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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Hetherson Green, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14

Guide Price £1,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Principal house with 6 bedrooms
  • Annex with 2 bedrooms
  • Range of traditional buildings; Stabling
  • Pig Sties; Car Port; Garage; Workshop
  • Gardens and Pasture
  • Approximately 6.5 acres. (2.63 ha).
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A former Cholmondeley Estate farmhouse with secondary accommodation, extensive outbuildings and land, occupying a peaceful and private location


Hetherson Green Farm occupies a tranquil position in rural South Cheshire, approached off a quiet country lane and surrounded by its own gardens and grounds which are encompassed by Cholmondeley Estate farmland. The county town of Chester is 16 miles away and provides a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, supermarkets and out of town retail parks.
The nearby villages of Malpas and Tarporley both offer a good selection of local services including high street banks, shops, doctors and dentists' surgeries, pubs and restaurants and for everyday needs there is the Cholmondeley Farm Shop within a mile of the property.

On the educational front there are primary schools in Bickerton and Malpas and several private and state secondary schools nearby, notably Kings and Queens in Chester, Abbeygate College at Saighton, Bishop Heber in Malpas, Ellesmere College, Shrewsbury College and Packwood Haugh near Shrewsbury.

Sporting activities are well catered for locally with a sports club in Malpas offering football, cricket and tennis, several golf courses including Hill Valley and Carden Park, hunting with the Cheshire and Wynnstay, polo at Little Budworth, horse racing at Bangor-on-Dee, Chester and Aintree, numerous shoots in Cheshire, North Shropshire and North Wales, and fishing on the River Dee.

Cultural points of interest include Liverpool - Tate Art Gallery, Manchester - Bridgewater Hall, Lowry Theatre, Palace Theatre and Opera House.


Whilst occupying a peaceful setting away from busy main roads and flight paths, Hetherson Green Farm benefits from excellent travel communications. Indeed the A49 and A41 connect with the M53, M56 and M54 motorways which serve the major areas of commerce throughout the North West, the potteries and the midlands. Crewe Station is 15 miles which provides a 1hr 20 min rail service to London Euston and there are international airports at Liverpool and Manchester, both 37 miles.


Hetherson Green Farm occupies an enviable position accessed via a long drive and surrounded by open countryside. Formerly part of the adjoining Cholmondeley Estate the property was sold in the late 80's and has, over the years, been refurbished and upgraded. Constructed of brick and cream painted elevations under a slate roof, the house is believed to date from the earlier part of the 19th century when it was a working farm for the surrounding land. More recently it has been used as a private family house and since 2006 has been subject to various alterations and improvements including the creation of superb ancillary accommodation within part of the traditional buildings.

The farmhouse offers spacious and superbly proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors and ideally suited to family living. It is full of character with exposed beams, period doors and fireplaces, parquet and tiled floors. From the entrance hall are the three principal reception rooms all of which have open fireplaces and a southerly aspect across the garden and field in front of the house. The dining room is relatively open plan to the hall and has a particularly impressive fireplace. Beyond is the drawing room which is a light room and has French doors to the garden.

Off the opposite side of the hall is the sitting room which in turn opens to the kitchen, both rooms making a great informal everyday living area. The kitchen incorporates a range of wall and floor unit beneath black polished granite work surfaces, Belfast style sink unit, electric oven and hob and a cream oil fired Aga. There is a useful walk-in pantry, French doors directly out to the garden and also plenty of space for a breakfast/dining table.

To the side is a boot room with access out to the rear hall with laundry room, cloaks, W.C., and doors to outside. The remainder of the ground floor comprises a study, W.C. and boiler room housing an oil-fired boiler.

At first and second floor levels the accommodation is as comprehensive with six double bedrooms and three bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. The master bedroom also has a spacious dressing room with plenty of wardrobe space and the main guest room is of sufficient size to accommodate an en-suite bathroom if required. The layout is adaptable as the second floor can easily be closed off for periods dependent upon the number of regular occupants.

Ancillary Accommodation
On 2nd October 2006 Planning Application Number 06/01394/FUL was approved permitting part conversion of the barns to provide ancillary accommodation. The building now offers superb ancillary accommodation to the main house being accessed via an enclosed walkway.

There is a large sitting room with wood -burner, high vaulted ceiling and French doors, breakfast room, two double bedrooms both with plenty of wardrobe space, a spacious bathroom with bath, sink, W.C. and walk-in shower and a further separate W.C. with wash hand basin. At first floor level there are two rooms, one presently used as a studio the other for storage but both lend themselves to further living accommodation, if required.

Hetherson Green Farm is approached via a long drive to an attractive courtyard with turning circle and impressive horse chestnut. The courtyard is formed by the traditional buildings which are L-shaped and constructed of brick under slate roofs. The buildings offer exceptional storage but would also be suitable for accommodating a small number of livestock.
They consist of storage and workshop space, a double car port, home office, garaging, stabling and haylofts. They offer huge potential for a variety of alternative uses, not least owing to their size and the extent of space available (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).

The gardens are to the south, west and east of the house and are laid to lawn with floral borders, rockeries and several specimen trees including pines and an impressive spruce. They have a very light aspect overlooking the adjoining fields and also benefit from a high degree of privacy. To the south of the house and garden is a single field which is down to grass and has gated access from both the drive and the garden. The land is suitable for grazing horses or cattle.

To the rear of the house is a kitchen garden shielded by a beech hedge with a greenhouse, beyond which are the pig sties which are attached to the principal buildings.

Covenants and Rights of Way

There are covenants which require the consent of the Cholmondeley Estate (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld) to develop the existing buildings, and change from a single family dwelling. There is a private right of way along the initial part of the drive in favour of the Cholmondeley Estate.

Acreage: 6.5 Acres


To reach the property from Tarporley travel south on the A49 passing the main entrance for Cholmondeley Park on the right. Continue for another mile or so turning right opposite the Cholmondeley Arms into Bickerton Road. Proceed for approximately 1/2 of a mile turning left just before the hill starts to rise. After about 300 yards turn right and continue for a further 300 yards where the entrance for Hetherson Green Farm will be seen on the right hand side.

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