House For Sale

Bank View Farm, Hodgehill Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield

Guide price £575,000 Sold

***INFORMAL TENDER - MONDAY 19TH APRIL 12 NOON*** A period farmhouse requiring full modernisation or potential rebuild amongst 0.45 acres of garden and paddock in a highly desirable address

  • Porch and Staircase Hall
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Room and Kitchen
  • Rear Hall, Utility Room and Cellars
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Approximately 130sq.m (1,398 sq.ft) of living accommodation
  • Brick Garage and Storeroom
  • Front lawned garden and adjoining paddock.
  • Planning application submitted (not complete) for demolition of existing farmhouse and replacement dwelling to be constructed with alterations to site access and associated external works
  • Application No. 19/1878M – Cheshire East Council
  • In all approximately 0.45 acres (0.18ha)


Bank View Farm comes to the market for the first time for many years and offers a rare opportunity to renovate or potentially rebuild the house subject to completing the planning process in a most desirable address. The house is an imposing period farmhouse dating from 1890 and is thought to be constructed of brick under rendered elevations and a slate roof with arched windows and 2 tall chimney stacks at either side of the property. Internally the accommodation is adaptable with good sized reception rooms, tall ceiling and some period feature fireplaces. The current owner oversaw a planning application to knockdown, rebuild the property whist installing a new entrance which has been looked over in a favourable manner by Cheshire East Council however the application was withdrawn for personal reasons. It comprises a new dwelling to approximately 2,000 sq.ft of accommodation, double garage and independent access. As the application has been withdrawn, the purchaser would need to reinstate the application to complete the process.

From the storm porch the front door opens into the staircase hall with tiled floor and access to the first floor. To either side of the inner hall is a principal reception room. The dining room is spacious and well proportioned, containing an open fireplace with decorative wooden and tiled surround. Adjacent is the drawing room which is an equally impressive room also with a fireplace and lovely front aspect. To the rear of the property is the boot room which gives access to the cellars and pantry with intact shelving and crockery stores. Adjoining the rear entrance hall is a small breakfast area and the adjoining kitchen.

The first-floor accommodation is equally spacious with two good sized double bedrooms, both with fireplaces, enjoying a front garden aspect and accessed from the landing. There is a further bedroom, family bathroom and useful loft storage.

Bank View Farm is approached off a quiet country lane yet in an accessible location some 6 miles to the east of Holmes Chapel. Alderley Edge is some 7 miles distant offering 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. A range of comprehensive amenities is available in the nearby town of Macclesfield being some 8 miles distant.

On the educational front there are state primary and secondary schools locally including Goostrey Community Primary School 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 8 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 currently has the benefit a right of way over the neighbouring driveway however this will be relinquished on purchase of the property. The vendor is keen for Bank View Farm to have an independent access from the lane which forms part of the recent planning application. To the front of the property is a lawned garden enclosed by a mature holly hedge. To the rear is a brick garage and storeroom. To the north of the property is an adjoining paddock where it is believed the property can be moved creating a better location for the house within the plot. The whole area extends to approximately 0.45 acres (0.18ha).

Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating. Telephone line. Private Drainage.

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:
Council Tax Band F - £2,640.69 payable 2020/21

Proceed south out of Alderley Edge on the Congleton Road passing through Nether Alderley and take the first exit at the Nether Alderley roundabout signposted Congleton A34. Continue straight over the Monksheath crossroads and after 1.5 miles turn right onto Blackenden Lane by the red post box then left onto Boundary Lane after a further 1 mile. After 50 yards the property will be seen on the right hand side marked by a Fisher German sale board.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326

Photographs and particulars produced January 2020

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