2 Bedroom Town House (Now Sold)
161 Christleton Road, Chester, CH3 5TA
Sensitively renovated to high specification whilst maintaining the character and many period features, this Victorian artisan cottage was originally constructed between adjacent buildings providing this quirky two bedroom house with surprisingly spacious accommodation that widens towards the rear of the property. The house comes with private garden and rear access to garage.
Briefly the property comprises of an open entrance porch and hallway and features reception hall with original ornate moulded coving and original tiled flooring, dining room, lounge with exposed brick chimney breast, modern fitted kitchen, utility area with recently installed combi-boiler and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, breakfast/garden room with French door to the garden and a generous under stairs cloaks cupboard.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms, large bathroom with bath and separate shower, generous cupboard on the landing and second floor boarded loft with Velux window suitable for conversion to study/third bedroom.
Externally there is a charming small garden to the front of the property with a gated pathway, enclosed by brick walling and feature wooden panels. To the rear there is a delightful courtyard style garden with raised beds leading to a secluded garden with climbers and grape vine clad brick walls. The garden has well stocked borders, mature shrubs and trees, a small lawn area, fruit garden, gravelled dining area and patio. Through an arch way there is a useful utility area with large timber shed with electric power and rear pedestrian path to a garage accessed from Chapel Lane.
The property is most conveniently situated in the heart of the popular up and coming Chester district of Boughton. Opposite the landmark Art Deco 'New House' and close to Boughton Hall, recently extended and developed into an attractive Retirement village, the house has seen many changes over its long and fascinating history. Originally built as an artisan cottage, it owes its quirky shape to being sandwiched between other Victorian buildings. Maintaining this tradition it is still sandwiched but now between Edwardian villas built in 1906 and 1960s award-winning Orchard Court designed for Senior Citizens around courtyards, terraces and small gardens.
Today Boughton provides three parades with a wide range of shops and amenities for everyday needs including post office, bank, newsagents, florist, antique shops, two well-regarded butchers, a farm shop, DIY store, a number of takeaway outlets, a coffee/sandwich bar and with Co-op Local opening shortly across the road. Recent additions of Waitrose and Aldi are within easy walking distance and Sainsbury’s superstore is nearby. Close to well-regarded schools for all ages, pubs with restaurant facilities, doctors’ surgery and to bus stops with frequent bus services to the City centre and pretty Cheshire country villages, Boughton is a safe and thriving community. Boughton Hall Cricket Ground, Sandy Lane Park and the River Dee are a short walk away. Easy access is available to Chester Railway Station and the motorway network and A55 North Wales Expressway.
The detailed accommodation comprises –
Porch – Recessed porch with original Ruabon tiled floor and outside light. Wooden panelled entrance door and window light to Reception Hall.
Reception Hall – single radiator with thermostat, original Ruabon tiled floor, coved ceiling, original decorative mouldings, ceiling light point with glazed door leading to inner hallway with ceiling light point, wall mounted thermostatic heating controls and staircase to first floor. Glazed door to:
Dining Room – 13’ x 9’2 extending to 10’8 (3.98m x 3.25m max.) gazed door, double glazed window overlooking the front garden, double radiator, coved ceiling, original moulded ceiling rose with light point, chimney breast, three double power points.
Lounge – 13’3 x 13’2 narrowing to 11’0 (4.03m x 4.02m max) glazed door, impressive exposed brick chimney breast with brick fireplace and hearth, double glazed window, ceiling light point, three picture lights, two wall lights, double radiator with thermostat, television point, Wi-Fi point, three double electric points and built-in under stairs cloakroom with shelving and lighting. Glazed door to kitchen.
Kitchen – 11’5 x 9’2 (3.47m x 2.77m) fitted with a modern range of base and wall level units incorporating drawers and cupboards with laminated granite effect work surfaces. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Wall tiling to work surface areas with under cupboard lighting. Fitted four-ring gas hob with external extractor above and built in Bosch electric double oven and grill. Plumbing and space for dishwasher. Space for tall fridge/freezer. Part tiled walls, non-slip tough-tread flooring, double radiator with thermostat, recessed ceiling spotlights, two double glazed window and double glazed door to courtyard garden. Steps to
Utility Area – 6’8 x 3’9 (2.04 x 11.14m) with gas-fired combi-boiler, plumbing and electric to spaces for washing machine and tumble drier and convenient shelving.
Breakfast/Garden Room – 9’2 x 6’8 (2.04 x 2.79m) double glazed French door leading to the rear garden, double glazed window, double radiator with thermostat, three double electric light sockets.
First Floor –
Landing - spindled balustrade, double electric light socket, ceiling light point, generous built-in landing cupboard with ceiling light, hanging rail, shelving, power. Access to boarded loft space with double glazed Velux roof light overlooking rear garden.
Master Bedroom – 14’9 narrowing to 13’2 (4.57m narrowing to 3.98) double glazed window overlooking the front, double radiator with thermostat, telephone point, exposed hardwood floorboards, coved ceiling, strategically placed recessed ceiling spotlights, chimney breast with decorative cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom Two – 13’3 x 10’3 narrowing to 9’1 (4.03m x 3.10m) double glazed window overlooking rear garden, chimney breast with decorative cast iron fireplace, exposed hardwood floorboards double radiator with thermostat, ceiling light point, three double electric points, telephone point, Wi-Fi connection. Currently used as study/library by the current owners.
Bathroom – 11’5 x 9’2” (3.47 x 2.77m) – large bathroom with four piece suite in white and chrome style fittings comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap; low level dual flush WC; vanity unity with wash hand basin, mixer tap and with storage cupboards beneath; larger than average tiled shower enclosure with glazed shower screen and door. Tiled walls with decorative border tiles. Double glazed widow, ceiling light point, double radiator and vinyl slate effect flooring.
To the front of the property there is a low maintenance gravelled and paved garden with mature shrubs and ground cover planting enclosed by brick walling, decorative fence panelling and wrought iron railings with a block paved pathway to the front entrance porch. Outside tap for watering and external gas and electricity meter cupboards. Discreet high energy rating solar panels are fixed to the south facing roof. Reroofed in 2007, decorative tiles and chimneys have been retained.
To the rear there is a good sized courtyard patio leading up steps and through an arched trellis to the rear brick walled low maintenance garden with a small lawn area with stocked borders, mature shrubs and trees, together with climbing plants to include wisteria, clematis, climbing roses and a fruiting grape vine. There is a generous gravelled outdoor dining area under a flooring mock orange and cherry tree. There is a small fruit garden with strawberries and raspberries. Through a further archway there is a rear utility area with large shed with power and space for refuse bins etc. Outside lighting to the courtyard, pathways, patio and rear utility area. Outside double water tap to courtyard with extending hose for watering the full garden.
There is pedestrian accesses from the garden leading to Christleton Road. From the rear utility area there is pedestrian access to the garage and to Chapel Lane.
Garage – 16’ x 8’4 (4.88 x 2.54m) with and up and over garage door. The garage forms part of a row of private garages owned by the Victorian houses on Christleton Road and is accessed from Chapel Lane.
From Chester City Centre proceed out of the City through the Bars in Boughton and continue along the dual carriageway and turn left at the traffic lights at Bill Smith’s Motorcycle Showrooms. At the gyratory system bear right and immediately left onto Christleton Road. Follow Christleton Road and No: 161 will be found on the left hand side shortly after left hand turning into Chapel Lane.