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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 100 years old this year and still very much in it's prime.
  • Abundance of wonderful original Period features.
  • Fabulous oak panelled Recp Hall.
  • 3 formal Recp Rooms, all with original firplaces.
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3 with en-suite facilites.
  • Delightful garden with Spanish-style party room with barbecue.

Full description

Those whose search for a new home in the south Cheshire area involves the preference for living in a genuine community are now at the stage where the delightful market town of Leek becomes a proposition. Commuting to Manchester itself is feasible and is relatively commonplace in this part of the world but what Leek is able to boast over many other centres is its friendly and genuine community spirit, wonderful architecture and the fact that effectively, it adjoins the Peak District National Park.

Close to the heart of the town is Corner House, a quite wonderful example of the opulence employed in the construction industry early in the 19th century. The property features a wealth of outstanding, top quality embellishments highlighted by the intricate pressed leadwork on the outside, the magnificent main entrance door, the beautiful oak panelled Reception Hall and the unique inglenook in the Lounge. There are other similar features throughout, although in recent times, a number of extremely clever and thankfully, sympathetic alterations have adapted the first floor to incorporate en-suite facilities to three of the Bedrooms.

The gracious elegance of its era remains but as a concession to modern day comfort gas fired central heating is installed and the Kitchen has been refitted with good quality units in oak. The Reception Hall creates a wonderful first impression, is almost a room in its own right and features wonderful original oak panelling. There is a superb Drawing Room with beautiful inglenook, a separate Dining Room, and a delightful Lounge that features an original fireplace, as in fact, do all three reception rooms. The Kitchen is a spacious and practical working area with breakfast bar, whilst adjoining the Rear Hall is a traditional Pantry with stone staging, a useful Cloakroom, and a door to an impressive Conservatory/Garden Room that features pebbled flower border with water feature, and a monumentally productive grapevine!

On the first floor one of the prominent features is the superb original oak strip flooring that extends through from the spacious Landing to the three main Bedrooms, all of which are well proportioned and two of which have en-suite facilities. The fourth Bedroom is a good sized single but has its own en-suite Shower Room and intriguingly, has concealed access to a fascinating room in the roof, one previously referred to as a Priest Hole. This has natural light. The large Bathroom is beautifully appointed and traditionally styled but with a contemporary suite in white, and the separate W.C. has superb original glazed wall tiling. Finally, there is a long Boxroom with natural light.

The grounds feature a wealth of specimen shrubs and trees, including an array of rhododendrons to the front,
whilst to the rear is effective screening to the delightful rear garden which has a pleasant uncluttered feel to it. There is also an extensive natural stone flagged patio with stone balustrade, pond, waterfall and rockery, neat lawn with stocked flower beds and mature shrubs etc., and a superb open fronted Spanish-style Party Room with barbecue. There is plenty of off-road parking.


Colonaded PORCH. Quarry tiled step with matwell. Magnificent original front door with ornate, heavy leaded glazed inserts, with matching side panels.
RECEPTION HALL, 13’0” (3.96m) x 10’10” (3.30m). Original oak panelling to height of 6’6”. Beamed ceiling. Telephone point. Radiator.
DRAWING ROOM, 17’0” (5.18m) x 12’10” (3.91m), excluding 9’0” (2.75m) wide deep bay, together with 9’4” wide oak panelled inglenook with bench seating, concealed lighting, and ornate pressed copper fireplace, with canopy and with tiled hearth and beamed mantel. Built-in store cupboard. Windows to two elevations. Beamed ceiling. Two radiators.
DINING ROOM, 17’0” (5.18m) x 12’9” (3.89m) into chimney recesses, and excluding deep 9’0” wide bay. Splendid high oak fireplace with marble insert and with semi-circular marble hearth with oak fender. Ornate coving. Radiator.
INNER HALL. Laminate flooring. Understairs storage recess. Picture rail. Doors to Conservatory, Kitchen, and to:
CLOAKROOM. Walls half tiled. White suite comprising: cantilevered handbasin and high flush W.C.
LOUNGE, 15’11” (4.85m) x 11’11” (3.63m) into chimney recesses, both of which have fitted display tops with store cupboards below and glass fronted display cabinet above. Windows to two elevations, including double French doors leading to garden. Original brick fireplace with oak surround, high mantel, and quarry tiled hearth. Picture rail. Telephone point. Radiator.
KITCHEN, 16’1” (4.90m) x 8’6” (2.59m), plus two deep recesses, one of which houses a Glow-worm 85100 gas fired central heating boiler. Excellent ranges of worktops with limestone tiled splashbacks above, together with extensive ranges of base cupboards, drawers, pan drawers, and herb/oddment drawers, together with integrated sink unit. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Matching ranges of eye-level wall cupboards incorporateing pelmet lighting, corner display shelving, and cooker hood. Peninsular breakfast bar.
PANTRY. Stone staging. Shelving. Natural light.
CONSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM, 17’8” (5.38m) x 11’8” (3.56m). Breezeblock base, and surmounted by uPVC double glazed framework. Productive grapevine. Pebbled flower bed with water feature. Two separate French doors. Tiled flooring.

