For Sale - £3,750,000 - 20 acres, Georgian country house near Nantwich., CW5, CW5 7LD

Nantwich

Knight Frank - Country Houses

Knight Frank - Country Houses
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Hatherton Lodge is an outstanding 20 acre country estate nestled in the heart of the South Cheshire countryside. Centred around the beautiful Georgian main house, the estate also encompasses the Old Stables, sensitively converted to offer comfortable family/guest accommodation, The Coach House, which holds garaging for 7 cars and above which is a two bedroom flat, and a number of other workshops and storerooms.

The main house is arranged over two floors around a central hallway and staircase. The dining and drawing rooms lead off the entrance hall and enjoy views over the sweeping lawns to the lake beyond. A large kitchen with Aga is conveniently situated next to the dining room, but opens to its own comfortable dining and sitting area. The main sitting room joins the orangery from where arched doorways open to the sheltered terrace creating a further entertaining and dining area. The study, utility and boot rooms are all well-fitted with the cellar offering bespoke wine racks along its vaulted walls.

The first floor has a landing lit by a skylight off which is the elegant master bedroom suite with large well fitted dressing room and spacious pillared bathroom. The further bedrooms and bathrooms are beautifully presented and all have views over the gardens and parkland.

Approached through impressive wrought iron gates, set within a pillars and a stone wall, the driveway leads up to a wide gravel sweep to the front of the house. Manicured lawns with a ha ha and parkland stretch down to the ornamental lake framed by mature trees and home to duck, geese and swans. A gazebo on the far bank offers views back towards the house.

The house stands with formal gardens to both sides with terraced seating and dining areas, landscaped lawns, scented walkways through rose arches and herbaceous borders. Beyond the house the driveway continues on to an area of mature woodland with the newly built workshop and machinery store, and a flood lit tennis court and changing facilities.

The house is believed to date from the early 19th Century with a gracious design boasting high detailed moulded ceilings, stone and marble fireplaces and wide sash windows. Over recent years this has been enhanced with sympathetic renovation and additions to provide elegant, comfortable and exceptionally well fitted living space with an easy flow of rooms for both family living and formal entertaining.

A driveway splits off the main drive and leads under an archway into a large enclosed courtyard. Here you will find the Coach House topped by a bell tower, which houses extensive garaging and workshops. A staircase leads up to the two bedroom staff flat which is comfortable and of generous proportions.

The Old Stables has its own access to from Lodge Lane down a large driveway to the front of the property. The house has been sensitively converted from the original Georgian stable block to an attractive, light and comfortable family house presently used to offer short term holiday lets, but could be stunning guest accommodation. The house offers five double bedrooms, two of which benefit from en-suite bathrooms, whilst there are a further family bathroom and shower room serving the other bedrooms. Notable features include stone fireplaces, striking doorways, a contemporary spiral staircase and well fitted kitchen and bathrooms. The numerous reception areas enjoy views of either the gardens and fields beyond or of the attractive courtyard to the rear.

A further 5 acres on which stands a barn used as the current owners office is available by separate negotiation. This parcel of land enjoys separate access from the adjoining roadway and could be put to a number of uses.

Please note that a new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is currently being obtained for this property. Kindly disregard the current EPC rating stated in the listing as the new assessment is pending.

Sitting in a rural countryside location, the hamlet of Hatherton is still within four miles of the historic market town of Nantwich with its excellent range of shops and facilities. There are good communication links, with the nearby M6 (junctions 15 and 16) providing access to Manchester and Birmingham and their respective airports. Crewe Station is 6 miles away and offers regular services to London Euston in as little as an hour and 30 minutes.

The house is well located for sporting facilities with racing at Chester and Bangor, golf at Carden Park and other nearby courses. The surrounding countryside offers walking and riding whilst the village of Audlem lies alongside the Shropshire Union Canal and is a popular place for boating enthusiasts in the summer.

Nantwich, less than a 10 minute drive away, is a charming market town set beside the River Weaver with a rich history, a wide range of speciality shops and supermarkets.

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