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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Blake Lea Cottage, Blake Lee Lane, Marsden

Sold STC £779,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached cottage
  • Set in approx. 7.8 acres
  • Superb rural views
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • Living kitchen & 2 reception rooms
  • Stable block & menage
  • Double garage
  • Energy rating 61 (Band D)

Full description

Set within approximately 7.8 acres of land this beautifully refurbished cottage offers family sized living with excellent equestrian facilities in a sought after rural setting. The entire property has been extensively improved by our clients in recent years. The house now features spacious 4 bedroom accommodation which combines character with the convenience of modern living. Externally it is equipped with generous parking, an oversized double garage, stables, ménage and grazing land.

About Blake Lea Cottage - The property is believed to originally date back to the early 1800s and is believed to originally have been a row of 3 cottages which were later combined into a single dwelling. Our clients purchased the property in 2004 and carried out an extensive scheme of refurbishment from that date.

A 2 storey extension was added to the side of the house on the site of a former garage with a further single storey extension to the front enlarging the kitchen. Our clients inform us that a top to bottom refurbishment of the property was carried out including re-roofing, replastering, rewiring, installation of a new oil fired central heating system and redesigning of the entire ground floor and the installation of underfloor heating.

It features uPVC double glazed windows throughout, oil fired central heating system (underfloor heating to the ground floor). It has mains electricity and shares a mains water supply with the adjoining property which is pumped up from lower down the lane. Drainage is to a septic tank. There is no connection to mains drainage or gas. Solar panels are installed, supplying energy for hot water.

The property is located down a short private driveway from Blake Lea Lane ensuring good privacy from the road. There is generous parking and turning space to the front with a detached double garage and workshop. Further land has been purchased throughout our clients ownership with the addition of stables and a mnage to create an excellent equestrian facility.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Entrance Porch - With front entrance door and windows to either side, tiled floor and wooden entrance door leading into the hall.

Hall - A spacious hallway which features a slate tiled floor which follows through into the kitchen, utility and boiler rooms. There are windows to the front elevation with exposed stone surround, feature reproduction beam to the ceiling and wooden stairs to the first floor.

Living Kitchen - 25'1" x 16'7" (7.65m x 5.05m) - A particularly good sized kitchen which is enhanced by a single storey extension to the front creating the space for it to be used as a flexible living and dining space. It features a good range of quality oak fronted base units and wall cupboards, with laminated worksurfaces, matching island unit with granite worksurface, Rayburn stove, double oven, microwave, induction hob with extractor over and free standing American style fridge freezer. There is a window to the rear, slate tiled floor and inset spotlights to the ceiling. The dining / sitting area features patio doors to the front with windows to either side and 2 velux rooflights to the partly angled ceiling.

Boiler Room - 9'5" x 8'5" (2.87m x 2.57m) - A handy room for storage of outdoor items and also used by our clients as a dog room. Housing the Torrent pressurised hot water cylinder and featuring a slate tiled floor, window and stable door to the rear.

Utility Room - 7'10" x 9'7" max (2.39m x 2.92m max) - With plumbing for automatic washing machine, window to the rear and slate tiled floor. This also doubles as a downstairs wc and features a low flush wc and washbasin housed behind a dwarf wall.

Dining Room - 14'9" x 13'8" (4.50m x 4.17m) - One of two interconnecting reception rooms which could be suitable for a variety of uses. It features a central double sided fireplace with stone hearth and log burning stove which is also open to the lounge, solid oak flooring, 2 sets of windows to the front and a window seat to the rear.

Lounge - 16' x 16'3" (4.88m x 4.95m) - Again featuring the open fireplace and stove as described in the dining room. With windows to the front, side and rear elevations, reproduction feature beam to the ceiling and solid oak flooring.

First Floor -

Landing - A long landing area with 2 windows to the rear, 2 radiators and exposed roof truss over the stairs.

Bedroom 1 - 15'2" x 15'10" overall (4.62m x 4.83m overall) - A double bedroom with windows to the front and side enjoying the views, loft access point and central heating radiator.

En-Suite - 10'4" x 4'3" (3.15m x 1.30m) - With three piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, vanity washbasin and shower cubicle, heated towel rail, tiled floor and obscure glazed window to the rear.

Bedroom 2 - 15'2" x 11'7" (4.62m x 3.53m) - A double bedroom with 2 windows to the front, exposed beams to the ceiling and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 11'7" x 12'2" (3.53m x 3.71m) - Another double bedroom with 2 windows to the front, exposed roof truss and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 14'9" x 8'7" (4.50m x 2.62m) - Once again a double bedroom with 2 windows to the front, exposed roof truss and central heating radiator.

Bathroom - 11'2" x 5'9" (3.40m x 1.75m) - The house bathroom features a three piece suite in white comprising low flush wc, pedestal washbasin and bath with shower over, exposed roof truss, heated towel rail, tiling to 2 walls and obscure glazed window to the rear.

Outside - The property is accessed via a private driveway from Blake Lee Lane. There is a cattle grid and wooden, electric remote controlled gate to the threshold of the driveway. The driveway leads down to a further wooden gate and provides access into a generous gravelled parking area with ample space for a number of vehicles, horseboxes and trailers with access to the garage. In front of the house there is a walled seating / garden area which features stone flags (reclaimed from the house during the renovation works).

Garage / Workshop - 30'5" x 18'6" (9.27m x 5.64m) - This oversized double garage features ample space to park two cars comfortably with additional storage / workshop space. There is an electric remote controlled door and personal access to the side. It has the benefit of an electric light and power supply and water point.

Stables And Menage - A modern wooden stable block built upon a concrete base featuring 4 loose boxes in an L-shape with water supply. In front of the stables is a sand based exercise arena with post and rail fence.

Land - A banked wooded area flanks the driveway and extends behind the garage, the oil tank is situated on this banking between the house and garage. The remaining land comprises of 3 sloping fields to the north and east of the house. There is a further field at a lower level to the west of the house, below the stables and mnage which also has an access point at the bottom of Blake Lee Lane.

Footpath - Note that a footpath runs through the lower field and then along the edge of the upper fields. This route can be made clear upon viewing the property.

Viewing - By appointment with Wm Sykes & Son.

Location - Take the A62 Manchester Road into Marsden then turn down Peel Street and head through the centre of the village. Follow the road round to the left, then right onto Station Road over the railway bridge before turning left onto Reddisher Road. Continue along here as the road becomes Waters Road, then Blake Lee Lane. The road gets narrower and steeper, the property will be found on the right hand side at the second sharp bend.

Site Plan - Site plan is for identification purposes only. Acreages are approximations only.

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09 September 2016


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