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£2,850,000

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Surrounded by 26 acres of land, grounds and gardens with stables and swimming pool.

Storeys of Cheshire in Tarporley

Property Type
Equestrian centre
Number of Bedrooms
5
Number of Bathrooms
3
Number of Reception Rooms
4
Number of Paddocks
26
Number of Stables
7
Facilities
Outdoor school, Horsewalker, Good local hacking, Rug room, Outbuildings and Pool
Description
Rural but not remote, secluded, yet accessible…welcome to Woodworth Green Farm, a stunning Grade II listed Cheshire redbrick farmhouse brimming with barns, stables and even its own pool. Set centrally within 26 acres of garden and grounds, enjoying views over your own land from every window in the home. On the cusp of the beautiful Cheshire village of Bunbury, Woodworth Green Farm sits within acres of land, completely private, extremely peaceful, with only the sounds of nature for noise, enjoy totally dark skies at night, with no light pollution. All this within an easy stroll of the delightful village of Bunbury. Peaceful, private setting Pull off the quiet lane and along a lengthy tree-lined gravel driveway, with an attractive, large pond at the bottom, populated by ducks, ducklings, moor hens and visited by the occasional opportunist heron. A taster of the wildlife and nature that abounds at Woodworth Green Farm. You really feel you are driving into your own slice of heaven. Dating back to the 17th century, but with a 19th century appearance, this Grade II listed Cheshire redbrick former working farm is supremely spacious, yet surprisingly cosy, with intimate beam laden rooms keeping the ambience of a farmhouse but with a modern feel interior layout. Bees buzz lazily about the lavender in the front garden, whose planting epitomises quintessential English country charm. The oak-framed carport and garage are available for parking, as you arrive at the collection of buildings that comprises Woodworth Green Farm, with further parking outside the utility room door allowing for a separate entrance area. For the equestrians, there is a large two storey barn which encompasses six large rubber matted stables, a tack room, feed room, a hay store, a four-horse horse walker and a 25m x 40m menage. Purchased by the current owners 30 years ago, Woodworth Green Farm has since been totally transformed and extended from what was then a small farmhouse trapped in a bygone era. From a home with no flow (“you had to walk outside to walk back into the scullery”), where meals were cooked over an open fire in the entrance hall, Woodworth Green Farm has experienced a renovation renaissance, and now offers modern family living whilst retaining all its original character and charm. Character and warmth An oak portico entrance leads to the original farmhouse front door with traditional lion head knocker, opening to a handsome entrance hall, bedecked in original beams. To the left, the large, redbrick fireplace, topped in timber featuring a wood-burning stove issuing warmth and welcome. Alcoves to one side provide storage, whilst traditional tiles extend underfoot. Spacious and inviting, there is plenty of room for a piano, a nod to the sociable feel of this reception room. Lift the latched door ahead to peep through to the rear hall, where you can find the cloakroom, with wash basin and WC; also connecting through to the sitting room on the right of the front door. Relax and unwind The sitting room is a vast, open room brimming with light; artisan windows and French doors retain the original wooden feel, with double glazing with six- or seven-years warranty remaining, looking out to the patio and garden on two sides. Thick beams overhead offer a continuation of the farmhouse feel that pervades throughout this home, aided by the substantially sized inglenook fireplace, within which a wood-burning stove issues abundant warmth beneath a listed, carved inglenook beam, based on channels and ribs with billet. OWNER QUOTE: “The new windows suit the home and were a great investment. They have a classic feel but are a contemporary make, and practically maintenance free.” From the sitting room, sneak a peek at the snug beyond. A versatile room, currently used as a study, it has served as an overflow bedroom and playroom over the years, highlighting the flexibility of this home. Light streams in through the window, whilst an open fire provides comfort and warmth. Throughout the ground floor, the decorative palette serves as a celebration of the colours of the Cheshire countryside. Returning through the sitting room to the entrance hall, make your way from the entrance hall into the every-day living space, located ahead and to