Lavish home in rural Greater Manchester town with an outdoor pool and giant ball pit


There are certain homes in Greater Manchester that attract a lot of attention either for their design, amenities or location – and this particular property has all three. The stunning farmhouse is located in the rural town of Littleborough in Rochdale and is on the market for £1,625,000.

Named The Farmhouse, the five-bed home is nestled in the foothills of the picturesque south Pennines with remarkable panoramic views of Hollingworth Lake and the surrounding nature reserve.

Its classic yet impressive architectural design fits right in with the the rest of Littleborough’s stone-built buildings that make up the town. Resembling a fancy spa retreat, the beautiful abode has many luxury amenities including an outdoor pool and a giant ball pit.

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Set on more than eight acres of land, the home is accessed through a private gate at the end of a sweeping driveway. Inside there is a traditional farmhouse style with a modern layout and some ‘state of the art’ touches.

Spread across four floors, the ground floor has an entrance hallway that leads to a fully fitted kitchen and open-plan dining room, living room, home office, utility room and a separate toilet. On the other side of the ground floor there is a beautiful curved lounge which leads round and up into a cozy mezzanine snug area.



Open plan living area

On the first floor are three double bedrooms, one with its own en-suite and one Jack and Jill bathroom. On this floor there is also the impressive master bedroom which is a duplex with a desirable dressing room, steam room and en-suite upstairs on the second floor.

Also on the second floor is the fifth bedroom which is accessed via a separate set of stairs to the master bedroom and also has its own en-suite. Downstairs at the basement level there is a vaulted play room, plant room and garage.



Beautiful master bedroom

Outside the gardens are particularly eye-catching and are split into formal garden lawns and an orchard, all with gorgeous views facing Hollingworth Lake. There is a spa-like outdoor pool where you can relax whilst also looking out towards the lake.

The family garden to the east has a stables which is currently converted into an annex entertaining space, which is where the huge ball pit is found. There is the potential to add an additional stables on the land if required.



The outdoor pool

The farmhouse is conveniently located within walking distance to the many wine bars and restaurants surrounding Hollingworth Lake. The house has good transport links with key roads bringing Liverpool, Manchester, north Wales and the Midlands all within commutable distance.

Estate agents Maison Haus say “a private showing is advised to fully appreciate the setting and property on offer.”



The giant ball pit is in the stables

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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