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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Strawberry Hall, The Rope House & Paddock, Southport Road, Lydiate, Liverpool 31

Offers in Region of £2,500,000

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FULL DESCRIPTION HOMEsure Property is honoured to offer this rare opportunity to acquire 2 luxury properties, plus a large parcel of prime land.
This 2.6 acre plot of land is split into Strawberry Hall & Gardens (main detached residence); The Rope House (2 separate luxury buildings); and a 1-acre Paddock running alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal.
Set back from Southport Road, this enclosed, secluded property is within easy reach of Hudson Primary School, The Grange Primary School, Thornton Children's Centre, as well as Maghull Health Centre, James Page Nursing Home, Botanic Gardens & Museum, Ainsdale Discovery Centre, Atkinson Art Gallery, Freshfield Nature Reserve, Crosby Beach, and Southport Pier. A wealth of prestigious restaurants are within close proximity, and motorway and air-travel links are in abundance for both domestic and international travel.
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STRAWBERRY HALL & GARDENS Strawberry Hall & Gardens comprises of 5 double bedrooms (of which 3 are en suite), master sitting room, study, dining room, morning room, annexe & bar, roof terrace, kitchen with separate dining area, private gated driveway & detached garage, and extensive lawned gardens.

THE ROPE HOUSE The Rope House features 2 separate dwellings: Main House & Leisure Complex.

The Main House comprises of 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large open-plan kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, living room, utility room, large attic storage space, sun terrace, and landscaped gardens and lawn.

The Leisure Complex comprises of 3 double bedrooms/reception rooms (of which 1 is en suite), separate bathroom, gym area, kitchen & bar, large hall ideal for substantial entertaining, large sun terrace with high specification barbeque area. 

THE PADDOCK This 1-acre plot of undeveloped land features the Leeds-Liverpool Canal running along its length, as well as a separate fenced entrance. This prime piece of land could be developed in a number of ways subject to the relevant planning consents, and offers a prospective purchaser a rare opportunity to hugely increase the value of this property as a whole. 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Undergone extensive and repeated refurbishment since being purchased by the current owners in 1980, including rebuilding the bay windows to the front
New roof installed (including rebuilding the two gable ends) in 2008
Double glazed throughout in 2008
High-specification pressurised water system allowing multiple appliances to be used simultaneously without detriment - installed in 2008
Dual boiler system providing on-demand heat throughout - installed 2008
Damp-proof course throughout
Surrounding wall separating the two properties built in 2008


ENTRY Entry to the property is via a sheletered, private driveway reaching electronic gates with secure video-entry, covered by CCTV surveillance. 

PARKING Parking is available at the front of the property, plus a further gated driveway leading round to a detached large car garage. 

ENTRANCE HALL 23' 7" x 20' 4" (7.2m x 6.2m) 'L' shaped (largest dimensions) A grand entrance via a large, solid Oak door. Featuring luxrious carpet, full hand-carved bespoke Oak panelling, 2 large portrait windows, classic cast iron radiator and a 'Redcare' linked alarm system. 

DOWNSTAIRS WC 9' 10" x 4' 11" (3m x 1.5m) Porcelanosa flooring and sill, radiator, frosted window, white 2-piece suite, and useful storage area. 

STUDY 19' 0" x 13' 5" (5.8m x 4.1m) Oak penlling, luxurious carpet, deep bay window seat, floor-to-ceiling Oak bookshelves, fully-working fire and Westmorland stone hearth, arched ceiling edges. 

DINING ROOM 23' 11" x 14' 9" (7.3m x 4.5m) A superb feature of this property is this formal dining room, featuring luxurious carpet, serving hatch, deep bay window seat, arched ceilings, large radiator, picture rail and ornament shelf, chandelier light fitting, door through to main sitting room, and views out over the main lawn and gardens. 

MAIN SITTING ROOM 23' 7" x 16' 4" (7.2m x 5m) Hugely spacious main sitting room, featuring luxrious carpet, Oak wood panelling to lower half (throughout room and window Patio door surround), picture rail & ornament shlef, 2 large classic cast iron radiators, arched ceiling edges, full-length vertical blinds, and doors to the breakfast area as well as formal dining room. 

KITCHEN 16' 0" x 9' 6" (4.9m x 2.9m) Fully-functional kitchen with integrated appliances, lmainate flooring, tiled splashback, and window overlooking the rear sun terrace. 

