*Distances (Approx. Miles)*
Isycoed ½m | Cross Lanes 3m | Holt 4m | Wrexham 6m | Chester 14m | Whitchurch 16m | Liverpool Airport 41m | Manchester Airport 45m
Rustic Lodge is beautifully set within rural countryside just off a quiet lane located near to the two small hamlets of Bowling Bank and Isycoed, the latter with a community Church, Village Hall and Primary School.
The nearby medieval village of Holt forms part of a conservation area and has a good range of local shopping facilities including a convenience store, butchers, cafe, hairdresser and several pubs.
The Cathedral City of Chester together with nearby Wrexham provide a more comprehensive range of facilities including shopping, state and private schools, trains and coach services and a wide range of hotels and restaurants.
The property enjoys excellent access to the road network via the A534 Wrexham to Nantwich Road (approx. 3.5miles). Commuter routes to Wrexham, Chester, the Chester Business Park, Whitchurch and the motorway network are all easily provided. Furthermore, Liverpool, Manchester, the North West airports and the M6 are within easy reach. There is a direct train service to London Euston (2 hours) from Chester.
Recreationally there are extensive sporting facilities at the nearby Carden Park Hotel complex which among other excellent leisure and spa facilities boasts two championship golf courses. Excellent sports clubs offering cricket, tennis, squash and football can also be found close by in Farndon and Wrexham.
Equestrian enthusiasts can enjoy good hacking along local country lanes and bridleways. Broxton Old Hall Gallops is located only 10 miles away and there is excellent access to a host of equestrian centres. Racing occurs frequently at local tracks Chester, Bangor on Dee and Aintree; Nearby hunts include the Flint & Denbigh, Sir WWW or Cheshire Hunts.
Rustic Lodge offers beautifully presented detached accommodation within the extended cottage which retains original features dating back to 1880. Fully refurbished in 2010 the property retains great charm and is full of character. The property has a rendered exterior under a slate roof with timber framed double glazed windows. More recently the property has seen further improvements in the form of a very well-constructed and in keeping detached Annexe and Garage.
The rear entrance leads off the large gravelled parking sweep and driveway and has a small overhang porch with stable door leading into a utility/boot room with concealed utility appliances. This includes housing and plumbing for washing machine, dryer and LPG central heating boiler. A downstairs cloakroom completes the rear entrance hall, limestone tiling extends from here into the Kitchen Breakfast Room and benefits from zoned under floor heating. The large open plan kitchen with central island is very well finished with granite worktops, tiled splashbacks and cream coloured base units. The electric range cooker sits centrally to the rear wall and also has the convenience of a two ring gas hob to one side within the granite worktop. There are a range of fitted appliances including an electric oven and grill, dishwasher and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer along with ample space for a large kitchen table. The kitchen has an excellent feeling of light and space with a partly vaulted ceiling and dual aspect windows overlooking the drive, paddock and stables. Views of the gardens and patio area to the side can also be accessed via French doors off the kitchen where you can enjoy alfresco entertaining.
A front door with overhang porch enters the main entrance hall with stairs to the first floor landing and doors off to the living room and snug/fourth bedroom. Both reception rooms look out to the front garden and feature log burning stoves. The living room which has sisal flooring has been extended to include a library and study area and French doors to the rear patio area.
The first floor comprises three bedrooms all with excellent rural views. Bedroom one and two are both doubles. Bedroom two features built in wardrobes to either side of the chimney breast. Bedroom three, a small double, looks out to the rear drive and paddock. The family bathroom completes the first floor with limestone tiled floor and walls benefitting from underfloor heating and a heated towel rail, bath with shower over and window to rear.
The property is reached via a gated gravel driveway which leads to the large parking sweep up to the rear of the cottage. Gardens mainly laid to lawn surround the front and sides of the property enclosed by mature hedges and trees. A wicket gate to the front and two stone paved patio areas at either side of the cottage ensures that both morning and evening sun can be enjoyed. Raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and a lean-to log store complete the gardens.
*The Cwtch Annexe & Garage*
Affectionately known as ‘The Cwtch’ (Welsh for ‘cosy place’) offers an excellent Annexe detached from the main residence. The Cwtch has a large part vaulted ceiling, oak effect laminate floor boasting underfloor heating. Together with a fully tiled wet room with drench shower, sink & w.c. French doors from The Cwtch provide light and also access to the paddock.
The property has the addition of two timber canopy stables, lockable tack room and rug store set upon a concrete pad enclosed by post and rail fencing and gate which adjoin the paddock. Mains water tap and groundworks for lighting.
The property as a whole equates to approximately 1.20 acres, the majority of this area is a post and rail timber securely fenced paddock adjacent to the property’s entrance drive. The land is subject to an agricultural restriction to prevent future residential development.
The vendors have been able to rent further adjacent land extending to around 4 acres which could potentially be available, if required, by separate negotiation.
Mains Water & Electricity
Private Drainage via Septic Tank
LPG Central Heating and Hot Water with ‘Nest’ internet enabled thermostat.
Timber framed double glazed windows
LED lighting throughout where possible
Super-Fast Fibre Broadband
EPC - F
Wrexham County Borough Council
Council Tax – Band G
Follow the A534 from Nantwich towards Wrexham from Clutton. Continue on passed the crossroads junction for Farndon (right) and Crewe (left). Take the next left for Cross Lanes onto Francis Lane. Follow this road for approximately one mile, take the next left after the pub, The Nags Head. At the T-junction turn right and then take the next left. Bear right leaving the church on your right hand side and continue for about ¾ of a mile. Pass a farm on the left and then three detached houses on the left. Rustic Lodge will be found on the left hand side.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Sole Agents Jackson Equestrian 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.