Guide price £1,850,000
An attractive period farmhouse, Listed Grade II*, occupying a wonderfully peaceful location amongst superbly maintained gardens with paddock and far reaching views. Distances Bunbury - 2.5 miles Tarporley - 4 miles Chester - 16 miles Liverpool - 32 miles Manchester - 39 miles Accommodation - Entrance Hall - Lounge - Drawing Room - Panelled Study - Morning Room - Breakfast Room - Kitchen - Utility - Cellar - 2 Cloakroom/W.C - Integral double garage - Master suite comprising double bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom - 4 further double bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms (1 en-suite) - Loft double bedroom 6 Outside - Range of traditional stabling - Detached two storey brick and slate outbuilding - Flagged terraced and landscaped lawned gardens with haha. - Pasture with pond - In all about 5.78 acres (2.3 4ha). Description Peckforton Hall is said to date from the late 1600's with early 19th and 20th century addition, and is Listed Grade II* for its historic and architectural importance. Constructed predominantly of brick with some internal exposed wall timbers on a sandstone plinth beneath a slate roof, the house has an attractive front faade with twin gables set either side of the front door with storm porch. Indeed, it is full of character both in its exterior appearance and internally, with decorative stone headers, sills and copings to the gables, leaded windows set in mullions, and, internally, an attractive staircase with oak handrail and balusters, period fireplaces and of particular note is the oak panelled study overlooking the garden and field beyond. Previously part of the nearby Tollemarche Estate, Peckforton Hall was sold by the Estate to the present owner in 1995, at which time it was in a poor state of repair. The vendors embarked on a comprehensive scheme of renovation, restoring the building and grounds to a wonderful private residence and family home, sensitively retaining the period detail, traditional layout and historic nature of the house while incorporating modern fitments and décor, served by oil fired central heating and private drainage system. The owners have carefully maintained Peckforton Hall to a high standard during their tenure and now offer it for sale for the first time since 1995. The house now comprises a spacious and well appointed period property, providing superb family accommodation arranged predominantly over two floors together with useful and extensive traditional outbuildings. The gardens are a particular feature and also have been well looked after and superbly landscaped, providing for a mature and attractive setting. The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with some exposed wall and ceiling timbers. To one side is a cosy sitting room with brick fireplace and woodburner, to the other the morning room with quarry tiled floor and oil fired Aga. A large room with plenty of space for comfy sofas, dining table and chairs, and a pair of double doors into the kitchen, the whole area making for excellent day to day open plan living. The kitchen incorporates a range of wall and floor units with cupboards and drawers beneath polished granite work surfaces, integrated Stoves appliances including hob, oven and grill, Panasonic microwave, Belfast sink with mixer, and central island. Beyond the kitchen is a rear hall, cloakroom with W.C., and utility also with door to outside. From the main hall is the panelled study, lounge which is open to the hall and also the drawing room, all having fireplaces and lovely aspects across the gardens. The remainder of the ground floor comprises a breakfast room which has french doors to the terrace and into the gardens, and an integral double garage. There is useful a useful cellar. At first floor level the accommodation is as comprehensive with all bedrooms accessed off a lovely large landing. The master suite is spacious with double bedroom looking north east towards the field, dressing room and fully equipped bathroom with separate shower. The remaining four bedrooms are all double and served by two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite. That bedroom is particularly large and is suitable for sub-division if required, and also has independent staircase to the breakfast room. In addition is a 6th bedroom on the second floor with access to the roof space which provides useful storage. Location Peckforton Hall occupies a lovely position close to the picturesque village of Peckforton, a few miles to the south of the sought after village of Tarporley. The village, which is essentially a rural hamlet comprises a collection of period farmhouses and cottages adjoining open countryside and long regarded as one of the most scenic parts of the county. The property is conveniently located for the villages of Bunbury & Tarporley which are just a short distance through the country lanes offering a comprehensive range of services including shops, small supermarket, doctors' surgery, chemist, several churches, pubs & restaurants. The historic city and