Mr & Mrs Herd, Greater Manchester
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They say that 'seeing is believing' and that is certainly the case with 'The White House' located in the green belt the property enjoys views to the front over open countryside. Internally the property retains many of it original features and boasts a wealth of well proportioned accommodation ideal for the growing family and is also ideal for commuters with typical journey times of approximately 30 minutes to Media City, Central Manchester and Central Liverpool. Simply oozing charm and character throughout, this period detached family home was originally built in the mid-19th century as a hotel for the first passenger railway, offering spacious and well proportioned accommodation which is very versatile. Originally known as the Kenyon Junction Hotel, it is briefly mentioned as a location in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story "The Lost Special". The White House has an interesting history as a hotel, a public house, a farm house and as a family home. Lovingly restored by its current and previous owners, the White House offers period features tastefully combined with modern utilities. It will immediately appeal to anyone with an interest in the unique and historic. Boasting traditional features throughout from the minute you step inside including high ceilings, feature covings and solid original wooden floors to name a few. The current owners have cleverly complemented these with a contemporary twist in terms of their stylish modern dcor which is sure to impress. The property briefly comprises an impressive entrance hall, sitting room, formal lounge/ dining room, kitchen with separate utility and cloakroom/wc to the ground floor. To the first floor there are five double bedrooms, the second bedroom benefiting from an en-suite shower room, family bathroom and large landing which adds to the history of the property. Externally the property has a gravelled courtyard and driveway with a secret garden to the front and side which is very private and not overlooked. Early viewings are highly recommended.
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Entrance to the property is via a solid wooden entrance door leading into the porch area which is tiled, ceiling light point and a meter cupboard, leading into a welcoming 'L'-shaped entrance hall with feature high ceilings, decorative coving, mosaic tiled flooring which add a real 'wow factor' to the ground floor accommodation, wooden panelling to the walls, a feature stained glass porthole window to the side aspect adds to the character of this impressive property and two double central heating radiators which have a decorative covers.
Currently used as a sitting room, this room has a warm and homely feel with a feature traditional fireplace housing a working fire which has ornate tiled inset and hearth with a wooden fire surround making a real focal point, boasting high ceilings again with decorative coving, ceiling light point with a decorative ceiling rose, wooden panelling to the walls, a uPVC double glazed bow window to the front aspect allowing ample natural light, central heating radiator with a decorative cover, television point, satellite dish and telephone point.
A very grand reception room, perfect for entertaining which is currently served as a formal lounge/ dining room again with impressive high ceiling with ornate ceiling roses, coving, there is an impressive marble fireplace housing a contemporary electric fire (although the gas point still remains), to the front of the property there is a uPVC double glazed bow window and additional double glazed window to the side aspect making this a light and airy reception room, there are two wall lights, two central heating radiators with decorative covers, oak effect laminate flooring throughout, the current owners have stylishly designed this room with a contemporary twist which complements the rooms original features, and the dining area currently holds an eight seat dining table, handy for those dinner parties.
A fully fitted breakfast kitchen with a range of light oak effect wall and base units with complementary worktops over incorporating a range of integrated appliances including a five ring gas cooker with a built in oven below with a stainless steel extractor hood over, integrated stainless steel sink unit with a mixer tap and drainer, integrated fridge, plumbed for dishwasher, part tiled walls and there is a uPVC double glazed bow window to the side aspect overlooking the beautiful side garden.
Situated off the kitchen with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and tiled effect flooring.
Situated off the kitchen comprising a range of wall and base units with roll worktops over incorporating an integrated sink with a mixer tap and drainer, plumbed for washing machine, vented for dryer, uPVC double glazed window to the rear and wall mounted combination boiler.
With a built in storage cupboard.
A spacious landing with a window to the side aspect overlooking the side garden allowing ample natural light, original stripped wooden flooring, central heating radiator with decorative cover and two ceiling light points.
A great size master room situated to the front of the property overlooking the open fields with a large uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect making this a light and airy bedroom, full width fitted wardrobes providing ample storage space, central heating radiator, carpeted with original wooden floorboards underneath and ceiling light point. Further benefitting a telephone point.
Situated to the front of the property another double bedroom with a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect, central heating radiator, original wooden floorboards and ceiling light point.
Situated to the rear of the property with a uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect, central heating radiator, ceiling light point and door leading to the en-suite shower room.
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator and extractor fan.
Currently used a study but another great size double bedroom with a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect, built in shelving, central heating radiator, telephone point and internet access.
Situated at the rear of the property another double bedroom with original stripped wooden flooring, central heating radiator and uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect and one ceiling light point.
Fitted with a four piece suite comprising a panel bath, separate shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, part tiled walls, built in cupboard with shelving, chrome ladder style radiator and a uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect.
To the side of the property there is gated access which opens onto a gravelled courtyard area, with parking for two vehicles, which gives access to the rear of the property. To the front there is a remote controlled gated driveway providing additional secure off road parking. There is then a pathway which leads to the beautiful 'secret' side garden which is fully enclosed and very private and not overlooked. The garden is laid to lawn with several patio areas ideal for outside entertaining and well stocked with mature shrubs, tree and flowerbed borders. There is a timber shed and summer house providing additional storage both with power points.
With power and ceiling light.