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Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL

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  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
  • Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Huxley, CH3 9BL
FULL ADDRESS - Hoofield Smithy, Hoofield Road, Clotton Hoofield, Huxley CH3 9BL

LOCAL LANDMARK
Surrounded by rolling fields and mature oak trees, travel with ease along free-flowing country lanes to arrive at Hoofield Smithy. Secluded but not isolated, neighbours are unseen in the distance, with the occasional cow frequenting the ten-acre field to the rear.

Originally the old smithy for the Peckforton Estate, dating back 150 years, Hoofield is a home reimagined, rebuilt and recreated for contemporary 21st century family living. Featuring reclaimed elements from the original forge and smithy throughout and sourcing sympathetic materials, in keeping with both the original building and local area, Hoofield Smithy is a home unrivalled in its vision and design.

Pull up and park on the extensive gravelled area where there is space for eight cars, or continue along the tarmac and cobbled driveway to the large, double oak-enclosed car port, where there is space for as many cars again. An eco-conscious home, Hoofield Smithy has its own electric charging point for cars whilst the heating is run off an Air Source Heat Pump.

Outside, a new portico, recreated in oak to the original smithy style, provides shelter upon your return home.

WARM WELCOME
Step inside onto the porcelain tile flooring of the entrance hall. Modular panelling complements the rusticity of the smithy’s original stone floor, made modern through the warmth of underfloor heating.

Earthy decorative tones, cast ironmongery and oak recur throughout, creating a sense of space, warmth and heritage.

OWNER QUOTE: “In the décor, we’ve opted for black cast iron, oak and stone as the three primary materials to reflect the smithy.”

A boot room to the right provides storage for coats and shoes, with space too for an additional fridge-freezer.

LIGHT FILLED LIVING
Wander through to the right, where light and views greet you through a wall of bifold doors in the spacious and bright kitchen-dining-living room. A true family space, connecting seamlessly with the patio and garden for easy outdoor summer living, glazing is a key feature in this room. Outside, on the stone patio, an electric awning provides shelter and shade for relaxed dining, with incredible views out towards Beeston Castle and Peckforton.

A chef’s kitchen classic, timeless grey tones are uplifted by a splash of vibrant blue. Bespoke made by local cabinet maker the Cheshire Kitchen Company, functionality serves as key a role as its appearance.

TIMELESS DESIGN
Clean, smart and classically styled, this futureproofed kitchen offers ample storage and preparation space, with numerous plug points and chargers secreted throughout. Cat5 wiring for internet connectivity allows all the family to use this space together for work and leisure; seated at the dining table or perched casually at the breakfast bar on the central island.

Integrated appliances include an American style fridge-freezer, two dishwashers, an instant boiling hot water tap, double sink, microwave and versatile Everhot cooker with hotplate, induction hob, and independently controlled multi-functional ovens for roasting, steaming, warming etc. Adding a traditional element to the kitchen, the wood-effect porcelain tiles underfoot tastefully recreate the original wood-plank flooring of the smithy, juxtaposing the comfort of modern underfloor heating (a feature throughout the downstairs) with the stylings of the past.

OWNER QUOTE: “There are several distinct spaces to the house, spacious entertaining areas but also cosy rooms where you can read and relax.”

RELAX AND UNWIND
After dinner, relax on the sofa by the warmth of the wood-burning stove. Windows provide views out over the fields and oak trees.

Directly ahead from the main entrance, passing the staircase, lift the first latched door to discover a storage cupboard, whilst next door a cloakroom with wash basin and WC can be found. Beyond, a glazed door links to the garden outside.

Turning left from the front door, sneak a peek at the laundry room before continuing along into the heart of the home: the snug.

HEART OF THE HOME
Above, an A frame timber sets the scene, preceding the full height redbrick chimney breast, within which a wood-burning stove is set. Home of the old forge, the timber lintel above the fire has been carefully restored and relaid alongside many of the original bricks. Note the hammer, apron and ironworking tools set upon shelves containing the original ironwork of the last smith to work the coals at Hoofield Smithy.

OWNER QUOTE: “We’ve looked to salvage elements of the smithy within what is essentially an easy living new build home.”

The ultimate room in which to retreat with a book or to listen to music and catch up over a glass of wine; there is a room at Hoofield Smithy for every occasion.

UNIQUE FEATURES
Turning left, follow an inner hallway, leading to an office on the right. Overhead, the uniquely curving ceiling of this spacious study follows the original shape of the smithy, a quirky feature and one utterly unique to this home.

