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Hillside House, Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire

Guide price £900,000


A spacious 5 bedroom family home in an elevated setting with outstanding rural views, land and indoor swimming pool. Gardens and grounds totaling 2.53 acres.

  • Hillside House offers adaptable free-flowing space over three levels
  • Lounge/dining area, breakfast kitchen, games room, study, hobby room, garden room, utility room
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (one includes a sauna)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • 16-panel solar installation
  • Detached garage with studio above, additional integral garage
  • Extensive formal terraced gardens and paddock
  • In all extending to approximately 2.536 acres
  • Approximately 4,685 sq ft in total
  • EPC rating D



Situation
Hillside House sits in an elevated position in a beautiful semi-rural setting within the charming village of Burwardsley, just a short drive to the south east of Tattenhall. Burwardsley itself has a village store with post office counter, a church, village hall and a highly acclaimed gastropub, The Pheasant Inn. The immediate vicinity offers some exceptional countryside walks along the Sandstone Trail.


Tattenhall offers a broad range of local amenities, including a convenience store, butchers, hairdressers, numerous public houses, restaurants and a doctor’s surgery.


On the educational front, Tattenhall Park Primary School is highly regarded and is a feeder school to Bishop Heber High School, Malpas rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. Independent schools in the area include King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester, Moreton Hall and Ellesmere College.


The area is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M53, M56 and M6 Motorway Network, whilst Chester Railway Station provides a direct service to London, Euston within two hours.


The property
Hillside House is a substantial family home built circa 1983 to the current owner’s specification, on the site of the former White Cottage. The property offers adaptable free-flowing space over three levels.


The property is of brick construction to the lower floor and timber-framed with attractive tile cladding to the upper floors. In addition to the exceptional views towards Beeston Castle and the Peckforton Hills, the property incorporates numerous environmentally friendly measures, including a 16-panel photovoltaic solar system, a wood pellet-fed central heating boiler and efficient underfloor heating to all rooms on the middle floor. The property benefits from a Beam Electrolux built-in central vacuum system serving all three floors.


The accommodation
An attractive pitched porchway gives way to the front door opening into the reception hall, giving access to a wet room with walk-in shower, contemporary vanity sink cabinet, WC and a four-person home sauna. At the heart of the ground floor is a large recreational room, ideal as a games room or home cinema. Also, to the ground floor is a home office, a guest bedroom with a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes, and a utility room featuring a range of base cabinets with drainer sink unit, plumbing for laundry appliances and incorporates the ‘Compact 24 Red’ wood pellet central heating boiler. Linked to the western wing of the house, benefitting from a south west aspect, is the indoor heated swimming pool set within an AstroTurf poolside warmed by underfloor heating.


Stairs rise to the first-floor accommodation, warmed by underfloor heating. The living room is particularly noteworthy, having a semi-vaulted ceiling with exposed timber work and features a wood-burning dog grate within a chimney recess with marble hearth. Opening off the living room is a well-proportioned dining room having exceptional rural views across the Cheshire Plain towards Beeston Castle. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke cabinets, including a central island with breakfast bar and a broad range of integrated appliances, including an American-style fridge freezer with ice maker. Occupying the eastern side of the first-floor accommodation are two double bedrooms; one linked to a useful hobby room, which could be adapted for alternative uses. The second bedroom is currently being utilised as a snug with bespoke fitted bookcases. A spacious family bathroom serves both bedrooms.


A turned staircase leads up to a spacious garden room with vaulted ceiling, having exposed trusses with a glazed gable end having doors opening to a south-facing decked terrace.


To the second floor are two generous double bedrooms, both being served by a “Jack and Jill” bathroom facility, fitted with a sunken spa bath, shower enclosure, twin sinks, WC and bidet.


Gardens and grounds
Hillside House is garden-fronted and benefits from extensive off-road parking on a block paved driveway leading to the integral single garage with remote up-and-over door. Opposite the house is a second garage of sandstone and brick construction, also having remote up-and-over door with a spacious studio to the first floor with WC and wash hand basin.


The principal gardens sit to the rear of the house with a wonderful southerly aspect, mainly laid to lawn and terraced over several levels. The garden features some beautiful specimen trees, deep planted borders and an enchanting water feature with waterfall.


Wrapping around the southern and western elevations is a partially covered decked terrace, supporting a grape vine and fig tree, offering exceptional alfresco opportunities, with tremendous views.


At the top of the formal garden is a substantial timber-framed storage shed offering opportunities to replace with a substantial garden room with views. To the east of the gardens is a further paddock, partially enclosed by post and rail fencing, ideal for small livestock such as goats, sheep and chickens. This land benefits from a separate access available directly off the Burwardsley Road.

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