Our pick of the hottest properties in Cheshire this month.
Hall Lane, Antrobus
An opportunity to acquire an exceptional estate which includes an elegant Grade II-listed Georgian country house with extensive secondary accommodation, nestled in approximately 68 acres of gardens, park and farmland.
The property itself, is an exemplary Grade II-listed country house built around 1830 for Peter Jackson, making it a property of national importance. It is a classical and quintessential country house with symmetrical proportions and the best of Georgian architecture.
There are graceful reception rooms to with exceptional ceiling height to both the ground and first floors. This, combined with the large casement sash windows makes the house wonderfully light and airy.
The house benefits from an extensive and sympathetic scheme of renovation and restoration, period features have been sensitively restored, whilst seamlessly adding 21 st century fittings such as surround sound and Lutron lighting. A ‘no expense spared’ mantra is evident throughout: including an exquisite hand-crafted kitchen with seating area and breakfast area overlooking the leisure suite, which is housed in a large contemporary stone and glass addition. The leisure houses a large slate swimming pool with under water lighting and jets and cutting edge facilities. Within the estate, the Grange is an elegant country property in its own right.
Built in the same period as the house, in the Georgian style with octagonal cupola and again with large sash windows, which flood the property with natural light. The property comprises a huge drawing room with open fireplace, large dining room with coved ceiling, inner hall, utility, WC and a stunning kitchen and breakfast room. Open plan to the kitchen you will find an amazing morning room and garden room, constructed of glass and sheeted bronze by the leading architect Jamie Fobert. This is a fabulous space with sliding doors allowing views of and access to the walled garden.
To the rear of the grange sits a cobbled courtyard, with cottage to the northside and an office and party suite to the west. The cottage forms part of the rear section of the courtyard. It has been beautifully fitted with solid oak doors and staircase, complemented by natural stone flooring. There is a cosy sitting room with oak floor and wood burning stove which has been built into a large inglenook fireplace.
The property also comprises kitchen/breakfast room, utility, two WCS, second reception room, three good sized bedrooms and a study/library area on the first floor landing. The office suite with entrances both off the courtyard and integrally via the garden room of the grange, gives a high degree of flexibility on how this space can be used by the future owners. This suite has a WC and communication room and a magnificent boardroom overlooking the courtyard.
The first floor also has two double bedrooms, both en suite. Finally, the superb party suite is again accessed off the rear courtyard with its own entrance hall with oak flooring and stairs leading to the first floor. It comes complete with a catering kitchen with Lacanche range.
The huge party room is located on the first floor with impressive king-post trusses, surround sound and a larch arched topped picture window overlooks the gardens.
The gardens have been sympathetically restored and RHS Chelsea multi gold winning garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith was commissioned to create a contemporary garden setting for the property, the results of which are totally breath-taking. The garden and grounds encompass the house ensuring it is screened from view from every elevation, creating a secure and private environment. Impressive electric gates and CCTV begin a long formal gravel entrance with lime trees, which sweeps through the farmland and past the eastern elevation of the hall.
Formal lawns glide away from the front ending in a ha-ha forms a divide from the parkland, making this an extraordinary estate tucked away from view. The Estate is offered for sale by private treaty.
Finlows Villa, Mottram Road, Alderley Edge
Remodelled in a contemporary style to take advantage of the panoramic views Finlows villa is an contemporary- style residence with approximately 10,000sq.ft of accommodation and includes the highest quality fittings throughout, including audio visual and smart wiring.
Set in extensive grounds and adjoining paddocks of approximately 8 acres in total, the property also benefits from wonderful open views over the surrounding countryside. Finlows has been tastefully extended and remodelled to create a fabulous contemporary property. It comprises 4 principal reception rooms including the main entertaining reception hall with media cinema.
Five bedrooms all ensuite and 4 with their own dressing rooms. The master bedroom suite also has its own private sun terrace on the upper floor, from which to appreciate the beautiful views. This property has some particular features of note, including a grand curved polished staircase. The Family room has dual viewing integrated fish tank and recess with integrated bar and its own leisure suite with a fully titled, curved swimming pool, steam room and wet area.
The large living kitchen benefits from bespoke units, deep granite work surfaces, central island and Wolfe range oven. In addition, the property features a self- contained suite with living kitchen and bathroom, ideal for staff or guests whilst to the exterior there is a triple garage and workshop.
This is undoubtedly an exceptional, spacious and versatile home, occupying one of the most desirable settings in semi- rural Alderley Edge, yet only half a mile from the village centre.
On the market at a guide price of £3,500,000 with Andrew J Nowell and Company
Bespoke architecture and design combines character and charm with modern features Kingsgate is a delightful five bedroomed detached property which is set in secluded grounds and enjoys fabulous views across open countryside.
Well-presented and private, this is a bespoke, architect designed home which boasts an abundance of character and modern features. These include a statement piece stained glass window and exposed woodwork throughout. An impressive family home, the spacious accommodation in the main house is arranged over four floors. On the ground floor there are two main reception rooms as well as a large kitchen, utility room and cloakroom.
The lower ground floor houses a billiard room, gym and shower room. The five bedrooms are located on the first and second floors with the master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite bathroom. In addition to the family bathroom, two further bedrooms also enjoy en-suite shower rooms.
This outstanding property benefits from further accommodation including a detached annexe/office, a detached self-contained timber lodge and a separate pool house.
Externally, the house is approached by a private drive which leads to both the main house and the annexe. In front of the house, there is ample parking for several cars. The main garden is found to the rear of the house and offers stunning views over the Cheshire countryside.
It is mainly laid to lawn with extensive decking areas and mature shrubs and trees. There is an additional private, lawned orchard garden for the lodge and annexe.
On the market at £1,250,000/ or available to let with Rickitt Partnership Estate Agents