DESCRIPTION Birches Farm is a rare and special opportunity to acquire an individual residence set in a delightful plot of a little under one acre. The property has been in the same ownership for many years and interested parties are presented with a particularly unusual opportunity. In summary the property comprises a detached three bedroom farmhouse which is in generally sound order but has further potential, kennels/outhouse/wc. Also in addition a detached barn that has detailed consent for conversation into a separate independent residence. As one would expect of a one acre plot, the feeling of space is immediately evident and in addition to formal gardens, there is a well tended paddock of good level gradient.
The farmhouse comprises of a three storey building which at ground floor level has a kitchen and three reception rooms. At first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. At second floor level, there are three attic rooms which have potential subject to the necessary planning permissions being granted to be converted into additional space. The barn which lies adjacent to the farmhouse but is detached from it, is in itself a hugely appealing opportunity. It is a lovely looking building and in addition to being aesthetically strong also has the benefit of a recently installed roof which is of excellent quality. The barn was originally approved for separate residential use back in 1989 with an application to Vale Royal Borough Council ref 4/19192. Subsequently in January 1995, there was another application again with Vale Royal Borough Council ref 4/28961. In a letter from Vale Royal Borough Council dated 23rd December 1999 Planning and Building Control Services confirmed that works had commenced with the creation of a new access this amounted to a material commencement of the development approved. Therefore today in 2019, a buyer has the certainty that the barn can be converted into a residential unit. Full copies of all relevant documentation will be included within the legal pack. When converted the barn will make an excellent family home if converted to a high standard will combine superb original features in the barn together with a contemporary specification and layout ideal for family life. The barn has the potential to be either separated from the farmhouse and lived in separately, or potentially being kept within the same legal title and being used as accommodation for extended family.
The overall plot is a little under one acre and believed to be 0.997 acre in total. It comprises both formal gardens and a high quality paddock. There is ample off-road parking and turning space for multiple vehicles.
Wright Marshall estate agents are specialists in individual property and this superb opportunity is an exceptional example of its type. An early viewing is recommended.
LOCATION Alvanley is an idyllic rural village with super far reaching views over surrounding countryside. Whilst appearing to be almost completely rural with wonderful walks and fantastic views surrounding, the property is surprisingly well located for day to day commuting and travelling purposes. An extensive road system can be easily accessed leading to the M53, M56, M6, A49 and A556. Alvanley is also just under nine miles from the historic City of Chester and three miles from the nearby market town of Frodsham.
It should also be noted that Manchester and Liverpool International Airports are accessed within 30 minutes drive whilst railway services from Frodsham, Chester, Crewe, Hartford and other nearby stations provide impressive UK links.
With regards to education, there are an excellent array of schools in both the private and state sectors with comfortable travelling distance of the house. These include Helsby High School, Kings, Queens and Abbeygate in Chester, the Grange in Hartford and the fast growing Sir John Dean's College, one of the leading Sixth Form colleges in this part of the North West.
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 7' 3" x 3' 6" (2.21m x 1.07m) Rear aspect UPVC double glazed window. Side aspect UPVC double glazed door. Step leading up to stable timber door into the kitchen.
KITCHEN 10' 3" x 7' 9" (3.12m x 2.36m) Side aspect UPVC double glazed window. Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with a rolled top preparation surface with matching upstands. Four ring electric hob with tiled splashback and multispeed extractor hood above. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Integrated oven, integrated microwave, integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher. Double panel radiator. Timber door into the entrance hall
ENTRANCE HALL 5' 7" x 3' 7" (1.7m x 1.09m) Single panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timbers. Door to dining room. Sliding door to family room and door to understairs storage.
DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 11' 11" (3.68m x 3.63m) Extending to 15'7" into bay. Front aspect UPVC double glazed bay window with seat. Side aspect UPVC double glazed double doors leading onto patio. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Two wall mounted light fittings. Front aspect obscured glass panelled timber framed door leading to the front porch.
FRONT PORCH 9' 0" x 6' 0" (2.74m x 1.83m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed door and matching window. Wall mounted light fitting.
FAMILY ROOM 10' 2" x 8' 6" (3.1m x 2.59m) Rear aspect UPVC double glazed window. Single panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted storage. Door to the living room.
LIVING ROOM 12' 0" x 11' 9" (3.66m x 3.58m) Extending to 14' going into the bay. Front aspect UPVC double glazed bay window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timbers. Fireplace with timber surround and mantle. Double panel radiator.
FIRST FLOOR Half landing with rear aspect UPVC double glazed window.
LANDING 6' 9" x 3' 0" (2.06m x 0.91m) Doors to three bedrooms and family bathroom. Door leading up to second floor.
