Detached house 4 3 For Sale

Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP

Offers Over £1,250,000

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  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
  • Chestnut Farm, Barbers Lane, Antrobus, CW9 6JP
For a contemporary home in a traditional setting, meticulously maintained and so flexible to your needs, Chestnut Farm in Antrobus offers uninterrupted views and luxury living with a high degree of privacy.

OWNER QUOTE: “I think it’s quite rare to find something as unique as this.”

PRIVATE RURAL OASIS
Wrapped up in circa an acre of private grounds, uninterrupted views greet you as you pull off the country lane and along the lengthy driveway, where a mature willow tree and tall fence provide ample screening from neighbours. Plenty of parking is available on the driveway, with a double garage/workshop accessed via electric up and over doors, served by power and lighting.

Dating back to 1840 Chestnut Farm was converted in 1995. Purchased by the current owners in 2015, this home has undergone a total transformation, rewired, replumbed and replastered in parts. Taken back to its essence, Chestnut Farm is now a contemporary home ideal for modern living, wrapped up in a rustic rural shell.

OWNER QUOTE: “Friends and family love it, it’s so peaceful and on a clear day you can see the snow on the hills of the Peak District.”

WELCOME HOME
Make your way indoors, beneath the oak portico entrance and via a stained-glass front door onto the Livyn Vinyl canyon light oak floor of the entrance hallway. Broad and bright, views out to the inner courtyard greet you through the large window opposite.

Freshen up in the handy downstairs WC, stashing your coat and shoes in the substantially sized double fitted wardrobes to the rear.

OWNER QUOTE: “There is so much storage available in this home.”

Ahead, turning left, glazed doors open into the reading room, where uninterrupted vistas over the garden and fields create an instant sense of indoor-outdoor living through the bifolding doors. Original pitch pine flooring, lovingly stripped and re-lacquered adds character and warmth underfoot, flowing through to the television lounge beyond.

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON LUXURY
Bifolding doors once again connect this room with the porcelain paved patio beyond, drawing the rolling countryside views within touching distance. To one corner, a redbrick chimney breast contrasts with the crisp white walls, housing an antique French log-burning stove. Art Deco referencing is very on trend in the tall windows, dressed in designer Osborne & Little teal fabric blinds and velvet pelmet, a perfect match for the armchairs in the reading room. High above, the vaulted ceiling extends upward to a mezzanine level, dressed in reclaimed beams from ancient ships.

Returning to the reading room, sneak a peek at the deep storage closet fitted beneath the stairs, before making your way through to the enormous open-plan kitchen-family-dining room.

FEAST YOUR EYES
Waterproof Livyn Vinyl range canyon light oak flooring flows out underfoot as you step into what currently serves as a music area, accommodating a piano, guitar and record player. Soothing, calming shades continue through to the lounge area and kitchen, where silk-cotton blend wallpaper complements the Savoy Blue and Oyster Fired Earth tones of the bespoke solid oak cabinetry, manufactured and installed by Plain and Simple Knutsford.

Extended to the side, step down to the inviting seating area, where comfortable sofas are positioned to soak up the perpetual pastoral views. Convenient for entertaining, draw back the bifolding doors and flow out onto the porcelain paved patio for alfresco summertime dining.

Providing distinction between the seating area and main kitchen, a long breakfast bar culminates in a circular breakfast peninsula, custom designed to be exactly the right height to soak up the views from the surrounding windows.

Beyond, the efficiently designed kitchen is a chef’s dream, competently served by an array of Fisher & Paykel appliances including a twin drawer dishwasher, Quoker instant hot water tap, filter-based water and ice making fridge-freezer, plate warming drawer, quantum speed microwave-combination oven and regular oven (controllable by Wi-Fi phone app) and large induction hob with downdraft extractor containing washable filters. To the other side of the kitchen discover built-in recycling drawers beneath the sink and other luxuries such as custom-built felt and wood lined cutlery drawer.

OWNER QUOTE: “It is important to me that everything works as it should when you go to use it, which is why I regularly have the appliances serviced. This is a home you can move straight into.”

Pour a drink for your friends from the cocktail cabinet, with hanging space for glasses and LED-lit antique mirrored glass. Storage is in abundance with a row of cupboards within the breakfast bar. Overhead, the pendants and spotlights are controllable independently on zoned areas.

Lift the latched door through into the utility room, the same white quartz worktops continue, with plenty more storage available for mops in the cupboard housing the new 1000 litre pressurized water tank. There is also a laundry and ironing cupboard with four solid wood shelves to ensure clutter-free living. On the right, take a seat on the bench before pulling on your boots and heading out for a walk through the fields. There is also space in here for a washer, dryer and freezer.

BOUTIQUE BEDROOM
Returning to the reading room, make your way up the greige carpeted stairs to the mezzanine landing, where a substantial study hovers above the television lounge below. Abundantly lit, windows to two sides draw in views over the fields and out to the courtyard; a bright and uplifting room. Superfast fibre broadband ensures a speedy connection when working from home.

Off the landing, step through to the boutique main bedroom, where Art Deco vibes emanate from the Julien Macdonald wallpaper and blinds. Wake up to sublime views out over the fields through the large window, creating a peaceful, private feel. Equipped with a fitted corner dressing table and window seat storage, there is also a luxurious fitted dressing room – ideal for cataloguing your seasonal wardrobes.

