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									             miller metcalfe Prestige.

    Why settle
      anything less

              miller metcalfe Prestige specialises
    in selling fine homes across the north West,
                  and we are proud of our growing
                        reputation to do just that.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2-3 Why Settle For Anything Less
                           Moving home is one of the biggest and most            Proof that the success of our unique approach            Concierge service                                     objections or to suggest possible changes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                make the property ‘fit’. This is the only way of               4 most sold properties
                           important decisions we have to make in life.          and keen focus on providing only the very best           Miller Metcalfe Prestige is the first agent to
                                                                                                                                          develop a concierge service. This groundbreaking      understanding the individual buyer’s needs and            5 temptations and mistakes
                           It throws up all sorts of unforeseen challenges and   customer service is confirmed by Vizzihomes,
                                                                                                                                          service provides as much or as little help as you     aspirations, making the process of marrying                           6-7 Croft house
                           obstacles along the way. Homes of distinction         the independent analysts. On page 4 you will see
                                                                                                                                          need to deal with the logistics and legalities of     the right buyer with the bright property far more                 9-10 the Collection
                           deserve a level of service, expertise and attention   clearly that Miller Metcalfe Prestige has sold more
                                                                                                                                          moving home. Our concierge team will create your      personal, accurate and meaningful.                             12-13 dewhurst house
                           in their sale that reflects their unique character    than double the number of properties than our
                           and prestige.                                         nearest competitor within the region we operate.         personal home moving plan and be on hand to                                                                             15-17 the Collection
                                                                                                                                          assist in any way with any detail, inclusive within   Appointments to suit you                                             18 -19 Silverwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                We understand that our clients, whether selling or
                           We know the decision to appoint an agent who will     A dedicated Prestige team                                the fee charged, at a level agreed to suit you. We                                                                     21-23 the Collection
                                                                                                                                          even provide a luxury hamper of essentials on your    buying, have their own busy lives and challenges
                           maximise the chances of achieving a successful        Unlike many of our rivals, our Prestige team                                                                                                                                        25 Peace of mind
                                                                                                                                          moving date to welcome you to your new home.          and accordingly are available from 07.00am until
                           sale on your property will have been given the        concentrates 100% of its time working within its                                                                                                                                25-27 the Collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                late at night as well as across the weekends for
                           utmost consideration. You need to be confident        specialist field, providing invaluable advice, regular                                                                                                                           28-29 the Crescent
                                                                                                                                                                                                viewings, valuations, negotiations and advice, at
                           that you are in the right hands.                      feedback and outstanding levels of customer service.     Regional coverage                                                                                                     30 Giving you a break
                                                                                                                                                                                                our customers convenience rather than ours.
                                                                                                                                          With four offices across Lancashire, Cheshire and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         31 Concierge
                           We recognise how important that decision is to our    Sophisticated technology                                 Greater Manchester, we cover a large geographical
                                                                                                                                                                                                We do all this to ensure that Miller Metcalfe              32 What our customers say
                           clients and the responsibility that goes with it.     We utilise the latest innovations to maximise            territory enabling us to service our customers’
                                                                                                                                                                                                Prestige provides a level of service that not only
                                                                                 exposure of your home to local, regional and             needs across the region.
                                                                                                                                                                                                meets your expectations but surpasses them.                  miller metcalfe Prestige
                           At Miller Metcalfe Prestige we pride ourselves on     international markets. Distinctive and appealing
                                                                                                                                                                                                After all, why should you settle for anything less.           Bolton 01204 525252
                           offering a service which sets us apart from others    particulars, with on-line interactive floorplans,        Accompanied viewings                                                                                              Culcheth 01925 762083
                           and ensures that your property is viewed by the       enhance the features of your home generating             One vital ingredient to our success is our policy                                                                 Worsley 0161 794 9798
                           right buyers in the right environment. We never       interest and viewing appointments.                       to guarantee accompanied viewings, enabling us                                                                      www.mmprestige.co.uk
                           make promises that we can’t keep.                                                                              to identify buying signals, overcoming potential                                                                   Printed and designed by
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             sold                                                                                                                                                                                              temptations and mistakes
                        prestige                                                                                                                                                                                property market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at the top end of the
    The graph below shows all the sales subject to contract of properties between £350,000
    to £30,000,000 by different estate agents in and around the Bolton area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Discerning homeowners may well find themselves          solely down to how competitively you price your         who will desperately undercut every other agent to

    As can be seen, Miller Metcalfe has sold a staggering 25% of all prestige homes between                                                                                                                    confused over the current property market. This is      property. Speed of sale is also an issue. The best      ‘get the business’ (what does that say about their

    1st January 2010 and 30th July 2010.                                                                                                                                                                       hardly surprising considering the election earlier in   prices tend to be achieved when a property enters       negotiating skills? it’s the one thing you need in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the year, the abolition of HIPs and the conflicting     the market at an attractive asking price and sells      good agent!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               daily opinions in the press regarding the future        immediately at that price. Those which go stale
                                                                                                                                                                                                               direction of property prices.                           tend to fall in value as demonstrated in the graph.     Marketing prestige homes requires experience,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If you are selling, you should therefore look very      care, discretion, exceptional contacts in the

