With an abundance of opportunities for a variety of buyers including both residential and commercial and situated in approximately 3 acres of land, Downdale comprises: four bedroom stone build detached period home, The commercially successful 'The Retreat' a one bedroom detached holiday cottage with a 9.8/10 score on Booking.com, Stables and a Cattery all located within the idyllic Cheshire Countryside. The main house needs some renovation but has the potential to be a fantastic investment for a variety of buyers. Downdale House offers spacious internal accommodation of approximately 1,719 square feet and The Retreat offers approximately 546 square feet, there is a further outbuilding with potential for residential/commercial conversion (subject to planning) this investment opportunity needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.
From our office in the centre of Tarporley proceed out of the village towards Chester. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A49 Warrington. Proceed up the dual carriageway and continue until you reach a set of traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto the A54 (Chester Road) and proceed until the junction. Turn left onto the continuation of the A54 and in 0.5 of a mile turn right onto Morreys Lane, where the property will be found in a short distance on the right hand side.
Kelsall is an extremely popular semi-rural Cheshire village and offers excellent day-to-day amenities and a superb position amidst some of Cheshire's most picturesque countryside.
Within the village there is a Co-operative convenience store with internal Post Office/Bureau De Change, butchers, pharmacist, community hall, doctors surgery, vets practice, Parish church and Methodist chapel. Located in the centre of the village are playing fields with specialist children's play area. Worthy of particular attention is that in recent times Brunning and Price have completed a complete refurbishment of the pub in the centre of the village now called The Morris Dancer. In addition there are two further pubs - The Royal Oak and The Farmers Arms. There is also an increasingly popular takeaway sandwich/coffee bar known as The Greedy Pig.
For those with educational needs, Kelsall has an OUTSTANDING Ofsted rated primary school, which in turn feeds into the nearby OUTSTANDING Ofsted rated Tarporley High School.
The area as a whole has access to glorious countryside and places of significant interest that include ancient castles, boating facilities on nearby canals and Delamere Forest. Wonderful walks are provided via the Whitegate Way and Sandstone Trail and in the Willington and Utkinton Hills - known locally as 'Little Switzerland'.
In terms of road links, there are extensive connections to the M56, M6 and M53. The A49, A51 and A55 all link to key areas of commerce and interest. With regards to railway services, there are stations at nearby Hartford, Cuddington, Frodsham, and Chester. All operate on either the Chester - Manchester or Liverpool - London lines. Fantastic connections can be enjoyed at Crewe railway station, with the service to London taking just over 90 minutes. Two international airports can be located within 45 minutes drive - Liverpool John Lennon International Airport and Manchester International Airport.
IN FURTHER DETAILS THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:-
Please note that we have not checked any of the appliances or the central heating system included in the sale (if any). All prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on this point prior to entering the contract.
Nestling in an enviable elevated rural South facing location on the western edge of Delamere Forest Park adjacent to the Sandstone Trail and Nettleford Wood this 0.43 acre stone and brick property looks over the green rolling hills and wooded ridge of the valley beyond. Encircled by mature specimen trees shrubs and hedging the property enjoys a high degree of privacy and is also a haven for wildlife with green woodpeckers pheasants and foxes routinely appearing in the garden.
The house itself whilst requiring renovation and modernisation throughout is essentially a blank canvas for that buyer wishing to create their own unique bespoke home in an outstandingly beautiful location.
Afforded greenbelt conservation area status new build residential development has historically been restricted and presently there are just a handful of other detached properties within the immediate vicinity preserving the kudos of the location and future proofing it's current level of privacy.
Downdale House will undoubtedly appeal to the professional and executive commuter both couples and families alike aspiring to achieve an eclectic work life balance in an area that has an extraordinary abundance of amenities and is home to such venues as Cheshire Polo Club and Oulton Park Race Circuit. With a plethora of golf courses equestrian facilities health spas fine dining restaurants and hotels not to mention all the facilities Delamere Forest itself has to offer most pursuits are catered for locally.
The main arterial A54 provides fast access to Chester City Centre whilst Manchester and Liverpool and their respective airports can be reached within a mere 50 minutes. Similarly the M56 M6 A55 and M53 are easily accessed within 25 minutes.
Schools and colleges both state and private are also exceptionally well represented within the area.
