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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Clay Lane, Bickerton, Bickerton

Offers in Region of £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Former Farmhouse
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Superb Range of Outbuildings
  • York Stone Paved Courtyard
  • Two Paddocks
  • In all approx. 1.87 acres
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Full description

* DETACHED FORMER FARMHOUSE * SPLENDID STABLE BLOCK WITH POSSIBLE RESIDENTIAL POTENTIAL * INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL * TWO PADDOCKS. A handsome detached former farmhouse believed to date back to the 18th Century and set in gardens and paddocks of approximately 1.87 acres at the foot of the Bickerton Hills. The property is constructed of brick set on a stone plinth with feature gables under a tiled roof. The property occupies a rural position amidst picturesque countryside and provides adaptable family sized accommodation. Briefly comprising: entrance hall/study, living room with wood burning stove, piano room, staircase hall, sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, landing with inner landing, principal bedroom with dressing room, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, family bathroom, second floor landing, games room, two further bedrooms and bathroom. Contd...

Continuation - Attached to the side of the property is an indoor heated swimming pool with three sets of patio doors to outside. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and has Makore hardwood double glazed windows with pewter fittings. There are lawned gardens to two sides and two paddocks. A feature of the property is the splendid stone built outbuilding providing garaging, three stables, a tack room, workshop, stores and a large loft area. Both the house and the outbuilding are centred around a York Stone crazy paved courtyard with an ornamental pond.

Location - This property occupies a delightful rural position, close to the Bickerton Hills in South Cheshire, a largely rural area about 10 miles north of Whitchurch in Shropshire. The Bickerton Hills are on the Sandstone Trail, a renowned walking area. There are a range of local amenities and shops in the nearby village of Tattenhall. Carden Park Hotel is also located within a short drive with two championship golf courses on site. The Bickerton Holy Trinity CE Primary school stands on Long Lane, which serves Bickerton, as well as the parishes of Bulkeley, Cholmondeley, Chorley, Egerton, Ridley and part of Duckington. Bickerton Parish also falls within the catchment area of the Bishop Heber High School in Malpas. The A41 and A49 provide a convenient link to the M53 and M56 which facilitate travel to a number of commercial destinations within the North West. The towns of Whitchurch and Nantwich are also easily accessible.

Approximate Distances - Chester 12 miles, Tattenhall 5 miles, Carden Park 4 miles, Malpas 5 miles, Whitchurch 10 miles, Tarporley 8 miles, Nomansheath 5 miles, Crewe 14 miles, Manchester 50 miles, Manchester Airport 43 miles and Liverpool 32 miles. (taken from R.A.C. Route Planner).

Location Plan -

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Agent's Note - Please note all dimensions and floor plans are approximate and should be used for guidance only.

Ground Floor - The detailed accommodation comprises:

Reception Hall - 13'4" x 7'6" (4.06m x 2.29m) - Panelled entrance door, exposed beamed ceiling with two light points, two double glazed windows, single radiator and space for study desk. Door to Living Room.

Living Room - 18'7" max x 12'4" (5.66m max x 3.76m) - Chimney breast with brick-lined fireplace and quarry tiled hearth housing a cast-iron wood burner, double glazed window, double radiator, three wall light points and an ornamental central pillared fireplace with archway openings to each side to the Piano Room. Door to Dining Room.

Living Room. -

Piano Room - 13'9" X 10'8" (4.19m X 3.25m) - Two double glazed windows, double radiator and three wall light points. Opening to Staircase Hall.

Staircase Hall - 15'7" x 5'10" (4.75m x 1.78m) - With wall light point and open-tread spindle staircase to the first floor. Opening to lobby and door to Sitting Room.

Lobby - 7'3" x 4' (2.21m x 1.22m) - Double opening French doors to outside, double radiator, two wall light points and cupboard housing the electric meter and fuse boards.

Sitting Room - 13'11" x 12'0" (4.24m x 3.66m) - Two double glazed windows, picture rails, three wall light points with dimmer switch controls, double radiator and wood block floor.

