The Drive, Bury

4 Bed House - detached For Sale

Reception Rooms: 3 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 Property Code: 23351

Offers in the region of £500,000

A very impressive Art Deco detached property originally constructed in 1930 and retaining many of the details and features of the era. Situated approximately half a mile from Bury town centre on the former drive to Seedfield House, a substantial mansion house built for a wealthy industrialist during the latter part of the 18th century. Just after The Great War it became uneconomical to keep large houses and the numerous staff that they required, so it was with Seedfield House and during the 1920s and 1930s family homes were built on the gardens and driveway, hence the very apt address. Our vendors have been resident at the property for 20 years and in that time have made many improvements principally to the kitchen and ensuite fittings which were completed replaced during 2012. The property was extended in 1989 to create the lounge and main bedroom. The substantial gardens will mean that any interested parties could seek approval for further accommodation if required. With gas central heating and upvc double glazing the accommodation comprises: entrance porch, inner hall with period return staircase, dining room, conservatory, lounge, snug/T.V. room, contemporary kitchen, guest w.c., first floor landing, four bedrooms (all fitted and the master with very elaborate ensuite) and main bathroom. To the outside there are mature gardens to the rear, low maintenance front gardens and quadruple driveways, one leading to the attached double garage.

Leasehold for the residue of 999 years £8 p.a.
Council Tax Band F
Energy Efficiency Rating E

Virtual Tour


Entrance Porch

With tiled flooring and built in storage.

Inner Hall

2.7m x 2.6m (8'10" x 8'6")

Impressive hallway with period return staircase and galleried landing. Wall light points.


5.2m x 4m (17'1" x 13'1")

Extended in 1989, when viewed from the road - situated on the left hand side of the property. Open grate fire with marble hearth and Adams style surround. Period style windows to the front and sliding patio doors to the rear leading out onto a patio area. Laminate flooring and wall light points.

Dining Room

5.2m x 3.6m (17'1" x 11'10")

Again with period style windows to the front, ornate coving, laminate flooring and opening onto...


3.6m x 3m (11'10" x 9'10")

Positioned to the rear of the property and provides a real sense of 'living in the garden'.

Snug/TV Room

4m x 3.6m (13'1" x 11'10")

Living flame coal effect gas fire with tiled hearth and timber surround. Period windows to the front, coved ceiling.


5.7m x 5m (18'8" x 16'5")

Comprehensive range of recently installed wall & base units by 'Ramsbottom Kitchens'. Two tone colouring in gloss balck and white. Contrasting 'butchers block' style worktops with inset sink unit. Range of Neff appliances to include eye level oven, combination microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Kickplate lighting and tiled flooring. Upvc double glazed windows overlooking the rear gardens.


Ground floor w.c. Comprising of a two piece suite. Window to the rear.


With remotely operated up and over door and pedestrian door to the rear patio area.

First Floor Landing

Galleried landing with magnificent stained period window to the front.

Main Bedroom

4.4m x 3.98m (14'5" x 13'1")

Fitted wardrobes and units to include dressing table and drawers. Laminate flooring and period style windows to the front. Access to...


Recently installed by prominent bathroom specialists H2o of Bury. Three piece Villeroy & Boch suite to include walk in shower area with rainstorm shower and hand held shower, wash hand basin vanity unit and w.c. With concealed cistern. Contrasting grey tiling to the walls and flooring LED lighting and decorative chrome towel rail.

Bedroom Two

4m x 3.5m (13'1" x 11'6")

Built in wardrobes and units to include dressing table. Period style windows to the front, coved ceiling.

Bedroom Three

3.7m x 2.7m (12'2" x 8'10")

Fitted wardrobes, windows over looking the rear gardens.

Bedroom Four

3.6m x 2.2m (11'10" x 7'3")

Again with fitted wardrobes, period style windows to the front.


Three piece suite comprising: a vanity unit wash hand basin, shower cubicle with thermostatic shower and panelled bath. Eyeball lighting, window to the rear.

Separate W.C.

Comprising a low flush w.c., window to the rear.


The property has a low maintenance front garden area with ornamental pots, shingle and planted areas. There are 2 block paved driveways, providing 2 car parking spaces each, one leading to the detached garage. To the rear of the property there are two patio areas and steps down to the lawns. There is a further garden are with mature trees.


From Bury town centre proceed onto Walmersely Road and after approximately half a mile turn left onto The Drive, where the property can be found someway down on the right hand side.