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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Linley Lane, Talke


Property Description

Key features

  • Recently renovated impressive country house
  • Set within approx 2 acres of established and mature garden
  • Separate annex block to the north of the main house
  • Family sitting room, drawing room, garden room, study
  • Fabulous large contemporary kitchen & utility room
  • Five bedrooms
  • Extensive basement
  • Two en suites & a family bathroom
  • Extensive outbuildings, indoor swimming pool, tennis court
  • Stunning far reaching open countryside views

Full description

Linley Hall is a substantial and impressive recently renovated country house lying within just over 2 acres of established and mature gardens with extensive outbuildings, an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court, both of which have plenty of scope for enhancement. A separate annex block to the north of the main house provides a significant number of amenities, namely a substantial bespoke greenhouse to support the grounds and gardens, a large garage, two workshop areas, a home office and a staff/guest apartment which we understand has had planning permission for a two bedroomed apartment. The site is believed to have been occupied for millennia and this is the third incarnation of Linley Hall. The first hall and farm in the 17th century was replaced by a Georgian mansion in 1794 which was lost to a fire in the 1960s when the current bespoke residence was commissioned. Linley Hall has been well planned with the principal rooms taking full advantage of the views and the sunny aspects. This is a house designed not only for family living but also as a superb property for entertaining. The gardens are befitting of a house of this caliber and include a woodland area, rolling lawns, a fountain and plenty of parking to the front and in the rear courtyard area. Specimen trees and shrubs abound and the formal areas have a southerly and westerly aspect.


Talke village: 1 mile, Alsager: 2.5 miles, Railway Station: 2 miles, M6 Junction 16: 5.5 miles, Sandbach: 6.5 miles, Crewe Station: 8.5 miles, Manchester Airport: 25 miles

Set at the head of an impressive climbing and meandering 1/2 mile driveway, Linley Hall enjoys an elevated and private setting with far reaching views over the Cheshire Plain and glimpses of the Welsh Hills in the far distance. On the Cheshire/Staffordshire border, the property is well placed for access to the M6 at junction 16 for routes to the North West's commercial centres and Crewe station places London within 1hr 40mins. Alsager offers a good range of quality shops and amenities and Talke has similar facilities a little closer. A Waitrose supermarket and a traditional weekly market are provided in Sandbach along with well regarded senior schools. The area has good equestrian facilities, golf courses and many varied recreational opportunities.

The enclosed porch opens to a large hall with a galleried landing which offers distant views towards Cheshire, panelling and a decorative wrought iron balustrade and oak handrail matching the impressive oak front door. The family sitting room lies off to the left, a super dual aspect room with an attractive fireplace and a remote controlled gas fire. From the hall a door leads down to the 6'7" high basement and double contemporary oak doors open off to the magnificent drawing room. This superb room with original oak window seat has a dual aspect (South and West), an Ingle Nook fireplace with a modern multi-fuel stove and contemporary oak double doors off to the dining area of the fabulous contemporary kitchen with part maple, part painted units and Corian surfaces, an Aga, central island with built-in induction hob and additional oven and integrated appliances. Both this room and the drawing room are linked by the fantastic garden room, previously used as a snooker room, both with double doors and French doors to the gardens. A large utility room lies off the kitchen, has matching surfaces and cupboards, an integrated larder and tall freezer, an adjoining boiler room/pantry and a door off to the rear porch opening to the courtyard area to the rear. A passageway leads from the utility room back to the main hall via a cloaks area and then to a cloakroom with a w.c. and wash hand basin and beyond that a home office/study with French doors to the rear courtyard area.

The basement has ceilings of good height and there are 3 rooms, one of which includes an excellent range of terracotta wine storage, and a hall area, all with quarry tiled floors. Great for games room use or storage and a wine cellar.

The first floor galleried landing has panelling with double doors leading into a seasonal wardrobe area. There are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms including 2 en-suite. The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and a newly fitted en-suite shower room, the guest bedroom has 2 built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom, again well appointed. The 2nd & 3rd bedrooms have French doors to a sun terrace/large balcony. The family bathroom is conveniently located adjacent to the main bedrooms.

The Swimming pool lies separate from the main house and has an adjoining gym and changing rooms with internal access to the plant room, and off an inner hall area, a cloakroom, shower and kitchenette. A door leads into the home office and then into a huge garage over 68' in length with two large adjoining workshops with a gardeners w.c. and store room. Above these is a self-contained flat with a living room, bedroom, kitchen and shower room accessed by a staircase from the garage. A gardening room adjoins the south wall of the workshop with an internal access door. The tennis court stands at the bottom of the lawned gardens beyond a line of trees and is need of some renovation.

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14 March 2012

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