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3 bedroom farm house for sale

Shadworth Lane, Greenfield, Saddleworth, Lancashire


Property Description

Key features

  • Stone Built Farmhouse
  • Traditional With A Twist
  • Period Extended
  • S.W Facing Conservatory
  • Set In 4.86 Acres
  • Ideal Equestrian Purchase
  • Far Reaching Views
  • Stunning Family Home

Full description

Riddings is a traditional stone built farmhouse located within Saddleworth and which takes credit for being the last property within the West Riding district. Character oozes from every aspect of the property and is presented in a modern style with a traditional twist. One of the main attactions the property presents is the open views across towards Greenfield, this is further benifited by its own open grazing land the property sits in which provides the ideal equestrian dream. Riddings is located in a enviable elevated position on the foothills of the Peninnes, and provides the ideal commutor home due to easy access to the Northwest motorway network (M60/M62) and close proximity to the local railway station which is a main feeder route to Manchester and Huddersfield. Viewing of this property is most highly recommended and by appointment only.


Please note that these particulars whilst believed to be correct, form no part of any agreement, and that all measurements are approximate and should not be relied upon when ordering carpets or any other goods, they are for guidance only, to allow any potential purchaser to decide whether to view the property or not.

Situation And General

The name Riddings is thought to have been derived from the fact that the house is the most southwesterly in the Yorkshire Riddings, or thought to suggest that the land attached was used as coccipe ie wood was grown and riddled for charcoal.
The property dates back to around the mid 1700's and built as part of the Royal George Mills estate and constructed from natural sandstone with large Millstone grit quoins under a stone roof. Evidence is still present of times gone by with woozing holes to the gable end which is proof of the building being used at some time for wool drying / spinning. Internally the property offers an abundance of character with open beams, Queen Anne trusses and beams to the master bedroom, stone flagged flooring and Mullion window openings.
The property is ideally placed for the commutor due to easy access to the Northwest regional Motorway network (M60/M62) which is a main feeder route to Manchester and Huddersfield, there is a nearby railway station providing a requent services again between Manchester and Huddersfield. The property is situated in a pleasing open position off Shadworth Lane which is the old Roman southernly entrance to Saddleworth, and is part of the Pennines trail.


The internal accommodation provides the ideal family home and represents an excellant opportunity to aquire a piece of local history. The property has in recent time been extended to the left hand side providing a further lounge and two bedrooms, and finished to compliment the exsisting stonework. The internal accommodation brielfy comprises of - spacious conservatory with stunning open aspects leading into the main reception hallway, from the hallway a door leads into a sitting / music room, further to this a door leads into a spacious family style kitchen with seperate utility area and doorway leading into a family lounge. To the first floor are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of the bathrooms provides a most appealing twist of modern and traditional themes which certainly is within keeping of the era of the property.
The property sits in unrivaled countryside providing breath taking views over the district of Saddleworth. An electronically controlled gate leads into the courtyard which provides parking for 8+ vehicles, to the far side of the parking area is a large expanse of flat lawn leading to further acre of grazing land. To the front of the property a track leads down to outbuilings which provides the ideal area for the erection of stables if so required, the pathway was a former drive and leads to a set of wrought iron gate fronting Huddersfield road, which offers the potential to reinstate if any purchasers wishes to do so.

Entrance Conservatory

5.26m(17'3'') x 2.57m(8'5'')

A most appealing room which takes full advantage of the stunning views by an expance of double glazed units to three sides. The room is accessed via a set of front opening French doors whilst a further glazed door to the side elevation leads to a patio area. The room provides the ideal area in which to entertain friends and family and has an exposed stone wall, quarry tiled flooring and two cast iron Victorian style radiators. the original front door leads into the reception hallway.

Reception Hallway

The hallway creates a sense of times gone by with its period decor and feature tiled flooring leading to an Oak spindled staircase rising to the first floor. The room is heated via a cast iron radiator and lighting is provided via ceiling light fixtures. A door leads into the sitting room.

Sitting / Music Room

4.50m(14'9'') x 3.58m(11'9'')

A most charming room oozing ample charm and character with its beamed ceiling, Mullion windows and feature fireplace, makes this a pleasing room in which to unwind. The room is presented in a period theme enhanced by a light Oak woodwork and natural wood flooring. The windows adorn the room with ample natural light and have feature wooden shutters inset for those winter nights, additional lighting is offered via flush ceiling lighting. Heating is primarily provided via a cast iron radiator whilst an original slate and marble fireplace with inset tiling and open firegrate is used when the winter weather falls. The room provides a multitude of uses currently serving as a study, although as the currnet owners mention was formerly a lounge for the family prior to the buiding of the extension.


