The Firs, Bowdon
A fine Victorian semi detached house with superb open plan living space and westerly facing landscaped rear gardens. Occupying an ideal location within the Bowdon Conservation Area and positioned approximately ½ a mile from Altrincham town centre. Retaining much of the original character and charm. 4,105 sq ft (381.4 sq m) The accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, sitting room, dining room, open plan living/dining kitchen with utility area, partially converted cellar chambers, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Gas fired central heating and double glazing. Ample parking within the driveway and detached garage.
This double fronted Victorian semi detached house stands in a slightly elevated position and lies within the heart of the conservation area. The Firs has long been one of the most sought after locations, not least because of the attractive tree lined setting. In addition the shopping centre of Altrincham is approximately a ½ mile distance with its highly popular Market Quarter that contains a variety of establishments including small independent retailers and informal dining options. The Metrolink station provides a commuter service into Manchester and the area is well placed for the surrounding network of motorways. Equally just a little further is the fashionable village of Hale with its range of restaurants, wine bars and individual shops. Nearby is the exceptional Altrincham Grammar School for girls with Altrincham Grammar School for boys, Loretto Convent and St Ambrose being other highly regarded educational institutions in the locality as are the primary and preparatory schools.
The accommodation incorporates rooms of generous proportions and great care has been taken to retain much of the original character complemented by tasteful decor and quality fittings all of which combine to create an exceptional family house enhanced by high ceilings, moulded cornices and tall sash windows.
Approached beyond the original stained glass/panelled front door with matching arch shaped transom light, a stunning entrance hall with spindle balustrade staircase and mahogany handrail leads onto a spacious sitting room with the focal point of a traditional fireplace surround. The dining room features a bay flanked by window shutters as well as a beautiful marble fireplace and is ideal for formal entertaining. Positioned to the rear an exceptional and naturally light open plan living space incorporates a bespoke hand painted Shaker style kitchen with polished granite work surfaces alongside a generous dual aspect living room with French windows opening onto the stone paved rear terrace. There is also an adjacent utility/cloaks area with access to the walled courtyard and a cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor.
The basement, although not waterproofed, has been utilised to include an office, concealed utility area and laundry room in addition to ample storage space. There is potential to create even greater living space subject to obtaining the relevant approval.
At first floor level there is a full depth bedroom suite incorporating a well appointed bathroom/WC, two superb double bedrooms and family bathroom/WC.
To the second floor there are two additional bedrooms and the entirety is currently configured to create a principle suite comprising double bedroom, remarkable en suite bathroom/WC complete with free-standing bath and walk-in shower together with a separate dressing room.
Screened from the carriageway the driveway allows parking for several vehicles and there is an attached garage plus gated access to the rear.
The landscaped grounds are an undoubted attribute with the added advantage of a full width stone paved rear terrace and gardens laid mainly to lawn with mature borders and importantly a high degree of privacy.
Leaded stained glass/panelled front door with matching transom light. Spindle balustrade staircase to the first floor. Panelled/glazed door to the rear courtyard. Wood effect flooring. Coved cornice. Recessed LED lighting. Period style radiator.
SITTING ROOM (7.04m x 3.91m (23'1" x 12'10"))
Period style fireplace surround with chrome insert and tiled hearth. Timber framed sash windows to the front and side. Coved cornice. Picture rail. Period style radiator.
DINING ROOM (5.69m x 4.22m (18'8" x 13'10"))
Marble fireplace surround with tiled insert and hearth and cast iron fire. Timber framed sash bay window to the front flanked by shutters. Wood flooring. Decorative coved cornice. Picture rail. Two period style radiators.
KITCHEN (4.22m x 3.91m (13'10" x 12'10"))
Fitted with Shaker style wall and base units beneath polished granite work surfaces and semi recessed twin bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap and waste disposal unit. Matching breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a gas fired Aga, range cooker with chimney cooker hood above, microwave oven, fridge and dishwasher. Two timber framed double glazed windows. Tiled floor. Coved cornice. Recessed LED lighting. Opening to:
LIVING ROOM (6.15m x 5.18m (20'2" x 17'))
With ample space for both seating and dining. Two bespoke fitted dresser units. Double opening French windows to the rear flanked by matching timber framed double glazed windows. Two timber famed double glazed windows to the side. Laminate wood flooring. Two wall light points. Coved cornice. Two radiators.
