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7 bed detached house for sale


College Avenue, Formby, Liverpool L37

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Property features

  • Drawing room, sitting room, dining room
  • Music room, morning room, cloakroom/W.C.
  • Kitchen, boiler room, laundry room
  • Workshop/storage room, seven bedrooms
  • First floor sun room, two bathrooms
  • Double garage
  • Gas heating system
  • Partial double glazing
  • Extensive gardens
  • Plot size (approx 4/5 acre)

Property description

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a fine detached residence of considerable character, which stands in extensive lawned and wooded grounds and affords particularly spacious and extremely versatile family accommodation which can easily be adapted to suit changing family needs. The property is conveniently located for Formby beach, the Pinewoods Nature Reserve, Formby Golf Club and Freshfield Railway Station.

Enclosed Vestibule

Coconut matting over a Victorian tiled floor.

Reception Hall

Wood block flooring; dado rails; understairs storage.

Cloakroom/W.C. 13’2” X 5’11” (4.01m X 1.80m)

Built-in cupboards and drawers; pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C.

Drawing Room 20’04” (into bay) x 14’02” (6.20m x 4.32m)

Three sash windows to front with leaded lights and stained glass transoms; the original fireplace surround with mirror, cast iron inset and fitted with a ‘living flame’ coal effect gas fire; ornate coving to ceiling; window to side.

Sitting Room 21’02” (plus bay) x 16’06” into recess (6.45m x 5.03m)

Windows to rear and side; feature fireplace with open grate; conservatory style bay; seven leaded light panes to side; built-in seating and shelving; plate rails; beamed ceiling; wood block flooring; door to rear garden; steps to...

Dining Room 16’01” x 15’06” (into bay) (4.90m x 4.72m)

Splayed bay three sash windows to front with leaded lights and stained glass transoms; ornate coving to ceiling; plate rails.

Music Room 14’08” x 14’01” (4.47m x 4.29m)

Window to rear and three windows to front; built-in bookshelves; door to side garden.

Morning Room 14’01” x 12’09” (into recess) (4.29m x 3.89m)

Sash window to side; built-in china/storage cupboard with shelving; fitted shelving and cupboards below; tiled floor through to kitchen.

Kitchen 11’10” x 11’03” (3.61m x 3.43m)

One and three quarter bowl, single drainer sink unit; base, wall and drawer units; pan drawers; ‘Neff’ electric double oven and grill and a microwave oven in a housing unit; ‘Neff’ five burner gas hob; plumbing for automatic dishwasher; tiled floor; beamed ceiling; double glazed sliding patio doors to terrace; larder cupboard.

Inner Hall

Coconut matting over quarry tiled floor.

Boiler room

Drying facilities; plumbing for automatic washing machine; wall-mounted twin ‘Worcester’ gas heating boilers; large hot water cylinder; quarry tiled floor.

Laundry Room 13’1” x 7’1” (3.99m x 2.16m)

Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with base cupboard; space for refrigerator/freezer; quarry tiled floor; door to Courtyard.

Workshop/Storage Room 21’8” x 9’10” (6.60m x 3.00m)

Brick built with half-pitched roof. This room is ideal for garden equipment; bicycles etc; workbench; shelving; power and light.

First Floor

Spindled Balusters with newal posts

Split-level Landing

Walk in storage cupboard with coloured glass window; wood block flooring.

Spacious Bathroom/Shower Room 12’01” x 10’01” (3.68m x 3.07m)

Sash window to rear with leaded coloured glass lower pane; tile-sided bath; large ‘Matki’ walk-in shower enclosure with ‘Aqualisa’ power shower and flexible hose; an original feature fireplace; ‘Heritage’ wash hand basin and low level w.C.; toiletries/linen store; heated towel rail; slate style floor tiles; half tiled walls.

Separate W.C.

Sash window to rear; low level w.C. And pedestal wash hand basin.

