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Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW

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  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
  • Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW
Full Address: Lake Farm House, Lake Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4PW

An accessible haven
Nestled on one third of an acre, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, leave the hustle and bustle behind, turn off the Northwich Road at the Antrobus crossroads and onto the quiet Lake Lane, where the main traffic takes the form of tractors, walkers and cyclists.

Follow the lane for around 300 yards before arriving at a set of double five bar gates, opening to a broad gravelled driveway, leading to a large carport. Sense the seclusion instantly, as a mature laurel hedging and six-foot high brick and render walls screen you from the outside world.

OWNER QUOTE: “It feels very private, but you’re still very well connected.”

Maintained to a high standard
A working farm for around 200 years, Lake Farm House was first renovated in the 1970s, before being updated again in 1998 to create a larger kitchen and bedrooms. Further upgrades have continued until the modern day: most recently courtesy of the current owner who has carried out routine maintenance work inside and out, from facias, gutters and some windows to re-felting above bay windows, re-leading and sealing above the laundry room and replacement of slates and ridge tiles alongside remedial damp proofing work including the removal of a redundant chimney.

Handsome and whitewashed, pull up on the driveway and make your way to the oak front door, leaving your coat and brollies in the quarry tiled porch with its exposed redbrick walls, before continuing into the entrance hallway.

OWNER QUOTE: “It’s a home that wraps itself around you. You walk into the hallway and sense the stress melt away.”

Welcome home
Tiled in earthy tones underfoot, the entrance hall is awash with light, rising to a galleried landing above, where exposed beams add a touch of rusticity to the clean, minimal white décor. At Christmas, the height of the room is brought to festive life with a ten-foot Christmas tree.

Take the part-glazed wooden door on the left and make your way into the kitchen, where tiled flooring delineates the distinction between the main kitchen area and comfortable living area, coated in laminate wooden floor beyond.

Feast your eyes
In the stylish kitchen, white cabinets offer plenty of storage, whilst worktops provide ample preparation space, extending into a spacious hexagonal breakfast bar with seating for four. Integrated appliances, no more than five years old, include an induction hob, double electric oven and grill, microwave, undercounter fridge, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Windows draw in light from all around, stepping down into the living area, where a large corner sofa is on hand for reclining after dinner. Inset within the wall is a roaring open fire, with views out to the side garden and rear patio visible through three windows. Connect with the outdoors easily; a door leads out to the rear from the kitchen-family room.

Minimal white walls create a blank canvas upon which it would be easy to imprint your own decorative personality. Take the door out of the kitchen through to the dining room, an intimate space with original exposed oak beams above and parquet wood flooring underfoot, with a window providing views out to the garden. Ideal too as a playroom, this room is situated at the centre of the home, conveniently nestled between the kitchen and lounge. A versatile space, it could also serve as a large office or convenient study for those working from home.

Relax and unwind
Returning to the entrance hall via a part glazed door, turn left to arrive at the large lounge. Carpeted in plush grey underfoot, with more original exposed oak beams above, large bay windows to the front and rear deliver constant light throughout this room. The ultimate entertaining room, there is ample space for a dining table or piano, perfect for celebrations and special occasions. Zone this spacious lounge and serve your family’s needs, with sofas, tables, and an armchair for reading.

Beyond the lounge, an inner hall leads to the practical portion of the home, where a large laundry room on the left houses a boiler, hot water tank and tumble dryer, with space too for another fridge-freezer. On the right, discover a downstairs WC. With plumbed in washing machine. A handy gardener’s entrance, a door leads out from here to the double carport.

Work from home
Returning to the entrance hall, opposite the dining room take the carpeted stairs up, with their taut steel rope balustrades, arriving at the first-floor landing. On the right, make your way through to the first bedroom, a comfortable double bedroom, currently accommodating a sofa and television, which could easily serve as an office, snug or bedroom. With super-fast fibre broadband direct to Lake Farm House, there are no problems when it comes to connectivity.

Turning right out of this bedroom, arrive at a second double bedroom. Currently serving as a gym, this bedroom is carpeted underfoot, with fitted shelving and views out to the rear.