county town of Chester is just 16 miles to the west with many high street retailers complemented by out of town retail parks including the Outlet Village at Cheshire Oaks. On the educational front there are successful state primary and secondary schools in Tarporley & Bunbury and for those seeking private education there is a good selection locally including The Grange at Hartford, Abbeygate College at Saighton and The King's & Queen's Schools in Chester. On the recreational front there are thriving sports clubs in the neighbouring villages catering for cricket, tennis, football, hockey & squash and on the edge of Tarporley the Portal Premier & Championship Golf Courses. The property is also close to the Sandstone Trail with scenic walks directly from the garden through the Beeston & Peckforton foothills. For the equestrian followers there is horse racing at Chester & Bangor-on-Dee, polo at Little Budworth and for the racing enthusiasts a motor racing circuit at nearby Oulton Park. Communications Despite the rural location the area is extremely accessible for all areas of commerce throughout the North West including the Chester Business Park, Deeside Industrial Park and Wrexham Industrial Estate. Liverpool & Manchester are both within daily travelling distance courtesy of the M53 & M56 motorways. To the south the A49/A41 connects with the M54 allowing for ease of access to The Potteries, Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Liverpool and Manchester international airports are 28 and 32 miles respectively and for travel to London there is a 1hr 35mins rail service from Crewe Station to Euston. Outside Peckforton Hall is approached via what is initially a shared drive with the neighbouring barn conversions, and thereafter through an electrically operated gate to a tarmacadamed and gravel drive which leads past the stables and buildings to the front of the house and a wide parking area beneath the south east front. The south easterly boundary is predominantly delineated by a high brick wall along with some mature, well-manicured trees providing a high degree of privacy. The stabling is within a single storey brick and tiled building attached to the house and comprises four loose boxes, one of which presently houses the oil tanks. Opposite is a detached brick and slated range, being predominantly single story with the central part being full height with vaulted ceiling and impressive exposed timberwork. The gardens are on the opposite side of the house and from which are wonderful views east across Cheshire towards the Derbyshire Hills in the very distance, and west towards the Peckforton and Bickerton Hills. They have been beautifully landscaped and maintained, and comprise wide lawns with floral and herbaceous borders, clipped hedging and some fruit trees. Against the house is a lovely stone sett terrace with low brick walls and steps rising to the gardens. One of the lawns was historically used as a tennis court, and which extends around to the north side of the house where there are impressive beech trees and the haha, beyond which is the field. The field is down to grass with a pond in one corner, and surrounded by post and wire fencing. It is suitable for grazing horses or livestock, and there is direct access from the property to a public footpath for miles of wonderful walking. General Remarks & Stipulations Address: Peckforton Hall, Peckforton Hall Lane, Peckforton, Nr Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TH. Tenure: The property is Freehold with vacant possession. Services: Private water supply. Mains Electricity. Private Drainage. Central heating courtesy of a oil boiler. Telephone line and Broadband connection. Local Authority: Cheshire East Council. Tel 0300 123 5013. Town & Country Planning: Peckforton Hall is listed Grade II*. Council Tax: Band H - £3,939.50 payable 2022/23. Rights of Way: The property has the benefit of a right of way over the initial length of the drive which also serves the neighbouring barn conversion scheme. Covenants: There is a covenant restricting usage of the property to one private residential dwelling, and for it not to be used for trade or business. Fixtures: Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all contents, fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, statues, carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing: Strictly by appointment via Jackson-Stops, Chester office Tel: 01244 328 361. Directions From Tarporley travel south on the A49 signposted Whitchurch and having descended the hill into Beeston bottom, take the first turning right for Beeston & Peckforton villages. Follow the lane passing through Beeston and continue towards Peckforton. Having passed Peckforton Castle continue for a further ½ mile turning left into Peckforton Hall Lane. Continue for a few hundred yards, where the entrance to Peckforton Hall and neighbouring barn conversions will be seen on the left. The private drive for Peckforton Hall is directly ahead after 30 yards.
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