Set in grounds of two acres and located in a superb position just five minutes drive from Tarporley village centre - a beautiful Grade II listed detached house offering extensive internal accommodation. Read more
Set in grounds of two acres and located in a superb position just five minutes drive from Tarporley village centre - a beautiful Grade II listed detached house offering extensive internal accommodation.
INTRODUCTION This beautiful detached house has outstanding aesthetic appeal and is set in its own grounds and gardens extending to approximately two acres.The property enjoys a fabulous position within walking distance of Duddon Primary School just five minutes drive from the centre of Tarporley Village and only a fifteen minute commute into the City centre of Chester.The property is offered to the market for the first time in many years and viewing is absolutely essential to appreciate its quality and character.
Approached via a gravelled driveway which is flanked by the formal gardens and paddock and leads to the stable block and barn, the house itself offers an excellent layout and square footage.Many period features have been retained including quarry tiled flooring, exposed roof purlins and ceiling beams, beautiful oak panelling to the master bedroom and numerous other features of interest.
The accommodation opens with a particularly spacious reception hall complete with original flooring.Off the reception hall there are two very spacious reception rooms that can both be adapted to suit individual requirements.Running along the back of the house is the breakfast kitchen/family room that provides the focal point of family living and is an ideal space to be the hub of the home.Off the breakfast kitchen there is a family room, utility room, cloakroom and boiler room.The Inner hall leads to the staircase that rises to the first floor and also to steps that lead down to a useful basement/cellar area.The turned staircases rises to the first floor and off it has a most unusual feature of a very useful study.The first floor accommodation is also very impressive.The outstanding room is the master bedroom which has original oak panelling, views over the driveway and paddocks, a dressing room and a well appointed en suite bathroom.For an older house it is highly unusual for there to be such a good balance of bedrooms and bathrooms and this is proven by the fact that the second bedroom has an en suite facility, whilst the family bathroom also has a door leading to one of the bedrooms.The overall balance is therefore five bedrooms and three bathrooms with many of the bedrooms containing superb original features, all being of a very generous proportion, rarely found in properties built in more modern times.
Externally there are beautiful formal gardens, impressive paddocks, stable block, open fronted barn and ample off road parking.In summary, an exceptional property with viewing absolutely essential.
LOCATION Duddon is an extremely popular village that lies in a central village location only 5 minutes from Tarporley village centre and 15 minutes from the thriving city centre of Chester.The location acts as an ideal base from which to access many other commercial centres including Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington.Furthermore it should be noted that both Manchester International Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport can be accessed within forty minutes drive. Nearby railway stations are located at Chester, Crewe, Frodsham, Hartford and Nantwich. Despite this centrality, the area as a whole is also renowned for the unspoilt countryside that surrounds the village and significantly the cottage falls within the catchment area for Duddon Primary School - widely regarded as one of the best state sector primary schools in the locality. For day to day amenities, Duddon has a public house and Okells Nursery and the villages of Tarvin and Tarporley are also close at hand.
HALL14' 3" x 13' 10" (4.34m x 4.22m) Original quarry tiled floor.Exposed roof purlin and ceiling beams.Three wall light points.Radiator with decorative cover.Front aspect window.Doors to living room, sitting room and inner hall.
LIVINGROOM21' 2" x 16' 4" (6.45m x 4.98m) Original central stone fireplace surround housing Living Flame log effect fire.Original front aspect lattice windows.Double panel radiator.Exposed ceiling beams.Exposed wall timbers.Two double panel radiators.Side aspect lattice window.
SITTINGROOM18' 4" x 14' 2" (5.59m x 4.32m) Wood burning stove set on stone hearth.Exposed sandstone walling.Front aspect windows.Three wall light points.Radiator with decorative cover.Doors to entrance hall and breaklfast kitchen/family room.Door to store.
STORE6' 7" x 6' 5" (2.01m x 1.96m)
INNERHALL18' 6" x 8' 11" (5.64m x 2.72m) Original quarry tiled flagged flooring.Exposed ceiling beams.Two wall light points.Exposed wall timbers.Internal window to utility room.Original hardwood staircase rising to first floor.Doors to cellar, breakfast kitchen/family room and entrance hall.
BREAKFASTKITCHEN/FAMILYROOM17' 6" x 16' 1" (5.33m x 4.9m) Fitted with a range of cream wall and floor cupboards together with sliding drawers and having a combination of rolled edge and solid granite preparation surfaces.Island with granite preparation surface comprising floor level cupboards, drawers and space for breakfast bar stools.Tiled surround to all preparation surfaces.Single bowl stainless steel sink with drainaer unit and chrome mixer taps set beneath triple width rear aspect wooden framed double glazed window.Aga with brick arch over and large tiled splashback.Plate rack.Three glass fronted crockery display cabinets.Original quarry tiled flooring.Door to rear courtyard, sitting room and framed opening to family room.Exposed roof purlin and ceiling beams.Halogen spotlights.
FAMILYROOM15' 2" x 12' 7" (4.62m x 3.84m) Quarry tiled flooring.Two radiators with decorative covers.Exposed rear purlin and ceiling beams.Triple width double glazed window with views over courtyard.Doors to inner hall and utility room.Framed opening to breakfast kitchen.
