Arguably one of the most iconic houses in Southport, steeped in history and situated close to the vibrant village of Birkdale.
This detached family residence c1850-54 was built by local builder John Aughton in a classic Italianate Villa style. Grade II listed the property is situated in the Gloucester Road conservation area. The spacious character accommodation is very well planned providing a number of generous reception rooms, spacious reception hall and kitchen to the ground floor.
To the first floor there are four double bedrooms, master with en-suite and family bathroom/Wc. A further two bedrooms and shower room is located to the second. The gardens are a most definite feature, extensively landscaped a number of years ago by a leading local garden centre. Off road parking is available for numerous vehicles and access to a garage at the side.
This affluent location is in close proximity to a number of prestigious golf courses, including the Royal Birkdale with the railway station at Hillside on the Southport to Liverpool commuter line. Birkdale is a very popular residential area with a vibrant village including boutique, specialty shops and a range of individual wine bars and restaurants.
Open Portico Porch
Tiled floor, magnificent fielded and panelled outer door.
Spacious Entrance Hall
Arched window overlooking the rear garden. Parquet, Oak stripped floor. Ornate turned staircase to the first floor with useful storage cupboard above, feature stained glass and leaded window.
6'2" x 4'8", 1.88m x 1.42m
Wash hand basin and low level Wc, tiled floor, Upvc double glazed window.
14'1" extending to 17'1 into bay x 23'7", 4.29m extending to 5.21m into bay x 7.19m
Windows to the front and a deep bay window overlooking the rear garden, Oak parquet floor, living flame coal effect gas fire with attractive surround and tiled interior,
16' into bay x 13'10", 4.88m into bay x 4.22m
Bay window overlooking the front garden, living flame coal effect gas fire with timber surround and decorative cast iron and tiled interior, Oak stripped floor.
14' x 18'10" into side bay, 4.27m x 5.74m into side bay
Window overlooking the front garden.
13'10" x 17'2", 4.22m x 5.23m
Upvc double glazed side window.
14' x 8'3", 4.27m x 2.51m
Upvc double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, single drainer 2 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit below, a range of base units with cupboards and drawers, pull out larder cupboards, wall cupboards, glazed china cupboards, working surfaces, four ring gas hob, split level 1 1/2 electric oven, integrated dishwasher.
14' x 14'11" extending to 20'10" overall measurements, 4.27m x 4.55m extending to 6.35m overall measurements
Two sets of double-glazed double doors leading to the rear garden.
13'6" x 5'4", 4.11m x 1.63m
Sink unit, base units, plumbing for washing machine, 'Ideal Mexico' central heating boiler,
8'2" x 7'6" overall measurements, 2.49m x 2.29m overall measurements
Shower enclosure with thermostatic shower, wash hand basin, low level Wc, pantry cupboard, laminate flooring.
First Floor Landing
17'6" x 14'' overall measurements, 5.33m x 4.27m' overall measurements
Two built in wardrobes with double doors, windows overlooking the side and rear.
En Suite Shower Room
7'1" x 6'7", 2.18m x 2.01m
Wash hand basin, low level Wc, large step in shower enclosure with thermostatic shower, cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Extractor.
16'5" x 14'2", 5.00m x 4.32m
Windows to front and side.
14' x 15'10", 4.27m x 4.83m
Windows to the front and side, wash hand basin with drawers below.
12' x 14' 3.66m x 4.27m
14' x 6'8" extending to 14'2" into door recess, 4.27m x 2.03m extending to 4.32m into door recess
Double glazed windows, double ended bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, bidet, low level Wc, pedestal wash hand basin. Spot lighting and extractor.
Second Floor Landing
12' x 14' 3.66m x 4.27m
19'2" x 14'2" overall measurements, 5.84m x 4.32m overall measurements
9'5" x 2'7" extending to 8'5" into recess, 2.87m x 0.79m extending to 2.57m into recess
Shower enclosure, thermostatic shower, wash hand basin, low level Wc.
Extensive gardens adjoin the property, there is off road parking to the front for several vehicles and the front garden is planted with mature shrubs, trees and holly bushes. A brick-built garage to the side measures 23'9" x 17'3" and has an electric up and over door, side courtesy door and loft storage. The delightful south-facing rear garden is an undoubted feature of the property and having being professionally landscaped a number of years ago by a leading garden centre and having a variety of specimen shrub trees and plants. Currently laid with extensive lawn, shaped borders, and a further hidden garden area with shed.
The tenure of the property is Leasehold for the remainder of a term of 999 years from 25th March 1951, subject to an annual ground rent of £18.
Sefton MBC, Council Tax Band G.