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Gallantry Bank, Bickerton, SY14 8AY, £725,000

An extended and TASTEFULLY PRESENTED early 19th Century four bedroom, two bathroom SANDSTONE AND SLATE detached house with approximately 3/4 ACRE OF SUPERB GARDENS, GARAGE/ANNEXE FLAT, STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS and an IDYLLIC rural location to the south of Chester.

  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION
    Situated in a particularly attractive part of the county, with convenient access to Chester, the thriving local village of Malpas and historic town of Nantwich, Ivy Cottage has its origins as a 'smoke up the chimney' house but in recent times has been considerably extended, with numerous contemporary enhancements which include a garage having integral store and workshop, and a first floor annexe flat with separate oil fired combination boiler, a summer house, a pebbled driveway with multiple parking spaces, Indian stone flagged areas, a total plot extending to approximately ¾ of an acre including upper and lower lawned gardens and a pond, timber double glazed windows, a pressurised hot water system, an oil fired central heating system supplied by a Rayburn Range, private drainage, connections to mains water and mains electricity, and the following accommodation which is described in detail below.
  • ENTRANCE PORCH
    With solid oak main front door, double radiator, electronic alarm control panel and double inner doors leading to the dining hall.
  • DINING HALL
    With exposed brick fireplace surround having substantial timber mantle, two double radiators, understairs storage cupboard, ceiling beams and wall lights.
  • INNER HALL
    With double radiator, revealed timber flooring, double doored cloaks cupboard housing the electricity RCD/circuit breaker control panel and alarm main control unit, inner doorway leading to the kitchen and additional inner doorway leading to the sitting room.
  • SITTING ROOM
    With superb aspects over the gardens and beyond, two double radiators, wall lights, exposed ceiling timber, television point, exposed sandstone fireplace surround with wood burning stove and double inner doors leading to the conservatory.
  • CONSERVATORY
    Of solid pine construction over a lower wall beneath a toughened glass pitched roof, with tiled flooring having electric underfloor heating, double external doors and superb aspects over the gardens and beyond.
  • KITCHEN
    A superb food preparation and occasional dining area, with extensive painted timber range of wall units, floor cupboards and drawers with polished granite work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel 1½ bowl single drainer sink unit with chromium mixer tap, two ring electric hob with adjacent oil fired Aga cooking range and separate electric single oven/grill, exposed ceiling timber, tiled flooring, radiator, integrated dishwasher, integrated refrigerator, ceiling downlighters, display sections, inner doorway leading to the inner hall and inner archway leading to the pantry.
  • PANTRY
    With oil fired Rayburn Range serving the central heating requirements of the property, enamelled Belfast sink, range of storage and display units, polished granite work surfaces, skylight window, tiled splashbacks, useful storage cupboard, points and space for a refrigerator or freezer, and inner throughway leading to the snug/study.
  • SNUG/STUDY
    With exposed sandstone wall, recessed wood burning stove, tiled flooring, television point, double radiator, study desk, skylight windows, useful shelved storage cupboard and inner doorways leading to the rear porch, ground floor WC and utility room, and double doors opening out onto the north western patio.
  • REAR PORCH
    With external door, electronic alarm control panel and inner doorway leading to the ground floor WC.
  • GROUND FLOOR WC
    With coloured suite having gold effect fittings comprising wash hand basin, WC, radiator and tiled flooring.
  • UTILITY ROOM
    With range of storage and display units, tiled flooring, radiator, skylight window, exposed ceiling beam, stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, and points and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, refrigerator and deep freezer.
  • LANDING
    With staircase leading from the ground floor dining hall, radiator and doorways to the following first floor rooms.
  • MASTER BEDROOM
    With dual aspect windows over the gardens and beyond, ceiling beams, two radiators and access to the walk-through dressing room area and en-suite shower room.
  • WALK-THROUGH DRESSING ROOM
    With ceiling downlighters, fitted wardrobe/storage cupboards to the width and height of one wall, and inner doorway leading to an en-suite shower room.
  • EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
    With white suite having gold effect fittings comprising tiled corner shower cubicle with fitted thermostatically controlled shower unit, wash hand basin, WC, double radiator with towel rail above, electrically heated additional towel rail, lower tiled walls, fan, ceiling downlighters, shaver point, loft access hatch and conservation roof light.
  • BEDROOM TWO
    With double radiator, exposed ceiling timbers, built-in wardrobes/storage cupboards to one wall, dual aspect windows over the gardens and superb far reaching views to the north east.
  • BEDROOM THREE
    With additional electronic alarm control panel, double radiator, built-in wardrobes/storage cupboards to one wall, ceiling beams and superb aspects over the gardens.
  • BEDROOM FOUR
    With exposed sandstone chimney breast, ceiling timbers, double radiator, shelved linen cupboard with double radiator (could also be used as an airing cupboard), and garden aspect.
  • FAMILY BATHROOM
    With white suite having gold effect fittings comprising panelled bath with combination mixer tap/shower fitting, tiled shower cubicle with fitted electric shower unit, wash hand basin, WC, electrically heated towel rail, double radiator, loft access hatch, dual aspect windows and boiler cupboard housing the high pressure hot water cylinder.
  • OUTSIDE
    The grounds to the property are a particular feature, extending in total to approximately ¾ of an acre and surrounding the house on three sides. To the north west of the property there is a screened and lawned garden with Indian sandstone flagged area leading to an additional flagged section to the south west. The principal garden sections are to the north east and south east, and comprise upper and lower banked and flat lawned sections, along with a lower garden pond, summer house with power connected, extensive pebbled driveway with multiple parking spaces leading to an expansive Indian sandstone seating area immediately adjacent to the conservatory and giving access to the garage and annexe, behind which is located the high capacity oil storage tank.
  • GARAGE
    With twin double door vehicular access.
  • EXTERNAL STORE ONE
    With doorway from the inner courtyard, window, worktop and fitted cupboards under and over.
  • EXTERNAL STORE TWO
    With doorway from the inner courtyard.
  • FIRST FLOOR ANNEXE SITTING/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN
    With external porch and access steps, contemporary style range of kitchen units with granite effect work surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, cooker with hood over, integrated refrigerator, oak flooring, two radiators, television point, skylight windows, far reaching views to the north east and inner doorway leading to the bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
  • ANNEXE BEDROOM
    With radiator, built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard, far reaching views to the north east and inner doorway leading to the en-suite bathroom.
  • ANNEXE EN-SUITE BATHROOM
    With contemporary style white suite having chromium fittings comprising panelled bath with curved shower section, shower screen and fitted thermostatically controlled shower unit, wash hand basin with monobloc mixer tap, WC, lower tiled walls, tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating, heated chromium ladder style towel rail/radiator, ceiling downlighters, wall mounted mirror, shaver point, storage units and skylight window.

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