4 bedroom character property for sale

London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire

£999,500

Property Description

Key features

  • TUCKED AWAY in CENTRAL LOCATION
  • APPROX ONE ACRE
  • NINETEENTH CENTURY RESIDENCE
  • LARGE PART CONVERTED OUTBUILDING
  • VAST POTENTIAL

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Including a date stone of 1874 this property formed the North Westerly wing and Coach House of the large detached residence known as 'Birches Farm' or "High Stacks" due to the imposing chimney stacks displayed by the building. The ornate style and Dutch gables form an impressive exterior which immediately captures ones attention and are quite unique to the area. Birch Cottage is approached via a long shared private driveway and sits within grounds of approximately one acre which briefly include large formal gardens, a courtyard garden, outbuildings and large stables which have been part converted into a chapel style annexe with its own stone mullion windows and reclaimed arched church entrance door.

Upon entering the property the striking exterior is matched by the interior with a marble floor reception hall complemented by oak panelling and splendid solid oak turning staircase leading your focus to the ornate ceiling and chandelier above. The sizeable lounge boasts superb marquetry flooring as does the dining room with its open fireplace. A cloakroom/WC is also accessed from the reception hall. The dining kitchen features a Rayburn Heatranger providing all the benefits of a Rayburn Cooker as well as the hot water and central heating for the property. There is a small conservatory style addition to the kitchen which overlooks the charming courtyard garden. Also on the ground floor is a utility area, four piece bathroom suite, spacious bedroom and a high quality conservatory overlooking the timber decked area covering the former swimming pool.

Taking the solid oak bespoke staircase with Norman style balustrades to the first floor is a delight in itself and one can only marvel at the galleried landing and ornate ceiling. Laid out in a slightly unorthodox manner there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an ensuite shower plus WC. There are also two study rooms and a large games room currently housing a full size snooker table and enjoying views towards the rear of the property. The configuration of these rooms and how they are utilised would be dependent upon a purchaser's requirements.

Outside the private shared driveway leads to the wrought iron entrance gates beyond which is a private tarmac driveway and the detached garage. To the rear there are two superb large formal gardens mainly laid to lawn and partly divided by mature hedging, as well as a quaint cobbled courtyard garden. Of particular interest are the former stables which have been part converted into an annexe and offer tremendous potential to complete this conversion which could result in a large self contained annexe with some outstanding architectural features. This may be of great appeal to extended families requiring additional living accommodation that is not directly linked to the main house. Overall this magnificent property offers an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a genuine piece of local history that has immense potential to adapt to a purchaser's requirements.

Poynton's vibrant village centre, where a wide range of shops, cafes and supermarkets including a Waitrose can be found. It has a friendly community with a large Recreation Centre, a Library, The Civic Hall and The Health Centre. Poynton has a number of excellent schools catering for all ages. The Middlewood Way and the National Trust run Lyme Park where numerous scenic walks can be enjoyed are easily accessible. There is also the train station providing regular services to the larger towns of Stockport and Macclesfield, as well as Manchester. The A34 link road provides access to the motorway network and Manchester Airport is within an 8 mile radius.

The property is warmed by a Rayburn gas fired central heating system, has uPVC double glazing throughout and in more detail comprises:

GROUND FLOOR:

RECEPTION HALL Marble flooring. Impressive bespoke solid oak turning staircase with galleried landing. Cast iron radiator.

CLOAKROOM/WC Low level WC. Washbasin.

LOUNGE 25'7" (7.80m) x 15' 10" (4.83m) Ornate carved fireplace. Marquetry flooring. Three radiators.

DINING ROOM 16'1" (4.90m) x 13'2" (4.00m) Fireplace with wooden surround. Marquetry flooring. Radiator.

KITCHEN 16'5" (5.00m) x 12'2" (3.70m) with fitted units incorporating cupboards and drawers. Display cupboards. Belfast sink. Rayburn gas fired central heating, hot water and cooking stove. Conservatory style breakfasting area with double French doors to garden.

BATHROOM Panelled bath. Separate shower. Pedestal washbasin. WC low level suite. Tiled walls. Electric light shaver socket. Tiled floor.

BEDROOM 16'0" (4.88m) x 10'0" (3.05m) Radiator. Doors to:

CONSERVATORY 13'9" (4.20m) x 11'8" (3.59m) Radiator. French doors to patio area.

FIRST FLOOR: Galleried Landing

BEDROOM NO.2 13'1" (3.98m) x 9'6" (2.90m) Radiator.

BATHROOM With blue coloured suite comprising panelled bath with shower, pedestal washbasin and low level WC.

STUDY 16'3" (4.95m) x 10'2" (3.09m) Fitted shelves. Timbered arched ceiling. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder

GAMES ROOM 22'8" (6.91m) x 16'3" (4.96m) Timbered arched ceiling. Radiator.

BEDROOM NO.3 13'2" (4.00m) x 12'8" (3.87m) Juliette balcony with double French doors. Radiator.

ENSUITE Tiled walls. Thermostatic shower.

SEPARATE WC Low level WC.

BEDROOM NO.4 Timbered ceiling. Radiator. Steps up to:

STUDY 11'7" (3.54m) X 7'0" (2.13m) Radiator.

BATHROOM Roof light. Victorian marble surround washbasin with brass fittings. Brass towel radiator. Tiled floor. Fitted wardrobe with louvered doors. Door to: Low level WC and sunken bath with shower over.

BUTLERS KITCHEN Roof light.

OUTSIDE:
ANNEXE 42'0" (12.80m) x 27'8" (8.44m) Brick built former stables. Reclaimed arched church door. Stone mullion leaded windows. Potential kitchen area. Potential bathroom. Wooden spiral staircase to mezzanine area. Two King posts trusses. Entrance Area 8'0" (2.45m) x 5'1" (1.58m)

Attached open sided GARDEN STORE with stone flagged roof.

Large brick built POTTING SHED.

Attached brick GARAGE 16'4" (4.97m) x 13'6" (4.11m) Auto up and over door. Electric light and powerpoints.

GARDENS There are large formally laid out mainly lawned gardens with mature trees to the rear of the property and there is a walled garden area to the front. Rockery. There is a COURTYARD GARDEN. There is also a timber decked area covering the outdoor swimming pool.

COUNCIL TAX: Band 'G'

TENURE: Freehold.
VACANT POSSESSION UPON COMPLETION.

PRICE: 999,500

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the AGENTS Michael Hart & Company, Poynton office 01625 876331.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Poynton (0.5 mi)
  • Bramhall (1.9 mi)
  • Adlington (Ches.) (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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36 Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RE

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01625 909055 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Poynton (0.5 mi)
  • Bramhall (1.9 mi)
  • Adlington (Ches.) (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Michael Hart & Co, Poynton

36 Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RE

01625 909055 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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