A fantastic semi-detached period house on the outskirts of the city.
Buckingham House is a substantial stucco fronted Victorian town house, believed to have been built circa 1880. Whilst the property has been a private residential dwelling, it currently serves as an elegant self-catering holiday let but easily lends itself to private use.
The front door opens into a spacious enclosed porch with attractive arched top glazed elevations. Double doors with leaded lights open into an imposing central reception hall having high plaster coved and moulded ceilings, deep architraves, deep skirtings, wide door architraves and four-panel internal doors, which run throughout much of the property. To the front of the house is an elegant drawing room featuring a living flame fire basket within a stone surround, an ornate ceiling rose and picture rail, and an eye-catching bay window with a southerly aspect. To the rear of the hallway is a well-proportioned dining room featuring a large multi-pane picture window with views to the rear gardens. At the end of the hallway is an inner hallway leading to a walk-in cloakroom, in turn leading to a double bedroom and shower room fitted with a white three-piece suite.
Off the hallway an enclosed staircase leads down to the lower ground level to a spacious hallway. The kitchen is situated to the rear of the property, fitted with a comprehensive range of light oak cabinets, including an array of free-standing appliances. The focal point of the kitchen is a gas double oven Aga within a tiled recess with overmantel. A door from the kitchen leads out to a spacious and private paved terrace. Also, to the lower ground floor is a spacious morning room with window to the front elevation and a large room with en suite shower room, which would also serve effectively as a study or snug. The lower ground level could quite easily be adapted to create a self-contained apartment for a dependent relative, where required.
From the main reception hall, an elegant spindle staircase with polished handrails rises to the first-floor landing with laundry room off. To the front of the house is the master bedroom featuring an original cast-iron open fireplace. The en suite is particularly noteworthy, of excellent size, featuring an original open cast-iron fireplace, built-in shower, chrome heated towel rail, WC and his and her pedestal wash hand basins. To the rear of the property is an equally spacious bedroom having a luxurious en suite bathroom.
A staircase rises to the second-floor level, giving access to three further double bedrooms, all enjoying en suite shower rooms with modern white sanitaryware.
The property is accessed off Hough Green through a pillared gated entrance, with metal railings opening onto an extensive gravelled courtyard driveway, bordered by retained beds with a variety of shrubs, including magnolia, roses and camellia. A block paved pathway leads to the front door.
The rear gardens are predominantly hard landscaped with an extensive private paved terrace to the rear of the property, benefiting from outdoor lighting and a cold-water supply. Steps lead up to a further patio bordered by retained beds with a variety of shrubs, including rhododendron, laurel, camellia and hydrangea. An archway leads to an extensive gravelled hardstanding offering further parking for numerous vehicles, with double gates giving vehicular access to the old Coach Road to the rear.
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