Bank Farm holds an elevated position offering well-proportioned family accommodation extending to approx. 5,000 sq. ft. and includes four elegant reception rooms, six bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms. The extensive landscaped gardens offer a South Westerly orientation with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
• Elegant Reception Hall, Large Drawing Room with Garden Room/Conservatory off, Dining Room, Sitting Room, additional versatile Reception Room currently used as a home gym, large farmhouse Kitchen Breakfast Room with Pantry and Utility Room off, Cellar and Cloakroom.
• Five Principal Double Bedrooms, Four Bath/Shower Rooms (three En-suite) Sixth Bedroom (utilised as a Study), three Attic Storage Rooms (Potential Hobby/Playroom).
• Large Double Garage with Workshop Area, additional detached large Garden Store, attractive landscaped gardens offering far reaching views over surrounding countryside.
Property Ref: 3571
Situated in an idyllic rural setting enjoying outstanding views across Cheshire and Shropshire countryside. The village of Malpas is within a short drive offering excellent day-to-day amenities, including a number of public houses, bakery, grocery shops and a post office. There is an excellent primary school in Malpas along with the Bishop Heber High School, an Ofsted Outstanding secondary school. There are also school bus pickups locally for Kings and Queens independent schools in Chester. The nearby Market Towns of Whitchurch, Nantwich and Tarporley along with the closeness of the City of Chester offer comprehensive amenities and facilities. The local area offers recreational activities, including walks along the Bickerton Hills, golf courses at Carden Park Resort and MacDonald Hill Valley Hotel and Golf Course with swimming pool and spa is a short drive away.
An enclosed Entrance Porch leads into the elegant central Reception Hall finished with a tile floor and pitch pine staircase rising to the first floor. The Reception Hall gives access to a Cellar, large Kitchen Breakfast Room, Sitting Room and Dining Room which in turn leads to the Drawing Room. The Dining Room 4.7m x 4.3m is finished with an attractive wood block floor, has retained original features from a former inglenook fireplace and comfortably accommodates a ten/twelve person dining table. The Drawing Room is beyond 9.8m x 4.5m widening to 4.8m, this was originally two rooms and includes an attractive fireplace. This provides stunning elevated views across the surrounding countryside and has a communicating door with the inner hallway and a set of glazed panel double doors which open to a large Conservatory/Garden Room 4.9m x 4.6m.
This again provides stunning views across the surrounding countryside and has a set of double doors opening onto a large paved entertaining area overlooking the gardens. Off the Inner Hallway there is a Rear Porch giving access to the driveway and garaging, also off the Inner Hallway a door leads into a further Versatile Reception/Living Room 4.6m x 3.3m this is currently utilised as a Gym however, could be utilised as a Study or Playroom as it is directly accessed off the Kitchen, a second staircase rising to the first floor and there is a door to a Cloakroom fitted with low level WC and wash hand basin. The spacious Kitchen Breakfast Room 5.7m x 5.5m provides extensive wall and floor cupboards fitted by Clive Christian. An extensive work surface incorporates double bowl sink unit and four ring ceramic/halogen hob.
Integrated appliances include a fan assisted oven, microwave, dishwasher and under counter fridge. The original exposed brick chimney breast is a further feature with sandstone mantel engraved with a date stone 1898, the Kitchen comfortably accommodates a ten person dining table and has a large picture window overlooking the front driveway. Off the Kitchen there is a potential Pantry where the current vendors have a freestanding chest freezer and fridge, off the Pantry there is a Utility Room providing space for both washing machine and tumble dryer. The Sitting Room 5.2m x 3.6m is a further well-proportioned reception room and has an attractive central fireplace with carved mantel complemented with a wood block floor.
First Floor Accommodation
To the first floor there are Five generous Double Bedrooms, Four Bath/Shower Rooms and a Sixth Bedroom currently utilised as a Study. The Master Bedroom 5.4m x 4.9m overlooks the front and has retained an original feature cast iron fireplace, there are fitted wardrobes and access to a large En-suite Bath/Shower Room 5.7m x 3.0m. Bedroom Two 5.4m x 3.7m is a further generous Double Bedroom and has also retained its original cast iron fireplace as a feature. Bedroom Three 4.5m x 4.2m is accessed off the principal landing and could be utilised as a large Dressing Room/Sitting Room for Bedroom Four as there is a communicating door. Off the Inner Landing there are a further Two Double Bedrooms and a large Study/Sixth Bedroom and Bathroom.
Bedroom Four 5.2m x 5.0m is a large double bedroom with En-suite Shower Room. Bedroom Five 4.5m x 4.2m benefiting from fitted wardrobes and also includes an En-suite Shower Room and offers attractive elevated views over the surrounding countryside to the rear. Bedroom Six 3.6m x 3.0m is currently utilised as a Study. The spacious Family Bathroom 3.3m x 3.1m is fitted with a panel bath, quadrant shower enclosure, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Off the Inner Landing a staircase rises to three further Versatile Inter-connecting Attic Rooms. Attic Room One 4.4m x 2.4m, Attic Room Two 4.5m x 4.3m, Attic Room Three 4.5m x 4.3m.
A gravelled driveway provides ample parking and turning space to the front of the property and continues to the side via electrically operated gates into a walled courtyard laid to setts with a large Double Garage/Workshop beyond 8.0m x 6.6m widening to 7.6m with automated door and Gardeners Toilet. The gardens are principally to the rear of the property and enjoy a South Westerly aspect, the gardens are particularly extensive, extending to approximately one acre incorporating two large elevated paved Sitting/Entertaining Areas providing spectacular views across the garden and rolling countryside beyond. Steps lead down from the Entertaining Area to well maintained gardens which are principally laid to lawn complemented with mature well stocked borders including a further sheltered strategically positioned decked Sitting Area. There is also an ornamental pond and a second driveway giving access to a large Garden Store currently utilised as a Tractor Mower Shed.
From Tarporley head South on the A49 towards Whitchurch for approximately 8.5 miles turning right at the Bickley Crossroads onto Bickley Lane, follow Bickley Lane for a further 0.75 of a mile turning right into Bickley Town Lane and the property will be found after approximately 100 metres on the left hand side.
Services / Tenure
Mains Water, Electricity, Septic Tank Drainage, Oil Fired Central Heating. / Freehold
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