Guide Price £569,000
A most quintessentially character three bed, two bath country Grade II Listed cottage boasting a wealth of character including exposed beams. Nestled in a beautiful historic rural hamlet with view over undulating fields to the rear, it is also convenient with its driving proximity to road & rail networks.
DESCRIPTION An outstanding, increasingly rare and quintessentially English Grade II Listed 17th Century charming Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom Detached Country Thatched Cottage boasting a vast wealth of character throughout including extensive exposed beams throughout, with partially restricted head height to the first floor, making is wonderfully cosy & as thoroughly 'original' as possible.
Featuring quaint pitched ceilings & outstanding views particularly to the rear over neighbouring paddocks & undulating farmland beyond. Nestled in a beautiful historic rural hamlet with a stunning outlook towards the magnificent 'Checkley Hall', it is also convenient with its driving proximity to road & rail networks.
The historic property briefly comprises; Entrance Hall, Drawing Sitting Room, Sitting Dining Room, Kitchen with Dining Room, Conservatory Rear Entrance. First Floor Landing, Inner Landing, Bedroom One, Bathroom, Bedroom Two, Bedroom Three, Shower Room. Stunning gardens, two timber buildings & ample parking.
CHECKLEY LOCATION Checkley & the neighbouring locality of Bridgemere are charming rural areas located approximately 6 miles to the South East of Nantwich. Woore and Betley are charming villages within an easy five minute drive providing the local amenities, junior schools, village store, post office and public houses serving good food. Bridgemere has an excellent junior school whilst the main senior schools can be found in Nantwich. There is also the delightful village of Audlem, again a short drive away, which has various facilities including Doctors Surgery, shops, pubs, churches and the Shropshire Union Canal.
SCHOOLS Please note that there is a collection & drop off point for Brine Leas Academy, Malbank & Shavington schools, by the property itself, making the location even more favourable for families.
NANTWICH TOWN Nantwich is a charming market town set beside the River Weaver with a rich history, a wide range of speciality shops & 4 supermarkets. Nantwich in Bloom in November 2015 was delighted to have once again scooped the prestigious Gold award from the Britain in Bloom competition. In Cheshire, Nantwich is second only to Chester in its wealth of historic buildings. The High Street has many of the town's finest buildings, including the Queen's Aid House and The Crown Hotel built in 1585. Four major motorways which cross Cheshire ensure fast access to the key commercial centres of Britain and are linked to Nantwich by the A500 Link Road. Manchester Airport, one of Europe's busiest and fastest developing, is within a 45 minute drive of Nantwich. Frequent trains from Crewe railway station link Cheshire to London-Euston in only 1hr 30mins. Manchester and Liverpool offer alternative big city entertainment. Internationally famous football teams, theatres and concert halls are just some of the many attractions.
AGENTS NOTE This charming and incredibly characterful property has been particularly carefully and sympathetically restored 'by hand' over several years and considerable care and attentions to detail has been taken in its beautiful restoration to provide a simply magnificent cottage of outstanding appeal with character in abundance that retains a wealth of exposed original timbers and features, whilst incorporating all comfortable modern requirements. The cottage stands in established attractive gardens and is beautifully surrounded by delightful undulating farmland & countryside nearby, whilst being close to some pretty villages.
THE ACCOMMODATION:- With approximate dimensions comprises;
ENTRANCE HALL 13' 6" x 10' 3" (4.11m x 3.12m) Elegant Oak braced door leading to the Entrance Hall. With a wealth of exposed wall & ceiling beams, diamond leaded windows to the front elevation, double radiator, under stairs recess, stairs with half landing to the first floor, inner hallway and double doors leading to the Dining Sitting Room & door to the Drawing/Sitting Room.
SITTING DINING ROOM 26' 0" x 13' 7" (7.92m x 4.14m) An exceptional, comfortable & elegant extremely well proportioned relaxing and entertaining room with a wealth of exposed timbers and beams with a stunning central exposed Cheshire brick fireplace with recessed stone hearth and Herringbone brick detailing incorporating a solid fuel log burning stove, diamond leaded windows to the front and rear elevations, three double radiators and wall light points.
DRAWING / SITTING ROOM 13' 8" x 13' 6" (4.17m x 4.11m) A particularly cosy & comfortable room with a highly attractive Cheshire brick fireplace with stone hearth incorporating a log burning stove, with exposed ceiling beams, wall light points, diamond leaded windows to the front & side elevations, and diamond leaded double opening doors to the patio terrace.
INNER HALL Diamond leaded window overlooking paced terrace and attractive cottage doors leading to the walk in Pantry and Sitting Dining Room.
WALK IN PANTRY / STORE Diamond leaded windows to the side elevation and attractive ceiling beams.
DINING ROOM 9' 3" x 12' 1" (2.82m x 3.68m) With two radiators ceiling beams and exposed wall beams, incorporating a granite work surface/breakfast counter with open access to the kitchen.
