Grosvenor Park Road, Chester
Nestled on the end of a prestigious row of six terraces designed by Douglas, only moments from all the perks, parks and parades of Chester's city centre, discover No. 6 Grosvenor Park Road.
Built in around 1875, Grade II* listed and brimming with period features, park up 200 yards from the home on Dee Lane, where a double garage happily accommodates two average size cars. The current owners are also members of a residents' parking scheme, allowing parking for owners and visitors immediately outside the home and nearby.
OWNER QUOTE: "The location is brilliant for our purposes, we love to walk to the river, and Grosvenor Park, M&S and Waitrose are all in easy reach."
Make your way inside, through the imposing front door into a spacious entrance hall. Light pours in through the high windows to the side, amplified by the high ceilings, a feature throughout the home.
Ahead on the left, the sweeping staircase leads up; for now however, make your way through to the first room on the right, currently serving as a home office.
Solid oak floorboards extend underfoot, harmonising with the panelled walls and ceiling, creating a sense of old school prestige. Work from home in comfort and convenience in this spacious room, with fast connection broadband serving the home. Light streams in through a series or ornate leaded windows, for a bright and pleasant ambience. Note the quirky serving hatch, opening up to the dining room next door.
OWNER QUOTE: "Character is undoubtedly a big part of this home's appeal."
Solid oak flooring continues in the dining room next door, a formal space with an impressive and eye-catching fireplace, with its gleaming tiles, housing a gas fire. Light fills the room from tall windows overlooking the pretty and private courtyard, adorned with pots of seasonal colour. Where better to host family and friends on special occasions, celebrations and Christmas?
Continue along and into the large family kitchen, where a breakfasting table is set neatly before a window overlooking the sheltered courtyard with its array of potted flowers. French doors open out to the walled courtyard, perfect for enjoying breakfast alfresco in the morning sunshine; a pleasant oasis in the city centre. Timeless bespoke oak units are a perfect fit for the 19th century thick and sturdy walls. Large quarry tiles extend underfoot for a traditional, country house feel. A bright and bountiful space, there is ample room for an American-style larder fridge-freezer, with fitted appliances including an electric induction hob and oven nestled within a tiled inglenook. There is ample storage for kitchen essentials
in the cabinetry with granite worktops providing plenty of preparation space. Tucked away to one end discover the handy utility room, where there is plumbing for a dishwasher and access to the side passageway. From the utility room, open the traditional latched door to discover the downstairs cloakroom with wash basin and WC. Conveniently, there is a bathroom on each of the four levels at No. 6.
Make your way down to the lower ground level, to discover a cellar transformed and water guarded into one of the most versatile and functional areas of the home. Contemporary spotlighting and a quirky rope handrail guide you down, passing a display of framed movie artwork, hinting at what awaits downstairs.
Modern oak-effect flooring extends underfoot, with wall lighting highlighting the smooth, painted walls and splashes of sage green in the doors and cabinetry. Directly ahead, a door opens to reveal a sumptuous walk-in larder, lined with shelves and crammed with all the pantry essentials. The consistent temperature of the larder and its lack of windows also make it the perfect wine store.
Making excellent use of the cellar rooms, peep through to the sleek and stylish wet room, fully tiled and featuring a white heated towel rail, wash basin, WC, LED mirror, ambient lighting control and electric shower.
A third room on this level has been transformed into an impressively sized laundry room, with cream units providing storage for all your cleaning essentials including tall units for a vacuum and ironing board. There is ample space, and plumbing, for a washing machine, dryer and freestanding fridge-freezer.
Stash all your movie-night snacks and drinks in the fridge, ready for the piece de resistance…
Decorated in mocha tones, step through to the fully-equipped cinema room. Comfy sofas beckon you to rest and relax, whilst a range of lighting captures the ultimate movie mood from a trio of spotlighting strips to wall-mounted lighting. Surround sound (5.1) speaker systems ensure a real-life cinema experience, whilst the enormous screen transports you to Hollywood instantly. Built-in recessed shelving is ideal for hiding away the technological side of movie night, leaving you free to enjoy the show in its full spectacle.
Returning upstairs, take the sweeping, carpeted staircase up to a small landing, bathed in light from the stained-glass window to the side. Continue up a short flight of stairs to discover the family bathroom immediately on your right.
