Ashdene is situated in a convenient location on the edge of the mid Cheshire town of Middlewich. Despite its semi-rural position there is an excellent range of local amenities including Morrison’s, Tesco Xpress and Lidl stores in addition to various restaurants and pubs. A wider range of amenities are available in the nearby town of Northwich and Nantwich.
Local recreational facilities include Vale Royal Abbey and Woodside golf clubs and Middlewich has its own cricket club nearby. There are sports club, gyms, football club and racket sports locally and nearby in Northwich. On the educational front there is a primary and secondary state school in Middlewich in addition to the Catholic primary school all of which carry a Good Ofsted rating.
The area is renowned for its equestrian links with various routes for hacking out, cross country riding and indeed local eventing at Southview, Somerford Park and Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre. Point to Point events are held locally, with Tabley being of particular note, in addition to regular horse racing events at both Chester and Bangor-on-Dee.
Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M6 and the property is within 2 miles of Winsford which as a connecting train at Crewe train station providing a 1hr 35 direct service to London. There are international airports at Manchester & Liverpool respectively.
Ashdene is an impressive country property constructed of Cheshire brick with part rendered elevations under a slate roof with timber barge boards and carved finials. The facade is unique as the property has been extended in a considered fashion in various stages since its believed creation in the early part of the 20th century. The vendor acquired Ashdene in 2000 promptly extending a year later creating a substantial living area and first floor accommodation. The garage shortly followed in 2004 and in 2008 the final extension was complete creating the kitchen and further first floor accommodation. The accommodation is comfortable being arranged predominantly over 2 floors with the benefit of gas central heating and the character house has been retained throughout albeit with a contemporary blend. There is no doubt the space afforded would suit a growing family or indeed those down sizing from a larger country home.
From the vestibule, a solid timber front door leads into a spacious entrance hall with a staircase to the first floor. To either side of the hall are the principal reception rooms comprising sitting room, lounge and family room opening to the kitchen. The sitting room is elegant and well-proportioned with tall ceilings, dado rail and moulding cornicing in addition to a decorative brick fireplace and hearth housing a multifuel burner. The lounge is a particularly impressive spacious room with a feature brick fireplace housing a multifuel burner, garden access and double doors leading out on the rear patio. Beyond is the family room which forms part of the central hub of the house linking to the breakfast area and kitchen all with a pleasant garden aspect. The kitchen has a fully range of wall and base units under granite work surfaces incorporating Rangemaster Professional Plus 6 ring gas hob with ovens and extractor over, integrated coffee machine, microwave and double Belfast sink with mixer tap and additional hose tap. Off the kitchen is the utility room with wall and base units incorporating a sink and rear access which is complemented by a ground floor shower room with wc and sink unit; an ideal space for washing down without having to access the main body of the house.
The second-floor accommodation is accessed via a turned timber staircase onto the landing which has a Juliette balcony enjoying a pleasant rural outlook and a full height storage cupboard. From the landing access is gained to the first two principle double bedrooms with bedroom 2 having an ensuite shower room and there is the family bathroom suite with polished limestone finish, panelled bath, shower, wc and pedestal sink unit which serves bedrooms 3 and 4. A corridor leads to bedroom 4 and a dressing room which is adaptable and could become a further bedroom should it be required. At the end of the house is a spacious master bedroom with dressing area with built in cupboards and an ensuite wet room which has recently been upgraded and beautifully finished in circa 2019. In all the living accommodation expands to approximately 225sq.m (2,424sq.ft).
Ashdene is approached over stone set entrance onto a gravelled forecourt beneath the north east front. The gardens are a profound feature of Ashdene as the property has an abundance of mature trees and perennial shrubbery interspersed throughout the front of the house to include Pine, Laurel, Magnolia and a mature Beech Hedge fronting the road. To the side of the driveway is a lawned garden which could be adapted to create a vegetable garden or simply an extension of the rear gardens. The garage block is a superb addition and offers a variety uses. The ground floor comprises double parking space with a useful workshop area accessed via a side door and the electric up and over doors to the front. At first floor level the vendor has created a home gym but this could also provide excellent home office space or indeed secondary accommodation subject to the relevant permissions. To the rear of the garage is a substantial wood store beyond which is the main lawn and patio both of which have a south westerly aspect enjoying sun for a majority of the day. At the end of the garden is a summer house and store. The whole extends to approximately 0.22 acres.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Telephone line and internet available with potential 30mb plus download speeds available.
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
Cheshire East Council T: 0300 123 5500. W: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk
Council Tax Band E - £2,287.95 payable 2021/22
From the Morrison’s store in Middlewich centre travel north onto the A530 taking the second exit at the mini roundabout. Continue along this road bearing left by the cemetery passing through the residential area. The entrance to Ashdene is the last house on the left-hand side on the edge of the town and will be visible by a Fisher German sale board. If you pass over the bridge (River Dane) you have gone too far.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326
Photographs and particulars produced April 2021
House For SaleAshdene, Croxton Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire
Guide price £625,000 Sold
A character country property with well-appointed family accommodation and separate home office/gym occupying a convenient location on the edge of the town.
- Vestibule and Entrance Hall
- Sitting Room and Lounge with garden aspect
- Open Plan Kitchen with Breakfast Area and adjoining Family Room
- Utility Room and Shower Room
- Master Bedroom with En-suite Wet Room and Dressing Area
- 3 further Double Bedrooms, 1 Family Bathroom & 1 Shower Room (Ensuite), Dressing Room/Bedroom 5
- Approximately 225sq.m (2,424sq.ft) of living accommodation
- Double Garage with First Floor Office/Gym
- Front and Rear Gardens with Implement Store and Wood Store
- Extensive Parking
- In all approximately 0.22 acres (0.89ha)