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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lache Lane, Chester, Cheshire.

Sold STC £620,000

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This distinctive and substantial detached period house offers tremendous potential for further alteration/improvement, whilst retaining much of its inherent character and unique period features.

In all, a genuinely rare opportunity to acquire an important dwelling within a highly sought after Chester district, for sale for the first time in nearly 60 years with early vacant possession available and no ongoing chain.

Offered for sale for the first time since 1954, Albury was originally constructed in 1914 to an appealing design and boasts many fine architectural features, consistent with its date of construction. The house stands within a private and established garden setting which offers excellent levels of privacy and shelter and forms part of one of Chester's most highly regarded districts.

At ground floor level, there are 4 well proportioned reception rooms arranged predominantly around a central and sizeable reception hall plus a further Inner hall, useful pantry, cloakroom with wc, fitted kitchen and access to a rear lobby area which offers a further separate wc, coal and log storage and utility space.

Off a good sized landing the first floor accommodation includes five bedrooms plus a box room, bathroom with separate wc. Throughout the accommodation many of its fine original features remain including arched windows, tall corniced ceilings, panelled internal doors and attractive window casements with leaded lights. In all, a genuinely rare opportunity to acquire an important dwelling within a highly sought after Chester district, for sale for the first time in nearly 60 years with early vacant possession available and no ongoing chain.


Albury is approached through a gated entrance with a long brick set driveway providing ample parking for several vehicles. The driveway continues to the side of the house reaching the detached double garage to the rear. Flanking the driveway to the left is a deep border containing flowering plants plus established hedging. The front garden contains a landscaped area of lawned garden flowering plants, shrubbery and has a shaped area of lawn with a central feature flower bed containing roses. The lawns continue to the side and rear of the property. The deep borders contain established shrubs and trees and include varieties of, magnolia and laburnum. There are also a variety of fruit trees including apple and pear plus a walnut tree, horse chestnut and a Judas. Detached double garage 5.46m (17'11'') x 4.90m (16'1'') with remote operated up and over door, electric light and power.

Entrance Vestibule

With quarry tiled step including mat well and original feature arched solid oak door and frame with leaded and obscured glass lights. Attractive leaded and stained glass panelled internal door to

Reception Hall 6.38m (20'11'') x 4.85m (15'11'') overall

A feature dado height painted wall panelling. Tall corniced ceiling, staircase rising to the first floor with attractive panelling beneath, and spindled balustrade plus hard wood handrail. Useful storage cupboard beneath stairs with light. Two radiators, painted timber fire surround. Two attractive original windows to front with leaded and stained glass lights above. Double doors to

Under Stairs Storage Area

Electric meter.

Drawing Room 6.15m (20'2'') x 4.24m (13'11") Overall and into bay

Picture rail, tall coved ceiling, tiled fireplace and hearth with inset open grate and attractive oak surround. Angled bay window with double glazed units having attractive original arched window to side with leaded and stained glass lights.

Sitting Room 4.52 (14'10'') x 5.16m (16'11'') overall

Attractive original angled bay window to side with original leaded and stained glass lights. Radiator. Picture rail, tall coved ceiling, further original arched window to side with feature leaded and stained glass light. Further radiator. Painted timber fireplace.

Rear Inner Hallway

With radiator. Dado rail. Off the inner hall is a useful walk in pantry with shelving and double glazed window with part obscured glass.

Downstairs Cloakroom

Low level wc, wall mounted wash basin, radiator, fitted coat hooks with shelf above. Window with obscured glass to rear and useful built in louvre fronted storage cupboards.

Utility Room

Window to rear elevation. Fixed shelving.

Family Room 5.11m (16'9'') x 4.14m (13'7'')

Attractive parquet flooring, radiator, tall ceiling, picture rail, freestanding gas fired central heating boiler. Original window to side and aluminium framed sliding patio doors to the rear garden.

Dining Room 4.29m (14'1") x 4.22m (13'10")

Original fireplace recess with part varnished surround. Telephone point, tall ceiling, window to side. Dado height painted wall panelling. Skirting radiator. Useful built in louvre fronted crockery storage cupboards. Glazed internal door to

Kitchen 4.45m (14'7") x 2.74m (9'0")

Fitted range of units comprising of eye level cupboards with matching base cupboards and drawers, laminated working surfaces with tiled surrounds, double bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing connections for a dish washer. Halogen hob with extractor hood above. Ample space for breakfast table and chairs. Radiator, windows to both sides. Space provision for tall radiator. Door access to:

Rear Covered Lobby

With stainless steel sink with mixer tap and storage cupboard beneath, window to side, space and plumbing connections for an automatic washing machine, door to side driveway and door to separate cloakroom with high level wc and window to side. Log/coal store.


Decorative wood panelling to walls to dado height.

Master Bedroom 5.44m (17'10") x 4.34m (14'3")

An attractive principal bedroom with dual aspect having windows to two elevations. The bedroom is fitted with an extensive range of fitted furniture including wardrobes plus overhead storage cupboards plus dressing table and recessed wash basin. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Timber painted fire surround. Picture rail. Two radiators.

Bedroom Two 4.6cm (15'1") x 3.71m (12'2'')

Two windows to side. Fitted double wardrobe providing both hanging and storage space. Further fitted single wardrobe. Fitted display/storage shelving. Coved ceiling. Radiator

Bedroom Three 4.11m (13'6'') x 3.32m (14'2'')

Attractive bay window with views of the front garden. Radiator. Tall corniced ceiling. Picture rail, attractive period fireplace and fitted wardrobe providing both hanging and storage space plus integral drawers.

Bedroom Four 4.34m (14'3) x 3.71m (12'2'')

Tall ceiling, picture rail, attractive painted period fireplace. Wall mounted original wash basin with tiled splashback, fixed wall mirror and striplights incorporating a shaver socket. Tiled shower recess with thermostatic shower fitted and an adjacent built in single wardrobe providing hanging and storage space. Radiator, picture rail, recess with display/storage shelving. Window to side.

Bedroom Five 3.15m (10'4'') x 2.74m (9'0")

With tall ceiling, picture rail, original corner fireplace. Triple panel radiator and window to side elevation. Picture rail.

Box Room/ Linen Store 2.03m (6'8'') x 1.80m (5'11'')

An adaptable room which could be utilised to provide an en-suite to the adjoining bedroom. Radiator, fitted linen shelving, access to roof void, window with part obscured glass to side.


Enamel bath with shower attachment and shower screen. Pedestal wash basin, radiator, partly tiled walls, fixed wall mirror, wall light point, fitted bathroom dressing unit with drawers and storage cupboards plus fixed wall mirror above. Window with pleasant views of the gardens.

Separate WC

With low level wc, radiator and window to side. Single panel central heating radiator.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by appointment with HomeSale.


We have not tested appliances, central heating system or services, as we are not qualified to do so. Purchasers are therefore advised to undertake their own independent tests should they consider necessary before finalising their offer to purchase.


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All measurements are approximate.

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