Believed to date back to 1860 is this timelessly attractive 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Grade II listed cottage with annex enjoys favoured positioning adjoining the Quarry Bank Mill Estate.
Believed to date back to 1860 is this timelessly attractive Grade II listed cottage enjoys favoured positioning in the heart of Styal village. Formerly a mill managers cottage, the property adjoins the Quarry Bank Mill Estate and it set within wonderfully mature and beautifully landscaped walled gardens.
Constructed from English bond brick elevations with intricate detailing and mullioned windows surmounted by a rosemary tiled roof and elegant diamond stack chimneys, this charming gable fronted property makes a lasting first impression. In recent years the property has benefitted from an extensive yet sympathetic programme or refurbishment and extension which has been meticulously executed lavishing attention on every detail. Period features such as lattice leaded windows, ceiling roses, fireplaces, column radiators, original doors, handles and locks now seamlessly combine with modern convenience.
The accommodation is entered via an enclosed porch into a spacious centrally positioned hallway with oak flooring. There are two formal reception rooms; a dual aspect living room with open fireplace and oak parquet flooring and a sitting room with red enamelled wood burning stove. Both feature bespoke fitted storage to the chimney breast alcoves.
The highlight of the living accommodation is the open plan kitchen/living/dining room extending to 25ft. The bespoke hand painted in-frame' kitchen by Tom Howley features oak cabinetry, Kashmire White granite work surfaces, an integrated dishwasher, Falcon range cooker and a matching island with prep sink. The room enjoys excellent natural light with a bespoke roof light and French doors opening to the garden. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a fitted utility room, pantry and cloakroom with w.c. and Moroccan style tiling.
There are three double bedrooms arranged together on the first floor. The master bedroom features a period fireplace and bespoke fitted wardrobes. There is a master en suite shower room and family bathroom; both are fitted with premium Villeroy & Bosch sanitary ware, travertine tiling and underfloor heating.
Additional living space is provided by the detached garage and studio which has been transformed into beautifully appointed ancillary accommodation. It is currently set up as a studio/study to the ground floor with freestanding kitchenette and French doors onto the gardens whilst to the first floor there is a double bedroom with bespoke fitted storage and en-suite shower room. The property is set back slightly from the road with a pretty front garden laid to lawn and defined by established privet hedging. A cobbled driveway provides ample off road parking and leads to the garage with electric up and over door.
The south-facing walled rear garden is a delight with a large stone-paved patio adjacent to the house providing the perfect space for outdoor entertaining. The garden enjoys a high degree of privacy and is mainly laid to lawn, stocked with a variety of mature trees and plants, including cedar, maple and hawthorn trees, fruiting pear and apple trees, and rhododendrons.
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A truly exceptional Grade II listed cottage in an idyllic setting adjoining Quarry Bank MillAndrew Thorpe