The Drive, Bury

6 Bed Character Property SSTC

Reception Rooms: 3 | Bedrooms: 6 | Bathrooms: 2 Property Code: 61379

£775,000

A most impressive residence, we understand constructed on a site of an earlier property dating from the mid18th century and owned by the Grundy family who were very prominent during this period in the woollen trade. During the 1850s, members of the family designed a vast new mansion "the grandeur of which should match the fortunes still being made in wool by more than one branch of the family business at that time". During the early 20th century the property was divided into two homes each with their own character and distinctive features. The property is quite simply fabulous with huge sash windows, high ceilings, well proportioned rooms and formal gardens. The current owners have sympathetically restored the property to its former glory and are to be commended on the attention to detail in every aspect of their presentation of their home. Seedfield House retains what might be described as the 'jewel in the crown', the original grand hallway complete with turned oak staircase, original panelling and full height ceiling with Victorian lantern skylights, it will be the highest ceiling of all the homes in the borough at around 35 feet and impossible to repeat! The accommodation in all, extends to over 5300 sq ft, which includes basement rooms which could be developed to provide a cinema room or gymnasium if required. With gas central heating and bespoke working sash upvc double glazing, the accommodation briefly comprises: entrance hall, central hall with full height ceiling and staircase, guest cloakroom, lounge, morning room, playroom, kitchen, scullery, first floor landing, four double bedrooms, the main with ensuite, principle bathroom, staircase to second floor TV room/lounge area with w.c. off, attic bedroom and office or bedroom with exposed truss ceiling. To the outside there are formal gardens to the front laid to lawn with mature trees and a private drive leading from The Drive providing off road parking and ample room for the construction of garaging.

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Entrance Vestibule

With tiled flooring, leading to...

Hall

3.5m x 2.3m (11'5" x 7'6")

Exposed timber flooring and coved ceiling. Leading to...

Main Hall

5.8m x 5.6m (19'0" x 18'4")

Quite breathtaking, completely unparalleled and truly unrepeatable! Grand turned oak staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing. Original panelled walls and stripped and polished timber flooring. Full height ceiling at around 35 feet with central Victorian lantern skylight windows. Access to guest cloakroom,

Guest Cloakroom

comprising a two piece suite and providing access to the basement rooms.

Drawing Room

6.6m x 8m (21'7" x 26'2")

A very impressive formal drawing room with original ceiling detailing, stripped and polished timber floors, bespoke stone built fireplace housing a log burner and five almost floor to ceiling upvc sash windows with shutters, providing views over the adjacent gardens.

Lounge

5m x 3.5m (16'4" x 11'5")

Ornate fire surround housing a living flame coal effect fire with cast iron inserts. Exposed timber flooring, original coving and sash window overlooking the gardens.

Playroom/Office

4.4m x 3m (14'5" x 9'10")

Sash window overlooking the gardens, coved ceiling detailing.

Dining Kitchen

5m x 4.8m (16'4" x 15'8")

A comprehensive range of wall & base units in grey finish with complementary polished granite worktops incorporating a 'Belfast' sink unit. Original built in kitchen storage cupboards and matching dresser. Signature 'Karndean' style flooring and window overlooking the rear patio area.

Utility Room

4.5m x 2.8m (14'9" x 9'2")

More appropriately termed 'the Scullery' with matching wall & base units housing a single bowl sink. Plumbing for washer and dryer, access onto the rear patio and driveway.

Basement Rooms

11m x 6.5m (36'1" x 21'3")

In original condition and the space is spread over three connecting rooms. Ideal for further development into additional accommodation (if required). The space would create a perfect home gym area and of course would be ideal for wine storage.

First Floor Landing

5.5m x 5.3m (18'0" x 17'4")

Galleried Landing with turned oak spindled balustrade. Natural light is provided by an impressive Victorian Lantern Skylight.

Main Bedroom

6.3m x 5.3m (20'8" x 17'4")

Exposed timber flooring and shuttered sash window. Access to...

Ensuite

3.5m x 2.5m (11'5" x 8'2")

Four piece suite comprising: a low flush w.c., panelled bath with centre taps, wash hand basin and shower cubicle with thermostatic shower. Two tone tiling and sash window.

Bedroom

5.4m x 4.8m (17'8" x 15'8")

Shuttered sash window. This room also connects to the ensuite above.

Bedroom

5.4m x 3.9m (17'8" x 12'9")

Shuttered sash window to the front, coved ceiling.

Bedroom

5.4m x 4.5m (17'8" x 14'9")

A beautiful original fireplace and shuttered sash window. Coved ceiling.

Main Bathroom

Installed by our vendors and a good deal of planning and research went into the design to provide an authentic feel with contemporary fittings. There is a large freestanding bath, twin wash basins, w.c. and tiled shower area with rainstorm shower. There is under floor heating and Plantation blinds to the window.

Inner Landing

With plentiful storage cupboards. Stairs to second floor.

Lounge

7.2m x 5.2m (23'7" x 17'0")

Ideal rooms for an extended family. W.C. off with hand wash basin.

Attic Room

5m x 4.2m (16'4" x 13'9")

Original fireplace, ideal 'extra' bedroom.

Home Office

6m x 5m (19'8" x 16'4")

Currently used by our vendors as their home office. Full height ceiling with exposed timber truss. Original cast iron fireplace and inset ceiling lighting.

Outside

The property is accessed directly from The Drive and there are formal gardens fronting the south elevation with lawns and mature trees. The private driveway continues round to the side where there is ample room to construct garaging if required.