      Miller Metcalfe Prestige,                                                                                                                                 Other (18) 23.08%                              Of course, the primary driver for the market will       carefully at how your property is positioned in the     right places and skill. It is not to be undertaken
              Bolton (26) 25%                                                                                                                                                                                  always be the state of the national and, to a lesser    market in relation to others available for sale,        lightly. If you don’t get it right first time, there is
                                                                                                                                                                                                               extent, local economy. As we leave the recession        and let their bullish price be a springboard to help    a substantial risk that your property may well go
                                                                                                                                                                                                               behind it certainly appears that those people who       you sell yours.                                         stale, which is completely unacceptable in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                               were reluctant to sell ‘at the bottom’ of                                                                       market. Too many agents would love to move into
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the market have now decided to                                                                                                 the prestige market – it makes them
                                                                                                                                                                                                               act. This initially supported a lack of                                                                                        look good and they might earn the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               supply and prices rose earlier this year                                                                                       occasional fee. Just don’t let it
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in response, especially at the upper                                                                                           be at your expense –
                                                                                                                                                                                                               end of the market, with an average                                                                                             there is too much at stake.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               7.6% increase in the price of                                                                                                  Ideally choose an agent that is solely
                                                                                                                                                                                                               detached houses, according to                                                                                                  dedicated to the upper end of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               HM Land Registry.                                                                                                              market. Not only will they be experts
                                                                                                                                                                                       Competitor 12
                                                                                                                                                                                       (3) 2.88%                                                                                                                                              in your type of property, they will also
                                                                                                                                                                                                               However, there are a number of                                                                                                 be flexible enough to accommodate
                                                                                                                                                                                       Competitor 11           potential traps that many prospective                                                                                          the out-of-hours needs of busy
                                                                                                                                                                                       (3) 2.88%
                                                                                                                                                                                                               sellers would be wise to consider.                                                                                             people and also know where best to
                                                                                                                                                                                      Competitor 10            Some relate to the market, and some                                                                                            advertise both on and off-line. As they
    Competitor 2                                                                                                                                                                      (3) 2.88%                relate to the way in which some estate                                                                                         don’t work with lower end properties,
      (10) 9.62%                                                                                                                                                                                               agents are addressing, or failing to                                                                                           they are likely to have much more
                                                                                                                                                                                   Competitor 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                               address, the issues of the day.                                                                                                time not only to offer a great service
                                                                                                                                                                                   (3) 2.88%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In some ways, the worst thing you could do              (hopefully with brilliant communication) but also
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Firstly HM Land Registry figures show a recent          would be to instruct an agent who suggests the          to gain a good understanding of their buyers’
                                                                                                                                                                              Competitor 8
                                                                                                                                                                              (4) 3.85%                        monthly rise of just 0.4% in house prices. Whilst       highest asking price, especially when they also ask     requirements and areas of potential compromise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               it is tempting to dwell on the impressive annual        for a long period of sole agency. This is the oldest    They should then be able to help buyers view
                                                                                                                                                                                                               figures, HMLR figures can be reported up to about       trick in the book – the agent flatters you with a       properties that they might not initially have
                     Competitor 3                                                                                                                                  Competitor 7
                                                                                                                                                                   (4) 3.85%                                   eight months after a sale has been agreed and           high asking price, gets your instruction, retires to    considered – hopefully yours!
                       (7) 6.73%
                                                                                                                                                                                                               therefore have little bearing on today’s market,        the safety of the sole agency, waits for the price to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               which has everything to do with current availability.   fall, and then sells it below what could have been      Ultimately, in this market there are no second
                                                                                                                                                                                                               This tells us that there are now some 41.3% more        achieved had the property been correctly priced         chances. When it comes to maximising your
                                                                                                                                               Competitor 6
                                                                                                                                               (5) 4.81%                                                       properties on the market than there were this time      at the outset. Madness! Ultimately the judge of a       opportunity to secure an effective and enjoyable
                                                     Competitor 4
                                                       (7) 6.73%                                                                                                                                               last year (source Rightmove). This is ten times         good high-end agent is one who quickly achieves         sale at the highest price the market will pay, your
                                                                                             Competitor 5 (5) 4.81%                                                                                            more than the increase in mortgage lending. Do          the asking price.                                       choice of agent is certainly your most important
                                                                                                                                                                                                               your own sums!                                                                                                  decision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Another mistake sellers in the upper end of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fortunately the upper end of the market is slightly     market often make is to appoint an agent who may
                                                                                                                                                                                                               more robust than the average. Nevertheless, winter      appear professional/prominent/successful but who
    *Based on an independent survey of property websites undertaken by Vizzihome, the independent industry market research provider. Properties are sold subject to contract or under offer. The number
    of properties registered as sold does not necessarily equate to completed sales. The above agent was the agent with the highest number of properties displayed on the internet as “sold” between the       is approaching and if you are selling, the issue is     does not specifically deal in prestige homes or
    dates specified and in the locations shown based on independent survey by Vizzihome. There may be other agents which exceed these figures but do not publish their data on the internet. Information
    sourced from estate agency internet data, collated and published by Vizzihome. Due to variations in publishing policies or where such information is believed to be inaccurate or otherwise manipulated,
    not all agents and property data may be represented. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the data, no responsibility can be accepted for any errors or omissions. We compile data from
4   portals and individual websites. If a subscribing agent would like additional agents included in our analyses that don’t currently appear, this can be arranged.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5
      A stylish and
                twist to living in
                    Croft house, Lostock, Bolton
                                                           Three robust, cast iron columns from Salford Royal
    Could you guess the age of
                                                           Hospital were used in this project and the garage
     this house, perched at the                            itself is as solid as a nuclear bomb shelter, according
         top of Princess Road in                           to Ray, an architect with 40 years’ experience.
                Lostock, Bolton?                           The design is topped off by a sundeck, with a
                                                           brick-paved driveway below, which complements
     Chances are you wouldn’t date it back to 1910.        the balcony on the first floor. “We’ve had lots of
    Yet this modern, detached family home is in fact       great parties here on the deck”, said Karen.
     Edwardian. The architect owner has completely
    transformed this property, extending it five times,    There’s also a new self-contained annexe, home
    in all directions. The overall effect of Ray Makin’s   to Karen’s parents, extensions to the kitchen, living
            labours is an inspirational home that has      room and bathroom, a stunning open staircase
        turned a run-of-the-mill detached house on a       and a brand new second storey. It’s testament to
        sloping plot of land into a modern, part-glass     Ray’s talent that he has managed to combine
                        fronted house to be proud of.      all these various extensions into a seamless and
                                                           inspirational whole. Think clean lines, lots of glass
     The Makin family bought the house just over 11        and a ‘letting-the-outdoors in’ feel thanks to                                                                       The master bedroom suite has its own mini

     years ago for its location and have left no stone     contemporary features making this is a house for all                                                                 hallway with curved wall and doors leading to

    unturned in realising their vision for the property.   seasons and above all, a versatile family home.                                                                      an en suite with sunken jacuzzi bath, shower
                                                                                                                                                                                cubicle as well as a dressing room with fitted
     The most dramatic change involved excavating          Downstairs, the living room offers space for all                                                                     furniture. The bedroom itself is down some steps
         the back garden to accommodate a double           the family. Under-floor heating keeps the timber                                                                     overlooking Bolton Golf Club’s fifth tee. Access to
    garage and extending the master bedroom suite          floor cosy.                                                                                                          the back garden is via two enormous patio doors,
         so it overshoots the end gable of the house.                                                                                                                           weighing 250kg each. “It’s lovely and peaceful
                                                                                                                                                                                here, very secluded”, said Karen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      separate kitchen with all mod cons and its own        Ever the architect, Ray added: “I’m just itching to
                                                                                                                                                                                The second bedroom leads out onto the decked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      telephone line. Upstairs, there’s a study/dressing    do something else, I get terribly bored.”
                                                                                                                                                                                balcony, while the third has picture windows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      area with Velux roof light, a bedroom with fitted
                                                                                                                                                                                overlooking the front garden. A modern family         furniture overlooking the golf course and a smart
                                                                                                                        The fire engine Bontempi kitchen with its island        bathroom includes a bath and separate shower.         shower room.
                                                                                                                             unit and breakfast bar really lifts the spirits.   Three large bedrooms can be found on the newly
                                                                                                                         Stainless steel splashbacks and a full range of        added second floor, one of which is currently used    The whole house has eco-friendly LED lighting
                                                                                                                     AEG integrated appliances are stylish yet practical,       as a study.                                           and a heat recovery system.
                                                                                                                            and there’s even a study area at the far end.
                                                                                                                                  There’s also a utility room and shower        Last Christmas, the family put up a 16ft tree         Asked about their time at Croft House, Karen
                                                                                                                             room and planning permission for a further         reaching from the ground to the top floor; the        said: “It has been fantastic living here, we have
                                                                                                                                             extension has been granted.        decorating was done from the landings.                lovely neighbours, it’s convenient for Bolton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      School, Middlebrook and the motorway plus it’s
                                                                                                                         In the hallway, the bespoke ash and steel open         The two-storey annexe has its own entrance,           nice and quiet. It has been interesting to see what
                                                                                                                        staircase leads to a spacious first-floor landing,      a hall/dining area, comfortable lounge with           we could achieve with the property, but now we
                                                                                                                                 currently used as an open music room.          full-length window and oak flooring and a fully       are ready for a new challenge.”                       Price £1,500,000

