Ivy House is located in the sought-after village of Alpraham, within prime South Cheshire countryside with good access to the road network. Alpraham has a number of well-regarded public houses, whilst Tarporley and Bunbury offer a broad range of shopping and leisure facilities.
On the educational front, the neighbouring villages of both Calveley and Bunbury have highly regarded state primary schools, which are both feeder schools for Tarporley High School, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. On the recreational front, there are some outstanding country and canalside walks in the vicinity, as well as golf at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, and motor racing at Oulton Park Circuit.
The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via both road and rail, in addition to a frequent bus service along the Nantwich Road, providing connections to Chester, Tarvin, Tarporley, Nantwich and Crewe.
Ivy House is a particularly appealing property, offering adaptable accommodation within the principal dwelling, which has recently been refurbished to a particularly high standard of specification and finish throughout. Having a substantial detached office building with D1 planning approval for a holistic therapy and counselling centre, the property will have broad appeal to those wishing to utilise the building as business premises, or accommodation for a dependant relative (subject to the necessary planning consent).
The property also benefits from extensive domestic and office parking, and wonderful private east facing gardens backing onto open countryside.
The front door opens into a reception hall with fitted storage cupboards and stairs to the first floor. To the front of the house is a beautiful sitting room featuring exposed painted ceiling beams and a dog grate fireplace within a stone surround, flanked by bespoke bookcases to each recess. Also, to the front elevation is a second reception room, having exposed painted ceiling beams and a multi-fuel, cast-iron stove within a recess with slate tiled hearth.
To the rear of the house is an additional reception room, currently being used as a home gymnasium, but would equally serve as a fourth bedroom, having an adjoining beautifully presented contemporary en suite shower room.
The focal point of the house is without doubt the impressive family dining kitchen, having space for a family seating area and a dining table. The kitchen itself is fitted with a comprehensive range of high-gloss cabinets under Quartz worktops, including a central island and breakfast bar. Quality integrated AEG appliances include a ceramic hob, extractor hood, twin electric oven, dishwasher and microwave. Porcelain tiles run throughout the kitchen into the family and dining areas. Off the kitchen is the utility room, with matching wall and base cabinets, a single drainer sink unit and plumbing for laundry appliances. With access from the utility room is a WC with two-piece white suite.
To the first floor are three generous double bedrooms, all having wonderful views towards open countryside to the front. The family bathroom is particularly spacious, featuring a free-standing clawfoot bath, a large walk-in shower with drench head, his-and-hers wash hand basins with illuminated mirrors and a WC.
To the side of the principal dwelling is a substantial single storey detached building benefiting from class D1, defined as use for non-residential institutions such as health centres, day nurseries, schools, galleries and training centres. Planning was approved under Reference No. 10/1289N by Cheshire East Council on the 14th July 2010, with information available on the Cheshire East Council Planning Portal. The building could have potential for conversion into a ‘granny annexe’ for a dependant relative, or for other uses, subject to the necessary planning consent.
The office building briefly comprises a large central reception room, three private offices, which combined could accommodate at least six workstations. To the rear of the building is a hallway leading to a kitchenette with a range of kitchen cabinets, a single drainer sink unit and plumbing for laundry appliances. There is also a WC with two-piece white suite, with door off to the boiler room. The office is well-equipped to a high standard, including emergency lighting, an alarm system and self-closing doors.
Gardens and grounds
To the front of the property is a large gravel driveway, providing extensive parking for visitors, with double remote gates opening to a large inner courtyard, providing further parking for domestic and office use. To the rear of the property is a detached double garage with electric up-and-over garage doors, power and lighting.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property, being enclosed, particularly private and with an enviable eastern orientation. The gardens are divided into two areas, both mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature hedging; the bottom gardens featuring a young orchard, paved seating area and golf driving range net.
House For SaleIvy House, Nantwich Road, Alpraham, Tarporley, Cheshire
Offers Over £425,000 Sold
**HOME AND OFFICE BUILDING** A beautiful family home with large gardens and a substantial detached office building ideal for those looking to shift their work life to home working.
- Online viewings available on request
- Located in the sought-after village of Alpraham within prime South Cheshire countryside
- Substantial detached office building with potential to modify to a 'granny annexe' (subject to planning)
- Ideal property for those looking to shift their work-life to working from home
- 2 reception rooms, wonderful open-plan family kitchen, study/bedroom 4, utility room and WC
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
- Sizeable private gardens
- Detached double garage, double gates giving access to extensive secure off-road parking
- Principal dwelling approximately 1,555 sq ft GIA
- Office building approximately 642 sq ft GIA