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On an all too rare occasion, the market is graced with something that little bit special, a unique home of distinction, nestled within an unusually large and secluded plot in the sought-after Granville Park and Delph Lane Conservation Area. This handsome five/six bedroom detached residence has the ability to stir emotion and desire even before one takes a step across the threshold, presenting an image of elegance and grandeur, its handsome facade oozing the personality and charm which is synonymous with a bygone era of character and tradition.
The late Victorian property dates back to 1898 and stands proudly within its substantial grounds of circa one third of an acre. As one would expect of such a home, period and character features abound, with high ceilings, sash windows, three marble fireplaces, ornate coving, cast iron radiators and vast expanses of limestone and solid oak flooring, to mention just a few of the elements which create a real feeling of nostalgia and theatre within the grandly proportioned living spaces, which extend to in excess of 4017 square feet. It is clear that this is a much loved family home and along with a tasteful use of décor, its fixtures and fittings have been carefully selected to blend seamlessly with the fabric of the building, ensuring that its authenticity is not compromised. The property also has the benefit of no onward chain.
The property is entered via a grand, bright reception hallway, which really sets the tone for the accommodation and gives way, through two sets of complementary half-glazed double doors, to the home’s main living rooms. The family have a choice of five sizeable reception rooms, which offer superb flexibility to be used as one requires, but presently comprising of a gorgeous lounge with dual aspects and access out into the gardens, a 16’ formal dining room with a sweeping bay window that allows an abundance of natural light, a delightful sitting room which is large enough for a baby grand piano, and a cinema room that could be used as a sixth bedroom and forms part of what could be utilised as an annex. The home has a wonderful open layout which is just perfect for entertaining with each room flowing effortlessly to the next. The stunning breakfast kitchen is no exception, with 420 square feet of family living space, vaulted ceiling and two sets of French doors leading respectively out into a pretty walled garden to one side and to the large secluded, tree-lined grounds and courtyard to the other. This really is the heart of the home, with its limestone flooring and fitted kitchen with centre island, granite work surfaces and appliances including a Falcon range oven, microwave and dishwasher as well as space for an American style fridge freezer and a wine cooler. The ground floor is rounded off with a garden room, a large study with wood burner and built-in cupboards and shelving to alcoves, a practical utility room/cloaks and a downstairs shower room/wc, which also serves the bedroom above.
If one ventures up to the first floor, the state of impress continues with the half landing featuring a beautiful stained glass window. All of the home’s bedrooms are bright and appealing double bedrooms, brimming with charm. The master suite boasts a spacious five-piece en-suite bathroom with two sinks and a free-standing cast iron bath and separate shower cubicle. The remainder of the bedrooms are well catered for by a family bathroom with shower. Bedroom five is another double sized characterful bedroom with large built in walk-in wardrobes and rests separately above the shower room and cinema room creating the opportunity for a granny annex which could be fully self-contained with its own private access.
Externally, the substantial plot is a real horticultural treat with swathes of lawn surrounding the property, afforded a high degree of privacy by Laurel, Beech and Conifer hedging, an abundance of Rhododendron, Pieris, Camellia, Pyracantha, Ivy, Roses and Wisteria, and a wealth of established, protected trees, including a number of cherry trees and a magnificent Hornbeam, believed to be the oldest tree in Aughton, creating a real park-like quality. A long driveway provides plenty of parking and gives access to the detached double garage, whilst there is also useful brick-built storage and an outdoor WC.
Boasting a distinct air of exclusivity, the highly regarded district of Aughton can pride itself on being one of the finest and most highly sought-after addresses in the area, a salubrious location renowned for its pleasing blend of prestige homes and tree lined avenues. The location has become synonymous with quality living, drawing families from far afield due to its excellent schooling at both primary and secondary levels, as well as easy access to the private schools of North Liverpool. The highly regarded Edge Hill University is only a short distance away, and the property is a comfortable 15 minute walk from two-starred Michelin restaurant, Moor Hall. The property is a 10 minute walk from Town Green railway station which affords easy access to the centre of Liverpool within 25 minutes and a 15 minute drive from Burscough railway station with links to Manchester, Manchester Airport and beyond. Liverpool Speke Airport is a 30 minute drive away.
Furthermore, an abundance of amenities are available within the historic market town of Ormskirk, which offers a diverse range of boutique shops and high street stores, eclectic eateries and trendy wine bars, ensuring those with a hectic social calendar will not be disappointed, but if one is searching for something more vibrant still, then excellent transport links are on hand, with the M58 motorway and the railway network opening up a host of possibilities, whether it be the commuter looking for ease of travel to the office, or those times for recreation, with the obvious choice being the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool, a hub for leisure, business and culture, drawing visitors from all over the world, its diverse shopping, industrial heritage and iconic status being just a few of its many attractions, which include its beautiful waterfront and famous Three Graces, not to mention its vibrant nightlife of eclectic bars and eateries.