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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Manley, Nr. Chester, Cheshire

Guide Price £3,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A charming and beautifully appointed Country House standing in a delightful mature garden setting with commanding views across Delamere Forest and the surrounding countryside.
  • Set in 11.32 acres, Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool, Astroturf Tennis Court, formal gardens, Stable Yard and paddocks
  • Rural accessible location within 20 minutes of Chester city center.
  • Detached 2 Bedroom Lodge (approx 1,203 sq.ft)

Full description


NEW PALE LODGE presents as a beautiful country house estate and enjoys a spectacular setting overlooking Delamere Forest, long regarded as one of the most scenic parts of the County and designated as an area of special County landscape value. Occupying a rural yet accessible location to the east of Chester, New Pale Lodge is approached via an impressive tree lined drive. The house enjoys a south easterly aspect in an elevated position with far reaching panoramic views extending across Delamere Forest to the Peak District and Welsh Hills.New Pale Lodge supports an impressive sandstone principal residence listed Grade II being of historical and architectural merit and believed to date from 1623. In addition to the main residence there is a cottage within the grounds, stable yard, all weather astroturf tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool, formal gardens and railed paddocks. The whole extending to 11.32 acres (4.58 hectares).


Location 
New Pale Lodge is situated in a rural yet most accessible part of the County with local services in the nearby market town of Frodsham and popular village of Tarporley. Likewise the historic county town of Chester is extremely convenient offering a more comprehensive range of services with extensive shopping complimented by several out of town retail parks including the Outlet Village at Cheshire Oaks. Schooling is well provided for locally in the village together with a selection of state and private schools nearby including The Grange at Hartford, Abbeygate College at Saighton and The King's & Queen's in Chester.

Recreational Activities Nearby. 
On the recreational front the nearby Delamere Forest is within walking distance offering scenic walks, running routes, mountain bike trails and horse riding. Locally there are golf courses at Delamere, Sandiway and Tarporley, motor racing at Oulton Park, sailing at Manley Mere and rowing on the River Dee in Chester. For the equestrian enthusiasts there is hunting with the Cheshire Forest, polo at Little Budworth, and horse racing at Chester, Bangor-on-Dee, Haydock and Aintree.

Distances 
Frodsham ? 4 miles, Tarporley ? 8 miles, Chester ? 9 miles, M56 motorway ? 5 miles, Liverpool ? 20 miles, Manchester ? 31 miles, Liverpool Airport ? 15 miles, Manchester Airport ? 25 miles, Runcorn to London ? 2 hr rail service,

Communications 
Despite its rural location New Pale Lodge is extremely accessible being 5 miles from junction 12 on the M56 allowing for ease of access to the national motorway network. The Chester Business Park, Deeside Industrial Park and Wrexham Industrial Estate are all within daily travelling distance as are Liverpool, Manchester, The Potteries and Birmingham. For international travel Liverpool and Manchester airports are 15 and 25 miles respectively. From nearby Mouldsworth station there is a regular rail service to Chester & Manchester and from Runcorn Station which is 10 miles distant a 2 hour inter-city service to London Euston.

Description 
New Pale Lodge is approached via a splayed entrance with electrically operated oak 5 bar gate opening onto a tree lined tarmacadamed drive with mown grass verges and white painted wrought iron railing fence. On approaching the property the drive splits in order to access the stable yard and Holdens Lodge whilst the main drive continues to the house opening onto a wide courtyard surfaced with stone sets in front of the garaging and front entrance. The original property which dates from 1623 is believed to have been built as a Royal Hunting Lodge and in the 18th Century John Wesley is reputed to have stayed prior to embarking on his trip to Ireland. Aside from the historical importance New Pale Lodge has much to commend it architecturally being constructed of sandstone with a combination of stone and oak mullion windows beneath a slate roof.

Restoration & Improvements 
In recent years the current owners have completely renovated and extended New Pale Lodge which has been finished to an exacting specification as evidenced by the craftsmanship and quality of fittings. The scheme of restoration and improvement has been sensitively achieved retaining the character and charm of the original house with oak flooring, exposed beams and wall timbers, stone fireplaces, oak doors and mullion windows. However despite retaining many original features the scheme of restoration has successfully catered for modern style family living.

Accommodation 
The accommodation is light and airy with the majority of rooms benefiting from a double aspect taking in the wonderful views. As part of the refurbishment the kitchen has been extended to provide an open plan dining and living space which incorporates an orangery overlooking the swimming pool with views across Delamere Forest. At first floor level an impressive galleried landing has been created accessing 4 bedrooms containing fitted wardrobes served by 3 bathrooms which have been refitted with Hans Grohe & Lefroy Brooks fittings & sanitary ware. All 3 bathrooms have the benefit of under floor heating served by a new central heating system with twin oil fired boilers.

