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Detached house
5 bedroom
0 bathroom

Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Storm porch
  • outer hall and central reception hall
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Breakfast kitchen with double AGA
  • Utility room and large cellar
  • 5 double bedrooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • WC
  • Substantial front courtyard with double garage
  • Beautiful private south facing landscaped gardens

Property description

A substantial and beautifully presented family home situated in a prime residential setting, within a short walk of Chester City Centre and highly regarded state and independent schools.

Situation
Redgrove is located in a highly sought-after residential setting within a short walk, to the south, of Chester City Centre. Both Handbridge and Westminster Park offer an excellent range of independent shops, including two award winning butchers, a greengrocers and fishmongers, whilst the historic Roman City of Chester provides a comprehensive offering.

Local recreational facilities include tennis, football, cricket and croquet at Westminster Park Recreational Grounds, tennis at Chester Lawn Tennis Club, a local Nuffield Fitness Centre, golf at Chester Golf Club, horse racing at the Roodee Racecourse and sailing, rowing and canoeing on the River Dee.

Local state schooling includes Belgrave Primary School, rated "outstanding" by Ofsted, with secondary schooling at Queens Park High and Catholic High Schools in Chester. Highly acclaimed independent schools include King's and Queen's Schools in Chester, both within walking distance.

The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M53, leading to the M56 and M6 motorway networks, whilst the A55 gives easy access to the North Wales coastline. Chester Railway Station offers a direct service to London Euston within two hours.

The Property
Redgrove is a particularly handsome and spacious Victorian residence dating 1893, located on the highly regarded Hough Green. Arguably one of the most distinctive properties in the locality, Redgrove displays some wonderful architectural details including brick mullion leaded windows with stone transoms, high plaster coved ceilings, deep skirting and door architraves, panelled internal doors with rim latches and open fireplaces.

The property also features various high-tech installations including an app-based entry system and an integrated alarm and fire protection system. Among many unique fittings worthy of note is the ornate antique lighting featured throughout the property.

Redgrove offers further scope to convert a considerable loft-space to create additional bedroom and/or bathroom accommodation, should it be required.

The Accommodation
An attractive pitched storm-porch gives way to a charming front door with leaded lights, opening into an outer reception hall and central reception hall, both displaying a beautifully preserved encaustic tiled flooring and attractive wooden panelling.

At the heart of the house is the kitchen, fitted with a bespoke range of hand-painted cabinets including a dresser unit and central island, under granite worksurfaces. The focal point is the 4-oven AGA with companion, set within a recess with over-mantle. Appliances include an integral dishwasher and free-standing American style fridge freezer. Oak flooring runs throughout the kitchen into a well-proportioned dining room, featuring French doors opening to the south-facing rear garden. Off the kitchen is a large utility room, fitted with a range of cabinets with sink-unit, laundry appliances and an adjoining pretty WC with white suite.

Across the reception hall is an elegant drawing room featuring an open cast-iron inset fireplace within a stone surround with hearth, with an original bespoke fitted cupboard with bookcase to one recess. French doors, within an impressive glazed leaded light stone window piece, opens to the rear garden. A beautiful sitting room features a living flame gas basket fire within a carved sandstone surround, and the rooms enjoys a noteworthy bay window with views to the landscaped garden. To the front of the house is a family room, currently used as a cinema room, having an open cast-iron inset working fireplace within a stone surround with slate hearth and double doors open to a useful room, ideal as a children's workspace, elaborate home bar, or simply for generous storage.

Stone steps lead down to a large dry cellar, having good headroom with composite deck flooring, lighting, and power points. The cellar could be further utilised for amenity use, as a wine cellar or general storage.

A beautiful turned staircase with polished wood spindles, handrails and side panelling leads to a half-landing with a magnificent leaded picture window. Accessed from the main landing is a linen cupboard and amenity cupboard. The luxurious master bedroom is fitted with a bank of bespoke wardrobes and enjoys a magnificent en suite bathroom, featuring a cast-iron clawfoot bath, "his & her" Villeroy & Boch vanity wash hand basins, a shower cubicle with thermostatic drench-head shower and two towel radiators.

A spacious guest bedroom enjoys a recently fitted en suite with oversized shower cubicle and a traditional white suite, along with a chrome towel radiator. There are three further double bedrooms served by a well-appointed newly installed family bathroom displaying a claw-foot bath with Burlington fittings, a shower cubicle with thermostatic drench-head shower and a traditional Burlington vanity sink unit and WC.

An enclosed staircase rises to the second floor where there is a charming double bedroom, with semi-vaulted ceiling, original fireplace and an adjoining storeroom, which could be adapted to create en suite facilities. The room also gives access to a large loft, which could be converted to provide additional habitable space, where required. Across the landing is a sizeable storage room.

Gardens & Grounds
Ornate electric gates open onto an extensive block-paved driveway, offering extensive parking, suitable for boat or motorhome storage. To the side of the house is a newly renovated double detached garage with remote roller shutter door, lighting, and power point.

The principal gardens sit to the rear of the house, having a southerly aspect and privacy. The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and tended, mainly laid to lawn with deep borders, including evergreen shrubs including box, lavender and numerous trees such as holly, copper beech, bay and palm. An extensive natural stone paved terrace runs to the rear of the house, edged with box and lavender, along with a secondary stone paved courtyard, ideal for a hot tub, firepit or BBQ, with an adjoining covered wood and coal store.

The property also benefits from a recent Gas Safety Certificate and Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that reflects the recent upgrades / improvements in this regard.

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    1. Fisher German is a nationally recognised firm of estate agents and property consultants operating throughout the UK. With 15 regional offices, Fisher German’s agency teams specialise in the sale, purchase and letting of rural, village and town properties from period cottages to substantial country houses and estates. Fisher German operate in most areas of England, Scotland and Wales, with offices in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Banbury, Bromsgrove, Canterbury, Chester, Hungerford, Knutsford, Market Harborough, Newark, Retford, Stafford, St. Helens, Thame and Worcester.

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