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NEW YEAR... NEW ABODE

If the New Year has you dreaming of a new abode, we've rounded up some of the hottest properties on the market in and around Cheshire to help you hunt down a happy new home.

Malmesbury House, Theobald Road, Bowdon

This exceptional Georgian style modern house, beautifully refurbished throughout, stands in one of Bowdons most sought after and secluded positions, at the end of Theobald Road. At over 7,000 sq ft the house is spacious by most standards and includes an attached guest apartment, suitable for staff or for longer term guests.

It has recently undergone a complete refurbishment program, and is presented impeccably throughout with a beautiful interior design scheme and the finest quality furnishings. As with houses built in a faithful Georgian style, the rooms are spacious and bright with superb ceiling heights, three-quarter length windows and a truly wonderful large galleried reception hall provides an impressive entrance. A porch frames the front door leading into a huge reception hallway with marble tiled floor and beautiful marble fireplace.

The main drawing room is a lovely dual aspect room overlooking the gardens, and provides the most grand entertaining space for the house. It enjoys a beautiful colour-washed parquet floor and a substantial marble fireplace. Leading off the drawing room is a fabulous bar room with matching floor and high level marble topped bar and hand crafted cabinetry. There are two further main reception rooms including a dining room with seating for eight people with double doors leading from the lower hall, and French doors to an outside terrace, and a second, smaller sitting room with a dual aspect, marble fireplace and range of fitted cupboards.

The spacious open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room is a wonderful informal space and has a high glazed roof and full length windows to two sides. The bedroom configuration is ideal for the family with three full suites at first floor level and two additional bedrooms with shower room on the upper floor. The master bedroom suite incorporates the whole of one end of the house and includes a lovely dual aspect bedroom with fireplace with a gentleman’s dressing room .

There’s also a ladies dressing room on this floor, it has a complete range of fitted bespoke wardrobes and a light timber floor, once again enjoying a fireplace and an attractive aspect over the grounds. There are two further double bedrooms, each with an ensuite, one with a large bathroom with freestanding bath and shower and the second with a shower room.

The guest apartment is a splendid large suite which includes a double sitting room, bedroom, shower room and large open plan kitchen breakfast room, and this provides excellent ancillary accommodation, but could equally be a larger part of the main accommodation of the house and be changed into a large games room or gymnasium. With beautifully maintained and exceptionally private grounds, large gated entrance with video entrance phone system and garaging this property is a stunning finished product and offers a wonderful opportunity.

On the market at a guide price of £3,850,000 with Stuart Rushton and Company 35 King Street, Knutsford WA16 6DW | 01565 757000; srushton.co.uk

Brownhills, Oulton Mill Lane, Rushton

Brownhills is an individual detached property offering versatile accommodation and holds a delightful, elevated position overlooking the Mill Pond at Rushton.

The property was built in 2005, replacing a timber framed thatched cottage and is set in attractive, well proportioned, private landscaped gardens with far reaching views.

Extending into excess of 3,000 sq ft Brownhills benefits from a garden room and a reading room/library. It also comprises four bedrooms in total two with ensuite, a main bathroom and a wet room adjacent to the fourth.

A magnificent dining room and large farmhouse kitchen with breakfast room, add to the charm of this property. It’s location in the small hamlet of Rushton, between Tarporley and Winsford means this property is perfectly placed to enjoy Delamere Forest, Little Budworth Country Park and a number of Golf and Equestrian clubs.

On the market at a guide price of £850,000 with Cheshire Lamont, The Chestnut Pavilion, Tarporley CW6 0UW | 01829 730700; cheshirelamont.co.uk

Beech Farm, Pinewood, Chelford Road, Marthall, Knutsford

If you ever wanted to build your Grand Design in complete privacy, then the sale of this luxury estate could be the perfect chance.

This wonderful opportunity to create a bespoke residential or commercial property is situated within 22.5 acres of farmland. Minutes from Alderley Edge and Knutsford, this sale includes two detached main residencies, one a modern four-bedroom country house in the Georgian style with detached garage.

The other a beautiful five-bedroom characterful property with an immaculate interior. The outbuildings consist of a luxury office building which has scope to be converted into a pool, gym or garages.

In addition, there is a very large barn suitable for many purposes, both agricultural and equestrian, giving a total of around 12,650 sq ft of property on offer. The property also benefits from landscaped gardens, six golf holes and two large ponds stocked with fish.

On the market at a guide price of £4,995,000 with The Mobile Agents, 10 London Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7JS | 01625 576 050; themobileagents.co.uk