3 bed detached house for sale

£249,950

Forest Street, Weaverham, Northwich CW8

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Property features

  • A Wonderful Piece Of Cheshire History
  • Retaining Many Historical Features
  • Sympathetically Renovated And Extended
  • Original Well In The Grounds
  • A Beautifully Presented Thatched Cottage
  • Offered With No Onward Chain

Property description



Call us up to 9PM, 7 days A weeks. A most unique and characterful timber-framed former agricultural worker's cottage, believed to date back to the 16th Century. Despite being one of the oldest properties in Weaverham Village, School Bank Cottage is not currently listed. The cottage derives its name from the former Grammar School on Forest Street - a sandstone building not far from the property. The cottage has been occupied by the same family for over 300 years and in that time, has undergone the most sympathetic restoration and improvement works. The original cottage's distinct roof was re-thatched with reed in 1998 and a traditionally coal-fired Cheshire brick extension to the rear of the original cottage was constructed in 2000, with a reclaimed Welsh slate roof, providing a superb addition to the ground floor accommodation. All doors, skirting and door frames throughout the property were hand made in English oak, the curtain rails and side gate were made by a local blacksmith and all door ironmongery is fashioned in annealed iron. On-site reclaimed materials or materials from local sources have been used in the renovation works wherever possible. A detailed photographic record of the restoration is available, as is an historical record of occupancy from 1839 onwards. The property's wealth of historical features will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Tudor period and a desire to own a home that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Ground Floor

Entrance

The front entrance to the cottage is a solid oak door, with a leaded window pane of antique glass and with a restored original handle, which opens into the sitting room.

Sitting Room

13' 11" x 12' 11"  (4.24m x 3.94m) This room is the oldest part of the cottage, which dates from c.1590 and the original timber frame is now protected within the cavity wall. The focal point of the room is the brick fireplace, the colour of which matches the original Tudor brick in the chimney and whose lintel is fashioned from Westmorland slate, taken from the former pigsty. The fireplace incorporates a living flame gas fire. The room is lit by a double-glazed window to the front elevation and another double-glazed window on the opposite wall, looking into the kitchen. Television point; double radiator; open tread staircase leading to the first floor, whose post and rail were fitted in the 1950s to replace the Victorian staircase and from which the cruck frame construction is still visible. The position of the original front door is indicated by the presence of a timber lintel and a keeper for the wooden bolt, which remain in the cottage's framework. Solid oak door to:

Dining Room

12' 11" x 7' 7"  (3.94m x 2.31m) This room occupies what is believed to be a 17th Century extension to the original cottage and the carpenter's jointing marks are visible near the door frame. During the 19th Century, the dining room and the above bedroom were occupied as a self-contained residence until 1871, when two rooms in the cottage were knocked into one and this room was then used as the kitchen. Indeed, evidence of the presence of the old range is visible on the stone slab at the base of the room's feature fireplace. New ceiling joists and a gable wall were constructed in 1928. The room is lit by a double-glazed window to both the front and rear elevations; radiator; telephone point; solid oak doors to the sitting room and kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

16' 6" x 12' 6"  (5.03m x 3.81m) A fantastic extension to the ground floor accommodation, in a contrasting architectural style with a vaulted ceiling and English oak features. The floor is laid with North Wales slate tiles. Furnished with a suite comprising a range of eye-level and base units with Chestnut doors, roll-top work surfaces and Minton Hollins tiled splash backs in a Victorian design. Integrated sink unit; integrated washing machine; integrated fridge; integrated freezer; integrated dishwasher; integrated electric oven with four-ring gas hob and ceiling-mounted extractor over; two u-pvc double-glazed windows to the side elevation; two double-glazed skylights; two radiators; solid oak doors to the sitting room, rear patio and inner hall. Oak hatch door providing access to a fully boarded loft space above the master bedroom and two bathrooms, measuring 18'0 x 16'0. This loft room is fully plastered and ventilated, with a carpeted floor and electric and light points. A Worcester combi boiler is mounted on one wall and there are two service access hatches.

Inner Hall

Solid oak doors to the kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom; u-pvc double-glazed window to the side elevation; radiator.

Bathroom

In contrast with the original cottage's historical architecture and design, the bathroom occupies the rear extension and is furnished with a most stylish and contemporary white suite. The Sottini fittings comprise a low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and a panelled bath with chrome wall-mounted shower and curtain rail over; tiles to the floor and all walls; wall-mounted hi-gloss storage cabinet containing a laundry basket; ceiling spotlights; radiator; extractor fan.

Master Bedroom

16' 6" x 12' 6"  (5.03m x 3.81m) A sizeable room on the ground floor, at the rear of the modern extension, the master bedroom is lit by a u-pvc double-glazed window to the side and rear elevations respectively and provides ample space for a double bed and free-standing furniture. Fitted wardrobes with mirror-fronted sliding doors along one wall, housing the central heating controls; English oak ceiling feature; two radiators; telephone point; television point; solid oak door to;

En-Suite Shower Room

A second contemporary white Sottini suite, comprising a low-level WC, pedestal wash-hand basin with chrome mixer tap and a corner glass shower cubicle with wall-mounted chrome shower; tiles to the floor and to all walls; ceiling spotlights; radiator; extractor fan.

