A beautifully presented and recently upgraded semi detached Victorian property nestling within a stunning landscaped walled garden in the quaint village of Styal near to the historic Quarry Bank Mill Estate.
Constructed from English bond brick elevations with intricate detailing and mullioned windows surmounted by a rosemary tiled roof and elegant diamond stack chimneys, this charming Grade II Listed gable fronted property has real 'curb appeal'. In recent years the property has benefitted from an extensive yet sympathetic programme of works including a wonderful extension to the rear which has created a large open plan kitchen/living/dining room. The period features have been retained and expertly blended with the contemporary living that the property has to offer. The lattice leaded windows, ceiling roses, fireplaces, column radiators, original doors, handles and locks now seamlessly combine with modern convenience.
The accommodation is entered via an enclosed porch into a spacious centrally positioned hallway with oak flooring. There are two formal reception rooms; a dual aspect living room with open fireplace and oak parquet flooring and a sitting room with an electric log burner. Both rooms feature bespoke fitted storage to the chimney breast alcoves. If required, the sitting room would make an excellent study. The highlight of the living accommodation is the open plan kitchen/living/dining room extending to 25ft. The bespoke hand painted ‘in-frame’ kitchen by Tom Howley features oak cabinetry and a dresser, Kashmire White granite work surfaces, an integrated Miele dishwasher, recently fitted Miele oven and further Miele combination oven, with deep warming drawer beneath. Also recently installed are a Miele full surface induction hob, Liebherr wine cooler, Quooker boiling water tap and a matching island with prep sink. The room enjoys excellent natural light with a bespoke roof lantern (with a remote controlled blind) and French doors opening to the garden. Accessed from the kitchen is a pantry leading to the utility room. Both rooms have built-in cabinets and shelving and feature 'butchers block' style work surfaces. The utility room has space and plumbing for a washing machine and separate dryer. Also on the ground floor is a charming cloakroom with w.c. and Moroccan style ‘Fired Earth’ flooring. On the first floor there are three large bedrooms. Bedroom 1 (master bedroom) features a period fireplace and recently installed Sharp fitted wardrobes. There is an en suite shower room with rain showerhead to Bedroom 1 as well as a family bathroom and both are fitted with premium Villeroy & Bosch sanitary ware, travertine tiling and underfloor heating. Bedroom 2 has also recently been enhanced with Sharp fitted wardrobes and offers an alcove area suitable for a desk or dressing table. Bedroom 3 is an attractive guest bedroom. The loft area has been fully boarded and insulated providing excellent storage space with fitted loft ladder. Additional accommodation is provided by the detached garage and studio which comprises a self contained two storey annexe. The annexe benefits from an infra-red thermostatically controlled heating system throughout. On the ground floor is a freestanding kitchenette and French doors opening onto the rear garden whilst to the first floor there is a double bedroom with bespoke fitted storage and en-suite shower room. The property grounds are accessed via wooden gates which open onto the cobbled driveway offering parking for a considerable number of vehicles. The driveway leads to the larger than average garage which has an electric up and over door. The front garden has been fully landscaped, with lawned area and very attractive flower borders. The garden is made private by wooden fencing and hedging. Immediately to the rear of the property is a large south facing paved patio, ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. Beyond the patio is a large lawned area with beautifully planted borders that have been lovingly designed and created by the current owners. To the rear of this private walled garden is a large insulated garden shed (with power) which would make a wonderful hobby room/play room. The property is served by a monitored alarm system. Fern Cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Styal and yet within 5-10 minutes’ drive of Wilmslow town centre. The village is served by a railway station, community coffee shop, plant nursery, primary school, the Ship Inn and two churches. There is also a highly regarded golf course and tennis facilities. Nearby is Quarry Bank Mill and its surrounding parkland, one of the best-preserved textile mills of the industrial revolution and now a museum owned by the National Trust. Wilmslow train station, leisure centre and the thriving town centre itself are all less than 2.5 miles away. Shopping, recreational and educational facilities are nearby with fitness centres, golf courses, Marks and Spencer and John Lewis stores within a 10-15-minute drive. There are good local state schools and a wide choice of private schools nearby. The property is well placed for easy access to the M56, A34 and Manchester Airport. Wilmslow train station offers a 1 hour 51-minute service to London Euston and a 19-minute service to Manchester Piccadilly.