Historic Grade II listed property with plot and planning permission in about 0.75 acre.
This fine Grade II listed townhouse is a landmark property in Knutsford and sports a plaque as the home of Edward Higgins, an 18th century highwayman who appears in Elizabeth Gaskell's 'The Squire's Tale' and 'The Highwayman' of Thomas de Quincey.
Originally overlooking long gone Knutsford racecourse, now Little Heath and The Heath, the property is arranged over three floors plus cellars and extends in all to about 5164 sq ft including the double garage. With grounds of 0.75 acre our clients have a grass tennis court, orchard and croquet lawn and have recently obtained planning permission from Cheshire East (20/0444M) for a detached single level home with a basement totalling about 1750 sq ft. At the far end of the garden, this development would not be of any detriment to the main house which is well screened from this section by mature trees and shrubs. There are many attractive and appealing period features within the property including the lovely staircase, oak board flooring, period doors and fireplaces, sash windows and indeed, the dining hall was used as a location for filming Sherlock Homes' at one point.
As with many Grade II listed period homes, there is plenty one can do to stamp one's own mark on the house with, of course, the approval of the conservation officer, to create a home which meets contemporary needs while retaining the charm and character of a bygone era.
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A true gem based right in the centre of Knutsford overlooking the Heath. Not only does this property have a wealth of history hidden behind its doors but there is an abundance of accommodation and outside space including planning permission for a detached single level home with basement. A great landmark property in Knutsford!Edward Morris