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Property Features

  • Grounds extending to approx 2 acres
  • Four reception rooms
  • Breakfast kitchen
  • Six bedrooms
  • Bathroom with roll top bath
  • Extensive gardens
  • Two paddocks
  • Detached garage

Brief Description

HUMPHREYS SELECT INTRODUCES THE PADDOCK, Parkgate Road, Mollington, a most characterful Edwardian detached residence offering a wealth of spacious living accommodation set within grounds which extend in total to approximately two acres and featuring two paddocks.

Main Description

Conveniently situated, The Paddock lies to the north of and 10-15 minutes travelling distance from Chester city centre and is well placed offering ease of access out to the major road networks, within easy commutable distance of south Wirral, Liverpool and Manchester. The real attraction and feature of the home are the extensive gardens, all positioned to the rear of the property and being surrounded by open fields, offering a most pleasant aspect, being a tree-lined lawned section of garden with borders of mature shrubs, summerhouse and a feature pond. There are also two paddocks which run adjacent to the gravelled driveway which provides an entrance to the home itself, and the paddocks could be ideal for housing of a pony. The property is accessed via a timber gated gravelled driveway which leads from Parkgate Road bypassing a neighbouring property leading to a large gravelled driveway with turning circle, and provides access to detached garaging featuring two compartments. An open archway through laurel hedging provides access to the rear garden where there is a covered patio seating terrace where one can sit and enjoy views of the pleasant aspect enjoyed to the rear of the home.

Official entry to the home is through an open pillared porch area with pitched tiled canopy porch into a vestibule providing access to a cloakroom with cloaks hanging rail and a step up to a reception hall, providing a wonderful precursor to the character features the home has to offer. There is a spindled turned staircase off to the first floor accommodation and also featuring a cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled insert. In total there are four reception rooms to the home, with the standout room being the living room with large cast iron stove with ornate period surround and bow window with window seat providing a rear aspect. Double doors link through to the dining room, a further generous reception room, being a dual aspect room and featuring an arched glass display cabinet to the chimneybreast recess and double doors providing external access to the covered patio area at the rear. There is a snug with exposed treated floorboards and a period fireplace with decorative tiled inserts, and a morning room, featured off the kitchen, with exposed brick chimneybreast and slate tiled hearth. Off this room is the breakfast kitchen of the home, featuring an extensive range of pine fronted units and houses a 'Rayburn' two compartment oven and stove, really befitting for this age of property. Side external access is enjoyed from the kitchen and provides entry to an adjoining store which is in three compartments, one being an outside toilet, and two storage rooms, one housing the oil fired central heating boiler. Completing the living accommodation on the ground floor is a shower room featuring a modern white suite.

On the first floor, the landing features a large glazed window over the stairwell and provides access initially to three principal bedrooms of the home, all true double rooms and with the master bedroom featuring an array of fitted bedroom furniture and enjoying pleasant views to the rear. An inner landing provides access to two further bedrooms and adjoining bedroom four is a dressing room which in recent years has been used as an ancillary bedroom/sixth bedroom, and completing the accommodation is a family bathroom featuring a four piece white suite with freestanding roll top ball and claw style bath and separate shower cubicle. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and original wooden glazing. 

LOCATION The Paddock is set back off Parkgate Road close to the most desirable village of Mollington which lies a short distance north of Chester city centre, a most convenient location on the edge of open countryside for the commercial districts of Chester, South Wirral and Liverpool. Good local schooling is available for nursery, primary and secondary education, with the local primary school, St Oswalds, having achieved top position in the National League Tables published by the DFE and also within easy reach of the King's and Queen's independent schools. The village itself is picturesque and renowned as being very desirable and both the nearby Mollington Banastre Hotel and Crabwall Manor provide leisure club and spa facilities. 

ACCOMMODATION with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:- 

PILLARED PORCH A timber pillared porch with a brick base and a tiled canopy over, with wooden door into the vestibule. 

VESTIBULE with period tiled flooring, wooden glazed door, dado rail. 

CLOAKROOM/WC with wash hand basin, useful under stairs storage cupboard, quarry tiled flooring. 

RECEPTION HALL Boasting period features and providing an excellent indicator of what this residence has to offer, featuring a spindled turned staircase off to the first floor accommodation, dado rail, cast iron fireplace with open grate and decorative tiled inserts, coved ceiling, radiator, telephone point. 

SNUG 13' 4" into bay x 11' 10" (4.06m x 3.61m) with exposed treated floorboards, cast iron fireplace with open grate, tiled inserts and slate tiled hearth, bay window to the side aspect, dado rail, coved ceiling, radiator. 

DINING ROOM 15' 10" plus bay x 12' 10" (4.83m x 3.91m) A generous reception room, being dual aspect with a wooden bay window to the side aspect and French doors offering an aspect of the rear garden and access to a patio/seating area, arched glass display cabinet to chimney recess, radiator, coved ceiling, picture rail, double doors providing access to living room. 

LIVING ROOM 16' 9" plus bay x 14' 9" (5.11m x 4.5m) A wonderful principal reception room offering an abundance of space, being a dual aspect room with a wooden bow window to the front aspect providing views of the extensive garden, additional window to the side aspect, standout feature of a cast iron stove with an ornately finished period fire surround and tiled hearth, coved ceiling, exposed treated timber floorboards, radiator. 

INNER HALLWAY with wood effect laminate flooring. 

DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM 9' 11" x 5' 3" (3.02m x 1.6m) with a modern white suite comprising fully tiled corner circular shower cubicle with sliding screen door and electric shower unit, half tiling to two walls thereafter, circular wash basin with mixer tap on a wooden frame and low level WC, slate effect tiled flooring, wooden window to the side aspect, vinyl panelling to the ceiling, radiator. 

MORNING ROOM 10' 5" x 4' (3.18m x 1.22m) Featuring wood effect laminate flooring, exposed brick chimneybreast with slate tiled hearth and wooden mantel over, French door with side light window providing access to and views of the rear garden, exposed ceiling beams, radiator. 

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 16' 11" max x 16' 9" max (5.16m x 5.11m) with a range of pine fronted base, wall and drawer units with wooden edged laminate work surfaces, inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, colourful tiled splashbacks, inset 'Candy' four ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor over, integrated 'Electrolux' electric oven and grill, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, exposed brick to recess featuring oil fired 'Rayburn' range which is only used for cooking purposes, four windows, tiled flooring, meter cupboard, door providing external access. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with large wooden glazed window over the stairwell, spindled balustrade, coved ceiling, dado rail, access to three bedrooms from the principal landing with an inner landing to the additional accommodation on this floor. 

BEDROOM ONE 17' 3" plus bay x 15' 3" (5.26m x 4.65m) An excellent-sized bedroom with a bow window to the rear aspect providing sumptuous views of the rear garden and surrounding fields, with curved radiator under, fitted dressing table with window over and further built-in bedroom furniture by way of wardrobes and bedside units, picture rail, coved ceiling. 

BEDROOM TWO 16' 3" x 13' 3" (4.95m x 4.04m) A further dual aspect room and also generous in size, with windows to the side and rear aspects, pedestal wash hand basin with waterfall style mixer tap and tiling over, picture rail, coved ceiling, radiator, fitted wardrobes. 

BEDROOM THREE 12' 3" x 11' 6" (3.73m x 3.51m) with pedestal wash hand basin with tiling over, radiator, wooden windows to the side, picture rail. 

INNER LANDING with airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, two radiators. 

BATHROOM 10' 8" x 8' 2" (3.25m x 2.49m) with a four piece suite with classic finish featuring a standalone roll top ball and claw style bath with mixer tap and telephone shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, separate shower cubicle with open out screen door and 'Triton' electric shower unit, radiator with attached heated towel rail, vinyl panelling to ceiling, electric shaver point and shaving mirror. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 11" x 8' 3" (4.24m x 2.51m) A dual aspect room with windows to both ends of the room, with pedestal wash hand basin, two radiators, access through to bedroom six/dressing room. 

BEDROOM SIX/DRESSING ROOM 13' 11" x 7' 10" (4.24m x 2.39m) Formerly used as an ancillary bedroom by our clients and could be classed as the sixth bedroom to the home but makes for an excellent dressing room or study, with built-in storage cupboard, dual aspect with windows to both ends, radiator. 

BEDROOM FIVE 10' 2" max x 7' 8" max (3.1m x 2.34m) An ideal nursery with window to the side aspect, TV point, radiator. 

EXTERNALLY Conveniently positioned lying to the north of Chester city centre, well positioned on the cusp of open fields, this Edwardian property lies set back from Parkgate Road and is accessed via a gated pebbled driveway. This runs past a neighbouring property and leads to a spacious parking area with a turning area and to the detached garaging. Running adjacent to the driveway, as indicated by the name of the home, lies two paddocks which are notable in size and well enclosed by fencing. The driveway and parking area lead to the property itself where there is a pillared porch to the hallway and there is gated access to the side leading to the adjoining outbuilding/store to the home. The rear garden is one of the standout features of the home, being most generous in size, lined by mature trees and predominantly laid to lawn. The garden and paddocks are surrounded by agricultural land and there is a pond/water feature and a summerhouse and to the side of the property is a paved seating terrace with mature stocked borders. In total the grounds extend to approximately two acres. 

DETACHED GARAGE Split into two compartments each 16'3" x 8'2" with up and over doors. 

OUTSIDE WC with high level WC. 

STORE ROOM ONE 8' x 6' 8" (2.44m x 2.03m) with power and lighting, tiled flooring. 

STORE ROOM TWO 10' 1" x 6' 10" max (3.07m x 2.08m) with stable style door providing access to the side garden. This room houses the freestanding oil fired central heating boiler and power and lighting is evident. 

DIRECTIONS Proceed out of Chester turning left at the Fountains roundabout along the A540 Parkgate Road. Continue past the entrance to Crabwall Manor on the left hand side and look out for the Humphreys Select For Sale board and turn left into a gated gravelled driveway leading up to the property. 

VIEWING By prior appointment with Humphreys of Chester on (01244) 401100. 

MARKETING APPRAISAL Thinking of Selling? We are a locally run business with over 50 years of partnership experience and can offer you a free marketing appraisal of your own property without obligation. Budgeting your move is probably the first step in the moving process. It is worth remembering that we may already have a purchaser waiting to buy your home. 

HUMPHREYS SURVEYORS Whether buying or selling through Humphreys, we are delighted that we can now provide a full survey and valuation service carried out by our team of chartered surveyors. This prudent step in a house purchase is strongly recommended and we would be more than happy to discuss the types of survey available and their associated costs. 

1. Money Laundering Regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
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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