For Sale in Ridley £515,000

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Own your own piece of British history, with this stunning 16th-century unlisted Tudor cottage. Recently renovated to an immaculate finish, the cottage features a host of period features and enjoys idyllic uninterrupted views of the Cheshire countryside from the beautiful private gardens.

Key Features

  • 1 Reception Room
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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The Cottage, Ridley

Own your own piece of British history, with this stunning 16th-century unlisted Tudor cottage. Recently renovated to an immaculate finish, the cottage features a host of period features and enjoys idyllic uninterrupted views of the Cheshire countryside from the beautiful private gardens.


From our office in Tarporley, proceed down to High Street towards the A51 bypass. At the junction turn left in the direction of Nantwich. At the traffic lights with the Red Fox Indian on the right hand side, turn right onto the A49 (Whitchurch Road). Proceed for 4.4 miles passing Beeston Market on the right hand side and The Wild Boar Hotel on the left, where the property will be located on the left hand side.


Ridley is a quiet semi-rural hamlet positioned within 9 miles of Malpas and 7 miles of Nantwich. Ridley, Bulkeley and the nearby villages of Bickerton and Peckforton are renowned for their natural beauty and proximity to surrounding countryside. Ridley is the centre point of a triangle of Nantwich, Tarporley and Malpas, three highly attractive areas renowned for individual retail outlets and an immense character and charm. The extensive amenities of Chester City Centre can be accessed within 20 minutes drive. For the business traveller, in addition to the extensive road links leading to the M56, M6, A49 and A51 there is also a railway station at Crewe that can be found within 20 minutes with an excellent direct service to London. In addition, there are railway stations at Chester and Wrenbury. Manchester and Liverpool International Airports can both be accessed within 40 minutes to one hours drive. The area as a whole is ideal for those who enjoy rural living with walks in Bulkeley Hill Wood, Bickerton Hills and the Sandstone Trail all readily accessible. The National Trust have recently taken over the management and ownership of many of these walkways thereby providing future protection as to the use of the land. In terms of Pubs and Restaurants, the Bickerton Poacher, Cholmondeley Arms and the Dysart Arms are all within a short distance whilst those who enjoy a bracing walk can even venture to the Pheasant Inn in Burwardsley, an outstanding Pub/Restaurant that enjoys truly magnificent and far reaching elevated views.


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.


A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning piece of British history in your own private corner of the Cheshire countryside. The original farmer's cottage, dated around 1540, retains much of the original charm and features such as internal and external oak beams, and open fireplace. The property comes with the added benefit of being unlisted, offering freedom from heritage regulations.

The cottage has been fully renovated and extended since 2019, with the aim of future proofing the building and ensuring minimal maintenance going forward. The works that have been undertaken include a full electrical re-wire, new central heating system and boiler, and new flooring, plastering and plumbing throughout.

High quality natural materials such as solid oak and natural stone have been utilised where ever possible. The handmade clay bricks from an historic outbuilding and pigsty have been reclaimed and used as a feature throughout the property, to help keep the story of this special building alive.

The private aspect of the site and provision of multiple seating spaces have created the ideal environment for working from home, or to simply relax and enjoy.


Internally the property enjoys a large Open-Plan Family Kitchen and Dining Room, with hand-made solid pine units, range cooker, integrated dishwasher and large pantry. French doors open out on to an extensive decked area, offering the flexibility of convenient inside/outside dining and seating with uninterrupted views all the way to the Peak District on the horizon. The Utility/Cloak Room and Downstairs W/C offer the benefits of additional comfort and practicality.

The Master Bedroom benefits from a stylish En-suite and large feature window with built in window seat, the optimum place to sit and enjoy the views of the countryside and sheep in the neighbouring fields. Two additional bedrooms and a second bathroom offer comfortable accommodation for family and visitors.

Externally, the addition of a large private car park with space for eight or more vehicles make this the perfect venue for entertaining a number of guests for Christmas dinner or summer barbeques. Beautiful mature gardens feature apple, damson and sloe trees, wild strawberries, a nature pond, and numerous shrubs and trees. Two new sheds, a greenhouse and a log store will be included with the cottage for storage.


Entrance Hall

Separate WC

1.47m (4'10) x .9m (2'11)

Utility Room

2.24m (7'4) x 1.57m (5'2)


4.42m (14'6) x 3.56m (11'8)

Family Dining Kitchen

7.01m (23') Max x 4.29m (14'1)



Bedroom One

4.62m (15'2) x 4.19m (13'9)

En-suite Shower Room

2.11m (6'11) x 1.57m (5'2)

Bedroom Two

4.39m (14'5) x 3.48m (11'5)

Bedroom Three

2.1m (6'11) x 1.8m (5'11)


2.24m (7'4) x 1.7m (5'7)




Cheshire East Council.


Freehold. Subject to verification by Vendor's Solicitor.


We believe that mains water, electricity and Oil-fired central heating are connected.




Vacant possession upon completion.


Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.