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Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE

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  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
  • Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, CW8 2SE
ADDRESS - Northfield Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage CW8 2SE

Conveniently nestled off Hodge Lane, pull through the gate and along the lengthy driveway beside the sunny south-facing garden, before arriving at a large, double garage. Parking for as many as four cars is available along the driveway, with additional space for a motorhome or caravan to the side of the garage.

OWNER QUOTE: "It’s a lovely family home, well-proportioned with great flow and very comfortable."

RURAL REFUGE
Surrounded by fields on three sides, with open views across fields to woodland, Northfield Cottage is not overlooked in the slightest, but across the fields to either side, your nearest neighbours are handsome Georgian farmhouses with equestrian connections, with a cluster of cottages opposite.

Make your way to the soft sage front door, in keeping with the farmhouse feel of this 1800s home. Glance up to admire the handsome Cheshire brick façade of the home, where hardwood windows help preserve a traditional tone, retaining twenty years of their thirty-year guarantee.

FARMHOUSE FEEL
Formerly two farm cottages built on farmland in what was known two hundred years ago as ‘the north field’ Northfield Cottage retains a heritage feel with its internal wooden doors stripped and waxed to allow the natural materials to set the scene of homely warmth and welcome.

Leave your coat and shoes in the porch, before continuing into the big, bright entrance hall. Sense the stress dissipate and your shoulders relax stepping through into the light. Cream carpet extends underfoot as this charming period home reveals its size and scope, with doors opening up in different directions.

OWNER QUOTE: “There’s a sense of arrival, coming into the entrance hall, it’s a good place to greet people.”

SUNNY VISTAS
Freshen up in the cloakroom, handily situated on the right, before continuing through an exposed brick vestibule and into the conservatory. Added on as an organic part of the home’s growth by the current owners, this mahogany hardwood garden room, painted in countryside green, is designed to maximise the sunny south facing garden outlook, with 180-degree views. Fitted blinds allow you to create the perfect flow of light and warmth as you while away the afternoon watching for the wildlife which includes a variety of birds including buzzards, kestrels, barn owls, alongside autumn squirrels and the elusive bushytailed fox.

OWNER QUOTE: “The home sits so centrally in the plot all you see is garden and fields, we are completely screened by trees and shrubs to the front and back.”

ROOMS THAT FLOW...SPACE TO GROW
Returning to the front door, turn left and left once more to discover the sumptuous sitting room, where exposed oak beams to the ceiling evoke a rustic and homely ambience. Awash with light from windows to three sides, this naturally bright room captures the best of the evening sun. Open the French doors and slip out to the south facing garden on sunny summer evenings.

In wintertime, hunker down in front of the exposed brick fireplace, where a multifuel stove roars merrily, infusing the room with toasty warmth. Carpeted underfoot and decorated in soft, neutral tones, enjoy the ambience with family and friends.

Next door, the dining room is bedecked in exposed mahogany floorboards, and dressed in warm tones for a formal feel. Framing views out over the garden to a screen of trees on the rear boundary, enjoy celebrations, occasions, Sunday lunch and Christmas dinner in this cosy room.

Across from the front door, passing the foot of the stairs, flow through into the cheerful snug, awash with light in the mornings, from sunrise to early afternoon. Light cream carpet underfoot amplifies the bright feel in this room, conveniently nestled next to the kitchen making it the ideal spot in which to enjoy your morning coffee and cake at elevenses. The 19th century working fireplace provides a cosy ambience in the winter.

OWNER QUOTE: “Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular here.”

SAVOUR THE VIEWS
Flow on, into the kitchen, where handmade pitch pine cabinetry provides storage for all your culinary essentials whilst harmonising with the farmhouse feel palpable throughout this home. From the kitchen, savour the views from the dual aspect windows out across the lawns and over the fields to the distant trees. Such pastoral views surround the home.

Granite worktops provide plenty of preparation space, with matching stainless-steel appliances including an oven, hob and dishwasher. Peep through to the rear porch, a handy gardening entrance, where there is also plumbing for a washing machine. Note the quirky hatch from the kitchen through to the dining room, a traditional feature.

Seeking a contemporary upgrade? Consider the potential to combine the kitchen with the neighboring snug by removing the non-weight-bearing wall, to create a modern open-plan family-dining-kitchen.

Returning to the entrance hall, take the stairs up to the part galleried landing, turning left and immediately left to seek refreshment and relaxation in the family bathroom.

BATHROOM BLISS
Pitch pine floors contrast with the soft blue tones of the wash basin vanity unit and other furnishings which include a large bath with shower and WC. Drink in the view from the clear glass window reaching out over the fields. With no neighbours nearby, simply savour the views out.

