House For Sale

Ash Tree House, Tattenhall Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire

Guide price £695,000 Sold

A charming country property with land and exceptional rural views. In all extending to approximately 3.2 acres.

  • A substantial property offering scope to extend, subject to the necessary consents, situated in an idyllic, private semi-rural setting and enjoying exceptional views
  • Sitting room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, utility and ground floor shower room
  • 3 bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Large double garage, extensive parking
  • 3 enclosed paddocks, in all extending to approximately 3.2 acres
  • EPC rating F

Ash Tree House is located in an idyllic semi-rural setting, midway between the popular villages of Tarporley and Tattenhall offering privacy, yet convenient for local amenities. The property enjoys exceptional south east facing views across prime Cheshire countryside towards both Beeston and Peckforton Castles.

Tattenhall offers a broad range of local amenities, including a convenience store, highly regarded butchers, hairdressers, numerous public houses, restaurants and a doctor’s surgery. Local recreational opportunities include tennis, squash, cricket and football at the Tattenhall Recreational Club, some tremendous walks along the nearby Sandstone Trail, and outriding opportunities for those with an equestrian interest.

On the educational front, Tattenhall Park Primary School is highly rated, being a feeder school to Bishop Heber School, Malpas rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester offer excellent independent education.

The area is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M53, M56 and M6 motorway networks, whilst Chester Railway Station provides a direct service to London Euston within two hours.

The property
Ash Tree House is a substantial property, essentially rebuilt circa 1993 using reclaimed Cheshire brick under slate roofing. The property offers considerable scope to extend, subject to the usual approvals.

The property is well-positioned for easy access to local schools; therefore, ideal for the family market. Benefitting from three fields with road frontage, the property will also appeal to those with an equestrian interest or those simply requiring amenity land and privacy.

The accommodation
The front door with sidelights opens into an enclosed pitched roof porch with quarry tiled flooring, in turn opening into the hallway with wood parquet flooring and exposed ceiling beams. The charming kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinets under solid wood work surfaces. The focal point of the kitchen is an oil-fired Stanley cooking Range within a tiled recess with oak overmantel. Integral appliances include a dishwasher and fridge. The kitchen enjoys space for a substantial breakfast table. Directly off the kitchen is a roomy utility room fitted with a matching range of cabinets, including a Belfast sink and plumbing for laundry appliances and a stable door gives access to the side of the property.

With access directly from the kitchen, in addition from the reception hall, is the dining room featuring a living flame basket within a decorative metal insert, and wooden surround with granite hearth. An exposed beamed ceiling and wood parquet flooring exudes character. Along the hallway is a spacious sitting room featuring a living flame fire within a cast-iron surround with tiled inserts and painted surround. Twin French doors give direct access to a most spacious conservatory, having a tremendous southerly aspect with views across the formal gardens. Interestingly, the conservatory features a well, which would have served the original property.

To the first floor is a generous master bedroom fitted with a range of bespoke limed pine wardrobes, drawers and bedside units. The master bedroom has exceptional views towards both Beeston and Peckforton Castles, as do most rooms. There are two further bedrooms, both having fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom fitted with a ‘Heritage’ three-piece suite; the bath having a Mira power shower over.

Gardens and grounds
A splayed brick wall entrance with double gates opens onto a sweeping gravel driveway providing extensive parking to the front of the house. Adjacent to the property is a substantial detached garage with twin wooden doors incorporating a range of workshop cabinets, power, lighting and cold-water supply. The garage also benefits from a mezzanine storage area.

The principal gardens are predominantly lawned, sitting to the south of the house with a wonderful aspect, enclosed by mature native hedging and features an elaborate rockery with sandstone retained beds, a water feature and a natural stone paved seating area. At the bottom of the garden is a circular stone paved seating area enclosed by clipped hedging and a wonderful oak tree.

To the west of the gardens is an enclosed orchard garden, with further gardens to the rear of the house, including raised kitchen beds.

To the east of the formal gardens are three inter-linked particularly flat fields enclosed by native hedging, with numerous mature oak trees. The larger of the three fields has road frontage along Tattenhall Lane with a vehicular access. The fields are laid to permanent pasture, having been grazed by livestock in recent years.

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