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Oakwood House, Townfield Lane, Mollington, Chester, Cheshire

Guide price £1,250,000 Sold


An exceptionally well-presented and spacious family home with magnificent landscaped gardens and rural views, within approximately 3/4 of an acre.

  • Open plan kitchen
  • 3 reception rooms & study
  • Utility room and pantry
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms and separate WC
  • Extensive parking
  • Detached twin garage
  • Landscaped private gardens with rural backdrop
  • In all about 0.745 of an acre



Situation
Oakwood House sits in a beautiful semi-rural setting on the fringe of the popular village of Mollington, located within a short drive, due north of the historic Roman city of Chester.


Mollington enjoys a village hall, church and cricket club, whilst Chester offers a comprehensive array of facilities and amenities. Nearby Cheshire Oaks Retail Park (within 5 miles) provides a world-class shopping and leisure experience. Local recreational opportunities include golf at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club, sailing at Shotwick Sailing Club, horseracing at Chester Racecourse and some wonderful local walks and cycling routes.


On the educational front, local state schooling includes St Oswald's Primary School (within 0.8 miles) and Upton-byChester High School. Highly regarded independent schools include King's and Queen's Schools in Chester and Calday Grange Grammar School on the Wirral.


The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the M53, M56 and M6 motorway networks. Chester station offers a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.


The Property
Oakwood House is a bespoke property, built circa 1997. The current owners have subsequently undertaken a comprehensive scheme of improvements, including a replacement kitchen and walk-in wardrobe fitted by The Cheshire Furniture Company. Recent enhancements also include refitted luxurious bathrooms, redecoration, and landscaped gardens. The property has previously had planning approval in 2008, for the construction of a first-floor extension over the games room to create an additional bedroom with en suite facilities, which has now lapsed.


The Accommodation
The front door opens into a welcoming central reception hall with ornate plaster coved ceiling, with access to a WC, walk-in cloakroom and understairs storage cupboard. The principal reception room occupies the eastern wing offering a large entertaining space, featuring a living flame gas fire within an ornate carved and painted wooden surround with marble hearth. This room offers treble aspects and enjoys bi-fold doors which open to the rear garden.


Across the hallway is a superb open plan kitchen with dining area and family seating area. The kitchen itself is fitted with bespoke hand painted quality cabinets by The Cheshire Furniture Company including a central island with breakfast bar, all under granite work surfaces. The focal point of the kitchen is a stainless-steel gas range cooker within a tiled recess with overmantel and extractor hood. Additional integral appliances include a Neff dishwasher, fridge and Belfast sink. Travertine limestone flooring, warmed by electric underfloor heating, runs throughout the entire family kitchen. Adjoining the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and utility room fitted with a range of wall and base cabinets with plumbing for laundry appliances.


To the front of the house, with access off the family kitchen is a generous study with walk-in storeroom and south facing views to the front courtyard. An inner hallway provides access to a marvellous games room with Karndean flooring and bespoke fitted cupboards with display cabinets. Opposite the games room is the sitting room, having a contemporary feel, featuring a Faber freestanding gas stove fire, oak floorboards and bi-fold doors opening to an extensive hardwood decked terrace.


A turned staircase leads to a spacious first floor landing with elegant glazed French doors leading to a balcony offering superb countryside views. The master bedroom suite occupies the eastern wing offering luxurious accommodation including a large refitted walk-in wardrobe with bespoke hanging wardrobe space and drawers by The Cheshire Furniture Company. Adjoining the dressing room is a luxurious en suite including an oval freestanding bath, an oversized corner shower cubicle with thermostatic drench head shower, "his and her" sit-on-top bowl wash hand basins on a stone surfaced vanity cabinet.


There are three further double bedrooms, two having fitted wardrobes served by a luxurious and spacious family bathroom featuring a freestanding oval bath, an oversized corner shower cubicle with thermostatic drench head shower, a Villeroy and Boch vanity sink unit and WC.


Gardens and Grounds
Oakwood House sits behind mature native hedging offering privacy from the lane with a gated entrance leading onto an extensive gravel driveway with turning head, lawned gardens and deep stocked borders to the front of the house. The driveway provides access to a substantial detached garage with twin up and over remote garage doors with an additional garage door to the rear of the property giving access to the rear garden. The garage benefits from lighting, power and water supply.


The rear gardens are a particular appeal of the property having been landscaped by the current owners creating a series of outdoor entertaining spaces. The gardens have a superb backdrop with views across open countryside. Running along the rear of the property is an extensive limestone paved terrace, interspersed by raised planters, from where to enjoy the morning sun. Numerous hardwood decked terraces adjoin the principal terrace offering a choice of seating areas, one featuring an enclosed outdoor dining area. The
beautifully tended lawned gardens are laid in a quadrant fashion with a tree lined avenue with lavender under planting, leading to a metal arched walkway with climbing honeysuckle. At the head of the garden is an additional hardwood decked terrace enclosed by stocked borders and flanked by a wonderful mature oak and eucalyptus tree.


To the side of the house is a further paved seating area and a timber garden outbuilding, ideal as a summer house or elaborate general garden store.

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