4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bulkeley Brow, Bulkeley, SY14 8BQ

Sold STC £999,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Country House
  • 3.687 Acres
  • Outstanding Views
  • Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Garaging
  • Gardens
  • No Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

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Bulkeley Brow is beautifully positioned in its plot, enjoying magnificent views over surrounding countryside and occupying what is arguably one of the finest locations in this part of semi-rural Cheshire. The home has been in the same ownership for over 25 years and is offered to the market with no ongoing chain.

Constructed in 1931, it enjoys a classically elegant appearance and is approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway, off a quiet country lane. The house has been subject to excellent extensions and modifications throughout the years, without any detriment to the inherent character and charm of the building. The internal square footage is circa 3141 square feet and there is significant potential to create a detached studio / annexe, subject to the necessary planning permissions being granted. It should also be noted that the recent upgrading to BT Infinity enables a fast internet connection for those running a business and or working at home.

The accommodation opens with a very large entrance hall that has parquet flooring and a staircase with a spindled balustrade rising to the first floor. Running open plan from the entrance hall is the morning room, that also has parquet flooring. Whilst currently acting as an extension of the hallway, it could comfortably be adapted to provide a separate reception space.

The living room is of square proportion and has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove as the focal point. There is also a large wooden framed bay window that overlooks a beautiful area of the garden. There are three further reception rooms at ground floor level - a library /study, family room with stone floor and a separate dining room which extends to just under 18ft in length, Cloakroom and Utility.

The unquestionable highlight of the ground floor accommodation is the stunning bespoke open plan breakfast kitchen. It has been superbly designed and is fitted with an array of oak units, a central island unit with granite top in addition to a Navy Aga with Aga companion and feature tile splashback and a range of integrated appliances. As one would expect with a house of this quality, the kitchen has ample space for a large table and chairs, seating eight people comfortably and enjoys excellent aspects over the gardens and grounds. With a large utility room just off the kitchen, this area of the house unquestionably provides the hub of day to day living and represents the very best in modern day design and finish.

At first floor level the accommodation continues to impress, with an elegant landing leading to the four bedrooms and family bathroom.

The master bedroom is a wonderful space which enjoys fabulous views of the garden, driveway and the open countryside beyond. Located just off the master bedroom is an excellent dressing area that has floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and doors leading to the en suite bathroom and the balcony. The en suite bathroom is very large and is comprehensively fitted with high quality fitments. The balcony is accessed from the dressing area and overlooks the paddock to the side of the property and the beautiful surrounding open countryside.

The second bedroom is a very large double and has the benefit of a large en suite bathroom that has a Sottini suite and has a door leading out to the balcony. The remaining first floor accommodation is made up of two further substantial double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom with bespoke decorative artwork and further high quality fitments.

Externally the property forms the perfect setting for this outstanding country house. The driveway that leads up to the house is flanked by formal gardens and views of countryside. The house enjoys an elevated position which maximises its vantage point over the surrounding gardens, paddock and countryside. There is ample off road parking, a detached double garage and brick built garden/implement store.

The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight extending in total to 3.687 acres. In the height of the spring and summer the external environment is an abundance of colour, maturity and natural beauty - an absolute delight to behold. There are ample areas of lawn for children to play in, whilst there are also patio and raised terraces that provide the perfect environment for alfresco dining. There is also a well cultivated vegetable patch and Orchard with a variety of fruit trees. The paddock to the side of the property is ideal for those with a horse or pony and has a separate road access point.

Wright Marshall Estate Agents have been privileged through over 150 years of trading to sell some of the area's most iconic and beautiful houses. It is the author's opinion that Bulkeley Brow very much fits into this category and a viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate its quality and appeal.
 

LOCATION Bulkeley and the nearby villages of Bickerton and Peckforton are renowned for their natural beauty and proximity to surrounding countryside. The villages of Malpas and Tarporley are nearby and both offer a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities. For those with educational requirements the house stands within the catchment area for the highly regarded Bickerton Primary School and the Bishop Heber High School in Malpas rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011. Bunbury village is also close by and has its own primary school and a good array of day to day convenience shops.

Bulkeley also provides a convenient and central base for the business traveller, in addition to the extensive road links leading to the M56, M6, A49 and A51 there is also a railway station at Crewe that can be found within 20 minutes with an excellent direct service to London. In addition there are railway stations at Chester and Wrenbury. Manchester and Liverpool International Airports can both be accessed within 40 minutes' to one hour's drive.

Bulkeley is the centre point of a triangle of Nantwich, Tarporley and Malpas, three highly attractive areas renowned for individual retail outlets and an immense character and charm. The extensive amenities of Chester City Centre can be accessed within 20 minutes drive.

