Open House West Wirral are delighted to be selected to market this impressive five bedroom, detached property in the ever increasingly popular village of Irby. Situated a stone's throw from the centre of the village, this handsome home offers all of the accommodation that any large ...
Open House West Wirral are delighted to be selected to market this impressive five bedroom, detached property in the ever increasingly popular village of Irby.
Situated a stone's throw from the centre of the village, this handsome home offers all of the accommodation that any large family could ask for. With five good sized bedrooms split over the top two floors and views out to sea on a clear day, there may be no need to move ever again, unless you plan to downsize like the current owners.
This family home is within easy reach of two excellent primary schools (Dawpool and Irby Primary) as well as being within the catchment for local secondary schools including grammar schools. Within walking distance of Irby village centre with the shops, restaurants and pubs, this home is ready for inspection and to welcome the next family who will appreciate the accommodation on offer.
With a skilful mix of the traditional and contemporary, the house contains many original features whilst offering all of the modern conveniences that we have become used to. A magnificent, light filled conservatory opens out to the back garden. It has been split to allow for a home business that was run as a very successful cattery until recently. This could easily be reinstated, or the existing buildings could be used for any manner of projects both personal or professional. Click on Charlies Place at the bottom of this listing for more information.
The property briefly comprises a welcoming hallway with many original features, a front sitting room, modern kitchen opening into a breakfast room, rear lounge opening onto the large conservatory, downstairs W.C. and utility room.
The first floor houses the master bedroom with ensuite and bedrooms two and three, one of which is currently being used as a home office. There is a family bathroom with separate W.C. Stairs lead up to the top floor where we find bedrooms four and five both of an equally good size. There is ample storage space in the eaves of the roof.
Front Elevation With a large block work driveway suitable for 3 or 4 cars, this house has a presence about it. A number of bay fronted windows provide extra character (and interior space). A beautiful local sandstone archway leads through to the uPVC front door which in turn leads to
Hallway 5.21m (17' 1') x 2.88m (9' 5') The large, welcoming hallway has many period features that have been restored, including parquet floor and wooden stair banister. This central hub leads to all of the downstairs accommodation. There is also a very useful storage room, affectionately called Beasley's Cupboard in honour of the previous owner's dog, it currently houses the boiler and shelving.
Sitting Room 4.59m (15' 1') x 3.64m (11' 11') To the right of the hallway is the front sitting room. This has been used as a multifunctional room for this growing family; from dining, sitting, family, music room, this space can be what every you wish it to be. Large squared off bay window, with uPVC double glazed windows, overlooks the front drive that is in turn shielded from the road by a large hedge. The floorboards have been stripped back, sanded and stained for a traditional but modern finish.
Lounge 4.37m (14' 4') x 3.90m (12' 10') With a feature wood burner stove with a stone surround, this is really the heart of the home. Opening out to the large conservatory with views of the garden, you can see why the family have made this their lounge of choice. Engineered wood on the floors and two unusual side windows in the alcoves, complete this room.
Conservatory 5.44m (17' 10') x 4.13m (13' 7') This large rear extension currently configured for dining and seating is an integral room to the house. Access can also be gained to and from the breakfast room. There are two Dimplex electric heaters for the really cold months should the wood burner not be enough heat for you!
The floor is tiled and there is access to the garden via French doors or a side door.
Breakfast Room 3.86m (12' 8') x 2.72m (8' 11') Featuring an island unit big enough to seat four comfortably with the associated storage, this room will be a popular meeting point for busy families. Grey ceramic tiled flooring match the adjacent kitchen, a pendant light, radiator and access to the conservatory.
Kitchen 6.67m (21' 11') x 2.70m (8' 10') Beautifully fitted kitchen with a cream wood finish and black granite worktops and upstand. Integrated dish washer and a large CDA American fridge/freezer that is plumbed in to the mains water.
Large Belling range cooker with canopy hood, grey tiled floor, dual aspect double glazed uPVC windows and a feature ceiling light. There is also an additional seating area adjacent to the kitchen with a window overlooking the side of the property.
This useful room integrates a downstairs loo and washbasin as well as providing space for washing machine, dryer and an additional fridge for parties and Christmas!
With the popularity of open plan living it is important that the utilities are housed away, making sure they are accessible but out of sight (and just as importantly, out of earshot).
Master Bedroom 4.64m (15' 3') x 3.65m (12' 0') Moving up the lovingly restored stairs to the first floor and we find the master bedroom at the front of the property. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes will meet all of your storage needs, there is a square bay and additional side window allowing views over Liverpool Bay from your bed, whilst having a Sunday morning coffee.
The room is carpeted and benefits from a square bay window with feature glass panels.
Ensuite An ensuite bathroom features W.C. washbasin and full width walk-in shower with Bristan electric shower, the floor is tiled.
Bedroom Two 4.07m (13' 4') x 3.64m (11' 11') Overlooking the rear garden, this double bedroom offers ample accommodation plus again a side window looking south. The floor is carpeted and there are views across Irby park.
Bedroom Three 2.89m (9' 6') x 2.73m (8' 11') Currently used as a home office, the smallest bedroom is still of a very good size and could easily become the guest/multi use room. A uPVC bay window provides ample light for home working or would make an amazing craft room/studio.
Family Bathroom 2.86m (9' 5') x 2.71m (8' 11') With a large, double ended bath, walk-in shower with an Aqualisa power shower and basin, this family bathroom benefits from a separate W.C. which will be invaluable as this house is designed for a large family. No more kids asking you to hurry up!
Bedroom Four 4.57m (15' 0') x 3.65m (12' 0') Leading upstairs via the wooden stairs you will find the final bedrooms of this property, perfectly designed for growing teens or young adults. There will be no fighting over who gets which room as they are both of a comparable size.
Bedroom Five 4.57m (15' 0') x 3.24m (10' 8') Both with windows overlooking the side of the property (facing north) and roof lights providing views towards Liverpool Bay.
Access to the eaves ensures that you have not lost the useful storage space that loft conversions can sometimes limit.
Rear Garden As this is a detached house, the garden can be reached from both sides. One side houses logs for the wood burner and space for bikes and other outdoor paraphernalia. Both sides have full garden gates.
The main part of the garden is lawned with well established borders, trees and hedges providing the necessary privacy from neighbouring properties.
The rear of the garden has been separated and houses the cattery chalets and garden sheds, as a very successful cattery (Charlie's Place) was run from here for a number of years. With the intention of the family to downsize, the business has been mothballed but could be reinstated in quick time as everything you need is right here for you. However, if cats aren't your thing there is no limit to what these buildings could be used for as they are all powered and heated. A great man cave, a brilliant she shed, a glamping experience you decide what best fits your lifestyle!