                                     Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk                                                   Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
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                                                                                                                      Lovat drive, Knutsford

                                                                                                                      Located at the top of a quiet
                                                                                                                      cul-de-sac in a much sought after area
                                                                                                                      and situated within its own private
                                                                                                                      gated grounds.

                                                                                                                      This brand new residence has accommodation set
                                                                                                                      over four storeys, comprising an imposing
                                                                                                                      reception hall, 4 generous reception rooms, a large
                                                                                                                      family/entertainment room, purpose-built cinema
                                                                                                                      room, gymnasium with wet room, spectacular
                                                                                                                      fitted living kitchen, utility room, 6 spacious
                                                                                                                      en suite bedrooms and a large swimming pool
                                                                                                                      with steam room and changing rooms. Outside
                                                                                                                      the gated plot is approximately two thirds of an
                                                                                                                      acre with landscaped gardens, a courtyard and
                                                                                                                      detached 3 car garage. Further features include
                                                                                                                      state-of-the-art security with video intercom entry
                                                                                                                      and CCTV plus integrated media and lighting
                                                                                                                      systems. Finished to the most exacting
                                                                                                                      of standards, this breathtaking home simply
                                                                                                                      must be viewed to fully appreciate the size
                                                                                                                      and finer features.

                                                                                                                      offers invited around

                                     hazelhurst Road

                                     A truly spectacular, individually designed
                                     home within its own grounds.

  NEIL PIKE                          Thought to be in the region of 7,000 square feet

                                     in size, this deceptive, extensive and versatile
                                     accommodation is set over three storeys and
                                     comprises a reception hall, cloaks/wc, formal
                                     lounge, sitting room, family/games room, study,

   Pragmatic creative                morning room, stunning fitted living kitchen with
                                     a wide range of appliances, utility, hobby room,
    Design solutions                 superb fitness suite (with steam room, sauna, hot

   to suit your neeDs                tub and shower) and 4 spacious double bedrooms
                                     (all en suite, 3 with dressing rooms). The house
                                     benefits from under-floor heating and a state-of-
                                     the-art security system. Outside electronic gates
                                     allow access to a large courtyard which along with
                                     a 3 car garage provides ample secure parking.
                                     There are generous landscaped and private
                                     gardens to all 4 sides. This amazing home simply
                   Michigan House    must be viewed to appreciate all that is on offer.
           17-19 Chorley New Road
                   Bolton BL1 4QR
                                     Part exchange considered
    www.neilpikearchitecture.co.uk   Price £1,400,000
                    01204 392233

                                         Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
                                                                                                 West Lodge                                                                                                                              10 oakley Park
                                                                                                 overdale drive, heaton                                                                                                                  heaton

                                                                                                 A most impressive home extending                                                                                                        A truly stunning and individual
                                                                                                 to approximately 6,000 sq ft in                                                                                                         detached house extending to
                                                                                                 accommodation and having                                                                                                                approximately 3,500 sq ft, occupying
                                                                                                 elegant facades.                                                                                                                        a commanding landscaped plot on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sought after development.
                                                                                                 In one of Bolton’s most sought after residential
                                                                                                 locations, this spacious and imposing property                                                                                          This distinctive home has been re-modelled,
                                                                                                 is set within over half an acre of private,                                                                                             re-fitted and re-designed to the most exacting of
                                                                                                 unoverlooked landscaped gardens with parking                                                                                            standards and boasts a wealth of bespoke fittings.
                                                                                                 for 6/8 vehicles, a detached double garage and                                                                                          The house offers a light and airy feel throughout.
                                                                                                 separate workshop. The property offers a flexible                                                                                       The main living/dining room on the first floor offers
                                                                                                 accommodation providing 6 bedrooms and a                                                                                                superb views over the surrounding area. The
                                                                                                 variety of reception rooms including a stunning                                                                                         accommodation briefly comprises a reception hall,
                                                                                                 first floor snooker/games/home cinema room set                                                                                          games room, office, utility room, gym area and
                                                                                                 above the music room having its own staircase,                                                                                          4 bedrooms with the master having an en suite
                                                                                                 thus being suitable for use as a granny flat or                                                                                         and 2 bathrooms. An open plan lounge/dining/
                                                                                                 annexe if desired. Throughout, this property oozes                                                                                      kitchen area leads onto a first floor balcony,
                                                                                                 elegance and the quality fittings which will only be                                                                                    utility room and study. Externally are generous
                                                                                                 appreciated through internal inspection, available                                                                                      landscaped gardens, parking for a dozen cars,
                                                                                                 strictly by appointment only.                                                                                                           a range of hard landscaping features and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exotic plants.

