Inside the gothic Victorian villa on sale for £1.25million that’s frozen in time

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If a swanky, modern newbuild doesn’t quite do it for you, then this gothic Victorian villa that’s been frozen in time might just do the trick.

The six-bed home doesn’t come cheap – it’s on the market for £1.25million – but is full of intriguing character and can be found near the banks of the River Mersey in the north west.

Its gothic-inspired castellated front sets the tone for much of the interior, with the grand home set across four floors.

Known as Castle Hill, careful attention has been paid to the retention and restoration of the original features.

The detached home lies within a luxury gated community and includes a reception hall, formal dining room and drawing room.

Décor includes French polished wood panelling, coved, panelled and corniced ceilings, deep skirting boards and a return staircase to the reception hall

Period features comprise a grand, carved fireplace in the drawing room, alongside an Amdega Conservatory. The first and second floors provide a total of six bedrooms, the master of which boasts an en-suite.

The lower ground level also boasts generous cellars, bringing more potential to the home, and there s a garage providing secure parking too.

Cressington Private Park is located within the Liverpool Conservation Area and can trace its roots back to the 1850s when it was established by a covenant. It’s known as an affluent area and offers access into private tennis courts.

As well as the Grade II-listed Lodge at the entrance and Esplanade running along the River Mersey, it also provides access to Cressington Railway Station.

The gardens are also a key asset to the property, with the stunning rear garden a substantial size.

There is also a stone terrace serving the rear of the home with a garden pond, and lighting and power laid on to offer space for outdoor dining and hosting friends and family.

The lawn is generous and has surrounding retained borders offering a wide variety of mature trees including a fabulous Oak tree, acers and camellias to give it a lease of vibrant colour.

The focal point of the garden is undoubtedly a mature and striking Horse Chest Nut tree which is floodlit during the evenings.