About this property
This Grade II listed terraced stone built cottage 1 of only 13 built in the late 18th century by Robert and Peter Lord to house their mill workers oozes character and charm, featuring original period stone work and detailing worthy of it’s historic status. Resting beside the banks of Dean Brook in the conservation area and village of the Barrow Bridge. This quiet world-class beauty spot is located in The Smithills Estate Woodland Trust. Sykes Cottages is proud to present the exclusive and only holiday let accommodation in this area. Couples or friends have everything they need to enjoy a heart warming, refreshing, romantic, cozy, rural getaway. Enter into the sitting room home to a wood burner and feature stone built fireplace where you can sit back and enjoy some peace and quiet amongst the tasteful Arts and Crafts period lighting and decor. Wander through to the kitchen/diner, which makes a spacious place to gather with your loved ones and enjoy a meal of your choice. Take the stairs and you will be welcomed by a large master bedroom. Romantic and traditionally styled with Arts and Crafts period furnishings and a dramatic Georgian period stone built fireplace. There are stunning picturesque views of the village and Dean Brook looking out the window. Benefiting from the warmth of a wood burner, and subtle sounds of the running waters of Dean Brook you can enjoy a peaceful nights sleep from one day to the next. For more of this, a second bedroom is perfect for some alone time, boasting an armchair and reading area, where you can escape into your own world with a good book or sit bird watching out through the window looking out to the conservation area behind the cottage. With well-positioned bird feeders this vantage provides the ultimate bird watchers hide. Plenty of old features bring this room to life, and you can rest amongst it all whenever you please. Finishing the layout, a classic bathroom is ideal for getting ready in the early hours or simply relaxing after an adventure-filled day. On a nice afternoon, you can rest in the small patio area outside, or better yet why not wander through the village to explore its historic beauty, take the 63 steps to the many walking trails accessing the breathtakingly beautiful Smithills Estate and West Pennine Moors. This location offers the best of both worlds, situated on the northwest edge of Greater Manchester, it is close enough to explore city sights and culture of the Manchester and Liverpool. With Historic sites and the one of the oldest pubs in the Britain near by, Bolton, offers a wide-ranging selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. There is an award winning central market, theatre, museums, a symphony and cinemas worth visiting. For those wishing for a rural countryside retreat there are stunning walks on the West Pennine Moors, Pendle, Ribble Valley, and Forrest of Boland, exploring quaint local villages, cycling, bird watching, sailing and horseback riding to name a few. A promising retreat however you choose to spend your holiday.