the left. Light and bright, cream colours continue the country comfort motif, with beams painted in white overhead. French doors retain a connection with the lush green garden beyond, whilst carpet underfoot adds a cosy warmth amplified by the gas wood-burner effect stove. OWNER QUOTE: “The living room, kitchen and dining area are all open plan, but can yet feel independent from each other.” Savour the views Opening up from this living area, step through to the traditional farmhouse kitchen, the heartwarming hub of the home. Solid wood, cream painted cabinetry with round polished-wood knobs offers a profusion of storage, whilst the solid wood-topped central island with its cupboards, wicker baskets and open shelving is an invitation to rest and socialise with the chef. The dark green Aga throws out heat from within its inglenook surround, completing this picture of traditional comfort. Appliances include a dishwasher, fridge-freezer and separate electric oven. Beams overhead are painted cream for a lighter feel. Opening up off the kitchen yet distinguishable as its own separate space is the dining room, where spotlights shine down from above and contemporary touches are unseen in the underfloor heating, which flows beneath the travertine tiles. Windows frame views out over the garden to three sides, whilst French doors invite you to enjoy mealtimes alfresco on the terrace. Practical places Leading off the kitchen there is a Butler’s pantry, filled with further full-length cupboard storage and leading on to the utility-boot room, where a stable door provides easy access out to the stable yard. This is a full-size utility/boot room with metres of hanging space for coats with a radiator underneath to dry wet garments. There is also plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer, a stone sink with drainer, full size freezer and extra cupboard space. There are also large open shelves on one side of the room either side of a window with baskets and cupboards underneath. Off the utility room there is another walk-in room with open shelving. There is also a cloakroom with hand basin. OWNER QUOTE: “We have individual drawers and cupboards in there for each of the 5 members of the family!” Both the utility-boot room and WC accessed from here are ideal when popping in from the stables or a spot of gardening for a refreshment break, without the worry of bringing mess into the main home. Soak and sleep Returning to the main entrance hall, turn left to the rear hall. From here there is a wide staircase, said to be from Betton Hall, Shropshire, which has treads and risers inlaid in walnut, mahogany and sycamore. This has a carpet runner and rods and ascends to the first floor. Light floods the landing from a large window ahead, whilst refreshment awaits in the family bathroom on the immediate right. Large and light, Mediterranean blue tiles frame the bath, with showerhead attachment to one side; a separate shower cubicle, vanity unit wash basin and WC are also available. Next door, also on the left, far reaching views over the fields greet you from the master bedroom, with several windows to two sides. Light and airy, the high, vaulted ceiling amplifies the space available, a concept capitalised on by fitted wardrobes, which follow the angle of the roof up offering ample storage. Carpeted in cream, with plenty of space for a king-size bed and other furnishings, this room also features an ensuite, tiled in sandy tones around the bath, alongside a separate shower, wash basin and vanity unit WC. OWNER QUOTE: “All of the bedrooms have great views, looking out over the fields.” Coming out of the master bedroom, directly across is another light and bright double bedroom, again furnished with fitted wardrobes. Back on the landing, continue to make your way along to the right, before turning left into a third double bedroom, beautifully decorated in patterned blue and white wallpaper. The sloped ceiling carries within it exposed beams, with cosiness afforded by the cottage window. At the end of the landing, a further double bedroom with ensuite shower room containing wash basin and WC affords fantastic views out over the back garden and open fields beyond, whilst a final bedroom, dressed in teal blue, is a comfortable double. Garden, grounds and outbuildings A home in harmony with its setting, Woodworth Green Farm is a rural refuge for those who love the countryside and outdoor life, with extensive gardens wrapping themselves around the home from all four sides for perfect peace and privacy. The well thought out design of Woodworth Green Farm finds the stables, located in the original dairy building, within easy reach of the utility room. With windows looking out over the front