As the inner hallway opens up, there is ample room for gym equipment, before peeping through on the right to the accessible bathroom, with stylish monochrome tiling underfoot, a corner shower, wash basin and WC.

OWNER QUOTE: “The games room is the ultimate fun place to hang out.”

FAMILY TIME
Lastly, arrive at the capacious, carpeted games room. A multifunctional space serving as cinema room, games room and play room, a whimsical Harry Potter motif pervades. Borrowing elements from the former stables which once stood in this area, drop-down stairs lead up to a mezzanine ‘hayloft’, every child’s dream den, embellished with cushions and bean bags and perfect for sleepovers.

From movie nights to multigenerational living, this area could easily be converted into an annex, with its own separate entrance and bathroom next door.

BEDTIME BECKONS
Returning to the entrance hall, ascend the carpeted grey stairs to the large, light landing. Refresh and revive in the bathroom ahead, tiled in shades of grey and containing a separate double-width shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and WC. Light flows in through the clear window, unobscured to provide far reaching views over the countryside.

Turning right, the first of four bedrooms evokes a traditional hue of blue in the carpet and walls, with a gentle slope to the ceiling. Both children’s bedrooms boast window seats, offering the opportunity to curl up with a book and read in the natural light.

ROOM FOR ALL
Next door, a bedroom dressed in subtle lilac and aquamarine tones is perfect for any aspiring little mermaid. Unique ceiling features are a trait found throughout Hoofield Smithy, peaking in here above the window, providing views of the countryside.

Light fills the landing through large windows, before turning to the left and arriving at the furthest of the remaining two bedrooms.

FEAST YOUR EYES
Full height windows to one side and a trio of wide windows overlooking the fields out towards Beeston and Peckforton marinade the guest bedroom in light, amplified by the high ceiling. Relaxation awaits in the ensuite, fully tiled and furnished with large shower, wash basin, contemporary heated towel rail and WC.

OWNER QUOTE: “The view from this room is majestic.”

Next door on the left, the master suite awaits, accessed through a large walk-in wardrobe-dressing room, brimming with shelving and hanging space. Across from the king-size bed, full height windows harness the countryside views, with the quirky shaped, high ceiling overhead adding an airy and light ambience.

Begin each day refreshed in the ensuite, fitted with high quality white wall-hung twin wash basins, walk-in shower, WC and automatically illuminating night lights.

BRINGING THE INDOORS OUT
Outside the kitchen, a large stone patio is the perfect place for summer barbecues, separated from the two levels of lawn by stone filled gabions. Utilising rock from the foundations of the original smithy, the connection to the past of this local landmark is a theme continued both indoors and out.

With ample lawn space for ball games and more, there is also an acre of open paddock, perfect for those wishing to stable a horse at Hoofield Smithy.

Gather a crop of autumn apples from the fruit trees and make your own pies with blackberries foraged from the brambles along the quiet country lane. A large shed at the end of the garden is ideal for storing logs and ride on mowers.

OWNER QUOTE: “You can pick up eggs from the farm 100 yards up the lane. It feels wholesome knowing your milk comes from the cows four fields away.”

VILLAGE LIVING
Only 20 minutes in the car from Chester and a mere five minutes from Tarvin, Hoofield Smithy enjoys all the perks of rurality whilst remaining connected.

Head to the recently renovated Inn at Huxley for delicious food and refreshment. Next door, the attached delicatessen provides a selection of local meats and cheeses. In summer, walk out across the fields to pick up the bacon for breakfast.

With so many walking loops along the local footpaths, there is plenty to see and explore alone, with family or your four-legged companions.

Enjoy days out at nearby National Trust run Beeston Castle where you can refuel with a bacon sandwich at the café before taking the kids to the nearby Ice Cream Farm, renowned for its 40 flavours of ice cream farm, quad bikes and large play area. Days out to the North Wales coast are easily enjoyed, alongside the nearby retail park with cinema. The shops and eateries of Cheshire Oaks – and Chester itself – are only 20 minutes away. There is also a local pool within a ten-minute drive.

Amenities are ample, with Sainsbury’s 15 minutes away, and Waitrose and Aldi, only 20 minutes’ drive away.

Superior schooling is available nearby at Hartford’s independent school The Grange, whilst Abbeygate college near Chester is also highly regarded.

Hoofield Smithy, a family home forged from the past and reinforced by modern comforts, affords easy living, inside and out. Juxtaposing classic and contemporary to provide functionality and space where it matters, Hoofield Smithy is a home with heart, character and heritage.
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