Incredibly attractive and beautifully proportioned Grade II listed landmark house on the edge of the village with views to hills.
The wonderful Grade II Georgian proportions of Glebe House belie its early 20th Century origins when designed by the acclaimed Arts and Crafts architect Ernest Newton. One of only a handful of properties by his hand in the north, although built as a vicarage, it never served as such.
The property was later remodelled by another architect with a wonderful local reputation, Nigel Daly, who had a particular flair for enhancing period homes to meet the needs of 21st Century living.
Glebe House fulfils this role perfectly and provides the grandeur of a bygone era with the comforts of contemporary living, ideal for families and entertaining in style.
The stunning covered formal entrance with amazing fan lights to both the outside and inside doors opens into an impressive entrance hall with oak flooring, a wide staircase and a cloakroom with a separate WC.
To the left of the hall hardwood double doors open to the newly fitted triple aspect bespoke dining kitchen by well regarded Sheerin Bespoke of Knutsford. Its AGA, deep granite surfaces, Quooker tap, double porcelain sink and large island breakfast bar perfectly matching the impressive proportions of this delightful room. A double induction hob, wine fridge, larder fridge and freezer complete the integrated appliances. Oak flooring extends throughout and a wall of fitted bespoke cabinets grace the dining area. A glazed door leads to a side belvedere with steps down to the gardens and double doors open to the rear orangery with stone walls, oak and French doors to the rear terrace with super views of the surrounding hills.
The reception hall opens directly into the living room with its dual aspect, a continuation of the oak flooring and an impressive marble fireplace with a HETA wood burning stove with a fitted bookcase to the chimney breast recess. A door leads off into the playroom or third reception room with a side window and an impressive range recess with a substantial stone mantle.
The family entrance hall lies to the rear of the playroom and features the original water pump for the house, stone flagged floors, a cloaks cupboard and an entrance vestibule. The door to the rear of the hall opens into a fantastic boot room with utility area and a second cloakroom with WC, stone floors, a door to the rear loggia, double doors linking through to the orangery and kitchen and has a staircase down to the basement wine cellar and gym.
To the right of the family hallway is the gorgeous study, almost too good for a working room, with distracting views to the hills and a dual aspect with double French doors to the rear loggia, a shuttered gothic style side window and a beautiful stone fireplace with a living flame cast iron stove.
The wide staircase leads up to a half landing off which an even wider set of stairs leads to a large landing area and the entrance to the principal bedroom suite. Entering via a dressing area with a walk in closet and fitted wardrobes, this leads through to the dual aspect bedroom area and the well appointed en suite bathroom with twin wash hand basins and a double ended bath. French doors with glazed side panels open from the bedroom to a lovely balcony with amazing views to the hills.
The main landing gives access to the four large double bedrooms, three of which have en suite bathrooms, all have super views of the surrounding countryside and the guest suite has the option of a bath or shower as well as twin wash hand basins.
The gardens are as impressive as the house with a box parterre and lawns in the lower garden area, a gated entrance with a gravel driveway leading to parking at the front and to the side where it leads to a large garage with double doors and side double doors to a covered garden barbeque area. A productive vegetable garden lies to the rear of the garage and there are further rooms' leading down to gated access to the lane below. Extensive stone flagged terraces make this a home for entertaining outside as comfortable as indoors.
All mains services are connected and there is a dedicated full fibre broadband connection to the property.
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An exceptionally pretty house in a lovely villageAndrew ThorpeProperty agent