Casa Castana, Pump Lane, Halton, Runcorn WA7 2BB

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Casa Castana, Pump Lane, Halton, Runcorn WA7 2BB
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EDWARDS GROUNDS are delighted to offer for sale this truly unique and individual home of character. The building originated as Halton Grammar School built circa 1673 and then latterly known in the early 1900's as St Mary's C of E primary school. The building has since then been carefully and conscientiously re-developed into two impressive and spacious homes of character and unique charm. Casa Castana (meaning Chestnut House) is an impressive property and viewing is a must to fully appreciate. Consisting of entrance porch leading onto impressive reception hall with centrally set stairs leading to gallery landing, lounge, substantial sized dining kitchen with feature island, snug, large conservatory, laundry room, downstairs w.c./cloakroom, three double bedrooms to first floor, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, second bedroom with balcony and access to family bathroom, converted loft room. Externally the property is set in impressive landscaped patio gardens and grounds with spacious off road parking and a huge array of herbaceous plants, shrubs, bushes and trees. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this superb and unique character home.


Floor Plan

Entrance Porch:

9'3 (2.82m) x 5'10 (1.78m)

An impressive sized entrance porch accessed by golden oak style UPVC double glazed double doors and with complementary side windows, quality laminate wood flooring, useful built in cloak cupboard/storage cupboard, wood panel ceiling with recessed ceiling spot lights, access to reception hall via golden oak style UPVC double glazed double doors.

Reception Hall:

17'10 (5.44m) x 14'3 (4.34m) maximum measurements

A truly grandeur and impressive hallway with centrally set staircase. Consists of period hardwood flooring from when it originated as a school, period style fireplace incorporating living flame gas fire, tiled hearth and ornate fireplace surround, period style tiled insert, two contemporary style radiators, recessed ceiling spotlights, useful under stairs storage cupboard and access to lounge, dining kitchen and downstairs w.c./cloakroom.


17'8 (5.38m) x 12'10 (3.91m)

A sizeable main family room of character including golden oak style UPVC double glazed windows to front and side, hardwood flooring, electric fire with granite insert and hearth with timber fireplace surround, two contemporary style radiators, wall lights, TV point.

Dining Kitchen:

30'0 (9.14m) maximum x 14'0 (4.27m) maximum

An impressive substantial sized dining kitchen which is a key feature of Casa Castana. Consisting of extensive range of white fronted base units, wall units and tall units complemented by polished black granite work surfaces and large island incorporating drawer units, wine fridge, black glass touch control electric induction hob and ceiling mounted stainless steel and glass extractor hood above and polished black granite work surface, one and a half bowl stainless steel under mount sink with contemporary style mixer tap over, eye level double electric oven, eye level integrated combination microwave, integrated fridge and freezer, ceramic tile flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights, three contemporary style radiators, brushed steel finish light switches and plug sockets, built in cupboard housing combi central heating boiler, gas meter and water meter, golden oak style UPVC double glazed windows to side looking into driveway and rear looking into courtyard garden, golden oak style UPVC double glazed door leading to courtyard garden, access to conservatory, snug and laundry room.

Laundry Room:

8'0 (2.44m) x 4'5 (1.35m)

An enclosed laundry room with space for domestic appliances, plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink and drainer with storage cupboards beneath, electric fuse board and electric meter, ceramic tiled flooring.


14'8 (4.47m) x 9'8 (2.95m)

UPVC golden oak style UPVC double glazed windows to three sides and matching double glazed French doors providing direct access and outlook onto patio and garden beyond, set on a dwarf wall with display shelving to three sides and vaulted poly carbon with opening roof vent, sky light window with power point, contemporary style radiator, laminate wood floor.


13'5 (4.09m) x 9'4 (2.84m)

This room is adaptable in use to individual's preference and would also serve well as a home office, children's playroom or formal dining room. Golden oak style UPVC double glazed window to rear providing outlook over the courtyard garden, laminate wood flooring, contemporary style wall mounted radiator, TV point and telephone point.

Downstairs W.C./Cloakroom:

5'4 (1.63m) maximum x 3' (.91m)

Modern style W.C./Cloakroom consisting of w.c. with push button flush, rectangular wash hand basin with mixer tap over and storage cupboards beneath, complementary tiling to walls with inlay border, ceiling extractor fan.

