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Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD

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  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
  • Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2TD
Full Address: Birch Bank, Waste Lane, Cuddington CW8 2TD.

Private and peaceful position
Tucked away along a quiet spur off Waste Lane, a single track, private road, Birch Bank provides an extra degree of privacy to its residents, set slightly back and away from the footfall of passersby.

Beyond the five-bar gated entrance, pull up onto the driveway. Monitored by CCTV, although secluded and private, security is ensured at Birch Bank. Ample parking is available on the broad driveway, with a detached 1.5 width garage handy for storage or parking.

A characterful home, Birch Bank wears its history proudly, dating back around a hundred years to when it began life as a railway workers’ cottage, for the quiet Manchester-Chester railway line which sees around one train an hour trundle by, each way within around five minutes of each other; a pleasant and unintrusive reminder of the heritage of the home.

A home with history
Evolving over the years, inside the home retains its cosy cottage warmth. With two extensions undertaken first in 1990, doubling the footprint of the home, and again in 2005, to reconfigure the kitchen into a contemporary open-plan style family space, these changes have remained respectful to the origins and ambience of Birch Bank.

Take the paved pathway past the pretty planted borders and lush lawn on your way to the front door, beyond the pretty Cheshire open porch, before stepping inside, into the entrance hall.

OWNER QUOTE: “As soon as you turn off Norley Road onto Waste Lane and you drive amongst the trees, the hustle and bustle drops away.”

Engineered wood-effect flooring extends underfoot, serviceable and easy to clean, stretching out throughout most of the home, with the exception of one of the bedrooms.

Welcome home
Freshen up in the spacious cloakroom on the left, where a wall of fitted wardrobes and drawers provides ample storage for shoes and coats. Heated by a stylish vertical chrome radiator, this room also features a WC and wash basin surmounted on a mosaic tiled floating shelf. A second storage cupboard handy for coats and cleaning essentials is also located in the entrance hall.

Next on the left, open the oak door to a light, bright dining room where a trio of pendant lights casts glow from within the high ceiling, upon a large table. Light flows in through tall windows facing out to the garden, whilst a trio of internal windows frame views through to the modern kitchen beyond.

Wine and dine
A versatile room, this dining room also serves advantageously as a study with ample space for desks, allowing the potential for multiple people to work from home; it could also be used as a playroom or lounge.

Conveniently positioned close to the main entrance, run a business with ease, inviting clients in from the front door. Another door leads to the bottom of the stairs with easy access from here through to the kitchen should you wish to prepare refreshments.

Cottage cheer is countered by contemporary comforts in the horizontal Gazco Studio 22 real-flame fire, which offers instant warmth at the push of button.

OWNER QUOTE: “The study-dining room is well positioned to be part of the family home or separate if needed.”

Unwind and relax
Turning left from the front door, an oak door opens into the relaxing snug lounge, where two large windows deliver light throughout, framing views out to two large trees. In autumn, one tree turns a burnished auburn, casting a rosy glow throughout the front of the home in the sunlight.

Cosy, warm and peaceful, snuggle up in front of the remote controlled vertical Gazco Studio 1 fire, filling the room with ambient warmth in moments.

A home where room leads to room, Birch Bank offers the opportunity to seek quiet time or to congregate as a family, to be cosy and quiet individually or to come together for chatter and laughter.

Feast your eyes
Flow on from the snug into the open-plan kitchen-dining-family room. An array of integrated appliances makes cooking simple, with two Neff ovens, gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge-freezer, separate fridge and dishwasher all built in.

Cream cupboards and drawers with black handles offer a profusion of storage, whilst sleek granite worktops afford plenty of preparation space. Beyond the kitchen, make your way through to the utility room where further storage awaits alongside plumbing for a washer dryer. Note the high calibre of finish throughout this home; highlighted in the utility room by the sleek granite worktops and undermounted sink with grooved drainage. From the utility room, a door opens out to the garden, handy when airing laundry.

Inside out living
Dine at the table, or flow out through the large sliding doors, fitted by Northwich Glass, onto the patio beyond, where steps lead up to the garden. Perfect for dinner parties, buffets and celebratory occasions, the flow of Birch Bank, both indoors and out lends itself naturally to entertaining.

OWNER QUOTE: “The family room draws you in the summertime, it’s so light and bright.”

Tying the outdoor and indoor areas seamlessly together the sliding doors are a highlight of this room: recline on the plush sofa and soak up the incredible views out over the manicured garden.

As evening falls…
Returning to the entrance hall, make your way up the grey carpeted stairs to the landing. Above, there is access via a pull-down ladder to a fully boarded loft, where there is ample space for a large bedroom. Carpeted, and with a Velux window to draw in daylight, this space is brimming with potential for those seeking additional rooms or storage.

Turning left from the top of the staircase, make your way through to the capacious master bedroom. A wall of fitted mirrored wardrobes amplifies the light flowing in through the window, providing ample storage for all your clothing. Custom made by a local joiner, who also made the bespoke dressing table, the wardrobes even include space for shoes and a laundry basket.

Prepare for the day at the dressing table, next to the window and bathed in light. There is ample space in this bedroom for a super-king-size bed.

