Guide price £1,750,000
A charming farmhouse, comprehensively restored throughout occupying an extremely private and peaceful location amongst landscaped gardens and grounds with paddocks and stabling. Accommodation in Brief • Porch/Boot Room; Entrance Hall; Study; Sitting Room; Cloakroom with Dog shower; Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Dining Area; Drawing Room; Side Hall; Utility/2nd Kitchen; Games and Hobby Rooms. • Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom and Walk-in wardrobe; Guest Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room; 3 further Double Bedrooms; 2 Bath/Shower Rooms. • Oak framed building comprising: Double Carport, Garage and Gym; Brick Garage/Workshop; Timber Stabling; Machinery Store. • Well stocked lawned gardens; Soft Fruit cage; Terraces; Pasture. • In all about 6.28 acres (2.54 ha) DESCRIPTION The Well House occupies a highly sought after location in West Cheshire, almost equidistant from Chester and the popular village of Tarporley, surrounded by its own land. Originally a period farmhouse which was extended in the late 20th century the property has, in recent years, been subject to a comprehensive scheme of refurbishment and reconfiguration by the present owner, and it now provides spacious and highly adaptable accommodation arranged over two floors, superbly appointed throughout. It is constructed of brick, block and stone with painted rendered elevations under a slate roof, which was upgraded where required and with new insulation as part of the refurbishment program. Indeed, the project which has been undertaken is significant and the works include re-wire, new guttering, new double glazed windows throughout, new bathrooms and an improvements to the kitchen, new internal oak doors and ceiling lighting, some Amtico flooring, new pressurised water and heating system with replacement radiators, woodburner replacement in the lounge, and of particular note is the conversion of the attached stone barn which now provides superb ancillary accommodation to the main house or which would be suitable for use as an annexe. The gardens, grounds and buildings have also benefitted from many improvements and which provide wonderful amenity and privacy for The Well House together with excellent storage, stabling and garaging. In summary The Well House is a superbly proportioned country property which offers a lovely blend of period character with modern fitments and general build qualities, occupying a prime location surrounded by mature gardens and grounds. The front door open to a useful boot room and then on into the hall off which is a cloaks with dog shower, and a study and sitting room, both of which have southerly aspect over the gardens. To the side is the kitchen/breakfast room, a fantastic everyday living space with superbly fitted range of wall and floor units with cupboards and drawers beneath polished granite work surfaces, a newly fitted electric dual control Aga, Bosch dishwasher, Belfast sink, Liebherr fridge/freezer and island unit with further storage and breakfast bar. At the other end of the room is a NEFF fridge, plenty of space for a dining table and chairs, and there are bifold doors to the patio and gardens. At the far end of the house and accessed from the kitchen is an impressive lounge, with triple aspect, bay window and doors to the garden, exposed ceiling timbers and a wide fireplace with oak mantel and housing a woodburner. The lounge can also be accessed via a side hall which also has separate W.C. and serves the recently converted barn. At first floor level the accommodation is as comprehensive. Accessed via a wide turned staircase to a galleried landing there are four spacious double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes or space for free standing furniture, and three bath/shower rooms, two of which have under floor heating and two are en-suite. The sanitary ware is of a high standard, being a blend of Villeroy and Boch and Hansgrohe, and there is extensive ceramic tiling to floors and walls. THE CONVERTED BARN Accessed independently or from the main lounge is the attached converted barn. Constructed of sandstone beneath a slate roof, which was replaced as part of the works, the building provides excellent living space. The ground floor comprises a utility with plenty of storage and the pressurised water system and also a cooker so the room can double up as a second kitchen if required. Beyond is a hobby room with arch to the games room, the former having a turned staircase which leads to the landing off which is a lovely double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, and a fully fitted shower room. LOCATION The Well House occupies an extremely private, rural location accessed off a secluded no through lane. Sitting well within its plot via in-and- out drives the house enjoys a southerly aspect across wonderfully landscaped gardens towards the neighbouring Priors Heys Golf Club. The nearby village of Kelsall which is about a mile away has an attractive church, a selection of shops including a post office and Co-op together with doctor's surgery, chemist , hairdresser, butcher and veterinary practice. The popular village of Tarporley and city of Chester are circa 5 and 7 miles respectively providing a wider range of services with extensive shopping in the renowned ''Chester Rows' complimented by out of town retail parks including the outlet village at Cheshire Oaks. Schooling is well catered for with state primaries in Kelsall, Tarvin, Duddon and Tarporley, secondary schools at Tarporley and Christleton, and a selection of private schools in Chester including The Firs, The Hammond, King's and Queen's, Abbeygate College at Saighton and The Grange at Hartford. On the recreational front there are several sports clubs nearby including football at Tarvin, rugby at Vicar's Cross, hockey at Tarporley, sailing at Manley and several golf courses locally at Tarporley, Oscroft and Waverton. For the equestrian enthusiasts there is racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee, hunting is with the Cheshire Foxhounds and a motor racing circuit at Oulton Park. There is also good hacking out directly from the property. COMMUNICATIONS The Well House benefits from excellent road links with access to the M53 and M56 motorways beyond Chester permitting daily travel to all areas of commerce throughout the North West including Liverpool and Manchester. Likewise The Potteries and Birmingham are commutable via the M6 motorway. Travel to London is available from Chester station from which there is a 2 hour service via Crewe to Euston whilst Liverpool and Manchester are both served by international airports. OUTSIDE The Well House is approached via electrically operated gates and over a gravelled to parking areas in front of and beside the house. The drive is flanked by a raised orchard and soft fruit cage, with on the other side a mature hedge and field. Opposite the house is an oak framed and tiled building comprising Carport (17'10" x 17' deep), Garage (17'3" x 9'2" with double doors, and Gym (16'5" x 8'7") served with light power and heating. The drive continues around beyond the house where there is a former Garage (31' x 15'6" narrowing to 13'1"), of brick and block construction beneath a shingle tile roof, served with light and power and providing an excellent workshop and/or storage space. To the rear is a timber stable and a recently constructed timber tractor shed (15'2" x 9'4") with concrete base and direct access to one of the fields. Against the west elevation of the house is a lovely stone flagged terrace which enjoys plenty of natural light and beside which are two pergolas both supporting roses and mature creepers which provide excellent seasonal colour. The gardens are predominantly to the south of the house and are laid to lawn with numerous borders supporting a variety of flowering trees and shrubs. The gardens have been landscaped over the last 5 years or so and are well maintained, some of the borders supported by an irrigation system. There are numerous specimen trees, including maple, pines, oak, beech, birch, horse chestnut and redwood, and a plantation of young Silver and Himalayan Birch. To the side is a further lawned area with clipped yews and variety of rhododendron and acers. The remainder of the grounds are sub-divided into three fields, all of which have post and wire fencing and surrounded by mature hedgerows, and are suitable for mowing and grazing horses and/or livestock. In the field to the north of the house is a timber stable block comprising a pair of loose boxes and open fronted field shelter.
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