Lock House, Ealees, Littleborough

Greater Manchester


This stunning spacious lock cottage is beautifully presented and full of charm, character and period detail. It is set beside lock 48 on the Rochdale Canal, with a lovely tree-lined semi-rural outlook to the front, and fabulous views of the canal, yet it enjoys all the facilities of a bustling Lancashire community on the other side.

The conservatory on the towpath side provides the main entrance to the house. This is a glorious space to relax and watch the ever-changing view. This leads into a bright and spacious beamed living room with a bow window overlooking the lock and another window to the rear, and a cosy traditionally styled gas fireplace. Off the living room there is a compact modern kitchen, which is fitted in a traditional style to complement the house.

Stairs from the living room lead down to a surprisingly spacious beamed dining hall on a lower level with a charming stone feature wall and stone mullioned windows to the rear. At the end of this room a door opens to a separate storage and boiler room. Another staircase from the living room rises to the first floor landing, off which there are three good sized bedrooms and a modern main bathroom. All four rooms enjoy spectacular views over the canal and lock.

The house is surrounded by a small, but pretty and beautifully kept garden, with small areas of lawn, a garden shed, and a picket fence boundary. The cobbled pathways and terraces are ideal for positioning garden furniture, so you can enjoy the canal outlook to your heart’s content. Parking is available in Canal Street, and the owners rent a garage close by.

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