Boughton Hall Drive, Great Boughton, Chester

£380,000


Details:

  • Detached family home
  • Three reception rooms
  • Four double Bedrooms
  • Downstairs Cloaks/w.c
  • Solar panels & Solar electricity
  • Prime location with great schooling

DESCRIPTION This detached family home which benefits from three reception rooms, four good sized Bedrooms, with a downstairs W.C. modern fitted Kitchen with granite work surfaces, with a first floor family Bathroom with a four piece suite, off road parking with an integral Garage, with a delightful and well stocked rear Garden, solar heating panels & solar electricity, being a popular and prime location close to great schooling and both Primary and Secondary level.

Located in the highly regarded and sought-after location of Great Boughton, an excellent array of schools are just a short stroll away, along with a great selection of local shops, public houses and other local amenities. There are also fantastic commuting links nearby, whilst Chester city centre is within walking distance or is a short bus ride.

Upon entering, you are greeted with a large hallway, giving you an immediate sense of light and space. There is a large walk-in under stairs storage cupboard, ideal for coat and shoe storage, whilst further doors open into the living accommodation. The lounge offers a delightful dual aspect, flooding the room with natural light and incorporating sliding patio doors which open out onto the rear garden. In the dining room there is ample space for a generous sized table and chairs, with a window looking over the rear garden. French doors then lead through into the family room which offers fantastic versatility, suitable for various uses. The kitchen has been re-fitted with a modern arrangement of base and wall units, complemented with a granite work surface. The ground floor also benefits from that all-important family essential, a downstairs WC, and an integral garage offers a useful utility sink plus ample storage, power and lighting.

To the first floor, the spacious landing provides access to the generous fully boarded loft space. Doors open off the landing into the bedrooms and bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are equipped with large fitted wardrobes whilst the third double bedroom enjoys a lovely view over the garden. The fourth double bedroom has been cleverly converted into a wash/drying room with a ceiling airer, WC and lots of fitted storage, all making this room ideal for busy family life! The bathroom is a good size and fitted with a four-piece suite.

Outside, the rear garden is well established and planted with an array of shrubs and trees which provide a healthy harvest depending on the season. The strawberries, pears and apples are particular favourites! There is access to the side of the property via a gate, whilst to the front there is off road parking for two vehicles alongside the front garden.

If you are looking for a family home that offers ample living space, Sky TV and fibre broadband and is both economical and environmentally friendly, thanks to the fitted solar panels and cavity wall insulation, then this could be the home for you!

LOCATION Great Boughton itself has some highly regarded schools including Bishops Bluecoat Secondary School which is within walking distance, as is Christleton High School. There is a variety of local shops and a more comprehensive array of cultural, historic, educational, recreational, retail and employment facilities within and around the nearby Roman City of Chester. First class links to the wider North West road communications network are available via nearby junctions with the A41, A51, A55 expressway and M53/M56 motorways and fast and efficient mainline railway services to London and other significant areas of the country are available from the Chester General Railway Station.

ENTRANCE HALL 14′ 1" x 5′ 11" (4.29m x 1.8m) The wooden entrance door and matching frame are fitted with frosted glass panels, plus a frosted glass window to the side. Radiator. Power points. Ceiling light. Control panel for the burglar alarm, which is on annual maintenance contract.

LARGE WALK IN UNDER STAIRS CUPBOARD Plenty of storage for coats and shoes plus several shelves. Plus a large useful internal cupboard. One end contains the electric consumer unit and meters plus controls for switching from mains to battery or generator power if a power cut ever happens, so that the boiler, garage freezer, solar PV and some lights and sockets could be operated for several hours if necessary. Small frosted window. Power points. Heating controls. Burglar alarm control box. Ceiling light.

LIVING ROOM 17′ 1" x 11′ 10" (5.21m x 3.61m) Through lounge with windows at front and sliding patio doors opening onto the rear garden. Living Flame gas fire set in an attractive marble and wood fireplace. Radiators front and back. Ceiling and wall lights. Sky TV input point. TV aerial and phone points.

DINING ROOM 13′ 5" x 8′ 10" (4.09m x 2.69m) Plenty of space for a generous sized table and chairs, with an archway into the kitchen and a window looking over the rear garden. Long radiator, three double power sockets, ceiling light, smoke alarm.

FAMILY ROOM 12′ 2" x 8′ 10" (3.71m x 2.69m) Separated by French doors from the dining room. Long radiator, window onto front garden. Several power points. Phone & fibre broadband main socket.

