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The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR

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  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
  • The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR
FULL ADDRESS - The Poplars, Norley Lane, Crowton, CW8 2RR

Nestled on the outskirts of the pretty Cheshire village of Crowton, seek sanctuary and seclusion along leafy Norley Lane, at the Poplars.

Pull off Norley Lane and into the expansive gravelled driveway, where there is an abundance of parking available in addition to two garages; one detached and one flowing onto the main farmhouse.

Relaxed pace
Only a short walk into Crowton, where a village primary school, church and pub all reside, soak up the peaceful countryside setting within easy reach of the rest of the world.

Set amidst just over three acres of land with three paddocks and outbuildings, The Poplars is ideal for those with equestrian interests, replete with its own stable. The ultimate entertaining haven, it has also hosted a number of weddings and other events.

Admire the rockery garden, making your way to the front door. Freshly painted, The Poplars is the perfect picture of a traditional farmhouse in tones of clotted cream and red brick.

Updated and renovated by the current owners during their 37-year tenure, this six-bedroom family home has metamorphosed from its modest three-bed origins into a space that embraces multigenerational living.

Family living
Step inside, through double doors, into a welcoming entrance hall where polished parquet flooring leads ahead into the sitting room.

Bright and inviting, bay windows to either end of the room draw in the light. The epitome of a formal room, saved for special occasions, gather the family around the open fire, set upon its granite hearth, for Christmas celebrations and sociable get togethers.

Laura Ashley paper adorns the wall, where picture rails hint at the heritage of this home. Overlooking the yard and rockery to the front and framing views out over the manicured lawn of the garden to the rear, where better to retire to in the evenings as the sun drops in the west?

Retreat & relax
Solid wood parquet flooring continues from the entrance hallway into the living room, across the way. An intimate and peaceful room, snuggle up in front of the open fire. A bay window to one side captures the vibrant colour of a copper beech tree, whilst views extend over the main garden from the other side.

Entertaining haven
Flowing through from here, discover the formal dining room. Feast your eyes on the verdant views out over the neatly manicured lawns, paddocks and trees beyond, through the French doors. Perfect for summer soirees, throw open the doors and allow the party to pour out onto the patio, extending right the way around the home.

Brimming with light, another large window overlooks the pretty pool, where a fountain plays and fish swim; an idyllic backdrop to any dinner party.

OWNER QUOTE: “You feel as though you are in your own world, it’s so peaceful and fantastic for parties.”

Tucked away beyond the carpeted dining room is a quiet study, with a window overlooking the fish pool. Ideal when you need to shut yourself away from the world and get down to business.

Feast your eyes
Returning to the entrance hall, discover the country farmhouse delights of the dining kitchen. Handmade, bespoke solid wood cabinetry provides plentiful storage for all your culinary essentials, hand painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘White Tie’ to infuse a delicate warmth.

Tangible warmth emanates from the electric Aga, inset within an inglenook to a backdrop of refreshing mosaic tiles, gleaming in black, grey and silver. Soaking up the sun through the front facing windows, this is a naturally heated room. In the summer time, switch off the Aga and switch to the electric cooker, set within the central island. Further integrated appliances include a dishwasher and floor to ceiling fridge. Slice, dice and prepare a feast for family and friends on the granite worktops.

Flow through into the sun room, where the cream tiled flooring continues from the kitchen. Capture the very best views out over the immaculately striped, lush lawn; best served alongside a well-iced drink.

Practical places
Returning to the entrance hall once more, turn left and discover a handy shower room with WC and wash basin, before taking a few steps down to the utility room. Plumbed for washer and dryer, with space for a freestanding fridge-freezer, this room leads on to the garage – a convenient every-day entrance, especially when returning home with shopping in inclement weather.

From the entrance hall, take the carpeted stairs up to the landing, where four sumptuous bedrooms await.

Sleep tight
Nestled to the left is the spacious, king-size guest bedroom, with a high ceiling and large fitted wardrobe ideal for storage. Panoramic views reach out over horse dappled fields and down toward the school in the village.

