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Hack House

Hack Green, Nantwich, Cheshire, England, CW5 8BL


A delightful small holding with period farmhouse, equestrian facilities, outbuildings & approx. 14.5 acres


  • Black & White Grade II* timber framed farmhouse, superbly situated within some of Cheshire’s finest countryside.

  • GF: Porch, Dining Room, Study, Living Room, Snug, Kitchen, Utility, Shower Room / WC, rear Hallway.

  • FF: Landing, airing cupboard, 4 Double Bedrooms, family Bathroom, Wig Room.

  • Equestrian facilities and range of outbuildings.

  • Front parking sweep, Garage, mature Gardens, Garden tool & coal sheds, chicken hut, diesel tank

  • Brick built former shippon (now Workshop/ Store) with scope for alt use (sub to PP.)

  • L-shaped 7 box timber Stable Block, Hay Barn, 5 bay open fronted general purpose Agricultural shed
  • Approx. 14.5 acres, predominantly flat P & R fenced paddocks
  • 14.50 Acres
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/Shower rooms
  • Stabling
  • Paddock / Land
  • Tack Room
  • Barn
  • Outbuildings
  • Horsebox Parking
  • Garage

Location Map



Distances (approx.)
Nantwich 3m | Wrenbury 4m | Crewe 8m | Whitchurch 9m | M6 J16 12m | Stoke on Trent 20m | Chester 23m | Manchester 40m

Hack House is a charming small holding, stood back from the lane & being blessed with a superb location amongst the south Cheshire countryside. The period black and white timber framed farmhouse is Grade II* listed and offers a host of period features throughout such as exposed ceiling and wall timbers, inglenook fireplace, a wig room, decorative first floor fireplaces; (The English Heritage list entry is shown below). The property will benefit from a programme of refurbishment and modernisation.
Externally, there is a private driveway into a front of house parking sweep, delightful mature gardens, patios, a vegetable patch, orchard, numerous garden sheds, a greenhouse, a chicken hut, a single Garage. The equestrian user has the benefit of a 7 box L-shaped timber stable block, a range of outbuildings including a 3 bay open fronted Hay Barn, a 5 bay open fronted general purpose agricultural shed, a brick built former shippon, with two sections and used as a workshop & store (this could have potential for alt. uses subject to relevant permissions). There are miles of superb outriding from the doorstep via the local network of country lanes.
The land surrounds the house & totals approximately 14.5 acres, with five post / rail & hedge lined fences, predominantly flat grass paddocks with automatic water drinkers.

One of the major attractions of Hack House is the glorious position the property occupies surrounded by farmland within some of south Cheshire’s finest countryside, yet being conveniently situated to access the north west major road and rail links.

The property is located between the town of Nantwich & villages of Wrenbury & Audlem.
Nantwich (6m) is charming market town is set beside the River Weaver with a rich history, a wide range of over 250 specialty shops, 4 supermarkets, one of the finest medieval town churches in Britain, and an interesting local museum. Beautiful floral displays and lively street entertainment make the town a pleasant and friendly place to visit whether for shopping, sightseeing or both.
There is an excellent range of primary and secondary schooling in both the state & private sector within Nantwich & Chester areas.

For the equestrian enthusiasts the area is well blessed with Reaseheath Equine College 5miles, Nantwich Veterinary Group Equine Centre 6 miles, the locally active Nantwich Riding Club, Southview Equestrian Centre 9 miles & Kelsall Equestrian Centre 18 miles; Racing is at Chester, Haydock, Aintree or Bangor on Dee; Hunting is with the Cheshire’s and there is Polo at Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth near Tarporley.

Hack House is extremely well situated for accessibility to the North West Road, Rail & Airport links; The A51 links to the M6 motorway via Junction 16 (12m) or the M53 near Chester (15m) permitting daily travel to Manchester, Liverpool, The Potteries and Birmingham. Manchester and Liverpool International Airports are 39miles and 34miles respectively and travel to London is available via Crewe station which is 8 miles distant providing a 1hr 40min rail service to Euston.

