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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Rose Cottage, Ashton Hayes, CH3 8BH

Withdrawn from Market £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Breakfast Kitchen
  • Delightful Gardens
  • Ample Parking
  • No Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Rose Cottage is a unique detached house of considerable character and appeal. Constructed more than 100 years ago, it is located in a conservation area in the heart of a beautiful and popular semi-rural village with a thriving community spirit and a strong sense of individual identity. The house has been impressively extended and modernised by its current owners to create a fantastic family home. Having lived in Rose Cottage for more than 32 years during which they brought up their two daughters, the owners are now retiring and seeking to pursue a new life closer to their family in the south of England. The property is therefore offered to the market for the first time in many years and with the benefit of no ongoing chain.

Rose Cottage is a prime example of a property which demands to be viewed to fully appreciate its size and potential. Its attractive appearance from the roadside does nothing to convey the very large footprint of the house, extending to just over 2000 sq ft in total, or the large size and high degree of privacy of the lovely established gardens. Potential purchasers will be greatly impressed when they step over the threshold of the property. As the photographs demonstrate, the house is eminently flexible and would suit the needs of a wide range of buyers including those seeking to relocate to a desirable Cheshire village with a growing family, work from home or provide a dependent relative with their own private living space within the family home.

The accommodation opens onto a large entrance hall with doors leading to the living room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. The living room is very well proportioned with a feature inglenook fireplace as its focal point with built in gas fire (it should be noted that the chimney is suitable for an open fire if required) and an excellent aspect over the private rear garden through double patio doors. The dining room is similarly rich in character and has a warm, cosy feel with a front aspect bay window, cast iron open fireplace and ample space for table and chairs. The kitchen/breakfast room provides the focal point of day to day family life. Representing the best in modern design and finish, It has been superbly remodelled in recent years to incorporate an extensive range of high quality wall and floor cupboards, solid granite preparation surfaces and space for a large table and chairs. A door leads from the kitchen to the rear hall which can also be accessed from the outside via an entrance door.

The rear hall leads to a good sized utility room with fully tiled floor and space for white goods, an excellent shower room completely refitted in 2014 and a door to what is currently used by the present owners as a sitting room/study beyond which is the fifth bedroom, a large double with built in double wardrobe. This part of the house with its own separate entrance is extremely versatile and viewers are encouraged to inspect and understand the exciting potential. Indeed, it has served a wide range of functions for the present owners over the years including space for their growing family and as a large, open plan office from which they ran their business from home.

Now restored to its original purpose as additional family space, this part of the house could equally well be used, for example, for self contained living within the principal family home by a dependent relative.

At first floor level the accommodation is again impressive. The master bedroom has an aspect to the rear of the garden and a large, recently refitted ensuite shower room with limestone wall tiles and Karndean flooring. There are three further bedrooms, two of which have elevations to the front and fitted wardrobes. One of the two front bedrooms has stripped and varnished wooden flooring. The fourth bedroom is of a single proportion and can alternatively be used as a nursery or study. The family bathroom was fully replaced in 2014 and is now fitted with a Villeroy and Boch shower bath, Churchmans taps and rainforest shower and Charlotte pedestal wash hand basin, the whole being set off by Karndean flooring.

Externally the house has the benefit of an Indian stone drive leading onto a large brick paved parking and turning area providing space for several vehicles. The gardens are an absolute delight being amazingly private and comprising not only lovely areas of lawn, but also specifically designed seating areas to the front and rear which enjoy excellent levels of sun at different times of the day. Features in the rear garden include a Yorkstone paved patio with sandstone wall, mature trees, shrubs and flower beds and wired in water feature. The front garden was completely landscaped in 2014 with stone path and sandstone wall, flower beds, trees and shrubs providing a perfect setting for morning coffee.

Early viewing is encouraged to inspect this beautiful and most enchanting property. 

LOCATION Ashton Hayes is a very popular village in the Chester district of Cheshire. It is located about eight miles away from Chester, six miles from Tarporley and according to 2001 Census has a population of 919. The village is particularly picturesque and enjoys many amenities including an award winning community shop/post office, children's nursery and well supported parish church. The village also boasts a beautiful recreational field, eco friendly pavilion and playground created in recent years with the aid of a Lottery grant, community room for hire and an active community that has established Ashton Hayes as a leading carbon neutral village. Ashton Hayes has its own highly regarded primary school and the area as a whole is renowned for excellent education establishments in both the state and private sector.

Further amenities are available in the nearby village of Mouldsworth including the Goshawk public house and Mouldsworth railway station which provides a direct link on the Chester to Manchester line. The area as a whole is ideal for the business traveller, city centre Chester being reached within 15-20 minutes and Manchester city centre just 45 to 50 minutes drive away. Excellent links to North Wales and the wider motorway network are found close at hand via the A55, M6, M56 and M53. Manchester International and Liverpool John Lennon Airports are accessed within 45 minutes drive. In addition to Mouldsworth station mentioned above, there are railway stations at Frodsham, Chester and Hartford.

ENTRANCE HALL 22' 0" x 8' 11" (6.71m x 2.72m) Side aspect timber door with stained glass windows to either side. Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Door to living room. Double panel radiator. Stairs leading to first floor. Wall mounted light fitting. Door to dining room. Door to breakfast kitchen. Understairs storage. 

LIVING ROOM 20' 3" x 12' 2" (6.17m x 3.71m) Rear aspect timber framed double glazed sliding doors opening onto patio to the rear. Four wall mounted light fittings. Cheshire brick Inglenook fireplace with a quarry tiled hearth and living flame gas fire (but could be converted to an open fire use if required) with two separate beam mantles and two side aspect stained glass timber framed double glazed windows. Double panel radiator 

DINING ROOM 14' 6" x 13' 11" (4.42m x 4.24m) Side aspect timber framed double glazed bay window. Double panel radiator. Four wall mounted light fittings. Cast iron fireplace with pine surround, mantle, tiled hearth and open grate. 

