THIS stunning Grade II listed Italianate villa situated on one of Knutsford's premier roads could be yours for just shy of £2million.

The six bedroom home on Leigh Road was formerly the residence of its designer, Richard Harding-Watt, who is renowned for his unique designs around the town.

It is brimming with unique architectural design and character, sitting in beautiful formal grounds of up to one acre, with elevated views over Sanctuary Moor and the town itself.

Northwich Guardian: The amazing Italianate villa could be yours for £1.9million

Richard Harding-Watt designed and built many of the architecturally important properties and buildings within Knutsford, such as the Kings Coffee House and the Gaskell Memorial Tower.

The Round House forms part of a row of properties built by Harding-Watt between 1900-1907, being the second constructed and his actual residence until 1913.

This unique property with its projecting round tower faces the formal gardens, set off from the corner of the main three storey block of the property with irregular fenestration of lights, some with heavy stone lintels, randomly projecting blocks of stone, and irregular embattled parapet.

Northwich Guardian: The amazing Italianate villa could be yours for £1.9million

The property is further enhanced by paired unaligned windows to the ground floor of the tower and first floor, paired ionic pilasters each side of the front doors with round-arched stair window to the right of the doorway.

It currently extends to almost 4,000 sq. ft. with accommodation over four floors, flexible in use with generous proportions to the reception rooms and bedroom and has been sympathetically improved and maintained over the years by the current owners.

Previously there has been permission granted (Cheshire East, 15/5671M) for an extension and remodelling to the ground and lower ground floors in a subterranean design to provide further reception space and the relocation of the kitchen, sympathetic to the original design and style of the property.

Northwich Guardian: The amazing Italianate villa could be yours for £1.9million

It is being listed for sale by Irlams of Knutsford and comes with a £1.9million price tag.

Legh Road is the town's most famous and prestigious road, home to these and other fabulous homes, and on this side of the street the houses enjoy the most fabulous aspect over their own elevated gardens and grounds towards Sanctuary Moor, enjoying a south westerly aspect.

The property is approached through wrought iron electric gates down a sweeping tarmacadam driveway, providing excellent parking facilities and leading to the front entrance and detached garaging, flanked by raised stone bedding with a range of trees and foliage.

It sits well back from the road, overlooking the tiered levels of the fantastic formal gardens that contain a plethora of different specimen plants and foliage as well as being retained by stone walling, mature trees and hedging.

Northwich Guardian: The amazing Italianate villa could be yours for £1.9million

Architectural features are evident again throughout the gardens with beautiful stone walls with feature capping's and a stunning Grade II listed Pineapple gazebo.

This property also has the added advantage of a stunning roof terrace overlooking the wonderful gardens.