Stanmore Cottage, Kelsall, CW6 0QU
Set in a stunning elevated position enjoying spectacular south and west facing views over to Beeston Castle, Peckforton hills, Staffordshire, Chester and the Dee Valley - a beautiful individual cottage extending to a little under 2500 sq ft with delightful gardens and good quality garage/outbuilding
Offered to the market with no ongoing chain, this represents an excellent and rare buying opportunity. Stanmore Cottage is a superbly positioned individual detached home, that offers surprisingly spacious accommodation ,extending to a little under 2500 sq ft. The house was first built in 1953 and extended and modernised in 1997 for the present owners. The property is set in well stocked gardens ,which wrap around all four sides of the house. Worthy of particular attention is the amazing sunny position that the house enjoys ,being elevated to such an extent, that it enjoys views over to Beeston Castle, the Peckforton hills, Staffordshire, Chester, the Welsh mountains and the Dee valley. Sunsets viewed from this property can be glorious. The property needs to be viewed, in order to fully appreciate ,the many and varied aspects that makes up what is such an interesting and unique home. It manages to perfectly blend traditional character and interest ,with modern requirements which includes full double glazing and matching weather boards all round.
At ground floor level, is an entrance vestibule ,which in turn ,leads to a generous entrance hall. From the entrance hall ,access can be gained to a dining room, with fireplace and feature windows to the front and side, [also a good sized living room, with both west and south facing windows ,and again with a fireplace and then two further doors, one to the ground floor bathroom and one to the kitchen. The bespoke kitchen has become the heart of this much treasured family home and has been well designed having an island hob and also ample space for a table with six chairs. Leading directly from the kitchen, is a generously proportioned double glazed conservatory ,which is south facing and takes advantage of the terrific far reaching views. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a utility room accessed from the kitchen and a there is a study, having beautifully furnished bespoke light oak desk and cabinets, accessed from the dining room that could easily be used as a fourth bedroom if required.
At first floor level ,the three bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes and there is in addition ,one very large wardrobe on the landing. There is a large oak bespoke,chest of drawers on the landing. There is also further under-eaves storage space in two of the bedrooms and on the landing. The main bathroom lies adjacent to the master bedroom and there is also a small guest bathroom
It should also be noted that carpets, curtains, the fitted oak desk and cabinets in the ground floor office/fourth bedroom could also be negotiated to remain if desired by the eventual purchaser. This also applies to the fitted oak chest of drawers on the landing.
The lovely gardens whilst extensive have nevertheless been designed to a low maintenance format on all four sides. There is courtesy/security lighting throughout all areas of the garden and parking areas. At the front of the property on Grub Lane there is parking provision for two cars in front of the garage. Additionally there is ample, secluded space for at least two cars and caravan at house level, accessed via a right of way from Duttons Lane at garden level. Stanmore Cottage is the only property in Grub Lane to have this very significant benefit. The right of way is clearly marked on the plan within the sales particulars.
The selling agents wish to draw particular attention to the generous free standing sandstone garage in the lane. This really splendid outbuilding is not only visually attractive but also has a significant and interesting history. It was originally a pair of semi-detached cottages and today, subject to the necessary planning permissions being granted, has the obvious potential to be converted into a workshop, annexe or home office. The relevant planning authority in this instance would be Cheshire West and Chester. There is a sandstone bike shed along side the garage which has a cold water tap ideal for car washing. There are also two electric plug sockets on the top rear outside ,of the garage wall at garden level, for use for the electric mower/caravan heaters etc and there is additionally an outside water tap for hose pipe/car washing on the back wall of the conservatory. Other features of note include the courtesy lights set into the wall at the bottom of the steps by the gate into the lane and the greenhouse with the established grapevine.
Wright Marshall estate agents have traded for nearly 160 years and through this time have been honoured with instructions of some of the most interesting and individual homes in Cheshire. Stanmore Cottage certainly fits into this category enjoying a magnificent elevated position, walking distance proximity to the main amenities of Kelsall village and an internal layout that combines character and charm with excellent day to day versatility and space. Offered for sale with no ongoing chain a viewing appointment is strongly recommended. For a personal description of the property please contact Robert Reed at Wright Marshall estate agents Tarporley office.
LOCATION Kelsall is an extremely popular semi-rural Cheshire village that combines a central location, excellent day-to-day amenities and a superb position amidst some of Cheshire's most picturesque countryside. For those with educational needs, Kelsall has an outstanding Ofsted rated primary school on Flat Lane, which in turn feeds into the nearby outstanding Ofsted rated Tarporley High School. There are other well regarded schools in the villages surrounding.
