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£675,000 Freehold

Property Features

  • Just over half an acre
  • Three reception rooms
  • Dining kitchen with utility
  • Study
  • Three bedrooms, two en-suite
  • Bathroom with shower and bath
  • Extensive private gardens
  • Detached double garage

Brief Description

HUMPHREYS SELECT INTRODUCES HOLLYTHORN COTTAGE, a delightful and intriguing detached residence set within a plot extending to just over half an acre in the rural village of Hargrave, a short commutable distance from not only Chester city centre but also the popular villages of Tattenhall and Tarporley.

Main Description

Set within the Cheshire countryside, Hollythorn Cottage borders farmland and neighbouring pastures and in doing so provides an excellent degree of privacy. The home offers generous gardens, which make for an excellent family space, and there is private parking comfortably for three cars and the benefit of a detached double garage. The property is positioned off Old Hall Lane and is accessed via an unadopted lane which is shared by two neighbouring properties in addition to our clients' residence. This becomes a private driveway with picket gate access to the property itself along a pathway, which bisects lawned gardens to the front with barked borders, to a pillared open storm porch providing entry into the home itself. The garden features a collection of mature fruit trees, a greenhouse and a brick built pig store which could provide a development opportunity (subject to any necessary building or planning consents).

On this theme, the property does have the benefit of full approval for a two storey and a single storey rear extension and infill to the front entrance. Full details can be found on the Cheshire West and Chester Council website (planning reference: 16/00469/FUL) if of interest.

Looks can be deceiving and although having three bedrooms the property does provide a good degree of living accommodation, offering a light and airy feel throughout. This is assisted by a sunny aspect being enjoyed to the rear and a plethora of windows which allow light into the home.

The accommodation comprises: Entrance porch with open cloaks and downstairs WC; entrance hall with staircase off providing access to a split landing which leads to a study; and the main landing area providing access to the three double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room and pleasant views of the garden and fields beyond. The guest bedroom also benefits from an en-suite shower room and bedroom three could easily be converted into two independent bedrooms. All bedrooms enjoy fitted wardrobe storage. Completing the accommodation on the first floor is a family bathroom with a four piece suite with a separate shower cubicle to the freestanding roll top bath.

On the ground floor, in total there are three reception areas exclusive to the dining kitchen, which benefits from a range of cream cottage style units and has the benefit of stable door access into a separate utility room. From the dining area there are sliding patio doors into a conservatory, built on a brick base with UPVC double glazing which welcomes in the garden to the home. There is also door access into the family room, which has twin arches into the entrance hall, and completing the accommodation on the ground floor is the principal reception room, a sitting room with exposed beams and a cast iron burner being particularly pleasant features of the room.

The property benefits from oil central heating and is predominantly UPVC double glazed.

LOCATION Hargrave is a rural hamlet situated amongst the Cheshire countryside lying to the south of and falling within a short commutable distance of Chester city centre, in addition to being well positioned for access to other popular destinations including Tattenhall, Whitchurch and Tarporley.

ACCOMMODATION with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:-

ENTRANCE PORCH Accessed via a leaded light stained glass door, with tiled flooring, open double storage area with hanging rail.

CLOAKROOM/WC 5' 9" x 4' 8" (1.75m x 1.42m) with low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash basin with mixer tap, stone effect laminate surface with tiling over, wall mirror, radiator, UPVC double glazed window with obscured pane, recessed ceiling lighting, continuation of tiling from the porch.

ENTRANCE HALL 15' 1" x 7' 5" (4.6m x 2.26m) A light and airy space with two UPVC double glazed windows to the front aspect, useful under stairs storage area, spindled staircase off with wooden balustrade providing access to the first floor accommodation including a split landing area providing access to the study. The majority of the ground floor is accessed off the entrance hall with independent doors into the dining kitchen and sitting room and two open archways into the family room.

SITTING ROOM 19' x 14' 11" (5.79m x 4.55m) The principal reception room offering a dual aspect, with UPVC double glazed windows to both the front and rear aspect, exposed ceiling beams, fireplace housing a cast iron burner, dado rail, two wall light points, two radiators.

FAMILY ROOM 14' 2" increasing to 15' x 11' 2" (4.32m x 3.4m) with two open arches from the entrance hall, radiator, sliding patio doors providing access into the conservatory.

DINING KITCHEN 23' 9" max x 12' 1" decreasing to 10' 10" (7.24m x 3.68m) The kitchen area features an extensive range of fitted cottage style cream fronted units with complementary wooden fitments, wood effect laminate work surfaces, painted wooden splashbacks, inset Franke 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit to peninsula unit with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, electric cooker point with stainless steel splashback over, cork tiled flooring, UPVC double glazed window to the side, stable door providing access to the utility room.

There is an opening through to the dining area of the room which features a UPVC double glazed window offering an aspect over the rear garden, sliding patio doors providing access to the conservatory, two radiators.

