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Town House for sale

Lower Bridge Street, Chester


Property Description

Key features

  • Historic Grade II* Listed Early 17th Century Town House
  • Mixed Use Producing a Healthy Rental Income Stream
  • Numerous period Features
  • Within the City Centre
  • EPC Rating F

Full description

An historic GRADE II* LISTED early 17th century freehold TOWN HOUSE with mixed use producing an ANNUAL INCOME STREAM which could potentially be increased, NUMEROUS PERIOD FEATURES and a superb CONSERVATION AREA WITHIN THE CITY WALLS.

Brief Description - Tudor House dates from approx 1603 and is regarded as being one of the oldest private houses in Chester. The
facade presents an unusual combination of Tudor and Georgian architecture with the lower half of the building being more
Georgian in character and with the timber framed upper half of the building typically Tudor.
The building is Grade II listed and has an extensive Listing detail which indicates that the property was built as a townhouse since its first recorded owner, Roger Ormes, occupied the premises in the early eighteenth century and the application was made to enclose the old Row which ran through the building at first floor level.
The building has been extensively modernised and renovated in the last century and in particular by the current owners, who undertook an detailed scheme of modernisation particularly to the upper floor apartment which was granted a Civic Trust Award. The premises now provide a thriving mixed use opportunity which income could be increased by potentially changing use to suggested Air B & B or conversion to two apartments ( should the relevant planning consent be sort )The accommodation comprises a ground floor retail shop utilised for the sale of sandwiches and delicatessen products together with a restaurant area which provides approximately 24 covers. The main internal staircase leads from the sales area and provides access to the attractive upper floor suite to the front section of the building in two main rooms, which is currently let, and to the remainder of the first floor area are shared w.c. Facilities for use by the commercial sections of the building, together with a large preparation area and commercially equipped kitchen facilities to the rear to serve the ground floor shop.

The upper floors have been totally refurbished to provide a stunning and unusual apartment and great care has been taken
in undertaking work sympathetic to the original period features and there is a wealth of original beams.

The building has the benefit of a side access gate entry from Lower Bridge Street, which provides separate self contained
access to the upper floor apartment together with a side servicing entrance at first floor level for the shop and offices.

Commercial Accommodation Areas - Shop Tudor House Delicatessen frontage width 22'9"
Left Hand Delicatessen section 47'1" x 11'8"
Right Hand Delicatessen 34'0" x 10'5"
First Floor Delicatessen Office 18'0" x 16'6"
First Floor Delicatessen Preparation/Kitchen Area 15'8" x 9'9"
First Floor Architects Main Office 22'8" x 14'8"
First Floor Architects Secondary Office/Store 16'9" x 10'4"
First Floor WCs 16'0" x 7'4" (within internal partitions)

Second And Third Floor Apartment - (occupied on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy) The apartment is set on the second and third floors and is approached by an enclosed paved courtyard with raised planted beds and security gates operated by a security intercom system to the apartment. A wrought iron staircase leads to an oak wooden panelled entrance door with glazed insert to:

Entrance Hall - 16'0" x 4'9" (4.88m x 1.45m) - Grain effect strip flooring, radiator, telephone point, burglar alarm control pad, semi recessed spotlight and wall mounted combination gas fired central heating boiler. Opening to:

Inner Hallway - 8'6" x 8'2" (including staircase dimensions) (2.59 - Single radiator with thermostat and winding timber staircase to the third floor. Oak wooden panelled doors to the Drawing
Room, Breakfast Kitchen and Dining room/Bedroom two.

Drawing Room - 24'10" x 23'0" (7.57m x 7.01m) - An impressive entertaining room with many original features and an exposed brick fireplace with stone hearth and carved
wooden fire surround. Leaded windows overlooking Lower Bridge Street with fitted window seats, full height oak
panelling to walls, exposed wooden floorboards, two double radiators, telephone point, TV aerial point, moulded plaster
ceiling and coving.

Dining Room/Bedroom Two - 19'0" x 18'5" (5.79m x 5.61m) - Exposed beams and timbers, fireplace with stone surround dated 1655, cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and cold
water storage tank, glass panel displaying original Wattle and Daub, ceiling light point, two double radiators, two windows and roof light.

Breakfast Kitchen - 15'10" x 8'8" (4.83m x 2.64m) - Fitted with a modern range of limed oak fronted base units incorporating drawers and cupboards with laminated work surfaces. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Exposed brick chimney with recess housing a fitted four ring electric hob and extractor. Built in Creda electric fan assisted oven and grill. Space for fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher and washer/dryer. Leaded window to side, breakfast bar, single radiator with thermostat exposed wooden floorboards and tiled splashback.

Landing/Study Area - 16'11" x 15'5" (5.16m x 4.70m) - Oak floorboards and oak balustrade with timber panels, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and wall timbers roof light and ceiling light point. Wide open throughway to principal bedroom and doors to dressing room and bathroom.

Principal Bedroom - 23'0" x 17'3" (7.01m x 5.26m) - An excellent sized bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams
and exposed wall timbers, polished oak wooden floorboards, two double and one single radiators with thermostats and leaded window overlooking Lower Bridge Street.

Dressing Room - 10'7" x 9'3" (3.23m x 2.82m) - With ceiling spotlights, exposed wall timbers and radiator.

Bathroom - 7'10" x 7'10" (2.39m x 2.39m) - With white suite comprising bath with mixer tap and electric shower over, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, w.c., leaded window, single radiator, ceiling spotlights, tiled floor, wall light, electric shaver point and exposed wall timbers.

Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected to the property subject to statutory regulations. There are gas
fired central heating systems to the commercial and residential sections of the building.

Tenure - The premises are offered for sale freehold with part vacant possession. The premises are subject to the following lettings as follows:-

Delicatessen/Cafe - Measured in two sections : 47' 1" 11' 8" and 34' x 10'5" At a rental of £16,500 on a 5 year lease commencing November 2013.
The left handside of the groundfloor is on one level with quarry tiled flooring, display shelving, serving counters and radiators, to the right handside there again is Quarry tiled flooring and steps up to a raised seating area with laminate flooring

First Floor Offices - Let to Andy Foster Architects on the balance of a 3 year lease from 1st October 2007 at a rental of £8,700 pa payable quarterly in advance. The rental is inclusive of Business Rates, Heating, Lighting, Water and Building Insurance. The lease is contracted out of the 1954 Landlord & Tenant Act. There is a break clause option for either party on 3 months notice after 30th September 2008. The tenants occupy as a professional architects office.

Apartment - Let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for six months from 1st February 2007 who have now remained in occupation at a rental in the order of £8,400 pa (£700 per month). The apartment is let part furnished and a full inventory can be provided in due course.

Planning - The premises are, as stated, Grade II Listed. A copy of the Listing detail can be made available on request. The
premises have established A1 and partial A3 (food and drink) consent on ground floor level together with B1 office use at
part first floor. Further details regarding existing planning or alternative planning uses can be made to Chester City Council 01244 324324.

Rates - We are verbally informed by the Local Rating Authority, Chester City Council that the property is assessed as follows:-
Shop/Office Rateable Value £25,750
Apartment Council Tax Band F Further details on amounts payable available from the above Authority.

Legal Costs - Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs involved in the sale.

Plans/Photographs - Any plans or photographs forming part of these particulars were correct at the time of preparation and it is expressly stated
that these are for reference, rather than fact.

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