• 6

  • 2

  • 2

  • Prestigious location
  • Leafy outlook
  • Orangery
  • Study
  • Utility room
  • Butlers’ pantry and cloakroom
  • Basement room and wine cellar
  • Large mature rear garden
  • Outbuilding
  • Plentiful parking

Offers in excess of

3698 sq. ft.

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Please quote reference number JHE220310

About the property

A majestic early Victorian townhouse situated within the delightful leafy Blakebrook area of town, featuring an extensive interior packed with period features and complemented by useful basement rooms and large grounds totalling around 1/3 of an acre.
  • Prestigious location
  • Leafy outlook
  • Orangery
  • Study
  • Utility room
  • Butlers’ pantry and cloakroom
  • Basement room and wine cellar
  • Large mature rear garden
  • Outbuilding
  • Plentiful parking
Property Snapshot

This wonderful and unique home dates back to the mid-1800s and is likely to impress anybody that enters through the front door. Behind the delightful façade awaits an immense footprint of accommodation arranged over three floors and brimming with character and period detail throughout.

On the ground floor, there is an excellent array of living space, not least the fantastic drawing room at the rear of the house.

On the lower ground floor is a vaulted cellar and a large basement room, which offers great scope for usage as a games room, hobbies room or simply for storage.

The upstairs is wonderfully spacious too and very versatile, offering five to six bedrooms depending on requirements and is likely to strike a chord with larger families or those wanting dual occupancy.

Outside, the amazing mature grounds to the rear beautifully complement the exquisite interior and total around one-third of an acre. There is also an excellent brick outbuilding, with the potential for use as a home office, if required.

The property is nicely set back from the roadside and approached via a walled entrance, which gives way to a substantial gravelled frontage catering for around six vehicles. A door from the driveway accesses an extremely useful side passageway, which is partially covered and ideal for housing logs and storing push bikes and the like.

Once through the period front door, you are greeted by a beautifully spacious and welcoming reception hall featuring exposed pine floorboards, a staircase rising to the first floor and doors leading to the ground-floor accommodation and the basement rooms.

Dining room
Situated to the front of the property is a light and airy formal dining room which is generous in size and has two sash windows, a coal effect gas fire and a useful recess with lighting.

Adjacent to the dining room, there is a cosy study or snug, ideal for home working or use as a television room. This room includes a full-height sash window to the front, a ceiling rose and a Victorian-style fireplace with an inset gas fire.

Drawing room
The impressive drawing room is beautifully positioned at the rear of the property, featuring two full-height French doors bordered by decorative mouldings and original shutters, opening to the terrace and garden.

This room also comes complete with a multi-fuel stove set within an attractive fireplace in addition to period coving and a nice decorative recess.

The kitchen is well-appointed and tastefully styled, with granite worktops housing a double Belfast sink, a Range style oven with an extractor above, a comprehensive range of wall and base units and downlighters. Situated to one corner of the room is a cosy breakfast area ideal for situating a table and chairs and featuring an integrated bench backed by wood panelling and with storage underneath.

Utility room
From the kitchen, stairs descend to the utility room, which features a glass roof and has an inset Belfast sink, space for appliances, French doors leading to the orangery and further doors leading to the basement room, garden and side passageway.

Lower ground floor
There is a large basement room on the lower ground floor, which is accessed from the utility room and offers great scope for a variety of uses including storage or use as a games/hobby room. This expansive area has two-night storage heaters, a window to the rear aspect and an ancillary area, which was formerly the coal hole.

The property also contains a classic vaulted cellar accessed via stairs from the main hall. This room has power, lighting and a useful section for wine storage.

The orangery is a wonderful addition to this property, being a spacious double-glazed conservatory of a traditional design, which blends well with the period aesthetics and comprises a glass roof, tiled flooring, two wall lights, exposed brickwork and French doors flowing nicely onto the garden.

Butler’s pantry and cloakroom
A butler’s pantry and a cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation, both accessed from the hallway with the former having a dresser, shelving and Belfast sink and the latter having delightful Minton tiled flooring, a low-level WC and coat hooks.

First floor
The extensive accommodation upstairs can offer five to six bedrooms all accessed from the landing which also has access to the loft via two hatches.

Master bedroom
There are a number of ways the first floor can be utilised, with different options for the main bedroom too. The sellers' choice as bedroom one is a wonderfully spacious and light double bedroom enjoying a leafy aspect to the front through two sash windows. This fantastic bedroom also features down lighters and fitted wardrobes/storage.

Bedrooms two and three
The second bedroom is a spacious double with a large sash window and is currently being used as a sitting room. A door from this room leads to an adjoining bedroom, which could be used as a dressing area or study.

Family bathroom
Servicing the bedrooms is the family bathroom, which is large enough to house a panelled bath and a separate shower cubicle. This fantastic bathroom comprises a pedestal washbasin, a heated towel rail, down lighters, a sash window and an airing cupboard. An adjacent room comprises a low-level WC.

Bedrooms four, five and six
Bedroom four is another impressive double room, with two sash windows overlooking the rear gardens and a vanity unit to one corner of the room. The remaining two bedrooms comprise a double room and a single room.

Shower room
There is also a separate shower room featuring a pedestal washbasin, a low-level WC, a tiled shower cubicle, a heated towel rail and down lighters.

The extensive rear gardens equate to circa 1/3 of an acre and are a fantastic feature of this classic period house. The grounds enjoy a tranquil leafy backdrop creating an oasis of quiet, which is incredible considering how close the town centre is to here. The gardens have been beautifully designed and laid out, with many interesting features and packed with mature plants and trees.

Bordering the rear of the house is a raised terrace with a wrought iron decorative water pump and archway giving way to the large sweeping lawns, which are bordered by period walling and well-stocked beds.
A gravelled pathway leads beautifully to a secluded seating area complete with cascading stream and raised borders housing a palm tree, rose bushes and a Judas tree.

Adjoining this seating area is a sturdy brick outbuilding, which is currently divided in two, with a workshop/shed on one side and a pleasant summerhouse on the other featuring a stove, stone flooring, power, lighting, a skylight and double-glazed windows. The gardens drop down from here to a large lower section which is made up of a further lawn with inset beds bordered by magnificent trees including a Scots pine.

The property has mains gas, mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage, a security alarm system, CCTV and broadband.

Council tax band - G

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, will be payable by the Buyer to Andrew Grant Sales Limited prior to issuing the Memorandum of Sale and marking the property as Sold Subject to Contract. This fee will be reimbursed upon Exchange of contracts. The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant Sales Ltd to cover costs in the event the Buyer withdraws from the purchase other than as a result of:

1. Any structural issues arising from any survey
2. Serious defect in the seller’s legal title
3. The local searches reveal any matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that were previously undeclared or unknown

The reservation fee will depend on the level of your agreed offer for the property:

an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £500 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £1,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £1,500 inclusive of vat