Detached house 4 3 For Sale

Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF

Offers Over £875,000

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  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
  • Wall Hill Cottage, Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, CW8 3QF
Sublime setting
Located at the top of Wall Hill, Acton Lane, with its idyllic outlook over the Weaver Valley and River Weaver, renowned for its fishing, discover an utterly unique home of Georgian origins: Welcome to Wall Hill Cottage.

Quiet and peaceful, the semi-rural village of Acton Bridge is home to around 600 residents, resulting in a friendly, safe environment where neighbours look out for one another.

Eclectic history
Dating back to the late 1600s, Wall Hill Cottage has seemingly been occupied by a total of only four families. There is reference to the Thomas family as being the original owners of Wall Hill Cottage. Later references to the Phipps family, metalworkers from London, indicate possession of Wall Hill Cottage by William Phipps from 1879, who had moved away from the family business to work as a painter, continuing to work from the residence until the home was sold in 1955.

A home with an eclectic past, rebuilt in 1780, Wall Hill Cottage has formerly served as a pub, shop and fruit farm.

Purchased by the current owners in 2001, Wall Hill Cottage now functions as a happy family home.

Accessible along two driveways, one gated to the front and another entrance approaching the rear, where there is a garage currently used for storage; parking is plentiful.

Chocolate box quaint, its cream double fronted façade festooned in ivy, the curved canopy entrance to the front of Wall Hill Cottage is one of several access points into this extended country home.

Owner quote: “The cottage is surrounded by trees, it’s as though it’s in its own oasis.”

Feast your eyes
Make your way inside, into the reception-dining room, which opens into the modern-meets-farmhouse kitchen. The hub of the home, the kitchen was relocated to this central position to allow family and guests to congregate and connect at the heart of Wall Hill Cottage.

White tiling extends underfoot, with space for a large dining table beneath the contemporary glass pendant lights. Opening up from the reception-dining room is the country kitchen where handmade, hand-painted units, dressed in white and blue provide plenty of storage. Appliances include a Range cooker, nestled within a tiled inglenook, two fridges and a dishwasher, with a washer, dryer and freezer currently housed in the utility room – where there is further storage. There is also a cloakroom with wash basin and WC to the rear, off a rear vestibule providing access out into the garden.

OWNER QUOTE: “It’s a fantastic home for entertaining.”

Entertain with ease
Like spokes off a wheel, several sociable rooms are easily accessed off the main dining-kitchen.

On the right, step through to the Victorian Columbian pine parquet flooring of the reading room. Soaking up the sunshine from dawn to midday, this bright and peaceful room is a pleasant place in which to enjoy morning coffee. The perfect room to relax with a book, a wooden fire surround is set above a slate hearth adding ambience.

Throughout the home, classic décor is both neutral and in keeping with the heritage of the home.

Another room offering comfort and warmth is the snug, accessed off the opposite side of the kitchen-dining room. Neutral cream tones adorn the walls and carpet, with restful views out over the garden.

Beyond the snug, make your way through to the dining room, a separate space in which to feast formally with family and friends.

From the dining room flow through into the sitting room, a light, bright room with a relaxing ambience. Shelving painted in Farrow & Ball’s Vert de Terre, subtly built up and around the arched entrance into the dining room is perfect for housing books, with sublime views and easy access out into the garden.

Relax and unwind in front of your favourite shows in the television room, a restful living room tucked to the rear of Wall Hill Cottage, with glorious garden views to three sides. Modern spotlighting is inset within the ceiling, whilst an electric log-burning stove is set upon the slate hearth. With so many spaces in which to socialise or enjoy a moment’s peace and privacy, Wall Hill Cottage is a versatile home.

OWNER QUOTE: “There is the feeling of space, in an intimate way.”

Off the kitchen, access an inner hall, home to the original Georgian handcrafted staircase, to the right of which there is access through into the study. The perfect work from home room, with built-in storage and separate external access outdoors and through to the living room, work from home with ease in this restful room.

