A ‘superb’ cottage has hit the market in Merseyside, which sits on a historic Dawpool Farm development.
Named Ingle Wood House, the property sits on the former Dawpool Estate which was once purchased by Thomas Henry Ismay, owner of the prestigious White Star Line whose Liverpool-based fleet was to include the Titanic. A country house was built in the late 1880s, but later demolished in the 1920s.
Parts of the original estate were however saved and reused as lodges and stables. These are now Grade II listed and still stand on the estate.
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The three-storey sandstone cottage, on Dawpool Farm, Thurstaston, also enjoys views over the Dee Estuary and Welsh hills. Boasting four bedrooms, the house is described as having been renovated to an ‘exceptional standard’.
Renovations have been done in a ‘seamless’ way to combine modern luxury while retaining period features. It is up for sale with Bradshaw Farnham and Lea, for £600,000.
Properties in Thurstaston had an overall average price of £450,553 over the past year, according to sales data from Rightmove. Most of the sales last year were for terraced properties, selling for an average price of £378,330.
Individual properties sold for an average of £595,000. Overall, sales prices over the past 12 months are up 10% on the previous year and 62% on the 2011 peak of £1,177,500.
Pictures of Ingle Wood House show it is centered around a hallway leading to a ground floor living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Each room has period features including high ceilings and multiple fireplaces.
The kitchen is partially open, with a wrap-around design leading to a dining area. Here, a door leads to an outdoor courtyard. On the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an office.
The study could also be used as a dressing room and has access to the second floor. Another bedroom and an adjoining bathroom are on the top floor.
The exterior of the house has two private courtyards, one to the front of the property and one to the rear. There are also separate designated parking spaces for two cars, as well as a visitor parking space in ‘the big barn’.
Externally the property has two private gardens to the front and rear. There is designated parking for two vehicles plus additional visitor parking in the “big barn”.
However, the house also benefits from the use of the communal grounds and gardens, which have been ‘wonderfully maintained’. These areas include landscaped lawns and spaces with views across the Dee Estuary towards the Welsh hills.
The National Trust Thurstaston Common and the Wirral Country Park are both within easy walking distance of the property. While the neighboring towns of Heswall, Irby and West Kirby are also close by.
Bradshaw Farnham and Lea’s listing reads: “Nestled in the historic hamlet of Thurstaston which overlooks the Dee Estuary and the Welsh hills and located within the selected development of Dawpool Farm, this stunning, more Bradshaw Farnham and Lea are delighted to be the agents of choice to showcase this beautiful three story sandstone cottage.
“The property has been updated and maintained to an exceptional standard whilst providing a seamless blend of modern living with period features. The National Trust Thurstaston Common and the Wirral Country Park are both within walking distance of the property In the nearby towns of Heswall, Irby and West Kirby have plenty of shops, restaurants and amenities.”
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