Hilltop Farm is a most impressive detached property which is believed to date from the 18th Century although it was completely rebuilt in the late 1980's. Occupying a slightly elevated position on the edge of the village the property is well screened from the lane by a high York dry stone wall and has a pleasant aspect over its own gardens and the surrounding countryside.
Hilltop Farm was originally a traditional Cheshire barn which was rebuilt and substantially extended to provide a magnificent country residence. Constructed of brick under a slate roof the property provides spacious and adaptable family accommodation arranged essentially over two floors served by gas fired central heating.
Acton Bridge is a desirable semi-rural hamlet of few properties. Whilst enjoying an open aspect over Cheshire's finest countryside the location is by no means isolated with a main line railway station and excellent links to the nearby A49 providing a gateway to the North West motorway network. Liverpool and Manchester International airports are also within easy reach. Shopping facilities are met at the nearby towns of Northwich, Knutsford, Warrington and Chester which incorporate leisure centres to suit most sporting tastes. There are numerous private Sporting Clubs within the surrounding areas, including a number of notable golf courses. Excellent educational facilities cater for children of most ages in both the State and Private sectors; particularly the close proximity of The Grange at Hartford.
To reach the property from Junction 10 on the M56 proceed south on the A49 Tarporley Road. Pass over the River weaver and canal taking the next right sign posted Acton bridge. Continue to the top of the hill and turn left onto Hilltop Road. A dry stone wall will be observed after a short distance on the left.
IN FURTHER DETAIL THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES
Please note that we have not checked any of the appliances or the central heating system included in the sale (if any). All prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on this point prior to entering into a contract.
Despite being a relatively new building the property has plenty of character with numerous exposed ceiling timbers and King post trusses, York stone flagged floors and an open stairwell with wide galleried landing and vaulted ceiling.
The reception rooms provide exceptional entertaining areas and are all accessed off a central reception hall which has Travertine tiled floor and is served with under floor heating and spans the width of the house. There is a well fitted kitchen with hand painted Poggenpohl oak units incorporating a range of wall and floor cupboards, integrated fridge freezer and Neff appliances to include double oven with grill beneath a four ring halogen induction hob unit and a Neff dishwasher.
In addition to the principle living accommodation there are exceptional leisure facilities comprising a gym which serves the pool room, which has vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and houses a part tiled indoor heated swimming pool (35'11 x 17'11) which incorporates a central dolphin mosaic and underwater lights and has its tiled surround beyond which are extensive seating areas.
The pool room has three sets of French doors which open onto the terrace in front of the property together with a changing room and plant room housing an Ideal Concord gas fired boiler, Heat Exchange pump and filtration unit.
At the other end of the house and accessed via a flight of stairs from the garden room is the games room which has integral bar and bench seating. Beneath is a triple garage with electric up and over doors and adjoining lean-to greenhouse.
SITTING ROOM 20'0 (6.1m) x 13'10 (4.22m)
DRAWING ROOM 29'2 (8.89m) x 20'5 (6.22m)
DINING ROOM 23'9 (7.24m) x 13'8 (4.17m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 30'0 (9.14m) x 28'11 (8.81m) L-shaped
With Utility Area
CONSERVATORY 31'1 (9.47m) x 12'10 (3.91m)
GYM 13'10 (4.22m) x 10'8 (3.25m)
SWIMMING POOL with changing room and plant room 50'5 (15.37m) x 38'10 (11.84m)
The accommodation at first floor level is as comprehensive with six bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. Both bathrooms have been recently refitted with high quality Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware together with Villeroy & Boch and Travertine wall and floor tiles, integrated televisions and under floor heating.
There is a 7th bedroom on the 2nd floor or alternatively this would serve as useful storage.
BEDROOM 1 18'9 (5.72m) x 16'11 (5.16m)
BEDROOM 2 14'5 (4.39m) x 13'1 (3.99m)
BEDROOM 3 13'9 (4.19m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
BEDROOM 4 13'9 (4.19m) x 12'10 (3.91m)
BEDROOM 5 16'8 (5.08m) x 13'7 (4.14m)
BEDROOM 6 16'8 (5.08m) x 10'8 (3.25m)
DRESSING ROOM MEZZANINE 13'6 (4.11m) x 7'9 (2.36m)
GAMES ROOM 42'4 (12.9m) x 25'9 (7.85m)
LANDING 16'8 (5.08m) x 12'7 (3.84m)
BEDROOM 7 13'0 (3.96m) x 12'10 (3.91m)
The property is approached via a stone splayed entrance with electrically operated wrought iron gate and over a granite set drive to a wide granite set and York stone flagged courtyard with turning circle and fountain.
The principle gardens are to the North East of the house and surround an ornamental lake with island and stone waterfall. A path leads to the south of the house, being the front, where are further lawns sub-divided with floral borders and granite set path and shielded from the road by a variety of flowering trees and shrubs.
A pedestrian gate leads to to a second drive which is gravelled and has gated access onto the lane beyond which is a paddock/orchard suitable for those with equine interests.
There are two further buildings, those being a machinery store together with a brick and slate kennel with enclosed run and attached garden store and to the South is an extensive vegetable garden with raised beds and greenhouse with, to the side, an extensive area of hard standing which offers huge potential for further development subject to obtaining any necessary consents.
The perimeter is delineated by mature hedgerows with along the south east boundary adjoining the lane a superb York dry stone wall.
TRIPLE GARAGE 36'7 (11.15m) x 25'9 (7.85m)
ADJOINING LEAN-TO GREENHOUSE 37'9 (11.51m) x 13'9 (4.19m)
Energy Efficiency Rating
We are advised the property is Freehold and free from Chief Rent, subject to verification by Solicitors.
SERVICES (NOT TESTED)
No tests have been made of mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services. We cannot therefore confirm that they are in working order and any prospective purchaser is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council - Council Tax Band H
Vacant possession upon completion.
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