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6 bedroom country house for sale

Helmshore Road, Helmshore


Property Description

Key features

  • 17th Century Manor House
  • Elegant Accommodation
  • Six Versatile Bedrooms
  • Grand Drawing Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • Rural Surroundings
  • Grounds Of 2 Acres
  • Private Driveway

Full description

Dowry Head is a magnificent stone built manor house believed to have farmhouse origins in the 17th century. Gracious and elegantly appointed with superb period features and with its 13' high drawing room one of the finest and most impressive principal reception rooms we have seen. Stone mullion windows, large fireplaces and exposed beams, views from every room and rambling accommodation; all virtues of the best of family homes. The house is perfect for entertaining and has seen many a garden party during our client's ownership. The grounds extend to about 2 acres, are superbly landscaped and are approached initially by a bridle path and ultimately by a long gravelled gated driveway which sweeps up to the front of the house with a turning circle and leads on to the garaging to the rear and enjoys a right of way through to Helmshore Road via a farm.

Awaiting Vendor Approval -

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Floor Plan -

Reception Hall - 5.75m(18'10'') x 5.50m(18'1'') - An Oak front door opens into this impressive reception hall complete with stone fireplace & beamed ceiling.

Drawing Room - 8.96m(29'5'') x 5.56m(18'3'') - An elegant 13' high grand drawing room with stone mullioned windows on two elevations, substantial stone fireplace, beamed ceiling.

Dining Room - 5.77m(18'11'') x 3.85m(12'8'') - A further delightful reception room with dual aspect & views.

Inner Hallway - Oak staircase, door off to cellar-laundry/utility room.

Cellar - Cellar 1 - 5.70 x 2.27
Cellar 2 - 3.18 x 2.27 Laundry/Utility

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 6.56m(21'6'') x 5.47m(17'11'') - The 'hub' of the house with space for informal dining, comprehensive range of hand painted cupboards.

Rear Entrance - With cloaks cupboard & w.c., external door.

Family Room - 5.90m(19'4'') x 5.11m(16'9'') - A comfortable 'day' room with dual aspect and access to breakfast terrace, calor gas fire.

Lower Ground Floor - Steps lead down to two double bedrooms, sharing a well appointed bathroom, and further versatile reception room currently used as a study. This area would adapt to create a self contained, single level, dependent suite if required.

Bedroom - 4.30m(14'1'') x 3.05m(10'0'') - Aspect to rear.

Bathroom - Comprising four piece suite of shower enclosure, bath, hand wash basin & w.c.

Bedroom - 4.15m(13'7'') x 3.78m(12'5'') - Aspect to rear.

Study - 5.50m(18'1'') x 4.89m(16'1'') - A bright spacious room with dual aspect currently used as a study.

First Floor -

Landing -

Master Bedroom Suite - Comprising Library, dressing room, en-suite bathroom & master bedroom.

Library - 5.09m(16'8'') x 3.08m(10'1'') - Shelving & window seat with splendid views.

Master Bedroom - 5.48m(18'0'') x 4.89m(16'1'') - Stunning master bedroom with dual aspect mullioned windows and panoramic views.

Dressing Room - 5.06m(16'7'') x 3.08m(10'1'') - Well appointed & fitted dressing room opens onto en-suite bathroom.

En Suite Bathroom - Comprising four piece suite of shower enclosure, bath, hand wash basin & w.c.

Upper Landing -

Store Room - 3.05m(10'0'') x 1.84m(6'0'') -

Bedroom - 5.09m(16'8'') x 2.56m(8'5'') - Skylight windows, storage deck.

Bedroom - 5.60m(18'4'') x 5.60m(18'4'') - Large double bedroom featuring exposed roof truss.

Bedroom - 5.75m(18'10'') x 3.79m(12'5'') - Exposed roof timber, dual aspect.

Bathroom - Comprising two piece suite, bath & hand wash basin.

Separate W.C. - Low level w.c.

Outside -

Double Garage - 6.14m(20'2'') x 6.12m(20'1'') - Large double garage with twin doors.

Fuel Store - 4.65m(15'3'') x 1.18m(3'10'') - Housing oil storage tank, wood/solid fuel store.

Boiler House - 3.76m(12'4'') x 3.67m(12'0'') - Oil central heating boiler.

Grounds - Of approximately 2 acres (subject to survey) comprising rolling lawns, generously stocked borders, mature trees & specimen shrubs. Extensive rural surroundings.

Location - Dowry Head stands in a commanding position above the Rossendale Valley with far reaching views to the surrounding hills including the ladmark Musbury Tor. Tesco at Haslingden is about five minutes away and this location is superb for access to Manchester and the national motorway network via the M66 and M62. The local sporting facilities include a dry ski slope, shooting range, swimming pool, cricket club and Rossendale Golf Club is in the valley below. The grounds around the property and moorland beyond offer the opportunity for walking, horse riding (livery and stables down the lane) and outdoor pursuits. Ramsbottom has a reputation for good dining, bistros and specialist shops whilst Bury has its famous market, the terminus for the Metro-Link to Manchester City Centre and all the main national retailers. Good local schools are close by and slightly further afield, but within reach, are the renowned Bury, Bolton, Queen Elizabeth and Manchester Grammar Schools.

Title Plan -

Energy Performance Graph -

Mortgage Services - St.John Healey BA (Hons) CeMap, is a financial consultant specialising in mortgage advice. St.John has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry giving him the ability to access the whole of the market in order to secure the correct mortgage for your individual requirements.
If you would like to organise a convenient time for a consultation or just want more information then please do not hesitate to contact 07740 904913.

There will be no fee for the advice given.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidanceand do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise asto their accuracy. No person in this firm's employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect to the property.

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Added on Rightmove:
11 May 2016

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