A magnificent, detached family home, with self-contained coach house, and superb landscaped gardens, in the sought after location of the Duchy estate.
The Chesters is a classically designed Arts and Crafts detached house built in 1901. The property occupies a generous plot of approximately 0.8 acres and still benefits from many of its original features including the solid oak doors with ornate panelling and stained glass windows throughout. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and totals over 9,000sqft of living space. The former garage block has been carefully adapted and now offers ancillary accommodation to the main house.
The entrance porch leads into a stunning central reception hall with oak flooring, panelled walls and wood burning stove and connects to all the principle rooms on the ground floor including an elegant sitting room with a decorative feature fireplace and bay window overlooking the front garden. The drawing room sits adjacent with beautiful polished floor boards, open fire and double doors leading out to a generous rear sun terrace. Across the hall is a formal dining room, which has under floor heating. Off the dining room is a magnificent open plan dining kitchen which has been designed and installed by Interiors of Harrogate.
The kitchen offers an extensive range of handmade wall and floor units with marble worktops. A central island provides further storage and space for a breakfast bar. These are complemented by a range of luxury integral appliances including gas range cooker, combi microwave, coffee machine and an American stainless steel fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is a fabulous family room with floor to ceiling windows to three sides filling the room with natural light. A pair of French doors lead out onto the rear terrace. The ground floor boasts a useful laundry room , boot room and two cloakrooms just off the kitchen and in the main hall.
The wide oak staircase rises from the ground floor to an exceptional central galleried landing, which is beautifully lit up by a magical stained glass lantern roof. The master bedroom boasts a fully fitted dressing room and contemporary en-suite four piece bathroom with under floor heating. There are four further bedrooms on this floor, two with under floor heated en-suite facilities and all having access to a house bathroom. Two further double bedrooms can be found on the second floor, both are serviced by a modern shower room with his and hers sinks. A spacious laundry/store room is located on the half landing.
The Chesters is approached through a set of double wrought iron electric gates via a tarmacadam driveway leading to a generous turning and parking area in front of the house. The driveway continues to the side and to the rear of the property and leads to the detached coach house, which was the former garage block, which now houses an open plan living dining space, kitchen, bathroom and separate cloakroom WC. To the rear of the coach house on the lower ground floor there is a garden store and workshop.
The garden at the front of the house has raised borders and a variety of mature trees and shrubs offering a high degree of privacy. To the rear of the property is a charming garden which is mainly laid to lawn. There is an extensive split level paved sun terrace directly off the family room and drawing room which enjoys an elevated view over the garden.