Within the village there is a large Co-operative convenience store with internal Post Office/Bureau De Change, a renowned butcher, pharmacist and sandwich shop. More over there is a recently extended and refurbished community hall, two public houses, Doctors surgery, Vets practice, well attended Parish Church and Methodist chapel. Located in the centre of the village are playing fields with specialist children's play area. Worthy of particular attention is that in recent times Brunning & Price have completed their purchase and complete refurbishment of the pub in the centre of the village now called The Morris Dancer. This outstanding public house/restaurant has already been met with wide acclaim and is worthy of inspection. In addition there are two further pubs, The Royal Oak and The Farmers Arms and there is also an increasingly popular takeaway sandwich/coffee bar known as The Greedy Pig.
Kelsall holds a convenient position, close to both the Georgian village of Tarporley and the thriving city centre of Chester. Whilst the area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, the house also offers an excellent base for the business traveller. In terms of road links, there are extensive connections to the M56, M6 and M53. The A49, A51 and A55 all link to key areas of commerce and interest, including Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, Wrexham, Media City UK and nearby Chester.
With regards to railway services, there are stations at nearby Hartford, Cuddington, Frodsham, and Chester. All operate on either the Chester – Manchester or Liverpool – London lines. Fantastic connections can be enjoyed at Crewe railway station, with the service to London taking just over 90 minutes. Two international airports can be located within 45 minutes drive – Liverpool John Lennon International Airport and Manchester International Airport.
The area as a whole has access to glorious countryside and places of significant interest that include ancient castles, boating facilities on nearby canals and the outstanding Delamere Forest. Wonderful walks are provided via the Whitegate Way and Sandstone Trail and in the Willington and Utkinton Hills – known locally as 'Little Switzerland'. There are many excellent golf clubs within short travelling distance.
VESTIBULE 7' 11" x 3' 7" (2.41m x 1.09m) Front aspect timber framed glass panelled door with front aspect circular timber framed window. Tiled floor. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Internal window. Glass panelled door leading to the entrance hall.
ENTRANCE HALL 12' 4" x 11' 0" (3.76m x 3.35m) L-shaped, stairs rising to first floor. Karndean flooring. Single panel radiator. Dado rail. Wall mounted light fitting. Doors to understairs storage, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom and the sitting room.
DINING ROOM 15' 4" x 12' 10" (4.67m x 3.91m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Two side aspect UPVC double glazed windows. Single panel radiator. Exposed ceiling timbers. Dado rail. Two wall mounted light fittings. Living flame gas fireplace with timber surround and mantle. Door to the study/additional bedroom.
STUDY/ADDITIONAL BEDROOM 9' 0" x 7' 5" (2.74m x 2.26m) Side aspect UPVC double glazed window. Two ceiling mounted light fittings. Bespoke oak fitted furniture.
KITCHEN 18' 2" x 11' 4" (5.54m x 3.45m) Rear aspect UPVC double glazed window. Side aspect internal glass window and panelled door leading into the conservatory. Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with a rolled top preparation surface. One and half bowl sink with drainer unit and mixer tap. Tiled splashbacks. Island unit with four ring Bosch hob and multispeed extractor hood above, matching tiled detail and open kitchen units. Bosch integrated dishwasher. Integrated fridge. Integrated freezer. Integrated electric oven. Panasonic microwave. Door to the utility room. Tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM 7' 4" x 4' 9" (2.24m x 1.45m) Rear aspect UPVC double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Tiled floor. Single stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space for washing machine. Worcester Bosch central heating boiler. Door to rear boot room.
BOOT ROOM 4' 7" x 3' 10" (1.4m x 1.17m) Side aspect timber framed circular window. Front aspect timber door leading to the outside. Tiled floor. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Single panel radiator.
CONSERVATORY 13' 6" x 10' 9" (4.11m x 3.28m) UPVC conservatory unit. Door leading to the sitting room. Tiled floor. Double panel radiator. Wall mounted light fitting. Excellent views. Doors leading onto the patio to the front.
SITTING ROOM 22' 1" x 12' 7" (6.73m x 3.84m) Maximum measurements. Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Side aspect UPVC double glazed window. Two double panel radiators. Brick fireplace with tiled hearth and beamed timber mantle. Two wall mounted light fittings. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timbers.
SHOWER ROOM 6' 6" x 3' 11" (1.98m x 1.19m) Side aspect timber framed obscured glass window. Low level WC with handle flush. Pedestal wash hand basin with chrome tap. Shower enclosure. Partially tiled walls. Fully tile. Tiled floor. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Extractor fan.
LANDING 11' 3" x 7' 8" (3.43m x 2.34m) Doors to master bedroom, family bathroom, two storage areas currently utilised as airing cupboard and wardrobe, bedroom two, bedroom three and cloakroom. Velux skylight. Exposed ceiling timbers. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted oak furniture.