KITCHEN 12′ 6" x 8′ 6" (3.81m x 2.59m) The skilfully redesigned kitchen has been refitted with modern cream-coloured cupboards right up to the ceiling, thus eliminating those annoying spider traps at ceiling height while maximising cupboard space. The stylish black granite worktops have uniquely custom designed etched-in double drainer grooved recesses. The 1 ½ bowl Franke sink has a 3-way tap which includes a feed from a Pozzani under-sink water filter. The integral appliances include an AEG electric hob with cooker hood over, a Bosch combination electric oven with grill, dishwasher, and integral fridge and freezer. All supported by plenty of sockets and lighting which give great versatility. Towel warmer radiator and a built-in floor level electric heater. The flat roof was comprehensively stripped down, fully insulated and re-decked to a high standard in 2003.

SMALL INNER HALLWAY Leading to WC and internal garage door. Power socket (handy for a repeater doorbell). Ceiling light.

WC WC and washbasin. Frosted glazed window. Radiator. Ceiling light.

GARAGE The attached garage includes a very useful large utility sink with a whimsical ocean-themed tiled splash-back. Two double power sockets, which are RCD protected, as are the outside sockets in the rear garden. The internal door is near the kitchen and gives handy access to the utility sink or maybe a garage freezer. Two sets of fluorescent strip lights, which can be turned on from either exit door.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING Large and airy, with a window onto rear garden and doors off to all upstairs rooms. Power point. Ceiling light.

BEDROOM ONE 14′ 5" x 8′ 6" (4.39m x 2.59m) With two windows looking onto the front garden and fitted wardrobes. Radiator, power sockets, ceiling light.

BEDROOM TWO 10′ 6" x 8′ 2" (3.2m x 2.49m) With fitted wardrobes, window onto the rear garden, radiator, power sockets, ceiling light.

BEDROOM THREE 11′ 10" x 7′ 10" (3.61m x 2.39m) With window onto the front garden, radiator, power sockets and ceiling light.

BEDROOM FOUR/WASHROOM 9′ 2" x 8′ 10" (2.79m x 2.69m) The fourth bedroom has been cleverly converted into an extra wash room and drying area, now boasting a WC plus a sink set into a vanity unit with lighting and razor point. A pulley ceiling-mounted clothes airer saves using a tumble drier, especially on wet days. There is also a large built-in sliding door storage cupboard, which includes hanging space for clothes awaiting ironing, and lots of shelving for towels, bedlinen or anything else, all making this room ideal for busy family life! Contains the Worcester/Bosch 18i boiler, which is on an annual maintenance contract. Hot water tank plus controls for the solar water heating system. The backup immersion heater can be used on bright winter days, saving gas by using solar electricity to boost the water heating when the sun alone is not warm enough. Radiator. Ceiling light. Power points.

BATHROOM 8′ 10" x 6′ 7" (2.69m x 2.01m) WC, washbasin, bath and shower. Fully tiled except the shower, which is backed with wall-boards for easier maintenance. Long radiator, frosted window, ceiling light.

LOFT The generous loft space is fully boarded, with insulation boards added to the eaves for extra cosiness. There is full lighting and electrics and a large loft opening complete with a drop-down loft ladder. Formerly housing a large model railway layout, the loft is ideal for the hobbyist or just for storing any bulky items such as Christmas decorations or luggage.

OUTSIDE The wildlife-friendly rear garden contains several apple and pear trees as well as blackcurrant and raspberry bushes, plus a small but useful shed hidden round the corner of the house. There is a spacious patio, with a water tap and RCD-protected power sockets. Stepping stones lead to a paved sitting area and onwards to the bottom of the garden, where a discreet trellis hides a utility area for compost bins etc. Water butts collect from front and back roof.

GENERAL The property was fully rewired in 1999, adding plenty of double power sockets throughout, plus lights and power in the loft and garage, and external lights at front and back. * Cavity wall insulation was added in January 2006 with a 25-year guarantee. * Solar PV panels were added in March 2010. These benefit from the highest level of Feed In Tariff, which generally provides an average annual income of £500, depending on the amount of sunshine, and assuming no future legislation reduces the currently guaranteed tariff, which rises with RPI each year. Solar thermal water heating was also added in March 2010. This generally provides plenty of hot water from March to September, depending on the amount of warm sunshine, and the rate of hot water usage. * All windows are PVC double-glazed units. The lighting is provided by energy efficient bulbs throughout the house, mostly LED. * vendor can supply full documentation on request.

AGENTS NOTE Solar panels (electricity & water heating)

DIRECTIONS Proceed out of Chester through The Bars at Boughton and at the gyratory system by Bill Smiths Motorbike Showroom turn right then immediately left onto Christleton Road. Continue along the road towards the Sainsbury’s roundabout. Before reaching the roundabout, turn left into Moorcroft Avenue. Proceed to the end of the road and turn right onto Boughton Hall Drive, follow the road around and the property will be seen on the left hand side.

DISCLAIMER 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.

TENURE The property is understood to be Freehold.

VIEWINGS Strictly By Appointment With Homesale 01244 313900.



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