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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Westminster Avenue, Chester, CH4

Sold STC £1,297,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall
  • drawing room
  • dining room
  • morning room
  • kitchen
  • breakfast room
  • five bedrooms
  • three bathrooms
  • detached double garage
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent family house set amidst lovely gardens in a highly sought-after area close to the city centre


Tollit House is in a highly sought-after residential area within walking distance of the city centre. A key attraction of Chester is the quality of education and this particular location is attractive to those with children schooled at King's and Queen's both of which are easily accessible from Westminster Avenue.

The Cathedral City of Chester is one of the north-west's leading retail and commercial centres and offers an extensive range of shops, restaurants and cultural activities. Chester has direct access to the motorway network, linking to Manchester, Liverpool and their airports and to the North Wales coast. There is a direct and regular rail service to London Euston (about 2 hours).

Chester is the home of one of the oldest racecourses in the country and it provides an extensive programme of horse racing and other events including polo. Chester Golf Club, Tennis Club, a health and fitness centre are all within walking distance.


Tollit House sits well within its extensive grounds amidst beautiful, private gardens. It is a fine example of an Edwardian gentleman's residence.

The current owner has carefully preserved many wonderful architectural features which are typical of the era including oak panelling, beautiful fireplaces, leaded windows and a bell board. There are spacious rooms, high ceilings, many areas for private study and It is a perfect family house set in fantastic gardens.

At the core of the house is an impressive reception hall which has an original fireplace, seating area, ornately carved staircase and a galleried half landing with a superb leaded, stained glass window.

The drawing room, dining room, morning room and breakfast room are accessed from the reception hall. The formal dining room has original oak panelling and an attractive fireplace.
The drawing room is a very bright room with wide bay windows and double French doors leading out to the gardens making this a superb space for summer entertaining. The morning room is a cosy sitting area with wood block floor, dual aspect windows and a very attractive tiled fireplace and mantelpiece.

The breakfast room leads through to the kitchen which has a range of maple units and integrated Neff appliances including fridge, freezer and ceramic hob. There is also a cloakroom, utility room and boot room on this floor.

On the first floor is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, four guest bedrooms (1 en suite), a family bathroom and a useful box room.

All the bedrooms are spacious and light and have fitted wardrobes.

There is an attractive detached brick building with three rooms which formed the original stable block and has been used by the current owner as office space. This building could have a variety of uses including ancillary accommodation for a dependent relative or staff.

The house is framed by spectacular gardens. Wrought iron electric gates open onto a gravelled driveway which sweeps around to a turning area and the garage block. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, flanked by wide well stocked borders and is ideal for children. There are apple and plum trees and a variety of specimen trees which form the border of the garden and create a very private setting.

The detached double garage has up and over doors and electricity.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 January 2016

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