*Approximate Distances (miles)*
Bickerton 2m | Malpas 3.5m | Tattenhall 4.5m | Whitchurch 9m | Chester 12m | Wrexham 12m | Crewe Station 19m | Liverpool Airport 34m | Manchester Airport 42m
Stone Cottage is set in one of the most stunning rural locations beneath the National Trust Bickerton Hills however benefits from easy access onto the main A41 and A534 roads allowing good links for the commuter to the North West cities and beyond. Chester being only 12 miles and Liverpool & Manchester Airports 34 & 42miles respectively and there is also a fast rail link from Crewe station to London Euston.
Set just off a quite country lane the property enjoys a peaceful position within the open countryside and the local village of Malpas offering not only good local amenities but highly regarded schooling at the Bishop Heber. Other schooling in the local vicinity include The White House, Whitchurch, Ellesmere College, Abbeygate College at Saighton and the King’s & Queen’s schools in Chester for which there are bus services nearby. More comprehensive shops and facilities are offered in both Whitchurch and Chester, 9 & 12 miles respectively.
The area is full of local attractions including the Cheshire Farm Ice Cream Farm & Bolesworth Estate for their 5 day international showjumping event and also known for hosting Car Fest North both located in Tattenhall. The Crocky Trail in Waverton offers entertainment for all ages and walking within the popular Bickerton Hills using the Sandstone Trail which can be accessed off Old Coach Road itself.
Golf can be enjoyed at the highly regarded Carden Park Hotel (2.5miles) with its two 18 hole courses with other courses located nearby, cricket enjoyed in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle at their cricket club and tennis at both Bickerton Village Hall and just by the Cholmondeley Arms Public House all within close proximity of Stone Cottage.
Equestrian interests are vast in the area including hunting being with the Wynnstay & Cheshire Hunts, British Eventing at Kelsall & Somerford Park and racing enjoyed at Bangor on Dee, Chester and Haydock Park to name but a few whether is it watching or competing there are many other places for training and schooling horses & ponies locally too.
Stone Cottage is a delightful family home constructed with traditional local sandstone elevations under a thatched roof providing a lovely homely feel. The roof was fully re-thatched in 2003 with water reed providing a life of circa 50years and has also just been updated on the ridge with full lead flashings around the chimney stacks being renewed. The front door leads into the entrance hall with cloakroom and wc off, a door into the Lounge which has an impressive inglenook fireplace with Clearview woodburner and canopy. The Lounge is central to the house and has a study off with door through to the dining room and garden room beyond. The garden room benefits from a triple aspect enjoying the surrounding gardens, a vaulted ceiling with exposed oak timbers, a Clearview woodburner within the brick fireplace and oak mantel above.
From the Lounge the Breakfast Kitchen is beyond with central island, fitted base and wall mounted units under a polished granite work surface and limestone tiled floor. A range of fitted appliances along with the feature AGA cooker. A window seat surrounds a breakfast table area and the kitchen enjoys views over the gardens and has a stable door access out to the rear patio which enjoys a southerly aspect. The utility room to the rear of the kitchen has continued limestone tiled floor, fitted appliances and also has its own rear access door.
Stairs from the Lounge give access to the first floor landing which provides access to the three generous double bedrooms all having newly fitted wardrobes and all enjoy dual aspect views of the surrounding countryside and the benefit of good light into the rooms. The master bedroom is complimented by an en-suite shower room. The family bathroom off the landing with separate bath and shower completes the first floor level.
Ideal for a dependant relative or used as a guest suite, the annexe was converted in 2017 from the original double garage with dovecote and still retains original features. The ground floor has an open plan kitchen living arrangement with engineered oak flooring and high spec fitted kitchen and bi-folding doors onto a rear patio area. The bathroom and oak staircase with storage below are off the living area. At first floor level, a large bedroom with vaulted ceiling and fitted wardrobes benefit from French doors with open countryside views beyond.
The property is entered through automatic wrought iron gates between sandstone walls onto a cobbled driveway and parking sweep. The driveway leads off down to the recently built double car garage with brick and reclaimed slate roof. The garage has been built to the highest of specifications including being fully insulated and plaster boarded, heated by electric radiators and fitted with alarms, tv points and has a workshop area and playroom and/or office above. A rear access door and lobby provides access to the stairs to the first floor to keep the garage and playroom/office separate although linked with an internal door off the lobby.
An enclosed badminton sized Play Court with tarmacadam surface and high level fencing is located to the side of the garage.
The property has lovely mature gardens with a variety of bedding plants, box hedges, trees and hedge boundaries all exceptionally well kept and there is a larger lawned area between the house and stables. Patio entertaining areas are found off both the house and the annexe.
The stables are located at the end of the garden with a separate access off the lane, recently installed on a large concrete base and courtyard area. Four timber stables all having automatic water troughs, hay racks and electricity connected. An alarmed tack room has heating and a sink with hot water supply and a feed room is located to the other end of the row of stables. A muck clamp has been installed along with a secure post and rail timber fence to enclose the stable yard.
Beyond the stable yard are the paddocks with mainly hedge and post and rail perimeter which also have automatic water troughs and electricity connected.
*Planning Permission Granted* – Application No. 17/01761/AGR
There is planning permission granted to the far end of the paddocks for an agricultural building (10.6m x 24.6m). Water and electricity are already installed to this end of the paddock for connection to this building, if required.
Mains electricity & water
Private drainage via septic tank
Oil fired central heating and hot water
EPC - E
Cheshire West & Chester
Tax Band – G
From Chester, follow the A41 south towards Whitchurch. At Broxton roundabout with the Egerton Arms public house and Barnhills of Broxton Garage, turn left onto the A534 towards Nantwich. Follow up the hill for ½ a mile and turn right onto Old Coach Road. Follow this lane for about one and a ½ miles and the property will be found on the right hand side.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Jackson Property on 01743 709249.
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