Savills | Barrel Well Hill, Boughton, Chester, CH3 5BR | Property for sale
5,256 sq ft(488.30 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

Barrel Well HillBoughton, Chester, CH3 5BR


    Key features

    • A beautiful Grade II Listed house
    • Breathtaking views across the river and meadows
    • Accommodation extending to over 5,200 sq ft
    • Direct river access from the gardens
    • Six substantial bedrooms
    • Garage and parking (with electric charging point)

    A renovated former rectory in a stunning position on the River Dee.

    About this property

    • Chester House is a substantial Grade II Listed house extending to over 5200 sqft. It offers excellent family accommodation arranged on three floors following a comprehensive scheme of renovation carried out by the current owners.

      Outside the gardens offer direct river access with the owners' daily dog walk taking place on the Meadows opposite, and to the front of the house there is a garage, recently constructed parking with an electric charging point and an upper garden terrace above.

      Overall it is a wonderful family home offering flexible living space, with a degree of separation when needed for guests or family members, and all the convenience of being within easy reach of all Chester has to offer.

      The front door opens into a porch and a further door opens into the reception hall with a parquet floor and an elegant Georgian staircase leading to the first floor. It serves the main reception rooms being a spacious drawing room with a stone fireplace with an iron grate and French doors opening onto the verandah.

      A dining room is also situated on the river side of the house and links to the exceptional family kitchen with a good range of storage units, an Aga, an island and dining area. The study, a utility room and WC complete the ground floor accommodation. All river facing rooms offer outstanding southerly views.

      On the first floor is a principal bedroom suite with a dressing room/6th bedroom and an en suite bathroom and separate WC, two further bedrooms and a second bathroom.

      Stairs lead down from the reception hall to the lower ground level with a storage room and workshop and two further bedrooms and two bathrooms on the river side. There is also a games room and gym with bi-fold doors opening into the garden.

      Outside are two garden areas, on the riverside and above the parking at the front. Steps lead up to the front garden which is arranged in terraces and includes lawned areas and a kitchen garden with a fruit cage.

      On the river side and bounded to two sides by high walls is a pretty terraced area with specimen plants, a dining terrace and water feature. This sits above barrel vaulted storage areas.

      The lower terraces are separated from the river by a low stone wall, are mainly laid to lawn and continue to a verandah by the house.

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    Not only do I love the architecture and wonderful features at Chester House, I could never tire of the fantastic views across the river and meadows - beautiful scenery throughout every season.

    Charlie KannreutherProperty agent

    Local information

    • Chester House is in a prime position on the River Dee with superb far-reaching southerly views over the river and Meadows beyond. It is situated on the historic Barrel Well Hill, a private no-through road.
    • Good quality housing and a strong local community make this area of Chester a highly desirable place to live as well as its proximity to Waitrose and other shops on Boughton.
    • A key attraction of Chester is the high standard of education. There are notable independent day schools including King's and Queen's School, Abbey Gate College and The Firs which are all within a short distance.
    • Chester has direct access to the motorway network, linking to Manchester, Liverpool and their airports and to the North Wales coast. It also offers a direct rail service to London Euston (about 2 hours).
    • Opportunities for walking, boating and picnicking are immediately to hand and Chester city centre, with its premium retail, restaurant and cultural destinations is within one mile.
    • Please note: all times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold