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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Whitchurch Road, Waverton, Waverton

Offers in Region of £765,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Character Home
  • Set In Approx' 0.6 Acre
  • 5 Lavish Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen, Pantry, Utility
  • Master Bedroom & Ensuite
  • 4 Further Bedrooms
  • Wealth Of Period Features
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

Set in extensive private gardens circa 0.6 acre; an attractive, triple-bay detached period (1700) residence boasting a wealth of character across 5 lavish reception rooms and 5 spacious bedrooms. This property presents quality from the modern and delightful kitchen and the very pleasing garden room to the quaint reception / snug. Very tastefully refurbished to retain the original charm and character. There is only one way to appreciate this charming home - go inside - view it. It is a ''must see''.

Introduction - This really is a rare opportunity to acquire such a spacious and unique five bedroom detached family home, so full of character and charm having been substantially extended over the years and set in approximately 0.6 acres of mature & established secluded gardens. Only a short walk from the centre of the highly-regarded village of Waverton with the OFSTED Good rated primary school, excellent amenities including doctor's surgery, post office with general store, hair dressers and more and within 20 minutes walking distance of the Outstanding rated Christleton Primary and high schools - what more could you need so close to hand?
Depending on how you like to spend your spare time, there is something for everyone close by - from a choice of excellent country clubs with spas to an excellent selection of golf courses with Vicars Cross and Eaton clubs within 5 minutes' drive, and the championship Jack Nicklaus course at the Carden Park golf, hotel and spa complex only 20 minutes away. There is also Christleton Sports Ground, the rugby club at Littleton, the Cricket Club and water sports available on Manley Mere in nearby Manley.
There are a number of popular Inns nearby including the excellent Black Dog, Ring O'Bells, The Plough and Cheshire Cat. The Shropshire Union Canal is literally minutes away and provides good walking with Chester approximately an hour away, fishing, boating, dog walking, jogging or cycling in either direction.


. - There is so much to like here, and what is so pleasing about this home is the inclusion of a snug, with its own cast iron stove just waiting to be lit, that connects the downstairs rooms while a large inner landing which plays host to a small library fulfils the same role on the first floor. Bay and sash windows, exposed timbers and open fire places amongst many other things combine to make Clifford Lodge exactly the wonderful home it is! Quality, character and warmth throughout with so much flexibility to include a ground floor bedroom for an elderly relative or a guest room with wonderful views all year round!
And externally there are gardens to all sides, so well catered for with a particularly impressive side garden set to two sections which includes a well and traditional pump with a tastefully planted sandstone trough and particularly large front and rear lawned gardens.
There is easy access to the main road network and the Cities of Liverpool and Manchester are within an hour's drive, Manchester airport is approximately three quarters of an hour and the spectacular North Wales coast where many like a day out or a short break at the seaside, a similar distance.
This really is a rare opportunity to acquire such a unique and versatile home in a prime Cheshire village with everything you need so close to hand.


Front Aspect - A timber five-bar gate provides access onto the extensive grounds, and what a first impression of this truly unique and fine residence set over to the right-hand side and the attractive brick built detached double garage, with diamond pattern incorporating coach lamp style lantern in its appealing pitched roof, and in between a drive through driveway providing off road parking for 8 cars.
To the right of the driveway are a variety of trees and bushes set in a low sandstone retaining wall and walking past this will take you to the solid wood door with brass knocker and bell, and where there are two coach lamp effect courtesy lights. Behind you is the generous front garden.


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Reception Hall / Snug - 10.14m(33'3'') x 4.75m(15'7'') max - You will always be assured of a pleasant welcome from the moment you open the front door into this spacious, bright and inviting hallway. An open archway leads you through to the spindled staircase with polished wooden hand rail while an attractive cottage style window with stained glass overhead allows natural light to flood and where a brass pendant style lantern hangs adding to the character.
There is a further front facing cottage style window, a dado rail, plentiful under stair storage and access to the large study to the right. Moving further within the house will bring you to a particularly inviting snug, with exposed timber beam and post, and where a cast iron multi fuel burning stove set in an attractive brick chimney breast with York stone hearth beckons to be set ablaze. There is a shelf over for ornaments or photographs and it is here that the remaining ground floor rooms connect.
There are solid wood doors to the sitting room, to the kitchen (which will then take you to the garden room), to the lounge with picture window to side and an opening to a yet further part of the hallway having its own two way light, and leading you to the utility and cloakrooms and where a pair of glazed French doors open out into the dining room.


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Study - 4.25m(13'11'') x 3.85m(12'8'') - The large secondary glazed bay window provides for character and fantastic views of your private and foliage rich front garden. An exposed brick fireplace with painted timber surround and mantel, to the side of which glazed double doors form part of an attractive glazed display unit complemented with a further set of double doors beneath for additional storage. Also with three-way light and fitted carpet.

