6 bedroom semi-detached house for saleSt Margarets Road, Bowdon, Cheshire, WA14
Sold STC £1,950,000
- Magnificent Period Property
- 8,634 sq ft of Versatile Accom.
- 3 Large Receps
- 6 Double Beds
- Wealth of Original Features
- Basements Inc Snooker Rm
- Large Gardens/Swimming Pool
- Triple Garage
- Prestigious Location
Full descriptionOne of Bowdon's finest period homes. Anybody who takes the time to view this imposing residence for themselves will not fail to be impressed. The property offers genuinely spacious and versatile accommodation (over 8000 sq ft) with a real sense of grandeur to the principal rooms and a wealth of painstakingly restored original features. An impressive gated entrance with winding driveway adds to the sense of arrival and enhances privacy. A raised external terrace to the front of the house overlooks large private and south facing gardens, while to the rear there are more informal gardens with outdoor swimming pool. Boasting 3 large reception rooms and 6 bedrooms with extensive ancillary basement accommodation including a snooker room, a large or growing family could not wish for more space. Viewing is a must.
Racefield, a magnificent residence standing in large private gardens, is arguably the finest example of a Victorian semi detached home available in the area today.
Anybody who takes the time to view the property for themselves will not fail to be impressed. Genuinely spacious and versatile accommodation with a real sense of grandeur to the principal rooms and a wealth of original features.
An impressive gated entrance with winding driveway adds to the sense of arrival and enhances privacy. A raised external terrace to the front of the house overlooks large private and south facing gardens, while to the rear there are more informal gardens with outdoor swimming pool. Boasting 3 large reception rooms and 6 bedrooms with extensive ancillary basement accommodation including a snooker room a large or growing family could not wish for more space. Viewing is a must.
On The Ground Floor The Accommodation Comprises -
Entrance Hall - An entrance vestibule with oak panelling, marble flooring and a traditional opening fan light over the door. The front door opens onto the main entrance hallway with moulded ceilings and feature lantern lights.
Cloaks/Wc - A generous size cloakroom with traditional Edwardian fittings including wc and sink. Stained glass windows.
Conservatory - With antique mosaic flooring, decorative glass double domed ceiling. Stained glass windows and large picture windows opening onto the front garden. Access to the front garden.
Morning Room - A large informal reception room with sash bay window to the side elevation. Original open fireplace with glazed tile hearth and oak wood surround. Stained glass window offering views over the rear garden. Art nouveau door and fittings. Decorative parquet. Television and telephone point.
Drawing Room - Another excellent sized reception room with parquet flooring throughout. Large bay window and window seat. Decorative ceiling. Marble fireplace and carved mahogany mantle piece.
Dining Room - A fabulous formal dining room with a large bay window overlooking the front gardens. Decorative moulded ceiling. Marble fireplace with original cast iron fire.
Breakfast/Living Room - Original 1870s range cooker, which is in full working order. Stone flooring. Ceiling downlighters. Serving hatch to the main hall. Original pine cupboards.
Kitchen - Fitted with an extensive range of base units with stone slab and solid wood work surfaces. Integrated Gaggenau grill, four ring hob and fryer with inset extractor fans. Belfast style sink. Separate sink with hose. Cold room storage.
Rear Hall - Cloaks/wc and second staircase leading to the first floor and access to the lower ground floor.
Utility Room - Fitted with an extensive range of original store cupboards. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dryers. Sink.
Lower Ground Floor Accommodation Comprises - At lower ground floor there are full basements which include a Snooker Room with full sized table, fully fitted Wine Cellar, Coal Cellar, Tool Room, Store Room plus three additional rooms which, subject to necessary consent, could be converted to create additional accommodation and would lend themselves ideally as offices/playroom/gymnasium/media room. The basements also house the gas and electric meters, fuse cupboard and boiler.
At First Floor The Accommodation Comprises; -
Landing - On the half landing there is a large bow window with shutters and window seat overlooking the garden, which in turn leads to the main landing with decorative moulded ceilings. Linen cupboard. Fuse cupboard.
