7 bedroom detached house for sale

Astley Bank, Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire

£695,000

Property Description

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‘Ashdale’ is a magnificent example of Victorian grandeur, situated on the outskirts of the West Pennine Moors, in Darwen. Built circa 1871 and with many of the original features still prominent throughout the property, this captivating seven bedroom stone detached home, displays personality and plenty of period charm. Enjoying a commanding position with superb views and a plot of approximately 2¼ acres, including stables, paddock, stream, some woodland and gardens to all sides, this distinctive residence would be perfect for large or growing families, and for those requiring equestrian facilities. Words and photos simply cannot do this 19th century family home justice, and therefore viewings are strongly advised to absorb and appreciate the many exciting qualities of this alluring period home.



Property ref: 121_2495_3819358

Location 
The property is located in a convenient position just two and half miles from the M65 motorway network, Entwistle Reservoir and picturesque rugged West Pennine Moors countryside. The property is well placed for shopping facilities and amenities in Darwen and the neighbouring towns of Blackburn and Bolton. Darwen rail station can also be found just a mile away providing great commuter links to Manchester and the surrounding areas. Local schools at primary and secondary level can be found within a mile of the property.

Entrance Hallway 
An arched gothic door with covered entrance, leads into the impressive entrance hallway with original skirting boards and decoratively appealing floor tiles. An ornate staircase leads to the first floor. Accessible off the hallway are the reception rooms, kitchen, and downstairs wc.

Reception rooms 
There are two large reception rooms currently used as a dining room and lounge, offering fantastic views over the gardens and fields beyond. Both rooms display period features with fireplaces and tiled hearths, covings, skirting boards indicative of the age and style of the property. The dining room also features an intricate ceiling rose with display cabinet incorporated into the fire surround. Both rooms have original Victorian wooden flooring.

Dining Kitchen 
Spacious fitted kitchen with incorporated white goods to include dishwasher, fridge freezer, and Neff oven, grill, microwave, and four ring gas hob. Two double glazed windows overlook the attractive gardens to the rear. Ornate cornices keep the period feel running through this room and timber double French doors open onto the vast gardens. Just off the kitchen is a sizeable utility area with sink basin and worktop space, with access to the cellars and door providing access to the rear garden.

Cellars 
There are two large cellar rooms both with two sash windows, letting in natural light. The cellar is stone paved and also features a pantry area with stone shelves and storage cupboard. The central heating system for the property is situated in the cellar with a large combination boiler.

Landing 
To the first floor there is a substantial sized landing with three stepped windows to the front elevation and built in storage cupboard and access to four double bedrooms. Stairs to second floor landing where there are a further three double bedrooms.

First Floor Bedrooms 
The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom and open feature fireplace with two double glazed windows to the front and fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom is also of generous proportions and has two double glazed windows to the side and front elevations. There is also a ceiling centre piece and sink basin. The third and fourth bedrooms overlook the rear and side gardens and both benefit from fitted wardrobes and desk areas. Stairs lead up to the second floor where there are a further three double bedrooms.

Bathrooms, En-suite and WC 
Main bathroom with modern double glazed window with stain glass window, free standing bath, thermostatic shower cubicle with period style tiles, sink basin with oak vanity unit and tiled splash back. Separate shower room featuring shower cubicle with electric shower unit with tiled splash back, vinyl floor, and double glazed window to front elevation. The en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom boasts a panelled bath fitted with jets and underwater light, low level wc, sink basin with vanity unit and wall mounted mirror. There are separate period mahogany casement wcs to the ground floor and a half landing off the first floor level.

Gardens and Stables / Paddock 
With expansive lawned garden areas, the front of the property features steps leading down to a level lawn upon which previously sat a tennis court. For horse enthusiasts or those requiring equestrian facilities, in addition to the paddock and stables, this area could feasibly turn into a menage. Another appealing feature for equine lovers is the immediate access to bridle pathways. To the rear of the property is a delightful garden area adjacent to which is a raised level featuring a greenhouse. From the kitchen double doors open out onto a stone paved terrace, with a raised stone built fish pond. To the alternate side of the property is a grassy lawned garden with a young monkey puzzle tree. The stables are fully operational, of generous proportions including 3 loose boxes and large storage area which open up onto the grassy paddock, leading down to the stream and woodland.

Parking 
Sweeping driveway with smooth tarmacked surface, comfortably providing off road parking for four vehicles. In addition to this is a parking bay for a few additional vehicles.

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Added on Rightmove:
17 July 2015

Nearest stations

  • Darwen (0.8 mi)
  • Entwistle (3.0 mi)
  • Mill Hill (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Miller Metcalfe, Harwood

87a Lea Gate, Harwood, Bolton, BL2 4BQ

01204 299015 Local call rate

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87a Lea Gate, Harwood, Bolton, BL2 4BQ

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Nearest stations

  • Darwen (0.8 mi)
  • Entwistle (3.0 mi)
  • Mill Hill (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Miller Metcalfe, Harwood

87a Lea Gate, Harwood, Bolton, BL2 4BQ

01204 299015 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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