- SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMS
- TWO-STOREY DETACHED COACH HOUSE INCLUDED
- CLOSE TO MONTON VILLAGE WITH GOOD TRANSPORT LINKS
- SET OVER FOUR FLOORS
- EPC RATING E
- OFF ROAD PARKING FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLES
- CINEMA ROOM, SAUNA, STEAM ROOM, GYM
- WELL LOCATED FOR MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE AND SALFORD QUAYS
- NO UPWARD SALES CHAIN
The weekend retreat of a Victorian mill owner, this detached villa retains all of its charm and character. Built in 1872 and set over four floors, six good sized bedrooms will accommodate the largest of family get-togethers. The first thing that strikes you is an intense feeling of calm. It’s the high ceilings and bright rooms spread through more than 3,500 square feet of living and entertaining space. Original features like cast iron radiators, marble fireplaces and hardwood sash windows have all been carefully restored.
Outside, there’s a two-storey detached coach house, proudly standing at the bottom of the walled garden. A restored cobble driveway is big enough for several vehicles or a place to park your boat. A reclaimed York stone patio guides you to a large wooden pergola. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace, before retreating around the stone fireplace to idle away those long summer nights. A vintage pear tree frames your view of the law. Eight speaker points discreetly bring the sounds outside.
The coach house is approximately 1,300 square feet and is presently used as a garage and store. It was restored in 2019 with a reclaimed slate roof and repointed brickwork. It has its own mains water and electricity supply, both recently installed. What would you do with it? A self contained suite? An office or substantial studio? There’s could be room for a swimming pool, subject to obtaining permissions.
Back inside, ceiling roses, high skirting boards and deep cornices give you the sense of style and elegance of yesteryear. Yet, all the features you’d expect in a modern home have been carefully integrated. Central heating, rewired electrics, premium sockets, modern plumbing, double glazing, all there. A central sound system, home cinema and your very own spa, complete with Swedish sauna, Turkish steam room and air jet whirlpool bath. More about that later.
Let’s start the tour in the hall. A charming front door leads to the marbled hall, with spindled staircase to bedrooms above and converted cellars below. Double doors lead to an open-plan dining room, with archway through to a large living room. A unique Italian marble fireplace provides a beautiful focal point. Stoke the logs on the real fire as you kick back and relax. In the full height bookcase, there’s a distribution point for your music system. Central audio cables run to three floors from here, so the party carries on everywhere.
In the kitchen, you’ll find built-in Siemens appliances, including an espresso machine. Share a latte with friends around the central kitchen island, while you prepare a spot of lunch on the five burner gas stove. There’s new corian stone work surfaces and a porcelain tile floor. Washing appliances are hidden in two separate utility rooms, with space for wine fridges. Gallery style, dimmable lighting will set the mood. Large double doors open to a balcony overlooking the garden. The peace interrupted only by a gentle trickle from the fish pond fountain. There’s a toilet on this floor and a rear door leads to the garden.
Upstairs there are three king bedrooms on the first floor. The front bedroom has an en-suite shower room with natural slate floor and travertine stone walls. There’s a bathroom and a separate toilet at the rear. On the top floor, three further king bedrooms with storage space into the eaves.
Let’s descend to the cellars. These were professionally converted, insulated and tanked to make the most fabulous living space. Porcelain tiles throughout and bespoke doors, featuring brocade etched safety glass. There’s a laundry and another toilet. Burn off that latte in the large gym, fitted with a projector point. Next door, unwind in the mosaic-tiled Turkish steam room, complete with fragrance pump. Quick shower, then splash water on the sauna cabin’s hot coal heater. Then move into the whirlpool bath. Finally, time for a movie. The cinema room has doors out to the garden, a motor-operated screen, projector point and wired speaker connections. One more episode?
Or we could go out? You’re within good distance from the restaurants, bars and independent stores of Monton Village. Ellesmere Park is across the road. Within close distance to the train station, just ten minutes later and you’re in Manchester City centre. A nearby metrolink station will take you to Media City, Salford Quays, the Trafford centre.
Take time to enjoy the photos of this property. They tell part of this home’s story. But to experience the feeling you’ll get - when you walk through that door - you’ll need to see it for yourself.