Whopping 3m mansion behind electric fence on leafy Merseyside road


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A multi-million pound mansion has come on the market in Merseyside, on one of the most “exclusive” roads in the North West.

The five bedroom detached house was completed in 2014 and includes plenty of modern and luxury features, including solar panels, skylights and new appliances. Designed with contemporary living in mind, it also features a large kitchen and diner, with a separate utility room and impressive wine cabinet.

Sitting on Shireburn Road, Formby, behind electric gates which lead to a front garden and double garage, the home boasts plenty of privacy. Added exclusivity is given to the property, thanks to it being nestled on the Freshfield road nicknamed Millionaires’ Row.

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Keeping with the namesake of the road and given the characteristics of the property, it has been listed for sale with a guide price of £3,200,000. However this isn’t unusual for Shireburn Road.

The street regularly features on the Land Registry as having the most expensive property sales. It also draws in famous buyers, thanks to the amount of “outstanding” homes on the road that feature pools, cinema rooms and modern luxuries.

Celebrities who have previously lived near the hot spot include Jurgen Klopp, Wayne Rooney, John Parrott and Brendan Rodgers. As well as being home to plenty of beautiful properties, Shireburn Road itself is also described as being a secluded and tree-lined road.

Five bedroom detached house on Shireburn Road, Formby

(Image: Savills / Rightmove)

It benefits from being just a stone’s throw away from National Trust sites with Formby beach and the Squirrel Reserve. It’s also close to Formby Village and a short drive to Birkdale Village, with handy transport links available.

According to Rightmove, properties in Formby had an overall average price of £366,705 over the last year. Most of the sales in Formby during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £300,458.

Detached properties sold for an average of £548,078, with flats fetching £171,320. Overall, sold prices in Formby over the last year were 3% up on the previous year and 13% up on the 2019 peak of £323,822.

Five bedroom detached house on Shireburn Road, Formby

(Image: Savills / Rightmove)

Images and floorplans of the property show that it’s spread over 5,000 sq ft and over two floors. Estate agents Savills describe the home as being “flexible” with potential to build on the home to the first floor and planning reference already in place.

A double garage also provides further space for transformation, though the home already comes with a large utility, cinema room and gym. One the ground floor, an entrance hall leads to a dining room that ajoins the kitchen and breakfast room.

This area of the house overlooks the garden, which has been landscaped to include a seamless outdoor entertainment space. Off the kitchen there is also to a utility room and a cloakroom.

Five bedroom detached house on Shireburn Road, Formby

(Image: Savills / Rightmove)

The rest of downstairs is made up of a cinema room with electric blind projector screen, and an adjoining pool room. There is also a storage area and access to the garage.

All five bedrooms are found on the first floor, with an enviable main bedroom. The principle bedroom boasts its own dressing room and en suite bathroom. It also shared a glass screened balcony with another bedroom that has access to the other side.

There are four further bedrooms all of which have en suite bathrooms. The garden is bordered by mature hedges and trees and as well as a large lawn area, there’s a paved undercover area that’s “perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.”

Five bedroom detached house on Shireburn Road, Formby

(Image: Savills / Rightmove)

Jamie Bradshaw, property agent at Savills in Chester, said: “This is a truly outstanding property in one of the region’s most exclusive residential areas. The quality of living both inside the home and in its surroundings is fantastic – in close proximity to Formby Beach, National Trust sites, Formby Golf Club and plenty of restaurants and wine bars.

“The potential to extend and improve upon the home’s green credentials provides even more scope for this contemporary home to be a house of the future too. It’s a dream home.”

View more images and information about the property on Rightmove here.

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