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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tilstone Fearnall

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Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding Individual Property
  • 2.573 Acres
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Double Garage/Workshop
  • No Chain
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION The Old School is a remarkable detached residence of amazing character and appeal that enjoys unique craftsmanship and outstanding quality throughout. The property has been a much loved home, painstakingly restored and finished to an exceptional standard and providing extensive accommodation that extends to 5 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The property stands in grounds of 2.573 acres, is located just a few minutes drive from the Georgian High Street of Tarporley and enjoys wonderful far reaching views to the rear. A viewing is thoroughly recommended.

Only upon an internal inspection can the quality, breadth and unique appeal of the accommodation be fully understood. Not only is the accommodation of an exceptional quality but also extremely large, extending in total to approximately 4,870sqft or thereabouts. At ground floor level there are numerous features of merit and note. The entrance porch leads to the reception hall which is in itself a spectacular entrance to the property having a pitch pine entrance door, distinctive herringbone woodblock floor, beautiful marble fireplace with cast iron insert and a wonderful vaulted ceiling in addition to two pine staircases that lead to the first floor accommodation. At ground floor level there are four reception rooms in total that provide excellent levels of versatility and are presently configured as a sitting room, study/office, dining room and living room.

As in any property the kitchen is a crucial part of the house and in this regard the property excels the kitchen having a vaulted ceiling with exposed pine purlins and rafters and a feature glazed panelling that leads to the garden room. The kitchen is complete with an excellent range of hand painted wall and floor cupboards together with matching dresser cabinet and an extensive and impressive range of appliances. As already mentioned the kitchen runs open plan to the garden room which is in itself an amazing room extending to a little under 29' in length having feature pine arch windows running the whole length of the room and therefore providing 14 windows in total which enjoy spectacular views over the landscaped gardens and grounds. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a walk in pantry and a large utility room.

In terms of bedrooms, the ground floor has the benefit of a large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, whilst at first floor level there are three further bedrooms served by two bathrooms one of which is en-suite and there is also a feature balcony/dressing area.

The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight and enjoy outstanding levels of seclusion and privacy throughout.

The property is accessed via a tarmacadam drive secured by brick and purlin wrought iron electrically operated security gates. There is also a large double garage and workshop.

The formal gardens have been expertly landscaped and designed so as to provide a high quality external environment and upon inspection interested parties will be inspired by the quality of the environment. In addition to the large expanses of lawn there are many herbaceous flowering borders, a feature pond including an abundance of water lillies, an inner garden with yew hedge, there are many stone patios suitable for alfresco dining and the principal formal garden has a raised flagged sun terrace with central steps down to a brick walled garden.

In summary this is one of the finest properties to come to the market in and around Tarporley this calendar year. Rich in heritage, uniquely crafted and offering remarkably spacious and appealing accommodation whilst set in a beautiful external environment - viewing is absolutely essential. 

LOCATION The Old School adjoins the main A51 Nantwich to Chester road, approximately 1 mile out of Tarporley which is predominantly a rural residential village where all everyday amenities are available. The location is convenient and accessible for surrounding centres of trade and commerce.

Tarporley is one of Cheshire's most highly regarded villages that boasts a bustling High Street with a diverse selection of shops including convenience stores, banks, fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants, public houses and also has the benefit of a Community Centre, Doctors and Dentist Surgery and Churches. The village is also renowned for its excellent educational facilities with Tarporley Primary and High School being within walking distance of the property and many other outstanding educational establishments in both the state and the private sector being located in the surrounding villages. Of particular note is that Tarporley High School has recently been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

Other nearby amenities include Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit, ancient castles, boating facilities on nearby canals, Beeston Market and within only ten minutes drive is the picturesque Delamere Forest. Whilst the village is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty (from some parts of the village views of 13th Century Beeston Castle can be enjoyed).

FEATURE PORCH ENTRANCE 9' 7" x 4' 8" (2.92m x 1.42m) With feature stone arched opening. Bench seating on either side and red and black tiled floor. 

RECEPTION HALL 24' 5" x 16' 9" (7.44m x 5.11m) With feature pine entrance door. Herringbone woodblock floor. Feature marble fireplace with cast iron inset. The hall is open to ridge height with twin pair of pine staircases leading to the first floor accommodation. There are two double panel radiators. 

STUDY 13' 6" x 10' 11" (4.11m x 3.33m) Windows overlooking the front garden. Double panel radiator. Ceiling cornice and high level coloured and leaded glazed panelling between the office and cloakroom. 

DINING ROOM 26' 2" x 16' 11" (7.98m x 5.16m) Three sets of pine double glazed windows overlooking the front each with double panel radiator beneath. Ceiling cornice and four central frieze downlights. Parquet Herringbone wooden block floor.  

CLOAKROOM 13' 7" x 5' 7" (4.14m x 1.7m) Herringbone woodblock floor. Radiator. Twin W.C. comprising standard high level W.C. suite and lower childrens level W.C. suite. Sink bowl in pine and marble unit. Further leaded coloured glazed windows to kitchen. Extractor fan. 

INNER HALL 7' 7" x 5' 1" (2.31m x 1.55m) Herringbone woodblock floor.  

UTILITY 21' 1" x 8' 1" (6.43m x 2.46m) With quarry tiled floor. Double panel radiator. Two roof lights. Double glazed door to rear garden. Belfast sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for dryer. Also housing the Worcestor oil fired central heating boiler. Pine built in airing cupboard housing insulated hot water cylinder, immersion heater and shelving. 

WALK IN PANTRY OFF 5' 1" x 6' 8" (1.55m x 2.03m) Quarry tiled floor. Single panel radiator.  