                                                                                                 offers in region of                                                                                                                     offers in the region of
                                                                                                 £1,250,000                                                                                                                              £999,995

                                                                                                                                                        148 Chatsworth Road
     higher Barn Farm                                                                                                                                   Worsley
     Bury Road, turton
                                                                                                                                                        this magnificent, exclusive detached
     A truly sensational, extended                                                                                                                      property is beautifully presented and has
     detached barn conversion situated                                                                                                                  been built to a very high specification.
     in a spectacular rural setting.
                                                                                                                                                        A modern open plan feel throughout the ground
     This spacious and individual property offers                                                                                                       floor, makes this a superb family home.
     copious and versatile accommodation.                                                                                                               The property is accessed via secure electric
     It comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom/wc,                                                                                                       double gates with an intercom system and sits
     lounge, sitting room, family room, formal dining                                                                                                   within a large plot surrounded by an abundance
     room, superb principal kitchen, breakfast room,                                                                                                    of mature trees and shrubs, with a raised decked
     second open plan living kitchen, utility room,                                                                                                     area providing space for a jacuzzi and bar. It offers
     ground floor master and guest bedrooms both                                                                                                        extensive accommodation including a lounge with
     with luxury en suite facilities, 3 further double                                                                                                  a splendid inglenook-style fireplace with beams,
     bedrooms and 2 additional bathrooms. Further                                                                                                       alcoves and fire, a dining room plus a snug. The
     features include double glazing, central heating,                                                                                                  fabulous dining kitchen has many hidden extras
     security system, extensive parking and fabulous                                                                                                    while the garden room features a vaulted ceiling
     garden areas offering breathtaking views over                                                                                                      and feature beams. There are six bedrooms,
     local countryside. Although offering a rural aspect,                                                                                               2 en suites and superb family bathroom.
     this property remains within easy access of local                                                                                                  Not often does a property of such high standard
     amenities and major transport links. Only by                                                                                                       come to the market.
     an internal viewing will prospective buyers fully
     appreciate the sheer size and finer features of this
     very special home.

     offers in the region of
     £999,995                                                                                                                                           offers over £995,000

                                          Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk                       Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
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                                                                                                                                                              the high coved ceiling and chimney breast in the      Upstairs, the vast, luxury master bedroom has
                                                                                                                                                              kitchen and several fireplaces. But the end result    chandeliers hanging from the domed-ceiling,
                                                                                                                                                              has been well worth it.                               a curved window, a stone fireplace, parquet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    flooring and hand-carved fitted furniture. It also
                                                                                                                                                              Stepping into the arresting, feature-filled           has a sitting area, dressing room and en suite
                                                                                                                                                              parquet-floored entrance hall is an oasis of calm.    with fireplace, claw-feet bath and jet shower unit.
                                                                                                                                                              There’s a solid mahogany open fireplace, a
                                                                                                                                                              two-storey high stained glass window and              There are a further six gorgeous bedrooms, one
                                                                                                                                                              sweeping staircase with minstrel’s gallery.           of which could be used as an office. The second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bedroom has a stunning en suite with roll top
                                                                                                                                                              Through the double doors from the lounge/dining       Svedbergs bath, body jet shower and limestone
                                                                                                                                                              room is the vast kitchen, with its enormous           flooring. A beautiful family bathroom has a roll
                                                                                                                                                              central island, topped with a single piece of         top jacuzzi bath and another body jet shower
                                                                                                                                                              black granite. The kitchen has been designed          unit, plus Travertine tiling.
                                                                                                                                                              with practicality and beauty in mind and includes
                                                                                                                                                              bespoke oak units, a Smeg range cooker in an          The house also has a spacious annexe and a
                                                                                                                                                              inglenook alcove, 2 Belfast sinks, Travertine         separate music room, both set around a central
                                                                                                                                                              flooring, 2 Smeg dishwashers and a Smeg               flagstone courtyard. There are gardens to the
                                                                                                                                                              American-style freezer. Even the utility room has     front, side and rear of the house, including lawns
                                                                                                                                                              bespoke oak units with granite worktops and           and patios, shrubs and plants, as well as a
                                                                                                                                                              there is a pantry with original stone slabs and a     driveway for up to 10 cars at the front of
                                                                                                                                                              ‘servants’ staircase’ behind a door.                  the house.

                                                                                                                                                              The rear hallway has integrated cloaks storage        The renovation has been a painstaking, labour of
                                                                                                                                                              leading to a gym and shower room with a sauna.        love by the Duttons and the stunning result a far
                                                                                                                                                              In the dining/sitting room, there’s an original       cry from one of the previous uses of the building,
                                                                                                                                                              open fireplace and timber display coving.             as the village Co-op. All that remains of this now
                                                                                                                                                              The three children have their own lounge, with        is a walk-in safe.
                                                                                                                                                              original pine parquet flooring and a cast iron fire
                                                                                                                                                              set on a granite hearth, while the morning room
                                                                                                                                                              has an original fireplace, mosaic hearth and
                                                                                                                                                              leather-upholstered seating at either side.           Price £1,295,000

     An impressive                                                                                       The Dutton family were looking for a restoration

                     period home
                                                                                                       project when they found Dewhurst House, a large
                                                                                                         period property brimming with original features.

     lovingly restored
                                                                                                      It has taken them several years of passionate work
                                                                                                    to get the place up to its current high standard. Every
                                                                                                       single internal wall in the house had to be stripped
                                                                                                      back to bare brick, plastered and decorated. Every
                                                                                                        inch of woodwork was stripped and revarnished.
                                                                                                            Original features long since covered up were
     dewhurst house, egerton, Bolton                                                                 exposed, restored to their former splendor including

      Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk      Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
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                                                                                 the Coach house
                                                                                 home Farm, hall Lane, Bold

                                                                                 Peter Bold, mP for Wigan at that time,
                                                                                 developed the Bold hall estate in the
                                                                                 18th century, although it dates back
                                                                                 to the 1600s.

                                                                                 The Venetian architect, Giacomo Leoni was
                                                                                 commissioned to design Bold Hall, a nine bay
                                                                                 mansion which was sadly demolished circa 1900.
                                                                                 The east elevation of The Coach House, replicates
                                                                                 in miniature form the architectural details of the
                                                                                 former hall’s principal elevation. The Home Farm
                                                                                 Coach House provides the most magnificent
                                                                                 family accommodation, with superb reception/
                                                                                 dining hall, a stunning Smallbone kitchen/
                                                                                 breakfast room and boot room. At first floor level
                                                                                 there are 5 en suite bedrooms (some with dressing
                                                                                 rooms) and a character galleried landing which is
                                                                                 utilised as a study. The Coach House has a double
                                                                                 garage with paddock beyond and a fantastic
                                                                                 boating lake. Ideally located close to excellent
                                                                                 commuter links between Manchester, Liverpool
                                                                                 and Warrington, this property must be viewed.

                                                                                 Price £995,000

Auburn manor
the Clough, heaton

A breathtaking, highly individual
detached home set in its own
private gated grounds.

