‘Hallcroft’ was perhaps one of the last grand Gentleman’s residences to be built in the Fulwood area, offering extensive (approx. 6, 500 sqft) and flexible accommodation over three floors. This elegant, double fronted, Edwardian mansion was built in 1913, and is an exceptional example of ‘Arts and Crafts’ design. Set in mature and secluded gardens, ‘Hallcroft’ is full of charm and character and is quietly located on a generous corner plot, down a long leafy avenue. Included in the sale is a detached Coach House with planning permission for conversion to a 3 bedroom house. Approximately 2 miles from Preston city centre and railway station. Convenient for Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club, all local amenities and with easy access to major motorway networks (M6/M61/M55).
The history of ‘hallcroft’
‘Hallcroft’ was built in 1913 for Richard Tinniswood Easterby who was the deputy treasurer of Lancashire County Council and a Justice of the Peace. During construction he lived in a property across the avenue and was perfectly placed to supervise the build.
The house was constructed to a very high standard, even the bricks were specially made, each one stamped with Easterby’s initials. The interior has a magnificent reception hallway with oak panelled wainscoting and matching staircase. Three spacious reception rooms each have elegant fireplaces, beautiful art nouveau stained glass leaded window panels, and ceilings with intricate decorative plasterwork. The current owners have undertaken considerable sympathetic refurbishments whilst maintaining the integrity of its many original features.
1.66m. X 1.62m.
Sheltered by an arched portico and entered through a large, arched oak door with original stained glass leaded panels. Oak wainscoting to walls, original mosaic tiled floor. Light point to ceiling. Double oak doors, with stained glass and opaque panels open to the outer reception hallway.
4.53m. (max) 2.49m. (min) x 4.34m. (max) 2.70m. (min)
One of the property’s main features is this magnificent oak panelled reception hallway with it’s original pine boarded flooring. Outer and inner reception halls are divided by a large archway with carved oak pillars, leading to a superb, original oak staircase and the first floor accommodation. In the outer hallway, a curved oak window seat sits within a beautiful bow window with leaded, art nouveau stained glass detail and views over the front garden. The glazed tile fireplace has a solid fuel fire, tiled hearth and brass fender. Light point to high ceiling, three light points to walls.
7.67m. (max) 4.16m. (min) x 4.58m. (max) 1.21m. (min)
A dramatic space with an impressive, oak bullnose staircase leading to a half landing and the first floor accommodation. The staircase features carved newel posts, glass globe finials, carved rails and a curved baluster. At the half landing, a stunning, six panel, opaque, leaded stained glass, art nouveau window makes a striking visual impact. Under stairs door leads to a boots and cloak room with light point to ceiling. Two light points and smoke alarm to high ceiling, picture rail to walls, two period style radiators. An oak arch to the side of the staircase leads to the rear entrance vestibule with an opaque, stained glass window to rear elevation. Glass panel door leads to the rear entrance vestibule and downstairs W.C.
An original studded, leather clad door leads to a staircase with mahogany handrail accessing the first floor accommodation and the galleried second landing. Light point to ceiling, period radiator. Door to kitchen/dining room.
2.88m. X 2.14m. (Into cupboards)
Off the inner reception hallway and fitted with original, stripped pine, full height storage cupboards. Stainless steel, double drainer sink with chrome mixer tap. Opaque glass panel window to rear elevation, light point to ceiling, pine flooring.
Opaque, glass panel wood door to rear elevation and private tarmac driveway. Original mosaic floor tiles with glazed tile ‘skirting boards’. Light point to ceiling, solid door to W.C.
3.71m. X 1.49m.
Featuring a modern white suite comprising;- washbasin, set on a vanity unit counter, with chrome mixer tap and storage cupboards under. Inner door opens to low flush W.C. Two opaque, stained glass, leaded glass panel windows to the rear elevation. Two light points to ceiling, picture rail to walls. Double panel radiator.
7.03m. (Into bow window) x 4.28m.
Accessed from the inner reception hall. An elegant and well-proportioned room, featuring a delightful, five panel bow window set in an arched alcove, with opaque, leaded, art nouveau stained glass panels, to the left elevation. A solid fuel burning stove sits on a glazed tile hearth, with tiled fascia, carved oak surround and mantel. Light point and decorative plasterwork to high ceiling, picture rail to walls, pine flooring. French doors open to an orangery overlooking gardens to the front elevation.
5.96m. X 1.64m.
Typical of the period, with pine framed glazing to two sides, original mosaic floor tiles and plant staging. Glass panel door opens to a raised gravelled terrace with brick steps descending to the front lawn.
