Savills | Leycester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8QS | Property for sale
Offers over £1,000,000

Leycester RoadKnutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8QS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Idyllic private setting
  • Four bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Scope for redevelopment

Humbug Cottage is a charming thatched cottage, offering excellent scope for updating and extending, and located in one of the most sought after locations in Knutsford.

About this property

  • The Property:

    Humbug Cottage is a charming thatched cottage, offering excellent scope for updating and extending, and located in one of the most sought after locations in Knutsford. The property has been well maintained with the accommodation boasting period features throughout. The property compromises of three reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. This much loved detached period family home dates back to 17th century and is just under 2,000 square feet. The cottage offers huge scope for buyers who appreciate the unique location and would like to engage in a project of upgrading or remodelling. The accommodation is currently set on one floor but there is the possibility to create a second storey (subject to planning permission) as there is a huge amount of space in the loft.

    The front door opens into an reception hall which historically would have been the kitchen. The accommodation radiates from here with access to the dual aspect sitting room with fireplace and double doors leading to a patio at the side of the property. The reception hall continues through to the kitchen/breakfast room with a range of wall and floor units, as well as the usual kitchen appliances. To one side of the kitchen is a porch/boot room with access to the gardens and to the other side is a corridor leading to the dual aspect dining room and 4th bedroom/snug beyond. The three further bedrooms are all located on the east side of the building and they are accompanied by a family bathroom and shower room.


    Tucked away within the Legh Road conservation area, Humbug Cottage is set in beautiful gardens that extend to approximately 0.33 of an acre, which comprise extensive mature gardens with lawned areas to the north and the south with farmland beyond and to the side. The block paved driveway leads from Croft Lane (which leads from Leycester Road) to a timber garage and further garden sheds beyond.

    One is immediately impressed by the striking beauty of the private setting with the cottage, mature trees which complement the well-stocked gardens. A York stone path is to the front and leads around the whole property.

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A great opportunity to update or remodel an incredibly charming cottage

Jamie CarterProperty agent

Local information

  • Knutsford is a beautiful and very charming town within the Cheshire area. The town centre of Knutsford is totally unique and steeped in history, there are many wonderful boutique shops, restaurants and coffee shops. The antique shops and art galleries add to the culture of this lovely town.
  • This wonderful town is home to the the glorious historic estate of Tatton Park, containing a mansion, Tatton Hall, a medieval manor house, Tatton Old Hall, Tatton Park Gardens, a farm and a deer park of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2). It is a popular visitor attraction and hosts over a hundred events annually.
  • There is excellent access to the motorway network, with junctions to the M6 (Junction 19) and M56 (Junction 7) motorways .Knutsford is served by Knutsford railway station which is situated on the Mid-Cheshire Line running from Chester to Manchester (via Altrincham).The property is well placed for access to the North West's commercial centres and Manchester International Airport is around 11 miles away. Local sought after schools are within easy reach, Bexton primary and pre schools are about 0.6 miles. Golf courses abound locally, livery yards are numerous.
  • 1.1 miles from the centre of Knutsford town centre. 7.2 miles from Wilmslow. 13.69 miles South from the centre of Manchester, 23.07 miles East from the centre of Chester and 26.97 miles East from the centre of Liverpool. 13.3 miles from Manchester International Airport. (all distances and travel times are approximate)

Additional information

  • Directions: From Knutsford town centre proceed south on the Toft Rd (A50) for about 0.7 mile and then turn left into Leycester Road. Continue down Leycester Rd and take the first right. Humbug Cottage will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D