This imposing and impressive period home offers a unique opportunity to purchase a magnificent Victorian house together with a substantial annexe giving self contained accommodation, ideally suited to large or extended family or even as a dual purpose home with a home and separate business depending on any necessary consent. There is fantastic potential for rental income too! Offering many original features of character and quality the property has been sympathetically improved by the present owner to augment the traditional features with modern convenience. Features include reception hall with original stained glass entrance door and side panels and Minton floor, wide staircase off to first floor with balustrade, three spacious and characterful reception rooms, farmhouse style kitchen, various stores and a cellar. On the first floor there is a magnificent master bedroom with spacious dressing room and en suite full bathroom off, three further bedrooms, beautifully appointed bathroom and separate w.c. On the second floor there is a large attic room to complete the main house specification. The annexe comprises lounge and kitchen areas, downstairs w.c., first floor landing, two excellent bedrooms and a full bathroom, whilst to the rear of the property is an adjoining two storey outbuilding providing even further scope for expansion of the property if there still isn't enough space! Outside the gardens are at the front and the side, the front being mainly gravelled for the parking of several vehicles, with brick wall and fencing borders. This much admired and impressive property deserves inspection
covered entrance porch canopy Original pillars and balustrading, Minton floor and stained glass leaded entrance door and side panels to;
reception hall A spacious hallway with original Minton tiled floor, wide staircase off to first floor with balustrade, ornate coved ceiling and ceiling rose, doors to principal ground floor rooms.
Inner hall Leading to kitchen. Door to useful walk in store.
Steps leading down to cellar area with windows and stillage shelving, brick floor, light and power.
Lounge 20' 0" x 18' 0" (6.1m x 5.49m) Deep bay window to side, door to garden and original sash windows, further sash windows to front, ornate coved ceiling and ceiling rose, tall skirting boards, period fireplace surround with carved surround and mahogany mantle shelf, tiled insert and hearth and living flame inset gas fire, exposed varnished floorboards.
Second lounge 20' 4" x 13' 0" (6.2m x 3.96m) Two sash windows to side, semi bay sash window to front, two double panelled radiators, period fireplace surround with Victorian cast iron fireplace, quarry tiled hearth. Excellent range of fitted floor to ceiling book shelves to two walls. Exposed varnished floor boards.
Sitting room 15' 3" x 13' 11" (4.65m x 4.24m) Double glazed radiator, Adam style fireplace surround with tiled insert and hearth, open fire, coved ceiling, plate rack, sash window overlooking garden.
Kitchen/breakfast room 14' 8" x 13' 2" (4.47m x 4.01m) Spacious traditional kitchen with windows to front and side, ample space for dining table and chairs, built in Belfast sink and excellent range of base and wall cupboards providing useful storage space and complimented by work surfaces and space for Range cooker with splashback and stainless steel extractor canopy over, Amtico style wood effect herringbone pattern flooring, tall larder cupboards. Door to;
inner hall Access to Annexe (described separately). Part glazed entrance doors to front garden and rear courtyard area which leads to the brick outbuilding.
landing Impressive balustrade and skylight window, coved ceiling, ceiling rose, doors to first floor rooms and latched door to storage cupboard with fitted shelving and further storage. Further understairs cupboard beneath the second floor staircase. Door to staircase off to second floor.
Bedroom one 20' 1" x 17' 10" (6.12m x 5.44m) 20' 1" x 17' 10" overall (6.12m x 5.44m) Sash windows to front and side, double panelled radiator, period fireplace, ceiling rose.
Dressing room 12' 7" x 8' 7" (3.84m x 2.62m) Sash window and door to
en suite bathroom 8' 6" x 5' 6" (2.59m x 1.68m) Sash window, half tiled walls, suite comprising panelled bath with bath shower mixer, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., tiled floor, door to airing cupboard with useful storage area.
Bedroom two 14' 9" x 13' 1" (4.5m x 3.99m) Sash window, radiator, vanity basin
bedroom three 9' 6" x 8' 0" (2.9m x 2.44m) Sash window to front, panelled radiator, coved ceiling.
Bedroom four 11' 4" x 9' 10" (3.45m x 3m) Sash window and skylight window, radiator.
Family bathroom Sumptuously appointed with period features including cast iron double ended roll top bath with centrally mounted bath shower mixer and ball and claw feet, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., walk in shower with tiled walls and glass shower screen. Part wood panelling to walls, traditional style radiator.
Separate W.C. Close coupled suite and radiator.
Second floor attic bedroom 32' 1" x 7' 0" (9.78m x 2.13m) Suitable for use as a den or bedroom. Sloping ceiling, sash window to rear, useful eaves storage cupboard off and two electric room heaters.
Annexe accommodation (the stables) Accessed via the hallway between the main house and the annexe, the accommodation comprises:-
open plan lounge/kitchen area Divided into two distinct areas.
Kitchen area 10' 9" x 6' 10" (3.28m x 2.08m) Double glazed window overlooking the courtyard to the rear, radiator, inset single drainer sink, range of lightwood fronted base and wall cupboards, integrated fridge, built under electric oven, four ring ceramic hob, peninsular dividing kitchen area from lounge area, concealed door for washing machine beneath.
Lounge area 16' 11" x 12' 9" (5.16m x 3.89m) Open plan staircase off to first floor, double glazed window, wood strip effect floor, radiator. Fireplace surround with marble insert and hearth. Door to
inner hall Door to utility store with shelving and storage. Door to
W.C. Close coupled suite, corner wash hand basin with splashback tiling, radiator, double glazed window, extractor fan.
landing Double glazed skylight window, doors to both bedrooms and bathroom. Radiator.
Bedroom one 16' 0" x 10' 8" (4.88m x 3.25m) Double glazed window to front, radiator.
Bedroom two 11' 0" x 7' 9" overall (3.35m x 2.36m) Double glazed window, radiator.
Bathroom Suite comprising panelled bath with twin handle grips and bath shower mixer, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., airing cupboard off.
Externally The gardens are principally to the front and side of the property. The front being mainly given over to ample vehicle parking with large gravelled parking area for several vehicles, the enclosed garden enjoys a good degree of privacy and has mature trees, plants and shrubs with fencing and brick wall borders.
Ground floor brick outbuilding 16' 6" x 8' 5" (5.03m x 2.57m) Central heating boiler and useful storage space. Stairs to
first floor outbuilding 16' 6" x 8' 5" (5.03m x 2.57m) Excellent further storage and potential for other uses.
Directions From Newcastle take the A34 south, pass the Hospital Complex and under the Hanford flyover. Continue into Trentham, turning left at the Gardens roundabout into Longton Road. The property will be found just after the 'Bod' bar (former Natwest Bank) on the right hand side, just before the junction with Oaktree Road.
This property was personally inspected by Paul Bagnall