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Open Day at The Island – 22nd June

Work on ten stunning homes on ‘The Island’, off Railway Street in Summerseat, is nearing completion and a special open day is being held on Saturday 22nd June (11am – 3pm) for potential buyers to browse the show homes and appreciate the spacious and stylish accommodation offered in this idyllic location.

Situated next to Summerseat Nature Reserve and accessed via a private bridge over the picturesque River Irwell, The Island provides a peaceful retreat from the ‘hustle and bustle’ yet is perfectly placed for easy access to local amenities and commuter routes to Bury, Bolton, Blackburn, Preston and Greater Manchester.

A range of styles of home are offered, from sympathetic conversions and new build properties to comprehensive refurbishments, all providing spacious four-bedroom accommodation and designed to complement the natural surroundings.

Originally established as a reservoir supplying Summerseat’s cotton mill in the 1800s, then home to a brick-built print and dye works, ‘The Island’ has been an integral part of the Lancashire landscape for decades. Today, the story of The Island begins a new chapter as a haven for luxury living.

Each of the homes on The Island will be ready to move into this Summer and has been finished to an exemplary standard. The characterful mill building has been thoughtfully converted into four substantial three-storey terraced homes providing living accommodation suited to modern families, whilst retaining the building’s unique character with many original details retained. These 2,600 sq ft four-bedroom homes, offer open plan living space alongside carefully created layouts for study areas and snugs as well as a luxurious master bedroom with dressing room, en-suite and terrace.

Two pairs of sympathetic new build semi-detached homes have also been crafted, one of which is dressed as a show home, offering an alternative four-bedroom option of 1,500 sq ft of accommodation across two floors, including easy-flow living space, integrated garage and generous storage.

Set slightly separate to the rest of the homes, are two large detached homes one of which is dressed as a show home, which have been comprehensively refurbished to exacting standards and are set within large landscaped grounds with private driveways.

Accommodation is set across two floors with open living and dining areas running the length of the house and kitchens with French Doors out to a patio area for al fresco dining looking over the gardens and River Irwell. Upstairs are four generous sized bedrooms, including a fantastic master bedroom with dressing area and en suite.

All homes at The Island have been specified to the highest standards. The kitchens have been designed in partnership with leading designers Stuart Frazer, providing high quality schemes by SieMatic incorporating appliances by Siemens, and finished with stunning quartz stone worktops and Amtico flooring. The bathrooms feature sanitaryware from Duravit, brassware from Vado and Hansgrohe and porcelain floor and wall tiling throughout.

Simone Milner, Sales Manager at Hillcrest Homes says, “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating these beautiful homes in such a special location. It’s a quiet and picturesque retreat where you can relax and immerse yourself in nature. There is so much to do right on the doorstep too. Great countryside for walking, biking and running and some fantastic country pubs to relax in afterwards! It’s been a pleasure to spend time here and we know that the people who get to call The Island ‘home’ will love it too.”

Situated in the Irwell Valley, Summerseat offers thriving village life, rural walks and some excellent schools right on the doorstep and history a few miles away on the East Lancs heritage railway, which hosts The Flying Scotsman on occasion.

The development has been funded in association with Together. Interest in The Island is high with forty percent of the development already reserved. Prices at The Island start from £475,000 for the four-bedroom semi-detached homes, from £540,000 for the four-bedroom mill conversions, and from £575,000 for the detached homes.

The four-bedroom semi-detached homes are available to buy via the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme. Visit www.helptobuy.gov.uk to find out more.

For more information on The Island and Open Day please contact Miller Metcalfe Estate Agents on 0161 358 0910.