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8 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

St Johns Road, Altrincham

Sold STC £1,395,000

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A truly remarkable Victorian Semi Detached family home of immense proportions, with extensive accommodation arranged over Four Floors extending to approximately 5962 sq ft and enjoying a first class location, within walking distance of Hale Village, Altrincham Town Centre and the Metrolink and with the Boys and Girls Grammar Schools on the doorstep.

The property is constructed with traditional Bowdon yellow brick and is most attractive and impressive in design with attractive Victorian arched sash windows to the main front elevation.

The property has been beautifully restored throughout, retaining a wealth of original character features to include: high intricate corniced ceilings, impressive fireplaces, sash windows, pitched skirtings and an impressive spindle balustrade staircase returning through the floors.

Unusually for this style of property, Holly Bank stands on a remarkably good sized mature Garden plot extending to approximately 0.40 of an acre, with the Garden to the rear being South facing and therefore enjoying a sunny aspect.

In addition the property enjoys a particularly deep Garden frontage, rendering it to be virtually unseen from the road and provides generous off street Parking in addition to a Double Garage.

The extensive and versatile accommodation provides effectively Four Reception Rooms to the Ground Floor in addition to a Breakfast Kitchen, up to Eight Double Bedrooms over the Two Upper Floors served by Three Bath/Shower Rooms, One being En Suite to the Principal Bedroom. Five Chamber Cellars offer excellent potential to convert into additional living accommodation, subject to any necessary consents, but currently providing valuable additional and usable space.

This incredible property is almost certainly one of the best in its class and is bound to suit the needs of even the most demanding of growing families.


Original heavy panelled side entrance door to the entrance and Main Halls, setting the theme for the enormous character evident throughout the property, featuring an 11' high intricate corniced ceiling with frieze work and having an impressive spindle balustrade staircase turning through the floors. The Hallway returns to a Lower Hall Area where a paned door gives access to the Rear Gardens. There is a further arched leaded stained glass window to the side elevation providing natural light, with extensive limestone design tiled flooring throughout. Original exposed wood panelled doors give access to the Ground Floor accommodation and the Cellars.

Cloak Room with a continuation of the tiled flooring, corniced ceiling, coat hanging pegs and attractive leaded stained glass window.

Wood panelled door to the Ground Floor WC, well appointed with a contemporary design suite in white with chrome fittings, providing a WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Beautiful intricate leaded stained glass window. Tiled flooring.

19'1'' x 14'10'' Lounge featuring two tall arched shuttered sash windows overlooking the Gardens to the front. 11' high intricate corniced ceiling and frieze work. Exposed wood flooring. Built in custom built storage cabinets and shelving to the chimney breast recesses. 'Hole in the Wall' fireplace recess housing a solid fuel burning stove fireplace.

13'11'' x 12'11'' Family Room, an ideal day to day informal family living space having a 9'3'' high corniced ceiling with shuttered sash window to the side elevation and an impressive original fireplace surround with inset living flame coal effect gas fire.

13'11'' x 12'10'' Dining/Morning Room, an ideal informal family dining space with two sets of paned French doors giving access to and enjoying an aspect of the Gardens, having a further window to the side.

36' Open Plan Split Level Breakfast Kitchen with Living Area, a wonderful day to day informal family living space and working Kitchen, divided into two natural areas by way of a wide opening.

15'7'' x 14'1'' Living Area with tiled flooring throughout and a stripped timber sash window enjoying a lovely aspect of the Gardens. Built in black high gloss finish cabinets to the chimney breast recesses, designed to match those of the Kitchen. Chrome finish halogen lighting. Integrated ceiling speakers.

Two steps up to the 19'9'' x 14'11'' Breakfast Kitchen, a most impressive Kitchen created from an original Reception Room with an 11' high intricate corniced ceiling with frieze work and having a wide, exposed timber frame tall, shuttered sash window enjoying an aspect of the Gardens to the front. Exposed floorboards throughout. The Kitchen is beautifully appointed with an extensive range of black high gloss finish, contemporary design units with granite worktops over, inset into which is a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit set into the worktop. The chimney breast features an AGA range cooker with three hot plates, double, upper and lower ovens. Integrated or freestanding appliances that may be available to the incoming purchaser, subject to negotiation, include: an Amana contemporary design fridge freezer, integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated Siemens drinks fridge. The units are arranged around a central wood top island unit incorporating a breakfast bar and also having an inset food preparation sink unit. Integrated ceiling speakers.

15'1'' x 7'10'' Walk In Pantry positioned off the Living Area with two sash windows looking towards the Gardens and exposed stone flooring throughout. This is a most useful area for food storage.

The Lower Ground Floor Cellars provide valuable additional and highly usable living space with potential to comprehensively convert, subject to any necessary consents, arranged as follows:

Hall Area with exposed stone flooring and doors or openings giving access to the main Cellar Chambers.

19'1'' x 15' Chamber One/Games Room with exposed brick walling, halogen lighting inset into the ceiling, two raised height windows to the front, tiling to the floor and currently utilised as a Games Room.

20' x 15' Chamber Two with a tall window to a deep light well to the front, exposed stone flooring.

17'8'' x 14'8'' Chamber Three/Utility Room with built in worktops and sink unit, halogen lighting to the ceiling and space for a washing machine and dryer.

13'9'' x 13' Chamber Four with tiling to the floor, halogen lighting to the ceiling and exposed brick walls with a raised height window to the side.

14'1'' x 5'3'' Wine Cellar with extensive stone shelving and tiling the floor.

13'7'' x 13' Chamber Five housing the central heating and hot water boilers and cylinders.

First Floor Split Level Landing with a continuation of the spindle balustrade staircase leading to the Second Floor and featuring a beautiful leaded stained glass window to the rear elevation. Doors give access to the Bedroom accommodation. 10' high intricate corniced ceiling.

19' x 14'10'' Principal Bedroom One with two attractive arched sash windows to the front elevation. 10' high intricate corniced ceiling. Exposed timber fireplace surround with inset cast iron living flame fire.

Door to the En Suite Shower Room, superbly styled with a contemporary design suite in white with chrome fittings, providing: a Wet Room style shower area with glazed screen surround and thermostatic shower with 'Drench' showerhead, wall hung wash hand basin and WC, extensive tiling to the walls and floor, halogen lighting to the high intricate corniced ceiling and a sash window to the side.

19'10'' x 14'9'' Bedroom Two with a wide window overlooking the Gardens to the front, having extensive wall to wall, floor to ceiling built in wardrobes and storage cupboards. 10' high intricate corniced ceiling. Vanity unit wash hand b

From Watersons Hale Office, proceed along Ashley Road in the direction of Hale Station, proceeding over the crossings towards the traffic lights. Turn right into the continuation of Ashley Road and at the mini roundabout, continue left towards Altrincham Town Centre. Take the first left turning by St Johns Church into St Johns Road and proceed to the end of the road, where the property will be found on the left hand side.

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01 October 2013


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