The house is entered via a front of house Porch, through a sturdy Oak door into a small Entrance Hall.
Dining Room with a superb inglenook open fireplace, tiled hearth & brick surrounds, window to front aspect, exposed ceiling and wall timbers. To the rear of the dining room is an Office / Study with dual aspect windows, exposed ceiling and wall timbers.
Living Room with windows to dual aspects plus and external garden doorway, an open central fireplace, exposed ceiling timbers.
Snug with dual aspect windows, open fireplace, exposed ceiling & wall timbers, stairs to first floor landing; between the snug and kitchen is an airing cupboard.
Kitchen with dual aspect windows looking out to stable yard, base and wall kitchen units, tiled splash backs, Creda twin oven and electric hob, vinyl floor with tiles underneath, stainless steel sink, door through to the
Utility with base units, plumbing for washing machine and dryer, vinyl floor with tiles underneath, stainless steel sink, space for fridge freezers, storage cupboard. The hot water supply to the utility has its own tank & can be heated via the snug fireplace or the immersion heater.
A rear Hallway with cloak hanging and external door to stable yard, with Shower Room off having walk in shower, low flush WC, wash basin, vanity unit and obscure glass window.
The first floor Landing, with loft hatch, gives access to 4 double Bedrooms, the Master bedroom having an old Wig Room off, currently used as dressing room; a family Bathroom & an airing cupboard.

Gardens & Grounds
The property is entered via a short private driveway, off a country lane, into a front of house parking sweep, where there is also a single Garage. Mature gardens surround the house, largely laid to lawn with multiple stocked borders and mature trees, including fruit trees between the house and stable block. There are patio areas, a vegetable patch, a small greenhouse, a brick built garden store & coal shed, a chicken hut & diesel tank.

Equestrian Facilities / Outbuildings
Stable Yard – consisting of 7 stables and a tack / feed room within an L-shaped timber range, pitched roof, on a concrete base, having power.

3 Bay timber framed Hay Barn.

Workshop / Stores brick built under pitched slate tiled roof, with power and water. Formerly a Shippon, now split in two sections being used as workshop & storage. This building would have considerable scope for alternative uses subject to any relevant planning consent.

Open fronted general purpose Agricultural building, timber framed.

In all about 14.5 acres. There are currently 5 predominantly flat grass paddocks, that are post and rail or perimeter hedge fenced, some with automatic water drinkers.

Mains Water & Electric.
Private drainage via septic tank.
Oil central heating.

Directions: Postcode: CW5 8BL.
From Nantwich head south on the A530 Whitchurch road. After couple of miles turn left onto Coole Lane signposted for Hack Green & Audlem. Proceed down this road for 1.7 miles then turn right onto French Lane signposted for the Secret Bunker proceed for a further 0.7miles after which the property will be on your left hand side set back from the road.

Local Authority:
Cheshire East
Council tax: Band G

English Heritage List Entry:
List Entry Summary: HACK HOUSE Grade: II* (List entry Number: 1312819). This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
Details: BADDINGTON C.P. FRENCH LANE SJ 64 NW 6/28 Hack House 12 January 1967 II* GV
Farmhouse, early C17 with later additions. Brick nogged timber frame with slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Small framing with angle braces. 2-storey gabled timber framed porch, jettied at first floor level and gables, projects by the width of three panels. There is a 4-light bowed, mullioned oriel below the gable jetty and shaped consoles below the first floor jetty. The porch contains a heavy ovolo-moulded frame without door but there is a C20 boarded door in ovolo moulded frame in line with the front wall of the house. There is a 5-light oriel below eaves at first floor level and a copy beneath at ground floor level. Timbers at the rear (west) exposed above a lean-to roof. An added wing (south-west) contains late C17 beams but is now mainly brickwork. The north gable end has timbers with angle braces above first floor level and a slightly jettied gable, now without exposed timbers. Interior: Inglenook, exposed timbers in walls, slight ovolo moulds to beams also some bevelled beams and exposed ceiling joist. At first floor level there are wide boarded doors on strap hinges,, timbers exposed in walls and exposed sections of trusses.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Jackson Equestrian on 01928740555 or 01743491979

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.