Detached house 6 3 Under Offer

Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA

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  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
  • Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA
Self-contained rural retreat
This historic home was converted to residential used and extended in the 1990s.

Full Address: Hollin Byre, Quarry Bank, Utkinton, CW6 0LA

OWNER QUOTE: “We have incredible views over Cheshire towards the Peak district; on a clear day you can see Jodrell Bank. On Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve we can watch the fireworks from afar.”

Innocuously modest in appearance from the road, beyond the security code-access electric gates, once you pull up on the gravel driveway, the scope and scale of Hollin Byre truly reveals itself.

Park up on the drive or in the triple-size garage, where there is ample room for a sportscar or two. Ample room too for a gym, alongside two storerooms and a handy WC. Adjacent to the garage there is also access to the self-contained annexed accommodation above.

Heritage features
Make your way through the porch and into the entrance hall, where the heritage and character of this former barn are celebrated in the exposed truss beams and roaring fire set within a stone surround. Dine in style in this spacious room, where travertine stone extends underfoot, beneath the light and airy vaulted ceiling. Formerly a music room, the entrance hall, like so many rooms at Hollin Byre, is a versatile space.

Turning left, arrive at the living room. Combining the prestige of a formal sitting room with the festivity of a games room, this capacious space comes into its own when entertaining at Christmastime and other social functions. Contemporary meets cottage comforts, with cream ceilings sprinkled in spotlights and a vast timber-topped fireplace housing an impressive log-burning stove. Doors open to the expansive garden for easy alfresco living in summertime.

Entertaining haven
Naturally zoned into both a lounge area and a large space capable of accommodating a professional standard pool table, this sociable room is nestled along one wing, away from the other entertaining rooms making it ideal for parties and teenagers.

Returning to the entrance hall, steps guide you gently up to the utility room. A quirky home, Hollin Byre is set over multiple levels, lending it individuality and adding to its unique appeal.

A fantastic laundry room, the utility room is discreetly tucked away, containing the washing to one spacious room. Originally the kitchen, an abundance of cupboards offers ample storage, with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, in addition to containing a sink and tall fridge.

Across the entrance hall, on the left, sneak a peek at the study, a peaceful pocket of privacy in which to work from home, whilst across the way, a convenient cloakroom is to be found, fitted with wash basin and WC. Working from home is easy at Hollin Byre, with superfast broadband speeds and all the inspirational views you desire.

Family friendly
Ahead, seek sanctuary in the sitting room beyond the kitchen. A vaulted ceiling rises up, embellished by thick beams and saturated in natural light from the Velux windows. Windows draw in the views, whilst a powerful log-burning stove fills the room with toasty glow.

Steps lead down to the kitchen-dining room, a space that transcends rustic and modern in its design and décor. Cheshire Furniture Company cream painted wooden cabinets are topped in granite, providing plenty of storage and preparation space. A classic black Aga emanates warmth and welcome from within its inglenook, whilst a central island accommodates a Halogen hob, and Neff combi oven and microwave, finished with an oak butcher’s block to one side. Also nestled within the kitchen are two large fridges, a dishwasher and a Belfast sink. Dine casually at the breakfast bar and enjoy the sociability of this spacious room.

OWNER QUOTE: “The kitchen is really the hub of the home; it draws the two wings together.”

Beyond the kitchen, a cosy snug is dressed in light cream tones, carpeted underfoot and with a red brick feature fireplace around the hearth of the log-burning stove. Light pours in through windows to two sides, providing verdant views out over the garden and countryside.

Bedroom bliss
A home with flow, connected by the kitchen it divides naturally into two halves. Above the large living room-games room, discover two guest bedrooms currently used as guest accommodation for visiting relatives and friends. Carpeted underfoot, with light tones to the walls, these bedrooms are refreshing, relaxing retreats. Spy far-reaching views over the countryside through a round red-brick framed window in one of the bedrooms.

Serving both bedrooms is a luxurious bathroom, where Villeroy and Boch fittings feature alongside a roll top bath.

The perfect home for blended families, extended families and those with teenagers keen for their own space; at Hollin Byre there are ample living rooms to come together or enjoy moments of quiet.

