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Yew Tree Cottage, Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire

Guide price £595,000

A beautifully refurbished 4 bedroom cottage in a sought-after village location, benefitting from extensive parking and garaging

  • Situated on the highly-regarded Church Street, within a short walk of Malpas High Street
  • Beautifully presented cottage with origins dating back to the mid-1600's
  • Sitting room, breakfast kitchen, dining room, snug, garden room with bifold doors
  • Boot room with WC
  • 4 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Dressing room/occasional bedroom
  • Games room within the cellar
  • Approximately 2,750 sq ft of accommodation
  • Garage, extensive off-road parking
  • Beautiful cottage gardens
  • EPC rating C

Yew Tree Cottage is situated on the highly-regarded Church Street, within a short walk of Malpas High Street, which offers an excellent array of local amenities, including convenience stores, bakery, hairdressers, public houses, restaurants and a first-rate doctor’s surgery. Local recreational opportunities include cricket, tennis and football at Malpas and District Sports Club, a village recreational ground, Youth Club and the four-star luxury Carden Park Hotel complex with AA Rosette awarded restaurant, two championship golf courses and an award-winning spa.

Malpas is well-served for state schooling, including Malpas Allport Primary School and Bishop Heber High School, the latter deemed “outstanding” by Ofsted in 2011. Independent schooling includes Abbey Gate College, Saighton, and King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester.

Malpas is well-positioned for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the A41 and A49 leading to the motorway network. Wrexham, Crewe and Chester Stations offer direct services to London Euston within two hours.

Yew Tree Cottage is a beautifully-presented cottage with origins dating back to the mid-1600’s. The property fell into a state of disrepair over the years, but has since been restored, remodelled and refurbished to a high standard of specification and finish throughout by the current owner approximately five years ago.

The property has been sympathetically refurbished, retaining much of the original features, including exposed beamed ceilings, some exposed wall frames in addition to new windows, central heating and electrics throughout.

Unlike many of the properties on Church Street, Yew Tree Cottage enjoys front and rear gardens, in addition to extensive off-road parking and garaging.

A pretty oak-framed canopy porch gives way to the front door, in turn opening into the sitting room with its beautiful exposed ceiling beams and polished oak floorboards, which run through to the dining room and kitchen. A lovely feature of the sitting room is its central chimneybreast linking the kitchen, housing a double-sided Stovax wood-burning stove. Off the sitting room is an elegant dining room featuring an open cast-iron fireplace with marble overmantel and slate hearth. The dining room affords space for a substantial dining table, ideal for formal entertaining.

At the opposite end of the house is a fabulous breakfast kitchen fitted with bespoke Shaker-style cabinets under granite work surfaces, including a central island with breakfast bar. A twin oven gas Aga is a focal point of the kitchen, with a back-up gas hob and built-under electric oven. Additional appliances include a dishwasher, Rangemaster wine fridge and American-style fridge freezer with ice-making facility. To the rear of the house is a charming snug featuring an eye-catching brick-lined Inglenook fireplace featuring a Jotul wood-burning stove within an exposed brick chimneypiece. Stone-flagged flooring runs into the adjoining contemporary garden room, having bi-fold doors opening onto a stone-paved terrace with arbour. Also to the ground floor is a spacious boot room incorporating a WC and wash hand basin. The property also benefits from a second entrance from the side of the house through stable doors.

With access from the snug are enclosed steps lead down to a useful cellar, currently being used as a games room, offering a multitude of uses such as home gym or simply elaborate dry storage facilities.

Whilst the first-floor accommodation is inter-linked, the property does benefit from two staircases including an ornate spiral staircase offering flexibility and convenient access from both ends of the house. The master bedroom benefits from built-in wardrobes and enjoys a contemporary en suite with walk-in shower, fitted bathroom furniture and chrome heated towel rail. A guest room also offers en suite shower facilities and there are two further generous double bedrooms. Bedroom four has the advantage of an adjoining room, having restricted headroom, which could serve as a nursery, dressing room or occasional bedroom. The charming family bathroom includes a contemporary free-standing oval bath, corner shower cabinet and heritage-style WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Gardens and grounds
Yew Tree Cottage sits behind a brick retaining wall with pretty beech picket fencing having a gate opening onto a stone pathway to the front door. The beautiful front cottage gardens are laid to lawn with floral borders, including poppies, rose and a mature yew tree. A stone paved pathway leads to the side of the house giving access to an extensive south-west facing terrace with beautiful retaining well-stocked beds. Yew Tree Cottage has a vehicular access to the western side of the house leading to an extensive gravel courtyard to the rear of the house and parking for four vehicles, in turn giving access to the attached single garage. Beyond the hard-standing is a beautifully landscaped garden, laid to lawn with deep stocked borders, including lavender, bamboo, twisted willow and wild grasses, with a small ornamental pond. Providing a delightful all-weather seating area is an open timber-framed folly with swinging bench. The garden also includes an aluminium-framed greenhouse and raised vegetable beds.

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