6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
The West House, Elmfield Park, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3
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The West House is a very impressive property. It has a discreet and quiet entrance leading to its lovely courtyard and private drive, with parking for many cars. This lies adjacent to an old coach house and stable, which now provides two garages and has had planning permission in the past to be converted into a one bedroomed mews house.
The house was originally constructed in 1894 by Henry Murton and John Moses. The properties were described as a pair of town villas in the London style. They were the first two houses to be built within this area of Gosforth. The West House is one of the very few houses in central Gosforth to occupy a garden site of circa 0.47 acres.
The front garden leads to its own private mews entrance and courtyard, which has a beautiful setting adjacent to the family kitchen and has a range of outbuildings.
The rear garden is principally designed for family recreation. It has large open stone terraces adjacent to the three principal reception rooms that overlook this area. The main lawned gardens are extensive, with rose beds and mature trees. The house has the further benefit of leading onto Kenton Road, one of the very few houses left in this area that does so, and there is obvious potential should people consider the application for building a new dwelling or dwellings.
The property itself is a stylish and elegant family home. It has been very well maintained by its owners, which is immediately visible from the front approach, which has a beautiful panelled door with polished brass furniture leading through to the entrance vestibule and reception hall. The hall is a focal point of the house, with its bespoke hanging staircase which sweeps from the first floor landing above.
Leading from the hall is a butlerís pantry with excellent storage cupboards. Doors lead through to the drawing room, an elegant and recently decorated room with beautiful fireplace and window views over the gardens and enclosed terrace. The family lounge is equally impressive, with fabulous views and great natural light. The dining room is the third of the reception rooms to enjoy an aspect over the gardens and enclosed terrace, with double doors onto the stone terraces and an elaborately carved oak fireplace which originated from the Fenwick house in Brook Street, London.
The breakfasting kitchen is at the front of the house and overlooks the courtyard. It is equipped with a range of oak cabinets and built-in appliances and leads to its own stone walk-in larder.
To the first floor the master bedroom has an en-suite dressing room, extensively fitted with high quality cherry wood mirrored fittings, as well as an en-suite bathroom.
There are two further double bedrooms at first floor level, a family bathroom and separate wc. There is also a large utility room.
The stairs then continue to the second floor, leading to three further bedrooms, one of which is used as an office. There is a separate wc and a walk-in luggage store room.
The West House has gas radiator central heating, with two boilers separately controlling the ground, first and second floors. The house has recently had many of the rooms redecorated.
This impressive villa extends with a floor area to approximately 4363 sq ft.
The architectural styling and features of the West House are superb and very unique to the area, which has been appreciated by the very few owners the house has enjoyed over its history.
Its location, set back from Elmfield Park, is also to be highly admired. It has a stunning garden site and enjoys ease of access to Gosforth High Street. The area is very well supported by private schools.
A truly exceptional house with beautiful features which must be viewed to fully appreciate.