Cocksmoss Lane, Marton, Macclesfield

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5

Dating from the 19th Century and originally believed to be a game keeper´s cottage for Capesthorne Estate, Moss Cottage sits in a spectacular and convenient rural location. A spacious, detached, family cottage located in the beautiful and unspoilt village of Marton, Cheshire. The property is set well back from Cocksmoss Lane and is approached by a long sweeping private driveway. The house is set within good sized cottage gardens, which adjoin a paddock to the side. All in all, the entire plot extends to around 1.98 acres.

Our clients have made the property the subject of a thorough modernisation and improvement programme over recent years; as a result the property is offered in first class order throughout and appointed to a very high standard. It now offers a lovely open plan layout on the ground floor. In addition to the installation of a luxury living kitchen and bathroom, the vendors have extended the property by adding a beautiful Amdega conservatory, the property has also been re-roofed, rewired, replumbed, and redecorated throughout. The accommodation provides a good balance of cottage character with a contemporary twist.

Purchasers should also note that planning permission exists for the erection of a detached triple garage to the side of Moss Cottage, this could allow for further ancillary accommodation, subject to satisfying the existing planning criteria or by making an amended application.


The property is situated within beautiful rural surroundings, with views across Cheshire countryside. Marton itself has a highly regarded primary school and local public house. It is also conveniently located for easy access to Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, Chelford and Aldereley Edge.

For the commuter, Manchester International Airport and the North West motorway networks are approximately 15 minutes drive away, along with Macclesfield railway station providing commuter links with Manchester and London, as well as the surrounding business areas.


From Knutsford proceed along the A537 to the Monks Heath traffic lights. Turn right onto the A34 heading towards Congleton and proceed along here for approximately 4.5 miles, before turning left into Cocksmoss Lane. Go through the woodland and past a right hand turn. Moss Cottage can then be found on the right amongst the fields after a short drive.

Sitting room

(7.47m x 5.6m) 24´ 6" x 18´ 4" - width extends to max (6.46m) 21´2" into a double glazed bay, window seating and French doors to a small stone patio and rear cottage garden.

The open plan sitting room provides flexible accommodation and has dual aspect windows, giving lovely views across gardens to front and rear. Panelled fireplace with Cheshire brick insert, stone hearth and cast iron multi fuel stove. Exposed oak ceiling beam. Under floor heating, digital thermostat sensor. Recessed halogen spot lights and three wall light points.


Low level W.C suite plus fitted corner pedestal wash basin with tiled splash backs. RCD protected fuse board and Travertine floor tiles with under floor heating.

Living room (4.98m x 3.47m) 16´ 3" x 11´ 3"

Double glazed windows to front and rear aspects, two pairs double glazed French doors to side elevation leading to patio and garden. Inset cast iron multi fuel stove with stone mantle over and Cheshire Brick inset stone hearth, digital thermostat sensor, under floor heating, two wall light points. Exposed oak beam.

Dining Kitchen/Family Room (8.89m x 4.16m) 29´ 1" x 13´ 7"

Lovely open plan kitchen, family space, extending into the conservatory, with ample room for dining and separate seating area. TV aerial point. A range of handmade eye and base level units with granite work surface and space for range, tiled splash back with extractor hood over, double bowl Belfast style sink unit by Villeroy and Boch with swan neck mixer tap in chrome, travertine tiled floor with under floor heating, exposed ceiling beam, double glazed windows to front and rear aspects, ample dining space. Bosch fitted dishwasher, Glowworm ultracalm 30 SXI calor gas boiler, and plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Amdega conservatory area with French doors to the front and rear, double glazed windows front and rear, double glazed roof, opening skylights, four wall light points, flooring as before,

First Floor

Master Bedroom (4.48m x3.54m) 14´ 8" x 11´ 7"

Spacious and bright room with double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying far reaching views, full height vaulted ceiling, storage cupboard. Cast iron radiator.


Two double glazed windows to the front elevation, two cast iron radiators, recessed storage cupboard, thermal hot water store, digital thermostatic sensor and control.

Bedroom two (3.5m x 2.55m) 11´ 5" x 8´ 4"

Double glazed window to the rear elevation, double glazed window to side elevation, cast iron radiator, potential mezzanine level.

Bedroom three (3.45m x 2.34m) 11´ 4" x 7´ 8"

With double glazed window to front and side elevations, T/V aerial point, cast iron radiator, vaulted ceiling,

Bedroom four/study (2.57m x 2.48m) 8´ 5" x 8´ 1"

Double glazed windows to the side and front elevations, cast iron radiator, vaulted ceiling, T.V aerial point. (note that bedrooms three and four could be easily made into one larger bedroom)

Bedroom five (4.54m x 2.46m) 14´ 10" x 8´ 0"

Cast iron radiator, double glazed window to the rear elevation. T.V aerial point, vaulted ceiling.


Acrylic cast iron style bath with clawed feet. Pedestal wash basin, low level W.C suite, heated chrome towel rail, chrome Victorian style mixer taps over bath, chrome large head shower, Silavent automatic extractor fan. Double glazed window to the side and front elevations, part tiled walls, Travertine tiled floor,


Private curved driveway leading to the property from Cocksmoss Lane with open countryside to either side. To the side and front of the property there is ample parking for several vehicles and also ample space for the erection of outbuilding subject to relevant planning permissions being obtained from the Local Authority. Planning for a brick 3 bay garage block already exists.

To the front there is a further gravelled driveway area adjoining the property with lawned gardens which are well stocked and enclosed by post and rail fencing. The gardens are interspersed by maturing trees and in part are bordered by low dry stone walling and raised flower beds. To the right hand side of Moss Cottage is a gravelled pathway which leads ultimately to a slightly raised stone flagged patio area and ornamental gardens.

Extending to the side are mature lawned gardens once again, together with a timber stable and store with a corrugated iron roof. Adjoining the garden there are three paddocks and an area of natural woodland. To the rear of Moss Cottage there are further lawned gardens enclosed by hedging and mature trees. Directly to the rear there is also a further patio area which can be accessed from the conservatory.

Planning permission exists for triple garage with utility room and store. The property also benefits from Hardwood double glazed windows, completely re-plumbed, rewired, replastered, re-roofed

Agents Note

Please note that the property is sold subject to all existing rights of way, easements & covenants whether mentioned in the particulars or not. The Plan show on the following page is for identification purposes only and is not to scale. All rooms have CAT 5 cabling and TV aerial points

Frank Marshalls Knutsford

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