Kelsey is situated in a convenient location on the edge of the mid Cheshire town of Middlewich in a private residential position. Despite its semi-rural setting, there is an excellent range of local amenities including Morrison’s, Tesco Xpress and Lidl stores in addition to various restaurants and pubs. A wider range of amenities are available in the nearby town of Northwich and Nantwich.
Local recreational facilities include Vale Royal Abbey and Woodside golf clubs and Middlewich has its own cricket club nearby. There are sports club, gyms, football club and racket sports locally and nearby in Northwich. On the educational front there is a primary and secondary state school in Middlewich in addition to the Catholic primary school all of which carry a Good Ofsted rating.
The area is renowned for its equestrian links with various routes for hacking out, cross country riding and indeed local eventing at Southview, Somerford Park and Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre. Point to Point events are held locally, with Tabley being of particular note, in addition to regular horse racing events at both Chester and Bangor-on-Dee.
Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M6 and the property is within 2.7 miles of Winsford which as a connecting train at Crewe train station providing a 1hr 35 direct service to London. There are international airports at Manchester & Liverpool respectively.
Kelsey is an imposing and tastefully finished home constructed of brick under a new slate roof with double glazing throughout. The facade is perfectly symmetrical as the property has been extended in a considered fashion in the 1970’s with the original, moderate house believed to have been constructed circa 1935. The vendors acquired Kelsey in 2015 promptly replacing the kitchen and utility room a year later and adding new facias and the Gazebo in the garden in 2018 as well as various cosmetic updates during their residence. Despite these additions, the original period nature is still intact with picture rails, tall ceilings, and parquet flooring through the hallway and beyond. The accommodation is very comfortable being arranged predominantly over 2 floors with the benefit of gas central heating and would certainly benefit the family buyer or indeed those downsizing from a larger country home.
A solid oak front door leads into a spacious entrance hall with access to the cloak room and an inner hall with the staircase to the first floor. To either side of the halls are the principal reception rooms comprising family room, sitting room, garden room and dining room opening to the kitchen. The family room is a comfortable room with a more relaxed atmosphere in contrast to the neighbouring sitting room having an elegant appearance with parquet flooring, cornicing and a feature Limestone fireplace and hearth housing a Hergom wood burning stove. The garden room is a particularly impressive room being south facing with a beautiful garden aspect and glazed sliding doors leading out on the rear patio and lawns. Beyond is the dining room which forms part of the central hub of the house linking to the kitchen making the rear section of property a free-flowing space between the principal rooms great for socialising and modern family living. The kitchen is a profound feature of the house being fitted with a full range of wall and base units with Oak frames, inframes and doors having display shelving, cutlery and crockery drawers all complemented by a centre island with breakfast bar all under granite worksurfaces. The units incorporate an extractor, integrated Siemans dishwasher, fridge and Belfast sink with mixer tap. Off the kitchen is the utility room fitted with identical Oak wall and base units under granite worksurfaces and an additional range of tall pantry units and storage cupboards with opening for a double fridge and freezer.
The second-floor accommodation is accessed from the inner hall onto the landing and comprise 5 good size double bedrooms. Off the landing is the spacious master bedroom with contemporary style shower room, sink and wc. Adjacent are 3 further bedrooms and the family bathroom which is also finished in a contemporary style with freestanding bath, 2 basins, shower and wc. Beyond is the 5th bedroom which could be used a homework space if required. In all the living accommodation expands to approximately 210sq.m (2,262sq.ft).
Kelsey is approached through a pillared entrance onto a tarmac driveway where Kelsey has right of way. At the front of the property are tall wrought iron gates leading onto a gravelled parking area beneath the north front. Within the parking area is a large garage with electric roller door and suitable for 2 vehicles, workshop area and ample storage. Adjoining is a timber framed car port and a separate access drive to the side lane which is suitable for pedestrian and some vehicular access. To the rear of the property, the south facing gardens are beautifully presented having an abundance of mature trees and perennial shrubbery interspersed throughout to include Lupins, Alliums and Pampas Grass as well as Copper Beech and Eucalyptus enclosed by a mature Laurel and fencing. An Indian Stone patio runs the permitter of the property with a large sitting area outside the garden room having a south aspect enjoying sun for a majority of the day. The Gazebo is linked via a stone pathway and was constructed in 2018 creating a superb outdoor sitting and dining area with associated barbecue area. The whole extends to approximately 0.31 acres (0.12ha)
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Telephone line and internet available.
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
Council Tax Band G - £3,268.73 payable 2021/22
From the centre of Middlewich travel south on the A530 signposted for Nantwich passing through the one-way system. Continue along this road passing the right hand turning to Glastonbury Drive and after a short distance the tuning into the private drive will be seen on the right-hand side on the bend visible by brick pillars and a name plate. Kelsey is situated at the end behind a wrought iron gate.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German - Knutsford Office.
Photographs and particulars produced June and July 2021
House For SaleKelsey, Mill Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire
Guide price £635,000 Sold
A superbly-appointed family home situated amongst a beautiful garden setting in a private and convenient location on the edge of the town.
- Entrance Hall, Inner Hall and Cloakroom
- Sitting Room, Family Room and Garden Room
- Kitchen and adjoining Dining Room, Utility Room
- 5 Double Bedroom, En-suite Shower and Family Bathroom
- Approximately 210sq.m (2,262sq.ft) of living accommodation
- Double Garage, Double Timber Car Port and Large Parking Area
- Well Stocked Lawned Gardens, Indian Stone Patio
- Timber Gazebo with Decking and Barbecue Area
- Private position on the edge of Middlewich in approximately 0.31 acres (0.12ha)