4 bedroom detached house for saleGoldford Lane, Bickerton, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14
- 3 reception rooms
- open-plan kitchen/dining room
- 4 en-suite bedrooms
- triple garage
- EPC Rating = E
A charming house in a beautiful elevated setting with breathtaking views
The Cottage is located above Goldford Lane, outside the small village of Bickerton, with its pretty Church and well regarded primary school. A private road leads from Goldford Lane and The Cottage is found near the top of the hill in a lovely tree framed setting with spectacular views across the lovely South Cheshire countryside.
It is about nine miles from the popular village of Tarporley and four miles from Malpas, which offer an excellent range of day to day services and from which people commute to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester on a daily basis. It is only 15 miles from Crewe and a regular rail service to London Euston (from 1½ hours). Tarporley is a highly sought-after village. It has an attractive High Street with a wide range of independent shops and restaurants. It has previously been ranked among Britain's
most desirable villages. Malpas is a picturesque English country village, recorded in the Doomsday Book, with a fine gothic church (St Oswalds) and buildings in a mixture of architectural styles. It has a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Heber High is an outstanding secondary school situated on the outskirts of the village.
There are excellent private schools in the region including King's and Queen's schools in Chester, Shrewsbury School, Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall and Packwood Haugh Preparatory School. The City of Chester (13 miles) is one of the north west's leading retail and commercial centres serving a catchment area extending from Manchester to Shrewsbury and covering the whole of North Wales. Chester also gives access to the motorway network providing a link to other north west and midlands conurbations and to Liverpool and Manchester airports. The leisure opportunities are also excellent. Portal Golf Club and Carden Park Hotel and Spa both have championship golf courses and a range of other facilities. There are also numerous walks
in the area and polo at the Cheshire Polo Ground.
The Cottage is an attractive property which sits well within its grounds. It has stone and rendered elevations beneath a slate roof with pretty timber detailing on the gables. The evolution of the property is clear with various extensions having taken place over time. Over the years the property has been comprehensively renovated and the result is a very well presented and comfortable home, combining the best aspects of traditional construction and contemporary quality.
The house has been designed around the view so that it is visible from all the principal rooms. The immediate setting is also extremely attractive with well stocked terraced gardens providing many points of interest. The house is approached from a no through road belonging to the National Trust. A gravel drive leads past the garaging to a circular stone terrace used for turning and parking at the front of the house.
A heavy oak front door opens into a reception hall serving the main reception rooms and with stairs to a galleried landing above. A cloakroom is situated off the hall and there is a door to the annexe, which also has a separate access from outside. The spacious drawing room has a fireplace with a stone surround and a log burner. French doors open on to one of the stone terraces. The study could equally be used as a sitting room.
There is a large family kitchen with a good range of storage units, and Aga and an island to one end, a dining area and double doors opening into a conservatory, with two pairs of doors to the garden.
On the first floor are wonderful views from a bay window in the master bedroom, which has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms , each with an ensuite bathroom.
The annexe provides excellent independent accommodation, which could easily be incorporated in to the house. On the ground floor is a living room and kitchen and on the first floor a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
The gardens provide a won derful setting for the house. They have been professionally designed to provide the perfect setting from which to enjoy the view and the qualities of the exceptional location. They are arranged in a series of terraces, with paths, a pond, various beds and borders with lawned areas and a kitchen garden beyond.
The triple garage lies adjacent to the driveway.
At the rear of the garden is a paddock which would be suitable for the garzing of ponies or other livestock.
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