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6 bedroom detached house for sale

South Hill Grove, Oxton, CH43

Sold STC £695,950

Property Description

Key features

  • A Period 1850's Home
  • With Three Reception Rooms
  • Large Family Kitchen
  • Semi Independent Accomm
  • Two Study Rooms
  • Four Bathrooms in Total

Full description

Separate servants' quarters, as was, are comfortably refurbished and are to be found off along a second landing at first floor; access, naturally via a separate staircase. Perfect for a semi independent relative or au pair perhaps; a little too perfect for a post uni' offspring to roost. Meanwhile for the remaining studious members of the family take your pick from a choice of two study rooms; one at ground floor to the west side of the house, the other ensconced at the very top of the house, a naturally bright place to work....

On the entertaining front there are three south facing reception rooms, each benefiting from the exceptional garden and open aspect view in the background and each too with deep 'period' windows to maximise those views.

For a more day to day family room - the hub of the house - there's an open plan kitchen and morning room. Open plan yet very much clearly defined separate areas. Fully equipped, the kitchen comes with all sorts; free standing tall Bosch fridge and separate freezer, combination Microwave oven, a pair of brushed steel and glass ovens (one higher temp. Oven), waste disposal, halogen hob, etc.

During warmer days step out to the enclosed and covered courtyard area as an alternative setting for morning breakfast. Then again you might choose from a number of private positions within the main garden itself; it's just this area is the more handy.

You'll notice a good few photographs of the hall. We make no excuses for that. For this space, more than any other in this fine period home, defines grandeur and elegance of the mid Victorian era, at its best. Such original detail, still so well intact, is the most prevalent in the hall, although there are many other examples throughout the house to look out for. As a teaser we've taken a selection of this 'detail' towards the end of our slide-show of photos; photographs Nos 44 to 52.

It's a magnificent hall, stairs and landing area, beautiful. The servants' stairs is hidden within the anti room before the family kitchen and morning room. This 'suite' comprises a central living room (currently commandeered as a crafts room), with all rooms off. That includes a good double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and store room. There is also access along to the main family landing and stairs too.

Just as the main reception rooms do, so the three largest of the four double bedrooms look south and down upon an extraordinary garden. Again, we've repeated a few very similar aspect views; both to tempt you and as an understanding how the design of the house successfully fuses house with garden wherever possible. Two of these four bedrooms have en suite facilities, the main bedroom having ample fitted wardrobe furniture too. The fourth smaller double bedroom stands adjacent to a nursery box room, both of which face north.

A four piece bathroom suite services this floor too; remembering the self contained suite has its own bathroom. A short, narrower and inconspicuous flight of stairs takes you up to one of the study rooms - a great place to escape.

Before turning to the outside we are mindful of certain rooms that are left un-photographed: the studies (the top of house room feeling more like a boys own 'control centre' with its skylight and side windows), cloakroom suite off the hall, basement room (housing the three and half year old condenser boiler and storage; ample storage available throughout the house). And then there are plenty of other aspects, angles and views to discover too, surely only truly appreciated by a leisurely viewing....

So An Invitation - It matters not whether you take a tour of the interior or gardens first, just be sure to leave yourselves plenty of time for both, for it's likely that you may want to repeat the exercise more than once. You may wish to go the whole hog and start your tour from the village, or at least from Fairview Rd.

Starting this way gives a far more holistic approach to the job in hand. Leaving the car at the bottom walking up this private drive to just three dwellings, finding No.2 set in the middle of the the three. Sandstone bedrock features either side of the drive sweeping up and away to present a forecourt in front of both house and integral garage, with adequate parking and turning. On offer is a secluded, considerably private entrance to the house.

Remaining outside, pass through the covered courtyard along by the side of the house and step out onto the main Victorian York Stone patio area. Stand and look down upon a south facing terraced garden. Look out for the secondary and tertiary sitting areas planned around the garden. Take stock of the occasional Cypress tree and centrally positioned water feature. Make note too that there is a flat and adequate miniature football pitch at the very bottom, along with space for the trampoline.

So whilst first impressions indicate this is a garden for the green fingered, (although we gather the garden is considerably self managed), there is in fact somewhere in the garden for all the family to enjoy. Including the post grad student who's decided to make an appearance and take refuge in the summer house....

Locator - Drive slowly along Fairview Road in fear of missing the inconspicuous turning into and up this private drive. As Fairview Rd reaches a brow, you'll see the access on the right, if approached from the village. And for those of you not in the 'know', Oxton Village is a Conservation Village and comprises many beautiful period homes that sit within its environs. Not many though, if any, offer the privacy and the accommodation balanced in perfect proportion to its outdoor space as No 2 South Hill Grove offers. (For Privacy read tranquility). And For Sat Nav: CH43 5SH

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute and part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of this property. We have not tested any services nor appliances and cannot give any assurances or warranties as to their condition or reliability. All measurements are approximate having been taken with an electronic measuring device.


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