No 2 Hall Lane is situated in a semi-rural setting within the hamlet of Haughton, in prime Cheshire countryside. Haughton itself has a popular gastropub, The Nag’s Head, whilst nearby Bunbury offers excellent day-to-day amenities, including a thriving Co-operative convenience store with post office counter, superb village butcher, fish and chip shop, coffee shop, church, village hall and state of the art medical centre. Tarporley offers further amenities, as do Chester and Nantwich.
Local recreational opportunities include some wonderful rural walks and bike rides, whilst Bunbury has a well-supported cricket and tennis club.
On the educational front, Bunbury Primary School is within a short drive, which is a feeder school for Tarporley High School, judged “outstanding” by Ofsted. Reaseheath College, one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges, is within eight miles.
The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West by road, whilst Crewe and Chester Railway Stations offer direct line services to London Euston within an hour and three quarters and two hours respectively.
No 2 Hall Lane is an exceptionally well-presented semi-detached cottage, dating back to circa 1930s and has more recently been extended, remodelled and refurbished to a particularly high standard, by the current owners.
A feature of the property is the extensive south facing gardens adjoining open countryside over which there are spectacular views.
A clay tiled canopy porch gives way to the front door opening into a welcoming reception hall featuring attractive two-column radiators and stripped four-panel internal doors, which feature throughout the house. Off the entrance hall is a cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin and a worktop with under counter space and plumbing for laundry appliances. At the heart of the house is a charming kitchen fitted with a comprehensive range of cabinets, including a central island unit all under granite work surfaces. Appliances include a stainless-steel double Range cooker with extractor hood, an integral Neff microwave and integrated Smeg dishwasher, with space for a free-standing fridge freezer. The kitchen enjoys ample space for a substantial breakfast table and has wonderful views to the garden. Off the kitchen is a rear porch with cloaks hanging space, with a door leading to the rear terrace.
The well-proportioned sitting room features an Aga wood-burning stove within a recess with oak overmantel and granite hearth. Engineered oak flooring runs throughout the sitting room into the adjoining dining room; the latter enjoying electric underfloor heating. The dining room is particularly noteworthy, having four-panel bi-folding doors affording exceptional views across the gardens to open countryside, which lead out to a natural stone paved terrace.
The spacious first-floor landing accommodates a large linen cupboard and loft access hatch. Opening from the landing is a useful family reception area, ideal as a children’s study or entertaining room, but could equally be converted to create a fourth bedroom by way of a simple internal partition. The generous master bedroom has wonderful rural views, as do bedrooms two and three; bedroom two having French doors with a Juliette balcony.
All bedrooms are served by a luxurious and spacious family bathroom featuring a free-standing clawfoot bath, WC, wash hand basin and an enclosed shower cabin with drench head and integrated speakers.
Gardens and grounds
A wooden gate opens onto an extensive gravel driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles, with double wooden arch-top gates giving access to further parking, ideal for a caravan or boat storage.
To the rear of the house is a raised natural stone paved terrace with feature lighting and an appealing southerly aspect. The formal lawned top garden is bordered by mature beds, including camellia and rhododendron shrubs. The gardens include a timber Pergola and a large timber garden shed with additional store and beyond this are the meadow lawns, currently housing a chicken enclosure with coupe, fruit trees and a small stream to the bottom.
House For Sale2, Hall Lane, Haughton, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6
Offers Over £400,000
A spacious and exceptionally well-presented family home with superb rural views.
- An exceptionally well-presented semi-detached cottage having recently been remodelled and refurbished to a particularly high standard
- Sitting room, dining/family room, kitchen with breakfast area, first-floor family area/potential bedroom 4
- 3 bedrooms, family bathroom
- Extensive private parking
- Timber-framed garden buildings
- Large south-facing gardens with adjoining meadow
- In all extending to approximately 0.5 acres