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Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Extensive Outbuildings
  • Immaculate Gardens
  • Paddocks
  • Village Location

Full description

An inspiring and iconic Cheshire farmhouse set in gardens and grounds extending to 2.74 acres and located in a superb position just five minutes drive from Tarporley Village centre. Five reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, six bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two storey barn/stable block incorporating double garage. Further range of outbuildings. Truly glorious formal gardens in addition to excellent paddocks and superb views.

An inspiring and iconic Cheshire farmhouse set in gardens and grounds extending to 2.86 acres - located in a superb position just five minutes drive from Tarporley village centre. Five reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, six bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two storey barn/stable block incorporating double garage. Further range of outbuildings. Truly glorious formal gardens in addition to excellent paddocks, superb views and first class village location.

Holly Bank Farm is a classically designed Cheshire farmhouse that is inspiring, elegant and substantial. The house is set in gardens and grounds that extend to 2.86 acres and has the particular benefit of being just five minutes drive from the Georgian High Street of Tarporley and twenty minutes from the City centre of Chester. Taken as a whole, the property boasts the rare distinction of combining a substantial six bedroom detached residence with extensive outbuildings, immaculate gardens and excellent quality land in a tranquil village location difficult to better.
The house itself dates originally from the late 1800's and contains a pleasing number of period features including Minton tiled flooring in the principle entrance hall and fireplaces including Cornish stone and Minster. The house has been adapted, altered and extended through the years so as to provide spacious family accommodation.

As presently configured there are five separate reception rooms, a delightful conservatory, recently fitted kitchen and very large utility room. At ground floor level there is an additional utility room/kitchen that could, if required, be used as part of a ground floor annexe for a dependent relative. Also accessed from the ground floor is a very useful cellar.
The first floor accommodation has great versatility by virtue of two staircases and landings that are cleverly interlinked so as to maximise flexibility. In total there are six bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house has been extremely well maintained and improved in the last thirty years yet also offers potential purchasers to opportunity to adapt and enhance to suit their own individual requirements.

Externally, Holly Bank Farm stands in gardens and grounds extending to 2.86 acres. Worthy of particular attention are the truly special and quite superb formal gardens. The present owners have lavished considerable time and capital expenditure on the gardens throughout the years so as to provide a really remarkable external space that is not only extremely private but benefits from a magnificent array of trees, herbaceous and flowering plants, box hedging, paved areas, expanses of lawn and very attractive water features. The gardens and grounds are split into different areas and only a viewing can fully convey the true beauty and maturity that they offer.
The two paddocks are located to the rear of the detached two storey barn/stable block and there is room to the side for a large horse box.
The outbuildings and their associated usefulness and potential should be noted. The detached two storey barn/stable block has at ground floor level a large double garage, accessed via an electrically operated door and a range of store rooms that are both versatile and extensive. To the rear of this building at ground floor level is impressive stabling.

There is also a further range of outbuildings including double garage and brick and slate outhouses that are listed in more detail within the main body of the sales particulars. The undeveloped area of the barn is the first floor accommodation and taken as a whole the barn has a huge variety of alternative uses including teenagers games suites, fully independent annexe or possibly even holiday let.
The building is of very good construction and upon inspection the space and versatility becomes immediately evident. It should be noted that some of the aforementioned possibilities may be subject to the necessary planning permissions being granted.
Tiverton is a popular semi rural village that lies close to both Tarporley and Bunbury. Tarporley is one of Cheshire's most highly regarded villages that boasts a bustling High Street with a diverse selection of shops including convenience stores, banks, fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants, public houses and also has the benefit of a Doctors Surgery and Churches. The village is also renowned for its excellent educational facilities with Tarporley Primary and High School being within walking distance of the property and many other outstanding educational establishments in both the state and the private sector being located in the surrounding villages. Manchester and Liverpool airports are just 45 minutets drive. Crewe railway station 30 minutes drive.

The village also has its own community centre, doctors and dentist surgery. Other nearby amenities include Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit, ancient castles, boating facilities on nearby canals, Beeston Market and within only ten minutes drive is the picturesque Delamere Forest. Whilst the village is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty (from some parts of the village views of 13th Century Beeston Castle can be enjoyed). The house also offers an excellent base for the business traveller with the A49, A51 and A55 quickly reached by car and rail services to London can be boarded in the nearby town of Crewe.

Entrance Hall

9.50m(31'2'') x 1.78m(5'10'')

Original front entrance door with obscured glass panels and fanlight over. Pine staircase rising to first floor with spindled balustrade. Beautiful minton tiled flooring. Two single panel radiators. Plate display rack. Doors to study, dining room, sitting room and inner hall. Stained glass window at far end of hall.


4.27m(14'0'') x 3.91m(12'10'')

Triple width front aspect window enjoying superb views over garden. Single panel radiator. Ceiling rose. Tiled fireplace. Fitted book shelving.