Ground Floor 
An open fronted storm porch with sandstone arch, York stone floor and recessed studded oak doors opens to a vestibule off which is a cloakroom with low flush w.c. and hand basin. From the vestibule oak framed double doors open into an impressive reception hall beneath a galleried landing with oak boarded floor, exposed sandstone wall, bench seat, understairs cupboard and separate front door to the side garden. Off the reception hall access is gained to the principal reception rooms including an attractive and well proportioned drawing room with inglenook fireplace in a sandstone recess incorporating a stone hearth with dog grate and canopy beneath a magnificent 11ft sandstone lintel.

Drawing Room 
The drawing room incorporates 2 seating areas, exposed beams, sandstone wall, mullion windows and attractive window seat in the bay window overlooking the garden. The dining room has the benefit of a double aspect, oak boarded floor, exposed beams, mullion windows and a sandstone fireplace bearing the initials G P and dated 1667. The sitting room/library is accessed from both the reception hall and kitchen and is a cosy winter sitting room with brick and sandstone fireplace bearing the initials W B and the date 1623 being when William Boulton built New Pale Lodge. The sitting room/library has built-in book shelving and cupboards, oak mullion framed windows and double aspect with views across the garden and beyond to Delamere Forest.

Kitchen Dining Living Room 
The kitchen with dining area is open plan and extends into an orangery providing a stunning everyday space for modern day family living. The kitchen contains fitted Pipi oak wall and base units under granite work surfaces incorporating twin stainless steel Franke sink units with drainers, integrated Miele dishwasher, 2 Miele electric fan ovens, Neff microwave and Amana fridge freezer with ice maker. Within the kitchen is a central island unit with stainless steel Franke sink unit and waste disposal, Gaggenau steamer and 2 gas hobs beneath a suspended extractor unit. The kitchen has a limestone floor with under floor heating leading into the dining area and orangery. Within the dining area off the kitchen is a built in side board with cupboards and drawers beneath glass fronted display cabinets and shelving.

The Orangery / Living Room 
The adjoining living space within the orangery provides a generous space for sofas and chairs and from which bi-folding glazed doors open onto a terrace with spectacular views across the swimming pool, gardens and surrounding countryside. Off the kitchen is a pantry with fitted wall and base units under granite work surfaces incorporating cupboards, shelving and drawers, integrated Miele fridge, plumbing for washing machine, bin storage and tiled floor. Beyond the kitchen is a former playroom currently used as a study containing fitted oak furniture to include a desk with cupboards and drawers and a further full height painted set of cupboards and drawers. From the study access is gained via a personnel door to the garage.

First Floor / Master Bedroom 
From the reception hall an oak framed staircase leads to a galleried landing with oak uprights & beams and off the landing is a linen cupboard. The master bedroom enjoys a double aspect with southerly views over the garden, two porthole windows and a bank of fitted wardrobes housing a television. Off the bedroom is an en-suite bathroom with a further bank of fitted wardrobes containing hanging rails, cupboards and drawers. The bathroom is fitted out with a panelled bath, separate shower cubicle with Hans Grohe fittings, built in oval shaped hand basin set in limestone with cupboards below and eye level mirror fronted medicine cupboard and drawers, low flush w.c, 2 heated towel rails and tiled floor with under floor heating.

Bedroom 2 & Bedroom 4 
Bedroom 2 is a double room containing a bank of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails & drawers divided by display shelving with cupboards and drawers below. Adjacent to Bedroom 2 is Bedroom 4 which is a twin room with fitted wardrobes containing hanging rails and shelving. Bedrooms 2 and 4 are served by a separate w.c. off the landing and a family bathroom with panelled bath, tiled shower cubicle with Hans Grohe fittings, low flush w.c, hand basin, medicine cupboard with mirror fronted doors, heated towel rail and tiled floor with under floor heating.

Bedroom 3 
Beyond the galleried landing is an inner landing accessing Bedroom 3 which is a double room containing 2 sets of built-in wardrobes with oak fronted doors either side of a central dressing table with drawers below. Bedroom 3 is served by a guest bathroom off the landing having panelled bath with shower fitting, tiled shower cubicle with Hans Grohe fittings, built in oval shaped hand basin set in limestone with cupboards below, low flush w.c, medicine cupboard, heated towel rail, built in cupboards housing a hot water cylinder, further cupboard with tumble dryer and tiled floor with under floor heating.

Holdens Lodge 
Holdens Lodge occupies a sheltered position within the grounds of New Pale Lodge and is approached off the main drive beyond the stable yard. It has an independent entrance opening onto a small driveway flanked by herbaceous borders and attached to the property is a single garage/store. Holdens Lodge comprises a detached 2 bedroom bungalow constructed of brick with rendered elevations under a Westmorland slate roof offering extremely comfortable guest accommodation but equally suitable for staff or dependent relatives.

Holdens Lodge Accommodation 
The accommodation is arranged at ground floor level with the benefit of oil central heating and double glazing. From the hallway access is gained to a spacious and well proportioned living room with central fireplace incorporating a living flame coal effect gas fire set within a dog grate with beamed mantle above. French windows open into the garden enjoying a southerly aspect towards the tennis court. From the living room there is an opening into the kitchen which incorporates a dining area with bay window and bench seating overlooking the garden. The kitchen contains fitted maple fronted wall and base units under work surfaces incorporating a sink unit, electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. A matching central island unit incorporates a butchers block, 2 ring gas hob and ceramic hob.

