This impeccable detached residence lies in a highly sought after and private location, on the outskirts of Willaston and Neston in Cheshire. It has been subject to a recent extensive renovation to create a home that is inviting and serene. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and there is extensive garaging. The dynamic interior spaces combine unparalleled attention to detail, the finest materials and meticulous craftsmanship. A beautiful garden which has been skilfully landscaped is to the rear, in all about two acres, and there is a swimming pool and tennis court.
Reimagining the period detached residence for modern family life, the traditional front façade belies the stunning, contemporary brilliance within. A series of fluid and vibrant spaces run throughout the house and break from the established period layout with many of the doorways and corridors having been re-aligned to enhance the flow.
A range of different sized spaces allow for sociable family life, entertaining, quiet work, and relaxation. A wonderful quality of natural light is beckoned from several aspects throughout and is enhanced by the replacement of the original windows for floor to ceiling slim, black framed windows and doors. The fixtures and finishes within are immaculate, and the palette of materials used is bold yet sympathetic to the age of the property; the result is calm and aesthetically harmonious.
The ground floor layout is capacious and merges seamlessly from room to room. Entering the house, the porch brings you into a bright, spacious reception hall, leading to the sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and dining room, office, cloakroom, and further along the corridor to the sauna and shower room, and utility room. The expansive sitting room serves as a centrepiece with dual aspect Stovax fireplace, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden and tennis court, American walnut flooring and a Bang & Olufsen television and sound system.
The dining room has an impressive window overlooking the private gardens. The use of colours and design provide a welcoming space to entertain. This is open-plan to the kitchen/breakfast room which is modern with clean and smooth lines, the breakfast bar and surfaces are Corian providing a seamless finish, all equipped with sub-zero fridge, built-in coffee machine, Neff dishwasher and a Mercury range cooker. French doors from the kitchen are one of many access points to the terrace.
The snug leads off the dining room and leads through to the garden room. The snug provides an additional space and enjoys the dual aspect fireplace and has fitted booth seating. In the garden room the heated floor space widens out and from this room there are floor to ceiling panoramic views of, and access to, the landscaped gardens.
In addition to the living accommodation there is a fully fitted utility room which has three sub-zero fridges and two fridge freezers, additional cooker, washing machine and tumble dryer, with frameless security glass door into the garaging. The garaging is fully insulated so the use is versatile. The extensive garaging, housing up to eight cars, lies either side of the gym, with sun shower room, and the last section of garaging currently used as a bar area, has seamless floor to ceiling windows overlooking the heated pool and gardens.
The first floor offers four stunning bedrooms: two generous double rooms which benefit from a superb Jack and Jill bathroom with touch design walk in shower and slipper bath; a further bedroom at the front of the house is a full suite with double bedroom, dressing area and wet room; and the principal suite, (originally created from 3 bedrooms) is an impressive room with a large open plan ensuite bathroom, equipped to a very high standard, and a fully fitted dressing room with island storage, which leads out to a roof top terrace overlooking the gardens.
Externally the property occupies a plot that extends to approximately two acres. To the front of the property two sets of solid double electric gates allow ease of access to the ample parking and garaging, all bordered by mature trees and fencing, with dusk until dawn sensor lighting. At the rear of the property is an established south-facing garden that has been skilfully landscaped to provide colour and interest all year. The gardens are interspersed with rockeries and trees and sweep around to the swimming pool and tennis court which has been recently refurbished. The far-reaching curved terrace covers the width of the back of the house, providing the perfect position for entertaining.
High Trees occupies an extremely private and secluded position on the highly sought after Quarry Road which is accessed off the A540. It is situated within a mile and a half of the village of Willaston which provides a comprehensive range of local services for everyday needs including convenience store, café, deli, bakery, two village pubs, doctor and dentist surgeries and a primary school.
Heswall and Neston are a few miles distance which provide a wider choice of shopping together with high street banks and supermarkets.
High Trees is conveniently placed for Chester and Liverpool which offer a wide range of shopping, schooling and leisure facilities.
There is a well-regarded primary school in Willaston together with several grammar schools in Wirral including West Kirby, Caldy and Wirral complemented by various independent schools nearby including Kingsmead, Birkenhead and The Firs and Kings and Queen’s schools in Chester.
On the recreational front there is a variety of sporting activities in the area including sailing and windsurfing on the Marine Lake and Dee Estuary, golf clubs at Caldy, Heswall and Royal Liverpool at Hoylake. Rugby at Caldy and on the edge of Thornton Hough and The Neston Club offers cricket, hockey, tennis and squash.
The property benefits from excellent road communications being four miles from the M53 motorway which provides fast access to Liverpool and Chester and connects with the national motorway network including the M56 for travel to Manchester. There is a rail link from Eastham Rake to Liverpool & Chester from which there is a sub 2hr intercity service to London Euston and both Liverpool and Manchester are served with international airports.
Chester: 10 miles. Liverpool: 11 miles. Manchester: 48 Miles.
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