Bedroom No. 1 20’04” (into bay) x 14’03” (into recess) (6.20m x 4.34m)

Three sash windows to front with leaded coloured glass transoms; built-in wardrobes with cupboards above and illuminated bed recess; ornate coving to ceiling.

Spacious En-Suite Jack & Jill Bathroom 9’02” x 8’11” (2.79m x 2.72m)

Sash window to front with leaded coloured glass transom; suite comprising a panelled bath with ‘Triton’ electric shower above; ‘Heritage’ pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.C.; toiletries cupboard; part-tiled walls.

Bedroom No. 2 16’02” (into bay) x 13’09” (into wardrobe) (4.93m x 4.19m)

Splayed bay three sash windows to front with leaded coloured glass transoms; built in wardrobes with cupboards above; concealed ‘Armitage’ wash hand basin; ornate coving to ceiling.

Bedroom No. 3 12’11” x 13’01” (3.94m x 3.99m)

An original feature fireplace; double glazed aluminium sliding patio doors to First Floor Sun Room

First Floor Sun Room 7’06” x 17’03” (2.29m x 5.26m)

Solid Oak floorboards; double glazed windows and double glazed, double opening French doors; tinted glass roof; six spotlights.

Bedroom No. 4 12’11” (into recess) x 14’01” (3.94m x 4.29m)

Sash window to side; built-in cupboards and overhead storage.

Split-Level Landing

Bedroom No. 5 13’01” x 12’10” (3.99m x 3.91m)

Sash window to rear; an original fireplace.

Bedroom No. 6 14’02” x 13’00” (into wardrobe) (4.32m x 3.96m)

Two windows to rear; built-in wardrobes with overhead storage.

Bedroom No. 7 /Study 11’00” x 9’02” (3.35m x 2.79m)

Window to front; built-in desk; cupboards and shelving.


Detached Double Garage

Twin up-and-over doors.


Gardens are present to front, rear and side, laid out with lawns and planted with numerous mature trees, flowering shrubs and bushes. There are pergolas and a walled courtyard with coal store and storage for logs. There is ample parking on the extensive driveway.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £308,169 Sales 335 Current average value £331,138 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £17,180 ▲ 5.47%

Property value data/graphs for L37

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £446,078 £266 3.8 £418,520
Semi-detached £263,583 £246 3.3 £238,777
Terraced £221,001 £213 3.0 £210,150
Flats £193,267 £307 2.0 £152,595

Current asking prices in L37

Average: £491,061
Avg. current asking prices in L37
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £255,663
Flats £105,408
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All £105,408

Current asking rents in L37

Average: £855 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in L37
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £776 pcm
£891 pcm
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Flats - £835 pcm
- - -
All - £825 pcm
£891 pcm
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Fun facts for L37

Highest value in L37
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Shireburn Road £1,712,782
Victoria Road £1,024,424
St. Georges Road £683,764
Freshfield Road £641,074
Carrs Crescent £628,943
Highest turnover in L37
Highest turnover streets Turnover
The Hamptons 56.0%
Marshallsay 50.0%
Primrose Close 46.7%
Michaels Close 45.5%
Elm Drive 43.5%

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  • currently 4.5 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Freshfield (0.4 miles)
  • Formby (0.5 miles)
  • Hightown (2.5 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (14.7 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (18.1 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (35.8 miles)
  • Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle (8.5 miles)
  • Seacombe Ferry Terminal (10.7 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (11.1 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Woodlands Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • St Jerome's Catholic Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • St Luke's Church of England Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • South Sefton College (6.6 miles)
  • Everton Free School (9.4 miles)
  • Harmonize Academy AP Free School (11.4 miles)
  • Formby High School (0.2 miles)
  • Range High School (1.1 miles)
  • Merefield School (2.8 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£3,367 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 82,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £2,969 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £338 /mo
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Supply £32 Sewerage £28 Estimated water cost £60 /mo
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