Waterloo Road

Stoke On Trent, ST6 2HS

£245,000

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Overview

It is our pleasure to market this historic Grade 2 listed Victorian mid-terrace townhouse in the Cobridge district of Stoke-on-Trent, once home to the acclaimed novelist, playwright and social commentator, Arnold Bennett (1867-1931).

Dubbed the ‘Poet of the Potteries’ and the ‘Edwardian David Bowie’, Bennett was a figure of considerable political and cultural influence. The Savoy Hotel in London still has an omelette named after him. In1918, he refused a knighthood.

As the blue plaque on the wall testifies, despite later moving to London and Paris, Bennett was a true local champion and the area and its people featured in many of his works, most notably the novels Anna of the Five Towns, The Clayhanger Family and The Old Wives’ Tale.

Built in 1879 on instruction of the Bennett family, the double-fronted, three-storey house benefits from a stunning Gothic-revival frontage and all you would expect of a large Victorian house: walled front garden; 6 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; 3 reception rooms; large rear yard; and a full-height cellar.

In 1960 the property was opened as the Arnold Bennett Museum and regularly hosted events attended by Bennett family members, scholars and admirers alike. After the Museum closed, the property once again become a privately owned residence.

The current owners purchased the property in 2011, and have extensively renovated and faithfully restored the period features including skirting, decorative mouldings and cornicing, and Minton tile flooring. Although now a private home, the property retains its historic HMO licence.

The area has a good range of schools, colleges and universities: St Peter’s Catholic Academy, North Road Academy and Forest Park Primary School are all within easy walking distance; and Staffordshire University is accessible by the local bus service.

The area is served by the M6 (J15), the A34 and the A53. A regular bus service reaches local destinations, while there are rail stations at Longport, and Stoke-on-Trent, which provides access to the national network. Air travel is available at Manchester Airport (24 miles).

FRONT OF PROPERTY

Forecourt wall boundary, wooden gate entry, paved front, steps leading to....

STORM PORCH

Iron security gate, tiled, security light.

ENTRANCE HALL

Ornate glazed oversized wooden entrance door with glazed individual window above, 2 x glazed windows frame front door, Minton tile flooring, power points, 2 x radiators, stairs to first floor landing, access to all main ground floor rooms, door to lift (decommissioned) wooden door giving access to garden.

LIVING ROOM

5.07m (16' 8") x 4.53m (14' 10") (max measurements include bay window)

Bay window with 3 x uPVC double glazed windows to front aspect, coving, cornice rose, radiator, power points.

DINING ROOM

4.36m (14' 4") x 6.79m (22' 3") (max measurements include bay window)

Bay window with 3 x uPVC double glazed windows, coving, laminate wood style laid flooring, radiator, power points.

KITCHEN

3.90m (12' 10") x 4.47m (14' 8") (max measurements include bay window)

Bay window with 3 x uPVC double glazed windows to rear aspect of garden, tiled flooring, range of wall and base units with floor level lighting and roll top work surfaces, tiled splash back, one and half sink and drainer unit with mixer taps, space for fridge, space for gas range cooker, extractor hood, power points, radiator,

UTILITY ROOM

3.30m (10' 10") x 4.14m (13' 7") (maximum measurements)

uPVC double glazed window to rear aspect, tiled flooring, range of wall and base units with roll top work surfaces, one and half bowl sink and drainer unit, space for tumble dryer, plumbed for washing machine, power points, radiator, wall mounted CHB.

REAR HALL

Storage cupboard, door to cellar, door leading to....

SHOWER ROOM

2.06m (6' 9") x 2.37m (7' 9")

uPVC double glazed opaque window to rear aspect, tiled flooring, radiator, low level flush WC, wash hand basin with pedestal, fully tiled walls, double shower cubicle fully tiled with electric Titon Kito shower.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Radiator, power points, storage cupboard, lift access (decommissioned), stairs to second floor, access to all main second floor rooms.

BEDROOM ONE

4.37m (14' 4") x 6.25m (20' 6") (max measurements include bay window)

Bay window with 2x uPVC double glazed windows to front aspect, 2 x radiators, power points.

BEDROOM TWO

6.12m (20' 1") x 3.96m (13' 0") (max measurements)

3 x uPVC double glazed windows to front aspect, radiator, power points.

BEDROOM THREE

3.58m (11' 9") x 3.55m (11' 8")

uPVC double glazed windows to rear aspect, radiator, power points.

BEDROOM FOUR

4.27m (14' 0") x 4.78m (15' 8") (max measurements)

uPVC double glazed window tor ear aspect, radiator, power points, storage cupboard.

FAMILY BATHROOM

2.49m (8' 2") x 2.45m (8' 0")

uPVC double glazed opaque window to rear aspect, radiator, tiled flooring, three piece bathroom suite comprising:- enclosed bath with Spa function and mixer taps, low level flush WC, wash hand basin with pedestal, fully tiled walls.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING

Double glazed sky light, storage cupboard, internal doors to all main rooms.

BEDROOM FIVE

3.24m (10' 8") x 4.02m (13' 2")

2 x uPVC double glazed opaque windows to rear aspect, partially glazed wooden door giving access to fire escape, radiator, power points, internal door leading to......

BEDROOM SIX

3.99m (13' 1") x 5.18m (17' 0") (max measurements)

3 x uPVC double glazed windows to front aspect, radiator, power points.

BATHROOM

2.11m (6' 11") x 2.97m (9' 9")

uPVC double glazed opaque window, tile flooring, fully tiled walls, radiator, wash hand basin with pedestal, tile enclosed bath with mixer taps and shower attachment wall mounted over, storage cupboard.

GARDEN

Enclosed by wall and fence with rear gate access, Indian stone patio area leading to artificial grass area leading to children's play area with wood chipping base current housing play house pleasantly landscaped with railway sleepers, block paved area, tool shed, outside taps and storage room with mains water supply.

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Contact Hunters Stoke on Trent on
01782 626522



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