A PERIOD family home which boasts character, local history and original features is for sale.

The seven-bedroom home on Balmoral Road in Grappenhall is set within large gardens.

The house was built in 1886 by the medical officer of health for Warrington.

It was later turned into a maternity home by his son for 20 years before it became a hotel until 2001.

The property is spread across four floors and has three reception rooms, seven bedrooms, a master suite with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, a bespoke kitchen with an AGA cooker and a prep kitchen next door.

There are multiple bathrooms and ensuites, in addition to a large office and a linen room.

In the basement there is a bar and party room, with plenty of storage space.

There is cobbled driveway parking to the front of the property accessed via twin electric double gates.

The house is listed at £1.29 million.

Call Howell and Co on 878002 for information.