Offers in excess of £550,000
Bakery Cottage, Broxton, CH3 9LA
Perfectly located on a tranquil rural lane yet only 12 miles from Chester City centre – a charming detached family house extending to 2770 square feet with a superb high quality annexe – set in a delightful plot of half an acre and having the added advantage of two parking areas
Sherrington Lane is a residential road renowned for its proximity to some of Cheshire's finest countryside and a particularly appealing mix of individual property types. The Old Bakery perfectly encapsulates these attractive features and must be viewed in order to be truly appreciated. The location is superb and a paradise for those who enjoy walking – the property is located in the heart of the Sandstone Trail.
There are numerous features of note, far beyond the norm. These include a fantastic quality annexe (accessed from the house), an impressive half acre plot, delightful rural views, two parking areas and a particularly flexible layout that can be easily adapted to suit differing requirements.
As presently configured, the house comprises five bedrooms, two bathrooms, four reception rooms and a breakfast kitchen. There is also a beautiful blend of period features with more modern refinements.
In terms of square footage, not only are the rooms all of very generous proportions but they have also been arranged to optimise family living. The breakfast kitchen is of outstanding quality, has an attractive rural view from its window and has ample space for table and chairs. There are three other reception rooms - a study, dining room with sitting area and a separate living room with feature fireplace. Also at ground floor level excluding the annexe there is a useful utility room and cloakroom.
At first floor level in the main house there are four bedrooms, two of which are very generously sized doubles and a tastefully refitted family bathroom with limestone tiling.
The particular flexibility that The Old Bakery offers is due to the more recent renovation works where part of the original barn has been converted into superb high grade living accommodation that could easily been used for generating additional income as a holiday let or airbnb. There is also still considerable scope to develop the remaining outbuildings if required.
It is accessed off the entrance hall and therefore can be utilised as either a completely separate annexe or as an extension to the living accommodation of the main house. Not only has this renovation created substantial additional square footage, it has also been renovated to the highest possible standard.
The living room has excellent engineered oak flooring and on one wall a fabulous sandstone edged framing of the original bread oven to the bakery. A staircase rises to the first floor where there is a very large double bedroom which is serviced by a luxurious en suite shower room.
It should also be noted that the current owner has continually maintained the accommodation. Recent changes including the decorating of the upstairs bedrooms and the complete re-modelling of the living room with wood flooring and contemporary electric fire being installed.
Externally there is ample off road parking for four cars and excellent storage provided by the unconverted part of the barn. The garden is South facing, predominantly laid to lawn and has an attractive ornamental pond and a separate vehicular access.
In summary, one of the most interesting properties in this part of the North West to be offered to the market this year – viewing is essential.
LOCATION Brown Knowl is a semi-rural hamlet that lies in a very popular part of South Cheshire. The nearby villages offer local amenities including a primary school, tennis courts, golf courses and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is noted for its rural beauty, some of the most picturesque scenery in the area together with close access to nearby Beeston and Peckforton Castles. The location is convenient for daily travel to neighbouring industry and commercial centres including Chester (11 miles), Nantwich (11 miles), Crewe (15 miles), Whitchurch (11 miles), Wrexham (12 miles), Manchester (50 miles), Liverpool (36 miles) and Warrington (32 miles). Malpas (6 miles), Tattenhall (4 miles) and Tarporley (9 miles) are nearby villages all of which provide superb day to day amenities including well regarded restaurants and pubs, boutique shops, doctors surgeries, dentist, opticians and schools. There are also a number of well renowned schools in the area including Kings and Queens schools in Chester, Abbey Gate at Saighton, the Grange School at Hartford and Bishop Heber High School in Malpas which has recently been rated outstanding by Ofsted. Crewe railway station can be located within 25 minutes drive and offers superb regular direct services to London that are ideal for the business and leisure traveller.