Indulge in spa-standard relaxation in the ensuite, where a large, two-person bath sits beneath the window, framing the views out over the fields for truly blissful bathing.

Burlington twin wash basins and WC finished in Corian marble-effect tops add further glamour, topped in Art Deco taps, with a Matki shower enclosure furnished with a powerful Aqualisa shower system.

ROOM FOR ALL
From the main entrance, take a separate staircase up to a landing where two further bedrooms await.

Immediately on the left, refresh and revive in the family bathroom, where the French designed Ambiance Bain fitted furniture is complimented by a Matki walk-in shower, neatly tiled to the walls in grey. Complementing this decorative motif, fitted grey cabinetry offers ample storage, also housing the WC and wash basin with Swarovski tap inset within quartz worktops. A separate bath is set beneath the window, whilst a dressing table with Hollywood mirror and lighting adds further glamour to this luxurious space. There is also a substantial airing cupboard.

Returning along the landing, double doors open to a substantially sized bedroom, furnished with a wall of fitted wardrobes.

Finally, arrive at the sumptuously sized second bedroom, with high vaulted ceiling and quirky porthole window. Swarovski crystal light fittings add tasteful illumination. Consider this as a potential main bedroom with its own walk-in wardrobe.

BESPOKE FLOW - INDEPENDENT ACCOMMODATION
Returning downstairs to the main entrance, discover the purposefully realigned flow of this home.

Turning right from the front door, step through into the separate self-contained apartment.

Light toned flooring extends underfoot in the open plan kitchen-living room, where appliances include a combination oven, full fridge, dishwasher, induction hob and sink with ample storage concealed behind cupboard doors.

A door opens into a fully fitted bedroom, with mirrored wardrobes and fitted drawer storage, with elegant bedside lighting inset within the walls.

Refreshment awaits in the bathroom, furnished with a large centrally filling bath with overhead rainfall shower, built-in vanity unit wash basin and WC. In the separate entrance vestibule – providing direct access for independent living - a cupboard opens to reveal a utility area with drying space.

An ideal annex for older teenagers, aging loved ones or perhaps as an independent let to generate additional revenue.

GARDEN AND OUTBUILDINGS
OWNER QUOTE: “I love the garden, often when homes come with land it often refers to paddock land, whereas the land here is entirely garden. The garden’s can be used fully and creatively and aren’t reserved for agricultural use only.”

Outside, an acre of verdant garden awaits. To one side, an orchard brims with apple and pear trees, heavy with fruit at harvest time. Adding sensory delight, a four-metre lily-pond, lined in Scottish pebbles, is fed by a cascading stream, illuminated and surrounded by specimen planting including acers, twisted hazel and a Japanese cloud tree. Follow the pathway around the pond or admire it from the oriental bridge over the cascade.

Opposite the pond, nearer the home, a large Astro-turfed area is perfect for sunbathing, leading to the private hot tub.

Dine alfresco in the barbecue area, in easy reach of the porcelain patio, where the tactile and cascading, spherical Alison Armour style water feature spins. Outside lighting (with plenty of waterproof sockets) ensures the party can go on all evening past dusk.

A large greenhouse is perfect for those wishing to nurture their green fingers and grow their own, with a potting shed and vegetable boxes on hand too. Pleached trees reaching up three metres ensure privacy from neighbours in the courtyard, where a Mediterranean climate is retained courtesy of the solid walls.

In the garden, a three-room log cabin could be ideal for use as an office or home yoga studio or gym. Another log cabin down the side is furnished as a dog grooming salon, replete with its own business licence.

NEAR AND FAR
Step outside and discover all the delights of the local village of Antrobus, only a few minutes’ walk away.

Call in for refreshments at the tearoom, also a volunteer-run community shop. The village hall often hosts yoga and jive dancing events, with a number of clubs and societies to join.

Any essentials you are unable to pick up at the village shop, you are sure to find in nearby Northwich, only three miles away, where several supermarkets are available.

Families are well served by local schooling, with the well-reputed village primary school in Antrobus and easy access to the independent Cransley School.

Walk to sophisticated local pub The Antrobus Arms, a contemporary watering hole and eatery serving tasty food and on trend cocktails. Sit out in the beer garden and soak up the countryside vistas.

Only a short drive away in Comberbach is another pub-restaurant, The Spinner & Bergamot. In nearby Great Budworth, sample the ales at historic pub The George and Dragon.

Not far from Arley Hall and Gardens, keep a look out for the many music and art festivals taking place in the surrounds of this 19th century stately country home; notable as a filming location for hit television series Peaky Blinders.

With walks in abundance on the doorstep, there is always somewhere new to explore.

Convenient too for commuting, Runcorn, only 12 minutes away by car offers direct links to London in an hour and 50 minutes. Whilst not in the flight path, Manchester Airport is only 30 minutes’ drive away. Only ten-minutes from the M6 and M56, enjoy contemporary living in a rural setting whilst retaining city links, at the meticulously maintained and highly flexible, Chestnut Farm.

Contemporary, luxury living in the heart of the countryside.
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