Semi-detached house 5 2 For Sale

Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP

Offers Over £850,000

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  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
  • Whitegate Lodge, 56 Booth’s Hill Road, Lymm, WA13 0DP
Whitegate Lodge
In the heart of Lymm, cocooned behind a screen of mature trees, discover a home so cherished, its next owner will add their name to an exclusive list, becoming only the third purchaser in the 200-year history of Whitegate Lodge.

Georgian splendour
Passing through the wrought-iron front gates, the vibrant pace of this picturesque village melts into the distance, buffered by the mature garden, its established hedges and majestic 19th century rhododendrons.

OWNER QUOTE: “You pass through the front gates and it’s just…peace. You relax.”

Ample parking is available on the drive, as you step out of the car and survey this hidden oasis. Retaining its late Georgian symmetry and splendour, Whitegate Lodge has a rich history.

Built in 1820 on the site of a farmhouse known as Oswold Boston’s Tenament, the home was sold for the first time some 80 years later, purchased as a 21st birthday gift in 1900. In the 1930s, the home was divided in two, and whilst it remained under its same ownership, Whitegate Lodge was rented for a period to a doctor, who held surgeries in the living room. Purchased most ‘recently’ in 1965, one thing is clear about Whitegate Lodge…it is a home that is almost impossible to part with.

Make your way to the traditional Georgian front door, its peaked pediment and pilasters set to a backdrop of climbing roses for an impressive entrance.

Heralded by the local history society as “the best ceiling in Lymm”, the most elaborate, detailed cornicing ices the ceiling of the entrance hall like a wedding cake, instantly establishing the heritage and grandeur of this historic home.

Ornate features
Open the broad door immediately on the right to admire the living room. Above, the high ceiling is embellished with deep cornicing, complemented by an ornate ceiling rose. Light floods in through tall windows to the front and side. Why not open up the chimney and add an open fire within the handsome original slate surround? Perfect for cosy winters’ evenings. From each of the windows, enjoy a newly framed aspect of the mature garden and its collection of colourful plants.

OWNER QUOTE: “Even though we are next to the road, the high bushes and rhododendrons cut you off: the road doesn’t exist.”

Feast your eyes on the proportions of the dining room, next door also on the right, where an original black marble fireplace proudly sits above the hearth. Overhead, the detailing of the mouldings and rose to the ceiling surpass even those of the living room in their sculpture. Light flows in through large windows either side of the chimney breast, both portraying impressive views over the garden and mature trees.

Feast your eyes
Directly ahead from the entrance hall, make your way through to the newly fitted, contemporary kitchen; fully furnished with an array of brand-new Neff appliances including an oven, hob, instant boiling tap and dishwasher.

Abundant storage can be found within the sleek, handleless, soft-close white cabinets, whilst plenty of preparation space is available on the marble worktops. New flooring extends underfoot, with marbled tiles to the walls. Spotlights reflect off the gleaming surfaces from above, whilst in addition to access into a rear porch, there is also access through to a utility room with wash basin and WC as well as plumbing for a washing machine.

From the entrance hall, there is access downstairs into a dry, spacious cellar, with fitted shelving – ideal for wine storage.

Make your way up the stairs to the first-floor landing, arriving at the family bathroom on the left.

Soak & sleep
Currently furnished with a bath, separate walk-in shower, wash basin, bidet and WC, this room swims in light courtesy of a window framing far reaching views out toward the distant fellside.

With views over the roof of the neighbouring cottage annex – The Coach House – next door the third of four bedrooms awaits. A comfortable double bedroom, bedroom three currently features a fitted corner wardrobe providing ample storage.

Across the way, discover the storage available in the linen closet before opening the second door on the left into bedroom two, another good size bedroom where views extend over the garden.

Arrive at the main bedroom, overlooking the front drive and pretty planting. An attractive ceiling rose features overhead in this spacious bedroom, containing fitted wardrobes, with a trio of tall windows to two sides delivering plenty of daylight through.

Next door to the main bedroom, a fourth bedroom – ideal for a nursery or perhaps as a study for those working from home – presents leafy views out over the bushes towards the road.

The Coach House
Originally housing hay and a horse, The Coach House to Whitegate Lodge now serves as self-contained living in its own right. Transformed whilst retaining its original character, step inside into a kitchen, furnished with an oven, hob, sink and all the culinary essentials.

Beyond, move through into the dining room, where an exposed stone fireplace is nestled to one corner and exposed beams line the ceiling overhead. Light flows in through a window to the front, capturing verdant views of the garden.

With access available into the home via the kitchen or dining room, continue through to the living room, where the gentle curve of the bow window provides beautiful views over the roses and rhododendrons. Furnished with an exposed brick fireplace and overhead beams, this cottage is brimming with character.

From the dining room, take the stairs up to the first floor, where two spacious, carpeted bedrooms contain ample fitted furniture for storage. Serving both bedrooms is a bathroom, tiled to the walls and underfoot and featuring a shower, wash basin and WC.

Ideal for dependent relatives, multigenerational living or as guest accommodation for family and friends, there is yet another option for The Coach House…attached to Whitegate Lodge by the kitchen, consider the potential to reintroduce a doorway, connecting the two homes to create an impressive six-bedroom home.

OWNER QUOTE: “The garden is one of my greatest pleasures.”

Outside, the mature garden at Whitegate Lodge is a feast for the eyes. Brimming with colour and interest, each season offers a new sight to behold. In spring, a carpet of bulbs marks the arrival of warmer weather, with colourful crocuses peeping through. As spring progresses into summer, the mature magnolia and resplendent rhododendrons (some of which date back over 100 years) are a riot of colour.

Spy vestiges of the past even outdoors, where the home’s original water pump still stands in situ; once drawing water from the well, 60ft below.

In addition to the lawns, planting, patios and pathways, there is a garage with water, electric and lighting.

Vibrant community setting
Step out and about and discover more about the local area. Nestled in the picturesque Cheshire village of Lymm, there is so much to see and do right on your doorstep.

Regularly featuring on the Sunday Times list of ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’, it’s easy to see Lymm’s longstanding appeal. Stroll along the Bridgewater Canal and watch the pleasure boats pootle by. Be sure to watch the annual Duck Race; summer is a haze of village activities and fetes.

A village with a strong community vibe, winter sees Lymm host the Dickensian Christmas Festival. Join in the carol singing on Christmas Eve at Lymm’s historic Grade I listed, sandstone Cross.

No matter your passions or pastimes, you’re likely to find a club or society in Lymm – from folk music to flower arranging. Pop into the Village Hall or the Heritage Centre where you can find out more. There is also a thriving local library.

Enjoy walks to Lymm Dam, built in 1824 to allow for the development of a turnpike road and now a popular spot for walkers, with its lake and pretty woodland. On the other side of the village, visit the Slitten Gorge, a valley where stands the remains of Lymm Slitting Mill, a watermill operating in the 18th and 19th centuries, producing iron slits for nails.

Dine out at one of the many restaurants nearby including Eighteen The Cross, The Church Green, The Terrace or Bistro M’agrada. There are a number of pubs, bars and bistros too, including The Brewery Tap and the delightfully named Lymm & Tonic.

Only a short walk away is Cherry Tree Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, whilst Lymm High School also received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in 2018.

Commute out and about to the wider world from the nearby junctions at the Lymm interchange, connecting you to the M6 and M56 with ease.

An oasis in the centre of an idyllic Cheshire village; Whitegate Lodge offers flexible living in its own tranquil surrounds.

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