The area as a whole is ideal for those who enjoy rural living with walks in Bulkeley Hill Wood, Bickerton Hills and the Sandstone Trail all readily accessible. The National Trust have recently taken over the management and ownership of many of these walkways thereby providing future protection as to the use of the land.

In terms of Pubs and Restaurants, the Bickerton Poacher,Cholmondeley Arms, Dysart Arms and Yew Tree Inn are all within a short distance whilst those who enjoy a bracing walk can even venture to the Pheasant Inn in Burwardsley, an outstanding Pub/Restaurant that enjoys truly magnificent and far reaching elevated views.  

ENTRANCE HALL 18' 1" x 9' 5" (5.51m x 2.87m) Front entrance door with decorative glass panelling. Original parquet flooring. Staircase rising to first floor with spindled balustrade. Single panel radiator. High level crockery display shelving. Doors to dining room, library/study and framed opening to morning room. An attractive front aspect window enjoying excellent views 

MORNING ROOM 11' 11" x 10' 3" (3.63m x 3.12m) Front and side aspect windows. Single panel radiator. Parquet flooring. Double panel radiator. Double width doors to living room and framed opening to entrance hall. 

LIVING ROOM 14' 8" x 14' 8" (4.47m x 4.47m) Inglenook fireplace with quarry tiled hearth, wooden surround, Cheshire brick insert and two windows - the whole housing woodburning stove. Large wooden framed bay window overlooking garden. Double panel radiator. Three wall light points. Double width doors to morning room. Beamed ceiling. Door to library/study. 

LIBRARY/STUDY 14' 4" x 12' 7" (4.37m x 3.84m) Bespoke fitted oak book shelving. Double panel radiator. Floor to ceiling fitted cupboards. Cast iron fireplace and tiled hearth. Double width doors opening onto patio and garden. Doors to inner hall, entrance hall and living room. 

INNER HALL 7' 9" x 3' 0" (2.36m x 0.91m) Fully tiled floor. Single panel radiator. Half tiled walls. Doors to library/study, cloakroom and breakfast kitchen. 

CLOAKROOM 7' 7" x 7' 0" (2.31m x 2.13m) Fitted with a suite comprising low level WC with push button flush and Villeroy and Boch vanity unit with wash hand basin and mixer tap. Tiled surround. Fully tiled floor. Single panel radiator. Coat hanging rails. Extractor fan. Ceiling spotlights. Intruder alarm control panel. 

KITCHEN 21' 3" x 16' 3" (6.48m x 4.95m) A stunning bespoke oak kitchen fitted with a charming array of oak units and drawers and as a centre focal point a beautiful island unit with granite top incorporating single bowl stainless steel sink. The island also incorporates a Neff oven, bin, dishwasher and drainer edgings. Navy Aga with Aga companion and feature tiled splashback. Bespoke glass fronted crockery display cabinet. Stable door leading to the outside. Fully tiled floor with underfloor heating. Space for large fridge/freezer. Doors to inner hall, utility room and framed opening to family room. Large triple width window. Double width doors opening onto a delightful terrace area. Coved ceiling. Ceiling spotlights. 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 11" x 8' 4" (2.72m x 2.54m) Fitted with an excellent range of wall and floor cupboards together with double width Belfast sink. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Integrated Worcester boiler. Door leading to the garden. Double width double framed window overlooking garden. Door to the kitchen. 

FAMILY ROOM 13' 1" x 7' 1" (3.99m x 2.16m) Double width doors leading to the outside. Stone floor. Large wooden framed double glazed windows overlooking driveway. Double panel radiator. Framed opening to breakfast kitchen and framed opening to dining room. Feature wooden clad ceiling. 

DINING ROOM 17' 11" x 12' 5" (5.46m x 3.78m) Parquet flooring. Fireplace with open grate. Bay window enjoying fantastic views of garden and countryside beyond. Picture rail. Framed opening to family room. Door to entrance hall. Feature wooden clad ceiling. 

FIRST FLOOR  

HALF LANDING 6' 11" x 3' 3" (2.11m x 0.99m) Large window enjoying fabulous views of garden, driveway and open countryside beyond. Staircase with spindled balustrade leading down to the entrance hall. Staircase with spindled balustrade leading up to the first floor landing. 

LANDING 17' 8" x 6' 2" (5.38m x 1.88m) Picture rail. Doors to four bedrooms and family bathroom. 

MASTER BEDROOM 18' 8" x 12' 5" (5.69m x 3.78m) Large window enjoying fabulous views of garden, driveway and open countryside beyond. Single panel radiator. Picture rail. Stable door leading out to feature balcony. Doors to landing and dressing area. 

