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5 bedroom house for sale

Dan Bank, Marple


Property Description

Key features

  • Host of period features
  • Porch, hall, cloaks
  • Morning room, fitted kitchen
  • Conservatory, sitting room
  • Stunning dining hall
  • Five bedrooms
  • Family bathroom, shower room
  • Self contained 2 bed annexe
  • Double garage, outbuildings
  • Formal gardens and woodland

Full description

"Old Manor Farm, Stockport Road. Small medieval manor house. The central part timber-framed, probably c15, with two-bay hall of cruck construction. Later wings, the service wing of stone, the other half-timber".
Extract from "The Buildings of England, Cheshire" by Niklaus Pevsner 1971

Standing in a elevated position and approached from Stockport Road through an avenue of beech tress. This Grade II *building is a superb example of a medieval manor house which over looks Lyme Park to the south with the Peak District in the distant background. Believed to date back in part to the 15th century, with additions made in the 16th and 17th centuries, this unique property is one of the hidden treasures of Cheshire.

Set in approximately 5 acres of formal gardens and woodland, the property has been carefully and sympathetically maintained and improved to create a comfortable family home, whilst retaining all its period charm.

In brief, the accommodation comprises; porch, hall, cloaks/WC, family room, morning room with both sitting and dining area and attractive fitted kitchen. In the oldest part of the house there is a superb vaulted dining hall with exposed beams, ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. The spacious ground floor accommodation continues with a beautiful sitting room, conservatory, rear porch and utility room.

The first floor is accessed by not only the original stone staircase, but also an attractive spiral staircase. There is an attractive galleried landing and a master bedroom with vaulted ceiling. There are four further bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room and two separate WCs.
Externally the property has the benefit of a two bedroom annexe and detached double garage.

Old Manor Farm stands in grounds of approximately 5 acres comprising beautifully planted and maintained formal gardens together with deciduous woodland. The property is approached by a long sweeping driveway and there is ample parking and turning space.

Marple offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, educational and recreational facilities. Manchester Airport is within easy reach and Marple station provides regular services to Manchester and Sheffield. The Northwest motorway network can be accessed via the M60 at Stockport East and Bredbury junctions. The M1 can be accessed direct either at Chesterfield or Barnsley.
From our office on Town Street, at the traffic lights turn left onto Brabyns Brow, which in turn becomes Station Road. Turn right at the traffic lights onto Stockport Road, continuing down Dan Bank to the traffic lights, marked left to Romiley and straight on to Offerton. At this junction turn left into the private road (marked Old Manor Farm and defined by the Gascoigne Halman For Sale board) and follow the right hand fork in the road which leads directly to the subject property.
Please note that we have not checked any of the appliances or the central heating system included in the sale (if any). All prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on this point prior to entering into a contract.

