Located on the fringe of Norley village, adjacent to Delamere Forest and with views over Hatchmere Lake - a wonderful and genuinely special detached house oozing charm, character and history whilst offering excellent family accommodation that has been skilfully extended and substantially improved - in all set in five acres. Five reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Excellent outbuildings including very large garage and stable block. Formal gardens, paddocks, long driveway and woodlands. No ongoing chain.
Located on the fringe of Norley village, adjacent to Delamere Forest and with views over Hatchmere Lake - a wonderful and genuinely special detached house oozing charm, character and history whilst offering excellent family accommodation that has been skilfully extended and substantially improved - in all set in 5 acres. Five reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, five bedrooms and one bathroom. One bathroom, one ensuite shower room and two further shower rooms. Excellent outbuildings including a treble garage/workshop and stable block. Formal gardens, paddocks, long driveway and woodlands. No ongoing chain.
Location is a key factor in the purchase of any property and that of Hatchmere Farm is hard to better. The house stands in grounds of approximately 5 acres on the fringe of Norley village, adjacent to Delamere Forest and with views of Hatchmere Lake to the front. This spectacular combination combines with a wonderful detached house that is both spacious and versatile. The present owner has lavished care and attention on the house over sixteen years and it can be moved into immediately, it also offers an exciting and rare opportunity to further enhance, update and individualise so as to suit particular requirements.
The house is approached via a wonderful sweeping driveway that forms the perfect approach to this most attractive house. The house itself has been extended and due to the number and size of the reception rooms lends itself ideally to family occupation. With a large enclosed porch/entrance vestibule to the front that leads to the principal entrance hall which is doubled up as a library. Off the entrance hall access is gained to a large family room and a most attractive sitting room with feature brick fireplace with multifuel burning stove.
Thereafter there is a dining room, exceptional living room, study, conservatory and terrific breakfast kitchen with space for table and chairs. The kitchen is a charming room with views over the rear gardens and a convenient position next to a very spacious utility room/second kitchen that is very practical and taken in conjunction with the kitchen provides a space that is ideal for and exactly in line with modern day living requirements. The ground floor is completed via a shower room, door leading to garage, a further shower room and staircase rising to the inner hall/gallery to the first floor accommodation.
The first floor accommodation comprises a master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite in addition to four further bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. The bedrooms are generously proportioned and excellent views can be enjoyed to the front over the gardens.
It is indeed the most charming and attractive gardens that truly inspire and captivate. In addition to the long driveway to the front of the house, there are beautiful areas of formal gardens that are abundantly stocked with raised beds, borders and delightful mature trees. There is an outside tennis court, large paddocks, patio areas, large areas of lawn and an area of "secret garden" that leads to the delightful woodland. In all the gardens they are noticeable for their exceptional levels of seclusion, privacy and establishment and the house sits very attractively in the centre of the plot.
Norley is set amidst the Cheshire countryside on the fringe of Delamere Forest which offers a host of outdoor activities including good walks, mountain biking, horse riding and nature trails. The house is located opposite the Hatchmere Lake which is a protected nature reserve supporting a large array of fish and wildlife. Norley is well situated for access by road and rail to the commercial centres including Cheshire, Liverpool and Manchester. Delamere railway station is within 1 mile giving good access with Chester some 14 miles, Liverpool 24 miles, Manchester 28 miles, Frodsham 8 miles and Tarporley 8 miles. Norley itsel offers everyday shopping provisions at the local grocery shop whilst the adjacent villages of Kingsley, Cuddington, Frodsham and Northwich offer more comprehensive facilities. Frodsham is a traditional market town that hosts a regular street market offering an array of local produce. Manchester and Liverpool International Airports are found within 45 minutes drive. There are a range of superb schools in both the state and private sector within close proximity with the increasingly popular Grange School in Hartford being just 10 to 15 minutes drive away.
There is an equine hospital 300 yards away across the fields.
Those who enjoy sport can take advantage of golf clubs including Delamere, Sandiway, Whitegate Tarporley, Frodsham, Helsby. There is also a renowned motor racing circuit at Oulton Park. Horse racing at Chester, Haydock and Liverpool and major football clubs at Manchester, Liverpool and Bolton. For those who enjoy cricket Old Trafford (the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club) is found within 45 minutes to an hours drive.
Delamere Forest is a wonderful place for families to walk, cycle, horse ride and picnic and an absolute haven for birds and wild life.