UTILITY AREA (2.24m x 1.88m (7'4" x 6'2"))
Adjacent to the kitchen with the continuation of the Shaker style units and semi recessed ceramic sink with mixer tap set within a natural wood surround. Integrated fridge/freezer. Cloaks area with seating and space for hanging coats and jackets. Glazed/panelled hardwood door to the side. Timber framed double glazed window to the side. Tiled floor.
Traditional white/chrome pedestal wash basin and low-level WC. Cloaks cupboard containing hanging rails and shelving. Timber framed double glazed window to the rear. Tiled floor. Panelled dado. Recessed low-voltage lighting. Radiator.
Concealed utility area with space for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Under-stair storage area. Recessed LED lighting.
OFFICE (4.70m x 4.22m (15'5" x 13'10"))
PVCu double glazed windows to the front and side. Concealed wall mounted gas central heating boiler. Radiator.
STORAGE (3.84m x 2.03m (12'7" x 6'8"))
Currently used as a laundry room. Recessed LED lighting. Extractor fan.
STORAGE (3.84m x 2.24m (12'7" x 7'4"))
Light and power supplies.
Spindle balustrade staircase to the second floor. Linen closet with shelving. Timber framed sash window to the front. Recessed LED lighting. Coved cornice.
BEDROOM ONE (5.72m x 3.91m (18'9" x 12'10"))
Timber framed sash windows to the front and side. Recessed LED lighting. Coved cornice. Two period style radiators.
EN SUITE BATHROOM/WC (2.87m x 2.87m (9'5" x 9'5"))
Fully tiled and fitted with a white/chrome suite comprising panelled bath with mixer/shower tap, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and low-level WC. Wide tiled enclosure with thermostatic shower. Built-in storage with shelving. Timber framed double glazed window to the rear. Recessed LED lighting. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO (4.85m x 4.22m (15'11" x 13'10"))
Cast-iron fireplace flanked by fitted wardrobes containing hanging rails and shelving. Timber framed sash windows to the front and side. Coved cornice. Picture rail. Period style radiator.
BEDROOM THREE (4.47m x 4.22m (14'8" x 13'10"))
Period fireplace surround with cast iron fire. Built-in storage cupboard with shelving. Timber framed sash windows to the side and rear. Recessed LED lighting. Coved cornice. Picture rail. Period style radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM/WC (2.29m x 1.80m (7'6" x 5'11"))
Fitted with a white/chrome suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap plus thermostatic shower and screen above, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and low-level WC. Timber framed sash window to the rear. Tiled walls and floor. Recessed LED lighting. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail.
Spindle balustrade. Timber framed sash window to the rear. Double glazed velux window to the front. Recessed LED lighting.
BEDROOM FOUR (4.85m x 4.22m (15'11" x 13'10"))
Timber framed sash windows to the front and side. Recessed low-voltage lighting. Period style radiator.
EN SUITE BATHROOM/WC (4.22m x 3.89m (13'10" x 12'9"))
Fitted with a white/chrome suite comprising free-standing bath with floor mounted mixer/shower tap, twin circular counter top vanity wash basins with mixer taps, low-level WC and bidet all set within tiled surrounds. Wide tiled walk-in shower with thermostatic rain shower plus hand-held attachment. Timber framed sash window to the rear. Tiled floor. Recessed LED lighting. Two shaver points. Two extractor fans. Two period style radiators/chrome heated towel rails.
BEDROOM FIVE (4.45m x 3.91m (14'7" x 12'10"))
Currently used as a dressing room with fitted furniture including wardrobes containing double handing rails and shelving and twin pedestal dressing table. Timber framed double glazed dormer window to the rear. Recessed low-voltage lighting. Radiator.
DETACHED GARAGE (9.93m x 3.02m' (32'7" x 9'11'))
Up and over door. PVCu double glazed window to the rear. Glazed/panelled hardwood door to the side. Light and power supplies.
Positioned within the walled courtyard. Ceramic sink with mixer/shower tap. Hardwood stable door. Timber framed window. Light.
All main services are connected.
Vacant possession upon completion.
We are informed the property is held on a Leasehold basis for the residue of 999 years and subject to a Ground Rent of £7.50 per annum. This should be verified by your Solicitor.
No appliances, fixtures and fittings have been inspected and purchasers are recommended to obtain their own independent advice.
Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 2TF