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Manor Lane, Hawarden

£675,000
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Receptions
  • 3 Bathrooms
For Sale
  • DETACHED MANOR HOUSE
  • GRADE II LISTED
  • PERIOD FEATURES
  • RECEPTION ROOMS
  • BESPOKE KITCHEN
  • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE
  • FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS
  • ORCHARD
  • OUTBUILDINGS
  • SECRET GARDEN

Property Description

A PICTURESQUE GRADE II LISTED MANOR HOUSE LOCATED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE POPULAR VILLAGE OF HAWARDEN; ORIGINALLY FORMING PART OF THE GLADSTONE ESTATE, THE PROPERTY HAS RECEIVED A SCHEME OF RESTORATION WHILST RETAINING MANY ORIGINAL FEATURES. THE MANOR HAS POTENTIAL FOR A MULTITUDE OF USES WITH SPACIOUS AND VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION ARRANGED OVER FOUR FLOORS. EXTERNALLY THE MANOR IS SET IN MATURE GARDENS EXTENDING TO APPROX 1.5 ACRES.

Description

The Manor is a striking Grade II Listed residence located on the outskirts of the popular village of Hawarden. Originally forming part of the Gladstone estate it dates back to the 17th century. The manor has potential for a multitude of uses (subject to the relevant planning permission); the current owners have carried out a comprehensive scheme of restoration retaining and enhancing many of the original features making it a charming family home.

Location

The Manor is situated in a convenient location approximately six miles to the west of Chester, nestling on the fringe of the sought after village of Hawarden. Hawarden offers a range of eateries, the Co-operative store and public houses. There are excellent shopping facilities at Broughton Retail Park, including a Tesco Extra store, cinema complex and Marks & Spencer food hall. The local Hawarden estate farm shop offers wonderful produce and a restaurant. The Manor is also well positioned for both the Chester Business Park and St David's Business Park in Deeside.
State schooling is available at the Rector Drew Primary School and Hawarden High School. Excellent independent schooling is available at Kings and Queens school in Chester. Local recreational facilities include Hawarden Golf Course, Webber Park and walks along the nearby River Dee.
The Manor is well placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the A55 and the east joining the M56 and M53 network. Chester Station offers a direct service to London Euston within two hours.

The Accommodation

The accommodation is arranged over four floors, each floor offering spacious and versatile rooms. The Manor is entered through a wooden six-panelled door leading into the central reception hall with beautiful exposed Minton tile flooring and an oak staircase giving access rising to the first floor. To the front elevation is an elegant sitting room having an open dog grate within a brick recess with over mantle, exposed oak floorboards and a sash bay window with original wooden shutters. Across the hallway is a formal drawing room with an open fire within a hardwood carved surround with inlays, marble inset and hearth. This well proportioned reception room has exposed floorboards and a bay window with timber shutters.

Ground Floor

The inner hallway leads to a rear hall with cloakroom, WC and door to the rear elevation. The inner hallway leads to an impressive formal dining room, incorporating a wonderful inglenook housing a dog grate with exposed brickwork. The dining room also has a twin beamed ceiling, herringbone wood block flooring and French doors out to the front of the house.
Leading off the inner hallway is an enclosed secondary staircase (which would have been originally utilised for use by servants) rising to the first floor. Further along the hallway is a door giving access to the cellar.

Ground Floor (Continued)

At the far end of the inner hall is a morning room offering less formal reception accommodation. It includes a modern oil fired stove with an open fireplace and exposed beams to the ceiling. The morning room adjoins a well-proportioned breakfast room with exposed ceiling beams and floorboards and includes a butlers pantry. A traditional Artisan country kitchen with bespoke cabinets, a central island incorporating a gas hob and sink with filtered water dispenser. A four-oven oil fired Aga with modern extractor fan above. The kitchen includes a variety of integral appliances, a woodblock floor and French doors opening out to a courtyard with a covered terrace which is ideal for entertaining. Adjoining the kitchen is a large utility room with basic range of cabinets, excellent storage and plumbing for laundry appliances.

First Floor

The main staircase off the entrance hall rises to a first floor landing leading to a master suite accessed along its own corridor with adjoining en suite bathroom. . The master bedroom has a part-vaulted ceiling and incorporates an open fireplace complimented by ornate cast-iron surround with Metro tile inserts. The en suite is spacious and fitted with a modern white suite including twin vanity wash hand basins and Jacuzzi spa bath. There are two further double bedrooms, both having cast-iron fireplaces. A family bathroom and a walk-in linen store has a secondary door linking to an impressive games room, with its imposing pitched ceiling open to the eaves, exposed trusses / purlins and polished exposed flooring throughout. This impressive room is affectionately known by some locals as the ballroom due to dances being held there between 1938 and 1945. The room has excellent storage and a useful WC. This room could be sub-divided if required to create a number of bedrooms and when combined with the ground floor accommodation beneath, could convert to a substantial self-contained dwelling subject to planning.

Second Floor

On the second floor level there are four further generous-sized double bedrooms, some with original cast-iron fireplaces and a good sized shower room with attractive tiling.

Third Floor

A staircase continues to the top of the house through a secondary doorway accessing a central reception area. This leads into the attic rooms which could provide two further bedrooms if required.

Externally

The Manor is approached through a brick pillared entrance with wrought iron gates opening into a tarmacadam driveway that runs around to the front of the house. A secondary access is available off Manor Lane over a communal courtyard. The formal gardens are south-east facing and accessed via stone steps leading onto well-tendered lawns bordered by gravel pathways. To one side of the garden is a timber gazebo having a variety of climbing plants including honeysuckle and wisteria. This adjoins a walled courtyard offering wonderful sheltered space for outdoor entertaining. Within the courtyard is an established fig tree. At the end of the walled courtyard is a listed forge.
Further gardens join the formal gardens; they are enclosed by mature hedging and an orchard with an array of fruit trees. The well-stocked shrubs, borders and manicured gardens are a particular feature of the property. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.1 acres in total.
There are a number of outbuildings including a detached brick-built garden store, along with an arrangement of further brick buildings opposite the house that provide excellent storage and include a storage tank.

Directions

Proceed south on Lower Bridge Street towards St Olave Street, turn right onto Castle Street, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Grosvenor Rd/A483, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Hough Green/A5104. Continue to follow A5104
Turn right onto Saltney Ferry Road/B5129, continue to follow B5129, at the roundabout, continue straight onto Manor Ln
Turn left (restricted usage road) you will arrive at the The Manor located on the right.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but most satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firm’s employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.

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