- Traditional style 1900’s double-fronted detached home
- Fully modernised and expertly extended to rear
- Four well-proportioned reception rooms
- Well-appointed and triple aspect breakfast kitchen
- Four spacious double bedrooms to first floor
- Gated driveway parking and detached double garage
- Landscaped gardens to both front and rear
- Positioned in the heart of popular Eccleston village
- Easy walk to all the local amenities and schools
- Short distance from major motorway networks
This traditional, red brick and double-fronted detached property was built in 1903 for the company secretary to the local mill. Set behind a hedge-lined and gated frontage on a popular lane in the heart of Eccleston village, this well-proportioned property has been modernised throughout and expertly extended to create an ideal family home. The elegantly presented accommodation includes four reception rooms and four double bedrooms along with a well-appointed breakfast kitchen, making this an ideal proposition for a discerning purchaser.
The centrally positioned solid timber door with crescent shaped glazing above opens into the entranceway with traditional tiled flooring. A second, glazed inner door opens into the wide hallway and a carpeted full-turn tiered staircase rises to the half landing and turns again onto the large first-floor landing space.
Entering the elegantly spacious living room through a glazed timber door, the carpeted hallway gives way to timber effect Karndean flooring. With high moulded ceilings, typical of the age, the room is illuminated by a large uPVC window to the front and dual patio doors to the rear allowing natural light to filter through. The focal point of the room is a multi-fuel stove which rests on a slate hearth within a chimney breast ingle and has a timber mantel above. The living room opens into a second reception room, currently used as a snug, and this cosy room offers a separate seating area for adults and children alike. The dual patio doors open on to a private flagged seating area to the rear of the property.
From the main central hallway, a further semi-glazed timber door opens into a third reception room where the large uPVC windows to the front flood the room with light. There is also pendant lighting and radiator. The room is currently used as a large home office and has a range of fitted white timber shelving units and a white painted timber desk.
Next to the office there is hanging space for coats and a downstairs cloakroom with Karndean flooring, a white pedestal wash basin and a low flush w.c. To the rear of this and running parallel to the snug is the fourth reception room, a good-sized dining room with ample space for a six-seater dining table. The room is dual aspect with windows to the side plus patio doors overlooking a decked area to the rear. There is a chimney breast to one side and a slate tile floor continues from here into the kitchen extension to the rear.
The triple-aspect kitchen has a range of oak Shaker style units having complementing granite worktops with an inset stainless-steel sink unit and swan-neck mixer tap. Wrapping around the room, the units offer fantastic storage and house a range of integrated appliances to include an under-counter fridge and separate freezer, as well as a dishwasher. There is space to one side for a low-level oak dresser and a chrome hanging rack for pots and pans above. Cooking facilities are provided by a free-standing cream-coloured range cooker with glass splash-back and chrome and glass extractor fan set above. The kitchen is light and bright with large uPVC windows to three sides, spotlights and a half-glazed door which leads out to the rear garden down a few stone steps.
The steps lead to a neat, paved path and a detached brick-built, slate-roof outbuilding which has been split into three distinct sections, each with their own white latch door. The outbuilding provides the property with a separate washhouse with plumbing for washing machine, a tumble dryer and wash basin. There is an outside w.c. and a further storage area to the far end for garden tools.
Back inside the main property and climbing the staircase to the half landing, access is gained to bedroom number four which has a large picture window overlooking the gardens to the rear plus a radiator and central spotlights. The room is a large double with ample space for wardrobes, a double bed and additional furniture.
Climbing again to the large first floor landing, four doors give access to three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom sits to the front and is a grand room with high ceilings, picture rail, cast iron decorative fire surround set into the chimney breast, a large window to the front, pendant lighting and radiator. There is ample space for a king-sized bed frame and free-standing furniture and an arch opens into a separate dressing area with a further window to the front which sits above the main entrance.
Bedroom two has a window to the front and is an equally generous room with space for a double bed and fitted wardrobes to either side plus space for a sizeable desk to one wall and additional free-standing furniture. Bedroom three is another a good-sized double which sits to the rear and has a window overlooking the garden. There is ample room for a double bed and the room benefits from a bank of fitted wardrobes. Both bedrooms have pendant lighting, picture rail and radiator.
The family bathroom is a large fully tiled room with dark wooden laminate flooring, an opaque uPVC window to the rear, pendant lighting and radiator. The white four-piece suite comprises an ornate pedestal basin, a traditional style low flush w.c., a large frameless glass shower cubicle with chrome electric shower unit, and an elegant claw-foot, roll-top slipper bath with free standing mixer tap taking centre stage in the middle of the room. In addition to this, a large corner cupboard houses the hot water tank and provides excellent storage for towels and linen.
The property is approached via an in-and-out driveway set behind a pair of wrought iron gates with brick-built pillars and neat box hedging spanning the gap between them. The manicured gardens, ornate frontage and imposing property combine to give you a real sense of arrival.
To the side of the property, a freshly-laid Tarmacadam driveway is shared with next door and gives vehicular access to the rear of the property. The fence lined driveway leads to a wooden five bar gate which opens into a large parking and turning area sitting between the property and the detached double garage and providing parking for at least four vehicles.
The red brick detached garage itself was once the fire station for the village during the war. Because of this, the garage offers ample space for two vehicles behind its roller shutter doors, the apex roof allows for eaves storage and a further section to the rear of the main body of the garage provides further storage. This ample space may well be considered by a purchaser for an annex or office conversion.
The formal rear gardens are split into several easily maintained and well-defined sections. There are seating areas which abut the property to either side of the kitchen extension, both being easily accessed from the main house via patio doors and provide relaxed, private and informal seating and alfresco dining areas. To the rear of the kitchen, a low maintenance plum-slate area with a small central pond runs parallel to the brick built out-buildings and adds a little distance between the house and the parking space. To the far end of the garden and to the side and rear of the garage is an L-shaped lawn area with mature shrubs, trees and borders to provide a pleasant garden for all to enjoy.
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is FREEHOLD
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Please note: Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only. All land measurements are supplied by the Vendor and should be verified by the buyer’s solicitor. We would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an appropriately registered service company or surveyor on behalf of the buyer as Maria B. Evans Estate Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.
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