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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Dibblesdale, Tarvin Sands, CH3 8JY

Withdrawn from Market £870,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding Views
  • 5.168 Acres
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Superb Views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Dibblesdale is a fine individual detached property that is located in an excellent position on Pool Lane in Tarvin Sands. The property has been in the same ownership for twenty four years and is a much loved and treasured family home, ideally located in a rural position yet within short commuting distance of the City centre of Chester. The property is offered to the market with no ongoing chain, priced at a competitive level and viewing is absolutely essential in order to appreciate the size, quality and range of facilities on offer.

The house itself originally dates back to the 1800's and has been subsequently extended and enhanced so as to create a very spacious and extremely versatile family home. Each room has its own character and the proportions generous.

The accommodation opens with a lovely reception hall that leads to many of the key reception rooms. The drawing room is arguably one of the highlights of the ground floor having triple aspect windows and a beautiful exposed brick open fireplace. There is also a separate study with oak flooring and a dining room with exposed timbers. The dining room lies conveniently adjacent to the breakfast kitchen. The breakfast kitchen is a lovely farmhouse kitchen with an extensive range of units, ample space for table and chairs and having a large oil fired five oven Aga as its primary focal point. Within the kitchen there is useful walk in pantry. Off the breakfast kitchen there is a sizeable conservatory which has delightful aspects over the surrounding grounds. From the kitchen a door leads to the rear hall which in turn is accessed to a very spacious utility room complete with stone flooring. Accessed from the utility room is the magnificent snooker/games room. This stand our feature of the house extends to over 25ft in total and presently houses a full sized snooker table. Within this wonderful open plan space there is also a bar with the potential to seat many people. The room as a whole could be used for a variety of different purposes to suit the needs of differing families but the fact that the shape, character and proportion of the space is sure to be of considerable interest to many.

At first floor level there are four bedrooms in total that are served by an attractive family bathroom that has a free standing roll top bath. The principal bedroom has a lovely dressing room and en-suite shower room, whilst bedroom two is again a very large double with extensive floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and its own en-suite facility. The two further bedrooms are both of a good size.

Externally the property is ideal for those who enjoy the outdoor life. The gardens and grounds extend in total to 5.168 acres. The formal gardens are principally laid to lawn but there are also ample areas suitable for alfresco dining and there is a high quality external swimming pool that is complete with a changing room/plant room building adjoining. The privacy and seclusion of the gardens cannot be overstated.

For those with an equestrian interest there are extensive outbuildings that include stables whilst there is also a three bay car port, workshop and double garage. The paddocks are split into separate enclosures and are absolutely ideal for several horses or ponies.

Dibblesdale is a perfectly balanced property that combines, land, buildings, views and an excellent family home. Priced at a very competitive level and early viewing is recommended in order to appreciate its scale and features of merit.

LOCATION Tarvin is an increasingly popular village located just 6 miles from Chester and Tarporley, close to access points to the A51 and A54. It has a population of about 4,200 people and the ward covers about 17sq miles. In recent times the village has been the subject of an impressive scheme of improvement and boasts an excellent range of day to day amenities and shops to include Jessops Deli, Co-op store, two churches, newsagents, three public houses/restaurants, Chinese Restaurant, fish and chip shop and individual retail outlets. There is also within the village a doctors' surgery and good Ofsted primary school.

A greater range of shops and services can be found on the nearby Georgian High Street of Tarporley which is famed for its traditional pubs, restaurants and excellent day to day amenities. The area as a whole also enjoys a very central location with a direct bus route through to Chester and excellent connections via rail can be found at Chester City Centre and Crewe Railway Station. Manchester / Liverpool International Airports are both found within 45 minutes' drive of the property whilst Chester City Centre can be reached by car within 10-15 minutes.  

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 6' 5" x 6' 2" (1.96m x 1.88m) Tiled floor. Front and side aspect wooden framed window. Double panel radiator. Front entrance door leading to the outside. Glazed door leading to the entrance hall. 

ENTRANCE HALL 18' 10" x 12' 4" (5.74m x 3.76m) L-shaped, maximum measurements. Quarry tiled floor. Staircase with spindled balustrade leading to the first floor. Radiator with decorative cover. Wall light point. Doors to entrance vestibule, living room, study, dining room, cloakroom and breakfast kitchen. 

