6 bedroom character property for saleKenyon Lane, Croft, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 7DU
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- Magnificent restored country house
- 5 receps. 6 beds. 3 baths
- Stunning bespoke breakfast kitchen
- Snooker room, media room, cellars
- Convenient commute for Liverpool & Manchester
- CHAIN FREE PURCHASE
- EPC = E
- EPC Rating = E
Heath House lies off a quiet country lane behind a gated tree lined driveway amidst attractive countryside and yet is only a mile or so away from Junction 22 of the M6. It is private yet not isolated and is perfectly placed for access to many of the North West’s commercial areas and especially its two principal cities Manchester and Liverpool. The local village of Croft is about 1 mile away and has a couple of pubs and a village store, whilst Culcheth, about 2 miles away, has a Sainsburys and a full range of local shops and services. Educational and recreational facilities abound in the area, with some well regarded local schools and reasonable access to a number of excellent private schools at junior and senior level. There are golf clubs nearby, excellent sailing just up the road at Lowton and many equestrian facilities. Both Manchester and Liverpool airports are within 30 minutes driving time.
Heath House is a lavishly appointed and spectacular late Victorian country house extending to about 7000 sq ft which has been restored and remodelled over recent years to form a stylish family home of character. The detailing throughout is superb and reflects our client’s determination to settle for nothing but the best; (Miele and La Cornue kitchen appliances, specially commissioned marble chimney pieces from the sculptor Roger Pearson, a breathtaking bespoke kitchen, ornately detailed plasterwork, bespoke carpets and stunning decor throughout.
The property features bay windows to take advantage of the Southerly aspect with a wonderful alfresco dining terrace off the kitchen, perfect for entertaining in the Summer months. The accommodation is especially flexible on the second floor with a number of dual purpose rooms, which with 4 rooms, offers up to a total of 8 bedrooms, but are sensibly utilised as seasonal wardrobes, a study or a second lounge, perfect for a dependant relative or staff.
This is a fine family home and is equally well suited to entertaining guests with generous, well proportioned and impressive reception rooms. The spectacular kitchen living area provides informal space with steps up to a snooker room/sitting room and a mezzanine television room above.
The Tudor style elevations and tall chimneys redolent of the era of this remarkable residence add to its finesse and complement the grandeur of the interior styling.
The attractive timbered entrance porch has a Gothic arched entrance with a panelled door to the reception hall with a Minton tiled vestibule area leading through to the oak parequet floored hall with an ornate main staircase, wainscot panelling and wonderful ceiling mouldings. A cloakroom with a Gothic arched entrance and a separate w.c. lie off, along with a purpose built wine store with racks and an American style fridge/freezer.
The drawing room lies off the hall to the left and has a dual aspect, a stunning fireplace in marble and superb ceiling mouldings. The second double reception room lies off to the right of the hall and features a formal dining area with a dual aspect, wainscot panelling and the first of two hand carved Roger Pearson fire pieces. The ceiling is beautifully hand painted. This room opens to a sitting room with a matching but no less spectacular Roger Pearson fire piece and has a deep bay window with French doors to the South facing terrace. The library lies off an inner hall area with the service staircase and cellar stairs, has another marble period fireplace, a range of bespoke cupboards and glass fronted cabinets as well as a beautifully moulded ceiling design. The butlers pantry doubles as a utility room with deep granite surfaces and bespoke cupboards and there is a second catering kitchen with a range cooker, fitted appliances and an outside door to the rear terrace. The main living kitchen is nothing short of spectacular, with the side bay opening to the wide South facing terrace. The La Cornue professional range is absolutely state of the art for keen cooks and is augmented by a full range of Miele integrated appliances. The bespoke kitchen cabinets are topped with deep granite surfaces and a Sub- Zero sectioned wine fridge with cooler drawers below. The ‘U’ shaped island features further Miele fittings and a breakfast area opposite a bespoke entertainment module with an integrated television and audio visual equipment. A half height staircase leads up to the split level games/snooker room with a dual aspect and a vaulted ceiling and overlooks both the kitchen and up to the sitting room/snug above. This is a mezzanine floor with another half flight of stairs, fitted bespoke furniture and French doors to a roof terrace balcony.
The cellars are 7’ high and offer tremendous further scope for integration into the main accommodation, extend under the whole property except under the snooker/sitting room where the large double garage with twin automatic doors is located.
The first floor landing serves the 4 principal bedrooms and includes the master suite with fitted bespoke wardrobes, a window seat in a bay and a huge en-suite bathroom with a double Jacuzzi whirlpool bath and a separate shower. There are 2 further bathrooms on this floor, one serving as an en-suite to the guest bedroom. The second floor has a further 4 rooms, 2 of which are currently bedrooms but which offers plenty of flexibility, as mentioned earlier, to offer study space, seasonal wardrobes, a dependent/staff suite, or all as bedrooms.
The gated tree lined drive leads to a second gated courtyard area to the rear of the house with an ornate fountain and plenty of parking/turning. The formal gardens are mainly lawned and there is an orchard area and a paddock to the North. Specimen trees and shrubs abound.
From M6 junction 22 head North East on Winwick Road/A579 for 0.6 mile then turn right onto Sandy Brow Lane which after 0.4 mile becomes Stone Pit Lane. Take the next turn on the left onto Kenyon Lane and Heath House will be found on the right hand side with HH on the double gates.
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