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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Dunham On The Hill, Frodsham

Offers in Region of £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • Former Farmhouse
  • Picturesque Conservation Village
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Two Paddocks
  • Granny Annexe
  • Garaging & Stables

Full description

* CONSERVATION AREA * 5 BEDROOMS * BRICK BARN WITH STABLES, GARAGING & GRANNY ANNEXE * 2 PADDOCKS. A Grade II Listed former farmhouse centrally situated in the picturesque village of Dunham-on-the-Hill. The accommodation, which retains a wealth of character, briefly comprises: entrance hall, open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, family room, living room with impressive stone fireplace, sitting room and dining room with French doors to outside, utility, downstairs WC, cellar, landing, principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, four further bedroom and family bathroom. Externally there is a well stocked garden at the front with stone walling. A gated driveway at the side provides access to a cobbled courtyard. To the rear there is lawned garden, a vegetable garden and two paddocks extending to approximately 1.6 acres. There is also a detached brick-built barn incorporating a one bedroom 'granny annexe', two garages, stables and workshop. If you are looking for a period property in a sought after village location then we would strongly urge you to view.

Location - Dunham-on-the-Hill is village and civil parish in the borough of Cheshire West and Chester. It is located close to the A56 main road, near Helsby. The village of Dunham-on the Hill is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is now a designated Conservation Area. It is situated South West of Helsby Hill and 6½ miles from Chester. Within the village there is a Village Hall and the Boshaw Centre.

Approximate Distances: Helsby 2 miles, Mickle Trafford 3 miles, Frodsham 4½ miles, Chester 6½ miles, Runcorn 12 miles, Warrington 16 miles, Liverpool Airport 18 miles, Manchester Airport 27 miles and Manchester 34 miles.

The detailed accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hall - Wooden panel entrance door with window light above, electric meter, electrical consumer board, quarry tiled floor and staircase to the first floor. Stripped wooden panelled doors to the Living Room and the Breakfast Room/Kitchen.

Breakfast Room - 13'8" x 12' (4.17m x 3.66m) - Sash window overlooking the front, double radiator, ceiling light point, exposed wooden floorboards and decorative sandstone fireplace with tiled hearth. Wide opening to Kitchen and door to Family Room.

Kitchen - 13'7" x 10'3" (4.14m x 3.12m) - Fitted with a range of hand painted 'in-frame' kitchen furniture incorporating drawers, cupboards, shelving and a glazed cabinet with both wooden and granite worktops. Twin bowl 'Belfast' style sink unit with mixer tap and drainer grooved into the worktop. Free standing island unit with granite worktop and drawers beneath. Chimney breast with wooden mantel and Nobel gas fired range with two ovens and two hotplates. Fitted-four ring ceramic touch control Bosch electric hob and a built-in Bosch electric oven and grill. Space for fridge freezer and window to rear. Door to Inner Hall.

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Family Room - 17' x 11'3" (5.18m x 3.43m) - Sash window overlooking the front and two windows to side, ceiling light point, three wall light points and double radiator.

Living Room - 15'6" x 13'9" (4.72m x 4.19m) - Impressive sandstone 'Inglenook' style brick-lined fireplace with raised quarry tiled hearth, open cast-iron grate and copper canopy, two wall light points, quarry tiled floor, double radiator, TV aerial point and sash window overlooking the front. Wooden panelled door to Inner Hall.

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Inner Hall - Ceiling light point, two fitted shelves, double radiator and quarry tiled floor. Doors to the Utility Room, Sitting Area/Dining Room and door with steps leading down to the Cellar.

Utility Room - 12'7" maximum x 6'9" (3.84m maximum x 2.06m) - Stainless steel sink unit an drainer with tiled splash-back, fitted tall cupboard and wall cupboards, plumbing and space for washing machine and space for for tumble dryer, window to side, ceiling light point, hanging for cloaks and quarry tiled floor. Door to separate WC.

Separate Wc - Low level dual-flush WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Part-tiled walls, quarry tiled floor, ceiling light point and window to rear.

