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Longhill Lane, Hankelow, Cheshire, CW3



6 Beds 6 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: CHR230179


A stunning country house restored to an exacting standard, with exceptional leisure facilities, stabling and land occupying a wonderfully peaceful location. Accommodation in Brief • Reception Hall; Drawing Room; Dining Room; Garden Room; Study; Kitchen/Breakfast Room with open plan Sitting area; Utility with separate Larder; Laundry; Cloakroom with W.C; Cellar. • Master Bedroom with bath and en-suite Shower & Dressing Rooms and separate WC; 5 Further Double Bedrooms all en-suite. • Exceptional and newly completed integral leisure complex to include; Indoor swimming pool; Sauna and Steam Rooms; Gym; Yoga Room and Gallery; First floor double Lounge with Bar and Balcony; 6 seat Cinema Room. • Superbly designed stable yard comprising 12 loose boxes, 2 foaling boxes, tack room with feed store and Groom's bedsit; Garaging for nine cars in total; Block and Steel framed show garage with car lift; Horse walker; 50m x 30m flood lit manege. • Stocked lake with lodge; Lawned gardens and terraces; Pasture. • In all approximately 17.5 acres (7 ha) DESCRIPTION Woolfall Manor is an exceptional modern country estate which has been meticulously renovated and remodelled since 2020 and only completed in 2023 to create one of the finest properties in the area. Woolfall Manor now comprises a superbly proportioned country house together with attached leisure complex incorporating a superb indoor heated swimming pool with gym, and first floor cinema with lounge, all finished to an extremely high standard throughout surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. In addition are fantastic equestrian facilities with extensive stabling, horse walker and manege supported by just under 18 acres of grounds. The property enjoys a wonderfully private and peaceful location in South Cheshire surrounded by open countryside and well away from busy main roads, rail lines or flight paths. Constructed of a mellow brick with double glazed sash windows under a tiled roof, the house boasts a highly attractive symmetrical faade with an unmistakable Georgian influence. The renovation works were carried out carefully and to a particular specification, with quality fitments used throughout, while the house has retained plenty of character it now enjoys the benefit of modern building techniques and materials with an elegant mix of period style. There is a subtle blend of oak parquet, stone and tiled flooring throughout the ground floor, high ceilings with decorative cornicing, impressive fireplaces, the majority of which surround brand new woodburners, and superbly fitted kitchen and bathrooms, the majority of which have under floor heating. The house has been upgraded to the latest technological specification and includes a Sonos sound system and is wired with Cat6 throughout supported by high speed Fibre internet providing up to 900mbps. The heating system to the main house is oil fired serving a conventional wet system which is supported in certain rooms with zoned electric under floor, and the leisure complex has under floor throughout the ground floor and heritage radiators to the first floor supported by a sophisticated twin air source heat system. There is also air conditioning which is reverse cycle, in all giving rise to a C'' EPC rating which is typically high for what is originally a period house. The ground floor principal reception rooms are all accessed off a welcoming entrance hall, which has a snug area and a glazed, remote control floor mounted door in the hall which provides access to a barrel-vaulted wine cellar. All rooms have woodburners save for the garden room which has twin reverse cycle air conditioning and five sets of brand new French doors opening to the rear terrace. The drawing room is a particularly light and spacious room, with a lovely bay window and three aspects to outside. In addition to a separate fully serviced laundry room with space for twin washer/driers, the impressive kitchen has been fitted by Plain & Simple Kitchens from Knutsford and supports a quality range of bespoke wall and floor units beneath granite surfaces, 4 oven oil fired Aga, NEFF appliances including oven and Induction hob, Siemens dishwasher and twin Belfast style sink. There are tall larder style cupboards and a central island with further storage wine fridge and breakfast bar. The room has plenty of space for dining table and sofas around a coffee table with woodburner at one end and provides a fantastic everyday living space also ideal for informal entertaining. There is also access to the study. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility with separate W.C., second dishwasher and lots of storage including a larder with bespoke fitted shelving and cupboards. From here the house flows seamlessly into the leisure complex. At first and second floor levels the accommodation is equally impressive with all bedrooms having ensuite bath/shower rooms incorporating Heritage sanitary ware, accessed off a spacious galleried landing. The master suite is particularly spacious with large double bedroom and balcony off, dressing room fully fitted with wardrobes, a central island and dressing table, and a fully tiled shower room and separate W.C. Bedroom suite 6 is located on the second floor. THE LEISURE COMPLEX Built and completed at the end of the full refurbishment of the estate in 2023, the leisure complex is a wonderful amenity for a property to enjoy. Being attached to the main house for ease of access on a day-to-day basis, there is a galleried link overlooking the swimming pool from the utility, which can also be accessed independently, beyond which is the yoga room. The pool room has several sets of French doors opening to the front terrace together with integrated sauna and steam rooms and a glazed wall to the gym. The swimming pool has under water lighting and an integrated remote control cover and is complimented by a ceramic tile surround with under floor