GREY GABLES – A spectacular 1920’s built home that overlooks Wicksteed Park. It is rare for a property of this type to come onto the market and this one has been a family home to the current vendors for the past sixty years.
Accommodation comprises approximately 4350 square feet (including outbuildings) and an overall plot size of 1.3 acres.
Accessed via a gated driveway, Grey Gables is hidden away from the main road by a wealth of established trees that line the front gardens. The rear boundary sits alongside Wicksteed Park, with a private gate to access. The predominant gables and original sash windows are a preview of how impressive this property is and once inside, it is light, welcoming and charming.
The accommodation to the ground floor offers three reception rooms; a living room measuring over 28 feet in length with double doors onto the garden, a beautiful dining room with doors onto the terrace and a study to the front. The kitchen offers ample space for a breakfast table and there is a large utility room and downstairs cloakroom that both contain plenty of cupboards for storage. A spacious basement that houses the boiler can be accessed from the outside, via a staircase to the side of the property, and this also offers further storage space. Upstairs, the galleried staircase features a large window to the front elevation and gives access to the first floor landing and four double bedrooms. Also upstairs; one en-suite bathroom with a five piece suite, two separate bathrooms and a w/c, plus a large walk in airing cupboard.
Outside, there are two garages providing secure parking for up to three vehicles with adjoining stores and workshops and an abundance of beautiful gardens to enjoy. An outdoor swimming pool nestles discreetly at the bottom of the garden with a purpose built garden room alongside, complete with changing rooms, wc and a kitchen/dining area that opens onto paved terracing for sitting by the pool.
The property is entered via the porch with a door through into the entrance hall and an under stairs cupboard. Original doors give access to the impressive living room, dining room, guest cloakroom and a further hallway that leads through to the study, kitchen, utility room and vestibule with access to the side of the house. Extending over 28 feet in length, the beautiful living room boasts triple aspect views, a central working fireplace to enjoy during the cooler months and a bay fronted area with double doors that overlook to the sunken rose garden. The large, formal dining room also enjoys views out to the back gardens, via double doors opening onto the paved terrace with steps leading down to the well manicured lawn. The study is the third of the reception rooms and this sits close to the kitchen which offers a range of eye and base level units and there is space for a few appliances with more being housed in the vestibule by the back door. The separate utility room contains plenty of storage space and a large Belfast sink.
The master bedroom offers a range of built in wardrobes and the best views of the rear gardens, swimming pool and Wicksteed Park. Bedroom two boasts a spacious en-suite bathroom with a five piece suite comprising a bath, shower, low level w/c and twin wash hand basins. There are two further double bedrooms, also with built in wardrobe space, two bathrooms, a separate w/c and a convenient walk-in airing cupboard with shelving.
Lower Ground Floor & Outbuildings
Accessed via an external staircase to the side of the property, the basement level incorporates the boiler room, a wine cellar and two stores – each with power and light. The two garages provide secure parking for up to three vehicles and each of the garages have an adjoining store with power and light, one also benefiting from an outdoor w/c. There is potential for some of this space to be used as a workshop or home office.
To the front of the property, either side of the driveway, there are two large garden areas – one is an orchard planted with well established fruit trees and the other a grassed area with a large pond. Mature trees stand either side and offer a high degree of privacy to the front aspect. To the side of the house sits an ornate, sunken rose garden and this leads to the rear of the property that is predominantly laid to lawn. The whole garden has been exceptionally kept and is bordered with shrub and flower beds with a paved terrace to enjoy the outlook. A glasshouse provides the space to grow and nurture plants and this sits alongside the kitchen garden, where there is ample space for growing fruits and vegetables. The outdoor swimming pool sits discreetly at the bottom of the garden alongside the garden room, with a fully functional kitchen area, providing a great space for both relaxing and entertaining.