- Seller type
- Date available
- 15 Aug 2012
- Price frequency
- Property type
- Number of beds
- Rental amount
- 966 days ago
This detached property was the gatehouse to Eden Orphanage, which was reportedly a gift of local business owner, James Eden, when he died in April 1874. It is located on the former site of Taylor's Tenement Farm. The gatehouse, Eden Lodge, was designed by architect J J Bradshaw in the Victorian Gothic style of the day, and retains many original features.
The property has ample space, is beautifully decorated throughout, and comprises gas central heating, a new combi boiler, and partial double glazing. The lounge is to the right hand side of the entrance hall and cloakroom, comprising a beautiful period cast iron fireplace and living flame gas fire, ideal for those cosy evenings in.
The second reception room can be used as a casual lounge/dining room. It has a fantastic fireplace and surround, with a cast iron wood burner and multi fuel stove. Stunning original windows to both downstairs reception rooms.
The galley kitchen/utility is tastefully finished with oak cupboards, granite worktops, and solid oak flooring. Quality modern integrated appliances fit well into the period style of the property. The kitchen comprises a large range (Rangemaster), with a utility area comprising a breakfast bar, looking out to the well maintained, private, rear enclosed garden. The downstairs three piece shower room is ideal for guests.
Three bedrooms, two double and a third good sized bedroom, occupy the first floor, along with a bright modern bathroom, with original floorboards. There is space in all rooms, a storage room off the master bedroom, and ample light from leaded, double glazed windows. The bathroom again has been fitted to a high standard with a superb shower.
The property occupies a mature plot with a lawned garden to the rear, along with a patio area, large shed, a driveway for parking, with wrought iron fencing, and a paved front garden. Close to excellent local amenities