8 bedroom detached house for sale

Puddington Village, Puddington

Sold STC £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rural situation
  • Tennis court
  • Conservatory
  • Views
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Family Room/Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Study
  • Conservatory

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The White House is constructed of a mixture of brick and stone with part white painted rendered elevations hung with wisteria creeper, under a slate roof and is Listed Grade II for its special architectural and historic importance. The house is believed to date from the mid/late 16th Century albeit bears the date 1710 and was originally a farmhouse to the nearby Puddington Hall Estate, responsible for a far larger acreage. Having been sold from the estate the property has been a private dwelling for many years, the current family having resided at The White House since the 1980s. The property occupies a prominent location in the centre of the village and enjoys a private southerly aspect across its own gardens and land shielded to the south by mature woodland. 

The White House has been subject to various improvements during the vendors tenure but has retained much of its original character with numerous exposed ceiling and wall timbers, and period windows, doors and fireplaces of particular note being the wide inglenook fireplace in the dining room. The accommodation is spacious and highly adaptable, arranged over three floors and ideally suited to family living. From the conservatory there is access into the study and also the kitchen/breakfast room which is L-shaped and provides ample space for a table and chairs. The working part of the room incorporates a range of oak wall and floor units with cupboards and drawers beneath work surfaces, a 2 oven cream oil fired Aga, 1½ stainless steel sink unit with mixer, further Belfast sink with mixer and built-in larder cupboard. 

Beyond the kitchen is an inner hall with back stairs to the first floor and cloakroom off housing a Trianco oil fired boiler. From the breakfast area in the kitchen there is access to the sitting room which has a wood-burner, French window to the garden and access through to the dining room which is a particularly attractive room and has deep inglenook fireplace with brick surround and arched oak mantel. The drawing room forms the far end of the house and has an open fire with slate inset and oak mantel.

At first and second floor levels the accommodation is as comprehensive with seven bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms and a study/sitting room. As with the ground floor accommodation, the bedrooms enjoy open aspects across the gardens and the village and also have plenty of character including numerous exposed ceiling and wall timbers. 

The White House occupies a sought after location in the centre of Puddington, at the southerly end of the Wirral Peninsula, some 8 miles to the north west of Chester. The village enjoys a rural setting away from busy main roads and rail lines and is a Conservation Area known for its historic buildings and interesting architecture. 

A range of services for everyday needs is provided in the nearby larger villages of Willaston and Neston which offer local shops, doctors and dentists surgeries and banks with Neston having a Tesco and Sainsbury. Burton village has a cricket ground and tennis courts and there is a sports centre at Neston. Other local recreational and sporting activities include sailing on the Marine Lake and Dee Estuary, golf at Heswall and Hoylake (Royal Liverpool being host to the 2014 Open Championship) and Neston Cricket club which also offers squash, hockey and tennis facilities.
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On the educational front there is a choice of both private and state schooling in the area notably Kings and Queens in Chester, Birkenhead and Abbeygate College at Saighton. 

The area is well served by roads being within a short distance of the M56 (6 miles) for travel to Manchester and connecting with the national motorway network. Liverpool is easily accessible via the M53 and there is a 2 hour intercity rail service from Chester (8 miles) to London Euston. For international travel both Liverpool (15 miles)and Manchester (44 miles) are served by airports. (distances approximate) 

The property is approached through a pair of timber entrance gates to an impressive flagged and cobbled parking area next to which are the outbuildings which are built of brick, part painted under a slate roof. They comprise an L-shaped range incorporating an open fronted triple car port with storage area (50 x 175 approx) with an attached store (165 x 148). There is also a wine store and to the rear the oil tank store.

The return range comprises 4 loose boxes at the end of which is a greenhouse which is served with water. Subject to obtaining the requisite consents the buildings would appear suitable for conversion, perhaps to self contained ancillary accommodation, home office space or leisure complex. 

To the front of the house is a further flagged terrace and several herbaceous and floral borders and ornamental pond. Beyond, is a wide lawn with impressive Whitebeam, the lawn extending to a ha-ha subdividing it from the grazing.

The pasture is separated into 2 paddocks, one with a pond with weeping willow and which has 2 field shelters. 

There is independent gated access to the lane which links back with the road through the village. Beside the outbuildings there is an orchard and vegetable garden and a further access to the lane. Beyond is an all weather hard tennis court. 

Property Information

Address: The White House, Puddington, South Wirral CH64 5SR

Services: Mains water and electricity. Private tank drainage (septic tank). Oil central heating.

Local Authority: Cheshire West & Chester Council. Tel: 0300 123 8123

Tax Band G

Viewing: Only by appointment with Clive Watkin Partnership Neston Office. 

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 April 2016

Nearest stations

  • Hawarden Bridge (2.6 mi)
  • Capenhurst (2.8 mi)
  • Shotton (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Clive Watkin, Neston

19 The Cross Neston CH64 9UB

0151 954 0291 Local call rate

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Clive Watkin, Neston

19 The Cross Neston CH64 9UB

0151 954 0291 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Hawarden Bridge (2.6 mi)
  • Capenhurst (2.8 mi)
  • Shotton (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Clive Watkin, Neston

19 The Cross Neston CH64 9UB

0151 954 0291 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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