Whittles Cottage, Tottington Guide Price: Sold STC

Property Summary

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

Property Location

Imagine a home that ticks every box… rural setting, open countryside views, large garden, stables and outbuildings and perfect privacy…

Nestled in the friendly village of Tottington, with walks on the doorstep, get back to nature at Whittles Cottage, a quaint cottage with three and a half acres of land to get creative with.

Travel along a small country lane used solely by Whittles residents and for farm access, before pulling up outside the traditional stone cottage – recently repointed with lime mortar – where there is ample off-road parking to the right of the garden for easily 15 cars, alongside a large garage.

Take the stable door directly into the kitchen, the hub of the home. Shades of grey and cream blend with black granite worktops to offer a fresh palette upon arrival home. Traditional cabinetry and larder shelving provide plenty of storage, with space for an under-counter fridge and an oven. Take in the view from the window above the sink, where light floods in to fill the kitchen. Farrow and Ball painted walls contrast with the exposed beam and stone wall, blending classic and contemporary. A latched door leads to the utility room where there is further storage for coats and boots. There is a WC and plumbing for a washer-dryer with a sink and space for a fridge freezer. The boiler can also be found in here.

Allowing light to flow through from room to room, part glazed doors feature prominently at Whittles Cottage. Open one such door, leading off from the kitchen into the lounge, to discover light-filled living.

Grey carpet cushions each step underfoot, transitioning from the practical hub of the home into the warm and welcoming heart, with William Morris feature wallpaper. Exposed beams and an open fire add character, with a traditional quarry tiled plinth and deep alcoves, shelved to provide storage. Spotlights overhead serve to introduce a contemporary element, adding to the natural light streaming in from the rear of the room, where cosy charm makes way for light-filled living.

Currently serving as an office, this versatile second section of the lounge could be ideal as a dining room, with sliding doors opening out to the patio and garden beyond, where open fencing offers unbroken views out over the countryside.

Tucked off the lounge, a glazed door opens to a most versatile room. Formerly serving as a hobby room and gym, this room could be used as an office or playroom.

From the kitchen, ascend the grey carpeted staircase where feature duck egg wallpaper lines the way to the first-floor landing.

Turning left, latte coloured carpet adds comfort in the elegantly styled master bedroom. Calm, peaceful and with glorious views, this bedroom is a true sanctuary.

Spacious and bright, with a pendant light adding illumination, shimmering shades add lustre to the feature wall behind the bed. With ample space for a king size bed, wardrobe and bedside drawers, far reaching views extend from the window out over the garden, paddocks, fields and hills in the direction of Manchester and Affetside.

Across the landing, another door opens to the second bedroom. Built-in storage features above the double bed, making the most of the high ceiling. The large top opening window to the front offers delightful views over the front garden and parking area, private and peaceful.

Coming out of the second bedroom, turn left and follow the landing along, sneaking a peek at the large family bathroom on the left.

Tiled to the walls in white, with a band of mosaic tiling in refreshing shades of seafoam green and blue, this room of refreshment features a large bath, chrome heated towel radiator, vanity unit wash basin, WC and separate Aqualisa shower cubicle. Drenched in light, a large window provides pretty views out over the garden to the front.

Across from the bathroom discover a third bedroom, with views out over the fields and countryside to the rear.

To the front of Whittles Cottage, a quaint cottage gate provides access to the garden, where stepping stone flags lead through the vegetable patch and out to a substantially sized 24-foot stable block with stable and tack room with new metal roof installed in 2016 and metal cladding.

A large lawn is ideal for children’s play with the added bonus of a patio to the rear of the home, easily accessed from the lounge.

Beyond a second gate is another large, securely enclosed field, reaching to Walves Stream – ideal for those looking to keep horses, ponies, goats or sheep.

A wide variety of well-established mature trees including beech, rowan, oak, horse chestnut, hawthorn, hazel and willow, along with plants, shrubs and spring bulbs, offer all-season colour and interest.

With mature fruit trees, vegetable patches and even a greenhouse, there is ample opportunity to enjoy your own smallholding at Whittles Cottage, with a large garage ideal for those looking for space for a workshop, alongside a chalet style cedar shed currently used as a gym.

Spectacular views extend across to Redisher Woods, Holcombe Ranges, Peel Tower and as far as Saddleworth Moor. With a wide variety of wildlife, birds and flora to be seen, the fields offer a fantastic opportunity to pursue both leisure and business interests. Rear your own sheep, geese and chickens, enjoy campouts in your own garden and explore the unique potential of this home and its grounds.

With so much nature to be discovered in your own front garden, Whittles Cottage is also perfectly placed for those looking to venture further afield, with a myriad of footpaths and walkways to be discovered in nearby Affetside.

Off the beaten track, yet comfortingly convenient for the city, Whittles Cottage is within easy reach of Manchester, Bury, Bolton and the Rossendale Valley. Commute with convenience with handy motorway links and also train links from Bolton as well as the Metrolink from Bury.

Jumbles Reservoir, alongside Holcombe Ranges, The Burrs and Two Brooks Valley are also close by, with many nearby pubs perfect for a thirst-quenching drink after a bracing winter’s day walk. Close by there is the Red Lion in Hawkshaw, alongside the Waggon & Horses.

In Tottington Village, call in at The Dungeon Inn or The Robin Hood for a friendly local pint. For a cocktail or two to kick start your weekend, why not try Stanleys of Tottington or the Bilardi’s Bar within Carmelo’s Restaurant. After a walk along the brook in Affetside, call in for a refreshing drink at The Pack Horse.

With the village of Tottington just a stone’s throw away, pick up all your essentials at the Coop or local shops including independent butchers, florists, hairdressers and takeaways. A petrol stations and a community library can also be found in Tottington.

Families are well placed for schools, with Tottington Primary School, Holly Mount RC Primary School, St Mary’s C of E Primary School and Greenmount Primary School all within easy reach. Secondary schools can be found in Tottington, Ramsbottom and nearby Bury.

It’s only a short drive to Peel Tower, Turton Towers, Helmshore Museum, the East Lancs Railway and the art galleries, cinemas and museums of Bolton, providing ample opportunity for culture and family fun.

For a home with character and warmth, and so much outdoor space in which to grow your own and even run your own smallholding, Whittles Cottage is a hidden gem, off the beaten track, where memories are made and where dreams are nurtured.


Council Tax Band D

EPC for Whittles Cottage, Tottington
Kelly Woolford

Kelly Woolford

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