MASTER BEDROOM 12' 9" x 11' 4" (3.89m x 3.45m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Side aspect skylight. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted wardrobe furniture.
BEDROOM TWO 11' 3" x 10' 5" (3.43m x 3.18m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Exposed ceiling timbers. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted wardrobe furniture.
BEDROOM THREE 11' 1" x 9' 1" (3.38m x 2.77m) Side aspect UPVC double glazed window. Front aspect timber framed skylight. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timbers. Double panel radiator. Fitted wardrobe furniture.
FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 11" x 5' 9" (2.72m x 1.75m) Side aspect UPVC double glazed window. Low level WC with handle flush. Pedestal wash hand basin with chrome tap and tiled splashback. Corner bath with mixer tap and shower fitting with tiled splashback.Two ceiling mounted light fittings. Single panel radiator. Extractor fan.
CLOAKROOM 4' 0" x 3' 8" (1.22m x 1.12m) Low level WC with handle flush, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps and splashbacks. Extractor fan. Ceiling mounted light fitting.
EXTERNAL Externally the property has a terrific arrangement. As already mentioned there are magnificent far reaching views and lovely gardens that whilst extensive have nevertheless been designed to a low maintenance format on all four sides. There is security lighting throughout all areas of the garden. At the front of the property on Grub Lane there is parking provision for two cars in front of the garage. This area has security lighting. Additional to this is parking space for two cars and caravan at house level accessed via a right of access from Duttons Lane at garden level. Stanmore Cottage is the only property in Grub Lane to have this very significant benefit. The right of way is clearly demonstrated on the plan within the sales particulars.
The selling agents wish to draw particular attention to the terrific large free standing sandstone garage in the lane. This really super outbuilding is not only visually attractive but also has a significant and interesting history. It was originally a pair of semi-detached cottages and today, subject to the necessary planning permissions being granted, has the obvious potential to be converted into a workshop, annexe or home office. The relevant planning authority in this instance would be Cheshire West and Chester. There is a sandstone bike shed along side the garage which has a cold water tap ideal for car washing. There are also two electric plug sockets on the top outside of the garage wall at garden wall for use for the electric mower/caravan heaters etc and there is additionally an outside water tap for hose pipe/car washing on the back wall of the conservatory. Other features of note include the courtesy lights set into the wall at the bottom of the steps by the gate into the lane and the greenhouse with the established grapevine.
OUTBUILDING 25' 7" x 14' 3" (7.8m x 4.34m) Power and light fitting. Substantial amount of space. Further access into room two.
ROOM TWO 25' 6" x 5' 9" (7.77m x 1.75m) Additional lighting and further storage space.
OUTBUILDING TWO 13' 6" x 4' 10" (4.11m x 1.47m) Front aspect door. Ceiling mounted light fitting.
SERVICES We understand that mains water, electricity, gas and private drainage are connected.
VIEWING By appointment with the Agents' Tarporley office.
TENURE We believe the property is freehold tenure.
DIRECTIONS FROM CHESTER Proceed out of Chester on the A51 Tarvin Road through Boughton and Vicars Cross proceeding straight through the Vicars Cross traffic lights and straight over the roundabout over the A55. Continue along the Tarvin Road through Littleton and Stamford Bridge and upon reaching the Tarvin roundabout proceed straight across onto the A54. Proceed past Tarvin and upon reaching the Kelsall by-pass turn right into the village of Kelsall. Continue along Chester Road for approximately 1 mile. Turn left at the Co-Op and then immediate right. Procced up the hill past the Methodist Church and round the left hand bend. The property can be found at the top of the lane on the right hand side clearly marked by a Wright Marshall 'For Sale' board.
DIRECTIONS FROM TARPORLEY From our office in Tarporley turn left heading out of the village in the direction of Chester and take the second main turning on the right onto Utkinton Lane. Proceed through the village of Utkinton and at the T-junction turn right in the direction of Kelsall passing the Willington Hall Hotel on the left hand side. As you enter the village proceed to the end of the road and at the T-junction turn right onto Church Street. Go straight across Chester Road. Turn right into Old Coach Road and immediately left into Earles Lane. At the Chapel turn sharp right then take left bend into Grub Lane. The property can be found at the top of the lane on the right hand side clearly marked by a Wright Marshall 'For Sale' board.
- 2419 Sq Ft House
- Spectacular Views of Three Counties
- 3/4 Bedrooms
- Four Reception Rooms
- Bespoke Kitchen
- High Quality Garage/Outbuilding
- Formal Gardens
- Ample Parking
- No Chain