KITCHEN 16' 9" x 15' 9" (5.11m x 4.8m) Open to roof ridge with exposed pine purlins and rafters. Feature glazed panelling leading to the garden room. The kitchen area is complete with hand painted range of units comprising base units with cupboards and drawers. Matching glazed dresser cabinet. Appliances include the cooker with double oven, four ring ceramic hob, extractor hood. Belfast twin bowl sink unit with mixer taps. Bosch built in dishwasher. Matching central console with hand painted units with hard wooden surface incorporating drawers, concealed bin store and breakfast seating area. Glazed double opening doors to conservatory. 

CONSERVATORY 28' 10" x 12' 7" (8.79m x 3.84m) Feature pine arched windows running the whole length of the garden room comprising fourteen windows with central double opening doors all providing outstanding views over the garden. Terracotta tiled floor. Two double panel radiators. Glazed door to outside inner gravelled yard. Situated off the garden room is a guest bedroom. 

GUEST BEDROOM 16' 11" x 12' 11" (5.16m x 3.94m) Two double panel radiators. Pine windows overlooking rear garden again open up to the ridge height with exposed purlins, rafters and feature truss to maisonette over. Pine and glazed panelling separating the guest bedroom to the bathroom. 

BATHROOM 13' 8" x 9' 1" (4.17m x 2.77m) With White suite comprising panelled bath. Low level W.C. Separate tiled shower cubicle. Vanity unit set in pine base unit with marble inset and backing. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Strip boarded floor. Built in cupboard with shelving off.  

FIRST FLOOR DRESSING ROOM OVER 16' 11" x 10' 7" (5.16m x 3.23m) Furniture built in beneath the purlin and exposing the truss comprising four sectional wardrobe with hanging rail and door to principal landing.


Situated off the main reception hall is the:- 

SITTING ROOM 23' 6" x 17' 0" (7.16m x 5.18m) With spring boarded floor. Three double panel radiators. Feature oak fireplace with cast iron inset and hearth. Feature wall mural. Open to full roof ridge height including exposed truss, purlins and rafters.  

LIVING ROOM 16' 11" x 10' 7" (5.16m x 3.23m) Windows to front and side elevations. Wrought iron fireplace with marble hearth. Double panel radiator. Two wall light points. Ceiling cornice. 

From the front of the house located on the right hand staircase is:- 


BEDROOM 2 15' 0" x 10' 3" (4.57m x 3.12m) Exposed purlin and rafters. Double panel radiator. Windows overlooking front. Two wall light points. Built in wardrobe with part glazed double opening doors providing hanging rail. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 7' 2" x 7' 1" (2.18m x 2.16m) With White suite comprising panelled bath, low level W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Single panel radiator.  

Situated off the left hand staircase from the front of the house:- 

INNER LANDING 13' 10" x 7' 3" (4.22m x 2.21m) With exposed purlins, trusses and rafters. 

BATHROOM 13' 9" x 9' 6" (4.19m x 2.9m) White suite comprising panelled bath. Low level W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Separate shower cubicle with Mira shower. Double panel radiator again with exposed purlin and trusses. 

BEDROOM 3 17' 5" x 13' 0" (5.31m x 3.96m) Feature half timbered walls. Exposed purlins. Open to ridge height. Two velux roof lights. Window overlooking front. Double panel radiator. 

BEDROOM 4 17' 9" x 12' 8" (5.41m x 3.86m) Exposed purlins, rafters and open to ridge. Windows to front and side elevations. Double panel radiator.  


GARAGES Attached brick and flat roof garage and outbuildings comprising:- 

GARAGE 1 14' 9" x 9' 10" (4.5m x 3m) Up and over door. Power and light connected. Roof light.


WORKSHOP TO REAR 26' 2" x 14' 2" (7.98m x 4.32m) Windows overlooking front garden. Roof light. Power and light connected. 

GARAGE 2 15' 4" x 10' 0" (4.67m x 3.05m) Up and over door. Roof light. Power and light connected. 

GARDENS AND GROUNDS The garages are accessed from the rear. The approach is over tarmacadam driveway leading to brick pillared and wrought iron electrically operated gates leading to tarmac drive and parking area and leading to the rear garages. There is an oil storage tank.

The gardens and land are as shown on the enclosed plan, the front garden enclosed by privet, beech hedging and wrought iron railing, principally lawned with pedestrian pathway leading to the front and the whole planted with an abundance of spring bulbs.

The side gardens are enclosed by laurel hedging off the highway with row of mature trees and specimen trees within a large lawned area with herbaceous flowering borders on either side. The boundaries are made up of post and wire fencing and there are internal boundaries of beech hedging. There is a feature pond including an abundance of water lillies.

Attractive inner garden with yew hedge with central access leading to stone patio borders with central steps down to further flagged pathway. Lawns on either side with borders and beech hedging separate this from the orchard behind which is enclosed by two sets of beech hedging.

The kitchen garden includes two greenhouses both approximately 25' x 10'4" with dwarf brick walls, timber framed. There are then a range of propagating beds, soft fruit beds, timber and felt shed, lawns and orchard beyond.

The formal garden comprises a raised flagged sun terrace with central steps down to the brick walled garden with gravelled pathway around the central lawn with feature fish pond and situated around the side are the herbaceous flowering borders with a variety of perennial trees and shrubs.

SERVICES We understand that mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage system. 

VIEWING By appointment with the agents' Tarporley office on 01829 731300. 

TENURE We understand the tenure to be freehold. 

ROUTE From our office in the centre of Tarporley leave the village in the direction of Nantwich, passing the Texaco/Spar on the left hand side and proceed along before reaching a junction with the A49 then turn left. At the Four Lane End crossroads with the Red Fox Indian Rstaurant on the right hand side proceed straight on through the lights in the direction of Nantwich. Proceed along for a further short distance whereupon the property will be identified on the right hand side. 

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