Bountiful bedrooms
Making your way right once more, arrive at the third double bedroom at Lake Farm House, where pale grey walls add a contemporary feel, countering the rustic exposed timber beams above. There is ample space for a desk in the alcove wall, with views out to the rear.

Continue along the gallery landing before arriving at the spacious second bedroom up two small steps. Tucked away on the right, light flows into this large bedroom via three windows to two sides. Benefitting from its own private ensuite, refresh and revive in the bath, with overhead rainfall shower, alongside separate wash basin and WC.

Soak and sleep
At the end of the landing, revitalisation awaits in the large family bathroom, featuring double-width shower, corner jacuzzi bath, wash basin and WC.

Stairs from the gallery landing lead up to the master suite, a truly remarkable room, offering open plan, laid back living and slumber. On the right the large super-king-size bed enjoys views out from three windows, opening up on the left to an enormous dressing room with fitted wardrobes.

Furthest to the left, a spacious ensuite with large, walk-in power-shower, bath, bidet, wash basin and WC alongside a large storage cupboard, handy for towels.

OWNER QUOTE: “People are always amazed by the size of the bedrooms, particularly the size of the master suite. When the children were little, we’d all sit on the big sofa and watch a movie in here before bedtime, it’s a fantastic room.”

Fresh air and sunshine
Outside, access the rear patio area via a red quarry tiled porch leading off the kitchen-family room (a handy wood store when you need to throw another log on the fire).

Soak up the sunshine outside, where the graveled patio soaks up the sunshine in the morning, perfect for enjoying a spot of breakfast alfresco.

The gravel patio runs the width of the house at the rear with an oil tank hidden away from view in the more practical yard area containing a coal bunker and space for a washing line with double gates leading into the carport.

There is a small side garden area bordering Lake Lane.
At the front of the property is a large, raised lawn and garden bordered by mature trees and hedges. As the sun sets a large walled patio area offers ample opportunity to sit and relax, watching the wildlife in the garden, and birds flitting in and out of the trees.

On your doorstep
Soak up the rurality of your peaceful surrounds on Lake Lane, enjoying the seclusion without the sense of isolation: Lake Farm House is conveniently situated only three minutes’ drive from the M56. At the centre of the compass, this home is ideally nestled equidistant from both Manchester and Liverpool airports, with both accessible within roughly 20-30 minutes’ drive for those needing access to international travel links.

Within walking distance there are a number of pubs in which you can slake your thirst, including The Antrobus Arms, serving good food as well as great beer and The Birch and Bottle. A very short drive will take you to The Partridge, The Stretton Fox, The Cock at Budworth and the George and Dragon Hotel or head to The Leigh Arms in nearby Acton Bridge and enjoy a spot of lunch in their beer garden overlooking the river. In Stockton Heath dine at the award winning Rudys Pizza and drink at The Mulberry Tree Inn and Costello’s Bar among others. Stockton Heath is also brimming with shops and supermarkets including an M&S Food and Morrisons.

Families are well placed, only a 10–15-minute walk (or a two-minute drive) from the village primary school, with a range of secondary schools also within easy reach, including at nearby Stockton Heath (home to Stockton Heath Primary School and St Thomas’s C of E Primary School.) Bridgewater High School is only three miles away, with Lymm High School 7-8 miles away, whilst independent schools close by include The Grange in Hartford and Cransley School only a couple of minutes’ drive away.

A small village with a community feel, Whitley Village still enjoys traditional celebrations including the crowning of the Rose Queen in June. Enjoy leisurely walks around the country lanes or call in at nearby Marbury Country Park.

Budworth Sailing Club is ideal for those of all ages looking to brush up on their nautical skills, whilst Antrobus Golf Club is only a mile away. Along Lake Lane, Whitley Pool is handy for those looking to cast their line.

Only four miles from both Stockton Heath and Northwich all the delights and distractions of these thriving towns are on your doorstep, with Knutsford accessible in a 20 minute drive and the major cities of Chester and Manchester are both within a 35mins drive.

Return home to Lake Farm House, a spacious and embracing property, suitable for both a family or a professional couple wishing to work from home.

Lake Farm House: a substantial home, where security, sanctuary and spacious living await.
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