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Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester

Offers in excess of £1,500,000

LAPWING LODGE, arguably one of the most exciting properties to come to the market in Didsbury in recent times is an outstanding 'Gentlemans Residence' sat within the Ballbrook Conservation area, ideally located to make the most of both Didsbury village and West Didsbury. Occupying a large corner plot with substantial and mature gardens to 3 sides, it enjoys an elevated position, set back from the road and accessed via 2 separate driveways.
Whilst the property will benefit from updating throughout, it has been particularly well maintained with a genuine effort made to retain and enhance the stunning period features such as original fire surrounds, spectacular stained glass (much of which has been encapsulated in double glazed units), stunning coving and cornice work and topped off with its distinctive 'turreted bay' window which extends over 3 floors.

The accommodation comprises a reception hallway with a full wall of stained glass windows, a period open fire with cast iron surround, and the grand turning staircase.

The principal lounge boasts the turreted bay and open fire with a cast iron surround and mahogany mantle, whilst the large dining room features a square bay window to the side elevation with stained glass leaded lights, an open fire with tiled surround and decorative Oak mantle and most attractive coving and decorative ceiling moulds.

The third reception room again features stunning stained glass windows, and has a square bay window with French windows which open out to the rear garden.

The kitchen has a comprehensive range of built in cupboards and a bay window overlooking the rear garden, with doors to the pantry room with floor to ceiling storage cupboards and the utility room with plumbing for washer and dryer and a door to the rear. A useful downstairs WC makes up the ground floor.

On the first floor a spectacular landing features stained glass double doors which lead out to a large balcony overlooking the side garden. The landing is certainly large enough to hold a second staircase up to the loft where a visual inspection has revealed a very high and substantial loft space, split into rooms which may itself to conversion (subject to any necessary consents).

The master bedroom enjoys the turreted bay window, bedroom 2 the square bay window to the side elevation, bedroom 3 a further square bay window overlooking the rear garden and a sink, bedroom 4 also overlooks the rear garden and has a sink, whilst bedroom 5 has built in wardrobes, a sink and lovely stained glass window.

The large family bathroom houses a 4 piece suite.

At basement level there are extensive, full height cellars with 7 chambers mirroring the majority of the ground floor accommodation and full height door access via steps to the rear garden all of which offers exciting scope for formal conversion if desired.

Externally there are well maintained, very mature gardens to 3 sides with 2 separate driveways and a circular turning drive. The rear lawn is a particularly generous expanse, the size of which is very hard to find in Didsbury and further helps this property stand out from the norm.

An attached tandem garage is tucked away at the side of the house.

With a great range of amenities very close by, superb metro and road links on the doorstep, this is a wonderful opportunity, bound to appeal to both private and developer buyers.

RECEPTION HALL (5.79m max x 4.09m)

DRAWING ROOM (5.21m max x 5.16m max)

DINING ROOM (4.24m x 7.26m)

SITTING/ GARDEN ROOM (3.38m x 6.02m)

KITCHEN (4.24m x 4.42m max)

UTILITY ROOM (1.93m x 2.46m)

PANTRY ROOM (4.27m x 1.73m)

DOWN STAIRS WC (1.37m x 2.44m)

FIRST FLOOR LANDING (4.24m x 4.11m)

MASTER BEDROOM (5.21m max x 5.23m max)

BEDROOM 2 (4.24m x 5.44m max)

BEDROOM 3 (4.27m x 4.45m max)

BEDROOM 4 (3.40m x 4.32m)

BEDROOM 5 (4.24m x 3.61m)

FAMILY BATHROOM (3.40m x 2.46m)







Please note these particulars have been prepared as a general guidance only. A survey has not been carried out, nor services, appliances or fittings tested. Room sizes should not be relied upon for furnishing purposes and are approximate. Floor plans are for guidance and illustration only and may not be to scale. Neither Julian Wadden & Co, nor the vendor, accept any responsibility in respect of these particulars and if there are any matters likely to affect your decision to buy please consult your legal representative.

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