Large plot with courtyard - ample private parking & integral garage
South & East facing grounds
Karl Josef designer kitchen
Completely refurbished by current homeowners
Three reception rooms
Complete before March 2021, pay no stamp duty
Check out the complete video tour of this home by visiting the ‘video’ tab. Poulton-le-Fylde is an incredibly sought-after market town, with a rich history and heritage. In recent years the town has become incredibly popular with families thanks in no small part to its incredible schools, both primary & secondary. The local train station and ease of access to the motorway network also make Poulton a popular choice with commuters and professionals. With incredible transport links close by, the whole of the Fylde Coast and beyond is at the tips of your fingers (that’s if you can bring yourself to leave the fantastic local coffee shops and restaurants!) Considering the above, Poulton tends to be a location people move to and stay in for some time, meaning truly incredible homes aren’t always readily available. Until now. Welcome to Hazeldene…
Sat in substantial grounds on Hardhorn Road we find ‘Hazeldene’, a grand period home dating back to the late 1800s. With a history and heritage to rival the historic town it sits within, Hazeldene boasts all of the original quirks, details and features that you would hope to find in a property of this age. Whilst the property was built in the Victorian era, the flawless symmetry of the home’s architecture resembles more of a Georgian-style build. The symmetry, period detail and the sheer scale of it (not to mention the beautiful water feature to the front courtyard) make for an incredible first impression. From the moment you enter the grounds through the secure gated entrance at the front, you instantly know you have arrived in the presence of a rather special property.
The property is accessed through a grand front door which is a feature in it’s own right. As you enter the entrance hallway through the boot room, your attention is immediately drawn to the triple archway, with a grand staircase in its centre. The feature fireplace to the wall on the left and decorative coving immediately deliver on ‘character,’ inviting you to explore what else the home has to offer.
The first reception room can be found on the right-hand side of the entrance hallway. A room of generous proportions (exceeding 26” in length) that offers enough space for the entire household to relax or dine together. The current homeowners have a seating area around a stunning, multi-fuel fire nestled away within a bay. To the far side of the room, the space opens up thanks to two walls of glass that flood the dining area with natural light, as well as connecting the property to the south-facing outdoor dining arrangement outside. This space has panelled walls, decorative coving and beautiful bespoke fixtures and fittings - which serve as a subtle reminder of this property’s heritage.
Across the entrance hallway the property offers a secondary reception room. Although still a great size, this smaller lounge offers a slightly more intimate space to relax in during the evening. Also heated by a multi-fuel fire, this space is warmed by an open flame which adds a focal point in whilst serving its functional purpose. Both this reception room and reception room three (next door) enjoy uninterrupted views to the front grounds of the home, thanks to enormous feature windows. The third reception room, as we have come to expect from this home, is also finished to a great cosmetic standard. The space has a feeling of grandeur and is being used by the current vendors as a workspace. If ever there was a home office for you to feel like you could rule the world from, this is it.
With such attention to detail in every inch of this home, you will be delighted to hear that the kitchen is no different. Boasting a Karl Josef bespoke kitchen, this space is as visually stunning as it is functional. From a practical perspective, the kitchen offers a generous amount of space for cooking and preparing food. A preparation area sits in the centre, providing a further work surface and storage. Granite ‘leather look’ worktops finished in matte black surround the space, and extend toward the bi-folding doors to the back, giving you a peek into the landscaped gardens to the rear. The kitchen features a solid granite splashback, integral oven/grill/microwave, an extensive amount of storage, a built in family friendly fridge/freezer and the largest wine cooler we’ve seen for quite some time. The kitchen has multi-access points, one of which takes you back into the entrance hallway and on to the gorgeous Cardine flooring which extends to the downstairs WC at the side elevation of the home.
A door by the kitchen provides what appears to be under-stairs storage, but being a home of vast square footage and pleasant surprises, the property offers what we would hope you would consider to be a welcomed bonus – a wine cellar! As well as providing a great space to store surplus alcohol, the wine cellar is full of reminders of how the home has functioned in years gone by, with the history of the property literally etched into the concrete.
Hazeldene has six bedrooms, all of which are comfortable doubles. Four of these bedrooms are located on the top floor. The first bedroom of the landing (bedroom 3 on the floorplan) is a great size offering ample square footage for storage, a king size bed and a private en-suite. The part tiled en-suite features a walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet. The second bedroom (bedroom 4 on the floorplan) sits besides bedroom 3 and again is a great size and is being used by the existing homeowners as an additional workspace. Bedroom two has dual aspect views to the side and front elevation of the home. As you have no doubt come to expect from the former bedrooms, this space is too a great size and features a contemporary en-suite with a walk-in shower. Whilst all of the bedrooms on this floor have great qualities in their own right it has to be said, the master bedroom is something quite special. In a house of such proportions, you would hope for an incredible master suite and that’s exactly what you get. This room radiates elegane. The vendors choice of décor, fixtures and fittings work together brilliantly; pair that with the original Victorian fireplace to the back wall and we have a space which is as close to ‘perfect’ as we have ever seen. To the back of the room the bedroom has a sizeable walk-in wardrobe and private en-suite which has been finished to a contemporary standard and boasts a Jack & Jill vanity unit as well as a walk-in shower.
Whilst three of the four bedrooms on this floor have en-suite facilities they are also served by a family bathroom which deserves a special mention. Vaulted ceilings in the bathroom really help add to the depth of the room. The muted grey décor works well with the crisp white free-standing bath and immaculate, double walk-in shower. A great room to soak the day away in!
The top floor of this home can be accessed from a staircase extending from outside the master suite. Upstairs we find two additional double bedrooms. The first bedroom has got a real ‘industrial’ feel to it, and beyond the initial floorspace has a partition wall that creates yet another walk-in wardrobe/storage facility. As were three of the bedrooms downstairs, this bedroom is also served by a private en-suite which again has been finished to a high standard with tiled walls & a skylight. The final bedroom is currently being used as a cinema room.
As well as the impressive courtyard to the front of the home (which can accommodate as many cars as you could ever wish to own) the property offers functional space to both the side and rear. A decked area can be accessed from both the kitchen (to the rear of the home) and the main reception room (to the side of the home). Both of these areas have an outdoor dining arrangement, so whilst the bi-folding doors do a great job of bringing the outside in, the decked area does a great job of bringing the inside out if ever the opportunity arises to entertain or dine al-fresco. The beautiful landscaped plot also boasts an outside bar (equipped with electric) as well as a paved area where the current vendors have a hot tub. A mature floral arrangement borders the outside of the home which makes for a great first impression. If the new home-owner enjoys gardening, then the possibilities for this plot are truly endless.
What the agent says…
Hazeldene is truly one of the most remarkable homes I have had the pleasure of visiting for quite some time. For me, properties that possess a rich history have a quality to them that is difficult to explain - but if I had to describe this home in a word, it would simply be ‘special’. Whilst the plot at Hazeldene is huge and the square footage of the house itself is vast, the property still very much has a warm and homely feel to it. Since purchasing the property my clients have done a truly remarkable job of creating the home that we find today. Taken back to brick in virtually every room, they have successfully created the most perfect family home fit for ‘2020 family life’ whilst retaining the period charm and character that you only find in a property of this age. If you haven’t already, I would urge you to watch the video tour of this home where we give you a sneak peak in to how the home looked before my clients acquired it, but with a property such as this nothing will ever quite match the feeling of viewing the home for yourself. If you are interested in taking a closer look at this home or further discussing, then please do give me a call on the telephone number provided quoting reference ‘BM0005’ when you do so.