A very warm welcome to Hill Top - a six bedroom detached property which presents all four elements that make a perfect and prestigious family home - style, size, location, and function. This luxurious home is offered with no onward chain, and is near enough new throughout, owing to a substantial extension and top spec full renovation over the past few years.
An Overview - Externally its fresh and modern render finish blends with a traditional architectural design which creates that refined, timeless style - all set within a secluded, leafy green plot behind a private gated driveway. The house is set back on the highly sought after private road of Windy Harbour Lane, Bromley Cross, where individual, luxury homes complement one another.
Internally the residence boasts 4,343 sq ft of pristine accommodation across three floors, providing both aspects of luxury and functionality for the largest of families. Even if all six bedrooms are occupied, the generous accommodation on offer here has an abundance of space to cater for a busy family lifestyle - four legged friends and all!
The property is highly suitable for a growing family, and its six bedrooms are equalled with six bathrooms, four of which are en-suites, in addition to the main bathroom and a handy downstairs shower room. There is a home office on the first floor too. A brief overview of the downstairs accommodation comprises a grand hallway, a choice of four sizeable reception areas including a huge, open plan, multi-function room including kitchen, dining, and sitting area which serves as the heart of the home; other necessities for modern family life include the downstairs shower room, a utility room which sits next to another versatile room suitable as a second office, a home gym, or dog room, plus an integral garage, and a cloak/boot room situated off the hallway. There's no box left unticked! Let's take a closer look.
The Approach - Windy Harbour Lane is a most pleasant place to live. Lined with mature trees and hedgerows, the lane's residents benefit from privacy while also having that welcoming neighbourly feel. Hill Top is set back from the lane behind private gates and it's spacious driveway, large enough to accommodate several cars with scope to increase its size if desired. And the front lawn bordered by mature shrubbery adds to the lovely leafy green ambience where all you can hear is a subtle whistle of the wind and the chirping of birdsong. Anyhow, let's venture inside!
The Living Space - As soon as you step into this home, the hallway's grand size and opulent décor gives the first glimpse of the great proportions and quality of finish on offer at Hill Top. A white Italian tiled floor gives a palatial vibe and allows an abundance of natural light to bounce around the space. This beautiful Italian flooring continues throughout the entire ground floor, creating a feeling of luxuriousness and freshness in every room, while also being practical and easy to clean in line with the demands of family life. Another practicality is the cloak and boot room situated off the hallway by the front door - a handy spot to keep all the coats and footwear tidy and out the way.
To the rear of the property, the huge multi-function room is deservedly the heart of the home, featuring the kitchen, dining and sitting areas that blend together seamlessly, perfect for that contemporary, open plan lifestyle which is ever so desirable for both everyday living and when hosting family and friends on social occasions. And the large bifold doors and part-vaulted ceilings with Velux windows add to the already bright and airy ambience. Picture a warm summer's day, blue skies galore with the garden in bloom and the bifolds swung open making the most of that satisfying indoor-outdoor lifestyle, with family and friends by your side enjoying your brilliant home.
It is no surprise the kitchen is top quality for a residence of this calibre, with more than enough space for the keenest of cooks! A large Smeg cooker holds the centre of the kitchen, providing a five-plate induction hob and multi-oven setup. Placed conveniently opposite the Smeg cooker is a double Belfast sink, which is inset within the white marble-effect worktop with swan-neck flexi tap. Other integrated features include the dishwasher, microwave, wine fridge and wine rack, plus a copious amount of cupboard space which will cater for the largest of families, and we haven't even got to the utility room yet! Within the kitchen is also currently an American style freestanding fridge-freezer, which can be included in the sale of the property if desired. The kitchen is intelligently designed for practicality as well as beauty, with a main cooking area situated around the Smeg cooker and sink, a separate breakfast and coffee preparation area, and the large island setup creates the ideal layout for socialising with a bottle of your favourite red while cooking for family and friends.
The open plan living space can easily accommodate a large dining table with still plenty of room for a sitting area as well. And from the sitting area, a door to the orangery provides a lovely spot to enjoy the back garden while also enjoying the warmth of inside during colder months.
