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Billinge End Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

Added on 14/09/2020
James Whitehead Professional Estate Agent, Blackburn

Key features

  • A spacious period house with a host of original features and beautiful oak woodwork throughout
  • Three reception rooms, five double bedrooms,two bathroom.
  • A large fully integrated craftsman built dining kitchen
  • A superb [heated] indoor swimming pool and leisure room extension
  • Gas central heating
  • Walled front boundary and gated access
  • Interesting colourful and generous south facing private rear garden
  • Stunning panoramic elevated views over south Blackburn to Darwen Tower
  • Sun balcony and private terraces
  • Very convenient for Town and schools [inc Westholme & Tauheedul]

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Built in 1928 Rockwood is a substantial detached family home with all the mature character and features of that 'Art-Deco' period. It sits within a curtilage of approximately half an acre and commands panoramic views over its south facing rear garden. It offers 3 reception rooms, a large and enviable family room/kitchen, a superb swimming pool/leisure room extension [with gym space, changing room, wc, shower & sauna], 5 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Gas central heating is installed.

Within its tree lined boundaries Rockwood enjoys a distinctly "out of town" ambiance yet it is close to Billinge End and within approximately 1 mile of Blackburn's commercial centre. Several schools [most noteably Westholme and Tauheedul] are particularly proximate. Billinge End Road leads out to the open green space on the Pleasington side of Blackburn. Billinge Woods and Witton Country Park are within short walking distance.

Due to the serious health risks presented by Covid -19, viewers will be qualified and in the first instance appointments are to be restricted to chain-free parties who can provide 'proof of funding.' Viewers will also be asked for current medical information with respect to Covid-19.


Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule 1.82m x 1.59m
The property is entered through an attractive solid oak front door which opens into a traditional vestibule area with an original slate and marble tile floor. An oak door, with opaque glazing leads into the reception hall.

Reception Hall 5.0m x 4.4m
A beautiful central hallway with three-quarter height oak wall panelling, gallery shelving, solid oak doors and skirtings and a most impressive oak staircase which rises and returns
to the first floor. [Natural oak doors and woodwork are a feature throughout this wonderful and traditional family home].

Separate wc 1.80m x 0.95m
With a two-piece suite in white and 'porthole' shaped window to the front elevation.

Lounge 6.85m x 4.23m
A lovely and spacious main reception room with extensive southerly views through the attractive rear mullion windows. It features an Adam style fireplace with a marble inlay, a matching hearth and an inset gas living-flame fire basket. There are wall and picture light points, 3 ceiling light points and original ornate coving and ceiling friezework. Two radiators are fitted.

Dining Room 4.41m[+bay] x 4.80m
A large and welcoming room which comfortably accommodates and 8/10 seater formal dining suite, together with a 'baby grand' piano!. It has a bay window with stunning views, a minster style marble fireplace and a gas living flame fire. There are picture and wall light points, ornate cornice coving, picture hanging rails and a radiator.

Dining Kitchen 6.85m x 4.31m
This is a large and enviable fully fitted kitchen with a spacious family dining area from where double-opening french doors lead out to a sun balcony. From the balcony there are breath-taking panoramic views across south Blackburn to Darwen Tower and the West Pennine Hills in the distance. It is a bit of a 'jaw-dropping' vista! The kitchen section is comprehensively fitted with an extensive range of craftsman built units [in a 'Smallbone' style] complemented by granite worktops/upstands and integrated appliances, including a recessed range cooker [gas hobs], a dishwasher and a fridge. There is a central working island with an additional sink [for hand washing]. The whole room is illuminated with ceiling down-lights and there is also under-counter concealed lighting above the worktops. The kitchen and dining area have beautiful Traventine flooring which extends right through to the side hall, cloaks wc and laundry room.

Within the dining area section of the kitchen there is a fitted dresser unit [which matches the kitchen cabinets] and a fireplace within which is a gas [wood-burner style] stove on a raised brick hearth.