BEDROOM ONE 12' 3" x 10' 2" (3.73m x 3.1m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Two wall mounted light fittings. Exposed ceiling timbers. Fitted wardrobe furniture. Single panel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 1" x 12' 0" (3.68m x 3.66m) Front aspect UPVC double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timbers. Single panel radiator. Fitted wardrobes.
BEDROOM THREE 10' 5" x 9' 1" (3.18m x 2.77m) Rear aspect UPVC double glazed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Exposed ceiling timber. Fitted wardrobe furniture.
FAMILY BATHROOM 9' 10" x 7' 8" (3m x 2.34m) Maximum measurements. Rear aspect UPVC double glazed obscured glass window. Low level WC with push button flush. Tiled bath with mixer tap. Fully panelled shower enclosure. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan. Wall mounted light fitting. Vanitory unit with wash hand basin and mixer tap. Airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Single panel radiator. Fully tiled walls.
SECOND FLOOR ATTIC
LANDING 6' 5" x 3' 1" (1.96m x 0.94m) Ceiling mounted light fitting. Doors to three attic rooms.
ROOM ONE 21' 1" x 11' 11" (6.43m x 3.63m) Maximum measurements. Housing central heating boiler.
ROOM TWO 12' 3" x 12' 0" (3.73m x 3.66m) Window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Radiator.
ROOM THREE 10' 5" x 9' 3" (3.18m x 2.82m) Window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Single panel radiator.
EXTERNAL The property is accessed via an attractive in and out tarmacadam driveway with beautifully maintained gardens to the front of the principal residence. The area of land being offered for sale is marked in the sales particulars but includes the principal farmhouse, substantial barn with planning permission, outbuildings to the rear of the house and gardens and paddocks extending to 0.997 acres.
ROOM ONE 12' 1" x 10' 1" (3.68m x 3.07m) Power and water fittings. Fitted storage. Door to WC.
WC 10' 2" x 6' 11" (3.1m x 2.11m) Front aspect window. Wash hand basin and WC.
KENNEL ONE 13' 2" x 5' 6" (4.01m x 1.68m) Open bay front with wrought iron fencing and door to kennel one. Of brick and slate construction.
KENNEL TWO 5' 9" x 4' 6" (1.75m x 1.37m) Brick and slate construction.
KENNEL THREE 6' 2" x 4' 1" (1.88m x 1.24m) Brick and slate construction.
BARN The barn was originally approved for separate residential use back in 1989 with an application to Vale Royal Borough Council ref 4/19192. Subsequently in January 1995, there was another application again with Vale Royal Borough Council ref 4/28961. In a letter from Vale Royal Borough Council dated 23rd December 1999 Planning and Building Control Services confirmed that works had commenced with the creation of a new access this amounted to a material commencement of the development approved.
SERVICES We understand that mains water, electricity, gas (new boiler) and drainage are connected
TENURE We believe the property is freehold tenure
ROUTE From the agents Tarporley office continue on the High Street in the direction of Chester until reaching the roundabout. Take the second exit and continue in the direction of Chester on the A51. Continue passing Okells Nursery on the left hand side until reaching the Tarvin roundabout taking the third exit in the direction of Northwich. Continue along this road passing the Co-op on the right hand side and continue until taking a left hand turn into Ashton Village. Continue through the village of Ashton Hayes passing the Golden Lion Pub, passing the church and following the road into Mouldsworth. Continue through the village of Mouldsworth, passing the Goshawk Pub on the left hand side. Proceed up the road and the road will bend sharply round to the left. Take the sharp left hand bend and carry straight on into Manley which in turn becomes Alvanley. The subject property will be found on the left hand side clearly identified by a Wright Marshall for sale board. If you pass the church on the right hand side and the White Lion Pub on the left hand side, you have gone too far - turnaround and the property will be found on the right hand side.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES Cheshire West and Chester Council - Tel : 0300 123 8 123
Manweb/Scottish Power - Tel : 0845 7 292 292
Defra, Crewe - Tel : 01270 754000
United Utilities - 0845 746 2200
EASEMENTS AND WAYLEAVES The property is sold subject to all existing electricity and other easements and rights of way, whether specified or otherwise.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The property, notwithstanding any description contained within these Particulars of sale, is sold subject to any Development Plan, Tree Preservation Order, Town Planning Scheme or Agreement, Resolution or Notice, which may or may not come to be in force and also subject to any statutory Provision or bye law, without obligation on the part of the vendor to specify them.
O.S.SHEET The sale plan is based upon the modern Ordnance Survey Sheets with the sanction of the Controller of H.M.S.O. The purchaser shall raise no objection or query in respect of any variation between the physical boundary on site and the OS Sheet Plan.