51-52 High Street. A rare opportunity to purchase a freehold property with an existing profitable commercial business to the front as well as a large three/four bedroomed residence to the rear. This opportunity would suit someone looking for a lifestyle business or potentially change of use could be sought to convert the property back to its former self as a fully residential dwelling (subject to any necessary planning and building consents).
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The property itself is set in a prominent position on the High Street in Farndon and is only a short walk away from the amenities the village has to offer.
The existing business is split into two parts, one being a DIY shop (first established in 1976) and the other being an interiors business which designs and fits kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms (which was launched in June 2005). Accounts are available upon request.
The property has undergone a vast renovation over the years creating a high finish and standard throughout and viewing is certainly encouraged to appreciate the quality.
The accommodation is accessed via steps to the door to the DIY shop leading to the interiors area then through to an area currently utilised as a stock room which features a small kitchen area and a cloakroom/WC.
The ground floor residential area comprises: Large open plan living dining kitchen with patio doors leading to the rear garden and solid handmade oak staircase leading to the upper floors of the property. On the first floor, there is a fabulous bedroom featuring an open plan dressing area/potential bedroom leading through to an en-suite; two further bedrooms, with bedroom three featuring French doors to a rear deck, and a family bathroom completes the living accommodation.
The property is set within the centre of the village of Farndon, which offers beautiful scenery within the heart of the Cheshire borderland countryside, There are quality day-to-day amenities all within walking distance of the property including a coffee shop, public house, general stores etc. The property is also within walking distance of the historic River Dee village to the village of Holt with its range of independent shops and there are good transport links to Chester which is approximately 15-20 minutes travelling distance away by car, as is the A55 southerly by pass which links to the M53/M56 motorway network.
The front ground floor of the property is currently run as a freehold business featuring a DIY shop and interiors business. They both have a healthy turnover and net profit and are currently run singlehandedly by the owner and would make an ideal lifestyle business for a couple (information and accounts available upon request).
with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:-
COMMERCIAL INTERIORS BUSINESS
13' 10" x 13' 0" (4.22m x 3.96m)
A versatile room currently utilised as a small showroom for the interiors side of the business featuring a large wooden bay window.
COMMERCIAL DIY SHOP
20' 8" x 13' (6.3m x 3.96m)
Currently utilised as the DIY shop part of the business, featuring a large wooden bay window.
18' 1" x 12' 4" (5.51m x 3.76m)
Currently utilised as a store room to house stock for the DIY shop.
SMALL KITCHEN AREA
with a range of units and sink.
with low level WC and wash hand basin.
LIVING DINING KITCHEN
33' 6" x 15' 11" (10.21m x 4.85m)
A striking open plan area accessed off the stock room, with solid oak flooring throughout, feature living flame gas fire, four vertical radiators, dining area with impressive vaulted ceiling light offering plenty of natural light to this impressive room with double patio doors to the rear of the room offering access to the outside space.
The kitchen area (15'8" x 10'8") has a range of fitted high gloss burgundy coloured units with black granite work surfaces, upstands and splashbacks, sink with swan neck mixer tap, five ring 'Smeg' gas hob with stainless steel extractor hood over, integrated 'Bosch' oven, integrated 'Bosch' microwave, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher, under counter lighting, double glazed window, limestone flooring.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Accessed off the living area via a stunning handmade bespoke oak staircase, with solid oak flooring to the whole of the first floor.
13' 11" x 12' 10" (4.24m x 3.91m)
A stunning room with a high ceiling leading through to a dressing area and en-suite, with window to the front of the property, radiator, solid oak flooring.
DRESSING AREA/POTENTIAL BEDROOM
15' 6" x 12' 4" (4.72m x 3.76m)
with head height reducing to 8' 1", with two large Velux windows, 'Worcester' combination boiler. This room has the potential to be reconfigured as a bedroom (subject to any necessary building/planning consents).
7' 1" x 4' 3" (2.16m x 1.3m)
Accessed off the dressing area, with a double shower with sliding door and chrome mixer unit, circular wash hand basin, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail, tiled flooring.
15' 3" max x 13' 11" max (4.65m x 4.24m)
with window, radiator, solid oak flooring.
13' 5" x 11' 7" (4.09m x 3.53m)
A versatile room with solid oak flooring, window, radiator, French doors leading to the rear roof garden area.
9' 10" x 7' 4" (3m x 2.24m)
Featuring a three piece white suite comprising P-shaped bath with 'Mira' shower, low level WC and wash hand basin, window, heated towel rail, loft access.
The property is set back from the main Farndon High Street and the rear garden area can be accessed either through the property or via a rear gate. It is set in two low maintenance sections, the first area accessed off the dining area which features a small patio area with steps leading up to further potential seating area which houses an outbuilding with sliding patio door, power and lighting, currently used as a store. The second part of the garden can be accessed via a ramp off bedroom three which is a wonderful roof garden with low maintenance artificial turf and offers a pleasant outlook onto the Farndon church spire.
Proceed out of Chester along Boughton, turning right at the Bill Smiths gyratory system before turning right again, turning back on oneself. Turn immediately left onto the B5130 Sandy Lane and proceed downhill with the River Dee to the right hand side. Pass into open countryside, through the villages of Bruera, Aldford and Churton and upon reaching the village of Farndon, at the T-junction turn right where the property will be found on the left hand side.
By prior appointment with Humphreys of Chester on (01244) 401100.
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2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.