Yew Tree Farm

Church Lane, Hargrave, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH3 7RH

£895,000


For Sale

An impressive period farmhouse with superb equestrian facilities, in a delightful rural location at the edge of a quiet village with about 5 acres of land.

Summary

  • 4 Bedroomed Period Farmhouse, refurbished & extended to provide excellent modern family accommodation

  • GF: Front Porch, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Lounge, Open plan Breakfast Kitchen, Utility / Boot room, WC.

  • FF: Master Bed with en-suite Wet Room & Dressing area, 3 further double Beds, Family Bathroom, Landing, airing cupboard.

  • Solar heated outdoor Swimming Pool, Extensive gardens to front and side, large Patio, rear Parking area.

  • American Barn Stabling, 5 stables, 1 set up as Wash Box, Feed / Bedding Store, Mezzanine hay loft area

  • Adjoining bay with open fronted Horse Box park / machinery store.

  • 40m x 20m P & R fenced Manege, recently re-surfaced, renewed fencing and retaining boards.
  • In all about 5 acres, 2 flat grass fields with hedged boundaries.
  • 5.00 Acres
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/Shower rooms
  • Manege
  • Stabling
  • Paddock / Land
  • Tack Room
  • Barn
  • Outbuildings
  • Horsebox Parking

Location Map

Plans

Description

Distances
Hargrave 0.4m | Tattenhall 3m | Waverton 3m | Tarporley 5m | Chester 7m | Crewe 18m | Liverpool 25m | Manchester 44m

Situation
Yew Tree Farm is situated in a tranquil setting off Church Lane, just outside the village of Hargrave. The property enjoys glorious views across some of Cheshire’s finest countryside, particularly towards the twin castles of Beeston & Peckforton.

The beautiful rural Hamlet of Hargrave dates back to Norman times & is situated alongside the Shropshire Union Canal between Tattenhall, Tarporley & Chester. The local Village Hall is maintained by the “Sir Thomas Moulson Trust” (Sir Thomas Moulson was Lord Mayor of London in 1634 & on whose life story Dick Whittington is said to be based).

Tarporley, one of Cheshire’s most highly regarded villages, offers a fuller range of facilities including a diverse selection of shops, post office, café’s, restaurants, pubs, hospital, churches, highly regarded primary & secondary school and golf courses.
Tattenhall offers a good range of services including general store, post office, butcher, chemist, doctor surgeries, pubs, restaurants, wine bar and a popular primary school.
The neighbouring village of Huxley has a small, renowned primary school and The Inn at Huxley (formerly The Farmers’ Arms).
The Cathedral City of Chester, a Heritage City with Roman and Tudor origins, has a great array of shops, notable schools including Kings School, Queens School, Abbeygate College, an expanding university and sporting facilities. The property benefits from being on a daily Bus route into Chester, Malpas and Whitchurch.

The property is within daily commuting distance of Manchester and Liverpool via M53 & M56. Crewe mainline train station offers excellent services to London (1 hour and 34 minutes) & Chester Station (2 hours).

Local Equestrian attractions include Horse Racing at Chester, Haydock and Bangor on Dee; Hunting with the Cheshire and Wynnstay Hounds; Polo at Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth; Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, show-jumping at Southview, Broxton Hall Gallops; excellent outriding via the local country lanes and the nearby Bishop Bennett Bridleway, a 34m route from nearby Beeston Castle to Wirswall on the Shropshire border and the nearby Delamere Loop.

There are several golf courses locally at Carden Park, Tarporley, Waverton, and Aldersey Green; motor racing at Oulton Park; walking along the Sandstone Trail over the Peckforton and Bickerton Hills and in Delamere Forest.

Description
Yew Tree Farm is a superbly equipped & well balanced equestrian property, ideal for a professional family with an equestrian interest or for those wanting land and outbuildings. The farmhouse enjoys an idyllic rural location, the original part dating to Victorian times. The house has been extended and well maintained throughout with a very recent newly fitted kitchen and two recent new bathroom suites.

The whole house is notable for being extremely light and airy due to the amount of very large windows and patio doors, which have all been recently replaced and fitted with the latest quality double glazing. In addition, LED low consumption, high efficiency lighting has been installed throughout the house and barn.

Externally, spacious mature gardens to the front and side incorporate a large patio & heated swimming pool ideal for outside entertaining.
A meticulously designed American style barn provides stabling for 5 horses and to include a wash /clip box. A notable feature of the design is that each stable has its own fully-opening stable window to maximize fresh air flow. They can be easily closed during extreme weather conditions.

