Nantwich is a charming and historic market town in the South Cheshire countryside providing a wealth of period buildings, cobbled streets, boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, sporting and leisure facilities, riverside walks, lake and nearby canal network plus sought after Junior and Senior schooling.
The location is well placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M56 and M6 motorway networks with Manchester International airport approximately a 45 minute drive away from Nantwich centre. Furthermore, Crewe railway station links Cheshire to London-Euston in only 1hr 30mins.
Like Nantwich, ‘Globe’ is steeped in history. Built first as a
Tannery called Globe Works in the late 19th Century, it later became a grain store and shop, before being converted forty years ago to mixed residential and commercial use for hand-made furniture-making. The renamed Globe House was bought by the current owners after it had become a multi-partner dental practice and a large family house. With further major investments in infrastructure and facilities it became the splendid multi-generational and amazingly flexible family home that it is today, and the HQ for their high-tech publishing, computing and networking business over the last twenty years.
The extensively improved accommodation boasts a contemporary range of high-spec fixtures and fittings throughout; in particular the fitted breakfast kitchen in the main house and new second kitchen in the potential annexe space; three en-suite shower rooms and family bathroom. Major efficiency and luxury gains include modern boiler, full double-glazing, plus Canadian maple and granite flooring: and impressive spiral staircase from the informal dining hall rising to the galleried landing. Globe House has a cross demographic appeal for discerning buyers seeking large family accommodation with the potential of using or converting the office space into additional residential accommodation/leisure facilities, or by business owners and their key staff to ‘work from home’.
All the generously proportioned rooms throughout the house,with their many tall double-glazed windows full of sky, combine with the inspired siting of the L-shaped building along the northern and western perimeters to make ‘Globe’ a gloriously light and warmth-filled home. East and south aspects look out onto the walled private courtyard gardens, and the sunny westerly views are across towards the town market square, 14th century church and late evening sunset back-drops.
The short 200 metre walk to the pedestrianised centre with all its amenities usually starts from the front (‘West’) door on The Gullet cul-de-sac. This is also a convenient pick-up/drop-off point for taxis, deliveries and post. Wireless bell and intercom over the phone system connect to all of the house and commercial areas. The covered porch front door opens on to an entrance reception hall which is a large welcoming split-level space with mirrored walls, granite and wood-strip floors, and doors leading both to the offices, and the family breakfast kitchen, as well as double doors into the formal lounge/dining room. The solid hardwood Canadian maple sprung flooring in here also extends smoothly through further double doors to the central informal dining hall area, which is a real feature of the property with exposed brick walls and a wide French pine spiral staircase. Archways lead through to the snug on one side, and to the family kitchen on the other.
The fitted breakfast kitchen has a comprehensive range of wall and base units, work surfaces and breakfast bar, sink unit, gas AGA range, electric hob, extractors, fridge freezer space and dishwasher point; two sets of sliding patio doors lead out to the courtyard garden. The utility room provides excellent drying space, Belfast style sink, modern central heating boiler and washer/dryer machine point.
The potential ground floor annexe is accessible from the central hall, and also via two sliding patio doors directly from the morning sun terrace and cloister. It comprises a lounge with a connecting archway to the bedroom area. A new fitted kitchen
has base level units, electric oven, hob and points for fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The shower room with wash basin and WC is off the lounge.
The first floor has a superb galleried landing and seating area, high vaulted ceiling with four skylight windows and further windows looking west out over The Gullet. Doors lead off to all bedrooms, bathroom and magnificent upstairs sitting room with domed ceiling. This ‘L’ shaped room is superb and an ideal entertaining space with a fitted bar and kitchenette, gasfire, and eight tall windows to three aspects, and the fourth opening to a balcony overlooking the garden.
There are four first floor bedrooms, with the master bedroom having access to a west facing 25’4 x 11’3 balcony, a walk-in dressing room with built-in wardrobes, and an en suite shower room
with its own separate east-facing balcony.
The second/guest bedroom also benefits from an en suite shower room plus balcony access. The contemporary fully tiled family bathroom is well-appointed and comprises a panel bath, walk-in wet room shower area, WC, bidet, wash hand basin,
heated towel rail, under-floor heating and access to its own balcony.
Grounds and gardens
Ornamental double gates open and extend to off road driveway parking for a minimum of five cars and lead to a private entrance to the commercial area/office space of Globe House. A further ornamental gate leads through to the beautiful courtyard garden comprising stocked shrubbery, retained borders, water feature, raised decking feature, terraced patio area, seating, and mature trees. For added privacy there is a high level garden wall and recess sheltered area.
This area could easily be converted, in part or in whole to additional residential accommodation or a leisure complex (subject to necessary planning consent). Currently comprises, garden entrance, six separate offices, kitchenette, store plus both ladies and gents WC. We understand the offices have LAN, Wifi and WAN connectivity for voice and data.
House For SaleGlobe House, 79, Hospital Street, Nantwich, Cheshire
Offers Over £875,000
A superb four bedroom mixed residential/commercial detached residence in the heart of Nantwich with extensive enclosed rear courtyard garden.
- Detached Town Centre Property
- Mixed Residential / Commercial
- 4 Beds, 2 Ensuites
- Breakfast Kitchen and Utility
- Enclosed Courtyard & Parking
- 4 Balconies, 6 Offices
- Residential EPC Rating: D
- Commercial EPC Rating: E