Turning left from the bathroom, seek sanctuary in the master bedroom, where cream carpet amplifies the light flowing in through the window overlooking the fields. Supremely spacious, two separate walk-in wardrobes with plenty of hanging space provide a profusion of storage for all your clothes, ensuring the bedroom retains an open and airy feel, uncluttered by furniture.

Duck egg walls are soothing in their subtlety, but the truly refreshing note of this master bedroom is its enormous ensuite, set beneath a high vaulted ceiling, sprinkled with spotlights and with a Velux window for maximum illumination. Ahead, a triple window fitted with blinds draws even more daylight in. Fitted with a large shower, marble-topped vanity unit with twin wash basins and WC, opulent French oak coats the floor. If a soak in the bath is your thing, there is ample space to add one, enjoying views out over the garden and fields as you bathe.

OWNER QUOTE: "The bedroom and ensuite are some of the nicest rooms in the home."

DEN OF DREAMS
Continue to bedroom two, commodious and with ample space for a double bed in addition to countryside views through the large window. There is also a fitted wardrobe providing plenty of space for clothing, shoes and accessories. Painted floorboards underfoot add to the country feel.

Ahead and along the landing, turn right to discover a third bountiful double bedroom, carpeted in blue and with windows to two sides drawing in so much daylight whilst framing views of the lush garden and trees. A built-in cupboard provides useful storage in here.

Across the landing, arrive at the fourth bedroom, another comfortable double with windows on two sides once again capturing the open views.

GLORIOUS GARDENS
Snuggled into the centre of half an acre of mature, established, yet relatively low maintenance gardens, step outside and bask in the bliss of rurality.

The perfect garden for children and pets, lawns flow between pathways and borders of mature shrubs and trees. The long driveway doubles up as a handy area for riding bikes, skateboarding etc, whilst the grassed area at the rear is perfect for ball games. For the adventurous, several trees are great for climbing, perfect for letting off steam after school.

Seek shelter and shade in the north-facing rear garden, or soak up the rays in the sunny south-facing front. Take a break beneath the boughs of the apple tree, and discover the different pockets of garden, patio and borders throughout.

Surrounded by a selection of lovely mature trees including ash, conifer, beech, flowering cherry and magnolia – resplendent in springtime, this garden is a draw for birds, whose song serenades the afternoons. Spring is a special time of year, when the carpet of early snowdrops is succeeded by a sprinkling of butter yellow daffodils and blossom on the fruit trees.

Why worry with the commute? For those seeking to work from home, a brick workshop could serve as a superb garden office, fitted with power and water.

NEAR AND FAR
Take a tour of the handy rural hamlet of Gorstage, where Hodge Lane connects you with the A49 and on to the M56 in around ten minutes.

With so many walks on the doorstep, it’s easy to forget how close the neighbouring towns and cities are; from strolls to Sandiway Quarry nature reserve to ambles through the fields into Weaverham, Gorstage is a dog walkers’ paradise. A few minutes’ drive will take you to the scenic Whitegate Way, a seven-mile, traffic free route for walkers and cyclists.

A short drive away is the Oaklands Hotel in Weaverham, whilst Hartford’s Red Lion Coachman Inn, Chime wine bar and newly renovated Hartford Hall are well worth a visit at a little over five minutes’ drive, should you fancy refreshment and a bite to eat. Sample Thai cuisine at Chang Noi restaurant, part of the Birch and Bottle in nearby Higher Whitley on Northwich Road, or head to Define wine bar in Sandiway for a relaxing drink.

Only ten minutes’ drive from Northfield Cottage is The Hollies Farm Shop, a contemporary country store where you can pick up locally-sourced fresh and artisan food. From flowers to gifts, from wine to crafts, this delightful farm shop offers an eclectic selection of produce.

With no shortage of golf courses nearby, perfect your putting at Sandiway Golf Club, Hartford Golf Club, Delamere Forest Golf Club or the prestigious Vale Royal Academy Golf Club. For fun family days out, head to Go Ape tree top adventures at nearby Delamere Forest or Wild Shore Delamere for sailing and watersports.

A natural family home, another feather in the cap of Northfield Cottage is its proximity to Hartford (a little over five minutes’ drive from the doorstep) and its many highly sought-after schools, including the independent Grange Junior and Senior Schools. Hartford Station also offers commuters excellent rail links to London or up to Glasgow via Crewe. Nearby Cuddington and Greenbank also provide local links to Chester and Manchester.

For a well-proportioned family home with great flow, brimming with the potential to continue its evolution, enjoy the charms of country living, close to all the conveniences you need, at Northfield Cottage.
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