Covered Porch
Solid oak door providing access to:
Entrance Hall 7'10 (2.39m) x 4'1 (1.24m)
Parquet flooring. Exposed beams. Cupboard housing the electric meter. Door providing access to:
Ample hanging space. Central heating radiator. Parquet flooring. Door providing access to the WC.
Recently fitted with a suite comprising of a low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin. Parquet flooring. Tiled splashback. Exposed beams. Obscured window overlooking the rear aspect. Central heating radiator.
Family Room 13'1 (3.99m) x 17'11 (5.46m)
A through room with window overlooking the front aspect and a window overlooking the rear. Exposed ceiling beams. Central heating radiator. TV aerial point. Inset bookcase. The main focal point of this room is an exposed brick chimney with tiled hearth and door providing access to:
Morning Room 17'1 (5.21m) x 16'1 (4.9m)
Split into two areas:
Dining Area: Part ceramic tiled floor. Part Parquet floor. Three windows overlooking the front aspect. Central heating radiator. Exposed beams.
Sitting Area:Central heating radiator. Parquet wood flooring. Windows overlooking the side aspect. Part exposed stone wall. TV aerial point. Exposed ceiling beam. Cast iron multi fuel burner.
Opens through to:
Kitchen 15'1 (4.6m) x 16'11 (5.16m)
Most attractively fitted with a range of Shaker style cream fronted eye and base level units with under unit lighting. Roll top work surfaces. One and a half bowl drainer sink unit with mixer tap over. Integrated Seimens dishwasher. Room for free-standing American style fridge/freezer. Twin oven Rangemaster with four ring burner and hot plate all set within a mock chimney breast with extractor hood over. Central island unit with marble work surface. Complementary pan drawers. Exposed ceiling beams. Tiled splash back. Ceramic tiled floor. Window overlooking the rear aspect. Cast iron spiral staircase to first floor. Central heating radiator. Original solid oak stable style door with feature locking mechanism providing access to the side of the property.
Conservatory 17'10 (5.44m) x 12'1 (3.68m)
Stone built base with soft wood double glazed construction and apex ceiling. Ceramic tiled floor. Double doors providing access to to the patio. Two wall lights. Central heating radiator. Ceiling fan.
Dining Hall 17'11 (5.46m) x 18'10 (5.74m)
- Accessed from the entrance hall. A stunning feature of this property, boasting an 18'1" high apex ceiling with a multitude of exposed beams. Parquet flooring. Window overlooking the front aspect. Central heating radiator. Recently installed staircase leading to the galleried landing and first floor. Three wall light points. Understairs storage housing twin wall mounted Gloworm gas central heating boilers. Door providing access to:
Sitting Room 16'1 (4.9m) x 17'0 (5.18m)
Exposed ceiling beams. Window overlooking the rear aspect. Full height double glazed window overlooking the side. Parquet flooring. Two central heating radiator. Three wall light points. The main focal point of this room is the attractive exposed stone chimney breast with York stone hearth and exposed bean mantel housing an electric fire. Door providing access to a stone staircase leading to the first floor.
Rear Porch
Hardwood door leading to the side of the property. Ceramic tiled floor. Cloaks cupboard. Door leading through to:
Utility Room 17'1 (5.21m) x 13'1 (3.99m)
Fitted with a range of eye and base level units with roll top work surfaces. One bowl drainer sink unit with chrome mixer tap over. Plumbing and housing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled splashback. Ceramic tiled floor. central heating radiator. Two double glazed windows overlooking the rear aspect.

Galleried Landing
- Situated above the dining hall. Central heating radiator.
Bedroom 1 17'1 (5.21m) x 17'1 (5.21m)
This bedroom boasts a plethora of exposed beams to the ceiling and walls. It has a 12'1" apex ceiling. Window overlooking the rear aspect and window overlooking the side aspect. Two central heating radiators. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising; wardrobes, overhead storage cupboards and dressing table unit. Feature exposed brick chimney. This room can also be accessed from the original stone spiral staircase with stone mullion windows which leads up from the sitting room.
Bedroom 2 12'9 (3.89m) x 10'4 (3.15m)
An unique second bedroom which can be accessed by either staircase. A through room with apex ceiling measuring 9'11" high. Exposed beams. Under eaves storage cupboards. Windows overlooking the front and rear aspect and affording stunning views. Central heating radiator. TV aerial point. One of the unique features of this room is that it incorporates a smoke hole, originally utilised when the property was built.
Second Landing
Accessed via the spiral staircase from the kitchen. Window overlooking the front aspect. Central heating radiator. Exposed beams.
Bedroom 3 13'1 (3.99m) x 16'1 (4.9m)
Original mullion window overlooking the side aspect. Two windows overlooking the rear aspect. Exposed beams. Central heating radiator. Exposed brick chimney. Tiled hearth.
Bedroom 4 13'1 (3.99m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
Apex ceiling measuring 12'1" in height. Exposed beams. Windows overlooking the front and side aspects. Range of solid oak fitted cupboards. Central heating radiator.
Separate WC
Fitted with a low level WC. Central heating radiator. Obscured window overlooking the front aspect. Exposed beams.
Fitted with a matching suite comprising; low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with glazed shower screen and shower over. Obscured window overlooking the side aspect. Exposed beams. Tiled splashback. Airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder.
Bedroom 5 10'1 (3.07m) x 13'0 (3.96m)
- Accessed off the main galleried landing. Double glazed window overlooking the side and rear aspects. Central heating radiator. Dado rail.
Separate WC
Low level WC. Corner wall hung wash hand basin. Part timber clad walls. Ceramic tiled border. Central heating radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Double glazed obscured window overlooking the side aspect.
Shower Room
Pedestal wash hand basin. Walk-in shower with glazed shower screen housing Triton electric shower. Part ceramic tiled walls. Part timber clad walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Obscured double glazed window overlooking the front aspect. Inset mirror with light. Shaver point.
Energy Efficiency Rating