BREAKFAST AREA 13' 9" x 11' 1" (4.2m x 3.4m) A versatile space in the hub of the ground floor suitable for a variety of purposes. Spotlights, radiator, laminate flooring, serving hatch to dining room, access to annexe, morning room, kitchen, sitting room, and entrance hallway, with window overlooking the rear terrace. 

MORNING ROOM 18' 4" x 9' 10" (5.6m x 3m) Luxurious carpet, radiator, spotlights, archway entrance, brass electrical sockets, bespoke Oak furniture cabinet and ceiling mouldings. 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 22' 11" x 10' 9" (7m x 3.3m) Large master bedroom suite with views overlooking the front lawn & gardens, featuring luxurious carpet, walk-in wardrobe, en suite, dado rail, and deep bay window (with deep sills). 

MASTER EN SUITE 7' 2" x 5' 10" (2.2m x 1.8m) Fully-tiled walls and floor (Porcelanosa), large shower cubicle with power shower, large vertical chrome towel rail, mirror cabinet, shaving point, extractor fan, twin frosted windows. 

BEDROOM TWO 22' 11" x 13' 1" (7m x 4m) Large second bedroom (mirroring the master suite), with deep bay window (with deep sills), luxurious carpet, large radiator, and dado rail. 

BEDROOM THREE 16' 4" x 12' 1" (5m x 3.7m) This third double bedroom is to the front of the property and also has an en suite. Luxurious carpet, windows to the side & front. 

EN SUITE 6' 2" x 6' 2" (1.9m x 1.9m) Porcelanosa tiles (walls and floor), frosted window to side, extractor fan, power shower within large enclosure, radiator towel rail, shaving point, mirror cabinet. 

BEDROOM FOUR 16' 4" x 9' 10" (5m x 3m) Almost mirroring bedroom three, another double bedroom but this time to the rear, overlooking The Rope House.
Luxurious carpet, pair of windows, dado rail, large radiator. 

EN SUITE 5' 10" x 6' 6" (1.8m x 2m) Porcelanosa tiles (walls and floor), frosted window to side, extractor fan, power shower within large enclosure, radiator towel rail, shaving point, mirror cabinet. 

BEDROOM FIVE 13' 9" x 9' 6" (4.2m x 2.9m) Fifth double bedroom, featuring large window, luxurious carpet, dado rail, brass electrical covers, spotlights and radiator. 

SECOND STUDY 11' 9" x 6' 2" (3.6m x 1.9m) A second study, currently being used as a computer room. This room could house much more office storage, and features luxurious carpet, dado rail and is accessed from the landing.
It is also the location of the access to the astonishing attic space. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 1" x 8' 2" (3.4m x 2.5m) Large family bathroom, fully-tiled in Porcelanosa tiles, featuring bespoke built-in storage to one whole side, freestanding bath with shower attachment, large window. This bathroom is finished to the highest standard. 

ROOF TERRACE 21' 3" x 19' 8" (6.5m x 6m) Accessed via a small ante-space from the landing is this large roof terrace overlooking The Rope House. Retaining wall to the perimeter and with weather-proof flooring. 

ATTIC SPACE 47' 10" x 23' 11" (14.6m x 7.3m) A magnificent space with plenty of opportunity for further development. A new roof was added to Strawberry Hall in 2008, which included replacing the roof timbers in full. It has been designed to maximise the space, and could be remodelled to suit a variety of uses. The height is 2.4m, the normal height of an internal room, and the 2nd study could be used to incorporate a full-sized staircase. 


HALLWAY/BAR/KITCHEN 19' 0" x 9' 6" (5.8m x 2.9m) To the rear of the property is an annexe (underneath the roof terrace) and offers multiple further uses. The space currently houses a bar area with kitchen units, large fridge, and storage. 

UTILITY AREA 14' 1" x 10' 9" (4.3m x 3.3m) Integrated appliances within bespoke units, Porcelanosa tiling - a convenient separate area for laundry amongst other activities. 

SITTING ROOM/PLAYROOM/ENTERTAINMENT AREA 16' 4" x 12' 5" (5m x 3.8m) Another large reception room, which could be used as a children's play room, games room, and/or entertaining space. With its own WC, this annexe could be completely repurposed into a standalone annexe apartment and could be used as staff quarters/live-in accommodation. 

EXTERIOR Detached, brick-built garage (with power & water), accessed via electronic gates, with ample space for a large car and storage. 

GARDENS The patio encircles the house, to include a secluded, private sun terrace to the rear, as well as a large patio area to the front of the property.
The beautifully kept lawns and beds have been well cultivated, and landscaped extensively. 


