Griffe Lane, Bury

8 Bed Country home For Sale

Reception Rooms: 4 | Bedrooms: 8 | Bathrooms: 5 Property Code: 51542


This unique detached part timber framed grade 2 listed farmhouse and converted farm buildings was the first brick built house in the area constructed in 1681, still retaining the original 20ft deep well. Robert Clive also known as Clive of India lived there as a young boy with his aunt and uncle whilst attending Stand Grammar School in Whitefield. The property is located at the end of a private tarmac lane leading off Castle Road approximately half a mile from 'Unsworth Pole', Bury, where there is a range of shops supplying all the day-to-day needs, a choice of schools are within close proximity including Bury Grammar School a high performing private school with outstanding examination results. Bury and Whitefield town centres are both within 3 miles and Manchester City Centre can be reached in approximately 15 minutes. The whole property has been transformed into a stylish contemporary living space within traditional historical buildings and would provide a new buyer with highly adaptable accommodation. Set in a plot of around 1 acre, to include formal gardens large block paved driveway, patios and stocked natural pond; Brick House farm offers an element of seclusion with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and yet in reality it is very conveniently positioned.

The accommodation now comprises of: the main house over 3 floors with a spacious entrance, feature staircase and galleried landing, two ample reception rooms, large kitchen with an island, a dining room with large glass lantern roof, also folding sliding doors leading to a hardwood decked courtyard, an oak framed orangery/sun room, two offices and a utility room. Of the four bedrooms, three are on-suite; the master bedroom en-suite is exceptional.

The farm buildings, which have been renovated much being rebuilt, are now transformed into a self-contained one bedroom apartment and the original shippen has been replaced by a three bedroom cottage, completely independent from the main house. Both the apartment and the cottage would offer good rental opportunities if required, the options are endless.

There is a large open pole barn, which we understand may be an option for conversion in the future (subject to approvals). Mains electricity, water and drainage are all connected, all three properties are heated by oil fired boilers (new within the last 5 years) and the main house and cottage each include an Aga cooker.

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Griffe Lane

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Main House

Reception Hall

5.57m x 4.97m (18'3" x 16'4")

Impressive entrance with open plan staircase to the first floor and glazed minstrels gallery. Wood burning stove and parquet flooring.

Guest Cloakroom

Large area housing a two piece suite comprising a low flush w.c. And wash hand basin. Tiled flooring.


2.7m x 2.4m (8'10" x 7'10")

Fitted office furniture. Window overlooking the inner courtyard.


5.4m x 4.5m (17'9" x 14'9")

Comprehensive range of wall & base units to include island with contrasting 'butchers block' solid wood worktops. Oil fired Aga range, built in combination oven, twin Hotpoint drawer fridges and integrated dishwasher. Views over the front and side gardens, parquet flooring, beamed ceiling. Annex off housing a large American fridge freezer.


5.33m x 4.66m (17'6" x 15'3")

Beamed ceiling, parquet flooring and wood burning stove in period stone fireplace, picture windows overlooking the front gardens and pond. Bespoke glass doors leading to sunroom and cinema room.

Sun Room

4.56m x 3.56m (15'0" x 11'8")

Oak framed construction with slate room and roof and opening roof lights. Doors leading onto the gardens and parquet flooring.

Cinema Room

6.3m x 2.93m (20'8" x 9'7")

Intercommunicating with the dining room/conservatory. Parquet flooring.

Dining Room/Conservatory

5.88m x 4.1m (19'3" x 13'5")

Bi-folding doors leading onto the inner courtyard, parquet flooring and lantern ceiling light. There is access from this room to the one bedroom annex which is currently unused.


3.11m x 3.11m (10'2" x 10'2")

Windows to the side. Access to...

Utility Room

3.47m x 3.11m (11'5" x 10'2")

Fully fitted with a range of wall & base units and complementary worktops. Boiler room off housing the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

First Floor

Glazed balustrade landing with windows to the front and rear. Large storage cupboard.

Main Bedroom

5.6 x 4.6 (18'4" x 15'1")

Open stairs leading to the ensuite bathroom, windows to the front, side and rear and beamed ceiling.


Most impressive four piece ensuite comprising a low flush wc with concealed cistern, twin wash hand basins, double jacuzzi bath with wall mounted TV and shower area with rainstorm shower. Bespoke glazed doors and part glass floor with views down to the bedroom beneath.

Bedroom Two

4.4m x 3m (14'5" x 9'10")

Juliette balcony with views over the side gardens, beamed ceiling. Concealed ensuite.


Three piece ensuite comprising a shower area with thermostatic shower, vanity unit wash hand basin and w.c., travertine tiling, window to the rear.

Bedroom Three

4m x 3.6m (13'1" x 11'10")

With windows to the front and side. Access to ensuite.


Three piece ensuite comprising a low flush w.c., wash hand basin and shower cubicle with combination shower.

Second Floor Bedroom Four

5.6m x 4.6m (18'4" x 15'1")

Built in wardrobes and feature windows, access to large loft space which could be further developed.

One Bedroom Annex

With a separate entrance to the rear. Formerly the milking parlour.

Living Room/Kitchen

8.66m x 4m (28'5" x 13'1")

Beautifully finished again with parquet flooring and inset wood burning stove. Bespoke kitchen with a range of built in appliances.

Inner Hall

Ideal study area.

Shower Room

Contemporary three piece suite with shower area, vanity unit wash hand basin and w.c. Complementary tiling.


4.1m x 3.62 (13'5" x 11'11")

French door leading onto the rear gardens and decked area. Skylight window and access to large walk in wardrobe.

Three Bedroom Cottage

With separate driveway and gardens. Formerly the cowshed. This property has separate central heating and electric supply.

Entrance Hall

Parquet flooring, access to first floor.

Living Room/Kitchen

9.36m x 5.24m (30'9" x 17'2")

Full height ceiling with exposed king truss supports, wood burning stove and bi folding doors. Opening onto the kitchen area with oil fired Aga range and granite worktops. All with parquet flooring.

Ground floor Bedroom

5.23m x 4.12m (17'2" x 13'6")

With glazed doors leading onto the front gardens. Large built in wardrobe.

First Floor Landing


4.11m x 3.15m (13'6" x 10'4")

With porthole window.


2.91m x 1.56m (9'7" x 5'1")

Velux window


Fabulous four piece suite comprising, a low flush w.c., double ended freestanding bath, vanity unit wash hand basin and shower area with power shower. Quality tiling, porthole window and velux roof light.


Accessed from Griffe Lane via a five barred gate and onto the spacious block paved area and further gated driveway leading to the garage. There are formal gardens, natural pond stocked with Perch, Tench and Roach, inner courtyard to the rear with composite decking, outside lighting and ornamental fountain. There is an old garage building and additional land which may be developed further subject to the necessary approvals. In all the land extends to c. 1 acre.


From Bury proceed south on the M66 and exit Pilsworth. Continue passed Asda and onto Croft Lane. At the mini roundabout turn left onto Hollins Lane and continue for approximately half a mile. Turn left onto Castle Road, continue over the motorway and turn to the right onto a private road. Follow this directly to Brick House Farm.