Refresh and unwind in the ensuite bathroom, featuring a full-width shower coated in buff toned splashback tiles. Built-in furniture encapsulates the wall-mounted WC and wash basin, whilst underfloor heating warms your toes from below.

Next, peep through to the fourth bedroom, where cleverly designed storage includes double fitted wardrobes which provide ample space to store clothes, shoes and accessories. Carpeted like all the bedrooms at The Poplars, this room is warmed by a space saving vertical radiator and looks out towards Kingsley over the fields in the distance.

Opposite, discover the third bedroom, another king-size room with rural views over fields dotted with horses and leafy boughs. Served by a Jack ‘n’ Jill bathroom, also opening to the landing, step through and sink into the soothing bubbles of the slipper bath. This family bathroom is also fitted with a separate shower, WC and wash basin.

Panoramic views
Seek solace and refuge in the master bedroom, a grandly sized room, bathed in light and capturing captivating views out over the panorama of countryside beyond the garden.

Pass through a small area with shelving and storage, before emerging into this bountiful bedroom. Storage is in excellent supply, brimming with wardrobes and a super-king-size bed. Light, airy and peaceful; this is your space.

OWNER QUOTE: “At night, with the window open you can listen out for hooting of owls; in the morning you are met by the dawn chorus.”

A dressing area features further fitted storage, whilst the fully tiled ensuite benefits from underfloor heating, with an airing cupboard on hand to keep your towels toasty warm.

Secluded spaces
Returning downstairs discover a separate set of bedrooms, accessed via a staircase by the utility room or externally by its own private entrance. Located above the garage, two comfortable bedrooms, each served by a private bathroom and shower room, soak up views out over the countryside. Ideal for older children craving their own privacy, or perhaps for long-stay guests.

Pastures green
Flowing on from the indoor space at The Poplars, the three acres of surrounding lawns, paddocks and lush greenery provide the home with such privacy and space.

Perfect for parties, the three paddocks are ideal for marquees, camp outs and bouncy castles; or simply entertain on the sunny patio which extends back from the dining room.

Grow your own fruit and vegetables in the large, raised beds. The paddocks are ideal for those looking to keep a horse or ponies, with stables, a shed, two garages (one with loft storage above) and a large store on hand to house all your equestrian essentials.

Enjoy the simple pleasures of family life as the kids play ball games on the large, flat lawn, or ride bikes around the house on the paving, whilst the fountain in the fish pool serves as the soundtrack for this vision of pastoral bliss.

The ‘Wendy House’ holds local historical interest, originally the signal box from Acton Bridge Station, it is perfect for children; equally, courtesy of its electricity supply, it could serve as a man-cave, hobby room, art studio or garden retreat for grown-ups.


Out and about
Surrounded by countryside, step outside and explore all the walks on the doorstep. A ten-minute car journey delivers you to the threshold of Delamere Forest with all its woodland trails (ideal for keen cyclists), or wander along the Whitegate Way.

Walk to your local village pub, The Hare and Hounds, or work up a thirst with a walk along the River Weaver before reaching the pleasant beer garden of The Leigh Arms. Saddle up the horse and explore the bridleways and lanes, surrounded by greenery.

Kingsley village is only a drive away, where a local shop stocks the essentials and a chemist is on hand too for your pharmaceutical needs. Call in at The Hollies Farm Shop in nearby Stretton to stock up on cranberry pork pies and other epicurean delights.

For shopping on a larger scale, Chester and Cheshire Oaks are a mere 20 minutes away, with Weaverham and Northwich also close by.

Highly commutable, Acton Bridge Station is only ten minutes away, with links to Crewe and on to London, whilst Manchester and Liverpool Airports are around a 30-minute journey by car.

Families are perfectly placed at The Poplars, with Crowton Church of England Primary School only a walk away in the village, and a selection of state and independent schools available in Chester, Northwich and Hartford.

For a family home with a friendly feel, with space to grow and bask in the blissful beauty of country life, The Poplars is a secure, safe, secluded sanctuary.
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