-3 bed detached house
-Bathroom with bath
-2 reception rooms
-Previously Grade II listed
-Isolated position, one mile from nearest neighbour.
-Exposed site 1000 ft above sea level
-4 x 4 transport essential
-Original property dates from the 17th Century.
-Benefits from a large modern heated PVC conservatory overlooking an extensive family garden to the rear.
-Mature vegetable plot in front. Perfect for playing hide and seek under the rhubarb leaves.
-Accessible through narrow country lanes framed with traditional limestone walls. Ideal for walking along the tops in the summer. Regularly blocked by snow making them impassible by vehicles but great fun to play in.
-Recently added extension with its own washroom. Atmospheric views over the valley when the cloud is so low the town looks like it’s rising from the sea. Currently used as a playroom for two mischievous children and in a situation reasonably hidden from main reception rooms so can be left as messy as required.
(Extension could also be used as an artist’s studio or a home-based business. It had previously been used as an extra bedroom for a visiting granny and was ideal for raising a family of stray black and white kittens, before the carpet was put down.)
-Main bedroom features an enchanting, vaulted ceiling and A-frame oak beams. Useful for inspiring imaginative tales from the past to entertain children. Also has tall built-in wardrobes perfect for playing Hide and Seek.
-Attached to the main bedroom is an ensuite bathroom where you can watch the chickens squabbling in their pen and inspect the vegetable garden through the window while you use the shower.
-Spacious lounge with a large inglenook fireplace and working log burner. Ideal for cozy winter evenings around the TV and hanging Christmas stockings along the top ready for Santa to fill.
-Dining room with oak beams and open fireplace. Ample room for a large table seating ten people. Suitable for family celebrations including Christmas, children’s parties, and Sunday dinners.
-Small bathroom upstairs. Bath has an in-built jacuzzi perfect for fun bath times. Warning: bubbles will overflow and cover the floor causing delighted screaming before you know it.
-Unusual L-shaped kitchen with Aga. Permanently warm and cosy with smells of freshly baked bread. Glass panelled door to garden with chicken pen beyond, filling the house with gentle clucking sounds and the odd squawk.
-Small cellar with cold stone slab counters. Perfect for storing food for surprise parties and alcoholic beverages. No obvious dampness, making it ideal for crispy Christmas decorations and family memory boxes.
-Characterful limestone outer walls supporting mature Wisteria with extensive views over the rolling moors of the lower Pennines. Access also to the local area of beauty with public paths dotted with benches to sit and enjoy the scenery and laugh at the dogs running free.
-Ideal property to be the anchor for growing and migrating family.
-Private garden to the rear with mature trees housing a tree house with rope ladders and polka dot curtains made by Mum.
-Uninterrupted views of local hills and surrounding countryside. Perfect for planning family walking days for when the children are older.
Tell me again why we are moving?
House no longer for sale.
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Perri Dodgson was born in 1959 into an RAF family. Her early life was spent in permanent transit making her school life rather chaotic. She studied graphic arts, worked in banking, did layout design, and worked in the care sector. Now retired, she lives in Wellingborough, England. She realised how much she loves storytelling and creating characters when she joined her local writing group early this year. Writing flash fiction, fiction, and poetry. She is enjoying the learning process and also planning her first novel.