Sitting Room / Guest Room - 4.61m(15'2'') x 4.00m(13'1'') - Equally useful for an older relative or as a guest room, this spacious sitting room is ideal for entertaining and relaxing alike, with particularly pleasing garden views all year round through the large bay window which is also secondary glazed. There is also a cast iron open fire set on a tiled hearth with painted timber surround and mantel, and this delightful room has been complemented with an attractive coved ceiling and book shelving. Also with fitted carpet.

Drawing Room - 8.67m(28'5'') x 4.25m(13'11'') max - A large and particularly inviting open fire set in a slate and timber surround with slate tiled hearth and timber mantle complemented with a glazed bar / display area with drawer and cupboard beneath, are a central point of this exceptional lounge which is so ideal for entertaining.
The large secondary glazed bay window provides excellent views of the wonderful front garden, and sliding patio doors lead out to the impressive side garden. There is also a window to the snug area of the hall, a picture rail, two two-way wall lights and fitted carpet.


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Kitchen - 5.14m(16'10'') x 3.40m(11'2'') - The spacious kitchen has a range of cream 'Shaker' style base units, including pan drawers and an integrated dishwasher, with corner eye level unit. The square edged work surface incorporating a 11/2 bowl 'Lamona' sink with brushed steel mixer tap, drainer and a tiled surround. Set within the base units is a 'Rangemaster' classic 110 dual fuelled cooker having five gas burning hobs, an electric warming plate, fan assisted and conventional electric ovens, grill and storage drawer.
Cottage style double glazed windows provide views to the right hand side garden and also the main garden while a further window looks into the sun lounge. There are two four-way lights, a single wall light, space for an American fridge freezer, a door to a walk-in pantry, a part glazed timber stable type door to the sun lounge and a high quality Oak effect laminate floor.




Garden / Breakfast Room - 5.40m(17'9'') x 3.62m(11'11'') - Doubling as a breakfast room and enjoying panoramic views of the extensive rear garden and the generous side garden, and featuring a pitched and panelled ceiling with sky light window, and set on a low brick wall. There are windows all around, a sliding patio door to the side garden to the right and a further part glazed door with Georgian bar to the left, leading to the shingled area and the steps to the main garden. A range of 'Shaker' style kitchen units with square edged worktop provide useful extra work and storage space. A pair of low level louvred doors open to a neatly concealed washing machine / dryer and a continuation of the high quality Oak effect laminate floor continues from the kitchen.

Pantry - 2.40m(7'10'') x 2.22m(7'3'') - Having a range of timber base and eye level units with timber surface over and shelving with timber and frosted glazed rear facing window, a ceiling light, and ceramic tiled floor.



Dining Room - 5.06m(16'7'') x 4.15m(13'7'') - This is certainly a room to entertain where a pair of attractive timber glazed French doors lead onto the shingled entertaining area where sandstone steps lead up and through the matching sandstone retaining wall and onto the extensive garden.
Full height matching windows complement the French doors and to the left-hand side a further timber cottage style window provides views over the side aspect.
Character has been enhanced with the coved ceiling which plays host to a five-way chandelier style light and the floor has been laid with fitted carpet.


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Utility - 3.00m(9'10'') x 1.95m(6'5'') - Having a range of base units incorporating a Belfast style sink with tiled splash backs and timber cottage style window over with a number of wall mounted units, some of them frost glazed. With fluorescent strip light and fitted carpet.

Cloakroom W/C - 3.00m(9'10'') x 1.45m(4'9'') - Having a 'Balterley' Victorian style wash basin and low level WC, with timber cottage style window to the side, a coved ceiling with light, doors to the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with linen shelf over and quarry tiled floor.

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Landing - 9.94m(32'7'') x 5.10m(16'9'') max - From the landing you will enjoy commanding views of the hallway below and the side aspect through the large cottage style window incorporating stained glass. The spindled staircase with polished wooden hand rail and solid wooden door to bedroom four adds to the character and an opening leads through to the inner landing.

Inner Landing - The inner hallway is the hub connecting the upstairs living accommodation and this is an excellent example so rarely seen! There is a small library fitting neatly to one of the walls with brass picture light over and an open fire set in a cast iron surround and mantel sits neatly into the corner adding to the character.
Solid wood doors lead to the second bedroom and bathroom with openings to further extensions of the landing, one of them taking you to the master bedroom, with this extension having a Velux skylight window, a two-way wall light and fitted carpet, with steps leading up to a solid timber door to the room itself. The other opening leads to bedrooms three and five and has a ceiling light and fitted carpet.


Master Bedroom - 5.40m(17'9'') x 4.15m(13'7'') - Timber cottage style windows provide elevated panoramic views over the landscaped rear garden and to both sides of the grounds. There is access to loft space, two two-way lights, a picture light, two bedside lights, fitted carpet and a solid wooden door to the ensuite bathroom.

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Master Ensuite - 3.36m(11'0'') x 2.90m(9'6'') - This spacious and luxury ensuite bathroom hosts a five piece suite comprising deep panelled bath with brass mixer tap with telephone style hand shower attachment, a porcelain wash basin set in a matching vanity unit with tiled worktop with mirror over and tiled surround. There is a glazed and tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic shower, a bidet and low level WC from the 'Balterley' Victorian range.
Cottage style timber windows offer views to the side aspect, there is coving to the ceiling which hosts an array of recessed spotlights and access to the loft space, there is also a heated towel rail, extractor fan, shaver socket and fitted carpet.


