Higher Downs, Altrincham
Offers over £1,500,000
A fine Victorian semi detached family house sympathetically refurbished with quality contemporary fittings complimented by features of the period (3,865 SqFt/359 SqM). The accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, sitting room, open plan living/dining kitchen with double opening glazed doors to the rear gardens, three large cellar chambers used as cinema room and laundry room plus storage and WC, master bedroom with en suite shower room, five additional bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. Gas central heating and pressurised hot water system. Secure covered parking beyond remotely operated gates.
This fine Victorian semi detached house stands in a slightly elevated position and lies within the heart of the conservation area. Higher Downs 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 ¼ mile distant 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 complimented by tasteful decor and quality fittings all of which combine to create an exceptional family house enhanced by tall ceilings, coved cornices and sash windows.
Approached beyond the original panelled front door, a stunning entrance hall with spindle balustrade staircase beneath an attractive archway set upon decorative corbels, leads onto a spacious sitting room with the focal point of a beautiful period fireplace surround. Positioned to the rear an exceptional, naturally light open plan living space incorporates a bespoke hand painted Shaker style kitchen with quartz work surfaces alongside a generous dual aspect sitting/dining area with feature fireplace. There is also an adjacent garden room with double opening glazed doors to the York stone paved rear terrace, which is ideal for entertaining during the summer months.
The basement, although not tanked, has been utilised to include a cinema room, laundry room and WC and also provides ample storage space. There is much further potential and separate access at the front allows an incoming purchaser the opportunity to create a self contained suite, subject to obtaining the necessary approval.
At first floor level the superb master bedroom features a comprehensive range of fitted furniture and benefits from a luxurious en suite with walk-in shower. Two further double bedrooms are served by the sumptuous family bathroom with white suite and chrome fittings.
To the second floor there are three additional bedrooms served by a modern shower room.
Externally the rear gardens are laid mainly to lawn and a sympathetically designed secure covered parking area is accessed via remotely operated double opening timber gates from Upper Downs.
Glazed/panelled hardwood front door with transom light. Spindle balustrade staircase with contrasting handrail. Archway with decorative corbels. Coved cornice. Dado rail. Tiled floor. Period style radiator.
SITTING ROOM (18'4" x 17'9")
With the focal point of a period fireplace surround and wood burning stove set upon a tiled hearth. Built-in cupboards and wall light points flanking both sides of the chimney breast. Timber framed/panelled sash bay window. Wood flooring. Intricate coved cornice. Ceiling rose. Picture rail. Two period style radiators.
LIVING/DINING KITCHEN (28'11" x 20'2")
With tiled floor and planned to incorporate:
A dual aspect room with timber framed sash windows to the front and rear. Period fireplace. Coved cornice. Picture rail. Two period style radiators.
Fitted with a range of Shaker style wall and base units beneath quartz work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and instant hot water tap. Matching centre island with stainless steel sink and breakfast bar. Larder units. Recess for a wide range cooker with extractor/light above to the tiled chimney breast recess. Integrated dishwasher and wine cooler. Recess for an American fridge/freezer. Timber framed sash window to the rear. Recessed LED lighting. Coved cornice. Wide opening to:
GARDEN ROOM (9'9" x 6'10")
Space for additional seating with the continuation of the tiled floor. Double opening glazed/panelled doors set within a matching double glazed surround. Timber framed double glazed window to the rear. Recessed low voltage lighting. Period style radiator.
Under-stair storage cupboard. Recessed low voltage lighting. Radiator.
STORE (9'7" x 6'10")
CHAMBER ONE (17'6" x 14'11")
Currently used as a cinema room with laminate wood flooring and recessed low voltage lighting. Opaque double glazed/panelled hardwood door with external steps up to the front. Timber framed double glazed window to the front. Radiator.
CHAMBER TWO (20'2" x 11'8")
Storage cupboard. Laminate wood flooring. Recessed low voltage lighting. Timber framed window to the rear. Radiator.
CHAMBER THREE (16'8" x 11'10")
Currently used as a laundry room with recess for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer beneath heat resistant work surfaces. Belfast sink. Wall mounted gas central heating boiler and pressurised hot water system. Stone floor. Recessed low voltage lighting. Radiator.
White/chrome wall mounted wash basin with mixer tap and low level WC. Laminate wood flooring. Recessed low voltage lighting.
Spindle balustrade staircase with contrasting handrail. Recessed LED lighting. Coved cornice. Dado rail. Radiator.
BEDROOM ONE (18'5" x 15'5")
Fitted the full length with wardrobes containing hanging rails and shelving. Timber framed sash bay window to the front. Provision for a wall mounted flat screen television. Coved cornice. Picture rail. Four radiators.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC (11'1" x 9'3")
Period style white/chrome wash basin with mixer tap and low level WC. Walk-in shower with glass screen, thermostatic rain shower and period style controls. Timber framed sash window to the front. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Recessed low voltage lighting. Wall light point. Coved cornice. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO (15'3" x 12'1")
Fitted wardrobes with drawers beneath flanking both sides of the chimney breast. Timber framed sash window to the rear. Picture rail. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE (13'5" x 12'9")
Timber framed sash windows to the front and rear. Coved cornice. Picture rail. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM/WC (9'6" x 8'8")
Fitted with a contemporary suite comprising back to wall panelled bath with wall mounted mixer/shower tap, vanity wash basin with mixer tap and low level WC all set within tiled surrounds. Two opaque timber framed sash windows to the rear.
Storage cupboard with space for hanging coats and jackets. Roof light. Recessed low voltage lighting. Dado rail. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR (15'5" x 15'4")
Timber framed double glazed sash window to the front. Provision for a wall mounted flat screen television. Recessed low voltage lighting. Radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE (15'4" x 12'1")
Timber framed double glazed window to the rear. Recessed low voltage lighting. Radiator.
BEDROOM SIX (11'1" x 9'3")
Twin pedestal dressing table. Eaves storage. Two Velux windows. Radiator.
SHOWER ROOM/WC (13'5" x 12'9")
White/chrome semi recessed vanity wash basin with mixer rap and low level WC. Walk-in shower with glass screen and thermostatic rain shower. Timber framed sash window to the front. Timber framed window to the rear. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. C
Secure covered parking beyond remotely operated double opening timber gates with access from Upper Downs.
All mains services are connected.
Vacant possession on completion.
We are informed the property is Freehold. This should be verified by your solicitor.
No services, appliances, fixtures or fittings have been inspected and purchasers are recommended to obtain their own independent advice.
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2QL