Situated upon a leafy lane and surrounded by unrivalled open countryside this most attractive Grade II listed black and white timbered detached thatched cottage is simply a must view property offering flexible living space incorporating a self-contained annexe. Flanked by beautiful landscaped gardens which enjoy a southerly open aspect over countryside behind there is a large ornamental pond, hard tennis court and pony paddock in all approximately 2 acres.
Fully restored retaining a wealth of exposed beams and interesting nooks and crannies the accommodation now has a pleasant contemporary twist, is neutrally decorated throughout ready for immediate occupation. Of particular note is the detached self-contained annexe which incorporates a large double garage, ideal for those wishing to work from home or a dependant relative.
The property is situated in a rural location yet within close reach (within 4 miles) of the cosmopolitan town of Knutsford, Hale village and Altrincham. Knutsford is an old market town rich in heritage and brimming with a variety of architectural features, particularly those built in an Italianate Tuscan style by the famous local architect, Richard Harding Watt. Linked by a web of ginnels, cobbles and courtyards, the two main streets are home to a variety of shops ranging from boutiques to antique shops, purveyors of fine wines and chocolate to art galleries and interior design specialists. There are however, a few familiar sites of larger multiple retail supermarket outlets, including Booths and Boots. Evenings in Knutsford are very lively with many fine wine bars, pubs and restaurants catering for most tastes. For the outdoor enthusiast, Knutsford borders some of Cheshire's most beautiful countryside and has the famous Tatton Park Country Estate on its doorstep with its Regency mansion, glorious gardens, traditional farm and medieval old hall. The town centre offers Leisure Centre facilities as well as numerous private sporting clubs and notable golf courses within easy reach. For the commuter, access to the nearby North West motorway network is readily available, as is Manchester International Airport and the rail station has links to Chester and Manchester. Excellent education facilities cater for children of most ages in both the state and private sectors.
From the roundabout in Canute Square travel along Manchester Road (A50) in the direction of Mere, passing the heath and then Cottons Hotel on your left. Turn right onto Mereside Road signed the airport and Manchester and continue to its end. Turn right again at the traffic lights onto Chester Road (A556) and after a short distance turn left onto Millington Hall Lane.
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.
PORCH 4'6 (1.37m) x 4'2 (1.27m)
VESTIBULE 5'7 (1.7m) x 3'8 (1.12m)
Beamed ceiling. Downlighters. Tiled floor.
LIVING ROOM 21'5 (6.53m) x 20'4 (6.2m) max
Leaded double glazed casement windows to front and walk-in box bay window with seating and French doors to patio and gardens. Exposed wall timbers. Downlighters. Three radiators. Fitted low level cabinet to one wall. Feature spiral staircase to first floor landing.
INNER HALLWAY 17'6 (5.33m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
Matching tiled floor. Radiator. Two wall light points. Staircase rising to first floor. Double glazed window to front. Open to:-
STUDY AREA 10'1 (3.07m) x 6'11 (2.11m)
Matching tiled floor and door to side. Radiator. Fitted cabinets to one wall incorporating study alcove and discreet provision for tumble dryer and washing machine. leaded wine to side. Matching full height cupboards to one wall. Downlighters. Matching tiled floor.
White Imperial vanity wash hand basin and low level wc. Downlighters. Extractor fan. Tiled floor.
DINING ROOM 19'0 (5.79m) x 16'7 (5.05m) max
Heavily beamed ceiling with exposed wall timbers and full height rustic stone fireplace with shelving to one recess. Double glazed windows to front and rear gardens. radiator. Wall light point. Two radiators.
BREAKFAST KITCHEN 16'5 (5m) x 14'6 (4.42m)
Fitted with a range of cream painted shaker base cabinets and drawers with working surfaces over and matching wall units with display shelving. Over working surface lighting. Brick chimney breast housing the leisure range oven with cooker hood over and tiled splashback. Twin bowl Belfast sink unit with brushed stainless steel stainless steel mixer tap. Integrated Neff dishwasher and Whirlpool fridge freezer. Downlighters. Tiled floor.
PANTRY 7'0 (2.13m) x 2'2 (.66m)
Shelving and light. Tiled floor.
