5 bedroom semi-detached house for saleHesketh Road, Southport
Light, spacious and with the right mix of quirky corners and solid 'arts-and-crafts' design, this lovely five bedroom, three storey property is just waiting for the right person who can combine the best of its existing charm with a flair for creating a contemporary family home.
Partly double-glazed (to the side and rear) with modern Upvc windows and with central heating, you'll see a few things here that you'll want to update and this is reflected in the asking price.
Comprising; reception entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, two lounge/reception rooms, kitchen/dining area and utility room to the ground floor.
To the first floor are three double rooms (the master bedroom with modern en-suite), family bathroom with separate bath and shower.
To the second floor there is a further two double bedrooms with potential for development and loads of additional storage space.
The property has a large driveway to the side, with loads of parking space and a detached garage with two additional attached workshop/storage spaces.
We would say viewing is a must, but take that as read. We wouldn't be advertising it otherwise!
Arriving at the front door you stand under a useful entrance porch with original terracotta tiled floor. Great if it's raining on you and you are fumbling to get to your keys. A nice bit of kerb appeal.
Vestibule - 1.34m x 1.17m Tiled floor. Quarter-glazed front door with leaded glass panel. Entrance door to main hallway.
Entrance Hallway - 1.743 x 1.542 to alcove (2.64m x 3.75m to seating area) - This area provides an unexpected but cosy additional seating area. The original plate racks /picture ledge at door height provide a nice period feel here.
A wood burning fire sits in a modern surround with wooden mantelpiece and this adds to the usefulness of this often neglected area of the house. An added benefit for those of you with a beloved family pet is the nice spot under the window next to the double radiator and fireplace that is just perfect for your pampered pooch or spoiled cat. The sanded, stained and varnished floorboards provide a durable and easily maintained surface.
The wooden, single glazed window with original stained glass panels provides much needed additional light to what could be a dark hallway.
Doorways here lead to two lounge/reception rooms, the kitchen and downstairs cloakroom/wc.
Front Lounge - 4.03m x 4.94m The lounge has an original tiled fireplace and hearth with wooden surround and real fire. It won't be to everyone's taste, but it's certainly in keeping with the property's heritage.
The lovely large bay window at the front is wooden with single glazed units with original feature stained glass panels. You¿ll want to replace this, but as with other areas of the house which have already been done, you may want to preserve the panels and integrate these into new Upvc units. Double radiator. Carpeted flooring in neutral colour.
Rear Lounge - 5.65m x 3.93m to alcove The rear lounge is light and a good size with views into the garden. The original chimneybreast is still intact and the fire has been replaced with a modern 'victorian style' living flame gas feature fire with tiled inserts and wooden fire surround. The flooring is stained and sanded wooden floorboards.
To exit into the garden from here there is a wooden single glazed paneled door with windows on each side and with original stained glass leaded panels to top. These lead out to a nice seating/dining area on the patio and decking.
Kitchen - 7.24m x 3.28m The modern kitchen has a variety of wall and base units in a light maple colour with stainless steel handles, tiled splashbacks and melamine worktop in black. There is a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. The stainless steel 'range style' cooker has a double oven and gas hob so plenty of room to indulge your cookery skills here. The hob has a stainless steel splash back and stainless steel extractor hood, so easy to clean too!
The dining area is big enough for an eight-seater table and chairs. Perfect if you are into entertaining or have a growing family or you just want someone to talk to whilst you cook.
The floor is fully tiled in a netural colour so it both durable and up-to-date. Double radiator
Upvc Double glazed window to side aspect. Upvc Double glazed French doors to the rear leading to the raised patio and steps down to the garden.
Utility Room - 2.07m x 1.48m A handy place for all the laundry and any other knick-knacks, this utility room has a range of wall and base units in a painted cream 'shaker style' with worktops. It is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for an upright fridge freezer.
The Upvc double glazed (half-glazed) door and window lead to the side of house.
Downstairs Cloakroom/wc - 2.03m x 1.48m
Large enough to provide useful additional storage, this cloakroom has a low-level WC and pedestal basin in a peach colour. OK you may not like peach, but it's fully functional and very easy and cheap to change it if you want to. Upvc Double Glazed window with frosted glass. Radiator. The flooring is of sanded, stained and varnished wooden floorboards.
Stairs leading to first floor
The stairs from the hallway to the landing are carpeted in a neutral colour and have an original mahogany handrail and painted spindles.
Landing area - 2.03m x 2.07m To the first landing there is a large Upvc Double glazed feature window which incorporates the original stained glass panels and provides lots of light to the stairs and landing area.
Doors leading off the second landing to;
Bedroom 1 (to the front of the property) - 4.090m x 4.23m Double bedroom with an original wooden fire surround with tiled insert. The bay window overlooks the front garden and is wooden, single-glazed and with feature stained glass panels. The flooring is sanded, stained and varnished wooden floorboards. Double radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 3.00m x 6.24m This room is long and a bit narrow but certainly large enough for a double bedroom. Wooden single glazed window with feature stained glass panels to the front. Double radiator. Carpeted flooring.
Bedroom 3 (Master bedroom) 3.91m x 5.24m This is light and bright room with a view over the rear garden. With the added benefit of an en-suite bathroom and decent size walk-in closet with glazed double doors. Upvc Double-glazed window with double radiator underneath. The flooring is of sanded, stained and varnished wooden floorboards.
En-suite bathroom 3.31m x 2.84m The original feature fireplace and picture rail adds a touch of nostalgia to this larger-than-average en-suite. Fully modernized with quality fixtures and fittings it contains a contemporary, 'victorian style' roll top bath with claw feet, shower attachment and mixer tap, low-level WC and pedestal sink. Additional built-in storage is really useful here. Double radiator. The flooring is of sanded, stained and varnished wooden floorboards.
Family bathroom 2.81m x 2.40m The family bathroom is well-equipped and fitted with a modern white suite consisting of bath, low-level WC and pedestal basin. The bath is built into a feature alcove with tiling around it and there is an added benefit of a separate built in shower cubicle. Upvc Double glazed window. Double radiator. Tiled flooring
Landing leading to 2nd floor 3.89m x 1.65m Upvc Double glazed window to side aspect
Bedroom 4 (to the right of the landing) 4.22m x 4.22m Ample double bedroom. Sloping ceiling and with plenty of headspace. Although largely used as storage at present , this room would be very easy to update. Feature original fireplace. Fitted with wooden, painted, wall and base units to side wall. Access door leading to further storage area. Upvc double glazed window to side aspect of the property. Double radiator. Carpeted in neutral colour
Bedroom 5 (to the rear of the property) 3.29m x 3.22m Ample double bedroom
Largely used as storage and in need of redecoration and modernization. Sloping ceiling and with plenty of headspace. Large wooden painted cupboard provides additional storage area but can easily be removed. The Central Heating Boiler is located here. Upvc Double glazed window to side aspect. Access hatch to loft area (which provides additional large storage area)
To the front the garden area has mature trees and shrubs that give the property a lot of privacy from the road. So no-one peeking in as they walk by.
To the rear the property has an ample lawned garden and is part-walled and part-fenced. The garden is stocked with mature trees and shrubs (so not much maintenance to do here). There is a raised, decked patio area and further flagged patio/outdoor seating and dining area surrounded by railings, which provides a nice view of the garden. These are accessed from the kitchen or the rear lounge.
The driveway is long stretching along the side of the property and with secure gates leading to the detached garage. The garage has the added benefit of two further storage areas/workshops, which are in need of modernization and provide potential for development.
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