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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Forest Hay Cottage, Sandiway

Withdrawn from Market £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Three Bedrooms
  • Period Property
  • Village Location
  • Excellent Garden
  • Super Kitchen
  • Open Views to Front
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION This beautiful detached cottage was designed by John Douglas and enjoys a distinctive and somewhat iconic aesthetic style, typical of Cheshire. The house enjoys an excellent location within strolling distance of all village amenities. As is immediately apparent, the property is one of considerable character and history and is sure to appeal to a substantial portion of the market place. The present owners have considerably improved and remodelled the accommodation, so as to create a lovely home that is both practical and full of character.

At ground floor level there are two separate reception rooms, both of which are traditional living environments with exposed wooden floors and attractive fireplaces. The inner hall / hobby room lends further versatility and gives access to a spectacular open plan breakfast kitchen. This wonderful open plan space is equipped with extensive cupboard space, floor to ceiling exposed brick work, a wood burning stove and an excellent flag stone floor. There are also fully opening doors that lead to the large landscaped garden.

At first floor level there are three well proportioned bedroom, all capable of being furnished with large, traditional furniture. The family bathroom comprises a white suite and well tiled walls.

Externally there is ample parking and turning space, and a beautiful lawned garden that is predominantly laid to lawn but is also interspersed with mature trees as well as having areas suitable for alfresco dining.

Viewing is essential.


LOCATION Sandiway and Cuddington are only ten minutes drive from the thriving Georgian High Street of Tarporley. Within walking distance of the house is an excellent range of day to day amenities including public house, row of shops including newsagents, dry cleaners, bakery, pharmacy and off licence in addition to a De Fine Food and Wine Shop, also Doctors and Dentist - accessible within a few minutes walk. Cuddington Railway Station runs on the Chester to Manchester line and can be found within five minutes walk. There is also a highly regarded Primary School close by while the Church hall is only two minutes away. The area as a whole provides an excellent base for the business traveller with many commercial centres including Manchester, Chester, Liverpool, Warrington and Birmingham all being within commuting distance and Hartford Station is five minutes drive. In addition access points to the M6/M56, A49 and A55 are all close at hand. In terms of railway stations there is the aforementioned Cuddington and also excellent services from Crewe and Chester, whilst more local stations on both the Chester-Manchester and Liverpool -London line are found in Delamere (C-M), Acton Bridge and Hartford (both L-L).  

ENTRANCE HALL 8' 4" x 4' 7" (2.54m x 1.4m) Front entrance door. Single panel radiator. Secondary glazed window. Original quarry tiled floor. Intruder alarm control panel. Staircase rising to first floor. Doors to dining room and living room. 

LIVING ROOM 16' 0" x 11' 9" (4.88m x 3.58m) Quarry tiled floor. Stone fireplace. Triple aspect windows. Double panel radiator. Coved ceiling. Door to entrance hall. Door to inner hall. 

DINING ROOM 12' 5" x 11' 11" (3.78m x 3.63m) Dual aspect windows. Parquet flooring. Double panel radiator. Coved ceiling. Fireplace with cast iron insert. Door to entrance hall and door to inner hall/hobby room. 

INNER HALL/HOBBY ROOM 13' 6" x 12' 1" (4.11m x 3.68m) Quarry tiled floor. Double panel radiator. Triple width window. Doors to living room, dining room, cloakroom and utility. 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 9" x 3' 11" (2.67m x 1.19m) Rolled top preparation surface. Wall and floor cupboards. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted Eye-Mini boiler. Window. Sliding door to inner hall/hobby room. 

CLOAKROOM 6' 10" x 3' 4" (2.08m x 1.02m) Side aspect obscured glass window. Panelling to dado height. Vanity unit with floor level cupboard and wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap. Low level W.C. with push button flush. Inset ceiling spotlights. Coved ceiling. Door to inner hall/hobby room. 

KITCHEN 18' 8" x 16' 8" (5.69m x 5.08m) Fitted with a range of floor level white cupboards together with solid black granite preparation surfaces over. Space for Range cooker. Space for tall American style fridge freezer. Dual aspect double glazed windows. Folding patio doors leading to outside. Flagstone flooring. Ample space for large table and chairs. Kickspace heater. Floor to ceiling Cheshire brick fireplace housing wood burning stove set on stone hearth. Single bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. Granite upstands to all preparation surfaces. Step and door to inner hall/hobby room. Integrated dishwasher. Two integrated freezers. Leisure Cuisine Master Cooker available for separate negotiation. 


LANDING 8' 9" x 6' 9" (2.67m x 2.06m) Staircase leading down to the entrance hall. Single panel radiator. Coved ceiling. Doors to three bedrooms and family bathroom. Window. 

BEDROOM ONE 16' 3" x 10' 10" (4.95m x 3.3m) Dual aspect window. Single panel radiator. Access to eaves storage space. Door to landing. Wood effect flooring. Deep built in cupboard.  

BEDROOM TWO 15' 11" x 11' 8" (4.85m x 3.56m) Dual aspect windows one of which enjoys fabulous views over open countryside directly opposite. Single panel radiator. Dado rail. Wood laminate flooring. Door to landing. 

BEDROOM THREE 9' 0" x 8' 9" (2.74m x 2.67m) Side aspect window. Fitted shelving. Access to eaves storage space. Single panel radiator. Wood laminate flooring. Door to landing. 

BATHROOM 7' 0" x 6' 1" (2.13m x 1.85m) Fitted with suite comprising low level W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps and panelled bath with period style mixer tap and shower attachment. Extractor fan. Double glazed window. Fully tiled walls. Double panel radiator. Fully tiled floor. Built in shelves. 

EXTERIOR The property has the benefit of a right of access over the driveway for Belvedere which leads to the properties own private driveway and parking area. The driveway commences with attractive stone edging that leads to a beautifully deep gravelled driveway and turning area that provides space for several vehicles. The principal area of garden is laid to lawn with mature trees within and well stocked beds and borders and a large patio area with timber summer house, brick built barbecue and an area as a whole providing an ideal space for alfresco dining. 

SERVICES We understand that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. 

VIEWING By appointment with the Agents' Tarporley office. 

TENURE We understand the tenure to be freehold. 

ROUTE From our office in the centre of Tarporley proceed out of the village in the direction of Chester and at the roundabout take the third exit onto the A49 Warrington. Proceed up through the village of Cotebrook passing the Fox and Barrel pub on the right and Tarporley Garden Centre on the left. At the crossroads continue on the A54. Proceed along until reaching Sandiway crossroads with the Shell petrol station directly facing. Continue straight at the crossroads and continue until reaching a further set of crossroads with the White Barn public house on the right hand side. At these crossroads take a right turn and proceed along passing a railway station on the left, a row of shops on the right and a series of speed bumps. Proceed straight on at the crossroads and pass the picturesque Sandiway Parish Church on the right hand side, carry on beyond Hadrian Way on the right and Spruce Avenue is a little known cul-de-sac on the right hand side and in this particular instance will be identified by a Wright Marshall for sale board. Proceed up Spruce Avenue and the initially shared driveway entrance to the subject property will be found on the left hand side - the sign will say 'Belvedere'. The private driveway and parking area for Forest Hey Cottage is a left turn off this approach.  

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03 July 2016


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