The Coach House is a well-appointed character property located within the former Heawood Hall estate, once owned by the Boddington family of Manchester based brewery fame, which is now subdivided creating an exclusive collective of country homes. The Coach House is believed to date from the mid to late 19th century and is constructed of traditional Cheshire brick under a slate roof with attractive part timbered and rendered elevations. The facade is that of a country cottage yet the interior has deceptively large reception rooms and living accommodation being arranged over 2 floors with the benefit of air source central heating and hardwood double glazing throughout. The vendor purchased the property some 17 years ago but have meticulously maintained the property since with various additions including the stunning garden room in 2015 and a more recent renovation project to include the individually designed kitchen. There is no doubt that the finish is of an exemplary standard with any changes in future likely to be associated with only personal taste however there is perhaps scope in the associated outbuildings to create further living accommodation or indeed home office space subject to the relevant planning permissions.
A solid oak front door opens into the entrance hall with Olde English black and white tile floor and access to the cloak room. To either side of the inner hall is a principal reception room and the kitchen. The sitting room is spacious and well proportioned, containing an open Cotswold stone fireplace with stone hearth beneath and a full front and rear aspect. The bespoke kitchen was fitted in 2019 being designed in a unique haberdashery style with standalone modular cupboards, centre island and display cabinets with intricate tambour doors and glazed detail all on top of a Continuous Versailles parquet floor. The kitchen features wall and based units under a combination of Silestone and Copper worktops incorporating sink unit, Gaggenau appliances including induction hob with extractor over, separate oven and microwave/oven and warming drawer, Bosch dishwasher and corner fridge room with a pantry theme albeit refrigerated. The open plan kitchen opens into the timber framed garden room being constructed in 2015 and provides access onto a raised patio area with a pleasant south west aspect over the gardens. This room truly complements the individual contemporary and character theme running throughout the house. Off the garden room is the utility room with shelving and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. On the adjacent side of the kitchen is the drawing room which is a cosy, yet sizeable, reception room with Austrian woodburner as a feature focal point.
The first floor accommodation is accessed via a turned staircase to a large landing area with dormer outlook to the rockery gardens. From the landing a corridor leads to the master suite comprising a spacious master bedroom adjoining a dressing room with built in wardrobes and the en suite shower room with shower, pedestal hand basin and low flush wc. The dressing would lend itself to be converted to a single, third bedroom if required. These rooms are complemented by a second double bedroom, currently configured as a twin, with a family bathroom finished with polished limestone tiles and Villeroy & Boch bath, sink unit and wc. Off the landing there is an airing cupboard which houses the pressurised Vailant immersion heater.
The Coach House is approached via a long drive through pasture in a quiet yet accessible location some 2.5 miles to the south of Alderley Edge. The village offers a comprehensive range of services including Waitrose and Tesco stores, and a bustling high street with a wide selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as a high street bank, GP practise and Post Office. The Churchill Tree, a new and popular bar and restaurant, has opened on the nearby Alderley Park and is within walking distance. A range of comprehensive amenities is available in the nearby town of Macclesfield being some 6.5 miles distant.
Local recreational facilities include golf at Macclesfield, Prestbury and Wilmslow, cricket clubs in Chelford, Alderley Edge and Macclesfield in addition to Alderley Edge Tennis Club situated in Alderley Edge. For those seeking outdoor pursuits there is extensive walking throughout the local area and beyond into the Peak District, a selection of local shoots, mountain biking and sailing at Redesmere Lake. For the equestrian enthusiast there is open country nearby together with numerous bridleways and lanes for hacking out. There is horse racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee and various professional riding schools and livery available.
On the educational front there are state primary and secondary schools locally including Nether Alderley Primary School and Fallibroome Academy on the outskirts of Macclesfield with an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating. For those seeking private education there is Terra Nova Prep School, Alderley Edge School for Girls, Beech Hall School and Kings Macclesfield known for its sporting and educational excellence.
Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M56 and M6 and the property is within 6.5 miles of Macclesfield train station providing a direct 1hr 45 service to London and a regular 25 min service to Manchester Piccadilly. There are international airports at Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.
The property is accessed over a long drive which is owned by The Coach House from the main road. Other residents within the estate contribute to its maintenance by way of deed – further details available via the agents. The Coach House has its own gated entrance through electric gates onto a sweeping tarmac drive to the west front. Within the parking area there is a substantial workshop which was constructed at the same time as the garden room and by the same company. This solid oak building offers an excellent work and garage space as well as a mezzanine level and 4 post ramp. To the side of the house is an outdoor pool with Indian stone surround and a brick and slate pump room with air source heating system and filtration hub. Against the neighbouring barn is a range of workshop and stores currently comprising 3 store rooms however it is believed that these are readily adaptable should one wish to create home office or secondary accommodation subject to planning.
The gardens are a truly profound feature of the Coach House being made up of formal lawns, a substantial rock garden dispersed with various flowering shrubs and perennials with walkways and ponds. There are an abundance of specimen trees with Nordic Firs, Scotch Pine and Silver Birch throughout the garden which is further enhanced by a strip of wood land to the west of the property made up of a mix of deciduous trees and 3 large ponds. This area is a haven for wildlife and make a wonderful recreational space in the summer months or indeed for those who enjoy the peace and tranquillity woodland and water bring. Within the woodland there is a substantial, steel framed machinery store ideal for larger commercial vehicles. The whole extends to approximately 4.42 acres (1.78ha).
Mains water and electricity. Telephone line. Private Drainage NB the private drainage system is located within the land of The Coach House and serves seven other properties within the estate.
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 H - £3,767.58 payable 2020/21
Proceed south out of Alderley Edge on the Congleton Road passing through Nether Alderley and take the third unmarked exit at the Nether Alderley roundabout. This is a private entrance marked by a green sign and a Fisher German sale board. Continue along the driveway bearing left at the manor house and continue left until you come to the gated entrance to The Coach House.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326
Photographs and particulars produced December 2020 and January 2021.
House For SaleThe Coach House, Heawood Hall, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Cheshire
Guide price £1,395,000 Sold
A charming country home refurbished to an exemplary standard situated in just under 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, grounds and woodland.
- Entrance Hall and Cloak Room
- Drawing Room, Living Room, Garden Room Kitchen/Diner and Utility Area
- Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room (or Bed 3) & En suite Showeroom
- Double Bedroom, Family Bathroom and Landing
- Patio, Rear Balcony with View, Outdoor Swimming Pool
- 3 Workshop/Storerooms with Home Office/Accommodation Potential
- Substantial Oak Garage and Workshop
- Extensive Mature Lawn and Rockery Gardens, Woodland, Ponds
- In all approximately 4.42 acres (1.78ha)