Sheffield homes with something special to offer

The Old Rectory, Norton
The Old Rectory, Norton

Period homes with quirky character, charm, and plenty of space for a large or extended family, can be found in various parts of Sheffield.

 Two such homes are on the current market,one being in Norton, and the other in an enviable position on Botanical Road.

View from first floor lounge of 41 Botanical Road

View from first floor lounge of 41 Botanical Road

 The Old Rectory on Norton Church Road is Grade II Listed and dates back to 1710.

It boasts extensive grounds, with some stunning, original features inside, making   an internal inspection a must.

Oak beams adorn several rooms and accommodation in general comprises a large reception hall, breakfast kitchen, dining room, and a drawing room with access to garden.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms, a bathroom, and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. To the second floor are two large attic bedrooms and a store room.

41, Botanical Road, with its lush garden

41, Botanical Road, with its lush garden

An extensive cellar in the basement offers wide  scope for development.

A big garden offers privacy and there is plenty of space for parking, along with a  garage.

All five bedrooms are doubles, and some have beams and original fireplaces.

Each room throughout the property   has charm but the drawing room, once a library, is spectacular.

With ornate plasterwork to the ceiling and walls , there is a medallion portrait of Sir Francis Chantrey by Heffernan, his assistant for 30 years.

 A coat of arms above is of Cavendish Nevile who built part of The Old Rectory.

 This whole  locality is famous for the Sheffield sculptor and artist Sir Francis Chantrey, who was born at the nearby Jordanthorpe Farm in 1781.

He became the leading sculptor of the Regency era and was famous for many commissioned sculptures.

 He is buried in the churchyard opposite, at St James Church. 

This  historic property carries a price tag of £550,000   with agents Saxton Mee, tel. 01142 683241.  

Another period property, this time on Botanical Road in the popular S11 postcode area, has fantastic views across Sheffield to countryside beyond,  from the front elevation.

A  leafy, private roof garden allows its residents to make the most of this feature.

The versatile accommodation of the townhouse  is over three floors, and includes three reception rooms.

One of these is a lounge on the first floor, that has French windows opening out to a balcony.

A second floor living room  is positioned to fully    enjoy the vast  panorama to be viewed from its windows.

 The property is within an enclave of Victorian houses, close to the fashionable areas of Ecclesall Road and Sharrowvale.

Both are known for  their interesting range of shops , boutiques, bars and independent restaurants. 

It is also close to the main city   hospitals, to a number of good, sought after  schools, and the impressive  Botanical Gardens, along with swathes of  other parkland that offer  walks and greenery on the doorstep.   

   Of the four double bedrooms,  two are very large indeed, and could be put to many different uses, from a games room to a work study, or exercise room    . 

There are three convenient bath and shower rooms that  include one ensuite facility  .

The pretty roof terrace is a stand out feature of the property  and attracts sunshine throughout the day when weather permitting. 

A swish kitchen boasts granite work surfaces and there is a sizeable  dining room, perfect for entertaining.  

 Offers around 550,000 are invited by agents  Eadon Lockwood and  Riddle, tel. 0114 352 0134.