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 17' 11" x 12' 5" (5.46m x 3.78m) Front aspect timber framed double glazed window. Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with granite preparation and marble upstands. Space for Rangemaster electric oven with separate grill and five ring electric hob and multispeed extractor hood above set into chimney breast with beam mantle over. One and half bowl Franke stainless steel sink with drainer unit and mixer tap. Integrated Bosch fridge. Integrated dishwasher. Italian tiled flooring. Ample space for a kitchen table. Two double panel radiators. Recessed ceiling downlighters.  

REAR HALL 20' 9" x 4' 4" (6.32m x 1.32m) Two ceiling mounted light fittings. Door to utility. Door to shower room. Large amount of storage, both fitted and open shelving. The hall opens out to a larger section measuring 8'0" x 6'6" with a side aspect timber glass panelled door, offering access to the garden and side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Doors to fitted cupboard and door to study/sitting room. 

UTILITY 7' 6" x 6' 8" (2.29m x 2.03m) Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted units with a rolled top preparation surface. Single stainless sink with drainer unit and mixer tap. Large velux skylight. Space for washer. Space for dryer. Space for tall fridge and freezer. Tiled flooring. Ceiling mounted light fitting 

SHOWER ROOM 8' 0" x 4' 11" (2.44m x 1.5m) Velux skylight. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Wall mounted light fitting. Fitted with a contemporary bathroom suite comprising oak veneered vanitory unit with wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level WC with concealed cistern. Tiled floor. Partially tiled walls. Ladder style heated towel rail/radiator (connected to central heating but also with an independent electric element). Fully tiled shower area with Galaxy electric shower, feature contrast tiling and ceiling mounted light fitting. 

STUDY/SITTING ROOM 14' 4" x 9' 11" (4.37m x 3.02m) Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Door leading to bedroom five/family room. 

BEDROOM FIVE/FAMILY ROOM 14' 2" x 10' 9" (4.32m x 3.28m) Ceiling mounted light fitting. Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Rear aspect obscured glass timber framed double glazed window. Built in wardrobe. Velux skylight. Two wall mounted light fittings. 


LANDING 10' 6" x 6' 6" (3.2m x 1.98m) Ceiling mounted light fitting. Doors to master bedroom, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.  

MASTER BEDROOM 13' 8" x 11' 7" (4.17m x 3.53m) Rear aspect timber framed double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Two wall mounted light fittings. Double panel radiator. Door to en suite shower room. 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 9' 11" x 5' 7" (3.02m x 1.7m) Rear aspect timber framed obscured glass window. Circular marble wash hand basin set on marble top vanitory unit with mixer tap. Low level WC with concealed cistern and handle flush. Bidet. Mira shower. Fully tiled shower enclosure with ceiling mounted light fitting. Limestone fully tiled walls. Karndean flooring. Double panel radiator. Wall mounted light fitting. Ceiling mounted light fitting. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' 1" x 11' 8" (4.29m x 3.56m) Front aspect timber framed bay double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Two fitted double wardrobes, fitted dressing table with drawer units and spotlights over mirror. Exposed timber flooring. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 11" x 9' 1" (3.33m x 2.77m) Front aspect timber framed double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted wardrobe. 

BEDROOM FOUR 8' 8" x 8' 8" (2.64m x 2.64m) Rear aspect timber framed double glazed window. Single panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 7' 8" x 6' 5" (2.34m x 1.96m) Front aspect obscured glass window. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Low level WC with handle flush, Charlotte pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps. Fully tiled walls with feature contrast tiling. Single panel radiator and towel rail. Villeroy & Boch bath with Churchmans mixer tap and fixed shower with detachable hand shower, shower screen. Fitted mirror recess with fitted light. Karndean flooring.


EXTERNAL The property is accessed via a private driveway with a mix of stone flagging and brick paved driveway. There is ample parking to the side and rear of the property for up to six vehicles. At the front of the property there is a recently landscaped area of garden, mostly laid to patio with a pathway leading through to a larger area ideal for outdoor entertaining with a raised bed to the far end framing the front of the house. Mature trees and hedges provide a good level of privacy and seclusion in this part of the garden.

To the rear of the house is a large, private garden mostly laid to lawn with distinct areas intentionally positioned to make the most of the sunshine. The largest of these areas is a slightly raised patio with a central water feature and dwarf sandstone wall currently housing a large entertaining table with mature trees and hedges throughout. In the opposite corner of the garden is a utilitarian area housing a shed and providing additional seating if required. Leading along the rear part of the house is a wooden pergola clad in virginia creeper and honeysuckle.


SERVICES/PROPERTY NOTES We believe that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. There is also super fast Broadband connected.

All windows are double glazed with all but one at the front of the house replaced with new sealed units in the last three years. The boiler is a gas condensing boiler providing a pressurised heating system which was fitted in 2010 and is annually maintained by British Gas. 

VIEWING Viewing by appointment with the Agents Tarporley office 

TENURE We believe the property is freehold tenure 

ROUTE From our office in the centre of Tarporley, leave the village in the direction of Chester and at the roundabout take the second exit. Proceed along for a few miles passing through the villages of Clotton and Duddon and the right hand turn into Tarvin. Upon reaching the roundabout take the second exit and proceed along until reaching a left hand turn signposted Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth. Proceed along and immediately before the left hand bend by the Golden Lion Pub take a right turn into Kelsall Road whereupon Rose Cottage will be found shortly afterwards on the left hand side, clearly identified both by a house sign and Wright Marshall 'For Sale' board. 

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