DRESSING AREA 11' 7" x 3' 6" (3.53m x 1.07m) Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Kick space heater. Door to en suite bathroom. Door to balcony two. 

BALCONY Large balcony overlooks the paddock to the side and beautiful surrounding open countryside 

ENSUITE BATHROOM 9' 9" x 9' 6" (2.97m x 2.9m) Fitted with a suite comprising low level WC with push button flush, bidet with mixer tap, fully tiled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap. Majority tiled walls. Fully tiled floor with underfloor heating. Heated towel rail/radiator. Side aspect window. Ceiling spotlights. Shaver socket point. Fitted steam resistant mirror and doors leading to dressing area.  

BEDROOM TWO 14' 8" x 12' 5" (4.47m x 3.78m) Triple width window overlooking gardens and countryside. Single panel radiator. Picture rail. Quadruple width fitted wardrobes. Doors to the landing and ensuite. 

EN SUITE BATHROOM 10' 2" x 9' 4" (3.1m x 2.84m) Fitted with a Sottini suite comprising low level WC, bidet with mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled bath with mixer tap. Fully tiled floor with underfloor heating. Heated towel rail/radiator. Shaver socket point. Ceiling spotlight. Single panel radiator. Chrome towel rail. Double width window overlooking balcony and door leading out to the balcony. 

BEDROOM THREE 12' 7" x 12' 7" (3.84m x 3.84m) Triple width window overlooking garden, paddock and countryside beyond. Single panel radiator. Picture rail. Fitted cupboards and washbasin with handpainted design. Door to landing.  

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 11" x 10' 2" (3.63m x 3.1m) Triple width window overlooking formal garden. Single panel radiator. Picture rail. Extensive floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Door to landing. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 8" x 8' 10" (3.25m x 2.69m) Fitted with a suite comprising low level WC with push button flush, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, double width quarry tiled shower enclosure, wooden panelled bath with mixer tap and tiled surrounds. Superb bespoke decorative artwork throughout. Fully tiled floor with underfloor heating. Shaver socket point. Ceiling spotlights. Access to loft space. Window overlooking gardens. Door to landing. 

EXTERNAL The property is approached via a superb gravel driveway that sweeps along the property being flanked by open countryside and formal gardens before widening to a very large parking and turning area with space for several vehicles and also leading to the detached double garage and brick built garden/implement store.

The gardens are an absolute delight extending in total to 3.687 acres and being split into different areas. There are large expanses of lawn, ideal for those with young children, an array of beautifully stocked beds and borders, many mature and young trees throughout, superbly positioned Indian stone patio areas and views over surrounding countryside from almost every angle and elevation. The property benefits from a large paddock to the side that has within it a field shelter with separate road access. Worthy of particular attention is the raised patio/terrace that adjoins the paddock and can be accessed via double doors from the kitchen and the library/study. Within it is a brick built barbeque and the area as a whole is a perfect setting for outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining. Finally it should be noted that there is a good sized well cultivated vegetable patch and Orchard with a variety of fruit trees.

The sheer magnificent beauty of the external environment cannot be overstated and a viewing is absolutely essential to appreciate the maturity, tranquillity and absolute visual excellence of the external environment. 

DOUBLE GARAGE 23' 3" x 19' 5" (7.09m x 5.92m) Maximum measurements taken at widest point. A large double garage incorporating store, cloakroom and traditional garaging. A step ladder leads up to the eaves storage area. 

BRICK BUILT IMPLEMENT STORE 18' 8" x 9' 9" (5.69m x 2.97m) Double width doors leading to the front. 

SERVICES We understand that mains water, electricity, oil central heating and septic tank drainage are connected. 

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 take a left turn out of the village in the direction of Nantwich continue along passing through Tarporley high street and Nantwich Road before reaching a junction then take a left turn joining the A49. Proceed for a short distance and you will reach the Four Lane End Crossroads with the Red Fox Indian Restaurant on the right hand side. At this crossroads take a right turn (A49 Whitchurch). Proceed through Tiverton and Beeston passing landmarks including the Wright Marshall cattle market on the right hand side, Lock Gate Café on the left hand side and Beeston Animal Health on the left hand side. Shortly after take a right turn into Dean Bank signposted Beeston. Proceed up Dean bank and follow the road around. Continue along onto Stonehouse Lane passing Peckforton Castle. Proceed along this lane for over a mile whereupon the property will be found on the left hand side clearly identified by a Wright Marshall for sale board. 

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63 High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DR

01829 828028 Local call rate

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  • Wrenbury (6.7 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wright Marshall Estate Agents, Tarporley

63 High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DR

01829 828028 Local call rate

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