House For Sale

18, Barker Street, Nantwich, Cheshire

Guide price £525,000 Sold

An elegant five-bedroom Georgian townhouse within the heart of the historic town of Nantwich as short stroll of the broad range of local amenities.

  • The property dates back to the mid-18th Century and is Grade II listed due to its fine architectural merit
  • Drawing room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, first floor reception room
  • Substantial basement suite with study, workshop and utility room
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Beautiful west-facing walled garden
  • Approximately 3,371 sq ft of accommodation over three floors
  • No chain

The property sits on a highly regarded residential road in the heart of the charming market town of Nantwich, within walking distance of the town centre. Nantwich has a thriving shopping centre with independent boutique shops, specialist food shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Nantwich is second only to Chester with its wealth of historic buildings, including The Queen’s Aid House and The Crown Hotel built in 1585. Nantwich itself has a broad range of highly regarded junior and secondary schools, including Brine Leas Academy which has an outstanding sixth form. Well-regarded independent schools include King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester, Ellesmere College and Shrewsbury School.

Nantwich is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West, with J16 of the M6 within 8 miles leading to Manchester in the north and Birmingham to the south. Crewe Railway Station, within five miles, offers a direct service to London Euston within one hour thirty minutes, whilst Manchester and Liverpool Airports offer a comprehensive range of international destinations.

The property
This magnificent property dates back to mid-18th Century, boasting a wealth of Georgian architectural features, including sash windows with channelled lintels and key-blocks, a moulded wood pilaster doorcase, six-panel interior doors, some original fireplaces and exposed beams. The property is Grade II listed in recognition of its fine architectural merit.

The accommodation
A recessed six-panel front door with over-light, within a handsome wood pilaster doorcase opens into a welcoming central reception hall with dado rail and part-glazed stained door leading to a spacious cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.

With dual aspects to the front and rear of the house through attractive sash windows is a well-proportioned drawing room featuring a splendid carved stone fireplace incorporating a living flame gas fire with stone hearth. The room features picture rails and exposed summer beams, which feature through much of the house, along with tremendous views to the rear garden. Across the hallway is the charming kitchen fitted with a comprehensive range of hand-painted cabinets, including a broad range of integrated appliances and plumbing for laundry appliances.

From the kitchen an archway opens into an elegant and spacious dining room with engineered wood flooring and a full-width glazed elevation incorporating French doors overlooking the west-facing rear garden.

A turned staircase rises to a three-quarter landing with an arched stained-glass window, continuing to the first-floor landing, which is particularly spacious and presents a twelve-pane sash window providing lovely views along Love Lane. To the front of the house is a sitting room with living flame gas fire within an ornate surround with slate hearth and fitted bookshelves with base cabinets to the recess. This room also has lovely views along Love Lane and could equally serve as a sixth bedroom, where required. The first floor incorporates two bedrooms; the master bedroom having a most spacious family bathroom, with inter-connecting door to the landing. An additional shower room with WC provides further facilities.

Further stairs ascend to the second-floor landing giving access to three pretty double bedrooms; some having exposed roof purlins and fitted wardrobes, served by a charming second family bathroom featuring an original cast-iron grate fireplace. Adjoining the bathroom is a separate WC.

Off the ground floor reception hall, enclosed steps descend to a large, dry, basement suite with generous ceiling heights and includes a door leading up to the rear garden. The basement incorporates a large room currently being used as an office and storeroom, a separate workshop and laundry room fitted with base cabinets with granite work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink, with plumbing for laundry appliances.

The gardens have an appealing westerly aspect, offering excellent privacy enclosed by high-level stone-capped boundary walls. An extensive York stone flagged terrace adjoins the rear of the house, enclosed by an ornate stone balustrade. Steps lead down to a lawned garden with deep raised floral borders leading to two further circular seating areas. A personnel door to the side of the house gives foot access to the front of the property for garden maintenance and refuse collection.

The vendors currently rent a single designated car parking space, with the option for a second space, on a nearby private car park within a short stroll from the property, in addition there is on-street parking available day-by-day along Barker Street.

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