It was built for John Marley who discovered iron ore seams at Eston and is one of the earliest of the town mansions. His coat of arms can be seen beside the original front door.
The double drive with gated entrance leads into the enclosed gardens which are mainly laid to lawn.
An impressive reception hall with original hardwood entrance door leads into a most welcoming snug with shaped cornicing, period fireplace and multi fuel stove and fitted storage into the alcoves. Leading into the main reception hall with a superb open spindle and baluster staircase which leads to the first and second floors. The drawing room is a most impressive reception room with high ceilings and original cornicing, a period fireplace with wood burning stove and enjoying views across the gardens. The dining room has a large walk in bay window giving good natural light, an impressive period fireplace with cast iron and tiled iron inset. The kitchen breakfast room is fitted with an excellent range of wall and floor units with ample contoured work surfaces and part tile surrounds, a range of integrated appliances including gas hob, electric oven, extractor hood and dishwasher, there is an island unit with breakfasting area, Amtico flooring and door leading through to the utility, pantry and access to the garage.
The first floor landing leads to four double bedrooms, one of the bedrooms could be adapted as a children's playroom, there is also a family bathroom. The fully tiled bathroom comprises of corner bath, wash hand basin, low level wc and shower cubicle. There is also an additional separate wc.
To the second floor is a further three double bedrooms with charming exposed beams and original features, one bedroom has the benefits of en-suite facilities. The long landing is very versatile and can be used as an additional study/exercise area.
Outside the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs.
Electric, gas, water and drainage are all connected to the mains.
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A superb period property dating back to 1858 in a sought after West End location.Ben Pridden