A detached family home with 0.88 acres in a sought-after location close to Chester, with superb gardens The Elms is an imposing period family home, in a Conservation Area, originally built circa 1795 then enlarged by John Douglas, principal architect for the Grosvenor Estate to provide a suitable residence for the Duke of Westminster’s secretary. It has spacious, light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over four floors, with character features including high ceilings with original cornicing, sandstone mullioned windows, original fireplaces, oak panelled drawing room with original carved sandstone working fireplace. From the welcoming reception hall, with useful storage and guest cloakroom,...there is access to: a generous sitting room with a large bay window, French doors to the garden and a fireplace with gas-fired woodburner, a dining room with fireplace and large bay window, the drawing room with a large bay window with window seating, part-panelled walls and an open fireplace, the kitchen with a range of wall and base units, modern integrated appliances, the breakfast room with gas-fired woodburner, and a separate fitted utility room. The property also benefits from a generous cellar, suitable for a variety of uses. The first floor provides a generous principal bedroom with a bay window and built-in storage, a bedroom suite with fitted dressing room and en-suite shower, and an additional double bedroom with built-in storage and en-suite shower. Two further well-proportioned double bedrooms, one with a sink and the other with a sink and lavatory completes the accommodation. On the second floor is a further double bedroom. The property is approached through twin wooden gates over a tarmacadam driveway offering parking for multiple vehicles and with access to the detached double garage with a useful gardener’s cloakroom. Extending to some 0.88 acres, the well-maintained mature garden surrounding the property is laid mainly to level lawn interspersed with well-stocked flowerbeds, numerous specimen shrubs and trees, a large paved terrace, and a small vegetable patch. The garden is screened by mature hedging, with views over surrounding pastureland.
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