This stunning residence has been carefully
renovated by the current owner to an exacting
standard, with spacious and versatile
accommodation comprising a reception hall,
cloaks/wc, stunning open plan lounge and dining
area, spectacular fitted living kitchen, 4 double
bedrooms (master with luxury en suite, dressing
room and balcony) and a fabulous 5 piece
principal bathroom to the main house. Adjoining
is a separate self-contained annexe providing an
additional lounge, fitted kitchen, 4 piece bathroom
and 2 further double bedrooms. Outside an in/out
horseshoe drive with double electric gates provides
extensive parking whilst there are large and private
landscaped gardens. The property offers state-of-
the-art features including marble flooring, CCTV
security and a centralised media system, plus
is well placed for major transport links and local
amenities, including Bolton School.

offers in the region of

    Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
                                                                                               Squirrels Run                                                                                                                          Cawley house
                                                                                               Pickering Fold, tockholes, darwen                                                                                                      13 holcroft Lane, Culcheth

                                                                                               A fabulous detached residence                                                                                                          this immaculate four bedroom
                                                                                               situated within private gated grounds of                                                                                               detached property is situated in a
                                                                                               approximately 2 acres in a spectacular                                                                                                 delightful semi-rural location.
                                                                                               rural setting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It was built in 1910 and has impressive views
                                                                                               Tastefully renovated by the current owner to the                                                                                       to the front and rear over fields and farmland.
                                                                                               highest of standards, this individual home offers                                                                                      This substantial property briefly comprises an
                                                                                               spacious accommodation comprising reception                                                                                            entrance hall, cloakroom/ wc, formal lounge with
                                                                                               lobby, cloaks/wc, stunning lounge, separate                                                                                            French doors leading onto the patio area, well
                                                                                               dining room, large family/games room, fitted living                                                                                    proportioned dining room, spacious day room,
                                                                                               kitchen, galleried landing, 4 double bedrooms                                                                                          large country style family kitchen and utility room.
                                                                                               (master and guest en suite) plus a luxurious                                                                                           To the first floor are 4 bedrooms, the master
                                                                                               principal bathroom with steam room. Further                                                                                            bedroom with doors to a balcony and an
                                                                                               features include double glazing, central heating                                                                                       en suite bathroom plus a large traditional style
                                                                                               and under-floor heating. Outside electric gates                                                                                        family bathroom with a feature roll top bath.
                                                                                               provide access to a courtyard and double garage                                                                                        Externally, the property is set back off Holcroft
                                                                                               offering extensive secure parking. There are                                                                                           Lane behind secure gates leading onto an
                                                                                               mature private gardens, large store room,                                                                                              extensive driveway providing off road parking
                                                                                               self contained office plus stables and a large                                                                                         for several cars and a spacious double garage.
                                                                                               paddock (with planning permission for a sand                                                                                           The gardens are mature and well stocked and
                                                                                               ménage) which give excellent equestrian                                                                                                include a children’s wood chip play area and
                                                                                               opportunities. Located within breathtaking                                                                                             summer house.
                                                                                               countryside yet within easy access of major
                                                                                               transport links and amenities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      offers in the region of
                                                                                               Price £924,995                                                                                                                         £795,000

     Applegarth                                                                                                                                      10 margrove Chase
     549 Chorley new Road, Lostock                                                                                                                   Chew moor, Lostock

     A beautiful period home occupying a                                                                                                             A stunning detached five bedroom
     particularly large, mature plot accessed                                                                                                        family home with extensive gardens
     by a sweeping driveway.                                                                                                                         and private tennis court, set at the
                                                                                                                                                     rear of this highly sought after gated
     This superb and spacious family home has a                                                                                                      development.
     rear private south facing garden and benefits
     from many years of tending by the current                                                                                                       This spacious property affords luxurious fittings and
     owners. To the front is a mature lawned garden                                                                                                  furnishings throughout. Its contemporary layout
     bordered by mature trees. The property offers                                                                                                   creates a casual and family friendly home with an
     light and airy accommodation with 4 generous                                                                                                    unusually large garden, providing superb westerly
     bedrooms, the main being en suite. On the ground                                                                                                views over open countryside and towards Rivington
     floor are a spacious hall, lounge, dining room,                                                                                                 Pike. The accommodation briefly comprises an
     sun lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and                                                                                                 entrance porch, reception hall, lounge, dining
     garage. This attractive home also offers much                                                                                                   room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room with
     scope for extension/re-development as many                                                                                                      spiral staircase rising to a master suite, utility room
     neighbouring properties have done with superb                                                                                                   and double garage. On the first floor is a stunning
     success, especially to the side above the garage.                                                                                               second suite with luxurious en suite bathroom and
     Its location offers easy access to Bolton School,                                                                                               dressing area and a third bedroom with en suite.
     Lostock Railway Station, the M61 and ring road.                                                                                                 On the second floor are a further 2 double bedrooms
     Must be seen to fully appreciate it.                                                                                                            and bathroom. Externally, this stunning home has
                                                                                                                                                     parking for 4 cars to the front of the garage, superb
                                                                                                                                                     lawned gardens to the rear and side with mature
                                                                                                                                                     hedging and borders and a large patio area.

     offers in the region of                                                                                                                         offers in the region of
     £799,995                                                                                                                                        £774,995

                                        Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk                      Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
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                                                                                                                                                                                        to house workers of the paper mill. You’ll find       all with wooden floors. The master bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                        the hamlet just off the A674 between Chorley          has a full run of fitted wardrobes, windows to
                                                                                                                                                                                        and Blackburn. The cobbled main road isn’t a          two sides and a 3 piece en suite. The family
                                                                                                                                                                                        through-road, which makes it very secluded.           bathroom has a freestanding, cast iron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              claw-foot roll top bath. The fitted guest suite also
                                                                                                                                                                                        The house is an imposing, white property with         has a 3 piece en suite and views towards the
                                                                                                                                                                                        a symmetrically designed front gable featuring        canal. The third, fitted bedroom boasts a cast
                                                                                                                                                                                        4 Georgian-style windows. It was built using          iron fireplace, while the fourth and fifth bedrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                        bricks from a works at nearby Brinscall and its       have canal views too. A large upstairs’ games
                                                                                                                                                                                        central front door leads into a spacious entrance     room with pool table, library and magnificent
                                                                                                                                                                                        hall. The formal lounge has windows to three          views offers lots of flexible uses.
                                                                                                                                                                                        sides, wooden flooring and an open fire in a
                                                                                                                                                                                        brick-built fireplace.                                There’s plenty of scope for living ‘the good life’,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              here. An enclosed paddock and stable block
                                                                                                                                                                                        Across the entrance hall is the dining room laid      with tack room plus further brick outbuilding
                                                                                                                                                                                        with parquet flooring that overlooks the front        within a gated courtyard are all in working order,
                                                                                                                                                                                        garden, with a door into the large dining kitchen.    along with a hen house. The house itself also
                                                                                                                                                                                        Granite topped modern oak units feature a host        has a double, integral garage and extensive
                                                                                                                                                                                        of space-saving storage solutions, a built-in Neff    driveway parking.
                                                                                                                                                                                        dishwasher and fridge, a Smeg range-style hob
                                                                                                                                                                                        and oven and a Neff hood.                             Local life is active in the village thanks to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Withnell Fold Sports and Social Club, many
                                                                                                                                                                                        The rear hallway gives access to a fitted utility     gastro-pubs and restaurants nearby with
                                                                                                                                                                                        room and downstairs cloaks. There’s also a            shopping in Manchester city centre only
                                                                                                                                                                                        sitting room with a fireplace on a slate hearth, an   45 minutes away.
                                                                                                                                                                                        inner lobby with access to the side of the house
                                                                                                                                                                                        and a study with access to the side garden.           offers in the region of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Upstairs, there are 5 smart double bedrooms,          £849,995