Dining Room - 13'11" x 9'0" + door recess (4.24m x 2.74m +door r - Double glazed window, double radiator, ceiling light point, wall light point, telephone point, decorative wall timbers and secondary staircase to the first floor. Double opening glazed doors to the Pool Room and door to Breakfast Room.

Breakfast Room - 10'11" x 7'10" (3.33m x 2.39m) - Fitted with a range of base and wall level units incorporating drawers, cupboards, two leaded display cabinets and corner shelving with laminated worktops and matching wooden edging. Neff integrated freezer. Double glazed window, ceiling light point, double radiator, painted panelled walls and tiled floor. Window opening to the Kitchen and an opening to the Kitchen.

Kitchen - 11'4" x 10'11" (3.45m x 3.33m) - Fitted with a range of base and wall level units incorporating drawers and cupboards with laminated worktops and matching wooden edging. Inset one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Fitted four-ring Neff ceramic hob with tiled splashback and extractor above. Integrated dishwasher. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Built-in electric fan assisted oven and grill. Built in Neff microwave oven. Cupboard housing a Trianco oil fired central heating boiler. Painted wooden panelled walls, tiled floor, burglar alarm control pad, ceiling fan with light, wall mounted electric heater, wall mounted central heating and hot water control and two double glazed windows. 'Stable' door to outside.

Swimming Pool Room - 38'6" x 21' (11.73m x 6.40m) - Glazed double doors from the dining room opening to the swimmng pool room. The indoor heated swimming pool measures approximately 30ft max x 14ft with a tiled surround. Exposed brick walls, suspended ceiling with lighting, four double glazed windows, tiled floor and three double glazed sliding patio doors to outside. Door to Separate WC.

Separate Wc - 5'6" x 2'10" (1.68m x 0.86m) - Low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, ceiling light point and double glazed obscured glass window.

First Floor Landing - Wooden balustrade, two wall light points, single radiator and double glazed window. Doors to the Principal Bedroom and Bedroom 2. Archway opening to Inner Landing.

Inner Landing - Two wall light points, double glazed window, single radiator and ceiling light point. Staircase rising to the second floor. (Secondary staircase leading down to the Dining Room). Doors to Bedroom 3 and Family Bathroom.

Principal Bedroom - 14' x 12'4" (4.27m x 3.76m) - Two double glazed windows, double radiator, two wall light points with dimmer switch control. Archway to Dressing Room.

Dressing Room - 16'2" x 9'3" (4.93m x 2.82m) - Fitted with a range of wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, and a dressing table with display shelving and drawer units to each side. Double glazed window, double radiator and two wall light points with dimmer switch control. (This dressing room could easily be used as a bedroom if required).

Bedroom Two - 13'10" x 12'5" (4.22m x 3.78m) - Two double glazed windows, double radiator and two wall light points with dimmer switch control.

Bedroom Three - 9'10" x 9'1" (3.00m x 2.77m) - Double glazed window, two wall light points with dimmer switch control.

Family Bathroom - 10'11" x 7'10" (3.33m x 2.39m) - Four piece suite with gold style fittings comprising: corner panelled bath; pedestal wash hand basin; low level WC; and shower cubicle with Gainsborough electric shower, glazed shower screen and glazed door. Marble effect boarded walls, two ceiling light points, wall light point, electric shaver point, two double glazed windows, single radiator and airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and immersion heater with slatted shelving.

Second Floor -

Games Room - 16'3" x 12'11" max (4.95m x 3.94m max) - Pitched ceiling with restricted head height and two purlins, double glazed window, eaves storage cupboard, two wall light points and double radiator. Doors to Bedroom Four and Bathroom.

Bedroom Four - 13'11" x 12'10" max (4.24m x 3.91m max) - Pitched ceiling with two purlins, double glazed window, two wall light points and single radiator. Door to Lobby.

Lobby - Door to useful Storage Room. Door to Bedroom Five.

Bedroom Five - 13'8" x 11'7" max (4.17m x 3.53m max) - Pitched ceiling with two purlins, double glazed window, single radiator with thermostat and light point.

