6 bedroom detached house for sale

Whisterfield Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11

£1,695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional country house & paddock
  • superb rural setting
  • 3 principal reception rooms, study
  • Mark Wilkinson living kitchen,
  • Master bedroom suite, 2 guest suites
  • 3 further bedrooms, House bathroom
  • 3 car garaging, triple car port, stables
  • Paddocks to about 3.15 acres
  • landscaped gardens to about 1.3 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Set amidst glorious Cheshire countryside to the south of Alderley Edge, Withington House is well placed for the local shops of Chelford Village and its railway station with a direct service to both Manchester and Crewe.
This stylish Edwardian country house retains many of the elegant and much cherished features of the period but has been thoroughly remodelled by our clients to create a comfortable family home suited to 21st Century living.

Description

Withington House
Whisterfield Lane
Lower Withington
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DD

Exceptionally attractive Edwardian country house in a sublime rural setting with outbuildings, stabling and a paddock.


Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms & study, living kitchen by Mark Wilkinson, laundry, boot room, two cloakrooms with w.c.

Two garages and adjoining stables with external office. Triple car port/garage with adjacent horse box parking. Gated driveway with security gates & second access drive to stables and garages.

Wonderful landscaped gardens of nearly 1.3 acres. Raised deck al fresco entertaining area with covered hot tub. Paddocks to a further 3.15 acres

About 4.4 acres

Chelford: 3.5 miles, Alderley Edge: 6 miles, Macclesfield: 7 miles, Congleton: 7 miles, M6 Junction 18: 7.5 miles, Wilmslow: 8 miles, Knutsford: 8 miles, Manchester Airport: 13 miles, City Centre: 20 miles

Situation
Set amidst glorious Cheshire countryside to the south of Alderley Edge, Withington House is well placed for the local shops of Chelford Village and its railway station with a direct service to both Manchester and Crewe. The area abounds in Golf Courses, livery yards and leisure facilities. The shops and restaurants of Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford are all within reach and Terra Nova Preparatory School is just three miles down the road. Other local schools include Alderley Edge School for Girls, The Ryleys and Kings School Macclesfield.

For commuters, Manchester is from 31 mins. away by train from Chelford, the M6 is 7.5 miles away at junction 18 and Manchester Airport is a 30 minute drive. For those requiring regular access to London there are trains from both Macclesfield and Wilmslow taking 1hr 48mins and 1hr 52mins respectively.

Whisterfield Lane is a quiet country lane and although rural is not isolated. Lower Withington is the home of Jodrell Bank Observatory and a thriving, if scattered, rural community. The village pub, The Red Lion, is a popular hub along with a village hall. For equestrians there is a network of quiet bridleways and country lanes for hacking out.

Withington House is equidistant from all the well regarded and sought-after surrounding towns and villages.

Description

This stylish Edwardian country house retains many of the elegant and much cherished period features of the period but has been thoroughly remodelled by our clients to create a comfortable family home suited to 21st Century living.

Arranged over four floors, the 4381 sq ft of versatile and well balanced accommodation provides formal and informal reception rooms and six excellent bedrooms and bathrooms split over the two upper floors. The lower ground floor level houses a large utility/boot room and a large laundry room.

The heart of the house is the fine Mark Wilkinson living kitchen which extends into an informal dining area and a family room, with a cloakroom and a conveniently placed housekeeper's office/study off. French doors open directly onto a raised decked balcony with a covered hot tub and an al fresco entertaining area.

The principal reception rooms lie off the hall and a large entrance vestibule. All three are elegant and spacious, with typically tall ceilings, fireplaces and a large side bay to the dining room.

A separate garaging and stable block lies to the west of the house and has a second driveway from the lane. A home office is located to the eastern end of this building, perfect for escaping interruptions.

Withington House stands back from this quiet country lane and lies at the head of a long, sweeping box lined driveway with stone gate posts and automated gates. The driveway bisects the extensive lawns and leads to a generous parking/turning area with a double carport and garden garage area. A space alongside is perfect for a horsebox or boat.

The gardens extend to almost 1.3 acres and include specimen trees and shrubs, lawns and mature hedges to the boundaries.

On the other side of the lane is a further area of paddock land extending to about 3.15 acres.


Accommodation
The impressive entrance hall has a leaded and stained glass front door with tall leaded windows to three elevations and a glazed door leading through to the main hallway. A period staircase leads up to the first floor and down to the lower ground floor. Off to the right hand side is the delightful dual aspect drawing room with a front bay, a stone fireplace and corniced ceilings.

The sitting room lies on the far side of the hall with dual aspect including a bay to the front and there is another fireplace with a granite surround. The dining room lies off the rear of the hall and could comfortably seat twelve diners, with a triple aspect and an extended bay to the side. A fireplace and an alcove grace two of the walls and a French door opens to the outside terrace.

The Mark Wilkinson living kitchen with its wonderful bespoke maple cupboards under granite surfaces is a cook's delight. With an AGA, a professional Wolf Range and Sub-Zero Fridge, zoned wine fridge, four fridge drawers and two further integrated drawers. Beautiful bow fronted cabinets line the informal dining area and French doors open directly onto the raised rear deck with its covered hot tub. The family sitting area adjoins the kitchen and a well placed fitted housekeeper's office or study lies off. The perfect place to look over the gardens whilst keeping an eye on the children and do some work.

The lower ground floor provides a hall area, leading to a fitted boot room with cupboards, a cloakroom with w.c. and a garden door to the rear. The laundry on the far side of the hall is superbly spacious and like the boot room has natural light from windows to the front. There are a range of Shaker style cupboards and a Belfast style sink.

On the first floor the landing leads off to three bedroom suites including the full depth master suite. This includes the bedroom area with fitted wardrobes and a bay to the front. The en suite is split level and includes a dressing area with wardrobes, twin wash hand basins. The other bedrooms both have fitted wardrobes and en suite bathrooms.

The second floor provides three further double bedrooms, two of which have fitted furniture and wardrobes. These bedrooms are served by a well appointed house bathroom.

Tenure: Freehold

Services:
Mains Water and Electricity.
Private Drainage, LPG for Range cooker. Oil fired Central Heating

Fixtures and Fittings
Unless otherwise stated fixtures and fittings that are not specifically described in these particulars are not included in the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with the agents

Square Footage: 5,971 sq ft
Acreage: 4.3 Acres

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Chelford (2.4 mi)
  • Goostrey (3.0 mi)
  • Alderley Edge (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Chelford (2.4 mi)
  • Goostrey (3.0 mi)
  • Alderley Edge (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Wilmslow

6 Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AA

01625 909044 Local call rate

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