A beautiful five-bedroom house has gone up for sale in Greater Manchester – and it’s unrecognizable from its former self.
The detached house on Dunham Street in Oldham was once a pub called The Gardeners Arms, but after it closed its doors in 2014 it was converted into a residential property.
Whilst the house has now been fully modernised, the owners have retained some of the pub’s traditional features, including the front doors through which punters would once have flocked.
The unique and characterful house has five bedrooms, a large landscaped garden, games room and gym and is on the market for £575,000.
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When renovating the former pub, the new owners retained as many of the existing elements as possible.
The pub’s original sash windows have been brought back to life and converted from single glazing to double glazing and repairs have been made to the original stained glass window at the top of the building.
The existing original staircase and handrails have been uncovered and reused, and the original floor and wall tiles in the entrance and on the staircase have been preserved.
As well as keeping the traditional front door, the original numbers above each door of the house have also been retained by the current owners.
On the ground floor of this fascinating home is an entrance hall that gives way to several rooms.
On this floor are the dining room, sitting room, downstairs bathroom and games room with a central pool table – unfortunately not one of the originals from the former pub.
The main hub of the home is now the open plan kitchen and living room with a spacious lounge area and plenty of space for dining, entertaining and socializing.
A fully equipped gym is also located on this floor at the rear of the house.
Upstairs is a large landing area which leads to five double bedrooms – including a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
There is also a family bathroom on this floor.
In addition, the house has three spacious cellar rooms in which the pub’s draft beer was once stored.
Outside there are large landscaped gardens to the rear and side, originally used as the Gardener’s Arms beer garden.
The garden area has various seating areas, a covered hot tub and low maintenance artificial grass.
To the right of the property is a large driveway with space to park up to five cars.