Impressive Grade II Listed 19th Century Former ‘Hunting Box’
Three Storey Main House plus Basement, Garages, Stabling.
Set in 10 acres of land, including walled garden & woodland
In need of Major Refurbishment
There is Detailed Planning Consents & Listed Building Consents in place.
Potential for a range of alternative uses subject to necessary planning permission
- 10.00 Acres
- Paddock / Land
- Tack Room
- Horsebox Parking
- Ancillary Accommodation
The Sale of Overdale represents a truly unique opportunity to acquire & develop a stunning family Mansion in the heart of Cheshire. Alternatively a range of other uses may be considered subject to the necessary planning consents.
Overdale, an Impressive 19th Century former Grade II Listed “Hunting box” designed by John Douglas, can boast of a remarkable history, having been through the hands of a host of famous Cheshire families, notably the Wilbraham family & various owners associations with the setting up & running of the famous “Tarporley Hunt Club” (1762), as well as the role the house has had to play in the cultural life and times of Cuddington and Sandiway.
Architecturally, Overdale has a Gothic, early Arts and Crafts feel. The building consists of a three storey main house plus basement, a service courtyard with garages/stabling and a walled kitchen garden.
Overdale is set in its own landscaped grounds set back off the A49. It is approached off Overdale lane down a tree lined drive from the North in to a large parking sweep to the front. The property sits in 10 acres of land consisting of; two post and railed grass paddocks to the front (west), private gardens, including a large walled garden, surrounding the house and woodland.
The building consists of 3 storey, 5 bay west front main house with 3 principal reception rooms, 6 private bedrooms; extensive ground floor service rooms to the north; kitchen, bread oven, etc., and outbuildings surrounding an inner courtyard. On the first floor there are eight servants/secondary bedrooms, plus a first floor nursery/gymnasium and linen room and a large basement laundry, drying room, wine cellar etc.
Beyond the service wing, further to the north, there is an outer service courtyard with garages, motor house, workshop and stables, hay loft and tack rooms along the north and east sides. To the east of the stables is a walled kitchen garden.
Particular internal features include the full three storey height ‘scumbled’/painted/’grained’ pine and oak staircase in the main hall; the half height ‘dado’ wall panelling and exposed ceiling beams; panelled doors and riled/fluted ‘Gothic’ style eared architraved surrounds which decorate the hall on the ground and first floors.
The three ‘Galleons’ Wilbraham family motto of ‘Safety into Port’ is displayed on the leaded light window at the front staircase above the 17th century styled stone dining room fireplace.
The property has not been lived in for a number of years and will need to be the subject of a major refurbishment project. The current vendors have obtained detailed planning consents and listing building consents for the following:
Ground Floor with:-
- Open plan family Kitchen / Diner / Living room
- Large Family room
- Wet Shower room / WC
- Family library
- TV / Childrens Entertainment room
- further WC‟s
Formal Wing with:-
- 2 formal Reception rooms
- Formal Dining room
- Timber framed Conservatory to the east
First Floor with:-
- Master Foyer
- Master Bedroom with his and her dressing and bathrooms
- Guest Bedroom with dressing and bathroom
- 2 Children‟s double Bedrooms, one with Childs study room off
- Family Bathroom
Second Floor with:-
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Play room
- Music room
- Foyer / Snooker room
- Family Entertainment / Cinema room
- Bar area
- Swimming pool with sunken “Orangery” within walled garden
- Jacuzzi / Wet room
- Plant room
Housekeepers Quarters with:-
- Self contained ancillary dwelling for modern service requirements including Kitchen, Living area, Bathroom and double Bedroom at first floor level
Inner Courtyard Area (Existing Garages):-
- Plans to create a new studio office with full height glass windows replacing garage doors
Former Stables/Outer Courtyard:-
- Planning permission for independent ancillary cottage dwellings, including one two bedroom and two one bedroom apartments.
The current vendors have recently re-roofed and repaired the main house roof and a former servant end roof. Draft plans have been formulated for a 15 box Stable Yard beyond the former courtyard and for a 10 log cabin leisure complex with separate access within the woodland area. We are advised these may be subject to the necessary planning consents.
Full Plans, Design Statements & Planning Permission are available at the Sole Agents Jackson Equestrian offices or alternatively on PDF.
Overdale benefits from a rural yet accessible location close to the villages of Sandiway and Cuddington. There are excellent communication links to the motorway network being about 7 miles from the M56 which connects to Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and the M6 which is approximately 10 miles away.
The property is also within easy reach of the renowned Grange School at Hartford and Kings and Queens Schools at Chester.
Northwich and Tarporley provide good local shopping and leisure facilities whilst a more comprehensive range can be found at Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.
There is a main line station at Hartford with train services to London Euston (2 hours 30 minutes) Birmingham New Street (1 hour 20 minutes). Cuddington train station serves Chester and Manchester.
Sporting and Recreational Facilities
The area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities with the Cheshire Polo Ground being approximately one mile up the road, local horse racing being at Bangor on Dee, Chester and Haydock; local car racing at the nearby Oulton Park. There are a host of excellent local golf courses nearby including the Championship Portal Golf Club in Tarporley. There are numerous other outdoor pursuits in the nearby Delamare Forest.
From Tarporley head North on the A49 towards Warrington, approximately 6 miles North of Tarporley, proceed past Nunsmere Hall on the right hand and take the first turning right onto Overdale Lane. Proceed down Overdale Lane for approximately 150 yards and the first right is the Entrance Gates & driveway to Overdale. Proceed down the tree lined avenue to the front parking sweep.
Vale Royal Borough Council,The Drummer, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1AH. Tel: 01606 862862.
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.