Situated in beautiful rural surroundings Brook Farm is a small country estate and comprises a wonderful Grade II listed part timbered detached farmhouse understood to date from 1650 with a later contemporary double storey rear extension constructed in 2006. It provides wonderful family accommodation and a wealth of original character with the benefit of 21st century living. Within the gated courtyard are three detached barns, one of which has a mezzanine and is converted to provide an ideal self-contained annexe although has been more recently used as an interior design studio with B1 permission. There is a further converted single storey barn and a detached self-contained two bedroom cottage with its own gated access and formal garden, ideal for those with dependant relatives or simply those wishing for a further income as a holiday let/investment.
Brook Farm is situated in wonderful Cheshire countryside with far reaching open views in almost every direction. However this rural position is by no means isolated and is within close proximity of Astbury village with its historic church and local hostelry. Comprehensive shopping facilities are available in the nearby market town of Congleton and for the sports person there is a leisure centre with swimming pool and numerous private sporting clubs including equestrian centres and golf courses closeby. For the commuter, access to the North West motorway network is readily available via the M6 junction 17 or 18 and Manchester International Airport is also within easy reach. Excellent educational facilities are available for both the state and private sectors with top private provision nearby at Holmes Chapel and Alderley Edge.
From the Congleton Town Centre proceed south along the A534 bearing left at the roundabout onto Newcastle Road (A34). After passing Astbury Church set back on your left but prior to reaching the garden centre on your right Watery Lane will be seen on your left. Continue for approximately 1/2 mile and Brook Farm will be seen set back on your right.
IN FURTHER DETAIL THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES
Please note that we have not checked any of the appliances or the central heating system included in the sale (if any). All prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on this point prior to entering into a contract.
ENTRANCE HALL 5'11 (1.8m) x 4'4 (1.32m)
Stone flagged floor. Beamed ceiling and wall timbers. Downlighters.
FAMILY ROOM 16'9 (5.11m) x 15'7 (4.75m)
Oak beamed ceiling and wall timbers. Cheshire brick inglenook fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove on slab stone hearth. Leaded oak casement windows to front. Four wall light points. Two radiators. Hidden staircase.
STUDY 13'3 (4.04m) x 9'0 (2.74m)
Exposed wall timbers. Leaded oak casement window to front courtyard. Downlighters. Radiator. Walk-in store cupboard.
BATHROOM 7'9 (2.36m) x 5'8 (1.73m)
White Heritage suite comprising; panelled bath with glazed side screen. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboards under and low level wc with concealed cistern. Limestone effect wall and floor tiles. Radiator. Chrome towel radiator. Extractor fan. Two windows. Boiler cupboard housing the Worcester boiler.
DRAWING ROOM 20'1 (6.12m) x 18'1 (5.51m)
Full height oak double glazed windows and French doors to the stone terrace, deck and views beyond. oak casement window to rear gardens. Downlighters. Mahogany carved fireplace with cast iron multi-fuel stove on terracotta hearth. Two wall light points. two radiators.
DINING ROOM 21'3 (6.48m) x 12'1 (3.68m)
A most impressive room with a double height vaulted oak beamed ceiling and full height oak glazing with French doors to terrace patio and gardens. Oak flooring. Oak panelling to one wall. Downlighters. Three wall light points. Two radiators. Archway to:-
LIVING ROOM 17'1 (5.21m) x 16'0 (4.88m)
Open from the dining room with matching oak flooring and full width and height oak double glazed windows and French doors to terrace, patio and gardens. Further casement window to gable. Gas stove on granite hearth. Downlighters. Wall recess with provision for television. Radiator. Integrated Bose music/cinema system.
BREAKFAST ROOM 26'8 (8.13m) x 16'2 (4.93m) incl. Kitchen
Timbered ceiling and exposed wall timbers. Secondary staircase with under stair cupboard. matching oak flooring. Downlighters. Corner bench seating. Radiator. Exposed brickwork and timbered arch to:-
Fitted with a range of base cupboards and drawers with granite working surfaces over and matching upstands and opaque sills. Matching island unit with oak work top. Cheshire brick and hand painted inglenook with two oven cream Aga with tiled splashback and downlighters over. White Belfast sink. Integrated Bosch dishwasher and fridge. Four burner stainless steel gas hob with cooker hood over. Leaded casement windows to front courtyard.
UTILITY ROOM 20'0 (6.1m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
Slate flagged floor. White Adelphi Belfast sink. Hand built base cabinets with working surface and tiled splashback. Plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Hand built full height cupboards to one wall. Oak courtesy doors to front and side.
CLOAKROOM 8'6 (2.59m) x 6'3 (1.91m)
Half tiled walls. Matching slate flagged floor. High level wc. Wall mounted gas boiler. Wall hung wash hand basin. Double glazed window to rear.
LANDING 30'4 (9.25m) x 13'9 (4.19m)
Oak vaulted ceiling and gallery overlooking the dining room below. Downlighters. Two wall light points. Access to roof void. Exposed wall timbers.
