Savills | East Downs Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2LG | Property for sale
6,197 sq ft(575.72 sq m)
Guide price £3,800,000

East Downs RoadBowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2LG


    Key features

    • Truly charming historic family home
    • Versatile coach house extension that adjoins the main house
    • Abundance of original features
    • Accommodation over four floors
    • Large cellar space with media room and laundry room

    Dating back to 1851 this substantial, detached family home offers spacious accommodation with extensive cellars and versatile adjoining coach house

    About this property

    • This truly attractive, Victorian detached house is situated in the sought after Bowdon conservation area. Positioned in a quiet cul de sac, Vine House truly stands out. Built in the extremely attractive Stamford Brick the property boasts well over 6000sqft of versatile living accommodation with extensive cellars. Currently the cellar space offers a large fitted laundry room and media room. The traditional wine store must also be mentioned. The property also benefits from an additional coach house wing. The coach house adjoins the main house by the fabulous family room extension. This offers versatile living space for those with dependent relatives or of course “live in” staff members.

      Vine House is a substantial family home with a true feeling of period and modern day living combined. Upon entering the property through wrought iron electric gates, the block paved driveway allows parking for numerous vehicles. The front gardens are well mature with large, wide planted borders and a variety of trees providing privacy.

      One is welcomed by a traditional double front door leading to a spacious inner porch. The stained glass front door opens to a stunning wide hallway. One cannot help but notice the high ceilings and original cornicing- a true feeling of opulence. The hallway leads one to two grand reception rooms. The formal sitting room is warmed by an open fire with feature marble surround, patio doors lead onto raised terrace steps, a truly stunning outlook. The drawing room has feature wood panelling and stunning sash windows to the front elevation, the open fire has an attractive stone surround, completing the accommodation is a cosy snug, warmed by a wood burner.

      The handmade Martin Moore kitchen is a country style, in keeping with this delightful period home. There is the benefit of integrated appliances, attractive Aga and free standing butchers block with feature black granite work surfaces. A window behind the Kohler Belfast sink enjoys a striking view across the gardens. Off the kitchen is a spacious entertaining area, ideal for dining and modern day living with fabulous windows and patio doors onto the terrace and garden areas.

      The principal bedroom suite is extremely spacious with fitted Smallbone wardrobe space. The large bay window and further dual aspect windows fill the room with light. The 5 piece bathroom suite is modern in style with a rainfall shower and TV. The true benefit of a property of this calibre is the space on offer, the wide landing leads one to a further bedroom. The high ceilings and large windows allow maximum light. A four piece family bathroom suite and two further bedrooms, one with en suite complete the main house accommodation.

      The attractive Coach House adjoins the main house, there is a separate front entrance door via the pretty courtyard garden area. This space is extremely versatile, it offers well proportioned, self-contained living for dependents or staff with the benefit of a bespoke fitted office space, fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, large sitting area with feature coach windows and a spacious bathroom suite. The modern sitting room has a feature glass floor and doors onto a terrace area, a lovely spot for al fresco entertaining.

      Externally the garden is of particular note, it is well manicured offering a range of trees, feature arch way, original brick wall, hedgerows and wide stocked borders. Patio areas provide a lovely area for entertaining or of course enjoying the sunny, private aspect.

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    A true piece of history with a fabulous back story

    Ellis McQueenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Bowdon is a charming, historic area with church, public house and ease of access to stunning walks. The property is superbly placed on this sought after road for access to the many amenities of fashionable Hale village and the town of Altrincham with their impressive range of restaurants, bistros and bars, specialist shops and supermarkets.
    • Altrincham Metro Link provides easy access to the City centre. Access to the M56, M60 and M6 assure easy communication links to the North West's principal commercial centres. The area abounds in Golf courses, leisure clubs and facilities for outdoor pursuits, the National Trust's Dunham Massey Hall and park are close by and the Bollin valley and Cheshire countryside are on the doorstep.
    • The educational establishments available locally are considered among the best in the Manchester area, with Altrincham Grammar, Loreto, St Ambrose, as well as outstanding preparatory and junior schools. Many locally attend Manchester Grammar too.
    • Vine House is a property of huge historical connection, built in the Italian Villa style which is of a much valued architectural importance. It was built by the second Lord Mayor of Manchester William Neild for his daughter Ellen Neild and son-in-law John Carlisle upon their marriage. Mr Carlisle was a coffee merchant responsible for trade with Brazil. In 1871 the house was sold to Mr Halliday an East India merchant.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold