Modern home with a place in history

North Lodge, Burnley Road, Todmorden
North Lodge, Burnley Road, Todmorden

NORTH Lodge, which is on Burnley Road, Todmorden, is a residence which it is safe to say offers amenities it would be difficult to match anywhere else.

In effect, your neighbour is Todmorden’s magnificent Centre Vale Park - acres of top class park and woodland - and yet you also have an immediate road link and are only minutes away from the town centre amenities and bus and rail stations.

Centre Vale was once the estate of the famous Fielden family, whose Fielden Brothers company did its fair share of clothing the world in the 19th century. The old mansion house is long gone, although its footprint is marked out in the park, but its north and south lodges remain as homes.

The park was bought for the town by Todmorden Borough Council in the Edwardian era, but while North Lodge accordingly has the charm you would expect from a Victorian gatehouse cottage, and a wealth of fixtures and fittings, it has recently been modernised to a high standard.

North Lodge has the benefit of a modern, fully fitted kitchen equipped with granite work surfaces, two reception rooms, two double bedrooms, a luxury bathroom and wet room and a private walled garden.

A central feature of the first reception room is a stone inglenook fireplace which has a granite hearth, oak double glazed windows to provide natural light for the room, oak skirting boards, a fitted carpet and double radiator.

The second reception room also features oak double glazed windows to two sides of the room, providing lots of natural light. It too has fitted carpets and a double radiator, and has access to the keeping cellar, which has been fully tanked and tiled in granite. Oak fittings, a fitted carpet and a radiator are also features of both double bedrooms, and the bathroom is also fitted out to a high standard.

North Lodge is constructed of stone with a lawned garden area at the front with planted flower beds to the side and rear.

l North Lodge, Burnley Road, Todmorden, is on the market for £200,000. To make an appointment to view, contact estate agent J. Greenwood Properties, of 269, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 5SQ, telephone 01706 550212 or 07920 001064, e-mail, website