4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rocking Horse Farm, Crowton, CW8 2RS

Offers Over £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding Location
  • Over Nine Acres
  • Superb Views
  • Detached Barn Conversion
  • Planning Permission
  • Paddocks and Menage
  • No Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rocking Horse Farm is a superb equestrian property offering broad appeal to a range of purchasers & benefits hugely from its highly desirable semi rural location. The current vendors have previously run a thriving full and part livery yard. The gardens, paddocks and grounds extend in total to over nine acres. There is also exciting further potential that is provided by virtue of full planning permission granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council on the 23rd April 2015 under the reference 15/00023/FUL more details of which can be found below.

At the heart of the house is the open plan Breakfast Kitchen fitted with an excellent range of Shaker style wall and floor cupboards, a central island & black granite work surfaces throughout. There is a Britannia Range Cooker & extractor hood, integrated appliances including Neff microwave oven, Neff dishwasher and refrigerator, a Belfast sink, ample space for dining table and chairs, exposed ceiling timbers, windows to stable yard, double width sliding doors to Patio and rear Garden area. Further doors lead off to a Study with front aspect window, exposed ceiling timbers and cupboards. A Rear Entrance Hall with Terracotta tiled floor, two oak doors to front driveway and rear garden, cupboards and shelving, leading through to the Utility & Cloakroom.
The first floor is accessed via a staircase with half landing from the Entrance Hall to an L shaped Galleried Landing with doors off to the Master Bedroom with rear aspect window to the stable yard, a large Dressing Room off & an En-suite Bathroom. There are a further two double Bedrooms & a good sized Family Bathroom with a corner Bath, walk in Shower, Vanitory Unit, low level WC, hand wash basin, towel rail & an Airing Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
A self contained Annexe provides ideal accommodation for a groom, relative or additional rental income if need be. The accommodation comprises at ground floor an open plan fitted Kitchen / Living Room area & Utility Cupboard. The first floor provides a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom off.
NB. If the Annexed accommodation is not required this could easily convert back to provide an additional Reception room and 4th Bed / 3rd Bathroom to the main house.

The driveway entrance to Rocking Horse Farm is secured by a two part timber five bar gate. Upon entering the driveway immediately to the right there is a gravelled expanse in front of the property. The driveway runs down the side of the house providing vehicular and horse box access to a parking / turning area and access to the outbuildings and equestrian facilities.
The gardens to the house run to the front, side and rear, however, the principal private walled garden to the barn itself is a delightful feature being extremely private, well established and mainly laid to lawn.
 

LOCATION Rocking Horse Farm is located in a beautiful semi-rural location on Ainsworth Lane, approximately 0.5m outside the highly desirable village of Crowton, within the heart of some of Cheshire's finest countryside. Amenities in Crowton Village include the well regarded "Hare & Hounds" Public House, a picturesque Church & local Primary School.
The area has excellent access to the commercial centres of the North West via the A49 (1.5miles) & M56 motorway (6 miles) which links to Manchester and the wider motorway network. In addition there are good national and international communication links with a direct rail service from Runcorn to London Euston in under 2 hours and both Manchester (20 miles) and Liverpool (18 miles) International Airports within a short distance. The property is located within 45 minutes drive of MediaCityUK, one of the fastest growing TV and radio broadcasting hubs in the United Kingdom, where over 3000 BBC cast will be located.
Nearby Frodsham is a historic market town providing a good range of local shops and amenities whilst further services can be found in the popular village of Tarporley and the Cathedral City of Chester. There are some excellent schools in the area including; The Grange at Hartford and King's and Queen's in Chester. Further afield are the public schools of Ellesmere College and Moreton Hall.
For the equestrian enthusiast in the local vicinity there is Hunting with The Cheshire Forest, Polo at the Cheshire Polo Club near Tarporley, Horseracing at Chester, Haydock, Aintree & the excellent Somerford Park Equestrian Centre is approx 19miles away. There are golf courses at Delamere, Sandiway and Tarporley Portal and excellent walks along the Sandstone Trail and through Delamere Forest. Hatchmere Lake in Delamere Forest is a National Nature Reserve and designated Ramsar site.
Distances in miles - Crowton 0.5m | Frodsham 6m | Runcorn 11m | Chester 14m | Liverpool Airport 18m | Liverpool 25m | Manchester Airport 20m | Manchester 28m
 

