Situated on the site of the former fields of Boughton Heath’s market farms sits a secret garden.
"The Fridays", is an idyllic, four bedroomed bungalow hidden from view within a generous plot of land. Developed towards the end of the 1970s, the extensive and exquisite grounds pay homage to its history and to its role of market garden serving the city of Chester. Much of the property’s history is documented in original drawings and papers which the current owner intends to leave behind, ready for its new custodians.
This hidden gem offers a truly romantic and enigmatic piece of escapism. Nestled within the outskirts of Chester, the distinctive property is within close distance of local schools and amenities. With the city of Chester nearby, and the rural Cheshire countryside to the east, the property provides a unique opportunity for families and professionals alike to add their own page to a romantic history in the writing.
The entry to the property is tucked discreetly away at the corner of Belgrave Road. The building’s almost-central position within the grounds offers a substantial frontage, occupying a dual-access, gravel driveway which incorporates space to park several vehicles in addition to the annexed double garage.
Entering into a bright, welcoming hallway. Wooden interior doors, incorporating frosted glass panels add extra ambient light. High quality Karndean flooring runs throughout the home, helping to evoke a sensation of intimacy and warmth despite the generous dimensions.
The hub of the home is a dual space living and dining area. Roughly 30 feet in width, it offers numerous possibilities for comfortable dwelling. The garden can be accessed from within via a set of french windows.
Arguably the building’s most distinctive feature; A hand crafted, bespoke conservatory overlooks the garden to the rear. This one of a kind structure, built with a high quality, substantial, treated oak frame has been meticulously designed and developed for the occupants to capitalise on the stunning outdoor space. A unique counterweight pulley system opens the outer wall windows of the structure. In the summer months these are effortlessly raised and closed, providing an impressive "alfresco" experience. Sandstone floor runs throughout the structure and onto the adjoining patio, providing a seamless flow from the house to the outdoors..
The expansive, south-facing rear garden, in recognition of its history, is characterised by an abundance of apple, pear and plum trees. The spacious, sprawling landscape, accessible from the side, is infused with a traditional and timeless country garden feel. Privacy is ensured within the outdoor space, thanks to sympathetic and carefully considered planting which ensures you are not overlooked. The area incorporates a tasteful water feature, a summer house, small vegetable plot and greenhouse.
The bright, stylish kitchen is ready for use upon arrival. Ample worktop space, and inbuilt appliances capitalise on the abundant natural light from one of the property’s large bay widows. Tiled in slate, the styling is of a subtle continental feel. The kitchen also provides access to the building’s annexe. This comprises of a utility room, with access to the rear garden, a further office space and the garage.
The tastefully decorated bathroom, bright and spacious, boasts a large corner bath and a separate shower, tiled in a contemporary slate. The suite is of a high quality and the room also features centrally heated towel rails. In addition, a second shower room is situated off the hallway.
The master bedroom is of a substantial size. Peaceful and welcoming, it has a bright, airy feel sustained by the 4 panel bay window which overlooks the front lawn.
The second bedroom, currently being utilised as a music room, is of a similarly generous proportion. Clean, modern and stylish, the room also provides access to the conservatory via french doors which bathe the space in a cosy, incandescent warmth.
Bedroom three, although the smaller of the rooms, is of a respectable proportion; Maintaining a sense of intimacy which is thematic throughout the home. With potential as a children’s room or guest room it is spacious and welcoming.
Whilst bedroom four located on the other side of the property has been used as a store room, but could easily be utilised as a bedroom or study.
This property is the result of a more than 20 year labour of love. Care, attention to detail and a sense of warmth and belonging are evident throughout. It offers countless potential development opportunities. However, with no chain, it is perfectly suited for the future owners to move in and to begin to add their contribution to the alluring history of this beautiful home.
FINERPOINTS * Stunning bespoke conservatory leading to idyllic garden
* "Karndean" flooring throughout. Tiles in kitchen and bathroom.
* French doors to garden from dual purpose living area.
* Private and extensively planted rear garden with patio, lawns, borders, summer house, greenhouse, vegetable plot and water feature
* Abundant off road parking via a double access driveway
*Double garage with access to the main property and incorporating a plumbed utility room and office / storage space.
* Solar energy. 4 KW panels installed potentially saving 400 GBP from your electricity bill
* Gas central heating and UPVC double glazed windows throughout
These particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute an offer or part of a contract. Prospective purchasers ought to seek their own professional advice. All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. All measurements are approximate.
These particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute an offer or part of a contract. Prospective purchasers ought to seek their own professional advice. All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. All measurements are approximate.
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