Savills | Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9PP | Property for sale
4,636 sq ft(430.70 sq m)
Guide price £1,600,000

Bowes Gate RoadBunbury, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9PP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Situated in one of Cheshire's most popular areas
  • Delightful property offering versatile and well balanced accommodation
  • Spectacular countryside views
  • Self-contained suite suitable for a variety of uses
  • Total area: about 2.83 acres (additional parcels of land are available by separate negotiation).

A delightful country house just outside a prime Cheshire village with a self-contained suite, outbuildings and paddock.

About this property

  • The Barracks is a fine thatched property in an exceptional position approached via a long private drive and with far-reaching rural views to all sides.

    It has a long and rich history and the name is believed to date from the 17th century when it was used by Cromwell's armies during the siege of Beeston Castle.

    A porch covers the part-glazed front door which opens into a spacious reception hall with a central staircase, a WC to one side and a cloaks cupboard to the other. To one side is an impressive drawing room with a large bay window from which there are lovely views over the garden. It is a very well-proportioned room which is ideal for entertaining.

    The dining room is similarly impressive with a beamed, vaulted ceiling and dual aspect. The bespoke kitchen has a range of high quality integrated appliances and a breakfast area with direct access to the garden and beyond is a sitting room, again with French doors to the garden. There is a door from the kitchen into a back hall and the utility room, with a laundry chute, is situated off the side hall.

    A door from the dining room leads into the self-contained suite. This is a versatile space which has been used as a home office in the past. It is a currently arranged with a kitchen, living room, first floor bedroom and bathroom. The suite kitchen provides the link to an integral garage offering secure and covered access to the house.

    Good storage is a feature of the first floor accommodation with fitted wardrobes and cupboard space. The principal bedroom in particular has extensive wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite).

    The property benefits from extensive outbuildings, used for garaging, a workshop and storage. They offer considerable flexibility and there would appear to be potential for a variety of uses, subject to gaining the necessary consents, including office space, gym, cinema etc.

    The gardens and grounds are a delightful element of the property. The sweeping drive leads to the front and side of the house and is flanked by lawns and to one side is a well-stocked fish pond and an old potting shed. There are a number of borders and mature shrubs and trees, however the maintenance is limited by the extensive lawns framing the house. There are a number of sitting and dining areas and at the far end of the garden an all-weather tennis court.

    In addition to the immediate gardens and grounds there is a separate paddock (about 0.78 acre) accessed from the drive.

    Additional parcels of land (shaded pink on the enclosed plan) extending up to about 33.46 acres are available by separate negotiation.

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The Barracks is one of the most appealing country houses in the area. Its proximity to Tarporley, wonderful countryside views and excellent accommodation (including a series of impressive outbuildings) all amount to a very special family home.

Charlie KannreutherProperty agent

Local information

  • Bunbury ½ mile, Tarporley 4 miles, Chester 15 miles, Crewe station 13 miles, Manchester airport 31 miles
  • The Barracks is in a stunning private position less than a mile from the historic village of Bunbury.
  • Bunbury is a small, picturesque village with an excellent range of local amenities including a convenience store, a butcher, three public houses and a beautiful Church. Of particular note is Bunbury Primary School which holds a strong reputation and acts as a feeder for Tarporley High School.
  • Bunbury is just under 5 miles from Tarporley which is a highly sought-after village. Tarporley has an attractive High Street with a broad range of independent shops and restaurants and a popular secondary school ('Outstanding' Ofsted 2014). Independent schooling is available at Kings and Queens in Chester and at Abbey Gate College in Saighton.
  • The City of Chester is one of the North West's leading retail and commercial centres serving a catchment area extending from Manchester to Shrewsbury and covering the whole of North Wales. Chester also gives access to the motorway network providing a link to other North West and Midlands conurbations and to Liverpool and Manchester airports.
  • The property is only 14 miles from Crewe where there is a direct and regular rail service to London Euston (from 1 hour 34 minutes).
  • Leisure opportunities are easily at hand with a number of sporting clubs in Bunbury village, including cricket, bowls and tennis. There are also numerous pleasant walks in the area.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E