A cherished home which has been in the same family for over 100 years and is now being sold with no onward chain, an early viewing is recommended to appreciate the accommodation and potential on offer.
It was designed and built in 1914 by a talented and influential silversmith who went on to become one of Britain s leading jewellery designers of the Art Deco period, having started his career as an apprentice to Henry Wilson at his studio in nearby Platt. The property has been treasured by three generations of the same family and is a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture. A number of period features have been retained including the tile hung façade on the exterior and the internal woodwork, including the original panelled wood doors and staircase. It is set back from the road with a long driveway and front garden, and sits on a plot of approximately 0.5 acre with far reaching views.
The solid oak front door opens into a generous entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor and a useful understairs cupboard. There is a downstairs cloakroom and doors lead to the reception room and kitchen. The sitting room extends to 21 and benefits from triple aspect with windows to the front and side and a door leading outside. There is original block wood parquet flooring, which is in need of some restoration, and an original art deco fireplace takes centre stage. The kitchen/diner is a good size room with a range of fitted wall and base units and also has a door leading to the terrace and garden beyond.
Upstairs the landing has a cupboard housing the hot water tank and there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. All bedrooms have stripped wooden floorboards and bedroom two enjoys wonderful a view of the back garden and hills beyond.
The front drive is accessed via a five bar wooden gate and there is ample off-road parking for several cars. There is a good-size front garden with some mature trees and an ornamental pond, and to the side of the house there is a single garage, which is in need of restoration or replacement.
The substantial rear garden is a most attractive feature of the property, this is well established with a variety of mature trees. A wide terrace across the back of the house has steps leading down to the main garden and this provides the ideal spot for alfresco dining. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a wide range of flowering shrubs and plants.