Originally built by the Water Board in1928 for the keeper of Gorpley reservoir, the property has been tastefully renovated and extended by the current owners and offers a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning, highly individual, and immaculately presented detached bungalow which enjoys a unique rural location with unrivalled countryside and reservoir views, The property is set in 10 acres of pasture land and includes a detached barn dating back to circa 1650 with it's own power supply and drainage facilities, and which has current planning permission for a four bedroomed conversion within the current footprint. The bungalow itself has a superb country style dining kitchen with Rayburn combination range oven plus conventional integrated oven and microwave, a magnificent 25 foot lounge with a picture window which showcases the views of the reservoir and the open countryside, and a superb master bedroom with luxury en suite shower room. Externally, there are lawned gardens to all sides plus a vegetable garden with greenhouse, an attractive stone patio and a spectacular large decking area, accessed via the lounge, which is perfect for relaxing and absorbing the scenery. There is also a an extremely useful brick built store which has power, light and water supply, and the original Howroyd farmhouse serves as the garage, complemented by an abundance of additional parking space. The property enjoys a secluded location, yet access is relatively straightforward as Gorpley Lane is adopted, with only the private road from the lane being the responsibility of the owner. Also, Todmorden town centre and railway station are just over one mile away, making it ideal for those wishing to commute into Manchester or Leeds. A truly stunning property, for which an internal viewing is absolutely essential in order to fully appreciate the location and quality of the accommodation on offer.
with built in storage cupboards, and access to the roof space.
7.72m (25' 4") x 4.95m (16' 3")
a stunning and spacious room with the centrepiece being the large picture window which showcases the superb countryside aspect with views of Gorpley reservoir, and the doors out to the large decking area. There is also a feature brick fireplace and stone hearth which accommodates an open fire, and ceiling spotlights.
5.78m (19' 0") x 4.46m (14' 8")
a superb open plan dining kitchen with countryside views, high quality fitted base and wall units incorporating a Rayburn combination range oven, conventional built in double oven, microwave and hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher, laminate floor and spotlighting.
4.95m (16' 3") x 4.23m (13' 11")
an extremely attractive principal bedroom with en suite facilities, double doors leading out to the decked patio, built in wardrobes, real oak flooring, and spotlighting.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
4.45m (14' 7") x 1.19m (3' 11")
luxury fittings comprising shower cubicle, wall mounted basin, low suite wc, fully tiled walls with heated tiled floor, chrome towel radiator and spotlighting.
4.27m (14' 0") x 3.00m (9' 10")
double bedroom at the rear of the property with garden views.
4.09m (13' 5") x 2.96m (9' 9")
third double bedroom, also with garden views, and access to a boarded loft space.
3.53m (11' 7") x 1.93m (6' 4")
spacious family bathroom with rolled top bath, pedestal basin, low suite wc, electrically heated tiled floor, towel radiator, and spotlighting.
GARDEN / LAND
the property has attractive lawned gardens to all sides, with a stone built patio, and a simply awesome decking area overlooking the reservoir and open countryside.
In addition there are two paddocks which make up the remainder of the 10 acre (approximately) site.
Title plans are available upon request.
stone built detached garage converted from the original farmhouse. There is additional private parking for numerous vehicles with in the grounds. Power and light is supplied.
leave Todmorden on the A6033 signposted Littleborough and Rochdale, turning right under the railway arches into Bacup Road. Proceed for approximately one mile, turning left into Gorpley Lane, which is directly opposite Sourhall Road. Follow this road up the hill and continue to the right, taking the right hand fork onto the private road which leads to Keepers Lodge.
The property is served by oil central heating, natural spring water, septic tank drainage, and mains electricity.
detached stone barn which dates back to circa 1645, and which has planning permission for a four bedroomed conversion. The barn already has it's own power, light, and water supply, (Planning Reference number 18/00534/FUL, consent given 18/11/2018, expires 18/11/2021).