UTILITYROOM13' 4" x 9' 11" (4.06m x 3.02m) Maximum measurements taken at widest point the room is 'L' shaped.Floor level cupboards.Single bowl stainless steel sink with drainer unit.Space for White goods.Double panel radiator.Exposed wall timbers.Internal windows with aspect to entrance hall.Door leading to rear courtyard and door to family room, boiler room and cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM5' 1" x 4' 1" (1.55m x 1.24m) Fitted with suite comprising low level W.C.Vanity unit with wash hand basin and mixer tap.Tiled splashback in addition to double panel radiator.Quarry tiled floor.Rear aspect obscured glass window.
BOILERROOM9' 4" x 4' 0" (2.84m x 1.22m) Two wall mounted Celsino 2.25 boilers.Range Tribune hot water cylinder.Door to utility room.
INNERHALL From the inner hall a timber door leads to stone steps that lead down to the:-
CELLAR10' 2" x 7' 3" (3.1m x 2.21m) Original staircase leads to first floor.Halfway up the staircase on the right hand side a door leads to the study.
STUDY10' 1" x 8' 10" (3.07m x 2.69m) Two side aspect windows.Double panel radiator.Door leading to stairwell.
LANDING24' 8" x 15' 4" (7.52m x 4.67m) Maximum measurements taken at widest point.The landing is 'L' shaped and has features including oak staircase leading down to the inner hall, exposed wall timbers.Vaulted ceiling with exposed purlin.Recessed halogen spotlights.Wooden skirting boards and doors leading to five bedrooms and 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.
MASTERBEDROOM16' 5" x 15' 0" (5m x 4.57m) A beautiful principal bedroom with oak panelling to walls.Front aspect lattice windows overlooking driveway and paddock.Original cast iron decorative fireplace.Two double panel radiators.Latch door leading to dressing room.
DRESSINGROOM9' 7" x 7' 0" (2.92m x 2.13m) Skylight window.Halogen spotlights.Door leading to bedroom.Double panel radiator.Door to store cupboard.Door to en-suite bathroom.
STORECUPBOARD2' 10" x 2' 6" (0.86m x 0.76m)
EN-SUITEBATHROOM9' 9" x 7' 4" (2.97m x 2.24m) Fitted with White Zotini suite with low level W.C.Pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap.Panelled bath with shower attachment.Fully tiled shower enclosure.Part tiled walls.Halogen spotlights.Wall mounted heated towel rail/radiator.Rear aspect wooden framed double glazed windows.Door to dressing room.
BEDROOM214' 8" x 13' 4" (4.47m x 4.06m) Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof purlins.Rear aspect window.Double panel radiator.Doors to landing and en-suite bathroom.
EN-SUITEBATHROOM6' 7" x 4' 11" (2.01m x 1.5m) Fitted with a suite comprising low level W.C. with push button flush.Vanity unit with wash hand basin and cupboard in addition to fully tiled shower enclosure with soaker head.Part tiled walls.Heated chrome towel rail/radiator.Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof purlin.
BEDROOM314' 1" x 12' 1" (4.29m x 3.68m) Fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, dressing table and bedside units.Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers.Built in cupboard with chrome hanging rail.Rear aspect window.Doors to landing and 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.
BEDROOM415' 1" x 14' 2" (4.6m x 4.32m) Front aspect window.Exposed roof purlins and ceiling beams.Four wall light points.Double panel radiator.Door to landing.
BEDROOM514' 6" x 13' 11" (4.42m x 4.24m) Front aspect window.Exposed roof purlin and ceiling beam.Double panel radiator.Four wall light points.Door to landing.
FAMILYBATHROOM11' 2" x 6' 0" (3.4m x 1.83m) Fitted with suite comprising low level W.C.Panelled bath with tiled area and shower over.Vanity unit with cupboard and wash hand basin with chrome taps.Part tiled walls.Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof purlins.Extractor fan.Built in airing cupboard.Door to landing and bedroom 3.
EXTERIOR Double width timber gates lead to a long gravelled driveway that has to its left the house and formal garden and to the right an attractive beautifully maintained paddock.The gravelled driveway widens at its furthest point to a large turning area immediately in front of an open fronted barn.Beyond the open fronted barn, accessed via a timber five bar gate and also having pedestrian access is a stable block and pergola.
The formal garden is principally laid to lawn and has within it in the corner a chipped softplay area for children and a beautiful paved patio.The paddock extends to approximately 1.75 acres and has a very flat gradient with its boundaries clearly defined by mature hedging and post and rail fencing.
To the left hand side of the house is an expanse of lawn, the rear courtyard is a low maintenance area.
OPENFRONTEDBARN30' 3" x 24' 2" (9.22m x 7.37m)
STABLEBLOCK23' 3" x 12' 2" (7.09m x 3.71m) Comprising two stables with overhang and concrete turning out area.
PERGOLA14' 0" x 7' 0" (4.27m x 2.13m)
ROUTE Proceed from the agents Tarporley office towards Chester along the A51.After passing Duddon Primary School on the right hand side turn right almost immediately after (at the crossroads) into Willington Road and take the immediate right into the driveway of Duddon Old Hall.