Detached house 4 3 Sold

6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ

Offers Over £900,000

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  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
  • 6, St. Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ
FULL ADDRESS - The Beeches, 6 St Marys Drive, Whitegate, CW8 2EZ

EXCLUSIVE LOCATION...
Close to Vale Royal Golf Course, on a prestigious residential estate within easy reach of Hartford’s exclusive selection of independent and state schools, The Beeches, a spacious family home with extensive gardens, ticks every box.

Approach along country lanes, through open, green fields before turning onto St Mary’s Drive and sense the feeling of openness and space. Here the peace and tranquillity of the countryside meets with the convenience of having the nearby village of Hartford in easy reach.

CHARACTERFUL KERB APPEAL...
Built around 20 years ago, The Beeches combines contemporary quirks and perks with imposing, traditional style kerb appeal. Set back from the quiet road beyond mature, cleanly cropped hedging pull along the broad driveway, through the archway where there is ample parking for several cars alongside a double garage with automated electric double doors.

Make your way inside, via the front door, into a spacious and cosily carpeted entrance hallway. Broad and atmospherically lit by lamp lighting and chandeliers above, sense the comfort of returning home. Archways embellished with carved plaster corbels add period charm to the entrance hall, whilst to the left glimpse the welcoming warmth of the inglenook fireplace in the lounge, framed by the open double doors.

WARMTH AND WELCOME...
Follow the warmth through, following the entrance hallway through into the lavishly sized lounge. The perfect place for cosy winter evenings, huddle down before the warmth of the real-flame gas fire, set within an exposed red-brick inglenook surround upon a quarry tiled hearth.

Light enters through a selection of windows including a large bay window, whilst uplighting to the walls picks out the dentil mouldings of the elegant cornicing which skirts the ceilings.

FEAST YOUR EYES...
Turning right out of the lounge, take the steps down into the kitchen. A light, bright hub dressed in an array of creamy white units and topped in iridescent white granite worktops. Rustic country cream-coloured tiling underfoot harmonises with the décor, all gleaming beneath the inset spotlighting above.

Rustle up a feast for family and friends on the large Rangemaster cooker; an integrated dishwasher and fridge-freezer are also on hand, whilst next door to the utility room (housing plumbing for the washing machine and a recently installed boiler) a large dresser provides the perfect home bar. Glazed double doors open to the drive for a handy every day entrance, whilst above the sink, a window also frames leafy views outside.

Returning to the entrance hallway, discover understairs storage cupboards and a downstairs WC. Note the Vale Royal crest in the window; an evocative and characterful hallmark of all the homes on this exclusive estate.

VERSATILE SPACES...
Turning right from the front door, discover a study immediately on the left. Currently utilized as a television lounge, this cosy snug accommodates a sofa and frames views over the tiered garden to the side through a cottage-style window. A cool room in the summer months, this is the perfect work from home sanctuary, fitted with fantastic high speed full fibre broadband direct into the home. In every room on this level, admire the intricate plasterwork of the ceiling.

Next on the left, come to the formal dining room – showcasing the home’s versatility in its current incarnation as a study. Leafy views embellish the broad bay window, overlooking the tiered gardens to the side; ablaze in colour during late spring as the rhododendrons and azaleas burst into blossom.

At the culmination of the entrance hallway, flow through into the sitting room, a capaciously sized room currently used for dining. A wooden fireplace surrounds a gas fire, set upon a marble-esque hearth, an attractive and elegant focal point. Candelabra lighting above adds a further feel of warmth and intimacy. Brimming in light, and recently redecorated in soothing neutral tones of natural hessian, glazed double doors open out onto a large south facing patio, running the circumference of the home. In the summer months, let the fun spill outside with barbecues and alfresco dining.

REST AND REFRESH...
At the end of a busy day, take the carpeted stairs up from the entrance hall and seek sanctuary in one of four blissful bedrooms available at The Beeches.

Turning right at the top of the stairs, arrive firstly at the family bathroom. Light streams in through a large window, picking out the richness in the mahogany-toned bath panel. Soak away the aches in the bath or freshen up in the separate walk-in shower. A WC and wash basin are also on hand. Enjoy views out over the leafy tiered garden and woodland area.

Passing the large airing cupboard, housing the pressurised water tank, come next to a large double bedroom, dressed in pink tones and filled with light from windows to two sides. Deep, double fitted wardrobes provide plentiful storage in this bedroom.

Invitingly accessed down its own short flight of carpeted stairs, a further double bedroom is set over the kitchen. A dreamy den for children with its quirky sloping ceiling, this self-contained suite comes replete with fitted wardrobes, stretching back into the eaves, and its own ensuite. Part tiled to the walls it houses a single shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Tucked off this ensuite, another door opens to reveal a wealth of eaves storage, ideal for games, camping gear and Christmas decorations.

OWNER QUOTE: “The whole house feels lovely, it flows well.”

