There are certain key phrases which are always music to a home buyer’s ears.

‘Chain-free’ is one of them, along with ‘ample parking.’

At The Gables, you get both of the above, plus a good-size flat rear garden, a large conservatory, a garage and a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom — and all in the highly sought-after area of Quarr.

Of course, a desirable home has to have more than just on-paper credentials, and this is where The Gables really stands out.

From first glance it has the all-important kerb-appeal, as a result of its unique, modern — yet timeless — design.

It follows up the exterior appeal with a welcoming reception hall once you are through the front porch.

The kitchen is found at the rear of the home, with double-glazed windows overlooking the pretty garden.

There are classic light-coloured floor and wall units, with contrasting work surfaces.

Integrated appliances include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and double oven, plus a four-ring gas hob.

There is space for a table and chairs, making this a very pleasant space for breakfast or a morning coffee and cake with friends.

A door leads to the conservatory and separate utility room, from where you can access the integral garage.

There is a further door out to the garden.

The conservatory, with attractive oak flooring, is a generous room, which the current owners use all year round as an extra space to relax.

There are double doors, which you can open out to the tranquil, south-facing garden.

Like the front garden, this is mainly laid to lawn, with a good range of mature shrubs.

There is an attractive patio area, a greenhouse and space for a hot tub, making this much more than just a garden but a real oasis of calm, where you can relax in natural surroundings.

When the weather demands you stay indoors, the open-plan lounge/diner is the perfect place to be.

It’s a large space, measuring approximately 25ft by 13ft and has plenty of space for sofas and armchairs and a large family table.

Double doors to the rear lead to the fourth bedroom — a useful additional room, which could easily function as a study or hobby room.

If used as a bedroom, there is a handy ground-floor shower room.

Upstairs, the master bedroom runs from the front to the back of the property and has an en-suite bathroom.

A large family bathroom serves the other two bedrooms.

LOCATION: Quarr Hill

BEDROOMS: Four

PRICE: £435,000

AGENT: Fox and home

TEL: 811811