Whittingham Drive, Ramsbottom Guide Price: 450000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
Pull up on the private driveaway of Number 174, Whittingham Drive, a quiet residential estate where a large detached garage is also available for parking up to three cars.
Fronted by lush lawns and verges providing ample space for children to scoot, run and play, make your way to the front door, noting the neatly kept front garden and established tree providing a shade of privacy to the front.
Take off your shoes and coat in the handy entrance hall, where there is a cloakroom to the left, stylishly decorated and featuring wash basin and WC.
Continue on into the large and open lounge, brimming in light from both ends. Beech toned Karndean flooring extends underfoot, harmonising with the peaceful cove-blue tones of the feature wall, within which a contemporary wall-mounted driftwood effect fire is inset. A large window to the front invites daylight through, capturing leafy views of the pretty tree in the front lawn.
Flowing the full depth of the home, there is ample space for a dining table, play area or even office to the rear of the room, where double doors open out to the peace and tranquility of the garden beyond.
Opening off from the living room is the cosy lounge-diner, where beach chic tones continue in the light wood Amtico flooring underfoot and Mediterranean blues of the feature wall. A wall-mounted television and space for a sofa and armchair alongside a dining table currently create a cosy snug-diner, although this room could also serve as a formal dining room or playroom. Double doors connect with the patio, creating great indoor-outdoor flow for summer barbecues, linking back to the living room.
Continue from the lounge-diner through to the galley kitchen, where light-wood units with modern minimal handles provide ample cupboard and drawer storage. Glossy white cabinetry above provides further storage, housing to one side a Neff double oven and integrated microwave oven and an extractor hood for a five-burner gas hob to the opposite side. There is also a wine chiller. Fitted blinds dress the window above the sink, looking out over the front, from where you can enjoy the morning sunrise.
Returning to the living room, open the door to the inner hall, where a staircase leads up to the first floor.
Turning left at the top of the carpeted stairs, open a wooden door to emerge into the master bedroom. Spacious and bright, there is ample space for a super-king-size bed. Blinds are fitted in the windows, as throughout the home, with views extending to the front. Carpeted and decorated in neutral tones, there is plenty of space for storage. Freshen up in the ensuite, tiled underfoot and to the walls and with a bowl wash basin with black tap mounted within the vanity unit. There is also a large window, and rainfall shower above the bath. Modern spotlighting and a WC also feature.
Across from the stairs, the family bathroom follows the contemporary style found throughout. Tiled underfoot in a marbled effect, grey cabinetry provides plentiful storage. A bath with overhead shower stands alongside wash basin, WC and white heated towel radiator.
Turning left out of the bathroom, arrive at another bedroom, carpeted in cream and with ample space for a double bed. Overlooking the green garden to the rear, there is plenty of light in this bedroom. A bank of fitted wardrobes provides plenty of storage.
Passing the airing cupboard, arrive at a third double bedroom, where pink fitted wardrobes provide ample storage. Light fills the room from the front window, fitted with blinds.
Also facing the front is a fourth bedroom currently serving as an office with fitted corner desk.
Outside to the rear, the garden is laid to lawn, with mature shrubs adding variegated colour to the left and raised beds to the right enclosed by sleepers. From the patio, soaked in sunlight until 7pm in the summer months, a paved path meanders up the garden to where currently stands a wooden Wendy house; perfect for children. Gather fruit from the apple, plum and cherry tree for homemade jams and crumbles.
Out and about
Ideally located for families, No. 174, Whittingham Drive is within the catchment area of several well reputed schools including Woodhey High School, St Joseph’s RC Primary School and St Andrews CE Primary School whilst Tiddlywinks Nursery School is also close by.
Earning a top spot in the Sunday Times’ North West’s ‘best places to live’, Ramsbottom is home to a number of independent shops such as Hearts 4 Homes, alongside clothes stores and bridal boutiques. Peruse the rails before calling in for lunch at one of the many cosy cafes and coffee shops including Room 54 Ramsbottom, Ramsbottom Sweet Shop, Drinc, and Chocolate Café.
Stock up on the weekly shop at Aldi, Tesco or Morrisons or dine out at one of the many restaurants, bistros and pubs nearby. Sample the ale at Holcombe Tap at the entrance to Nuttall Lane and try the locally produced, award-winning ale at Irwell Works Brewery Tap. Why not try out Casked, Ramsbottom’s most recently opened establishment?
Enjoy a pint at your traditional English pub, Hearth of the Ram, located in the heart of Ramsbottom, or savour the tapas at Spanish restaurant Levanter. For formal dining, Owens provides the perfect relaxing setting. With local takeaways catering to different tastes there is something for everybody in Ramsbottom.
Work up an appetite with a hike up Holcombe Hill and to Peel Tower, where you will be rewarded with views down over the village. Nuttall Park is the perfect place for the kids to burn off energy, with its climbing frames and zip lines.
With easy access to the M66 and A56, Bury, Bolton, Burnley, Blackburn are all within reach for commuters, making No. 174, Whittingham Drive perfectly located for all the family.