The property is also within walking distance to a number of pubs such as The Pheasant, as well as being within close proximity to Carden Park Hotel and Spa which offers a variety of outdoor activities with the main focal point being its renowned golf course. Bolesworth Estate is also within 1.5 miles and hold regular events such as Car Fest and International Horse Shows.
All of these attractions make Bakery Cottage perfectly situated for individuals seeking both and outdoor and entertaining lifestyle.
ENTRANCE HALL 11' 8" x 3' 2" (3.56m x 0.97m) Oak front entrance door. Terracotta tiled floor. Two front aspect wooden framed double glazed windows. Recessed halogen spotlights. Door to annexe area known as "The Bakery" and framed opening to breakfast kitchen.
BREAKFAST KITCHEN 19' 3" x 10' 8" (5.87m x 3.25m) Fitted with an excellent range of hand painted cream Shaker style wall and floor cupboards together with sliding drawers and wood blocked preparation surfaces throughout. Double bowl Belfast sink with brushed stainless steel mixer tap set beneath triple width rear aspect wooden framed double glazed windows. Integrated Alfa range cooker. Further open framed double glazed window overlooking garden. Double width glass fronted display cabinet. Bespoke unit incorporating refrigerator, Neff microwave oven and store cupboards. Integrated dishwasher. Four spice drawers to the right of cooker, solid granite preparation areas either side of Alfa range cooker with limestone tiled splashbacks. Terracotta tiled floor. Double panel radiator. Vaulted ceiling with large velux window, exposed timbers and spotlights. Framed opening to entrance room, door to utility room, step and door to inner hall. Door to outside. Exposed sandstone wall in parts.
UTILITY ROOM 8' 10" x 7' 9" (2.69m x 2.36m) Fitted with a range of wall and floor cupbords together with wooden preparation surfaces throughout. Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. Space for refrigerator, washing machine and tumble dryer. Rear aspect UPVC double glazed window. Tiled surround to preparation surfaces. Exposed ceiling beams. Recessed halogen spotlights. Tray storage. Terracotta tiled floor. Door to breakfast kitchen.
INNER HALL Engineered oak flooring. Doors leading to living room, dining room, study/reading room, breakfast kitchen and two built in store cupboards.
LIVING ROOM 18' 11" x 14' 10" (5.77m x 4.52m) Radiance 85 fireplace. Wooden floor. Single panel radiator. Wall light point. Front aspect UPVC double glazed bay window. Side aspect UPVC double glazed window overlooking driveway. Door leading to staircase and door to inner hall.
DINING ROOM 22' 3" x 12' 3" (6.78m x 3.73m) Cast iron fireplace with open grate. Built in bookshelving. Wooden flooring. Two double panel radiators. Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Double width UPVC double glazed doors with matching side panels opening onto and overlooking garden. Coved ceiling. Exposed roof purlin.
STUDY/READING ROOM 12' 9" x 6' 10" (3.89m x 2.08m) Engineered oak flooring. UPVC double glazed windows overlooking open countryside and garden. Single panel radiator
LANDING 19' 10" x 3' 8" (6.05m x 1.12m) Cast iron fireplace. Single panel radiator. Access to loft space. Two wall light points. Doors to four bedrooms and family bathroom.
BEDROOM ONE 12' 11" x 9' 6" (3.94m x 2.9m) UPVC double glazed window enjoying stunning views over garden. Double panel radiator. Picture rail. Floor to ceiling fitted bedroom furniture.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 8" x 10' 2" (3.86m x 3.1m) Single and double panel radiators. Wood laminate flooring. Front aspect UPVC double glazed window.
BEDROOM THREE 11' 2" x 10' 8" (3.4m x 3.25m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Wood laminate flooring.
BEDROOM FOUR 11' 1" x 7' 7" (3.38m x 2.31m) Single panel radiator. Side aspect UPVC double glazed window. Built in cupboard. Television point. Door to landing.
