3 Bedroom End Terraced House (Now Sold)
7 Claude Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Local Area and schools
This property is a garden-fronted end of terrace house situated on Claude Road, a peaceful and friendly residential street just off Chorlton’s fashionable Beech Road, with its restaurants, pubs and independent shops. The house is a short walk from Brookburn Primary School, rated by Ofsted in 2011 as ‘Outstanding’. Chorlton High School is also a short walk away. This is a co educational school with academy status rated by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features. There are two local parks within short walking distance, and buses and trams are within easy reach.
As you enter from a covered porch, you will notice the house has the original front door with leaded glass, and the hallway has some of the original decorative plaster mouldings at ceiling level (see pictures).
Two reception rooms lead off from the hall. The front room has a double-glazed bay window with some original stained glass and an open fire. The back room, which is currently used as a dining room, has a wooden double-glazed sash window. An open archway joins the front and back rooms. Some of the Edwardian coving remains in the front room, and both reception rooms have stripped wooden floors.
The kitchen is an excellent size and has recently been completely redesigned. The Victorian chimney brickwork has been exposed and re-pointed at the far end of the kitchen; it is the ideal location to install a log burner. A bespoke brushed steel freestanding sink and dishwasher unit are installed, the hot and cold taps to the sink are created using exposed chrome pipes. A five-ring duel-fuel range was installed in 2013. There is access to the yard from the kitchen door, and double gates lead from the yard to the passageway at the side of the house.
The cellars, which comprise three chambers, are accessed from the kitchen. The new boiler is in the first chamber. The second chamber is used as a laundry where a washing machine and dryer are plumbed in). The third chamber, the largest of the three has a double glazed window, is used for storage.
The cellars have good head height and air flow, they are dry and clean. A recently quote for full conversion of the cellars to create further living space, including tanking, installing a bathroom, and the creation of further headroom, came in at £30,000.
The first floor of the house has three double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The master bedroom is at the front of the house, it is large and light, with both a bay window and a sash window. The master bedroom also has a fireplace and wooden floors.
The second bedroom is also large and has a big sash window. The third bedroom is the smallest of the three; it has a double bed and a period fireplace.
The bathroom has both a stand-alone shower and a beautiful roll top bath. It is tiled with natural marble tiles. The shower runs from the combi-boiler.
The loft space can be accessed from the first floor. The loft was recently insulated.
Externally, all of the wooden double-glazed sash window frames were repainted and some external brickwork re-pointed in summer 2013. The hundred-year-old roof was taken down and replaced with reclaimed slate in 2009.
The backyard is private, with mature planting in raised beds, and a flagged surface.
This house has been very well maintained, and over the last five year the following works have been completed:
- full rewire of house
- full replacement of roof, refelted and covered with reclaimed slate
- repointing of brickwork
- replacement of guttering and downpipes
- repainting and resealing wooden sash windows
- installation of a double glazed window in the cellar for increased air and light
- installation of a Worcester boiler and new radiators
- replacement of air bricks to allow good air circulation
- new double-gate on back yard and new trellising along yard wall
- new kitchen, including Aga Rangemaster, bespoke worktop and sink unit with integrated dishwasher
- loft insulated
In 2012 the property was the location for the site-specific installation ‘A Pinch of Notoriety Will Do’ commissioned by Chorlton Arts Festival. With colourful fabric bursting from the doors and windows, the installation celebrated actor, writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp and final night of his life, which he spent at this house.
Lounge 14’5” (into bay) x 11’5” (4.39m x 3.48m)
Dining Room 12’10” x 10’1” (3.91m x 3.07m)
Kitchen 20’2” x 10”1’ (6.15m x 3.07m)
Master bedroom 15’8” x 14’7” (into bay) (4.78m x 4.45m)
Bedroom two 12’11” x 10’2” (3.94m x 3.10m)
Bedroom three 9”5’ x 7’6” (2.87 x 2.29m)
Bathroom 9’7” x 6’3” (2.92m x 1.91m)
Viewings: Weekends and Thursday mornings