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The Sawmill

The Sawmill

The Sawmill, Peckforton, CW6 9UH



This unique detached residence is a home of terrific character and quality. The property was an original sawmill to the Peckforton Estate and was transformed into a unique family home just under twenty years ago. The property has been consistently upgraded and today boasts excellent accommodation that is extremely versatile and visually attractive.

The accommodation opens with a fantastic entrance hall that provides a spectacular introduction to the property. There are full height windows, exposed timbers, attractive sandstone walls and a bespoke oak staircase that rises to the first floor. Interested parties will instantly note the combination of original character with high grade contemporary specification.

The principal living room is well proportioned and has a woodburning stove. The bespoke breakfast kitchen was designed and installed by Messrs Weetwood Kitchens of Tarporley and this wonderful room provides a terrific focal point of the ground floor accommodation. The kitchen has a large central island unit, more of the original character of the building and a framed opening to the adjacent dining room. The dining room has a Weetwood serving unit and ample space for a large table and chairs.

The ground floor accommodation is completed by a rear hall, spacious utility room and a most useful ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room.

At first floor level the accommodation continues to impress and inspire. The mezzanine landing has fabulous views over adjoining countryside and numerous period features. Just off the landing is a terrific sitting room that is surprisingly large. If required this area could straightforwardly be converted into a fifth bedroom. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, fitted dressing area and high specification recently fitted en-suite shower room with Villeroy and Boch suite. There are two further large double bedrooms, one of which is presently utilised as a dressing room. The family bathroom is well proportioned and fitted with a high quality Villeroy and Boch suite.

Externally the house has a cobbled driveway to the front that provides off road parking for three/four vehicles. The garden to the rear is a delightful feature being of a good size, easily managed and landscaped to an imaginative and most appealing design. There is a good sized expanse of lawn and attractive patio and seating areas.

The property is located in a fantastic semi-rural position ideal for those who enjoy rural walks and access to some of Cheshire's prettiest countryside. The house is offered for sale with no ongoing chain, priced at a competitive level and an early viewing is strongly recommended

Peckforton is renowned for its castle, natural beauty and proximity to surrounding countryside. The villages of Malpas and Tarporley are nearby and both offer a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities. For those with educational requirements the house stands within the catchment area for the highly regarded Bunbury Primary School and the Bishop Heber High School in Malpas rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Bunbury village is just 2.5 miles away and also has its own medical centre and convenience shops including a Post Office.

Peckforton also provides a convenient and central base for the business traveller, in addition to the extensive road links leading to the M56, M6, A49 and A51 there is also a railway station at Crewe that can be found within 20 minutes with an excellent direct service to London. In addition there are railway stations at Chester and Wrenbury. Manchester and Liverpool International Airports can both be accessed within 40 minutes' to one hour's drive.

Peckforton is the centre point of a triangle of Nantwich, Tarporley and Malpas, three highly attractive areas renowned for individual retail outlets and an immense character and charm. The extensive amenities of Chester City Centre can be accessed within 20 minutes drive.

The area as a whole is ideal for those who enjoy rural living with walks in Bulkeley Hill Wood, Bickerton Hills and the Sandstone Trail all readily accessible. The National Trust have recently taken over the management and ownership of many of these walkways thereby providing future protection as to the use of the land.

In terms of Pubs and Restaurants, the Bickerton Poacher,Cholmondeley Arms and Dysart Arms are all within a short distance whilst those who enjoy a bracing walk can venture across the hill to the back of the property to the Pheasant Inn in Burwardsley, an outstanding Pub/Restaurant that enjoys truly magnificent and far reaching elevated views.

ENTRANCE HALL 17' 2" x 13' 11" (5.23m x 4.24m)
Front aspect timber door. Slate tiled floor. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Rear aspect timber framed double glazed doors with windows to either side. Fully vaulted section with full height windows. Exposed wall timbers. Exposed sandstone walls. Two wall mounted light fitting. Framed opening to the kitchen. Doors to cloakroom and understairs storage. Stairs rising to first floor. Double timber doors to the living room.

CLOAKROOM 5' 2" x 3' 0" (1.57m x 0.91m)
Low level WC with push button flush. Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan.

LIVING ROOM 16' 2" x 14' 3" (4.93m x 4.34m)
Two front aspect timber framed double glazed windows. Rear aspect timber framed double glazed window. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Feature brick fireplace with beam timber mantle, tiled hearth and woodburning stove. Side aspect timber door. Exposed ceiling timbers.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 17' 2" x 15' 10" (5.23m x 4.83m)
Rear aspect timber framed double glazed stable door leading onto the garden. Rear aspect timber framed double glazed window. Two side aspect timber framed double glazed windows. Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with a granite preparation surface. One and half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer unit and mixer tap.Miele dishwasher. Wolf range style oven with gas hob, multispeed extractor hood and stainless steel splashback. Maytag American style fridge/freezer and integrated Neff oven with warming drawer. Central island unit with fitted shelving and overhang ideally suited for use as a breakfast bar with ceiling mounted light fitting over. Recessed LED ceiling spotlights. Opening with sandstone feature between the entrance hall and the kitchen. Framed opening to the dining room.