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES AND OUTBUILDINGS Rocking Horse Farm has previously been run as successful and thriving full & part livery yard by the current vendors. The extensive range of Outbuildings and Equestrian Facilities have been well planned for the smooth operation of this business. The property has full planning permission for the livery yard and previous accounts for the business can be provided on request from the agents to interested parties.
The property will appeal to a wide range of buyers for both professional equestrian to lifestyle users. There is scope to continue the existing income &/ or to explore a range of alternatives uses (subject to Planning Permission).
Summary of Features:
• American Style Barn (22.1m x 17.55m) housing:
• 11 loose boxes, concrete central passageway
• Tack / Feed Room / Canteen / Yard WC.
• Livery Storage zone / Workshop.
• External Hot & Cold Water Wash Bay, Muck Heap.
• Detached 3 loose box timber Stable block (each stable approx 3.5m x 3.5m).
• 43m x 22m floodlit Manege, Silica Sand & Rubber surface.
• Detached Timber Training Chalet (7.82m x 4.39m)
• Dutch Barn (19.02m x 11.46m), Open fronted Agricultural Building (9.75m x 6.27m)
 

LAND In all about over 9 acres is available with the property if bought as a whole. The land is in a ring fence & is largely flat. There is a perimeter Post and rail fenced & hedge boundary but the paddocks are currently sectioned into numerous small electrically fenced paddocks for ease of use with the livery yard. In addition the current vendors rent an adjoining 10 acre parcel of land. 

PLANNING PERMISSION There is also exciting further potential that is provided by virtue of full planning permission granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council on the 23rd April 2015 under the reference 15/00023/FUL. Full copies of all such documentation are found on the Cheshire West and Chester planning portal website or through the selling agent. The decision notice on the 23rd April was itself an amendment to proposal 13/03647/FUL and provides for the conversion of the existing barn into two self contained residential units together with parking and associated garaging. The layouts for the proposed dwellings have been intelligently thought through and if built, would be super high specification homes that would suit a wide and differing range of potential buyers. In addition to the present principal residence and these two additional units, there would still be ample buildings and the land for equestrian enthusiasts.  

SERVICES Mains water & electricity. Oil central heating. Private Drainage via septic tank. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Cheshire West and Chester Council. Tel 0300 123 8123.
House: Council Tax Band G
Livery Yard: Nill rated currently due to SBRR.
 

TENURE Freehold 

DIRECTIONS Heading North from Tarporley on the A49. Proceed straight on for a few miles until reaching a crossroads with Shell petrol station in front of you. Carry straight on at this junction through the village of Cuddington and upon reaching a roundabout take a right turn towards Weaverham. Continue along West Road for a short distance taking a left turn shortly before the Hanging Gate pub and follow this road. Having taken a sharp left turn over a bridge and passing Acton Bridge Station on the left proceed along for a couple of miles until reaching Crowton village where the Hare and Hounds pub is on the left hand side. Take the right turn onto Ainsworth Lane and proceed along for a short distance where the property will be clearly identified by a timber five bar gate.
 

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18 March 2016

Nearest stations

  • Acton Bridge (1.3 mi)
  • Cuddington (2.7 mi)
  • Delamere (3.3 mi)
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Wright Marshall Estate Agents, Tarporley

63 High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DR

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Nearest stations

  • Acton Bridge (1.3 mi)
  • Cuddington (2.7 mi)
  • Delamere (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Wright Marshall Estate Agents, Tarporley

63 High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DR

01829 828028 Local call rate

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