There is a tack room and feed room plus hay/ straw/shavings loft storage for 180 average size bales. The barn can also accommodate large bales of haylage and straw. There is an end bay for undercover horse box / vehicle parking. The barn has the great benefit of enabling feeding, mucking out, shoeing and clipping horses indoors.

The 40m x 20m Manege has recently had new fencing, retaining boards fitted with fibre added to the sand providing a good general purpose surface for schooling, jumping and exercising horses.
There are two flat turnout fields, in all about 5 acres.

The vendors report that there is no upward chain & having greatly enjoyed their 33 year tenure at the farm, they are now selling due to impending retirement and downsizing.

A full drainage drawing is available showing the school drains together with all the recently upgraded and well maintained rain water and foul drainage systems.

Accommodation
Ground Floor
Front Entrance via a brick Porch leads into a small Hallway, with access to the Dining Room having multi-fuel burner and new carpet.
The Sitting Room is well placed off the Kitchen, having multi-fuel burner & a large front aspect window together with a patio door.
The Lounge is a delightful, very spacious more formal reception room having three large windows to dual aspects, a large multi-fuel burner & forms part of the extension.
The Kitchen has an open plan layout. It has modern fitted base and wall units, a central island, granite worktops, Aga Rayburn Cookmaster, a separate electric fan oven & hob, and incorporates a Rangemaster Fridge-Freezer. The dining area has a pair of bi-folding doors leading to the patio & swimming pool, creating a natural flow for outside entertaining.
Off the kitchen is a useful Utility / Boot Room with units, sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, cloak hanging, large cupboards, a WC and a back door onto the stable yard.

First Floor
The landing has a useful airing cupboard & accesses the bedrooms. All bedrooms have new carpets.
The Master Bedroom suite, forms part of the modern extension, a spacious light room with large dual aspect windows & views towards Beeston and Peckforton Castle. There is a Dressing area and an en-suite Wet Room, hand basin and W.C.
There are a further 3 double Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom

Externally
The property is approached via a short driveway off Church Lane into a concrete parking area to the rear between the House and Stable Yard, where there is ample parking for multiple vehicles.

Gardens
Mature Gardens to the front, with a wicket pedestrian gate on to Church Lane, are largely laid to lawn with shrub borders. The side garden is considerably larger; it is lawned with hedge perimeter and fencing, incorporating a good sized patio off the kitchen and the solar heated Swimming Pool. The vendors report the pool to be very low maintenance, costs approximately £150 per annum to run (electricity to the filter pump and chlorine). If not required, the pool could be filled in at relatively little cost.

Equestrian Facilities
American Barn with stables and storage including parking for horsebox/trailer etc.
An American Style Barn has been developed by the vendors of steel portal frame construction with block walls (externally brick-faced) and Yorkshire boarding above built on a concrete floor. The barn comprises 5 large, internal, Monarch Stables (one being large enough to be a foaling box), with rubber floor matting, external windows for additional ventilation and internal half doors. Currently one stable is adapted to use as a wash/clip box. There is a feed room, bedding store, workshop / tool store, pool pump/filtration room & an open front end bay for undercover horse box / vehicle parking. There is a partial loft storage for up to 180 hay bales.

Outdoor Arena
The well-drained Manege is 40m x 20m, and has recently been refurbished and surfaced with sand and fibre. The fence and retaining boards have been recently renewed. There are two gates and two sets of slip rails into the school.

Land
There are two flat grass fields to the rear of the property, forming a ring fenced five acres with good access from the Stables and Manege together with a road frontage entrance for ease of land management. The fields have hedge boundaries.
There are no rights of way or entitlements on the land.

Services
Mains electricity & water (not metered reservation).
Oil fired central heating (new bunded oil tank).
Private drainage via septic tank.
New double glazed windows throughout.
EPC – F

Local Authority
Cheshire West and Chester
Council Tax Band G

Tenure
The tenure of this property is Freehold.

Directions
Yew Tree Farm is situated on Church Lane, Hargrave, CH3 7RH.
From Tarporley take the road to Huxley, and turn left past Huxley Primary School and then passing The Inn at Huxley on the left. Turn right at the T Junction and after 100 yards turn right again into Mill Lane which then becomes Church Lane. The property is about half a mile along on the right.
From Tattenhall take the road towards Huxley, and after a mile and a half go over the canal and rail bridges and after half a mile take the 2nd right to Hargrave onto Mill Lane which becomes Church Lane. The property is about half a mile on the right.
From Waverton take the road towards Hargrave and after 2 miles go over the canal bridge and immediately bear left into Hargrave. The property is 100 yards on the left after St. Peter’s Church.

Viewing: Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Jackson Property on 01743 709249.

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.