OFFERING NO ONWARD CHAIN, this traditional three bedroomed semi-detached home in the popular district of Upton offers tremendous potential via a course of improvement and modernisation, which should be of particular interest to young families as the property lies within catchment for revered schooling for all ages.
Bache Drive lies within the heart of Upton, one of Chester's most popular and desirable locations, and has been within our clients' family for a number of years. It comes to the market with a collection of original features and plenty of options available for not only improvement and modernisation but also to extend (subject to any planning and building consents). To pick out just a few of the original features there are original leaded light windows, including a bay to the front, picture rails and wood block flooring to the two ground floor reception rooms. Although in parts the home could do with some care and attention it is quite rare for a property in this prominent location to become available with such a wealth of opportunity.
The property is approached via a private gated driveway with an accompanying lawned garden to the front where there is a pillared open porch into the property itself. The driveway leads past the property and to the rear garden, which can be described as a blank canvas, laid predominantly to lawn and well enclosed by timber fencing and with a timber framed garage.
The living accommodation comprises: Entrance hall with panelled staircase off to the first floor accommodation with original leaded light windows to the half landing turns; two reception rooms - a living room to the rear with original French doors (which do require some attention) providing access to the rear garden, and a front reception room, used as a sitting room currently but could easily be a dining room if so wished. The kitchen features quarry tiled flooring and a Worcester gas combination boiler and there is a separate pantry which is very popular with the keen cooks amongst us. A rear porch leads to two independent storage areas, one of which has water facilities.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom with a separate WC across the landing.
A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the character and indeed potential this property has to offer. LOCATION
Occupying a popular suburban district, Bache Drive is situated in Upton, itself being approximately 10 minutes travelling distance away from the city centre and offering good communication links via the outer ring road to the M53/M56 motorway network and A55 southerly bypass with its links to North Wales. The property is within walking distance of a regular bus service to the city centre, whilst it is convenient for both the facilities on hand in nearby Bache including a railway station with a direct line to Liverpool, Countess of Chester Hospital and a Morrison's Supermarket and fuel station garage as well as a range of local shopping facilities. ACCOMMODATION
with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:- ENTRANCE HALL
Accessed via a leaded light wooden paned door with secondary glazed panel, with radiator, panelled staircase off to the first floor accommodation with leaded light stained glass windows to the half landing turns, radiator, picture rail, under stairs storage cupboard. SITTING ROOM 12' 3" into bay x 10' 9" (3.73m x 3.28m)
A reception room which could easily be used as a separate dining room if wished, with a tiled fireplace with gas fire point (not tested by agent), radiator, leaded light metal framed bay window to the front aspect, picture rail. We wish to point out that beneath the carpet is original wood block flooring. LIVING ROOM 14' 3" x 11' 10" (4.34m x 3.61m)
The principal reception area to the home with original single glazed French doors with accompanying sidelight windows providing access to and views of the rear garden, picture rail, tiled fireplace and hearth with open fire, radiator. We wish to point out that beneath the carpet is original wood block flooring. KITCHEN 11' 9" reducing to 8' 4" x 9' (3.58m x 2.74m)
with wooden fronted base, drawer units, roll top work surfaces, tiled recess, stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled splashbacks, plumbing for washing machine, quarry tiled flooring, wall mounted 'Worcester' gas combination boiler, window to the side, door to rear porch. PANTRY CUPBOARD 5' 9" x 2' 11" (1.75m x 0.89m)
with shelving, window. REAR PORCH
with UPVC double glazed door with obscured pane providing external access, two store rooms, one 9'3" x 5'10" with water facilities, gas meter and window to the rear, the other 4' x 2'6". FIRST FLOOR LANDING
with radiator, loft access, two fitted cupboards. BEDROOM ONE 11' 9" x 10' 11" (3.58m x 3.33m)
with original window to the rear aspect, picture rail, tiled fireplace, radiator. BEDROOM TWO 10' 9" x 10' 8" (3.28m x 3.25m)
with leaded light original window to the front aspect, tiled fireplace, picture rail, radiator. BEDROOM THREE 11' 10" x 6' 8" (3.61m x 2.03m)
with original window to the side aspect, picture rail, radiator. BATHROOM 7' 11" reducing to 5' 6" x 5' 5" (2.41m x 1.65m)
with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, half tiled walls with border tiles, window with obscured pane, airing cupboard with radiator. SEPARATE WC 6' x 3' (1.83m x 0.91m)
with low level WC, original leaded light window to the front aspect. EXTERNALLY
This well positioned property is approached via a private gated driveway laid to paving. There is a low wall and hedge enclosed front garden which is predominantly laid to lawn with shrub borders. The driveway leads beyond the property itself and branches off to a pathway leading to the front door into the property. There is a brick pillared open porch with a light and the driveway leads to the rear of the property. There is a timber framed garage and a fence enclosed rear garden, which is of a notable size, predominantly laid to lawn and features a mixture of golden gravel and herbaceous borders. Behind the timber garage is a shed. The garden makes for an excellent blank canvas for a budding gardener. DIRECTIONS
Proceed out of Chester along the A5116 Liverpool Road, continuing to the roundabout at the junction with Countess Way. Continue straight across this roundabout along Liverpool Road, turning immediately right at the traffic lights into Mill Lane. Take the first turning on the right into Egerton Drive and bear left into Bache Drive, following the road round to the right and the property will be found on the left hand side, clearly marked by our Humphreys for sale notice. VIEWING
By prior appointment with Humphreys of Chester on (01244) 401100. MARKETING APPRAISAL
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2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
Please contact us on 01244 401100 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.
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