5.31m(17'5'') x 4.22m(13'10'') max

They say the kitchen is the hub of the home and this kitchen makes no exception to that rule. The room is centred round a stone flagged flooring and has exposed beams to the ceiling and a feature gas fired aga cooker which provides a means of further heating to the room. To the side and rear of the room Mullion windows provides natural light with further means via inset low voltage fittings to ceiling areas. The room provides the ideal opportunity to redesign due to the current owners love of natural wood freestanding furtniture allowing free scope to fit out in any style you choose. A set of stone steps lead up to the seperate utility area.

Utility Room

2.13m(7'0'') x 1.91m(6'3'')

A useful room housing a ceramic Belfast style sink with period mixer taps, the room has a window and hardwood door leading out to the side pathway. There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine under a wood base unit with co-ordinating work surface.


5.18m(17'0'') x 4.55m(14'11'')

An antique Pine door with inset stained glazing leads from the breakfast kitchen into this spacious room. Although the room forms part of the extension it has been created to compliment the theme of the original property, with Oak beams to the ceiling, stone flagged flooring and Mullion style windows which provides fantastic open views. The windows are to two elevation and flood the room with ample natural light, spot lighting further enhances the room in the evenings. On entering the room, one of the main focal points is the large Inglenook fireplace which houses a cast iron multifuel burning stove set on a stone hearth ( this makes for a cosy evening, in the winter months over a glass of wine). There is a complimentary decorative theme and underfloor heating enhance the room, above the doorway into the room a crafted sign in the stonework states diary, this dates back to William Pitts window tax and by painting / etching, dairy above the window, you got round the tax on that window.

First Floor

The stairs leading up to the first floor are located within the reception hallway rising to a landing area.

Bedroom One

4.98m(16'4'') x 4.52m(14'10'')

The master bedroom is certainly a feature to the property, due to high apex ceilings with exposed timbers and trusses, this is enhanced by further exposed wood work over the windows and complimented by a solid wood flooring. The room has three windows to different elevations, these same windows have wooden shutters to keep the natural light out on thoses early mornings. There is a cast iron open grate fireplace with stone surround and tiled hearth, a cast iron radiator and a central drop light fitting.

Bathroom One

3.61m(11'10'') x 2.95m(9'8'')

The main bathroom has been designed around period living yet enhanced by a modern twist bringing this bathroom up to 21 century living. The room is centred around a fresstanding claw foot bath which has a chrome hand held shower complete with mixer taps, further to this are two ceramic wash hand basins set on ornate metal stands. Tucked away in the corner is a W/c, with overhead period flush system ( certainly takes you back a bit) and a large glazed walk in shower cubicle with inset mains fed shower unit and overhead pan head shower completes the fittings. There is a window with private outlook, solid wood flooring, ceiling lighting and a Limestone finish to splash areas. This room certainly takes centre stage and decorated in a deep finish adding to that feel of luxury living.

Bedroom Two

4.52m(14'10'') x 2.54m(8'4'')

This well presented room provides open views via a side elevated window, the room is apex in design and has a cast iron radiator and pendant lighting.

Bedroom Three

4.47m(14'8'') x 2.46m(8'1'')

Again well presented and currently serving as a childs room therfore decorated accordingly in a light colour scheme, the room has a front facing window, ceiling lighting and a cast iron radiator.

Bathroom Two

2.26m(7'5'') x 1.93m(6'4'')

The second bathroom services the needs of the children and is fitted with a co-ordinating three piece suite comprising of - W/c with overhead period flush system, wash hand pedestal and bath with overhead mains fed pan head shower. The room has painted timber T&G to dado height complimented by light coloured paintwork to wall areas, there is inset lighting and solid wood flooring.


The grounds to this property are extensive streching over three acres, this make the property the ideal equestrian purchase due to the locality of the land to the living area. There is a large parking area to the front of the property leading up to a large lawn ( could be a football field) which then leads to the paddock. The gardens are well tended and have an array of established plants and trees leading upto a sloping levels of land which has an easily maintained array of conifer hedging. The gardens to the property are child friendly and provides a secure environment in which to socialise and let the kids play safely. ( please see photographs for further land and gardens).

The Old Wash House

3.66m(12'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'')

Local Authority

Oldham MBC

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footpaths, easements, covenants, planning permissions, etc.


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05 May 2010

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