Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Amongst the swanky high-rise apartments and new-build developments popping up around Manchester, there is a hidden village that holds a wealth of history. Three miles east of the city center is Gore Brook Valley in Gorton which has a rural character and looks nothing like any of its surrounding areas.

Home to stunning parks, a butterfly garden, historic pubs, a Grade II-listed church and grand architecture, the chocolate box village was made a conservation area in 1993 and is steeped in history with nine listed buildings.

200-year-old cottages and classic Victorian terraces line Far Lane, which is thought to be one of the oldest roads in Manchester. This beautiful two-bed home is currently the only property for sale on the historic street, listed on the market for £ 230,000.

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The period cottage was built back in the 18th century and lies within the Gorton Heritage Trial.

The quaint semi-detached home boasts many traditional features such as a Juliette balcony, high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a full-length picture window, and would make for an ideal family home.

Kitchen and living area

Inside an entrance hall leads into a cozy dining area with exposed beams. A wooden door then paves the entrance into the recently renovated kitchen which has a floor to ceiling window overlooking Gore Brook which runs down by the side of the cottage, as well as its embankment and trees.

The kitchen then opens out into the lounge which is bright and spacious with a high ceiling and Velux windows. From the lounge you can access a small balcony which looks out over the brook.

Dining room

Upstairs along a landing there are two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

At the side of the home there is a raised patio area and garden which is a notable sun trap and is often full of wildlife.

Garden area

The area is close to the city center and is surrounded by good transport links with Ryder Brow station, Belle Vue station and Gorton station each less than a mile from the property.

Ofsted-rated ‘good’ schools Old Hall Drive Academy, Abbey Hey Primary Academy, St James’ CofE Primary School Gorton are also in close proximity and the ‘outstanding’ Sacred Heart RC Primary School is less than half a mile away.

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