Sitting Room

5.31m(17'5'') x 3.84m(12'7'')

Minster fireplace housing living flame coal effect fire. Two double panel radiators. Two side aspect windows. Ceiling cornicing.

Dining Room

4.24m(13'11'') x 4.09m(13'5'')

Triple width front aspect window overlooking garden. Double panel radiator. Original cast iron fireplace with quarry tiled hearth, decorative tiled inset and painted timber surround. Telephone point. Dado rail. Door to inner hall.

Inner Hall

4.17m(13'8'') x 1.14m(3'9'')

Quarry tiled flooring. Door to utility room, door to cloaks area, door to dining room, door to entrance hall and door to living room.

Utility Room/Kitchen

3.94m(12'11'') x 2.03m(6'8'')

Fitted with a range of wall and floor cupboards together with sliding drawers and rolled edged preparation surfaces. Hotpoint oven with Xpelair multispeed extractor hood over. Single bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. Rear aspect window. Internal side aspect obscured glass window. Large recess for space for fridge/freezer. Door to inner hall.

Cloaks Area

2.64m(8'8'') x 1.73m(5'8'')

Pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps. WC in private area enclosed by door. Single panel radiator. Coats hanging rail. Extractor fan. Staircase rising to landing two. Door to inner hall.


5.21m(17'1'') x 3.76m(12'4'')

Plus entrance area of 7'11 X 3'8. Light connection. Stairs rising to utility room/kitchen.

Living Room

6.27m(20'7'') x 4.24m(13'11'')

Tiled fireplace with open grate. Double and single panel radiators. Coved ceiling. Three wall light points. Quaduple width window enjoying beautiful views over garden. Fitted shelving and cupboards. Door to inner hall. Door to kitchen. Door to conservatory. Ceiling rose. Coved ceiling. Natural limestone tiled flooring.


6.60m(21'8'') x 3.38m(11'1'')

Of brick base construction with wooden framed double glazed windows overlooking front and side garden. Ceiling fan. Limestone tiled flooring. Exposed brickwork. Double width doors opening on to courtyard garden. Door to living room.


4.45m(14'7'') x 2.46m(8'1'')

Fitted in recent times with an extensive range of aqua green wall and floor cupboards together with sliding drawers and solid granite preparation surfaces with matching upstands throughout. One and half bowl Franke stainless steel sink with drainer unit and chrome mixer taps beneath a tiled window sill overlooking courtyard garden. Four ring Neff hob with extractor hood over. Two deep pan storage drawers. Bosch oven and grill. Integrated refrigerator. Intergrated Bosch dishwasher. Tiled surround to all preparation surfaces. Corner storage unit. Single panel radiator. Limestone tiled flooring. Door to living room. Step up and door to family room.

Family Room

4.29m(14'1'') x 4.24m(13'11'')

Rayburn set on quarry tiled base. Ceramic tiled floor. Side and rear aspect windows. Stable door to outside. Double panel radiator. Door to utility room.

Utility Room

3.99m(13'1'') x 3.68m(12'1'')

A superbly spacious room that can also double up as a rear entrance to the house. Ample space for white goods including washing machine, tumble dryer, refrigerator and freezer. Trianco Eurostar boiler. Door leading to outside. Rear aspect window. Steps down and door to family room. Coat hanging rail.

First Floor

Landing One

Double width window to front aspect enjoying superb views of gardens. Single panel radiator. Doors to four bedrooms and access to inner landing.

Bedroom One

5.31m(17'5'') x 3.84m(12'7'')

Two side aspect windows overlooking gardens. Two single panel radiators. Original cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom Two

4.27m(14'0'') x 3.96m(13'0'')

Double panel radiator. Triple width front aspect window overlooking gardens. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Vanitory unit with double width floor level cupboard, three drawers and wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap set beneath fitted mirror. Recessed halogen spotlights and three display shelves.

Bedroom Three

4.19m(13'9'') x 2.84m(9'4'')

Rear aspect window overlooking barn. Single panel radiator. Fitted cupboard

Bedroom Four

4.11m(13'6'') x 3.35m(11'0'')

Triple width window overlooking garden. Single panel radiator.

Inner Landing

Linking landing one and landing two

Landing Two

Access via the inner landing or from the staircase leading from the cloaks area. Doors to bedrooms five and six and two bathrooms. Single panel radiator. Staircase leading down to cloaks area. Access to inner landing.

Walk In Wardrobe/

2.03m(6'8'') x 1.42m(4'8'')

AIRING CUPBOARD. With light connection and boarded floor.

Bedroom Five

3.68m(12'1'') x 3.12m(10'3'')

Front aspect window overlooking garden. Double panel radiator. Fitted wardrobes. Coved ceiling.

