Ivy House Farm

Boothbank Lane, Agden, Altrincham, Cheshire, England, WA14 3RG


For Sale

A superb Equestrian Farm with 4/5 Bed Farmhouse, Livery Yard, Outbuildings & approx 27acres.


  • GF: Ent. Hall, Lounge, Sitting Room, Open plan Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Conservatory, Bed 4 & 5.

  • FF: Galleried Landing, Master Bed with En-suite Bath & Shower, 2 further en-suite Bedrooms.

  • Rear Courtyard with Electric Gates, Outbuildings inc. Large Garage, Games Room, 4 Stables, Tack/ Feed Room & outside WC.

  • Private Gardens with Pond & Well, Patio, outside Jacuzzi Bath.

  • Well equipped “Millington Livery Yard” run as “Going Concern”.

  • Up to 28 Stables, Tack & Feed Room, Agricultural Barn, Canteen. Approx 27 acres inc. 8 acres of Woodland
  • Floodlit Manege, Horse Walker, Sand Lunge Pen, Farm / Woodland Ride.
  • 27.00 Acres
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bath/Shower rooms
  • Manege
  • Stabling
  • Paddock / Land
  • Tack Room
  • Barn
  • Outbuildings
  • Horsebox Parking
  • Garage
  • Horse Walker

Location Map



Altrincham 4m | M56 J8 2.5m |M6 J20A 5m |Manchester Airport 8m | Manchester Centre 15m | Knutsford 5m | Chester 31m

Ivy House Farm incorporporates Millington Livery Yard which is currently run by the vendors as a Livery Yard business. Ivy Farmhouse is conveniently detached from the Livery Yard, offering spacious modern family accommodation with 4/5 double bedrooms, 4 bath / shower rooms, private gardens, patio areas, Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, rear courtyard with perimeter outbuildings, garages & stables.

Millington Livery Yard is a fully functioning & thriving BHS approved Livery yard that offers excellent equestrian facilities including up to 28 Stables, Tack / Feed Rooms, Floodlit Manege, grass jumping paddock, Horse Walker, Lunge Pen, Outbuildings, Canteen, Farm / Woodland Ride & numerous grass post and rail fenced paddocks all with mains water and electric.

Ivy Farm House & Millington Livery Yard are situated in a glorious semi rural location within the Cheshire countryside. The property is served by two entrance driveways off Boothbank lane, with double electric gates providing access into the front farmhouse courtyard, which is conveniently detached from the equestrian livery yard. The livery yard is accessed via a long back drive through the properties paddocks.
The nearby towns of Knutsford, Hale & Altrincham offer a superb range of local amenities. Knutsford is renowned for its up-market shops, restaurants and cafes. For the commuter the M56 & M6 motorways are only a few miles away, connecting to the national motorway network and permitting daily travel to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and all major business centres throughout the North West. Knutsford Train Station facilitates easy access to Manchester and Liverpool & Macclesfield Train Station provides 2hr direct line access to London. Furthermore Manchester International Airport is within close proximity.
Knutsford borders some of Cheshire’s most beautiful countryside and has the famous Tatton Park Country Estate on its doorstep with its Regency mansion, glorious gardens, traditional farm and medieval old hall. Excellent education facilities cater for children of most ages in both the state and private sectors.

There is good access to a host equestrian centres (Somerford Park Equestrian Centre 17m, Kelsall Equestrian Centre 19m); Racing locally at Haydock, Chester or Aintree; or Polo at the Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth, Tarporley.

Ivy Farm House Accommodation

At ground floor level the house is entered to the front through a brick Porch into a large front Entrance Hall with full height ceiling, Inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling timbers, stairs to first floor galleried landing & doors off to various rooms.

The Sitting Room has dual aspect windows & an electric fire. The Lounge has full height ceiling & galleried first floor landing above, an Inglenook open fireplace & brick surround, exposed ceiling timbers, windows to front aspect & French doors open through to the Conservatory with radiators, fan, a rear aspect with French doors to Garden, Patio, Hot Tub & the private Courtyard.