6.65m. X 4.54m.
Off the inner reception hallway. A six panel bay window with, art nouveau, stained glass leaded panels to the right elevation, floods the room with natural light. The central focus is provided by a gas fire set on a black marble hearth with arched metal insert, period carved wood surround and mantel. Chandelier point to coved ceiling, picture rail to walls. Double panel radiator.
7.14m. (max) x 5.75m. (max)
Accessed from the inner reception hallway. The room has great presence, and is an exceptional example of early 20th Century suburban style. An outstanding, oak, inglenook fireplace dominates the room. It’s carved oak surround incorporates two opaque, leaded, stained glass, art nouveau panels, and two light sconces. A gas fire is set in a glazed tile recess with brass surround, canopy and hearth. There is a wonderful five panel bay window to the front elevation with leaded, art nouveau, stained glass panels over. This provides the perfect setting for a large dining table. Chandelier point and decorative plasterwork to coved ceiling, picture rail to walls. Period radiator, original ‘Parquet’ flooring.
6.58m. (max) x 4.57m. (max)
Accessed from the corridor leading off the inner reception hallway. A particular feature in the spacious dining area is the original kitchen range, now restored to its former glory. Original storage and glass fronted display cupboards are fitted to the kitchen range recesses, and a large drying rack is fitted to the ceiling. The contemporary kitchen features a range of pale wood base cabinets and drawers featuring period handles, complemented by a large ‘L’ shaped, mottled brown granite counter. The counter has an inset stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. A ‘Falcon’ professional range cooker with double oven, grill, four gas rings and a wok burner, is currently set in a stainless steel clad recess with extractor over. An adjacent recess currently houses a large fridge/freezer. Integrated ‘Fisher & Paykel’ dishwasher. Two glass panel windows to rear elevation, light point and recessed light points to ceiling, picture rail to some walls. One double and one single panel radiator, heated towel rail. Amtico Flooring. Doors to larder and utilities annexe.
2.12m. (max) x 2.12m. (max)
Fitted with extensive shelving and storage cupboards. Fully tiled floor and elevations, light point to ceiling. Opaque glass panel window to left elevation.
Solid wood door from kitchen leads to this enviable facility which incorporates;- boiler room and equipment store/utility room/downstairs W.C./wine store. Steps from the kitchen lead down to the rear entrance hall with a UPVC glass panel door, fixed panel over and glass panel window with stone sill. Quarry tiled floor, light point to ceiling.
2.87m. X 2.75m.
Accessed from the rear entrance hall through a glass panel door. Plumbed for washing machine, hand basin, space for additional fridge/freezer. Light point to ceiling, door to cellar. Fixed, opaque glass panel window to rear entrance hall.
Accessed through an opaque, glass panel door. Fitted with high flush W.C., light point to ceiling. Opaque, fixed glass panel window to left elevation.
1.67m. X 0.90m.
Fitted wine racks with a storage capacity in excess of a hundred bottles. Glass panel window to left elevation, light point to ceiling.
3.07m. X 2.00m.
Light point, large drying rack and skylight to ceiling. Door to roof space.
7.96m. (max) x 4.58m.
The double height landing window floods this part galleried, capacious landing with a beautiful light. Two light points to coved ceiling featuring decorative plasterwork. Picture rail to walls, double panel radiator. Doors with access to four bedrooms, open archway to family bathroom suite, door to corridor and secondary landing, with stairs to second floor accommodation and return to ground floor accommodation.
7.11m. (max) x 5.78m. (max)
A large, painted inglenook fireplace, incorporating two leaded, art nouveau, stained glass panels makes a fitting centrepiece. Inset gas fire with brass fender and surround and glazed tile fascia. A five panel bay window with leaded, art nouveau stained glass panels, overlooks the front garden. Comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes, dark pine flooring. Light point to ceiling, picture rail to walls, two double panel radiators.
Open archway from landing to entrance vestibule (2.10m. X 1.16m.) with original fitted corner cupboard. Light point to ceiling, picture rail to walls. Vestibule leads to Family bathroom and separate shower room through matching opaque, leaded glass panel doors.
3.58m. X 3.17m.
Fitted with a white suite incorporating many original features including;- large roll top, claw foot, freestanding bath set on a ‘Parquet’ plinth, pedestal washbasin, low flush W.C., bidet. Opaque, leaded, glass panel window with art nouveau detail to rear elevation. Part tiled elevations with art nouveau tiled borders and skirting boards. Built in airing cupboard, heated white towel rail set in a period tiled surround. Spot lights to ceiling, wall light, period radiator.
