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A period farm house and traditional barn with development potential occupying a tranquil yet accessible location.
Hall; Drawing Room; Dining Room; Open plan Sitting Room and Kitchen; Utility Room; Cloakroom with W.C.and Shower; Cellar
3 First floor double Bedrooms; Dressing Room/Bedroom 4; Bathroom.
Extensive Attic Room capable of sub-division to further bedrooms.
Traditional 2 storey brick barn suitable for a variety of uses subject to the availability of planning permission
Lawned garden; Orchard; Paddock Land
Horton House is situated in the rural hamlet of Horton cum Peel just beyond Tarvin village and 6 miles to the south-east of Chester. It is set well back from the road being surround by open fields and accessed via a long drive serving Horton Hall and Horton Park Barns.
The village of Tarvin has an attractive Church, pubs and restaurants and a selection of shops including a small Co-op together with Doctors Surgery, Chemist and Veterinary Practice. The county town of Chester offers a more comprehensive range of services with extensive shopping in the vicinity of the renowned ‘Chester Rows’ complimented by out of town Retail Parks.
In Tarvin there is a State Primary School and Secondary Schools at Tarporley and Christleton together with a selection of private schools in Chester including The Firs, The Hammond, Kings and Queens, Abbey Gate College at Saighton and The Grange at Hartford.
On the recreational front there are several sports clubs nearby including football at Tarvin, rugby at Vicars Cross, hockey at Tarporley, sailing at Manley and several golf courses locally including Priors Hayes and Waverton. For the equestrian enthusiast there is hunting with the Cheshire Forest and racing at Chester.
Whilst occupying a rural setting, Horton House benefits from excellent road links with access to the M53 and M56 motorways beyond Chester permitting daily travel to all areas of commerce throughout the North-West including Liverpool and Manchester which are both served by international airports. Travel to London is available from Chester Station via Crewe which provides a sub 2hr inter-city rail service to Euston.
Tarvin 1 mile • Chester 6 miles • Liverpool 25 miles Manchester 35 miles
Horton House is a 3 storey period farmhouse which probably dates from the early 19th century and is constructed of brick incorporating dressed stone detailing under a slate roof with symmetrical front façade.
Internally Horton House offers comfortable family accommodation albeit with scope to extend and further improve and now requiring modernisation. Off the entrance hall which runs the full depth of the house are the drawing room and dining room which have inter-connecting bi-folding doors being ideal for entertaining. Boths rooms are well proportioned with attractive feature fireplaces and high ceilings. On the opposite side of the hall is a sitting room with dining area which incorporates a small open plan kitchen complete with wall and base units under working surfaces and beyond which is the utility room. Off the sitting room is a conservatory overlooking the side garden against the west elevation. At the far end of the hall is a downstairs cloakroom with w.c. and shower and beneath the stairs access is gained to a large cellar.
On the first floor are 3 generous double/twin bedrooms all of which enjoy a lovely aspect across the surrounding fields and in particular the rooms to the front. At the back of the house is a family bathroom and separate dressing room or fourth bedroom which could be adapted to create an en-suite bathroom although the main bedrooms are sufficiently large to accommodate an en-suite. From the landing an enclosed staircase leads to a large attic room which is currently open plan but equally capable of being sub-divided to create 2 good sized bedrooms served by a further bathroom. Off the attic room there is also a useful storage area within the eaves.
Horton House is accessed off the main drive between stone gate posts and as the gravelled drive sweeps to the front of Horton House there is also a spur which leads down to a yard in front of a large 2 storey traditional brick barn. The barn provides garaging and storage but at one time operated as a showroom with offices and there is clearly development potential. In this connection the building would be suitable for conversion to a separate dwelling or for use in conjunction with Horton House whether it be as offices or ancillary accommodation for staff/dependent relatives. In addition to proving ancillary accommodation the building is sufficiently large to also incorporate garaging and stabling with overall dimensions of approximately 90ft x 20ft.
The barn has the benefit of mains water and electricity together with private drainage and adjacent to the building is an area of hard standing suitable for parking horse boxes and trailers which would also be a potential site for additional stabling and outbuildings.
Gardens and Land
To the front of the house is a gravelled parking and turning area bordered by a lawn with ornamental trees. Beyond the drive to the east of the property is a large lawned garden and orchard containing a selection of fruit trees which extends across the back of the house beneath a raised terrace. Against the conservatory is a part-walled garden with lawn enclosed by mature trees and shrubs together with pedestrian access down to the yard in front of the barn.
Beyond the barn and behind Horton House is a grass field divided by the brook which is suitable for grazing and mowing being ideal for the equestrian purchaser, the whole extending to approximately 5 acres (2 ha).
Address: Horton House, Horton cum Peel, Nr Tarvin, Cheshire CH3 8NU
Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating. Telephone line connection.
Local Authority: Cheshire West and Chester Council Tel: 0300-123-8123
Council Tax: Band GAmount Payable £2482.04 for 2013/14
Future Development Value: The contract will contain a clause reserving a proportion of any future development value should planning permission be granted to convert the barn to a separate dwelling. However planning permission for offices or any use which is ancillary to Horton House will not trigger the Development Clause.
Rights of Way: The main drive to the property is in the ownership of Horton Hall and as such Horton House has the benefit of a right of way with an obligation to contribute towards the maintenance according to user. Further details are available from the selling agents.
Fixtures: Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars, all contents, fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, statues, carpets an curtains are specifically excluded from the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment via joint sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff: 01244-328361 and Jackson Equestrian 01928-740555.
Travel east along the A54 and at the Tarvin roundabout continue straight on signposted Manchester. Having ascended the hill by-pass the village and continue for half a mile turning left into the lay by next to the Cheshire Brick & Slate premises. The drive leading to Horton House is within the lay by and the property will be seen set back in the fields on the right hand side
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.