Bedroom Six

4.24m(13'11'') x 2.49m(8'2'')

Double panel radiator. Fitted shelving and wardrobes. Triple width side aspect window

Bathroom One

3.78m(12'5'') x 2.03m(6'8'')

Fitted with a white suite comprising vanitory unit, low level WC with concealed cistern and push button flush. Two double width cupboards. Single cupboard. Open fronted display shelving. Rolled top work surface and inset single bowl wash hand basin with chrome taps. Separate panelled bath. Fully tiled double width shower enclosure. Fully tiled walls. Fully tiled floor. Wall mounted ladder style heated towel rail/radiator.

Bathroom Two

3.15m(10'4'') x 3.00m(9'10'')

Fitted with a suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with fully tiled area over housing Triton T70 shower unit. Single panel radiator. Chrome towel rail. Obscured glass side aspect window. Airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Double width cupboard with shelving and hanging rail.


The formal landscaped gardens to the property are an absolute paradise for those who respect and enjoy gardens of the highest caliper. Painstaking work has been put into the gardens through the years and the South facing gardens to the front form in many ways a focal point of the whole property. The gardens enjoy a remarkable array of specimens and also incorporate beautifully stocked beds with a fantastic array of herbaceous flowering plants, feature box hedging, large gazebo, blossom trees and beautifully tended areas of lawn. The gardens in addition to the Southerly aspect have the particular benefit of very good levels of seclusion and privacy throughout and have to be viewed in order to be fully appreciated. There are also paved paths that lead to the front and side of the property.

There are gardens to both sides of the property. To the left hand side by the conservatory is an attractive walled courtyard area whilst the right hand side of the house there is a raised area of lawn with its focal point being an attractive water feature. Well stocked beds surround the area of lawn as well as mature trees.
The house has the benefit of brick pillared double width gates that secure a very large cobbled set, paved and gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking and turning space for several vehicles. The driveway area is directly in front of the detached two storey barn/stable block.
To the rear of the house and behind the two storey barn/stable block is a very attractive mediterranean style garden with ample seating areas and decking space with pergola over. There are three paddocks and access to the stables that have immediately in front of them turning areas for horses and hardstandings. To the side of the stable block/detached barn there is ample space for the parking of a horse box. The paddocks are of a good gradient, drain well and are surrounding for miles by beautiful mature trees and surrounding countryside. Excellent levels of privacy can be enjoyed from this area.
A long driveway leads to the entrance with a double garage on right hand side, space for horse box immediately straight on and double gates to the left leading to the private driveway. 2.86 acres in ntotal

2 Storey Barn/Stable Bloc

Rooms presently used for storage only but with obvious potential to adapt and alter so as to suit individual requirements and comprising rooms that measure 20'5 x 12'2. 20'6 x 16'6 and room three 12'11, room four 13'0 x 20'6.

Storage Room One

5.97m(19'7'') x 3.66m(12'0'')


6.07m(19'11'') x 5.00m(16'5'')

Accessed via electrically operated roller door.

Storage Room Two

6.10m(20'0'') x 3.63m(11'11'')

Storage Room Three

1.85m(6'1'') x 5.79m(19'0'')

Stable Block

Located to the rear of the two storey barn.

Storage Room Four

6.12m(20'1'') x 3.71m(12'2'')

Stable One

3.94m(12'11'') x 3.73m(12'3'')

Stable Two

3.94m(12'11'') x 1.83m(6'0'')

Stable Three

3.81m(12'6'') x 3.61m(11'10'')

Field Store/Stable

4.04m(13'3'') x 1.98m(6'6'')

Stable Five

4.14m(13'7'') x 2.82m(9'3'')

Stable Six

4.11m(13'6'') x 2.95m(9'8'')

Brick And Slate Tack Room

4.88m(16'0'') x 2.74m(9'0'')

Log/Fuel Store

4.17m(13'8'') x 2.74m(9'0'')


4.32m(14'2'') x 2.21m(7'3'')

Fuel Store

2.74m(9'0'') x 1.22m(4'0'')

Double Garage

6.05m(19'10'') x 4.90m(16'1'')

Twin up and over doors.


We understand that mains water, electricity, oil central heating, septic tank drainage are connected


Viewing by appointment with the Agents' Tarporley


We believe the property is freehold tenure.


From our office in the centre of Tarporley take a left turn out of the village in the direction of Nantwich. Having passed the Swan Hotel on the right continue straight along and upon reaching the Texaco-Spar take a right turn directly opposite down Birch Heath Road. Having proceeded over the railway bridge take a left turn into Pudding Lane and proceed until reaching a junction. At the junction turn left and proceed straight on until reaching the Village Green in Tiverton. Shortly before the former post office, now known as Allery House, the driveway entrance to Holly Bank Farm can be found. Continue to the top of the driveway and park in front of the double garage to the right. A ten second stroll from the double garage will lead to the gate of Holly Bank Farm.


MISREPRESENTATION ACT 1967. Messrs Wright-Manley for themselves and for the vendors or Lessors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:1.The particulars are set out as general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. 2.All descriptions and references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. 3. No person in the employment of Messrs.Wright-Manley has any authority to make any representation whatever in relation to this property.

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20 May 2011


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