The sale of Thelwall Heys represents one of those increasingly rare opportunities to acquire an interesting and substantial Victorian home in a delightful setting and is akin to the traditional parkland settings found in many of the county's country homes. Whilst the setting is more modest with the house standing well within grounds extending to just under three acres, the house is not any less impressive with there being great attention to constructional detail being evident throughout.
The history of Thelwall Heys is quite well documented; bearing a datestone of 1864, the house was originally built for William Long by architect, Alfred Waterhouse, for the princely sum of 1000 Guineas. Whilst its use changed over the years, including being commandeered as a hospital during the Great War, the house remained in the same family's ownership until the mid 1990's when the property was acquired by our clients. Much of the house was unused and was in need or repair and updating and during the years, our clients have brought new life to 'The Heys', with sympathetic improvement and upgrading being conducted to ensure that the property's original charm, character and integrity has not been compromised.
Listed Grade II by the Department of the Environment, not only does 'The Heys' provide substantial and extensive accommodation suiting a wide range of lifestyles and requirements but included within the sale are two cottages; both being let on regulated tenancies which offer opportunity for further income source. In addition, there is an extensive and attractive range of outbuildings which were granted planning permission (2016/28135) on 12th August 2016 for conversion and alteration to an additional dwelling.
From Stockton Heath village proceed in an easterly direction along Grappenhall Road (A56) which continues into Chester Road. Continue for approximately two and a half miles and, on reaching the traffic lights at the junction with Knutsford Road (A50 - opposite the Springbrook Pub), turn right, signposted Knutsford. Continue for approximately one quarter of a mile, taking a left hand turning as the road climbs to cross over the Bridgewater Canal, into Cliff Lane. Take the left turn down the private road by the lodge just prior to the underbridge which carries the Bridgewater Canal over Cliff Lane. Continue down the drive, following the road to the left where Thelwall Heys will be found at its culmination.
Porch (22'8" x 5'2" (6.91m x 1.57m))
Tiled floor, leaded windows.
Reception Hall (22'7" x 12'10" (6.88m x 3.91m))
An open fire surround with tiled insert and hearth, impressive leaded windows with stone mullions to the front, slow rising staircase to first floor.
Living Room (1) (20'11" x 14'8" plus bay (6.38m x 4.47m plus bay))
With a substantial fire surround with wood burning stove, cornice, picture rail and herringbone blocked floor. French window leading onto garden and open to:
Living Room (2) (18'4" into boxed bay x 16'6" (5.59m into bo x ed bay x 5.03m))
With a continuation of herringbone blocked flooring, cornice, picture rail and boxed bay window to side elevation, French window leading to garden room/conservatory.
Dining Room (21'11" into bay x 15'10" (6.68m into bay x 4.83m))
Beautiful fire surround with tiled insert hearth, wide splay bay window to rear elevation flanked by window seats, cornice, picture rails.
Garden Room/Conservatory (28'1" x 24'6" (8.56m x 7.47m))
With tiled floor and extensive views of the grounds beyond.
Ante Room (1) (12'x 8'6" (3.66m x 2.59m))
Cornice, dado rail, door leading to:
Ante Room (2) (14'7" x 9'3" (4.45m x 2.82m))
Having a white coloured suite comprising low level w.c., wash hand basin with store cupboard beneath. Inner/rear hall with door leading to cellar and staircase rising to first floor.
Pantry (10'3" x 5'4" (3.12m x 1.63m))
With tiled floor.
Kitchen (15'10" x 15'3" (4.83m x 4.65m))
Having an extensive range of hand painted wall and base units with granite work surfaces over incorporating a stainless steel sink unit and gas powered 'Aga' range.
Utility Room (15'9" x 10'10" (4.80m x 3.30m))
Wall and base units with hand painted finish, double drainer stainless steel sink unit with white tiled floor.
Day Room (25'2" x 18'9" (7.67m x 5.72m))
Having a definite bias and indication that this may have been a former Billiards Room with lofted ceiling and ornate carved fire surround. Off which is located:
With herringbone tiled floor and ornate glazed tiling to walls, and:
With herringbone floor and ornate tiles to wall.
Cornice, large leaded window with stone mullions overlooking the driveway approach, radiator.
Bedroom 1 (21'x 17'9" maximum narrowing to 14'9" (6.40m x 5.41m maximum narrowing to 4.50m))
Window seat, cornice, picture rail.
Bedroom 2 (16'x 13'2" (4.88m x 4.01m))
Cornice, picture rail.
Bedroom 3 (22'x 16'into bay (6.71m x 4.88m bay))
Stone fire surround and insert tiled hearth, bay window, cornice, picture rail.
Bedroom 4 (16'8" x 16' (5.08m x 4.88m))
Cornice, picture rail, views over grounds beyond.
Dressing Room (5'10" x 4'11" (1.78m x 1.50m))
Bathroom (15'11 x 5'9" (4.85m x 1.75m))
Fitted with white traditional style suite with roll top bath with claw feet, bidet, wash hand basin, high level w.c., shower cubicle. Tongue and groove panelling to dado height, cornice, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 8 (12'x 8'7" (3.66m x 2.62m))
Attractive bay window to front and driveway approach, period style wooden fire surround (decorative only), picture rail.
Fitted with a white traditional style suite comprising slipper-style roll top bath with claw feet and a mixer tap and hand set attachment, high level w.c., pedestal was hand basin, tiled shower cubicle. Wood panelling in part to walls, cornice, radiator.
Door with staircase leading down to hall, generous range of housekeeping cupboards and shelving, dado rail.
Bedroom 5 (10'2 x 8'5" (3.10m x 2.57m))
A range of cupboards, radiator.
Bedroom 6 (Being Used As A Lounge) (18'x 16'maximum (5.49m x 4.88m))
Period fire surround with tiled hearth, windows to two elevations, two radiators.
Bedroom 7 (18'11" x 8'8" (5.77m x 2.64m))
Family Bathroom (2)
Fitted with a white traditional style suite comprising roll top bath with claw feet and a mixer tap and hand set attachment, high level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail.
Store Room/Bedroom (18'2" x 12'1" (5.54m x 3.68m))
Tank Room (15'4" x 12'8" (4.67m x 3.86m))
With door leading to attic room:
Attic Room/Bedroom (16'x 12' (4.88m x 3.66m))
Off which is located:
Wash Room (10'10" x 5'11" (3.30m x 1.80m))
Extensive range of cellar storage with generous head height comprising three chambers, store and wine cellar.
Three bedroom detached cottage comprising two reception rooms, kitchen and bathroom. It is currently let on a regulated tenancy since 1969 at £125.50 per week. Garden Cottage is believed to have been the subject of a £50,000 investment grant provided by Warrington Borough Council 2013.
Three bedroom mews style cottage comprising one reception room, kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom. It is currently let on a regulated tenancy since July 1970 at £168 pcm.
Extensive Range Of Outbuildings
Including fruit store, tool store, workshop and gardener's w.c.
Mains gas, water and electricity are connected. We must advise prospective purchasers that none of the services or fittings have been tested. Prospective purchasers are advised to obtain their own independent reports. Drainage is to a septic tank shared by Thelwall Heys, Garden Cottage and Laundry Cottage.
Council Tax Band G - Warrington Borough Council
We are advised Freehold and free from chief rent but this detail has not been confirmed from the Title Deeds.
Vacant possession upon completion.
By appointment through the Agent.
£1,625,000 Subject To Contract
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