CLOAKROOM 6' 8" x 2' 11" (2.03m x 0.89m) Refitted in recent times comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps. Half tiled walls. Heated chrome towel rail/radiator. Obscured glass wooden framed double glazed window. Picture rail. Door to the entrance hall. 

LIVING ROOM 25' 7" x 17' 2" (7.8m x 5.23m) Central Cheshire brick fireplace with stone hearth, beam mantle over and open grate. Wooden framed double glazed windows to the front and side elevation. Double width patio doors opening to side path. Two double panel radiators. Four wall light points. Television point. 

STUDY 13' 3" x 7' 5" (4.04m x 2.26m) Double width doors leading to side path. Two wall light points. Radiator with decorative cover. Wood laminate flooring. Door with obscured glass panelling leading to the entrance hall. 

DINING ROOM 13' 5" x 12' 10" (4.09m x 3.91m) Raised open fireplace set on brick hearth. Double panel radiator. Exposed roof purlin and ceiling beams. Three wall light points. Double width patio doors leading out to side garden. Step up and door through to entrance door. Wooden latched door leading through to the breakfast kitchen. 

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 22' 1" x 13' 2" (6.73m x 4.01m) Fitted with an excellent range of floor level cupboards together with wood block wooden edged and granite preparation surfaces providing excellent storage. Belfast sink. Space for dishwasher. Windows to three aspects. Attractive stone flooring. Large black oil fired Aga with recessed ceiling spotlights over. Double panel radiator. Exposed ceiling beams. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Step up and door through to entrance hall. Door to the dining room. Door and step up to the rear hall. Door leading to pantry. 

PANTRY 4' 4" x 3' 5" (1.32m x 1.04m)  

CONSERVATORY 22' 7" x 12' 0" (6.88m x 3.66m) Fully tiled floor. Television point. Two wall light points, Ceiling fan. Double width doors opening onto garden. Wooden framed double glazed windows enjoying excellent views over garden. Further single width door leading to the outside. Step down and door leading to breakfast kitchen. 

REAR HALL 7' 9" x 7' 5" (2.36m x 2.26m) Quarry tiled floor. Double panel radiator. Door leading to the courtyard. Door leading to the formal gardens. Door through to breakfast kitchen and step up and door through to the utility room. 

UTILITY ROOM 10' 11" x 8' 0" (3.33m x 2.44m) Stone flooring. Step up and door through to rear hall. Wooden framed window overlooking garden. Space for fridge/freezer. Doors to rear hall and snooker/games room. 

SNOOKER/GAMES ROOM 25' 10" x 17' 4" (7.87m x 5.28m) Presently housing a full sized snooker table (available by separate negotiation). Double width glazed doors leading to the garden. Dual aspect wooden frame windows. Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof purlin and apex beams. Feature circular window. Ten wall light points. Three double panel radiators. Integrated bar. Door through to the rear hall. 


LANDING 24' 11" x 4' 1" (7.59m x 1.24m) Double panel radiator. Doors to bedrooms, bathroom and airing cupboard. 

BEDROOM ONE 12' 2" x 13' 2" (3.71m x 4.01m) Wooden framed double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Television point. Cast iron radiator. Fitted book shelving and cupboard. Door to landing. Step up and framed opening to dressing room. 

DRESSING ROOM 10' 8" x 8' 11" (3.25m x 2.72m) Stripped and varnished wooden flooring. Built in wardrobe. Two wall light points. Exposed ceiling beams. Double panel radiator. Wooden framed double glazed window overlooking garden. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 5' 9" x 4' 9" (1.75m x 1.45m) Fitted with a suite comprising low level with push button flush, fully tiled shower enclosure and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap. Fully tiled walls. Two wall light points. Shaver socket point. Access to loft space. Heated towel rail/radiator. Fully tiled floor. Side aspect wooden framed double glazed window. 

BEDROOM TWO 17' 1" x 13' 7" (5.21m x 4.14m) Dual aspect wooden framed double glazed windows. Double panel radiator. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Exposed roof purlins and ceiling beams. Door to landing. Door to en-suite shower room. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 9' 8" x 4' 9" (2.95m x 1.45m) WC, Vanitory unit with wash hand basin and tiled shower enclosure. Rear aspect window. Single panel radiator. Door to the bedroom. 