Covered entrance porch
2.82m(9'3'') x 1.37m(4'6'')
Terracotta tiled floor. Front door with side panels. Deep coats cupboard with shelf and hanging rail. Double width doors leading to entrance hall.
4.67m(15'4'') x 3.05m(10'0'')
An excellent introduction to the property that could alternatively be used as a reading room. Parquet flooring. Double panel radiator. Display niches. Coved ceiling. Recessed halogen spotlights. Exposed roof purlin. Double width doors to covered entrance porch. Framed opening to sitting room and step up and door to family room.
6.27m(20'7'') x 4.22m(13'10'')
Side aspect wooden framed double glazed window. Front aspect triple width windows. Double panel radiator. Step down and door to entrance hall.
6.43m(21'1'') x 3.84m(12'7'')
Cheshire brick fireplace with stone hearth and beam mantle over housing multifuel burning stove. Front aspect wooden framed double glazed windows. Double panel radiator. Recessed halogen spotlights. Framed opening to entrance hall. Door to inner hall and door to dining room. Velux skylight.
4.57m(15'0'') x 3.94m(12'11'')
Large front aspect wooden framed double glazed window. Coved ceiling. Parquet flooring. Radiator. Door to sitting room. Door to living room. Door to breakfast/ktichen.
7.80m(25'7'') x 4.57m(15'0'')
Recessed brick fireplace. Parquet flooring. Front aspect window. Double width doors with matching panels to front. Extruded roof purlin and ceiling beams. Three radiators. Two window seats. Door to dining room and door to family room.
3.68m(12'1'') x 2.82m(9'3'')
Side and rear UPVC double glazed windows. Velux skylight. Telephone point. Double panel radiator. Door to living room and door to breakfast kitchen.
4.65m(15'3'') x 3.71m(12'2'')
Fitted with an excellent range of cream Shaker style wall and floor cupboards together with sliding drawers and rolled edge preparation surfaces throughout. Space for Belling range cooker with tiled splashback and extractor hood over. Glass fronted crockery display cabinet. One and half bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and drainer unit. Windows overlooking rear garden. Space for dishwasher. Tiled surround to preparation surfaces. Space for tall fridge freezer. Recessed halogen spotlights. Further glass fronted crockery/book display cabinet. Double panel radiator. Door to study and door to utility room.
5.18m(17'0'') x 3.07m(10'1'')
An exceptionally spacious utility room comprehensively fitted and due to its position next to the breakfast kitchen provides an extremely practical working space. Fitted with a range of painted timber wall and floor cupboards together with wood block preparation surfaces. Single bowl Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Worcester Greenstart 8G wall mounted condensing boiler. Quarry tiled floor. Door to breakfast kitchen Door to dining room. Door to outside. Door to inner hall. Window overlooking rear garden. Large built in pantry cupboard. Space for refrigerator.
3.38m(11'1'') x 3.10m(10'2'')
Staircase rising to first floor with spindled balustrade. Door to sitting room. Door to utility room. Door to conservatory. Door to shower room.
5.31m(17'5'') x 2.57m(8'5'')
Sliding UPVC double glazed doors opening onto patio area. Wall mounted DeLonghi heater. Door to lobby.
2.54m(8'4'') x 0.81m(2'8'')
Door to garage. Door to shower room.
1.98m(6'6'') x 1.96m(6'5'')
Fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback and fully enclosed shower enclosure housing Mira shower unit. Double panel radiator. Fully tiled floor. Recessed halogen spotlights. Extractor fan. Shaver socket point. Conveniently located just off the garage, this shower room is ideal as a internal gardeners toilet/washing area.
2.67m(8'9'') x 2.01m(6'7'')
Located off the inner hall. Fitted with a Twyfords white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and fully tiled shower enclosure with Mira shower unit. Half tiled walls. Terracotta tiled floor. Extractor fan. Recessed halogen spotlights. Shaver socket point. Single panel radiator. Useful built in cupboard.
Staircase with spindled gallery leading to inner hall. High level wide dorma window. Doors to five bedrooms and family bathroom. Single panel radiator.
Comprising dressing room, ensuite shower room and bedroom.
2.72m(8'11'') x 2.51m(8'3'')
Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Double panel radiator. Front aspect window overlooking garden and grounds. Door to ensuite shower room. Door to landing. Framed opening to bedroom.