             the beauty of
     country living
                                                                               “You get used to living here after 30 years,      Silverwood was a grand home to a succession of
                                                                            no neighbours, no street lights and no noise”,       managers from the local paper mill. For the past
                                                                        said Tony Turner, looking out over the three acres       three decades it has been the home of the Turner
                                                                          of gardens surrounding the house he owns with          family, who have brought their three children up

        combined with
                                                                                     wife Gwyneth. Silverwood is a period        here, along with an assortment of animals and an
                                                                          five-bedroomed detached property in the idyllic        abundance of wildlife in the gated gardens with

                                                                            hamlet of Withnell Fold, Chorley. It dates back      glorious views of the rolling Lancashire hills.
                                                                          to 1906 and stands next to the Leeds-Liverpool
                                                                          canal. If it’s privacy and peace you long for, you     Withnell Fold is described by many as “the most
                                                                             will find it at the end of its 1/4 mile driveway.   picturesque village in Lancashire” and has a
                                                                       Popular with walkers and cyclists, it’s an ideal spot     wonderful history that’s still visible today. The
                                                                           for countryside lovers. “It’s quite secluded and      hamlet takes its name from the nearby farm of

      Silverwood, Withnell Fold, Chorley                                      private but not too isolated”, said Gwyneth.       Withnell Fold and the village was built in the 1840s

               Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk                          Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
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                                                                                                                                                                               80 Chorley new Road, Lostock
                                   IN THE MORNING...                                                                                                                           A splendid period detached home
                                                                                                                                                                               situated within private gated grounds.

                                                                                                                                                                               This stunning residence has been thoughtfully
                                                                                                                                                                               modernised to create the perfect balance of
                                                                                                                                                                               contemporary living and period character. Its
                                                                                                                                                                               spacious, well proportioned accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                               includes an entrance lobby, reception hall,
                                                                                                                                                                               principal lounge, formal dining room, sun lounge,
                                                                                                                                                                               generous conservatory, fitted breakfast kitchen,
                                                                                                                                                                               4 bedrooms (master with en suite) plus a luxury
                                                                                                                                                                               5 piece bathroom and separate WC. Further
                                                                                                                                                                               features include double glazing, gas central
                                                                                                                                                                               heating and an alarm. Outside are beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                               private, mature gardens and open aspects to
                                                                                                                                                                               the rear. A gated driveway and garage provide
                                                                                                                                                                               extensive off road parking. The property is
                                                                                                                                                                               located within easy access of local amenities and
                                                                                                                                                                               major transport links including Bolton School,
                                                                                                                                                                               Middlebrook, Lostock railway station and the
                                                                                                                                                                               M61 motorway and has the added advantage
                                                                                                                                                                               of no chain involved.

                                                                                                                                                                               Price £749,995

                                                                                              Golborne Road, Winwick

                                                                                              A detached residence located in a
                                                                                              beautiful semi-rural location with
                                                                                              superb open views across fields and
                                                                                              farmland set in approximately 3/4 acre.
       ...LANGLEY LUXURY - YOUR HOME DESERVES IT                                              Beautifully presented throughout offering spacious
                                                                                              living accommodation, ideal for a growing family,
                                                                                              the property comprises two large receptions,
                                                                                              a dining kitchen, study and conservatory
                                                                                              overlooking the rear garden with double doors
                                                                                              leading to the patio area. To the first floor are
                                                                                              5 bedrooms, four being good double sized and
                                                                                              2 family bathrooms. The property is set back
                                                                                              off Golborne Road, within extensive beautifully
                                                                                              maintained gardens surrounded by mature trees
                           Come and visit the Langley Showroom for ideas on                   and shrubs to the front and rear along with a large
                                                                                              driveway providing ample off road parking for
                           truly original, beautifully made, breath-taking bedrooms,
                                                                                              several cars and a double garage. Excellent family
                           bathrooms, offices, lounge furniture and media rooms.              sized property with lots of individuality.

                           Call today for a FREE design consultation
                           T: 01204 525 432
                           Langley House, Bradford Road, Bolton BL3 2HF. Tel: 01204 525432.
                           E: sales@langleyinteriors.co.uk.
                                                                                              Price £695,000
                           Open Mon - Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm and Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm

                                                                                                  Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
                                                                                               Granary Barn                                                                                                                             10 old Kiln Lane
                                                                                               holcroft Lane, Culcheth                                                                                                                    heaton

                                                                                               Charming character property situated                                                                                                       An immaculately presented
                                                                                               in a beautiful semi-rural location yet                                                                                                     contemporary home overlooking
                                                                                               close to local schools, amenities and                                                                                                      doffcocker Lodge to the rear with views
                                                                                               transport networks.                                                                                                                        towards Smithills moor and Winter hill.

                                                                                               This delightful, well-presented barn conversion                                                                                            This stunning property oozes elegance and
                                                                                               has an abundance of character including exposed                                                                                            quality from the moment you walk through the
                                                                                               wood beams, solid wood doors and a feature open                                                                                            front door, with every last detail having been
                                                                                               fireplace. It comprises an entrance hallway, guest                                                                                         carefully attended to. Arranged over 3 floors
                                                                                               cloaks, dining room, lounge, games room, kitchen/                                                                                          the accommodation comprises a reception hall,
                                                                                               diner, utility, master bedroom with en suite and                                                                                           cloakroom, lounge, sun lounge, formal dining
                                                                                               dressing area, 2 bedrooms and main bathroom to                                                                                             room, stunning kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom
                                                                                               the first floor, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom and                                                                                          and integral garage. On the first floor is the master
                                                                                               mezzanine study area to the second floor. Externally                                                                                       suite with dressing room and luxury en suite, a
                                                                                               the property is accessed via a private road leading                                                                                        breathtaking family bathroom and 2 further stylish
                                                                                               to a well-maintained communal frontage with visitor                                                                                        bedrooms. Stairs then lead to the fitted fourth
                                                                                               parking. To the front of the property is a tarmac                                                                                          bedroom on the second floor. To the front is a
                                                                                               driveway providing off-road parking for several cars                                                                                       gated brick paved driveway, while to the rear is a
                                                                                               leading to an integral single garage. Access to the                                                                                        beautiful landscaped garden with mature borders,
                                                                                               side of the property leads to a delightful rear garden,                                                                                    raised deck and hidden lighting with views over
                                                                                               part laid to lawn and patio with feature garden pond.                                                                                      the lodge (to the rear).
                                                                                               Surrounded by fields and farmland, the property
                                                                                               benefits from spectacular open views.

