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6 bedroom house for sale

Legh Road, Knutsford

Guide Price £2,950,000

Property Description

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A stunning Grade II listed Italianate villa situated on the town's premier road, formerly the home of renowned architect Richard Harding-Watt. Brimming with unique architectural design and character sitting in beautiful formal grounds of up to one acre with elevated views over Sanctuary Moor and the town. Richard Harding-Watt designed and built many of the architecturally important properties and buildings within the town such as the Kings Coffee House and the Gaskell Memorial Tower, now the home of the Belle Époque restaurant. The Round House forms part of a row of properties built by Harding-Watt between 1900-1907, being the second constructed and his actual residence until 1913.

This unique property with its projecting round tower faces the formal gardens, set off from the corner of the main three storey block of the property with irregular fenestration of lights, some with heavy stone lintels, randomly projecting blocks of stone, and irregular embattled parapet. The property is further enhanced by paired unaligned windows to the ground floor of the tower and first floor, paired ionic pilasters each side of the front doors with round-arched stair window to the right of the doorway.

The property currently extends to almost 4,000 sq. ft. with accommodation over four floors, flexible in use with generous proportions to the reception rooms and bedroom and has been sympathetically improved and maintained over the years by the current owners.
Recently there has been permission granted (Cheshire East, 15/5671M) for an extension and remodelling to the ground and lower ground floors in a subterranean design to provide further reception space and the relocation of the kitchen, sympathetic to the original design and style of the property.
Directions
From the roundabout in Canute Square travel along King Edward Road (A50) turning left at the traffic lights by the railway station. Proceed through the next traffic lights up Brook Street. After passing the Legh Arms public house turn right onto Legh Road where the property can be seen after a short distance on the right hand side.
Entrance Porch
Hardwood double doors. Ceiling light point. Ceiling coving. Wooden flooring.
Entrance Hall
Hardwood glazed front door with window either side and above. Two ceiling light points. Ceiling coving. Two central heating radiators. Original Godin coal burning stove with cast iron surround and tiled hearth. Stairs leading to first floor.
Cloakroom/W.C.
Fitted with a white suite to comprise; low level wc and corner wash hand basin. Two hardwood windows to side elevation. Ceiling light point. Ceiling coving. Central heating radiator.
Living Room
Hardwood window to side and rear elevation. Hardwood door to rear elevation leading out onto the rear garden. Four wall light points. Ceiling coving. Three wall light points. Wooden flooring. Cast iron fireplace with wooden surround and inset tiles. Stairs leading down to:
Sitting Room
Hardwood double glazed windows to side and rear elevations. Hardwood door to side elevation leading out onto the rear garden. Downlighters. Two central heating radiators.
Dining Room
Hardwood sash bay window to front elevation with window seat below. Hardwood sash window to side and rear elevations. Ceiling light point. Three wall light points. Two central heating radiators. Ceiling coving. Open fireplace with wooden surround, copper back panel and tiled hearth. Fitted cupboard.
Kitchen
Fitted with a range of cream fronted wall, drawer and base units with granite work surfaces over incorporating a twin Belfast sink unit. Oil fired double Aga. Integrated fridge. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Two hardwood window to rear elevation. Hardwood opaque window to side elevation. Ceiling light point. Wooden flooring.
Breakfast Room
Hardwood window to side and rear elevations. Ceiling light point. Part panelled wall. Central heating radiator. Fitted with a range of cupboards. Wooden flooring.
Boot Room
Hardwood window to rear elevation. Ceiling light point. Central heating radiator. Fitted cupboards to two walls. Ceiling mounted pulley clothes airer.
First Floor Landing
Hardwood floor to ceiling window to front elevation. Hardwood windows to side and rear elevations. Two ceiling light point. Ceiling coving. Three central heating radiators. Stairs leading to second floor. Fitted cupboard.
Bedroom 1
Hardwood windows to side and rear elevations. Ceiling light point. Three wall light points. Three central heating radiators. Fitted cupboard and drawers.
Bedroom 2
Hardwood windows to front and side elevations. Picture rail. Two central heating radiators. Door to:-
Jack & Jill En-suite Bathroom
Fitted with a white suite to comprise; low level wc, wash hand basin and panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Hardwood opaque window to rear elevation with plantation shutters over. Ceiling light point. Two central heating radiators, one with towel rail. Shaver socket. Door leading to landing.
Bedroom 3
Hardwood windows to side elevations. Ceiling light point. Ceiling coving. Two central heating radiators.
Shower Room
Fitted with a white suite to comprise; low level wc, oversized wash hand basin and double walk-in shower cubicle with built in shower and rainwater showerhead. Two hardwood opaque windows to rear elevation. Downlighters. Two central heating radiators with towel rails. Slate tiled wall and floor.
Boiler Room
Hardwood opaque window to side elevation. Ceiling light point. Ceiling coving. Two gas fired boilers.
Second Floor Landing
Hardwood window to front elevation. Ceiling light point.
Bedroom 4
Hardwood windows to front and side elevations. Ceiling light point. Two central heating radiators. Fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 5
Hardwood windows to front and side elevations. Ceiling light point. Central heating radiator. Fitted wardrobe. Wash hand basin set onto vanity unit with cupboards and drawers below.
Bedroom 6
Hardwood windows to side and rear elevations. Ceiling light point. Two central heating radiators.
Shower Room
Fitted with a white suite to comprise; pedestal wash hand basin and walk-in shower cubicle with built in shower and glass screen. Hardwood window to rear elevation. Downlighters. Central heating radiator with towel rail. Tiled to splash back areas. Extractor fan.
Separate W.C.
Low level wc. Hardwood window to rear elevation. Downlighters. Picture rail. Part panelled walls.
Second Floor Landing
Hardwood window to side elevation. Ceiling light point.
Sitting Room/Office
Hardwood windows to side elevations. Ceiling light point. Two central heating radiators. Wooden flooring.
Externally
Legh Road is the town's most famous and prestigious road, home to these and other fabulous homes, and on this side of the street the houses enjoy the most fabulous aspect over their own elevated gardens and grounds towards Sanctuary Moor, enjoying a south westerly aspect.
The property is approached through wrought iron electric gates down a sweeping tarmacadam driveway, providing excellent parking facilities and leading to the front entrance and detached garaging, flanked by raised stone bedding with a range of trees and foliage. The property sits in an elevated position, well back from the road, overlooking the tiered levels of the fantastic formal gardens that contain a plethora of different specimen plants and foliage as well as being retained by stone walling, mature trees and hedging. The gardens lead down towards Sanctuary Moor and the River Lily giving fantastic views over the town. Architectural features are evident again throughout the gardens with beautiful stone walls with feature capping's and a stunning Grade II listed Pineapple gazebo. This property also has the added advantage of a stunning roof terrace overlooking the wonderful gardens.
External Wash Room
Hardwood window to front and side elevations. Ceiling light point. Belfast sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Outside W.C.
High level wc. Ceiling light point.
Detached Double Garage
Detached double garage with twin up and over doors.


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  • Knutsford (0.4 mi)
  • Mobberley (2.6 mi)
  • Plumley (2.8 mi)
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Irlams (Estate Agents) Ltd, Knutsford

103 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6EQ

01565 365012 Local call rate

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