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Rake Lane, Eccleston, Chester, CH4








3,323 sq ft

309 sq m

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Key features

  • Spacious and well presented home.
  • Annexe with significant rental potential.
  • Delightful semi-rural location 3.5 miles from Chester City.
  • Beautiful south-facing gardens and grounds.
  • Immaculately presented throughout.
  • Large garage and workshop.
  • EPC Rating = D


A beautifully presented family home in a highly sought-after area occupying an extremely private, yet accessible location with secondary accommodation. No onward chain.


Elmwood occupies a private position and is an attractive and very well presented family home built in 1935. Versatile living accommodation and separate secondary accommodation sat within a little less than ½ acre of beautiful gardens. The property is unique in every way.

Elmwood was purchased by the current owners approximately twenty years ago and it has been a much loved family home. A comprehensive programme of renovation and extension has been undertaken. The attention to detail is meticulous with craftsmanship oozing throughout the property to give a cleverly designed and beautifully presented home perfectly suited to contemporary family living.

The property is well set back from the lane, with tremendous kerb appeal and approached through an electric gate. Making your way along the driveway, passed the bespoke summerhouse, you are beckoned into the envelop of Elmwood, with well-maintained gardens, parking for a number of vehicles, garage access and gated access to the rear garden.

The part glazed front door opens into a welcoming reception hall which has an original herringbone parquet floor and a cast iron radiator.

To the right of the reception hall is a formal lounge with a beautiful bay window and a hand-crafted, Minster-style fireplace framing a Clearview log burner. This is a wonderful room for relaxing or entertaining.

The dining room has an abundance of natural light through the beautiful bay window and dual-access from the hallway and via glazed-double doors from the kitchen. This is a perfect room for more formal dinner parties. The original herringbone parquet flooring, Clearview log burner, and hand-crafted Minster-style stone fireplace effortlessly carries through the flow of the home from the lounge, hallway and through to the kitchen.

The family kitchen is a wonderfully light room and the space has been very cleverly thought out. There is an extensive range of fitted storage units, high quality integrated appliances, a tiled floor and again, lots of attention to detail with lovely touches including Samuel Heath taps and Alice Gibbons hand-made tiles and an impressive 4-oven Aga which is a heart-warming feature of the kitchen. Adjoining the kitchen and accessed through glazed double doors is the spectacular conservatory which is a beautiful space in which to enjoy views of the garden. The conservatory really increases the entertaining space and flows seamlessly through from the kitchen.

A cloakroom with WC and wash basin completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

On the first floor is a spacious principal bedroom with en suite shower room. This room has far-reaching views over the adjoining countryside towards Eaton Hall. The wrought iron Juliet balconies are another eye-catching feature created by a local blacksmith and craftsman. The en suite has a fully tiled shower enclosure complete with rainfall shower and Matki shower door.

There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom all benefiting from uninterrupted views around 360 degrees of the property.

Two of the guest bedrooms have original cast iron fireplaces and provide homely features to the bedrooms. The fourth bedroom has been transformed into a library room with handmade bookcases. This room can, with ease, be turned back into a single bedroom.

Stepping outside, we have a self contained annexe converted by the current owners and provides additional flexible living accommodation to the property.

On the ground floor the annexe has a kitchen, sitting room with double doors to the garden. The sitting room has solid oak flooring and is home to the property's third Clearview log burner. The solid oak flooring carries through to an office which also overlooks the garden.

The first floor self contained accommodation is spacious and is accessed via a staircase resplendent with wrought iron, hand crafted handrail and banister.

The first floor living accommodation has a feature ceiling and dormer windows on two elevations. There is extensive storage and an en suite shower room which has an electric Mira shower, bespoke cabinet and wash basin.

The annexe also has extensive garaging with electric doors and ceramic tile floor.

The annexe (subject to any relevant permissions) offers numerous opportunities for income generation, home office space or accommodation for a dependent relative. It really is a very versatile building.

The well-maintained south-facing, private gardens offer a wonderful sun-trap perfect for enjoying morning coffee, evening drinks or summer parties as well as being a beautiful semi-rural refuge for many leisure pastimes and entertaining.

The garden has been carefully designed to provide year round colour and contrast with lawned areas, mature shrubs, fruit trees and plants and a Gabriel Ash green house.

The owners will consider part exchange.
The vendor has been quoted estimated rental figures for the annexe of £16,192 - £19.791 rising to £18,018 - £22,023 over three years and rented as a one bedroom. As a two bedroom the approximate figures are £19,918 - £24,345 rising to £22,165 - £27,090.


Less than 5 miles from Chester city centre.

Chester 4.5 miles, Manchester 45 miles, Manchester airport 38 miles, Liverpool 32 miles, Wrexham 10 miles (all mileages are approximate).

Prestigiously located on the fringe of the Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Hall estate and a short drive from Chester, Elmwood benefits from the tranquility of the countryside, far-reaching rural views and the wide-ranging amenities of the city.

The location is convenient for Chester Business Park and local schools including The King’s School, The Queen’s School and Abbeygate College and Benison Nursery is only a short walk from the end of the drive.

As well as nearby Chester and other charming towns and villages such as Christleton and Tarporley and the property also has excellent access to the motorway network and the mainline rail network. It is also in an area where people commute to both Liverpool and Manchester.

Square Footage: 3,323 sq ft


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Rake Lane, Eccleston, Chester, CH4


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