Development Site For Sale

The Calveley Kitchen, Whitchurch Road, Handley, Tattenhall, Chester

Guide price £500,000

A former pub with consent for conversion into an exceptional 5-bedroom residential dwelling, in a pretty village setting with stunning views. *Carpark land available by separate negotiation*

  • Planning for conversion into a 5-bedroom dwelling
  • Currently a former village pub with 65+ seating capacity
  • Superb village setting with rural views
  • Currently approximately 258 sq m (2,776 sq ft) GIA
  • Proposed accommodation with extension extending to approximately 378 sq m (4,068 sq ft) GIA
  • Adjoining car park available, by separate negotiation
  • Property shown edged red on plan
  • Potential additional land edged blue on plan

The property is located in the pretty south Cheshire village of Handley, in an idyllic semi-rural setting within a short distance of the popular village of Tattenhall. The property enjoys the most spectacular open countryside views across prime Cheshire countryside towards the Welsh hills. Handley has a most attractive Grade II* Listed church, whilst Tattenhall has an active local community with a good range of local services, including a general store, butchers, hairdressers, public houses, restaurants and doctor's surgery, and Chester has a more comprehensive offering.

The local vicinity offers a range of recreational facilities, including golf at Aldersey Green Golf Club, tennis, squash and cricket at

Tattenhall Recreation Club, leisure pursuits at Carden Park Golf Course and Spa and water sports on the River Dee. Local state schooling includes Tattenhall Primary School which is a feeder school for Bishop Heber High School, the latter deemed "outstanding" by Ofsted. Excellent independent schooling is available at Abbeygate College, Saighton and King's and Queen's Schools in Chester.

The area is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the A55 leading to the M53, M56 and M6 networks. Chester station offers direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.

The Property
The property is a handsome building of considerable architectural merit, once owned by the neighbouring Bolesworth Estate. More lately the property has served as a popular village pub, recently trading as The Calveley Kitchen.

Planning consent has been granted for the conversion into a residential dwelling along with an extension to the rear. This is a rare opportunity to convert a significant and imposing building into a substantial residential dwelling, in a sought-after south village setting.

Current Accommodation
Entered through a side reception hall with slate flooring; a door leads off to the gentleman's toilets displaying contemporary fittings and slate flooring.

The ground floor is predominantly open plan with a wealth of original exposed ceiling beams and columns. At either end of the lounge are fireplaces, one housing a woodburning stove with oak parquet flooring. The opposite end also enjoys an open fireplace with dog grate. The bar itself is of light oak composition, with all the usual bar fittings including a dual temperature wine cooler. Accessed from this room are the ladies toilets, also having contemporary fittings, slate flooring and stone clad feature walls.

At the far end of the property is an additional vestibule with side entrance, giving access to two large rooms, one clad with stainless steel cladding, formerly the pub kitchen.

A staircase rises to the first floor giving access to four large reception rooms, all having semi-vaulted ceilings with exposed purlins, the principal room enjoying a woodburning stove with slate hearth and oak overmantel.

The current accommodation extends to approximately 258 sq m (2,776 sq ft) of internal accommodation.

Planning Approval & Proposed Accommodation
Planning was granted on 2 December 2020 by Cheshire West and Chester Council under application no. 20/01344/FUL. The approval is for the "Conversion of the former public house into a residential dwelling including extensions and alterations with associated residential amenity and parking". The proposed accommodation would include creating an impressive central reception hall off the front elevation with accommodation on the ground floor to include a dining kitchen, living room, study, games room, sunroom, utility room, boot room and two cloakrooms. The first-floor accommodation would comprise five bedrooms (four en suite) and a family bathroom. To the rear of the property a double attached garage is proposed. The resulting accommodation
would extend to approximately 378 sq m (4,068 sq ft) in total.

The "extension" is likely to attract a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payment which is currently £81.51 per sq m, as of 1 January 2021. Buyers should satisfy themselves of the CIL liability payable.

The property adjoins the Whitchurch Road, a quiet residential road. The property will sit in gardens to the side and rear of the property which currently contain two detached buildings, one featuring a storeroom with adjoining outdoor WC and the second building a general outdoor store. Vehicular access is along the adjoining lane to the south east of the property with access to the proposed double garage.

The vendor owns the adjoining land to the north west, the former pub car park (edged blue on the plan), which may be available by separate negotiation.

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

The buyer should satisfy themselves of the nature and availability of all services.

Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to all existing easements, wayleaves and rights of way, whether specified or not within these sales particulars.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01244 409660. E:

From Chester proceed south east along the A41, Whitchurch Road, passing Waverton. On passing through Milton Green take a right-hand turn signposted Handley onto the old Whitchurch Road where the Calveley Kitchen will be seen on your left-hand side after a few hundred metres.

Photography taken February 2021 and particulars produced February 2021

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