Master Bedroom - An impressive Master Bedroom suite with period walnut veneer fitted furniture. Large bay window to the front elevation. Fireplace with 18th century Delft tiles. Decorative moulded ceiling.
En-Suite Bathroom - With original Edwardian fittings; bath washbasin with marble surround, wc. Sash window.
Dressing Room - A modern fitted dressing room with original safe. Window to the front elevation.
Bedroom Two - Large bow window. Marble fireplace with moulded surround. Decorative moulded Adam style ceiling. Original fitted Mahogany wardrobes.
En-Suite - Toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom Three - Another very well proportioned double bedroom. Tiled fireplace with ornate wood surround. Moulded ceiling. Window. There is a small room off the bedroom with inset sink and fitted cupboard which has the potential to be converted into an en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom Four - Currently fitted out and used as a library with empire style bookcases. Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Cast iron fireplace with tile and brass surround.
Bathroom - Fully tiled family bathroom with bath, low level wc, washbasin and Thermostatic walk-in shower. Sash windows to two sides.
At Second Floor The Accommodation Comprises -
Landing - Half landing with leaded stained glass window offering views over the garden below. Built in large store cupboard.
Bedroom Five - An impressive top floor bedroom with two sash windows and two velux sky light windows. Fitted storage shelves and hanging space. Feature sloping ceilings and exposed wooden beams.
Bedroom Six - Two sash windows. Exposed wooden beams. Sloping ceiling.
Office - Two velux skylight windows. Fitted office furniture including desk and shelving.
Bathroom - Well appointed bathroom fitted with an apricot coloured suite which includes bath, shower, low level wc, wash basin and bidet. Heated towel rail. Velux skylight window. Obscure window to the side elevation.
N.B - There is a large fitted cupboard on the landing which features a built in wardrobe which provides additional hanging space for all bedrooms on the second floor.
Second Floor Lounge - A large very modern lounge area with five velux skylight windows offering far reaching views to the front and rear. Solid ash flooring. Two contemporary wall mounted vertical radiators. Exposed wooden ceiling beams. Opening to a kitchen area.
Kitchen Area - Fitted with base units with inset sink and mixer tap. AEG hotplates. Wall mounted Worcester boiler that heats the top floor of the house. Wall mounted storage cupboard.
General Description Outside - The property stands in large mature gardens. The front garden was laid out in the 1980s and boasts a large number of mature rhododendrons, a circular bed of lavender and peonies surrounding a circular pond. There is extensive parking on the driveway which in turn leads to the rear garden. There is a three-car detached garage. Swimming pool with sauna, shower and changing rooms, plant room and boiler. Large childrens playframe, rockery, a number of fruit trees and a large lawned area which is surrounded by extremely well stocked borders. Greenhouse.
Tenure And Council Tax - This property is freehold and free from chief rent and is in the Trafford Borough Council Tax Band H (£2604.42 pa).
Bowdon has long been regarded as one of the most sought after and prestigious locations in which to live. The nearby centres of both Hale and Altrincham are within a short distance and between them offer a range of shops that cater for all everyday needs. Some of the major multiples such as Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and House of Fraser are represented in Altrincham, whilst Hale provides a traditional range of independent village shops such as florists, bakers, butchers, chemists, clothing shops and gift shops. There are also a large number of restaurants and bars locally and schooling for children of all ages and denominations, both in the state and private sector is very well provided for, as are recreational facilities. For the commuter, easy access is gained to all of the surrounding commercial centres via the first class road and rail network, including the now famous Metrolink tram system which has high frequency services into Manchester city centre and beyond. For the international traveller, Manchester Airport is just fifteen minutes away by car.
Directions - From the offices of Thornley Groves Estate Agents in Hale Village at 213 Ashley Road proceed along Ashley Road away from the village centre, across the railway crossing and to the lights at the junction with Stamford Road, Langham Road and Marlborough Road proceed straight across the lights into Stamford Road travelling to the top of the hill passing the Griffin Public House on the right hand side and turn right into the Firs. Proceed along the Firs and take the second turning on the left into St Margarets Road, Bowdon. South Woodville will be found on the right hand side opposite 'Haigh Lawn'.
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