Bedroom bliss
Maintaining the balance between contemporary and classic, spotlighting adds illumination from above whilst the original fireplace casts a respectful nod to the heritage of the home. Sneak a peek at the spa-style ensuite, renovated only 18 months ago for total luxury and warmed by underfloor heating for the ultimate in comfort.

Fully tiled to the walls and floor, a large window delivers light throughout this room, fitted with a modern wet-room style walk-in shower with rainfall head and handheld attachment, with WC, wash basin, heated towel tail and LED touch sensor mirror. A large linen cupboard allows you to pluck a fresh towel with ease, another example of the abundant storage at Birch Bank.

OWNER QUOTE: “We’re not overlooked at all; you just look out to horses in the field. The privacy is fantastic.”

Room for all
Directly across from the master, arrive at a second, sunny bedroom, where a duo of double-glazed sash windows frame leafy views out over the front, another reminder of the antiquity and cottage feel of this home. Fitted wardrobes in white contrast crisply to the gentle natural tones to the walls, offering plenty of storage.

Refreshment awaits next door in the family bathroom, where a shower is fitted over the bath, allowing the option for a quick spritz before work or a languorous evening soak. This room is also fitted with wash basin, vanity unit storage, WC and heated chrome towel rail.

Continue along the landing, arriving at a fourth bedroom. Ideal as a nursery with space for a cot or single bed, this bedroom currently works as a gym, with space for training equipment.

Light, bright and showcasing the beautifully landscaped garden through two windows, a further double bedroom is carpeted, with space for a double bed and desk alongside a walk-in cupboard, offering great storage. An incredibly spacious bedroom, there is ample room for a super-king-size bed.

OWNER QUOTE: “The best thing about this home is it’s so incredibly quiet – far away from any traffic.”

English country garden
Outside, the landscaped garden offers abundant interest, sectioned into ‘rooms’ through which you can meander at your leisure. Listen out for the gentle tapping of woodpeckers (frequent visitors to the feeders) during the day, replaced by the soft hooting of owls at nighttime.

A cleverly designed garden, landscaped to remove the sloping element seen in many Waste Lane gardens, enjoy walks along the flat levels, ideal for those with prams or those less mobile. Mature planting offers year-round colour and interest, whilst the central pagoda, festooned in honeysuckle and fragrant wisteria is the garden’s crowning glory. On balmy summer evenings, dine beneath the cool shade, with the festoon lights twinkling.

In springtime, the garden at Birch Bank bursts into colour, a carpet of blue and white in the front as the bluebells emerge, chasing up the snowdrops, crocus and daffodils.

Fruit trees hang ripe with apples in autumn, with a prolific supply of late raspberries in September, followed by blackberries. There’s plenty to keep keen gardeners busy, or, should you prefer, take life a little easier, by installing a hot tub on one of the many patio areas which prevail around the house.

Delights on your doorstep
Tucked back from Waste Lane, enjoy the peace and quiet of this rural spot, whilst retaining easy access to a number of walks including the Whitegate Way, running all the way to Winsford and providing access into the pretty local village of Cuddington.

With plenty of villages to visit nearby, including Tarporley and its fine selection of dining establishments, call in at The Jade Buddha for a modern take on classic Chinese cuisine, or enjoy pre dinner drinks at wine bar-bistro and deli Define – both in nearby Cuddington.

Only a stone’s throw from Birch Bank, Cuddington village is brimming with shops, and is also served by its own railway station, only a walk away along Waste Lane and up the hill. Ideal for commuters, Chester is accessible by train within 20 minutes, whilst Manchester can be reached in a little over an hour. This train line also stops at Knutsford and Altrincham for those wanting to pick up Metro connections into the city.

Meanwhile, those commuting to Liverpool can drive to the nearby village of Hartford where there is parking available in the station car park before picking up a connection to Liverpool or to Crewe, where they can change for London.

Road links via the A49 connect you with the M56 into Manchester, or to North Wales. Both Liverpool and Manchester Airports are accessible by road within 30-35 minutes. Enjoy days out on the fells, with Snowdonia and the Peak District reachable in just over an hour, whilst the Lake District is only 90 minutes away by road. The accessible road and rail links make it easy to head into the city for the evening for trips to the theatre.

Families are well served by the local amenities, including a park in Cuddington with areas for football games, picnic tables and a playground. A number of sporting facilities are nearby including a tennis club only five minutes’ drive away, a bowls club just a five-minute walk away on Norley Road and a number of prestigious golf clubs on the doorstep including Sandiway, Delamere and Royal Abbey Golf Clubs. The Portal Hotel and Golf Club, located just outside Tarporley also has outstanding facilities including a gym.

Choose from two local primary schools in Cuddington and Norley, whilst for secondary and further education, children can catch a bus from Norley Road to Weaverham High School. The independent Grange School is close by in Hartford, whilst Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College is nestled just outside Northwich.

A peaceful, rural retreat close to almost everything you could ever want or need, Birch Bank is a characterful home, finished to a high standard. Spacious, yet embracing, live the life you want to lead, your way, at Birch Bank.
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