Holdens Lodge Bedroom Accommodation 
Beyond the living room is an inner landing off which access is gained to 2 double bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room whilst bedroom 2 has a bay window overlooking the garden and also benefits from a bank of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 is served by a separate bathroom complete with cast iron bath, separate shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin, low flush w.c, part tiled walls and tiled floor.

The Outbuildings 
Attached to New Pale Lodge is a double garage with electric up and over doors, personnel door to the garden and interconnecting door to the house. The garage houses the filtration unit, heat exchanger and pump for the swimming pool and 2 Rotex Bio Oil fired central heating boilers. Adjacent to Holdens Lodge is the stable yard comprising an L-shaped range constructed of brick under a slate roof with covered walkway to the front. The building incorporated 3 loose boxes all with feeders, water bowls and brick set floors. Within the return range is a workshop with water and electricity connected and next to which is a secure mower store with electric up and over door.

Gardens & Grounds 
The gardens and grounds are a notable feature of New Pale Lodge surrounding the house and taking advantage of the views across the surrounding countryside. As the drive approaches the house it is flanked by sandstone retaining walls beneath sweeping shrub borders containing azalea, rhododendron, choisya, skimmia, acer and a selection of specimen trees. Against the south west front are a series of York stone paths bordered by box hedging and beyond which is a circular terrace and half timbered brick and slate summer house with York stone seating area from which steps lead to a gate into the fields.

Gardens (Cont'd) 
To the side of the house and extending across the rear elevation is a sweeping lawn flanked by a timber pergola with brick columns trained in climbing roses incorporating a mown walk and at the end of which is a herbaceous border and a stand of silver birch all of which is sheltered by a mature beech hedge.

Swimming Pool 
Against the south east elevation of the house and accessed directly from the Orangery is a wide York stone terrace and beyond which is a knot garden framed with box hedging incorporating uniform borders and divided by stone sets. From the main terrace two sets of steps lead down to a heated outdoor swimming pool (40ft x 18ft) which is fully tiled and incorporates an electric cover. The swimming pool is surrounded by a York stone terrace with raised beds containing grasses, hebe, hydrangea & box and to the side of the terrace is an octagonal timber and slate summer house sheltered below a mature blue cedar tree.

Grounds (Cont'd) 
The lawn which incorporates a ha-ha wall divides the lawn from the field below. The lawn extends beyond the swimming pool and slopes down to a sunken rockery garden with sandstone outcrops against an attractive pond with a stand of oaks and acers. The pond is divided by a stone bridge with steps leading up to a vantage point. From the lower garden a paved pathway leads up to the garaging and courtyard to the front of the house. Against the path is sloping lawn planted with specimen trees including cherry, larch, maple, silver birch and swamp cyprus providing an attractive backdrop and sheltered setting for the astroturf tennis court.

Further Gardens & Paddocks 
In front of Holdens Lodge is a small terrace with border containing iris, roses, catmint, box and camellia and to the side is an outside w.c, lawned area and small arboretum containing a selection of specimen trees enclosed by a hawthorn hedge with pedestrian gate to the fields. The paddocks are all laid to grass and have the benefit of a mains water supply and post & rail stockproof fencing being ideal for somebody wishing to keep horses or indeed livestock. The land comprises 3 enclosures contained within a ring fence and against the boundary at regular intervals are specimen trees. The whole extends to 11.32 acres (4.58 hectares) or thereabouts.

General Remarks & Stipluations 
Tenure: The property is freehold with vacant possession. Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating with independent boilers serving New Pale Lodge and Holdens Lodge. Solar heating panels. External security lighting and burglar alarms with closed circuit television cameras. Telephone lines and Broadband connection. Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way: The property is sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public or private whether specifically mentioned or not. Entitlements: For the avoidance of doubt no Quotas or Single Farm Payment entitlements are included with the sale. Local Authority: Cheshire West & Chester Council Tel: 0300 123 8123 Council Tax: New Pale Lodge: Tax Band H Holdens Lodge: Tax Band F

Agents Note 
Town & Country Planning: New Pale Lodge is listed Grade II. Fixtures: Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all contents fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, statues, carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

Directions 
The postcode is WA6 9EZ. From Chester travel east on the A51/A54 Manchester Road and beyond Tarvin take the B5393 signposted Ashton and Mouldsworth. Follow the road for approximately 2 miles passing through both villages and on entering Manley there is a sharp left hand corner on the junction with New Pale Road. Continue straight over into New Pale Road and follow the lane bearing left before ascending a gentle hill and at the top of which the entrance gate with tree lined drive to New Pale Lodge will be seen on the right hand side.

Viewing 
Strictly by appointment only via the Tarporley office of Cheshire Lamont, Tel: 01829 730 700.

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15 April 2019

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  • Helsby (3.0 mi)
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