Welcome to Westbourne Road, a sought after residential street located just a few minutes from the city centre and train station.
Fairfield is a friendly neighbourhood known for its open green protected spaces. Many of the neighbours are families with children of varying ages which all enjoy the sense of community living in this area gives.
One of the region's most in-demand primary schools is close by. Every amenity you could possibly want is close by including the Fairfield Association's play area, community orchard and nature reserve. Fairfield has the feel of living in a village.
Live here and you'll be living in one of the greenest areas of our city. You'll also be pleased to know a resident parking scheme is in operation.
Stand back and admire Westbourne Road. It's an attractive home, slightly elevated with 3 steps that lead up to the original green-painted front door.
Enter the home from the front door, through the vestibule, into the spacious hallway, Westbourne Road is a home with an abundance of original features. In only a few steps buyers will see a mosaic tiled entrance, beautiful stained leaded windows and stripped original wooden flooring and Victorian doors. Stairs naturally lead to the upper floors, original Victorian doors lead through to both reception rooms.
The ground floor living areas
The character flows through to the lounge where a period fireplace stands proud, the inset being a working open fire. As now already expected, the picture rails and cornicing have all been retained. Useful book shelving has been built in.
The second reception is equally welcoming decorated in crisp white and retaining much character. A multi-fuel stove sits back into the exposed stone fireplace. The present owners use this as a second sitting room given the fact the kitchen also has the space to dine.
The kitchen and utility room
The spacious kitchen diner has been remodelled by the present owners to create a room which is the heart of family life and allows the space for a true kitchen table that the family can gather around ( a working Aga adds to the cosy feel ). The kitchen is rustic, with deep green shaker style units and complemented by a solid wooden work surface and Belfast sink. There's space for open shelving into one alcove - a true cook's delight.
The terracotta tiled floor that features flows through into the utility room. Here you'll find space for a family sized fridge freezer and plumbing for the washing machine and dishwasher.
Set just behind is a useful ground floor WC.
Stone steps lead from the kitchen down to the cellar. The cellar has superb headspace and makes for excellent storage. It also has power and light.
The bedrooms and bathroom
To the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms and the family bathroom which was fitted in 2012.
The master bedroom spans the front of the home. It's a beautiful light bedroom. The crisp white decor combines with the honey tones of the original door and the original wooden flooring. A cast iron fireplace creates a pleasing focal point. A working sash window looks out the front of the home.
The next bedroom is also a double room, this time pretty in pastel pink with warm honey toned wooden flooring and a beautiful white painted cast iron fireplace. The 3rd bedroom is located to the rear. We just love the porthole window. the blue decor adds to the nautical feeling of this room.
Climb the stairs to the 2nd floor. This entire floor is dedicated to one large bedroom. It's probably our favourite bedroom due to the fabulous views of the Lakeland hills. Neighbouring homes have split this room into two, given its large dimensions. This is a bedroom which is large enough to have a sitting area. There is also a walk-in dressing area. How would you use it?
The rear courtyard
Westbourne Road is set back from the road by a small forecourt garden. It's residents permit parking on this street - a feature we really like and also needed in city centre living.
The rear walled courtyard faces south. It is sheltered, private and is a great place to sit out and relax.
A beautiful period home
4 bedrooms - 3 are doubles
2 reception rooms with cosy fires)
Dine in Kitchen with working Aga
Useful utility room and ground floor wc
Fabulous period features
Enclosed rear courtyard
Residents Parking scheme
Do you dream of a period home? One with open fires, a wood burning stove and a working Aga?
This is a beautiful home with cottage styling. Three of the four bedrooms are doubles, there are two reception rooms and a kitchen you can dine in. It's a must see....