                                                                                               offers in the region of                                                                                                                    offers in the region of
                                                                                               £649,950                                                                                                                                   £624,995

     30 Stafford Road                                                                                                                                    15 the Warke
     monton                                                                                                                                              Worsley

     A beautiful Victorian semi-detached                                                                                                                 deceptively spacious with extensive
     property which is situated in a popular                                                                                                             accommodation throughout.
     location and spread over four floors.
                                                                                                                                                         Comprising 4 reception rooms including a lounge,
     This impressive home includes a fabulous lounge                                                                                                     dining room, morning room, study, kitchen and
     with feature fireplace and separate dining room                                                                                                     conservatory. To the first floor there are
     which is an ideal entertaining room and a splendid                                                                                                  4 true double bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms
     dining kitchen which overlooks the rear garden                                                                                                      which will suit a growing family. Boasting fabulous
     and cellars. There are 6 bedrooms, the master                                                                                                       and well-stocked, attractive gardens which are
     with built-in furniture and window seating. Plus a                                                                                                  fully enclosed and laid to lawn to the rear with a
     large family bathroom and wet room. Externally                                                                                                      separate raised terrace and patio area, the views
     the property has electric gates onto an extensive                                                                                                   offer a breathtaking outlook onto the conservation
     driveway a detached double garage and further                                                                                                       area. The Warke has the added benefit of being
     parking to the rear. Boasting a well-stocked                                                                                                        offered for sale with no upward chain.
     mature garden to the rear, this property retains
     many original features and would suit those
     seeking a home full of character. Internal viewings
     are recommended to appreciate the size and
     accommodation on offer.

     Stamp duty paid
     Price £645,000                                                                                                                                      Price £595,000

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                                                                                                                                    Peace of mind
                                                                                                                               buying your
                                                                                                                               Why you need a good solicitor                          Your solicitor will obtain a contract of sale and an

                                                                                                                               Buying a home is the biggest financial                 inventory list from the seller. They will also

                                                                                                                               transaction most people make. A solicitor’s job is     arrange a date with you to exchange contracts

                                                                                                                               to make sure that you are getting what you paid        and finally complete the sale. A good solicitor

                                                                                                                               for and that there are no problems with the            ought to be able to keep your purchase

                                                                                                                               property. This is why it pays to invest in a good      together if the unexpected happens. In all

                                                                                                                               one. When choosing, start by getting a few             cases they can offer legal advice as part of a

                                                                                                                               quotes, just remember cheap rarely means good.         complete professional service. Finally, once

                                                                                                                               Once you’ve made your choice, your solicitor           you’ve found the right solicitor for you, you’ll

                                                                                                                               will investigate the title of the property and other   probably keep using them for life, trusting them

                                                                                                                               matters affecting it, such as:                         with future house purchases, sales and business.

                                                                                                                               • do any alterations, extensions or
                                                                                                                                                                                      For a competitive
                                                                                                                                 improvements have any necessary
                                                                                                                                 planning and building regulations
                                                                                                                                                                                      conveyancing quote
                                                                                                                                approval?                                             and peace of mind,
                                                                                                                               • have there been any boundary                         please call KBL Solicitors on
                                                                                                                                 disputes and if so, were they resolved?              01204 527777 or
                                                                                                                               • Are all relevant searches in order?                  email ghart@kbl.co.uk                                  28 Mawdsley Street, Bolton BL1 1LF www.kbl.co.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             86 Rocky Lane

                    Britannia Building Services.                                                                                                                                                                                             A superb double-fronted detached
          Nobody’s more at home with building and repairs.                                                                                                                                                                                   house in an elevated position and set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             back from the road.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Significantly improved by the current owners,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the property has retained many original features.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             With accommodation over 4 floors it briefly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             comprises an entrance hall, formal lounge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             well-proportioned dining room, garden room and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             study. A fabulous breakfast kitchen with French
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             doors leads to the garden room and cellars.
     At Britannia, we really measure up when it comes to quality building projects. From damp proofing, wall ties, roofing,                                                                                                                  The master bedroom has a feature cast iron
              plastering and listed building work to loft conversions, flood and fire repair, we can take care of it all.                                                                                                                    fireplace and en suite shower room. The are
 And that’s not the only reason why we cover ourselves in glory. We also provide expert project management, from concept to                                                                                                                  4 further bedrooms and a family bathroom with
   completion, and can even arrange all the planning permission for you. So call 01204 496 500. And let’s build for Britain.                                                                                                                 a stunning contemporary suite. Externally there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are well-stocked gardens to both the front and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             rear and a decked patio area. The property further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             benefits from double remote controlled gates to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             rear with a driveway which leads to the integrated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             double garage and additional third garage.
                                       Established 1985. Proprietor: Trevor Jones

4 Cope Bank East, Smithills, Bolton BL1 6DX |    t 01204 496 500 | m 0779 872 4440 | www.britanniabuildingservices.co.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Price £499,950

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                                                                                                        1a Braddyll Road, over hulton

                                                                                                        A distinctive and elegant detached
                                                                                                        period family home occupying a

A big complement to your
                                                                                                        generous corner plot.

                                                                                                        Constructed to exacting standards it boasts

                                                      prestige home                                     spacious and versatile accommodation set over 3
                                                                                                        storeys, comprising a reception hall, cloakroom/
                                                                                                        WC, formal lounge, separate dining room,
                                                                                                        fitted kitchen, utility room, 6 good sized double
                                                                                                        bedrooms (3 with en suites) plus a luxury principal
                                                                                                        bathroom. Further features include double glazing,
                                                                                                        underfloor heating and a security system. Outside
                                                                                                        there are low maintenance, landscaped gardens
                                                                                                        plus ample driveway parking and a double
                                                                                                        garage. The location is within easy access of local
                                                                                                        amenities including well-renowned schooling and
                                                                                                        is well placed for major transport links. Offered
                                                                                                        for sale in an excellent decorative order and at
                                                                                                        a substantially reduced price, only with internal
                                                                                                        viewing can the layout and finer features of this
                                                                                                        real gem of a property be realised.

