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5 bedroom detached house for sale


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Tenure: Freehold

Pleasantly situated within the quiet and picturesque semi-rural hamlet of Croughton just outside Chester, this substantial detached farmhouse is believed to date back in parts to the 1700's. The house backs on to the Shropshire union canal and enjoys some of the area most attractive open countryside from its door step. An impressive range of food and retail amenities are available just a short car journey away at Cheshire Oaks and the house is well placed for access to Chester, Merseyside and North wales.
The house offers extensive accommodation of character including beamed ceilings a galleried landing, and ledge & brace doors. To the ground floor there are three reception rooms, kitchen with breakfast area, study, separate utility room, walk-in coats cupboard and cloakroom. On the first and second floors there is a total of five double bedrooms (the master having a secret en-suite!), shower room and further en-suite bathroom in the guest suite.
The established gardens which border the Shropshire Union canal at the rear are worthy of particular mention. Large in size and very well stocked they provide a lovely peaceful setting, lending its self well to outdoor entertaining with a large patio adjacent to the house.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

ENTRANCE There is a glazed front door which opens into an enclosed entrance porch with tiled floor and further hardwood front door with feature glass panel which leads through to the family room. 

FAMILY ROOM 14' 9" x 14' 0" (4.52m x 4.27m) Open chimney breast with a tiled inset which houses an oil fired Rayburn stove, beamed ceiling, radiator, window alcove to the front and doors leading off to the ground floor accommodation. 

INNER HALLWAY 15' 1" x 9' 6" (4.6m x 2.9m) A large reception hall with exposed beams, plate rack, wall light points, radiator and window to the rear. 

DINING ROOM 15' 4" x 15' 3" (4.67m x 4.65m) Beamed ceiling, picture rail, window to the side and a half glazed door leading through to the living room. 

LIVING ROOM 25' 1" x 16' 11" (7.65m x 5.16m) This impressive sized reception room has a large wood-burning stove and chimney breast to the far end, windows to three sides with views across the gardens, beamed ceiling, radiator and French doors allowing access out to a garden patio. 

STUDY 11' 5" x 7' 9" (3.48m x 2.36m) Beamed ceiling, radiator and a window to the side. There is also a walk-in coats cupboard and cloakroom off the study. 

CLOAKROOM Fitted with a toilet and hand basin with enclosed fittings, beamed ceiling, radiator and a window to the side. 

KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST AREA 17' 7" x 13' 2" (5.36m x 4.01m) Fitted with a range of timber fronted wall and base cabinets, worktops and tiled splashbacks. Single drainer sink unit, four ring electric hob and oven with overhead extractor and an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is space for a breakfast table with vaulted and beamed ceiling, radiator and windows to three sides. A half glazed door leads through to the rear porch. 

UTILITY ROOM 11' 10" x 10' 11" (3.61m x 3.33m) A separate utility room fitted with a range of wall and base cupboards, single drainer sink plus points and space for a washing machine and tumble drier. 

LANDING Stairs lead from the hallway to a galleried first floor landing where timber ledge & brace doors lead of to the bedrooms and shower room. 

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 8" x 16' 4" (5.08m x 4.98m) Fitted with an extensive range of bedroom furniture and having windows to both sides with views of the garden. Doors lead through to a secret en-suite shower room. 

ENSUITE Fitted with a large enclosed shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet with enclosed fittings, tiled walls, heated towel rail, beamed ceiling and a window to the side. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' 10" x 14' 3" (4.52m x 4.34m) Beamed ceiling, wall light points, vanity sink unit, radiator and a window to the front.


BEDROOM THREE 11' 10" x 11' (3.61m x 3.35m) Radiator, vanity sink unit and a window to the front. 

SHOWER ROOM 7' 7" x 6' 9" (2.31m x 2.06m) Fitted with a large enclosed shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet with enclosed fittings. Tiled walls, beamed ceiling and a window to the rear. 

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Stairs lead from the first to second floor landing which has a window to the rear with views over the garden and canal, large built-in floor to ceiling cupboards and doors leading off to the remainder of the accommodation. 

BEDROOM FOUR - GUEST SUITE 14' 10" x 11' 5" (4.52m x 3.48m) With a private entrance lobby, large double bedroom and full en-suite bathroom this section of the house is ideal for use as a guest suite or live-in relative/au pair facilities.
Fitted wardrobes, radiator, timber purlin and window to the front. 

ENSUITE BATHROOM 11' 5" x 6' 10" (3.48m x 2.08m) Fitted with a white three piece suite, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber purlin, radiator and a window to the side. 

BEDROOM FIVE 15' 2" x 14' 5" (4.62m x 4.39m) With timber purlin, radiator and a window to the front. 

SEPARATE WC There is a separate toilet and hand basin off the landing serving bedroom five. 

OUTSIDE There are extensive gardens mainly to the side and rear of the farmhouse which include a variety of well stocked beds with evergreens, flower plants, shrubs, trees and bushes. To the left hand side of the house there are double gates leading to a long strip of land ideal for a parking area and garages. An allotment and fruit garden is situated to the far left and the rear boundary is marked by the Shropshire Union Canal. 

SERVICES The property has oil fired central heating and a bore hole water supply meaning no water bills.

None of the services have been tested. Wright Marshall can therefore provide no guarantee. 


TENURE The Tenure is understood to be freehold but this detail has not been confirmed from the Title Deeds. Vacant possession upon completion. 

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agent's Chester Office. 

MARKETING APPRAISAL "Thinking of Selling"? Established in 1861, Wright Marshall have the experience and local knowledge to offer you a free marketing appraisal of your own property without obligation. Budgeting your move is probably the first step in the moving process. It is worth remembering that we may already have a purchaser waiting to buy your home. 

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