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Burwardsley, Nr Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3

Guide price £795,000

New instruction

5 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CHR210065

THE PROPERTY

An attractive former Chapel sympathetically restored and extended occupying a highly sought-after location with spectacular views. ACCOMMODATION IN BRIEF LOWER GROUND FLOOR - Open plan kitchen, dining and living room area - Library area - Utility/Rear porch - Study - Guest Double Bedroom GROUND FLOOR - Porch - Master Bedroom with walk in wardrobe - Family Bathroom FIRST FLOOR - Bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room - 2 Further Double Bedrooms 3 and 4 OUTSIDE - Landscaped tiered gardens with summerhouse / shed / woodstore - Terrace with barbecue and seating area - Domestic store - Parking for 4 cars - In all about 0.26 acres (0.1 ha) Description The Chapel dates from 1843 having been built as a Methodist Chapel and constructed of sandstone beneath a slate roof. The building was extended and renovated in 2004 to a high standard and subsequently remodelled by the current owners in 2009. The Chapel now provides a highly individual and impressive family home, designed with modern day open plan living in mind, taking full advantage of the elevated position and magnificent views across the Cheshire Plain and Peckforton Hills. In addition, Planning Application No. 19/04450/FUL was approved in April 2020 for the extension and remodelling of the lower ground floor, creating a further bedroom and study. The Chapel dates from 1843 having been built as a Methodist Chapel and constructed of sandstone beneath a slate roof. The building was extended and renovated in 2004 to a high standard and subsequently remodelled by the current owners in 2009. The Chapel now provides a highly individual and impressive family home, designed with modern day open plan living in mind, taking full advantage of the elevated position and magnificent views across the Cheshire Plain and Peckforton Hills. A set of wooden double doors lead into the original Chapel porch with tiled floor and stained-glass trim beneath the eaves. The porch extends into the main landing from which the master bedroom & family bathroom are accessed along with stairs to both the lower ground & first floors. To the left of the landing is the family bathroom, designed by Zest Bathrooms, which contains fully tiled walls and floor, free standing bath, low flush w.c, twin built-in hand basins, heated towel rail and a large tiled shower area with Hans Grohe fittings throughout. The master bedroom is a large double room with twin aspect over the garden and adjoining countryside with bench seats beneath both windows and an Esse log burner within a sandstone fireplace. It has the benefit of a large walk-in wardrobe with fitted shelving and oak flooring. A set of stairs lead down to the lower ground floor from which access is gained to the guest bedroom, study and principal entertaining and living space. To the left, is the guest bedroom which is large double room with floor to ceiling window and two sets of built in cupboards. Adjacent to the guest bedroom is the study which contains tv/internet connection points and fitted shelving; The study could be used as a playroom or additional bedroom if required. To the right of the staircase the main living space is accessed, firstly with a library area which contains fitted bookshelves and gives access to the open plan kitchen / living / dining area, utility room and a large storage area with fitted shelving. The living space comprises a large seating area, dining area and fitted kitchen complimented by two sets of bi-fold doors opening to the garden and barbecue area. Both bifold doors open fully, and have the benefit of the impressive views. The kitchen is at the far end of the room and contains fitted wall & base units constructed of oak under granite worksurfaces, by Weetwood Designs, with a Indian slate stone floor. The kitchen houses a built-in Neff fridge freezer unit, twin Franke Belfast sink, integrated Bosch dishwasher and Falcon oven with 5 ring gas hob and dual electric ovens. The kitchen opens to the dining and seating areas with real oak flooring throughout, spotlights and 4x Suntubes capturing plenty of natural light. The seating area has tv/internet connection points and is complimented by a sandstone fireplace inlaid with slate hearth containing a large Esse log burner. Beyond and accessed from the living area is the separate utility room with Indian slate stone floor having fitted wall and base units with plumbing for washing machine & tumble dryer. Within the utility is a cupboard containing shelving and a new Worcester demand central heating boiler, beside which is the downstairs w.c. with fully tiled walls & floor, low flush w.c. and built-in hand basin. The utility also gives access into the garden beside the barbecue area & patio. The first floor accommodation is accessed off the main landing which caters for 3 further bedrooms, 2 of which being used as bunk rooms both with Velux windows, feature original Chapel window and exposed scissor truss timbers. Bedroom 2 is a larger, double room again with Velux window, feature Chapel window and exposed scissor truss timbers but also has the benefit of an en-suite shower room which has wood strip floor, low flush w.c, heated towel rail, pedestal hand basin and tiled shower cubicle. Outside The Chapel is approached via a 5 bar-gate which opens onto a wide parking and turning area from which the spectacular views of the Cheshire Plain are immediately apparent. Against the roadside hedge is a pathway with steps leading to the front doors of the original Chapel. Adjacent to the parking area is a pedestrian gate with small grassed paddock presently fenced off for free range chickens and to the side of which is a wood chip path leading up to an elevated garden area with timber summerhouse/shed/woodstore which benefits from a west facing aspect taking advantage of the views over both the Cheshire Plain and Wales, and the evening sun. A further set of steps lead down to a tiered garden comprising lawns and stone paved patio areas providing seating and barbecue areas which enjoy great degrees of privacy while also taking in the views. Beyond the patio is a further lawned area extending around the side of the house to the original Chapel rear sandstone wall. Location The Chapel is situated in Burwardsley accessed off a picturesque country lane overlooking open countryside and within walking distance of the Sandstone Trail and Pheasant Inn. Burwardsley is a rural hamlet with church, village store/post office and pub all of which are a short distance through the lanes. The fully serviced village of Tattenhall is 3 miles distant offering village shop, chemists, doctors' surgery, church, primary school, pubs & eateries and thriving sports club. The county town of Chester offers a wider range of services to include national retailers, high street banks and is complimented by out-of-town retail parks at Boughton and Cheshire Oaks. On the educational front the area is well provided for with primary schools in Tattenhall, Bunbury & Tarporley along with state secondary schools at Malpas, Tarporley & Christleton. For private schooling there is the Kings and Queens in Chester, Abbeygate College at Saighton and The Grange at Hartford. There are numerous thriving sports clubs nearby in Tattenhall, Bunbury and Tiverton offering football, cricket, tennis, croquet and hockey complimented by golf courses at Carden Park, Eaton and Portal. For the equestrian enthusiasts there is horse racing at the historic Chester racecourse and Bangor-on-Dee, polo at Little Budworth and extensive walking from the property along the Sandstone Trail through the Peckforton & Beeston foothills. Communications Despite the property's rural location, it enjoys excellent road links being within daily travelling distance of all areas of commerce throughout the North-West including Chester, Wrexham, Liverpool & Manchester. The M53 & M56 motorways are a short distance away allowing for travel to Liverpool and Manchester respectively, both of which are served by international airports. To the south the A49/A41 connects with the M54 motorway allowing for ease of access to The Potteries, Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. For travel to London there is 1hr 35mins service to Euston from Crewe Station which is 19 miles distant. DISTANCES TATTENHALL 3 MILES TARPORLEY 8 MILES CHESTER 11 MILES LIVERPOOL 30 MILES MANCHESTER 42 MILES