A fine Victorian villa built in 1884 offering well-proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors with the addition of storage cellars and large floored loft areas with fixed ladder access.
A wide original Victorian door leads to an entrance vestibule with original tiled flooring, internal door flanked by panelling and window lights leading to an impressive entrance hall.
The original tiled flooring flows through this area giving access to the formal reception rooms and then to the rear hallway, kitchen, study, cloakroom and rear door.
Of particular note is the wide pine staircase, stained mahogany, with deep treads, original balustrades and solid newel posts, typical of this era. The original under stairs storage cupboard still retains its panelling and houses useful shelving and hanging area.
The drawing room is beautifully proportioned with a high ceiling, wide chimney breast housing a stone surround with inset gas fire, original picture rail and deep skirting boards. This room has a suspended wooden floor, under which sits the larger storage cellar.
French doors, flanked by twin sliding sash windows lead to the garden room/conservatory. This versatile arrangement offers a great opportunity to link these two rooms with the kitchen and garden beyond.
The garden room/conservatory was added to the property in 2003 and also links what was the outbuilding, now utility area to the main house. Victorian in style this large room runs almost the full width of the property; a plants man's paradise or simply a very pleasant room in which to relax and take in the terrace and garden beyond.
The formal dining room, located to the front of the property is a beautifully proportioned room with a large bay window and deep chimney breast with wooden surround and inset gas fire.
The original plaster mouldings are in very good order with the ornate ceiling rose being in almost perfect original condition. Again, this room has a wooden suspended floor.
A rear lobby gives access to a useful study, understood to be the original butler's pantry and WC. There is access to a lovely kitchen fitted with oak wall and floor cupboards, a free standing range cooker with six ring gas hob and two electric ovens. Further to this there is another double oven at eye level, integrated refrigerator and space for a dishwasher.
An island with rose granite top gives further workspace with cupboards beneath. A door from the kitchen leads through to the conservatory and utility room which has space for storage, freezers etc.
On the first floor, a wide landing area full of natural light from a roof light window, gives access to four bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The master bedroom located to the front of the property still retains the original fireplace with detailed tiled inset and cast iron grate. A range of quality fitted wardrobes give ample storage with a hanging and shelving arrangement. A generous en suite bathroom has a four piece suite with a power shower over the bath.
There are three further good double bedrooms all with sliding sash windows and original fireplaces. These, along with the family bathroom with power shower complete the first floor accommodation.
The property has two very large attics, currently used for storage. Subject to planning permission, this area could very easily become further living/bedroom space.
There are solar heating panels discreetly positioned on the roof providing the property with hot water without spoiling the aesthetics of the roof line.
Outside the property has ample off street parking for several cars along with a single garage (currently being used as an office.)
To the rear is a private garden offering an extensive planting arrangement, patio area with a fixed Masonry Barbecue, water feature and lawn area. The planting has been meticulously well thought out and offers many rare and unusual plants and shrubs. The garden was opened by The National Garden Scheme. The garden shed has a pitched roof of stone chip on bitumastic tiles and is fully lined with electric and power supply.
Thorpe Road is located just a few minutes walk from the train station, Waitrose and John Lewis. Trains to London King's Cross take approximately 45 minutes from Peterborough Station. The property is also in very close proximity to both the highly regarded The Peterborough School and Peterborough City Care Centre. The property enjoys a prime location while being just a few minutes walk
from excellent amenities.
Strictly by appointment through Humberts (Stamford Office) Telephone: 01780 758 090.
Post Code for SatNav: PE3 6JQ
Mains water, drainage, gas and electric are understood to be connected.
Peterborough City Council.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Every effort has been made to omit any fixtures belonging to the Vendor in the description of the property and the property is sold subject to the Vendor's right to the removal of, or payment for, as the case may be, any such fittings, etc. whether mentioned in these particulars or not. All fixtures specifically mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale and the fixtures normally designated as tenant's equipment are excluded.