- THE STARKIES IS AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING GRADE II LISTED SEMI-DETACHED HOME DATING BACK TO CIRCA 1750
- RETAINS MUCH OF ITS PERIOD FEATURES AND IS ABUNDANT IN CHARM, CHARACTER & ELEGANCE
- THE GROUNDS THAT THE PROPERTY SITS IN EXTEND TO AROUND 1/3 OF AN ACRE AND THE SETTING IS DELIGHTFUL.
- THREE LARGE RECEPTION ROOMS
- FAMILY KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
- FOUR SPACIOUS DOUBLE BEDROOMS
- TWO FAMILY BATHROOMS
- LARGE DOUBLE GARAGE WITH TWIN ELECTRIC DOORS
- SOUTH FACING MAIN GARDENS WITH OUTBUILDINGS
- MUST BE VIEWED! NO ONWARD CHAIN!
THE STARKIES IS AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING GRADE II LISTED SEMI-DETACHED HOME DATING BACK TO CIRCA 1750 AND RETAINS MUCH OF ITS PERIOD FEATURES AND IS ABUNDANT IN CHARM, CHARACTER & ELEGANCE. TO NAME BUT A FEW THE FEATURES INCLUDE FULLY FUNCTIONING WINDOW SHUTTERS, DADO RAILS, PICTURES RAILS & PARQUET FLOORING. THE GROUNDS THAT THE PROPERTY SITS IN EXTEND TO AROUND 1/3 OF AN ACRE AND THE SETTING IS DELIGHTFUL. THE ACCOMMODATION PROVIDES AN ARRAY OF SPACIOUS ROOMS WHICH EACH HAVE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL STYLE WHILST ALSO HAVING COMMON THEMES THROUGHOUT AND OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING UTILISED FOR A VARIETY OF USES. THIS IS A TRULY SPLENDID & RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A FANTASTIC HOME WHICH IS STEEPED IN HISTORY.
The Starkies is accessed via Manchester Road and in turn over a cobbled drive and paved path to the side door and in turn via cast iron gates and along a paved path to the side and front of the property to the front door.
The front door is one of the first period features you are greeted by at the property with it having stained glass inserts leading to the entrance hall.
The entrance hall is a grand entrance with Minton tiled floor and then a further beautiful parquet flooring. There is a study area with an internal glazed window to the living room and doors to two storage cupboards.
A door leads from the hallway to the dining room which is a magnificent entertaining room with high ceilings and further features which include floor to ceiling windows, wood flooring, central feature fireplace with decorative tile surround upon a marble hearth. Wood panelling and feature plasterwork adorn the walls and a serving hatch opens to the kitchen.
The living room is a gorgeous room with exposed beams to the ceiling and has a feature curved bay to the front with floor to ceiling windows and parquet flooring. The central fireplace has a carved wooden surround with an inset fire upon a tiled hearth. To the side of the fireplace there is a useful storage cupboard and at the other side there is a room which would have likely been a servant’s pantry.
The sitting room is a further spacious reception room with parquet flooring throughout. There are two windows with views and a central feature fireplace with cast iron fire grate with decorative tiled surround sat upon on tiled hearth and a decorative surround & mantle.
The kitchen is the heart of the home with a range of wall & base units incorporating cupboards, drawers & glass fronted display cabinets with granite work surface over and contrasting wall tiling. There is an AGA & integrated single oven. There is a continuation of parquet flooring and a window to the side.
From the kitchen/breakfast room a stone staircase lead down to the cellar which is a really useful space which is currently used for storage with the original feature table still in place. The space could easily be used as a play room or cinema room.
The utility room has a further range of wall & base units with granite work surface over & space & plumbing for a fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer & dishwasher.
At the rear of the utility room there is a rear lobby with a side door that leads to the path. Steps lead down to the double garage and a door opens to the roof situated over the garage.
There is a beautiful carved turned staircase leading to the first-floor landing which has a window overlooking the gardens, a door to the store cupboard, all bedrooms & both bathrooms.
With stunning views over the immaculately maintained garden the main bedroom is a luxurious room which has two floor to ceiling windows to the front with fitted windows seats and feature floor to ceiling wooden fronted wardrobes. A door leads through to the:
En-suite Shower Room
There is a suite of wash hand basin in vanity surround with cupboard under and an oversized shower enclosure with inset shower tray & shower fitted. There are useful built-in cupboards, a ladder style towel rail and a wood effect laminate flooring fitted
Once again having views over the gardens this spacious double bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobe furniture incorporating hanging & shelving and having a “secret door” through to a further area which could be used as a storage area but would make an incredible den off a child’s bedroom.
A double room with two sash windows and wood effect laminate flooring fitted
A fourth double bedroom with a sash window to the side.
Like everything in the property the bathroom is particularly large with a feature cast iron fire place, varnished wood floor, and a suite of low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath & shower enclosure in fully tiled surround with shower tray and screen fitted.
Another spacious bathroom with a stripped wood flooring, extractor fan and suite of low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath in tiled surround.
To the rear of the property there is off road parking for several vehicles that leads to the:
The double garage is a particularly good size with twin electric up and over doors to the front, door leading to the utility room and has light & power.
A paved path leads to the side of the property and ultimately to the gardens which quite simply are incredible having been beautifully landscaped and expertly manicured and tendered to by our vendors we struggle to think of another property where the gardens are so impressive in so many respects. There is a large lawned area which is bounded by well stocked borders with established plants, shrubs & trees planted. There is a lovely paved patio seating area immediately to the front of the property ideal for outside dining or evening drinks and there is a further patio area at the other end of the garden. There are greenhouses and two very useful stores which could be used to store garden toys for children or as potting sheds.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASERS: We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.
Situated just off Manchester Road the property is easily accessible by road to Bury, Radcliffe & Manchester City Centre as well as being well positioned for local & national motorway networks. Bus routes run along Manchester Road & Bury offers access to the rail network.