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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Kelsall, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6

Guide Price £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • About 30 acres
  • Stable block
  • Tennis Court
  • Leisure complex & indoor pool
  • Master suite/dressing room
  • 5 further bedrooms
  • Entrance hall
  • Family kitchen/breakfast area
  • Sitting room
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive residential & equestrian property close to Delamere Forest


Organsdale House is in an attractive rural location in central Cheshire. The nearby village of Kelsall is extremely convenient offering several shops, a church, primary school and surgery whilst Northwich and Chester which are equidistant, provide a more comprehensive range of services. Schooling is well catered for locally, notably The Grange in Hartford and the King's and Queen's Schools in Chester. On the recreational front, there are golf courses at Delamere and Sandiway and motor racing at Oulton Park. For the equestrian enthusiasts, the Cheshire polo ground is 2 miles drive and there is horse racing at Chester, Aintree and Haydock Park.

The area enjoys excellent road communications; the M53 and M56 motorways being 12 miles distant permitting daily travel to Liverpool and Manchester. Manchester International Airport is 24 miles and Crewe Station 18 miles offering a regular service to London Euston in under 2 hours.


Dating from 1863 and bearing the Royal Cipher, Organsdale House was commissioned by the Crown Estate and has brick elevations beneath a slate roof.

The property is a substantial Victorian country house occupying a prominent yet private position close to Delamere Forest. It stands in mature wooded grounds and is approached via a sweeping drive which ascends to a parking area beneath the east front. Within an enclosed courtyard against the north front, is a range of garages and a staff flat. Attached to the house is an extensive leisure complex with games room and seating area connecting to a heated indoor swimming pool and hard tennis court. Adjacent to the house and courtyard with access via a second entrance drive is a superb stable yard comprising seven loose boxes. On the left side of the drive is a recently built open fronted building and railed paddocks.

Internally, the house is beautifully appointed retaining many original features with high moulded ceilings, deep bay windows and period fireplaces.

The property offers generous family accommodation arrange essentially on two floors with the benefit of oil central heating and a comprehensive internal media sound system.

The principal reception rooms are well proportioned and arranged along the south front as is the kitchen. On the first floor there is an extremely spacious master suite complemented by five further bedrooms and a family bathroom.


Ground Floor

The front door opens into an impressive entrance hall with moulded ceiling cornice, a turned staircase, and an understairs cupboard. The sitting room has an ornate cast iron fireplace with oak surround, built-in shelving and cupboards to either side. On the opposite side of the hall is a dining room with sash windows, panelled inlays and a moulded ceiling cornice.

The drawing room is an elegant room with a fine marble fireplace and slate hearth and double French doors in a bay window. A study with built-in cupboards completes the ground floor accommodation.

At the rear of the property and linking to the leisure complex is an excellent custom-built family kitchen with a breakfast area, an Aga, wall and base units, granite work surfaces and a central island unit with a Smeg electric oven and ceramic hob.

From the side hall, steps lead down to the basement which incorporates a series of useful rooms.

First Floor

On the first floor is a substantial master suite comprising a dressing room, an en-suite bathroom with a raised air bath and marble surround in a bay window.

There are five further bedrooms, a family bathroom and an additional wc.

The Leisure Complex

Accessed from a rear yard and from the kitchen is an impressive leisure complex comprising a kitchen/bar, a seating area, games area and indoor pool.

From the leisure complex, French doors lead to a York stone flagged barbecue area adjacent to a hard tennis court.

The Outbuildings

Against the north front of the property is an enclosed courtyard accessed via electric wrought iron gates flanked by an extensive single storey brick and slate range comprising garaging, tractor store and a staff flat with a kitchen, shower room and bed/sitting room.

The Stable Yard

Above the courtyard and accessed via a separate entrance drive is a stable block constructed of brick and concrete block work under a slate roof. The building has been finished to a high specification with Loddon doors, steel divisions, security lighting and closed circuit television cameras. In addition to the 7 looseboxes, there is a feed store, tack room and shower room for washing down horses.

Multi-Purpose Building

Beside the stable yard and accessed via a separate entrance from the road is a substantial open fronted steel framed building suitable for storage and livestock. It is currently sub-divided and includes open yards for horses.

Gardens & Land

The gardens have been carefully designed and over the years matured to provide a delightful setting. To the front of the house are wide lawns extending across the south front, sloping down to a dense screen of established shrubs including rhododendron, yew, holly and laurel. Against the drive is an impressive stand of copper beech trees and a further lawned area bordered by roses, azaleas and rhododendron beneath a sandstone wall. A side garden with a Japanese theme contains two ponds with flagged York stone surrounds and beyond which access is gained to a tree-lined daffodil walk. The walkway comprises a series of gravelled paths through mature woodland underplanted with flowering trees and shrubs and through which a comprehensive irrigation system has been laid.

The gardens and grounds inclusive of woodland and paddocks extend to 30 acres or thereabouts.

The well fenced and mainly post and railed land has a water supply to all paddocks and is gently sloping with good drainage. It is part framed by mature trees providing protection.


From Chester travel east on the A51/A54 Manchester Road passing through Tarvin towards Kelsall. Having ascended the Kelsall Bypass the road forks and the entrance drive to Organsdale House will be seen immediately on the left hand side.

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08 May 2016

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