Pembroke Lodge occupies an exceptional setting on a tree-lined residential avenue, within walking distance of Chester City Centre. Local recreational facilities include tennis, football, cricket and croquet at Westminster Park, tennis at Chester Lawn Tennis Club, a Nuffield Fitness Centre, golf at Chester Golf Club, horseracing at the Roodee Racecourse and sailing, rowing and canoeing on the River Dee.
Both Handbridge and Westminster Park offer an excellent range of local and independent shops, including two award winning butchers, whilst Chester provides a comprehensive offering.
Primary schooling is offered at 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 networks, whilst the A55, gives easy access to the North Wales Coastline. Chester Railway Station offers a direct service to London Euston within 2 hours.
Pembroke Lodge is the principal wing of a substantial Arts and Crafts designed residence, believed to have been built in 1906. The property was built for a David Sherratt, an Art and Antique Dealer based in Chester, for which the property bears the plaque bearing the initials “D S 1906”. The property has since been subdivided into two dwellings in 2005; the adjoining house known as “Lumley House”.
A sandstone arched entrance leads into a recessed porch, having beautiful encaustic tile flooring, from where a panelled front door with triple leaded lights opens into the entrance hall. Leading off the entrance hall is a beautifully fitted cloakroom with WC and contemporary glass sink. An adjacent utility room has a range of cabinets with sink unit and laundry appliances including a Miele washing machine and separate dryer.
At the heart of the house is a tremendous open-plan dining and garden room, featuring oiled oak floorboards throughout. The dining area has wonderful proportions, ideal for entertaining, which opens into a vaulted ceiling garden room with remote opening sky-lights. The garden room has a floor-to-ceiling glazed elevation with French doors leading to an extensive paved terrace. Double doors open into a beautifully fitted kitchen, fitted with bespoke hand-painted solid cabinets by Cheshire Furniture Company of Aldford, under Granite work surfaces incorporating a breakfast bar. The focal point of the kitchen is a double electric Aga within a tiled recess with over mantle. Quality Neff integrated appliances include a dishwasher, combination oven and a fridge freezer.
Occupying the southern wing of the house with views to the gardens is an elegant drawing room, featuring an open fire basket within a heavy oak-carved surround with granite hearth. A beautiful bay window provides a south-facing aspect into the formal gardens.
A turned spindle staircase rises to a spacious landing accommodating a substantial linen cupboard. The luxurious master bedroom has an interesting barrel-vaulted ceiling, a pretty bay window and is fitted with custom made hand-painted wardrobes. The master bedroom enjoys a luxurious en suite bathroom with a contemporary white suite, walk-in power shower and porcelain tiling throughout. There are two further double bedrooms; one having a luxurious en suite shower room. The luxurious family bathroom is also fitted with a contemporary white suite, including a shower bath.
An enclosed staircase rises to a pretty double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed purlins and eaves storage.
Pembroke Lodge is entered through imposing brick gate piers with circular stone finials and remote gates opening onto an extensive block paved driveway offering generous secure parking. A double detached garage with adjoining wood store has a remote double roller shutter door and includes a thermally regulated wine store.
The landscaped gardens sit to the south and west of the house and are mainly laid to lawn enclosed by mature hedging with deep floral borders and a variety of broadleaf trees, including chestnut and lime. A flagged terrace sits to the west of the house; well-placed for capturing the afternoon and evening sun. A pathway runs down the garden to a pretty arbour adjacent to a water feature, adorned by four neatly clipped boxed balls.
The property benefits from a rainwater harvesting system providing pressurised water for garden irrigation.
House For SalePembroke Lodge, Cavendish Road, Chester, Cheshire CH4
Guide price £795,000 Sold
An exquisitely presented 4 bedroom property situated in a prime residential address close to Chester City Centre just off Hough Green
- The principal wing of a substantial Arts and Crafts designed residence dating back to circa 1906
- Breakfast kitchen with bespoke cabinets
- Open-plan dining through garden room, drawing room, utility, cloakroom
- 4 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
- Double garage, extensive parking
- South west facing landscaped gardens
- In all extending to approximately 0.245 of an acre