heating. The changing room has plenty of storage, shower, double sink and separate W.C. At first floor level is a large double lounge and bar, with central double sided woodburner and door out to a balcony with space for several sofas or sun loungers and from which are open views across the countryside. The 6 seat tiered cinema room has built in electrically reclining seats and a high quality Denon/Klipsch audio and visual system. LOCATION Woolfall Manor occupies a tranquil, rural setting in an extremely scenic part of South Cheshire. It is located on the edge of Hankelow, off a quiet country lane and set within landscaped grounds providing a high degree of privacy. Hankelow is a rural hamlet which is just over 2 miles from the village of Audlem with its attractive High Street containing many fine period buildings and an impressive church. The village is fully serviced with a good range of shops, local stores with post office, doctor's surgery and a selection of pubs & restaurants. The nearby market towns of Nantwich and Whitchurch are 8 and 11 miles respectively offering a more comprehensive range of services with high street banks, supermarkets and out of town retail parks. The village offers a state primary school complimented by secondary schools at Nantwich, Malpas and Alsager together with private schools including Newcastle Under Lyme School, Ellesmere College, Packwood Haugh, Shrewsbury School, The Grange at Hartford and King's and Queens' in Chester. On the recreational front there are football, cricket and tennis clubs in the village and several golf courses locally including Carden Park near Chester, Hill Valley at Whitchurch, Wychwood Park beyond Crewe and Market Drayton Golf Club. There is extensive walking locally along the Shropshire Union Canal which passes nearby, and for the equestrian enthusiast there is good hacking locally along country lanes and bridleways, and also horse racing at Chester, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Bangor-on-Dee. COMMUNICATIONS Despite its rural location Woolfall Manor is extremely accessible being approximately 13 miles from Junction 15 on the M6 motorway permitting daily travel to Manchester, Liverpool, The Potteries and Birmingham. For international travel Manchester and Birmingham Airports are 39 & 66 miles respectively. Travel to London is available via Crewe Station which is under 10 miles away and from which there is a 1hr 30mins service to Euston. STABLE YARD To the east of the main house is the stable yard. Purpose built around 2008, the buildings are of an extremely high standard, constructed of brick and block beneath pitched tiled roofs, and served with light water and power. There are essentially two main ranges of stabling opposite each other with, at the northern end, the barn and garaging, in all forming a most attractive equestrian facility, which also provides fantastic storage. There are 12 stables (13'x 12') all with Monarch doors, 2 foaling boxes (18' x 12'), and two additional rooms ideally suited as feed and tack rooms (14' x 12'). The horse walker is beside the stables and all these facilities are unused since they were installed. The groom's bedsit (11'11" x 9'4") provides well appointed accommodation with range of fitted floor cupboards beneath beech work surfaces, NEFF oven and hob, AEG dishwasher, and sink. There is plenty of space for a table and chairs, and a sofa bed. Off this room is a shower room (12'8" x 3'1") with well tiled shower, low flush W.C and hand basin. There is also an additional and extremely useful building, constructed of block and steel frame with part timber clad elevations. It comprises one full height room (42' x 39' max) with resin painted concrete floor, double doors to one side and electric roller door to the other being high enough to accommodate a large vehicle including horse box and camper van. Currently used as a show garage, it incorporates 5 individual garage stations and a newly installed car lift. Within the barn is a secure store (14'9" x 13'1). GARDENS AND GROUNDS Woolfall Manor is approached via a splayed entrance with electrically operated timber gates, and over a gravelled drive to a turning circle beneath the south west front. The house stands beautifully within its plot, set well back from the lane behind an impressive high brick wall with stone copings and detail, which extends along the frontage to the garden. There are lawns to the south, east and west of the house, and several mature trees, notably oak. Both to the front and rear of the house are stone flagged terraces providing lovely seating and entertaining areas, with to the rear some attractive planting including box hedge surrounds. The drive continues past the house and on to the stable yard, with a large parking area to one side and railed and flood lit manege with recently replaced rubber surface. Beyond the yard is a further parking area and long service drive to the lane which too has electrically operated gates. The outlying land is sub-divided into 6 main enclosures together with a lake. There is a large field beside the manege, and four smaller paddocks which are surrounded by fencing and mature hedgerows, all suitable for grazing and mowing for hay if required. A footpath crosses through the land to the east of the buildings. In addition is a field which has recently been planted with at least 1000 saplings beside which is the lake with ''lake house', a timber structure with decked area and served with light and power. PROPERTY INFORMATION Address: Woolfall Manor, Longhill Lane, Hankelow, Cheshire, CW3 0JQ Tenure: Freehold Services: Mains water & electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating and air source to leisure complex. Local Authority: Cheshire East Council - Tel: 0300 123 5500 Council Tax: Band G, amount payable 2023/24 - £3,515.00 Viewings: Strictly by appointment via Jackson-Stops, Chester Office - Tel: 01244 328 361 Fixtures: Unless specifically mentioned all contents, fixtures and fittings, statues and garden ornaments are excluded. Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.