Stunning 5 bedroom stone built canal side residence with outbuildings/workshops and private moorings and with about 2.6 acres gardens and woodland
Leek Road, Gawsworth, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Fine family house set over three floors with 850 sq ft games room set in about 2.6 acre gardens and woodland
Range of outbuildings
About 2.6 acres of woodland
This unique stone built house with mullion windows throughout was created about 40 years ago using mainly reclaimed stone and timber including a wealth of extremely rare pitch pine. A balcony and terrace wraps around 3 sides of the main living floor designed to make the most of its glorious setting with views over the valley. The main terrace is accessed via French doors from the three principal rooms.
The property has up to seven private canal moorings directly accessed from the driveway plus a large outbuilding of about 2500 sq ft and a separate workshop of about 480 sq ft which is equipped as a metal machinery workshop supplied with 3-phase electricity. This workshop (in need of some external repair) also has a raised storage area. The large workshop with private moorings have previously been let providing a useful income.
Although designed some years ago, the house has been remodelled by the current owners. The new layout suits modern living with large open rooms including a fabulous triple aspect living room with a brick fireplace, log-burner and pitched pine beams. Two sets of French doors opening onto the rear balcony overlooking the gardens. The large reception hall has a central staircase leading to a galleried landing, an engineered oak floor, cast iron radiators and double French doors opening onto the front terrace, which is west facing, so has full benefit of the afternoon and evening sun. A cloakroom with a w.c., glass washstand basin and cloaks cupboard lies off. A study lies at the rear and again has oak flooring.
The large family kitchen has plenty of space for informal dining and a sitting area, bespoke built cupboards in pitch pine under tiled surfaces and features a Rayburn stove (currently decommissioned). The quarry tiled floor is very practical and the room has a double aspect overlooking both the valley and the picturesque driveway.
The property is accessed via a side porch, this has a Velux window, a pretty circular leaded stained-glass window and an oak front door, the porch also has an access door to the rear enclosure (ideal area for a dog run). From the hallway a staircase leads down to the large lower ground floor double garage with Coburn timber panelled doors and a newly refurbished gardener's cloakroom with a w.c. and wash hand basin. There is also a kitchenette and utility area.
The huge open plan area to the rear of the garage extends to the full size of the rest of the property and the dividing wall could easily be removed creating an enormous garage or workshop area for a true enthusiast. In its current configuration there are a multitude of options for so much space, a games room, entertaining area, gym, band rehearsal/recording studio or extensive storage. A door to the rear opens to a covered loggia area, storage and the central heating oil tank.
There are five double bedrooms on the first floor, four with dual aspects, two of which could be combined easily to create a very indulgent master bedroom suite. There are currently two guest rooms with en-suites, one with a bath and the other with a shower. The master bedroom en-suite benefits from a power shower and twin hand basins. The main bathroom includes a bath, a wet room shower area and has underfloor heating.
There are garden areas immediately surrounding the main house and the remainder of the 2.6 acres includes mostly delightful woodland which benefits from an abundant crop of wild garlic in the early summer, all of which borders the Macclesfield Canal.
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With open views, generous under-croft space for multiple cars and <BR>hobbies or space for a home business also ideal for narrow boat enthusiasts.Mark Holden