5 Bedroom Detached House, Chester
Offers In Region Of £2,600,000
5 1 3
- Age: Victorian (1837 - 1901)
- Floor area: 6800.00sq ft
- Development opportunity
- Investment opportunity
- Magnificent setting on the banks of the River Dee.
- Currently residential apartment and renowned restaurant.
- Private Mooring, landing stage, fishing and riparian rights.
- Extensive views over The Meadows and Chester City.
- Freehold tenure.
- Outstanding development opportunity for exclusive private residence, riverside apartments.
- Extensive landscaped gardens with riverside leisure activities.
- Onsite parking.
- Restaurant business not included.
Dee Banks, Great Boughton, Chester, CH3
A truly magnificent Waterfront property which is without a doubt one of the most prestigious houses on the banks of The River Dee. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a South West facing brown field site with professionally landscaped gardens leading down to substantial private moorings and landing stage. Enjoying spectacular sunsets and unrivalled views across the river to The Meadows and beyond over Chester City itself and towards Snowdonia and the Welsh Mountains. Please note the restaurant business is not included.
INTRODUCTION The Red House occupies one of the most prestigious riverbank settings on the River Dee, facing South West with private moorings, riparian/fishing rights and landscaped gardens leading down to the private landing stage on the banks of the River Dee.
The magnificent, unrivalled and uninterrupted river views are complemented by the extensive views across to The Meadows and beyond over Chester City itself and towards Snowdonia and the Welsh Mountains.
The spectacular sunsets provide a glorious background across the meandering River Dee.
Built circa 1850, the freehold of The Red House has never been available previously on the open market and being a "brownfield" site with exciting development potential, really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Currently presented as the renowned Red House restaurant with an extensive private residential apartment above, the development possibilities are endless.
Subject to planning permission, opportunities may include an exclusive private residence; an exclusive apartment complex with onsite parking; new build housing to a standard befitting the exclusive location or continued commercial and residential use. The dream is real for private buyers, developers or a private consortium.
The extensive 3-bedroom residential apartment has few competitors for its location, facilities and above all the far-reaching views. The landscaped gardens enjoy many features including sitting on the banks of the river, private areas for resting and playing and just enjoying the ambience.
The landing stage gives easy access to fishing in the river and the mooring enables leisurely boating up and down the river and to Chester City by water taxi. Exclusivity indeed.
The site itself is circa 1850 with riparian ownership extending to the middle of the riverbed.
The footprint of the building is circa 6800 sq. ft, but subject to discussion with the Cheshire West and Chester Planning Authority, it is anticipated that the footprint could be extended considerably to align with the building lines of the adjoining premises and create an exclusive home or development in keeping with the locality and other examples of development along the river bank.
INTEREST Without a doubt The Red House is a genuine development opportunity set on the banks of the River Dee and not to be missed. We are anticipating extensive interest and will report all inquiries back to the seller as discussions progress.
TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY A recent topographical survey is available for inspection on request. Other site plans are also available to view.
VIEWING APPOINTMENTS THOMAS PROPERTY has been appointed sole selling Agent.
It is very important to respect the continued business of the Red House Restaurant without interruption. All viewings must be by appointment with THOMAS PROPERTY and will be conducted at times suitable to meet the needs of The Red House restaurant.
Please do not approach the Restaurant or staff directly at any time or go on site unless a representative of THOMAS PROPERTY is present.
ENQUIRIES & NEGOTIATIONS All initial enquiries must be through THOMAS PROPERTY. More detailed discussions must be held with a Director of THOMAS PROPERTY and which will be led by Director Duncan Thomas who will report to the freeholder.
THOMAS PROPERTY and all enquirers will respect the confidential nature of the discussions and the identity of interested parties.
The seller will consider exclusivity after financial audit and for a non-refundable deposit.
ENTRANCE 11' 5" x 9' 10" (3.5m x 3.0m) Glazed entrance doors, recessed lighting with fabulous feature arched ceiling with fresco and LED inset low-level lighting. Travertine tiled walls and flooring.
RECEPTION 13' 1" x 13' 1" (4.0m x 4.0m) A combination of timber and tiled flooring. Stone tiled reception desk with granite surface for 2 point of sale stations and recessed lighting.
LOUNGE/DINING AREA With an extensive bar constructed from stone with granite surface and low-level lighting with glass shelving, some with down lighters including hi tech dimmable lighting controls throughout and wall mounted controllers for the comprehensive central heating, under floor heating (lower ground floor only) and air conditioning systems. Extensive automated roof and wall blinds to the two-storey planar glass extension. Glass balustrade to atrium and magnificent bespoke spiral staircase, (by renowned Spiral Staircase Systems Company), leads to the lower ground floor.
RESTAURANT 57' 4" x 29' 10" (17.5m x 9.1m) With philharmonic light oak engineered close boarded flooring with bespoke hand made "Eskimo Ron" feature wall mounted radiators.
BAR 31' 2" x 9' 10" (9.5m x 3.0m) With heavy duty non-slip vinyl flooring, extensive plumbing works and electrical points for single and three phase appliances.
GENTS W/C Recessed spotlights, full height travertine tiling, speakers, vanity wash basin with chrome mixer tap, illuminated mirror and wall light. 2 urinals and travertine tiled flooring, separate cubicle with low level WC having concealed cistern with glass cover, extractor and radiator with thermostatic valve.
LADIES W/C Recessed spotlights, full height travertine tiling, speakers, vanity wash basins with chrome mixer taps, illuminated mirrors and wall light. 2 cubicles, each with low level WC's having concealed cisterns with glass cover. Extractor, radiator with thermostatic valve and travertine tiled flooring.