Again situated off the open plan living, this time by the kitchen, is a door to the utility room which is finished to the same high quality contemporary standards and benefits from an extra sink, washer and dryer, while also providing access to the downstairs three-piece shower room with WC, wash basin, and glass corner shower, as well as access to the versatile room which could serve as a second home office, home gym, or dog room.
This main open plan living space and other generous reception areas make the combined accommodation highly versatile, giving you choice in layout to suit your personal preferences.
Back into the grand hallway at the front and through glass double doors is the large lounge, which like the hallway has an essence of grandeur. The size of this lounge is extremely generous and could certainly serve multiple purposes as well, owing to its huge footprint. A wood burning stove sits within a traditional chimney breast here which is sure to pelt out warmth and a cosy glow on wintery days.
On the opposite side of the hallway is another reception room which is not as big as the lounge but by usual standards is certainly a substantial room. In keeping with family life this reception is ideal as a snug, TV room, or playroom for the kids.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Across the upper two floors are the sleeping and bathing quarters which are fit for a king and queen. (And their princes and princesses!) The high quality inevitably continues in the six double bedrooms and bathrooms.
The first floor sees the master bedroom complete with a dressing room/walk-in wardrobe and top spec spacious en-suite with wet-room-style power shower, wash basin and WC and warming tones of tiles to the floor and walls. Two of the other three bedrooms on the first floor also benefit from three-piece shower en-suites, and the main bathroom features a four-piece suite with freestanding contemporary tub, walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.
The home office is situated by the second staircase leading to the second floor, which comprises two more double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and one with a walk-in storage closet. The two rooms on the top floor could perhaps be used as guest rooms or a games room for the kids if you don't necessarily need them as bedrooms. This home really does tick every box for family life.
The Outside Space - In addition to the private front garden and driveway as detailed above, the substantial garden to the rear offers even more space to enjoy time outside in the warmer months. Several patio areas provide spots for BBQs and al-fresco dining, and the lawn offers a safe space for the kids to play year-round.
A Location That Has It All - The chance to own a home like Hill Top is rare, not only because of the property itself, but because of the superb location in which it sits. Windy Harbour Lane is a prestigious suburban spot located in north Bromley Cross, Bolton. It's position on the fringe of the countryside benefits from calming country views and choice of outdoor pursuits, while on the other hand you have a huge variety of amenities practically on your doorstep!
Jumbles Country Park is just a hop skip and jump down the road, a popular scenic space to stretch your legs and walk four-legged friends. For the golf enthusiasts, Turton Golf Club is a mere five-minute walk away, and while the gents are on the green, the ladies can pamper themselves at the Last Drop Village Health Club and Spa. If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, the surrounding countryside is a playground for outdoor pursuits, from rambling to running, sailing, and cycling.
In addition to the idyllic countryside nearby, the surrounding village-like areas of Bromley Cross, Edgworth, Egerton, and Bradshaw together provide a complete set of amenities, from supermarkets to beauty salons, cafes and pubs to bars and restaurants, independent shops to good schools and leisure facilities. For the commuters, Bromley Cross train station is just a stone's throw down Chapeltown road, providing routes into Manchester and Preston, and the national motorway network can be accessed within 10 to 15 minutes - this location really does have it all.
Services & Specifics - We are advised:
The property is leasehold with a ground rent of £13 per annum.
The leasehold tenure is for a term of 999 years from 1950.
The freehold is available to purchase upon request - please contact the office for more details.
The tax band is G.
The energy efficiency rating is good/higher than average.
The property is heated via gas central heating with a mega flow combi boiler and tank located in the garage, we are advised the boiler was installed in September 2021 and has recently been serviced in 2022.
The property is alarmed.
The property has a loft on the left-hand side which is boarded.
The lane on which the property sits is privately owned (each residence owns a parcel of the lane in front of their plot) and was resurfaced approximately 3 years ago as of writing.
The utilities are all connected to mains supply.