9 bedroom detached house for sale

Vicarage Lane, Frodsham, WA6

£895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • EPC Rating - Exempt
  • Magnificent Grade II* Listed Mansion
  • Significant Local Historic Interest
  • 18th Century Origins
  • 19th Century Alterations
  • Large Private Grounds

Full description

The Old Vicarage is one of the finest buildings in Frodsham and a grand house of significant local historic interest. The opportunity now arises to acquire this important property for the first time in 60 years having been purchased from the Church by our client s family in 1955. Standing at the heart of the Overton Conservation Area, this 18th Century Jacobean style house is Listed Grade II* and it is easy to see why upon arrival. Approached along a York stone paved driveway, the beautifully preserved property retains many original architectural features and design characteristics attributable to the renowned architect, John Douglas, who was commissioned in 1870 to extend the house. The complex design of the house includes intricate brickwork detailing, stone dressings, mullion windows, stained and leaded windows depicting Saints and an octagonal turret with spire.
Notable Frodsham resident and missionary, Rev. William Cotton lived in the house from 1850 and his influence on the renovations remains in place with Maori inscriptions on the doorstep and a stone panel.
The accommodation layout is well suited to extended family or multi generation living and extends to over 7000 sq ft (650 sq m). It is arranged over four levels and has a separate, self contained mews cottage, (subject to a tenancy). The house retains a very homely feel and many truly outstanding original features. There are oak doors, floors and wall panelling and an open well oak staircase leading to a gallery landing. Considerable efforts have been made to maintain the house to the highest of standards and preserve the character of the building but also to ensure that it is comfortable and efficient to run. The heating/hot water system runs on a combination of gas and sold fuel and insulation has been introduced and upgraded where possible. The kitchen was extended and re-fitted in 2008.
The house stands in large mature gardens enjoying a high degree of privacy and seclusion. It is set well back from Church Road behind a high sandstone wall and is approached along a York stone paved driveway with two separate access points onto Church Road. The gardens include a large lawn with deep borders featuring numerous trees and shrubs. A walled garden at the rear of the house is a real sun trap and has a barbecue making it ideal for al fresco dining. There are further well wooded gardens to the South side.
The Mews Cottage provides a completely self contained independent living unit. The entrance is to the side of the main house and accommodation includes a living room, two double bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. The cottage is subject to a long term regulated tenancy. Full details are available upon request.

Location

The Old Vicarage enjoys a wonderful position, at the heart of the Overton Conservation Area, a most sought after residential location, often referred to as a village within Frodsham. The historic Grade I Listed St Laurences Church is close by and the well regarded Church of England Primary School is on the doorstep. Overton also boasts three excellent pubs and a village store. The centre of Frodsham is less than 1 mile away with a good range of shops and services. The house is also ideally placed for access to open countryside with The Sandstone Trail passing close by leading to Frodsham Hill and beyond. Delamere Forest is also within easy reach. The road, rail and motorway networks enable commuter access to many part of the North West with trains from Runcorn reaching London Euston in around 2 hours. Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport are both within 40 minutes of Frodsham.

Directions

From the centre of Frodsham, proceed up Church Street, B5152, and follow into Red Lane. Turn right into Church Road. The entrance to The Old Vicarage is immediately to the left.


Vestibule

Cloakroom / WC

Reception Hall 15' 9" x 14' 1" (4.8m x 4.29m )

Lounge 22' 4" x 17' 1" (6.81m x 5.21m )

Snug / Sitting Room 14' 9" x 9' 2" (4.5m x 2.79m )

Conservatory 29' 2" x 18' 1" (8.89m x 5.51m )

Dining Room 22' 4" x 17' 5" (6.81m x 5.31m )

Kitchen 17' 1" x 14' 5" (5.21m x 4.39m )

Morning Room 14' 5" x 11' 2" (4.39m x 3.4m )

First Floor Galleried Landing

Master Bedroom 17' 1" x 14' 9" (5.21m x 4.5m )

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2 19' 4" x 16' 1" (5.89m x 4.9m )

En-Suite Washroom

Bedroom 3 17' 1" x 14' 5" (5.21m x 4.39m )

Bedroom 4 17' 1" x 14' 1" (5.21m x 4.29m )

Bathroom 8' 10" x 8' 10" (2.69m x 2.69m )

Second Floor

Minstrels Gallery

Bedroom 5 19' 4" x 16' 1" (5.89m x 4.9m )

Playroom / Studio 17' 1" x 11' 10" (5.21m x 3.61m )

Bedroom 6 16' 1" x 14' 1" (4.9m x 4.29m )

Playroom / Studio 17' 1" x 10' 10" (5.21m x 3.3m )

Bedroom 7 17' 1" x 14' 1" (5.21m x 4.29m )

En-Suite Bathroom

Four Cellar Chambers

Garage 22' 4" x 15' 5" (6.81m x 4.7m )

Garage 16' 5" x 11' 10" (5m x 3.61m )

Adjacent Self Contained Annexe

Entrance Hall 11' 10" x 8' 10" (3.61m x 2.69m )

Utility Room 8' 2" x 4' 3" (2.49m x 1.3m )

Bathroom

First Floor

Living Room 25' 3" x 11' 10" (7.7m x 3.61m )

Kitchen 11' 10" x 9' 2" (3.61m x 2.79m )

Bedroom 1 15' 5" x 11' 6" (4.7m x 3.51m )

Bedroom 2 15' 5" x 10' 10" (4.7m x 3.3m )

In And Out Driveway

Extensive Gardens

Tenure- Freehold

Council Tax - Main House - Band G


IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASERS:

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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24 March 2017

Nearest stations

  • Frodsham (0.6 mi)
  • Helsby (2.5 mi)
  • Runcorn East (3.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Frodsham (0.6 mi)
  • Helsby (2.5 mi)
  • Runcorn East (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

YOUR MOVE Andrew Hayes, Frodsham

1b Church Street, Frodsham, WA6 7DW

03339 873801 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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