DISABLED W/C 8' 2" x 8' 2" (2.5m x 2.5m) Recessed spotlights, full height travertine tiling, speakers, vanity wash basin with chrome mixer tap, illuminated mirrors and wall light. Baby changing unit, low level WC, assistance pull cord, extractor, radiator with thermostatic valve and vinyl flooring.
ATRIUM 70' 6" x 11' 5" (21.5m x 3.5m) Formed within a planar glass structure with elliptical steel columns and stainless-steel bracing all designed and built by Solar Glass St. Goban.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
LOUNGE/DINING AREA 70' 6" x 19' 8" (21.5m x 6.0m) Including the pizza cooking area, but excluding the kitchen, bar and rest room areas.
With exceptional panoramic river views, booths, glazed doors/fire doors providing access to the terrace and outside bar area. Recessed and strip spot lighting, air conditioning units, under floor heating and travertine tiled flooring.
MAIN RESTAURANT 60' 8" x 11' 5" (18.5m x 3.5m)
PIZZA OVEN 10' 5" x 9' 10" (3.2m x 3.0m)
BOOTH ONE 8' 10" x 8' 2" (2.7m x 2.5m)
BOOTH TWO 8' 10" x 8' 2" (2.7m x 2.5m)
BOOTH THREE 8' 10" x 8' 2" (2.7m x 2.5m)
BEHIND THE SCENES The kitchen and bar equipment, tables and chairs are available by separation and an inventory is available on request
MAIN KITCHEN 24' 7" x 16' 4" (7.5m x 5.0m)
PREP KITCHEN 15' 5" x 8' 2" (4.7m x 2.5m)
CELLAR 11' 9" x 9' 6" (3.6m x 2.9m)
DISHWASH 14' 9" x 7' 2" (4.5m x 2.2m)
KITCHEN 12' 5" x 8' 2" (3.8m x 2.5m)
BAR 14' 9" x 9' 2" (4.5m x 2.8m)
PASSAGEWAY Recessed lighting, radiator with thermostatic valve and travertine tiled flooring. Doors to glass wash room and to lobby.
LOBBY Recessed lighting, radiator with thermostatic valve, timber doors to ladies and gent's WC's with further door to staff stairs to upper ground floor, travertine tiled flooring.
LADIES W/C 6' 6" x 6' 2" (2.0m x 1.9m) Recessed spotlights, full height travertine wall tiling, speaker, vanity wash basin with chrome mixer taps, illuminated mirror and wall light. Low level WC having concealed cistern with glass cover. Extractor, radiator with thermostatic valve and tiled flooring.
GENTS W/C 6' 6" x 6' 2" (2.0m x 1.9m) Recessed spotlights, full height travertine wall tiling, speaker, vanity wash basin with chrome mixer taps, illuminated mirror and wall light. Low level WC having concealed cistern with glass cover, extractor and radiator with thermostatic valve.
STORE With communications cupboard.
HALLWAY With staircase leading up to ground floor.
OUTSIDE BAR 19' 8" x 8' 2" (6.0m x 2.5m) With covered lobby area having a panelled ceiling and recessed spotlights. Door to bar on the left with large serving station, stainless steel shutters, lighting and door to cellar. Two number externally mounted automated canopies for all weather service from the bar servery.
OUTSIDE GENTS & LADIES W/C Separate toilets, each with timber panelled ceilings having recessed lighting, wash basin with chrome mixer tap and tiled surround. Low level WC, extractor, hand dryer and tiled flooring.
LADIES W/C 9' 10" x 4' 3" (3.0m x 1.3m)
GENTS W/C 9' 10" x 4' 3" (3.0m x 1.3m)
STORE 8' 2" x 8' 2" (2.5m x 2.5m)
RIVERSIDE GARDEN It is fair to say the seller has created a magnificent riverside environment of landscaped gardens and extensive decking which is amongst, if not the largest on the river.
FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT
GROUND FLOOR HALLWAY Front facing window, turning stairs to landing and carpet.
STORE Located to the left at the top of the internal stairs. With light and carpet.
LANDING 32' 9" x 6' 2" (10.0m x 1.9m) Divided into 4 sections with the wider section having space for display furniture or a small library. Front facing windows, timber doors, central heating radiators and carpet.
All rooms enjoy stunning views over the River Dee and meadows.
LOUNGE 13' 1" x 13' 1" (4.0m x 4.0m) Light, blind to window, central heating radiator and carpet.
KITCHEN 16' 4" x 8' 2" (5.0m x 2.5m) Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units with a granite effect work surface, one and a half bowl composite sink with swan neck mixer tap, single drainer and tiled surround. Appliances include a fan assisted single oven with four ring gas hob and extractor over. There is space for a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Lights, loft hatch access, additional frosted side facing window, wall mounted gas fired boiler and vinyl flooring. A part glazed and frosted upvc door leads to the side aspect and external stairs/fire escape.
BEDROOM ONE 13' 1" x 13' 1" (4.0m x 4.0m) Benefitting from a recess to construct a built-in wardrobe. Light, blind to window, central heating radiator and carpet.
BEDROOM TWO 13' 1" x 11' 5" (4.0m x 3.5m) Light, blind to window, wall shelving, central heating radiator and carpet.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 1" x 11' 5" (4.0m x 3.5m) Light, blind to window, central heating radiator and carpet.
BATHROOM 10' 2" x 8' 2" (3.1m x 2.5m) Fitted with a three-piece suite comprising deep panelled bath with an integrated thermostatic shower, pedestal wash basin with chrome taps and low-level w/c. Light, blind to window, mirror, central heating radiator and vinyl flooring.
FLOORPLANS These plans are included as a service to our customers and are intended as a GUIDE TO LAYOUT only. Dimensions are approximate. NOT TO SCALE.
AML ANTI - MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
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