House For Sale

The Hollow, Pump Lane, Churton, Chester, Cheshire

Guide price £895,000 Sold

A substantial and beautifully presented family home with potential to create an annexe, in an attractive village setting with rural views.

  • 3 reception rooms, superb open-plan family kitchen
  • Study and utility room
  • 5 double bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms, separate WC
  • Approximately 254 sq m (2,736 sq ft) of living accommodation
  • Annexe/office with kitchenette
  • Double garage and extensive brick stores
  • Extensive off-road parking
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Substantial oak framed covered terrace
  • In all approximately 0.37 of an acre

The property is situated in an exceptional setting with open rural views, whilst on the fringe of the popular village of Churton. The nearby villages of Farndon and Holt provide a range of local amenities, including general stores, a butcher, chemist, coffee shops and public houses, whilst Chester provides a more comprehensive offering.

On the recreational front, Carden Park Hotel and Spa is within 4 miles, having two championship golf courses in addition to its leisure facilities. Situated only 1 mile from a local beauty spot,
being the River Dee and historic Farndon Bridge, the area affords walking, cycling and fishing along its banks and the surrounding meadows. Local state schooling includes Farndon Primary School with secondary schooling at Bishop Heber, Malpas deemed "outstanding" by Ofsted. Local independent schools include Abbeygate College, Saighton and King's and Queen's Schools in Chester.

The business parks of Chester and Wrexham are readily accessible, as is the motorway network leading to the commercial centres of the North West. Chester station offers a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.

The property
The Hollow is a bespoke-built property constructed circa 1991, by the current vendors who are renowned local builders. The property has an attractive double fronted aspect and enjoys a real sense of space throughout with high plaster coved ceilings and a large galleried central reception hall. The property has been built to a high specification, including painted hardwood double-glazed windows, high-quality fittings throughout, CAT 5 cabling to specific rooms, and under-floor heating to the family kitchen.

The property would ideally suit families and the outbuilding has genuine scope for further conversion to create an annexe for a dependent, or workplace, subject to any planning consents

The accommodation
A recessed entrance gives way to an imposing hardwood door with sidelights opening into a welcoming galleried reception hall having high plaster coved ceiling, which runs throughout the
ground floor accommodation. Double doors open into the lounge featuring a Living flame gas fireplace within an ornate stone surround flanked by recessed display archways to either side.
Steps lead up into a well-proportioned dining room with an attractive bay with leaded French doors and sidelights giving views to the rear garden.

Across the entrance hall is an additional sitting room featuring a cast iron open fireplace with back boiler, providing supplementary
heating, within a decorative surround with tiled inserts and hearth, flanked by fitted cabinets to either recess. This room has lovely views across the front gardens, to open countryside. The hub of the house is the superb open-plan family kitchen with breakfast area, with superb views to the rear garden through bifold doors. The kitchen itself is fitted with bespoke hand-painted and
contrasting oak cabinets under granite work surfaces including a central island unit with "Quooker" boiling water tap and a further
island unit with a breakfast bar. High quality integral "Neff" appliances include an induction hob with extractor hood, two self-cleaning
ovens, a combination microwave oven and steam oven.

Further integral appliances include two fridges, two freezers and a dishwasher. Attractive porcelain tiled flooring, warmed by underfloor heating, runs through to the family room where there are superb views to the gardens beyond. Off the kitchen is a side vestibule giving access to a utility room with fitted cabinets and
plumbing for laundry appliances. Opposite the utility room is a WC with vanity sink unit. Opening off the family room is a study with dual aspects and bespoke fitted bookcases and cupboards offering an elaborate home working facility. An attractive turned staircase with polished hardwood spindles and handrails leads to a most spacious galleried landing, with
picture window to the front elevation affording superb rural views. A luxurious master bedroom enjoys rural views with access to a luxurious en suite bathroom featuring a freestanding oval bath
with column mixer tap and shower head, a vanity sink unit with illuminated mirror over, a corner shower cubicle with thermostatic tower panel shower fitment, WC and heated towel radiator.
Double light oak glazed doors give access to bedroom 5 which is currently being used as an elaborate dressing room with fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 4 and 5 share a "Jack and Jill" en suite
shower room. There are two further spacious double bedrooms, both having rural views and luxurious en suite shower facilities.

Garaging and outbuildings
To the side of the property is a substantial brick-built outbuilding comprising a double garage incorporating a workshop. A vestibule with external access in addition to access from the
garage gives access to a ground floor WC with stairs leading up to a first-floor landing which incorporates a kitchenette comprising a sink unit, freestanding electric oven, fridge and electric water heater. There is a large semi-vaulted room with porthole window which would suit as a home office but could equally be adapted to provide accommodation for a dependent
relative or teenager, subject to any consents required. Off the landing is a spacious shower room with electric shower and wash
hand basin. To the rear of the principal outbuilding are three general storerooms all having stable doors, two of which have
substantial roof storage areas, offering a wealth of opportunities.

Gardens and grounds
The Hollow sits behind an imposing sandstone wall with a splayed entrance leading onto the driveway flanked by lawned gardens to either side. The property benefits from extensive
parking to the front and side of the house leading to the garage with double hardwood gates and brick pillars opening to a useful
courtyard giving access to the outbuildings and annex, but ideal for caravan or boat storage.
The rear gardens are beautifully landscaped with extensive natural stone paved terraces bordered by retained raised borders. Wide stone steps lead up to the gardens which include a sandstone
rockery with waterfall and ornamental pond with security cover.

The focal point of the garden is an exceptional brick built covered terrace with imposing oak frame gabled elevation. The covered
terrace includes a built-in brick barbeque, stone flooring, lighting, power points and exposed illuminated oak trusses.

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