Commercial Opportunity/Holiday Let
The Retreat at Delamere is located in Kelsall and offers barbecue facilities. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
This holiday home with garden views 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered.
Hiking can be enjoyed within close proximity of the holiday home.
Liverpool is 26.7 miles from The Retreat at Delamere. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, 19.9 miles from the accommodation.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Kelsall! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Couples particularly like the location they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.
This property is also rated for the best value in Kelsall! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Reception Hall4.65m (15'3) x 2.62m (8'7)
Exposed beams, windows to front and radiator.
Lounge/Dining Room7.16m (23'6) x 3.96m (13')
Open fireplace with brick surround and hearth, windows to side and rear, double doors to rear, exposed beams, wall light points and radiator.
Kitchen3.96m (13') x 3.66m (12')
Tiled floor, fitted with a range of base units comprising cupboards, base units with work surfaces over and tiled splashback, inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, space for fridge and separate freezer, space for dishwasher, window to rear, inset downlighters, door to side and radiator.
Shower Room2.16m (7'1) x 1.3m (4'3)
Tiled floor, low level WC, wall mounted wash basin with tiled splashback, shower unit with wall mounted shower head over and fully tiled wall splashback, window to front and inset downlighters.
Inner Hall4.52m (14'10) x 1.89m (6'2)
Tiled floor, stairs to First Floor, wall light points, understairs storage and radiator.
Sitting Room4.57m (15') x 4.09m (13'5)
Windows to front and sides, inset downlighters, built-in wardrobes and radiator.
Windows to front and side, exposed beams, wall light points and radiator.
Bedroom One4.45m (14'7) x 3.99m (13'1)
Exposed wooden flooring, exposed beams, inset downlighters, built-in wardrobes, windows to rear and radiator.
Bedroom Two3.96m (13') x 3.66m (12')
Exposed wooden flooring, windows to front and rear, built-in wardrobes, feature period style fireplace, loft access and radiators.
Bedroom Three4.5m (14'9) x 3.48m (11'5)
Exposed beams, Velux windows to side and radiator.
Family Bathroom2.97m (9'9) x 2.46m (8'1)
Exposed wooden flooring, low level WC, pedestal wash basin with mosaic tiled splashback, panelled bath with mixer tap, separate shower head attachment over and fully tiled wall splashback, window to rear, exposed beam and radiator.
Boiler Room2.21m (7'3) x 1.67m (5'6)
Gardens And Land
The property is approached off Morreys Lane through a double width entrance which opens onto an extensive gravelled driveway providing extensive off road parking for several vehicles.
Surrounding the property and Detached Annex are the gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with a wide selection of specimen trees and borders widely stocked with herbaceous plants.
The extensive gravelled driveway leads to the stables and paddock which are flanked by mature trees creating privacy.
The Retreat Holiday Let
Very spacious apartment. Beautiful surroundings. Initially thought it was excellent value for money
Judith United Kingdom United Kingdom
The retreat is a lovely little place in a scenic area. So relaxing and enjoyable just what we needed!
Aimee Aimee United Kingdom United Kingdom
After a day walking the Sandstone Trail, the Retreat was ideal for our needs
Travelcat Travelcat United Kingdom United Kingdom
Loft access and radiator.
Wood laminate flooring, fitted with a range of wall and base units comprising cupboards and drawers, base units with work surfaces over and tiled splashback, inset one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, inset four ring hob with oven and extractor hood over, space for fridge/freezer, window, inset downlighters and radiator.
Fitted carpet, countryside views through UPVC double glazed window to the side and Upvc double glazed double doors to the rear.
Upvc double glazed window to the side, fitted carpet, radiator.
Bath with shower over and glass screen, low level w.c. with push flush, wash hand basin with vanity unit.
Laid to patio with tranquil countryside views.
Outbuilding with Potential Conversion (subject to planning)
Reception 3.3m (10'10) x 2.95m (9'8)
Kitchen 2.95m (9'8) x 2.23m (7'4)
Cat Holding Area One 7.13m (23'5) x 3.8m (12'6)
Cat Holding Area Two 6.95m (22'10) x 3.63m (11'11)
Cheshire West And Chester. Council Tax - Band G.
Freehold. Subject to verification by Vendor's Solicitor.
SERVICES (NOT TESTED)
We believe that mains water, electricity, Oil fired central heating and private drainage are connected.
Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.