First Floor

Accessed via the staircase from the Sitting Room; solid oak doors to Bedrooms Two and Three.

Bedroom Two

14' 0" (max) x 12' 11"  (4.27m (max) x 3.94m) Located in the original cottage, the style of the second bedroom reverts back to Elizabethan design. A weathering effect and earlier peg joints serve as evidence of re-used timbers, and stumps of perlins from a former neighbouring cottage are still present. Space for a double bed and free-standing furniture; vaulted ceiling; exposed beams; heating coil; service access hatch; double-glazed window to the side elevation; ceiling spotlights; double-glazed window to the front elevation, mounted above the wall plate - (the original window had been set lower, into the wall plate).

Bedroom Three

12' 11" x 7' 7"  (3.94m x 2.31m) Located opposite the second bedroom and in the original cottage, the third bedroom provides space for a single bed and free-standing furniture and is similarly styled with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. A double-glazed window to the side elevation overlooks the well in the garden. Oak cruck frame; pine perlins constructed during repairs in 1928; radiator; ceiling spotlight.

Utility Room

Occupying a brick lean-to with a sloping slate roof on the side elevation of the original cottage and replacing a former thatched lean-to store, this room is accessed via a door from the rear patio and is suitable for use as a utility room, office, or storage room. Ruabon tiled floor; wall-mounted fuse box and electric meter; space for kitchen appliances; storage cupboard; radiator; double-glazed window to the front elevation.

Exterior

To the front of the property is a boundary fence constructed in oak and a low wall, which utilises sandstone pad-stones that had supported timber frame posts. A rockery of worn large stones (that were originally road curb stones) sits on a small garden before the front door, with a cobbled pathway running along the front elevation, past a lawned area at the side of the cottage, to a wooden side-gate that opens onto Forest Street.

The garden area at the side of the cottage, which measures approximately 20' x 16', features the most magnificent original brick-lined well. The well contains approx. 4ft of water and remained in use until 1928. Upon closer inspection, a small child's fingerprints are visible in the brick ring, which was constructed in the late 16th Century.

To the rear of the property is a paved patio area with a dwarf brick wall encompassing a raised lawned garden, which continues around the back of the property to a timber garden shed against the boundary wall. Pull-in parking facilities are available on Forest Street, paid for by the current owners and courtesy of Chester and Cheshire West Highways Authority.

Directions :-

From our office on The Bullring, proceed along Watling Street, which becomes Winnington Street (A533). After approximately one mile, turn left onto Winnington Avenue, which shortly becomes Wallerscote Road. At the end of Wallerscote Road, turn right onto Northwich Road, through Weaverham Village and take the second left onto Forest Street. The property can be found on the left-hand side, just before Longmeadow and the junction for the B5144, and is distinguished by a Reeds Rains 'For Sale' board.

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CW8 Zed-Index
£223,750 £358,574 £173,190 £130,656 £137,335

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Value change
£218 (0.10%) £3,262 (1.48%) £8,847 (4.12%) £15,433 (7.41%) £17,046 (8.25%) £17,755 (8.62%) £15,926 (7.66%)
from 
Avg. price paid: £205,358
No. of property sales: 574
Avg. price paid: £197,637
No. of property sales: 1,480
Avg. price paid: £197,656
No. of property sales: 2,269
Avg. price paid: £197,774
No. of property sales: 2,967
Avg. price paid: £143,149
No. of property sales: 12,144

Avg. asking price in CW8: £243,539
No. of properties for sale in CW8: 426
Avg. asking rent in CW8: £749 pcm
No. of properties to rent in CW8: 55

Property value data/graphs for CW8

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £358,574 £235 3.8 £316,073
Semi-detached £173,190 £186 3.1 £161,902
Terraced £130,656 £162 2.6 £127,245
Flats £137,335 £208 1.9 £112,214

Current asking prices in CW8

Avg. current asking prices in CW8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £87,462
(4)
£121,959
(73)
£190,472
(128)
£342,260
(125)
£451,666
(39)
Flats £76,035
(14)
£120,639
(27)
£80,000
(1)
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All £78,574
(18)
£121,603
(100)
£189,616
(129)
£342,260
(125)
£451,666
(39)

Current asking rents in CW8

Avg. current asking prices in CW8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £550 pcm
(1)
£564 pcm
(13)
£725 pcm
(15)
£932 pcm
(3)
£1,248 pcm
(1)
Flats £458 pcm
(5)
£560 pcm
(10)
- - -
All £474 pcm
(6)
£562 pcm
(23)
£725 pcm
(15)
£932 pcm
(3)
£1,248 pcm
(1)

