19 Jan 2018


Rooks Nest is set in a stunning position on the fringe of Tarporley village within a plot of circa half an acre, it is a unique detached house of considerable character and appeal offering high-quality versatile accommodation, a long driveway and detached outbuilding.

Rooks Nest originally consisted of two semi-detached farm workers cottages on the Arderne Estate. Constructed in the early 17th Century, it is mentioned in the contemporary accounts of the English Civil War “Pitcht Battell of Tarporley” which took place on 21st February 1642. A detailed description of this skirmish can be found in the book “Tarporley, the history of a Cheshire village” by Frank Latham and the Tarporley Local History Group, published in 1973. In this account, the cottage is named “Swannes Nest” but research into old maps in the Chester Museum show that “Rooks Nest” and “Swannes Nest” are one and the same. This gave the inspiration for the sign on the gate, which shows both swans and rooks, and a quote from the contemporary record. The house underwent extensive re-development and extension around 1995 and in 2001-2 additional land was purchased, the gardens landscaped and a new driveway constructed.

The property is one of significant historical merit and as a result is Grade II Listed. The house itself combines traditional features and cottage appeal with a well planned flexible layout that is suitable for modern day living. In total there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms with the overall square footage extending to 2161.

At ground floor level the living room is a particular feature being of a generous proportion and also having a bay window, double doors leading to the outside and a feature fireplace. The delightful bespoke kitchen is well proportioned and conveniently positioned adjacent to a dining hall. There is a ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and of course, this room could be used for alternative uses if a bedroom is not required. The accommodation is completed at this level with a utility room and cloakroom.

At first floor level, the accommodation continues to impress. The master bedroom is a superb area being very generous in its size, having lovely views from the window and also having a well equipped en-suite shower room. There are two further good sized double bedrooms on the first floor which are served by a well proportioned and attractive family bathroom.

The gardens and grounds which extend to around half an acre are an absolute delight having been cultivated, landscaped and continually maintained by the present owners. The overall standard of presentation externally and internally is very high. There is ample parking provided by virtue of the long driveway which leads to a detached outbuilding.

In summary, Rooks Nest is a delightful cottage in a unique setting and a viewing is highly recommended. For further information about the property or to book a viewing please contact the office on 01829 731300.


By Stephanie WilsonBack to Blog