2 bedroom terraced house for saleChristleton Road, Boughton, Chester
Sold by Us £220,000
BRIEF DESCRIPTION This sensitively renovated and most charming Victorian artisan cottage is elevated with a pleasant front garden which has been well planted to provide a superb introduction to this most deceptively spacious property. The home provides the perfect mix of enhanced original character features with modern high standard fixtures and fittings. The property, which widens to the rear, provides three separate reception rooms and is accessed via an entrance hall with original Minton tiled flooring. There is a good-sized dining room with original coved ceiling and ceiling rose; separate spacious living room, with the central feature of the room being a large cast iron log burning stove with exposed brick chimneybreast together with a deep walk-in cloaks cupboard; well fitted kitchen with a modern range of walnut effect units complemented by a 'Bosch' stainless steel edged electric oven, well lit with recessed spotlights and downlighters, a timber door providing access to the rear garden, a step up to a useful utility area where there is provision for both washing machine and tumble dryer, a recently installed combination controlled boiler and built-in storage shelving; wonderful morning room off which enjoys double glazed doors to the rear garden offering the first views of the oasis that is the rear courtyard garden. On the first floor, the property benefits from two excellent-sized double bedrooms, both with original cast iron fireplaces and exposed and treated stripped floors. There is also an excellent-sized bathroom to the first floor, being the size of many double bedrooms, and with a stylishly appointed four piece white suite which echoes the style and standard of the fittings throughout the property, together with extensively tiled walls. From the landing there is ladder access to a useful boarded loft with a double glazed 'Velux' window and offers particular potential for further expansion. The landing area also benefits from a single built-in wardrobe. Particular features of the property are the superbly landscaped and planted gardens to both the front and rear, with the front garden being largely low maintenance, being a pleasant, sunny seating area. The rear courtyard garden is an absolute 'must see', being walled and beautifully planted and offering much seclusion. Once sat in the garden it is difficult to believe the property lies just under a mile from the city centre. The rear garden benefits from a pleasant gravelled seating area, lawn and raised beds and there is provision for a timber shed and a timber gate providing bin access. The property has the added incentive of solar panels offering a high yielding tariff which includes low electric bills during the summer months (depending on the amount of sun provided) as well as cashback opportunities if more energy is created than used. The property benefits from double glazed windows throughout and gas central heating and we could not encourage a viewing more readily.
LOCATION The property is most conveniently situated just under a mile from the city centre, in the heart of the popular and up and coming Chester district of Boughton, opposite the landmark Art Deco new house and close to Boughton Hall, a recently extended and redeveloped retirement village. The property has seen many changes over its long and fascinating history. Originally built as an artisan cottage, it owes its quirky shape to being sandwiched between other Victorian buildings. Maintaining this tradition, it is still sandwiched but now between Edwardian villas from between 1906, the 1960s award-winning Orchard Court designed for senior citizens and around courtyards, terraces and small gardens. The property is within walking distance of a wide range of local shops and everyday amenities including a post office, bank, newsagents, florist, two well regarded butchers, farm shop, DIY store and a number of takeaway outlets and coffee and sandwich bars. A local Co-operative Local is also opening shortly across the road. Recent additions are a Waitrose supermarket within easy walking distance as well as a Sainsbury's superstore. Close to well regarded schools for all ages, pubs with restaurant facilities, doctors surgery and a bus stop with frequent services to the city centre and pretty Cheshire country villages, Boughton has excellent recreational activities including Boughton Hall Cricket Club. Pleasant walks can be taken along the River Dee as well as the Sandy Lane Park, ideal for children, and excellent access is also afforded to the Chester Railway Station and the motorway network and the A55 North Wales expressway.
ACCOMMODATION with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:-
ENTRANCE HALL with Minton tiled flooring, radiator, coved ceiling, dado rail, timber and glass doorway providing access to the staircase.
DINING ROOM 10' 7" reducing to 9' 2" x 13' 3" reducing to 13' (3.23m x 4.04m) with original coved ceiling and ceiling rose, radiator, double glazed window.