This property is situated at the heart of an five acre estate and is accessed via a long sweeping driveway along which are dotted three lights. The estate is split into the formal gardens and woodland and is further surrounded by open fields. There is a large stone turning circle at the centre of which is a beautifully stocked raised border.
To the front of the property there are generous gardens occupying an elevated position with large lawn area, well stocked borders, mature trees and substantial York stone footpaths provide access to the front door and to the side of the property.
To the rear of the property there is a York stone patio area and raised borders. The property benefits from a Southerly facing rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn. There are beautifully manicured and well stocked borders as well as a feature pond and gazebo. The rear of the property boasts views over the open countryside and towards Lyme Park.

Detached Double Garage 20'1 (6.12m) x 16'1 (4.9m)
Double doors. Courtesy door to annexe. Window overlooking rear aspect. Lighting and power. Plumbing and housing for washing machine. Ideal Mexico gas central heating boiler.
Accessed by a solid timber door with glazing.

Entrance Hall
Returning spindle balustrade staircase to the first floor. Understairs storage. Opens through to:
Dining Kitchen 14'1 (4.29m) x 11'1 (3.38m)
UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the side aspect. Aluminum double glazed sliding door providing access out to the private patio and garden area. Central heating radiator. Fitted with a range of eye and base level units with roll top work surfaces. One bowl drainer sink unit. Free-standing electric oven with extractor hood over. Tiled splashback. Room for free-standing fridge/freezer.

Lounge 20'1 (6.12m) x 10'1 (3.07m)
Two double glazed windows overlooking the side aspect. Two Velux skylights. Aluminum sliding door. The main focal point is a multi fuel cast iron burner. Two central heating radiators. TV aerial point. UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front aspect.
Bedroom 1 9'11 (3.02m) x 13'10 (4.22m)
UPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear aspect. Central heating radiator. Built-in shelving.
Bedroom 2 13'1 (3.99m) max x 7'0 (2.13m)
UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front. Central heating radiator.
Jack 'n' Jill Bathroom
- Accessed from the lounge and Bedroom 2. Fitted with a matching suite comprising; panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Fully tiled walls. Central heating radiator. Loft access.
The annexe boasts its own Southerly facing garden which is enclosed by fencing on all sides. Flagged patio area. Brick built workshop and timber built shed, both with lighting and power. Lawn area affording stunning views over the fields to the rear. Greenhouse.
To be confirmed by Solicitors.
No tests have been made of mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services. We cannot therefore confirm that they are in working order and any prospective purchaser is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Stockport MBC
Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.
Our financial advisers will be advised of all offers made. They have a wealth of experience in the highly competitive area of mortgage rates and available products. By our arranging an appointment to discuss your requirements, you will receive professional and independent mortgage advice that will be entirely appropriate to your own circumstances, may well save you money and speed up the whole transaction.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage. Please contact our Independent Financial Adviser Mark Shaw on 0161 427 2488. Gascoigne Halman Financial Services Ltd offer independent financial advice, which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority for mortgages, life assurance, pensions, unit trusts and individual savings accounts.
If the property you buy is not for sale through Gascoigne Halman, one of our surveyors can carry out a survey for you. Survey Department - 01565 751328.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 August 2012


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