driveway, return home to the pleasant sight of your horses popping their heads out to greet you, however from a practical level, access to the stables is from within the barn, meaning the driveway itself remains free from mess. Furthermore, the washing down area, tack and feed rooms are also located in the barn, enabling you to remain dry whatever you are doing. Ensuring the highest levels of comfort for your equine companions, there is also a hot water horse shower in the washing down area, whilst the tack room is secured with a steel plated door and barred windows and can also be alarmed if necessary. Close to the stables across the yard, is a fully fenced 25m x 40m menage with six menage lights which facilitates year-round use. There is also a rubber matted four horse walker. Beautifully landscaped, the garden to the front is a haze of fragrant formal planting, with lavender beds and a pergola festooned in clematis and rambling roses. Take a seat on the semi-circular bench by the beech hedging and soak up the early evening sun with a drink in hand. Splash out… In summertime, cool off in the spacious, ten metre by six metre pool, large enough for full length fitness swimming. Sheltered and secure for children, enclosed within fencing and hedging, where better for supervised summer pool parties? There is a large English heritage oak pool house, with a kitchen encompassing a fridge, sink with hot water as well as storage cupboards. There is also a large changing room and a separate cloakroom with toilet and sink. Enjoy coffee and croissants by the pool side, or host afternoon tea – the large kitchen can more than accommodate your needs. Dry off in the warmth, as the sun beams down from morning through ‘til evening. OWNER QUOTE: “It’s a fantastic party house, I love having it full of people. Barbecues and pool parties in the summer, and then everybody can stay over in the house, there’s plenty of space. You don’t disturb anyone, as there’s no one to disturb.” Peaceful and private, the garden features a stream running along the bottom, whilst the 26 acres of fields with water troughs are secured by post and rail fencing. Alongside a menage and horse-walker, there is also a starvation paddock to ensure your ponies don’t fill up on too much rich Cheshire grass. Also Grade II listed is the large barn, where six stables, tack, feed and washdown rooms lie to the lower level, upstairs there is a large storage area for shavings and hay, alongside a plastered and renovated room fantastic as a study or a games room. Running the full length of the barn this storage area is versatile and could be put to use in any number of ways. The barn offers scope for the creation of another dwelling, subject to permissions. OWNER QUOTE: “The beams in the upstairs of the barn are incredible.” Cleverly devised so that the yard area is separate to the main home, there is the option to rent out the yard area, as the current owners have done, without any sense of intrusion or of being overlooked as you go about your day. A separate, gardener’s WC is available to the side of the car port, where there is also to be found a handy log store for stashing your winter fuel. Countryside and convenience Enjoy the secluded setting of Woodworth Green Farm with all the convenience of Bunbury village, just half a mile from the doorstep. Walk into Bunbury and call in for a thirst-quencher in one of the three local pubs. There is a village hall in Bunbury, a medical practice, a primary school and a church. A walker’s paradise, the lane on your doorstep is very quiet, ideal for riding ponies down into the village for an ice cream and back again, and perfect for those tentative learning-to-ride bike sessions. There is also a local playground and a woodland trail with swings, whilst the Sandstone Trail is just five minutes down the road, with all the Bickerton hills and Beeston and Peckforton Castle just a short drive away. Conveniently commutable to the big cities, Crewe Station is only 20-25 minutes’ drive from Woodworth Green Farm, for links to London, whilst Manchester Airport is a mere 45-minute journey along the motorway. You can even catch a bus to Chester or Nantwich, with a bus stop found on the nearby A51. Escape the hustle and bustle and rediscover rurality at Woodworth Green Farm, the perfect family home, in the perfect location. <b>Disclaimer</b> The information Storeys of Cheshire has provided is for general informational purposes only and does not form part of any offer or contract. The agent has not tested any equipment or services and cannot verify their working order or suitability. Buyers should consult their solicitor or surveyor for verification. 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