                                                                                                        offers invited around

                                                                                                                                                                                         18 montcliffe
                                                                                                                                                                                         Georges Lane, horwich

                                                                                                                                                                                         A spectacular stone-built character
                                                                                                                                                                                         semi- detached home situated in a
                                                                                                                                                                                         picturesque and highly sought after
                                                                                                                                                                                         semi-rural setting.
                                                                                                                                                                                         This impressive, spacious and well-proportioned
                                                                                                                                                                                         property comprises an entrance lobby, hallway,
                                                                                                                                                                                         sitting room, separate dining room, conservatory,
                                                                                                                                                                                         fitted kitchen, utility, cloaks/WC, 3 good sized
At Heaton Conservatories we really know how to make the most of your home. A prestige property                                                                                           bedrooms and a bathroom/WC. Further features
                                                                                                                                                                                         include double glazing, gas central heating and
deserves the best and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose one of our conservatories or                                                                                        an under-croft offering extensive storage. Outside
replacement windows. Our designs are tailor-made made to meet your needs no matter how ambitious                                                                                         there are stunning landscaped gardens with
                                                                                                                                                                                         unrivalled panoramic views over local countryside
or simple they may be, and you can be assured of the highest quality products and service throughout.                                                                                    and beyond, complemented by a substantial
So if it’s flattery your house is after, give us a call or visit our website to find out more.                                                                                           summer-house and driveway with ample off-road
                                                                                                                                                                                         parking and a backdrop of rugged moorland. This
                                                                                                                                                                                         stunning home is also within easy access of a
                                                                                                                                                                                         variety of local amenities and major transport links,
                                                                                                                                                                                         with the added advantage of planning consent to
Heaton Conservatories                                                                                                                                                                    extend further.
Unit 3A
Lark Street
                                                                                                                                                                                         offers in the region of
T 01204 373452

                                                                                                            Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
     the perfect
                                                                                                     This Grade II-listed cottage on the edge of the Green
                                                                                                         in leafy Worsley dates back to the 1740s yet is a
                                                                                                                home equipped to deal with the needs of
                                                                                                                modern life. The external, picture-perfect

       18th Century cottage retreat                                                                          romanticism is offset by a contemporary and
                                                                                                              functional interior. It’s home to IT consultant

                for the modern day                                                                            Alexandra Farrington, her company director
                                                                                                                  husband Alan and their small daughter.

                              romantic                                                                     The cottage is a perfect location from which to
                                                                                                          take advantage of all the area has to offer. From
                                                                                                             the natural beauty of the nearby Bridgewater
                                                                                                           Canal, local pubs and restaurants to shopping
                                                                                                           and entertainment in Manchester city centre or

     17 the Crescent, Worsley, manchester                                                               the Trafford Centre, both only minutes away. Plus,
                                                                                                           there’s easy access to the motorway network.

                                                                                                                                                                At the front of the house York stone paths have           There’s plenty of room upstairs too. The impressive
                                                                                                                                                                been re-laid and roses planted at either side of the      master and guest bedrooms are contemporary in
                                                                                                                                                                path leading from the wooden gate set in a low            design, having a feature wall and a vast range of
                                                                                                                                                                stone-wall up to the canopied front door which give       fitted wardrobes. The latter being flooded with light
                                                                                                                                                                the property its charming character.                      and a view over the garden. The third room can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          used as a bedroom or study.
                                                                                                                                                                Georgian-style front windows and beamed ceilings
                                                                                                                                                                continue that cottagey feel inside. Downstairs the        The family bathroom is pure luxury. There’s a spa
                                                                                                                                                                rooms are cosy with thick walls that retain the heat      bath and a large walk-in power shower with a Velux
                                                                                                                                                                well and a solid black slate floor running throughout.    roof light, chrome fittings, a glass, wall-mounted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          basin and WC, underfloor heating, heated mirror and
                                                                                                                                                                A contemporary fireplace in the lounge has a granite      towel rail and on-trend tiling.
                                                                                                                                                                hearth and stainless steel surround with bevelled
                                                                                                                                                                glass French doors that open up into the dining           However with another child on the way, it’s time to
                                                                                                                                                                room. This in turn opens up into a luxurious kitchen      move on. “We’ve really enjoyed this house, I will
                                                                                                                                                                of high gloss black and white units equipped with         miss the cosy feel and the location,” said Alexandra,
                                                                                                                                                                a stainless steel oven, microwave, fridge/freezer,        “and it will be a challenge to make somewhere else
                                                                                                                                                                washing machine, dishwasher and a central island/         feel as nice and homely as this does.”
                                                                                                                                                                breakfast bar/hob.

                                                                                                                                                                From the dining room there’s a good view of the
                                                                                                                                                                south-facing garden, including a newly laid patio
                                                                                                                                                                area, lighting and plants. It has a little wendy house,
                                                                                                                                                                an ornate wrought iron gate with parking space for
                                                                                                                                                                three cars behind it and a brick-built outbuilding.

                                                                                                                                                                A second lounge has a feature fireplace with slate
                                                                                                                                                                surround and wooden mantelpiece, flanked at either
                                                                                                                                                                side by white alcove cupboards with shelving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           offers over £349,950

       Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk      Bolton 01204 525252 | Culcheth 01925 762 083 | Worsley 0161 794 9798 | www.mmprestige.co.uk
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Giving you
                                  a break
tax breaks for                                        For the 2010/11 tax year any Capital Gains
residential properties                                released before 23rd June this year is taxed at
Whether you’re a homeowner or landlord, it pays       18% regardless of your income, while any gains
to know about any possible tax implications.          made on, or after this date, will be taxed at either
Here’s a short summary of some of the most            18% or 28% depending on your level of income.
common areas of taxation that may affect you.

                                                      tax on property income
Selling a property                                    For residential lettings, properties are taxed on
Normally, if you are selling a property which has     the overall ‘net profit’. This is calculated by
been your only, or main home, throughout its          adding all rental incomes (if you have more than
ownership, you do not have to pay any tax             one property), then taking away all allowable
(Capital Gains) as it is covered by                   expenses such as insurance, letting agent’s fees
‘Private Residential Relief’.                         and repairs. If you’re letting unfurnished
If you are selling a property that’s not your main    accommodation in your own home and your total
home, you will normally have to pay Capital           receipts are £4,250 or below (£2,125 if letting                                      Service. Not something you normally see a lot of when buying or selling a home. Fortunately, you now
                                                                                                             For further advice, contact
Gains Tax if the property is worth more than you      jointly), this income is tax free under the ‘Rent a                                  have Miller Metcalfe Prestige Concierge, an exclusive new service which can be tailor-made to your exact
                                                                                                             Chris thomson, tax manager    requirements. We take care of every detail to make moving far easier, with a professionalism that will exceed
paid for it. However the first £10,100 of any total   Room Scheme’. Anything over £4,250 you will
taxable gains are tax free for the current            have to pay tax on, or you can choose to pay tax       christhomson@warings.co.uk    your expectations. So ring today. After all, moving to a prestige home calls for a better class of service.

2010 -11 tax year.                                    under the rules for residential lettings.              or telephone 01204 534 031    For more information ring 08445 796000 or click www.mmprestige.co.uk/concierge

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