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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Whitchurch Road, Handley

Withdrawn from Market £350,000

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Tenure: Freehold

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Believed to date back to 1720 and situated in a small and characterful hamlet which is situated off Whitchurch Road, within walking distance of a picturesque country public house and restaurant, this characterful, charming and most attractive detached cottage benefits from an open aspect to both the front and rear. The property has been refurbished in recent years to an extremely high standard whilst great care has been taken to enhance many of the original features including exposed beams, woodwork and exposed sandstone. The accommodation, which is deceptively spacious, comprises: Entrance hall via a solid oak entrance door, which opens through to a stunning reception dining room with exposed beams and solid oak staircase off to the first floor; cosy yet spacious living room with exposed beams, part exposed sandstone feature and a stunning 'Yeoman' cast iron wood burner on a slate semi-circular base; beautifully appointed dining kitchen, being of an excellent size with a high quality range of oak fronted fitted units complemented by granite work surfaces, splashbacks and windowsill, together with stainless steel edged 'Bosch' integrated cooking appliances and dishwasher and exposed beams; good-sized utility room off, which again benefits from a part exposed sandstone wall with further fitted wall units and access to the rear garden; shower room with a modern white suite featuring a double shower cubicle. From the utility room, which can be accessed from the rear of the property, there is an independent staircase to bedroom four, which currently benefits from exposed pitched pine floorboards and is used as a gym area. However, we feel this area offers particular adaptability and would be an ideal guest room, teenager space or granny flat. On the main first floor of the house there are three further good-sized double bedrooms, all benefiting from pleasant views, and an excellent-sized family bathroom, again with a high quality white suite including a deep spa bath complemented by granite tiled flooring, attractively tiled walls and contemporary bathroom fitted storage. Externally, the property benefits from a sandstone and beech hedged front boundary with pedestrian access and a further good-sized gravelled driveway offering parking for several vehicles leading to an excellent-sized detached garage. There is then access to a large Indian stone pathway to the side of the property with recessed feature pond. The rear garden benefits from a patio and low maintenance lawn whilst not being directly overlooked to either the front or rear. The property is warmed by oil fired central heating and benefits from timber framed double glazed windows throughout. Viewing highly recommended. 

LOCATION The property is located in a most picturesque small village/hamlet location, within walking distance of the picturesque Calverley Arms public house and restaurant. The road, whilst still being known as Whitchurch Road, is now an annexed crescent with the A41 having been diverted around the village many years ago. The property lies approximately 15-20 minutes travelling distance of Chester with its range of amenities including Sainsbury's and Waitrose which lie convenient on this side of Chester, with general village amenities available in the nearby village of Tattenhall. 

ACCOMMODATION with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:- 

ENTRANCE HALL with an oak double glazed entrance door, two sealed unit double glazed windows, oak panelled flooring, telephone point, radiator. 

RECEPTION DINING ROOM 14' 6" x 12' 1" (4.42m x 3.68m) with solid oak staircase to the first floor, exposed beams, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window. 

LIVING ROOM 13' 11" x 12' 2" (4.24m x 3.71m) with exposed beams, exposed sandstone feature fire surround with 'Yeoman' cast iron wood burning stove on a semi-circular slate base, three sealed unit double glazed windows providing much light, radiator. 

DINING KITCHEN 14' 7" x 10' 9" (4.44m x 3.28m) with a high quality fitted range of oak fronted base, wall and drawer units with soft closing drawers complemented by chrome T-bar fitments with granite work surfaces, splashbacks and windowsill, glass fronted display units, recessed 'Franke' 1 1/2 bowl sink and drainer with chrome effect swan neck mixer tap, space for fridge freezer, integrated stainless steel edged 'Bosch' double electric oven, 'Bosch' five ring gas hob with granite splashback and built-in extractor over, integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher, vertical contemporary radiator, exposed beams, sealed unit double glazed window. 

UTILITY ROOM 11' x 6' 5" (3.35m x 1.96m) with 'Eurostar' floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler, ceramic tiled flooring, timber sealed unit double glazed door providing access to the rear garden, part exposed sandstone wall, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, granite work surfaces, oak fronted wall units, radiator, second stairs to first floor. 

DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM with a well appointed and modern white suite comprising double fully tiled shower cubicle with recessed chrome effect shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, ceramic tiled flooring, fully tiled walls, ceiling extractor, radiator, two sealed unit double glazed windows. 

GUEST BEDROOM FOUR 11' x 10' 11" (3.35m x 3.33m) Accessed via a separate staircase and would make an ideal home office, independent teenager or granny annex, or simply just a great guest room, with the ground floor shower room and rear access. Currently utilised as a gym area with exposed pitched pine floorboards, part exposed sandstone feature wall, double airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window. 

MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING Accessed via the oak staircase from the reception dining room with radiator, sealed unit double glazed window. 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 9" x 12' 9" (4.5m x 3.89m) with loft access, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window with open views. 

BEDROOM TWO 11' 2" x 9' 2" (3.4m x 2.79m) with deep over stairs storage cupboard with extensive built-in hanging space and storage, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window with open views to the front. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 9" x 8' 5" (3.28m x 2.57m) with loft access, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 6" x 5' 9" (3.2m x 1.75m) Of an excellent size with a high quality white suite comprising deep panelled spa bath with pull-out shower attachment and corner chrome effect mixer tap, oversized wash hand basin with chrome effect mixer tap and contemporary wood effect storage cupboards under and low level WC, further built-in storage cupboards, granite tiled flooring, fully tiled walls, recessed spotlights, heated towel rail, sealed unit double glazed window. 

EXTERNALLY The property is attractively approached, having a sandstone wall front boundary with established beech hedging, leading to a good-sized gravelled driveway offering parking for several vehicles. The driveway leads to a good-sized detached garage and to the side of the property is a good-sized Indian stone patio/seating area which benefits from particular privacy and has a recessed pond. The rear garden has low maintenance lawns, walled boundaries with stepping stone pathway, a concealed oil tank and an Indian stone pathway providing access to the rear door. The rear garden benefits from being not directly overlooked offering a sense of privacy and seclusion whilst being of a low maintenance nature. 

DETACHED GARAGE The garage is large enough to be utilised as a home office and has power, lighting and personnel door to the side. 

DIRECTIONS Proceed out of Chester through Broughton turning right and then left at the gyratory system at Bill Smith Motors following Christleton Road as it becomes Whitchurch Road. At the road junction follow signs for the A41 South/Whitchurch and travel past the villages of Christleton, Rowton and Waverton before passing turnings for Tattenhall. Shortly after passing through Milton Green the sign for Handley will be found on the right hand side. Turn right and proceed along, leaving the main part of Whitchurch Road, onto the former Whitchurch Road and proceed through the village of Handley, where the property will be found on the left hand side. 

VIEWING By prior appointment with Humphreys of Chester on (01244) 401100. 

MARKETING APPRAISAL Thinking of Selling? We are a locally run business with over 50 years of partnership experience and can offer you a free marketing appraisal of your own property without obligation. Budgeting your move is probably the first step in the moving process. It is worth remembering that we may already have a purchaser waiting to buy your home. 

HUMPHREYS SURVEYORS Whether buying or selling through Humphreys, we are delighted that we can now provide a full survey and valuation service carried out by our team of chartered surveyors. This prudent step in a house purchase is strongly recommended and we would be more than happy to discuss the types of survey available and their associated costs. 


1. Money Laundering Regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase. 

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