Trout Barn is situated in a rural yet convenient location within the village of Plumley close to market town of Knutsford. The village offers a Post Office, general store and The Golden Pheasant pub with more comprehensive amenities available in Knutsford being some 5 miles distant. Local recreational facilities include The Mere Golf Resort & Spa and Woodside golf club, cricket clubs with Toft and Over Peover being within a short driving distance. In Knutsford there is a sports club, gyms, football club and racket sports in addition to the ever-popular Tatton Park with its historic country house and beautiful parkland.
On the educational front there are state primary and secondary schools locally including Lostock Primary School and Lower Peover CofE Primary School, the latter with an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating and Knutsford Academy for secondary education. For those seeking private education there is Terra Nova Prep School, The Grange School in Hartford and Kings Macclesfield known for its sporting and educational excellence all within day to day travelling distance.
Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M6 and the property is within walking distance of Plumley train station providing a direct 50 minute service to Manchester Piccadilly and a 2hr 50minute service to London, Euston via Stockport. There are international airports at Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.
Trout Barn is a traditional barn conversion constructed of brick under a slate roof with patterned vents and hard wood double glazing throughout. The building is believed to date from the 19th century and has been sympathetically converted to create a simply stunning family home retaining the barn vernacular with a modern blend. The vendors acquired the property in 2004 and have, in stages, improved and upgraded the accommodation with an extension to the kitchen making a social dining area with bifold oak doors on the rear patio and lanterned ceiling. In addition, the contemporary kitchen was fitted in 2020 and bathrooms fully refurbished concluding a successful renovation scheme. The traditional barn is still visible with solid timbers, exposed brick walls and typical pitched ceilings on the first floor. There is no doubt the current configuration will attract a variety of buyers from young families to those who perhaps are downsizing from a larger country property yet wish to retain the scale and ambiance they are accustomed to.
From the driftway, double panelled doors lead into a spacious entrance hall with polished slate floor, spiral staircase and foyet area where access is gained to the cloak room. Off the hall are the principal reception rooms comprising the open plan kitchen and family room, breakfast area and dining room. The family room and adjoining kitchen is the hub of the house and lovely light and social space with woodburning stove in the sitting area and a contemporary kitchen with wall and base units running the length of the room and oversized centre island. The kitchen contains mellow, high gloss wall and base units incorporating Miele double oven, induction hob, microwave and coffee maker with additional Elica extractor and Neff dishwasher. The sink unit is set within the centre island and has an instant boiling water Quooker tap and no shortage of crockery and pan stores. Adjoining is a recently fitted breakfast bar ideal for entertaining as there is direct access onto the rear patio via oak, bifold doors. Off the kitchen is the dining room which also enjoys a pleasant garden aspect through oak bifold doors and has a spiral staircase leading to a self-contained bedroom with ensuite wet room and study area. Whilst detached from the main body of the first floor, this area can be accessed independently from outside and is readily adaptable as a gym area, further reception room, or larger home office space.
The second-floor accommodation is accessed via a spiral staircase to the landing with velux windows and tall, pitched ceilings. The master bedroom suite has a light and airy feel with exposed beams and feature fireplace with multifuel Carron burner which is complemented by a dressing room with wardrobes and drawers and an adjoining ensuite shower room. From the landing a corridor leads to two further bedrooms and a recently fitted family bathroom with stylish curved glass shower, sink with vanity unit with mirror and built-in sound system. The internal floor extends to approximately 2,706sq.ft.
The property is approached off the lane onto a cobbled parking area beneath the south west front which is laid predominantly to lawn. Double wooden doors lead to the utility and boot room which is accessible through the driftway and is an ideal store for outdoor clothing and equipment. The gardens are profound feature of Trout Barn with an area for al fresco dining, lawns and well stocked borders creating a private haven. An Indian stone patio runs the perimeter of the property with stone dwarf wall leading up to the lawn all encompassed by some mature trees. To the side of the property is a garden room set up on a raised patio with external side steps leading up to bedroom 4. In all the plot is approximately just under 0.2 acres.
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 5500. W: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk
Council Tax Band G - £3,212.45 payable 2021/22
From Knutsford travel west onto the A566 towards Northwich turning left signposted for Lower Peover/Plumley at the traffic lights by The Smother pub. Continue into the village taking the second left onto Trouthall Lane at the mini roundabout passing the Methodist Church on the left. After approximately 400 yards follow the road around a left hand bend and Trout Barn will be seen immediately on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326
Photographs and particulars produced May 2021
Barn Conversion For SaleTrout Barns, Trouthall Lane, Plumley, Knutsford
Guide price £750,000 Sold
A charming and beautifully presented barn conversion finished to a superb standard occupying a semi-rural location on the edge of a popular village close to Knutsford.
- Driftway and Entrance Hall
- Open Plan Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and adjoining Family Room and Dining Room
- Garage/Utility Room and Cloak Room
- Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Shower Room and Dressing Room
- 2 further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
- Bedroom 4/Sitting Room with Ensuite Wet Room and Study
- Approximately 251sq.m (2706sq.ft) of living accommodation
- Beautifully landscaped lawn with mature trees and flower beds
- Large patio area with Barbecue and Dining Area
- Sun Room and Implement Stores
- Edge of village location with a rural outlook