3 Canal Bank, Appley Bridge
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
This traditional stone canalside cottage is nestled in a small cul-de-sac in a fabulously picturesque location. It enjoys an outlook over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the front, and stunning views over the Douglas Valley to the rear. It is well located in the highly regarded West Lancashire village of Appley Bridge, which offers a great community and all essential services and facilities you would expect in an affluent commuter village.
The property is approached via a gravelled cul-de-sac, with residents parking to the front. A low stone wall with inset timber gate surrounds a sweet front garden paved with stone flags, and planted with a Magnolia tree, flowers, and shrubs. An idyllic seating space overlooks the canal. There is a small village car park opposite, but this is well screened by mature trees. There is access down the side of the cottage for bins and storage.
The stone porch to the front has a solid wooden door which opens into a porch with windows on either side. The porch opens into a beautiful open-plan living room, divided into sitting, dining, and kitchen areas. The kitchen area to the front is beautifully fitted, and enjoys a window looking out towards the canal. The central dining area has plenty of space for a table and chairs. The sitting area benefits from an inset gas fire, in a wide contemporary style. To the rear, bi-fold doors stretch across the whole width of the room, opening out onto to the terrace.
From the living room a stylish open-tread oak staircase with a glass balustrade rises to the first floor where there is a beautiful master suite with a vaulted ceiling and a luxurious en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom, and a well appointed family bathroom with over-bath shower. The master bedroom benefits from glazed double doors opening to a wrought iron Juliet balcony, providing a vantage point to enjoy the fantastic rural views to the rear. Bedroom two is also a double room, and has two windows to the front with canal views.
To the rear of the cottage is a spacious flagged sun terrace with plenty of space for outside dining and a modern water feature. The terrace enjoys absolutely stunning rural views across the Douglas Valley and beyond.
P.S. If you look closely at the satellite view you will notice a large green rectangle behind the cottage. This is the roof of a shed belonging to the neighbouring property. The agent assures me that this shed is set down low and does not obstruct the view from either the house or the terrace.