Thornleigh, Vale Street, Stourbridge, DY8 4ET

£395,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A quite exceptional double fronted Victorian family home set behind an illuminated driveway yet with the additional benefit of garaging and parking approached from the rear via Villa Street. The house is possibly one of the best examples of the Victorian period in the Stourbridge area and displays the most magnificent features of this opulent period, offering five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The plot was purchased in 1864 for the sum of £40 and having established a glass engraving workshop on the site, the house was subsequently built soon afterwards and extended to accommodate an expanding family around 1899. The house remained in the same family for nearly a hundred years until the 1980's. Three subsequent owners have lavished much time and attention in retaining as many of the original features as possible and enhancing its overall appeal in line with modern day living. Presenting a splendid fusion of modern and Victorian styling the house has extensive

landscaped gardens that offer beautiful backdrop to this beautiful home. Vale Street lies in the former heart of the Stourbridge glass making industry

FRONT OF THE PROPERTY

To the front of the property there is a paved driveway with steps leading to the front door and a gate to the side providing access to the rear garden.

RECEPTION HALL

In the Victorian style with ornate cornicing and ceiling roses together with additional carved details to archway. Two staircases rise to the first floor, one of which rises from the hall.

CLOAKROOM

Furnished with a low flush suite in white, inset wash hand basin with tiled surround and a panel radiator.

LOUNGE

8.33m (27' 4") x 3.58m (11' 9")

The principal reception room very much continuing the Victorian theme having a magnificent marble fireplace to chimney breast housing a living flame gas fire. Double glazed window to the front elevation, ornate cornicings and ceiling roses, two twin panel radiators, tv point. A lovely room offering great space with high ceilings and magnificent

twin opening doors leading to garden room.

SITTING ROOM

4.27m (14' 0") x 3.61m (11' 10")

The archetypal Victorian study offering a wonderful retreat from modern living and enjoying the most superb marbled slate fireplace with living flame grate to chimney breast. Double glazed window to the front, twin panel radiator and ceiling light rose.

SUN ROOM

4.83m (15' 10") x 4.01m (13' 2")

A beautiful and bright space that offers delightful double glazed views and door to landscaped gardens. An area that affords considerable character to this beautiful home with two twin panel radiators that heat the room.

DINING ROOM

4.90m (16' 1") x 4.06m (13' 4")

A charming formal dining room once again offering lovely proportions and having impressive polished slate fire surround to chimney breast and living flame gas fire. Period sash window overlooking side courtyard with twin panel radiator beneath, ornate cornicings and ceiling rose.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN

4.90m (16' 1") x 2.82m (9' 3")

A bright and spacious kitchen with ample room for breakfast table and takes full advantage of delightful views across extensive landscaped gardens. Bespoke base and wall mounted storage affords ample storage as well as including a one and a half bowl ceramic sink and drainer, ample rolled edged working surfaces and a number of integrated appliances such as low level kick board heating, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Space for a Rangemaster cooker with ceramic hob and double oven is fitted and has tiled splashback with an attractive over mantle. Panel radiator, two ceiling light points and pedestal door direct to rear gardens.

FRONT LANDING

Extensive first floor accommodation is reached via two staircases one located in the reception hall and second off the garden room. Accommodation at first floor level interconnects via bedroom in the middle. With a velux skylight, doors to bedrooms and bathroom and panel radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM

4.27m (14' 0") x 4.17m (13' 8")

A large square bedroom with ample built-in wardrobe storage, two double glazed windows to front elevation, twin panel radiator, coving and ceiling rose.

BEDROOM TWO

4.27m (14' 0") x 3.61m (11' 10")

Another sizeable bedroom with double glazed window to the front, twin panel radiator, coving, decorative rose with ceiling light point and walk-in box room housing the Baxi gas fired combination boiler, radiator and loft access

BATHROOM

Furnished in white and tiled to all walls housing a Heritage suite including panelled bath with shower over, square backed pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, ladder style rowel rail/radiator, recessed ceiling lighting, electric shaver point and extractor

fan.

BEDROOM FIVE

3.61m (11' 10") x 2.01m (6' 7")

Having two doors providing a connecting walk through facility for first floor accommodation or capable of being self contained. Double glazed side window and twin panel radiator.

REAR LANDING

From back staircase provides access to a further two bedrooms and bathroom.

BEDROOM THREE

3.89m (12' 9") x 3.86m (12' 8")

A very pretty bedroom with sash window offering views to the side over adjacent gardens. An attractive cast iron fire surround to chimney breast, panel radiator, coving and decorative rose.

BEDROOM FOUR

2.97m (9' 9") x 2.67m (8' 9")

With period sash window to the side, panel radiator and coving.

SECOND BATHROOM

Beautifully appointed in white with ceramic tiling to all walls, panel bath together with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, panel radiator, electric shaver point, ceiling light point, loft hatch to roof space and double glazed rear window.

CELLAR

4.27m (14' 0") X 3.61m (11' 10")

Which has lighting, power points and houses electric meters and trip fuses.

OUTHOUSES

Utility room housing a second Baxi combi boiler, radiator and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer.

Gardener's WC.

DOUBLE GARAGE

5.03m (16' 6") x 4.80m (15' 9")

A right of way exists from Villa Street providing vehicular gated access and double concrete sectional garage with light and power and attached car port is ideal for the parking or storage of additional vehicles. Security lighting.

GARDENS

These magnificent having a gravel and blue brick side courtyard with seating area continuing onto an extensive level lawn. Beautifully planted borders lend an established air with shrubbery and trees that have climbing roses scrambling amongst them. An L shaped return to the far end of the garden offers further garden. Water point and security lighting are attached to the rear of the house and original Victorian soft water tank is fed from rain water goods which can be pumped to the surface and used for gardening purposes. The gardens represent a significant back drop to this gem of a Victorian home and we urge prospective purchasers to view as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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