Sitting Area - 14'8" x 13'3" maximum (4.47m x 4.04m maximum) - With two windows, two column style radiators, three wall light points with dimmer switch controls, beamed ceiling and feature exposed brick-work with ornamental oven. Door to Rear Porch and opening with two recessed down-lights to the Dining Room.

Dining Room - 12'4" x 11'3" (3.76m x 3.43m) - Double opening French doors to the rear with windows to each side, three wall light points with dimmer switch controls, ceiling light point, window overlooking the cobbled courtyard and two ceiling speakers (not connected).

Rear Porch - With stone flagged floor, exposed brickwork, window and door to outside.

Cellar - 12'2" x 10'10" (3.71m x 3.30m) - A rock cut cellar approached via stone steps from the Inner Hall with light, power and a built-in wine rack.

First Floor Landing - With four ceiling light points and access to loft space. Doors to Principal Bedroom, Bedroom Two, Bedroom Three, Bedroom Four, Bedroom Five and Family Bathroom.

Principal Bedroom - 15'6" x 13'10" (4.72m x 4.22m) - Sash window overlooking the front, ceiling light point, double radiator, telephone point, exposed wooden floorboards, walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail, shelf and light point, and built-in double wardrobe with two hanging rails.

En-Suite Bathroom Room - 11' to cupboards x 6'9" (3.35m to cupboards x 2.06 - Four piece suite in white comprising: double ended bath with mixer tap and extendable shower attachment; low level dual-flush WC; pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back; and tiled shower enclosure with curved glazed shower doors (shower not working). Recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor, single radiator, vinyl floor covering, window overlooking the rear and two built-in storage cupboards with hanging rails, a drawer unit and storage cupboards above.

Bedroom Two - 12'6" x 12' (3.81m x 3.66m) - Sash window overlooking the front, ceiling light point, double radiator, exposed wooden floorboards and built-in storage cupboard with drawer beneath.

Bedroom Three - 11'4" x 10'7" (3.45m x 3.23m) - Sash window overlooking the front, double radiator and ceiling light point.

Bedroom Four - 11'6" x 10'7" (3.51m x 3.23m) - Single glazed window to rear, double radiator with thermostat and ceiling light point.

Bedroom Five - 15'11" x 13'6" maximum (4.85m x 4.11m maximum) - Feature exposed brick chimney breast, pitched ceiling with two exposed purlins, double glazed Velux roof light, single glazed window to rear, double radiator with thermostat, ceiling light point, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and fitted storage cupboards to the length of one wall.

Family Bathroom - 10'10" x 6'7" (3.30m x 2.01m) - Modern white suite with chrome style fittings comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap, wall mounted mixer shower with extendable shower attachment, overhead 'rain' shower and glazed shower screen; low level dual-flush WC; and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Part-tiled walls, double radiator with chrome fitted towel rail, window to rear, laminated wood effect strip flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights and large built-in airing cupboard with slatted shelving housing the hot water cylinder and immersion heater.

Outside - The property is located along Village Road in the centre of the village. To the front there is a small shrub garden enclosed by stone walling with privet hedging and a pathway to the entrance door. Outside lantern style light to front. External gas meter cupboard. A gated pathway at the right hand side of the farmhouse provides access to the rear. A cobbled driveway to the left, with five-bar wooden gate, leads to a cobbled courtyard with outside light and a useful brick-built barn incorporating garaging, stores, stables and annexe. To the rear there is a good sized lawned garden enclosed by mature hedging with a variety of mature shrubs and trees, a number of fruit trees, a separate vegetable garden and two paddocks with vehicle access. The two paddocks measure approximately 1.6 Acres. In total the property is set in approximately two acres.

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Paddock -

Boiler Room - 11'7" x 5'3" (3.53m x 1.60m) - With fluorescent strip lights, power and a wall mounted Vaillant condensing gas fired central heating boiler.

