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4 Bedroom Detached House Sold STC

Birks, House, Birks Road ,, Todmorden OL14 6QU


Key Features

  • Quiet location, yet only 5 minute walk to local train station
  • Characterful property steeped in History- Not Listed
  • Walking distance to local primary school
  • Development potential for attached outbuildings
  • Large well maintained gardens with a variety of plants and flowers
  • Very Popular Location
  • Wonderful Family Home
  • Opportunity to add your own style


The Famous Physicist Sir John Douglas Cockcroft OM, KCB, CBE, FRS lived at this property He was a British Physicist who shared with Ernest Walten the Nobel Prize in physics in 1951 for splitting the atom nucleus. And was instrumental in the development of Nuclear power.

Lets go inside... Starting on the ground floor off of a spacious hall are the Lounge, Dinning room, Space under the stairs for a private office area, Dinning Kitchen, Utility room, 3 attached outbuildings. The Large reception room currently used as the dinning room has Edwardian bay windows that flood the space with natural light, making this a lovely airy room, with views over the front garden and lane. Other features of the room are built in bookshelves, Edwardian mantlepiece and surround (on top of a stone fireplace) with a very efficient multifuel burner, ideal for making the cold winter nights nice and cosy. Next to this is a large reception room currently used as the family lounge again with Edwardian bay windows and a side window that again make this a really bright and airy room. The main features of room are built in book shelves, made by Tony Dyter,(Making bespoke kitchens and furniture company in Hebdon Bridge) a built in display cabinet set in to the wall, local stone fire surround with a gas fire, vinyl wood effect flooring, this room is stylish and comfortable which allows you to relax and listen to music, read a book or catch up on a favourite programme or watch your favourite film. At the end of the hallway under the stairs is the current owners private office space. Next is the kitchen/breakfast room where the stand out feature is the gas fired AGA which heats the kitchen, is the main cooking stove, and heats the hot water. Craftsman made solid wood units, with tiled work surfaces, double glazed mullion windows and cream Terrazzo floor tiles, This is a great sized kitchen with sufficient space for a decent sized dinning table perfect for family meals or for more formal dinning with family and friends. Leading on from the kitchen is a large utility room with original York stone flooring ,that is also used for storage, a door from here leads to 3 outhouses with original flag flooring ,one with a WC, there is development potential here for further accomodation.

To the first floor is a generous landing with 4 Double bedrooms carpeted with double glazed windows and the family bathroom Bedroom one is at the front of the property and overlooks the garden, The features of this room are the original black metal fire place, purpose built in wardrobe, cupboard with ample storage space that currently houses the hot water cylinder. Bedroom 2 again overlooks the front garden, where the main features are the exposed stone surround fire place ( Currently used as a display space) and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 overlooks the back garden and lane, with double glazed mullion windows. Bedroom 4 has a North facing window, with built in shelves that was originally a window. The family bathroom added in the 50s is spacious with good light , Vintage pink bathroom suite (lavatory, sink, matching bidet, and a cast iron bath with a shower above.

Attic room- Approached by a steep narrow staircase, this was originally the maids sleeping quarters, and runs the width of the house and is divided in to 2 areas,one lower than the other with plenty of head room, with a North facing window that gives good light This room could have a multitude of uses, Home office, gym, cinema room, work area etc etc

The gardens are on 3 sides of the house, and are a manageable size, with mature planting, There is a Beautiful mature beech tree in the front garden, which has a Preservation order on it, and a garden shed, used for general storage (garden equipment etc) To the side of the property is off road parking for 3 cars

All in all this is a terrific family home located in a wonderful area which is ideal for the growing family. You also have Fantastic outdoor trails and walks on your doorstep , No wonder people want to live here. Todmorden itself is a wonderful Market Town, with a vast array of restaurants ,shops ,bars and coffee shops. Its an ideal commuter base with easy access to Leeds and Manchester. I It Truly is an amazing place to live.

This home includes:
  • 01 - Lounge

    3.99m x 5.05m (20.2 sqm) - 13' 1" x 16' 7" (217 sqft)

    Large Reception room, currently used as a lounge

  • 02 - Dining Room

    3.98m x 5.05m (20.1 sqm) - 13' x 16' 7" (216 sqft)

    Large reception room currently being used as the dinning room/ library

  • 03 - Kitchen / Breakfast Room

    3.52m x 2.98m (10.5 sqm) - 11' 6" x 9' 9" (113 sqft)

    Spacious Kitchen/ Breakfast room

  • 04 - Utility Room

    4.57m x 2.98m (13.6 sqm) - 15' x 9' 9" (147 sqft)

    Really useful area, with 2 outbuildings attached Development potential

  • 05 - Bedroom (Double)

    3.99m x 5.05m (20.2 sqm) - 13' 1" x 16' 7" (217 sqft)

    Good size double overlooking the front garden

  • 06 - Bedroom (Double)

    3.79m x 4.03m (15.2 sqm) - 12' 5" x 13' 2" (164 sqft)

    Another generous double overlooking the front garden

  • 07 - Bedroom (Double)

    3.49m x 3.83m (13.3 sqm) - 11' 5" x 12' 6" (143 sqft)

    Another good size bedroom overlooking the back garden

  • 08 - Bedroom (Double)

    3.43m x 2.76m (9.4 sqm) - 11' 3" x 9' 1" (102 sqft)

    Double at the side of the property facing North

  • 09 - Attic

    3.77m x 4.38m (16.5 sqm) - 12' 4" x 14' 4" (177 sqft)

    Really useful space that was originally the maids quarters

  • 10 - Bathroom

    3.64m x 1.8m (6.5 sqm) - 11' 11" x 5' 10" (70 sqft)

    Vintage 1950s pink 4 piece bathroom suite

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Additional Information:
  • Idyllic location with country/canal walks on your door step.
  • Easy access to bus routes Rochdale and Halifax
  • Walking distance to the train station with trains Manchester and Leeds
  • Off road parking and large gardens
  • Characterful property steeped in history
  • Council Tax:

    Band F

  • This truly is an Amazing property in a really desirable area E.P.C = E Book on line now so as not to be disappointed Lines are open 24/7


    Additional Information:

    • Council Tax: Band F