowsills and robust oak fire doors feature throughout the home, enhancing the sense of protection against the elements.

Make your way up the stairs once more to arrive at the landing on the second floor, where double doors open to the upstairs lounge, cosily carpeted underfoot and with an airiness courtesy of the double height ceiling. Enchanting, exposed beams bring the past in line with the present in this spacious and comfortable room of relaxation, where there is space for a wall mounted television, and where a wood-burning stove issues an abundance of warmth.

Also off the second-floor landing is the third bedroom, with exposed beams, skylight and high ceiling with storage.

A solid wood bespoke built staircase leads up from the lounge to the mezzanine floor above, where there is a handy study area, leading on to the large family bathroom. A refreshing space, fully tiled to floor and walls in buff sandy tones, this bathroom features a contemporary bath, walk-in, wet room shower, built in storage with wash basin, and WC. A large skylight frames views out over the Darwen countryside

South facing, the front garden offers sociable space for the family, basked in sunlight throughout the day.

To the rear, the lush green garden is laid to lawn, with ample space for flower beds, furniture and with views over the moors towards Darwen Tower and basking in the glow of summer sunsets.

Gather in the garden with a drink or get the family together for a barbecue or for mulled wine and toasted marshmallows around a fire pit, watching the sunset.

In late spring, enjoy the fantastic walks from the back of the house over onto the Rossendale Way and beyond.

Currently used as a home gym, the large outbuilding at The Shippons features new flooring and can be utilised in a variety of ways, whilst a second outbuilding is ideal for storage. A further barn is shared with neighbouring homes, containing the manifolds for the borehole that draws water from the surrounding hills.

On your doorstep

Nestled in the peaceful village of Edgworth, make the most of the sublime country setting, with a walk to Entwistle &Wayoh reservoirs, only five minutes’ drive away and brimming with wildlife and picnicking spots.

The Toby Inn is within walking distance from the end of the drive and is famous locally for excellent food. From the rear of The Shippons, there is access onto a footpath leading up onto the moors and the Rossendale Way.

Edgworth Cricket and Recreation Club is at the heart of village life, serving a selection of great beers and delicious Cugini pizzas on its outside kitchen all year round. Edgworth is also home to a busy Post Office, butchers, pharmacy, pubs, and Holdens famous ice cream parlour.

Pubs are welcoming and dog friendly, and tasty Italian cuisine can be enjoyed at Giuseppe’s Restaurant and Bar, only a walk away.

Take the family for a visit to the historic Turton Tower, and treat them to cake in the tearoom, or take in a show at the Barlow Institute, Edgworth’s community hub. A thriving village, equipped with all the essential amenities, alongside a butchers’ and

Post Office, Edgworth is home to a local Deli-cum-coffee shop, chemist and health centre – all less than a five-minute drive away.

Families are perfectly placed, with two of the most well-reputed schools in the region close by – Edgworth Primary and Turton High School, with Canon Slade and the independent Bolton School also accessible, while commuters can travel conveniently to work; rail links to Manchester city centre are a mere ten minutes’ travel from the door. Trains run directly to Manchester via Entwistle Station, whilst there is also a bus stop on Broadhead Road near the drive.

Tenure – Leasehold

Ground Rent – £100

Years Remaining – 987

Council Tax Band – F

For those seeking a spacious home, with safe outdoor space in which children and pets can play, in a friendly hamlet community, discover the peace of the countryside and the relaxed pace of rural life at The Shippons, a unique home where character and comfort combine.

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EPC for The Shippons, Off Broadhead Road, Edgworth
Kelly Woolford

Kelly Woolford

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