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Old Chester Road, Helsby, WA6 9NW, £500,000

NO ONWARD CHAIN - An EXTENSIVE FOUR STOREY early 20th Century detached house currently utilised as OFFICE PREMISES with FAR REACHING PANORAMIC VIEWS, and an HISTORIC LOCATION to the north east of Chester.

  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION
    With a net internal floor area of approximately 3000 sq.ft., this substantial early 20th Century building has been used as office premises for some time, but subject to the appropriate local authority planning permission and buildings regulations approval, could revert to its original purpose, thus forming an impressive private dwelling; or a luxury boutique hotel. The situation of the property is particularly attractive being elevated with far reaching panoramic views, as well as being within easy reach of the various facilities in Helsby and Frodsham, as well as the highly regarded Helsby High School and various primary schools. Excellent rail connections are available nearby, as well as superb links to the wider north west road communications network via nearby junctions with the A56 trunk road and M56 motorway. Rockcliffe itself also benefits from a driveway with multiple parking spaces, extensive banked and level grounds/gardens, two cabins situated within those grounds, mostly double glazed windows, security shutters, perimeter trunking in part, two gas fired central heating boilers, various air conditioning units, a pressurised hot water cylinder, connections to all mains services, and the following accommodation which is described in detail below.
  • L-SHAPED LOWER GROUND FLOOR OFFICE
    With six radiators, gas meter cupboard, access doorway from a lower ground floor inner hall with storage cupboard, and additional inner door leading to a plant/boiler room.
  • PLANT/BOILER ROOM
    With circuit breaker control panels and boiler cupboard housing two gas fired central heating boiler with control timers, and a pressurised high capacity high pressure hot water cylinder.
  • GROUND FLOOR ENTRANCE HALL
    With radiator and main entrance door.
  • GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM/WC
    With white suite having chromium fittings comprising tiled shower cubicle with fitted thermostatically controlled shower unit, wash hand basin, WC, radiator and tiled walls and flooring.
  • GROUND FLOOR OFFICE ONE
    With four radiators, far reaching panoramic views, and original internal parliament hinged lancet folding doors leading to the ground floor second and third offices.
  • GROUND FLOOR OFFICE TWO
    With three radiators and far reaching panoramic views.
  • GROUND FLOOR OFFICE THREE
    With two radiators and far reaching panoramic views.
  • GROUND FLOOR SITTING ROOM
    With inner archway, storage units, radiator and inner doorway leading to the kitchen and dining room/canteen.
  • DINING ROOM/CANTEEN
    With three double glazed Velux skylight windows, tiled flooring, storage units, two radiators, doorway leading to a side porch and WC, and inner throughway leading to the kitchen.
  • POTENTIAL KITCHEN
    With plumbing and space for units and appliances.
  • SIDE PORCH
    With radiator, double glazed skylight window, electronic alarm control panel, uPVC/double glazed external door and inner doorway leading to a ground floor WC.
  • GROUND FLOOR WC
    With white suite having chromium fittings comprising corner wash hand basin, dual flush WC, ladder style towel rail/radiator, tiled walls and tiled flooring.
  • FIRST FLOOR LANDING
    With radiator and staircase leading from the ground floor entrance hall.
  • FIRST FLOOR SHOWER ROOM
    With white suite having chromium fittings comprising tiled shower cubicle with fitted thermostatically controlled shower unit, wash hand basin, WC, radiator, tiled walls and tiled flooring.
  • FIRST FLOOR WC
    With white suite having chromium fittings comprising corner wash hand basin, WC, radiator, tiled walls and tiled flooring.
  • FIRST FLOOR OFFICE ONE
    With four radiators, panoramic views and inner archway leading to the second/inner first floor office.
  • FIRST FLOOR OFFICE TWO/INNER OFFICE
    With two radiators, doorway from the first floor landing, spiral staircase leading to the second floor loft room, and inner archways leading to the second floor third and fourth offices.
  • FIRST FLOOR OFFICE THREE
    With radiator, panoramic views and access to eaves storage space.
  • FIRST FLOOR OFFICE FOUR
    With radiator, access to a larger eaves storage cupboard, and folding inner doors leading to the first floor office five.
  • FIRST FLOOR OFFICE FIVE
    With radiator and inner doorway leading to the first floor server room.
  • FIRST FLOOR SERVER ROOM
    With radiator, RCD panel and numerous internal and external communication ports.
  • EXTERNAL CABIN ONE
    With air conditioning unit.
  • EXTERNAL CABIN TWO
    With electrically powered radiator.
  • SECOND FLOOR LOFT ROOM
    With spiral staircase leading from the first floor inner office, numerous eaves access doorways, and double glazed Velux windows to three elevations, providing aspects over the side and rear gardens, and two the stunning panoramic views to the north west.
  • OUTSIDE
    The grounds to Rockcliffe are established and attractive and are approached via a brick paved driveway leading to a brick paved parking area with multiple parking spaces, and railed ramp access to the ground floor main door and entrance hall. A gateway also leads from the parking area to the north of the property, where there is a lower vaulted section, a lower seating area and sandstone steps with curved railing leading to a main upper flagged seating section surrounded by the two external cabins, a circular planter, external lighting and a timber framed and tiled balcony style seating area taking full advantage of the panoramic views to the north west. A brick paved pathway then leads around to the south of the property and to the external door which leads to the dining room, kitchen and the other ground floor accommodation. The principal gardens to the Rockcliffe are to the east and comprise upper and lower lawned sections, interspersed with pathways, mature shrubbery hedging and boundary fencing, a wealth of established shrubs, plants evergreens and deciduous trees and sandstone steps giving access to the driveway and parking area.
  • TENURE
    The property is of leasehold tenure and has the benefit of a 999 year lease dating from 29th March 1907. This lease being subject to a variable annual ground rent currently set at £15 per annum.
  • DIRECTIONS
    From Chester, proceed out of the city along Hoole Way, over the Hoole railway bridge and onto Hoole Road. Proceed to the end of Hoole Road, following signs for the A56, Mickle Trafford and Helsby. Continue through Mickle Trafford and for a further distance, passing Dunham on the Hill, and continuing along the A56 until reaching the traffic light controlled junction. Turn right at this point, once again following signs for Helsby and Frodsham and after a further short distance, take the right hand fork in the road signposted for Robin Hood Lane. Proceed along Robin Hood Lane as it continues as Old Chester Road, and proceed to the blocked end of Old Chester Road, turn hairpin right into the driveway for Rockcliffe.

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