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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chester Road, Chester,

Offers in Region of £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Private garden, and not overlooked
  • Village location
  • Rural
  • Architectural features - original beams and sandstone
  • Unique cottage dwelling
  • Semi-rural location
  • Located close to Aldford and Farndon
  • Approximately 15 mins drive to Chester
  • EPC Rating - F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

FULL DESCRIPTION STONE HOUSE is a charming and UNIQUE FIVE BEDROOM COTTAGE located in CHURTON. This quirky home offers RURAL living within easy reach of the city, and offers a high level of privacy, with neither the garden nor house being overlooked. It is approximately 8 miles from CHESTER, and one mile from FARNDON, where a good range of local services and shops can be found.

The property was formerly three cottages that have been developed into an impressive dwelling, whilst retaining many of the original features. Currently configured as four bedrooms, the home lends itself to being adapted to suit the owner's needs, as their family circumstances change. For instance, it would be straightforward to incorporate a suite for a dependent relative, or to assign an area to give teenagers some space.

This home provides a large floor area at a very competitive price.

There is a substantial REAR GARDEN that has been beautifully maintained, that features a GARAGE with WORKSHOP and plenty of OFF ROAD PARKING. Two cars can be parked side-by-side, so no shuffling in-and-out.

The accommodation comprises: SIDE ENTRANCE, access to a CLOAKROOM and WC; a BREAKFAST ROOM that is open plan to the KITCHEN; a separate DINING ROOM and UTILITY ROOM; A SITTING ROOM with views across the garden; a double BEDROOM with DRESSING ROOM and EN-SUITE BATHROOM completing the ground floor. The ENTRANCE HALLWAY to the rear provides access to the FIRST FLOOR via a beautiful wooden staircase: There is a spacious LOUNGE with Velux widows, and further THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS, one with an EN-SUITE, and a FAMILY BATHROOM, and a room currently used as an OFFICE. High Speed fibre-optic broadband is available in Churton 

Rear Entrance Hall 9'11" x 17'6" This is the regular way into the house for family and friends, coming in from the scenic back garden. It is large enough to accommodate a card table, or settee.

Buckley tiled flooring; exposed wooden beams and lintels; part exposed sandstone walls; wall mounted light fittings; spotlights;

L-shaped wooden staircase providing access to first floor

Door providing access to patio and rear garden 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18'0" x 25'0" Kitchen

This open plan space is divided by the fireplace which features a cast-iron multi-fuel stove. To one side is the kitchen, and to the other, the breakfast room, which is where most of the meals are taken, and which can seat 6 to 8. Two of the windows face South, ensuring good natural light in the daytime. One has a window seat.

Portuguese floor tiles; marble work surfaces; a range of base and wall mounted kitchen units; double Belfast sink with mixer tap; Tecknik stove with electric oven and 5 ring gas hob; Smeg extractor fan; spotlights; space for dishwasher; phone socket; power points; window to rear and side elevations;

Breakfast Room
Multi-fuel stove burner; phone point and TV point; USB charging socket.

Exposed oak beams and sandstone features. The walls in this part of the house are 24 inches thick. The old waxed wooden door with wrought iron hinges adds to the character. 

Dining Room 12'1" x 17'1" This is a warm and snug room, complete with inglenook fireplace, which gives a nice ambience for entertaining.

Carpeting; built in cupboards; radiator; Inglenook fireplace with gas fired cast-iron stove; exposed wooden beams; power points; window to side elevation 

Main Entrance 12'1" x 8'1" This is where visitors knock, and the post gets delivered.

Front door into:

Carpets; wall mounted light fittings; oil fired boiler in cupboard; window to side elevation 

Downstairs WC Slate flooring; handwash basin with storage; WC; hand towel rail 

STORE The height of the lofts upstairs is insufficient for them to be used for storage, so the owners have incorporated significant amounts of space in the house for this purpose. This room, approx. 5' by 5' 7", is equipped with shelving and; plumbing for washing machine 

Utility Room 8'1" x 14'0" A further utility space which currently houses the washing machine and tumble drier and an 'American' double fridge freezer. (Appliances not included in the sale.). There is a large coat rack, and lots of shelving.

Tiled flooring; base units and work surfaces; power points; window to side 

Current Owners Main Ground Floor Suite: The owners have created a spacious suite on the ground floor of the house, with generous amounts of storage for clothing and a fully equipped bathroom. 

Dressing Room 10'11" x 12'0" Carpets; spotlights; windows to rear and side elevations; arched fire place used for storage; radiator 

Master Bedroom 10'11 x 14'1" Carpets; exposed wooden beams; power points; wall mounted light fittings; double radiator; TV point. Double glazing plus further secondary glazing to maximise insulation. 