Side Hall 2.71m x 1.1m
With a stable type door [top and bottoming opening sections] from the front elevation.

Cloakroom 1.69m x 1.48m and Wc 1.48m x 0.82m
A walk-in cloaks area with pegs for outdoor coats and shelving for boots and shoes. An inner door opens to a separate wc

Laundry/Utility Room 2.75m x 2.37m
With a sink for hand washing and dedicated recesses, with connections, for a washing machine and a dryer. There is also ample space for an additional fridge-freezer

Study/Library with Mezzanine Office above 5.29m x 2.99m (max)
This study/library is beautifully equipped with a bespoke range of fitted glass fronted book cases, cupboards and drawer units. It has rear elevation french windows opening to a pool-side patio. Additionally a natural wood staircase rises to a mezzanine floor area which is fitted with a study/computer desk and office cabinets.Doors lead from the Study/Library to the swimming pool room extension.

Swimming Pool Room Extension 18.1m x 5.83m
A large purpose built extension housing a good-sized heated swimming pool, with all equipment and connections. There is also a dedicated leisure area for home gymnasium equipment. Directly behind the pool room there is a Changing Room - 3.04m x 2.06m (max), a separate Wc - 1.64m x 1.30m, a step-in Shower and a fitted Sauna- 1.29m x 1.26m

Pool Equipment Room 3.34m x 2.52m
The pool equipment room houses the heating and filtration equipment for the pool itself.

A lovely solid oak spindled staircase rises and fully returns to the first floor.

First Floor

A wide central landing from where there are individual doors to the four bedrooms, the house bathroom and the separate wc.

Bedroom One 4.39m x 4.32m
A double room with stunning southerly rear views and a radiator

Bedroom Two 4.31m x 3.83m
A double room, also benefitting from the extensive views. It has some fitted furniture and a radiator.

Bedroom Three 4.23m x 3.91m
A double room which is also located on the rear side of the property and enjoys the fantastic vista. It has an arrangement of fitted wardrobes, a dressing table and a radiator.

Bedroom Four 4.23m x 2.83m
This is the only bedroom located on the front of the property. It has two sets of fitted wardrobes and a radiator.

House Bathroom/Wc 3.02m x 2.76m
A well proportioned house bathroom with a suite in white. It offers both a corner 'air/spa' bath and a separate walk-in shower cubicle. There are twin washbasins, mirrors, down-lighting and display tops.

Wc 1.67m x 0.90m

A second staircase rises to the upper floor of Rockwood, where there are two rooms, which in the days of service [before the Second World War] would have been the servant/housemaids quarters

Second Floor

Bedroom Five 4.35m x 3.18m (max)
A good sized double room with a radiator

Bathroom/Wc 3.53m x 2.70m
A generous three piece bathroom/wc with a suite in white

Rockwood enjoys a generous mature plot, the majority of which is to the rear/south side.

Across the front boundary with Billinge End Road there is a high stone wall which affords a considerable degree of privacy. There are electronic driveway gates which can be operated remotely, or from within the house. The driveway accesses a large front forecourt with ample parking and turning space for family vehicles. There is also a detached garage.

Steps descend to the left of the property to access a large and very well stocked rear garden which is essentially on three levels.

You have the upper balcony which spans the rear elevation, giving access to two sun terraces. One of these is adjacent to the pool building. There are patio windows connecting the pool to this terrace which is great if you are having a pool party or entertaining.

On the next level down you have an area of grass flanked by pathways and well stocked rockeries and borders. Lower down the garden is a water feature with a bridge and right down at the lower level is a large area of lawn which within the recent past was a grass tennis court. It has not been used for tennis for while but it creates great play space for children. There is a timber garden store for housing tools and equipment.

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Billinge End Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Mill Hill Station1.2 miles
  • Cherry Tree Station1.3 miles
  • Blackburn Station1.4 miles
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James Whitehead Professional Estate Agent, Blackburn


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