UTILITY ROOM 12' x 5' 1" (3.66m x 1.55m) Featuring a range of base, wall and drawer units with work surface, plumbing under for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, tiled splashbacks, stone tiled flooring, UPVC double glazed window, UPVC double glazed door providing access to front.

CONSERVATORY 12' 7" approx x 9' 6" (3.84m x 2.9m) Built on a brick base with UPVC double glazing beneath a polycarbonate roof, with French doors providing external access to the garden.

SPLIT LANDING with staircase providing access to study.

STUDY 9' 8" x 5' 1" (2.95m x 1.55m) with UPVC double glazed window to the front, fitted cupboard, radiator.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with loft access point.

BEDROOM ONE 23' 9" decreasing to 16' 1" x 12' 2" into wardrobes decreasing to 10' 10" (7.24m x 3.71m) The master suite to the home with a dressing area with a range of fitted wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors with shelving and hanging rails, and a step up to the bedroom area, offering a dual aspect with UPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side aspects enjoying a pleasant view of the garden and fields behind. There are three wall light points and two radiators.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 4" x 6' 7" (2.24m x 2.01m) with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, vanity wash basin with mirror over with strip light with integrated shaver point, shower cubicle with sliding screen door and Triton electric wall mounted shower unit, tiling to shower area, UPVC double glazed window, radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 14' max x 11' 10" decreasing to 10' 5" into wardrobes (4.27m x 3.61m) The guest bedroom with part carpet and wood effect laminate flooring, fitted wardrobes, UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect, glass panelled door into en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 5' 7" max x 5' 3" max (1.7m x 1.6m) with a corner shower cubicle with shower unit, low level WC, vanity wash basin with mixer tap, UPVC double glazed window with decorative pane, heated towel rail.

BEDROOM THREE 19' 1" x 15' (5.82m x 4.57m) An excellent twin room being dual aspect with UPVC double glazed windows to the front and rear aspects including a secondary glazed unit to the side, fitted wardrobes and two radiators. It is thought that this room could be easily split (subject to any necessary planning or building consents) into two independent bedrooms if so wished.

FAMILY BATHROOM 14' 3" x 7' 6" (4.34m x 2.29m) A generous-sized family bathroom featuring a four piece suite comprising roll top ball and claw foot bath with mixer tap, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower enclosure with screen doors and Mira thermostatic shower unit, tiling over sanitary ware and into shower cubicle, vinyl tiled flooring, heated towel rail, UPVC double glazed window, radiator, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder linked to the central heating system, wood panelled ceiling.

EXTERNALLY Occupying a rural position within a commutable distance of Chester city centre, the property is situated on a plot which extends to just over half an acre in size. It is approached from Old Hall Lane via an unadopted road which provides access to Hollythorn Cottage and two neighbouring properties. This lane becomes a private driveway to the home itself where off-road parking can comfortably be enjoyed for three vehicles leading to a detached double garage.

From the driveway the property is accessed via a timber picket gate with a pathway leading to the pillared open porch area, This pathway passes through lawned gardens with barked borders and shrubs with openings to either side of the property where there is an adjoining boiler cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler to the home. To the right hand side is a collection of fruit trees with a cobbled and paved pathway leading to the garden of the home. The gardens truly are a joy to behold, offering an excellent degree of privacy bordering farmland and a neighbouring garden and has made for an excellent play area for our clients' children, but also offering a slice of the good life as there is an enclosed barked chicken run with a barked soft play area behind. There is a collection of mature fruit trees, a garden pond and a greenhouse positioned next to an old pig store which itself offers development potential (subject to any necessary planning or building consents).

Directly from the property itself is a paved patio terrace where one can sit and enjoy a sunny aspect when the sun decides to have its hat on!

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 20' 1" x 16' 4" (6.12m x 4.98m) with two up and over doors, window to the side, personal door to the side.

DIRECTIONS From the centre of Chester travel south along the A41 towards Whitchurch and having gone through Rowton, turn left at the White House antique shop into Waverton. Take the first turning on the right next to the school playing fields signposted to Huxley, continuing through old Waverton, alongside the canal and over the steep canal bridge. After the bridge bear left onto Chapel Lane. Continue as the road bends slightly to the right and continue on until taking the left hand turning onto Old Hall Lane. At the fork in the road, bear left and the unadopted lane which provides access to Hollythorn Cottage and neighbouring homes will be found on the left.

VIEWING By prior appointment with Humphreys of Chester on (01244) 401100.

MARKETING APPRAISAL Thinking of Selling? We are a locally run business with over 50 years of partnership experience and can offer you a free marketing appraisal of your own property without obligation. Budgeting your move is probably the first step in the moving process. It is worth remembering that we may already have a purchaser waiting to buy your home.

HUMPHREYS SURVEYORS Whether buying or selling through Humphreys, we are delighted that we can now provide a full survey and valuation service carried out by our team of chartered surveyors. This prudent step in a house purchase is strongly recommended and we would be more than happy to discuss the types of survey available and their associated costs.

1. Money Laundering Regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.


Please contact us on 01244 401100 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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