House For Sale

Moss Croft Farm, Moss Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford

Guide price £1,695,000 Sold

A superbly appointed country home and comprehensive equestrian facilities situated amongst beautifully landscaped gardens and pasture land in a highly desirable and accessible address.

  • House comprising 4 reception rooms
  • Open plan Kitchen with Orangery
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Shower
  • 3 further Double Bedrooms (all Ensuite Shower)
  • Boot Room, Cloak Room, Separate Utility and Drying Room
  • Approximately 373sq.m (2936sq.ft)
  • Recently Landscaped Gardens, Barbecue and Decked Area
  • Stable Yard comprising 3 Loose Boxes, Foaling Stable/Store and Tack Room
  • 30 x 40 Martin Collins Wax Manège
  • Pasture with Field Shelters and Water Supply
  • In all approximately 3.73 acres (1.51ha)

Moss Croft Farm is approached from a quiet country road being situated in a secluded location some 3.2 miles to the west of Alderley Edge on the edge of Mobberley village. The village offers a range of services including Co-op food store, Village Bakers, veterinary surgery and take away in addition to a superb selection of eateries and pubs including The Roebuck, The Bulls Head and The Church Inn to name a few. A wider range of amenities are available in the nearby towns of Knutsford and Alderley Edge.

Local recreational facilities include golf at Knutsford, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow and a local cricket club in Mobberley. The area is renowned for its equestrian links with various routes for hacking out, cross country riding and indeed local eventing at Somerford Park and the recently completed 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.

On the educational front there are state primary and secondary schools locally including Mobberley C of E Primary with an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating and Wilmslow and Knutsford High School nearby. For those seeking private education there is The Ryleys School, Alderley Edge School for Girls and Kings Macclesfield known for its sporting and educational excellence, all are within daily travel.

Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M56 and M6 and the property is within 3.8 miles of Wilmslow train station providing a direct 1hr 55 service to London and a regular 20 min service to Manchester Piccadilly. There are international airports at Manchester and Liverpool, respectively.

The Accommodation
Moss Croft farm is a charming family home constructed of rendered brick under a slate roof offering spacious and light accommodation. The facade is typical of a cottage and farmhouse which is replicated in the interior by the size of the rooms and layout of the accommodation being arranged over 2 floors with the benefit of oil and air source heat pump central heating. Whilst being finished to a superb standard, the house has many period features with ceiling timbers, cast iron and brock fireplaces throughout.

The front door leads into the entrance hall and to either side are the principal reception rooms comprising drawing room, garden room and sitting room. The drawing room is a warm and well proportioned, containing a fireplace and hearth beneath a brick surround and timber mantle and opens up into a south west facing garden room with a pleasant aspect over the front gardens. The sitting room has a cosier atmosphere having a wood burner and brick fireplace making it a warm and welcoming room. Beyond the drawing room is a family room which form part of the rear of the property and the open plan kitchen and dining area. This space is perfect for families as it creates a superb social area with the accommodation flowing particularly well. The kitchen is finished in a classic style with handmade wall and base units under granite worksurfaces incorporating an electric Aga with gas hob companion unit and extractor over as well as good pan, cutlery and crockery storage. In addition, there is the centre island with breakfast bar, Belfast sink, Baumatic dish washer and AEG microwave opening up to the Orangery with double doors onto the rear patio and out to the gardens. Beyond is the boot room with wall and base units and Belfast sink and an adjoining cloakroom to complete the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor accommodation is accessed via a timber staircase with to a large landing which could be used as a study area if required. From the landing access is gained to the master suite comprising a spacious master bedroom overlooking the rear gardens. Adjoining is a dressing room with numerous built-in wardrobes and dressing area all of which connects to the en suite shower room with shower, pedestal hand basin and low flush wc. Adjacent to the landing are bedrooms 2 and 3 both served by ensuite shower rooms. On the half landing a doorway opens to Bedroom 4 which also has an ensuite shower room. Whilst there is no family bathroom, each bedroom is serviced by their own private facilities. The accommodation extends to approximately 2,936sq.ft.

The Stable Yard
A profound feature of Moss Croft Farm are the equestrian facilities which have been recently constructed in 2017 creating a top of the range menage and stable block. The stable yard is accessed fully independently of the house with its own gated entrance onto a stone and concrete hardstanding. The menage was built using nationally recognised Martin Collins wax surfacing and measures 40 x 30 being more than adequate for dressage and jumping. The stables were built by Withington Hill of The Peak District creating quality and safe loose boxes as each of the 3 boxes has a water supply and CCTV system which has streaming abilities via a mobile phone app. Adjoining either side is what is currently used as a store with the flexibility to be used as a foaling box in addition to a separate tack and feed store. To complement the stables are various paddocks for box rest, sand and grit enclosure and sprawling pastureland with water supplies and field shelters. This area is also apportioned into paddocks but could be adjusted accordingly. The pasture extends to approximately 2 acres (0.80ha)

The property is accessed off a quiet country lane over short drive which Moss Croft Farm has a right of way. The drive continues to a gravel turning circle beneath the south west front. Beyond is a larger, more private gravelled area providing ample parking as well as garaging which houses the air source heat pump and has an electric car charging point. The gardens have undergone major scheme of redesign and landscaping creating a simply stunning country cottage style garden with perennials and well stock border throughout complemented by beautifully manicured lawns. The works were undertaken in 2017 by Barnes Walker adding Buddleia, Cherry, Yew and a variety of mature perennial and shrubbery. A gate from the parking area leads to the rear lawn which has a sheltered decked area and timber gazebo creating another superb social space for barbecuing and entertaining. To the side of the house is a detached utility room and store currently used for drying, washing and general day to day storage. Beyond are various fenced areas set up with dogs in mind. Moss Croft Farm sits comfortably within a total curtilage of 3.73 acres (1.51ha).

Mains water and electricity. Telephone line connected. Private Drainage. LPG. Oil and Air Source Heat Pump central heating.

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:
Council Tax Band H - £3,825.10 payable 2020/21

From Knutsford travel east on the B5085 for Alderley Edge and Wilmslow passing through Mobberley Village and after the Bird in the Hand pub, take the next left onto Moss Lane adjacent to the telephone box. Continue along the road bearing left at the Paddock Hill turning and the entrance to the house will be seen after a short distance on the right-hand side.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01565 745326

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