Detached house 6 4 For Sale

Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP

Offers Over £1,375,000

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  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
  • Towngate House, Back Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4QP
"We often sit on the loungers at the front of the property with a gin in hand and say to each other, there is no better place than here."

Georgian Elegance...
Making your way down the tree-lined driveway, the handsome Town Gate House slowly comes into view. A beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian home with a datestone sitting proudly atop the front door that marks the year 1743 and the initials SKC. Samuel and Katherine Clare were the original owners of this property, and we are sure they had as many fabulous memories of living here as our clients have.

A warm welcome...
Gently push open the door, and feel the warm welcome of this lovely home. A cosy snug is the first room you come to, found immediately to your left, a wonderful space to curl up with a good book.

As the hallway widens, it leads into the dining room. A perfect space for hosting a dinner party, complete with hand-built oak wine racks in the alcoves on either side of the window. The most fabulous dinner parties and Christmas meals have been enjoyed around this table over the years.

The heart of the home...
The stone-tiled flooring continues and draws you into the kitchen and family room, the heart of the home, where mid-week family meals and gourmet dinners are prepared with love. An oil-fired Cream Aga takes centre stage, and granite worktops sit atop the hand-built wooden units that stretch along one wall. Made by a local craftsman and painted in calming cream and sage green Farrow & Ball colours and includes a glazed door cabinet and a fitted breakfast table.

Let me entertain you...
"The house is very social, and we love to entertain here."

When entertaining, guests can sit in the kitchen and sip a glass of wine as you prepare dinner or chat in the living room. A lovely bright room with a log burner surrounded by a handmade oak mantle piece, perfect for keeping everything warm and inviting. This room is an ideal overflow from the dining room when you have guests, a lovely place to enjoy an aperitif before dinner is served, away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.

And tucked away at the end of the living room is a delightful study. Spend your working hours in peace and quiet, periodically emerging for those all-important coffee breaks. Savour the moment in the calming garden room overlooking the lawn whilst listening to birdsong before returning to your work.

Everything in its place...
A laundry room, with units to match the kitchen, conceals the washer and dryer, as well as clever cubby holes to hide away the iron and ironing board too. Store boots and coats neatly until you need them.

Relax and unwind...
As the days move into the evening, the time has come to retire to the master suite. Separate from the rest of the bedrooms in the property, with a dressing room and en suite shower room, it's a tranquil sanctuary where you can close the door to the rest of the world and relax.

Up a few steps, and you will find the house bathroom. A bath and walk-in shower with a real sense of luxury, ready to soak away the day in a luxuriously deep bubble bath. Perhaps even light some candles and enjoy a glass of wine?

Painted in Farrow & Ball colours, each of the three bedrooms on this floor gives a different atmosphere. The sophisticated mustard or peaceful calamine colour schemes are well thought out and in keeping with the graceful style throughout the rest of the home.

As one would expect from a Georgian property, there is a third floor, currently used as a leisure space but could provide 3 further bedrooms and a shower room. However, they are presently used as a yoga room and a study. The largest of the rooms on this floor has been used as a cinema and games room.

"We always came up here to watch films with the children."

Green fingers...
The private garden is a beautiful place to sit and be for a moment, taking in the peace. Expertly planted, the garden displays various colours with flowers that bloom at different stages throughout the year. There is always something beautiful to look at.

"A previous owner really knew what they were doing with the garden. The flowers bloom all through the year with different colours to admire."

Endless summer days are spent enjoying the gardens with a pitcher of ice-cold lemonade or a crisp glass of wine. BBQs with friends as the afternoon sun begins to set and the guests begin to move inside.

"We have had countless summer garden parties filled with family and friends."

There is a parking area that can easily park several cars, as well as a double garage.

Village life...
Nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Higher Whitley is an extremely popular village with a strong community spirit.

"It is a vibrant community. There is always lots going on. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming."

Surrounded by open countryside and with plenty going on at the village hall, life here is calm and sociable. The lifestyle at Town Gate House is a far cry from busy town living.

"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we are moving on to our next adventure."
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