LANDING. Approached by “turned” shallow rise staircase in oak. Original oak strip floor. Picture rail. Radiator.
BEDROOM 1, 15’11” (4.85m) x 11’10” (3.61m), plus deep and wide door recess and excluding built-in double wardrobe with cupboards above, but including 11’3” range of mirror fronted wardrobes, and bed recess, and also with store cupboards above. Telephone point. T.V. aerial lead. Original oak strip timber flooring. Windows to two elevations. Picture rail. Radiator. Door to:
En-suite SHOWER ROOM. Walls fully tiled. White suite comprising: pedestal washbasin, and low flush W.C. Shower cubicle with Gainsborough thermostatically controlled shower unit. Tiled floor. Extractor fan. Low voltage downlighting.
BEDROOM 2, 17’10” (5.44m) into full width bay, x 14’1” (4.29m). Original oak strip timber flooring. Corner brick fireplace. Ornate ceiling mouldings with matching ceiling rose. Picture rail. Telephone point. T.V. aerial lead. Radiator.
BEDROOM 3, 15’11” (4.85m) x 12’1” (3.68m), plus door recess and built-in double wardrobe. Original oak strip timber flooring. Windows to two elevations. Traditionally styled pedestal washbasin with ornate vanity mirror above. Radiator. Twin doors leading to:
En-suite BATHROOM, 11’11” (3.63m) x 4’2” (1.27m) Walls half tiled. White suite comprising: panelled bath, pedestal washbasin, and low flush W.C. Radiator.
BEDROOM 4, 10’1” (3.07m) x 6’9” (2.06m), excluding built-in wardrobe. Hatch leading to similarly sized Attic Room with natural light. Radiator. Archway to:
En-suite SHOWER ROOM. Walls fully tiled. Secondary glazed window. Handbasin set into vanity unit. Low flush W.C. Shower cubicle with New Team shower unit.
BOXROOM, 11’1” (3.38m) in length. Both natural and electric light.
BATHROOM, 11’6” (3.51m) x 8’9” (2.67m), excluding built-in double airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder fitted with immersion heater. Walls fully tiled with attractive ceramics incorporating decorative moulded relief tiles, and complementing traditionally styled suite in white with good quality chrome fittings, and comprising: free-standing, roll-top bath with chrome claws-feet, and central mixer tap with “telephone” shower attachment, and twin pedestal washbasins, both with mixer taps. Polished porcelain flooring. Chrome heated towel rail incorporating cast iron radiator.
Separate W.C. Walls half tiled with original glazed tiles. Low flush W.C. Radiator.

Brick built Spanish-style covered BARBECUE/ PARTY area, 26’0” (7.92m) x 9’0” (2.74m) average. Stone flagged floor. Quarry tiled bar. Brick barbecue and chimney with quarry tiled preparation areas to either side. Electric light and power. T.V. aerial point.
Brick built WORKSHOP/POTTING SHED, 7’0” (2.13m) x 6’0” (1.83m). Quarry tiled floor. Electric light and power installed.
Cold water TAP.
External LIGHTING.

Listing History

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01 May 2013

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