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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Hilstone Grange, Hoylake, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 1HN

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Ample gardens
  • Views over golf course

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Hilstone Grange is located approximately half of a mile along Stanley Road, on the periphery of the popular seaside town of Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula. Hoylake offers a wide range of local amenities and some excellent local schools, and for leisure the peninsula boasts numerous golf courses, excellent and varied walking, birdwatching, sailing, windsurfing and sand yachting opportunities. The further afield the commercial centres of Chester and Liverpool are within easy reach.

Road communications in the area are excellent with the M57 and M58 being approximately 16 miles distant, the M53 being just approximately 6 miles away, the M56 just approximately 21 miles distant. Manchester Airport is approximately 49 miles and Liverpool Airport is approximately 20 miles, while mainline stations at Chester and Liverpool with their 2 hour (approx) direct services to London are both readily accessible.


Hilstone Grange is an exemplary Art Deco family home with a wealth of original features, backing onto the 15th tee of the Royal Liverpool Golf Course, the second oldest seaside golf course in the country and the home of The Open Championship in 2006, and offers uninterrupted views across the golf course to the rear and views towards to Dee Estuary to the front. Uniquely it is one of the few remaining houses with a private right of way over the golf course. The property is a superb example of art deco design, designed and built in 1911 for local businessman J.P Brocklebank to be 'the best house on the road', using the best of materials for the time including marble from India and Tuscany, and bricks from Belgium. The property enjoys one of the best locations on the Wirral, has considerable character and offers substantial family accommodation.


The property is entered through a covered open porch leading to an inner entrance porch with panelled wooden inner door, and the entrance hall with magnificent ornate timber panelled walls, polished hardwood flooring, decorative ceiling furniture, and recessed window seat.

Turning right from the entrance hall doors lead to the following rooms: The drawing room was originally the 'writing room' for the Hilstone Grange, and benefits from a feature fireplace surround, decorative ceiling furniture, wooden flooring, and garden views. The lounge is a spacious room with feature fireplace surround, ornate ceiling furniture, oak wooden flooring, and views over the gardens. The garden room offers full length windows overlooking the gardens, Indian marble flooring, and external door to flagged patio seating area.

Turning left from the entrance hall doors lead to the following rooms. A cloakroom and W.C: with wash hand basin and door to separate W.C with original half tiled walls. The dining room boasts a wealth of intricate decorative wall and ceiling furniture, feature marble fireplace surround, oak wooden flooring, and door to the kitchen. The kitchen / breakfast room is based around a central island unit with extensive cream painted solid wood cupboards and drawers with polished granite work surfaces, professional 7-ring cooking range with stainless steel extractor hood over, Belfast sink with swan neck mixer tap, feature open fireplace surround and breakfast seating area.

Ample storage is provided by the following rooms. The utility room also has extensive cream painted solid wood cupboards and drawers with polished granite work surfaces, and points and space for a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. There is also a walk-in pantry with wall mounted shelving and work surface, and an inset wall cupboard. A door leads to a small inner hallway with external access and doors to the boot room, a cloakroom with W.C, and a store room: with external access to the gardens.

From the entrance hall a magnificent balustraded stairway with timber half panelled walls, which also boasts an under-stairs wine storage area, leads to the first floor galleried landing with impressive feature stained glass window.

The master bedroom suite boasts a master bedroom with original cast iron and tiled feature fireplace surround, recessed arched seating area, expansive views over the golf course and a door to the en-suite bathroom. This is an impressive and original Art Deco bathroom fully tiled in imported pink Carrara marble, with marbled bath with gold plated mixer tap, wash hand basin, W.C, bidet, recessed gold plated toiletry cupboard and recessed gold plated vanity mirror unit. The suite also has a balcony with superb views over the golf course

Proceeding right down the corridor doors leads to the following rooms. Bedroom two with feature cast iron and tiled fireplace surround, recessed seating alcove, and also benefits from a connecting door to the master suite and could be incorporated into the suite if required. Bedroom three has a recessed seating alcove and views towards the Dee Estuary. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite with chromium fittings including bath with mixer tap and shower head attachment, wash hand basin, bidet, W.C, and corner 'jacuzzi' shower cubicle. Proceeding left down the corridor doors lead to the following rooms. Boiler cupboard / storage area. Bedroom four has a wash hand basin and expansive views over the golf course. Bedroom five, which was formerly the 'sewing and linen room', has views towards the Dee Estuary. A separate W.C: with wash hand basin and fully tiled walls and floor. Based adjacent to the first floor staircase is a delightful under-stairs library area with fitted shelving.

A staircase leads from the first floor to the second floor accommodation.

Bearing left to right is a small store room, which was originally the 'photo room'. A second bathroom with white suite having freestanding cast iron claw footed bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, and W.C. The sizeable guest suite has stunning views over the golf course and boasts a separate sitting room. The seventh bedroom is currently utilised as a study, with a recessed window and views over the side gardens towards the estuary, a feature cast iron fireplace surround, and two fitted corner storage cupboards.

Hilstone Grange is approached through dual stone pillared gateways to a flagstone laid semi circular driveway. Ample parking is provided by the car forecourt area and triple garage. A gateway leads from the side of the garage to a small enclosed courtyard and the brick built garden store. The property is screened from the road by a series of Cyprus Cedar trees.

A flagstone laid pathway leads along and around the house, through a wooden gateway in a low brick wall and leading to the extensive side and rear gardens. To the side of the property is the extensive 'tennis lawn', which leads around to the rear garden. Situated in the corner of the 'tennis lawn' is a timber summerhouse with slate roof and with the benefit of water and electricity supplies. This lawn is completely bordered by a mix of flowers, shrubs, and trees. The lawn continues to the rear of the property where it meets a second low brick wall, separating off the originally named 'kitchen garden', bordered by flower beds and with a corner brick built compost area, and flagged patio seating area.


From the Kings Gap roundabout at the junction of Meols Drive and Market Street, proceed down the Kings Gap towards the sea front, and by 'Two For One' public house turn left into Stanley Road. Proceed along Stanley Road for approximately half of a mile, and Hilstone Grange will be seen as the second house on the left hand side after the open expanse of the golf course.

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