House For Sale

The Vicarage, Tushingham, Whitchurch, Cheshire

Guide price £649,500 Sale Agreed

A substantial former Vicarage in extensive gardens with an outbuilding having planning to convert. In all extending to approximately 1.1 acres.

  • A substantial former Vicarage situated in a semi-rural setting on the fringe of the hamlet of Tushingham
  • Inner and outer halls, 3 reception rooms, study, breakfast kitchen
  • Utility room, boot room, pantry and cellar
  • 5 double bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms and separate WC
  • Planning consent for a guest annexe and garaging
  • Extensive private gardens
  • In all extending to approximately 1.1 acres
  • EPC rating F

The Vicarage is situated in a semi-rural setting on the fringe of the hamlet of Tushingham; equidistant to the popular villages of Malpas and Whitchurch. The property enjoys absolute privacy, whilst having good access to local amenities.

The nearby village of Malpas offers excellent day-to-day amenities, including a number of public houses, a general store with bakery, restaurants and a doctor’s surgery. The nearby Market Towns of Whitchurch and Nantwich, along with Chester, offer more comprehensive facilities. The local area offers recreational pursuits, including walking and mountain biking on the Bickerton Hills, golf and fitness pursuits at Carden Park Hotel & Golf Resort, and horseracing at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.

Local primary schools include Tushingham with Grindley C of E Primary School, within a short distance, and Bishop Heber High School in Malpas, the latter deemed “outstanding” by Ofsted. Local independent schools include King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester, and Abbey Gate College, Saighton.

The property is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via road and rail. Crewe, Wrexham and Chester Railway Stations offer regular direct services to London Euston within two hours.

The property
The Vicarage is a substantial property, formerly the Vicarage to the neighbouring St Chad’s Church, Tushingham. The property is believed to date back to circa 1890, of red Cheshire brick construction under natural slate roofing and incorporates some wonderful Victorian architecture, including some sash windows, fireplaces, high plaster coved ceilings, ornate ceiling roses, internal panel doors with deep door architraves and decorative bargeboards.

The property benefits from planning consent for the conversion of the existing detached outbuilding to create ancillary guest accommodation, along with the erection of a new double detached garage.

The accommodation
An imposing door with glazed overlight and stone portico surround gives access to an outer entrance hall with inner door opening into an imposing central reception hall with high plaster coved ceiling and dado rail, which feature throughout much of the property. Incorporated within the reception hall is a well-proportioned dining room featuring an open fireplace within an oak surround with tiled insets and hearth, an ornate ceiling rose and sash window with views to the front courtyard. Across the hallway is an elegant lounge with wood-burning stove within a cast-iron surround with marble hearth, exposed polished floorboards and large window with views to the side garden.

To the rear of the house is the principal living room featuring a marble fire surround with slate hearth and glazed French doors opening to a south facing rear garden. Also off the central hallway is a generous sized study; a room with scope to create a WC, and a further door with stairs leading down to the cellars. Occupying the eastern wing of the property is the kitchen, fitted with a comprehensive range of base cabinets with one and a half drainer sink unit, and inset electric hob with built-under electric oven. Adjoining the kitchen is a large utility room with bespoke built-in cupboards, Belfast sink and plumbing for laundry appliances. Doors lead off to a sizeable boot room with quarry tiled floor and separate pantry with original built-in wall cupboards.

To the first floor are five generous double bedrooms with direct access from the landing, all benefitting from rural views; some having original fireplaces, with the master bedroom enjoying an en suite shower room. Also to the first floor is the family bathroom with white suite, in addition to a separate WC.

Gardens and grounds
The Vicarage sits behind mature hedging, giving privacy from the road, with a gated entrance opening onto a sweeping driveway leading to the front of the house, providing extensive parking. The property sits in particularly private gardens, mainly enclosed by mature hedging, with views to open countryside and St Chad’s Church to the north. The gardens are predominantly lawned with a broad range of mature native trees and planted borders.

To the east of the house is the outbuilding, creating a courtyard with the principal dwelling. The gardens extend to approximately xxx acres in total.

The Coach House
Situated to the east of The Vicarage is a predominantly two-storey brick detached building under slate roofing, with a single-storey outrigger to the rear. This building benefits from planning consent for conversion to create ancillary guest accommodation, along with the erection of a new oak-framed detached double garage with adjoining log store. Permission was granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council on 10 January 2013, and the vendors have informed us that the work was commenced before the expiration of the consent, thereby rendering it current in perpetuity.

The vendors have commenced the conversion, including the installation of new windows and doors, roofing work, skylights, some internal insulation and the construction of a first floor. This represents an excellent opportunity for an incoming purchaser to complete the conversion of The Coach House, ideal for a dependent relative, ‘Airbnb’ rental property or as an elaborate home office.

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