Oldfield Road, Altrincham


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  • Bedrooms: 6
SUMMARY Pear Tree Cottage is a unique period detached residence steeped in history that dates back to 1737. This impressive family home is beautifully set back from Oldfield Road behind double gates, and enjoys a fantastic plot that extend to under 0.6 of an acre backing out towards Bradgate Road and within walking distance of Altrincham town centre.

The accommodation briefly comprises of: Entrance porch, Dining hall with fireplace and original spice cupboard, Inner hallway with cloak cupboard and stairs extending to further floors, spacious Music room/Family room with wood parquet flooring, fantastic Living room with wood parquet flooring, open fire with original fireplace, and a striking bay window overlooking the generous gardens. There is also a modern fitted dining Kitchen with generous utility room and downstairs W.C. The first floor has a light and spacious landing with feature arches that provide access to four excellent sized double bedrooms with open grate fireplaces and exposed beams. One room is currently being used as a hobby room/study. Any of the rooms are big enough to create an en-suites or dressing rooms. There is also a separate W.C and family Bathroom with three piece white suite and walk in shower.

On the second floor there are four further excellent sized rooms, subject to requirements one could be converted to create a fantastic family bathroom. Finally there is a generous wine cellar with additional storage chamber leading off the kitchen. Externally the property has extensive gardens and pleasant cobbled courtyard with gardeners W.C need to be seen to be fully appreciated. A sweeping driveway extends to the rear of the property to a detached garage with twin doors.

Both internally and externally there are abundance of historical and unique features that include: attractive wooden parquet flooring, open grate working fireplaces, servants bell, stone garden steps dated 'May 1826' and a rare Mulberry tree within the gardens.

LOCATION The property is located within one of the most desirable parts of Altrincham within walking distance of the Town Centre, its numerous facilities, the Metrolink and the popular Market Quarter. In addition, the open spaces of John Leigh Park and Dunham Forest Golf Club are on the doorstep. The property is within catchment area for great local schools including Altrincham Boys and Girls Grammar.

ENTRANCE PORCH A hardwood entrance porch with leaded glazed windows and double doors. Pull entrance bell. Original hardwood front door with frosted glazed inserts leads to:

DINING ROOM Fireplace with original spice cupboard to one side. Double glazed window to the front elevation. Double radiator. Picture rail. Ample space for a large dining table.

INNER HALLWAY Attractive original balustrade staircase with wooden handrail extends to further floors. Cloaks hooks and cloaks cupboard. Telephone point. Carpeted.

LIVING ROOM A fantastic spacious room with beautiful original wooden fire surround with tiled hearth and open grate working fire. A striking feature of the room is a leaded glazed bay window that provides beautiful views over the garden. Further glazed bay window to the side and rear elevations. Original wooden parquet floor with inset carpet. Two double radiators and one single. TV point.

FAMILY ROOM Currently utilised as a spacious music room, comfortably accommodating two pianos. The room is flooded with natural light due to a double glazed window to the front elevation, glazed bay window to the front elevation and additional leaded glazed window to the side elevation. Two double radiators. Original wooden fire surround with stone hearth and open working fire. Wooden parquet floor with recess for a carpet.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A modern recently refitted kitchen boasting a comprehensive range of cream high gloss wall and base units incorporating granite effect work surfaces. Twin stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, over looking courtyard and garden beyond. Stainless steel extractor hood with Hotpoint halogen hob beneath and integrated Hotpoint electric oven and grill. Integrated dishwasher. Breakfast bar with seating for four and handy additional storage cupboards beneath and large spice rack. Splash back tiles. Double radiator. Two double glazed windows to the rear elevation along with glazed windows to both side elevations. Wooden laminate flooring throughout.

UTILITY ROOM Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Recently replaced Gloworm boiler. Ceramic Belfast sink with chrome taps. Space for a fridge/freezer. Radiator. Glazed window to the rear elevation. Floor to ceiling original storage cupboards. Wooden laminate flooring.

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM White low level WC. Frosted glazed window to the rear elevation.