FAMILY BATHROOM 16' 5" x 6' 9" (5m x 2.06m) Fitted with a suite comprising a white low level WC, rolled top bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, vanitory unit with marble top and superb circular marble wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap in addition to fully tiled shower enclosure with soaker head and detachable shower spray. Fully tiled walls. Fully tiled floor. Heated chrome towel rail/radiator. Exposed stone. Exposed roof purlin. UPVC double glazed obscured glass window.
THE BAKERY In recent times, the owners converted a section of the original bakery into a superb two storey annexe. By the nature of the layout and design, the additional accommodation created can be used as either an extension of the principal dwelling or alternatively as an annexe ideal for those with a returning child post University, a dependent relative suite or a teenagers den/rumpus area. In detail the accommodation comprises:
SITTING ROOM 16' 8" x 12' 0" (5.08m x 3.66m) Stripped and varnished wooden flooring. Wooden framed double glazed windows enjoying excellent views over open countryside. Two wooden framed double glazed windows overlooking driveway. Two double panel radiators. Exposed ceiling beams. Recessed halogen spotlights. Original bakery oven with brick arch and sandstone framing.
BEDROOM 13' 5" x 12' 1" (4.09m x 3.68m) Wooden framed double glazed windows overlooking driveway and open countryside. Vaulted ceiling. Two exposed ceiling beams. Recessed halogen spotlights. Two double panel radiators. Velux skylight. Wall light point. Staircase leading down to sitting room and door to en suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 9' 11" x 9' 11" (3.02m x 3.02m) Beautifully fitted to an excellent standard and comprising fully tiled shower enclosure with glass screen, low level WC with push button flush and beautiful vanitory unit with two cupboards, three drawers, tray storage areas, circular marble his and hers wash hand basins with chrome mixer taps. Fully tiled walls. Limestone flooring. Heated chrome towel rail/radiator.
EXTERNAL Located just off the driveway is the original unconverted part of the barn which is split into two sections
STORE TWO 12' 8" x 9' 9" (3.86m x 2.97m) With a roof height extending to 17'2".
STORE TWO 12' 8" x 9' 9" (3.86m x 2.97m) To the front of the house is a block paved driveway providing ample off road parking for approximately three vehicles and a small area of lawn. There is also a small area of gravel.
The principal area of garden is noticeable for its outstanding size, seclusion, privacy and positioned adjoining open countryside. In addition to a good sized patio area there is the aforementioned large expanse of lawn, mature hedging, young trees and a feature pond that is beautifully stocked and has a seating area around it. The garden has the particular advantage of being south facing. There is an additional area of parking and access to the garden located at the opposite end of the property.
ROUTE From our office in the centre of Tarporley proceed out of the village in the direction of Nantwich - passing the Texaco petrol station/Spar on the left hand side. Upon reaching the T-junction with the A49 turn left. Proceed 500 yards to the traffic lights with the Red Fox Pub on the right hand side and turn right onto the A49 (Whitchurch). Continue through the villages of Beeston, Bunbury and Spurstow (about two miles in all).On passing Panama Hatties restaurant (to your right) proceed for a further mile and a half and take a right turn for the A534 (Wrexham). Proceed for a very short distance and at the next junction take a further right, onto the A534 (Wrexham). Proceed along the A534 passing the Bickerton Poacher turning left just after the Sandstone Inn. Proceed for approximately half a mile until reaching a junction carry on straight over and the property can be found straight ahead clearly marked with a Wright Marshall for sale board.
SERVICES We understand that mains water, electricity, oil central heating and septic tank drainage are connected.
VIEWING Viewing by appointment with the Agents Tarporley office
TENURE We believe the property is freehold tenure
NOTE In addition to the grounds within the legal title, a small additional slither of land is rented from the Bolesworth Estate - full details will be within the contract of sale
- Five Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms
- Four Receptions
- Breakfast Kitchen
- Superb Annexe
- 0.220 Acres
- Delightful Rural Views
- Superb Location
- Versatile Accommodation
- Two Parking Areas