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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Churton Road, Farndon

Removed £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former Keepers Cottage
  • Gardens of Approx 3/4 Acre
  • Extended Accommodation
  • Hall Cloaks Snug
  • Breakfast Kitchen
  • Sitting Room Dining Room
  • 3 Bedrooms Bathroom
  • 2 Storey Outbuilding

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Believed to have been built in 1840 as a Keepers Cottage on the Barnston Estate, Holly Bush is offered for sale to the open market for the first time in its history. Listed Grade 11 by the Department of the Environment as being of Architectural and/or Historic Interest, the cottage sits in a large garden plot on the fringe of the highly regarded village of Farndon. The cottage enjoys a delightful position with large gardens adjoining attractive open farmland on two sides whilst having the benefit of village amenities close at hand. More extensive amenities are available in the nearby villages of Holt, Malpas and the cottage is conveniently situated within easy reach of Wrexham, Whitchurch and the historic city of Chester.

Internally, the surprisingly well laid out living space is heated by an oil fired central heating system. At ground floor level in addition to an Entrance Hall and Cloakroom with wc there are three separate Reception Rooms together with a Breakfast Kitchen. The first floor provides three Bedrooms and the Family Bathroom.

Worthy of particular mention is a detached two storey stone and slate outbuilding understood to be contemporary with the principal dwelling. Currently providing useful storage and housing the central heating boiler this attractive looking building offers tremendous potential to be converted to provide further accommodation and could perhaps be linked to the main house (subject to planning consent). Alternatively a conversion to home office/dependant relative suite may also appeal to prospective buyers.

OUTSIDE Worthy of particular mention are the attractive established gardens at Holly Bush. To the immediate surrounds of the house there are heavily stocked landscaped and neatly kept areas of formal garden which provide the perfect backdrop to this lovely looking building. There is a loose stone driveway which leads to the side of the house widening to the rear to provide ample hardstanding/turning for several vehicles. Here beside the rear of the house is also a large patio area providing ample space for outdoor entertaining/outdoor furniture etc. The remaining sections of garden are large in size and are predominantly laid to lawn for ease of maintenance. There is a most attractive stone wall along one boundary and the garden is interspersed with mature coniferous trees, native deciduous trees and established shrubs plus further flowering plants. The gardens adjoin open countryside and extend in total to 0.779 acres (0.315 hectares) or thereabouts.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-  

ENTRANCE HALL With quarry tile floor, exposed sandstone walling, radiator and panelled entrance door.

Useful built in cloaks cupboard with hanging hooks and storage shelf.

CLOAKROOM Quarry tile floor, low level wc, radiator, corner wash basin with tiled splashback, window to side.  

SITTING ROOM 20' 11" x 14' 4" (6.38m x 4.37m) Exposed Cheshire brick fireplace with stone mantel, quarry tile hearth and inset open grate. Television aerial point, two radiators, feature exposed ceiling timbers and window with pleasant views of the garden and open countryside beyond. Double glazed aluminium framed patio doors leading to a pleasant seating area. 

SNUG 12' 10" x 9' (3.91m x 2.74m) With television aerial point, radiator, window with attractive views of the gardens. Feature exposed ceiling timbers. 

DINING ROOM 14' 8" x 11' 3" (4.47m x 3.43m) Radiator, feature exposed ceiling timbers, exposed sandstone walling, inset cast iron solid fuel burning stove on a slate hearth. Attractive original cast iron and timber window with original shutters.  

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 11' 3" x 10' 2" (3.43m x 3.1m) Quarry tile floor, fitted range of medium oak fronted units, stainless steel double drainer single bowl sink, original attractive timber and cast iron window with attractive views of the gardens and countryside beyond. Space and connections for an electric cooker, arched panelled hardwood entrance door, feature exposed ceiling timbers and sandstone walling, large built in pine fronted pantry cupboard with storage cupboard above and further useful storage cupboard with shelving. Space for tall refrigerator.  

FIRST FLOOR LANDING With step up to larger Inner Landing with double glazed skylight window and radiator plus airing and cylinder cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder. 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 4" x 16' 8" (4.37m x 5.08m) Spacious principal bedroom with two radiators, windows on two elevations one of which enjoys dramatic views of the garden areas and beyond over attractive countryside. Useful built in storage cupboards, exposed roof purlins and access to the small roof void. 

BEDROOM TWO 11' 4" x 9' 11" (3.45m x 3.02m) (plus door recess)
Exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, vanity unit comprising recessed wash basin and pine fronted storage cupboard below. Original timber and cast iron window to side, fitted pine double wardrobe.  

BEDROOM THREE 11' 1" x 11' 7" (3.38m x 3.53m) Period fireplace, radiator, exposed sandstone window reveals with inset original timber and cast iron window enjoying dramatic views to the front across open countryside.  

BATHROOM Partly tiled and fitted with a three piece coloured suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and low level wc. Radiator. Window with obscure glass. 

DETACHED OUTBUILDING Detached Two Storey Sandstone and Slate Outbuilding

Believed to be contemporary with the original house this most attractive detached outbuilding offers potential to be renovated/converted to provide ancillary accommodation. The building comprises:-

Ground Floor

Boiler Room
(9´1" x 4´11")
With free standing Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

Garden Store
(9´1" x 8´1")

Original Stable
(10´9 x 9´1")

The first floor section was inaccessible at the time of measuring.

SUBSTANTIAL TIMBER WORKSHOP 31' 11" x 19' 2" (9.73m x 5.84m) OVERALL Large detached timber workshop which provides the ideal basis for an application for a replacement workshop or garage. This large building measures 31´ 11" x 19´ 2" overall and incorporating a small lockable office area. 

SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
None of the services have been tested. Wright Manley can therefore provide no guarantee.

TENURE The Tenure is understood to be freehold but this detail has not been confirmed from the Title Deeds. Vacant possession upon completion.  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agent´s Chester Office. 

MARKETING APPRAISAL "Thinking of Selling"? Established in 1861, Wright Manley have the experience and local knowledge to offer you a free marketing appraisal of your own property without obligation. Budgeting your move is probably the first step in the moving process. It is worth remembering that we may already have a purchaser waiting to buy your home. 

SURVEY AND VALUATION We hope that this property meets your needs, however if you subsequently buy a property through another agent we would recommend that you obtain professional advice and for full details on the different types of inspection available and for a specific quotation of costs please contact our Survey Department on 01244 317833, entirely without obligation.


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