BEDROOM 3 16'11 (5.16m) x 14'6 (4.42m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling with exposed wall timbers. Leaded oak casement window to courtyard. Full height custom built wardrobes to one wall. Two radiators. Provision for wall television. Downlighters.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8'0 (2.44m) x 3'10 (1.17m)
White contemporary suite comprising large walk-in shower cubicle with oversized rain shower fittings. Wall hung wash hand basin and low level wc. Fully tiled walls and floor. Chrome towel radiator. Downlighters. Extractor fan. Fitted wall mirror with light.
BEDROOM 2 16'3 (4.95m) x 16'1 (4.9m)
Oak vaulted beamed ceiling. Downlighters. Full height oak casement window with French doors to Juliet balcony overlooking the rear gardens and fields. Two further oak double glazed windows to gable. Two wall light points. Two radiators. Fitted custom built wardrobes and provision for wall television.
BEDROOM 1 17'7 (5.36m) x 13'7 (4.14m)
Exposed timbered vaulted ceiling with matching wall timbers and leaded oak casement windows to the front courtyard with matching high level window. Two radiators. Open tread staircase to gallery.
GALLERY 11'11 (3.63m) x 7'0 (2.13m)
BATHROOM 10'1 (3.07m) x 6'5 (1.96m)
White traditional English suite comprising; panelled bath, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Radiator. Exposed wall timbers and beamed ceiling with downlighters. Oak casement window to gable.
BEDROOM 4 13'10 (4.22m) x 13'9 (4.19m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed king posts. Oak double glazed casement window overlooking the side gardens, pond and fields with full height glazed door to Juliet balcony overlooking the rear gardens and fields. Two wall light points. Two radiators. Cast iron open fireplace.
BATHROOM 13'8 (4.17m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
White Villeroy & Boch suite comprising panelled bath with large tiled surround with chrome side mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin with exposed shelves under and freestanding tap. Large walk-in shower cubicle with fixed rain shower head, body jets and shower attachment. Fully tiled walls and floor. Exposed wall timbers and beamed ceiling with downlighters. Chrome towel radiator and oak double glazed casement window overlooking the pond and fields.
Beautiful formal landscaped gardens and extensive lawned areas - large ornamental koi pond and larger landscaped pond surround the farmhouse. For the purchaser with equestrian interests the adjacent paddock of just under 4 acres is ideal with its own gated access from Watery Lane. Enchanting walks can be enjoyed from your own back door over large flagged terraces, enjoying a southerly aspect, ideal for alfresco dining. Manicured lawns and cottage gardens down to Dairy Brook and across to a meadow lawn and shady fernery. From the summerhouse and down to the large landscaped pond which is overlooked by a large decked platform, ideal for hosting outdoor functions, adjacent to the sitting room.
ENTRANCE HALL 6'1 (1.85m) x 5'6 (1.68m)
Terracotta tiled floor. Downlighters.
CLOAKROOM/WC 4'8 (1.42m) x 3'3 (.99m)
White low level wc. Corner wash hand basin. Mosaic fully tiled walls and tiled floor. Chrome heated towel radiator. Downlighters. Extractor fan.
LIVING ROOM 14'10 (4.52m) x 12'9 (3.89m)
vaulted beamed ceiling. Cheshire brick fireplace with stone hearth. Double glazed window overlooking the gardens. High level window to gable. Three wall light points. Oak flooring. Radiator. Television and telephone points.
DINING ROOM 15'6 (4.72m) x 14'3 (4.34m)
Beamed ceiling with downlighters. Picture window overlooking the fore gardens. Two wall light points. Radiator. Under stair cupboard. Archway to:-
KITCHEN 14'9 (4.5m) x 7'6 (2.29m)
Fitted with a range of oak fronted custom built base cabinets and drawers with working surfaces and matching wall units with plate rack. Part tiled walls. terracotta tiled floor. Integrated Smeg electric oven, four burner gas hob and cooker hood. Vaulted ceiling with downlighters and Velux window. Radiator. Courtesy door to front.
LANDING 9'0 (2.74m) x 6'2 (1.88m)
Beamed ceiling with downlighters. Stained glass picture window. Wall light point. Radiator.
BEDROOM 1 11'8 (3.56m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling with downlighters. Full height custom built wardrobes to one wall. Glazed window overlooking the front garden. Radiator.
BEDROOM 2 12'6 (3.81m) x 5'10 (1.78m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling. Velux skylight window. Custom built wardrobes to one wall. Radiator.
BATHROOM 6'8 (2.03m) x 5'9 (1.75m)
White modern suite comprising panelled bath with Mira sport shower fitment over and glazed side screen, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc. Fully tiled walls and floor. Beamed ceiling with downlighters. Chrome heated towel radiator. Extractor fan. Wall light point.
A five barred gated gravelled driveway provides ample off road parking for several vehicles which divides a lawned garden enclosed by hedging. There is a large raised patio and open field views to the front and side.
A self-contained detached two storey dwelling which has been previously used as a studio and interior's business and is ideal for those wishing to work from home or further housing for dependant relatives or holiday let. Tastefully restored it comprises;
LARGE LIVING AREA
A wealth of exposed floorboards and feature galleried staircase and mezzanine over.
Energy Efficiency Rating
We are advised the property is Freehold and free from Chief Rent, subject to verification by Solicitors.
SERVICES (NOT TESTED)
No tests have been made of mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services. We cannot therefore confirm that they are in working order and any prospective purchaser is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Cheshire East Borough Council
Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.
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