House For Sale

The Vicarage, Church Brow, Bowdon, Altrincham

Offers in Excess of £1,450,000 Sale Agreed

An imposing family home occupying a private garden setting in a highly desirable address in Bowdon village.

  • Drawing Room, Dining Room and Sitting Room
  • Open Plan Kitchen with Breakfast Area and Study
  • 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bath and Shower Rooms (1 Ensuite), Store Room
  • Approximately 265sq.m (2,854sq.ft) of living accommodation
  • Extensive and Mature Gardens comprising Kitchen Garden and Formal Lawns
  • Former Garage, Coal Store and Implement Store
  • Private Driveway onto Extensive Parking Area
  • In all approximately 0.61 acre (0.24ha)


The Vicarage, historically known as Windy Ridge, is situated on a picturesque road in the popular village of Bowdon. The village offers various services including village hall, local pub, village store and the historic Church adjacent to the property. A wider and more comprehensive range of amenities including supermarkets, a bustling high street with restaurants, bars, post office and doctors’ surgeries to name a few are available in the nearby towns of Altrincham and Hale. Local recreational facilities include golf at Dunham Forest and Hale, Cricket club on South Downs Road in addition to Croquet and Bowdon Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club within the village. For those seeking outdoor pursuits there is extensive walking throughout the local area and beyond into the Peak District. There is horse racing at Chester and Aintree and various point to point meets near Knutsford and surrounding area.
On the educational front there is Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Loreto Grammar School and village primary school, Bowdon C of E Primary School with an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating. For those seeking private education there is St Ambrose known for its educational and sporting excellence within day to day travelling distance.

Commuting to the commercial centres of the northwest and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M56 and the property is within a short distance of Hale train station providing a 35 minute service to Manchester Piccadilly and a 2hr24m service to London, Euston via Stockport. There are international airports at Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.

The Accommodation
The Vicarage is an imposing country house constructed of rendered brick and stone with sandstone mullioned windows, cast iron downspouts all under a hipped Westmorland slate roof. The facade was constructed specifically as a vicarage for the incumbent clergy and completed to an exacting standard and whilst the property would benefit from a reasonable scheme of modernisation, the accommodation is of good proportions being arranged predominantly over 2 floors with the benefit of gas central heating and a majority of the windows being double glazed. Period features are in abundance throughout with tall ceilings, deep architraves and picture rails. Despite the spacious living space, the vicarage certainly has scope to be modernised and possibly extended subject to gaining a relevant planning permission.

A tall and arched glazed door leads to the vestibule through a spacious entrance hall with picture rail, timber turned staircase and foyer area where access is gained to the cloak room. To either side of the hall are the principal reception rooms comprising sitting room, drawing room and dining room. The dining room is elegant and well proportioned, containing fireplace and bay window with a pleasant garden aspect. The drawing room is particularly impressive being 25’ in length with a feature stone fireplace, decorative wall timbers and French door to the patio and rear garden. Beyond is the sitting room, which has been used more recently as a bedroom although it is perfect as a secondary informal reception room. Off the hall is the kitchen and breakfast room with fitted wall and base units incorporating hob with extractor over, Lamona oven and separate grill, Bosch dishwasher, and stainless-steel sink unit. Beyond is the Study which has storage cupboards, Worcester boiler and access to the kitchen garden and side of the property.

The second-floor accommodation is accessed via a turned timber staircase with a large store on the half landing. From the landing access is gained to the master bedroom with ensuite shower room and private balcony enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens and beyond. There are a further 4 bedrooms served by a family bathroom and a roof hatch on the landing opens up to the attic which has good standing room and lots of storage space. In all the floor area totals approximately 265sq.m (2,854sq.ft) of living accommodation.

The Vicarage is well screened from the road with a dwarf sandstone wall along the road front with mature trees and shrubs running the length. The property is accessed through an original sandstone pillared and gated entrance onto a large parking area beneath the northeast front elevation. To the side of the property is a substantial former garage which comprises two rooms and a service pit adjoining further implement and garden stores. To the side of the property is a kitchen garden with beds and access through to the rear gardens. There is no doubt the gardens and grounds are a profound feature being superbly arranged forming formal lawns to the rear with vegetable gardens and front gardens creating a private a mature setting all around. The gardens and grounds are scattered with mature trees such as soft fruits, Hazel, Silver Birch and Walnut to name a few. The whole area extends to approximately 0.61 acre.

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Gas central heating and telephone line. We understand that the current broadband download speed at the property is around 12mbs, however please note that results will vary depending on the time a speed test is carried out. The estimated fastest download speed achievable for the property postcode area is around 24mbs. Actual service availability at the property or speeds received may be different. None of the services, appliances, heating installations, broadband, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.

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
Trafford Council T: 0161 912 2000. W:
Council Tax Band G - £3,568.52 payable 2022/23

From the A56 travel north on the Dunham Road passing the Shell garage on the right turning right at the first set of traffic lights signposted Hale B5160. Travel along this road for approximately half a mile taking a left hand turn into Richmond ascending the hill into the village. At the T junction turn left passing The Griffin pub on the right and then immediately left into Church Brow where the house will be seen on the left delineated by a Fisher German sale board.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326

Photographs and particulars produced May 2022

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