Whalebone Farm Cottages sit in an attractive semi-rural setting formed within a triangle of Great Budworth, Higher Wincham and Marston enjoying a tranquil ambience within prime Cheshire countryside. The village of Marston is a small rural hamlet centrally within the county in close proximity to the towns of Knutsford and Northwich which offer a variety of shopping, restaurants, and leisure facilities. For the commuter, the motorway network is easily accessible via the A556 and A533 to the M6 and M56 respectively. The area is renowned for its beautiful countryside walks and for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, Marbury Country Park and Neumann’s Flashes are a short drive away.
Whalebone Farm Cottages offer a rare opportunity to acquire a collection of properties with a variety of uses to private buyers, investors or developers. The properties vary is style with 2 apartments, a mews and a larger semi-detached style property giving the end user mixed uses depending on their needs. Private buyers may wish to regenerate the property creating one large home or alternatively the properties could be redeveloped to make semi detached houses of good standing. The options are diverse as the property can be easily adapted to provide whatever need is required subject to the relevant planning permissions. The building is that of a traditional brick barn under a slate roof with attractive porthole windows and tall pitched roof.
Whalebone Farm Cottages comprises four cottages, namely 1-4 Whalebone Farm Cottages along with garaging and communal grounds.
1 Whalebone Farm Cottage: A ground floor apartment comprising reception hall, breakfast kitchen, lounge, bedroom with en-suite shower room and separate WC.
2 Whalebone Farm Cottage: A two storey mid mews property comprising entrance hall, lounge, galley kitchen, three bedrooms and family bathroom.
3 Whalebone Farm Cottage:A two storey end mews property comprising entrance hall, lounge, breakfast kitchen, utility room, dining room and WC. To the first floor is a gallery landing, master bedroom suite, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
4 Whalebone Farm Cottages: A first-floor apartment comprising reception hall, breakfast kitchen, lounge, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The properties are accessed over a tarmac drive through a pillared entrance on to a parking area at the front of the property. Whalebone Farm Cottages benefits from an extensive hard surfaced courtyard leading to a three-bay car port and two further detached garages which lead around to rear gardens which are currently open albeit could be subdivided if required. The views to the rear are of the rolling countryside towards Budworth an over the neighbouring lake; there is no doubt that the immediate setting is peaceful and tranquil. The area comes to approximately 0.54 acres (0.22ha).
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Telephone line.
The property is offered freehold.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings, furniture, lighting, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some may be available by separate negotiation.
Local Authority & Council Tax
Cheshire East Council T: 0300 123 8123.
1 Whalebone Farm Cottage – Council Tax Band B (£1,463.21)
2 Whalebone Farm Cottage – Council Tax Band C (£1,672.24)
3 Whalebone Farm Cottage – Council Tax Band D (£1,881.26)
4 Whalebone Farm Cottage - Council Tax Band C (£1,672.24)
Proceed away from Knutsford along Northwich Road, turning left at the traffic lights onto the A556. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A559. Continue straight onto Manchester Road for half a mile before turning right onto Hall Lane. Follow Hall Lane for a further 1.2 miles then turn right onto Earles Lane. The property is the second entrance on the left accessed via red brick pillars.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326
Photographs produced January 2021 and particulars April 2021.
Barn Conversion For Sale1- 4 Whalebone Farm Cottages, Earles Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire
Offers in Excess of £695,000
A traditional barn conversion comprising four properties providing a rental income in an attractive semi-rural setting close to local and comprehensive amenities.
- Barn conversion currently split into four residential homes
- Approximately 382 sq m (4,110sq.ft) of accommodation
- Mature gardens
- Coal store, implement store and potting shed
- Parking and garage
- In all approximately 0.54 acres (0.22 ha)