A superb residential farm with strong equestrian interest situated in an area of outstanding Cheshire countryside
4 reception rooms • fitted kitchen • 6 bedrooms 3 dressing rooms • 3 bathrooms • separate 2 bed courtyard flat • traditional buildings • equestrian yard manège • modern farm buildings • paddocks • pasture land and woodland total area of 61.23 acres
Towns Green Farm is approached via a no-through road leading onto a private drive which in turn runs into the magnificent courtyard formed by the house and traditional ranges. The house itself is believed to date from the 1850’s and is constructed in brick under a tiled roof with distinctive hexagonal paned windows. The house provides spacious accommodation, briefly comprising four reception rooms, kitchen, utility, six bedrooms, three bathrooms and three dressing rooms. The house has been beautifully restored and features a wealth of exposed timberwork, splendid fireplaces and a Christian’s fitted kitchen with four-oven Aga.
The gardens include mature and well-stocked borders, an attractive rose garden, a hard tennis court and a heated swimming pool. Within the courtyard is a most attractive traditional brick range, incorporating a recently refurbished two bedroom flat as well as plentiful other store-rooms and stables providing opportunities for the creation of further ancillary accommodation. The principal equestrian and modern farm buildings enjoy a separate access and are set nicely away from the residential element of the property.
The farmstead sits well within its land and there are six railed paddocks and a manège close to the buildings. The balance of the land is down to grass with a number of small woods and plantations. The plantations comprising mixed broad leaves and conifers have also been established and add significantly to the amenity of the property.
The property is approached via a solid pine door which leads into the rear lobby and utility with a range of base units with Belfast sink and an external door to the side garden. The kitchen has a range of oak fronted base units with granite worktop over, incorporating a four oven LPG Aga. There is also an inner lobby with wine storage. The dining room features an open fire basket within a brick surround featuring cast iron bread oven door, display alcoves and impressive timber over mantle. There are exposed timber beams to ceiling. The drawing room has an attractive cast iron grate set in exposed brick chimney breast with sandstone surround and lintel.
The study leads from the drawing room which contains an open fire with dog grate and pretty cast iron surround and slate hearth. The sitting room, with exposed timber beams, has attractive french doors opening to the garden. From the drawing room a door opens onto steps leading down to a wine cellar.
An attractive staircase rises to the first floor landing giving access to the master bedroom and dressing room. The principal bathroom and the second bathroom are accessed off the hall as well as bedroom three and the box room/play room. A further open and distinctive flight of stairs rises to the second floor landing giving access to a study area/dressing room and bedroom four. There is a further bedroom and bathroom on this floor.
The house is approached over a stone drive flanked by a productive orchard including apple, plum, damson, pear, cherry and greengage trees. The gardens lie mainly to the side and front of the house and comprise extensive lawns, interspersed with well established beds and an attractive rose garden with box hedging. A granite sett path leads from the side of the house to a wrought iron gate set in a brick wall enclosing a swimming pool with flagged surround and raised Yorkstone terrace. A further stone flagged path leads down to the ‘Playdeck’ hard tennis court.
The principal equestrian buildings are sited to the rear of the courtyard and can be approached via a separate concrete drive. A lean-to brick and slate range comprises 11 boxes and two tack rooms, while a second smaller brick and slate range at right angles comprises six pony boxes. Enclosed in the courtyard is a steel framed and open fronted building (about 90 ft x 32 ft) divided into six bays and comprises four foaling boxes and two open bays for storage or parking of machinery. The sand and rubber surfaced manège (about 42m x 21m) which is approached by double gates off the concrete yard with adjoining lunging ring and six railed paddocks beyond, all with water supply.
The farm buildings comprise a steel framed, seven bay cattle yard (about 104 ft x 44 ft) with concrete floor and doors to either end. Steel framed and concrete block walled double bull pen. A 10 bay steel framed cattle shed (about 180 ft x 90 ft) with part concrete block walls, Yorkshire boarding above, central feed passage, feed barriers, gates, troughs and access to either end and has previously been used for housing beef animals, but would equally make an indoor riding arena. To the front there is a large concrete and timber sleeper walled midden with cattle race incorporating foot bath and separating gates. To the side there is a sleeper walled silage clamp. To the rear of the bull pens there is a further asphalt based silage clamp with an adjoining six bay dutch barn (about 90 ft x 23 ft).
Mains electricity and water are connected. Drainage is to a private septic tank. LPG gas central heating. None of the services, plumbing or wiring installations have been tested and no warranty is given as to their condition.
Crewe Mainline Station - 12 miles / Chester City Centre - 16 miles / Junction 16, M6 - 18 miles / Manchester Airport - 30 miles /Manchester City Centre - 41 miles
From the west and south: At the Tarporley by-pass, A49, proceed towards Whitchurch. At the traffic lights at the end of the by-pass, instead of turning right onto the A49 to Whitchurch, continue on the A51 towards Crewe and Nantwich. Turn left leaving Alpraham village signposted Wettenhall. After approximately 1.7 miles turn left signposted Eaton. Towns Green Farm is just over half a mile on the left hand side up a No Through Road.
Fisher German Denton Clark Chester
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Jackson Equestrian 01928 740555
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.