9 bedroom town house for sale

Beach Lawn, Waterloo, Liverpool, Merseyside, L22 8QA

£1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious 9 Bedroom Residence
  • Stunning Coastal Views
  • Presented over Four Floors
  • Grade ll Listed Property
  • Unique & Exclusive Family Home
  • Sought After Coastal Setting
  • Rear Victorian Motor Car House
  • Many stunning original features

Full description

Brimming with Victorian features and rich in history, this captivating home is the epitome of unique period properties. This Grade II listed building has been lovingly preserved and sympathetically restored by the current owners. Set over 3 floors, this grand residence boasts unrivalled versatility with 27 rooms plus an ample basement and partially converted attic. The property though substantial in size still manages to offer a cosy and welcoming feel ideal for a family home. Situated in a quiet road without through access, the front of the home commands enviable views over Waterloo Seafront Gardens and Crosby beach, with the Irish Sea and hills of North Wales beyond. Wrought iron gates open onto a large circular driveway with an original cast iron veranda standing proud against the Italianate stucco frontage. At the back there is a sheltered 200 feet garden with an original motorcar house. To the ground floor of the home the porch leads into a truly magnificent entrance hall befitting a home of this calibre. A large formal dining room, music room and spacious reception room are situated to the front of the property, whilst several cloakrooms, a WC, reading room, farmhouse dining kitchen, scullery and walk in pantry are situated to the rear of the house. The basement level comprises of seven dry storage rooms benefiting from legal building height and electricity, presenting numerous conversion possibilities. On the first floor are four large double bedrooms, a study, and a TV room. A modern shower room, additional family bathroom and separate utility room complete this floor. The second floor is dominated by the striking domed ceiling and accompanying original gold leaf embellished paintings. It features four further bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms, a storeroom, WC and additional kitchenette. Accessed by a concealed staircase to the attic there is a further double bedroom with ensuite.

This perfectly positioned mansion is a truly stunning exclusive property situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with unrivalled views across the Waterloo Seafront Gardens and the coastline beyond.
When the sea air calls, you can be on the beach in minutes, exploring undulating dunes, wildflower meadows and soft sandy beaches; the perfect place for kite flying, dog walking and bird watching.

Both players and spectators of sport are spoilt for choice with a vast array of golf courses, sports clubs, fitness facilities, and even Premiership football stadiums within easy reach. Just moments from your front door you will find Crosby Coastal Park and Lakeside Adventure Centre with sailing, kayaking and various other exciting watersports to discover.

Stroll down to the villages of Waterloo and Crosby to browse a range of independent shops and eateries or take the short journey into nearby Liverpool city centre to discover bountiful shopping opportunities juxtaposed with a thriving business district and a cornucopia of cultural charms.

The vibrant city centre offers a wealth of cultural and artistic delights to explore for all the family. From the World Museum, Tate Modern and Empire Theatre to eclectic, intimate venues hosting musicians, artists, poets and comics, there is so much to discover. Art appreciators may also be familiar with the distinctive Iron Men statues of Antony Gormley"s "Another Place" installation standing along Crosby"s sandy coastline just moments away.

For families there are a number of acclaimed private day nurseries and prestigious public and state schools within walking distance. The city centre also benefits from a trio of established universities including the Russell Group red brick University of Liverpool just a few train stops away.


Porch 
The solidly constructed wooden exterior front door with stunning decorative leaded glazed panels offers a taste of the period delights within. Inside the porch is an ornate encaustic tiled floor and walls crafted in marble from the original Victorian owner"s travels around Europe. An intricate stained glass panelled inner front door inlaid with the original owner"s initials opens into the stunning entrance hall.

Reception Hall 
31' 9'' x 20' 11'' (9.69m x 6.4m)
The piece de resistance of the ground floor and arguably the entire house. Pitch pine panelling surrounds the polished inlaid floors and the impressive original stone fireplace presides over this awe inspiring space that must be seen to be appreciated in its full glory.

The galleried staircase provides a handsome focal point for the property, extending up through the middle of each floor to the magnificent ceiling where a breathtaking stained glass dome is flanked by exquisite original ceiling paintings embellished with gold leaf. Decorative cast iron radiators, many original, warm the house throughout and other unique period décor elements including a wall of stained glass panelled doors add to the period splendour of this space.

Front Sitting Room 
32' 10'' x 17' 1'' (10.03m x 5.21m)
Situated to the front of the house, the sitting room offers another fine example of period architecture with decorative ceiling moulding, corbels and ceiling rose above.

Settle down in front of the large living flame fire to warm your toes after a bracing winter"s walk along the coast; Victorian decorative cast iron radiators standing to attention around the room, providing additional warmth on the coldest days.

