Wexford Road, Oxton, CH43
5 Bed House - Detached SSTC
Reception Rooms: 2 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 4
The old Vicarage has been given a new lease of life...and some. A major refurbishment and an eye for style and detail has transformed this considerably secluded parish residence into an even more welcoming (if possible) and thoroughly modern and delightful home, a home that more than ever focuses on entertaining...
- Large Garden Plot
- Refurbished 2012
- With 5 Bedrooms
- And 3 En Suite
- 2/3 Reception
- Very Private
The full benefit of this redesigned accommodation from its previous somewhat compartmentalised layout is outstanding and so full marks along with several gold star awards to our clients for having the vision and being the first to grab the opportunity, for there was great interest. Then again, you've just got to take our words for it as we were fortunate to be the agent involved in the sale to the Griffiths in the first place....
Choose your favourite season
Two years on from saying goodbye to the team of contractors and Slaney Lodge has settled comfortably into the landscape of this substantially large, private plot where outdoors meets indoors. That's for any season, although best enjoyed with all patio doors and bi folding doors wide open in late spring and summer. Nevertheless, the amount of window space will inevitably offer a selection of pleasing seasonal scenes all year round.
And if we were to ask you to slow right down as you drive along Wexford Road in search of Slaney Lodge, this ought to give you the right idea that this house is hard to be seen from the road. For this house not only sits in a large plot but commands the best position set back at the top and is protected by a number of trees to the front including a magnificent Cedar tree that stands about midway along the drive and which in fact acts as the central isle for visiting cars.
So the entrance, which is to the side, enjoys an extensive parking bay at the top of a long drive. A contemporary oak entrance door and threshold opens to an exciting, bright, spacious hall. And oak is a theme, with acres of solid oak flooring and stairs and oak veneered internal doors. The introduction of glass to that staircase and bespoke angulated roof lights does make for quite an entrance.
In simple terms then we'll describe the accommodation off here, bear in mind though that all principle rooms look to the garden. The living room, for example, does has the most fabulous of extra tall cathedral like windows facing south west whilst a range of patios and other windows look south to the main lawn and patio areas.
Rooms for entertaining
Then we induce you to the combined kitchen, living, dining room. A room that lures the garden inside just as much as if not more than the living room manages to. Packs and packs of space for all kinds of furniture, for all kinds of uses, whilst at the far side you see volumes of light coloured solid granite surfaces and an extensive range of kitchen units.
And in between both these rooms is the study. However, it's a big study and for that would comfortably make a second sitting room - for the kids perhaps?
To the north east side of Slaney, you'll find the cloakroom, the utility (off which is the integral garage), and best of all the alternative 'master' bedroom suite with dressing area and rather gorgeous en suite room with slipper bath et al; or of course a room to impress your guests (hashtag the in-laws). The option is no less enjoyable in the main first floor bedroom with en suite and, once again, clever use of rectangular or cornered windows - all to enjoy maximum daylight.
And up here are three further bedrooms (so that's five in all), with another with en suite (three en suite in all), with the remaining bedrooms serviced by a rather attractive 'family' bathroom. Two of those double bedrooms look towards and down upon the gardens below. (See photos). Watch out for the Jurassic park and the Cath Kidston like rooms...
First of all is the Secret Magic Garden. A wilderness of bears, tigers and goodness knows what. Beyond is a safer haven for the dedicated cricket or football apprentices featuring terraced patio areas set further back to the house, suited for on lookers lounging and barbequing. Of course rather than participate in either, relax from one of any reception rooms and enjoy the spectacle, undisturbed.
Walking the circuit of this house for the first time is certainly a huge pleasure and experience. This is a house of fun; it's enlightening; it's practical, spacious and light whilst most of all, being so central, it's a house that's so very convenient.
How convenient? Well certainly Birkenhead School ( coeducational) and BHSA are an easy walk and St Saviour's, St Anselm's College as well as Redcourt may require just an extra couple of minutes earlier on the alarm call. If you're dropping the children off then in an extra ten minutes you can be through the tunnel for work. For Sat Nav: CH43 9TB