Fully tiled to walls and floor, light flows in through the window. Soak away the aches in the corner bath. There is also a wash basin and WC.
Next door, beyond a small landing area where light kaleidoscopes in via a stained-glass window, discover the first of four bedrooms, a bright and roomy retreat.
Dressed in refreshing light tones, light streams in from both sides, reflecting off the light-oak coloured flooring. In here there is ample space for a small double, desk and wardrobe.
Double back from the landing, ascending the stairs to arrive at bedroom two, a lavishly-sized room with space for wardrobes in the recesses beside the chimney breast and room too for a sofa. Honey toned flooring helps amplify light flowing in through a window overlooking the courtyard below.
Nestled next door to this bedroom is the bright and bountiful sitting room. Uniquely shaped, and brimming with an array of original features, this sociable hub is a sight to savour.
Set within the high ceiling, chandelier lighting shines down, with ornate coving skimming the ceiling and encircling the room, embracing its quirky spaces and corners. An elaborate fireplace could be moved into modernity with the installation of a log-burning stove, set within its period hearth and upon solid oak flooring.
Light serenades this space through the most incredible selection of windows, each dressed in decorative scenes of amber, rumoured to be scenes from 'The Pilgrim's Progress'.
OWNER QUOTE: "This is perhaps the best room in the house, the windows are very special with their amber engravings."
A turreted area appears made for a festive Christmas tree, whilst another, separate alcove is the perfect size for a grand piano. Bright and remarkably quiet, courtesy of the secondary double glazing, soak up the atmosphere in this unequivocally characterful sitting room.
Ascend a further flight of stairs to arrive at the master bedroom. Well-proportioned, there is ample space for wardrobes, bedside tables and chest of drawers alongside a double bed. Light-toned laminate flooring extends underfoot, with large windows, looking out beyond the courtyard, delivering views and sunlight.
Sneak a peek at the lavishly sized ensuite, with views out toward the nearby church. Recently installed, this contemporary "Samuel Heath" bathroom features a freestanding tub with wall mounted polished nickel tap, monochrome flooring and dark grey walls above the partial tiling. There is also a separate walk-in shower encased in glass with drench ceiling shower and handheld attachment, again in polished nickel, alongside a classically-themed wash basin and WC.
Another comfortable bedroom on this level also enjoys views out over the city and to the church next door. Why not consider the potential to convert this fourth bedroom into your dressing room, to create a self-contained penthouse level master-suite?
Above the fourth floor is large attic which holds the potential for development.
On your doorstep
Leave the car in the garage - nestled in the heart of the city, everything you need or could wish for is only a walk away.
Supremely convenient, step outside and grab all the essentials for dinner from your nearby M&S, Waitrose or Tesco, all only ten-minutes' walk away.
Enjoy all the perks of city living - from strolls around lovely Grosvenor Park, with its attractions for all ages including well-kept gardens, areas for football and other games, picnic benches and a children's play area, to walks along the river. In the opposite direction, enjoy walks and bike rides along the canal, or around the racecourse, with the Welsh border within comfortable walking distance.
Soak up the culture and heritage of the city, with historic churches and cathedrals only moments' walk away. A whole host of amenities are at your disposal including the doctors, dentists, pharmacies and more.
OWNER QUOTE: "In practice, we often don't use the car for several weeks at a time."
It is said that in Chester, there is a place to eat out for every day of the year - the selection of cuisine is enormous, with the centre only five-minutes' walk away.
A versatile and ever-changing hive of activity, entertainment and culture, there is always something new to discover and enjoy.
The perfect cultured haven where rurality and city life combine, enjoy a change of pace in this characterful and historic Chester home; where the nearby train station (only a seven-minute walk away) links you directly to London Euston in exactly two hours. There are also great connections to Liverpool, Manchester is in easy reach and bus services lead to the neighbouring villages. No. 6 Grosvenor Park Road is also conveniently placed only five-minutes along the main road to the M53, with easy access to the M6.
For versatile living, filled with character and warmth, No. 6 Grosvenor Park Road serves your every need. Book your viewing today.
Grosvenor Park Road, Chester
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chester Station0.4 miles
- Bache Station1.3 miles
- Capenhurst Station5.4 miles
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