This exquisite five-bedroom, Grade II-listed home can be found nestled in one of Chesire’s most sought-after conservation areas, overlooking the Dee Estuary towards the Welsh Hills. The house has been lovingly restored with meticulous attention to detail to create a modernised interior replete with hand-crafted materials, soft colouring, and a wonderful quality of natural light that streams through every level.
The property sits modestly in an elevated position with little to suggest the scale or character concealed behind the Georgian Façade. There are beautifully landscaped and private gardens, and a generous provision of off-road parking is tucked away behind the property and accessed via Laburnum Farm Close.
The interior aesthetic is calm, warm, and welcoming, decorated perfectly in keeping with the impeccably retained details, amongst which include sash windows, exposed sandstone walls, exposed beams, original doors, and fireplaces including an inglenook fireplace.
The accommodation is arranged over four floors. A wonderfully characterful hallway leads in from the main entrance and has a turned staircase, period style tiled flooring and this provides access to the lounge and dining room. The lounge has bespoke cabinetry and a fireplace. The dining room has solid oak wood flooring, doorway to the cellar, and an Inglenook fireplace. Off the dining room is an impressive open plan kitchen-living space. The hand-crafted kitchen has bespoke cabinetry, granite work surfaces, a Rangemaster cooker and integrated appliances. This area has underfloor heating, a built-in wireless Bowers and Wilkins (Yamaha Music cast) speaker system, a beautiful walk around style fireplace with log burning stove and a second staircase up to the first floor. Off the kitchen is the garden room with glass vaulted ceiling, tiled flooring and bi-folding doors leading out to a paved terrace and barbeque area – a perfect spot for lazy weekend lunches. The ground floor also has a large cloakroom with exposed sandstone wall and a utility room.
Three of the five bedrooms are arranged across the first floor, each awash with original features. Two bathrooms serve this level which are both en-suite to the master bedroom and second bedroom. The master bedroom has a staircase up to the second floor where a stunning dressing room is situated which features hand-made wardrobes and dressing table. The main staircase to the second floor is off the first-floor landing and on the second floor there are two additional bedrooms and a shower room.
Externally the walled garden has been skilfully landscaped and is well stocked with established planting, lawned garden and raised wood-effect composite decked area, in addition there is a timber shed with slate roof for storage. The garden links to a private sandstone-walled courtyard at the side of the property with gated access to a gravel driveway where there is a second storage shed with slate roof. At the front of the property a block paved pathway leads to the main entrance and this is flanked by an artificial lawn and gravel area. .
The property is located in the much sought after semi-rural, yet accessible area of Ness. Ness is situated on the outskirts of Neston, and Burton and has a village pub and botanical gardens to enjoy. The Dee Estuary is also close by providing access to the Wirral Way and Dee Marshes cycle path.
The nearby villages of Willaston and Neston provide a range of services for everyday needs including local shops, doctor’s and dentist’s surgeries, restaurants, bars and cafes and a good selection of supermarkets. The cities of Chester and Liverpool are 8 and 15 miles respectively with a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities complemented by several out of town retail parks to include Cheshire Oaks which is 8 miles distant.
Sporting and social activities are well catered for with Burton and Puddington Sports and Social Club and Gladstone Village Hall providing tennis courts, bowls and
cricket ground, also hosting the annual Village Summer Festival, together with cafes in both Puddington and Burton. The Parkgate Club offers cricket, squash, hockey and tennis. Other recreational and sporting activities in the area include sailing on the Marine Lake and Dee Estuary, golf at Heswall and Royal Liverpool at Hoylake. For the equestrian enthusiasts there is racing at Chester, Bangor-on-Dee, Haydock Park and Aintree as well as the International Horse Show in Liverpool.
On the educational front there are several primary schools nearby in Burton, and Neston, secondary schools including Wirral, Calday and West Kirby Grammar Schools and a choice of private schooling notably at King’s and Queen’s in Chester, Birkenhead School and Abbeygate College at Saighton.
The property is well served by roads being within a short distance of the M53 and M56 motorways permitting easy access to all major areas of commerce throughout the North West. For travel further afield there is a 2 hour intercity rail service from Chester to London Euston via Crewe with a link from the nearby Hooton station which also offers a service into Liverpool Lime Street. For overseas travel both Liverpool and Manchester are served by international airports.
Approximate Distances: Chester: 11 miles. Liverpool: 12 miles. Liverpool Airport: 29 miles. Manchester Airport: 39 miles
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