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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Alvanley Drive, Helsby

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall, Cellar
  • Sitting Room, Dining Room
  • Study, Conservatory
  • Kitchen, Inner Lobby
  • Cloakroom/Utility
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Large private gardens
  • Detached 2 storey one bedroom cottage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A distinctive turn of the century detached two storey house with detached one bedroomed cottage which sits at the end of a private drive amidst attractive and particularly secluded mature gardens. The nearby centres of Helsby and Frodsham offer amenities catering for daily needs, and the house is well located within comfortable reach of the region's commercial centres, including Chester, Wrexham, Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales.

Internally, the house enjoys excellent levels of natural light and features two large separate Reception Rooms, plus a well equipped Kitchen, useful Utility Room, a good sized Study, storage Cellar and double glazed Conservatory.

At First Floor level there are four Bedrooms with the Principal Bedroom having a good sized En-Suite plus there is a Family Bathroom.

Worthy of particular mention is the detached 1 bedroom cottage which is described in further detail overleaf.. This adaptable additional ancillary living space offers itself to a variety of uses and viewing is strongly recommended.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-


ENTRANCE HALL Original panelled entrance door with glass light above. Dado rail, two radiators, picture rail, staircase rising to the first floor, double internal glazed doors to conservatory and door to: 

CELLAR 15' 9" x 12' 8" (4.8m x 3.86m) With two radiators, window to side, light and power. 

SITTING ROOM 17' 7" x 12' 11" (5.36m x 3.94m) Widening to 16'2" into Bay Tall corniced ceiling, picture rail, attractive original angled bay window with radiator beneath. Television aerial point, exposed brick fireplace with inset cast iron grate and canopy, tiled hearth and pitched pine surround. Further radiator and double glazed French doors leading out to the garden. 

DINING ROOM 16' 1" x 14' (4.9m x 4.27m) overall and into bay Original angled bay window with radiator beneath. Further window to side, tall corniced ceiling, further radiator, picture rail and fitted book shelving. 

STUDY 9' 11" x 9' 6" (3.02m x 2.9m) Radiator, two original sash windows to side, tall ceiling with coving, fitted book/display shelving and telephone point.  

CONSERVATORY Timber construction including timber roof and double glazed roofing. The conservatory has double glazed windows on three elevations, plus a pair of double glazed double doors leading out to the garden, quarry tiled floor and period style radiator. 

KITCHEN 14' x 13' 11" (4.27m x 4.24m) Quarry tiled floor, the Kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of shaker style units comprising eye level cupboards with matching base cupboards and drawers, solid oak preparation surfaces with up stand and tiled surrounds. Space and connections for a Range style cooker, with canopy type extractor hood above. Integrated basket storage drawers, integrated full sized Siemens dishwasher, space for tall refrigerator, pull out larder cupboard, sash windows on two elevations, ample space for breakfast table and chairs, porcelain Belfast sink with period style mixer tap, fitted plate rack, glass fronted display cupboards, open fronted display/storage shelving and original Victorian bell call system. 

INNER LOBBY With quarry tiled floor, part glazed door to outside and fitted coat hooks plus glazed internal door to  

CLOAKROOM/UTILITY Low level wc, corner wash basin with tiled splash back, quarry tiled floor, radiator, sash window with part obscure glass, and useful concealed storage shelf with wall mounted gas fired central boiler. Space and plumbing connections for an automatic washing machine/drier. 

FIRST FLOOR THREE QUARTER LANDING With dado rail and large original sash window providing a pleasant outlook. 

LANDING With radiator, dado rail, picture rail, tall corniced ceiling and access to the loft space. 


BEDROOM ONE 13' 1" x 12' 4" (3.99m x 3.76m) With radiator, original sash window to side, picture rail, built in range of wardrobes providing extensive hanging and storage space, two reading light points and door to  

ENSUITE BATHROOM T shaped room with panelled bath with Victorian style shower attachment and folding shower screen, low level wc, pedestal wash basin, radiator, original sash windows on two elevations plus picture rail and two wall light points. Attractive wall tiling and radiator/heated towel rail.  

BEDROOM TWO 13' 11" x 12' 10" (4.24m x 3.91m) With radiator and sash window overlooking the garden. Fitted range of wardrobes and storage cupboards providing excellent hanging and storage space.  

BEDROOM THREE 12' 9" x 13' (3.89m x 3.96m) With radiator and sash window overlooking the garden. Fitted range of wardrobes and storage cupboards providing excellent hanging and storage space.  