Fun facts for CW8

Highest value in CW8
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Bag Lane £1,023,264
The Paddocks £950,622
Onston Lane £929,197
Weaverham Road £864,024
The Grange £843,821
Highest turnover in CW8
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Almond Grove 60.0%
Delamere Close 54.2%
St. Johns Way 44.1%
Pinfold Way 37.5%
Snowdon Street 37.5%

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Nearby transport

  • Acton Bridge (Cheshire) (0.9 miles)
  • Cuddington (1.6 miles)
  • Hartford (Cheshire) (1.8 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (12.1 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (14.3 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (39.8 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (19.8 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (19.9 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (19.9 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Weaverham Forest Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Wallerscote Community School (0.5 miles)
  • St Bede's Catholic Primary School, Weaverham (0.9 miles)
  • Weaverham High School (0.1 miles)
  • iMap Centre (1.9 miles)
  • Hartford Church of England High School (2.1 miles)
  • The Russett School (0.7 miles)
  • The Grange School (1.8 miles)
  • Cloughwood School (2.2 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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  • G P Construction in Builder
    01606 854434
    10 Briar Lane, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3EF
    0.27 miles from this property
  • Fosters Fencing & Landscapes in Paving Contractors
    01606 855167
    49 Forster Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3BJ
    0.49 miles from this property
  • Fosters Fencing & Landscapes in Paving Contractors
    01606 855167
    49 Forster Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3BJ
    0.49 miles from this property
  • Anything Moved in Removals & Storage Services
    07831 441409
    129 Walnut Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3DX
    0.56 miles from this property
  • Gordon Brown & Sons in Builder
    01606 853430
    Oak Tree Cottage, Hodge Lane, Gorstage, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2SE
    0.60 miles from this property
  • Julian Bland Ltd in Gas Installers
    01606 852381
    4 Barrymore Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3LN
    0.61 miles from this property
  • Julian Bland in Gas Installers
    01606 852381
    4 Barrymore Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3LN
    0.62 miles from this property
  • Roy Hamnett & Son in Plumbers
    07958 408976
    2 Willow Green, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3DQ
    0.62 miles from this property
  • Andrew Tideswell in Painters & Decorators
    01606 851613
    22 Russet Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3HY
    0.63 miles from this property
  • Franks Paving & Fencing in Paving Contractors
    01606 852431
    12 Esthers Lane, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3JR
    0.65 miles from this property
  • Property Maintenance Services in Property Maintenance Services
    01606 852571
    11 Wallerscote Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3JL
    0.69 miles from this property
  • D & J Nagle Plumbing in Plumbers
    07768 846078
    Orchard House, Lime Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3HU
    0.70 miles from this property
  • Gary Shone Joinery & Building Contractor in Builder
    01606 853844
    37 Owley Wood Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3LF
    0.71 miles from this property
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    01606 853844
    37 Owley Wood Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3LF
    0.72 miles from this property
  • David McLoughlin Electrician in Electronic Shop
    01606 854421
    6 Gleave Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3NU
    0.76 miles from this property
  • David McLoughlin Electrician in Electronic Shop
    01606 854421
    6 Gleave Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3NU
    0.76 miles from this property
  • Hartvale Joinery & Property Repairs in Carpenter
    01606 851909
    Hartvale, Gorstage Lane, Gorstage, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2ST
    0.88 miles from this property
  • Bits & Bobs in Property Maintenance Services
    01606 79560
    Martingale, Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1QU
    0.90 miles from this property
  • Emma Jane Interiors in Interior Designers
    01606 853555
    7 High Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3EX
    0.92 miles from this property
  • Hartvale Joinery & Property Repairs in Carpenter
    01606 851909
    Hartvale, Gorstage Lane, Gorstage, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2ST
    0.94 miles from this property
  • Paul Corradine in Carpenters & Joiners
    01606 301308
    342 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2AQ
    0.97 miles from this property
  • Cheshire Restoration Services in Flooring Services
    01606 881763
    The Lodge, Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2AQ
    0.97 miles from this property
  • Arcadia Cleaners in Carpet & Rugs Shop
    01606 74298
    43 Grosvenor Avenue, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1RP
    1.01 miles from this property
  • F E Collins Plastering in Plasterers
    01606 851708
    16 Leigh Way, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3PR
    1.01 miles from this property
  • Advance Dry Cleaning in Carpet & Rugs Shop
    07976 700814
    15 Booth Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1RD
    1.02 miles from this property
  • Roy Urmson in Plumbers
    01606 851346
    60 High Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3HB
    1.04 miles from this property
  • Initiatives Design in Architectural Service
    01606 851904
    48 High Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3HB
    1.04 miles from this property
  • M A S Construction N W Ltd in Builder
    01606 784880
    9 Beach Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4BB
    1.04 miles from this property
  • Ignites Heating & Plumbing Ltd in Plumbers
    07526 914244
    9 Fieldway, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3HW
    1.06 miles from this property
  • Strikes Weaver Vale Garden Centre in Garden Centres
    01606 79965
    Winnington Avenue, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4EE
    1.17 miles from this property

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