LIVING ROOM 13' 2" reducing to 11' 1" x 13' 2" (4.01m x 4.01m) with the centrepiece of the room being a good-sized 'Morso' cast iron log burning stove with exposed brick chimney and insert and exposed brick base, deep under stairs walk-in storage cupboard.
KITCHEN 11' 4" x 9' 1" (3.45m x 2.77m) with an attractively fitted range of recently installed walnut effect base, wall and drawer units complemented by chrome T-bar style fitments, laminate roll top work surfaces, inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, brick effect tiled splashbacks, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge freezer, integrated 'Bosch' stainless steel edged double electric oven, four ring gas hob with built-in extractor over, recessed spotlights and downlighters, sealed unit double glazed window, timber door providing access to the rear courtyard, step up to useful utility area.
UTILITY AREA 6' 8" x 3' 9" (2.03m x 1.14m) with plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, wall mounted 'Ideal Logic' combination central heating boiler, built-in storage shelving.
MORNING ROOM 9' 2" x 6' 8" (2.79m x 2.03m) with radiator, fine views of and access to the rear courtyard garden via a double glazed door.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING with coved ceiling, single built-in wardrobe with hanging rail, loft access with pull-down ladder to a useful boarded loft with a double glazed 'Velux' window and offering great potential for further expansion/conversion (subject to any necessary planning and building consents).
BEDROOM ONE 15' reducing to 13' 4" x 13' 1" reducing to 12' 11" (4.57m x 3.99m) with recessed spotlighting, original cast iron feature fireplace, exposed timber floorboards, double glazed window, radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 10' 6" reducing to 9' x 13' 2" (3.2m x 4.01m) with exposed timber floorboards, original cast iron feature fireplace, double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, radiator.
BATHROOM 11' 4" x 9' 3" (3.45m x 2.82m) Being of an excellent size with a recently installed four piece white suite comprising panelled bath chrome effect mixer tap, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with a cream recessed shower unit, low level WC and vanity wash basin with white high gloss storage cupboard under and chrome effect mixer tap, radiator, extensively tiled walls to the majority of the room, extractor fan, double glazed window.
EXTERNALLY The property has the benefit of recently fitted solar panels offering a high tariff for renewal energy, being that as long as the sun shines in the summer months then there are reduced electric costs as well as possible cash back if you provide more energy than you have used. The owner can provide examples of energy usage, which will be based on a single person living in the property. There is a walled front boundary with wrought iron decorative railings with a wrought iron single gate providing access to a charming front garden, which provides an elevated seating area, having been gravelled and well planted with mature shrubs and ground cover planting, enclosed by brick walling to the side with a block paved pathway to the front entrance porch. There is an outside water tap and external meter cupboards. To the rear of the property is a good-sized walled courtyard with steps up to an arched trellis on to a brick walled low maintenance garden with a small lawned area, well stocked shrub borders, trees and climbing plants including wisteria clematis, climbing roses and a fruiting grape vine. There is a generous gravelled outside dining area under a mock orange and cherry tree and a small fruit garden with strawberries and raspberries. This leads through a further archway to a utility area with a large shed with power and a space for bins etc. There is outside lighting to the courtyard, pathways, patio and rear utility area and an outside double water tap to the courtyard with a watering system to enhance the low maintenance approach, together with a power point. There is pedestrian access from the garden leading to Christleton Road and from the rear utility there is pedestrian access to Chapel Lane.
DIRECTIONS Proceed out of Chester through The Bars in Boughton, passing Waitrose on the left hand side before bearing right. Continue along the dual carriageway before bearing right and then left at the gyratory system at Bill Smith Motors. Continue on to Christleton Road and after a short distance, shortly after the turning for Chapel Lane, the property will be found on the left hand side.
VIEWING By prior appointment with Humphreys of Chester on (01244) 401100.
MARKETING APPRAISAL Thinking of Selling? We are a locally run business with over 50 years of partnership experience and can 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.
HUMPHREYS SURVEYORS Whether buying or selling through Humphreys, we are delighted that we can now provide a full survey and valuation service carried out by our team of chartered surveyors. This prudent step in a house purchase is strongly recommended and we would be more than happy to discuss the types of survey available and their associated costs.
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