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Bedroom Two - 4.60m(15'1'') x 4.05m(13'3'') - With secondary glazed sash window and elevated views over the front garden, having an exposed cast iron fireplace set in a timber surround with timber mantel set on a stone tiled hearth. The vaulted ceiling hosts an array of spotlights set to dimmer and fitted carpet.

Bedroom Three - 4.17m(13'8'') x 4.11m(13'6'') - Enjoying elevated views over the front garden and having a cast iron open fireplace set in a painted timber surround with timber mantel set on a brick hearth. A solid wood door reveals concealed shelving, and the floor has been laid to fitted carpet. The traditional sash window benefits from secondary glazing.

Bedroom Four - 4.20m(13'9'') x 3.97m(13'0'') - This beautiful and bright room has a sash window, secondary glazed over looking the front garden, a cast iron fire place with painted surround and a timber door to wardrobe. A chandelier style light adorns the room and the floor has been laid fitted carpet.

Bedroom Five - 4.46m(14'8'') x 3.08m(10'1'') max - An L shaped bedroom with sash window enjoying elevated views over the side garden and patio area and having a vaulted ceiling with light, access to loft space and an exposed and painted solid timber floor.

Luxury Bathroom - 4.46m(14'8'') x 2.90m(9'6'') - The luxury bathroom has been recently and very stylishly refitted. It features a three piece suite comprising roll top claw foot bath with exposed pipework incorporating chrome mixer tap with telephone style hand shower attachment, a pedestal wash basin and low level WC.
There is attractive timber panelling to half height, the addition of ceramic tiling to full height around the bath area. Two double glazed windows with Georgian bar and blinds overlook the rear garden, an attractive five way chandelier style light with matching two way light complements well. Double doors conceal the hot water tank and linen shelving, there is a chrome heated towel rail and a particularly well chosen herring bone wood effect porcelain tiled floor.


Front Garden - The beautiful front garden is surrounded by a rich variety of mature bushes and trees and enjoys a large yet easily maintained lawn. To the front of the house is an attractive shingled area wrapping around each of the bay windows and extending to the side where there is a combination of lawn and shingle. It is here that sandstone steps lead up to a stone flagged patio which is surrounded by a variety of mature plants and shrubs contained in a sandstone retaining wall with intriguing features incorporated into the wall, and a further set of steps at the far end leading back down, by the side of which an arched gateway leads to the extensive grounds beyond.
There is also access into the lounge through the sliding patio doors and another coach lamp effect courtesy light provides night time illumination.




Rear Aspect - When you have passed through the arch we think you will be impressed with the size of the side rear garden. There is a flagged patio area where sandstone steps lead up to a raised lawn contained in a sandstone retaining wall. To the side is an attractive brick built boiler room with timber door and pitched and tiled roof with cobbles to the front, and two further store rooms, with light, power and water. It is here that there is a well with a traditional hand pump and an attractive sandstone trough, now tastefully planted and illuminated with courtesy lighting at night.
The patio turns to foot path and wraps around the sun lounge / breakfast room passing the patio doors that provide direct access onto an attractive shingled patio area adjoining and running the width of the dining room, where the French doors look impressive open on a nice day and illuminated in the evenings with the coach lamp effect courtesy lighting. There is ample space here for relaxing and entertaining and a set of curved sandstone steps complemented with shingle cut through the attractive sandstone retaining wall and onto the extensive lawn which is surrounded by high level hedging and has a variety of mature trees further enhanced by neighbouring and distant trees.
There is a useful log store to the side of the garage, courtesy lighting and a storage area to the rear of the garage.


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Garage One - 6.30m(20'8'') x 3.10m(10'2'') - Divided into 2 sections, the left-hand portion of the garage has an up and over door to the right of which is an external power source and inside the garage a pitched roof with exposed beams for further storage, exposed brick walls, lighting, power and a concrete floor.

Garage Two - 5.00m(16'5'') x 3.25m(10'8'') - Entering from the double doors on the right-hand side this large garage enjoys views over the rear garden with four fluorescent strip lights providing plenty of illumination for other uses - a work shop or studio perhaps? A timber door leads into a storage area behind the left-hand portion.

Store - 3.25m(10'8'') x 2.05m(6'9'') - Enjoying views of the rear garden the storage room has a pitched ceiling, exposed brick wall, an abundance of shelving, a light and power.

Boiler Room - 2.36m(7'9'') x 2.00m(6'7'') - Complete with lighting and power.

Shed - 3.35m(11'0'') x 2.00m(6'7'') - With lighting, power and water, with a belfast style sink.

Wood Store - 3.20m(10'6'') x 1.80m(5'11'') - With light.

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Floorplan: First - This plan is included as a service to our customers and is intended as a GUIDE TO LAYOUT only. Dimensions are approximate.
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