En-Suite Bathroom 12'1" x 6'11" Tiled flooring; shower cubicle with Amazon shower head; pedestal wash basin with brass fittings; corner bath tub; spotlights; radiator; heated towel rail; mirrors. 

Sitting Room 10'1" x 26'0" One end of this room is where most of the television watching goes on. The other end faces the rear garden and enjoys bright natural lighting and a peaceful setting..

Book shelves. Shelving for Hi-Fi and video components, with hidden wiring to TV location. Buckley tiled flooring; wall mounted light fittings; power points.

Garden Room:

Two windows to rear elevations;

Sliding patio door to providing access to the garden


At First Floor Level:  

Galleried Sitting Room 20'0" x 16'0" This is sitting space for larger gatherings. With two large windows facing the rear garden, plus two Velux windows in the sloping ceiling, it enjoys excellent natural light. Being upstairs, with a balustrade, it is also a warm room in winter

Accessed by wooden L-shaped staircase:

Timber flooring; two Velux windows; two windows to rear elevation; modern chandelier; spotlights; main phone socket and broadband input; TV aerial socket; power points 

Family Bathroom 8'11" x 12'6" A generous sized bathroom.

Carpets; bathtub with mixer tap; pedestal wash basin with mixer tap; bidet; buit-in storage cupboards; WC; frosted window to rear elevation; radiator; towel rail; part tiled walls 

Bedroom Four 13'1" x 10'11" Currently configured as a single bedroom, it is large enough for a double if needed. It looks South.

Carpets; airing cupboard; power points; a sealed off Victorian fireplace left as a decorative feature 

Bedroom Three 15'0" x 13'0" An airy room with views towards the Bickerton hills, with an en suite basin and WC, and an adjacent shower. Lots of clothes space.

Wooden flooring; spotlights; windows to side and front elevations; power points; built in wardrobes; spotlights


WC; pedestal wash basin; spotlights; high wattage electric adjacent to bedroom. 

Bedroom Two 11'0" x 15'0" A further large bedroom which can be used as a double.
Carpeting; window to front elevation; coat hooks; clothes rail; two radiators; wall lights

Office 12'1" x 9'0" Originally a fifth bedroom, this is now used as an office. A decent size, with fitted shelving. Carpets; power points; central light fitting; shelving; window to rear elevation; ADSL broadband line;  

PLOT AND GARDENS The plot totals 0.47 acres. To the front of the house is a sandstone wall behind which is a decorative low-maintenance paved area with raised shrubbery beds, a screened water butt, and an outside water supply.

To the North side of the house, a gated passageway leads to the storage area for oil, coal, and miscellaneous materials.
To the South, is a five-bar gate leading to the block-paved driveway. At the top of this is a single garage with a workshop attached. The drive can accommodate two cars side-by-side, plus a further four cars.
The rear garden is one of the delights of the property. It contains a lawn surrounded by shrubs, perennials and rose beds. Beyond this is a raised lawn with mature trees. There is a water feature of two modest ponds joined by a stream, through which water is pumped. The whole is very private and not overlooked.
Near the house is a pergola in which a barbeque is located. The paved patio currently has two tables (not in the sale), which can seat twelve comfortably

There is a sandstone and timber shed in which gardening equipment can be stored.

Central heating is by oil, supplied from a tank in a hidden storage area behind the house. This also contains a coalbunker for the smokeless fuel used in the breakfast room stove. Bottled gas is employed for the cooking hob and the dining room stove, there being no mains gas in the village. The owners strongly prefer gas hobs to electric ones. This has proved also to be very economical.

Farndon has about 800 houses, two pubs, a historic Church, a health centre and primary school, and retail outlets covering grocery, butcher, newsagent, hair and spa treatments, pharmacy, and florist (Paul Burrell). A number of well-regarded eating-places are within the village and a few minutes drive. A similarly sized village, Holt, lies across the ancient bridge over the river Dee, in North Wales and offers further services

About Chester Chester is the only city in Cheshire. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with North Wales, it attracts tourists from the world over due to its historical Roman and medieval architecture. The city also offers Britain's second largest zoo, racecourse and Northgate Arena leisure centre, as well as the University of Chester campus. A new performing arts centre is under construction and will open shortly. A number of theatres are within easy reach, and both Liverpool and Manchester offer a vibrant entertainment scene. Chester offers excellent local transport links, as well as lying within easy reach of two international airports at Liverpool and Manchester. Hourly trains travel to London in about 2 hours. There are excellent state and private schools in the area. Chester boasts 4 golf courses, and a number of health facilities. 

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23 April 2016

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  • Gwersyllt (6.4 mi)
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17 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD

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01244 955058 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Gwersyllt (6.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Prescott Hall, Chester

17 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD

01244 955058 Local call rate

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