Wyche Cottage occupies a pleasant rural location in a convenient position on the periphery of High Legh village a short distance from Knutsford. The immediate area offers a good range of services including a Budgens store, a bustling high street in Knutsford with Aldi, Booths and Waitrose and a wide selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as a high street bank, GP practice and Post Office.
Local recreational facilities include a High Legh Park Golf Club and Tennis club in the village, cricket club at Lymm Outrington Park and the exclusive spa and golf resort at Mere. For those seeking outdoor pursuits there is extensive walking throughout the local area and beyond into the Peak District National Park. Historic homes, gardens and parks are prevalent in the area with Tatton Park and Tabley House in Knutsford and Arley Hall is within 5 miles, best known for its beautiful gardens and stately home.
On the educational front there are state primary and secondary schools locally including High Legh Primary School with a “Good” Ofsted rating and for those seeking private education, Cransley School and The Grange at Hartford are both within local commuting distance.
Commuting to the commercial centres of the northwest and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M6 and M56 and the property is within 7.7 miles of Warrington Bank Quay train station providing a 1hr48m service to London and a regular service to Manchester Piccadilly from Knutsford. There are international airports at Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.
Wyche Cottage is a charming country property constructed of traditional common brick bond under a slate roof with an attractive cottage style façade. The house is believed to date from the mid-19th century originally being two former Tatton Estate cottages latterly being converted to a single dwelling and extended by the vendor in circa 2000 including the utility, boot room and beautiful garden room to the rear. Internally the accommodation is impressive with a blend of modern open plan space and cosy cottage style living whilst enjoying a pleasant rural outlook on all sides.
A timber front door opens into the glazed porch with quarry tile floor and beyond to the staircase hall. From the staircase hall access is gained to the sitting room, playroom and the inner hall. The sitting room is a particularly cosy room with open brick fireplace and timber mantel above and bay window with a rural aspect. Adjacent is the playroom which is also a comfortable room with access to the kitchen via a stable door. Recently this room has been used as a 4th bedroom making it readily adaptable for those who may have dependent occupants. Off the inner hall are the principal reception rooms comprising dining room, garden room in addition to the kitchen and study. The dining room is an elegant and well-proportioned room with an open plan arrangement adjoining the garden room which was constructed by the vendor creating a beautifully appointed space with blue self-cleaning, solar control glass lantern, panoramic view of the lawned gardens and has a Jotul multifuel burner giving a warm ambience all year around. Off the garden room is the farmhouse style kitchen with a full range of quality solid oak wall and base units under granite work surfaces incorporating 5 ring Rangemaster gas stove, electric double oven and separate grill, porcelain sink unit, display shelving with basket storage below, Tecnik dishwasher and fridge. Adjacent to the dining room is the study which has full height book shelving, storage cupboards below and ample space for a partners desk making this ideal for those who wish to work from home. At the rear of the house is the boot room with cloak room off and the utility room which houses a newly fitted Grant oil fired boiler and run of base units incorporating sink unit and plumbing for washing machine.
The first-floor accommodation is accessed via the front staircase hall to an open landing. From the landing access is gained to all 3 bedrooms served by a family bathroom and 1 ensuite shower and bathroom. The master suit is of particular note having a full range of built-in wardrobes, dressing area and secret door to the traditional ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower, low flush wc, bidet, Heritage sink unit and airing cupboard. Beyond the master bedroom is bedroom 2 which is also a large double with dressing area and the family bathroom also finished in the traditional style. At the end of the hall is bedroom 3, currently used as a craft room, which has a feature window with dual aspect over the front garden and beyond. The floor area extends to approximately 202sq.m (2,175 sq.ft) of living accommodation.
The property is accessed through a gated entrance onto a substantial parking area fronting the stables and garage. To the front of the property are lawned garden encompassed by a Portuguese Laurel and Holly hedge with pathway to the front porch. The stables are accessed off the parking area through a gate onto a flagged walkway with 2 loose boxes and tack room abutting the paddocks. The paddock is on the eastern periphery of the property enclosed by a post and rail fence and is ideal for those with ponies or keeping livestock on lifestyle and hobby basis. Adjoining the paddocks is a polytunnel and a series of vegetable beds abutting a range of woodstores, implement stores, sheds and greenhouses. A prominent feature of the property are the beautifully manicured and well considered lawned gardens which are south west facing enjoying the sun for most of the day. The vendor has meticulously created a seasonal garden changing throughout the year with a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and perennials to include Clematis, Roses, Snowdrops and Daffodils in addition to Weeping Willow, Cherry and mature Wisteria across the facia of the house. The gardens are enclosed by hedging and a fence making it a safe and secure for both pets and children. Wyche Cottage is situated in approximately 1.22 acres (0.49ha).
Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating. Private drainage. Telephone line.
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.
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 - £ 3,165.21 payable 2021/22
The property is located approximately 0.5 miles of the proposed HS2 Line. See agents for further details.
From Knutsford travel north on the A50 then turning right onto Mereside Road. Follow this road into Chapel Lane crossing over the A556 and then through onto Peacock Lane. After approximately 300 yards turn immediately right onto Moss Lane and the property will be seen on the left hand side delineated by a Fisher German sale board.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326
Photographs and particulars produced February and March 2022.
House For SaleWyche Cottage, Moss Lane, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire
Guide price £895,000 Sale Agreed
A character country home occupying a peaceful rural location with manicured gardens, paddocks and stables to about 1.22 acres.
- Dining Room, Garden Room and Study
- Sitting Room and Playroom/Bedroom 4
- Kitchen and Breakfast Room
- Boot Room, Cloak Room and Utility Room
- Master Bedroom with En-suite Bath and Shower Room
- 2 further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
- Approximately 202sq.m (2,175sq.ft) of accommodation
- Private Drive and Parking Area
- Well Stocked Lawned Garden, Vegetable Garden
- Polytunnel, Wood Stores and Greenhouses
- Stables with 2 Loose Boxes, Tack Room and Garage
- Paddock to about 0.77 acres (0.31ha)
- Tranquil location with a pleasant rural aspect
- In all approximately 1.22 acres (0.49ha)