2.29m. X 2.13m.
Well appointed, and fitted with a modern white suite and chrome fitments, comprising;- low flush W.C., pedestal washbasin, oversized “Matki” shower enclosure, heated towel rail. Two opaque, double glazed windows to rear elevation. Light point to ceiling, part tiled elevations.
7.05m. X 4.29m.
A charming room featuring a five panel bow window with leaded, opaque, art nouveau, stained glass panels, set in an arched recess to the left elevation. Glass panel wood door with matching side panel opens to a balcony with metal railings and handrail overlooking the front garden. Fitted with a period fireplace with polished pewter fascia, oak surround and tiled hearth. Light point to coved ceiling, picture rail to walls, dark pine flooring. Curved double panel radiator into bow window.
6.61m. X 4.57m.
A bright and spacious room with a five panel bay window to the right elevation with opaque, leaded, art nouveau stained glass detail. Fitted with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes. Original marble topped wash stand with matching splash back, incorporating a ‘Doulton’ washbasin and chrome taps. Light point to coved ceiling, picture rail to walls, double panel radiator.
4.60m. (max into alcove) x 4.40m.
Glass panel window featuring a leaded, art nouveau panel to the front elevation. Fitted wardrobes, washbasin with chrome mixer tap set on a vanity unit with tiled splash back. Fireplace with polished pewter fascia, tiled hearth and large, wood surround incorporating mirror. Light point to coved ceiling, picture rail to walls, double panel radiator, pine flooring.
A panelled door leads from the primary landing to a corridor giving access to the fifth bedroom and linen room. Opaque, glass panel, leaded window with art nouveau detail to left elevation. Fitted original storage cupboard. Light point and smoke alarm to ceiling, picture rail to walls, single panel radiator. Mahogany staircase leads to second floor accommodation and returns to the ground floor accommodation via a half landing.
4.03m. X 3.03m.
Fitted wardrobes, glass panel bay window to left elevation. Light point to ceiling, picture rail to walls, double panel radiator. Pine flooring.
2.88m. X 2.88m.
Fitted shelving and storage cupboards, space for tumble dryer. Window to rear elevation, light point to ceiling, double panel radiator.
Second floor accommodation.
The scope and flexibility of the second floor accommodation would make an ideal teenage/student annex or Au Pair suite
5.96m. X 1.09m.
Accessed from the secondary landing staircase. Opaque, stained glass panel window with art nouveau panels to the left elevation. Light point and smoke alarm to coved ceiling, picture rail to walls. Pine flooring.
2.92m. X 1.57m. (Restricted headroom beyond)
A very useful facility with light point to ceiling and under eaves access.
3.24m. X 1.56m. (Restricted headroom beyond)
Fitted with a range of shelves, storage cupboards and work surfaces. UPVC double glazed, glass panel window to rear elevation, light point to ceiling, double panel radiator.
3.92m. X 3.33m. (Restricted headroom beyond)
Light point to ceiling, two doors giving access under eaves space.
4.92m. X 4.71m.
Light point to ceiling, picture rail to walls. UPVC double glazed, glass panel window to rear elevation. Corner fireplace with brass inset, tiled fascia, wood surround and electric fire. Double panel radiator, pine flooring. Currently used as a home office and fitted with a second phone line.
3.00m. X 2.24m.
Fitted with a modern white suite with chrome fitments comprising;- low flush W.C., pedestal washbasin, freestanding roll top bath with claw feet with chrome mixer taps and hand held shower unit. Drencher shower and curtain over bath. Period fireplace feature with glazed tile fascia. UPVC, double glazed window to front elevation. Light point and loft access to ceiling, two wall lights. Under eaves access, double panel radiator.
A gated tarmac drive way to the right elevation leads to a detached Coach House. This former coach house and stables has over 1400 square feet of floor space, and has planning permission to convert to a three bedroom property. This property could be utilised in a number of alternative ways such as games room, gym or home office. It is set in its own lawned garden area with off road parking for several vehicles. Detailed plans and proposals are available for inspection. Planning reference no. Is 06/2011/0220.
The property is bounded by dwarf brick walls, mature trees and privet hedging. To the front, left and right elevations a raised, gravelled terrace is surrounded by a brick retaining wall with central steps leading to a sunken lawn at the front elevation. A secluded patio and barbeque area adjacent to the orangery is ideal for outside relaxing and entertaining. Established borders are filled with mature plants, shrubs and trees.
All measurements are approximate and taken at the widest points. Electrical appliances have not been tested.