BEDROOM FOUR 9' 6" x 10' (2.9m x 3.05m) Radiator, original sash window to side, with access to loft space.  

BATHROOM Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising panelled bath with Gainsborough electric shower over, pedestal wash basin and low level wc. Radiator, picture rail, dado rail, two original sash windows, wall mounted shaver socket and an original pine fitted airing cupboard 


DETACHED 2 STOREY COTTAGE Brick built detached building with Mansard slate roof covering - this valuable and versatile building offers potential to provide an income stream if let on an assured short-hold tenancy, or to provide an income from holiday lets. The building is large enough to support the permanent habitation of a dependent relative and offers accommodation comprising  


ENTRANCE VESTIBULE With radiator, part glazed entrance door with window to side. Turned staircase rising to the First Floor with useful storage cupboard beneath and exposed and varnished pine floor boards. 

SITTING ROOM 16' 4" x 10' 3" (4.98m x 3.12m) Exposed and varnished pine floorboards, windows on two elevations, tiled hearth with fireplace recess (potential to install wood burning stove etc - subject to Building Regs). Two wall light points and open doorway to 

KITCHEN 7' 10" x 6' 1" (2.39m x 1.85m) Fitted range of units providing good storage plus open fronted basket storage drawers, integrated refrigerator, small pull out larder type cupboard, laminated timber effect working surfaces with inset single bowl sink with porcelain drainer and mixer tap. Fitted shelving and window to front.  

FIRST FLOOR LANDING With access to loft space, radiator and window overlooking the garden. 

BEDROOM ONE With radiator and large double glazed window to rear.  

SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic shower control and central ceiling mounted showerhead. Vanity unit comprising contemporary square wash basin on vanity unit stand with storage shelf beneath. The sink has a modern mixer tap. Wall mounted chrome radiator/heated towel rail. Tiled floor, window overlooking the garden and louvre fronted cupboard housing a Worcester gas fired central heating boiler.  

SEPARATE WC With low level push button wc and window with obscure glass plus tile effect laminate floor. 

DETACHED GARAGE BUILDING AND WORKSHOP Of brick construction and with a slate roof covering, a sizeable outbuilding offers valuable vehicular storage and workshop space and includes 

DOUBLE GARAGE 18' 6" x 19' 2" (5.64m x 5.84m) With twin double timber doors to front, electric light and power, personal door to garden, window to side and internal door to  

WORKSHOP 19' 2" x 9' 6" (5.84m x 2.9m) With electric light and power plus windows on 2 elevations and double timber doors to front.  

GARDEN A particularly attractive feature - these large gardens are worthy of particular mention and as with the house are certainly worth an inspection. Southridge is approached through a brick pillared entrance, where a pair of substantial wrought iron gates secure a sweeping gravelled driveway, which passes the side of the house and its annexe, leading to a widened turning/parking area in front of the garage building. The main section of lawn is relatively level, neatly kept and fringed with established hedging, flowering plants and is shaded by a magnificent Copper Beech. There are abundant borders containing numerous established shrubs, flowering plants and ornamental plants also to the side. To the front there is a thin rectangular section of lawn, which is completely enclosed and private and here again there are mature shrubs and flowering plants plus an attractive cherry tree. The excellent mature hedge screening continues to the opposite side, where there is a random paved patio area, brick built barbeque and access to the Conservatory on the sunny side of the house. The random paving and established planting continues to the rear of the annexe where there is also access to the garage building.

Beyond the main lawn and adjacent to the parking/turning area is a vegetable garden which again is beautifully stocked and particularly private, adjacent to this is a further section of good sized lawned garden which is fringed and interspersed with young and mature trees, shrubbery, flowering plants and a timber frame glass greenhouse, plus two timber garden sheds.

SERVICES All mains services are connected. (None of the services have been tested. Wright Marshall can therefore provide no guarantee). 

TENURE The Tenure is understood to be freehold but this detail has not been confirmed from the Title Deeds. Vacant possession upon completion. 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the Agents Chester office.  

MARKETING "Thinking of Selling"? Established in 1861, Wright Marshall have the experience and local knowledge to offer you a free marketing appraisal of your own property without obligation. Budgeting your move is probably the first step in the moving process. It is worth remembering that we may already have a purchaser waiting to buy your home. 

SURVEY AND VALUATION We hope that this property meets your needs, however if you subsequently buy a property through another agent we would recommend that you obtain professional advice and for full details on the different types of inspection available and for a specific quotation of costs please contact our Survey Department on 01244 317833, entirely without obligation. 

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