Farm House For Sale

Torgate Farm, Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Guide price £1,100,000

Nestled upon a glorious position, Torgate Farm offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a stock farm extending to approximately 78 acres.

  • 6 bedroom farmhouse
  • Lounge, dining room & breakfast room/office
  • Store/possible conversion into additional residential accommodation
  • Driveway providing ample parking and turning space
  • Two storey barn connected to main farmhouse
  • Large ‘C’ shaped shippons comprising interconnecting areas & secure shippon
  • Further detached shippon and nursery pen
  • Additional detached barn
  • Approximately 78 Acres

Macclesfield Forest forms part of the Peak District National Park and although being rural and enjoying such breath-taking views, the centre of Macclesfield is only a short distance away. Macclesfield Forest is also near to other bustling market towns and villages such as Whaley Bridge, Wildboarclough, Buxton and Bollington.

The area is popular for mountain biking and there are some spectacular walks in the immediate area, giving access to the expanse of wonderful countryside on the doorstep. Regarding education the area benefits from respected state and private schools including Beech Hall and Kings School. Macclesfield Town boasts a broad range of amenities and is well served with major supermarket chains plus numerous specialist shops, restaurants and bars. The area is also well placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West with nearby railway lines linking you to Manchester, Sheffield and London. The new Manchester Airport link road gives access to the M60, M56 and M6 motorways.

The property
An opportunity not to be missed, Torgate Farm provides a rare and unique opportunity to purchase a stunning six-bedroom farmhouse together with gardens, stone and other traditional agricultural buildings all set in around 78 acres.

The farmhouse comprises of flexible living accommodation over two floors and comprises three reception rooms, kitchen, recently fitted family bathroom, utility and store to the ground floor. To the first floor there are six bedrooms and shower room. The main farmhouse still offers potential for adaptation to suit individual needs. In particular the two-storey attached barn which could easily be converted into a self-contained annex, ideal for a dependent relative, holiday lets or to be adjoined and brought into the farmhouse itself, therefore creating a larger residence if required (subject to any necessary permissions). Externally, on approach there is a long driveway, ample parking and large yard area which extends to various agricultural buildings currently utilised for livestock including cattle, pigs and sheep plus a nursery pen. There is also a private garden to the farmhouse and outside WC. We understand that in addition to the existing use as a stock farm, the property also benefits from an established camping site to the south side of the farmhouse.

The accommodation
On approach there is a replacement double glazed door leading through to the entrance hall leading off to the principle reception rooms, recently fitted three-piece bathroom and stairs rising to the first floor landing. The main sitting room affords a feature open fireplace and provided access through to the kitchen having a range of wall, base and drawer units, electric point for a cooker and a plumbing point for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a rear porch to outside, a spacious breakfast room/office and a cloaks/boiler room housing the modern central heating boiler. There is a large formal dining room with a further open fire and connects to the utility room with space for white goods and provides access to the untouched storeroom which could easily be converted into additional farmhouse accommodation. In total, to the first floor there are six bedrooms, however given the flexibility of the accommodation off the main landing there are three double bedrooms plus bedroom 6 which is utilised as a dressing room. There is an inner landing which could easily be separated from the main accommodation providing accommodation for a dependent relative or teenage complex and comprises, two double bedroom and a three-piece shower room.

Gardens Grounds & Outbuildings
The property is approached via a long driveway which provides extensive parking space and turning area and leads to a large yard, main farmhouse and adjoining barn. The two-storey adjoining barn comprises two storage areas, feed store and stairs rising to a recreational space, currently utilised as a snooker room. As mentioned, there is scope for the adjoining barn to be converted into an annex or incorporated within the farmhouse to enhance the already spacious accommodation. The various agricultural outbuildings are noted on the floorplan and comprise; detached shippon (nursery pen), barn and a large ‘C’ shaped outbuilding comprising interconnecting shippons and a secure shippon, formerly used as a Gun store. To the south side of the farmhouse is a private lawned garden with views onto surrounding open countryside and an outside WC.

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