If you’re looking for a large period property close to Chester city centre then you may have found your next home.
Built in the early 1900s, this property has space to spare and retains some of his original period features, including doors, fireplaces, picture tails and tiled floors.
The property is on Stocks Lane which is one of Chester city’s more sought-after addresses. Quiet and peaceful yet only a five minute drive from the city centre.
Outside to the front. The property sits on a corner and is bordered by a dwarf wall and high hedges giving real privacy. Directly outside the front of the property, there is a lawned area and a paved path leading to the beautiful leaded light front door.
To the side, accessed off Becketts Lane, there is a herringbone brick driveway that can accommodate multiple cars and gives access to the detached single garage.
Ground floor. The sense of space in this property is apparent once you enter through the front door and the entrance porch into the spacious hall. The hall is almost 5 meters long and features a stripped wood staircase leading to the first floor, and doors leading to the downstairs reception rooms. The hall features the original minton tile flooring.
The first door off the hall is the dining room. Like all rooms in this property, there is loads of space and lots of light provided by the full height glass bay window with the French doors opening out onto the front garden. It has stripped wood skirting boards and picture rail, wooden floor and a reproduction cast-iron and tile fireplace of the original style, set in a contemporary wooden fire surround.
The next door off the hall is the large living room. This room too has a feature fireplace on one wall and period features including high skirting boards picture rails and coved ceiling. There is one large window overlooking the front garden. The floor in this room is carpeted.
Moving back into the hall you then go through into the combined snug and kitchen. This is effectively one long space yet is split into two distinct areas.
The snug on the left features a delightful brick built fireplace with built-in storage and bookshelves either side.
The kitchen has the original tiled floor and a range of solid pine wall and base cupboards arranged on three walls set under a tiled worktop. There is a double bowl round sink with chrome mixer tap, a gas hob and electric oven. There is also plumbing for dishwasher
A door at the back of the snug leads you through into the conservatory. This is a pent roof structure that has a beautiful tiled floor and French doors leading out onto the courtyard garden. At the far end of this room, there is also access to the utility room which has storage and plumbing for a washing machine.
First floor. At the top of the stairs, there is a spacious landing which gives you access to all four bedrooms and the shower room. The stairs and the landing above, all have the original pine floors which currently features an inset carpet runner.
The period features continue on this floor with the landing having a coved ceiling picture rail and dado rail.
All four bedrooms are spacious double rooms and two are fitted with the original cast-iron fireplaces. The main bedroom has a reproduction cast-iron fireplace of the original style.
The two largest bedrooms feature the original stripped pine floors whilst the other two are carpeted. As with the ground floor, all of the doors are original stripped pine with the original door handles and this combined with high skirting boards and picture rails to complete the period look.
The final room on the first floor is the shower room. This is a lovely modern counterpoint to the rest of the house and its period features. It has a large walk-in shower cubicle with power shower, a handbasin and WC housed in a feature vanity unit adjacent. The walls are part tiled is and fully tiled behind the basin and inside the shower cubicle. It has the original stripped pine floor.
Outside to the rear. Accessed by the rear door from the kitchen or the French doors from the conservatory is the lovely courtyard garden. South facing, it offers a low maintenance private garden area. There is also a gate leading out onto the drive and Becketts Lane, and there is an access door to the garage.
- ID: 25185
- Published: 2019-09-13 09:44:33
- Last Update: 2019-09-16 08:22:17
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