Attractive C Listed villa set within a generous and well-presented corner plot.
Wakefield Bank is a fine C Listed villa dating from 1845, set within a well presented corner plot on Abbotsford Road. The house has a wealth of period features throughout and has spacious accommodation over two floors, with further accommodation at basement and attic levels. The property is entered through a decorative, heavy, wrought iron gate and the house is entered through an attractive tiled vestibule with panelled glass door into the hallway. To the right is an impressive double aspect drawing room with large bay window and open fire. There is fine decorative plasterwork and it makes for a superb room in which to entertain. Across the hallway from the drawing room is a cosy sitting room which has a wood burning stove and southwest facing window.
The dining room is situated close to the kitchen and links with an impressive sun room which faces southeast and overlooks part of the garden. The kitchen is to the back of the house and has a 4 oven AGA as well as a peninsula unit which extends out from the wall and provides informal dining space. There is a range of both floor and wall mounted cabinets which provide ample storage. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a laundry room, pantry and cloakroom.
The first floor has five generous bedrooms. The principal bedroom faces south and has a fitted wash hand basin, which is a feature in all of the bedrooms. Two bathrooms service the bedrooms on the first floor and there is access to the ground floor from either end of the first floor corridor and landing. For those wanting a home office there is a perfect space by the back stairs for home working.
Wakefield Bank has superb lower ground floor store rooms and workshops as well as a small attic room accessed by stairs from the first floor landing. There are four separately accessed areas at basement level, with two of the store rooms accessed from the kitchen and hallway. On the east side of the house is a large garage suitable for 3 to 4 cars with access directly into the house via the sun room. The garage links with the boiler room and potting shed, while the workshop, coal cellar and gardener's toilet are accessed down the steps at the rear of the house.
The gardens which surround Wakefield Bank are well presented and display colour all year round. Of particular note are the roses which are feature throughout the garden. The main area of garden sits on the southwest side of the house and there is a large lawn with well-kept borders which surround the lawn. The wider garden is enclosed by a stone wall and there is a summer house which overlooks the lawn, as well as a garden shed. A path to the front of the house links the garden on the other side of the property, which is laid to lawn and also has a variety of shrubs.
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