Situated in a premier district of Accrington and enjoying a pleasant elevated position overlooking Oak Hill Park, number 48 Hollins Lane is a large stone built semi-detached house which has been restored and upgraded under the current ownership. It is the former home of some of Accrington's leading civic and industrial leaders. This superb family home extends to just over 3000sqft with 5/6 bedrooms, extensive living accommodation, basement, private walled garden, with secure private garage and parking accessed by a quaint cobblestoned secluded driveway. This property retains many original features alongside modern upgrades and offers excellent value for money. Inspection is necessary to fully appreciate this property.
48 Hollins Lane is an outstanding late Victorian 5/6 bedroom semi-detached residence in a quiet yet popular location overlooking Oak Hill Park on the outskirts of Accrington. The property occupies a substantial plot and has a private walled garden to three sides as well as a secure gated driveway and parking to the rear.
Brimming with stunning period features such as stained glass leaden windows with hand painted panels, ornate plaster ceiling covings, mouldings, light roses and picture rails, exceptional levels of decorative joinery with ornate architraves and skirtings, panelled doors with brass furniture. There are 11ft high ceilings to the ground floor and 10ft high ceilings to the first floor. A security system is installed.
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, this amazing period residence has been the home for the first Mayor of Accrington and the Ewbank family (manufacturers of the ubiquitous floor cleaner). Set within a premier location within the town and enjoying a leafy approach and outlook.
Internally the property offers ideal family accommodation as follows :-
Entrance vestibule approached from the front gate by stone steps and pathway to a solid wood door with inset ornate glazed panels leading to an impressive hallway decorated with Lincrusta to dado rail, with black and white tiled floor and ornate return staircase, W.C / cloakroom with contemporary suite and original stained glass windows.
To the front of the house, overlooking Hollins Lane, is a drawing room that exudes elegance with ornate bay windows featuring fully restored triple glazed hand painted stained glass and feature fireplace with inset contemporary Morso wood burning stove and ornate plaster relief ceiling and cornices. In addition there is a superb dining / sitting room with French door to the garden and a second contemporary Morso wood burning stove.
To the rear of the property there is a large dining kitchen with Karndean floor and a fully fitted Poggenpohl breakfast kitchen with integrated oven and hob, as well as fridge and freezer. In addition there is a utility room with dishwasher, washer and dryer, adjacent to a separate pantry.
At the rear of the property there is a staircase from the kitchen to the garden and in to the basement which consists of two rooms. In the basement, where the house domestic staff would once have prepared their master's food and laundered their clothes, you will find a stone cooling slab and a full height useable area which also benefits from natural light and external access.
To the first floor there are four large double bedrooms. The principal bedroom has stunning long distance views. On the half landing is a three piece family bathroom. To the second floor there are two further bedrooms, one currently used as a study with built in furniture, the other as a movie room. On this floor there is also a separate house shower room.
Externally there are well stocked gardens to the front, side and rear and at the rear of the property, a private gated driveway leading to ample parking and a single garage. Vehicle access to the rear of the property is via a secluded cobblestone horseshoe entrance way off Royds St. Additionally, there are two stone outbuildings for additional storage, including a wood store.
The property benefits from gas fired central heating together with double glazed units.
The M65 motorway gives Accrington fast connections to the neighbouring towns of Blackburn and Burnley (Now only minutes away), and to the M6.
The Accrington By-pass, which becomes the M66, is the quick route to Manchester and the M62.
The town has excellent rail access, from Blackpool and Preston to Bradford and Leeds.