By day, the sun streams in through the large bay French windows, illuminating the period features and polished wood floor, the neutral toned décor adding to the luminosity. As the day ends this grand room offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the breathtaking sunsets over the dunes and gardens just across the road.

Dining Room 
27' 3'' x 17' 2'' (8.32m x 5.24m)
This stunning part wood panelled dining room complete with large sash windows to the front of the house provides a special venue for dinner parties or other formal meals away from the dining kitchen. A large fireplace commands the space and original patterned inlaid floor lies underfoot.

The jewel in the crown of the room is undoubtedly the intricate decorative ceiling. Featuring original cornices representing the four seasons and decorated in colours inspired by Prague ceiling architecture, the decorative corbels incorporate hidden animals; one of many unique period quirks found throughout the home.

Music Room 
28' 8'' x 17' 1'' (8.75m x 5.21m)
Currently used as a music room and decorated in a sunny yellow palette, this reception room boasts a rare white marble fireplace with original sash windows overlooking the extensive rear garden.
Ornate ceiling coving and period cast iron radiators maintain the home"s heritage and polished pitch pine wooden floor extends through from the other reception rooms.

WC 
7' 6'' x 6' 7'' (2.29m x 2.01m)
Decorated in keeping with the period of the property, this Victorian downstairs WC is a convenient feature for busy family life in this home.

Reading Room 
11' 1'' x 9' 10'' (3.39m x 3.02m)
Originally the butler"s room, the part glazed wooden green door now leads to a peaceful home study area with original marble fireplace and built in storage as well as ample space for desk, bookcases and armchair.

Kitchen 
16' 9'' x 26' 3'' (5.12m x 8.02m)
Crafted with reclaimed pine fitted units, wooden ceiling beam, unpolished granite worktops and a double Belfast sink set in the large bay window, this farmhouse style breakfast kitchen has a warm, homely ambience.

In summertime colourful flowers peek through the windows from the garden; providing the perfect backdrop to casual family meals around the breakfast table, their fragrance drifting in on the gentle breeze through an open sash window.

The kitchen features two cookers; a traditional Aga range and a commercial standard 5 ring Lacanche; ideal for catering for large family get togethers at Christmas time, dinner parties entertaining friends and special birthday celebrations.

An original Victorian encaustic tiled floor extends throughout the kitchen into the scullery/storage room; the very same decorative tiles that would once have been walked by the staff of the Victorian owners.

Scullery & Storage 
The scullery features a spacious walk in larder and fireclay Belfast sink. The rooms open out into a rear internal courtyard, the perfect sheltered spot to enjoy a meal al fresco on warmer days.

Cloakrooms 
Situated off the hall to the rear of the house are two cloakrooms offering ample room to store coats, boots and sports equipment. A striking original stained glass window casts a bejewelled glow across the space.

Front Bedroom 1 
24' 11'' x 17' 2'' (7.62m x 5.24m)
Solid oak sash windows offer a triptych inspired view of sunsets over the coastline situated to the front of the house. Light streams in, illuminating the ornamental ceiling rose and ornate decorative fireplace, reflecting in the warm patina of the polished original wood floor.

A historical gem of this room is found hidden within one of the fitted wooden wardrobes; a bomb proof safe that would originally have been used for the secure storage of an extensive, valuable jewellery collection belonging to the lady of the house.

Front Bedroom 2 
24' 9'' x 17' 1'' (7.56m x 5.21m)
Once you manage to draw your gaze away from the mesmerising coastal view through the large panelled bay window you can begin to appreciate the other period features in this large bedroom. A burgundy coloured marble fireplace, ornate ceiling rose, decorative cornicing and cast iron radiators are beautiful original features.

Shower Room 
7' 3'' x 6' 10'' (2.23m x 2.1m)
With an entrance hallway flanked by original dressing room cupboards, a solid wooden door leads to this convenient family shower room complete with low level WC, pedestal wash basin and enclosed shower.

Bedroom 3 
25' 1'' x 17' 1'' (7.65m x 5.21m)
Another spacious double bedroom, this room overlooking the rear gardens would originally have been used as the morning room back in the Victorian era. A decorative tile fire surround set in original marble fireplace, original cornice, ceiling rose and ornate decorative cast iron radiators preserve the period feel of the room.

TV Room 
9' 1'' x 9' 4'' (2.77m x 2.87m)
A cosy television room but would lend itself well to a nursery or further home study area for work, revision or even simply enjoying a favourite novel or two.

Laundry Room 
7' 1'' x 4' 1'' (2.16m x 1.25m)
With a compact Belfast sink, a washing machine and tumble dryer, this first floor room is a convenient feature for a busy family.

