Victoria Pathway, Queens Park, Chester
*Viewings start on the 10th of April strictly by appointment only*
Brimming with period features, hidden away and set over three storeys in its own private grounds in the centre of Chester…they don’t make grand family homes like this anymore.
Make your way to Number Nineteen, a rare, stand-out detached home amongst the row of grand-semis that make up Victoria Pathway. Would you relish the opportunity to design your own dream home on period foundations in one of Britain’s most historic cities?
With parking available to the rear and side, soak up the show-stopping first impressions of Number Nineteen by making your way along the footpath access to the front, where beyond the red brick wall topped with hedging, the full scope of this handsome home reveals itself.
Light flows through the transom window above the front door to illuminate the original quarry tiled flooring underfoot. Ornate archways captivate directly ahead.
With so many versatile reception rooms to explore, sneak a peek through into the living room on the right, where exposed wooden flooring has been painted a pastel blue-grey. Overflowing in light from the large sash window and dainty window to the side, additional illumination also spills down from the pendant light set within a ceiling rose above.
Snuggle up in the winter months in front of the log burner set within its exposed red brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth. Tall skirting boards, detailed architraves and an original picture rail all carry reminders of the heritage of this home.
Dining with the promise of decadence awaits across the way, in the carpeted dining room, where a bountiful bay window fills the space with light and garden views. Beneath the silvery carpet, discover original parquet flooring. Cream coloured cabinetry surrounds the gas fire. Ideally situated, this room flows through into a breakfast room-snug and on into the contemporary kitchen beyond, where modern spotlighting is inset above.
Fitted with a full range of oak cupboards and drawers, this kitchen is seasoned with plenty of storage, alongside space for a dishwasher and washing machine. Integrated appliances include an oven and electric hob, with mosaic splashback tiles to the rear.
Fully functional and tiled underfoot, consider the scope to re-envision this eating and dining area as a contemporary open plan kitchen-diner lounge, perfect for family life. Why not include a utility room in your new layout – there is certainly scope to create the kitchen of your dreams, subject to the relevant permissions. An external door leads you out into the garden to the rear.
Create the entertaining space of your dreams in the drawing room, located across the entrance hall. Showcasing its potential, a chandelier cascades light down from above, while an ornately carved fireplace hints at the warm welcome party guests could look forward to enjoying on convivial evenings in here. Supremely spacious, this room is well lit courtesy of the broad bay window to the front.
Directly ahead from the front door, step down to a convenient guest WC, whilst to the left, another versatile room lies in store.
Tucked peacefully away to the rear of the home, this quiet room could make the perfect work from home office. However, with direct access to a downstairs bathroom too, this room could also serve as an accessible ground floor ensuite bedroom, perhaps for a dependent relative.
Returning along the entrance hall, pause for a moment to admire the ornately carved newel post before making your way up the stairs to the first floor where five bedrooms (three featuring original cast iron fireplaces) await.
Brimming with fitted storage, bedroom two, a large and peaceful room located to the rear, awaits immediately to the left. A large window invites light and looks out over the side of the home.
Similarly sized, and sharing the same side views as its neighbour, the master bedroom is located next door, its original fireplace adding warmth and character.
Snuggled between bedroom one and the prettily-papered L-shaped third bedroom to the front of the home is a fourth room. Ideally sized and conveniently located for use as a nursery, consider the potential of creating an ensuite bathroom here.
Further versatility lies in store returning along the hallway where another potential bedroom has been used most recently as a kitchenette; while with a sprinkling of imagination, the shower room to the rear of this floor could be reimagined as a family bathroom or perhaps another ensuite.
Ascend the stairs once more to reach the penthouse level of Number Nineteen, where vaulted ceilings rise up to reveal a voluminous bedroom on the right. So spacious, soak up the far-reaching views out to Bexton and the Bickerton hills. Ample storage is available in the eaves to the left of the stairs. The ultimate master suite sanctuary, a teenager’s top floor haven or private guest accommodation…this spacious second floor is brimming with potential.
Outside, mature hedging provides privacy throughout the year, allowing you to escape the world and retreat to your own secluded sanctuary. The south facing side garden allows you to bask in sunlight throughout the day in the summer months, with a west-facing garden to the front. Create your own slice of paradise here; there is also a garage, shed and outdoor store in which to stash garden furniture and equipment.
Out and about
Step out and into one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Chester. Perfectly placed for families, the Chester International School and Queen’s Park High School are less than five minutes’ walk from the front door. Meanwhile the independent Queen’s School is only five minutes’ drive away.
Explore the many pubs, cafes and shops nearby; walk into the bohemian town of Handbridge and on into Chester via the historic suspension bridge, built in 1911 to provide the Queen’s Park residents with a route by which to access the church.
Pop the pooch on the lead and discover some of the local walks through Chester Meadows and along the banks of the River Dee; this is a neighbourhood where rurality and city sit side by side in harmony.
On the cusp of the city and in the heart of tranquillity, build your forever family dream home on solid Victorian foundations at Number Nineteen, Victoria Pathway.