Lower Rock Farm is an attractive former Peckforton, Estate farmhouse in a prime location in rural Cheshire. The property offers flexible, family accommodation with generously proportioned rooms and stunning views over the surrounding countryside and of Peckforton and Beeston castles. The extensive, mainly traditional, range of outbuildings, the manège, stables and surrounding paddocks combine to create a superb equestrian property.
The property is conveniently located about • 3.5 miles south west of the popular town of Tarporley, which offers an extensive range of shopping and other facilities including highly regarded schools, public houses, a hospital and golf courses.
• The property is within commuting distance of Manchester and Liverpool, and Crewe mainline train station offering an excellent service to London (from 1 hour and 34 minutes).
• A short distance from the entrance to Lower Rock Farm is the Bishop Bennett Way, a 34m route for horse riders from nearby Beeston Castle to Wirswall on the Shropshire border.
• The Cathedral City of Chester has an extensive range of shops, schools, a university and sporting facilities as well as the oldest racecourse in the country.
From the rear of the property a door opens into a
*Large reception/ boot room* which has fitted wooden units, a white ceramic sink and a tiled floor. This central room also benefits from saddle racks and coat hooks with a shelf above.
A door leads into the recently *refurbished games room* which has a wooden floor and a beamed ceiling and next door is the study.
*The breakfast room* has a stone floor and a large window overlooking the parking area. It is open to a
*Large farmhouse kitchen* with an oil fired Rayburn and wooden fitted units.
*The dining room*, also with views of the castle, has a wood burning stove with brick surround.
*The snug* provides a warm and cosy seating area with a woodburning stove and an interesting tessellated tiled floor. A door leads into the
*Hall* with stairs to the first floor, a door to the sitting room and the front door, covered by an attractive porch.
*The sitting room* has a woodburning stove, views over the garden and a link into the garden room which enjoys views over the lawn to the castles beyond.
There is a *utility room* with a ceramic sink and wooden fitted units.
On the first floor the *main landing* provides access to two double bedrooms and a
*Family bathroom* with a bath, a wash basin, a WC and a tiled floor. There are also deep wooden cupboards and an airing cupboard with fitted wooden slatted shelving.
*The guest suite* has a bathroom and dressing room and lovely views over the garden, the pond and the surrounding countryside.
The striking *master bedroom* has a large vaulted ceiling with impressive exposed beams overhead and windows overlooking the outbuildings, garden and idyllic country landscape.
Next to it is an *Impressive bathroom* with shower, WC, a roll top bath on a raised tiled platform and a fireplace. The fifth bedroom links onto the rear landing with a second staircase that descends into the hall between the kitchen and utility room.
*Gardens and Grounds*
On entering Lower Rock Farm a five-bar timber gate opens onto a cobbled stone driveway with a hedge to one side and a small gate to the garden. The drive continues between the house and main traditional range of outbuildings and extends around to the rear of the house where there is a large, gravelled parking area near a charming pond and paddocks. Beside the pond is an area of decking and several mature trees, which provides an idyllic spot for fishing the Rudd, Carp and Tench that inhabit the pond. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with mature borders, hedges and open views of the castles
*Equestrian facilities and Outbuildings*
Lower Rock Farm offers excellent equestrian facilities. Beside the house is *traditional brick range* incorporating *ten stables, a store, and garaging* and on the first floor there is a *hayloft and a large storage area*.
An adjacent *outbuilding offers three additional stables* and attached to this is a *large Dutch barn* with another *detached Dutch barn* situated next to it. Behind the barns there is a large part timber building which may offer potential for the creation of an indoor riding school.
A large *manège* is situated to the west of the buildings adjoining the fields. Access to the equestrian facilities is provided via a separate gated entrance. Further storage is provided by a former shippon.
The gently undulating land is divided into six paddocks of varying size. It adjoins the farmstead and has direct access onto the lane.
Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating,
*Council Tax* The property is in band G with an annual charge of £2458.92 for the year 2010/11.
*Local Authority* Cheshire West and Chester Council 0300 123 8 123. www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
There is a public footpath running through the property. There is a restrictive covenant with the property.
Heading south on the A49 turn right onto Moss Lane signed to Beeston and Beeston Castle. Continue on this road for approximately 1 mile and at the end of the road turn left signed to Beeston Castle and the Candle Workshops and then take the next right signed to Burwardsley and Tattenhall. Follow this road for 0.8 mile and Lower Rock Farm will be found on the right.
Lower Rock Farm, Tattenhall Lane, Beeston, Tarporley
*Approximate Gross Internal Area*
Main House = 5147 Sq Ft/478 Sq M
Garages = 396 Sq Ft/37 Sq M
Workshop = 312 Sq Ft/29 Sq M
Store = 652 Sq Ft/61 Sq M
Stables = 2877 Sq Ft/267 Sq M
Hay Loft = 378 Sq Ft/35 Sq M
Total = 9762 Sq Ft/907 Sq M
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Agents Jackson Equestrian on 01928740555 or JSA Strutt & Parker.
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.