The property is located on Eaton Road in Handbridge, a highly sought-after suburb of Chester, to the south of the River Dee. Handbridge offers an excellent array of local amenities including an award-winning butcher, greengrocers, hairdressers, Co-op, pharmacy, several public houses, and is only a short stroll into the city centre.
Located on this charming residential road, within the conservation area, Overleigh St Mary’s primary school, the Catholic High School, Queens Park High School and King’s and Queen’s Independent Schools are all within convenient walking distance.
A wide range of nearby leisure facilities include horse racing at the historic Roodee racecourse, tennis, golf, water sports on the river Dee (sailing, rowing, canoeing) plus walks by the Meadows.
The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M53 linking to the M56 and M6 respectively. Chester station has a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.
Dating from Circa 1820, 19 Eaton Road is a Grade II Listed Georgian property of exceptional charm offering over 3,000 sqft of well laid out living accommodation, featuring parquet flooring throughout the ground floor, open fireplaces, and panelled doors. Sympathetic renovation has included timber-framed double glazing to the back and gable end, a high specification kitchen/dining room, a contemporary bathroom and shower room plus landscaping of the original cobbled backyard and gardens.
A white wooden lattice porch gives way to a part-glazed gothic front door opening into a welcoming central reception hall, with herringbone block flooring and feature stairway. An enclosed staircase leads down to a dry cellar with generous head room.
A spacious reception room sits to the front of the house, currently used as a music room, but could be used as a study or formal dining room. Across the reception hall is the family room, featuring a large picture window with lovely views to the front garden, brick fireplace and herringbone woodblock flooring. Also situated to the front of the property, with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden, is the sitting room featuring a Clearview woodburning stove with slate hearth, and herringbone block flooring. Comfortable and generous in size, this is a perfect family sitting room for watching movies on the projector.
The hub of the house is a smart kitchen diner with a designer-feel, blending the best of heritage features with contemporary style. This exceptionally spacious thirty-foot room has the dining table situated by the double-glazed French doors with views to the rear cobbled courtyard and garden.
A range of high gloss cabinets under solid quartz work surfaces and upstands with twin undermounted sinks, includes an integrated dishwasher and a dual-fuel Smeg 110 range cooker with stainless steel extractor hood and a free-standing red Smeg fridge-freezer completes the look. Off the kitchen is the utility room with a range of base cabinets with wash hand basin and low-level WC, and period cupboards provide excellent additional storage. There is plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and a Potterton boiler is fitted with HIVE system, enabling heating to be controlled either by the HIVE thermostat or the HIVE app on your phone.
A spindle staircase rises to a spacious L-shaped landing providing additional home space, and gives access to all five bedrooms, bathroom, shower room plus walk-in linen cupboard. All the bedrooms are generously proportioned, with those at the back of the house and gable ends having double glazed windows. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 overlook the front garden, whilst bedroom 2 is directly opposite the luxuriously fitted bathroom. Bedroom 3 has a range of fitted cupboards and is currently being used as a home office. Bedroom 4 overlooks the back garden and is en suite with the shower room (there is a useful “Jack and Jill” arrangement from the landing which means that bedroom 4 and the shower room can effectively be completely private). Bedroom 5 has its own sink, and the double-glazed window overlooks the rear courtyard and gardens.
The luxurious family bathroom has a contemporary white suite featuring a Sottini double ended bath, a vanity wash hand basin with drawers and illuminated mirror above, a low-level WC and a chrome towel radiator. An equally luxurious shower room has contemporary furniture including an oversized walk-in shower with thermostatic drench head shower, vanity sink unit with an illuminated vanity mirror over and a chrome towel radiator. This shower room has an additional door linking to bedroom 4, offering en suite facilities.
Gardens and Grounds
The property sits behind a clipped yew hedge with path flanked by holly, lavender and box, which in turn subdivides a lawned front garden. There are pink and white cherry trees which frame the front garden in springtime. A timber gate gives access to the drive, to the side elevation.
Vehicular access is along a shared driveway, to the left elevation, which leads to private wooden gates opening onto an expansive gravelled area large enough to park several vehicles and giving access to the double garage.
To the rear of the house lies a stone patio and courtyard with original cobbles echoing the property’s history. Beyond this is the gravelled parking area with gentle stone steps leading to large private garden, mainly lawned to keep maintenance to a minimum. Various shrubs and specimen trees include a delightful weeping pear and crab apple tree. There is a useful wooden shed and a gravelled seating area, ideal for barbeques and alfresco dining. Such a large garden plot, so near to the centre of Chester, only serves to underline the uniqueness of this property.
Outbuildings and Garage
A useful range of brick outbuildings with slate roofing, including a large garden store with Belfast sink, a former stable, wood store and a substantial general storage room. Large double garage with up and over door. The outbuildings offer tremendous scope and could be adapted for a range of purposes, subject to any relevant consent.
House For Sale19, Eaton Road, Chester
Guide price £895,000 Sale Agreed
A rare opportunity to purchase a much-admired Georgian property, within large gardens extending to 0.38 of an acre, only a short walk over the old Dee bridge into Chester.
- Lattice porch with gothic front door and reception hall
- 3 spacious reception rooms
- Stunning 30’ open-plan kitchen /dining room
- 5 double bedrooms (1 en suite)
- Contemporary bath and shower rooms
- Utility room with WC, cellar
- Double garage plus gravelled offroad parking
- Substantial outbuildings
- Large gardens, plot extending to 0.38 acres
- Approx. 284 sqm (3,057 sqft) of living accommodation