Water’s Reach, Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge Peak Forest Canal

£400,000 /OIEO


  • Mooring
  • Offside Water's Edge


Waters Reach is a spacious stone double fronted house, set in a commanding position with far reaching views over the Peak Forest Canal and surrounding countryside. It was built in 1897 and is thought to be the former home of the Buxworth canal basin’s manager. The garden abutts the offside edge of the canal, and comes with a mooring of 50 feet and potential to extend to 70 feet, subject to CRT permission. From the garden there is also a private route to the towpath side.

The house has a low stone wall to the front with two wrought iron gates opening into the shallow front garden. One leads to the front door, and the other to the right side of the house, where the garden wraps around the side of the property. A tall fence provides privacy and security for the garden. There is a detached garage nearby on a separate piece of land at the end of Bridgemont, and the house also benefits from a basement level with a workshop.

The front door opens into a good sized hallway. To the right is a large sitting room, with sash windows to the front and side, and a fireplace with a muti-fuel stove. To the left is a good sized second reception room, with a sash window to the front and a cast-iron fireplace. To the rear of the property is a magnificent spacious kitchen. French doors on the right open out to a patio to the side of the house. The rear part of the kitchen forms a delightful living area with huge double glazed windows overlooking the canal and plenty of space for a dining table or a snug. An inner hall with a door to the patio leads to a useful combined utility room and cloakroom.

Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the first floor landing which enjoys lovely views to the rear. The master suite comprises a large bedroom with a sash window to the front and an en-suite shower-room, also with a sash window to the front. Bedroom two is a large double room with a picture window overlooking the canal. Bedroom three is a good sized double with a sash window to the front. Finally there is a contemporary main bathroom with a bath and a separate walk-in shower.

The property stands within deceptively spacious tiered gardens, which include mature planted areas, a lawn, and a variety of paved and gravelled terraces ideal for entertaining or relaxing, and for watching the wildlife and passing narrowboats. There are several outbuildings including a glazed greenhouse, a timber summer house, a stone store, and a wood storage area. New fencing and gates have recently been installed.

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Thank you to Cruising the Cut for the photos taken from the canal!