FAMILY ROOM 16'10 (5.13m) x 16'5 (5m)
Matching tiled floor. Downlighters. Leaded windows to side and rear. French doors to patio and gardens. Radiator. Staircase rising to first floor.
LANDING 7'11 (2.41m) x 5'0 (1.52m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling with exposed wall timbers. Downlighters.
GUEST BEDROOM 3 15'8 (4.78m) x 14'9 (4.5m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling with exposed wall timbers and leaded double glazed windows to front and rear. Two radiators. Downlighters.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7'7 (2.31m) x 4'3 (1.3m)
White imperial suite comprising vanity wash hand basin with cupboards under and low level wc and quadrant shower with Mira Sport electric fitment. Exposed wall timbers. Downlighters. Access to cock loft.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
DRESSING ROOM 16'0 (4.88m) x 9'5 (2.87m)
Custom built fitted furniture to two walls. Exposed vaulted beamed ceiling and wall timbers. Window to front. Radiator.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 16'0 (4.88m) x 7'1 (2.16m) max
Smart white suite comprising deep panelled bath with tiled surround and side chrome tap fittings. Contemporary Roca wall hung wash hand basin with low level wc and deep walk-in shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Wood effect flooring. Extractor fan. Radiator. Leaded window to side. Downlighters. Vaulted beamed ceiling.
BEDROOM 1 19'1 (5.82m) x 16'6 (5.03m)
Vaulted beamed ceiling with exposed wall timbers. Leaded windows overlooking the rear garden and fields and windows to the fore gardens. Two radiators.
BEDROOM 2 17'2 (5.23m) x 13'6 (4.11m) plus wardrobe
Vaulted ceiling with downlighters and leaded windows to side and rear garden. Custom built furniture to two walls. Radiator.
INNER LANDING 14'0 (4.27m) x 2'11 (.89m)
Radiator. Access to roof void. Downlighters.
BEDROOM 4 14'11 (4.55m) x 13'11 (4.24m) max
Vaulted ceiling with downlighters. Fitted wardrobes to two walls. Leaded windows overlooking the rear gardens and fields behind. Radiator.
BATHROOM 7'6 (2.29m) x 6'0 (1.83m)
White suite comprising; panelled bath with chrome telephone shower fitment. Imperial vanity wash hand basin and low level wc. Half tiled walls. Radiator. Leaded windows to side. Shaver socket. Vaulted ceiling with downlighters.
Energy Efficiency Rating
The cottage sits in an idyllic rural yet convenient location and approached from the lane over an in and out tarmacadam driveway which crosses a brook partially retained by ornamental dwarf wall. Formal lawned gardens surround the cottage with external lighting and extend to a large ornamental pond to the far right hand side of the cottage and beyond the partially walled enclosed pony paddock. Enclosed hard tennis court. Immediately at the rear of the cottage there is a lovely York stone sun terrace which makes the best use of the southerly and very private aspect and again the formal gardens have been landscaped with well stocked shaped borders which adjoin the water and countryside field views.
Entrance Hall 9'4 (2.84m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
Living/Dining Room 16'6 (5.03m) x 13'0 (3.96m)
Downlighters. Windows to rear garden. Radiator. Courtesy door. Further full height double glazed patio doors to side deck and views over the pond and fields. Open to:-
Kitchen 16'2 (4.93m) x 5'2 (1.57m)
Fitted with a white range of base cupboards and drawers with granite effect working surfaces over and matching tower units. Integrated Neff electric double oven. Stirling electric hob with Belling cooker hood over. Indesit washing machine. 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink unit with chrome mixer tap. Radiator. Downlighters.
Bedroom 18'0 (5.49m) x 9'7 (2.92m)
Windows overlooking the rear patio and garden. Downlighters. Two radiators.
JACK & JILL EN-SUITE WET ROOM 9'0 (2.74m) x 8'10 (2.69m)
White contemporary Duravit white pedestal wash hand basin, wall hung wc with concealed cistern. Open plan shower. Fully tiled walls and floor. Chrome heated towel radiator. Radiator. Downlighters.
We are advised the property is Freehold and free from Chief Rent.
SERVICES (NOT TESTED)
Mains electricity, water are connected. Oil central heating. Private drainage. 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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