Cherry Garth is situated in an exceptional setting, benefitting from tremendous rural views, yet within walking distance of the sought-after village of Christleton. Christleton offers a broad range of local amenities, including a general store, hairdressers, dental practice, gastropub, village hall and a local church, whilst Chester has a more comprehensive offering.
On the educational front, Christleton enjoys exceptional state schooling; namely Christleton Primary and High Schools, both deemed “outstanding” by Ofsted in 2014. Local independent schools include King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester and Abbey Gate College in Saighton.
Cherry Garth is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West, with the A55 within half a mile, connecting to the M53, M56 and M6 motorway networks. Chester Railway Station offers a direct service to London Euston within two hours.
Cherry Garth is a substantial dormer bungalow, built circa 1955. The property offers genuine scope to extend, subject to the necessary consents.
The front door opens into an enclosed porch having tiled flooring, with an inner door opening into a welcoming reception hall, with a turned spindle staircase rising to the first floor.
Off the hallway is a well-proportioned sitting room with treble aspects and features a living flame fire within a marble surround and hearth. Across the hallway is a ground floor bedroom, which could equally serve as an additional reception room, where required. The family bathroom is located off the reception hall, with a three-piece suite conveniently positioned to serve the ground floor bedroom.
At the heart of the house is an additional reception room featuring a gas stove within a recess with overmantel and granite hearth. Off the sitting room are glazed French doors opening into a substantial conservatory with tiled flooring, central heating and wonderful views across the gardens to open countryside.
The spacious kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of cabinets under composite work surfaces, incorporating a moulded one and half drainer sink unit. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, ‘Zanussi’ ceramic hob with extractor hood, ‘Whirlpool’ under-mounted double oven, a microwave and free-standing fridge freezer with separate fridge. The kitchen enjoys a dual aspect and space for a substantial breakfast table.
Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious boot room with fitted cupboards housing the ‘Worcester’ gas-fired combination boiler, with a door to the outside and additional door leading to an equally spacious utility room with a range of cabinets, including a single drainer sink unit and plumbing for laundry appliances. A useful WC is accessed from the utility room, as is the substantial garage with remote up-and-over garage door.
To the first floor is a spacious landing with heated linen cupboard, giving access to two spacious double bedrooms, both having built-in wardrobes; bedroom two having substantial eaves storage. The first-floor bedrooms are served by a substantial shower room with WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bidet.
Gardens and grounds
Cherry Garth sits behind a low-level wall with mature hedging with a pedestrian access to the front of the house, in addition to a gated driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles, in turn leading to the attached single garage with remote up-and-over door.
The front gardens are mainly laid to lawn with clipped evergreen shrubs and two attractive mature beech trees in the front boundary.
The rear gardens are south west facing; again, mainly lanwed with extensive paved seating areas, having views directly across open countryside. The gardens include a substantial timber-framed garden store, in addition to an aluminium-framed greenhouse.
Buyers should be made aware the northern section of the garden, as shown on the plan within these sale particulars, does not form part of the Cherry Garth Title being sold. The current owners of Cherry Garth have rented this area of land since purchasing the property, incorporating it into the gardens of Cherry Garth on a Garden Licence from Cheshire West and Chester Council, currently paying £2 per annum, although this is likely to increase. Prospective purchasers should speak to Brenda Bayman, Estates Assistant at Cheshire West and Chester Council to apply for the licence to be put into their own name, should it be of interest.
An Overage Clause will be included within the contract of sale for a period of 25 years post completion, requiring the payment of 40% of the uplift in value of the property arising from any residential development of the property whereby the total number of dwellings increases beyond the existing single dwelling; the payment being due upon a sale with the benefit of planning consent or commencement of development, whichever is the earliest. Further details available from the selling agent.
The extent of the property being sold is as edged red on the plan within these sale particulars. The purchaser will be responsible for erecting a new boundary fence along the northern boundary, in the event a new Garden Licence is not agreed with Cheshire West and Chester Council.
House For SaleCherry Garth, Little Heath Road, Littleton, Chester, Cheshire
Guide price £675,000 Sale Agreed
A substantial dormer bungalow on the edge of the village with spectacular countryside views, within a short walk of Christleton Village centre.
- Situated in an exceptional setting, benefitting from tremendous rural views
- Entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, breakfast kitchen
- Conservatory, boot room and utility room
- 3 double bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms and separate WC
- Attached garage, extensive off-street parking
- Beautiful gardens, open countryside views