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Downing Road, Whitford, CH8

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Added on 18/07/2017
Purplebricks, covering Chester & Wirral

Key features

  • Individually Designed Five Bedroomed Detached House
  • Planning Permission For Orangery
  • 8 Acres Including Paddock And Woodland
  • Situated Within An Area Of Special Interest
  • Large Fitted Kitchen/ Family Room
  • Master Bedroom With Ensuite And Dressing Room
  • Large Lounge With Folding Sliding Glazed Doors
  • Extensive Gated Gardens And Parking
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Old Cottage Potential Use As Separate Annexe

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
Steeped in history, bringing together perfectly the old and the new with unimaginable attention to detail throughout the build, words could never do justice to this stunning property.

This unique house was designed by local architect Thomas Furnival Hughes and the design was commended by the Design Commission for Wales.

Downing Walled Garden was formally the kitchen gardens of the now demolished Downing Hall and the birthplace of Thomas Pennant. The walls are part of curtilage buildings and the gardens are featured in Clwyd Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Downing is an area of outstanding natural outstanding beauty and a conservation area.

This property could easily be suitable for two families wanting to live together whilst retaining their own space due to the potential of turning the original cottage into a self contained Annexe.

The care and attention that the current owners have put into this home is admirable and includes Oak flooring and oak internal doors throughout, Rehau underfloor heating throughout, Rehau rainwater harvester, Cat 5 cabling throughout and Vent axia ventilation system. All of this, along with CCTV, Burglar Alarm and being part of the Neighbourhood watch Scheme makes this the perfect place to live.

One recent viewer's observation "The house is outstanding in terms of its position and design with beautiful detailing. Obviously, a huge amount of thought has gone into it.
The bedrooms are all full sized so the house is larger than I was expecting."

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Entrance Hall
An impressive welcome to the home with oak flooring, a large storage cupboard and access into the Family Room

Downstairs Cloakroom
Fitted with a wash hand basin and wc.

Family Room
17'7" x 13'8"
Currently used as a games/music room this is a good sized room with oak flooring and double glazed sliding, folding doors leading to the garden.

23'7" x 22'9"
A beautiful light room, courtesy of the double glazed ID-systems sliding folding doors to the whole of the front aspect, providing the perfect blend of outdoors and indoors . The focal point of the room is the feature Morso wood burner, which along with the built in speakers really helps to set the mood.

Kitchen / Diner
23'0" x 20'6"
This spacious, well equipped Kitchen/Diner is the ideal hub for the family, with plenty of room for a dining table and a further comfortable seating area. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range walnut effect units, matching breakfast bar and granite worktops, including built in oven and hob, American style fridge freezer with cold water and ice dispenser Bosch dishwasher, instant hot water (kettle tap) and stainless steel tamber units. Once again this room has the benefit of double glazed sliding folding doors overlooking the grounds with the addition of built in speakers.

Inner Hall
With a door leading outside and also one to the "Potting Shed Building"

Utility Room
19'3" x 8'7"
This was originally part of the old cottage which has been fully restored and refurbished by the current owners and is well equipped as either a utility room for the main residence, or alternatively it could serve as a kitchen for a potential annexe. Being fitted with a range of wall, base and drawer units including a built in oven and hob, sink unit, boiler and stand-alone staircase leading up to bedroom five.

Utility Area
11'1" x 8'8"
Being accessed off the Utility Room, this room is currently being used as a store room but was previously used as a bedroom and has potential to be used for many purposes.

Master Bedroom
20'6" x 14'4"
Having automatic opening window in roof glazing proving lots of natural light, there is also the convenience of a generously sized walk in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room
Being fitted with a three piece suite comprising large shower cubicle housing a power shower, pedestal wash hand basin, wc, heated towel rail and side aspect window.

Bedroom Two
15'5" x 11'7"
A good sized double room with roof glazing providing natural light and overlooking the gardens.

Bedroom Three
15'5" x 11'7"
Being the mirrored image of Bedroom Two, another good sized double room with roof glazing.

Bedroom Four
17'7" x 9'8"
Just outside of this room is a useful entrance area which is currently being used as a study area with steps leading up to this double bedroom.

Bedroom Five
19'3" x 9'2"
This is a rear aspect double room, sitting within the original cottage building with a staircase leading down to the utility room.

Family Bathroom
11'2 x 9'2"
A spacious room fitted with a corner Jacuzzi style bath, shower cubicle housing a power shower, pedestal wash hand basin and wc. There is a heated towel rail, tiled floor and part tiled walls with a rear aspect window.

Double Garage
A detached garage situated to the side of the house with electric door, power, light and plenty of roof storage.

The house is approached via a private tarmac tree lined drive to the Downing courtyard with electric oak gates leading to the entrance of the property. On entry is the fernery and an entrance to the sunken walkway tree lined path. The house is situated within an acre of walled garden with a further acre of paddock and approximately 8 acres of woodland with pathways and streams throughout.

The house is south facing, a wonderful sun trap with well presented, immense gardens with a selection of fruit trees including plums, pears, apples and grapes, various lawns, planted areas and patios. With the addition of outdoor speakers and lighting it is absolutely perfect for outdoor living and entertaining.

There is also planning permission for the erection of an Orangery within the garden for those who would like to continue the development of this amazing home. There is a large detached double garage with electric door and roof storage, extensive secure parking and turning area.

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Downing Road, Whitford, CH8


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Purplebricks, covering Chester & Wirral

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