A historic country house in delightful gardens and grounds in one of the most popular areas of rural Cheshire.
Brook Farm is a charming Grade II Listed family house set in delightful, part wooded gardens and grounds. The drive leads from Bowes Gate Road to a parking and turning area at the side of the house and to the integral garaging.
A heavy oak front door opens to an impressive reception hall with a log burning stove set within an exposed brick fireplace, exposed timber detailing and a wide tread oak staircase which rises to the first floor.
The reception hall provides access to a formal drawing room and dining room (which are subtly sub-divided) as well as the sitting room and kitchen with an adjoining breakfast room forming a part glazed link with the utility room and garage. The drawing room/dining room creates a magnificent formal entertaining area and offer attractive views across the gardens.
The drawing room has a yellow stone fireplace and hearth with an open fire grate. There is a further well-proportioned sitting room, a later addition, which again offers spectacular views over the garden from three elevations, including a glass sliding door which opens onto a York stone dining area. It has a Clearview log burning stove set on a large slate hearth within an inglenook fireplace.
The kitchen is fitted with a Christian's kitchen and a 4 oven AGA and has tiled floor which continues into the dining area/garden room. The glazing allows good natural light and offers views over both the front and rear gardens. An oak door leads into the utility/boot room which in turn gives access to the double garage.
On the first floor there are four generous double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. The principal bedroom has attractive views over the rear garden, the second bedroom has built-in wardrobes and the third has exposed roof trusses within the walls. The fourth bedroom has a low level window overlooking the garden. The well-appointed family bathroom is adjacent to a shower room.
A splayed entrance leads leads to a walled courtyard at the rear providing parking and turning space along with giving access to the double garage. The front garden is principally laid to lawn edged with mature well stocked borders, a pathway laid in York stone runs from the drive to the front porch.
Off the rear courtyard a pair of gated archways lead onto a large South facing York stone Entertaining Area with direct access from the Kitchen and Reception Hall. The York stone leads onto the magnificent private landscaped rear gardens which run down to the River Gowy.
The shaped lawns are separated by well-stocked borders and include two ornamental ponds which attract an abundance of wildlife. Beyond the formal gardens there is a less formal wooded area.
A key feature of the property is an single storey detached outbuilding currently used for storage but could be adapted for a number of uses (subject to receiving the necessary consents) such as a self-contained annexe, a home office and gym.
In the heart of the gardens and with easy access from the house is a swimming pool offering a wonderful place for relaxing and exercise as well as entertaining.
Total area: approximately 2.07 acres
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A truly charming family home in a wonderful position near Bunbury. The lovely gardens and pool together with the potential to develop the outbuilding make for a very exciting opportunity.Charlie Kannreuther