DINING ROOM 15' 11" x 10' 3" (4.85m x 3.12m)
Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Double glazed door leading to the patio to the front. Tiled floor. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted work surface with space for a wine cooler. Door to the rear hall.

REAR HALL 6' 4" x 5' 8" (1.93m x 1.73m)
Side aspect timber door. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Doors to bedroom four and utility.

UTILITY 10' 11" x 6' 0" (3.33m x 1.83m)
Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Tiled floor. Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted units with rolled top preparation surface. Single stainless steel sink with drainer unit. Space for washing machine. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Door to the garage and door to Jack and Jill shower room which can also be accessed from bedroom four.

JACK AND JILL SHOWER ROOM 6' 4" x 5' 10" (1.93m x 1.78m)
Low level WC with push button flush. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Fully tiled shower enclosure. Recessed lights to ceiling. Tiled floor. Partially tiled walls.

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 10' 4" x 9' 11" (3.15m x 3.02m)
Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Door to Jack and Jill shower room. Neville Johnson office furniture (available under separate negotiation)


MEZZANINE LANDING 13' 9" x 10' 8" (4.19m x 3.25m)
Front aspect timber framed mezzanine landing with fantastic views over adjoining countryside. Rear aspect timber framed windows with views over the garden. Exposed timbers and sandstone are visible throughout. Vaulted ceiling and ceiling mounted light fitting. Attractive central sandstone wall with openings to either side. An additional seating area and double doors that open into the inner landing.

SITTING ROOM 16' 1" x 12' 3" (4.9m x 3.73m)
Front and side aspect timber framed double glazed windows. Timber flooring. Exposed ceiling timbers. Underfloor heating.

INNER LANDING 17' 11" x 4' 3" (5.46m x 1.3m)
Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Single panel radiator. Two ceiling mounted light fittings. Recessed spotlight. Doors to three bedrooms, family bathroom and storage cupboard.

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 10" x 15' 11" (5.13m x 4.85m)
L-shaped, maximum measurements. Front and side aspect timber framed double glazed windows. Vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Double panel radiator. Fitted dressing area. Door to the en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 3" x 6' 0" (2.21m x 1.83m)
Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Low level WC with push button flush and concealed cistern. Vanitory unit with wash hand basin, mixer tap and tiled splashback. Fully tiled shower enclosure. Tiled floor. Ladder style radiator. Recessed ceiling spotlight. Extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO 16' 3" x 10' 4" (4.95m x 3.15m)
Rear aspect timber framed double glazed window. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timbers. Vaulted ceiling.

BEDROOM THREE 11' 8" x 10' 5" (3.56m x 3.18m)
Side aspect timber framed double glazed window. Single panel radiator. Partially vaulted ceiling. Exposed ceiling timbers. Ceiling mounted light fittings. Currently fitted out as a walk-in dressing room (units available by separate negotiation).

FAMILY BATHROOM 9' 8" x 6' 9" (2.95m x 2.06m)
Low level WC with push button flush and concealed cistern. Tiled bath with mixer tap. Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Fully tiled shower enclosure with drencher head. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Fully tiled walls. Ladder style radiator.

The property is accessed via a cobbled driveway with parking for up to three/four vehicles with an area of lawn to the front and attractive sandstone walling leading to the side and rear.

To the side is a flagged sitting area having the advantage of south facing views over open fields and enjoying the sun throughout the day. The gardens have been professionally landscaped with sandstone retaining borders, walls, steps and beds interspaced with herbaceous and flowering borders, lawns and attractive raised terrace with water fountain feature and pergola. Particular attention is drawn to the delightful aspect to the side over a field for which the Vendors currently have an annually renewed grazing licence.

DOUBLE GARAGE 18' 0" x 17' 4" (5.49m x 5.28m)
Two front aspect vehicular access up and over doors, one being electrically operated. Power and light fittings. Central heating boiler. Water cylinder. Pedestrian door.

We understand that mains water, electricity, oil and private drainage are connected. Hi speed fibre optic broadband is also connected to the property.

There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and part of the first floor.

Viewing by appointment with the Agents Tarporley office

We believe the property is freehold tenure

From our office in the centre of Tarporley take a left turn out of the village in the direction of Nantwich continue along passing through Tarporley high street and Nantwich Road before reaching a junction then take a left turn joining the A49. Proceed for a short distance and you will reach the Four Lane End Crossroads with the Red Fox Indian Restaurant on the right hand side. At this crossroads take a right turn (A49 Whitchurch). Proceed through Tiverton and Beeston passing landmarks including the Wright Marshall cattle market on the right hand side, Lock Gate Café on the left hand side and Beeston Animal Health on the left hand side. Shortly after take a right turn into Dean Bank signposted Beeston. Proceed up Dean bank and follow the road around. Continue along onto Stonehouse Lane passing Peckforton Castle. Proceed along this lane for over a mile whereupon Quarry Bank will be found on the right hand side. Proceed up Quarry Bank for a short distance when the subject property will soon become apparent, clearly identified by a Wright Marshall for sale board.

To book a view contact the Tarporley office on 01829 731300