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Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY

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  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
  • Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
See Ian's video tour of this former farmhouse which retains its well-proportioned rooms and is set in around two acres of lush landscape.
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Bawk House, Hickhurst Lane, Rushton, CW6 9AY
Hideaway retreat

Hidden away off Hickhurst Lane in the rural village of Rushton, well-proportioned rooms flow along with the good times at Bawk House.

Originally part of the Lord Egerton farm estate, Bawk House was sold privately in the 1950s. Classically Georgian, this former farmhouse retains its well-proportioned rooms and original features, and is set in around two acres of lush landscape.

Barns, stables and outbuildings brim with potential, but above all else, Bawk house was, is and remains, a warm and welcoming family home.

From the country lane, follow the short track leading down to a curved gravel driveway where there is plentiful parking for six or seven vehicles on the gravel or in front of the barn block.

OWNER QUOTE: "The house is turned sideways, so it's quite private. You wouldn't know its up here at all."

Before the solid Georgian farmhouse, a large lawn extends, embellished with a chestnut tree, dappled with a colourful crocus carpet in the springtime. Pyracantha puts on a display of white blossoms in the summertime, followed by a fiery autumnal show of red berries.

A warm welcome

Open the front door and step into the light and welcoming entrance hall, decorated in forget-me-not blue, complementing the textured stone floor underfoot.

Ahead, an arched window on the turn of the staircase invites light through. Sense the solidness and protection of the walls surrounding you.

OWNER QUOTE: "Farmhouses were constructed to keep weather out. This home is cool in summer and cosy and warm in winter."

Spend your days bathed in light in the lavishly sized drawing room, through the door on the right.

Entertaining Haven

Once two rooms, the staircase originally ascending to the first floor has been removed, creating an open-flow room, perfect for entertaining where light streams in from the front window through to the conservatory to the rear.

White walls retain the sense of centuries past in their ever-so-slightly roughhewn texture, with carpet underfoot in counterbalance.

Soak up the sunshine throughout the day, and in evenings, allow the open fire to fill the room with warmth and cheer. Accommodating four sofas, this room is ideal for family gatherings and entertaining.

OWNER QUOTE: "They are large rooms but I don't notice; it feels like a home not a house."
Flow through into the conservatory, a restful room, ideal for reclining with a book or a glass of wine. Sunny and warm in spring and autumn, the boundaries between the indoors and out are diminished, with views out over the paddock and walled garden. Beyond, spy the hills and church spire of Little Budworth.

Comforting spaces

Returning to the entrance hall, take the door on the left and slip through into the sitting room, where an open fire sits within a redbrick surround, beneath a large oak beam and copper hood.

Tolkeinesque in its comforting cheer, exposed timbers above infuse this room with character. Underfoot, fawn coloured carpet adds cosiness, with views out to the front lawn. Enjoy relaxing evenings with the children, toasting bread or marshmallows on the open fire.

OWNER QUOTE: "The children often gather in here to watch a film after dinner."

Continue on into the dining room, tiled in its original black and red flooring. Ideal for formal occasions and Christmas, this room has a grand feel with beams overhead and an enormous brick and wood beamed fireplace in situ.

Returning to the entrance hall, take the second door on the left through to the garden pantry, named for the farmers who formerly used it as a cool room to hang hams and cheeses.

Double doors open out onto the patio beyond the conservatory, creating an 'outdoor room', this space is the heart of the party when entertaining, ideal for positioning a drinks tray and canapes to feed the guests as they drift in and out between the rooms.

Dine and delight

Follow your nose through to the kitchen, where terracotta tiling extends underfoot beneath richly toned exposed beams. Country-style pine units provide plenty of storage for all your utensils and essentials, with a dishwasher, electric oven and hob. There is also space for an attractive freestanding pine dresser.

Dine at the table overlooking the garden in this spacious kitchen, where once a staircase rose up connecting the kitchen to the servant's quarters on the second floor.

Peep through to the utility room, housing the washing machine and dryer, large fridge freezer and sink. Ample shelving and storage in here for your tins, jars and more. Beyond the utility room there is a store room where you can find the solid fuel boiler alongside more shelving and racks for garden tools and equipment.

Returning to the entrance hall, take the staircase up, pausing to admire the view from the window at the turn, to the first floor.

Refresh and revive

Freshen up in the family bathroom, located immediately to the right and furnished with a large P-shaped bath and tiled in refreshing blue and white to the walls. In here, there is also a WC and wash basin inset within a vanity unit containing storage.

Across the way, discover the first of six potential bedrooms, where lavender tones adorn the walls and an original latch door reveals a spacious, beamed room equipped with a large fitted wardrobe.

Discover the master suite tucked away in its own pocket of privacy. Accessed via a room currently used as an office, why not consider creating a dressing room? Flooded with light, a beam overhead is honey toned and adds depth of character.

Sweet dreams

Continue through into the voluminous master bedroom, where a four-poster bed harmonises with the oak fitted wardrobes, window seat and beams above.

Biscuit-coloured carpet adds homely warmth and comfort, with light serenading the space through the window to the front.

Peep through to the large ensuite, with views out over the back garden. Fitted with bath and over bath shower, WC, wash basin and large airing cupboard with water tank, storage is available in the vanity unit into which the wash basin is inset.

Emerging from the master suite, pause a moment in the lovely window seat to the right, and soak up the views over the back garden, before continuing along the landing.

To the front, an evocative bedroom contains an ornamental fireplace and fitted wardrobe, carpeted and inviting, whilst to the rear, overlooking the back garden and conservatory there is another guest bedroom.

Take the staircase up to the second floor, where relaxation and versatility await…

Versatile rooms

Pluck a book from the shelves and settle down with a classic in the tranquil library. Play a favourite record and lose yourself away from screens in this restful retreat.

OWNER QUOTE: "It started with one single shelf and finally evolved into a library!"

Beyond, two vast rooms await, perfect for a penthouse apartment or a teenage games room haven. The choice is yours…

Returning downstairs, explore the many garden rooms surrounding Bawk House.
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