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Ralph Reviews a Georgian townhouse for sale in Chester

I braved the damp weather this week and set off to explore a recently renovated Georgian townhouse in the heart of Chester. It was certainly worthwhile, as my dreams of urban living were fueled with possibility once again.

As Autumn seems to have suddenly arrived I will be honest and say that it was with some reluctance that I abandoned the warmth of the Rickitt Partnership sofa and embarked on my next adventure to 7 Cromwell Court, a newly developed Georgian townhouse. Feeling a bit chilly I headed straight to my destination with no detours. From door to door it took me 10 minutes (at a brisk pug pace) to get there.

My journey’s end was St Martins Way and what I found in front of me in this vibrant area of Chester was a stylishly renovated Georgian Grade II listed townhouse.

Georgian townhouse for sale in Chester

Georgian three storey renovated townhouse for sale in Chester city centre

Heading off the street into the spacious hallway I experienced a sense of light and space which was immediately welcoming. Craning my neck to admire the original coving, I then took the first door off the hallway into a really well-proportioned sitting room. I was particularly taken with the period-style radiators and wood paneling – my squeaky toys (the ones that Mum doesn’t find annoying at all!) would bounce off that paneling very well and create a brilliant trajectory across the room!

sitting room in Georgian townhouse

Period style features sympathetically approached in this Grade II Georgian townhouse

Claws clattering on the wood-effect flooring my next stop was the large open-plan kitchen/dining room. This room has a lovely contemporary feel. I was especially drawn to the exposed brick wall which makes the room very warm and appealing. I especially like the fact that the far end of the room has space for a kitchen or dining room table – the perfect place for me to mine-sweep for morsels of food! French windows open out from the kitchen into a brick-paved courtyard – a space where a dog can read “Pug Weekly” in peace.

contemporary kitchen in period townhouse

Contemporary open-plan kitchen complements the period features in the Georgian townhouse


Back in the house I trotted up the lovely original Georgian staircase to the first floor where I found the drawing room. Reminiscent of a bygone era, this room lends itself to being the backdrop for elegant soirees with the crème de la crème of Chester’s canine society.

The first floor also plays host to one of the three bedrooms. This room benefits from a sympathetically designed and decorated en suite bathroom with a lovely free-standing period-style bath.

bedroom with sash windows in townhouse for sale

Feature fireplace and sash window features in this bedroom

period style bathroom with free-standing bath

Period style bathroom with free-standing bath

The other two bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) are situated on the second floor. It is a good job that I go on so many power walks which keep me fit as I seem to have visited numerous properties with three storeys recently. If I indulged in wainwright’s dog biscuits a bit more and exercised a bit less I might struggle with all the flights of stairs I have to climb. Luckily, as anyone who knows me can vouch for, I am incredibly fussy with my food – only Wainwrights “light” for me and so those stairs, well I simply bound up them!

All in all I was delighted with Cromwell Court with its good-sized rooms, period-style features and lovely sash windows it adds up to the perfect package for a couple or family who want the best of contemporary city living in a beautiful period building. And the best bit is that even if 7 Cromwell Court is sold by the time you get to see it, its sister property, no 9, which is developed to a similar spec is also for sale!

Until next time!

Ralph X

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Ralph Rickitt

Ralph Rickitt

What Ralph lacks in years, he makes up for in charm, charisma and good looks. There is nothing Ralph likes better than meeting and greeting clients old and new in his office. He may appear to sleep alot on the sofa but his mind never rests, always th…

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