An open plan Kitchen / Dining Room comes with wooden flooring Belling Classic 4 oven Cooker with 5 electric hobs & warming plate, base and wall mounted kitchen units, integrated fridge freezer, sink with mixer tap, tiled splash backs & windows overlooking the rear courtyard. The Utility, off Kitchen, with side entrance door, has further kitchen units, space and plumbing for washing machine/ dishwasher & a Cloakroom off with WC, cupboards & boiler cupboard.

Furthermore, there is a back Hall with an en-suite double bedroom off & a Study / 5th Bedroom if required.
To the first floor there are three further double bedrooms, accessed off the galleried landing, all with en-suite bath and shower rooms.


Private Gardens surround the house to three sides. The front garden has wicket gate entrance off the quiet Booth gate Lane with perimeter box hedging and shrub borders. The side garden is largely laid to lawn and houses an original Well & a small garden Pond.

The rear garden area is ideal for outside entertaining with large patio area and a Jacuzzi / Hot Tub looking across the courtyard.

Courtyard / Residential Outbuildings – accessed via double electric gates into central tarmacadam yard area with peripheral outbuildings including:

Games Room (11.99m x 6.2m) with carpet, strip lighting, power points, space for fridge freezer, fireplace.

Double Garage (11.5m x 5.9m) with twin roller shutter access, concrete flooring, translucent roof lights, base and wall mounted units, power points.

4 Box Stable Yard (Brick & Block Construction, rubber floor stable matting) Stable One (3.5m x 3.9m) Stable Two & Three (4.3m x 4.3m) Stable Four/Foaling Box (6.8m x 3.8m) includes a small feed area. Tack Room (3.85m x 3.2m) & Yard Toilet Covered Vehicle Storage Area (5.9m x 4m) with concrete floor, 5 bar aluminium gate.

Millington Livery Yard / Equestrian Facilities – offers a range of excellent equestrian facilities a summary of which includes:
• Separate gated driveway to car and horsebox parking areas.
BHS approved livery yard.
• Floodlit Manege (43m x 21m) silica sand and rubber surface, with post and rail perimeter fenced.
• Sand Turnout Pit/Lunging Ring (19m x 19m) post and rail perimeter fenced.
• Six Horse Walker with rubber floor matting.
• Further 24 Stables with 3 yards, timber built, rubber floor matting and water drinkers.
• Tack Rooms, Feed Rooms, Canteen facility, WC, Concrete Muck Heap
• General purpose Steel Portal Framed Agricultural Building (13.7m x 13.9m)
• 4 & 7 Core Armoured cabling laid for separate electric supply to main stable yard from Boothbank Lane entrance

In all about 27 acres, with numerous flat, post and rail fenced grass paddocks, one being utilised as a jumping paddock. All paddocks have mains automatic water drinkers and electric. The land incorporates approx 8 acres of woodland around which there is a farm ride & one paddock has a stocked Fish Pond.

N.B a new bridle path is being created within easy hacking from Ivy House Farm, which will create several miles of bridleway

Mains Electric & Water. Oil fired Central Heating.
Private Drainage via septic tank.
Local Authority
Cheshire East Council
Council Tax Band G
Rates Payable £2403.65 (2013/14)

From the North M6, leave at Junction 20, Macclesfield/Lymm. Follow the A50 for approx. 2.5 miles. On entering High Legh turn left onto B5159, West Lane, by the bowling club. After ½ a mile turn Right onto Peacock Lane & follow for one mile then left onto Back Lane which leads onto Thowler Lane. The property entrance will be on the right hand side through timber electric gates with Ivy House Farm sign on the brick wall which leads to the gates. The second entrance to the property is off Boothbank Lane.

Viewing: Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents Jackson Equestrian 01928 740 555.

JACKSON PROPERTY for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.