The Paddock is situated within an exclusive development of just five barn conversions in a beautiful rural setting, on the outskirts of the village of Backford.
The nearby village of Upton provides a range of local amenities including public houses, restaurants, village store and Post Office. Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Coliseum offers an unrivalled choice of shopping and leisure facilities including restaurants, brand-named shops, cinema and more. The historic city of Chester also provides boutique style shopping and dining opportunities along with its roman architecture, River Dee and Racecourse.
On the educational front, local state schools include the highly regarded Mollington Primary School and Upton High School, with local independent schooling including King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester and Abbeygate College in Saighton.
The area is well-positioned for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M53 and M56 motorway networks, whilst the A55 Expressway gives access to the North Wales coastline. Chester railway station offers a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.
The front door opens into a welcoming central reception hall with light oak floorboards giving access to a ground floor WC and cloaks cupboard.
The hub of the house is without doubt the superb open plan family dining kitchen enjoying superb open views across the gardens to the property’s land. The kitchen itself is fitted with a recently installed bespoke kitchen with shaker style cabinets including a central island with breakfast bar. A comprehensive range of quality integral appliances include “Neff” induction hob with extractor hood, “Zanussi” self-cleaning oven and separate combination microwave, a “Neff” dishwasher and a dual temperature wine cooler. Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious family area with views through twin bi-fold doors with an adjoining dining area. The family kitchen benefits from integrated ceiling speakers which run throughout the principal reception rooms and master bedroom. Off the kitchen is a large utility room fitted with a range of beech cabinets with oak block work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink, a freestanding American style fridge freezer and plumbing for laundry appliances.
To the front of the property is a well-proportioned living room featuring a cast-iron woodburning stove within a recess with oak over mantel and slate hearth and views to the central courtyard. Across the hallway is a second reception room, currently being used as an elaborate home office which would also serve as a snug or children’s games room.
The first-floor landing features a semi-vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and purlins and benefits from a linen store. The master bedroom also has a semi-vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses, fitted with a bespoke range of wardrobes along with drawers and a TV recess. This room has superb views across the paddock to open countryside. The en suite to this bedroom is generous, fitted with a modern white suite with panelled bath and shower head over, a vanity sink with illuminated vanity mirror, WC and chrome heated towel radiator.
At the opposite end of the landing is a large guest bedroom, also with vaulted ceiling with a miniature staircase giving access to a luxurious en suite shower room. There are two further generous double bedrooms served by a luxurious, and recently refitted, contemporary wet room featuring a walk-in shower with thermostatic drench head with a mother of pearl mosaic tiled feature wall, a wall hung vanity sink unit with illuminated mirror over, WC, chrome heated towel radiator and contemporary porcelain tiling throughout.
The property is approached through a communal electric gated entrance giving access into a gravelled courtyard within which the property benefits from two private parking spaces. The courtyard also gives access to the single garage belonging to this beautiful property, with electric up and over door, services with an additional parking space to the front.
The gardens sit to the rear of the house offering complete privacy and superb rural views. The formal garden is mainly laid to lawn, enclosed by post and rail fencing with numerous trees including apple, fig and a fabulous monkey puzzle tree. Along the rear of the property is an extensive paved terrace from where to enjoy the views. Adjoining the boundaries of the garden are two, predominantly flat paddocks, laid to permanent pasture enclosed by post and rail fencing. This land can also be accessed by foot and vehicle along the bridle path which runs to the north of the property, with access from Poplar Hall Lane. A gravel hardstanding provides parking for a horse box in addition to numerous vehicles and gives access to the timber framed stable block comprising a loose box with adjoining tack room with feed storage facilities. The stabling benefits from electric, water and a power supply. Adjacent to the stabling is a sand-surfaced menage, extending to approximately 60m x 40m (approximate dimensions only), enclosed by post and rail fencing.
Barn Conversion For SaleThe Paddock, 3, Mount Barns, Poplar Hall Lane, Chorlton by Backford, Chester
Guide price £725,000 Sold
A beautifully presented barn conversion offering privacy along with land and equestrian facilities extending to approximately 3.74 acres
- Particularly private position
- Superb open plan family dining kitchen
- 2 reception rooms
- Utility room and separate WC
- 4 double bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms
- Approximately 2,570 sq ft of living accommodation
- Large private gardens
- 2 ring-fenced paddocks, stabling and menage
- In all extending to approximately 3.74 acres
- EPC Rating C