House For Sale

Clive House, Clive Back Lane, Winsford, Cheshire

Offers Over £425,000 Sold

*SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER* An imposing country property with scope for improvement, with outbuildings and land, in all extending to approximately 5.95 acres.

  • By informal Tender - 12 noon 13/10/20
  • Covered porch and central reception hall
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen with adjoining utility room
  • 3 bath/shower rooms and 2 separate WCs
  • Conservatory and ancillary storerooms
  • 5 double bedrooms
  • Substantial cellars, extensive range of brick outbuildings
  • Approximately 396 sq m (4,266 sq ft) of accommodation
  • Formal gardens and enclosed paddock, in all extending to approximately 5.95 acres

Clive House is situated in a beautiful semi-rural setting on the fringe of the popular towns of Winsford and Middlewich, which both offer a broad range of local amenities including a Tesco Superstore in Middlewich.

The area is well served by state schools including numerous primary schools and secondary schools in both towns, including Winsford Academy, which is Ofsted rated “Good”. On the recreational front there are numerous clubs including Middlewich Cricket Club, Oulton Park race circuit, Winsford Sailing Club and some excellent walking and cycling routes.

The area is well placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West with junction 18 of the M6 within 5 miles whilst Crewe Station offers a direct service to London, Euston within one and a half hours.

The Property
Clive House is the principal dwelling within the Clive Estate, understood to date back to the mid-18th Century with a substantial and imposing Georgian façade.

The property would benefit from a general scheme of refurbishment throughout in line with the buyer’s own requirements and budget.

Clive House retains some striking architectural features including high plaster cove ceilings, deep skirting boards, panelled internal doors with deep architraves, sash windows and some original open fireplaces.

An attractive arched canopy porch gives way to the front door, opening into an imposing central reception hall with encaustic tile flooring. To the front of the property are two equally proportioned reception rooms, both having open fireplaces within ornate surrounds and attractive bay windows with views to the front gardens.

The kitchen sits to the rear of the house, fitted with a simple range of cabinets with two free-standing ovens with an adjoining walk-in pantry. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a range of cabinets and plumbing for laundry appliances. A wonderful morning room adjoins the kitchen featuring a woodburning stove within an exposed brick chimneypiece with quarry tile hearth and an attractive original range of fitted dresser units.

An inner hallway gives access to a conservatory, a shower room and separate WC. Adjoining the western wing of the house is a large, former, billiard room with pitched ceiling and rooflight. Off the central hallway is a large twin chamber cellar.

An attractive turned staircase with hardwood handrails and newel posts leads to a spacious landing giving access to all bedrooms; the majority having original cast iron fireplaces and wonderful rural views whilst the master bedroom enjoys an en suite shower room. The family bathroom is fitted with a shower cubicle, panelled bath and vanity sink unit with a separate adjoining WC.

Gardens and Grounds
Clive House is approached off Clive Back Lane along a track shared with the adjoining farmstead. The property enjoys two entrances, the main entrance is through double metal gates onto a track leading to the front of the house where a turning circle could be created. The second entrance opens into an attractive courtyard enclosed by a Cheshire brick wall and the property’s outbuildings. The formal gardens sit to the south east of the house enclosed by native hedging with a pergola giving access to a former orchard with a broad range of native trees and fruit trees. Adjoining the south west boundary of the domestic curtilage is an agricultural field, formerly the pony paddock which is defined on the sale plan within the brochure edged red. The paddock extends to approximately 5.95 acres.

To the north east of the property is an extensive range of brick-built outbuildings comprising numerous loose boxes, general stores and machinery sheds. In addition, there are two detached single garages.

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