Property
8 Jun 2018

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK – OAK HILL BARN, CROWTON

Oak Hill Barn, Crowton is a truly remarkable and immaculately presented five bedroom detached barn conversion located in a sought after rural location benefitting from private gardens, annexe and land extending to 2.547 acres.

Oak Hill Barn is an impressive conversion worthy of the highest levels of approbation. The property has been designed to allow for the highest levels of flexibility with the annexe easily being used as a distinct office or residential property whilst having the option of including the annexe rooms within the main house itself. The property benefits from an excellent location in the heart of the Cheshire countryside with magnificent far reaching views across the River Weaver and an attractive railway bridge in the distance. High levels of privacy and seclusion can be enjoyed in the gardens and land with the current owners, who developed the property, having taken considerable care and consideration over its design and development.

The accommodation opens with an entrance hall, itself being of a substantial size and allowing for the storage of boots, coats, etc. The entrance hall opens up into the substantial kitchen and dining area which has been intentionally left open plan to allow for flexible usage and an excellent feeling of space. Front bi-folding doors further enhance this space as well as a pantry cupboard which would be the envy of Nigella Lawson herself. From here an attractive staircase and galleried landing lead to the first floor and a door leading to the inner hall allows access to the other ground floor rooms. The cloakroom and utility room are positioned in the centre of the house and offer a more utilitarian elements of the house, whilst a further external access is available through the utility room providing additional entrance hall/boot room space. The living room enjoys excellent levels of natural light and again has bi-folding doors across the front aspect onto the patio. In addition to this, the woodburning stove offers a cozy feeling in the winter months and excellent views can be enjoyed over the garden and across the adjoining countryside in the distance.

At first floor level, the master bedroom is of an impressive scale with an attractive and well-appointed en-suite, whilst the three further bedrooms are again of a good size and enjoy excellent views and are served by the family bathroom.

The annexe section of the property opens with a living room and kitchen/dining space at ground floor level which due to its dual bi-folding doors has the flexibility to be used in many different ways. The current owners have previously used as both an office space and as a rental property and have great success in both of those of incarnations. At first floor level there is an additional bedroom/office space with an en-suite shower room off it and in addition to the kitchen and bathroom in the annexe, the entirety of the accommodation here has been appointed to the same exacting standard as the main residential house itself. The benefit of this particular design is that the annexe can be accessed by both first and ground floor levels via the main house without having to go outside, thus enabling these rooms to be used as additional main rooms within the house if there was no requirement for the annexe.

Externally the property is accessed by a sweeping gravelled driveway with ample parking for several vehicles. there are several distinct areas of the garden, firstly, there is a private garden to the right-hand side of the drive as you travel towards the house which has been designed as a secret garden with mature trees and hedges allowing for impressive levels of privacy and seclusion.

The ‘piggery’ sitting area which is accessed just off the entrance hall provides a dwarf brick wall and allows for a lovely suntrap during the summer months. There is a substantial area of lawn to the front of the property with an intentionally sparse fence between this and the adjoining land on the other side which has also been sold in the same ownership. There is an area of hardstand with a substantial stable block and storage facilities as well as a vegetable garden which is positioned to the side. In addition to the excellent offerings of the house, driveway, garden and stables, there is a substantial paddock to the property extending to 2.547 acres which can be accessed via a five bar gate from the main drive or alternatively via an additional access further down Pecks Brow.

The views from the property are excellent looking along the Weaver valley and enjoying a picturesque view of the railway bridge in the distance, undulating countryside and a glimpse of the River Weaver itself.

Oak Hill Barn represents a prime example of luxurious rural living and it is highly recommended to book a viewing so as to fully appreciate what this property has to offer. If you would like further information about Oak Hill Barn or would like to book a viewing then please contact the Tarporley office on 01829 731300.

By Stephanie Back to Blog