Barn Conversion 3 2 For Sale

The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH

Offers Over £700,000

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  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
  • The Stables 3 Meadows Court, Town Farm Lane, Norley, WA6 8NH
Approaching from uphill or downhill, all roads lead to Norley, offering sublime views over the Cheshire countryside on route.

OWNER QUOTE: “As soon as we drove into Norley we fell in love…it’s never let us down.”

Picturesque arrival
Arriving at the shared courtyard, where there is plenty of parking, sense the balance of privacy and accessibility. Countryside circles The Stables, yet the nearby A49 provides an easy link from rurality into the city.

Dating back to the 1870s, The Stables is perhaps misleadingly titled, believed to have originally served as a dairy. Clad in traditional Cheshire brick, festooned from the roadside in a purple haze of wisteria, contemporary and classic architecture sit comfortably together; modern doors and windows, painted in Farrow & Ball’s soft, fresh Vert De Terre, sit framed within the original apertures of the building.

Sublimely styled
Make your way through to the entrance hall, onto solid oak flooring which runs throughout the ground floor. A bright, welcoming space, the full scope of the home reveals itself in the surprising size of the entrance hall, bedecked in beautiful oak beams.

Throughout the home, cool shades of Farrow & Ball’s Blackened pervade creating a calming blank canvas.

Turning left, past the solid oak stairs, carry on along into the living room. A cheerful room, light flows in from two sides, with an exposed timber beam and oak lintel above the red brick fireplace instilling warmth. Snuggle up and watch a box set in the wintertime or step out through the side door onto the terrace in the summer months.

Formal feasting
Taking the next door on the left, flow through into the dining room, a room also interceded by a beam inset within the ceiling, where high windows and French doors deliver daylight in. Perfect for formal feasting, there is instant access to the rear terrace for alfresco dining in the sunshine. A versatile room, it could also serve as a playroom or study.

Returning to the entrance hall, sneak a peek beyond the second door ahead, to spy a comprehensive utility room with plumbing for washer-dryer and also containing a wash basin and WC.

Giving this home its heartbeat is the substantial kitchen next door. Naturally zoned into a cooking-dining area and relaxation zone, the kitchen offers sociable living whilst providing pockets of privacy.

Heart of the home
In the practical side of the kitchen, abundant cabinetry provides plenty of storage for all your culinary essentials, whilst local Cheshire granite worktops glimmer with flecks of cobalt blue beneath the spotlighting. Appliances include a large Rangemaster oven with five-ring induction hob and extractor hood, integrated dishwasher, a combination Smeg microwave oven and space for a freestanding American-style larder fridge-freezer.

Congregate around the central island as the chef prepares dinner. A truly sociable space, two areas of breakfast bar seating allow different groups of people to come together in the same space.

Light flows in through myriad windows, whilst doors retain a connection with the garden and outdoors.

After dinner, curl up on the sofa in the snug area of the kitchen, where a honey-toned beam adds ambience overhead.

Bedtime beckons
Returning to the entrance hall, ascend the oak staircase, turning left to arrive at the main bedroom. Above, the light and airy vaulted ceiling is dressed in a mixture of painted beams and original beams for a combination of character and modernity. Light enters through a window, presenting lush views over the garden, whilst double doors open to reveal a substantial dressing room (formerly a fourth bedroom in its own right). Refresh and revive in the ensuite, where modern grey tiling surrounds a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. This room also features an LED mirror and ample fitted storage.

From the main bedroom, arrive next at the family bathroom, styled in similar shades of grey to the ensuite and featuring a large bath with overhead shower and wash basin and WC integrated in cabinetry offering ample storage.

Room for all
Turning left from here, make your way into the substantially sized second bedroom. Formerly the main bedroom, handsome beams are exposed overhead, with enchanting views of the garden seen through the window. Step down from this bedroom to discover two interconnected eaves rooms, brimming with potential.

With ample storage fitted to the sides, these rooms could serve as a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room (plumbing is in place for a third bathroom). A versatile space, the room at the end currently serves as a peaceful and private study, having formerly been used as a playroom and nursery.

Returning to the main landing, peep through to the serenely styled guest bedroom, a comfortable double with pretty views out to the front. There is yet scope to re-establish a fourth bedroom at The Stables should you wish.

Garden escapes
Outside, the landscaped garden brims with colour and texture, with lush borders planted with mature shrubs.

Recline on the decking area, running the width of the home – the ultimate entertaining space in summertime for family and friends. Heaters, stored in the shed, allow for alfresco relaxation throughout the seasons, with outdoor lighting and a hot tub – still under warranty – perfect for winter stargazing.

A selection of fruit trees bear fruit at the end of the season, including pear, greengage and plum, perfect for jams and pies.

OWNER QUOTE: “Every season here is beautiful, from the autumnal colours to the bare trees laced against the sky in the winter.”

Down the side of the garden peek over the hedge, a mixed thorn with beech – planted to blend seamlessly with the surrounding hedgerows – to be greeted by the inquisitive faces of cows and horses grazing across the lane. From the bedrooms, the elevated views provide a panoramic view of the fields dotted with horses; the sound of passing hooves becomes a soothing soundtrack to days spent in this idyllic location. The Stables also has its own paddock, with garden access – perfect for keeping ponies; there is space and an electricity supply for stabling should you desire or just pull up a chair and take in the view.

On your doorstep
Nestled in a private and quiet enclave, life on the courtyard is peaceful, secluded, yet not isolated. Neighbours strike the perfect balance of providing a reassuring and friendly yet respectful presence. A community that takes care of its own, anticipate unexpected deliveries of surplus courgettes, pick up your eggs from the farm along the road. Embrace the easy nature of rural life. The perfect place to raise children with neighbourhood values, the immediate environment is one of safety and comfort.

OWNER QUOTE: “It’s a lovely, traditional village. Every Christmas Eve, The Stables is the last port of call for the local carol singers.”

Only a half mile walk from the centre of the village, call in at the thriving local pub, regularly hosting charity functions and quiz nights, whilst enjoying a tasty meal and refreshing drink. The local village shop is well supported by the community.

An active part of the community, the village hall is walkable from home, and runs many classes including pilates, yoga, and with a local WI branch.

Make the most of your rural location, with walks to Delamere Forest, jogs around the lake, and dog walking to the local quarry and nature reserve – just at the end of the lane. Walk out in any direction, the countryside rolls out offering different sights and watering holes on route. Running, cycling and even open water swimming can all be enjoyed within five minutes of the front door.

Meet the locals at the Tiger’s Head in Norley, a pub with a longstanding reputation, hosting celebrations at Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve. Or wander down to the idyllic Hare and Hounds for the annual charity duck race.

Surprisingly easy for commuters notwithstanding its rural appeal, pick up a train from Runcorn or Crewe and arrive in London in less than two hours. Smaller branch lines deliver you to local villages, whilst Liverpool and Chester are a little over 15 minutes away by train.

OWNER QUOTE: “One of biggest motivators for us in moving here was the schools.”

Local schooling is second to none, with fantastic primary schools in not only Norley, but also the nearby villages of Crowton, Kingsley and Cuddington. Both Helsby and Weaverham High Schools are close by, whilst independent schooling is available at The Grange in nearby Hartford, or at King’s and Queen’s schools in Chester. Sir John Dene’s Sixth Form has a fantastic reputation and is also close by, with local bus services available from the village.

For a warm, characterful, sociable and attractive home, comfortable living awaits in the cocooning embrace of The Stables, nestled in a village where community spirit still reigns.
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