I hope you all had a good Halloween and your trick or treating went well. On All Hallows Eve I decided to give myself a treat of my own and off I headed to the lovely area of Mollington on the outskirts of Chester to review a detached family home.
Getting in the Halloween spirit, I donned my witches hat and set my broomstick in the direction of Mollington. Luckily I touched down just a few minutes walk from my destination, The Paddock. My short walk to the property did still give me time to practice my menacing growl – not bad, though I say so myself. Feeling confident that I can out-menace the other Halloween trick or treaters and take the lion’s share of the treats on offer, I headed confidently down the gravelled drive of The Paddock towards the front door.
Dragging myself away from thoughts of the bowls of doggie treats I planned to raid later, I set to the task in hand and took in my surroundings. What I saw before me was a very attractive detached period house with beautiful large windows which immediately gave the sense that this would be a home full of light and space. Entering the hallway, I felt that this was the hub of the house, with half-open doors leading off in every direction. Each door tempted me with glimpses of the welcoming rooms beyond. Behind one door I found the sitting room, whilst behind another I found the dining room, resplendent with an impressive bay window and French doors which lead into the garden.
From the dining room I headed through double doors into the drawing room. What an impressive room, with claws tapping cheerfully on the wooden floor I went to inspect the vista from yet another spectacularly large window. Admiring the expansive views down the lawned garden I thought this would be the perfect vantage point from which to keep an eye on my human family. They do have a tendancy to potter in the garden, I find it much more conducive to find a comfortable spot and stay there! Turning back in to the room I went to take a closer look at the wrought iron feature fireplace which is a real focal point in the room.
Leaving the drawing room my next stop was the cosy snug which leads into an equally welcoming kitchen and breakfast room.
With a Rayburn cooker nestling within an exposed brick fireplace, the kitchen has a real farmhouse feel and is a room that I could easily imagine all the family in – pups playing in the snug and teenage pugs busily doing their homework at the kitchen table – a perfect family scene….
Heading upstairs I found no less than six bedrooms – excellent accommodation for a good-sized family of pups! This house boasts a very large master bedroom which has a beautiful bay window overlooking the garden. The window seat would definitely be one of my favourite places to settle and while away an afternoon.
Three of the further five bedrooms have wash basins and there is a good-sized family bathroom.
I thought it was about time I explored what the outside of The Paddock had to offer before pounding the streets of Mollington in search of Halloween treats. The garden has a large expanse of lawn – a perfect place for playing catch on as it is large enough to get up a good head of speed.
I found two fenced paddocks at the side of the house. The grounds and the garden add up to around two acres of land.
It is duly noted (with less enthusiasm than I should possibly have!) that this would be a great place to continue my exercise regime – five laps round the paddocks and the pounds would fall off me.
At the front of the house there is a double garage (Dad will be pleased – space for his car as well as Mum’s!) a store room and a workshop. All in all I felt that this was a really welcoming family home with a wealth of period features and space in droves. As I turned to leave The Paddock I noticed a bowl of Halloween doggie treats by the entrance to the drive. Taking a pawful of bonios, I reflected that my best Halloween treat this year was coming to see The Paddock.
Until next time
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