Rear Bedroom 4 
18' 1'' x 14' 1'' (5.52m x 4.3m)
The final bedroom found on this floor features a romantic window seat in the sash bay window, ideal for curling up with a favourite novel and enjoying the peaceful scenery overlooking the rear gardens.

Landing 
25' 9'' x 18' 4'' (7.85m x 5.61m)
Having originally included a private chapel, the front wing of this floor is dominated by stunning Victorian Gothic style stained glass panels and doors leading to a private hallway.

Front Bedroom 5 
24' 11'' x 17' 2'' (7.62m x 5.24m)
Light, bright and airy, the white washed wooden floor and coastal colours of this large bedroom maximise on the stunning views through the large arched sash window. Enjoy the soothing sight of Burbo Bank"s statuesque wind turbines on the horizon, a backdrop for passing ships and swooping sea birds.

Study 
12' 10'' x 7' 9'' (3.93m x 2.38m)
This room to the front of the house also benefits from the enthralling view across Waterloo Seafront Gardens, originally used as key parks by the nannies of children from the adjacent properties.

Study/Bedroom 6 
21' 4'' x 17' 1'' (6.52m x 5.21m)
Currently used as a large home study, this spacious bedroom features a striking original marble fireplace and commands stunning panoramic views across the Irish Sea. Watch as cargo ships and cruise liners edge along the horizon to and from the ports of Liverpool, just as the original owner would have done when waiting for his merchant ships to arrive in the 19th century.

Bathroom 
13' 7'' x 9' 2'' (4.15m x 2.8m)
Currently used as a large home study, this spacious bedroom features a striking original marble fireplace and commands stunning panoramic views across the Irish Sea. Watch as cargo ships and cruise liners edge along the horizon to and from the ports of Liverpool, just as the original owner would have done when waiting for his merchant ships to arrive in the 19th century.

Lie back in the original freestanding roll top Victorian bath to fully appreciate the lovingly reproduced etched glass skylight, a fluffy towel warming on the Victorian styled heated towel rail next to the enclosed shower.

Middle Bedroom 7 
21' 4'' x 17' 1'' (6.52m x 5.21m)
Overlooking the rear garden, this large double bedroom offers a peaceful retreat to sit and enjoy the sunrise in the mornings.

Kitchette 
9' 1'' x 9' 4'' (2.77m x 2.87m)
Currently used by guests during the property"s profitable Airbnb bookings, this freestanding kitchen space would also be ideal for independent teens or even to make a hot cup of coffee in the morning without having to venture downstairs.

Family Bathroom 
14' 9'' x 11' 8'' (4.51m x 3.57m)
In a nod to the coastal location this bathroom and separate restored Victorian WC have a distinctly seaside inspired colour palette with sky blue and white tiles surrounding a raised bath and enclosed shower cubicle. Adjacent is a large store room.

Rear Bedroom 8 
18' 1'' x 14' 1'' (5.52m x 4.3m)
This carpeted double bedroom features a box bay window allowing the morning light to stream in as the sun rises over the rear gardens.

Attic Bedroom 9 
Attic Bedroom 9 - A concealed staircase forks off to an additional bedroom and adjacent ensuite situated in the attic of this home.

Basement Rooms 
Basement Rooms - To the basement level lies a myriad of dry cellar and store rooms accessed by a wooden staircase off the ground floor hallway. With full legal buiding height throughout, some of the rooms are currently used as workshop areas and a music rehearsal room, with the original wine cellar still in use.

Front Exterior 
To the front of this Victorian terraced home a spacious circular driveway originally designed for horse drawn carriages lies beyond the wrought iron gates, a feature cast iron veranda standing proud against the Italianate stucco frontage. The house commands spectacular views across the Waterloo Seafront Gardens and to the coastline beyond.

Rear Exterior 
Stepping out to the rear of the house and into the walled 200 feet private garden feels reminiscent of a chapter from The Secret Garden; discovering a delightful outdoor space inviting to be explored. At the rear is the original motor car house with access from the rear road.

At the first sight of spring the perennial garden comes alive; cherry blossom blustering as tiny birds dart between them, the statuesque branches of the silver birch tree softening as its green canopy reappears. Camellias, rhododendron, roses and wisteria add colour and perfume to the air and crab apples, pears and cherries provide a home grown snack to be enjoyed in the sunny internal courtyard

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 January 2020

Nearest stations

  • Waterloo (Merseyside) (0.4 mi)
  • Blundellsands & Crosby (0.8 mi)
  • Seaforth & Litherland (1.5 mi)
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51 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 4BD

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51 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 4BD

01704 633016 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Waterloo (Merseyside) (0.4 mi)
  • Blundellsands & Crosby (0.8 mi)
  • Seaforth & Litherland (1.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bailey Estates Unique And Exclusive, Southport

51 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 4BD

01704 633016 Local call rate

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