WINE CELLAR Accessed from the kitchen with carpeted stairs, glazed window to the side elevation. Ample space for wine racks. Additional storage chamber.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING A generous landing with a double glazed feature bay window providing pleasant views over the rear courtyard, garden and pond. A nice feature arch opens through to the excellent double bedrooms.

MASTER BEDROOM/ONE A beautifully presented and spacious double bedroom with a double glazed window to the side elevation overlooking beautiful gardens. Two radiators. Exposed beams. Telephone point.

STUDY/HOBBIES ROOM Currently being used as a study. Another spacious double bedroom with double glazed windows to the front and side elevations, flooding the room with natural light. Original period open grate fireplace. Exposed beams. Radiator. Window seat. Purpose built storage cupboard.

BEDROOM TWO Another fantastic double bedroom with two double glazed windows to the front elevation. Radiator. Period style open grate feature fireplace. Wash hand basin with storage cupboard beneath. Exposed beams. Archway to an area that is utilised as a dressing room but boasts fantastic potential to create an en-suite. TV point.

BEDROOM THREE Glazed window to the rear elevation. Open grate period style feature fireplace with purpose built storage cupboard to one side of the chimney breast and wash basin to the other side. Exposed beams. Radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM Recently replaced with a white suite comprising low level WC. Pedestal wash basin with chrome taps and shaver point. Panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and additional rinsing shower head. Walk-in corner glazed shower cubicle. Neutral splash back tiles. Dark porcelain floor tiles. Radiator. Extractor fan. Two glazed windows to the rear elevation.

SEPARATE WC White low level WC. Porcelain floor tiles. Glazed window to the side elevation.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Glazed window to the rear elevation.

BEDROOM FOUR A fantastic double bedroom with glazed window to the rear elevation providing further views over the garden. Gas fire. Radiator. Door to:

BEDROOM FIVE Also accessed from the landing, the current owner's children use this as an additional living room off the double bedroom. Glazed window to the front and side elevations. Open grate working fire. Double radiator. TV point.

BEDROOM SIX Another superb double bedroom with a feature dormer window and pitch of the ceiling flooding the room with natural light. Glazed windows to the front and side elevations. Radiator. Purpose built storage cupboard housing the lagged hot water tank.

STORAGE ROOM Dormer glazed window to the rear elevation with pitched ceiling. Glazed window to the side elevation. This is the one room throughout the house that currently does not have central heating and offers great potential to create a family bathroom on the second floor.

REAR COURTYARD Accessed directly from the kitchen, with stone pathway and cobbled courtyard area where there is access to a gardener's WC with white low level WC, wash basin and glazed window. Water butt and outside cold water supply. A further gate opens to stone steps which extend to the orchard and large garden pond. Additional steps up lead to an orchard with ample space for organic vegetable patches. Large greenhouse, pergola and to the far end, there is additional garden space that is enclosed by mature hedging and screened by well established trees. Finally, there is a very unusual and rare mulberry tree within the garden that has been here, we believe, since the property was original constructed. Pear Tree Cottage gains its name from a large pear tree that historically used to occupy the garden but sadly fell over the years, but the original stump is within the garden, hence the name Pear Tree Cottage. There are additional meandering stone pathways throughout the garden with additional herringbone raised brick boundary walls.

OUTSIDE The property sits within just over 0.6 of an acre plot and is accessed via double opening wrought iron gates. A spacious gravelled driveway meanders past the front of the house to the side of the property to a large DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE with pitched roof, twin up and over doors and providing excellent storage space. There is additional pedestrian access direct from the courtyard to the garage and ample off road parking for multiple vehicles. This property is beautifully set back from Oldfield Road, behind well established mature hedging and trees. The driveway is complemented by a well tended lawned garden with borders stocked with mature shrubs and bushes and raised beds retained by original stone borders. The garden is steeped in history in itself with stone steps and pathway which have been engraved and dated May 1826. There is a beautiful herringbone stone wall that curves round to the garage. From the garage block, a pathway extends to a gate which gives access to:

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