Dryfield Lane, Rivington
A grand detached residence set within just under one acre and adjoining open fields to the rear. The gated driveway which also leads to the rear of the home sets a striking entrance for what should be considered as a distinguished home. The 'nuts and bolts' of the property offer four reception rooms plus a kitchen which adjoins outbuildings, to the first floor there are four bedrooms and a large bathroom and the significantly proportioned second floor combines three further rooms which could quite easily be used as bedrooms or alternatively provides a great versatility to the layout. As previously mentioned there are a range of outbuildings which include a collection of rooms adjoining the property (boiler room, scullery, coal store etc), a coach house/former school room plus separate detached garage. The gardens adjoining open fields and includes views towards Rivington Pike and the associated moorland. Historically speaking, the property was constructed during 1904 and had been commissioned by a prominent local businessman by the name of Mr Pickup who remained resident in the town whilst his brick and pipe works thrived. Our current clients purchased the property in 1976 and have been its custodians ever since. We appreciate that many buyers will wish to modernise areas of the home and the great potential on offer which should encompass the ability to extend the property / incorporate some of the outbuildings into the formal living space is made clear during a viewing. The quality of the structure combined with its character, plot size and location would no doubt suit those individuals or families looking for a quality property in a high calibre location.
Dryfield Lane is a highly regarded road in Rivington which is a village just on the outskirts of Horwich. The location blends a rural setting seamlessly with excellent access to facilities and an excellent transport links. The popular and independent Bolton School is around 5 miles away and Dryfield Lane is close to their bus route. Horwich town centre, which includes a good collection of largely independently owned shops and services is under one mile away whilst larger retail outlets can be found towards the Middlebrook development close to the football stadium which includes associated transport links (Horwich Parkway train station on the mainline to Manchester plus junction 6 of the M61). Blackrod train station is physically the closest rail link, is on the main line to Manchester and is around 1.5 miles away whilst the motorway junction is around 3 miles aware. Those busy working in Manchester city centre, for example, would no doubt relish their journey home to a rural retreat to enjoy the country park setting and enviable views. The area is synonymous with the philanthropist Lord Leverhulme who is understood to have socialised with the properties previous owners. To enjoy a slice of the towns heritage along with a large residence and proportionate garden then look no further. This could well be the home for you.
20' 8" x 11' 5" (6.30m x 3.48m) Storm porch with tiled mosaic floor, formal Porch with tiled mosaic floor. Entrance Hall with Reception Room 1 to front right.
Ground floor Cloakroom with wc, hand basin.
Reception Room 1
21' 4" x 17' 5" to alcoves (6.50m x 5.31m) with original large semi-circular bay window with stained and leaded upper lights, overlooks the front garden.
12' 11" x 15' 4" (3.94m x 4.67m) measurement not including the angled bay. Open fire, feature bay and overlooking the rear garden and hills.
18' 6" x 14' 6" (5.64m x 4.42m) . With large multi-fuel stove and overlooking the front garden.
14' 2" x 12' 11" (4.32m x 3.94m) morning room looking towards the side garden area.
18' 8" x 9' (5.69m x 2.74m) with two gable windows, access to pantry 3' 5" x 8' (1.04m x 2.44m).
10' 1" x 10' (3.07m x 3.05m) with huge original sinks, gas boiler.
Staircase leads from Entrance Hall to half-landing with large rear facing window, stunning view to Rivington Pike, and over gardens and fields.
20' x 14' 9" (6.10m x 4.50m) to the front with window over the garden, fully fitted with bedroom furniture.
12' x 14' 5" (3.66m x 4.39m) to the front corner overlooking the front garden.
13' x 15' 2" (3.96m x 4.62m) with stunning view to Rivington Pike, and over gardens and fields.
16' 1" x 11' 3" (4.90m x 3.43m) overlooking the front garden.
Separate wc, fully tiled to the walls and floor with wc.
10' 3" x 12' 11" (3.12m x 3.94m) with shower cubicle, large bath and hand basin, side window.
Summary of Floor 2
Three distinct bedroom areas with the addition of extra storage rooms and bathroom areas. One of the bedrooms could easily accommodate an en suite.
Loft Room 1
20' 11" x 12' 4" (6.38m x 3.76m) with an ante-room 7' 5" x 10' 2" (2.26m x 3.10m)
Loft room 2
14' 6" x 12' 6" (4.42m x 3.81m)
Loft Room 3
12' x 10' 6" (3.66m x 3.20m) looking to the side up Dryfield Lane and looking towards the Cottage.
Exit Horwich along Chorley New Road in the direction of Chorley and as you pass the stone pillars of Lever Park Avenue continue along Scholes Bank and take the second turning on the right into Dryfield Lane which is close to the border of Horwich and Anderton and the property will be on your right hand side.