Commonside Farm

Alvanley, Frodsham, Cheshire, England, WA6 9HB

£1,199,000


For Sale

An attractive and well-presented thatched property with equestrian facilities, annexe accommodation and mature gardens, standing in over 5 acres.

Summary

  • A charming Grade II listed 5-bed detached property, finished to a high standard

  • GF: Entrance hall, dining room, kitchen, utility/boot room, living room, snug, WC

  • FF: Master bedroom with en-suite, 2 double beds, single bed, family bathroom

  • 1-Bed Annexe with bedroom and bathroom

  • Double garage with workshop

  • Mature and landscaped gardens, BBQ and hot-tub areas

  • Range of timber-built stables, 3 stables with large tack room/storeroom. 20x40 arena
  • Standing in circa 5.5 acres with post and rail paddocks.
  • 5.50 Acres
  • Manege
  • Stabling
  • Paddock / Land
  • Tack Room
  • Barn
  • Horsebox Parking
  • Garage
  • Ancillary Accommodation

Location Map

Plans

Description

Approximate distances (miles):
Helsby 1.5m | Frodsham 3m | Mouldsworth 3m | Tarporley 10m | Chester 9m | Northwich 11 Liverpool 22m | Manchester 33m | Manchester Airport 25m

Situation
The property is situated off Commonside Lane and located just above the pretty village of Alvanley. Dating back to Saxon times and noted in the Domesday book, Alvanley has its history firmly in the farming community. Surrounded by rolling Cheshire countryside and nearby the famous sandstone trail, this property is superbly located in the heart of Cheshire.

The local village of Alvanley lies to the south of Helsby and found along the meandering country lanes. It is centred around the church and has a popular primary school as well as village pub. The nearby town of Helsby has most day to day needs and facilities including a diverse selection of shops, post office, café’s, restaurants, pubs, sports clubs and primary/secondary schools.

The heritage City of Chester, 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. Nearby Northwich is also the home of The Grange school and Vale Royal College.

The property is within daily commuting distance of Manchester and Liverpool via M53 & M56. Helsby and Frodsham have local train stations connecting Chester and Manchester mainline stations.

Local Equestrian attractions include Horse Racing at Chester, Haydock and Bangor on Dee; Polo at Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth; Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, show-jumping at Southview, Broxton Hall Gallops. The local area is outriding heaven, with quiet country roads and bridleways nearby.

There are several golf courses and various sports clubs including; football, rugby and tennis, located locally in Helsby and Frodsham. Motor racing at Oulton Park; walking along the Sandstone Trail over Frodsham hills and in Delamere Forest.

Description
Commonside Farm is a fantastic thatched property, with history dating back 1600s. The property has been extended, renovated and extensively refurbished to a very high standard. The current owners have done a fantastic job of harnessing the historic and listed features, whilst updating the interior and adding modern features.

The former farmhouse is located off Commonside Lane and via an electric gated entrance. The stoned driveway leads to the large stoned parking area in front of the property.

The property is entered through the smart front doorway and into the entrance hall. Off the entrance hall is the dining room, which is where you first see the historic features of this house. The timber framing and original window spaces are a fantastic feature for a dining room. The snug is another room which captivates the historic elements, with an inglenook fireplace housing the original stove, now converted to gas. The kitchen is located at the heart of the house, with a modern range of ground and wall mounted units and integrated appliances. There is a 3 x oven Aga with double warming plates and a separate integrated oven. There is a good-sized utility with a range of units, sink and American style fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is the living room, with two French doors opening onto the patio areas.

The first floor comprises a double aspect master bedroom and en-suite. Two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower above, WC and sink unit.

Adjacent to the property is an annexe, with double bedroom and bathroom. This is ideal for guest accommodation or family members who prefer their own privacy.

Externally
Adjacent to the stoned driveway is a double garage with workshop area. Beyond the garage is a timber framed cantilever building, housing three 12 × 12 stables and one larger box, which is currently used as a tack and store room but would be an ideal foaling box. The building has a concrete base and yard to the front with power and water connected. Adjacent to the stables is a 20 × 40 rubber and silica sand arena, with power connected and has planning for floodlights.

The gardens are a mixture of mature lawns, secluded suntraps- to relax and enjoy the sun and patio areas- perfect for entertaining. The main patio area has an open fireplace and BBQ area with sunken hot-tub, there is even a concrete golf tee with matting and 3 holes to practice your swing.

Another feature of the garden is the lake, which is fenced for security and stocked with fish.

Land
There are three paddocks in total, with post and rail fencing surrounding. The land has water available.

Services
Mains electricity & water
Private drainage via septic tank
Gas fired central heating and hot water
Local Authority
Cheshire West
www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the agents Jackson Property on 01948 666695 or 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.