A spacious well appointed versatile family home in an idyllic rural location with far reaching views 10 minutes drive from Nantwich Town Centre.
A superbly re-furbished, and very tastefully finished, late 18th century, Grade II listed, seven bedroomed detached country house, incorporating a luxurious "guest wing", useful cellar rooms, ample grounds extending to some 2.25 acres, and a genuinely rural hamlet location adjacent to the oldest timber framed church in Europe.
For several generations Baddiley Hall was owned by the Mainwaring family who were prominent local land owners. Although it has earlier origins, the house dates from the late 18th Century and is Georgian in style. It is a fine looking property with brick elevations beneath a tiled roof arranged on three storeys with three bays. The slightly projecting centre bay to the front elevation has a stone gable pediment and the north west wing completes an L-shaped plan.
In recent years it has been sympathetically renovated to provide a superb family home. The work has been carried out with taste and attention to detail and many of the historical features have been exposed and retained. These include sash windows, fireplaces and exposed timber work. It is a large house with excellent living and entertaining space.
Stone steps lead up to the panelled front door which opens into an entrance hall with a Minton tiled floor, offering access to the main reception rooms and the wine cellar, which comprises three rooms with vaulted ceilings. At the eastern end of the house are two delightful reception rooms, the drawing room and sitting room, each with impressive fireplaces and far reaching views. Beyond is a large office and across the hall a shower room.
Moving into the wing of the house there is an impressive dining room with a quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling and a large inglenook fireplace, which lies adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with an excellent range of Johnson & Johnson' storage units, an Aga (which also heats the water) and a range cooker. At the far end of the kitchen is a utility room with further storage, a sink and a cupboard housing the boiler, and at the other end a laundry room with plumbing for a washing machine. A door connects to a former dairy, currently arranged as a gym, which in turn links to the guest wing entrance lobby from which there is access to the courtyard and a staircase to the guest accommodation.
Stairs lead from the entrance hall to a main landing, off which are two good size bedrooms, a family bathroom and an excellent master bedroom suite with fitted English oak storage furniture and an en suite bathroom. All the bedrooms in the main part of the house have fireplaces, two of which are on the second floor together with a large bathroom and a superb games room currently housing a full size Victorian billiard table.
The guest wing is approached from the main staircase as well as from its own rear staircase and provides excellent accommodation. It has been equipped to the highest of standards and in particular has high quality new English oak flooring and doors. The accommodation is arranged on two floors, the first floor having a bedroom with en suite shower room, a large open plan kitchen/dining room with a good range of storage units, and on the second floor is a wonderful living room and a large second bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe.
Gardens and grounds
The drive (owned by Baddiley Hall) leads from a no through road and is flanked by two magnificent horse chestnut trees. It leads to a hard wood gate set between stone piers leading to a cobbled parking area at the side of the house and a gravel driveway in front of a brick building providing garaging for three cars. The extensive gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a number of specimen trees and mature shrubs. On the northern side of the house the lawns frame a large pond and to the east they meet a ha ha providing an open aspect over the surrounding fields and former parkland. On the southern side is a large paved terrace providing a wonderful area for outside dining adjacent to an open sided gazebo with cast iron columns and a tiled roof. Outside the back door is a large brick paved courtyard area.
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Truly exceptional residence with so much on offerJamie CarterProperty agent