A rare opportunity to acquire a stunning Grade II listed Georgian residence with attached two bedroom cottage, outbuildings and garaging, extending to 5,259 Sq ft and set within 0.6 acres.
The sale of Foden Bank Cottage represents a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning Grade II listed Georgian residence with attached two bedroom cottage, outbuildings and garaging, set within a generous 0.6 acre plot.
Constructed (c.1800) of rendered elevations with 12-pane sash windows surmounted by a Kerridge stone-flagged roof, this beautiful period home is of architectural and historical significance. Originally forming part of the Foden Bank Estate it is understood to have been originally leased by the Stonehewer family who were also responsible in part for the construction of the local church.
The two bedroom attached cottage is internally connected to the main house, creating an extensive and particularly versatile property extending to approximately 4,280 Sq ft in total. The cottage includes a living room, kitchen, utility room and bathroom allowing it to be used completely independently for a dependent relative, au-pair or to generate income as a separate rental property (estimated at £500-£600 per calendar month).
The property exudes charm and character inside and out, retaining a wealth of period features including panelled doors, deep skirting boards, picture rails, ceiling cornices, beautiful fireplaces and sash windows with shutters. The main house is entered via an attractive lattice-work timber porch through the original front door featuring eight fielded octagonal panels. The spacious reception hall with open fire provides a welcoming first impression. To the left of the hall there is a study and two formal reception rooms; a bay fronted dining room with open fire and a dual-aspect 19'7 drawing room with Chesneys log burning stove and French doors onto the gardens. An inner hall leads though to a cloakroom/WC and a family room with open fire whilst also providing an alternative entrance and access to the cellars. The family room leads through to the dining kitchen, completing the ground floor accommodation in the main house.
To the first floor the galleried landing leads to four generously proportioned double bedrooms all of which benefit from fitted storage, whilst three of the rooms feature original fireplaces. There is a particularly spacious en suite bathroom to the master bedroom and a house bathroom of similar proportions; both of which are beautifully appointed and feature fireplaces, separate shower enclosures and feature baths. In addition there is a separate third WC off the landing, completing the main house first floor accommodation.
There are two driveways to the property, one accessed off Byrons Lane providing separate parking for the cottage and access to a single garage and the other from Tarvin Close to the rear where a double garage is situated with twin electrically operated doors, light and power.
The extensive walled gardens enjoy a high degree of privacy and are mainly laid to lawn with ornamental trees and shrubbery. A York stone patio adjoining the rear of the property provides the ideal space for outdoor entertaining whilst a stone courtyard off the kitchen leads to a range of brick built outbuildings including a workshop and garden store.
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This Georgian residence is truly charming in every way and must be viewed to fully appreciate its many meritsAndrew Thorpe