Bedtime beckons
Returning to the inner hall, ascend the handsome Georgian staircase to the first floor, turning right and then left toward the rear of the home, to discover the first of four bountiful bedrooms at Wall Hill Cottage.

Styled in oriental-inspired décor, discover the restorative delights of the main bedroom. Serene shades ensure soothing bedtime vibes. Overlooking the Weaver Valley, verdant views greet you from the windows, framing spectacular sunrises over the fields.

Refreshment awaits in the ensuite, where the decorative motif continues. Fitted storage provides plenty of space for towels and linen, with a wash basin, WC and walk-in shower.

Returning down to the landing, take the stairs up another level to arrive at a peaceful second bedroom, overlooking the farmer’s field to the front. With ample space for a double bed and storage, this room is ideal for family and guests.

Next, make your way to a spacious third bedroom, with duck-egg blue fitted wardrobes, built-in shelving and a large sash window looking out towards the field at the front.

Serving both bedrooms is a large family bathroom with bath, separate shower, wash basin and WC. Soak away your cares and admire views down to the white iron bridge spanning the river in the distance.

Versatile spaces
Returning to the formal dining room, take the stairs up to a private guest bedroom, ideal for older children or visiting relatives. Perfectly private, this spacious double bedroom benefits from its own shower room, with shower, wash basin and WC.

OWNER QUOTE: “Over the years, this home has been adapted to suit our family’s changing needs; it’s a very flexible home.”

Oasis of green
Birdsong greets you in the extensive gardens which wrap around Wall Hill Cottage.

A traditional English cottage garden, manicured lawns are partitioned with areas of box hedging, whilst raised wooden beds brim with architectural planting around the newly installed Indian stone paved patio. Seek shelter, sunshine and shade at various points throughout the garden.

Quintessential country cottage planting adds colour and fragrance throughout, with Alchemilla mollis (better known as lady’s mantle) spraying bright yellow foliage on route to the greenhouse. Those keen on living ‘The Good Life’ could not wish for a more fruitful garden in which to plant, with the current owners harvesting a variety of fruit and vegetables on this quarter of an acre garden oasis, including gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, whitecurrants, tomatoes, beans, aubergine, Swiss chard and lettuce (with the aid of a large potting shed).

Near and far
Reimagine life in a relaxing rural setting in the peaceful village of Acton Bridge. Explore the many walks on the doorstep and get to know your neighbours at the local community centre.

Acton Bridge is a thriving village with plenty to involve yourself in, should you choose. Why not join Acton Bridge Cruising Club and head out along the River Weaver? Acton Bridge also has a bowling green and bowling club and tennis courts, where residents can take up membership and play for an annual fee.

Close by is the Vale Royal Falconry Centre, home to a host of impressive birds, whilst Flushing Meadows Fishery is also close by, with five good size ponds containing large fish – enjoy an afternoon of relaxation by the water.

Within walking distance are two pubs, The Leigh Arms and The Riverside Inn, both with beer gardens overlooking the River Weaver. Shops are available in the neighbouring villages of Kingsley and Weaverham, with Acton Bridge Station, only ten-minutes’ walk away, on the West Coast Main Line, connecting you to London, Birmingham and Liverpool. Commuting is convenient, with easy access to the M6. Wall Hill Cottage is also equidistant between Manchester and Liverpool airports for those travelling internationally.

Enjoy dinner out at Define wine shop and bistro, only a short drive or taxi ride away in nearby Sandiway.

Families can choose from a number of nearby primary schools including Crowton Church of England Primary School, Weaverham High School and the prestigious Grange independent school only ten minutes away in Hartford.

A much-loved family home for all generations, with wraparound gardens and fantastic views, Wall Hill Cottage has a charm only experienced by stepping inside its welcoming embrace. A home with a rich heritage, best suited to those who will relish rural life and the opportunity to serve as custodian for future generations to a home that is part of local history.
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