Returning to the landing, turn right, beyond a skylight through which light flows in, and turn left to discover a third guest bedroom. Spacious enough to accommodate a king size bed, this light-filled bedroom captures stunning views out over the upper garden and woodland, a profusion of colour in the spring and summer. Fitted wardrobes provide plenty of storage.

THE 'BENTLEY' OF BEDROOMS...
Luxury awaits, in the master bedroom. Plush, velvety carpet is toe-sinkingly comforting underfoot, with ample room for the super-king-size bed, centrally set. Control the light flow through the window from the comfort of your bed with the remote-operated blinds.

Spanning two sides of the room, mirrored wardrobes aid light flow, described by the craftsman fitter as ‘the Bentley of wardrobes’, providing a profusion of storage for all your clothes, shoes and accessories. Hand painted in Craig and Rose ‘Mocha Pearl’ with an artisan metallic sheen, the wardrobe interiors, automatically illuminated by LED lighting upon opening, also contain two sets of solid walnut drawers, within which are bespoke jewellery drawers with metallic leather bases. A matching dressing table boasts downlighting and a shelf above.

Next to the dressing table, the entrance to the ensuite is hidden within the mirrored doors, push them back to create a mirrored corridor access to the luxurious spa-style bathroom.

Opulence surrounds you in the gleaming black marble walls and white marble flooring of the boutique hotel spa-style ensuite. Overhead, the suspended ceiling, dropped to accommodate the luxury ceiling-mounted drench shower head is dressed in black within the recess, for a sense of night sky spectacle.

OWNER QUOTE: “I love the luxury feel of the master bedroom and ensuite.”

Note the finesse in the details; even the soakaway of the wet-room style walk-in shower sparkles, made from iridescent glass. Let your aches dissolve beneath the restorative powers of the four-function Hansgrohe Rainmaker shower, or soak away your cares beneath the trio of luxury pendant lights above the freestanding Waters bath. Villeroy and Boch fittings can be found to the stylish wash basin, with vanity unit storage beneath. Other features include contemporary, sparkling anthracite grey heated towel rails, LED mirror and cupboards. Underfloor heating and warm recessed lighting add the perfect finishing touch to this sumptuous ensuite.

GARDEN DELIGHTS...
Flowing out from The Beeches and serving as a natural extension to the home is its sunny south facing garden. Step outside from the sitting room and onto the extensive stone paved patio. Soak up the sunshine throughout the summer, recline and relax and spend time with the family. Wall lighting ensures your fun can spill over into the balmy evenings.

OWNER QUOTE: “Sitting out here with a glass of wine…this is my space.”.

Take the steps, made from old railway sleepers, up to the top tier of the garden, where you can follow the circular path around the woodland copse in the centre – a selection of beech trees and other native species. In spring, the entire garden from front to back is a carpeted haze of golden daffodils in their hundreds. Designed to provide perpetual colour and interest whatever the season, chart the progression of the year as the March and April display of magnolias and pretty pink camellias are replaced by May’s burgeoning blooms of azaleas and rhododendrons, chased up by the flaming fuchsias and pastel hydrangeas – there is always something to see.

Currently serving as a home gym but with the versatility for use as a studio or relaxation room, the garden room backs onto the garage.

At the bottom of the main garden beyond the lawn discover a greenhouse potting shed whilst there is an elegant summer house to the top tier, featuring windows and a verandah.

ON YOUR DOORSTEP...
Step outside and explore the many walks, trails and public footpaths surrounding The Beeches. Enjoy a stroll through the Vale Royal Abbey Golf Course or along the Vale Royal Locks on the River Weaver. The popular Whitegate Way walk is also within easy reach. A popular walk for dog owners takes in the woodland, directly behind The Beeches.

Rural refuge combines with accessibility; close to Northwich, Chester and Manchester, Whitegate’s transport links are second to none. Rail links from Hartford link you to Liverpool; from Crewe to London. Manchester and Liverpool Airports are around 30 minutes away by car.

There is plenty to see and do on the doorstep: visit your village pub-restaurant The Plough Inn or perfect your swing at Vale Royal Abbey and Sandiway golf clubs - only a few minutes’ away. There are several local welcoming village cricket clubs close by with Rugby clubs in nearby Northwich around ten minutes away drive.

The Hollies Farm shop is a five-minute drive away, the Fox and Barrel at Cotebrook, only minutes away with local wine merchant and deli DeFine hosting popular wine tasting evenings on the doorstep.

Sample the cakes and coffees at the community café based in what was originally the Whitegate Station; this village retains its strong community feel with its local village school and church. Families are in prime location for schooling, with the prestigious Grange School also available in nearby Hartford, a five-minute drive away.

Enjoy all the best of village life from your rural retreat, only moments away at The Beeches, a luxury, distinctive home filled with character and warmth, with a glorious, extensive garden and so much versatility.
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