Guide price £850,000
A LOVELY PERIOD HOUSE PROVIDING SUPERBLY PROPORTIONED ACCOMMODATION, OCCUPYING A PRIVATE POSITION IN THE CENTRE OF TILSTON VILLAGE. GROUND FLOOR - Reception Hall - Sitting Room - Dining Room - Snug - Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Dining Area off - Cloakroom - Utility FIRST FLOOR - Master Suite comprising: Double Bedroom, Dressing Room, Ensuite Shower Room. - 3 Further Double Bedrooms; Family Bathroom. OUTSIDE - Double Garage (recently used as a gym with storage) - Parking - Lawned gardens with patio LOCATION Tilston Cottage occupies a semi-rural location in the centre of Tilston Village some 14 miles to the south of the historic city of Chester. Tilston is a popular village with a blend of period and modern properties, and provides local services for everyday needs including a shop, playing field, church and recently restored pub, The Carden Arms. The larger village of Malpas is approximately 2 miles away having a more comprehensive range of services with shops, restaurants, high street banks and doctor's surgery. Chester and Wrexham are both within easy reach offering supermarkets and selection of sporting and leisure facilities together with out of town retail parks. On the recreational front there are several golf courses locally including Carden Park and Hill Valley at Whitchurch together with a sports club in Malpas. For the equestrian enthusiast there is racing at Chester and Bangor on Dee and hunting with Sir Watkin Williams Wynn and Cheshire Beagles. Schooling is well catered for in the area with an excellent primary school in Tilston along with several private and state schools within easy reach including Bishop Heber High School at Malpas, The King's and Queen's in Chester, Abbey Gate College in Saighton and Packwood Haugh at Ruyton XI Towns. COMMUNICATIONS Tilston enjoys excellent road communications with the A41 approximately 2 miles away which connects with the M53/M56 motorways facilitating daily travel to Liverpool and Manchester. The A41 also links south with the M54 serving the Midlands and beyond to the M5/M6. There is a fast rail service from Crewe to London Euston, and international airports in both Liverpool and Manchester which are 30 and 50 miles respectively. DESCRIPTON Tilston Cottage bears the date 1810 and is Listed Grade II for its architectural and historic importance. Constructed of brick and stone with cream painted rendered elevations under a slate roof the house has an attractive front facade with twin bows incorporating leaded windows at both ground and first floor level. Over the last 15 years or so the house has been subject to several schemes of modernisation including a new kitchen, double glazing to the majority of windows, two new bathrooms in 2022, some reconfiguration and a replacement boiler. The house now provides spacious and well proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors served by oil fired central heating, and is ideally suited for family living or perhaps a party downsizing from a larger property to be within a village setting. The entrance hall has a stone flagged floor and provides access to the three reception rooms all of which have a lovely open aspect across the garden and open fireplaces with decorative mantels, the sitting and dining rooms both having the bow windows. The kitchen is at the rear of the house and incorporates a range of hand painted wall and floor units beneath polished granite work surfaces, all by Cheshire Furniture Company of Aldford. There is a 2 oven electric Aga in tiled recess, integrated fridge/freezer and NEFF dishwasher, Belfast sink with mixer and central island with further cupboards and drawers, work surface and chopping board. A step and wide arch opens to the breakfast area which has bifold doors opening to a south facing patio. Beyond the kitchen is a rear hall and useful utility room which has also been upgraded recently and includes further storage space and plumbing for washer/dryer. At first floor level the accommodation is as comprehensive with four double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms, one of which is en-suite and both have under floor heating. The master suite has been reconfigured to now include a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and shelving, and the shower room replaced, along with the family bathroom, with quality sanitary ware and tiling. OUTSIDE The property is approached via a splayed entrance with double five bar gates and over a gravelled drive to a parking area beneath the north and west fronts. Beside the drive is a detached brick and slate garage (20' deep x 19'10") with two up and over doors, courtesy door, fluorescent strip lights, power points, water connection and plenty of loft storage, behind which is the oil storage tank. In front of the house is a lawn with yew trees to either side and shielded from the road by a copper beech hedge. To the side is a further lawn with central rose border and close boarded fence delineating the easterly boundary. To the rear of the house is an Indian stone flagged patio with a mellow brick wall forming the southerly boundary and providing a high degree of privacy.
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