PARK DRIVE, GRIMSBY
Situated on the eternally popular Park Drive, Wheatridge is a fine home of impeccable elegance and heritage set within beautifully established gardens which extend to around a third of an acre in total. Enlarged at the rear some years ago and progressively updated by the current owners the house provides excellent size accommodation which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Principal features of the double fronted residence include the central Reception Hall from where the ornate spelled balustrade staircase leads to the first floor, the superb front Sitting Room with a classic firesurround and the Dining Room which again features an ornate fireplace and offers a good degree of flexibility of use depending upon a buyers needs. Beyond the Dining Room there is a very good size additional room now used as a Living Room and from where two sets of French doors lead out into the rear garden. An inner hall to the side of the Reception Hall gives access to the useful Cloakroom, a delightful Breakfast Room/Snug with a side bay window and an art-deco fireplace and the good size Kitchen which is equipped with a comprehensive range of American Oak cabinets, a central island unit and a Smeg range cooker.
At first floor level the central Landing gives access to the Master Bedroom which itself features two ranges of oak wardrobes and a stunning Richard Sutton en-suite Bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi spa/whirlpool bath. The remaining three bedrooms are all doubles with one currently used as a home office and another fitted with a good range of built-in furniture. The Family Shower is beautifully tiled and includes a white suite comprising a pedestal handbasin, a w.c. and a Daryl shower cubicle and multi-jet shower.
Wheatridge has the benefit of gas central heating, a security alarm system and uPVC framed double glazing to the main windows with the owners having retained a number of original leaded windows for character and authenticity.
The house stands within mature grounds which include extensive lawns, a profusion of established trees and shrubs and an excellent size Double Garage with an electrically operated four fold door. There is a paved terrace immediately behind the house, ideal for outdoor dining, and an original summerhouse at the far end of the garden can be used for storage or possibly updated to use for leisure purposes. Strategically placed trees and shrubs provide a good degree of privacy for the rear of the house and the driveway can accommodate plenty of vehicles.
Park Drive, as its name suggests, encircles People's Park which was opened in 1883 and is one of the areas principal civic attractions with open parkland, a lake, bowling greens and a croquet lawn. It was registered as a park of Specific Historic Interest by English Heritage in the year 2000. Grimsby Town Centre is only a few minutes walk away and a host of local educational establishments are located on nearby Bargate.
Wheatridge is a prestigious residence offering significant space and undoubted quality and discerning potential purchasers are advised to view without delay. The verdant gardens only serve to enhance the property and its appeal and an appointment to visit can be arranged through the Agents on Grimsby 311000.
With oak double doors to the front and a quarry tiled floor. An internal door with etched glass panels then opens into the Reception Hall.
A sizeable and welcoming central entrance area from where the spelled balustrade staircase leads via a half landing to the first floor. There is a useful walk-in understairs cupboard and the hall features lincrusta panelling to picture rail height, a central heating radiator and a herringbone laid woodblock floor.
Accessed via an inner lobby just off the Reception Hall and with a white suite comprising a corner handbasin and a w.c. Pine cupboards provide useful storage and there is a central heating radiator and a tiled floor.
SITTING ROOM 4.57m (15'0') x 4.52m (14'10') plus bay
An elegant room positioned at the front of the house with views across People's Park. There is a white Adam style column fireplace with a marble inset and hearth and a living flame gas fire. The ceiling features beautiful mouldings as do the walls beneath dado level. There is a central heating radiator.
DINING ROOM 4.57m (15'0') x 4.52m (14'10')
Well proportioned and featuring a white Louis style fireplace with a marble inset and hearth and a living flame gas fire. There are both dado and picture rails and glazed double doors with matching side panels open through into the Living Room. A side window creates additional natural light and there is a central heating radiator.
FAMILY ROOM 6.71m (22'0') x 4.32m (14'2')
A superb room added some years ago to the rear of the house and providing flexible space depending upon a purchasers needs. Two pairs of French doors open out into the rear garden and additional side windows generate plenty of natural light. There is an Adam style fireplace with an enclosed living flame gas fire and there are two central heating radiators.
BREAKFAST ROOM/SNUG 4.57m (15'0') into bay x 3.61m (11'10')
A cosy room positioned close to the Kitchen and featuring an art-deco style fireplace and a recessed cupboard and drawers. There is a circular window to the front and a side bay and this room offers scope for alternative uses. There are two central heating radiators.
KITCHEN 4.98m (16'4') x 3.61m (11'10')
Comprehensively appointed with a range of American oak wall and base cabinets with speckled worksurfaces incorporating a deep glazed sink and a round stainless steel bowl. There is a Smeg range cooker with an extractor canopy above and the Asko automatic washing machine and dryer and included in the sale. There is an island unit and the window looks out across the rear garden. Central heating radiator and concealed Ideal Mexico gas central heating boiler.
A central landing with an ornate spelled balustrade and an impressive leaded rear window with an electrically operated roller shutter. There is also an inner landing area with a walk-in airing cupboard with ample storage space.
MASTER BEDROOM 4.57m (15'0') x 4.52m (14'10') plus bay
An impressive principal bedroom featuring two ranges of oak wardrobes with a matching ottoman and bedside cabinets. There is a traditional style oak firesurround (display only) with a marble inset and hearth and an additional side window. A door opens into the en-suite Bathroom.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2.44m (8'0') x 2.44m (8'0')
Sumptuously appointed with a white Jacuzzi suite comprising a washbasin, a concealed cistern w.c. and a double ended multi-jet spa/whirlpool corner bath. The floor is tiled and the walls are part tiled and the room benefits from underfloor heating.
BEDROOM TWO 4.57m (15'0') x 4.52m (14'10')
An excellent size room with double aspect windows and a central heating radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 4.27m (14'0') x 3.30m (10'10')
Positioned at the front of the house and featuring a range of oak finish furniture including wardrobes and high level cupboards which form a double bedhead recess. There is a central heating radiator and a cast iron fireplace.
BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY 3.66m (12'0') x 3.15m (10'4')
With a central heating radiator and a window overlooking the rear garden.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM 2.54m (8'4') x 2.44m (8'0') max
Beautifully tiled and featuring an Edwardian style white Sanitan suite comprising a pedestal washbasin, a w.c. and an oversize Daryl shower cubicle with a multi-jet shower. There is a chrome heated towel warmer and there is underfloor heating.
DOUBLE GARAGE 6.10m (20'0') x 5.49m (18'0')
A good size double garage with an electrically operated four fold door and electric light and power.
Wheatridge stands within established gardens which are rectangular in shape and extend to approaching one third of an acre in total. The front boundary is formed by ornate railings set on a substantial brick wall and the long sett paved driveway provides space for parking several vehicles. There are double vehicular gates and a pedestrian gateway with a central path which leads to the front door. The rear garden is an absolute delight with a wide expanse of lawn, mature trees and numerous informal shrub borders and beds creating screened privacy. Immediately behind the house there is a paved terrace perfect for outdoor dining whilst in one corner of the garden there is a sizeable patio and a traditional garden pavilion, now used for storage purposes.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage are connected.
Comprises radiators as detailed above connected to the Ideal Mexico gas boiler in the Kitchen.
The property has the benefit of uPVC framed double glazing to the main windows. Some original leaded windows have been retained to preserve the character of Wheatridge.
A security alarm system is installed.
North East Lincolnshire Council.
Our enquiries of the Local Authority indicate the property to be in Tax Band G.
Freehold - subject to Solicitors verification.
By appointment through the Agents on Grimsby 311000.