Bathroom - 13'8" x 7'10" (4.17m x 2.39m) - Coloured suite comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment; low level WC; and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back. Double glazed window, single radiator, ceiling light point and door to loft space.

Agent's Note - The rooms on the second floor have part-restricted head height due to the roof.

Outside - The property is approached through a brick pillared entrance leading to a large York Stone crazy paved courtyard with two circular shaped rose beds and a raised ornamental pond with water feature and steps leading to a raised terrace. The gardens are on two sides of the house with privet hedging, mature trees and shrubbery. Bin storage area, outside lighting and aluminium framed Greenhouse.

The Gardens - There is a paddock to the north west with hedging, white painted wrought iron railings and post and rail fencing. There is a second gated driveway which provides access to a further paddock to the south east enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. This paddock serves the stables at the rear of the outbuilding.

Stone Outbuildings - Flanking the courtyard is a splendid stone built L-shaped building comprising: double garage, oil store, two workshop/stores, three stables and tack room with a covered way, and a useful loft area.

Outbuilding -

Double Garage - 26'0" x 19'0" (7.92m x 5.79m) - Two remote controlled roller doors, tiled floor and two lights.

Oil Store/Boiler Room - 19'6" x 11'" (5.94m x 3.35m) - Oil storage tank, window, light and a separate oil fired boiler and filtration unit for the swimming pool.

Workshop/Store - 19'6" x 12'2" (5.94m x 3.71m) - Two windows and two doors to outside.

Second Workshop/Store - 25'6" x 15'8" (7.77m x 4.78m) - Large sliding door, wooden staircase providing access to a large loft area over the workshop, garage and oil tank room.

Stable 1 - 15'1" x 14'6" (4.60m x 4.42m) - With pine wooden panelled walls, light point, window with metal grill and stable door. Leading to three stables with a covered way, outside water tap and outside light.

Stable 2 - 15'2" x 14'11" (4.62m x 4.55m) - With pine wooden panelled walls, light point, window with metal grill and stable door.

Stable 3 - 15'3" x 14'7" (4.65m x 4.45m) - With pine wooden panelled walls, light point, window with metal grill and stable door.

Tack Room - 16' x 16' (4.88m x 4.88m) - With pine wooden panelled walls, two ceiling light points Belfast style sink unit, leaded windows, power, fitted storage cupboards with worktop, tiled floor, stable door and door to the courtyard.

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Agent's Note - * We understand that the swimming pool was added in the early 1980's and has a depth from 4'6" to 7'6".
* There are separate oil fired boilers for the central heating and the swimming pool.
* The outbuildings are made of local Cheshire stone and are understood to date to 1734.
* We believe that the living room floor is sprung Maple floorboards and that the dining room, entrance hall and sitting room floors are Thai wood block.
* Services: we understand that mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage.
* Oil fired central heating
* Tenure believed to be freehold - purchasers should verify this through their solicitor.
* Council tax band H. Cheshire East Council

Residential Development Potential - The outstanding range of stone built outbuildings, in the opinion of the Agents, have considerable residential development potential. Proposed purchasers should rely on their own planning enquiries in this respect. The Local Authority is Cheshire East Council.

Directions - Proceed out of Chester through Boughton and on to the A41 in the direction of Whitchurch. Follow the road for approximately 8 miles through Christleton, Waverton and Milton Green. At the Broxton roundabout take the first exit onto the A534 in the direction Nantwich. Follow the road past the Sandstone Public House. Then take the turning right signposted Bickerton and Egerton Green. Continue past the Bickerton Village Hall and at the crossroads next to the Church turn left into Brunty Bank. Follow the road up the hill and at the white railings turn right into Clay Lane. The property will then be observed on the right hand side.

Priority Investor Club - If you are considering purchasing this property as a buy to let investment, our award winning lettings and property management department offer a preferential rate to anyone who purchases a property through Cavendish and lets with Cavendish. For more information contact Lettings Manager, David Adams on 01244 401440/

Viewing - By arrangements made through the Agent's Chester office 01244 404040

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