5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11

Guide Price £1,299,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Georgian country house & cottage
  • Main House - 4 double bedrooms
  • stunning bespoke kitchen, Aga
  • 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Cellar, 3 car garaging
  • Cottage - open plan living kitchen
  • mezzanine bedroom, bathroom
  • Ground source & air source heating
  • Landscaped gardens, paddock
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Set behind a gated gravel driveway in a private and picturesque rural setting, Crag Lodge is an impressive family home and has wonderful views to the hills over parkland to the rear.
This fine Georgian country house has been beautifully re-modelled in recent years to create a stunning family home with a separate contemporary cottage providing comfortable self contained dependent or guest accommodation. The period charm and elegance of the house is retained and yet the design lends itself well to modern living.

Description

Impressively remodelled Georgian country house & cottage in stunning rural setting

Crag Lodge, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0BD

Main House - 4 double bedrooms - 2 bathrooms & washroom - 4 reception rooms - cellar - 3 car garaging - Cottage - open plan living kitchen - mezzanine bedroom - bathroom - Landscaped gardens, paddock & woodland to about 1.75 acres - state of the art ground source & air source heating systems

Macclesfield: 7 miles, Buxton: 7 miles, Congleton: 11.5 miles, Wilmslow: 15 miles, Manchester Airport: 20 miles, City Centre: 25 miles

Situation
Set behind a gated gravel driveway in a private and picturesque rural setting, this impressive family home has wonderful views to the hills over parkland to the rear. Within the Peak National Park, a haven for walkers and those with a love of the outdoors, this scenic idyll is only a few minutes drive from the thriving market town of Macclesfield with its rail service to London (1hr 42mins) and Manchester (23 mins). As well as lovely walking country, Wildboarclough is a genuine rural community and there is a delightful pub, The Crag Inn, only a comfortable stroll away. The pretty church is opposite the entrance to the driveway and a stream runs through the valley below the woodland to the side of the house. Buxton lies only 7 miles away too, with its specialist shops and the opera house. Macclesfield has excellent schools including Beech Hall School and Kings School Macclesfield. All the main supermarkets are represented in the town in addition to many specialist shops and a wide range of regional services.

Description
This fine Georgian country house was originally the mill manager's residence when the local mill was in operation at the end of the 18th Century. It has been beautifully re-modelled in recent years to create a stunning family home with a separate contemporary cottage providing comfortable self contained dependent or guest accommodation. The period charm and elegance of the house is retained and yet the design lends itself well to modern living, especially enhanced by the large family living area off the Philip Howard kitchen. There are stunning South facing rear views over the terrace and gardens at the rear over parkland towards the hills, providing a delightful back-drop to the setting, whilst to the front there are glimpses through the trees of Shuttlingsloe known as of the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire'. Bi-fold doors open to 2 elevations onto the rear terrace, forming a great alfresco entertaining area, extending on a higher level to a wide terrace in front of the cottage.

Typical of Georgian property, the rooms are all well proportioned and generally have dual aspects with plenty of natural light. Crag Lodge is a wonderful fusion of old and new, with great green credentials by virtue of a ground source heating system to the main house and air source heating to the separate cottage. The main garage is an excellent double and there is a large garage adjoining the cottage, ideal for garden equipment. The gardens include formal landscaped areas, entertaining space and extensive lawns with a paddock area to the rear. The house is well screened to two sides by mature woodland.

Accommodation
The external porch opens to a welcoming hallway with a panelled staircase and a traditional balustrade. Under the staircase a further staircase leads down to the wine cellar. Off the hall to the left is the Sitting room with polished timber floors, fitted period style cupboards flanking the chimney breast and the attractive marble period fireplace with a multi-fuel stove. To the right of the hall is the study, previously the formal dining room, again with fitted cupboards, polished wood floors and another gorgeous marble fireplace with a period inner and a real fire. An inner hall lies to the rear of the main hall area and has a cloaks cupboard, a cloakroom with a w.c. & wash basin and a door off to the play room, with fitted cupboards. The living kitchen lies to the rear. Superbly appointed with Philip Howard bespoke cupboards and a large island unit, Miele integrated appliances including a wine fridge, coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher. The crème Aga stands within granite surfaces and an oak topped breakfast bar forms part of the island. A Sub-Zero American style fridge freezer is within fitted cupboards and there is a matching dresser unit and a twin porcelain sink.

Oak flooring extends throughout and, via bi-fold doors, into the orangery which serves as a brilliant family living room with an informal dining area. In turn, French doors open to the side and bi-folds to the rear dining terrace. There are twin roof lanterns with automatic temperature and rain controls and a media/game storage cupboard with custom bi-fold doors.

A utility room with stone floors, beech surfaces and drainers & a Belfast style sink leads through to an inner hall with a fitted cupboard and internal access to the large double garage with roof lights, electric roller door and the ICE Energy ground source heating plant.

The landing gives access to all four generous double bedrooms including the Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a dual aspect giving spectacular views over the countryside to the hills. A beautifully appointed shower room lies alongside. There is a washroom, a house bathroom with a free standing roll top bath in period style and a large linen cupboard.

The detached cottage is a complete contrast to the main house, being largely open plan with soaring vaulted ceilings, substantial exposed roof timbers and a contemporary wood burning stove. Bi-fold doors open wide to the west facing terrace. An entrance porch area leads through to the main living room area with oak flooring and a well appointed Martin Moore bespoke kitchen with integrated Neff appliances and a Belfast style sink. A plant room for the air source heating lies off and there is a well appointed contemporary bathroom with an over bath shower. A turning staircase leads up to the mezzanine bedroom area with bespoke fitted cupboards with a balustrade overlooking the living area. This is a super guest house and is equally well suited to entertaining.
A garden equipment garage lies alongside the cottage, of excellent size, ideal for classic car storage too.

Square Footage: 4,569 sq ft
Acreage: 1.75 Acres


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26 September 2016

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  • Buxton (5.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Macclesfield (4.9 mi)
  • Buxton (5.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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6 Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AA

01625 909044 Local call rate

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