2 Rosebank 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 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.
2 Rosebank is a charming and tastefully finished home constructed of mellow Cheshire brick under a slate roof with double glazing throughout. The facade is that of a typical country property which has been extended in a considered fashion circa 2011 with the original, moderate house believed to have been constructed circa 1892 with the attached neighbour. The vendors acquired No.2 in 2015 replacing the kitchen and creating the annex as well as various cosmetic updates during their residence. Despite these additions, the soft furnishing and design of the property is still very much in line with a period home yet the open plan arrangement makes a great entertaining and social hub throughout the ground floor. The accommodation is very comfortable being arranged predominantly over 2 floors with an additional 2nd floor room all of which benefits from gas central heating. There is no doubt that No.2 would certainly be of interest to the family buyer or indeed those downsizing from a larger country home who wish to retain the scale of rooms they are accustomed to.
No.2 is mainly accessed from the rear into the open plan kitchen and garden room. The garden room enjoys a lovely light ambiance as it is full glazed on all sides with skylights making it a superb summer room yet the addition of a gas stove creates a cosy and comfortable family room in the winter. The kitchen is adjoining with an impressive centre island having an opulent granite top, seating area for informal dining and an abundance of storage cupboards below. The kitchen is a profound feature of the house being fitted with a full range of shaker styler wall and base units having display shelving, cutlery and crockery drawers, double pantry unit and drawers beneath, spice cabinet, Rangemaster Elan 6 ring gas hob and integrated AEG dishwasher. Off the kitchen is the open plan dining room for more formal events with solid oak flooring which leads through to the sitting room making the mid-section of the property a free-flowing space between the principal rooms great for socialising and modern family living. The sitting room is a particularly impressive room having a feature brick fireplace being the focal point, housing a new Valiant wood burner atop a stone plinth. Beyond is the lounge which forms part of the central hub of the house albeit closed with double doors and linking to the front hallway and principal entrance.
The second-floor accommodation is accessed from the dining room via an oak staircase onto the landing. Off the landing is the family bathroom with full height ceiling, Heritage pedestal handbasin, low flush wc and large double shower. Beyond is bedroom 3 and at the end of the corridor bedroom 2 being served by an ensuite shower room. From the hallway, access is gained to the spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and lovely garden aspect through a French window and Juliet balcony. The master bedroom is complemented by a shower room with pedestal handbasin and wc. The staircase continues to a converted attic room with dual sky lights and eaves storage. This room is currently used as a study but could be readily adapted subject to building regulation. In all the living accommodation expands to approximately 191sq.m (2,055sq.ft).
No.2 is approached off Mill Lane, which is an unadopted bridleway, through a recently installed timber gated entrance onto a pebbled driveway beneath the south west front. To the rear of the property are the south facing gardens which are beautifully presented having an abundance of mature trees and perennial shrubbery interspersed throughout raised brick beds which has been slowly cultivated by the vendor. The lawn is small and compact with a timber Summer House enclosed by a part fence and shrubbery boundary. To the side of the house is a raised patio running the permitter of the property with a large sitting area and Pergola having a southwest aspect enjoying sun for most of the day. Beyond is a side gate leading to two implement and bike stores/sheds along with a wood and bin store. The garage has been converted recently to create a useful and spacious annex with homeworking, dependent relatives, or guest accommodation in mind. The annex comprises a fully fitted utility room with base units and plumbing for washing machines beyond which is the well-appointed living area complemented by a brick fireplace and French doors to the rear garden. Off the main living area is a recently installed shower room and storeroom with additional loft storage which is accessed via a ceiling hatch in the main body of the building. The whole extends to approximately 0.31 acres (0.12ha)
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Telephone line and internet available. CCTV installed around the property.
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 D - £ 1,961.24 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 turning into the Mill Lane will be seen on the right-hand side just after the left hand bend.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326
Photographs and particulars produced November 2021
House For Sale2 Rosebank, Mill Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire
Guide price £435,000 Sold
A beautifully appointed country property with annex situated in a quiet location on the edge of the town.
- Lounge, Open Plan Sitting Room and Dining Room
- Utility Room and adjoining Garden Room
- Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room
- 2 further Double Bedroom with 1 Ensuite Shower Room and Family Bathroom
- 2nd Floor Study/Attic Room
- Approximately 191sq.m (2,055sq.ft) of living accommodation
- Annex comprising Living Area, Shower Room, Storeroom and Utility Room
- Well Stocked Garden and Timber Pergola with Decking
- Implement Stores and Wood Store
- Gated Entrance with large Parking Area
- Private position on the edge of Middlewich