Homewood sits in an idyllic semi-rural setting in the hamlet of Edge, on the fringe of the popular village of Tilston, enjoying a tranquil and private setting and wonderful rural views towards the Welsh Hills.
The village of Tilston offers a variety of local amenities, including a popular gastropub, village store with post office counter, a church and village playing fields. Nearby Malpas offers a broad range of local conveniences, including a doctor’s surgery, whilst Chester provides a comprehensive offering.
Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include ball sports at Malpas & District Sports Club, Carden Park Hotel & Spa offers two Championship Golf Courses and there are some wonderful local walking and cycling routes.
Tilston has a highly-regarded primary school, which is a feeder for Bishop Heber High School, Malpas, deemed “outstanding” by Ofsted. Highly-regarded independent schools include Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall in Oswestry and King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester.
The area is well-served by road with access to the major commercial centres of the North West via the M53, M56 and M6 motorway networks. Both Chester and Wrexham Railway Stations offer services to London Euston within 2 hours.
Homewood is a charming Grade II listed property, originally a pair of cottages forming part of the Edge Estate, dating back to the early 17th Century, of Jacobean architecture. The property has had various additions and alterations, most recently in 1998 with the addition of a north wing, now creating a spacious and beautifully presented family home.
The property is steeped in character, primarily of timber-framed construction with brick noggins, some limewashed, under clay tiled roofing. Architectural period features include exposed wall frames, trusses, oak brace and ledge doors, fireplaces and quarry tile flooring. The current owners have blended high-quality modern conveniences with the property’s period charm, including underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and a bespoke kitchen with quality appliances.
The front door opens into a central reception hall with York stone flagged flooring and an open brick-lined fireplace with open fire basket. Off the reception hall is a utility room with Belfast sink and plumbing for laundry appliances.
Forming part of the latest extension is a tremendous open-plan family kitchen fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke solid oak cabinets, including a central island with breakfast bar, under granite worktops. The focal point of the kitchen is an oil-fired double oven Aga within a brick recess with overmantel. Integrated appliances include an electric ceramic hob, built-under electric oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. York stone flagged flooring runs throughout the breakfast area into a charming snug. To the rear of the house, with wonderful views towards the Welsh Hills is a garden room with door leading out to an enclosed paved courtyard.
Across the hallway is a well-proportioned dining room with exposed ceiling joists, an open fire basket within a dressed sandstone surround and quarry tile flooring. At the heart of the house is the living room featuring a noteworthy Inglenook fireplace housing a Clearview wood burning stove with an adjoining original bread oven. Off the living room is a generous study having a south-facing aspect, which could equally serve as a games room.
The first-floor accommodation is accessed via three staircases allowing flexible living arrangements, offering privacy for guests and older children. All bedrooms are double, having vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses, some having exposed polished floorboards and all benefiting from beautiful countryside views. Two of the bedrooms have generous en suite bathrooms and a luxurious family bathroom serves bedrooms three and four.
Gardens and grounds
Homewood sits behind mature hedging with a gated entrance leading onto a sweeping driveway leading to the front of the house. Opposite the house is a substantial timber-framed and clad building with clay tile roofing; the ground floor providing twin carports with storerooms and an adjoining log store. An external staircase rises to a substantial room above the carport, ideal as use as a hobby room, games room or ancillary accommodation. An additional brick building provides further garden storage.
The landscaped gardens are a feature of this appealing property, including a formal south-facing lawned garden with floral beds enclosed by clipped box hedging. To the east of the house are further lawned gardens, including a natural pond flanked by mature oak trees and a Gunnera Manicata plant.
The gardens also include an established kitchen garden with twelve brick raised beds, including raspberry canes, redcurrants, asparagus and strawberries. The kitchen garden also includes a fruit orchard, including a Morello cherry tree and fabulous mulberry tree. To the north of the house is a single flat paddock enclosed by mature hedging and oak trees, offering scope for equestrian use for other small livestock.
House For SaleHomewood, Scar Lane, Tilston, Malpas, Cheshire
Guide price £825,000 Sold
A stunning 4 bedroom country property set in wonderful gardens with adjoining paddock totalling 2.19 acres
- Grade II listed of Jacobean architecture
- Reception hall, open-plan family kitchen, living room, dining room, study, garden room, utility room
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- Twin carport with stores and room above, brick garden buildings
- Beautifully landscaped gardens, adjoining paddock
- In all approximately 2.198 acres