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THE PROPERTY

A spacious and superbly appointed country property with ancillary accommodation and land occupying an extremely private yet accessible location. ACCOMMODATION - Vestibule - Dining Hall - Drawing room - Open plan Kitchen/Breakfast room with dining and sitting areas and playroom off - Utility - Five bedrooms - Three bath/shower rooms (one en-suite) - Self-contained annexe comprising kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room/home office, double bedroom, shower room. OUTSIDE - Double Garage; Three bay machinery store and separate single garage/store - Gardens and grazing with woodland. - In all approximately 9.30 acres (3.77 ha) DESCRIPTION The Coach House occupies an enviable position accessed towards the end of a no through lane and surrounded by open countryside. Originally built as a coach house to the neighbouring Dutton Estate the building was sold from the estate in the late 1990's and converted to a residential dwelling. During the last twenty years the property has been remodelled, extended and comprehensively upgraded to form a superbly proportioned and adaptable family house. As recently as 2012 significant alterations were made to the kitchen including the addition of an impressive fully glazed atrium with breakfast area and sitting room providing a wonderful everyday living day space and informal entertaining area. Other works include upgrading of the bathrooms and full cosmetic refurbishment of the Drawing Room together with conversion of the former garage to an annexe which provides excellent ancillary living space, suitable for a dependent relative or indeed office space for those wishing to work from home. The house is constructed of brick elevations beneath a tiled roof with dormers, served by double glazing and oil fired central heating provided by a boiler which was replaced in 2012. At the front of the house, which is south facing, is a deep porch with double front doors opening to the dining hall, which is a central point to the house with twin aspects over the front and rear gardens, oak floor and a French door to outside. There is an open fireplace with marble mantle and grate, and double arched doors opening to the drawing room, a lovely light room with two pairs of French doors opening to the south facing courtyard and a Minster style fireplace with stone flagged hearth. Accessed off the opposite side of the dining hall is the kitchen/ breakfast room which in turn is open plan to the sitting room. The working end of the kitchen has been fitted by Mowlem Kitchens and incorporates a superbly fitted range of wall and floor units including two islands and extensive range of integrated appliances. One island has a 1½ bowl sink with drainer and mixer taps, a Quooker hot water tap, twin dishwashers and cupboards and drawers beneath Corian work surfaces, the other also having cupboards and drawers together with breakfast bar, integrated induction hob with extractor and Corian worksurface. There are large Gaggenau fridge freezers, wine fridge and range of wall mounted ovens including combination steam and traditional convection ovens, combination grill oven and microwave, two further ovens and two warming drawers. The glass extension by Apropos is an impressive structure created from a coated steel frame with glazed roof and bi-fold doors which span the width of the 30' room opening directly to the terrace. The first floor is accessed via a staircase rising from the dining hall to a galleried landing and comprises five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The master suite incorporates an impressive bedroom with vaulted ceiling and king post truss together with extensive range of fitted oak wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Two of the other bedrooms are doubles, the fourth and fifth being large single rooms. The two family bath/shower rooms have been replaced in recent years, the shower room having underfloor heating. LOCATION The Coach House occupies an enviable position accessed towards the end of a no through country lane, surrounded by its own land and adjoining open countryside. The nearby villages of Weaverham and Kingsley provide for everyday needs with a more comprehensive range of services in the nearby towns of Northwich, Warrington and Knutsford. Sporting activities are well catered for locally with golf clubs at Delamere and Sandiway, motor racing at Oulton Park, sailing at Great Budworth and Polo at Little Budworth. There is also good hacking out directly from the property as well as excellent walking alongside the canal which adjoins the outlying land or along the footpath which runs from the end of the lane and through neighbouring fields. On the educational front there is a choice of private and state schooling within easy reach including The Grange at Hartford, Manchester Grammar and The King's and Queen's Schools in Chester. COMMUNICATIONS Despite the property's rural and extremely private location, the commercial centres of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are all readily accessible, in addition to excellent motorway access with the M56 being approximately 4 miles away. For travel further afield both Liverpool and Manchester are served by international international airports and for travel to London there is a direct sub 2hr rail service from Runcorn to Euston. OUTSIDE The Coach House is approached via a splayed entrance with brick pillars and electrically operated wrought iron gates over a granite set drive leading to a wide stone flagged parking area beneath the west front. The drive is flanked by a lawn with circular sett borders with clipped box hedging and mature sycamore trees. Adjacent to the house is the annexe which was previously the garage for the property and was converted in 2008 but has recently undergone a scheme of modernisation. The annexe is constructed of brick under a tiled roof with dormers and is served with central heating by an independent oil fired boiler. The front door provides access directly into the kitchen/breakfast room which incorporates a range of cupboards and drawers beneath black polished granite work surfaces incorporating an integrated fridge freezer, Bosch hob and oven beneath an extractor hood, Bosch dishwasher and stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Beyond the kitchen is the sitting room with oak floor, storage cupboards and two pairs of French doors to outside. At first floor level the galleried landing provides access into the bedroom, a full height room with vaulted ceiling and oak floor, beside which is a shower room with tiled floor and part tiled walls, shower, low flush w.c. and hand basin. Attached to the annexe is an oak framed two bay garage (22'3" x 19'5"max) with two roller shutter doors, flagged floor and which is served with light. A high brick wall with pedestrian gate provides access from the forecourt to an attractive front garden enclosed by a wall running along the south perimeter and high hedge to the west. There is a central lawn surrounded by floral borders and gravelled paths with pergola, and a brick and slated garden store beside which is the oil tank serving both the house and annexe. To the rear of the house is a wide tiled patio which is accessed directly from the kitchen/breakfast room and has steps to a lawn flanked by dense floral and herbaceous borders and screened from the adjoining field by a laurel hedge. A path and gate provides access from this area into both fields and also into adjoining woodland owned by The Woodland Trust through which are lovely walks. The remainder of the land is sub-divided into three main enclosures and a bank of woodland, the first being adjacent to the drive and incorporating two useful machinery stores both of which were built in 2014/2015 and comprise an oak framed 3 bay machinery store (20'11" x 16'4") with concrete floor, 3 electric roller doors and served with light and power. At the other end of the field is a further oak framed building with shingled tiled roof. To the north is a field which extends to the Trent and Mersey Canal being stock proof and laid to grass which is ideal for those wishing to keep horses. Against the field is a belt of woodland which is predominately hardwood sloping down to a brook which forms the easterly boundary. To the west is an inter-connecting field, also laid to grass which includes several mature trees and has independent access to the lane. The whole to include the gardens, paddock and woodland extends to 9.30 acres. LOCAL AUTHORITY Cheshire West & Chester Council. Tel: 0300 123 8123 Council Tax Band G - £2,832.91 payable 2018/19 SERVICES Mains water and electricity, private drainage (septic tank), Broadband connection available. Monitored C.C.T.V. NB: A public footpath traverses the property through the fields to the west and north of the house. VIEWING - Only by appointment with Jackson-Stops Chester. Tel: 01244 328 361