GENERAL INFORMATION This former rope works & stables used the Leeds-Liverpool canal to ship it goods to the docks, and was completely rebuilt in 2008 with superb taste and sympathy.
Accommodation is split between the main family home and the neighbouring leisure complex. It offers double, extra secure access via an initial shared driveway and then a private driveway, both with video-protected entry.
The buildings are finished to an excellent standard with a wealth of Oak timbe,r including a bespoke kitchen, bespoke bar/kitchen, flooring and internal doors to name a few features.The surrounding grounds have been landscaped to provide private, walled gardens with feature Indian stone pathways and seating areas, along with a Barbecue/entertaining area to the front of the leisure complex. 

ENTRANCE TO PROPERTY This property is situated in a secluded area, completely secure from any other entry points to the grounds.
From Southport Road, entry is via a long shared driveway complete with high iron gates and video-protected entry. Through this there is another gated entrance leading onto this property's large curved driveway which also offers a detached brick-built garage with comfortably accommodates a large car with plenty of storage space still available.  


BESPOKE KITCHEN A stunning welcome to the property into this bespoke kitchen, complete with all integrated appliances and equipment that you would expect of a property of this calibre. The kitchen is set in the converted Rope House, boasting huge exposed and treated Oak beams throughout the length and width of the space. The units are all custom-built and individually designed to fit the space and are finished with a high-gloss granite worktop with unique curves all from one piece of stone. The space is lit with spotlights on every angle to highlight spots as necessary and create mood lighting when not in use.
For ease, there is a video-entry unit to both the first and second secure entry points to allow visitors in once confirmed.  

LIVING AREA Leading from the bespoke kitchen, this fabulous living space is 'L' shaped for designation as desired into dining, entertaining and relaxing space, and offers view through the 2 sets of uPVC French doors onto the rear garden and also across the farmer's field to the right, with the Welsh hills in view on a clear day. The solid Oak flooring is of the highest quality and has been superbly fitted. There are lighting and electrical points throughout to suit a variety of activities and living arrangements and traditional cast iron radiators feature throughout.  

REAR PATIO & GARDEN Through 2 sets of uPVC French doors, this walled garden has been landscaped to offer a low-maintenance featured garden as well as offering lawn space. The patio is ideal for evening dining and entertaining and offers view across the farmer's field to the Welsh hills.  

MASTER BEDROOM This excellent size Master Bedroom comes complete with deep pile luxury carpet, en suite shower room and a fantastic walk-in wardrobe finished in bespoke Oak.  

BEDROOM TWO Similar in size to the Master Bedroom, this space continues the theme of deep-pile luxury carpet and walk-in wardrobe.  

BEDROOM THREE Another double bedroom finished in deep-pile luxury carpet.  

BEDROOM FOUR The final double bedroom finished in deep-pile luxury carpet.  

LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM A fantastic feature to the property is this large family bathroom with twin sinks, freestanding ball & claw bath and finished floor-to-ceiling in luxury, highest-quality Porcelanosa tiles. Each sink has an individual mirrored bathroom cabinet and highest-specification tap fittings.  

UTILITY ROOM Leading from the main hallway, this addition to the property offers a completely separate utility area to keep laundry away from the main living areas, and is fitted with further bespoke cabinets in the same style and specification as the bespoke kitchen. There is access to the rear patio area which leads round to the leisure complex and main entrance.  


MAIN ENTERTAINMENT AREA Straight into a huge open-plan entertaining space which offers a wealth of opportunities, whether it be additional living space, entertaining space for multiple activites at the same time, dining area etc. This room offers a fully-equipped bar and kitchen area which can easily serve tens of guests with both food and drinks, and can be incorporated into the outside barbecue area via uPVC French doors.  

MASTER BEDROOM This main suite (the 5th bedroom in total) offers ample bedroom space as well as a separate en suite shower room.  

OFFICE/GYM AREA A separate area with tiled floor and windows into the main open-plan area. This area could comfortably house several training machines or function as a decent size office.  

BATHROOM Completely separate bathroom for use by guests from the main entertaining area.  

BEDROOM TWO Superb size second bedroom with deep-pile luxury carpet and skylight.  

BEDROOM THREE Third double bedroom, next to the second double bedroom again with deep-pile luxury carpet.  

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING SPACE A superb entertaining area comprising large built-in barbecue, long patio area, lawn area to the front and uPVC French door access to the main complex.  

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