BEDROOM THREE 15' 8" x 10' 10" (4.78m x 3.3m) Dual aspect windows. Double panel radiator. Exposed roof purlins. Two fitted wardrobes and door to the landing. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 7" x 8' 8" (4.14m x 2.64m) Wooden framed double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Door to the landing. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 9" x 7' 2" (2.67m x 2.18m) Fitted with a suite comprising low level WC, free standing roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and fully tiled shower enclosure with Mira Zest unit. Stripped and varnished wooden flooring. Half tiled walls. Two wall light points. Roof purlin. Shaver socket point. Heated chrome towel/radiator. Extractor fan. Side aspect obscured glass window. Door to the landing. 

EXTERNAL The gardens and grounds to Dibblesdale are an absolute delight extending in total to 5.168 acres. The house is approached via a gated entrance that leads to a pebbled driveway with ample off road parking and turning space for multiple vehicles. The central turning area is marked by a sandstone edged bed whilst there is also a front lawned garden with sandstone rimmed pond and access to the extensive range of outbuildings and paddocks.

The formal garden to the property is situated to the rear and to the side and are noticeable for their high levels of seclusion and privacy that they enjoy. The gardens are well screened, have large expanses of lawn, earth beds and a rockery with a multitude of shrubs, plants and flowers. There are also evergreens, deciduous and evergreen trees, a brick and timber canopy covered walkway, pebbled and flag side seating area.

There is also an excellent external salt water swimming pool with flag seating area surrounding, timber summerhouse, screen hedging and a bespoke timber construction changing room/plant room which houses the pool heating and filtration systems. To the rear of this building there is an additional timber construction storage shed.

The property has paddocks which makes it an ideal subject for an equestrian interest. The paddocks and land lie immediately adjacent to the formal gardens and are split into five enclosures of approximately similar sizes and gated access from the stable courtyard and a pebbled driveway. The stable courtyard is secure with external power, external lighting and external cold water supply, central stone set drain section, screened oil storage tank and a range of excellent and useful equestrian buildings. 

LOOSE BOX 1 11' 7" x 11' 3" (3.53m x 3.43m)  

LOOSE BOX 2 11' 8" x 11' 4" (3.56m x 3.45m)  

FOALING BOX 15' 6" x 11' 4" (4.72m x 3.45m)  

LOOSE BOX 3 11' 3" x 9' 9" (3.43m x 2.97m)  

LOOSE BOX 4 11' 4" x 9' 8" (3.45m x 2.95m)  

LOOSE BOX 5 11' 5" x 7' 7" (3.48m x 2.31m)  

HAY/FEED STORE 20' 0" x 11' 9" (6.1m x 3.58m)  

TACK ROOM 12' 0" x 5' 5" (3.66m x 1.65m)  

THREE BAY CAR PORT 32' 11" x 11' 7" (10.03m x 3.53m) With power points and lighting. 

WORKSHOP 11' 10" x 11' 9" (3.61m x 3.58m) With power points, lighting and work bench. 

DOUBLE GARAGE 17' 10" x 16' 3" (5.44m x 4.95m) With double vehicular entrance doors and lighting. There is also a useful external WC at the rear of the main house along with a septic tank which just to the side of the main driveway providing ease of access for emptying as well access to a public footpath which is via a narrow access point to the side of the outer most portion of the main driveway. 

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

VIEWING Viewing by appointment with the Agents Tarporley office 

TENURE We believe the property is freehold tenure 

ROUTE FROM CHESTER From Chester proceed out of the City along Boughton taking the left hand lane at the gyratory system and continuing out of the City along the Vicars Cross/Tarvin Road for several miles following signs for A51 and continuing through the Stamford Bridge traffic lights and for a further distance by passing Tarvin village as the A51 continues as the A54 and then taking the left hand turning into Pool Lane near to the sign for Tarvin Mill. Continue along Pool Lane for a short distance after which the pebbled driveway entrance to Dibblesdale will be observed immediately opposite the turning Mill Lane. 

ROUTE FROM TARPORLEY From our office in the centre of Tarporley take a right turn in the direction of Chester and proceed to the Tarporley roundabout at which point take the second exit onto the A51 Chester. Proceed along for a few miles passing Duddon primary school on the right hand side and Okells garden centre/nursery on the left hand side. Proceed until reaching the Tarvin roundabout at which point take the second exit. Proceed along passing a Cooperative convenient store on the right hand store and having travelled for a further distance take a left turn into Pool Lane. Proceed along Pool Lane whereupon the subject property will be found on the right hand side clearly identified by a Wright Marshall for sale board. 

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