Situated in a quiet village location an elegant Grade II listed Georgian residence with extensive accommodation, charm and character throughout.
From our office in Tarporley, proceed along the High Street in the direction of Chester. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A51 (Chester). Pass through Clotton and Duddon and in a short distance turn right across the bypass, signposted Tarvin and Oscroft, onto Tarporley Road. Continue for a short distance and just before the Church turn right onto a cobbled lane and The Old Vicarage is the first property on the right hand side.
Tarvin is an increasingly popular village and is located 6 miles from Chester and 5 miles from Tarporley. In recent times the village has been the subject of an impressive scheme of improvement and boasts an excellent range of day to day amenities including Co-op store, two churches, newsagents, four public houses/restaurants and individual retail outlets. There is also within the village a doctors' surgery and good Ofsted primary school.
For further amenities close by the award winning village of Tarporley, is renowned for its Historic High Street which is located approximately 12 miles from Chester and offers a superb range of amenities including fashion boutiques, art galleries, DIY, florists, butcher, hairdressers, chemist, hospital, petrol station and other general stores. There is also a range of pleasant restaurants and public houses, which complete the thriving village. Additionally Tarporley has the added benefit of two highly regarded Golf courses. Tarporley has its own two churches and both a primary and a secondary school which has an 'Outstanding' Ofsted report. There is easy access to the surrounding villages, motorway and railway networks, which give access to the north and south of the UK.
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.
THE OLD VICARAGE
The Old Vicarage is an elegant Grade II listed period house being of special historical and architectural importance and dates from the late Georgian era. The property is constructed of brick under a slate roof with attractive deep sash windows and a panelled front door beneath a Georgian fan-light.
Internally the property has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment which has been finished to an extremely high specification introducing contemporary fittings to complement the original features and now providing superb family accommodation arranged on three floors with the flexibility to create an annexe on the Second Floor.
At Ground Floor level the Entrance Hall opens to an elegant staircase off which the principal reception rooms are arranged.
The Drawing Room and Dining Room are inter-connecting via double doors and are beautifully proportioned rooms with high moulded ceilings, dado rails, feature marble fireplaces and sash windows with shutters.
The Sitting Room with southerly aspect overlooking the garden has a moulded ceiling cornice, picture rail, sash windows with shutters, window seat and decorative cast iron fire grate with slate surround and hearth.
Beneath the staircase, steps lead down to an extensive cellar with two large barrel vaulted rooms.
In the Morning Room a feature has been made of the original back staircase and there is also an attractive cast iron range together with Travertine floor which extends into a superb fitted Breakfast Kitchen with wall and base units including a central island unit under granite worksurfaces with four oven 'Aga' with electric hob, 'Franke' double ceramic sink, 'Neff' microwave oven, dishwasher, walk-in pantry with granite tops and shelving.
From the Breakfast Kitchen bi-folding doors open out onto a sheltered south facing terrace.
Off the Breakfast Kitchen is a Rear Hall with Travertine floor, built-in Housekeepers cupboard with a 'Whirlpool' fridge/freezer with ice-maker, wine racks and wine cooler.
From the Rear Hall access is gained to a Shower Room/Cloakroom and separate Utility/Boot Room with built-in cupboards and shelving, fitted ceramic sink with cupboards and drawers below, plumbing for a washing machine and 'Ideal Concord' gas central heating boiler.
The First Floor accommodation is arranged off a wide Landing with Master Bedroom Suite including a cast iron fireplace with 'Aga' burning stove, moulded ceiling cornice, book shelving and oak flooring which extends into a Dressing Room with built-in wardrobes and cupboards above. Off the Bedroom is a fully tiled En-suite Shower Room incorporating a low flush WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.
Off the Landing are two further Bedrooms, one of which is presently used as a Study and opposite is a Family Bathroom with 'Whirlpool' spa bath, sauna and large shower with 'Hansgrohe' fittings and body jets.
Beyond the Landing is an Inner Landing where there is a further double Bedroom, separate Linen Cupboard and spiral staircase to the Second Floor which incorporates three generous double Bedrooms all of which have fully tiled En-suite Shower Rooms with low flush WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. The Second Floor accommodation is extremely flexible and could be used as a separate annexe incorporating a fully fitted Kitchenette with wall and base units and island unit under granite worksurfaces. The Kitchenette contains a stainless steel sink unit, dishwasher, fridge freezer and grill, flat screen TV, downlighters and cast iron fireplace with tiled floor extending into the eaves recess where there is a further hot water tank and wall mounted boiler.
Drawing Room7.24m (23'9) x 5.38m (17'8)
Dining Room5.41m (17'9) x 5.38m (17'8)
Sitting Room7.32m (24') x 5.21m (17'1)
Morning Room4.78m (15'8) x 4.57m (15')
Accessed via Entrance Hall.
Breakfast Kitchen5.89m (19'4) x 3.81m (12'6)
Utility/Boot Room3.84m (12'7) x 3.84m (12'7)
Master Bedroom Suite
Bedroom5.56m (18'3) x 4.72m (15'6)
En-suite Shower Room
Bedroom Three5.41m (17'9) x 3.1m (10'2)
Bedroom Seven/Study5.41m (17'9) x 4.04m (13'3)
Bedroom Two5.56m (18'3) x 5.41m (17'9)
Accessed via spiral staircase from First Floor - Landing.
Bedroom Four7.16m (23'6) x 5.66m (18'7)
En-suite Shower Room
Dressing Room (Currently Used as Kitchenette)5.33m (17'6) x 3.56m (11'8)
Bedroom Five7.24m (23'9) x 6.05m (19'10)
En-suite Shower Room
Bedroom Six7.01m (23') x 5.21m (17'1)
En-suite Shower Room
The property is approached from Church Street with the entrance opening onto a circular gravelled driveway which provides extensive parking. The drive is edged with raised granite setts forming deep shrub borders enclosed by attractive brickwalls beneath coping stones.
The rear garden is very private being part-walled and south-facing with aspect across open fields beyond the village. Immediately behind the house is a terrace which is accessed directly from the Breakfast Kitchen providing a sheltered seating and BBQ area bordered by low yew hedging. Steps from the terrace lead down into a contemporary themed sunken garden with decorative cobbling, raised seating area and side access to the front.
Beyond the terrace is a formal lawned garden enclosed by a high brick wall on the westerly boundary beneath which is a herbaceous border.
Within the gardens are a selection of specimen trees including a pair of Holme Oaks and impressive Cedar. At the bottom of the garden are two inter-connecting ornamental ponds with a rockery and waterfall beyond which is a wild flower garden and separate herb garden with octagonal raised beds.
Cheshire West And Chester. Council Tax - Band E.
Freehold. Subject to verification by Vendor's Solicitor.
SERVICES (NOT TESTED)
We believe that mains water, electricity, Gas central heating and drainage are connected.
No tests have been made of mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services. We cannot therefore confirm that they are in working order and any prospective purchaser is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.