Brick Built Barn - A substantial barn incorporating garaging, stables, stores and a one bedroom self-contained 'granny' annexe.

Rear Of Barn -

Garage One - 18'9" x 9'4" (5.72m x 2.84m) - With double opening wooden doors and wooden ladder leading up to a large Loft Room above.

Garage Two - 19' x 11'6" (5.79m x 3.51m) - With double opening wooden doors, electrical consumer boards for the out-buildings and Granny Annexe, electric meter, fluorescent strip light and quarry tiled floor.

Barn Store - 18'5" x 11' (5.61m x 3.35m) - Stable type door, window, light point and three bays providing useful storage. Opening to Stables.

Stables - With two stables and tack area. Fluorescent strop lighting, three windows and stable door to outside. Sliding door to Workshop.

Workshop - 16'10" x 8'9" (5.13m x 2.67m) - With fluorescent strip light, window and stable door to outside.

Granny Annexe -

Entrance Hall - Wooden panelled entrance door with double glazed insert, built-in storage cupboard, ceiling light point and staircase to the first floor. Door to Dining Kitchen.

Dining Kitchen - 13' x 8'5" (3.96m x 2.57m) - Fitted with a modern range of cream coloured solid wood cream fronted units incorporating drawers and cupboards with laminated granite effect worktops. Inset single bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Fitted four-ring electric hob with tiled splash-back, extractor above and built-in electric fan assisted oven and grill. Space for fridge, plumbing and space for washing machine, cupboard housing a Glow Worm Space Saver Mk II gas fired central heating boiler, laminated tiled stone effect flooring, two fluorescent strip lights, single radiator with thermostat and window overlooking the courtyard.

First Floor -

Living Room - 18'2" x 11'6" (5.54m x 3.51m) - Two ceiling light points, four wall light points, two single radiators and window to front. Door to Bedroom.

Bedroom - 11' x 8'5" (3.35m x 2.57m) - With two windows, ceiling light point and single radiator. Door to Bathroom.

Bathroom - 8'6" x 7'2" (2.59m x 2.18m) - White suite with chrome style fittings comprising: panelled bath; pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back; and low level WC. Fully tiled to bath and shower area, double glazed window to side, single radiator with thermostat, vinyl floor covering, ceiling light point and built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and immersion heater with storage cupboard above.

Agent's Notes - * Please note all dimensions and floor plans are approximate and should be used for guidance only.
* Council Tax Band F - Cheshire West and Chester.
* Tenure - believed to be Freehold. Purchasers should verify this though their solicitor.
* Services - we understand that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected.

Listing - Grade: II. Date listed: 20th December 1983. English Heritage Building ID: 55402.
House, late C18th to early C19th. Altered and added to. Brown brick, front in Flemish bond. Replaced concrete roof tile, sandstone plinth, 2 storey and cellar. 3 windows, left hand window formerly a painted blank is now inserted. Recessed sashes with glazing bars. Those at ground floor have arched brick heads. Door of 6 raised panels, below rectangular fanlight with glazing bars. Brick stacks on ridge. Interior: Rock cut cellar. One door of 6 panels, ledge and batten doors, L shaped hinges.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time).

Directions - Proceed out of Chester along the Hoole Road and at the roundabout continue straight across. At the second roundabout with the M53 Motorway, take the second exit onto the A56 towards Helsby and Mickle Trafford. Follow the A56 Warrington Road through the village of Mickle Trafford. Following the A56 past the Shrewsbury Arms and the Chester Fields. Continue over the bridge and after some distance turn right, signposted Dunham-on-the-hill, into Low Hill which leads into Village Road. Follow Village Road past the Village Hall and the property will be found on the right hand side just before the Boshaw Centre.

Viewings - By arrangement with the Agent's Chester Office 01244 404040.

Priority Investor Club - If you are considering purchasing this property as a buy to let investment, our award winning lettings and property management department offer a preferential rate to anyone who purchases a property through Cavendish and lets with Cavendish. For more information contact Lettings Manager, David Adams on 01244 401440/

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