OWNER QUOTE: “The accommodation is so versatile, when we have friends over we have enough space for two families to stay, with their own bathroom, giving everyone plenty of space and privacy.”

Versatile living
Above the kitchen wing, discover the main family bedrooms, where a master bedroom swims in light courtesy of large Velux windows. Plenty of storage can be found in the deep, wooden fitted wardrobes to either side of the bed, making the most of the lilt in the roofline. Fully tiled, the master ensuite is a spa-like haven, tiled in travertine and filled with light from a blind-fitted Velux above. Sooth your aches in the bath, fitted with overhead shower. This ensuite is also furnished with wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and LED mirror.

The dream home for those who look forward to a languorous soak in the tub, a third bath awaits in the family bathroom, also with shower, wash basin and WC.

Two further bedrooms draw in views over the countryside and leafy lawns of the garden from this level, ideal for younger children. With such choice of bedrooms, why not consider creating a dressing room and converting this level to your own master suite…

Nurture a garden, nourish the soul…
Outside, 1.2 acres of garden rooms creates the ultimate for family living and sociable entertaining.

Soak up the sunshine and swap stories with friends on one of the many patios, seeking shade or warmth as the day progresses. Migrate from the kitchen patio to the living room patio and upward to the circular terrace at the top of the lawn.

Manageable and lush, the lawn offers so much for children; home to past bouncy castle parties and filled with the sound of laughter. In wintertime, make memories that will last a lifetime, watching the children sledge down the snow-covered slopes.

Grow your own fruit in the idyllic orchard, brimming with apple, plum and pear trees. An allotment provides the perfect place in which to grow your own fruit and veg. All your gardening tools are easily housed in the traditional potting shed.

OWNER QUOTE: “One year we made our own apple juice using a local press, labelled with a picture of the house on.”

Celebrate the advent of weekend with a pizza party using the woodfired pizza oven and stone-built barbecue with granite worksurface. The comprehensive summerhouse even has its own kitchen.

Dine beneath the illuminated pergola or move inside into the comfort of the stylish and insulated summerhouse when the evening falls.

OWNER QUOTE: “We converted the summerhouse into a Haunted House for the children one Halloween.”

A garden for all seasons, watch how it bursts into blossom in spring and summer. A haven for nature, listen for the knocking of woodpeckers and gentle hooting of owls. Securely fenced, nowhere could be safer for kids and pets. Dogs are especially well-catered for, as Hollin Byre is also home to an outdoor brick-built kennel and run, handy for those keeping shooting dogs for hunting.

OWNER QUOTE: “We love it because of the views and spacious garden – this home is great for entertaining.”

Annex opportunities
The perfect party home, take a look above the triple garage, where separate accommodation, previously used for Airbnb includes a living room, kitchen and bathroom with shower. Distinct from the main home, this apartment adds another layer to the versatility of Hollin Byre, ideal accommodation for a nanny or older, dependent relative.

Connected in the countryside
Wrapped up in rurality, Hollin Byre remains well connected to the pace of the city.

For those commuting to Crewe, Manchester, Chester and Liverpool, Hollin Byre is centrally located, whilst for those travelling into work in London, the Big Smoke is accessible within two hours, driving 30 minutes to Crewe station and then travelling on by train.

Stroll into the village to pick up the essentials from the local shop; ramble the trails of Primrose Wood, only 100 yards away. With Delamere Forest only two miles away and the Sandstone Trail within easy reach, fresh air and exercise are in abundance from the doorstep of Hollin Byre.

Dine out at one of the many delightful eateries nearby, from The Fishpool Inn in Delamere to the Fox and Barrel in Cotebrook. Why not pay a visit to the Hollies Farm Shop and pick up all the ingredients for an indulgent dinner in?

With a wealth of prestigious educational establishments nearby, including Utkinton Primary School, The Grange School in Hartford, Delamere Academy and King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester, families could not wish for a more convenient situation than at Hollin Byre.

Offering a balance of rurality and accessibility, Hollin Byre is an utterly unique home, adaptable, flexible and accommodating of all your family and entertaining needs. A home that works well indoors and out, for younger children and older relatives, for those working from home and those commuting; Hollin Byre is that rare home that ticks every box.
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