FITTED KITCHEN 12' 7" x 9' 9" (3.84m x 2.97m) Beautifully appointed & comprehensively well equipped with a beautiful range of cream coloured wall, base & drawer units to three elevations featuring an attractive beveled edge black granite work surface incorporating a 'Belfast' style sink. Integrated dishwasher, fridge & freezer.
'ELAN' black gloss kitchen range cooker with chimney style extractor canopy over, quarry tile flooring, ceiling beams & light points, diamond leaded windows to rear affording stunning far reaching views over the neighbouring paddock & open farmland.
Fitted low level cupboard with granite work surface, double radiator and open access to the Laundry Area. Open to the Dining Room.
LAUNDRY AREA 7' 3" x 4' 11" (2.21m x 1.5m) Fitted with highly attractive Oak cupboards incorporating space & plumbing for washing machine, oil fired central heating boiler with Oak work surface over, diamond leaded window to side elevation and doors to Cloakroom and enclosed Rear Hall Porch/Conservatory.
CLOAKROOM With wall mounted wash hand basin, WC. Diamond leaded window with granite sill, radiator and ceiling beams.
ENCLOSED REAR HALL PORCH / CONSERVATORY 13' 0" x 7' 7" (3.96m x 2.31m) Glazed door, tiled floor, two diamond leaded windows to courtyard, and two diamond leaded windows to Dining Room.
Due to the age & stunning character of the property, there are delightful lower height door ways & pitched ceilings to the first floor, making this a quintessential country cottage incredibly charming.
STUNNING FIRST FLOOR LANDING A glorious vaulted landing with magnificent exposed 'Queen Anne' trusses and purlins, diamond leaded eaves window to the front elevation incorporating Oak topped window cupboard, wealth of excellent fitted Oak topped storage cupboards.
INNER LANDING 12' 2" x 6' 4" (3.71m x 1.93m) Diamond leaded eaves window to front elevation incorporating Oak topped window cupboard, exposed beams, purlins. Doors leading to the Shower Room, Walk in Wardrobe Linen Store, and Bedroom One.
SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a white suite, comprising a corner fitted shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, diamond leaded eaves window to rear, exposed 'Queen Anne' trusses, tile effect floor covering.
WALK IN WARDROBE & LINEN STORE
BEDROOM ONE 12' 0" x 11' 6" (3.66m x 3.51m) A delightful room with exposed purlins and 'Queen Anne' trusses, diamond leaded eaves windows to front & rear elevations, window storage cupboards, double radiator and two further built-in low level cupboards.
BEDROOM TWO 13' 5" x 12' 2" (4.09m x 3.71m) Beautifully appointed with diamond leaded eaves windows to the front elevation, incorporating storage cupboard, diamond leaded eaves windows to the side elevation and exposed purlin.
BEDROOM THREE 11' 2" x 10' 0" (3.4m x 3.05m) Well appointed with a diamond leaded eaves window to the side elevation, diamond leaded window to rear elevation, double radiator and door leading to Walk in Linen Store.
WALK IN LINEN STORE 9' 0" x 7' 6" (2.74m x 2.29m)
BATHROOM 12' 0" x 6' 2" (3.66m x 1.88m) An impeccably well appointed bathroom with panelled bath incorporating shower screen and shower over, recessed ceiling lighting, extractor fan, illuminated wall mirror, vanity wash hand basin with useful cupboards beneath, low level WC and diamond leaded window with window seat.
EXTERIOR The exceptional historic property stands in a highly desirable & delightful countryside position and in attractive gardens that extend to all sides screened by high neat indigenous hedging to the front. Deep central flower beds to the front flanking a central pathway, richly stocked with 'Japanese Anemones', among other beautiful established shrubs and plants, which perfectly compliment the charm & character of the cottage itself.
A gravel driveway leads along the side of the cottage to the parking & turning area at the rear. There is a further parking area to the right hand side of the property, and has the benefit of two large timber garden buildings. The gardens border a neighbouring paddock area with beautiful open undulating fields beyond in all, affording stunning rural views.
TIMBER GARDEN STORE / OUTBUILDING 15' 4" x 19' 3" (4.67m x 5.87m) Of timber construction upon a concrete apron and base, light, power, twin set of double doors to the front, and side personnel door.
TIMBER GARDEN STORE / OUTBUILDING TWO 20' 2" x 9' 9" (6.15m x 2.97m) Of timber construction upon a concrete apron and base with double doors to the front.
EPC RATING: EXEMPT (GRADE II LISTED)
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G
SERVICES Mains electricity and water services are either connected or available locally (subject to statutory undertakers costs & conditions). Oil fired central heating . Septic tank drainage system.
NOTE: No tests have been made of electrical, water, drainage and heating systems and associated appliances, nor confirmation obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services.
TENURE Presumed Freehold with vacant possession upon completion (Subject to Contract).
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- Charming Detached Country Cottage
- Three Beds, Two Baths, Three Receptions
- In An Outstanding Rural Hamlet
- Views Over Undulating Fields to Rear
- Pleasant Gardens & Large Timber Store
- EPC Rating: G