A truly unique, spacious, Victorian period country house with some very interesting features, set in a quiet, semi-rural location with magnificent, elevated far reaching views of the surrounding countryside and counties.
It was around 1860, Alvanley Mount, situated in the then rural hamlet known as ‘Top-o-th’ Hill’, was converted from an earlier barn into the grand Victorian period country house seen today. Even the fashionable Victorian mock Tudor black and white paneling was added to the side elevation.
The current owners purchased the property in 2012 and immediately embarked on an extensively refurbishment project, retaining appropriate period features whilst adding both sympathetic modern fittings for convenience and reproduction fixtures to compliment the traditional house. This really is an imposing house, bursting with character, spacious rooms, high ceilings and having some very interesting features and options to the second floor and the gardens.
Situated on a private unadopted bridle path, the property offers a tranquil and peaceful living environment with local amenities close to hand.
A central hallway is approached through impressive double entrance doors providing access to all ground floor rooms. The grandeur continues with a traditional tiled floor and polished staircase balustrade, which takes you to the first floor.
The Lounge is an impressive, spacious, dual aspect room, with views of the surrounding farmland and open countryside from both windows. A large central open-grate fire and timber fireplace is the focal point of the room, perfect for sitting around with the family or friends or to enjoy during those cosy winter nights in.
With a separate dining room, easily accommodating a 6-to-8-seater dining table, you will have the perfect space hosting family gatherings and entertaining friends at your dinner parties.
The ‘country kitchen’ is another bright dual aspect room, providing an ideal space for breakfast or for light family meals. The kitchen is a clever design being both practical with modern conveniences yet achieving that period ‘farmhouse’ kitchen ambiance. Numerous cupboards, integrated appliances, lovely quartz worktop surfaces which also blends into a moulded quartz sink. A fabulous gas fired Rangemaster cooking range is inset into the original fireplace and ‘chunky’ exposed beams adorn the wall and ceiling.
Travelling up the turning staircase you arrive at a spacious landing with spectacular views from the window to the front of the property.
A sizable master bedroom sits over the lounge, again a dual aspect room, with even better far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside from both windows. You will be impressed with sheer space and ceiling height of this room. A range of fitted wardrobes are provided.
The second bedroom is also a generous double size room with a restored iron fireplace and having ample space for wardrobes and bedroom furnishings.
The family bathroom is a step down from the landing, being fully tiled and containing a modern fitted four-piece suite with bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash hand basin.
Extending from the landing is home office and study. An open plan room which could be used for a variety of purposes or easily adapted to create an additional bedroom. Rising from the corner of the room is a fixed turning staircase leading to the second floor.
There is a second-floor landing providing access to a shower room, a walk-in storeroom and an attic bedroom.
The shower room is a light, bright room with a pitched ceiling and two windows, including a ‘Velux’ roof window. Modern fittings provide a shower cubicle, WC and inset vanity wash hand basin.
Across the landing is a walk-in storeroom, which is set into the eaves and houses the gas central heating boiler. This room will make an ideal walk-in wardrobe for the attic bedroom or a very useful storage area.
The versatile attic bedroom truly ‘tops off’ this family home but it also contains some lovely surprises!
Firstly, a large Velux roof window is installed, which can also be opened to create an internal balcony, providing magnificent eastward views across farmland, the rooftops of Romiley and hills beyond. A perfect place for watching the sunrise or for a bit of night-time star gazing.
Secondly, at the end of the room are three small timber steps leading to a small mystical door. Any child will love this ‘secret’ room!
Open the door and you enter loft room which also has a Velux roof window. This is a fabulous space situated directly above the master bedroom, although the room does have a slightly restricted head-height for adults, it is more than functional for use as a hobby room or store.
Alternatively, combined with the attic bedroom, this room could make a perfect children’s playroom or a ‘super cool’ teenagers hideaway!
Alvanley Mount benefits from three garden areas. There is a small, planted forecourt garden to the front of the house, at its best in summer full bloom.
The eastward facing rear garden is lovely cobble paved garden with a hedge boundary to the neighbouring field. A substantial area, perfect for alfresco breakfasts or brunch! A 5-bar gate allows vehicle access for parking should this be required. There is also access to an attached stone outbuilding to the side of the house.
Cross the bridle path and enter through a mature hedge and you enter a truly superb west facing garden.
An extensive central positioned ‘infinity’ patio dominates, providing the perfect elevated platform to relax and take in the magnificent views that extend across the counties. Whether it’s a day of sunbathing, a cheeky afternoon G&T, an evening soiree or BBQ, taking in the sunset or watching the free firework displays on bonfire night and New Year’s Eve, you will not tire from the amazing views.
For the avid gardeners, there is more garden space either side of the large patio area. A planted bordered lawn to one side and to the other side, a larger gravel garden with numerous raised beds and a greenhouse. A large timber garden shed / summerhouse is also provided.
In addition to the parking provision at the rear of the house, a small unmade driveway for two cars is positioned before double gates of the front garden. The gates open onto the gravel garden, an area which could be easily redeveloped to provide extensive additional parking.
It is rare to find a family home in such a rural position, surrounded by outstanding views yet so close and convenient to the amenities of Romiley village.
The property is situated on an unadopted Bridle path with exclusive access and an offering of tranquil living. As the current owners are keen to point out: “The area is very quiet and peaceful, with only delivery traffic and walkers using the lane”
There are some lovely walks right from your front door, particularly Heald Woods and Werneth Low. Walk a little further to Etherow country park or perhaps in the other direction along the Peak Forest canal and Chadkirk woods. There is a plethora of beautiful places to visit and explore.
Alvanley Mount is a short walk from the centre of Romiley and everything the village has to offer. There are a fantastic range of amenities close to hand including its many independent shops, beauty salons, café bars, restaurants and some great pubs, and even a small Sainsbury’s. There are some excellent local nurseries, primary and high schools, plus buses to private schools if that’s your choice of education.
Romiley train station will get you in Manchester City centre within 25 minutes, perfect for commuting, shopping and all-round entertainment.
Please contact us to arrange a viewing.
Tenure: Leasehold approx. 870 years remaining
Ground Rent: £12.06
Council Tax Band: F
EPC Band: D
Boiler Type & Location: Worcester Bosch Second Floor Storeroom
Heating: Gas central heating (2012)
Double Glazing: Timber double Glazed windows (2012)
Parking: Rear Garden and 2 spaces on unmade drive (Potential for extensive parking on front garden)
Road: Private – Unadopted
Rear Garden: Right of way for neighbouring property
Water: Not Metered
Drainage: Shared Septic Tank
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