Ensuite shower room
1.98m(6'6'') x 2.21m(7'3'')
Fitted with a white Twyford suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and fully tiled shower enclosure housing Mira shower unit. Light with shaver socket point. Two chrome towel rails. Velux window. Triple width wall mounted cupboard. Door to dressing room.
4.70m(15'5'') x 4.29m(14'1'')
Front and side aspect windows overlooking gardens and grounds. Two double panel radiators. Two wall light points.
4.65m(15'3'') x 3.73m(12'3'')
Front and side aspect windows. Double panel radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Large built in wardrobe.
3.66m(12'0'') x 3.18m(10'5'')
Front aspect window. Radiator.
3.94m(12'11'') x 3.45m(11'4'')
Front aspect window overlooking garden. Double panel radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Fitted wardrobes
3.53m(11'7'') x 3.45m(11'4'')
Front aspect window. Double panel radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Fitted wardrobes.
3.61m(11'10'') x 2.79m(9'2'')
Fitted with a suite comprising low level WC, bidet with mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Double panel radiator. Majority tiled walls. Rear aspect windows. The family bathroom is accessed via a small lobby that has two cupboards. The first is an airing cupboard with slatted shelving whilst the second is a very useful walk-in airing cupboard measuring 12'1" x 3'4" with tiled wall, pine clad ceiling, single panel radiator, slatted shelving, sloping ceiling and light connection.
The property is approached via a most attractive sweeping and gently rising concrete driveway that is flanked by woodlands to the left (with bluebells on prominent display at certain times of the year) and a raised bank to the right. The driveway leads directly to the house and widens in front of the house where there is ample off road parking and turning space. There is also additional parking available to both sides of the house and to the right hand side there is access to the garage. The gardens to the front are an absolute delight being noticeable for their total seclusion and privacy, South facing aspect, maturity and establishment. There is a large lawn suitable for croquet that is flanked by superb mature hedging, most attractive trees and beautifully stocked beds. There is also a pergola leading through to a different part of the garden. In addition to the areas of lawn there is a very large Yorkstone patio.
To the side of the house there is a full sized outside tennis court and beyond that is a high quality paddock that is extensive, surrounded by mature trees and provides an excellent area for horses, or simply those who enjoy walking their dog or perhaps playing a bit of diy golf!
The rear garden is split into different areas so as to maximise beauty, variety and interest. Immediately to the rear of the house and accessed from a door in the conservatory/utility room is a spacious patio area which provides ample space for garden furniture but has beautifully stocked raised beds. The garden to the rear is laid to lawn with a paved path running through and leading to the detached stable.
To the side of the property there is a beautiful and secluded area of garden which could easily be described as "the secret garden". Access via a timber gate the area starts off with lawn and runs into mature and beautiful woodland.
In total the gardens and grounds extends to approximately 5 acres.
4.00m(13'1'') x 2.50m(8'2'')
Detached stable block
16.33m(53'7'') x 3.51m(11'6'')
External measurement. An excellent building with four stables, overhang, concrete turnout and open fronted feed store.
8.59m(28'2'') x 7.52m(24'8'')
A superb garage/workshop/games room and is particularly spacious, has power and light connections, two up and over door to the front, lockable pedestrian door to the front and an internal lockable door to the main house.
We understand that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected
Viewing by appointment with the Agents' Tarporley
We believe the property is freehold tenure.
From Wright Manley office in the centre of Tarporley take a right turn out of the village in the direction of Chester. Proceed until reaching a roundabout at which point take the third exit onto the A49 Warrington Road. Proceed up the A49 and continue until reaching a left hand fork onto the B5152. Proceed along for approximately 1.5 miles before reaching a crossroads. At the crossroads carry straight on. You will now be on Abbey Lane and after a short distance passing individual houses on the right hand side, there is a further crossroads at which point carry straight on. Proceed along passing Delamere Stores on the right hand side and continue passing Delamere Railway Station, also on the left hand side. Now in amongst Delamere Forest continue following signs to Chester and upon reaching the roundabout take the third exit on to the A49. Continue along the A49 after the Alvanley Arms on the right hand side take the next left onto Stable Lane (B5152). Go straight ahead across the A54 and A556 and this brings onto Station Road the continuation of the B5152. Continue along until reaching a crossroads and proceed straight on. Opposite the Carriers Inn public house/restaurant is the driveway entrance to Hatchmere Farm. Black gates with white posts.