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Buckingham House, 38, Hough Green, Chester, Cheshire

Guide price £775,000


A substantial Town House situated in a prime residential setting within a short walk of the city centre and excellent state and independent schools. Ideal as a family home or guest house.

  • Located in a highly sought-after residential setting
  • Ideal as a family home with space for home-working or Guest House/Airbnb
  • 3 reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, study/bedroom 7, laundry room
  • 6 en suite bedrooms, separate shower room with WC
  • Extensive parking to the front and rear
  • Adaptable accommodation over four floors, approximately 3,330 sq ft (310 sq m) GIA
  • EPC rating E



Situation
The property is located in a highly sought-after residential setting within a short walk to the south west of Chester City Centre.


Nearby Handbridge and Westminster Park offer an excellent range of independent shops, including two award winning butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers and a Co-operative store, whilst Chester provides a comprehensive offering.


Local recreational facilities include tennis, football, cricket and croquet at Westminster Park Recreational Ground, tennis at Chester Lawn Tennis Club, a local Nuffield Fitness Centre, golf at Chester Golf Club, horse racing at the Roodee Racecourse and sailing, rowing and canoeing on the River Dee.


Local state schools include 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 motorway networks. The A55, North Wales Expressway, gives access to Anglesey and the North Wales coastline. Chester Railway Station offers a direct service to London Euston within two hours.


The property
Buckingham House is a substantial stucco fronted Victorian town house, believed to have been built circa 1880. The property is understood to have formerly been one dwelling, split into two properties possibly during the early 20th Century.


Whilst the property has been a private residential dwelling, it currently serves as an elegant self-catering holiday let. Consequently, the property offers flexible and adaptable accommodation, ideal for those requiring spacious family accommodation, but will also appeal to buyers requiring accommodation for a dependent relative or those wishing to generate an income through an Airbnb-type rental.


The property retains many of its original features, whilst benefiting from majority uPVC double-glazing, an integrated smoke detection system, emergency exit lighting and en suite facilities to all bedrooms.


The accommodation
The front door opens into a spacious enclosed porch with attractive arched top glazed elevations. Double doors with leaded lights open into an imposing central reception hall having high plaster coved and moulded ceilings, deep architraves, deep skirtings, wide door architraves and four-panel internal doors, which run throughout much of the property. To the front of the house is an elegant drawing room featuring a living flame fire basket within a stone surround, an ornate ceiling rose and picture rail, and an eye-catching bay window with a southerly aspect. To the rear of the hallway is a well-proportioned dining room featuring a large multi-pane picture window with views to the rear gardens. At the end of the hallway is an inner hallway leading to a walk-in cloakroom, in turn leading to a double bedroom and shower room fitted with a white three-piece suite.


Off the hallway an enclosed staircase leads down to the lower ground level to a spacious hallway. The kitchen is situated to the rear of the property, fitted with a comprehensive range of light oak cabinets, including an array of free-standing appliances. The focal point of the kitchen is a gas double oven Aga within a tiled recess with overmantel. A door from the kitchen leads out to a spacious and private paved terrace. Also, to the lower ground floor is a spacious morning room with window to the front elevation and a large room with en suite shower room, which would also serve effectively as a study or snug. The lower ground level could quite easily be adapted to create a self-contained apartment for a dependent relative, where required.


From the main reception hall, an elegant spindle staircase with polished handrails rises to the first-floor landing with laundry room off. To the front of the house is the master bedroom featuring an original cast-iron open fireplace. The en suite is particularly noteworthy, of excellent size, featuring an original open cast-iron fireplace, built-in shower, chrome heated towel rail, WC and “his and her” pedestal wash hand basins. To the rear of the property is an equally spacious bedroom having a luxurious en suite bathroom.


A staircase rises to the second-floor level, giving access to three further double bedrooms, all enjoying en suite shower rooms with modern white sanitaryware.


Outside
The property is accessed off Hough Green through a pillared gated entrance, with metal railings opening onto an extensive gravelled courtyard driveway, bordered by retained beds with a variety of shrubs, including magnolia, roses and camellia. A block paved pathway leads to the front door.


The rear gardens are predominantly hard landscaped with an extensive private paved terrace to the rear of the property, benefiting from outdoor lighting and a cold-water supply. Steps lead up to a further patio bordered by retained beds with a variety of shrubs, including rhododendron, laurel, camellia and hydrangea. An archway leads to an extensive gravelled hardstanding offering further parking for numerous vehicles, with double gates giving vehicular access to the old Coach Road to the rear.

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