First Floor

Stairs and Gallery Landing:

One of the key features of this property is the hall, stairs and landing with the top of the stairs splitting in two directions and vaulted ceiling above the landing with double glazed sky light and exposed ceiling beams, purlins and structural trusses. There is a contemporary style radiator, wall lights set at pitch of the vaulted ceiling. The space is open and airy and provides access to all three bedrooms, family bathroom and storage cupboard providing access to loft room.

Master Bedroom:

13'4 (4.06m) x 13'4 (4.06m)

An impressive master bedroom and feature vaulted ceiling with exposed structural purlins and beams, golden oak style double glazed window to front and side, raised timber display plinths, two contemporary style radiators and access to en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe.

En Suite Bathroom:

6'6 (1.98m) x 4'1 (1.24m)

Contemporary style fitted bathroom comprising a shortened white panel bath with mixer tap over and shower attachment and glass shower screen, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap over, w.c. with push button flush, electric heated towel rail, full white tiling to walls with attractive mosaic border, double glazed skylight window, ceramic tiled flooring, wall extractor fan.

Walk-in Wardrobe:

6'5 (1.96m) x 4'3 (1.3m)

Laminate wood flooring, hanging rail and wall shelving, lighting within.

Bedroom 2:

17'10 (5.44m) x 11' (3.35m)

A large bedroom with character features such as sloping ceilings, golden oak style double glazed window to rear providing delightful outlook over garden, golden oak style UPVC double glazed French doors providing access onto roof balcony, contemporary style radiator, wall lights, under eaves storage access, access to en suite/family bathroom.

En Suite/Family Bathroom:

15'8 (4.78m) x 4'9 (1.45m)

A well appointed bathroom which is accessible both from the master bedroom and from the landing with lockable doors to both. Consisting of white panel bath with mixer tap over and shower attachment, w.c. with push button flush, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap over, full white tiling to walls with attractive mosaic style border, ceramic tiled floor, contemporary style radiator, double glazed skylight window and built in storage set under eves.

Bedroom 3:

13'5 (4.09m) x 12'8 (3.86m)

An impressive sized third bedroom with a feature sloping ceiling and two golden oak style UPVC double glazed windows to rear with delightful outlook over landscaped garden, exposed structural beam, contemporary style radiator, wall lights, TV point and large built in storage cupboard/wardrobe with lighting within.

Loft Room:

16'3 (4.95m) including stairs x 7'1 (2.16m) between purlins with restricted head height

Enclosed staircase accessed from landing leading to converted loft room. The loft room is currently used as a TV room, but is adaptable in use and could be used as a temporary guest bedroom, playroom, home office or gym, with two exposed ceiling purlins, double glazed skylight window to side, range of fitted shelving beneath purlin, wall lights.


The external gardens and grounds are one of the key and impressive features of this superb character property consisting of electrically operated ornate double metal gates matching side gate and matching railings to front boundary set on sandstone wall. From the double electric gates is access to a large block paved drive which provides off road parking for numerous vehicles and complemented by stocked bedding boarders with an array of herbaceous plants, shrubs and bushes. Beyond the drive is a lawn and decorative stone covered area. Access from the drive is through an ornate metal gate and impressive sandstone wall with feature arches and inset ornate metal railings bordering the delightful landscaped courtyard garden. The courtyard garden consists of paved patio areas with soil and decorative stone borders and bedding areas, raised sandstone retained rockery sections, impressive feature water falls and fountains, an array of specimen shrubs, plants, trees and fruit trees. There is also the added benefit of external array of lighting set within the gardens and the borders. Steps then lead to an upper level set to rear where there is decorative stone covered area, covered canopy currently set over pool table (included in sale) and access to summer house.

Summer House:

15'4 (4.67m) x 8'0 (2.44m)

A timber summer house accessed via glazed double doors with windows to front and side, power and lighting within and fitted timber bar and shelving.

Local Authority

Halton Borough Council, Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7QF. Telephone: 0303 333 4300.

Council Tax Band

Tax Band F.


MW/CB ID 154491


01928 574477

49 Church Street, Runcorn

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