The Old Vicarage is situated in a convenient location within the large village of Holmes Chapel by the picturesque Dane Valley. The village offers a comprehensive range of services including Aldi and Sainsburys Local stores, 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. Wider comprehensive amenities are available in the nearby town of Knutsford being some 8 miles distant. Local recreational facilities include golf at Woodside, Sandbach and Elworth, rugby and sports clubs in Holmes Chapel in addition to the Leisure Centre. 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 available.
On the educational front there are state primary and secondary schools locally including Goostrey Community Primary School and Holmes Chapel Primary School both with an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating and Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School for secondary education. For those seeking private education there is Terra Nova Prep School, The Grange School in Hartford and Kings Macclesfield known for its sporting and educational excellence all within day to day travelling distance.
Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M6 and the property is within walking distance of Holmes Chapel train station providing a direct 45 minute service to Manchester Piccadilly and a 2hr 10minute service to London, Euston via Crewe. There are international airports at Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.
The Old Vicarage is an imposing village property constructed of brick under a tile hipped roof with cast iron downspouts. The facade bears a masonry date stone of 1929 as the property was constructed specifically as a vicarage for the incumbent clergy and was completed to an exacting standard. Whilst the property would benefit from a scheme of modernisation, the accommodation is comfortable being arranged predominantly over 2 floors with the benefit of gas central heating and there is scope at the rear to extend subject to gaining a satisfactory planning permission. The house has period features throughout with tall ceilings, deep architraves, picture rails, open fireplaces and solid parquet flooring.
From the storm porch, a glazed panelled front door leads into a spacious entrance hall with parquet flooring, picture rail, timber staircase and foyet area where access is gained to the cloak room. To either side of the hall are the principal reception rooms comprising drawing room, dining room and sitting room in addition to the kitchen. The dining room is elegant and well proportioned, containing an electric fire and slate hearth framed by original crockery display shelving and glazed doors. The drawing room has a tiled open fireplace, garden access and feature bay window with an uninterrupted rear garden aspect. Beyond is the sitting room, which also has a fireplace and lovely garden aspect. To the rear of the inner hall access is gained to the garden. Off the hall is a large kitchen which contains fitted wall and base units incorporating Zanussi 4 ring gas hob with oven below, Aga, original full-length pantry cupboard and Housekeeper cupboard. Off the kitchen is the cold store and pantry with original slate shelving and adjoining utility room with base units, sink unit and the Wor4cester gas fired boiler. Beyond are a range of domestic outbuildings including a former coal store, implement store and general storeroom and garage.
The second-floor accommodation is accessed via a turned timber staircase. From the landing access is gained to the master bedroom and 3 further bedrooms served by a separate wc and bathroom. A corridor leads to the shower room and a further 5th bedroom.
The property is accessed over a tarmac driveway owned by the neighbouring new Vicarage and The Old Vicarage is granted a right of access. To the front of the property is a parking area and garage access. A profound feature of The Vicarage is the lawned, private gardens which are flanked by mature shrubbery and trees including Oak, Fir and Eucalyptus. The back of the property backs on the the local cricket club and bowling green on the adjacent side. As the garden is extensive, this gives good scope for extension to the rear for the property without impacting on the external setting and space.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Telephone line.
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 G - £3,126.87 payable 2020/21
From Knutsford travel south on the Holmes Chapel Road passing through Allostock and Cranage. On entering Holmes Chapel cross over the two mini roundabouts passing the church on the left and continue through the crossroads signposted Kidsgrove A50. After 40 yards the concealed entrance will be seen on the right-hand side visible by a Fisher German sale board.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German.
House For SaleThe Old Vicarage, 74, London Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Offers in Excess of £600,000 Sold
*SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER* An imposing former vicarage requiring a scheme of modernisation in a private garden setting
- By Informal Tender - 12 noon 27/11/20
- Detached former Vicarage with scope for extension and modernisation
- Drawing Room and Sitting Room, Dining Room and Rear Hall
- Open Plan Kitchen with Breakfast Area, Pantry, Utility Room and Cloak Room
- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bath and Shower Rooms, Separate WC
- Approximately 280sq.m (3015sq.ft) of living accommodation
- Extensive Mature Garden, Garage and Domestic Outbuildings
- In all approximately 0.4 acres (0.16ha)