Upton Lodge is situated in the sought-after village of Upton, within a short distance to the north of Chester City Centre. Upton itself offers a range of local conveniences, including a Tesco Express, library, convenience stores, a church and village surgery, to mention but a few. Nearby Hoole offers an exceptional array of boutique shops and a number of very popular bars and independent restaurants.
On the recreational front, Upton boasts its own golf club and The Cheshire County Sports Club, one of the North West’s leading sports venues, offering hockey, football, American football and squash courts.
On the educational front, well-regarded state schools include Mill View Primary School, within a short walk, and Upton High School, whilst The Firs School, also within walking distance, offers co-educational pre and primary school education. Local independent secondary schooling includes King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester.
The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West, with J12 of the M53 within one mile, leading to the M56 and M6 motorway network. Chester Railway Station offers a direct service to London Euston within two hours.
Upton Lodge is a particularly handsome Georgian residence, believed to have been built circa 1848, having had an extension to the rear elevation in 1896, and more recently a single-storey extension to the front elevation in 1995.
The property is a prominent house in the vicinity, once having significant gardens and was home to a local dignitary. More recently, the current owners have undertaken a sympathetic scheme of refurbishment, now creating beautifully presented and light-filled family accommodation with manageable gardens.
A recessed portico entrance gives way to an imposing part-glazed panel door with side and over-lights, opening into the porch with oak parquet flooring which runs throughout much of the ground floor accommodation. Off the porch is a study with built-in cupboards and a sizeable cloakroom with wash hand basin and separate WC. An inner panelled door with arched over-light opens into a grand reception hall, with a noteworthy high plaster coved ceiling, which is a common throughout much of the house. Opening off the reception hall is a large drawing room featuring a living flame fire within a cast-iron insert with decorative marble surround. This room enjoys an attractive bay window with seat and glazed French doors open to a raised terrace to the rear of the house. Along the hallway is a well-proportioned dining room, having a decorative fireplace with carved marble surround and slate hearth. Glazed French doors also open to the raised terrace to the rear of the house.
The hub of the house is the kitchen, fitted with a bespoke range of cabinets, including original illuminated display cabinets, all under granite work surfaces. Appliances include a Rangemaster professional gas cooker with extractor hood, an integrated dishwasher and free-standing American-style fridge freezer with ice maker. Adjoining the kitchen is an adaptable east-facing morning room, giving space for a large breakfast table.
An enclosed staircase leads down to a substantial cellar fitted with a range of storage cabinets, a sink unit, plumbing for laundry appliances and space for home gym equipment. The cellar also includes a pantry and preparation area.
An elegant turned staircase with polished handrails leads from the main reception hall to the first-floor accommodation. The master bedroom is fitted with bespoke wardrobes and enjoys a luxurious en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms, also having recently refitted contemporary en suite facilities, a fourth double bedroom and a beautifully fitted family bathroom.
An enclosed staircase off the landing leads to the second-floor accommodation, conceivably former servants’ quarters, having reduced headroom. The principal room on the second floor could form a child’s fifth bedroom or games room.
Upton Lodge sits behind cast-iron railings on a brick wall from where grand metal gates open onto a pattern imprinted concrete driveway providing off-street parking. The private south west facing rear gardens are predominantly walled, mainly laid to lawn with deep well-stocked borders containing numerous specimen trees, including holly and apple. An elegant raised York stone paved terrace with metal railings has twin stone steps leading down to the gardens. The gardens include a substantial timber-framed garden building and potting shed on a substantial brick plinth.
House For SaleUpton Lodge, Wealstone Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire CH2
A handsome and beautifully presented 4 bedroom Georgian residence having high ceilings and wonderful period features
- Situated in the sought-after village of Upton
- Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, morning room, breakfast kitchen
- Study, cloakroom, WC, cellar comprising utility room and stores
- 4 double bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms
- Second floor loft rooms with games room/bedroom 5
- Imposing gated entrance, secure off-street parking
- Private gardens
- Approximately 3,600 sq ft of accommodation