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Sunnyfield Villa, Westgate Road, Guisborough


Property Description

Key features

  • Gracious Double Fronted Victorian Town House
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room, 'Farmhouse' Kitchen and Utility
  • Three Bedrooms and Luxurious Bathroom
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Garden Terrace and Rear Courtyard Occupying a pleasant central location tucked away just off historic Westgate is this gracious Victorian town house which has been lovingly restored and which offer

Full description

Gracious Double Fronted Victorian Town House

Drawing Room, Dining Room, 'Farmhouse' Kitchen and Utility

Three Bedrooms and Luxurious Bathroom

Gas Central Heating

Garden Terrace and Rear Courtyard

Occupying a pleasant central location tucked away just off historic Westgate is this gracious Victorian town house which has been lovingly restored and which offers elegant accommodation of character which must be viewed internally to be appreciated. Properties of this nature are few and far between in Guisborough and rarely available on the open market and we therefore highly commend this beautiful house.

Historical Note
Sunnyfield Villa was constructed in 1877/1878 by Mr William Paver, Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances to the Guisborough district and is believed to have been the first house to have been built as part of the residential development of the former 'Sunnyfield House' estate carried out under the auspices of the Saltburn Extension Company in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Being therefore originally constructed as a detached house, which it remained until the development of the adjacent terrace in 1903, the house illustrates many features of this distinctive period of building. After William Paver's death, the house remained in the occupation of successive members of the family until 1947 and this long link is signified by the family crest which is engraved in the glazed entrance door casement.

Of particular historic interest is the garden terrace area which is bounded by an early nineteenth century sandstone wall surmounted by decorative wrought iron work and the eighteenth century gazebo which originally formed part of the garden ornamentation of 'Sunnyfield House' before the development of Westgate Road.

As a result of their historical significance both the gazebo and the retaining garden terrace wall and wrought iron work are scheduled on the Department of Environment's List as being of architectural and historical interest and are detailed as follows:

Late eighteenth century originally part of the garden ornamentation of number 36 Westgate - 'Sunnyfield House' - Dressed sandstone: Westmorland slate pyramidal roof: lead clad ridges: timber cupola. Two storeys, square plan. Doorway to the east side. Window to the first floor on the north side. Cross arrow - loop to first floor on south side.

Dressed sandstone boundary/retaining wall fronting onto Westgate Road. Early nineteenth century. Surmounted by ornamental wrought iron cresting in naturalistic vine foliage design.

As such any proposed alterations affecting this part of the property would therefore be subject to stringent planning consent.

Ground Floor

Forecourt Area
With flight of stone steps leading to the impressive gothic style panelled front door. The forecourt around the dining room bay window is surmounted by decorative wrought iron work.

Entrance Hall
Impressive entrance hall with decorative terrazzo tiled floor, dado rail, telephone point, double power point, delph rack, decorative ceiling coving and centrepiece. Note the engraved family crest over the entrance door bearing the motto of the Paver family 'faded but not destroyed'.

Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall

Drawing Room
4.92m (16'2) x 3.71m (12'2). A most elegant room being well-lit both by a large window to Westgate Road and a French door to the garden terrace which enjoys views down into Westgate with views of the hills in the distance. Cast iron fireplace having decorative tiled cheeks and cast iron grate, two radiators, T.V point, three double power points, original deep ceiling coving and centrepiece, picture rail and frieze.

Drawing Room

Dining Room
4.26m (14') x 4.77m (15'8). Into deep bay window, marble fireplace with decorative tiled cheeks, two radiators, three double power points and T.V point. Original deep ceiling coving and decorative centrepiece, picture rail, freize and Everest secondary glazing to the window to Westgate Road.

Dining Room
A courtesy door to the side of the staircase seals off the entrance hall and gives access to:

Rear Lobby
with door to the kitchen and cloakroom.

with low flush W.C. and hand basin.

3.27m (10'9) x 5.36m (17'7). Truly the heart of the house, a superb farmhouse style kitchen with range of joiner made pine cupboards having marble effect laminate working surfaces and incorporating a "butler's" porcelain sink being flanked by granite draining boards. Concealed housing and plumbing for dishwasher, superb gas fired four oven Aga cooker surrounded with an original beam/sandstone surround, quarry tiled floor, pine clad ceiling, stable style door to the rear courtyard, four double power points, T.V point and two large double glazed windows making the kitchen light and airy.


Utility Room
With range of wall and floor units, plumbing for automatic washing machine, two double power points, Gloworm gas boiler and quarry tiled floor.

First Floor

A most attractive and gracious landing with feature arched window at half landing level, dado rail, coved ceiling with decorative centrepiece, picture rail and frieze.

Master Bedroom
4.92m (16'2) x 3.71m (12'2). Another elegant well-lit room with two windows one of which enjoys south facing views down into Westgate with views of the hills beyond. Original fireplace with decorative tiling, joiner made built-in wardrobes, coved ceiling with decorative centrepiece, picture rail and decorative lincrusta frieze, radiator, three double power points, T.V point and telephone point.

Master Bedroom

View From Master Bedroom

Bedroom 2
4.26m (14') x 3.86m (12'8). With cast iron fireplace, ceiling coving with decorative centrepiece, picture rail, frieze, radiator and two double power points.

Superb luxuriously appointed bathroom with Victorian style claw feet cast iron bath with mixer taps, large hand basin and low flush w.c with white seat. Attractive shower cubicle with power shower, radiator, coved ceiling, dado panelling, expel air fan, electric shaver point and gothic style vanity cabinet.


Rear Passage
Sealed off from the principal area by a door and giving access to bedroom 3. Radiator and range of excellent built-in cupboards.

Bedroom 3
An 'L' shaped room 2.89m (9'6) x 1.9m (6'3) plus 4.49m (14'9) x 3.05m (10') . Narrowing to 6'5 (1.95). An attractive room being on two levels and having two radiators, three double power points, fitted bookshelves, airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and telephone point.


Front Garden Terrace
To the Westgate Road frontage of the property there is a garden terrace area described in more detail earlier and being laid principally to lawn with heathers, acers and conifers and having climbing plants against an old red brick wall. At the southern end of the terrace is located the GAZEBO which again is described in more detail earlier and which was recently extensively restored with the aid of an English Heritage grant to return it to much of its original appearance.

Front Garden Terrace

The Gazebo

Rear Courtyard
To the rear of the house there is a delightful courtyard which has been thoughtfully landscaped with raised flowerbeds interspersed with gravel and flags. There is an attractive trellis clematis clad arch and a useful BRICK STORE which measures approximately 6' (1.83) x 4' (1.22). At the Western boundary of the property there are wide doors giving access to the back lane which leads to Reid Terrace, therefore allowing for the parking of vehicles if desired. The courtyard is an absolute suntrap in the summer months being southwest facing, and represents a true haven within the heart of the town centre which must be experienced to be fully appreciated.

Rear Courtyard

Rear Courtyard

Rear of House

all fitted carpets are to be included in the sale.

Local Authority
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Council Tax Assessment
we are advised that the property is in Band B.

Sales Particulars
these sales particulars are based upon an inspection carried out on the 16th of May 2014.

Westgate Road is located off Westgate. On entering Westgate from the Market Place take the first turning right which is Westgate Road. Once into Westgate Road, Sunnyfield Villa is literally the first house on the left hand side.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 May 2014

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