Chester Villa sits in the heart of the popular village of Malpas, due south of Chester and to the east of Wrexham. Malpas itself offers an excellent range of local amenities including public houses, restaurants, a convenience store, grocers with bakers, hairdressers and a highly regarded doctor’s surgery.
Recreational opportunities include tennis and football at Malpas and district sports club, along with a village recreational ground and youth club. Carden Park Hotel Golf Course and Spa is within a short drive offering first-rate recreational facilities, along with two championship golf courses. Malpas is well-served by state schooling, including Malpas Alport Primary School and Bishop Heber High School, the latter deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Malpas is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the A41 and A49, leading to the motorway network. Chester station offers a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.
Chester Villa is an imposing Georgian, Grade II Listed residence, believed to have been built circa 1820s. The property provides accommodation over three levels with the addition of a cellar. The property occupies a prominent position on the High Street, ideal for access to the local schools by foot and extensive local amenities.
The current owners have previously used the rear section of the property as a florist/gift shop, and from a planning perspective has a Use Class A1 (shops/retail use).
A trellis porch gives way to a boarded front door, opening into a welcoming central reception hall with exposed beamed ceiling. Either side of the reception hall are two well-proportioned reception rooms of comparable proportions; the sitting room featuring an inglenook fireplace with brick lined recess and Yorkstone hearth. The lounge features a multi-fuel stove also within a brick lined recess with stone hearth and overmantel, flanked by arch topped recessed bookcases. Also off the entrance hall, is a glazed door opening to the rear courtyard and enclosed sandstone steps lead down to a single chamber cellar.
The hub of the property is a large kitchen with vaulted ceiling and a range of shaker style cabinets with an array of freestanding appliances including an electric oven and grill, a dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Adjoining the kitchen is an additional space which could be used as a utility room or breakfast room, having a range of matching base cabinets. Beyond the kitchen is the dining room with glazed elevation, with French doors leading out to an adjoining veranda. To the rear of the property is a large room with vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins and rafters and glazed double doors leading to a decked terrace. This room has previously been used as a florist/gift shop but would be ideal as a substantial family room, subject to any “change of use requirement”.
A heavy oak spindle staircase with turned balusters rises to a half landing giving access to a bathroom featuring a white modern suite with adjoining WC and chrome heated towel radiator. Stairs continue to the first-floor landing giving access to two double bedrooms featuring exposed ceiling beams and wide original exposed oak floorboards.
The staircase rises to the second-floor landing, offering space for a home study/reading area and gives access to two large double bedrooms each having semi-vaulted ceilings.
Chester Villa features an attractive formal front garden featuring conical, ball and lollipop box topiary with stone steps leading to the front door. To the side of the property is an extensive tarmacadam driveway providing parking, with gates opening onto a further hardstanding providing additional parking spaces, where required.
The principal gardens are south west facing; the lower gardens predominantly being lawned with brick retained floral beds and an adjoining decked terrace. Sandstone steps lead to the upper garden, offering a natural wildlife garden with a barked surface. A timber framed garden store with adjoining pergola with brick paving offers a charming seating area. (Please note the boundaries of the garden with the adjoining High Street Church are open and the buyer would need to establish their own enclosures, where required).
House For SaleChester Villa, High Street, Malpas, Cheshire
Offers Over £600,000
A substantial Georgian residence within the heart of Malpas village, with a generous garden and extensive parking.
- Central village location
- 3 reception rooms
- Kitchen through utility room
- Former retail/family room
- 4 double bedrooms
- Family bathroom with adjoining WC
- Cellar and outdoor storeroom
- Approximately 236 sqm (2,545 sqft) of accommodation
- Generous garden
- Extensive private parking
- EPC exempt