Havercroft Park, Victoria Road, Bolton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Leafy seclusion awaits at Chelford, a private and tranquil haven offering soothing views from every window. Rest and recuperation from the hustle and bustle of modern life is closer to civilisation than you might think, only a stone’s throw from road, rail and retail links…

Arrive at Chelford at the top of a tree-lined private drive, serving six individually designed and architecturally distinct homes; an exclusive and unique setting, Havercroft Park was previously the site of a well-known maternity home, one of three in Bolton in the early to mid-20th century.

Beautifully landscaped to the front, mature trees stand proudly in neatly mown lawn borders, set before the spacious block paved driveway where there is parking for up to seven cars alongside a large, double garage.

Handsome and impressive with its quartet of gables and broad bay window, Chelford is an imposing home to be admired.

Welcome home

Make your way to the canopied front door, providing shelter and shade from the elements, before stepping through into the entrance hall.

Spacious and bright, soothing pale tones set the scene for a home flooded with sunlight, and where artwork accents the walls adding personal warmth. Light streams in through the stained-glass windows to the front, whilst elegant cornicing skims the ceiling. Beneath the stairs, a walk-in closet has been furnished to provide maximum storage for hats, coats, shoes and much more.

Immediately on the left, discover a private and peaceful office, overlooking the leafy vistas to the front. Bespoke furnished in a range of Hammonds fitted units, storage is in abundance, with plenty of worktop space for computers, laptops and printers.

An embracing space

Double doors next to the downstairs WC open into the living room. Substantially sized, light fills the room via the large bay window to the front, framing elevated views out to the mature trees.

A gas fire nestled within a bespoke redbrick fireplace, incorporating the red rose of Lancashire, issues warmth and welcome; perfect for cosying up on the sofa on winter evenings.

Light, bright and airy, this capacious room is comfortable for peaceful evenings in as a family or for entertaining guests; with double doors opening up to the dining room at the rear.

Versatile rooms

Spacious and calming in its neutral tones and low-key décor, the inviting dining room affords the option for formal dining at the table or summertime soirees out in the garden, with French door opening out to the patio beyond.

Returning to the entrance hall, directly ahead, sneak a peek at the snug: a cosy room furnished with sofas and piano, ideal for watching TV, reading or music. A home filled with versatile spaces, consider the potential to utilise this room as a playroom for children.

Feast your eyes

Turning right out of the snug, make your way through to the well-equipped kitchen, where a host of storage space awaits in the light-oak cabinetry comprising of cupboards and drawers, alongside fitted shelving. Furnished with an array of appliances including dishwasher and oven, this large breakfasting kitchen has ample space for a table and chairs, with French doors opening out onto the patio.

Off the kitchen, discover a spacious utility room, where harmonising cabinets provide further storage and a built-in freezer, alongside a sink and plumbing for a washer plus dryer. Note the Hive control unit, fitted when the new boiler was installed.

Access is also available directly from the utility room into the integral garage, a large space which could be readily modified or extended to the side to create extra living space.

Returning to the entrance hall, peep through to the handy downstairs WC with wash basin, ideal for guests, before taking the elegant staircase up to the first-floor landing; a broad and bright area flooded with sunlight, with space to create a quiet reading area with an armchair.

Rest and refuge await in the bright and bountiful front bedroom, discovered through the first door on the left. Dressed in enchanting hues of lilac, twin windows capture leafy views to the tree-lined driveway. An array of bespoke Hammonds wardrobes provides plenty of storage, with fitted bedside furniture also in place.

Refresh and revive in the ensuite shower room, with wash basin, WC and shower.

Soak and sleep

Turning left out of this bedroom, make your way into the main bedroom. Duck egg tones offer a soothing appeal, with an abundance of Hammonds bespoke wardrobes and drawers to accommodate all your clothes and accessories. Wide windows frame tranquil vistas out to the woodland at the rear.

Soak away your aches with a restorative bath accompanied by bubbles and candles in the ensuite bathroom, furnished with a luxuriously sized bath with showerhead attachment alongside wash basin and WC encased within fitted furniture, providing plenty of storage.

Next door on the left, arrive at bedroom five, a peaceful and private room, with wooded views to the rear. Currently used as a study, this flexible bedroom could also serve as a nursery.

Also overlooking the lush woodland to the rear is the fourth bedroom. Another spacious double, this bedroom has a soothing feel, embellished in blue-greys and white. Fitted storage is a feature once again, whilst the large window ensures ample light flow.

Next door the family bathroom is comprehensively furnished with a large bath, large walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

Bespoke furniture extends up and above the double bed in bedroom three, providing a profusion of storage. Large windows draw in an abundance of natural light, framing views out to the leafy boughs beyond in this blissful guest bedroom.

Accessible by fitted pull down wooden ladder, there is a large, centrally boarded loft with strip lighting above, perfect for storage.

Family time

Outside, explore the manicured garden with its stone walls and borders, as it wraps around the home. In the peaceful and private rear garden there are different seating areas and patio providing shelter, sunshine and shade throughout the day.

Children and pets can play on the lawn (there is scope to fully enclose the rear garden for total security) whilst trees provide a calendar for the seasons in their ever-changing colours. In springtime the rhododendrons provide a full show of colourful blossoms.

On your doorstep

From within the leafy safety and seclusion of Havercroft Park, it is easy to forget your proximity to the local road links of the main Bolton ring road, not far away. For those commuting, Chelford is equidistant from junctions five and six of the M61, providing direct access to Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Yorkshire from J5 and Lancashire, the Fylde coast and the Lake District from J6.

Lostock Station is also within walking distance with its rail links to Manchester, Bolton and Preston. a village store and newsagent are within minutes’ walk, whilst Middlebrook Retail Park is only five minutes’ drive from Chelford, with its restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities.

Head into Bolton to explore museums, parks, cinemas and the Octagon theatre. With plenty of country walks and parks close by, why not venture to Rivington – just a short drive away – and explore the Japanese gardens or enjoy the dizzying treetop heights of Go Ape among many other activities.

Slake your thirst at the friendly institution that is Bob’s Smithy Inn, a traditional and warm country pub. The Victoria Inn (affectionately known as Fanny’s) is also close by – a popular venue drawing visitors from out of area. Dine in style at the Retreat; all venues are within walking distance of Chelford.

Families are perfectly placed for schools with six local primary schools rated good or outstanding, whilst the renowned Bolton School is within one and a half miles for independent educational options.

Warm, welcoming, private and peaceful, Chelford is the perfect home for a growing or multi-generational family, providing opportunities to come together in harmony whilst affording each member their own personal space.

01204 329975

Newton & Co Sales & Lettings

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